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District News

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, August 30

    Early Release Day - Students released at 12:47 PM.

    Thursday, September 1

    Picture Day - Pictures taken for Student IDs & yearbook. See News article for details.

    Monday, September 5

    Labor Day Holiday - School is closed.

    Tuesday, September 6

    Early Release Day - Students released at 12:47 PM.

    Tuesday, September 13

    Early Release Day - Students released at 12:47 PM.

    Tuesday, September 20

    Early Release Day - Students released at 12:47 PM.

    Wednesday, September 21

    Student Free Day - School is closed for students.

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New Vista News

  • Tuesday Early Release Day  Early Release Day - Tuesday, August 30th

    Every Tuesday will be an Early Release Day for New Vista students. Students will be released at 12:47 PM. Please arrange for an earlier pickup of your son or daughter if necessary.

    Lifetouch Pictures

    Picture Day is Scheduled for Thursday, September 1st

    Picture Day has is scheduled for this Thursday, September 1st. Pictures will be taken during PE classes. While the pictures are will be used for student identification cards and for yearbooks, parents can also order picture packages. Students will be bringing home picture order forms or order forms can be picked up at the Front Office. 

    Picture can also be ordered online. Visit and use Picture ID code  DC016372Y0. A variety of portrait packages can then be order or created.

    Celebrate Labor Day

    Labor Day is Coming!

    Labor Day has is scheduled for Monday, September 5th. In observance of all the accomplishments of the American workforce, New Vista Middle School and all other Lancaster schools will be closed for the day.

    PBIS award  

    New Vista's PBIS Implementation Award - Bronze Medal

    With great pride, New Vista Middle School acknowledged the receipt of the Bronze Medal awarded by the California PBIS Coalation for successfully implementing the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports schoolwide. For more information about the California PBIS Program, click here.

    Robertson  DeFrancis

    Welcome to New Vista's New Assistant Principals!

    Welcome to the New Vista's two new Assistant Principals! Ms. Robertson and Mr. DeFrancis have joint Principal Cochran's administrative team. 

    • Ms. Robertson will be monitoring New Vista's sixth graders. Ms. Robertson comes to New Vista with fifteen + years in education. She has held several positions ranging from general education, teacher support and administration. She has served in the capacity of administrator for 3 years as Assistant Principal for Palmdale School District. She currently holds a Masters of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum with an emphasis in Leadership, a Bachelor of Arts, a Clear Administrative Service Credential, and Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Erie is looking forward to a fabulous year here at New Vista and working with a dynamic teaching staff who are all about student success.

    • Mr. DeFrancis will be monitoring the school's seventh graders. For the last 9 years, Mr. DeFrancis has worked as an educational specialist teacher for the Palmdale School District, educating at-risk students and mentally handicapped students. A firm believer that every child deserves a great education, Mr. DeFrancis invests himself in his students and their potentials. Currently, he is completing his doctoral program from Brandman University in Organizational Leadership and looks forward to being the new Assistant Principal at New Vista Middle School!

    Lunch Applications

    Parents can apply online for a free or reduced lunch for New Vista students. Click here to link to the application.

    Physcial Education (PE) Information

    Click here to view information about PE uniforms, locks and lockers, and other procedures. More information about PE will be given during the first couple of weeks of school. Contact the PE coaches for further information.


    Please check back often as we get this website up and operating.

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School Information


  • public hearing

    A Public Hearing will be held on September 20, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. regarding the Notice of Intent to Adopt Alternative School Fees. Click here for full posting.

    A Public Hearing will be held on September 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. regarding the Sufficiency of Instructional Materials. Click here for a full posting.

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    The Lancaster School District is now enrolling for our CARES After School Program (it's free!). CARES offers students a nutritious snack, homework assistance, and both academic and recreational enrichment. It is available at the following school sites: Desert View, Discovery, El Dorado, Jack Northrop, Joshua, Lincoln, Linda Verde, Mariposa, Monte Vista, Sierra, and Sunnydale. For further information, contact the CARES Office at 948-4661 x209.


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  • blood drive

    Amargosa Creek Middle School is partnering with the American Red Cross to participate in a community service project called the Future Blood Donor Program to teach middle school students about blood donation, blood components and why local hospital patients need blood. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 1, 2016 at the Amargosa Creek MS Gym from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Support our students and school by donating blood and recruiting other blood donors.

    For more information, click here to visit the American Red Cross website.

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