Many opportunities exist for parent involvement in the Westside Union School District and at Rancho Vista School. Parent involvement hours, most of which are spent in the classroom, average over 7,000 hours/year. We are proud of our strong parent partnerships and recognize the importance of parental support. Rancho Vista has an active PTA which supports academic field trips and assemblies in addition to activities that promote a positive school culture. Our school also reaches out to parents through our Latino Literacy program.
At the district level, parents are encouraged to participate on the District Advisory Committee, the District English Language Advisory Committee, and district curriculum committees, especially as it pertains to the adoption of new curricular materials and content standards. At the site level parents are provided a variety of opportunities to volunteer in the classroom and through service on committees. Rancho Vista maintains a School Site Council, School Safety Committee, English Language Advisory Committee and a PTA which hold monthly meetings. Parents are encouraged to run for office and attend the meetings for these governing bodies. Parents are also welcome to volunteer in the classrooms and assist on field trips under the direct instruction of a classroom teacher.