Principal's Message

Site Principal: Dr. Agnes Asiedu-Kumi


Welcome to Buena Vista Elementary School. It is my honor to continue to work with the students, staff, and families of this community. As principal, I believe in the inert potential every child has and brings to our academic setting. I believe all children can learn when we provide them with the right environment and necessary accommodation to unleash their potentials. I am committed to continue to work with all staff to provide a student-centered environment that is conducive to learning and provides support so every child can be successful.

As the students advocate and cheerleaders, I, together with the entire staff here, will continue to ensure the safety and well being of all students. We will celebrate their achievements throughout the year. We will also continue to provide measured progressive discipline for students’ learning. As Principal, I always desire to see all students through the lens of parents’ eyes and so I will continue to work hard to meet their expectations and aspirations for their children.

I believe in supporting all staff to work together to put students and their success first in all decisions we make. Our hope is that our students will continue to grow to become productive members of society, enabled with the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to meet the challenges of our fast changing world.

Principal's Message from Buena Vista School Accountability Report Card

The faculty and staff at Buena Vista Elementary believe that every child comes to us with an innate potential for learning and success. We collaborate with our parents and other stakeholders and hold each other accountable for student learning. We hold highly our collective responsibility to provide a safe, positive, and motivating environment in which that inherent potential in all our students can be released. Learning must take place every day for every child at Buena Vista. We work together to put students and their success first in all decisions we make daily. The faculty collaborate with each other in professional learning communities to provide research-based educational practices that can meet the needs of all students. We seek to inspire and teach our students to become skillful, inquisitive, and lifelong learners by providing them a rigorous, dynamic and innovative curriculum based on the California State Standards. Our students understand that “Knowledge is Power” and getting an education is the way to soar to success. They seize every opportunity to extend their learning here at Buena Vista. Our goals for the 2019-20 school year are to grow our collective efficacy by acknowledging the potential we have in our staff and working collaboratively together to meet the needs of all our students. We are aligning our instructional program with the “universal design for learning” in a learner-centered environment. Student learning is measured by students’ needs being met. We are seeking to grow our academic performance, including our annual growth on state standardized testing. We are structuring our positive-behavior program, Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), through weekly lessons in the classroom. We work with our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to support great programs and educational field trips for our students. We are in the initial stages of preparing for a Saturday Academy to recover lost attendance due to excused and unexcused absences while we provide academic enrichment.