Principal's Message

Hello Alta Vista Students, Parents, and Staff!


Welcome to the start of the 2019-2020 school year!  I am very excited to start my first full year as the principal of Alta Vista.  It has been a pleasure and honor to serve your community and I appreciate being a part of the Alta Vista community. For the families that are new, AV is truly a special place.  


While everyone is off on summer break, it was time to upgrade and improve our campus.  First, we have some new permanent play structures installed in the kinder/preschool play area.  We now have Butterfly steps and a sound wall with drums installed. There was also turf installed under the entire play area.  We also had 11 AC units replaced. We received nine classrooms worth of student desks and chairs. Finally, we had three bottle filling stations installed throughout the campus.  All of this would not have been possible without our amazing Board of Education, Dr. Keller and our Maintenance Department. 


I look forward to seeing you all and hearing about the great summer adventures.  Thank you for working together with all of us at Alta Vista to ensure academic success for all of our students.


Dr. Dale Hillyer






RBEF Supports The Whole Child 

Some may be wondering why do we want to support RBEF?  What does RBEF do for my child? RBEF is supporting the “whole child” here in RBUSD.  At the elementary level, RBEF is providing music teachers for 5th grade band and choir, as well as, music teachers for grades 1st - 4th.  RBEF is also providing certified PE teachers for one hour of physical education weekly.  

The Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk partners with RBEF to provide fundraising to Alta Vista Elementary.  Last year we raised over $33,000 for the school with your contributions. Over the years, we have used this money to provide great opportunities and experiences for your students.  We have added flexible seating, GAGA Ball, and materials to enhance instruction. This year, we are investing in making a 21st-century library here at Alta Vista. This year we are also funding our new Alta Vista Theater production of 101 Dalmatians.

This is just a small peek into what RBEF does and the impact it has here at Alta Vista.  Of course, all schools in RBUSD are supported by RBEF. I am honored to be a part of this community that cares and invests in the whole child.  Your donation to RBEF goes a long way into making RBUSD an amazing place to be.

Dr. Dale Hillyer, Principal



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