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  • Bay Vista FundamentalBay Vista Fundamental - Home of the Jaguars

    Address: 5900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

    Phone: (727) 893-2335 

    Fax:  (727) 893-1800

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Donna Hall

    School Hours: 8:15 am - 2:25 pm, Monday -  Friday

    R'Club: 6:30 am - 6:00pm - (727) 433-4286 

    About Bay Vista Fundamental

    Bay Vista Fundamental emphasizes a “back to basics” structure emphasizing student responsibility, parental involvement and positive home-school connectedness. School,parents and students work together to build relationships to foster learning within all our students. BayVista is a school of choice with both student and parental requirements

    Points of Pride

    • Consistently outperformed district and state averages on state assessments.
    • Majority of teachers are Micro-Credential Gifted Certified or Gifted Endorsed
    • Cluster Grouping and Differentiation Model
    • Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program Participant
    • Gifted students participate in community-geared projects to collect or raise donations for pets, homeless shelters, the Ronald McDonald House, and various organizations while logging over 1,000 volunteer hours each year
    • Grade 3 students participate in the district Gifted Creativity Olympics and our 4th and 5th graders routinely participate in the South Regional District Gifted Math Meet and have placed in every math meet since 2006
    • Robust Volunteer Program & community involvement including PTA and SAC
    • Camp SEM (School Enrichment Model), an innovative student-led experience-based curriculum
    • Ongoing staff professional development related to Equity and Diversity
    • State PBIS Gold Model Award Winner (2020, 2021), State PBIS Resilience AwardWinner (2021)


    Special Services & Programs

    • Technology integration with SMART Boards in every classroom and large computer labs and mobile labs; 1:1 devices for all 3-5 students.
    • Gifted education (including screening for all students in First Grade)
    • One School One Book School-wide Reading Initiative
    • Commitment to Character Education Program
    • Family engagement opportunities: Math Game Night, Literacy Night, PTA Dinner Social Nights, Science Night, Curriculum Night, Chorus concerts, Art Shows, Fall Festival, Treat Trail, Spirit Nights, Be My Valentine Dance, and Movie Night
    • Monthly “Jaguar Jamboree” to celebrate students and staff
    • Annual Spring Jaguar Jog and Annual Student Color Run
    • After-school Enrichment Clubs: Sports and Math, Gardening and Recycling, Chess Club, Soccer Shots, Running Club, Girlfriends Club, Video Production Club,Sunshine State Readers Book Club, Tutoring 


    School Mission
    Our mission at Bay Vista Fundamental is to educate all learners to become successful, productive members of society by providing a safe, positive learning community.


    School Vision
    100% Student Success



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