Hydration Stations Coming To 10 Vista Schools
January 06th, 2017
Water bottles have become ubiquitous on school campuses the past few years, as students have learned the benefits of maintaining healthy levels of hydration. Filling those bottles, however, has been a cumbersome task for many, as traditional drinking fountains don’t have ideal designs for the bottles. Long lines and spills are commonplace. And so the Vista Unified School District, in cooperation with the Vista Irrigation District, has installed 10, “Hydration Stations” at eight district school sites.
The stations offer fresh, cold water, via a tap-styled design that allows for quick and easy fill-ups for students of all ages. A ribbon cutting celebration is being held Friday, January 6th at 8:00 AM at Monte Vista Elementary in Vista. The Vista Irrigation District is providing water bottles to every Monte Vista Elementary student for the ribbon cutting event.
“These stations make a small but vital part of a student’s day much easier,” says VUSD’s Brock Smith, Executive Director of Facilities and Operations. “And the stations will serve as something new and exciting for students, which allows teachers and staff to talk with them about the importance of staying hydrated, as well as being good stewards of our water as we continue to work through drought conditions.”
Adds Monte Vista’s Principal, Charlene Smith, “these stations are adding convenience to our students, and they also allow us to use them as a springboard to talk about bigger picture things that relate to their school work in various subjects. ”
The celebration launch will see bottles distributed to all 586 Monte Vista Elementary students, with a short ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the partnership.