Application and Enrollment Info. Dates:

There are two ways Forest Hills residents are accepted into the FHPS dual language immersion programs. One is through siblings currently-enrolled as immersion students, and the other is the in-district lottery. Sibling registration begins this year on Nov. 30, 2015, and ends Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. New student lottery pre-registration begins Jan. 4, 2016, and ends Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. For additional enrollment forms, click here. Kindergarten Tours are available in the months of December and January.  Click here for the Ada Vista’s Kindergarten Spanish Immersion Tour Sign-Up Form

Welcome to Ada Vista!

Welcome to Ada Vista located within the Forest Hills School District, one of our Nation’s great public school systems!  This summer we have been busy working on a new website which we are pleased to unveil to you.

We invite you to explore our new site and learn more about the district and what makes Ada Vista so unique. The new site offers many exciting facts, figures, features and new functionality: A new Interactive Google Calendar for both the District and our school, thus enabling you to add either calendar to your other calendars; School Directories are now embedded Google Docs making it easy for you to access information; Search functionality; new Google Maps enable you to get walking, biking and driving directions to school with real-time traffic updates; Local Weather Forecasts; District-wide and school specific news updates; many news updates made in real time by members of our teaching staff; compatibility with all browsers-iPads, iPhones, and most Smart Phone devices; and a Twitter News Alert System which will enable you to receive  school closing and delay news to your favorite mobile device.

We hope you find this website to be a useful resource for information – whether you are a prospective family, parent, student, or a community stakeholder.  Like all websites, you will be able to find lots of information, interesting news and facts, and helpful tools.  However, even with the best modern technology has to offer, sometimes there is no substitute for a human connection.  We invite you to visit our main officeemail us, or contact our main office number at (616) 493-8970 where we will be happy to help you.

Thank you for your interest in and your support of Ada Vista.


Sr. Jesús Santillán


Latest Ada Vista Elementary News

Ada Vista Calendar for the Week of November 30 - December 4, 2015

November 24, 2015 @ 12:46 pmPosted in: News

Ada Vista Calendar

For the Week of November 30 – December 4, 2015 Read more

Monday After Break: Free Community Event, "Life Happens...Navigate the Emotions of Change"

November 24, 2015 @ 11:28 amPosted in: District News, News

Please join us Monday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., at the Fine Arts Center for a free community event featuring Nancy Colflesh, Ph.D. She will discuss ways in which people can successfully navigate all kinds of changes in their lives. Following her presentation, there will be smaller breakout sessions covering topics such as: grief and death; divorce and family changes; health challenges; peer breakups and friendships; and empty nesters and identity changes. The event is organized by the Forest Hills Public Schools parent group for the Awareness, Acceptance and Advocacy of Mental Health, and is underwritten by a grant from the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation.

Don't Miss the Book Sale - November 23 & 24

November 23, 2015 @ 9:41 amPosted in: News

Book Sale on November 23-24

The Ada Vista Junior Girl Scout Troop (4th grade) will be hosting a sale of brand new books for only $2 each. Everything from board books to easy readers to middle school novels will be available for purchase. Read more

Kindergarten Spanish Immersion Pre-Registration and Tour Dates

November 20, 2015 @ 3:30 pmPosted in: News

Spanish Immersion Sibling Registration for families with incoming kindergartners and sibling students in the Immersion program begins on Monday, November 30 and ends at 4:00 pm on December 18. Click here for more information.

Spanish Immersion Pre-Registration Period for families who have no current students in the Immersion program begins Monday, January 4, 2016 and will end at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 22, 2016. If a lottery is needed, it will take place on or about January 29, 2016. Letters with the results of the lottery will be sent out on or about February 5, 2016. In order to pre-register, interested parties must bring the child’s certified birth certificate and 2 pieces of verification of residency. A pre-registration form is also needed but copies of that form will be available in the office.

Several dates and times exist to tour the Spanish Immersion program for incoming kindergarten students. The first tour is on December 8th, so sign up now!

Pre-registration for the immersion programs starts on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, and concludes at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015!

Ada Vista Elementary School
7192 Bradfield SE
Ada, Michigan 49301

Spanish Immersion
Visitation Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2014, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 14, 2014, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2015, 1:30 – 2:30 pm.
  • Monday, Jan. 11, 2015, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Click here for the Ada vista Kindergarten Spanish Immersion Tour Sign-up Form

Ada Vista Calendar for the Week of November 23 - 27, 2015

November 20, 2015 @ 2:44 pmPosted in: News

Ada Vista Calendar

For  November 23 – 27, 2015


Monday, November 23

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Girl Scouts Book Sale for Sibley School, hallway

12:20 pm – 1:30 pm AV Fourth Grade & NHMS 7th Grade Food Demonstration, Cafe

3:30 – 5:00 pm November SST Meeting


Tuesday, November 24

Prindiville Out

Student Council Pajama Day

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Girl Scouts Book Sale for Sibley School, hallway

11:00 AM – 12:20 PM Thanksgiving Feast Lunch

3:15 – 4:15 pm  Bricks 4 Kidz, B 8


Wednesday, November 25

No school/ Release Time for Parent Teacher Conferences


Thursday, November 26


No school/Thanksgiving Recess


Friday, November 27

No school/Thanksgiving Recess


Looking Ahead:

November 30  School Resumes

November 30  Spanish Immersion Sibling Kindergarten Registration Begins

December 1    GRSO Brass Quartet (K – 4)

December 3    4th Grade CML Contest #2

December 4   Two hour delay for Students/Professional Learning for Staff

December 9     4th Grade to Steil Center gathering with Sibley students

December 10   Kindergarten Gingerbread House Activity

December 11  Student Council Mixed Up Clothing Day

December 11  Spanish Movie Night

December 14  PTO Board Meeting

December 16  2nd grade to Nutcracker Performance

December 17  Holiday Parties (2:20 – 3:05 pm)

December 18  Kindergarten Sibling Registration Closes at 4:00 pm

December 19 – January 3  Holiday Break

December 21   FHPS Board Meeting, Transportation Department

January 4        School Resumes

January 4        Spanish Immersion Non-Sibling Open Pre-Registration Begins and Ends on January 22



Please check lost and found before the Thanksgiving Break. Remember, all items left on December 18 will be given to charity.



Ready for an extra long weekend for Thanksgiving break? Students are invited to wear their pajamas to school as we get a head start on feeling cozy and thinking of sleeping in. On Tuesday, November 24, your child can wear their pajamas to school!



The Ada Vista Junior Girl Scout Troop (4th grade) will be hosting a sale of brand new books for only $2 each. Everything from board books to easy readers to middle school novels will be available for purchase. There are even hard cover books available. Not only will your child receive a brand new book, but for every book purchased, 2 brand new books will be given to students at Sibley Elementary. You can’t get a better deal than that! Don’t forget to send in money with your child on Monday and Tuesday, so that they can have a new book or two to read over the Thanksgiving break. The sale will take place during lunch recesses.