Weekly Newsletter - Apr. 30, 2021
Dear VHS Seniors and Families,
Vista High is pleased to announce that senior Graduation ceremonies will be held in person, at the football stadium, June 18th, 2021, time TBA. The event will also be live streamed for your convenience.
Current COVID safety protocols will guide the planning of the event and determine the limited number of guests that each graduate may invite to the ceremony.
Detailed information about graduation and any senior events will be sent to each senior and family in the coming weeks, and will be posted throughout Panther social media, the school website, and the weekly Panther Press publication.
Vista High is excited to be able to celebrate and honor seniors in person, and create a wonderful, positive finish to what has been a challenging year.
VHS Admin and Grad Team
Update on Senior Celebrations/ Graduation Activities
Due to Covid-19, senior activities for all VUSD high schools will be very limited compared to what has happened during non-Covid years. Sadly, the traditional Junior/Senior Prom is not possible due to current CDPH guidelines. On the positive side, an outdoor Senior celebration, following the social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines, is planned for the week of graduation; more details to follow. The Student of the Year Ceremony and Senior Scholarship Awards will be presented virtually, so all families can attend, also details TBA. We love our Panthers and can’t wait to celebrate their accomplishments!
Virtual Parent and Community Forum!!
Vista High School invites you to join our Virtual Parent and Community Forum via Zoom on Wednesday, May 12th at 6:30pm. The principal, Mr. Jaffe, and other staff members will be presenting information, hosting discussions, and answering questions various topics including:
Virtual Learning- lessons learned and future applications
Masks and other COVID safety equipment policies
Mental and emotional supports for students
Graduation and senior activities
What next school year will look like
Expectations for virtual and in-person grading
New construction at VHS
We welcome your participation, perspective, and input and ask that you use the following Zoom link:
Hope to see you there!
As a reminder, all 11th grade students are required to participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) starting Tuesday, May 4th. Students must complete the test on a school-issued device.
English & History teachers will be providing specific testing information to their students regarding where to report and log in information.
Additional information is also posted on the VHS Website under the Academics tab for CAASPP/SBAC Testing.
For more information about the CAASPP, please visit their website.
Parking Stickers - Get them NOW!
Citations for no parking tags displayed have begun, so please get your parking tag to avoid any fines!
Vista Unified School District Community Updates
To join the Zoom tutorial sessions, join the Canvas class at this link https://vistausd.instructure.com/enroll/WNGN8X
or email Mrs. Camplisson email@example.com.
Athletic Clearance Packet!
Want to play a sport? You will need to fill out this packet and get it signed by a doctor. When you have it complete turn it in to your Coach or the Athletic Trainer.
Athletic Clearance Packet
Seniors - Cap and Gown Distribution!!
Need Senior Info?
Senior Graduation Announcements Pick Up
Watch this Week's Video HERE!! Please subscribe to the new PPT YouTube Channel for weekly broadcasts
Visits by college admissions reps are still taking place before and after school. This is a great opportunity for juniors to start their college exploration process so that they can select next year where to apply. All visits are open to any grade level. No sign up is needed, just click on the zoom link at the time of the visit and you're good to go.
From now until the end of April is peak Scholarship season. Seniors need to be searching for and applying for scholarships dollars. There is a scholarship for just about everyone. Make sure your senior is checking the Scholarship Bulletin on a regular basis and checking the College & Career Center google classroom. Many local scholarships will be coming up over the following months and local and regional scholarships are ones our seniors win each year.
Are you interested in starting your own scholarship or have one to promote to our students? Please contact Mr. Soderback (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Employment - Students who are looking for a job can join us every other Tuesday after school for JOB LAB online. Register here for upcoming sessions.
Students who do get a job and are under 18 will need to have a work permit application signed by one of their parents, the new employer and Vista High School. The entire process is done online via email this year. This is the work permit application that needs to be filled in and emailed to Mr. Soderback (email@example.com).
Click on the above YouTube Video to see the benefits of observing your student in Canvas.
If you would like help with any of these Computer Based school applications, fill out the Computer Based Learning Appointment form below and we will contact you to set up an on campus appointment to walk you through!
Hapara Internet Safety and Monitoring
School Accountability Reports (SARC)
State law requires all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators. A hard copy will be made available upon request at the school site.
The SARC contains all of the following:
- Demographic data
- School safety and climate for learning information
- Academic data
- School completion rates
- Class sizes
- Teacher and staff information
- Curriculum and instruction descriptions
- Postsecondary preparation information
- Fiscal and expenditure data
IMPORTANT INFORMATION 🔎
Counseling & Social Emotional Resources
Vista Virtual Wellness Center:
Parent & Community Resources
Vista High School Honor V Awards
Each year Vista High School celebrates Honor V.
The Honor “V” Awards originated in 1984, with the first honoree being the late Tony Duran.
Since that time, specially selected individuals are honored each year that have contributed to VHS students and the community over a significant period of time.
Following the ceremony, the awardees’ names are engraved on a perpetual plaque and are on permanent display in the Honor “V” Quad at Vista High School.
The Honor V award is the highest award recognized each year at Vista High School.
This Year we are happy to announce that our 2020 Honor V Recipients are :
Congratulations to our 2020 Honor V Recipients. We thank you for your dedication and service to our students, staff and school community.
San Diego County Office of Ed School Social Works and Recognition Program Winner
Our very own, Maria Al-Shamma is the very first recipient of the Social Worker of the Year for San Diego County. Maria is such a blessing to our school and to our community! Congratulations on this well deserved honor!
Classic Students Back Five Days a Week!
Vista Unified School District Community Updates
VHS PTSA NEWS!
We'll need to have 12 members in attendance and we'll be taking nominations from the floor for ALL positions on our board.
All interested parties should become members of our association, which they can do through the website Totem, here is the link: https://jointotem.com/ca/vista/vista-high-ptsa
We will send the Zoom link for the association meeting via email to members as well as posting it on our VHS PTSA Facebook page on Monday, April 26th.