Weekly Newsletter 3/26/23

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VUSD Blueprint Feedback for Parents

  • VUSD is developing it's budget and needs Family input!
  • Take a short survey here: CLICK HERE
  • To learn more about the VUSD Blueprint, CLICK HERE
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High School Course Selections & Transition!!!

  • March 21st: 8th Grade High School Meetings during Design Lab. This will be done by Counselors and Dr Chagala.

  • March 22nd: “To High School & Beyond” Family Zoom -- SLIDE DECK CLICK HERE

  • April 4-6th: 8th Graders need to be filling out High School Course Selections.

  • April 10th: High School Counselors here to meet with each 8th Grader on Course Selections

    If you are leaving Vista for high school, remember that you need to make sure you are registered to attend your high school. They HAVE to know you are coming and you HAVE to be registered. You also need to make sure you ask about the process for choosing your classes there. Do this NOW if you or your family has not.

    Students attending VHS, RBV, or MVHS:

    Remember, the order of events for selecting VUSD High School Classes:

    1. Tuesday meet with students!
    2. Wednesday's Zoom Meeting "To High School & Beyond": for Families. Zoom Webinar.
    3. Over Spring Break, work with parent/guardians to select your classes.
    4. After Spring Break, there will be a place in AERIES for VHS & MVHS to enter the classes you want. (*RBV complete the Course Selection Form only)
    5. April 10th - High School Counselors will be here to meet with you during school hours.
    6. Below are the Slide Decks we presented you today. THERE are LINKS embedded for the COURSE CATALOGS for your high school. Make sure to use those to learn more about the classes offered!!!!




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PTA Elections!

Our annual PTA Executive Board Election is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26th at 5:30pm. Please go to VIDA PTA org to see the Nominations. If you are interested in being a part of the board next year, there's still time to submit your interest form.
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For more details on all of PTA's November events, check out our website at

VUSD Calendar & VIDA Bell Schedule

This is the 2022-23 VUSD Calendar: CLICK HERE
  • This will help you know when schools are closed, when there are Minimum Days, and when the school year ends.

This is the Bell Schedule for different days by Grade Level and Days: CLICK HERE

  • Mondays are Late Start. School starts @ 10:00am, and students attend all classes.
  • Tuesday & Thursday are "ODD Blocks" + Lunch & Design Lab.
  • Wednesdays & Fridays are "EVEN Blocks" + Lunch & Design Lab.
  • School ends at 3:30pm, everyday, unless there is an official Minimum Day.
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What is Eric reading?

From the author of Mastering Civility, an illuminating and empowering guide to help you discover just how important thriving communities are to our wellbeing and the success of organizations, and learn what steps you can take to create them

Despite our deep desire to feel a sense of belonging, many of us feel isolated. The rise of technology and modern workplace practices have led people to be even more disconnected, even as we remain constantly contactable. And as our human interactions have decreased, so too have our happiness levels. This is sparking a crisis in mental health that will have repercussions for years, leaving people lonelier and organizations less productive and profitable, too. What Christine Porath has discovered in her research is that leaders, organizations, and managers of all stripes may recognize there is a cost but have few solutions for how to implement the cure: Community.

With her signature depth and grasp of research across myriad industries including business, healthcare, hospitality, and sports, Porath extrapolates from the statistics on the experiences of hundreds of thousands of people across six continents to show us the potential for change. Through uniting people and sharing information, unleashing them with autonomy, creating a respectful environment, practicing radical candor, providing a sense of meaning, and boosting personal well-being, anyone can help a community truly flourish. The applications of Porath’s findings are endless, and the stories and case studies are positive and uplifting. This insightful exploration of the real nature of community-building will inspire readers to unite and grow their communities—be it in the workplace, the PTA, sports, or places of worship—and make them thrive. -- From Amazon

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Assurance of Nondiscrimination

Vista Unified School District prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender-identity, or gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. VUSD requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying.

For questions, concerns or complaints, please contact District Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer: Craig Wiblemo, Executive Director - Student Support Services; 1234 Arcadia Avenue, Vista, CA 92084; (760) 726-2170;