VIDA

Weekly Newsletter 2/26/21

"Classic Model" Returns to Campus March 2nd or 3rd!!!

On Monday 2/22/21, we DID email each student and their corresponding parent/guardian email with their new Bell Schedule that will begin March 1, 2021.


If your family did NOT get that email, reach out. It means either your email address is wrong.


All Middle Schools in VUSD have been instructed to break the Classic students up into two different groups based on Alphabet (last name). Several students have asked to be with their friends, and we are not allowed to do that.


  • Classic Group A = Last Names that begin with A-K + Any student in 9th Period will attend school on Tuesdays
  • Classic Group B = Last Names that begin with L-Z will attend school on Wednesdays
  • Virtual Students will be taught every day
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Hi! We are the VIDA Yearbook Staff! You probably receive lots of school messages these days, but this one is special because it’s from us –the students who are working hard to make our school’s yearbook.


The 2021 yearbook will be unlike any other book, ever. It’s going to be different, but it’s going to be ours, together.


Reserve your copy of the Yearbook by Monday, March 1. We have to finalize our quantity by that date! The Yearbook is $30 and can be ordered online at Jostens.com


Thank you and go Sharks!!

Magnet Participation Agreements

  • Current 6th & 7th Grade students need to complete the Magnet Participation Agreement for 2021-22.
  • We know some families are moving out of state, expecting deployment orders, etc. This will allow us to know to open your spot to an incoming student.
  • Current students need to have this completed by March1, 2021
  • New-to-VIDA students should complete this within 72 hours of gaining admission through the Lottery process.
  • CLICK HERE

VUSD Calendar

  • This is the 2020-21 VUSD Calendar: CLICK HERE
  • This will help you know when schools are closed, when there are Minimum Days, and when the school year ends.
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Vida After VIDA/SIV:

Part of the Arc of Learning at VIDA are these two axis lines:

  • "I know and use my Strengths, Interests, and Values."
  • "Who I am: What have I done, what can I do, what do I aspire towards?"
To build our awareness around this, we engage in intentional activities and integrate these into our experiences as often as we can.


  • March 2nd/3rd -- All students need to update their Personal Brand website from last semester. Projects, grades (proud of ones), writing samples, etc.
  • Email directions will be sent to students.
  • This should be done during Async Time for students on Tuesdays/Wednesdays.
  • To see this week's activities, and to keep track of whether your student is taking responsibility for this highly independent work you may follow along each week--> CLICK HERE.
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Parent Workshops (Vida After VIDA - Life After VIDA).

"Vida After VIDA" (Life After VIDA) Parent Workshops!


Strengths, Interests & Values

  • TBD

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6th Grade News!

Magnet Participation Agreements:
  • Current 6th & 7th Grade students need to complete the Magnet Participation Agreement for 2021-22.
  • We know some families are moving out of state, expecting deployment orders, etc. This will allow us to know to open your spot to an incoming student.
  • Current students need to have this completed by March1, 2021
  • New-to-VIDA students should complete this within 72 hours of gaining admission through the Lottery process.
  • CLICK HERE

7th Grade News!

Magnet Participation Agreements:
  • Current 6th & 7th Grade students need to complete the Magnet Participation Agreement for 2021-22.
  • We know some families are moving out of state, expecting deployment orders, etc. This will allow us to know to open your spot to an incoming student.
  • Current students need to have this completed by March1, 2021
  • New-to-VIDA students should complete this within 72 hours of gaining admission through the Lottery process.
  • CLICK HERE

8th Grade News!

  • Video #1 for 8th Graders beginning the path to High School & Beyond.
  • How you end Middle School is how you will begin High School. This is NOT the time to slack off or make excuses, this is your future calling.
  • This will be emailed to 8th Grade students on Monday March 1st.
"Foot on the Gas Pedal" 8th Gr; 2/25/21
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