VIDA

Weekly Newsletter 6/20/21

VIDA's 8th Grade Promotion - 2021

Promotion Ceremony 2021:

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Leaving VUSD Next Year???

  • You have lots of amazing work in your Google Drive!
  • There is a way for you to save all of your VUSD Google Drive items for the future. If you do NOT do this, you will lose access to everything.
  • To keep the contents of your Google Drive, follow these directions provided by the VUSD IT Department: CLICK HERE

2021-22 New Shark Store Gear is Here!

Order Now for Pick Up @ August Registration

Anything ordered will be distributed at registration. We will order a limited amount of extra product for purchase once school begins.


If parents have issues logging in the two most common issues we saw with the 8th grade shirts are


  1. Pop up blockers enabled.
  2. Student has two last names (have them contact Z she should be able to help troubleshoot this based on how they're listed in ASB works.
  3. Store Link: CLICK HERE
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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.


  • 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.
  • Due to how tired and burned out our students are, we have paused SIV until an end-of-the-year reflection. This does NOT include 8th Grade Resumes.
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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!

Summer Registration HAVE CHANGED due to VUSD Teacher Return Change:

  • Incoming 8th Grade = August 9th
  • Incoming 7th Grade = August 10th
  • Incoming 6th Grade = August 11th


Tdap Booster Vaccine

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7th Grade News!

Summer Registration HAVE CHANGED due to VUSD Teacher Return Change:

  • Incoming 8th Grade = August 9th, See Graphic
  • Incoming 7th Grade = August 10th, See Graphic
  • Incoming 6th Grade = August 11th, See Graphic
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8th Grade News!

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What is Eric reading?

From the bestselling author of Linchpin, Tribes, and The Dip comes an elegant little book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world.


Creative work doesn't come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn't. And engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way forward.

Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop pioneered by legendary author Seth Godin, The Practicewill help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work. Godin insists that writer's block is a myth, that consistency is far more important than authenticity, and that experiencing the imposter syndrome is a sign that you're a well-adjusted human. Most of all, he shows you what it takes to turn your passion from a private distraction to a productive contribution, the one you've been seeking to share all along.

With this book as your guide, you'll learn to dance with your fear. To take the risks worth taking. And to embrace the empathy required to make work that contributes with authenticity and joy. -- From Amazon

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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; craigwiblemo@vistausd.org