Thor's Report

September 18th, 2022

6 Weeks

This week marks the 6th week we have been in school. Our first formal grading period ends on Friday and grades will be updated over the weekend. Please make sure you are checking Infinite Campus to monitor how your child is doing. If you have concerns, reach out to your student's counselor or Assistant Principal for a teacher conference. Involved parents help create engaged students who do well in school.

-Mr. Johnson

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Six Week grading window closes on Friday 9/23

It is hard to believe that we have been back on school for six weeks! Teachers will be submitting academic AND citizenship grades for all student. Grades will be posted in Infinite Campus by early the following week. Please make sure to follow your child's progress. If you have any concerns, please reach out to their teachers, counselor, or Assistant Principal.

Friday is also a MINIMUM DAY

Loss of Privilege (LOP)

Attendance and behavior are a priority at Valhalla High School. There is a direct correlation between student achievement, behavior, and attendance. Every day missed is a lost opportunity for students to learn. In addition, students who are assigned detention or other consequences for school violations must fulfill their consequences.

Students are placed on the LOP list if they have:

  • more than 10 period truancies (There is a difference between an ¨explained¨ absence [called in by the parent so the student is not truant but still requiring under California Ed Code that we ask students to attend school to ¨make up” the attendance time] and a truancy [student should be in school and either willfully does not attend or there is no parent contact to the Attendance office within 72 hours of the absence].

  • failed to serve assigned detention(s)

  • had a significant behavior incident or has excessive tardiness as discussed with you by an Administrator

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Click the following link to book your Senior Portrait appointment

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PSAT - Saturday, October 15th

Valhalla will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT test on Saturday, October 15th. Registration is open now until September 30th. Juniors will receive priority registration from now until September 23rd. Sophomores may register starting September 26th.

The cost of the test is $30. Fee waivers are available to juniors only. Please see your counselor if you believe you are eligible. For more exam information, please click here.

Summer 2023 Travel Opportunities for Students

Do you dream about your child having the opportunity to travel the world? This is their chance! Come to our informational meeting on 9/28 at 6:30 PM to learn more about my upcoming 2023 trip to Italy and Greece. Make sure you RSVP to the meeting here:
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COMING SOON: 9th Grade SOS Week!

Counselors are excited to connect with 9th graders at the end of the month! Here is a quick glimpse at what they have planned for SOS Week.
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College and Financial Aid Help

Starting this Wednesday, the counselors will be offering weekly college and financial aid help on Wednesdays during lunch. Students can drop by and ask questions, get their applications reviewed, etc. We will also be kicking off Workshop Wednesdays this week. Every Wednesday during 6th and 7th period, we will offer a workshop to help students with their college applications or career preparation. This week's topic is the UC Application. We will walk through the application, provide tips, and help them navigate elements they commonly struggle with. Since we are offering opportunities during both 6th and 7th period, students should attend after they are out of school. We would love your support in encouraging seniors to attend!

College & Career Rep Visits

Each year, we invite representatives from college and career technical schools around the country to visit and share information about their schools and programs. All grade levels are welcome to attend and we encourage you to explore the many different options available to you. This is a great way to connect with your schools of interest and speak directly with a representative!

Our current upcoming visits:

University of Missouri-Columbia (Virtual): Monday, September 19th

John Hopkins University: Tuesday, September 20th

U.S. Naval Academy: Tuesday, September 20th

Colorado State University: Wednesday, September 21st

FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising: Wednesday, September 21st

Summit College: Thursday, September 22nd

Pennsylvania State University: Friday, September 23rd

Colorado State University, Pueblo: September 26th

Lafayette College: September 28th

Scripps College: September 28th

University of San Diego (USD): September 29th

Click the links above to learn more about each visit and to sign-up. If the visit is in person and on campus you will receive a pass to attend. Keep an eye on our College and Career Rep Visits page on the Counseling website for new updates and opportunities! Many more to come!

Join the California Scholarship Federation!

Hello parents! The CSF fall application cycle is starting! We are doing the applications differently this year. Instead of it being a digital application, the process will take place on paper. The color-coded applications (green for juniors and blue for seniors) will be in Mr. Wall's room (101). Applications are due Wednesday, September 21 at 3:30 pm.

This application cycle is only open to current juniors and seniors.

Completing a Survey Gives Valhalla $$$

You may have received a link to the Annual Family Information Form (AFIF) from the district office. The information collected through the AFIF brings additional funding to Valhalla - which allows us to have additional elective courses, reduce class size and support the many amazing programs we offer our students.

Please take a moment to complete the Annual Family Information Form, click HERE, so we can continue Valhalla's tradition of excellence.

We are still accepting members

What is a PTO, you say? PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. We are the awesome group of parents who volunteer our time to work closely with Valhalla staff. We serve the community of Valhalla~ YOU and YOUR students!!

Why should I get involved in High School? My kids are old now.

  • Academic Achievement and Good Behavior: Studies show that students whose parents are involved in their education tend to do better academically and in their behavior.

  • Communication: High Schoolers don’t always share what happens at school. Involved parents know what happens.

  • Maturity: Kids brains are still developing, and they can benefit from our guidance.

  • Last Time: High School is the last place you will have the ability to participate in your child’s schooling

  • Making the Community Better: Supporting the school will benefit the entire community.

What Does PTO Support

  • Support Various Programs at VHS

  • Sponsor/Organize Baccalaureate for Seniors

  • Facilitate/Organize Grad Night for Seniors Scholarship Awards for Seniors (8 total)

  • Volunteer at School Events

  • Hospitality Luncheons for Staff

  • Donations to Counseling, i.e. Relaxation Room, Snacks for Testing

  • Support the school with Safety and Safety Week

Support the school by communicating with administration and staff


Best Part: 100% of your donation stays at Valhalla!!

Parent Teacher Organization

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