Panther Press

Weekly Newsletter - September 11, 2020

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First Week Done!!

Happy Friday Panthers! We finished our first week of school! We at VHS want to thank everyone for their patience and support during this time as we navigate the new Canvas platform and the scheduling challenges associated with a virtual and classic school environment.We appreciate you! If you need to request a schedule change, please click the links below.

Bell Schedule for Next Week and Beyond

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Vista Institute for Parents

The Vista School District has put together a team of family liaisons, teachers, and administrators who developed a support system for parents called the Vista Institute for Parents, or VIP, to assist them in playing a key role in our school year launch in a virtual environment. The purpose of the VIP program is to:

  • Facilitate access to academic supports
  • Prioritize care and connection
  • Build technology literacy
  • Help families navigate the education system
  • Support for Canvas, Academics, Tech and much more!

Click on the VIP Picture above to learn more!

Troubleshooting: Problems with Logging On to Distance Learning

  1. Make sure you are connected to the internet

  2. Make sure you are using your school email and login information, not personal emails.

  3. Email your teacher

  4. Password issues? Contact any of your teachers, VUSD IT Dept. at 760-726-2170 Ext. 92500 or email

Schedule Changes? Missing Classes?

If there is a need to make a schedule change, or if you have a missing class, please fill out the Schedule Change Form linked above! Our Counseling Team is working hard to fulfill all the requests.

Distribution Days and Club Information

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Parent Portal Access

Our Community Liaison can assist with this at 760-726-5611 ext 71047. Email is

VUSD COVID-19 Annual Notification

Important information regarding COVID-19

Student Expectations in Online Virtual Environment

  • Check school email accounts and/or Canvas daily for updated information for each class.

  • Complete assignments and assessments assigned by each teacher

  • Attendance will be taken daily- check with your teacher(s) to understand the procedures

  • Submit all work in a timely manner

  • Respond to communication from each teacher

  • Follow the Academic Honesty Policy as outlined in the VHSHandbookEnglish/ VHSHandbookSpanish

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COVID-19 Campus Safety - No Congregating on Campus!

The California Department of Public Health mandates schools to limit non-essential visitors to the campus and minimize group or communal activities as well as not permit activities that promote congregating.

If any student, staff, or community member feels it is essential to have any sized group of people meet on campus or visit the campus for non-school-scheduled activities, you must have authorization from VHS Administration. In that case, please call the front office and talk to or schedule an appointment with a VHS administrator. Any unauthorized group congregating on the campus will be asked to leave the campus until the activity is administratively approved.

  • No using the gym or other athletic fields or rooms
  • No meeting of clubs or groups in classrooms or outside on campus
  • No socializing or group gatherings anywhere on campus

Thank you for your support in keeping our campus safe and in compliance with county and state health directives


Counseling & Social Emotional Resources

Vista High School is committed to the Social and Emotional needs of all students.

Social/Emotional Supports & Links

Vista Virtual Wellness Center:

ASB Updates

Seniors! Go to to reserve a date for your senior portrait. On-campus dates will be announced based on current health orders.

Yearbooks are on sale now for $70, and they can be purchased at or via the webstore VHS webstore

Students and families can follow us on Instagram at @vhsasb, Twitter at @VHSPanthers, and Facebook at @vhsasb.

Need a Work Permit?

Students can contact Mr. Soderback our College & Career Center Technician :

760-726-5611 Extension 71055