Panther Press

Weekly Newsletter - June 18, 2021

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Happy Summer!

We at Vista High School wish you a happy and healthy Summer break! Here are some important dates to remember for next year:

VHS Registration Days: Week of August 9th - More info to come

First Day of School: August 18, 2021

2021-2022 VUSD School Calendar

Watch VHS Graduation 2021 Here!

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Diploma Distribution - Monday June 21

Graduating Seniors can pick up their diplomas on Monday, June 21 between 9:00am and 2:00pm. This will be a drive through event in the front parking lot. All the VHS Counselors will be there for distribution.

Library Returns

The end of the school year is approaching and it's time to locate all of the items you have checked out.

If you are keeping your Chromebook/charger over the summer, then it's time to purchase the MDCPP/insurance for the 21/22 school year. You can find the purchase link at this address: You can purchase at this online address: or pay with cash at the VHS Finance Office.

VIRTUAL students: all checked-out items can be returned Monday 6/21 & Tuesday 6/22 from 7:00 - 1 pm. This will be a drive-thru event.

CLASSIC students: all checked-out items need to be returned by 3 pm on Friday 6/18 at the Library Annex windows.

VHS Summer School Notification

It is with great excitement that we invite your student to sign up for Summer programs at Vista High School. We have two different programs occurring throughout the summer.

  1. Enrichment Program -energize your student with a strong interest in learning and exploration. This free program is open to all incoming VHS students grades 9th-12th. This program is not for credit. Some programs include: Camp Panther, Strength and Conditioning, video game design, among others. For a detailed schedule, go to this link. All classes are subject to sufficient grant funding and sufficient enrollment.
  2. Bridge Program - for our incoming 9th graders and current 10th graders from 8:00 a.m.-10:00a.m. This program is not for credit.
  • Freshman Orientation (August 9 - 13th). Could run parallel to/with Camp Panther

  • Team-building

  • Study skills/organization

  • Campus orientation

  • ELD-component - TBD

  • Social/Emotional support

Unclaimed Yearbooks

Did you purchase a yearbook and forget to pick it up? unclaimed yearbooks will be available in the Finance Office starting Monday, June 14th.

Vista Unified School District Community Updates

Please click the picture to read the latest update!

Spanish Version

VHS Athletics

Click on images below for more information!

Discounted Sports Physicals at 828 Urgent Care!

The event is a weeklong event. July 5th thru July 9th, 2021 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Cash or Credit ONLY! You must print and pre-fill the VHS Athletic Clearance Packet and take to it to the event. Must be accompanied by a parent (or guardian). A brother or sister over 18 DOES NOT count.
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Athletic Clearance Packet!

Want to play a sport? You will need to fill out this packet and get it signed by a doctor. When you have it complete turn it in to your Coach or the Athletic Trainer.

Athletic Clearance Packet

Want to Buy an Old VHS Yearbook?

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LGBTQ Support!

Any LGBTQ students who would like to join a supportive group, please contact Ms. Al-Shamma in the counseling office.

Library Information

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New Panther Primetime YouTube Channel

Watch this Week's Video HERE!! Please subscribe to the new PPT YouTube Channel for weekly broadcasts

Senior Awards Night!

If you did not attend the Senior Awards Night Presentation, you can view it on YouTube HERE.

Seniors - Quick Survey Needed!

Hey Class of 2021!

I need to know if you have earned any scholarships or awards.

Many 4-year colleges may have included a scholarship as part of your award package (so make sure to check). You may have also applied to a local scholarship and won.

I want to make sure you are included in the Senior Awards Event for EVERY and ALL scholarships you have won.

As well, I want to know WHERE you are headed after graduation. What college have you accepted and signed with, going to community college, military, apprenticeship, etc.

This form will be kept open and you can come back and enter more information or change it as we go. Many seniors win scholarships up to graduation and even after.

Senior Awards and Destinations

Click on the VIP link above for more information on navigating the Vista Unified School District's virtual world! Get help with Canvas, Academics, Social/Emotional issues and more!

California Department of Education Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

Virtual Meal Service Starts June 23rd

Meal Kits Available Wednesdays from 11AM - 1PM

Our Virtual Meal Service continues throughout the summer at six (6) locations across the VUSD community. We will continue distributing meal kits containing seven (7) days of breakfast & lunch, as well as bulk quantities of fresh, seasonal fruits & vegetables.

Foothill Oak Elementary
Grapevine Elementary
Luz Duran Park
Rancho Buena Vista High School
Vista Academy (VAPA)
Vista High School

There is no charge for the kits for children 18 & under, and children are not required to attend a VUSD school. Entrees will rotate as they have during the Spring, and bulk fruits/veggies will change weekly.

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Hapara Internet Safety and Monitoring

This is an important tool to assist teachers with digital citizenship and classroom management. It is important that parents are aware of the privacy policy and our adherence to the ethical monitoring policy.

Hapara Parent Letter English

Hapara Parent Letter Spanish

VHS Title 1, Part A School-Parent Compact

Please click HERE to view this document.

School Accountability Reports (SARC)

State law requires all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators. A hard copy will be made available upon request at the school site.

The SARC contains all of the following:

  • Demographic data
  • School safety and climate for learning information
  • Academic data
  • School completion rates
  • Class sizes
  • Teacher and staff information
  • Curriculum and instruction descriptions
  • Postsecondary preparation information
  • Fiscal and expenditure data

SARC Report/SARC Report Spanish


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:

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