Vineland High School

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe the end of the marking period is here. Please review your child's grades on Genesis (Parent Portal). All grades will be available on February 6th. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to your child's teacher and/or guidance counselor to have your questions answered. Good, open dialogue between home and school is critical to your child's academic success.

There is no question that parental involvement will greatly contribute to the success of your child. Parent/Teacher conferences will provide an opportunity to develop a strong partnership with the school. Please consider attending one of our parent/teacher conference sessions:

  • Tuesday February 7th: 6:00 - 7:20pm
  • Wednesday February 8th: 12:50 - 2:10pm

On behalf of the administrative team and faculty, we look forward to seeing you at parent/teacher conferences. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Vineland High School at 856-794-6800.

Mrs. Suzette DeMarchi


Vineland High School

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teachers Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th from 6pm - 7:20pm and Wednesday, February 8th from 12:50pm - 2:10pm. We are scheduling appointment times. Conferences will be held in a HYBRID format (both in-person and virtual). Please click on the link below for directions on how to schedule a parent/teacher conference.


If you are unable to attend conferences, feel free to email your child’s teacher.

Teacher of the Year - Ms. Haydak

Ms. Tabatha Haydak has been teaching English at Vineland High School for the last 14 years. She was born and raised in Vineland, NJ and is a member of the VHS Class of 2004. She pursued her passion for teaching and learning at Rowan University graduating with Bachelors degrees in English and Subject Matter Education in May 2009. She furthered her education at Wilmington University graduating with Masters degrees in Reading and English Speakers of Other Languages Literacy in 2013. Ms. Haydak has transformed the Yearbook at VHS by creating the most requested elective course each year and increasing the sales of yearly books. In addition to being head of the yearbook, she is a class advisor for the class of 2023. Ms. Haydak is passionate about helping her students become the best version of themselves possible and instills in her students that all she wants is for them to be good humans who make a positive change in this world. Outside of her many commitments to VHS and supporting her students, Ms.Haydak enjoys the beach, traveling, spending time with her friends and family, as well as her fur animals, Attie Finch and Mr. Williams. She is so thankful for this honor and recognition from her students and school community.

Educational Service Professional of the Year - Mrs. Bernhardt

Megan Bernhardt was born and raised in Vineland, New Jersey and went to college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for Architecture and Interior Design. After graduating college she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to further my degree in Architecture. After working in the design world for a couple years, she was asked if she would be interested in subbing for an eighth grade math class for a couple of weeks. Needless to say those couple of weeks turned into an entire year and a new love for teaching. She went back to school to be certified to become a teacher. Her teaching experience includes 8th grade, 6th grade, 5th grade, and basic skills. While teaching she continued her education and earned her Masters Degree in Guidance. After being in the classroom for 18 years she decided she needed to change and was hired as a High School Guidance Counselor at her alma mater Vineland High School. As you can see, she is passionate about learning and hopes to inspire her students to be the best they can be.

Mrs. Bernhardt stated, "Counseling has changed my life for the better. It has opened my eyes to a whole new world."

When she is not teaching, Mrs. Bernhardt is a full-time mother and wife to her husband Ernie Bernhardt who is also a high school counselor, her son, Ernie (14 years old) and a daughter, Braxtyn (11 years old). She enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, going to the beach, and still following her creative side by flipping houses.

She is very touched and thankful for this great honor.

Congratulations.......Ms. Haydak and Mrs. Bernhardt

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Academic Assistance/Tutoring

VHS does offer after school academic assistance Monday - Thursday from 2:25 pm - 3:00 pm. Please do not wait to the end of the marking period to address your child’s academic performance. Please check the Parent Portal on a regular basis to review their grades. If you notice that your child is struggling in a particular class, please reach out to the teacher as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to address their academic progress and to develop a plan moving forward. A schedule for tutoring and room locations may be found in the guidance department.

Service Learning at VHS

Earning Service Learning hours is a graduation requirement! Students MUST earn a minimum of 40 hours by the end of their senior year. To start, we encourage 10 service learning hours during freshman year. However, students may earn as many hours as they would like towards their 40 hours. Any student that earns 100 service learning hours will receive a cord to wear at graduation to reward their outstanding volunteerism and service to our community.

Please see Mrs. Craig or your guidance counselor for additional information. All students must submit their service hours by May of each school year.

Click on the link below for the Service Learning Log.

Service Learning Log

VHS Yearbooks

The VHS Yearbook discounted price of $85 will only be in effect until January 27th. After that date, the price will increase to $90. Get the lowest price now while you still can. Order online or with cash/check to Mrs. Bowers in D218.

Good news! Jostens extended the date for recognition ads until February 9th. If you would like to purchase a recognition page of any size, please visit the Vineland Jostens website to order by February 9th.

Jostens Vineland website link: Yearbook Link

Please email Mrs. Bowers at with any questions.

Attendance Matters!

Punctuality and attendance are important habits for students to develop and maintain. In accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, Vineland High School requires students to attend school regularly to ensure continuity of instruction and classroom participation.

We ask you to respect the importance of the school day by ensuring your student’s daily attendance and timely arrival. Remember - Homeroom begins promptly at 7:33am. Students not in homeroom on time will be marked late to school.


Resources Aligned For Teens (RAFT)

Resources Aligned For Teens - The objective of the School Based Youth Service Program is to promote adolescent development and assure teenagers can obtain support and assistance in an accessible location. RAFT offers an array of services to teenagers at VHS. A signed parental permission slip is required for students. To learn more about RAFT, feel free to call ext. 2550.

Upcoming RAFT Events:

  • Man Up Guys Group will take place on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6 after school until 3:30 in Room V-406 (VHS South Building)
  • Hip Hop Dance Classes will begin in February and be held on Wednesdays after school until 4 pm in the dance studio (11/12 bldg) on the following dates: 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15 & 3/22
  • SPAN (Supportive Parent Aide Network) virtual workshops will be held for parents of special needs students to assist them with helping their child transition to adulthood from 6-7:30 pm on the following dates: 1/18, 2/1, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22 & 4/5
  • Information session for VHS seniors about Inspira’s premier partnership with Rowan College of South Jersey that offers Inspira employees up to 50% off tuition for degree programs at RCSJ will be held in the VHS South Library on 2/9 during 2nd & 3rd periods.

If you or your child is interested in more information please e-mail

Angela Dooley-

All information is posted on RAFT’s Google Classroom: 5sxoijq

Cap 'N Dagger presents Spelling Bee

"This charming musical comedy tells the tale of six middle school misfits in Putnam County finding themselves through one of the most competitive and brave journeys adolescents can embark on – a Spelling Bee! This Tony Award-winning timeless and hilarious story about self discovery proves that W-I-N-N-I-N-G (and losing) isn’t everything."

Show Dates: March 9th, 10th, and 11th at 7pm - VHS South Auditorium.

Tickets can be purchased online at

Genesis Parent Portal

In an effort to communicate school news and updates with parents, it is imperative that all information is accurate in your parent portal. In addition, it is imperative all guardian information is accurate to ensure VHS has the most up to date parent/guardian contacts in the event of an emergency or to discuss academic progress. If you need assistance with setting up your parent portal, please contact Ms. Nelson @ (9/10), Ms. Jamie Josephsen @ (11/12), or feel free to contact VHS at (856) 794-6800.

Driving Privileges

Driving is a privilege. Driving violations will result in the loss of parking privileges at the discretion of security and administration. At the end of each day, students will NOT be permitted to leave their parking stall until all the buses have left school grounds. Students who leave school grounds prior to the buses leaving may lose their driving privileges.

Attention Seniors - Scholarship Opportunities

VHS offers two different types of scholarships for students; local and national. Local Scholarships are Scholarships given directly to VHS students, These scholarships come from local business, Vineland Schools, former graduating classes, staff members, and school organizations. Local Scholarships will be available to students starting February 1, 2023. Once they are ready the guidance department will send out an email to all Seniors and their Guardian 1 contact, and an announcement will be made. National Scholarships are given to any student throughout the country. These scholarships are added to a National Data Spreadsheet, and are updated regularly, and deadlines fluctuate. As we receive National Scholarships, the spreadsheet is updated, and a notification is sent to students via Google Classroom. The classroom code is: QZU7SOE.

Students can locate both Local and National Scholarships on the VHS webpage. Students will click on the School Counseling and Career Services option, scroll to the bottom of the page, and there is a section for Scholarships. Once the student chooses the Scholarship option, directions will pop up for the student to follow and the student just follows them. This year we are trying to make it easier for students to apply for local scholarships by making the applications digital.

Don't miss out on these amazing scholarship opportunities. Please email your child's guidance counselor with any questions.

VHS Guidance Department Update

There are a lot of exciting things going on in the Counseling Office. Many of our seniors are receiving college acceptances and will be making decisions on where they will attend school next year. There are tons of scholarship opportunities available on the Guidance website. Scholarships are available for two and four year colleges as well as for vocational schools. There is something for everyone! See above for more information regarding scholarships.

Always feel free to contact your child's guidance counselor with any questions.

North Guidance Counselors

South Guidance Counselors

Social Media

This is no joking matter!

We take threats, potential threats, and acts of aggression (fighting, verbal disputes, etc.) very seriously and will NOT tolerate any behavior that harms the safety and welfare of our students. It only takes one regrettable post and/or comment for your child to lose a lot of privileges at VHS. It is our hope that through the efforts of home and school, that our students will use social media in a safe and respectful manner. I strongly encourage you to have a conversation with your son or daughter.

VHS Spirit Wear

All VHS students may wear VHS Spirit Wear every day. You may purchase spirit wear at If you have any questions regarding the mandatory uniform regulation or are in need of uniform assistance, feel free to contact the school.

2023 - 2024 Course Selection

9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are currently in the process of selecting courses for the 2023 - 2024 school year. Please talk to your child about the courses and electives they are hoping to take next year. In addition, there is a signature section on the course selection form. Please make every effort to review the form with your child and sign. If you have any questions about the course selection process, feel free to contact your child's guidance counselor.

Remember that in order to meet the NJ requirements for graduation, all students must take and pass a minimum of 120 credits. In addition, students must pass a NJ state assessment requirement in ELA and Math and earn a minimum of 40 Service Learning Hours!

Follow VHS on Instagram

VHS is on Instagram!

  • Consider following VHS by searching: vhs_proud1963

We look forward to continue sharing all of the wonderful happenings at VHS!

We are....VHS Proud! #VHSSTRONG

Senior Class Information (Class of 2023)

Cap and Gowns

This is a really exciting time for you as we get closer to your graduation date! We are in the second marking period and time is flying by. Graduation is scheduled for June 15, 2023. Please make sure you are checking your attendance and grades in Genesis to ensure you are indeed on the path to graduation. If you need assistance please seek out your teachers, guidance counselor, or administrators. We are here to help!

It is time to begin to order cap and gowns. Please take a look at the flyer below. Click on the link below that reads "Click Here" to place your order.

A few reminders:

1. If you are utilizing someone's cap and gown from a previous year, you will just need to order a 2023 tassel. The tassel alone is $7.

2. When you order the gown, it comes with a graduation hat (one size fits all) and a 2023 tassel. All of those items are included in the package. The package is $37.50.

3. Please note, when you click on the link, the "Ice Tassel" that you see for $10 is just an upgraded accessory. You DO NOT have to purchase that tassel if you do not want to.

4. Once you place your order, the items will be delivered to VHS (not your home) and we will distribute them closer to graduation date.


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Senior Prom

Prom is a privilege, not a right. We expect all students to show good attendance and behavior. Chronic attendance and disciplinary referrals may result in the loss of your child’s privilege to attend the prom. Tentative date for Prom is: Thursday, June 1, 2023. The venue is TBD. If you have any questions regarding ineligibility please contact, Assistant Principal Kimberly Rivera: Contact Information:

Prom contracts will be distributed in March.

Q: Who are the advisors for the senior class?

A: Mrs. Lindsey Bowers & Ms. Tabatha Haydak - You may contact them with any questions you may have regarding senior year. &

Q: How do I find out about senior activities going on throughout the school year?

A: You can join our Senior Google Classroom. hg37qqu. It will have all updated information for students. The code is: . Always feel free to contact Ms. Rivera @

Q: Is my son or daughter eligible to attend Senior Prom?

A: Prom is a privilege, not a right. We expect all students to show good attendance and behavior. Chronic attendance concerns and disciplinary referrals can result in loss of your child’s privilege to attend the prom. If you have any questions regarding ineligibility please contact, Assistant Principal Kimberly Rivera: Contact Information below:

(South Campus) (856) 794-6800 extension 2522.

Q: How many tickets does my son or daughter get for graduation?

A: Each student will receive 5 graduation tickets at graduation practice (subject to change). However, throughout the school year, there will be ways to earn additional tickets. Students are encouraged to contact Ms. Rivera with any questions.

VHS Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if my student needs to leave school early for an appointment?

A: Any person picking up a VHS student MUST show identification. If the person is NOT on the approved pick up list, the student will NOT be released. There are no exceptions. The safety and security of all students is our top priority.

Q: Can I bring my child's lunch during the school day?

A: We DO NOT accept student lunches/snacks in the office. We understand the importance of student nutrition, but we encourage students to either purchase lunch at school or bring their lunch from home. Please be reminded that students are also not permitted to have outside food ordered and/or delivered during the school day. Food, drinks, or other items are NOT to be passed to students through windows or doors. This is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. The safety of all students is our number one concern.

Q: What if my child requires medication during the school day?

A: Please contact our school nurse at 794-6800 ext. 2535. All medications must be in the original container with appropriate label intact, and must be brought by an adult to the School Nurse’s office. At no time are students permitted to have medication in their possession (this includes over the counter medication). Students found in possession will be sent out for an immediate medical examination and drug screening as per the district's Substance Abuse policy #5530.

VHS offers an array of Fall, Winter, and Spring athletic opportunities.

Mr. Donnie Robbins is Vineland High School’s Athletic Director. Feel free to contact him with any questions at (856)794-6800 ext. 2555 or 2660

Click on "VHS Athletics" to view our webpage.

VHS Upcoming Events

January 26, 2023 National Honor Society Inductions 6 PM South Auditorium

February 7, 2023 Early Dismissal (12:27pm) Parent Teacher Conferences 6:00 PM

February 8, 2023 Early Dismissal (12:27pm)Parent Teacher Conferences 12:50 PM

February 20, 2023 School Closed - President's Day

March 1, 2023. Prom Contracts Available

March 9th, 10th, and 11th Cap N Dagger Play Spelling Bee - 7pm South Auditorium

March 10, 2023. School Closed - Staff Workshops

March 24, 2023. Early Dismissal (12:27pm) - Staff Workshops

March 28, 2023. Tri-M Music Honor Society

March 31, 2023 - April 1, 2023 Senior Trip

Vineland High School

Suzette DeMarchi, Principal, VHS Campus, ext. 2501/2701

Justin Adams, VHS Assistant Principal, VHS Tanner ext. 2702

Jacqueline Alvarez, Assistant Principal, VHS South ext. 2698

Kristina Craig, Assistant Principal, VHS Tanner ext. 2710

Jarrod Headley, Assistant Principal, VHS Tanner ext. 2704

Richard Panas, Assistant Principal, VHS South ext. 2659

Kim Rivera, Assistant Principal, VHS South ext. 2522