Panther Press

Sept. 24, 2021

Homecoming Dance Testing Clinic Tuesday, Sept. 28!

Homecoming takes place on Oct. 2! In order to attend you MUST present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

  • Tests cannot be taken prior to September 27th.

  • Only PCR tests will be accepted.

  • During lunch on Thursday (9/30) and Friday (10/1), students must bring their ID card and proof of vaccination or negative test results.

In light of these new regulations, we are excited to partner with Inspire Diagnostics and offer COVID testing on Tuesday, September 28th at Vista High School!

  • Inspire will test from 7:30-2:00 on Tuesday, Sept 28
  • Students and parents MUST pre register using the attached link:

Make-Up Picture Day

Makeup Picture Day is Coming on Friday, Oct. 1. If you never got a student ID, or a picture taken for the yearbook, this will be your only chance!

Attention Families!

Please note that due to Covid, the office/attendance will no longer be taking/holding items for students. We will also not be pulling students out of class to retrieve items. We have several family members a day who wish to drop items off that students need or have forgotten.

Please plan accordingly. You are more than welcome to coordinate a pick up with your student during the lunch time hour from 12:05 to 12:35, but you must contact your student to meet you.

Thank you for your help!

Vista Unified School District Community Updates

Please click the picture to read the latest update!

Spanish Version

New Construction = Change in Traffic Flow

If you've been on campus lately, you're very aware that construction fences have been installed. This of course affects how pedestrian and auto traffic move around our campus. In order to maintain a safe environment for our students, staff, and visitors, please have patience, follow signs, markings, and instructions from traffic guiding personnel.

Please note that drop-off routing and parking in the north parking lot will be in accordance with the image below. The north entrance to the school campus will be at the pedestrian crosswalk in the middle of the V-wing, between the V-wing and the solar panels on the attachment. Thank you for your understanding during this time of transition! When the construction phases are complete in the summer of 2023 we will have two wonderful new buildings!!

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Virtual Back to School Night

Our back to school night took place on Sept. 16. If you did not get the opportunity to join us, you can check out these links below!

Back to School Night Slideshow

Meet the Teachers

Join the PTSA!

PTA connects families, schools and communities by providing programs and services at your child’s school. PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families. When you are a member of PTA, you are an advocate for your child and for all children. Click HERE to join!

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Hello English Learner Parents! We need your help to increase services and support for our English learner students. You can help by becoming active with the Vista High School English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).

The role of the ELAC is to advise the principal and the School Site Council (SSC) on how to allocate money on programs and services for English learners. ELAC also advises the principal on the site plan for English learners included in the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

Please get involved! If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact our Community Liaison Representative, Dalia Hipolito at <> or calling 760-726-5611, ext 71047. All interested English learner parents, please provide your response by September 13th.

Our first meeting is planned for Sept. 29, 2021 at 6pm! To join, please use this Zoom link:

ELAC Zoom Sept. 29

ELAC Promo, Sep 2021

Covid Case

This is a courtesy notice to inform you that there was a positive case of Covid-19 at VHS this week. This person was isolated and their close contacts have been quarantined. If you were not notified, your student was not identified as a close contact and there is nothing you need to do. To protect privacy, we do not release names or other personal information. This notice is only a courtesy. Free testing and vaccinations are available - please see the Vista Unified Health and Safety Page.
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Get Vista Vaccinated!


To sign up, click here

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Esteemed Parents,

We have completed eight days of school so far this year. Our health and safety procedures are working well. We are now focusing on taking every action necessary to reduce the impact of quarantine procedures on students. We need your help to commit to the following actions. Thank you for your consideration. Let’s keep kids in school.

Health and Safety Call to Action for Parents

  • Action #1: Notify your school immediately if your child or any member of your household becomes ill with COVID-19.
  • Action #2: Keep your child home from school if they have ANY of the symptoms listed on the decision tree guidelines (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea).
  • Action #3: Keep your child home from school if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. They should NOT return to in-person learning until given a return date by our nursing staff. This includes exposure to someone living in the home who is positive.
  • Action #4: Do not send your child back to school if the child or anyone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. Only send your child back if they have a negative test result or if they have completed the entire quarantine period.
  • Action #5: Have your child vaccinated if they are 12 to 17 years old. Remember, your child will not need to be quarantined if they come in close contact at school if they are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic. The vaccination will keep them in school and able to participate in all of the extracurricular activities like athletics, band, dance, ASB, etc.

If we can proactively respond to these five calls to action, then we can dramatically reduce the impact of quarantine on all students.


Matt Doyle, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Vista Unified School District

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New Covid Testing Sites at Vista Innovation Center and Vista Adult Transition Center!

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Important - Current Mask Mandate

As a reminder, face masks are required for all students and staff when inside a classroom, on a school bus, or indoors at any school setting before, during and after school!

Please click on the picture below for more information on Reopening.

Covid-19 Decision Tree for the new year!

Please click on this LINK to view the new decision tree!

Remind - New Communication Application!

Vista Unified School District is committed to engaging families as partners in education. We continue to refine our communication systems to provide up to date information about teaching and learning, collaboration, family engagement, and college and career pathways. One important improvement of our plan is to implement a more efficient and seamless communication platform called Remind. The information below provides a preview of this important new feature of our communication plan.

We are excited to share that Vista Unified School District is rolling out Remind district-wide! If you're not already familiar with Remind, it's a classroom communication tool that makes it easy to stay involved with your child's learning. Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to get and send messages on any device—even a simple text message from your phone!

As part of this rollout, official accounts will be created for all the educators, parents, and students. You will receive an email or text message from Remind. All you need to do is follow the steps in the message to finish setting up your account. Here is a video demo to see how Remind works.

We're excited to make connecting with our families more engaging!

Panthers After Hours

Vista High's After School Program is up and running with plenty of activities for everyone. We have homework help in the library everyday, and have added some clubs like cooking, mariachi, ballet folklorico, and competitive video gaming. We have so much to offer every student, and best of all, it is free. Check out our calendar of activities on our website, and remember - we serve every student a free meal at 3:30 each day. If you have any questions, email Mrs. Camplisson at

Click for more information panthersafterhours

VHS Athletics

Click on images below for more information!

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
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Homecoming Dance - Oct. 2, 2021

You can purchase your Homecoming tickets now before school, during lunch or after school at the Finance office. They are also for sale on the VHS Webstore. The theme for Homecoming is Viva Las Vista!

There are certain Covid Protocols that need to be followed in order to attend:

  • Attendees must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

  • Tests cannot be taken prior to September 27th.

  • Only PCR tests will be accepted.

  • During lunch on Thursday (9/30) and Friday (10/1), students must bring their ID card and proof of vaccination or negative test results.

  • Please do not attend the dance if you have any symptoms:

    • fever or chills

    • cough

    • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • fatigue

    • muscle or body aches

    • headache

    • new loss of taste or smell

    • sore throat

    • congestion or runny nose

    • nausea or vomiting

    • diarrhea

  • Onsite testing will be scheduled for the week of Homecoming.

  • Only VHS students can attend.

Students are required to either show a vaccination card or a negative Covid test taken after 9/27 in order to attend. Students should show their vaccine card or negative test at lunch on Thursday 9/30 and Friday 10/1. Free testing is available during school on Tuesday 9/28. In order to test on campus you must pre-register at this link:

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Student Parking Permits

Attention students- If you are parking on campus, please be sure to get your parking permit put on your car as soon as possible. You MUST have a parking permit in order to park on campus. Citations are now being issued for those parking on campus without a permit. Get your parking permit today in finance for $30, $25 with a Panther Pass/ASB card.

FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application

Seniors, this week you will receive a text about financial aid and starting your FAFSA/CA Dream Act application. If you have any questions, please see/email your school counselor!

Senior Yearbook Portraits

The official senior yearbook photographer is Keane Studios. Only portraits from Keane will be used in the yearbook.

All families should have been contacted via email directly from Keane with information about scheduling a senior portrait. Go to for information.

Keane Studios will be on campus October 5th and November 9th and 10th. Use the link above to schedule your appointment.

Seniors MUST get a portrait taken through Keane Studios if they would like a portrait in the yearbook. The yearbook-only portrait session is FREE.

Senior Hoodies and Shirt Orders

  • The first deadline for senior hoodie and shirt orders is Friday, September 17th. Orders will be available for pickup approximately 2 weeks after the deadline. Order yours today here! VHS Webstore

Freshmen Class Officers

Any freshmen interested in running as an ASB Freshman Class Officer? Applications are now available online on our website, Applications are due by October 3rd.

CTE Classes Offered After School

If you are interested in taking a 7th/8th period class in auto shop, culinary arts, or video gaming please reach out to your counselor or see Mr. Ayala.

Little Free Art Gallery

All students are welcome to take part in VHS's first ever Free Little Art Gallery. You do not need to be enrolled in an art class to participate. For more details please see Mrs. Figueroa in J14. Come be a part of this fun opportunity where you're not only creating art but also trading art!

VTown Student Store Now Open!

Students, Vtown, our student store, reopens today! Find us between the I and H buildings during lunch. Masks are required to enter, and we only accept cash. We have drinks and snacks available.

Ballet Folklórico 💃🕺

Ballet Folklórico meets every Tuesday in the Choir room (N-11) from 2:45pm-4:30pm. No experience necessary. Come dressed in comfortable clothes and being LOTS of water!

Please see our Counselor, Ms. Contreras or our Community Liaison,

Ms. Dalia in the main office for more information ☺

Mariachi Club!

Are you interested in being part of VHS's Mariachi club? No experience is necessary! We will now meet every Thursday after school in room V5 from 2:30pm to 4pm. See you there! Talk to Mr. Muratalla in the counseling office for more information.


  • German Club meets at lunch in V-4 on Wednesdays.

  • Together Club meets at lunch in V-8 on Thursdays.
  • Christian Club meets at the flag pole at 8am for Parlor Donuts and prayer.
  • AVID club meetings will be on Fridays in C-20 after school.

  • Vista Surf Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month during lunch.

Cooking Classes

  • Do you want to learn to be a better home cook? If so, make sure to check out Miss Janet's cooking classes after school on Mondays and Thursdays. On Thursday 9/16 we are cooking Bistro Mac and Cheese. On Monday 9/20 it's Fajita Quesadillas and on Thursday 9/23 it's Avocado BLTs and smoothies. Hungry? Then hurry over to the Panthers After Hours cooking room in the M wing. The class is open to the first 15 students who arrive.

Girls Golf

We are looking for girls to join the team! Girls golf practices Monday-Thursday at 3:30pm. We can provide golf clubs if needed. Girls who are interested should email Coach McGregor!(

Library Is Open!

The library is open before and after school, and at Nutrition Break. No pass needed!

New Panther Primetime YouTube Channel

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

Gear Up Workshops!

Register for one or both workshops by following this link -

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California Department of Education Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

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:

Family & Community Engagement ❤

Hello Panther families!

Good news! Technology workshops will be available for parents this beginning the week of September 20th! Check here the Syllabus of the class. Contact Ms. Dalia to register. Limited space due to restrictions.

Please contact your Vista High school Family and Community Liaison set an appointment for assistance or connect with Ms. Dalia for any other needs your family may have.

The Importance of Community Engagement:

The work we do as Community Liaisons is built on interactive methods that bridge communication between our school and the community. Our culturally rich experiences serve as our foundation for helping our students and their parents in a safe and loving environment. Based on the demographics of our community, Spanish is the home language for many of our families. We support in facilitating families with access to communication and resources. In many cases, our schools are their primary source of support, so we strive to make our greatest efforts to preserve our connections and encourage learning for both our students and their families.

Parent Volunteers:

Are you looking for ways to be involved in service for our students and community?


We need a special driver to collect food donations once a month and deliver these goodies to VHS for students and families in need.

Día de los Muertos

Your Community Liaisons are working tirelessly in preparation for our Annual Día de Los Muertos event hosted at the Vista Innovation Center. The event is scheduled to take place during the first week of November. This day is dedicated to our cultural and tradition to honor our loved ones who has passed away. Join us for fun crafts, live performances, and a beautiful evening with your friends and families.

(Contact Ms. Dalia for more information)

Community Resources:

Wavecrest Cafe Meals

San Diego Food Bank

Brother Benno Oceanside Services

Vista Teen Outreach

Vista Community Clinic

North County LGBTQ Resource Center

North County Lifeline Community Resources

With love,

Dalia Hipolito Martinez

Please call: (760) 726-5611 Extension: 71047

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