Panther Press

Sept. 16, 2022

Community Message

Hello Vista High School Families. Please read the letter below for a message from Principal David Jaffe regarding recent events.



PSST World See Something, Say Something

Community Update, Sept. 16, 2022

Please read this Community Update from Superintendent Dr. Matt Doyle.



Make-Up Pictures Coming Soon!

Did you miss picture days? We will have a make up day on September 23! For more information on ordering pictures see below.
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Fall College Night Coming Soon!

Fall College Night is coming up live on campus on Tuesday, October 4th. Come talk to over 30 colleges, universities, apprenticeships and the US Military and learn about how to pay for college. Workshops for Financial Aid and College 101 will be in English as Spanish as are presentations from local colleges. Fall College Night will be from 6-8 PM on campus in the V-quad.

The next week, October 11th we will have our Fall Virtual College Night for those colleges that could not be with us in person. A program of all the Zoom sessions and links will be posted to the VHS website and under the College & Career Center on Canvas. Everything is online and runs from 6-8 PM.

All parents and students of all grade levels are welcome to both events.

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DELAC Meeting Sept. 19

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Vista Chamber of Commerce Rising Star for September!

The Vista Chamber of Commerce Rising Star for VHS is Evan Fogel! Congratulations to Evan and his family!
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Festival of the Arts Event - Oct. 22

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Parking On Campus

The back parking lot is open to all students through Monday, September 12th. Beginning Tuesday, September 13th, any student parked without a valid 2022-2023 parking permit will be subject to a citation. These are REAL citations that will be reported to the DMV. You can purchase your parking permit at the Finance office or through the school's webstore. Security will begin placing parking permits on vehicles starting Thursday, September 1st. Go to the front office from 7:30am-8:30am to get yours on your vehicle.

Walk to Prevent Substance Abuse - Sept. 18

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Free Heart Screening

The Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation is hosting a free heart screening for all children ages 12-25 at Torrey Pines High School on October 23, 2022 from 9:30AM-2:00PM. To register for a spot, please click on the link below or the QR code on the flyer.
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Youth Under 18 Ride Free!

Through the North County Transit District all youth under 18 can ride our public transportation for free! Click on the link for more information!

Youth Free Pronto Pass

Join the PTSA!

The Vista High School (VHS) PTSA stated goal is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Our mission is for Parents, Teachers and Students to work together with our school to help provide programs and enrichment activities which enhance your child's learning environment! When you are a member of PTA, you are an advocate for your child and for all children. Click HERE to join!

Vista Unified School District Community Updates

Please click the picture to read the latest update.

Follow VHS on Insta!

Check out the VHS Official Instragram account @OfficialVistaHS
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Get Vista Vaccinated!

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Panthers After Hours Before AND After School!

Guess what, Panthers! The Library is now open for one hour before school and two hours after school to provide you a place to get homework done and get prepared to ace your classes! There are also teachers and tutors available to help you in any subject you need help with. So, see you in the library! Open everyday until 5:30 and in the mornings one hour before school starts!

PAH Cooking Club

Miss Janet's Panthers After Hours cooking class menus for this month includes pizza dip, lemon pound cake, taco salad, blueberry streusel coffee cake, bistro mac & cheese, mini ham puff and skillet lasagna! Classes are every Monday and Thursday, and the first 15 students to arrive can cook and then eat these great meals.
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Want VHS Tickets to Athletic Games?

Purchase them online using this QR Code!
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Weekly Sports Events

Here are the sports events for this week!

Panther Dancers Competing at Nationals!

Congratulations to the Panther Dancers who received a bid for the High School Dance Nationals last week! This will be the first time ever that Panther Dancers is competing at a National level. The girls will attend the competition at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in February! We are so proud of them!

Join Cross Country!

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Esports Open to All!

Attention Gamers: The Panthers After Hours Esports/Video Gaming program has started and is open to all students Monday thru Friday from 3:30 to 5:00pm in room M14. Gaming includes Fortnite, Madden, FIFA, Apex, Smash Bros, and More! For questions contact Mr. Murphy at

Interested in Girls Basketball?

Any girls interested in playing basketball this winter please see Coach Moramarco in the Admin Office at break or lunch this week.

Discounted Sports Physicals

-Students must take a printed copy of the VHS Athletic Clearance Packet to the event and it must be completely pre-filled before seeing the physician.

-Students must be accompanied by a legal guardian (older siblings do 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

College Visits

College Visits to the College and Career Center(CCC) have started. College admissions officers will be visiting our campus in person until the end of November. Please check the CCC canvas for the schedule. Passes are on the back table in the library. All students are welcome. Remember seniors - you should be shopping for colleges NOW.

Fall VIRTUAL College Night

October 11th we will have our Fall Virtual College Night for those colleges that could not be with us in person. A program of all the Zoom sessions and links will be posted to the VHS website and under the College & Career Center on Canvas. Everything is online and runs from 6-8 PM. All parents and students of all grade levels are welcome to both events.

Senior Class Spirit Wear! Deadline Sept. 17

Order your senior hoodie/shirt today! Deadline is September 17th. You can order at the Finance office or the school's webstore. Orders placed by this deadline should arrive 2-3 weeks after.

Senior Yearbook Pictures - Keane Photography

Senior yearbook photos are taken through Keane Photography. All seniors should have received an email from Keane with information on packages and sessions. If you connect through the link sent it will direct you to Vista High School options.

We will have a Keane mobile unit on site on August 10, but appointments are required. For more information on taking your Senior picture please go to

Senior Off Campus Lunch Pass

Senior Lunch Pass Applications will be available starting Monday, September 12th. Check the Counseling Office windows to see if you are on the eligibility list, if you are, you may pick up your application at the Finance Office. The application must be signed by a parent. You will not be able to get your Lunch Pass Sticker the same day you pick up your application.

ASB Freshman Class Officers!

Freshmen: if you would like to apply to be an ASB Freshman Class officer and help plan events for your class and the school, the applications are now online on the ASB page of our website. You do not need to be enrolled in the ASB class to apply. The application deadline is Wednesday, Sept 14th.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Looking for a new activity? Come join the D&D club which will meet every Friday after school in room D12, from 3:30-5:00. Come and take on monsters and explore; your imagination is the only limit in this fun role playing game. No experience is necessary - all new players are welcome to join in.


The VHS Gender Sexuality Alliance starts meeting August 30 during lunch in D20. See Ms. Campbell ( or Mrs. Al Shamma ( for more information!

Black Student Union

BSU, our school's Black Student Union has its second meeting next Wednesday, September 21st, at lunch in D13. BSU is open to all students. The first 15 students to attend the meeting will receive a free t-shirt.


STAY Club is looking for new members to join in their tobacco prevention efforts. Stop in D13 next Tuesday, September 20th, to learn more.

Vista Surf Club

Vista Surf Club begins meeting this week. Sign-up for our first surf contest on October 23rd. All are welcome! See Mrs.DeLeeuw ( for more information!

Join Outdoor Club

We have several trips planned for next year including the Pinnacles and Laguna Mountain! Prices will be significantly reduced, only costing $40 or less. Meetings are every Thursday at lunch in I13 with Mr. O'Neill. Bring your friends, meet new people, and explore the outdoors!
New Panther Primetime YouTube Channel

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

California Department of Education Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

PSST World

PSST World is an on-line platform that allows students to report anything worrisome without fear. Using PSST World, students can report any range of concerning behaviors and incidents that they have seen, heard, or experienced. When a report is made, a message is immediately sent to our safety team and they will reach out to site administration for follow up.

Go HERE to check it out or to make a report.

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)

The purpose of the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) 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.

The SARC includes:

  • 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

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 and for this reason we provide bilingual support while also acknowledging and honoring all languages, backgrounds, and narratives. We assist in facilitating families with access to communication and resources. In our mission, we strive to make our greatest efforts to preserve our connections and encourage learning and education for both our students and their families. -Dalia R. Hipolito Martinez

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