Sept. 3, 2021
No School on Monday, Sept 6 in Observance of Labor Day!
VHS Covid Information
Hello Panther Families!
We have been excited to welcome our students back into the classroom this fall! With that comes the unfortunate reality that we are still living in a pandemic and Covid cases will arise. I know this information can be concerning. Please know that our staff is working tirelessly to create a safe environment for your students. Thank you for sending your student to school in a mask every day.
We have had several positive cases on campus since the beginning of the year. Those students are required to quarantine, which means they are not permitted to attend school on-campus. We also take the tracing of "close contacts" very seriously. Close contacts are those who have been within 6 feet of the positive person for fifteen minutes or more in 24 hours. These families have all been notified and their students also need to quarantine unless they are fully vaccinated.
We want to be sure you know that your students are able to continue uninterrupted in person when they are fully vaccinated. Vaccinate students who are identified as a close contact are able to continue their schooling in-person as long as they are symptom free.
Have a wonderful weekend, Panthers!
Football Fundraiser - Sept. 4 at VHS!
Show your support for Big Red Football by attending the Big Red Show!
10am-4pm on the VHS Campus!
COVID CALL TO ACTION
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
New Covid Testing Sites at Vista Innovation Center and Vista Adult Transition Center!
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!
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
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 https://www.keaneseniors.com/book-session 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.
Panthers After Hours
Are you tired after a long day of school? You can re-energize by getting in a good workout with Coach Thompson in the weight room after school or by relaxing with friends playing video games in room D-11. Both programs are open to all students everyday. We even serve food at 3:30. Come check out all that Panthers After Hours has to offer!
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Watch this Week's Video HERE!! Please subscribe to the new PPT YouTube Channel for weekly broadcasts
Hapara Internet Safety and Monitoring
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
IMPORTANT INFORMATION 🔎
Counseling & Social Emotional Resources
Vista Virtual Wellness Center:
Parent & Community Resources
Welcome Back, Panthers!
First Day of School is August 18, 2021!
Senior Pictures through Keane Studios
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 https://www.keaneseniors.com/book-session to book a session as soon as possible. On-campus dates will be announced soon. 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.