Weekly Newsletter - Mar. 5, 2021
Dear Panther Families-
We hope this newsletter finds you all doing well. Now that people are beginning to receive vaccinations (teachers and educators are among the latest group to receive vaccines), we are seeing signs of recovery and a return to normalcy. We are very excited to announce that all of our classic students will be returning to campus one day per week starting next week!
We also understand that there have been numerous changes to student schedules during the past year. The VHS staff sincerely acknowledges the potential issues caused by another change and will continue to work with our students and families to navigate this challenging time together. In the meantime, please continue to keep the lines of communication open with teachers and other staff members. Thank you and take good care.
Spanish Version - Assistant Principal Ayala Presents
Asynchronous Days Scheduled for Thursday & Friday, March 4th and 5th- Teachers will have the opportunity to go to campus and prepare their classrooms. Students- log in to CANVAS!
Classic Students need to know:
Group A classic students (Last Name A-L) return to campus on Tuesday, March 9
Group B classic students (Last Name M-Z) return to campus on Wednesday, March 10
Group A classic students will work virtually from home on Wednesday
Group B classic students will work virtually from home on Tuesday
Classic students receive live virtual instruction on Monday, Thursday, and Friday
Classic students with virtual classes must check their assigned classroom door as they may be assigned to a different overflow room
When classic students are not on campus, they are expected to check CANVAS and complete any assignments. Teachers may use work completion to take attendance on days with non-live virtual instruction
When on campus, students MUST
Wear a mask
Maintain social distancing
Clean work area at the end of each period
Wash hands frequently
Virtual Students need to know:
Virtual students continue to log in at the beginning of each class period Monday through Friday
Virtual students will have weekly asynchronous opportunities which will be determined and explained by their classroom teachers
When asynchronous opportunities arise, all virtual students are expected to log in to their appropriate CANVAS class and follow teacher instructions
Decision Tree Guidelines
Vista Unified School District Community Updates
Join Character Leaders!
California Scholarship Federation Applications!
New Engineering Course Offering
To join the Zoom tutorial sessions, join the Canvas class at this link https://vistausd.instructure.com/enroll/WNGN8X
or email Mrs. Camplisson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rising Star for February - Julia ONeill
Julia O'Neill was recently recognized by the Vista Chamber of Commerce as February's Rising Star. Julia is a shining leader on the Vista HS campus. She fills leadership roles within many campus organizations including ASB, Athletics, and Character Leaders. With all these potential distractions, she still performs exceptionally well in the classroom, at the top of her class with straight A’s.
She is the ASB's executive secretary, representing the student school body exceptionally well on many occasions, speaking with great poise and presence in front of parents, faculty, and staff. Julia has been a leading volleyball player on the varsity team for 4 years and ranks high in the county as an accomplished athlete. She is an intense player who loves a challenge. Julia is also involved in numerous community service projects and events through Mr. Hanlon's Character Leaders Program.
Her volleyball coach notes that Julia’s drive, honesty and compassion are the key to her success. She works hard at all she does, takes responsibility for every action and clearly cares for her family, friends, and all humankind. Beyond her years, Julia is a fearless and competent student who stands up for what is right. The sky's the limit for Julia, a bright and outstanding Panther student leader! Congratulations!!
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
Interested in Joining ASB Next year?
Senior Graduation Announcements Pick Up
Need Senior Info?
Help with Yearbook!
Watch this Week's Video HERE!! Please subscribe to the new PPT YouTube Channel for weekly broadcasts
Career Weeks are HERE!
Visits by college admissions reps are still taking place before and after school. This is a great opportunity for juniors to start their college exploration process so that they can select next year where to apply. All visits are open to any grade level. No sign up is needed, just click on the zoom link at the time of the visit and you're good to go.
From now until the end of April is peak Scholarship season. Seniors need to be searching for and applying for scholarships dollars. There is a scholarship for just about everyone. Make sure your senior is checking the Scholarship Bulletin on a regular basis and checking the College & Career Center google classroom. Many local scholarships will be coming up over the following months and local and regional scholarships are ones our seniors win each year.
Are you interested in starting your own scholarship or have one to promote to our students? Please contact Mr. Soderback (email@example.com).
Students who are looking for a job can join us every other Tuesday after school for JOB LAB online. The next session will be on February 9th at 2:45 PM - please register here.
Students who do get a job and are under 18 will need to have a work permit application signed by one of their parents, the new employer and Vista High School. The entire process is done online via email this year. This is the work permit application that needs to be filled in and emailed to Mr. Soderback (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Click on the above YouTube Video to see the benefits of observing your student in Canvas.
If you would like help with any of these Computer Based school applications, fill out the Computer Based Learning Appointment form below and we will contact you to set up an on campus appointment to walk you through!
Parents & Guardians- please click on the VHS Family Survey button directly below and complete a short survey
Parents and guardians, we value your input and ask that you take a short survey...Thank you!
Spring 2021 CSUSM Habits of the Mind Series for Parents
Hapara Internet Safety and Monitoring
Title I School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy
Please click on the link below to view Vista High School's policy on Parent and Family Engagement.
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: