September 11th, 2022
Homecoming Week is a special time across the country for high schools, colleges, and universities. Valhalla is no exception to this. We have rich tradition lasting over 48 years and many of our alumni are still in the community with their own children part of the Orange Nation. There will be lots of activities this week culminating in our Homecoming Football game where your Norsemen take on the Sultans of Santana with fireworks at halftime and the crowning of the Homecoming Court. The HOCO dance will be Saturday evening at the school. I am looking forward to a great week and hope to see all of you on Friday!
VALHALLA HOMECOMING 2022 - “FESTIVALS” 9/12-9/17
Orange Nation Community -
Homecoming 2022 is next week! We are very excited to celebrate our amazing school through a series of daily spirit events and wanted to let you know that on Friday 9/16 we will be shooting off 3 minutes of fireworks at the halftime of our football game. Also, from 7-10 PM on Saturday 9/17 we will be having our dance outside on our campus.
Thanks for being our neighbor since 1974!
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!?!?!?!?
Loss of Privilege (LOP)
Attendance and behavior are a priority at Valhalla High School. There is a direct correlation between student achievement, behavior, and attendance. Every day missed is a lost opportunity for students to learn. In addition, students who are assigned detention or other consequences for school violations must fulfill their consequences.
Students are placed on the LOP list if they have:
more than 10 period truancies (There is a difference between an ¨explained¨ absence [called in by the parent so the student is not truant but still requiring under California Ed Code that we ask students to attend school to ¨make up” the attendance time] and a truancy [student should be in school and either willfully does not attend or there is no parent contact to the Attendance office within 72 hours of the absence].
failed to serve assigned detention(s)
had a significant behavior incident or has excessive tardiness as discussed with you by an Administrator
NEW Tardy Policy
It is important for your child to be on time to class. Students miss out on vital information and instruction when they arrive tardy to class. Starting this week, students tardy to class 3 or more times in a week will be assigned lunch detention.
Please impress upon your student the importance of arriving to class on time.
Summer 2023 Travel Opportunities for Students
We have Six Counselors!
If you haven't had a chance to see the counselor caseload breakdown yet for the 2022-2023 school year, please take a look. Most students will remain with their same counselor, but there have been a few shifts.
The counselors' alpha breakdown by last name is as follows:
- A-Ba: Mrs. Kissel
- Be-F: Mrs. Watt (formerly Feltch)
- G-Kh: Mrs. Ruiz
- Ki-N: Mrs. DeFoney
- O-Sh: Ms. Ziegenbein
- Si-Z: Ms. Holechek
College and Financial Aid Help
Join the California Scholarship Federation!
Hello parents! The CSF fall application cycle is starting! We are doing the applications differently this year. Instead of it being a digital application, the process will take place on paper. The color-coded applications (green for juniors and blue for seniors) will be in Mr. Wall's room (101). Applications are due Wednesday, September 21 at 3:30 pm.
If your student has a question about the application process, there will be three meetings in Mr. Wall's room (101) where they can ask for guidance:
- Tuesday, September 13 at 3:40 pm
- Wednesday, September 14 at lunch
- Thursday, September 15 at 8 am
This application cycle is only open to current juniors and seniors.
Completing a Survey Gives Valhalla $$$
Please take a moment to complete the Annual Family Information Form, click HERE, so we can continue Valhalla's tradition of excellence.
Students can purchase insurance for their Chromebook!
All plans must be purchased from the Finance Office or WEBSTORE by September 23rd. New Students have 30 days to purchase a plan.
We are still accepting members
What is a PTO, you say? PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. We are the awesome group of parents who volunteer our time to work closely with Valhalla staff. We serve the community of Valhalla~ YOU and YOUR students!!
Why should I get involved in High School? My kids are old now.
Academic Achievement and Good Behavior: Studies show that students whose parents are involved in their education tend to do better academically and in their behavior.
Communication: High Schoolers don’t always share what happens at school. Involved parents know what happens.
Maturity: Kids brains are still developing, and they can benefit from our guidance.
Last Time: High School is the last place you will have the ability to participate in your child’s schooling
Making the Community Better: Supporting the school will benefit the entire community.
What Does PTO Support
Support Various Programs at VHS
Sponsor/Organize Baccalaureate for Seniors
Facilitate/Organize Grad Night for Seniors Scholarship Awards for Seniors (8 total)
Volunteer at School Events
Hospitality Luncheons for Staff
Donations to Counseling, i.e. Relaxation Room, Snacks for Testing
Support the school with Safety and Safety Week
Support the school by communicating with administration and staff
Best Part: 100% of your donation stays at Valhalla!!