Thor's Report

August 7, 2022

Some things have changed, some things have not

School Procedures

There is important information about school procedures that you and your student will need to know for the first days of school.

We have quite a few new faces in our school administrative team. Click the LINK to meet the new folks.

Closed Campus

All GUHSD schools are closed campuses. This means that once students arrive at school they may not leave the campus until their school day has been completed.

Only people with school business to conduct may be on campus and must immediately check in at the Receptionist’s desk upon their arrival. In emergencies, parents should call the attendance office and make arrangements for the students to leave early.

Students are advised that they will not be allowed to receive lunches and other packages during the school day. This includes deliveries of food from “Uber Eats”, “Grub Hub” or similar, as well as deliveries of balloons, flowers, or birthday gifts.

Student Drop-off

  • East Lot/Student Lot- Drop-off and Pick-up areas
  • Staff Lot/Bus Circle - No student drop-off. Reserved for Staff and approved Special Education students.
  • Student Lot- Driving students may park in the lot without a permit until mid-August.
  • Waiting Area- Students needing a spot to wait for a class or waiting to be picked up can enjoy our Science Plaza.
  • KEEP TRAFFIC MOVING INTO CAMPUS. We do not allow drop offs on the access road, near the east lawn. Dropping off in this location creates a traffic back up at our entry and disrupts other families.

Parking Permits/Start Smart

All students must complete the CHP Start Smart class prior to obtaining a parking permit; the schedule is on the school website.

Only vehicles registered in the student’s or parent’s name, with proof of insurance in the vehicle, will be permitted to park on campus. Drivers must also be in possession of a valid California Driver’s License. Parking stickers can be obtained before or after school and during lunch or break from any campus supervisor.

Students will not be allowed to go to their cars during class to retrieve or drop off items because the parking lot is out of bounds. Law Enforcement will make random, periodic stops at Valhalla.

Students who park in the staff or visitor areas may lose parking privileges, have vehicles removed, and/or receive a citation from the deputy. Students parking in Handicapped Zones, Fire Lanes, and No Parking Zones will be cited and possibly towed, receive a Saturday School assignment, or possible loss of privileges on campus for the remainder of the year.

Parking Permit Registration (Click link)

Start Smart Dates: 8/23, 9/27. 10/25, 11/17

Where: Library

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Lunch Areas

The lunch boundaries have changed this year. Students will no longer be allowed to eat lunch out in front of the school or on the East Lawn. Students will also no longer be able to eat or hang out in the building outside of the cafeteria area. All students will need to be out back by the pool and science buildings. We have added shade sails and additional tables. Students will also be able to hang out at the basketball courts.

This change was necessary to increase our ability to supervise students and keep them, and our facilities, safe.

Attendance Procedures

  • Please clear absences within 48 hours - you can bring a signed note to the Attendance Office or call and leave a message at (619) 593-5333.
  • Appointments - If students need to leave school early, you can call the attendance office, bring a signed note or walk up to the attendance window. Please allow time for students to be notified.
  • Auto Dialer is Back! If your child is absent for one or more periods, without being verified, your family will receive an automated evening message.
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Schedules will go LIVE in Student Portal on August 7th at 4:00pm.

Counselors will be hosting Schedule Solution Days on Monday, August 8th and Tuesday, August 9th. If students see any issues or want to make a schedule change request (not a guarantee), they can attend their grade level's designated time to speak with a counselor. Please note: we cannot guarantee changes, but we are happy to speak with you to look at possible options.

Solution Days Schedule

12th Grade: August 8th - 9:00 am - 11:30 am

11th Grade: August 8th - 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

10th Grade: August 9th - 9:00 am - 11:30 am

9th Grade: August 9th - 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Enrollment Day

Congrats to our Enrollment Day Raffle Winners:

Jason Clingan, Sarah Cruz & Lana Pham

Stop by the Finance Office during the first week of school to receive your prize!

Did you miss "Enrollment Day" on Saturday, August 6th? Do not worry! We have a plan in place so all incoming 9th graders can have their yearbook/photo ID taken, turn in the documentation, and purchase PE uniforms.

On Friday, August 12th, students can turn in documentation (2 proofs of residency, birth certificate, immunization record) from1:30pm - 3:30pm in the Guidance Center.

Tuesday, August 16th, and Wednesday, August 17th, will be another yearbook/photo ID opportunity. Please note - this is ONLY for students that missed the August 6th Enrollment day!

PE Uniforms can be purchased on the webstore or during the first week of school. You will need to create an account first to do an online purchase.

Freshman Orientation

The Class of 2026 is invited to Freshmen Orientation on Friday, August 12th. This event is hosted by the Valhalla Norsecrew and starts at 7:55am in the Thunderdome (Gym)! Students should wear comfortable clothing, bring water (if desired) and $5 if you want to attend the after party. Please do not bring any backpacks or personal items.

Need more info? Contact Mrs. Franz at

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The Valhalla Webstore allows your to purchase essential school items online. The Webstore has items like:

  • ASB cards - $30
  • PE clothes - shirt $10, shorts $15
  • Yearbooks - $90
  • and spirit items starting from $12

Click HERE to visit the webstore, set up your account and start purchasing Norsemen items today!

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All CIF athletes, cheerleaders, marching band and color guard members must complete the Athletic Clearance process for the 2022-2023 school year. For more information about our clearance process, visit Valhalla's Online Clearance website or Valhalla's Athletic Website.
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The support from the community is vital to Valhalla's Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and makes a BIG difference in the programs the school offers. 100% of membership fees and donations go directly to Valhalla High School and are used directly to benefit students, teachers and the school community.

Click HERE to explore the PTO website and become a member.

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What is AFIF?

You may have received a link to the Annual Family Information Form (AFIF) from the district office. The information collected through the AFIF brings additional funding to Valhalla - which allows us to have additional elective courses, reduce class size and support the many amazing programs we offer our students.

Please take a moment to complete the Annual Family Information Form, click HERE, so we can continue Valhalla's tradition of excellence.