Panther Press

Weekly Newsletter - Mar. 26, 2021

Classic Students Return Five Days a Week!

Happy Spring Break Panther Community,

The Panther Staff is thrilled to announce that upon return from spring break, our Classic students will be attending classes five days per week. With yet, another change, we are going to be returning to the original bell schedule we started the year with. When we return from spring break on April 5th, we will start with single periods on Monday, April 5 followed by block periods Tuesday through Friday. Periods 1, 3, 5 will be on Tuesday and Thursday and Periods 2, 4, 6 will be Wednesday and Friday.

All “Classic” students will return to school on April 5, 2021. If you are a classic student with virtual classes, you will once again have the option to attend these classes on campus in a proctored environment OR you can choose to take these courses off campus by completing the Parent Permission Form click here.

When students return to campus five days per week, it is imperative they follow all COVID protocols including maintaining social distancing (no less than 3 feet), wearing masks at all times, washing hands frequently, and staying home in the event any potential COVID symptoms arise.

We strongly encourage all students and parents to read their email a day or two before April 5th to get updates about our reopening that may arise over the next week. More information about our opening will likely be sent via email to families by Sunday, April 4, 2021.

There are undoubtedly questions about end of year activities including graduation from our community. More information will be provided about activities and events on, and associated with campus after spring break.

Our sincere hope is that this is the last major adjustment for the year. On behalf of the entire staff we offer our great appreciation to all of our families for all you are doing and have done to manage this pandemic and the impact on public education.

On behalf of the entire Panther Community, we wish you all a restful and rejuvenating spring break.

VHS Administration

¡Los estudiantes clásicos regresan cinco días a la semana!

Felices vacaciones de primavera, familias de VHS,

El personal de VHS se complace en anunciar que al regresar de las vacaciones de primavera, nuestros estudiantes de modelo Clásico asistirán a clases cinco días a la semana. Con otro cambio más, volveremos al horario de campana original con el que comenzamos el año escolar. Cuando regresemos de las vacaciones de primavera el 5 de abril, comenzaremos con todos los períodos el lunes 5 de abril, seguidos de períodos de bloque de martes a viernes. Los períodos 1, 3 y 5 serán los martes y jueves y los períodos 2, 4 y 6 serán los miércoles y viernes.

Todos los estudiantes "Clásicos" regresarán a la escuela el 5 de abril de 2021. Si eres un estudiante clásico con clases virtuales, nuevamente tendrás la opción de asistir a estas clases en el plantel escolar en un entorno supervisado O puedes optar por tomar estas clases fuera del plantel completando el Formulario de Permiso del Padre yendo aquí click here

Cuando los estudiantes regresen al plantel cinco días a la semana, es imperativo que sigan todos los protocolos de COVID, incluido el mantenimiento del distanciamiento social (no menos de 3 pies), usar máscaras en todo momento, lavarse las manos con frecuencia y quedarse en casa en caso de mostrar posibles síntomas de COVID.

Recomendamos encarecidamente a todos los estudiantes y padres que lean su correo electrónico uno o dos días antes del 5 de abril para recibir información actualizada sobre nuestra reapertura que pueda surgir durante la próxima semana. Es probable que se envíe más información sobre nuestra apertura por correo electrónico a las familias antes del domingo 4 de abril de 2021.

Sin duda, hay preguntas sobre las actividades de fin de año, incluida la graduación de nuestros estudiantes. Se proporcionará más información sobre las actividades y eventos asociados con el plantel después de las vacaciones de primavera.

Nuestra más sincera esperanza es que este sea el último ajuste importante del año. En nombre de todo el personal, ofrecemos nuestro agradecimiento a todas nuestras familias por todo lo que están haciendo y han hecho para manejar esta pandemia y el impacto en la educación pública.

En nombre de toda la comunidad de VHS, les deseamos a todos unas vacaciones de primavera relajantes y rejuvenecedoras.

Administración de VHS

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Vista Unified School District Community Updates

Please click the picture to read the latest update!

Spanish Version

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Spring Break!!

There is no school from March 29 through April 2 for Spring Break!

We wish you a restful and happy week off!

New Official VHS Instagram Page!

Please check our new Instagram Page for updates and information @officialvistahs

Decision Tree Guidelines

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Linda Rhoades COVID-19 Testing Site

Click HERE for more information. Please click HERE for additional testing sites!

Free Tutoring!

Free tutoring and homework is available every weekday beginning at 2:45 pm. As part of Panthers After Hours, VHS teachers and tutors are here to help students with course content and assignments, and we can also help students get organized and make a plan to prioritize what needs done. Don't wait until the work becomes overwhelming! Even if you just want to chat to another human being while you do your homework, come check us out!

To join the Zoom tutorial sessions, join the Canvas class at this link

or email Mrs. Camplisson

VHS Athletics

Click on images below for more information!

Vista High Golf Team Online Auction

Did you know that most all High Schools in America have both Boys and Girls Golf teams? Most of these programs receive little to no funding and these athletes must pay for their own travel, equipment and uniforms. VHS has both Boys and Girls Golf teams, and due to COVID-19 these teams lost their season and were unable to hold their 2020 Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser.

Luckily, both teams have begun to play again and they are asking for your help with a new online fundraiser!

Online Auction Dates:

Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8:00am through Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:00pm.

You can view the Auction at:

Football is Back!!

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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

Girls and Boys Water Polo

Girls and Boys Water Polo starts up mid April 2021! VHS is looking for all skill levels and newcomers! Please register HERE. Once registered watch your email for important details and information!

Interested in Joining ASB Next year?

Any students interested in being a part of ASB next year, please check out our ASB page for applications and a detailed description of each position available.

Applications for ASB class officers and class members are due Friday, April 2nd. Applications and information can be found at

Senior Hoodies - Final Order Deadline TODAY!!!!

Seniors, the FINAL order deadline for Senior Hoodies will be Friday, March 19, 2021. Get them at Finance or the school’s VHS Webstore.

Senior Graduation Announcements Pick Up

Seniors: If Jostens contacted you regarding your graduation announcements, and you were advised to pick them up last week, the remaining, uncollected orders are now in Finance. Please come pick them up before 3pm any school day. See list of students here.

Need Senior Info?

Seniors, Be sure to check our Senior Information page on our website. We will continue to add important dates, announcements, and news as we get closer to graduation.

LGBTQ Support!

Any LGBTQ students who would like to join a supportive group, please contact Ms. Al-Shamma in the counseling office.

Help with Yearbook!

The yearbook is almost finished! If you still want to contribute a quote or photo, visit our webpage, and complete one of the remaining google forms!


Discounts at Friar Tux!
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New Panther Primetime YouTube Channel

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

College Visits

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.

College Visits


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.

Scholarship Bulletin

Are you interested in starting your own scholarship or have one to promote to our students? Please contact Mr. Soderback (


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 (

Click on the VIP link above for more information on navigating the Vista Unified School District's virtual world! Get help with Canvas, Academics, Social/Emotional issues and more!
Benefits of Becoming a Parent Observer in Canvas

Click on the above YouTube Video to see the benefits of observing your student in Canvas.

Are you interested in viewing your student's grades, attendance, demographic information and more? Log on to your Parent Portal by clicking above if you already have an account or create a new account! Directions for Parent Portal linked here!

Parent Portal Directions - English

Parent Portal Directions - Spanish

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

VHS Family Survey

Parents and guardians, we value your input and ask that you take a short survey...Thank you!

California Department of Education Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

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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)

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

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:

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We would LOVE to hear from you!


If you have questions, comments, concerns or requests for information you would like to see in the newsletter, please let us know by clicking on the link above. We appreciate your input!
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Vista High School Honor V Awards

Each year Vista High School celebrates Honor V.

The Honor “V” Awards originated in 1984, with the first honoree being the late Tony Duran.

Since that time, specially selected individuals are honored each year that have contributed to VHS students and the community over a significant period of time.

Following the ceremony, the awardees’ names are engraved on a perpetual plaque and are on permanent display in the Honor “V” Quad at Vista High School.

The Honor V award is the highest award recognized each year at Vista High School.

This Year we are happy to announce that our 2020 Honor V Recipients are :

Sandi Barnes

Theresa McMahon

Tammie Wood

Beverly Taylor

Michelle Gibson

Congratulations to our 2020 Honor V Recipients. We thank you for your dedication and service to our students, staff and school community.

San Diego County Office of Ed School Social Works and Recognition Program Winner

The San Diego Office of Education hosted the first annual School Social Work Awards and Recognition Program; “Resiliency of School Social Workers: Impacting Meaningful Change in Challenging Times" on March 11, 2021.

Our very own, Maria Al-Shamma is the very first recipient of the Social Worker of the Year for San Diego County. Maria is such a blessing to our school and to our community! Congratulations on this well deserved honor!

Classic Students Back Five Days a Week!

On Tuesday, March 23rd, the Vista Unified School Board voted unanimously to return middle and high school students who chose Vista Classic to full-time in-person learning five days a week starting after spring break on April 5, 2021. Please read the latest Community Update below for more information.

Vista Unified School District Community Updates

Please click picture to see the latest update!

Spanish Version