Panther Press - First Day of School

August 18, 2021

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Principal's Letter

Hello Panther Families,

In preparation for the start of school on Wednesday, August 18th would like to share a few important pieces of information:

When we return to school current protocols require students and staff to wear masks while indoors in any facility, building or during indoor school-sponsored events. There are no social distancing requirements but it is still good practice to keep space between all staff and students while on campus.

We are excited to engage students in culture building activities each of the first 3 days of school with the intent to ensure students' comfort coming back to school, creating a common experience for all students, and working to build relationships and connections across the campus. Students will attend all of their class periods on August 18, 19 and 20. See below for the bell schedule for the first two weeks.

We would like to especially welcome our incoming 9th grade class as well as new students to our school in grades 10, 11 and 12. We hope that you will find a home here at Vista High School. This panther community established in 1938 continues a rich tradition of academic, athletic and creative excellence. We value each and every one of our students and the members of our Panther community.

If you need assistance with changing your class schedule please use this Schedule Change Request Form.

We are so excited to see everyone back on campus! Have a great year and Go Big Red!

David Jaffe , Principal

Need Your Class Schedule?

Student schedules will be available in both Aeries Parent and Student Portals. Just click on the Dashboard page and scroll down. Your classes and room assignments will be shown there.

Parent and Student Portal

School Map!

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First Two Weeks Bell Schedule Aug. 18 - Aug. 27

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Important - Reopening Information!

As a reminder, face masks are required for all students and staff when inside a classroom, on a school bus, or indoors at any school setting before, during and after school!

Please click on the picture below for more information on Reopening.

Welcome to the 2021/2022 School Year at Vista Unified!

Click below to see a message from our Superintendent and School Board members!

Spanish Version

Welcome Back To School

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!

Covid-19 Decision Tree for the new year!

Please click on this LINK to view the new decision tree!

Vista Unified School District Community Updates

Please click the picture to read the latest update!

Spanish Version

VHS Athletics

Click on images below for more information!

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

Cool School Swag!

The Finance office is open before school, during lunch and after school to purchase items!
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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

California Department of Education Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

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:

Suggestion Box

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!

Welcome Back, Panthers!

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First Day of School is August 18, 2021!

We look forward to having all of our students back on campus for the 2021 - 2022 school year! August 18, 19 and 20 will run from 7:30am to 2:20pm and each day will be all class periods.

District School Calendar 2021-2022