Weekly Newsletter - October 2, 2020
The Wellness Center
Final Changes to Master Class Schedule
We hope that this week's Newsletter finds you all in good health and great spirits. As was mentioned earlier, recent additions in staffing due to increased enrollment require us to balance and even add some classes, ensuring the appropriate number of students are in each class.
Our wonderful Vista HS staff & counselors will continue making schedule changes into next week in an effort to balance class sizes across both virtual and classic models. As a result of this necessary process a number of students' schedules may be changed. Students, please be sure to check your Student Portal on Monday morning to if these operations have affected your schedules. In the event your schedule has been changed, please log into your new course. Your grade from your previous class will follow you to your new course.
We anticipate the changes may cause some frustration, but please know the changes being made are necessary to account for increased enrollment (which is a good thing) coupled with the challenges faced in offering courses in both classic and virtual environments. Thank you for your patience and support!
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Student Distance Learning Security Issues and Procedures
Due to security reasons expect teachers to AUTHENTICATE students when participating in a ZOOM meeting
Therefore, ONLY use your school email and login information, not personal emails and...
You will ONLY be allowed to "enter" a ZOOM classroom if you use your student email address
Email your teacher if you have issues logging in with your student email address
Students who willfully attempt to enter a ZOOM or other VHS virtual classroom using a false email address or screen name may be removed from online participation and/or be subject to administrative disciplinary action.
Password or other technical issues? Let your teacher know, contact the front office, contact VUSD IT Dept. at 760-726-2170 Ext. 92500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Expectations in Online Virtual Environment
Students will be held to the same mutually respectful behavioral standards in virtual classrooms as they would be in actual "brick and mortar" on-campus classrooms.
Check school email accounts and/or Canvas daily for updated information for each class.
Complete assignments and assessments assigned by each teacher
Attendance will be taken daily- check with your teacher(s) to understand the procedures
Submit all work in a timely manner
Respond to communication from each teacher
Students and families can follow us on Instagram at @vhsasb, Twitter at @VHSPanthers, and Facebook at @vhsasb.
Yearbook photos will need to be submitted directly to the staff until we return on campus. You can upload pictures at images.jostens.com, and the userid is 415474137.
Did you miss picture day? Contact Gerardy Photography at 760-747-2263(local office) or at 1-800-298-7770(main line) or email them at www.gerardyphoto.com to get a retake for the yearbook and ID photo.
Senior Yearbook Portraits
Seniors MUST have a portrait taken through Keane Studios if they want a portrait featured in the yearbook. Seniors should go to www.keaneseniors.com to reserve a date for their senior portrait. On-campus dates will be announced based on current health orders. Seniors CANNOT use an outside photographer for the yearbook. The deadline will be before winter break, so time is limited.
Senior Spirit Wear
Seniors can order their shirts/hoodies at the VHS webstore. The first order deadline is October 23rd, and an announcement will be made once those orders are received. Shirts are $18, and hoodies are $38.
Graduation Announcements & Cap/Gowns
Please be on the lookout Monday Sept. 28 for an extremely important email AND text message from Jostens regarding the order process for graduation items. These items include graduation announcements, class jewelry, senior keepsakes, and most importantly your cap and gown. Due to current government restrictions we will not be able to host our annual campus order options so Jostens is opening up the option to order online or at their office in Poway. If you have any questions once you receive the information from Jostens please call their local Jostens office at 858-486-2020, or email our Jostens rep at email@example.com. If you'd like to see how other seniors are celebrating their senior status follow us on Instagram (<- just click). We will be giving away senior gear throughout the year!
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Jostens Poway Service Center
12455 Poway Road Ste E
Poway CA 92064
Seniors! College and Post Secondary Planning Guide from our Counselors!
Our Community Liaison can assist with this at 760-726-5611 ext 71047. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Counseling & Social Emotional Resources
Vista Virtual Wellness Center:
College and Career Center
760-726-5611 Extension 71055
College & Career Google Classrooms
While about 70% of students are in the classrooms already, some are not, and it's best to have them sign-up so they don't miss out. Make sure to check-in several times a week to see new posts if you don't have notifications turned on. If you have juniors or seniors - you *really* need for them to be in these. Take a moment and make sure they are signed up using the codes below:
Instructor's Class Code : 5yjzrhz
Senior - Class of 2021 : po7z6vk
Junior - Class of 2022 : cq44gyt
Sophomore - Class of 2023 : bdgaxhn
Freshman - Class of 2024 : 7dw4odv