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Important Updates from Principal Hanock

Sunday Update for the Week of 10/18/20\

1. LAUSD is now offering free COVID-19 tests to all students and would like to ask parents to make an appointment for an initial test to help us prepare for the opening of school for in-person instruction. Although the date when schools will re-open for in-person instruction is not yet known, taking an initial test now will provide valuable information about the incidence of COVID-19 in our community. Immediately prior to the reopening of schools, all students and staff who will be returning to schools, will be provided with a further, back-to-school, baseline test. Please schedule an appointment for your child at

2. Seniors on Wednesday 10/21/20, during College Lab hours, Ms. Barba will be covering the following topics:
 FAFSA 3:30-4:30
 Common App 4:30-5:00
 Naviance/transcripts 5:00-5:30.
Please come prepared with your 2019 Income Tax information if you would like to complete
your FAFSA/DREAM Act Application.
3. Our VAAS Wellbeing Center has started to offer services once again through its TEEN CALL LINE for issues relating to Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Sexual Health questions, and other counseling resources. If your student needs support, the number is 844-810-0062. Support staff is available M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
4. Finally, our Kennedy/NAHS/VAAS Community of Schools will be hosting its next Town Hall on
October 22 at 4:00 p.m. Attendees can register by going to
Thank you, and have a safe week.

Sunday Update for the Week of 10/11/20

  1. Our Final Drive Thru day for AP exam payment will take place tomorrow, Monday, 10/12, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Also available for pick up will be 2019 Dance Awards, 2019 Achievement Awards, and Art Supplies.
  2. Also taking place will be our October VAAS Town Hall at 9:00 a.m. During the Town Hall, Mr. Tyni will be presenting the 2020-21 School Safe Plan. If you would like to attend this Town Hall Meeting, please check out the access information on Schoology or on our website:

Topic: VAAS Town Hall - October 12th Zoom Invite

Time: Oct 12, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 875 6546 7734

Passcode: 083251

  1. Club Rush is also scheduled for this week on Tuesday, October 13 during period 1 Advisory.  During the Club Rush event, students will learn all about the clubs that are offered as well as their meeting dates and times.
  2. On Wednesday, October 14, our 11th Grade IGP night will be hosted by our VAAS Counseling team. 11th Grade families, please make sure to attend. The access information is available on Schoology and on our website.
  3. And finally, congratulations to our new 2020-21 Athletic Coaches:
  • In Girls’ Basketball – Coach Steve Eshleman
  • In Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball – Coach Normelita Imamoto
  • In Girls’ Soccer – Coach Rogelio Garcia Martinez
  • In Boys’ Baseball – Coach Geroge Burditt

Students who are interested in participating in Athletics this year should contact our Athletic Director Mr. Harris, in preparation for the eventual return of athletics.

Thank you and have a great day