December 3, 2017
Dec. 3, 2017
Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! Tuesday is a shortened day. ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! El martes es un día acortado.
We have only 2 weeks left in the Fall semester as students are preparing for finals, end-of the semester performances, and final class projects. This is an excellent time for students to meet with their teachers to be sure they are clear on what they need to do to be successful in every class.
We continue to have some challenges with student tardiness and absences. Please remember that school starts promptly at 8:30 am and students are expected to begin their class and seated when the late bell rings at 8:30 am. This may be the latest starting time I have seen in every LAUSD high school so I would expect every student to be on time. Some high schools start before 7:30 am. This is a schedule we can look at for next year if it would encourage students to get to school on time. Realize that Homeroom is a graded class.
As we get closer to the Winter Break, we have seen an increase in some students making poor choices in terms of their behavior in class. My expectation is every student will do their best to follow the directions of their teachers and that all teachers and students will display mutual respect for one another through the end of the Fall semester in two weeks and in the new calendar year.
Congratulations to all students who performed in the Winter Fest-Music show last Friday. Special thanks to directors Karla Kim and Andrew Yamaguchi and to technical director Miguel Delgado and his crew and videographer Nick Adolfo and his crew. Both Mr. Adolfo’s and Mr. Delgado’s programs are funded in part from federal Perkins and CTE funds. I hope you will join us for Winter Fest this week on December 8 when we feature our students in the Dance Program, at 6:30 pm.
We are now officially in the Winter Sports season which includes boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, and girls water polo. Please come out and support our teams for our home and/or away games.
This is a reminder that the Zone of Choice school selection process is underway. We have already started planning recruitment events at our feeder middle schools. Our enrollment is still under capacity. If we can enroll a few more students, we will qualify for additional teachers. Please spread the word to friends and family who may be looking for a school placement. I would love to share our amazing school with more students. We are planning to open a magnet center in Fall, 20198, with recruitment beginning Fall, 2018, which will boost enrollment.
A reminder to students to be aware of new clubs, auditions, and other opportunities by listening to morning announcements, fliers on our bulletin boards, and checking our website and social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook which are linked on the website at www.vapalegacy.com
That’s it for now. Have a great week and I’ll see you at school!
Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal