Weekly Updates May 17, 2020


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Weekly Updates

May 17, 2020

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios!

We wish our VAPA students all the best as they continue taking Advanced Placement Exams this week.

We will have a virtual Coffee With the Principal on Friday, May 22, at 10 am. Our virtual Open House will be Tuesday, May 26, at 2 pm. Zoom Meet links for both events will be posted on our social media sites and website.


I encourage our seniors to go to their page on our website https://bit.ly/2020vapa

We are coming down to the end of the year! At this time we have tentatively set June 5 as the day for seniors to come to school and return textbooks, library books, pay any outstanding debts, and return technology, uniforms, and equipment. We have also set aside this day for students to pick-up caps and gowns and awards after turning in their clearance sheet.

We will have a virtual Senior Awards and Recital presented via YouTube Premier on June 10 at 2 pm. The deadline to submit recital videos is Thursday, June 4. Our Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation will be Saturday, June 13, at 2 pm, presented via YouTube Premier. We encourage you to watch with your families. The deadline to submit graduation videos is May 22. After the graduation event, diplomas will be mailed to students. Links for both events will be posted on our social media sites and website.

9th-10th-11th GRADERS

Please complete the course request form on the Schoology Group for your grade. Classes and master schedule will be finalized soon followed by enrolling students in classes. Please on attending summer school if you are missing any classes and counselors will enroll you.


Our letters and calls for accepted students go out this week. We welcome our newest VAPA Tigers, the Class of 2024, to our wonderful school! More info including the welcome letter and process to sign-up for classes is on our website. You may also go to www.bit.ly/vapa2024


The district Open Enrollment and the Zone of Choice One-Time Transfer Window has opened and closes May 29. Please tell a friend or refer a family with an 8th grade student. Our goal is to maintain or grow our enrollment by the Fall so we can keep all of our programs and wonderful educators at VAPA! Also, any student who would like to transfer to VAPA as One-time Transfer, need to start the process at their current school. Any students who are requesting a One-time Transfer from VAPA, the relevant information is on our website at www.vapalegacy.com and online website at www.bit.ly/vapaonline.

Please check the LAUSD website at www.lausd.net , the VAPA website at www.vapalegacy.com , or www.bit.ly/vapaonline for updates and information. You may also go to www.bit.ly/vaparequestenglish and www.bit.ly/vaparequestspanish , call 323-596-7531, or send me an e-mail to etrimis@lausd.net .

Please be careful and be safe. I will see you at school online.

Take care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month celebrates the collective accomplishments of Asian Pacific Americans who comprise many ethnic groups with diverse backgrounds, histories, languages and cultures. Board Rule 1102. http://asianpacificheritage.gov/

Foster Care Month shines a light on the experiences of youth in foster care. https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth

Labor History Month encourages schools to make pupils aware of the role the labor movement has played in shaping California and the United States. Ed Code 51009.

Mental Health Awareness Month is designated to provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. https://www.thenationalcouncil.org

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month encourages all Americans to take part in regular physical activity and increase their knowledge about the health benefits of exercise. http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/

Safe Jobs for Youth Month informs young workers of their rights and responsibilities as they enter the workforce. http://youngworkers.org/

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