Principal's Corner



Hello Panthers,


I hope you all had an amazing summer and are ready to come back to school!  Although the Covid-19 pandemic began over two years ago, students and teachers are still experiencing the long-term effects of distance learning and there is a need to get students to grade level in all subjects.  PVHS would like all parents to partner with us as we begin this year with a focus to engage every student and have a safe and healthy school year.


Masks- As of today, masks are not required for the SMJUHSD.  We will keep you informed if this changes.


Tablets- PVHS distributes a tablet and charger to every student so they can complete schoolwork.  Students are required to bring their fully charged tablet to school every day.  There are no exceptions, so don’t let your student leave home without it.


Canvas and Aeries- PVHS uses Canvas as our Learning Management System and Aeries as our student information system.  Access buttons and resource information can be found on our website at These programs allows both parents and students to view classes, see grades on completed assignments, and list missing assignments.  We encourage all parents to explore the features and resources on our website so you can monitor the progress of your student.


Our talented staff has high expectations for all students and our counselors will be offering various nighttime meetings to educate families about state and federal expectations, career pathways, and the A-G college ready requirements.  Students who are not meeting academic and behavioral expectations will be required to have a mandatory parent conference and academic plan.


Link Crew orientation is Friday, August 5th from 8:00-1:00 for ninth graders in our gym.  This amazing mentorship program

connects freshmen with upperclassmen and students will do fun activities, access their schedules, and learn to navigate school information from their phones. This positive event is for students only, so no parent attendance please.


PVHS students are expected to model the traits of a Panther as outlined on PRIDE posters displayed throughout the campus.  Our

Panthers are expected to do the right thing all the time and we are looking forward to a great year.


Visit often to see updated calendar information and tons of resources about activities, athletics, and parent educational opportunities.  I look forward to working with you to make your student’s high school experience rich and rewarding.


With Panther Pride,

Mrs. Herrera