November 4, 2020
Parent Newsletter
Valley Lutheran students will once again be collecting items to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The packing party will take place on November 20th. Check out this video for an overview of this important ministry!
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12
Need to Know
First Quarter Grades
First quarter grades have been emailed to parents and students using the email address on file with the school.

The email subject will be First Quarter Grades. If you do not see this email in your inbox, please check your SPAM folder before contacting Valley. If you do not have a current email on file, you may need to reach out to us.

If you do not receive an email, please contact School Counselor Mrs. Lindsay Mueller for assistance.
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
Parent-Teacher-Student conferences are available on Wednesday, November 11th in the evening by appointment only. Families wishing to set up a conference should contact Mrs. Lindsay Mueller at or by calling the school office by Monday, November 9th by 4pm.
  • Parents and their student will have the opportunity to meet with all of their student's teachers together in a socially distanced setting. We absolutely encourage students to attend.
  • All participants are asked to wear a mask while in the building, per local Health Department mandates. Furniture will be sanitized in between each conference by school staff.
  • If an in-person conference is not appropriate for medical reasons, but you would still like to arrange a conference, please contact Mrs. Mueller to make other arrangements. 
Calendar Change
NO SCHOOL on November 13, 2020! Students will not report to school. Students will not have online coursework for the day either.

All teachers will have a work day and report to school for the entire day. There will be work for teachers to do that day, so they will not be available to provide lessons to students or provide learning support for online instruction.
Weather Related School Closures
In the event of a school closure for weather related emergencies, notifications will go out in the following ways and order:
  1. Remind text message to all parents and students
  2. VLHS webpage notification
  3. Notification of all news/media outlets
  4. Constant Contact email

These notifications will also indicate whether or not the day will be an e-Learning Day. On e-Learning days, students will need to check Google Classroom for instructions on each of their courses.

Please be sure that you have signed up for a Remind text message. Please see instructions below:

To sign up for email alerts, go to code and follow the instructions.

To sign up, send a text message to the number 81010, with the bolded text for your list:
Seniors - Class of 2021
Students - @21vlstu
Parents - @21vlpar

Juniors - Class of 2022
Students - @22vlstu
Parents - @22vlpar

Sophomores - Class of 2023
Students - @23vlstu
Parents - @23vlpar

Freshmen - Class of 2024
Students - @24vlstu
Parents - @24vlpar

Senior Pictures and Yearbook Information
The deadline for senior pictures has been moved to the end of November. Please watch both of the following videos for more information concerning senior pictures, yearbook ads, and name stamping. Any yearbook questions can be directed to Mrs. Blake at

Get Involved
Booster Club Fruit Sale
We have contacted the supplier with our disappointment in the quality the past several years. They have promised to return to sending us the good quality fruit we used to get.
Orders will be accepted through November 10th!
  • Navel Oranges, Pink Grapefruit, Mandarins, and Mixed Boxes will be sold in 20 lb. and 40 lb. boxes.
  • The fruit will be boxed bulk, with no trays, except Citrus Delight.
  • ALL fruit will be from FLORIDA! (Not California)
Fruit will be distributed December 3rd, 4th and 5th. Call the office at 989.790.1676 for more details.
Parents in Prayer
Parents in Prayer is looking for more prayer troops to join us! We will be meeting on the following Wednesdays from 8-9:30 am: Nov. 11th, Nov. 18th, and Dec. 9th in the Track Barn (the building at the north end of the football stadium). COVID rules will not keep us from praying! We can wrap up by 9am if requested.  Please dress for the weather. Direct any questions or prayer requests to Carla Belill at 989.295.3018 or at
Invite an 8th grader to Winter Information Night
The format has changed, but the message is the same: Valley Lutheran is a place where students belong and excel! If you know a family with an 8th grader, invite them to our Winter Information Night taking place Thursday, December 3rd., for a station-based small group experience beginning at 6pm. Future Chargers and their families will have a chance to tour new spaces and meet with school leaders. Click here to register for a time slot. Contact Admission Counselor Amy Cooper at or 989.790-1676, ext. 40 for more information or questions. 
Booster Club Apparel Sale
Boosters have a new winter/Christmas apparel sale started! The store is up and ready and will run through Monday November 16th. Orders will be in December 2nd in plenty of time for Christmas. Order through this link: There is a gift option available. If you need further information, contact Lynn Herzberger at
Note from the Executive Director
Dear Parents,

We have recently had a number of students quarantined due to being in close contact with a Covid-19 positive person. I want to be clear that NONE of these contacts have happened at school. All of them have occurred outside of school. We have now had just three positive Covid-19 cases in our student body. Please remain vigilant with outside of school activities and contacts as this can directly impact school attendance for students. Our existing protocols have been working quite well, and I continue to pray that students and families remain healthy through this pandemic.

In Christ,

Julian Petzold, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Guidance Corner
Scores from the October 14th testing will be released within the next month. Release dates vary depending on the exam taken. To see scores, students should log into their CollegeBoard account on or after the release date. Students who have never accessed scores online should create a CollegeBoard account and save their login information somewhere safe. Don’t forget to link your score to Khan Academy for personalized and targeted SAT practice! 

SAT with Essay
Class of 2021
November 9, 2020
Classes of 2022, 2023
December 07-09, 2020
Class of 2024
December 14, 2020 (approximately)

PE CREDIT WAIVERS (CLASS OF 2022, 2023, & 2024)
As the Fall sports season comes to a close, it is a good time to get coaches signatures and turn in a PE Credit Waiver. Extra forms can be found in the front office. 

Seniors, don’t forget about the list of scholarship resources at Scholarships are coming in frequently and the list is updated weekly. Do not be shy on your applications - every little activity counts. If you need help or have questions, see Mrs. Mueller.

While we pray that you and your family will never need use of resources on drug-use, we do want to make you aware of what is available to parents and families. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has a website dedicated to providing resources for families at no cost. Check them out at

Mrs. Mueller’s Virtual Office - 
Khan Academy (free test prep) -

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Valley Vision.
Mission Statement
Valley Lutheran High School believes that Christ is the foundation of our school and everything that we do. We prepare our students as children of God academically, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually to serve in the world today and tomorrow.

Julian Petzold
Valley Lutheran High School