Dear Seahawk Students, Families, and Community,
It is difficult to believe that it is already the middle of August and school is about to begin. I sincerely hope that your summer so far has been amazing and restful. And we wanted to provide you some details that might assist in your planning and preparing for the upcoming school year.
The school’s main office will be open from this period forward, and the school’s counselors and administrators will be available most days should you have questions or need additional information regarding the start of school. We want to ensure that the start of school this year is smooth.
This year Peninsula’s Open House will be held on September 25th. Our College and Career fair will be held from 5pm – 6:30pm and the open house will begin at 6:30pm – 8:00pm. All students and parents are welcome to attend, and I encourage you to attend with your student(s).
The remainder of this newsletter contains other important information to assist in getting ready for the new school year. As a staff we look forward to investing in the success of each student with the shared purpose of graduating our students both career and college ready.
Truly, I look forward to meeting and working with you through the school year, and please feel free to email, call or stop in if you have questions or if we can provide additional information that might make your schooling experience better.
Joe Potts, Ph.D.
STUDENT SCHEDULES: Schedules will be available online shortly through parent portal. If there is an issue with your student’s schedule once they are live, please fill out a schedule change request HERE. Schedule change requests will be processed as soon as possible, between district meetings and new student enrollments. Be sure to review your schedule the night before school starts, as change to the master schedule can occur at the last minute.
A-C: Molly Copeland
D-Hn: Erin Ho
Ho-Mi: Missy Lichau
Mj-Se: Alison Hughes
Sf-Z: Peggy Cooper
SEAHAWK 101: Our new student orientation is on Friday, August 23rd. Freshmen AND new students to the school are welcome. Seahawk 101 will be time to sign up for clubs/sports, get ASB cards/school pictures, tour the school, get a locker, and attend workshops to prepare students for academic and student life. Students who attend will get a free spirit shirt and breakfast. Please register HERE
BOOKKEEPER: All purchases can be done online with the exception of parking passes. Click HERE for online bookkeeper. You will need student ID # and last name to login. Bookkeeper hours are 9:00-2:00 every day for the remainder of the summer. Any class fees will not be posted until early September. Seniors- Yearbook Senior Salutes can now be purchased online and are $5 off during the month of August.
PARKING: Parking permits will be available for sale through the bookkeeper for $40 on Tuesday, August 20th from 8:00-11:00 for Seniors and 12:00-3:00 for Juniors. Permits can ONLY be purchased in person at the Bookkeeper’s window. Permits are on a first-come-first served basis. Permits are only available to seniors and juniors and are required in order to park on the PHS campus. Vehicles found parking on campus without a parking permit are subject to a fine.
SPORTS: Sports registration is currently open on Family ID. Register HERE
8/21 First day of Football practices
8/23 Family ID will close for initial clearances. Students will need to register prior to this date in order to ensure they are cleared for the first day of sports.
8/26 First day for all Fall sports. Family ID will re-open at 10:00am on this day to allow for late registration in non-cut sports such as Girls Swim & Dive, Boys Tennis, Cross Country & Boys Water Polo.
SCHOOL PICTURES: We are lucky to be working with a new photo company (B&B School Pictures) for the 2019-2020 school year. Freshmen will take their school picture at Seahawk 101 on August 23rd. The rest of the student body will take their picture on Thursday, September 5th during their English classes. Students will also receive their ASB card during this time. To prepay for photos online click HERE
SCHOOL NURSE: Jocelyn Hanson our school nurse will be in the building August 26th & 27th from 7:30-3:30. If your child has medication or health plan at school, please ensure that all necessary documents are signed by you and/or your school nurse before the start of school. Feel free to call or email her if you have any questions- email@example.com 253-530-4423
OPEN/CLOSED CAMPUS: The PHS campus is an open campus for juniors and seniors who have completed the Off-Campus Form and have been approved. The first three weeks of school PHS will be a CLOSED campus for ALL students to allow for this process. This form will be available on our website. Only juniors and seniors with a 2.0 GPA or above have this privilege. Stickers will be provided for ASB cards.
PENINSULA HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE: We invite you to visit our WEBSITE often. You can also find altered schedule information under the daily bulletin. This is especially helpful if you have a Running Start student. It keeps you informed about what’s happening at school. Check the calendar for important dates such as testing dates, early dismissals, parent meetings, senior timelines, sporting events and community forums and altered schedules. A list of staff email addresses can also be found there.
UPDATE YOUR PARENT PORTAL: Please make sure you update your Parent Portal contact information. If your address changes during the year, please update your information in parent portal as we do mail home important information on occasion. Provide valid work and cell phone numbers so we can reach you if there is an emergency concerning your student during school hours. It is important that you include a valid email address. We use this as one of the ways to communicate important information to you.
COLLEGE/CAREER FAIR: Please plan to attend the College & Career Fair before Open House on September 25th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the PHS Gym. There will be representatives from community colleges, 4-year colleges, technical colleges, apprenticeship programs, the military & more.
OPEN HOUSE: Don’t forget to bring your student’s schedule with you to determine which classes to visit! Our traditional Open House for parents will be held on September 25th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. We strongly urge all parents to attend so that you can receive a general overview of all of your child’s classes. Also, this provides you with an excellent opportunity to meet teachers and open the lines of communication.
PHS GEAR: Our Fall Store is now open and full of awesome PHS apparel. The store will close September 5th and your order will arrive at the end of September. Purchase your spirit gear HERE
NEW STAFF: Please join us in welcoming our new staff for the 2019-2020 school year:
Dr. Joe Potts—Principal
Christine Akamatsu—Physical Education
*This is developing document. Please check the website for daily updates and additions.
First Day of School: August 28
Labor Day/No School: September 2
Picture Day: September 5
College/Career Fair 5:00-6:30pm: September 25
Open House 6:30-8:00pm: September 25
Picture retakes: October 9
Homecoming Game: September 27
Homecoming Dance: September 28
Fall Break/No school: October 14
Fishbowl Game: October 25
Veteran’s Day/No School: Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Break/No School Nov. 27-29
Winterfest: November 30 – December 1