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Daily Bulletin


(Announced to students school-wide, M,W,F, at 3rd Period)

Monday, August 19th, 2019

M/F Regular Bell Schedule

This week’s bell schedules are:

Monday - Regular M/F

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - Tutorial

Friday - Single Assembly


Girls' Basketball Tryouts will be held today, Monday, August 19th at 5:30pm in the Sports Pavilion.

Boys Basketball Tryouts-Tryouts for all Freshman and Sophomores interested in joining Boys Basketball will be held this Friday, August 23 at 2:45 in the old gym.  Please see Coach Bossenmeyer if you have any questions.

All- Male Auditions-The All-Male Dance Team is hosting an audition, open to any guy interested in learning and showing their moves!  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, just a desire to learn and be a part of a team.  Auditions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 27th & 28th from 3 - 5 in the Dance Room.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Giebe in room 131 or talk to any current Dance Team member.

Boys Soccer tryouts will take place this week on the field across campus. Tuesday, Junior and Senior tryouts for the JV and Varsity teams will be at 3 pm. Freshmen and Sophomores will tryout on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 3pm. Bring your soccer gear!


Attendance Issues-Students...please check your attendance in Aeries daily. If there are any errors please talk to the appropriate teacher or come to the attendance window for assistance. Thank you!

Yearbook Make-Up Pictures- Yearbook make-up picture day for faculty, staff and students, grades 9 through 11 will be held on Wednesday, August 28th in the library during lunchtime and after school. Picture order forms are available at the attendance window.

Laptop Check-Out: Students needing to pick up a device must bring their School ID and their Parent Agreement Form to the library. The library will be open for device distribution during snack and lunch.

Off-Campus Pass Applications: All/Any students that are requesting an off-campus sticker must have completed an Off-Campus Application Form. Forms are available on our school website for printing out and in the Discipline/Student Services office.

School ID Card Replacement: You must pay $5.00 in the Student Store to replace your School ID. *Take your receipt to the library to have your replacement Student ID Card printed.

Off-Campus Sticker Replacement: You must pay $2.00 in the Student Store for a replacement sticker. *Take your receipt to the Student Services office with Mr. De La Riva before school, during snack time or lunchtime. *Make sure to have your School ID.


  • Students must carry their School ID Card at all times.
  • No students will be allowed to leave campus without a School ID and an Off-Campus Sticker.
  • Students who are in 9th through 11th grades are to remain on campus until the end of the lunch period. (Board Policy 5133).


Senior Pictures: Senior Pictures will be starting on Monday, September 16th through Friday, September 20th from 2:45pm to 6:45pm in the THS Library. Expressions Photography will be sending appointment times to all seniors in the mail. If you can’t make your appointment time, you are welcome to walk in during anytime that week.

There will be a $25 sitting fee which includes 6 poses. Your proofs will be sent to your home 4-6 weeks after your photos are taken.


Boys’ Water polo: Pick up a burger in support of the Tustin Boys’ Waterpolo team today, August 19th at Peter’s Gourmade! Be sure to bring in your flyer or mention THS Water Polo at the register.


AND A HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUT GOES TO: (August Birthdays) Jamie Ernst 2, Veronica Silva 2, Diana Giebe 5, Julie Williams 10, David Hughes 13, Mark Barry 13, Thomas Day III 16, Ryon Tanara 16,  Perla Balderas 18, Kim Robinson 19, Monica Johnston 19, Keith Martyn 20, Angie Soriano 22, Monica Sanchez 27, 

“Be Respectful. Be engaged. Be determined. Your future depends on it.”

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Tiller News & Counselors' CHAT



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Issue Archives/Archivos


August 2019

  • Issue 2: August 16th | Español
  • Issue 2: August 23th | Español
  • Issue 3: August 30th | Español


August 2018

October 2018

November 2018

Thanksgiving Break

December 2018

Winter Break

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019

Spring Break

April 2019

May 2019

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From the desk of Dr. Tuin, THS Principal
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Del escritorio de Dr. Tuin, Director de THS

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So much behind the scenes work and preparation was dedicated to opening the 2019-2020 school year. It paid dividends, as we started and ended the first week well. I spoke with countless freshman this week and everyone commented on how this week went far better than they anticipated. Several freshman shared fears that never materialized. It is a scary proposition to attend a school of 2,250 students for the first time. There are so many unknowns. It was comforting to hear their stories about their first week, and to hear how acclimated freshman students seemed after just a few days.

One of the adjustments our counselors made last spring was investing more time with students at the middle schools to get their classes aligned with student plans for high school. It was a lot more work last spring, but we all agreed it helped, as the number of course adjustments seemed to be extremely low compared to past years. Our counselor team is really amazing here at Tustin High School. They are responsive to students, and they are extremely proactive in meeting with students to make sure they are on track and preparing well for life after high school. In addition to all the academic and life planning conversations, they also meet with students to support them through emotional challenges. It is really remarkable how focused, action-oriented and compassionate this group of professionals is here at Tustin High School. Your children are the benefactors.

Although this week felt particularly smooth for a variety of reasons, there were many aspects of the week that built on prior experience and traditions. One example was the Link Crew team and their creative shirts to signal to new students help was available for finding classrooms and asking questions.

While many aspects of our week were similar to the start of past school years, there were some adjustments made to create an even better learning environment. One example is our bell schedule. We added one minute to each passing period, which extended our school day by five minutes. The longer passing periods were intended to not only decrease tardies, but to also provide a less hectic transition from one class to another. Some early feedback from students communicated they liked to extra minute. The bell schedule and adjustments to tutorial are all intended to support our students (more on the changes to tutorial in two weeks).

Speaking of changes and supporting students, we have some critical new additions to our team and the services we can provide students. Because we are a Title I school, we have some additional funds available for supporting some of our more vulnerable learners. I am particularly excited about some of the ways we are using that money this year.

Just to give you an idea, here is a list of some new people we have and how they will serve our students:

  • Mrs. Jayme Acosta – Well, this is her second year, but she continues to find more ways to support our English Language (EL) learners. Mrs. Acosta fills a counselor position that is focused on helping our EL students transition to school now and prepare well for the future. Last year, 100% of her students graduated from high school!
  • Mrs. Maribel Herrera-Olmedo – She is leading our “Newcomers Classes”. She is taking students new to this country and teaching them not only language skills, but rigorous academic skills on par with some of our most challenging classes. Watching her class this week was nothing short of inspiring.
  • Mrs. Veronica Williams – We are adding an additional counselor that will not have a case load, but she will support us with intervening for students who need additional support. She comes to us from San Diego and she will start next week. We are excited to have her experience and expertise to support our team here at Tustin High School.

(For additional information about our use of Title I funds, our school goals and activities, and how parents can get involved, we will host a Title I Parent Meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, August 27th in the Tustin High School library.)

In addition to these new positions, we also have some new members of our team this year. Mr. Art Rodriguez is our new plant manager. He comes to us from Currie Middle School, and he and his team worked really hard to prepare our facilities for opening day. Another new team member is Mrs. Jessica Sotelo, a new counselor, who is taking over for Mrs. Park who now works out of the district office. Mrs. Sotelo comes to us with counseling experience from Samueli Academy in Santa Ana. Mr. Derek Johnson is a new History teacher who has a great deal of experience as both a teacher and a Tiller! Mr. Johnson attended Tustin High School and has previously taught at Tustin High School. Another new teacher is Mrs. Betzabely Villaseca who is teaching Spanish. She comes to us with prior teaching experience, but most recently was taking care of her children full time. We are excited to have all our new team members. Considering who will join our team is a something we take seriously, and we are particularly grateful for these newcomers to the Tiller family.

I made it a point to speak with many students this week in order to gain insight into their experiences during this first week of school. I was struck by the focus and positive intention on the part of so many of our students. I am grateful for a school community that communicates high expectations for our students. Performing well and demonstrating learning is a norm. I also appreciate a school community that is inviting and accepting. We had students transitioning from middle schools, private schools, other high schools, and even home schools. I am grateful for a school community that is intentional about making connections with these students. It is great to be a Tiller.

Go Tillers!

Dr. Jon Tuin

Tustin High School Principal

Weekly Reflection Archives


August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

Thanksgiving Break

December 2018

Winter Break

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019

Spring Break

April 2019

May 2019


August 2019

  • Friday, August 16th | Español
  • Friday, August 24th | Español
  • Friday, August 31st | Español

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TUSD College and Career Fair

TUSD College Fair

Click HERE to view or download the PDF of the 2019 TUSD College & Career Fair Flyer

Monday, November 4th from 6-8 PM at THS

TUSD is holding its 2019 College and Career Fair on Monday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tustin High School. The 34th annual event is open to all TUSD high school students and their parents. Over 90 colleges, universities and military academies will have representatives hand out literature and answer questions about their institutions. Students and parents will be able to gather information on campus locations, curriculum, admissions requirements, tuition and living expenses. There will also be workshops on financial aid, higher education options in California and out-of-state, and NCAA eligibility. Additionally, community colleges, Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP) and career technical education programs will share their programs with Tustin Unified high school students.

2018 TUSD College & Career Fair Flyer

2020 Census Opportunity

U.S. 2020 Census Reaches Out to Recent Graduates to Fill Temporary Jobs

The U.S. Census has jobs for recent high school graduates who want to help with the 2020 Census count.   The agency is offering competitive pay and flexible hours to fill a variety of temporary positions, including census-takers, recruiting assistants, office workers and supervisory staff.   Apply today at to make a difference as a census worker. 


Date Program/Location
8-15 Instrumental Music at Jalapeno's
8-19 Boys' Water Polo at Peters Gourmade
8-27 Dance & All-Male at Chick-Fil-A
9-25 Dance & All-Male at Round Table Pizza



Booster groups and programs must contact our communications specialist, Marissa Reyes, to schedule fundraisers.