2019-20 School Year Important Dates

TBA: Aeries Parent Portal opens for 2019-20 Data Confirmation
Tuesday, July 30th: 12th Grade Registration 8 AM-12 pm
Wednesday, July 31st: 11th Grade Registration 8 AM-12 pm
Thursday, August 1st: 10th Grade Registration 8 AM-12 pm
Friday, August 2nd: 9th Grade Registration 8 AM-12 pm
Tuesday, August 6th: 9th Grade Orientation sponsored by the THS Link Crew
Tuesday, August 13th: 1st Day of School

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And take at look at our 2018-19 STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Daily Bulletin


(Announced to students school-wide, daily, at 3rd Period)

Friday, April 19, 2019

MWF Regular Bell Schedule


Improv Show: Two Improv shows. Different every night! On Thursday, April 25th, join us for a hilarious night of student improv. Then on Friday, come out to see our very own Tiller teachers go up against the students in a second night of hilarity! Tickets are $5 in the student store or at the door.

Seniors: Cap and Gown Distribution is today in the Sports Pavilion during lunchtime. In order to pick up your graduation tickets, you MUST show your Student ID. YOu may not pick up tickets for siblings or friends. Students who did not pre-purchase or borrow a cap and gown package may do so this afternoon as well for $30.00 (cash only) with limited quantities available.

ASB: Are you interested in leadership, school spirit and student service? Join ASB for the 2019-2020 school year! Applications will be in Ms. Markley’s room (the Little Theatre) and Mr. Miguel’s room. They are due today, Friday, April 19th to Mr. Miguel’s or Ms. Markley’s room. All are welcome!

Colorguard: If you are interested in joining our award-winning Colorguard, please come to an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 24th at lunch in room 603.

SENIORS! Tustin High School has been invited to celebrate College Decision Day at UCLA with Michelle Obama on May 1! We will take 50 students for this amazing day.

In order to be on the list, you must:

  • Commit to the 4 year college you will be attending
  • Update your Naviance account with that information
  • Come in and see your counselor.
  • The spots are filling fast! Don't miss out!

The Roaring 20’s: Prom will be on Friday, May 10th at Arroyo Trabuco Country Club from 8:00pm-11:00pm. Pick up your permission slip at the student store. Ticket prices are $95 for all tickets through May 9th, and $100/each on May 10th and at the door. NO refunds will be given.

Outstanding Financial and Detentions Obligations-Seniors, please check to see if your name is on any of the clearance lists on the cafeteria. Make sure you have taken care of any outstanding obligations such as detentions and financial obligations which include paying your transportation fees, athletic fees and library fees. Failure to do so will keep you from picking up your graduation tickets and diplomas as well as buying tickets to the end of the year senior events in May. Please see Mrs. Garcia in the Student Store for your current balance. Payment plans are available. Thank You.


Clubs meeting today are:

  • Latin Club in room 817
  • Coloring Club in room 816
  • Hot Topics in room 323 on the last Friday of the month
  • Kawaii Pastries in room 805 on the first and last Friday of the month
  • M&M in room 603 on the first Friday of the month
  • Miracles for Kids in room 810
  • Musically Creative Misfits in room 134

Seniors: Please make sure that you order your final official transcript. See Mrs. Garcia in the front office to pick up a request form. You may also request it via Parchment. The link is found on our school website under “Counseling”. Deadline is May 21st. All official transcripts will be mailed after June 10, 2019.

Are you ready to be #Accepted? Sign up for your appointment by filling out the online registration form at If you signed up but did not receive an appointment call slip, please see Mr. Lopez in the counseling office.

Extra Graduation Ticket request: Seniors may request one additional ticket for Graduation, however, additional tickets will be granted based on availability of returned tickets. Graduating Seniors may request an additional ticket on the Google Docs link available on the #SeniorsEverything page on the Tustin High School website.

Grad Nite at Six Flags Magic Mountain- will be held at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Thursday, May 23. Ticket prices through the end of April are now $120. The price goes up on May 1 through 10th for $130, $140 from May 13th-22nd and $150 on May 23rd. Permission slips are now available at the Student Store. All graduates must check in at the Tustin High School Cafeteria at 5:30pm on May 23, with the last bus departing at 6:30pm. All students who attend Grad Nite must ride the bus to and from the event.  The Grad Nite party will end at 5:00am the next morning, May 24th.


Spanish AP exam: Student who are taking the AP Spanish exam, please make sure you report to room 805 during lunch today Friday, April 19th to receive instructions for one the sections for the AP Exam. This is an important step that will help you on the exam day.

COLLEGE VISITS: Be sure to sign up on Naviance to take advantage of upcoming opportunities.


Football: Have a burrito for dinner and support the Tustin Football team! On Tuesday, April 23rd, come in to Chipotle with your flyer from 4-8 PM to make sure a portion of your purchase goes to supporting our Tillers.


And a “Happy Birthday” shoutout goes to... Melissa Trout 2, Michael Neal 5, Michael Seals 9, Jason Linnen 12, Angela Brown 14, Ginger Sprague 14, Andrea-Marie Gomez 17, Amanda Garcia 17, Natasha Hamlin 21, Frank Paulin 22, Shawn Zambon 22, Corinne Pysher 27, Joanna Lane 27, Miguel Reyna 27, Laura Hughes 30

“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 2018

October 2018

November 2018

Thanksgiving Break

December 2018

Winter Break

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019

Spring Break

April 2019

May 2019

  • Issue 36: May 3rd | Español
  • Issue 37: May 10th | Español
  • Issue 38: May 17th | Español
  • Issue 39: May 24th | Español
  • Issue 40: May 30th | Español

TILLER NEWS & COUNSELOR CHAT ArchiveS are available upon request. Please contact OUR THS COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Marissa Reyes.



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

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This was an emotional week for many reasons. Yes, there were athletic competitions with dramatic endings. Some of our sports teams experienced positive results while others faced more disappointing outcomes. However, these competitions were only a fraction of the emotion experienced this week.

Some emotional energy extended this week occurred at lunch time as we continued our lunch time department awards. Dr. Franklin visited on Monday in time to catch one of the lunchtime celebrations. These small awards ceremonies are intimate and meaningful for students and teachers alike, as students are honored for their excellent performances and hard work. One senior from each department is awarded a medallion to be worn at graduation events. I have been in schools where there is one large event, and I appreciate how these are broken up into smaller chunks and turned into a much more relational and meaningful acknowledgement.

Wednesday’s late start brought a different kind of emotional experience as the faculty listened to a presentation from Margaret Dunlap, a Challenge Success representative. This was at least the third time I heard this presentation, but I think my favorite. It was good to communicate the research again behind creating a balanced learning environment, and then reflecting on our own survey results. I was reminded of some of the “why’s” for decisions we have already made, as well as other opportunities that are out there for us to create an even more positive and productive learning environment.

The morning meeting with Challenge Success was a great set up for our PBIS/SEL committee meeting on Wednesday afternoon. We had an opportunity to review the results of an assessment of sorts completed by district leadership to show our progress on developing Tier I and Tier II behavioral and academic support systems in order to create that same positive and productive environment described earlier in the day. It was a reminder that so much of this work overlaps. It was also a reminder that we have so many opportunities in front of us.

An extremely emotional part of the week occurred yesterday when we started to learn of Coach Cesar’s accident. We learned that he suffered head trauma and that he was in the ICU in a Long Beach Hospital. Cesar Altamirano is our boys and girls water polo coach, and he has had a huge impact on our Tiller aquatics family. Being a Tiller himself, he has really infused a great deal of pride in the program and he earned CIF Coach of the Year this season when the boys’ team made it to the CIF Finals. The news that he was in a serious car accident was shocking and difficult to hear. However, the most important of the day was still ahead as adults started to prepare for telling students.

A team of adults came together to meet with the swimmers after school to let them know what had happened to one of their beloved coaches. As you can imagine, students were shocked and impacted greatly. The coach did an amazing job of communicating the difficult news, and others supported the conversation. It was quite touching to see the students pull together and express their compassion for Coach Cesar and each other. Good thoughts and prayers alike were evident. It was a touching and impactful time, and I was so grateful for such quality people to help walk these students through this difficult time. It was a good reminder this week of perspective and what really matters. Content, skills, and performance have a place, but at the end of the day, it is much more about our connections, purpose, and meaning.

I wanted to leave you with one more extremely emotional part of my week. On Wednesday morning, two sales representatives came from Microsoft to visit one of our classes. They were bearing gifts for one of her students, Andrew Ly. Andrew had no idea they were coming. The teacher asked if anyone had any good things to share. Several students chimed in with their good thing. From the back of the room, one of the sales reps raised her hand and started to share her good thing. She explained that she was there with her colleague to honor Andrew because he was such a dedicated Microsoft Surface Pro fan. Andrew is a special young man for many reasons, but one of his unique attributes is his focus on technology and how it works. Andrew might not be able to discern all the nuances of social interaction, but he can tell you more information about the Surface Pro than just about anyone. The sales reps saw a video the teacher made a few months ago, and they were greatly affected. They wanted to reach out to Andrew and show their genuine appreciation for touching them. As the sales rep left our school, she shared that this was probably the most meaningful thing she has ever done as a sales rep. All who were in attendance in that classroom Wednesday morning were wracked with emotion. So many people care deeply for Andrew, and it was so awesome to see how he is valued!

It was an emotional week to be a Tiller, but I have never been more grateful to be a Tiller!

Go Tillers!


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

  • Friday, May 3rd | Español
  • Friday, May 10th | Español
  • Friday, May 17th | Español
  • Friday, May 24th | Español
  • Thursday, May 30th | Español

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Date Program/Location
4-18-19 Boys Volleyball at Cafe Rio
4-23-19 Football at Chipotle



TUSD College and Career Fair

TUSD College Fair

Click HERE to view or download the PDF of the 2018 TUSD College & Career Fair FlyerOprime Aqui para ESPAÑOL

Monday, November 5th from 6-8 PM at THS

TUSD is holding its 2018 College and Career Fair on Monday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tustin High School. The 33rd 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

ELAC/DELAC Needs Assessment

ELAC/DELAC Needs Assessment Survey

A Districtwide Web-based survey for parents of English learners has been deployed and is active from April 1 through April 19, 2019. The survey was developed by the District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) with input from representatives from each school site, as required by Title III regulations.

Parents of  English Learners are encouraged to complete the ELAC/DELAC Needs Assessment Survey.

This survey will provide site-based feedback on programs and services for English learners and their families. Survey responses will also support the development of the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The ELAC/DELAC Needs Assessment Survey is available on the Tustin Unified School District and school-site Websites under the “News and Announcements” section. Paper copies in both English and Spanish are also available. Findings from the survey will be reported to the DELAC in May 2019.

Please follow this link to participate: ELAC/DELAC Needs Assessment Survey

TPSF Summer Academy

TPSF Summer Academy


June 10 to July 3

2 weeks or 4 weeks

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Grades K-9

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