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TILLER FRIDAY REFLECTIONS
From the desk of Dr. Tuin, THS Principal
September 25, 2020
Parents are underrated. It is easy to take for granted the miracle of being parents. Whether adopted or birthed children offer a blessing, and also demand a great deal of effort. Our parents have raised our children under all kinds of circumstances and from a variety of backgrounds. Parenting is often a thankless job that presents extremely high stakes. Parents send us their most precious gift, and ask that we take the best care of them while developing their educational abilities. We are grateful for our parents because without them, we would not have the amazing students we have with which to work.
This week presented three different opportunities to interact with our parents and support one another in this important partnership. Monday evening was our first PTO meeting of the year and about 30 parents joined on-line to work through the agenda offered by our presidents Becky Ockey and Diana Lazaro. We appreciate the PTO parents whose whole purpose is to support the teachers and staff to help create a great place for students.
Tuesday evening was our first ELAC meeting. Mr. Tanara, one of our assistant principals, helped the ELAC group get started in their important work of partnering with Tustin High School to focus efforts towards supporting our EL students. About 15 participants joined on-line to work through a meaty agenda which included leadership elections among the group, including our ELAC president Olga Tacalo. Parents and school personnel engaged around issues important to our English language learners.
Wednesday night was Parent University, and presented an opportunity for parents to learn about the college admission and application process. There is so much for parents and students to learn and know about preparing for, and applying to, college. Our guidance team brought in professionals from a California University, a community college, and a California State University to offer an overview of information and important knowledge required to navigate this daunting process. About 140 parents joined on-line to sit through one or more of the three workshops offered. I appreciate Jessica Sotelo, the counselor who took the lead on this event, and all our guidance team for making this opportunity available to parents. I am grateful for the 140 parents who took time to learn this information to better support their children in the college application process.
Interestingly, this was also an important week for some of our teachers who are parents as well. The TUSD elementary schools started yesterday, and several of our teachers saw their children head off to school for the first time in a long time. I listened to multiple teachers talk about the excitement their children expressed for attending school. They talked about how special it was for their children to see their teachers and classmates, although for only a couple of hours. It was a great reminder of how important the physical learning environment is for so many students. Next week, many of our students will come to school for the first time in a long time, and it will be so good to see them. I will be reminded because of this week especially that each of those students belong to a parent who only
wants the best for their child. Parenting is not easy anyway, but this pandemic period has increased the parenting challenge immensely. Our parents represent our most important partners, and I do not ever want to take them for granted.
Dr. Jon Tuin
Tustin High School Principal
Versiones en español disponibles en "Weekly Reflection Archives"
- Thursday, October 1st | Español
- Friday, October 9th | Español
- Friday, October 16th | Español
- Friday, October 23th | Español
- Friday, October 30th | Español
- Thursday, November 6th | Español
- Friday, November 13th | Español
- Friday, November 20th | Español
- Friday, December 4th | Español
- Friday, December 11th | Español
- Friday, December 18th | Español
- Friday, January 8th | Español
- Friday, January 15th | Español
- Friday, January 22th | Español
- Friday, January 29th | Español
Friday Reflection archives are available upon request. Please contact Patty Lee or Kathy Russek
TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Announcements are read on Tuesdays at the start of 3rd Period.
Please share important information with your students. Thank you!
Thursday, September 29, 2020
REGULAR DAY SCHEDULE:
(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
|Period 0||7:10 AM||7:50 AM|
|Period 1||8:00 AM||8:40 AM|
|Period 2||8:50 AM||9:50AM|
|Period 3||10:00 AM||10:40 AM|
|Period 4||10:50 AM||11:30 AM|
|Period 5||11:40 AM||12:20 PM|
|Period 6||12:30 PM||1:10 PM|
Grab & Go Lunch
|1:10 PM||1:40 PM|
*Students are not allowed on campus once lunch is received
WEDNESDAY DOT START SCHEDULE
Tutorial/ CCR/Check in
Individual Teacher/Stu appointments
New Hybrid Bell Schedule starting Tuesday, September 29th: Students will follow the new hybrid bell schedule included below. The students that will be on campus on Tuesday will be students in the O2 cohort. Students who are distance learning (DL) and those in the O1 cohort will live stream their classes from home. Please note that the school day starts at 7:10 a.m. for students who have a 0 period class and first period will begin at 8 a.m.
Thursday, October 1st-Students in the O1 cohort will attend classes in person on Thursday. Students who are distance learning (DL) and those in the O2 cohort will live stream their classes from home.
Friday, October 2nd-Students in the O2 cohort will attend classes in person on Friday. Students who are distance learning (DL) and those in the O1 cohort will live stream their classes from home
Masks and Safety: Please remember that all students will be required to wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth. Temperature checks will take place at the start of the school day.
Lunch: A grab and go lunch will be offered to students at the end of the school day. Students will pick up their lunch and exit campus.
Dismissal: Students will be required to exit campus at the end of the school day. This will allow our staff to clean our classrooms and campus in preparation for the next cohort of students. Students who need to connect with a teacher can schedule online meetings.
School House Photography will be on campus with a full photo studio to capture your Senior Portrait sessions starting on Monday, October 5th – Friday, October 9th and Monday, October 12th-Wednesday, October 14th from 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Students will be photographed in a head and shoulders pose for the THS Yearbook. A tux or drape will be provided by School House Photo.
A postcard was sent to all seniors with instructions for making an appointment online. Book your session today at schoolhousephoto.com. Don’t delay…if you wait too long, you risk not being in the THS yearbook!
Entry sitting fee (which ensures your picture is in next year’s yearbook)……………….… $20.00
Plus (Yearbook Cap and Gown and Casual Outfit)………………………………………………...…..$30.00
Premium (Yearbook Cap and Gown and 2 Casual Outfits)………………………………………….$40.00
Add Cap and Gown to Entry……………………………………………………………………………………...$5.00
Add outfits to Premium…………………………………………………………………………………………….$5.00 per outfit
On Campus Outdoor Session…………………………………………………………………………………….$20.00
You can be assured that School House Photo uses compliant COVID measures to keep everyone safe during the sitting sessions. Students must wear their mask to the sitting and temperatures will be taken. If you have questions please call School House Photo at 951-267-9200. Thank You!
TECHNICAL SUPPORT TIPS
Laptop Support: Tillers - You can find answers and instructions for frequently asked tech questions on the Tustin High website landing page. Your online experience will be much better if you do the following every day.
- Connect to your home wifi or hotspot when you start your computer in the morning.
- Sign in to your mytusd account from the student portal google page.
- Always use your school device to do classwork or access classes. It will always recognize the school system, your phone won't dependably work with our network.
- Turn your laptop off and charge it at night.
- Please call the THS Library if you have any questions.
Athletic Waivers: All student athletes, including students involved in Band, Cheer and Dance, must complete a TUSD COVID-19 Waiver form prior to practicing with your team. You can print a form which is located on the Athletic Clearance page on the THS website. A parent or guardian must sign the form if the participant is a minor. All completed waiver forms must be scanned and emailed to our Trainer, Joe Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org and a hard copy should be brought to our Athletic Secretary, Therese Hogue located in the Athletics Office 607 once school resumes in person.
Laptop Insurance: Don't forget to go to Schooldevicecoverage.com to fill out the insurance paperwork for your laptop this year. The cost is $80 (that is a $5 discount from last year) and covers any repair bills for lost/stolen or damaged devices for the entire year. There is more information on the THS Website under the Technology tab. The deadline to purchase laptop insurance has been extended to Friday, October 16.
Creative Writing Seminar: Do you have a story to tell? Want to create a screenplay for a movie or write a novel? The Creative Writing Seminar is the place for you. We will be meeting on GoogleMeet every Wednesday during the Tutorial Period (10am-12pm) starting on September 2. To signup, send an email to Mrs. Donahue at email@example.com with the subject: Creative Writing.
California Scholarship Federation (CSF): CSF is now open! To become a member of CSF, you must complete the CSF form found on our website for Spring of 2020 and email it as an attachment to Mr. Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must also pay the membership fee of $7 through our student store website. Students who wish to graduate with sealbearer status must qualify for 4 semesters from grades 10-12 and at least ONE qualifying semester of MUST be earned during your senior year. Students can print out their transcripts from Aeries Parent Portal.
Cal State Tutoring Program: Cal State Fullerton is offering a free Virtual Tutoring Program at Cal State Fullerton for students. Tutoring services are for 1st-12th grade students in various subjects. This tutoring program includes math, science, language arts and social studies. In addition the program has tutors who can tutor students who are taking high school Spanish or French, and students who are participating in dual immersion programs. Please use this link to sign up for a date, time and subject area: https://virtualteachingcoecsuf.as.me/schedule.php
October Birthdays: Cheryl Chapman 2, Celeste Kelly 3, Ashley Hagstrom 4, Coral Kranz 6, Deisy Castaneda-Price 12, Lucy Garcia 12, Max Maldonado 15, Charmaigne Berg 20, Anoush Khojikian 23, Amy Bledsoe 28, Jennifer Douglas 28, Genesis Hernandez 29
Daily Bulletin Archived issues are available upon request.
“Be Respectful. Be engaged. Be determined. Your future depends on it.”
THE TILLER NEWS
READ ABOUT THE LATEST AND GREATEST HAPPENINGS AT TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL!
Las ediciones en español se encuentran en los archivos abajo
- Issue 4: October 2nd | Español
- Issue 5: October 16th | Español
- Issue 6: October 30th | Español
- Issue 7: November 13th | Español
- Issue 8: December 4th | Español
- Issue 9: December 18th | Español
- Issue 10: January 6th | Statement of Non-Discrimination
TILLER NEWS & COUNSELOR CHAT ArchiveS are available upon request. Please contact OUR THS COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, paola mena
THE COUNSELORS' CHAT
READ ABOUT current HAPPENINGS in counseling!
Las ediciones en español se encuentran en los archivos abajo
- Issue 4: October 4th | Español
- Issue 5: October 16th | Español
- Issue 6: October 30th | Español
- Issue 7: November 13th | Español
- Issue 9: December 17th | Español
- Issue 10: January 8th | Español
- Issue 11: January 25th | Español
- Issue 12: February 5th | Español
- Issue 13: February 19th | Español
- Issue 14: March 5th | Español
- Issue 15: March 26th | Español
- Issue 16: April 9th | Español
- Issue 17: April 23rd | Español
- Issue 36: May 7th | Español
- Issue 37: May 21st | Español
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.
From the TUSD Superintendent:
It is an honor to serve as Superintendent of the Tustin Unified School District. Every day students are nurtured and challenged to prepare for a successful future. Our goal is that all students thrive now and in the future. Tustin Unified and the community have always made facilities planning a priority, and we still have significant facilities needs:
Most schools in Tustin are over 50 years old.
- Many permanent classrooms have never been renovated.
- Campuses require utility upgrades including electricity, water, gas, and sewer.
- School safety upgrades are needed.
- Assembly areas are insufficient for current enrollments.
I am proud that Tustin Unified is taking the initiative to actively address these challenges. Last year the District embarked on updating its Long-Range Facilities Master Plan with over 600 participants.
We are now sharing our process and needs with the community to gather further input. We are working diligently to engage with the community to share the significant needs for modernized classroom buildings that ensure high quality outcomes for all students. Great schools protect our investment, improve our quality of life, and protect property values.
Now we need to hear from you. What do YOU think? What are YOUR questions?"
Gregory A. Franklin, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Tustin Unified School District
2020-2021 AP EXAM REGISTRATION
August 31st - November 2nd
HOW TO REGISTER:
- Step 1: Go to the online test registration site https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/053570
- Step 2: Create an account using your PERSONAL EMAIL and cell number (DO NOT USE MYTUSD EMAIL)
- Step 3: Choose which exams you will take
- Step 4:Follow payment instructions and submit/send payment
$105 per exam / $15 per exam if approved for fee waiver*
*submit a request for fee waiver if you qualify for free & reduced lunch*
$150 per exam - $45 late fee and NO fee waivers will be honored
Must cancel before 11/2/2020 to receive refund of $100 / $10
NO REFUND if you cancel after 11/2/2020
Questions? Contact Mrs. Hagstrom or Mr. Tanara
THS PEER TUTORING PROGRAM
The Peer Tutoring program is designed to help students achieve greater success by connecting students with their peers. The goal is to build an academic support system in which student-to-student help is offered to anyone who needs tutoring in any subject in order to strengthen students’ skills and improve their overall achievement. Peer tutors will be available to help other students as needed during Tutorial on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you would like to be a peer tutor please complete the Peer Tutoring Application Form and this Checklist Page. You can complete the application by following the link below or you can pick up a paper application from the Student Services Office. Two teacher recommendation signatures and a parent/guardian signature are required to complete the application. Applications must be submitted and Checklist/Signature Page must be turned in to the Student Services Office by Monday, September 23rd.
Download the Application Checklist
and Fill out the Online Application form
take at look at our 2020-21 STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION