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TILLER FRIDAY REFLECTIONS
From the desk of Dr. Tuin, THS Principal
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TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Please share important information with your students. Thank you!
Monday, May 1, 2021
Regular Hybrid Bell Schedule
|REGULAR HYBRID DAY||Start||End|
|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
PE Locker Belongings: Students: If you would like your PE clothes/personal belongings that were left in your PE locker last year, now is your chance to pick them up. All students are to email Mrs. Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, short ID #, locker # (if known), and a description of the contents that were left in your locker. She will contact you with an appointment time to pick up your items at the Front Office.
Live Drama Show: This Friday, May 7, we will be putting on our in-person show (Everything Seems Like Maybe) on the outdoor plaza stage. Our students have been working hard on this and are excited to be able to be in person to perform. The show is a monologue compilation of true life stories of teens during the global pandemic. As an encore, our own THS students have written their own monologues about their pandemic experiences. This show truly is a look into some of our kids’ lives over the past 12 months. We hope you can join us! Tickets available from the student store and at the door for $5. All seating will be socially distanced and masks will be required.
Mental Health Awareness Fair- Students, come learn healthy ways to take care of your mental health TODAY Monday, May 3rd during 2nd period and brunch from 8:50am-9:50am in the Plaza Courtyard. Pick up resources, participate in some mindfulness activities and grab a small treat! Agencies will include: Western Youth Services, OCAPICA, Waymakers, HOAG and NAMI. We hope to see you there!
Colorguard Auditions-If any 9th, 10th, or 11th, graders are interested in joining the Tustin High School Colorguard, workshops will be held starting TODAY, May 3rd and 4th from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Tustin High School Band Room. Auditions will be on May 5th from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Any student attending Tustin High School in 2021-2022 is welcome to come. No prior experience is needed. Come out and see what it is all about. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Fisk at email@example.com
CAMPUS SAFETY MEASURES
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 all students at the end of the school day. Students can pick up their lunch as they exit campus. TUSD also offers distance learning meals every Wednesday. We offer 7 lunches and 7 breakfasts to all distance learning students per week. Grab and Go on campus students receive 5 lunches and 7 breakfast in addition to the 2 on campus lunches they receive (totaling 7 breakfast and 7 lunch per student per week) *Drive up service WILL be conducted during spring break on 3/17 from 7am - 10am at Tustin High School (special 3 hours service). Parents must bring their distance learning meal card or proof their child is enrolled in distance learning. Proof can be a picture of your Aeries portal that shows your child is distance learning (DL).
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.
Textbook, library books and calculator Return Days: All students have the opportunity to return their Library items on Wednesdays through the end of the school year between the hours of 10:30am to 1:30pm at the THS parking lot.
We understand some of you have not been on campus to return these items. Therefore, we'd like to offer this time to return last year's items to avoid incurring fees later. SENIORS- TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY. THE END OF THE SCHOOL IS APPROACHING.
During this time, THS will be taking all precautions to keep staff, parents, and students safe by implementing social distancing. Therefore, we will be using the same drive through system we used for laptop collection and distribution. Simply drive into the front parking lot and follow the signs to the library drop off station. No need to get out of the car. We can take books from the trunk of your car or you can hand them to us from the window. However, if you are going to interact with us, we ask that you wear face masks upon entering school grounds.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT TIPS
Students and cameras during Distance Learning-Moving forward, students will need to ensure that their camera on the SURFACE device is working properly.
If a student has difficulty turning on his or her camera, he or she will need to test to see if it is working. To do this, the student will need to launch the ‘Camera’ application on the SURFACE device.
Once the camera app has been launched, the camera should turn on. If the camera will turn on, the student will need to ensure that he or she has the camera turned on when connecting to either Google Meet or Zoom with the video turned on.
When using Zoom, student should ensure that the ‘Start Video’ button is clicked while in a meeting. The ‘Start Video’ button is on the left; if it has a red line through it, the camera is turned off.
- When using Google Meet: If a student is connecting via Google Meet for the first time, he or she should use Chrome and click on the ‘Allow’ button when meet.google.com requests to use the camera and microphone. If a student has used Google Meet in the Chrome browser before and is unable to start the camera, he or she will need to ensure that the microphone and camera is not being blocked. This can be done by clicking on the camera icon in the upper right side of the location bar. The student will need to make sure to allow access to the microphone and camera.
If a student follows the steps above and the camera still will NOT work, the student will need to bring in the SURFACE device for further inspection or replacement.
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.
Senior Sunset to Reflect Event-Thursday, May 20: On May 20, 2021, we will be holding our Senior Sunset to Reflect Event. Seniors will be invited to come to the Plaza that evening for an In N Out meal (yes, we will be pulling the In N Out truck up into the parking lot!), games and prizes, the crowning of our “Prom” King and Queen, as well as a chance to be the first to view our amazing Reflections video . Cost of this event is $10 for food or $15 for food and a special class of 2021 baseball t-shirt. More details to come so watch your email! If you have any questions about these events, please contact Ms. Markley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Miguel (email@example.com).
Class of 2021 Tustin High School Graduation Details-Due to COVID protocols, Tustin High School is planning three small IN-PERSON commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, May 25th at 8:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00pm at Northrup Stadium.
Graduation Will Feel Different-Graduation will look and feel very different than it has in the past. The format we will use this year will not require a rehearsal and will allow us to try some new things that we have never done at Tustin High. Graduates will be able to choose the ceremony and sit near their friends instead of the traditional alphabetical order. We will focus on keeping speeches and performances lighthearted. We will NOT be issuing tickets to the ceremony. Graduates and their guests must check in at the same time, 40 minutes prior to their selected ceremony. Remember, masks must be worn by everyone attending the ceremony.
Graduation Tickets-Graduation tickets will NOT be used this year. Graduates and their 3 guests must check in at the same time, 40 minutes prior to their confirmed ceremony. Be on time.
Cap and Gowns- Seniors may still buy their cap and gowns for $40 CASH only or borrow their cap and gown at the Student Store. If you need to pick up your pre-paid or pre-borrowed caps and gowns, yard signs, AVID stoles or pathways cords, please pick them up at the Attendance Window.
- What If I am using my sibling’s gown? If you will be using a black gown worn from a previous Tustin High graduate, you may purchase any of the following items at the Cap and Gown Distribution event on April 30: a cap for $10, tassel for $10 and a medallion for $10.
- What If I want to “borrow” a cap and gown? -Caps and gowns will also be available to borrow free of charge at the Student Store starting on Friday, April 30. Borrowed caps, gowns, and tassels must be returned at the Student Store between Tuesday, June 1- Friday, June 18 from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
Senior Obligations In order to pick up your cap and gown at this event, seniors must take care of their outstanding obligations:
- Financial- this includes athletic and transportation fees from prior years (if you have participated in extra-curricular or co-curricular activities)
- Library Obligations- Library items may also be returned by this date (excluding Surface Pro and charger) if students are no longer using or needing them. This includes textbooks, library books and calculators. (Device Collection will occur only on 5/20 and 5/21). For information about paying your outstanding financial obligations, please contact our Account Clerk, Lisa Garcia at 714-730-7414 ext. 87104 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locker Cleanout-Seniors will also have an opportunity to clear out their PE and street lockers. Please return any library books, calculators, or text books to the library.
Parking-This will all depend on which side of the field the graduate is sitting on. Graduates will be placed on either the “Black Side” or “Red Side”. Graduates and Parents will be notified by email whether they will be sitting in the “Black Side” or the “Red Side”. (see attached Map). It is advised that the graduate and guests arrive in the same vehicle to the ceremony.
“Black Side” Seating – Graduates and guests that choose to sit on the “Black Side” (Visitor bleachers) will park on the field behind the Visitor bleachers off San Juan Street. “Black Side” guests and graduates must check in between the Sports Pavilion and the Portable 800 buildings. Once the ceremony is over, the graduates sitting on the “Black Side” will exit the field area behind the visitor bleachers to meet their guests (see attached map).
“Red Side” Seating- Graduates and guests that choose to sit on the “Red Side” (Home bleachers) will park in the main parking lot at Tustin High. Please be aware that this lot may fill up. Once the ceremony is over, graduates sitting on the “Red Side” will exit the field area towards the parking lot to meet their guests (see attached map).
Ceremony to be Livestreamed-The plan is to livestream graduation. Barring any technical issues, graduation WILL BE livestreamed with details about how to be shared at a later date.
Dress Code for Graduation Ceremonies- It is our expectation that each student will be properly dressed in a “business casual” manner at the Graduation Ceremony. Graduates who are not appropriately attired may be removed from the lineup. Graduates may not deface/decorate their caps or gowns in any manner. This includes writing, decorations, pins, etc. Any student who does not meet the dress code will not participate in Graduation. Items issued by the school such as the CSF Seal Bearer gold stole, CSF Lamp of Knowledge pin, and Tustin High School medals and cords may be worn by the graduates. For questions regarding wearing traditional tribal regalia or recognized objects of religious or cultural significance, please contact a school administrator.
Appropriate Dress Code:
- Cap and Gown
- Dress Slacks, Dress shirt (tie optional), Blouses, skirt/dress (not visible below gown)
- Dress Shoes-FLATS ONLY!!
- Absolutely NO High/Spiked/Wedge heels (because you will be on the football field)
- Masks must be worn
These Items will NOT be Permitted:
- No jeans, shorts, pajamas, yoga/sweatpants
- No Sandals/Flip-Flops, gym shoes, or slippers
- No Backpacks, purses, bags
- No Food or Drink
- NO Fireworks
- NO Noise Makers
- NO Balloons
- No Signs
- No Umbrellas
- No items that detract and distract others from the ceremony.
Fireworks are illegal. Persons violating this law will be removed from the ceremony. Please respect the dignity of the ceremony and adhere to these guidelines.
Behavior: Graduates are expected to behave in a mature and dignified manner before, during and after the ceremony. All senior activities and ceremonies are school functions; therefore, all school rules apply and will be enforced. Inappropriate behavior will result in removal from the ceremony.
Photographs-There will be a professional photographer taking pictures after each graduate receives his/her diploma. These photographs will be available for you to purchase. To view your graduate’s proofs, check online at www.southcoastphotographic.com. For further assistance, you may call South Coast Photographic at 714-630-8584. All graduation photos will be available for viewing and ordering on May 28.
Order Your Yearbook Today! -Order your THS Audion Yearbook today! The price is currently $85. Your parent can also purchase a Yearbook Ad for you as well for the cost of $100. The link can be found on either the #SENIORSEVERYTHING Page or on the Student Web Store link located on the THS Website.
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
Paper Tutoring Services-Paper, formally known as GradeSlam, is available to all Tustin students. This service provides students with free tutoring services 24/7. When students log in, they are connected with a tutor who will help them with their schoolwork. Students can also submit essays and receive feedback. Students can log on using their mytusd accounts. Information about how to login and use Paper can be found at paper.co/login.
Schoology Parent Support-This year, all teachers are using Schoology to post school assignments and announcements. This is where all students complete their school work. Parents also have access to Schoology and we encourage you to become familiar with the platform so that you can ensure that students are making progress on their assignments. The parent videos explaining how to use Schoology that were shared at the start of the school year are linked below for your convenience.
Contacting Teachers with Questions-Teachers are available to answer questions about your student’s progress. We encourage parents and students to reach out directly to their student’s teacher with questions. A list of teacher email addresses can be found here: Link
May Birthdays: Amie Larsen 1, Joe Ferguson 6, Veronica Williams 7, Joanne Cabrera 12, Abby Zinsser 21, Melanie Evans 21, Jon Tuin 25, Irma Rivera 29, Eleanor Zechiel 30, Jason Lee 31, Heidi Primeaux 31
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|CLUB NAME||MEETING TIMES||FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE CLUB ADVISOR|
|Gender and Sexuality Alliance club||Fridays at 1:30-2:30pm||Mr.Tschida|
|National Art Honors Society (NAHS)||Wednesdays at 12:30pm||Mrs. Rado|
|THS Political Science||Mondays at 1:30-2:00pm||Mrs. Azimiora|
|Strictly Dancing||Mondays at 1:30-2pm||Mrs. Azimora|
|The Gamers Club||Wednesday, 12pm-1pm||Mr. Tschida|
|M&M Club||First Wednesday of the month, 12:30-1pm||Mr. Fisk|
|Musically Creative Misfits||1:30-2:00pm||Mr. Caulfield|
|Cultural Alliance Club||Second Thursday of the month from 1:30-2:00 pm||Ms. Hernandez|
|Spanish Club||Second and third week of every month||Ms. Hernandez|
|Girl Up THS||Mondays at 1:15-1:45pm||Ms. Hernandez|
|GreenDog Rescue Club||First and last Wednesday of every month, 10:10-10:30am||Mrs. Moller|
|LAG Club||Tuesdays at 3:30pm||Ms. Snider|
|Tillers Against Trafficking||Thursdays at 2pm.||Mrs.Zechiel|
|Mental Health Awareness||First and third Wednesdays of the month||Mr.Tschida|
|AVID Club||Every other Wednesday||Mrs. Vandal|
|SiSi - Share it to spread it||Tuesdays at 1:40pm-2:15pm||Ms. Snider|
|KEY club||Wednesdays at 3:00 pm||Ms. Tran|
|NEGU Club||Second Friday of every month at 12:30 pm||Ms. Servin|
|Society and Promotion of Gender Equality||Mrs. Hatch|
|TRC^2 (Tustin Readiness Community Club)||Mrs. Hamlin|
|Bio Medical Pathway||Mr. Day|
|Book Buzz||Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 2:00 pm||Ms. Koops|
|The Jew Crew Club||Wednesdays from 1:10 - 1:50pm||Mrs. Vandal|
|The Vegan Club||Wednesdays at 12:00pm||Ms. Alva|
|Red Cross (RC Club)||Wednesdays at 12:00pm||Mrs. Hamlin|
|National Art Honors Society (NAHS)||Wednesdays at 12:30 pm||Mrs. Rado|
|THS Robotics Club||Saturdays at 2:00pm||Ms. Sung|
|Creative Writting Club||First and last Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm||Mr. Pinney|
Monday, November 9th-13th from 4-6 PM through Vital Link.
The TUSD College & Career Fair is Going Virtual! Through the Vital Link app or desktop browser, students will be able to access the virtual TUSD College & Career Fair to watch recorded videos from colleges & businesses, access information needed for activities, connect with industry professionals such as State Street and Beard Boy & watch live panel sessions with college representatives from UCSB, IVC & many more!
Students will have access to the event beginning on November 9th! ALL live components will be held 4-6PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday!
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
take at look at our 2020-21 STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION