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TILLER FRIDAY REFLECTIONS
From the desk of Dr. Tuin, THS Principal
Versiones en español disponibles en "Weekly Reflection Archives"
January 22, 2021
Contrast in the art world is an effective way to communicate and accentuate images. Sometimes the contrast highlights beautiful images to capture a mood or vibe. Other times the contrast is jarring and edgy to grab our attention, creating a whole other array of emotions. Sometimes contrast is refreshing and energizing and other times confusing and disorienting.
This was a week of contrast on so many levels, including on a national level. Many of us watched an elegant inauguration ceremony on a site that just two weeks before was filled with chaos and mayhem. News media shared hopeful news of coming vaccines while also presenting graphs of soaring numbers of people impacted by the virus. People contracted the virus with hardly a symptom while for others it proved deadly. We have students coming to school five days a week and other students whose classroom experience is only a video camera. We have students thriving due to the lack of social distractions, while others are struggling to cope with either the isolation, or a completely different set of distractions trying to learn at home.
One Wednesday morning, our teachers engaged in a professional development session with Dr. Corales from CHOC, a child psychologist. She shared about the trauma that is all too common among children. The statistics were alarming and a reminder that so many face traumatic events, or long term trauma. Not long after the trauma informed care presentation, our teachers showed a Winter Assembly video to their students celebrating and highlighting some of our amazing students. Even in this video I was heartened by the resolve of our students to appreciate the positives and saddened by the reality of how much they miss campus life.
The contrast of life right now is stark. There is so much to celebrate as seniors are starting to hear news of college acceptance, and people are also frustrated with the current limitations. There has been some great ingenuity and problem solving to make the best of the situation, and people are also ready to move on from our current reality. There is no easy fix in the coming weeks, but I am hopeful that will continue to find ways to get students reconnected and celebrated.
On a week when we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to our country, we also celebrated some of our teachers. Departments nominated colleagues and voting occured this week. Here is the list of teachers nominated for THS Teacher of the Year:
Joanna Lane - AVID
Kyrsten Koops -English Eleanor Zechiel - HSS
Michelle Siteman - Math
Abbey Zinsser - Science
Teraya White - Special Education
Michael Fisk - VAPA
Maribel Herrera-Olmedo - World Language
Dr. Jon Tuin
Tustin High School Principal
Friday Reflection archives are available upon request. Please contact Patty Lee or Kathy Russek
TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
Please share important information with your students. Thank you!
Friday, January 22, 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
Attention all Tillers! It is not too late to get involved in Athletics this year.
Boys and Girls Tennis tryouts will be this week, Jan 20-22nd from 2:00pm-4:00pm on campus for all students interested in playing. Please have your physical and Covid waiver signed. Bring a mask and water.
Girls soccer tryouts will be next Monday/Tuesday January 25/26th from 5:00pm-6:30pm in the stadium. Please have all paperwork completed. Bring a mask and water.
PE Locker Belongings: 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. Boys and Girls are to email Mrs. Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, short ID #, locker # (if known), and a description of your belongings. She will contact you with an appointment time to pick up your items at the Front Office.
School Picture Days for 9th-11th Grades: Tustin High is offering picture days for 9th grade students that did not have their picture taken at Fall Registration and for 10th, and 11th grade students. They will be able to have their picture taken for the THS yearbook, receive their ID card, and may order a portrait package. Students should come prepared with the completed School House Picture order form that can be found on the THS website with exact payment or pre-purchase your pictures online at Schoolhousephoto.com. We will be following strict COVID safety guidelines. A very limited number of students will be allowed into the library at one time. Upon entering school grounds, students MUST be wearing a mask. Their temperatures will be taken at the door. Do not come if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: Fever, cough, shortness of breath. Please stay home if you are ill. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 714-730-7414. Thank You.
Picture Day for 9th Graders that did not have their picture taken during Fall Registration will be on Tuesday, February 9th from 1:30pm-5:30pm in the THS Library. Please come during your designated time.
Picture Day for 10th Graders will be on Tuesday, February 9th from 1:30pm-5:30pm in the THS Library. Please come during your designated time.
Picture Day for 11th Graders will be on Wednesday, February 10th from 1:30pm-5:30pm in the THS Library. Please come during your designated time.
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. The District provides 5 breakfast and 5 lunches for each student from 7:00am to 9:00 a.m. at Tustin High School. 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). Lunch will be available to all Distance Learners this Wednesday, November 11- Veterans Day from 7:00-9:00am. For questions or more information, please contact the TUSD Nutrition Services Department at (714) 730-7301, ext. 396.
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.
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 Reflections and Graduation Speech and Entertainment audition sign-ups is continuing through February 10th. If you have always been interested in giving a commencement speech or performing a solo musical or dance number for Reflections or Graduation, now is your time to shine! We are encouraging any THS Senior to sign up for auditions. The Class of 2021 Senior Reflections/Graduation Speech and Entertainment Auditions sign-up google form and information can be found on the #SENIORSEVERYTHING Page located on the THS Website. Sign-ups are Monday, January 11 through Wednesday, February 10.
Complete Your Diploma Verification Form-Seniors, did you know that it takes a lot of time to personalize your high school diploma that you will receive in May? Your high school diploma is a legal document so the name printed on it must be your legal given name. It cannot have nicknames, initials, or abbreviations on it. Every senior is to complete the Diploma Verification Form with their legal name. You can find this Google form on the #SENIORSEVERYTHING page located on the THS Website. Please enter your legal name exactly as it appears on your birth certificate or passport. If you have had a recent name change, you must provide a copy of your birth certificate or passport to Mrs. Russek in the office. Your responses will be used for the printing of your official High School diploma. If you have already completed this task, thank you! The deadline is Friday, January 22.
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.
Cap and Gown Orders-There is a new deadline of February 26th for Seniors to purchase or borrow their cap and gowns. Jostens will be sending out a postcard at the end of the month to those seniors who have not purchased theirs yet.
COLLEGE AND SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
The Tustin Area Woman’s Club (“TAWC”) awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the Tustin Unified School District high schools who is planning to continue their post-secondary education. If you wish to apply, you must complete and assemble parts 1-3 of the Student Scholarship Application package (please check your email) and return it to your counselor. Your counselor will then complete part 4, the Counselor Recommendation, and submit the entire package of materials to the TAWC representative by March 8, 2021.
Tustin Public Schools Foundation scholarships are now live on www.tpsf.net/scholarships.
AP EXAM Registration: You may register for late registration. There is a $45 late fee; exams will now be $150 per exam. No fee waivers will be approved during late registration. Please submit exam(s) payments by January 29th. Your exam(s) will not be ordered until payments have been submitted and received.
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
January Birthdays: Maribel Herrera-Olmedo 2, Art Rodriguez 6, Carol Mackessy 8, Joey LaBarbera 18, Kathy Russek 20, Susie Burgess 29
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READ ABOUT THE LATEST AND GREATEST HAPPENINGS AT TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL!
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THE COUNSELORS' CHAT
READ ABOUT current HAPPENINGS in counseling!
Las ediciones en español se encuentran en los archivos abajo
- Issue 10: January 8th | Español
- Issue 11: January 22th | 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
|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