Senior Parent Newsletter

Class of 2021 Graduation Information and Planning Resources

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Welcome to the PHS Class of 2021 Senior Newsletter. We hope you take the time to read through this newsletter for information to help you and your student as you begin to plan for the future. Please know that our PHS Counseling Team is here to help. Our contact information is provided at the end of the newsletter.

Schoology Overview

In Schoology there are many resources to help seniors navigate this school year. Please see the video below to learn more.

Post High School Application Information

The following links provide additional information on different post-high school options and the application process. Additional information is available in Schoology.

Washington Apprenticeship Programs- How to

Military- How to

Technical College Applications- How to

Community College Applications- How to

Four Year College Applications- How to

Financial Aid

We know affording college is a big concern for everyone. Here are some resources to help figure out the best plan for your family.

Financial Aid Information

FAFSA Step-by-Step

Hawks Scholarship Portfolio

All seniors who have completed at least six of their credits at PHS are eligible to participate in the Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Portfolio.

Senior Portfolios are on sale now at the SAVE Thrift Store. Cost is $8 cash or check (payable to Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund or PHSF). Start early on your portfolios. Check out the PHS website under Hawks Scholarship Fund for more information and a look as to what you need for your book.

Here is a presentation with more information.

Questions? Contact Vicky Donahoe at (phone) 253.225.9762; (email)

High School and Beyond Plan

Each year students do a small part of their High School and Beyond Plan, which is a state graduation requirement. There are three final components that seniors must complete.

1) Upload a resume to Schoology

2) Complete the Post-High School Transition Plan

3) Schedule and meet one-on-one with their high school counselor (done via Schoology)

Graduation Cap and Gown Orders

It's time to order your cap & gown, class jewelry, graduation announcements, and senior apparel. Ordering will be done a little differently this year, so please check out the video below for information on how to order.

Click HERE for ordering information.

Place order at

If you need help affording your cap and gown, please fill out this form.


Graduation will be on June 19, 2021.

Location and format is still being worked out. Check Schoology and the PHS website for more information as it becomes available.