Tustin High School News
Week of September 18, 2023
This Week At Tustin High...
Tustin High School is one of 12 TUSD community schools in TUSD that includes Benson, Beswick, Estock, Guin Foss, Heideman, Loma Vista, Nelson, Columbus Tustin, Sycamore Magnet Academy, Tustin Ranch and Utt. What is a community school and what does that mean for us? Community schools are a strategy for collaboration between educators, local community members, families, and students to strengthen conditions for learning and healthy development. In addition to rigorous instruction, we organize resources, support and opportunities in and out of school so that students can thrive.
Before learning can take place, basic needs first have to be met. In addition to our monthly food distribution, we opened a Community Center on campus in March. Students can pick up snacks, school supplies, or shop for clothes in the Community Closet. Our on-campus pantry allows us to stock non-perishable food for families experiencing economic hardship. We provide basic medical, dental and vision services on campus through our partnership with Families Together of Orange County.
A culture of care and belonging is key in a community school. Our teachers utilize strategies to increase engagement and collaboration between students. ASB and Tiller News Media connect our community in fun and creative ways. Through a team of support staff that includes counselors, mental health specialists, school social worker, health office staff and community liaison, we are able to support students holistically to address academic, social emotional and health needs. We are opening a Student Support Center on campus to provide additional mental health support - stay tuned for more info!
As a community school, we connect with families through community events such as parent and student workshops, our annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and family art nights. We want THS to be a place of belonging for all. Be on the lookout for a district survey to share your input on how we can better serve our students and families. Mark your calendars for Family Art Night on October 4 and Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration/Report Card Night on October 18!
We are excited for our work as a community school, and that all Tillers will have support to achieve at their highest levels! If you are interested in learning more about our community school plan, please reach out to our Community School Specialist, Pat Hsieh, at email@example.com.
Medical Mobile Units
that provide medical, dental and vision services increase access to health services for our students and families, thanks to our partnership with Families Together of Orange County.
Shop our Community Closet!
Students can stop in during Snack and Lunch to shop, or request resources confidentially. Clothes, school supplies, food and hygiene products are available free of charge.
Monthly Food Distribution
volunteers that include parents and students help to set up and staff our monthly food distribution with Second Harvest Food Bank. A grant from TPSF/KIA Motors allows us to stock the Community Center pantry.
Medical Mobile Units
Shop our Community Closet!
Tiller Community Center
serves as both a resource center and a meeting space. THS parent groups are welcome to use this space!
Parents and guardians can use our laptops and printer or receive referrals to community resources. To make an appointment, please contact Olga Reardon at 714-730-7414 ext 87159.
Family & Community Events
connect our students, staff and families! Mark your calendars for our first Family Art Night on Oct 4 and our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration/Report Card Night on Oct 18!
Tiller Community Center
Upcoming Dates & Events
Monday, September 18
- Princeton University Presentation - Lunch in Room 806
- Baseball Parent meeting-Cafeteria 5:00-6:45pm
Tuesday, September 19
- San Diego State University Campus Visit - Lunch in the Plaza
- Flag Football at Foothill (time TBD)
- Girls Tennis @ Crean Lutheran - 3:15 pm
- Girls Volleyball vs Crean Lutheran Triple Header - FS 3:15/JV 4:30/V 5:30
- ELAC Meeting - 6 pm (Community Center - Rm 805)
Wednesday, September 20 - LATE START SCHEDULE
- Physics Guest Speaker during CCR with OC Fire Authority
- Honor Roll Celebration during Snack
- Boys Water Polo @ Oceanview - 3:15 pm
- Flag Football @ Millikan - 3:30 pm
Thursday, September 21
Friday, September 22
Saturday, September 23
- Saturday School @ 8:00am-12:00pm
- Girls Volleyball Tournament @ Portola HS
- Wrestling Tournament @ 7:00 am-5:00 pm - Sports Pavilion
- MUN Conference at Rancho Santa Margarita HS
TILLER NEWS TODAY
Please enjoy this week's Tiller News Today!
THIS WEDNESDAY - LATE START SCHEDULE
Wednesday, September 20, is a Wednesday LATE START. Please follow the schedule below.
School Attendance Matters!
Regular, on-time school attendance is vital to the success of all students. Across TUSD, our goal is to have all children present in school every day and on time. We are grateful for our partnership with parents and guardians to help us ensure student success. Important information regarding building strong habits early in your child's academic career and keeping your student on track through middle and high school is included. We encourage all of our families to review TUSD attendance policies and communicate with your school's office regarding absences due to illness. Thank you for continuing to support student success through regular, on-time attendance at school.
From the TUSD Newsletter
Here are a few ways to get involved with PTO, even if you can't make it to a meeting!
- Become a member with a $25 donation or donate any amount of your choice using with this link! https://tustinpto.weebly.com/
There are a few upcoming opportunities to volunteer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
- Tiller of the Quarter on Tuesday, October 17 - help set up and serve food to students selected for Tiller of the Quarter and their teachers.
- Dino Dash on Sunday, November 5 - Help out at the THS booths at Dino Dash
For Parents & Guardians of English Learners
We would like to invite you to join us for the English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting on Tuesday, September 19, at 6:00 pm in Room 805. ELAC advises the Principal on the plan and budget for the English Learner program at THS. We highly value your input and partnership in supporting student success. Agendas are linked below and posted on the ELAC webpage of the THS website.
Dinner will be provided, as well as a bag of groceries for each family who attends, while supplies last. Please complete the form below to RSVP so we can prepare accordingly.MEETING RSVP FORM
Sign Up for Dino Dash!
For every registration associated with Tustin HS, $10 will be donated to a teacher or program of your choice. Please sign up using this REGISTRATION LINK.
Tiller University & Freshmen Parent Academy!
Hello Students and Parents!
Please save the date! Tiller University will be on Tuesday, September 26th which is open to all grade levels! Parents and students choose multiple workshops with reps from various college systems, preparing for the financial aid process, and learn about dual enrollment with our local community college partners. For all new 9th grade families, we will be hosting a special Freshmen Parent Academy that will cover graduation/college admission requirements, support and resources for families, and tips on how to be involved!
Come grab some tacos while getting informed! No RSVP required…and yes you can earn hours off detention for attending this evening! 😊 I hope to see you there!
¡Por favor reserva la fecha! ¡La Universidad Tiller será el martes 26 de septiembre y este evento es para todos los niveles de grado! Los padres y estudiantes eligen múltiples talleres con representantes de varios sistemas universitarios, se preparan para el proceso de ayuda financiera y aprenden sobre la inscripción dual con nuestros socios de colegios comunitarios locales. Para todas las familias nuevas de noveno grado, organizaremos una Academia especial para padres de estudiantes del noveno grado que cubrirá los requisitos de graduación/admisión a la universidad, apoyo y recursos para las familias, ¡y consejos sobre cómo participar!
¡Ven a comer unos tacos mientras te informas! No es necesario confirmar su asistencia... ¡y sí, puedes ganar horas de detención por asistir esta noche! 😊 ¡Espero verte allí!
FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS
Attendance Office (leave a message anytime day or night) - ext 87175
Counseling Office - ext 87160
College & Career Center - ext 87806
Discipline Office - ext 87155
Community Liaison - ext 87159
Library - ext 87103
Student Store - ext 87104