Poway High School Titan Weekly

May 16, 2021

Upcoming Events

  • May 3 - 25 - AP Testing
  • May 31 - Memorial Day - no school
Counseling Newsletter

Check regularly for important updates and additions!

PHS Reopening Information Website

School reopening information and FAQs

Update on Face Coverings at PUSD Settings

As you are likely aware, the CDC on Thursday updated its guidelines regarding the use of face coverings for individuals fully vaccinated for COVID-19. As of this writing, state and county health and education officials have not issued any directions or updated guidelines as it applies to schools in response to this change by the CDC. Masks will continue to be required in all PUSD settings for all employees, students, and families, as previously required. The County is seeking clarification from the CDPH, which is expected in the near future. If and when this changes, we will be sure to communicate with all of you, to ensure that there is no confusion.

Link Crew Applications

All current sophomores and juniors, if you would like to welcome next year's freshman class, join our team of Link Crew Leaders! As a Link Crew Leader, you will help host our annual freshman orientation and mentor a small group of freshmen all year long! Join our team today!
Click here to join - submit form by May 31

Attention Seniors!

The Iliad student newspaper would like to include you in its June print and online issues. Please fill out this short survey by May 19 to be added to the Senior Exodus map! (see example below)

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Are you interested in taking the ASVAB?

The ASVAB is a test aimed at students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades (16yrs+). Results of the aptitude test and the interest inventory enable students to evaluate their skills, estimate their performance in academic and vocational endeavors, and identify potentially satisfying careers. Taking the ASVAB does ​NOT commit a student to enlisting in the military. It is mainly offered at our schools as an assessment test but if a student were to choose enlistment down the line, they can apply their scores for up to two years. Scores tend to be higher for those who take the test while they are still in high school or shortly thereafter. If you are interested in taking the ASVAB, It will be offered on-site at RBHS on June 4th at 9am in the Library Projection Room (LPR). You must register to take the exam by submitting this form. The registration deadline is 12pm on June 3rd. Questions, email jbrown@powayusd.com.

Congratulations to Brayan Torres, winner of the MTS High School Laptop Scholarship Contest!

Congratulations to Brayan Torres, a junior at PHS, for winning the MTS High School Laptop Scholarship Contest! Brayan was one of 40 high school students from San Diego County whose essay explaining some of the ways that MTS can reach students through social media was chosen to win a brand new laptop. Way to go, Brayan!

Get your 2021 Yearbooks now!

Have you bought your 2021 yearbook? Do not miss your opportunity to get this historic book. Buy it at the finance office for $75 and online at the Titan Webstore. Not sure if you bought a book? Check this list (student ID needed).

AP Testing - May 3 - 25

AP testing begins on May 3. If you are taking an AP exam click here for your testing location. If you are testing with accommodations please note that your testing location will be in the Counseling Office.

Please review What Students Should Bring to the Exam Room and What Students Should Not Bring to the Exam Room and the Calculator Policy (please disregard if your exam does not call for a calculator).

Please come prepared and be on time. Be sure you bring a photo ID. You will need to have a face covering that covers both your nose and mouth. (a Covid-19 partition will be supplied upon request). Cellphones are not permitted in the exam rooms. The doors will close at 7:55 a.m. for the morning exams and 11:55 a.m. for the afternoon exams. You will not be admitted after that time.

The Nutrition Center will be open at 7:30 a.m. for students taking morning exams and 11:30 a.m. for students taking afternoon exams.

We take attendance in the exams only. If you are not planning to attend classes prior to or after your exam, your parent will need to call the attendance office to excuse those absences. The same rules apply to those taking the AP tests digitally.

Graduation and Senior Event Information

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Grad Night 2021

"Down the Rabbit Hole"

Thursday, June 17 from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Boomers Vista

Due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to produce our traditional on-campus Grad Night event. However, we are thrilled to announce that we have secured a fantastic alternative to give our seniors the safe, sober graduation celebration they deserve!

We have the entire Boomers facility reserved for our private Grad Night event for Poway High Seniors ONLY! Your ticket and park entry will include: your Grad Night T-shirt and UNLIMITED Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Go Carts, and Arcade games. We will also have many of our traditional grad night activities with a DJ, photo booth, casino games, caricatures, crazy hair, tattoos, prizes, food, and more.

Tickets are $100 if purchased through May 28, and $125 if purchased from May 29 - June 4. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. You can purchase them online (a service charge will apply), or return your ticket order form and waiver with payment by cash or check to the PHS front office. If payment is made online, you must still turn in a signed waiver to PHS front office or mail to PHS PTSA, 15500 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064.

Download the Grad Night 2021 Ticket Order and Waiver Form Here

Purchase tickets online here

PUSD Career Technical Ed Expo Online

Poway Unified is taking its Career Technical Education (CTE) Expo online Wednesday, May 26, 4-6 pm! This annual showcase of learning outcomes will feature an unprecedented variety of our pathway programs, including details about early college credit opportunities, and featuring live student testimonials!

The CTE Expo is always a "can't miss" event, and we think you'll enjoy the virtual version even more. By registering early, you'll have access to preview sessions and learn about pathway offerings. (If you've never attended an in-person CTE Expo, check out this video created by PUSD interns. Register here!

Graduation Singer Video Auditions

Attention all graduating seniors, auditions are being held for graduation solos (or duets/trios) via video submission.

Here are the requirements:
1. All singers must be GRADUATING seniors.
2. Songs may be performed either with live instruments (not including piano - stringed instruments like guitar and ukulele can work), with a karaoke track, or a cappella (no instruments).
3. Songs must have school appropriate lyrics, and a theme appropriate for the milestone.
4. Songs must not exceed 4 minutes.
5. The current plan is to have singers perform live at the event, however, treat the video as a performance just in case.
6. The students in the video must be dressed appropriately for the occasion, and the video content must not have unnecessary distractions.
7. All videos must be submitted to THIS GOOGLE FORM https://forms.gle/PAcF3cvdEdH4h6t87

by Wednesday, May 19th.

Please direct all questions to jschemmel@powayusd.com.

Free Peer Tutoring

Free Zoom peer tutoring sessions are now offered on Mondays and Thursdays through the library. Sign up here!
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Mrs. Struck, our Student Services Specialist, is here to listen to you, confidentially, in a safe atmosphere of acceptance and non-judgment. Email sstruck@powayusd.com or call to leave a message, 858-748-0245 x5393.
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Local Scholarships

It's easy to apply for local scholarships! Use our Scholarship Deadline Log for quick application links, more scholarship opportunities, and access info to our College and Career Exploration website, Xello. Scholarships are entered into our Scholarship Deadline Log and Xello regularly. Our Scholarship Deadline Log has a brief description and link for each scholarship application. Scholarships entered into Xello provide more details and an opportunity to create a list of interested scholarships. There are scholarships for all grade levels; however, most scholarships are for Seniors.

Scholarship for Juniors

Attention Juniors! The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is now available. When students complete all six steps, they earn a chance at a $40,000 scholarship. Students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year have double the chances to earn scholarships.

Seniors applying to Palomar College!

Summer and Fall Registration are open now! Check your email for a "Welcome to Palomar" email with your student ID and Palomar email address. Schedule an appointment for an educational plan.

Seniors attending Miramar College

Fall 2021 Registration will begin in late June/early July. Your next step is to attend a Pre-Enrollment Workshop. You only need to attend one workshop.

Miramar College Pre-Enrollment Workshops:

Registration details:

May 19th at 1:30 pm


June 8th at 1:30 pm


SAT Testing 2020-21

Click here for CollegeBoard SAT-related Coronavirus updates. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Poway High School is not hosting any of the upcoming SAT tests. Check the CollegeBoard SAT webpage or the PHS Testing webpage for test center locations and SAT registration information.

Titan Center is here for you!

Jaime Brown, the Career Guidance Tech, is available to help Titans with career and college searches. Visit the Titan Center website, email Mrs. Brown, or call (858) 748-0245 ext. 5135.

Stay in the know: follow @phstitancenter on Instagram

Support your PHS PTSA!

Join us in giving our Titans the very best in 2020-2021! Memberships are $15 per person and are offered to anyone interested in supporting PHS—parents, teachers, staff, students, grandparents, etc. Joining and donating is easy, and online! Just click this link.

Visit our website for more information.

Your PHS PTSA looks forward to partnering with you for a great year!

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived protected characteristics under the law, including but not limited to ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2121.