Tustin High School News

Week of August 21, 2023

This Week At Tustin High...

What an amazing first week at Tustin High School!

Our admin team had the pleasure to visit every classroom this week. In the classroom, teachers and students are setting the stage for a successful academic year. Together, we are building a Tiller Team that is Respectful, Engaged, and Determined - Go Big RED!

This week we also began our athletic competitions with Volleyball and Football. The spirit and enthusiasm of Tiller fans at the volleyball game were amazing to experience. Our ASB students worked hard to welcome back every Tiller at our first assembly where we all enjoyed performances from our Tiller Band, Cheer, and Dance Teams. We are off to a great start, the Tiller spirit is strong - way to go Tiller Team!

This week I would like to extend a personal invitation to our Tiller families to join me for a brief Meet & Greet before our first ELAC and Title 1 Parent Meetings. We will meet in the THS Library at 5:45 PM. I hope to see many Tiller parents and guardians there as we launch a new school year. YOU are a huge part of our Tiller Team and your input is extremely valuable to all of us at Tustin High.

We have lots of activities going on this week. Check out the calendar below and get out there and support our teams! Our first full week culminates this Friday at our annual rivalry game vs. Foothill. This year we are the visiting team and will be on the visitor's side, but I know we will all turn up, support our team, and rock our Tiller Pride! Check out our new t-shirts sold in the student store for $10. Pride...team....support...family...let's get out there and show what it means to be a Tiller!

Go Tillers!

Dr. Heather Bojorquez, Principal


August 21

3:15 PM - Flag Football vs Long Beach Cabrillo (Annex)

August 22

3:15 PM - Girls Frosh/Soph Volleyball vs Portola (Pavilion)

4:30 PM - Girls Varsity Volleyball vs Portola (Pavilion)

5:45-7:15 PM - Principal's Meet & Greet, Title I Meeting and ELAC Info Meeting (Library)

August 23

Wednesday Late Start Schedule

(Period 0 @ 8:56 AM; Period 1 @ 9:40 AM)

August 24

Lunch - Irvine Valley College visit

3:15 PM - JV Football Game

3:30 PM - Boys Waterpolo vs Rancho Alamitos

4:00 PM - Boys Basketball Tryouts (Pavilion)

6:00 PM - Flag Football vs. Millikan

August 25

Lunch - Pep Rally

7:00 PM - Varsity Football vs Foothill (Stadium)

August 30

5-6 pm - MUN Kick-Off Night

6-8 pm - Back to School Night


Please enjoy the first edition of this year's Tiller News Today!

Meet Dr. Bojorquez!

Parents & guardians are invited to meet our new Principal, Dr. Heather Bojorquez, on August 22 from 5:45-7:15 pm in the Library. We will also be holding our annual Title I Parent Meeting and English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting at this time. Please click below to view the meeting agendas.

Title I Annual Meeting Agenda - English

Title I Annual Meeting Agenda - Spanish

ELAC Agenda in English

ELAC Agenda in Spanish

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ELAC is an advisory committee whose purpose is to be a voice for English Learners and ensure that their needs are addressed in order for them to be academically successful. The responsibility of ELAC members is to:

  • Advise the principal & school staff in the development of a site plan for ELs and submit the plan to School Site Council (SSC) for consideration for inclusion in the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) (EL Action Plan in SPSA)

  • Assist with the development of the school wide needs assessment

  • Assist with the school’s efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance

  • Elect a representative to the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

ELAC meetings for the 23-24 school year will be held in the Tiller Community Center (Room 805) on the following dates and times:

  • September 19 @ 6 pm
  • November 28 @ 6 pm
  • January 24 @ 6 pm
  • April 10 @ 6 pm

Wednesday Late Start Schedule

This week is our first late start Wednesday. Please see the schedule image and make arrangements for on-time arrival.

After School Pick-Up

We are asking our parents and family members to not block or park and wait in both the entrance to the Cottages Apartments located on El Camino Real and at the Adventures in Learning Preschool located at the corner of Orange Ave and El Camino Real when picking up your students after school. The residents cannot enter or exit their complex when cars are blocking it. At no time is parking in or blocking neighboring driveways or neighboring parking spaces allowed.

Starting next week, the first two aisles of the parking lot will be blocked off after school. In order to help relieve the long line of cars that wait on El Camino Real all cars will be re-routed further into the parking lot to the bus lanes where you may pick up your student(s).
Thank you for being considerate of our neighbors.


Schedule Change Requests

Trying to add, drop or challenge a class? Scan the QR code below and complete the Google form.

Due to the large number of schedule change requests, it may take a few days. Please be aware that not all schedule change requests can be accommodated due to scheduling conflicts and/or class sizes.

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The OCFA Girls Empowerment Camp (GEC) is back! The camp is a free two-day camp open to teens ages 14-18 that introduces them to the fire service and provides campers with a realistic, hands-on experience of firefighting. The camp exposes the teens to all aspects of the fire service and teaches life skills and professional guidance that empowers them to pursue a career in public safety.

The camp will take place on October 7th & 8th and registration opens August 7th! Spots are limited, so be sure to register early.

Meet the THS Counselors!

Our counselors are here to support students with academic, college/career and social emotional growth. Students and their parents/guardians are welcome to make appointments with the counselor by emailing or calling their assigned counselor. You can meet our counselors during Back-to-School Night on August 30 from 6-7 pm in the Library!
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College Visits & ROP

College visits will be starting soon! For information about upcoming visits, please check out our ROP COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER website or see Mrs. Viridiana Garcia in Room 806.

There is still time to sign up for an ROP class! You can explore and add classes through the Coastline ROP Website. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Garcia in 806 between 7:30-4:00.

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Tiller Community Center

The Community Center will be open to students starting on Wednesday, August 23, during Snack, Lunch and 30 minutes before and after school. Students can access free food, hygiene and school supplies, and shop in our Community Closet.

Parents and caregivers are welcome to visit the Community Center for resources and referrals to local community organizations. Please make an appointment by contacting Olga Reardon at 714-730-7414 ext. 87159. Please see flyers below for services available.


Bus passes issued last year through OCTA's Youth Ride Free program are still valid through September 30. We have a limited number of these bus passes remaining. Students who would like to receive one may pick up an application from Ms. Olga in the Front Office.

Information about bus passes for the 2023-24 school year will be shared once it is available.


THS Main Line: 714-730-7414

Attendance Office - ext 87175

Counseling Office - ext 87160

Discipline Office - ext 87155

Community Liaison - ext 87159

Library - ext 87103

Student Store - ext 87104

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