Hawk Talk

Peninsula High School - April 30th, 2021

A Message from Dr. Potts

Dear Seahawk Families,

Spring winds are whipping through the Harbor and moving us towards the conclusion of the school year. Though the end is near, we have so much to do. With so many activities and opportunities available for students and families, our newsletter is bulging with important information for families.

A couple items this month focus on student recognition. Firstly, over 140 students this quarter were recognized for their outstanding contributions to PHS and the community. The link to the presentation is included for your reference, as is information about the senior awards. The Scholarship Committee this year, as usual—has done a superlative job recognizing and awarding scholarships to students at PHS. THANK YOU to our Scholarship Awards Committee members!

Speaking of seniors, included are important dates for reference that every family will want to note and place on calendars. These include yard signs for students, cap and gowns, prom, the car parade, and graduation. Please take some time to review this information and mark your calendars accordingly.

As we look forward to the fall, we are planning and organizing for next year’s schedule. Registration for students is currently underway and information about this process is included as is our summer credit recovery and camp experiences available for students.

We have nearly made it successfully to the end of the school year, fraught with very challenging circumstances, but there is still much to look forward to as we prepare for our seniors and organize opportunities for our underclass men and women.

Go Seahawks!


Joe Potts, Ph.D.


Spring Students of the Quarter

Congratulations to all our AWESOME Spring Students of the Quarter!

You can find the presentation HERE.

Certificates will be mailed home next week.

2021-2022 Registration

Registration is here! Information was rolled out during your student's Homeroom class this week. Please click on the link below "REGISTRATION INFORMATION" for the timeline and step-by-step guidance about the process.

All information is also housed in your student's Counseling Class of 20XX Schoology pages.

Senior Updates

Staff and students are working hard on senior celebrations this spring! Please remember all celebrations are phase dependent. We will continue to work with district leadership and the local public health authorities to plan for safe opportunities.

On Wednesday, 4/28, there was a senior class meeting going over important dates and information. The recording of the meeting can be found in the Class of 2021 Schoology course along with many other helpful resources regarding prom. HERE is what was shared.

Yard Signs: All seniors will be receiving a personalized yard sign! Signs have arrived and pickup days are as follows...

5/6- Cohort A

5/7- Cohort B, C, and Running Start

Signs will be picked up at 2:00 pm in the commons

Cap & Gowns: If you are in need of support for purchasing a graduation cap and gown, please fill out the survey below by May 3, 2021. If your senior isn't able to pick-up their items, they will be in the main office. If you ordered after the date of pick-up, your order will be shipped directly to you.


Scholarship Awards Ceremony (Remote): May 19th @ 6:30

Senior Prom: May 22nd 7:00-11:00 @ Marvin Williams Center- Bremerton. Please read THIS resource for more information on how we are organizing a safe and fun event.

Senior Car Parade: June 13th @1:00- The parade route will come out soon, but will be in the Harbor Hill/YMCA area of the city.

Senior Last Day: June 17th

Graduation: June 19th @ 10:00- Tacoma Dome- More information to come on ceremony details and numbers of guests allowed.

Scholarship Notebooks - Awards Ceremony

This year’s scholarship awards ceremony is planned for Wednesday, May 19 beginning at 6:30 pm. Invitations will be mailed to your homes next week. The ever changing COVID protocols have made a virtual event the best option. This will give you and your families the opportunity to view the program from the comfort of your living rooms.

We will send out the link as well as post it on the PHS website on the 19th. Any questions should be directed to: Vicky Donahoe. Feel free to text or email. Contacts are listed in the portfolio packet of instructions as well as on the PHS webpage. Go to: Counseling > Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Committee

Summer School Opportunities

The Peninsula School District will offer a summer learning opportunity, at no cost, for selected students. This 15 day program (3 weeks) is designed to recapture failing grade(s) from this past year. The replacement grade your student will receive from participating in this program will be a “P” (pass), which will allow them to earn credit towards graduation.

The 2021 Summer Academy will run in two, 3- week sessions. Session 1: July 6- July 23rd 8am -noon, and Session 2: July 26th- August 13 8am- noon both located at Peninsula High School. Transportation and meals will be provided. In each session, students will work two hours in the classroom recapturing credits. In the second portion of the morning, students will have an opportunity to join a “summer camp” and explore a choice activity for the remainder of their day. Choice activities may include athletics, drama, ceramics, drawing and painting, E-sports, movie making, and community service.

Those selected to take part of this opportunity will receive a message via School Messenger today, 4/30.

More information will be sent at the district level about additional summer school opportunities soon.

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Attention AP Students and Their Parents/Guardians

Below are the dates and times for the upcoming AP tests. Please be aware that the original AP test dates for the first two weeks of May have been changed and that for most tests, students will be testing online from home on the day of their exam(s).

Students need to download the AP app to set their computers up for successful testing. AP teachers have the directions on how to do that so they can share it with their students. The sooner students download the app, the better so they can take practice tests and be assured that they won't have any problems logging in on their test days. Students will be excused from their classes for the whole day they are taking AP tests.

Students will be excused from all classes on their AP test days.

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Winter Sports

Winter sports begin Monday, May 3rd

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls Bowling
  • Boys Tennis
  • Boys Water Polo
  • Girls Water Polo
  • Unified Soccer


Register at the link below!

Managing Allergies and Asthma at School

At this time of year, seasonal allergies and asthma can mimic other health concerns including symptoms of COVID-19. It is important to keep your student’s health records current if they have health concerns that can impact their day at school.

If your student has seasonal allergies or asthma, please contact the health room to complete a current Health Concern Update form to have on file in your student’s health record. Students may require medications and/or a health care plan to help with any symptoms while at school. Health room staff are ready and willing to help with your child’s health and safety needs.

Please continue to have your child wear a cloth face covering, wash their hands frequently and maintain physical distancing guidelines while at school. Together we can keep our students and staff safe.

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