New Student Information

Poway High School 2021-2022

Welcome to Poway High School!

This newsletter has some key information for starting here at Poway High School. You may want to keep it bookmarked so you can return to it in the future.

2021-22 Student Calendar

You can find the student school year calendar at the following link:

Bell Schedule

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Attendance Information

ATTENDANCE 24 HOUR HOTLINE: (858) 748-7016

You can find the attendance policies on our website here:

  • Parents/guardians may now email us at each day your child is absent or tardy. Please be aware that only your valid PUSD registered email will be accepted to clear any absences or tardies, or you may call the absence hotline at 858-748-7016 and follow the instructions.
  • All absences and tardies must be excused within 24 hours of the absence/tardy or a consequence (i.e. detention) will be issued. Once a consequence has been assigned, it will not be dismissed.

Grading Calendar

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Poway High School is on a Trimester/3-by-5 system. Students can take 5 classes per day, 3 trimesters a year. What that means: You can finish a full "year" of a subject in 2 Trimesters. This is generally great for students and gives them more opportunities for advancement or remediation.

However, if you are transferring to us from a semester or quarter school mid-year, it can be complicated and confusing.

Our Trimesters are divided as such:

Tri 1: August - Mid November

Tri 2: Mid November - Mid March

Tri 3: Mid March - June

For freshmen and sophomores, a mid-year transfer is easily overcome with our trimester system, because they can make up classes they might lose. For juniors, losing classes can be more problematic. For senior students who are short on credits, a mid-year transfer can mean the difference between graduating and not. We try to help students get the credits they have earned, but if we see a possible obstacle to graduation, we will let you know.

Note: To earn credits for courses, a student needs to be sitting in classes by the 10th day of the trimester.

Graduation Requirements and A-G Requirements

Each Trimester class counts as 5 credits, if completed successfully. A trimester class is equal to a semester or quarter class at other schools.

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PHS Counseling

Counselors are assigned to students by their last names. If you were here previously, or have an older sibling, you may not have the same counselor. Our Alpha split is changing for the 21-22 school year.

New Counselor Alpha Split:

A-EM (Ms. Brown)

EN-LEA (Ms. Smith)

LEB-RA (Ms. Arreguin)

RB-Z (Ms. Padua Reyes)

-The PHS Counseling Team

Student/Parent Handbook

The Poway High Handbook is now digital. You can find it here: You will be required to fill out and sign that you agree to the handbook each year.

Campus Map

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Parking and Student Drop off

Student drop off and pick up spots are available on Espola in front of the stadium and at the back of campus on Titan Way. The bus loop in front of the school is off limits to pickup and drop off when buses are en route, present, or departing.

Student parking information can be found on our website, here:

Technology at Poway High

The Poway Unified Website is

The Poway High School Website is

For technology issues and assistance, see our Parent Guide to Technology.

Poway High Counseling Instagram:

Poway High parents use a program called MyPLAN (also called Synergy) to keep track of their students' information. You will log into your MyPLAN dashboard to access the suite of programs available to you. You can log into MyPLAN with your user name and password at MyPLAN recently underwent a total overhaul, so if you were familiar with it in the past, you may want to log in and look around to learn about the changes.

Students can also log into MyPLAN with their Student ID and password. The default password for students is their 6-digit birthday.

If you have issues logging in, first try resetting or recovering your user id or password at

Most teachers also use a system called Canvas (formerly called MyConnect) for assignments and projects. The Canvas log-in is the same as the MyPLAN/Synergy log-in.

NOTE: To log into the school-provided Google Suite, students will use their log-in address. This is made up of the student's first name, last initial, and last 5 digits of their student ID + As an example, Tommy Titan's would be

tommyt34567 @ powayusd. com - These are not email addresses. Students will want to have a personal email address which you can get free from your preferred email provider.

Poway High also uses a program called Xello for college and career planning for students. You can contact Karly Wardwell or Jaime Brown for more information about using Xello.

Mascot and School Colors

We are the Titans! You will also hear about Tommy and Tina Titan, our mascots and frequent assembly emcees. Our school colors are Green and Gray and on Fridays we wear Green and Gray.


If you would like to purchase Bus Passes, you can do so online, here:, or in person at their office:

Twin Peaks Center Transportation Office:

858-679-2636, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
13626 Twin Peaks Rd., Poway, CA 92064

Food & Nutrition

You can find out about our Food & Nutrition options and menus at If you think you qualify, you can apply for free or reduced lunch at the following site:

Poway High PTSA

For more information or to join, visit the Poway High PTSA website:

Peachjar Flyers

Many Poway High Flyers will be posted on Peachjar. You will find our page here:

Senior Portraits

Class of 2022,

It's time to book your Senior Portrait sitting! Only senior portraits taken at Keane Studios will be included in next year’s yearbook. If you have not already received an email from Keane, please go to their website ( and click BOOK NOW to schedule an appointment this summer.

For your portrait sitting, dress to impress! Outfits should meet PHS dress code, and we suggest wearing solid, darker colors. Boys are encouraged to wear a coat and tie or a collared shirt, and girls should consider wearing more formal attire to set their senior class portraits apart.


You can find information on our Athletics program and the Ticket to Play at our Athletics Website.

Poway High School


A - Em: Christy Brown

En - Lea: Jerrah Smith

Leb - Ra: Blanca Arreguin

Rb - Z: Jerilyn Padua-Reyes

Intervention/CTE: Karly Wardwell

Support Staff

Counseling Assistant: Jodie Hughes

Career and Guidance Technician: Jaime Brown

Registrar: Michelle Bourget

Scheduler: Barbara Longworth

Student Services

Support groups, Individual support, Alcohol/Nicotine/Other Drug Education

Sharon Struck


Assistant Principals:

A-F: Gannon Burks

G-M: Monique Kanouse

N-Z: Aaron Little


Richard Nash