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May 15, 2022
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This Week's Bell Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - Regular Schedule
Wednesday - Late Start
If you are scheduled for an AP Makeup exam, you should have received an email with instructions, time, and location for each exam.
ID Card, pencils (not mechanical), pens and snack in clear bags 
Only bring approved calculator or headphones if your exam requires it. 
DO NOT bring cell phones, electronics, study materials, backpacks, purses, or wallets. 
See the school website for more information and timing:
Be sure to update your College Board profile to indicate which college / university you would like your FREE AP exam score report sent to.
The deadline is June 20, 2022. After that you will have to pay for this service.
Instructions and more info are HERE
PROM 2022
Prom tickets are on sale! Peninsula's Prom is at the Historic Belasco Theatre on Saturday, May 21 from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm. Ticket price includes dinner, dancing, games, pictures, activities and more! 
Monday, May 16-Wednesday, May 18- Last minute sales- Peninsula Seniors, Juniors and Guests- $135 with ASB and $145 without ASB 
Please make checks payable to PVPHS Prom.   
All attendees must turn in a permission slip- HERE
And all guests (non PVPHS students) must turn in a Guest Pass- HERE 
Students who are driving themselves to Prom, please see the diagram below for where to park, which is the lot on the corner of Olive St. and 11th St. It will cost $15 to park in this lot, and it is a 1-minute walk to the Belasco Theatre from this lot.
Students taking private transportation to Prom (buses and limos), you can be dropped off directly in front of the Belasco Theatre on Hill St. 
Class of 2022 Update
Grad Nite
Sign ups for Senior Grad Nite were about 50% lower than expected and we were not able to meet the minimum required for Boomers. We understand that this is disappointing for some, but the Committee has worked very hard to avoid cancellation of Senior Grad Nite and was able to move the venue to The Entertainer luxury yacht located in Marina Del Rey. We hope the seniors who signed up are excited to kick off their graduation celebrations on the cruise with their friends. Any senior who wants to join in the fun can sign up now until May 18 at 3:00 p.m. The cost is the same ($230.00) and registration is required online at You can pay by check made payable to PVPHS Grad Nite and drop it off in the Student Store or pay through PayPal when you register online. 
As for details of the cruise, all seniors who signed up will receive detailed instructions by the end of May to plan for the event. To summarize the highlights, seniors will meet in the gym after graduation and board buses around 9 p.m. Boarding the yacht will take place between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The seniors will have to pass through security similar to a concert before they board the yacht and security will be on the boat with us. There will be absolutely no drugs or alcohol allowed on the boat. The Entertainer will sail slowly around the calm harbor until midnight. During this time, the kids will be served dinner, can dance to a DJ and play casino games. There is a large rooftop deck with comfortable lounge chairs and sofas for the kids to hang out, take pictures and enjoy the beautiful lights of the harbor. Deck games will be available for the kids' entertainment. The boat will dock by midnight and the party continues until 2 a.m. when the kids will board buses and return back to school for pick up around 3:30 a.m. We will have parent chaperones on the buses and the boat to assist the seniors should any issues arise. 
Although we hope that everyone is excited to spend time with their friends at any venue, refund requests will be honored until Monday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m. You can request a refund by emailing
Yard Signs
Students who ordered yard signs may pick up their signs out of the Activities Office, P115, this Monday, May 16th during school hours.
Senior Ditch Day this Tuesday, May 17!
Seniors who bought Disneyland tickets and tickets to ride the bus to Disneyland out of the Student Store: meet in front of the school by 8 am on Tuesday to begin boarding the busses. Seniors may board any bus you would like., and please note: you will have to ride the SAME bus home at the end of the day. After the busses drop our students off, you will walk to the large compass on the ground in between Disneyland and California Adventure, which is where your bus chaperone will hand you your park hopper ticket. With this ticket, you can go into Disneyland first, and then you can go to California Adventure anytime after 1 pm. It is important to know that if you lose your ticket, you will not be able to get into the other park. The day will end after the fireworks, which will be at approximately 9:30 pm. Immediately after the fireworks you will check in with your chaperone back at the compass in between Disneyland and California Adventure.  We hope to return back to Peninsula High School by 10:30 pm.  
Declare Day on Wednesday, May 18!
Seniors can gather in the amphitheater during lunchtime to celebrate what you'll be doing and where you'll be going next year! After a kick-off by our band and pep squad, we'll take pictures, including a big Class of '22 picture with all seniors.  
CLASS OF 2022 DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 19th - Request your final transcript and let us know if you want to be included in Senior Destinations by completing the Senior Year End Activity AND Senior Survey in SchooLinks. You can also log in to verify you completed this task or to verify where your final transcript will be sent. Directions available HERE for:
  • logging in to SchooLinks account
  • how to complete the Senior Survey & Year End Activity
  • how to verify you completed these items
  • how to verify where your final transcript will be sent or contact Mrs. Arico in the CCC with questions.
If you will be requesting a letter of recommendation from your counselor in the fall, you must attend your counselor's MANDATORY letter of recommendation information session. See details below:  
Date: Wednesday, May 18th (Late Start) 
Time: 8:00 - 9:00am 
Where: Location Varies by Counselor (See Below) 
We look forward to seeing you there! 
PVPHS Counseling 
Peninsula High Students Named US Presidential Scholars
Peninsula High is PROUD to recognize TWO Panthers named this year's US Presidential Scholars: Andrew Chi and Vivien He. This is an outstanding honor as these students are two of only 161 in the whole country and 6 in California to receive the honor.
We are so proud of you Andrew and Vivien! Read this article about their accomplishment:
Support Girl's Lacrosse 
Order lunch or dinner and support Peninsula Girl's Lacrosse Panda Express Virtual Community FUNdraiser on May 20th! Use the code 908331 for all your online orders for pick up or delivery- all day May 20th and PVPHS Girl's lacrosse will receive 28% of your order! You can use the code at ANY Panda Express, ALL ACROSS the US on the 20th! Tell your Family and Friends! 
Apply to be the Peninsula High Student Member of the PVPUSD Board of Education
Click HERE to apply to be the Student Member of the PVPUSD Board of Education.  
The application is due in the Activities Office, P115, TOMORROW- on Monday, May 16th by 12:45 pm.
Applicants will interview with a Selection Panel, and the panel will choose finalists for this position. Finalists will then run in an election in which rising upperclassmen may vote. This election will take place on Friday, May 27th. 
We were so happy to see our annual Walk for Life featured in this month's Peninsula Magazine. Our Panther Community came together to raise $40,000 for Cancer Support Community South Bay and City of Hope. It is a wonderful tradition that we were thrilled to be able to organize in-person this past March!
We Need You! Please consider getting involved with the Athletic Booster Club for the 2022 – 2023 school year. There are open Board, Chair and Volunteer positions available.
The Athletic Booster Club is a major source of funds for our school’s athletic programs. Roughly one-third of the school’s athletic program budget is funded by the Athletic Booster Club, which funds things like athletic trainer salaries, field and court maintenance for all sports, hydration stations, equipment, Athlete of the Year banquet, and so much more.
The ONLY goal of this group is to raise money to help support the kids. That funding comes through memberships, donations, sponsorships, and merchandise sales. And this directly ensures all Peninsula athletes have the best experience they can as they compete in their sport.
If you are interested and want to learn more about open positions, send us a note at We look forward to hearing from you!
Brent Kuykendall
All District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 
Title IX Contact: Richard Licciardello, 310-378-9966 x 417 
Section 504 Contact: Michael Bosler, 310-378-9966 x 444 
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