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PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE

May 31, 2020
     
 
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Thank you to senior Justin An - when we opened his car trunk to put in his Cap & Gown bag we were greeted by this message he had placed there for us
 
 NEWS FOR SENIORS
 
ORDER SENIOR TRANSCRIPTS NOW
Seniors, please ensure that you have visited the Transcript page in the Counseling section of the PVPHS website. This page provides important information regarding how you will be ordering final transcripts for this year. Please contact your counselors if you have questions.
 
SENIOR BREAKFAST IS THIS WEEK!
Senior Breakfast has moved out of the gym and online this year! Videos will be posted everyday this week put together by the loving staff of PVPHS to honor our Senior Class. You won't want to miss this!
 
 
SENIOR WEEK
 
SENIOR CAP & GOWN PICK-UP
Thank you to all of the students who drove through the Cap & Gown pickup line last Wednesday. And a huge shout out to all of the PVPHS staff members who came to help distribute the bags. Seniors who missed the pickup will have another opportunity when they return their textbooks on Tuesday, June 9. Students who haven't ordered your cap and gown but would still like to may also purchase your cap and gown at that time. 
 
The schedule for seniors to return textbooks and pick up cap&gown (if needed) on Tuesday, June 9 is:
Last name A-E: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Last name F-K: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Last name L-Q: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Last name R-Z: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
In addition to their cap & gown, seniors received their 
Class Shirt  and graduation honor cords
AP EXAM UPDATE
AP Makeup Exams start tomorrow. Students are reminded to:
  • Look for your exam E-Ticket in your email or your CollegeBoard account (myap.collegeboard.org) 48 hours before your exam
  • Make sure you have the most recent version of your internet browser - more info HERE
  • World Language students you must make sure no call come into your phone during your exam. Exam instructions are HERE - read them!
  • Activate your E-Ticket 30 minutes before the exam start time shown in the chart below. Only activate your E-Ticket on ONE DEVICE!
  • When the exam timer turns red at the 5 minutes-to-go point, stop your work and start the uploading process. You must hit the submit button before the timer counts down to 0:00.
    • Once you've finished taking your exam, you'll see a confirmation screen that will tell you whether your response was successfully submitted. We recommend you take a screenshot of this screen for your records.
    • If your screen says, "We Did Not Receive Your Response," there was a problem with your submission. Quickly follow the instructions provided onscreen for the backup email submission process.
  • If you'll be taking a photo of your handwritten response to submit, make sure your device is set up to capture JPEGs and not HEIC.
If you have questions please check the AP page on our website, visit the CollegeBoard website, and talk to your AP teachers. You can also reach out to Mrs. Clovis (Associate Principal and AP Coordinator) directly at clovisk@pvpusd.net.
 
 
LITERARY MAGAZINE
It's time to order your copy of our students' award-winning literary magazine Beard Full of Butterflies - 2020 Edition. Just click on the order form below to download, complete it and mail it in.
 
 
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Applications for the Youth Advisory Council are open until July 10, and information about the application process can be found at this link: https://lieu.house.gov/helping-you/youth-advisory-council. This council discusses political issues relevant to youth today, and is an incredible opportunity for students to learn about both the lawmaking process and about the role students can play in politics.

CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD VIRTUAL BANQUET
Three Peninsula High students were recognized at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry Olympiad Local Education Virtual Banquet Award Night on Wednesday, May 27.  Aksh Garg (ranked #2 in Southern California) and AP Chemistry student Akash Anand (ranked #9 in Southern California) both received awards for being among the best students in the Southern California Section. Aksh has been the top student from PVPHS two years in a row. Akash is also a part of ACS National Team and is ranked as one of the top 150 students in the country. Honors Chemistry student Sarah Cao won an award being the best first year chemistry student from PVPHS. PVPHS chemistry teacher/mentor Mrs. Paula Borstel also attended to honor all the students. Congratulation to all the students.
 
Chemistry Olympiad Competition is a way for the Section to locate and recognize high achieving students and mentor them in chemistry. The test is designed to test a student's knowledge of a wide variety of topics in chemistry. Congratulation to all the students!
 
Contact Associate Principal Panagos  panagosj@pvpusd.net
 
JUNIORS - COUNSELOR LETTERS OF REC PROCESS
It is time for our Juniors (Class of 2021) to start the Counselor Letters of Recommendation Packet process. Students are encouraged to read through this Junior Conference Presentation prepared by our counselors first, and then to review the materials HERE on our website to learn about the process of requesting Counselor Letters of Recommendation for college applications.
 
COURSE REQUESTS FOR 2020-2021
The deadline for Course Request updates and changes for the 2020-2021 school year has been extended to this Friday, June 5th. So please review your requests in the Aeries Portal one last time this week and ensure that your course requests are accurate for next year.
 
Contact Mrs. Arico  aricoj@pvpusd.net
Visit the CCC Website
 
SENIORS: HOW TO SEND FINAL TRANSCRIPT
Seniors need to send a final transcript to the college they will be attending this fall. This year senior transcripts will be sent FOR FREE! Seniors can either complete this online form OR complete their Senior Survey on Naviance to setup the transcript delivery.  
 
In order to access the Senior Survey go to the " About Me" tab and select " Surveys not Started".  When you note your college of attendance, make sure to click on the box "Send Final Transcript". Only ONE FINAL TRANSCRIPT can be sent, so please indicate the ONE school the transcript should be sent to. If you mark more than one box, your transcript will be delayed.  If you a need a transcript sent to NCAA, please make sure you answer appropriately on the Senior Survey as well. 

If you need assistance to log on to Naviance or accessing the Senior Survey, please contact Mrs. Arico at aricoj@pvpusd.net.
 
PVPUSD FAMILIES CONNECTED
PVPUSD has partnered with  South Bay Families Connected (SBFC) with the ultimate goal of having our parents, teachers and staff working together to help our youth thrive and stay on a healthy path to maturity.  
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ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
Normally at this time of year we would be having our PVPHS Athlete of the Year celebration banquet. As with most everything else these days - we have gone virtual. We encourage you to meet each of this year's nominees and read their personal statements HERE. On Friday evening, May 29, a collection of PVPHS administrators and ABC board members personally delivered yard signs, ABC blankets, and invitations to the online Athlete of the Year event to all of our nominees. We are very proud of what they have all accomplished and are  looking forward to the celebrating them at the on-line ceremony this week.
 
Panther
 
Thank you to our current ABC members for your continued support of PVPHS athletic programs.  Your support  does not go unnoticed.
 
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN THE ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB

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 @pvphszoo
 
    @pvphs_panthers  
 @pvphs_athletics
 
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Stay safe!
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Brent Kuykendall
Principal