Point Loma High School Pointer Association

PLHS News 5/8/2023 05/08/2023

Pointer Association Meeting TONIGHT in Room 204 at 6pm! All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

PLHS News 5/8/2023 May 8, 2023 Pointer Association Meeting - TONIGHT! Parents are encouraged to attend the Pointer Association meeting TONIGHT, Monday, May 8th at 6pm IN-PERSON at PLHS in Room 204. You can also attend v

04/03/2023

Point Loma Cluster School meeting TODAY at 4:30pm at Correia Middle School! Check out the latest PLHS News here: https://conta.cc/3nwAYgj.

PLHS News 2/23/2023 02/24/2023

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PLHS News 2/23/2023 February 23, 2023 TONIGHT! PL Cluster Band & Orchestra Concert The PLHS Band & Orchestra will be performing along with Dana Middle School, Correia Middle School and the PLNU Concert Band TONIGHT, Thur

Mental Health Awareness 05/19/2022

Dear San Diego Unified Families,

The stress, isolation, and uncertainty of living through a pandemic has taken a toll on the well-being of many people, including our students, families and staff. San Diego Unified has long been focused on addressing the needs of the whole child, but the challenging circumstances of the past two years has highlighted the importance of providing support and resources to address the mental health concerns of our school community.

On May 10, the Board of Education passed a resolution proudly recognizing May as Mental Health Matters Month, confirming the District’s commitment to this work.

During Mental Health Matters Month, thousands of individuals, organizations, and communities join together to show their support and bring awareness to the topic of mental health. San Diego Unified’s Guide to May is Mental Health Matters Month contains activities and events designed to create awareness and spread the word that mental health is something everyone should care about.

As part of Mental Health Matters Month, schools throughout the District will be participating in the Mental Health Matters Spirit Week - May 23-26, 2022 – complete with dress up themes, mental health messaging, and student activities every day of the week! We encourage all students to participate!

Family members can participate as well using the Family Guide, which accompanies the week of student activities and encourages discussions about what students learned, helping to normalize conversations about mental health.

For additional resources and information regarding mental health awareness, or if you or a loved one is in need of help, please visit sandiegounified.org/about/mental_health_awareness.

Sincerely,

San Diego Unified School District

Mental Health Awareness Su***de is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It accounts for the loss of more than 41,000 American lives each year, more than double the number of lives lost to homicide.

05/17/2022

Update for the Track and Field Banquet scheduled for 5/24!!

We have only a few tickets left and will be closing the RSVP at 5:00 p.m. today. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]

Thanks for everyone's support!!

05/17/2022

Did you know that PLHS will be hosting a free summer class thru SDUSD's Level Up program for 9th-12th graders starting 7/11 thru 7/29 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 p.m.?

Led by Master Teaching Artists, La Jolla Playhouse’s Devised Theatre Camp is an exciting, personalized exploration of community and history through docu-play theatre.

In a new, dedicated partnership with SDUSD, students in grades 6-12 will participate in ensemble-building theatre exercises; explore elements of storytelling and stories from within their own community to understand various perspectives on a single topic; learn performance techniques and how to conduct an informational interview; and edit and revise language to create a focused piece of theatre.

Here's the link to find out more! https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/level-up-enrichment-programs-d/program-offerings-by-organization/la-jolla-playhouse?authuser=0

Level-Up Enrichment Programs Site - La Jolla Playhouse Devised Theatre Camp- Elementary- High School- Grades: 3-12 Led by Master Teaching Artists, La Jolla Playhouse’s Devised Theatre Camp is an exciting, personalized exploration of community and history through docu-play theatre. In a new, dedicated partnership with SDUSD, students in grades 6-12

PLHS News 4/11/2021 04/12/2021

Important School Reopening Information! Click here for PLHS News 4/11/2021: https://conta.cc/2QhfFi8

PLHS News 4/11/2021 Important School Reopening Information April 11, 2021 * Welcome Back, Pointers! * Important School Reopening Information Check out our PLHS school reopening webpage for everything you need to know abo

Quick Access Login | Authentication | Illuminate Online Testing 03/19/2021

Hi Parents - Please fill out the following questionnaire if your child plans on going back to school in person or if they are staying online. Please submit by March 22nd. If they do not hear back, your child will continue with online school. https://illuminate.online?access_code=SXC4TH4

We plan to continue providing quality online learning for families who choose to have their student(s) remain online and to also provide an Onsite/Online Hybrid model beginning on April 12th. The Onsite portion of the hybrid will provide secondary students with four days of onsite instruction for four hours provided by our classroom teachers. Secondary students will be dismissed after the last class and have access to a grab and go lunch option if necessary. For the remainder of each school day/week, students in the hybrid model will work independently on lessons provided by their teachers. This “asynchronous learning” will be done both online and offline. As soon as we finalize our Onsite/Online Hybrid model, we will provide you with specific details about your child’s schedule.
Our goal is to continue to provide a safe learning environment throughout the entire day for students and offer additional time beyond the instructional day. Additional time beyond the school day may be provided by staff and not necessarily by your child’s teacher. Your input will be necessary to determine the level of additional opportunities that may be provided.
Based on the number of students who choose the Onsite/Online Hybrid model, Dana, Correia, and PLHS may need to decrease the amount of time students spend on campus in order to protect everyone’s health. We will always maintain the highest possible health and safety conditions. In this case, it may be necessary to move to a 2 days on, 2 days off campus model, for students who are receiving their live instruction through the Onsite/Online Hybrid model.

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03/18/2021

2021-2022 News from the Counseling Office

Pointer families, we are currently planning for a return to our traditional full 6-period day for the 2021/2022 school year. If you have questions about your child's courses, please reach out to a counselor.

A - Dea: Ms. Sydney Kerr, [email protected]
Deb - Ji: Ms. Cally Fallenstein, [email protected]
Jo - Med: Mrs. Sarah Brandl, [email protected]
Mee - Sam: Mrs. Rhiannon Soria, [email protected]
San - Z: Ms. Evelyn Uribe, [email protected]

12/13/2020

It's not too late to have Santa send your child a letter! The PLHS students of CSF are working with Santa to send out FREE letters to community kids (or any child in the continental U.S). Your child will be so excited to receive one of these beautiful customized letters in the mail! The service is FREE and you may place your order here by filling out this form - https://forms.gle/uF1ZDwtKtrjzmkMk6 Donation Optional: We are raising money for the Ronald McDonald House 'Fill the Fridge' campaign, so any appreciated donation may be made here: https://p2p.onecause.com/pointloma Please order by Wednesday, as the mail service is slow and we want to ensure your child/grandchild/niece or nephew gets it before Christmas!

12/11/2020

Have Santa send a letter to your child! (Anywhere in the continental US) 🎅 The Point Loma High students from California Scholarship Federation are doing a Santa Letter fundraiser to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Send a customized & beautiful Santa letter through the mail to your child/niece/nephew/grandchild or even a friend! ❄️Order here: https://forms.gle/uF1ZDwtKtrjzmkMk6 ❄️
*Optional* suggested donation is $5 per letter & you may donate directly to the Ronald McDonald House via our special link. ❄️ Donate here: https://p2p.onecause.com/pointloma ❄️ Thank you!

PLHS News 10/07/2020 10/07/2020

Insider's Guide to PLHS & more! https://conta.cc/3d6oH96

PLHS News 10/07/2020   Parents and students! Click here to view the newly released "Insider's Guide to PLHS" video. This video replaces what used to be our Grade Level Assemblies. It introduces students and families to the principal, vice principals, counselors and health office staff, while also providing information ...

08/28/2020

Click here for online learning information for 2020/21 -https://4.files.edl.io/f928/08/28/20/002657-0f88a88e-2958-4c4c-817e-0d1cca429f17.pdf

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08/28/2020

Parents - if you have a senior in Class of 2021, please be sure to follow this page - PLHS Parents - Class of 2021

Class of 2020 News - Virtual Graduation Friday! 08/06/2020

Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement, Friday, August 7th at 7pm! https://conta.cc/2Dqdp20

Class of 2020 News - Virtual Graduation Friday! Pointer Community, I am excited to cordially invite all of you to our official virtual graduation ceremony on Friday, August 7th at 7pm. Let's make this a memorable evening for all of our 2020 seniors as we gather our families to celebrate them. We would love to see all of you celebrating with your....

07/20/2020

Memo for CIF: From start to finish, the focus has been
on how the organization may serve all student athletes in the best possible way.
A) Two Seasons – Fall and Spring – Specifics of the plan provides for two seasons of sport, which
will serve to maximize the length of each season while not eliminating any athletic opportunities in
a reduced athletic calendar for the year. The adjusted calendar distributes the athletic offerings
into a Fall/Winter Season, and a Spring Season in hope of balancing the opportunities for all
student athletes. We understand this move from three seasons of sport to two will not come
without its challenges. The logistics of facility usage, multi-sport athletes, multi-sport coaches,
a potential shortage of officials are just a few of the challenges we recognize with this modified
calendar and have already begun to explore potential solutions. Extraordinary times call for
extraordinary measures and there is no doubt that is where we are right now.

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B) Section Championships – The 2020-2021, sports calendar includes full Section Championship
experiences, which means the same number of champions in each sport, the same number of
divisions in each sport, and the same number of guaranteed entries from leagues advancing to the
playoffs in each sport, as in previous years.
C) CIF Regional/State Championships – The CIF State Office has made the decision to streamline
the CIF Regional and CIF State Championships competitions/tournaments to no longer than one
week once our San Diego Section Championships have concluded. More details on format, dates,
etc., will be forthcoming from the CIF State Office.
2. CIF Bylaws 600-605 Suspended for the 2020-2021 School Year – CIF Executive Director, Dr. Ron
Nocetti, has made the decision to enact CIF Bylaw 1108.A, which states, “In emergency situations, the
State CIF President or Executive Director or his/her authorized designee my act for the Federated
Council in the best interests of the organization. The action will be reviewed by the Executive Committee.”
Therefore, a decision has been made that CIF Bylaws 600-605 will be suspended for the 2020-2021,
school year. The thought behind this decision was it would not be a realistic expectation, with the major
adjustments of our sports seasons, that we would still prohibit students from participating in contests for
outside teams during the high school season of sport. The CIFSDS Governance will review this
decision and make a final determination as to which sections of this one-time suspension of
Bylaws 600-605 will be adopted for the 2020-2021 year.

3. Outside Season Activities – As schools open and students return, provided state and local health
authorities deem it safe to do so, schools can begin their pre-season preparations, depending on what is
allowed by health authorities during that time period. Any specific rules pertaining to these pre-season
activities will be determined after the final adoption by the CIFSDS Governance on the one-time
suspension to Bylaws 600-605, more specifically CIFSDS Bylaw 600.2 pertaining to activities
conducted “outside the season of sport”.
4. Approval Process – In collaboration with our Board of Managers, Conference Presidents, Sport
Specific Advisory Committees, and Officials Association, we will be coming together over the next couple
weeks to finalize the dates and schedules for each of the seasons of sport for our section. We understand
that this has been a difficult period for our student athletes, coaches, athletic administrators, and parents
with so much uncertainty and information changing on a daily basis. With an approved CIFSDS Master
Calendar for 2020-2021 in place, we look forward to continuing to collaborate with leaders from across
our section and state as we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 athletic year.
During these unprecedented times, it is going to require us all to approach our mission of supporting
education-based athletics with a “solution oriented” mindset. We understand the challenges this modified
calendar is going to present. The CIFSDS, its leadership, and governance are committed to offering all of
our current sport opportunities this upcoming school year for our member schools, athletes, parents, and

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communities. It will require vision, creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and unwavering commitment from all our
member schools to make this unique schedule a success.
The entire CIFSDS team is ready, willing, and able to assist you in any way we possibly can. Please do not
hesitate to contact us with any questions on the information presented in this memo.
Thank you in advance for your help and support with the implementation of this plan for the CIF San Diego
Section!

PLHS News 7/7/2020 07/07/2020

Reopening of School Parent Think Tanks, July 13th-16th plus congratulations, Principal Lowry! See https://conta.cc/2Z6WWI1

PLHS News 7/7/2020   The district is asking parents to participate in Reopening of School Think Tanks regarding the following topics:  How to Implement Health and Safety Guidelines Volunteers Well Being: Physical & Mental Health Staff, Students & Families Parents as Partners Students with Disabilities in Specialized...

Point Loma High School - Principal Criteria 06/15/2020

PLHS New Principal Selection! The school community plays a vital role in the selection of our next PLHS principal. This process includes engaging the Point Loma staff, students and parents/guardians in sharing the experience, skills and qualities they would like to see in our next leader. Parents are invited to share input and participate in this process by submitting the Leadership Input Survey, due TODAY, June 15th! See https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwJrzDws3pfIE9fDmQrnThlkRxEeXF-hLF0U2vCzuBqTiq2Q/viewform to complete the survey.

Point Loma High School - Principal Criteria All stakeholders (staff, parents/guardians and community members) are invited to provide input in the selection of the next Point Loma High School principal. Please complete by 6/15/2020. Thank you. Todos los interesados ​​(personal, padres / tutores, miembros de la comunidad) están invitados a...

Photos from Point Loma High School Pointer Association's post 06/07/2020

The Point Loma High School Class of 2020 Car Parade is THIS Tuesday, June 9th at 2:20pm on Shelter Island. The Point Loma/OB community is welcome and encouraged to attend! Friends, families, PL/cluster school staff, alumni and neighbors will gather along Shelter Island Drive (social distanced) and cheer on our 2020 seniors as they drive the route in cars. Please see the map - parking lots are open! Help us spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in attending. Thank you for your enthusiastic support of the Class of 2020!

We are still hopeful there will be a physical commencement ceremony at PLHS in early August, where diplomas will be handed out. This parade is to celebrate the Class of 2020 and commemorate the end of the year.

PLHS News 6/3/2020 06/03/2020

Materials Return Info for Grades 9-11: https://conta.cc/371EDq7

PLHS News 6/3/2020 All 9th grade students should come to campus to drop off textbooks, PE uniforms and other items TODAY! Due to construction scheduling, ALL students who have a locker in the 100 building must come and clean out their lockers on this date and return materials. In order to facilitate safety and social....

PLHS News 3/16/2020 03/16/2020

PLHS News: 3/16/20
https://conta.cc/2x11fcq

PLHS News 3/16/2020   Please click here for the most up to date information from the San Diego Unified School District regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including news updates, current district policy, basic prevention and additional resources. A copy of Principal Becker's most recent email to all PLHS families ca...

Start Smart: Driving Smart to Stay Safe 02/26/2020

Tonight! Start Smart at 6pm in PAC!

Do you have a new driver in the house? Or will you have one soon? This is a FREE program through the CHP to help new drivers (ages 15-19) and their parents become "more aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver." Note, at least one parent must accompany each student. If you plan to attend, please email Amy Denney at [email protected] to reserve a spot for you and your teen driver. Click here for more details: https://www.chp.ca.gov/programs-services/programs/youth-programs/start-smart-driving-smart-to-stay-safe

Start Smart: Driving Smart to Stay Safe ​Start Smart is aimed at helping newly licensed- or soon to be licensed- teenage drivers (15-19) become more aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver. The newly licensed teenage driver and their parents/guardians are invited to attend and par...

02/18/2020

PLHS News 2/18/2020

Blood Drive TODAY, CIF Playoffs, Music Concerts & More! Check out the latest eblast: https://conta.cc/2VdxwHx

myemail.constantcontact.com   Donate and save three lives! The 3rd blood drive of the year is TODAY, Tuesday, February 18th, in the small gym until 1:15pm. Sign up in room 405, or email [email protected] if you're interested in donating. Or, sign up online at mysdbb.org. You must be 17 or older to donate, arrive hydrated, wei...

01/16/2020

PLHS 2020-2021 New Start Time

Beginning this fall, PLHS will start at 8:45am. Check out more information here on the new Healthy Start Times that will impact your student! https://conta.cc/3adQSRS

myemail.constantcontact.com Dear Pointer Family,   As you might have heard, San Diego Unified is implementing Healthy Start Times at all high schools in the upcoming 2020-21 academic year. High School start times will vary from 8:35 to 8:45 a.m   Beginning this fall, POINT LOMA HIGH SCHOOL will start at 8:45.     Why the m...

12/14/2019

Bookstar Bookfair TODAY + Spirit Week

Bookfair TODAY until 8pm in-store and all week at BN.COM/bookfairs to benefit the PLHS Library. Plus Spirit Week information: https://conta.cc/34kr8it

myemail.constantcontact.com   The 5th annual PLHS Library bookfair at Bookstar is happening TODAY, Saturday, December 14th until 8pm! In addition to their wide selection of books, Bookstar has many unique gift items, including cards, wrapping paper, stocking stuffers & more! A portion of any purchases made during our bookfai...

12/11/2019

The Bookfair benefiting Point Loma High School is this Saturday at Bookstar/Barnes & Noble in Point Loma! So much more than books available. Cards, wrapping paper, gift items, stocking stuffers--you can finish your shopping list all in one place. Barnes & Noble donates to the high school library based on your purchases. All sale prices and member discounts still apply.

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