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  • Poquoson High School is a Secondary School that encompasses grades 9-12. With over 100 years of excellence in public education, Poquoson High School offers a wide variety of academic and activity choices for the youth of Poquoson. To learn more about how we are preparing our students for the future please use the resources available at this site.

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PHS Announcements

  • NHS Induction Ceremony Link:

    Please click here to view the recording of the NHS Induction Ceremony.

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  • PSAT Night

    A virtual PSAT Night for Families was held on April 15, 2021. Click here to view the presentation.

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  • Candid Color Make Up Pictures

    Makeup pictures will be April 13th.  Please see the following flyers for more details.

    Candid Color Flyer 1

    Candid Color Flyer 2

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  • Season 3 Tryout Information

    Please click here for information regarding tryouts for season 3 sports.

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  • Wednesdays in PCPS

    On March 24, 2021, the Superintendent sent an email to all PCPS families with an update to the school reopening plan. For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, Wednesdays will remain as teacher and staff workdays with students continuing to learn following their current Wednesday schedule. This decision is also applicable to the Friday workday for our adaptive special education and PreK programs. To read the full email, click HERE.

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  • April 2 - Early Dismissal

    Friday, April 2, 2021 is an early dismissal day for grades K - 5. There is no change to the high school or middle school dismissal times, as the student day is already shortened. 

    Early dismissal schedules can be found HERE.

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  • Herff Jones Senior Delivery Information:

    Please click the flyer below for information regarding senior pickup of graduation items from Herff Jones.

    Senior Delivery

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  • Spring 2021 SOL Testing Information for Grades 3-12

    Important SOL testing information was emailed to the parents and guardians of all students in grades 3-12 on Tuesday, March 9. To review all of the information in the email, click HERE. 

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  • Return to More In-Person Learning 

    PCPS will be returing students to more in-person learning following this timeline:

    • Monday, March 29: Grades K-2 and 6-8 begin attending in-person four days a week (M, T, Th, F)
    • Monday, March 29: K-12 special education adaptive programs begin using adjusted start and end times
    • Friday, April 2: Remains an early dismissal day for K-5 (6-12 follow current daily schedule)
    • Monday, April 5 - Friday, April 9: Spring Break (all schools and offices closed)
    • Monday, April 12: Grades 3 - 5 and 9 - 12 begin attending in-person four days a week (M, T, Th, F)

    The full email sent to Continuum of Learning parents/guardians on March 10, 2021 can be found HERE.

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  • Athletic Season 2 Information:

    For information regarding Season 2 Sports, please see the three attached documents below.

    Fall Season

    Bay Rivers Golf Schedule

    Spectator Guidelines

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  • Rising 9th Grade Parent Information Night

    Parents of 8th grade students can view the Rising 9th Grade Parent Information presentation that was held on February 4, 2021 here - https://youtu.be/rn02hXW2s6k 


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  • Fall Athletic Tryouts – Season 2

    Due to social distancing and other varied restrictions, we must know how many are trying out for each fall sport (season 2).  Please use the link below to register and be certain to answer all the questions.  You must be logged into your Poquoson.org account to access the link.  Please complete this registration process by February 2, 2021 in order to receive important information in your Poquoson.org email account regarding your tryout or practice.


    You will receive an email on February 4, 2021 with details for your particular tryout / or practice. 

    Please note that all student-athletes must submit a valid VHSL physical, wear a mask, and bring their own water.  Please contact Coach Bennett at Kenneth.Bennett@poquoson.k12.va.us with any questions.

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  • Return to In-Person Learning

    We are excited to welcome our Continuum students at all grade levels back to school for in-person instruction beginning Tuesday, January 19.

    The first day of in-person instruction is as follows:
    Kindergarten - 8th Grade "A Day" students - Thursday, January 21
    Kindergarten - 8th Grade "B Day" students - Tuesday, January 19
    9th - 12th Grade "A Day" students - Tuesday, January 19
    9th - 12th Grade "B Day" students - Thursday, January 21
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  • 20-21 Parking Application: 

    There are still parking spots available! 

    Cost $50 Check or Money Order to PHS (NO CASH please).

    *Please make sure you have paid your Material Fees ($15) and Class Dues ($15 Jr./$20 Sr.)

    *If you have not paid these fees, please add them to your check/Money Order*

    Please bring completed application, all required paperwork (listed at the bottom of the application) and your payment to the main office between 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM Monday  - Friday. 

    PHS Parking Application

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  • Instructional Calendar:

    All students (both virtual and hybrid in-person learning options) will follow this schedule for the remainder of the second quarter, as well as the third quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. Each Family Choice Option (as well as hybrid group A and B) is listed for each day. Please contact your student’s school with any questions.

    Instructional Calendar

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  • PCPS Moves to All Virtual Instruction after the Winter Break

    All PCPS students in grades PreK-12 will learn virtually from home the first two-weeks of the New Year - January 4 -15, 2021. For more information, please read the email from Mr. Tillett, Division Superintendent, which was sent to all families on December 16, 2020. 

    Superintendent's Email to Families 12-16

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  • Return to Learn Bell Schedule:

    Please click here to view the bell schedule that students will follow beginning January 4, 2021.

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  • Summer Residential Governor’s School:

    Please click the link below for information regarding the summer Governor's School.

    Summer Governor's School

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  • Athletic Schedule 2020-2021 Release Information:


    Included in the links below are anticipated schedules for the 2020-2021 PHS Athletic Season. As a result of the modifications to athletic seasons made by Virginia High School League (VHSL), some contests, including post-season play, will occur during breaks in students’ learning. Please know that all schedules are subject to change based upon current health guidance, the guidance of our opponents’ school divisions, and direction from governing bodies (PCPS, VHSL, VDOE, CDC, etc.).  As we near each season, guidelines will be provided for tickets, fan attendance, and consideration of gate passes. Thank you for your flexibility as we work to navigate the changing landscape.


    Fall Season     Winter Season     Spring Season


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  • Graduation Announcements & Regalia:

    All graduation regalia, announcements and other materials are provided through Herff Jones. The company provides numerous materials for Celebrating the Class of 2021. CLICK HERE to view your school catalog! This catalog includes information on ordering your cap and gown, plus any other items to celebrate your senior year. Orders may be placed at PHS between 4:00PM-6:00PM on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 and Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Click BOOK NOW to select a time to place an in-person order with a  Sales Representative from Herff Jones. Can’t make it?  No worries! Order anytime online or by phone at www.highschool.herffjones.com or 804-598-0971.

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  • Senior Portraits:

    Our official school photographer, Candid Color, will be providing The LAST CHANCE opportunity to take senior portraits for the members of the Class of 2021 on December 2, 2020. This will take place between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm at Tabb High School. This will be your last chance to be included in the yearbook. Please view the attached document for information on registering for a time with Candid Color, as well as health mitigation efforts that Candid Color has put in place. Please highlight and copy link to sign up for an appointment.

    Candid Color Senior Portrait Info Last Chance


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  • Get Help from the PHS Library Media Center

    Ms. Roper is available Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to 2:30pm for virtual office hours through Google Meet. If you have questions or need help with research, projects or resources, click the PHSLibrary link on the Media Center webpage, located at https://www.poquoson.k12.va.us/Domain/812.  If you need assistance outside of office hours, please email Ms. Roper at beth.roper@poquoson.k12.va.us to make an appointment for a convenient time.

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  • Athletic Reopening Update

    The Poquoson High School Athletic Staff has been actively working with schools in Region 2A regarding reopening plans and the development of schedules for the 2020-2021 athletic seasons. We will begin conditioning activities, with the opening of the PHS Weight Room, on October 19, 2020. Student-athletes may sign-up to participate in conditioning by logging into their PHS email account and visiting https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040C45ACAE22A46-phsweight.

    All participants will be required to follow proper hygiene and social distancing, wear a mask, and bring their own water.  Staff will monitor the activity with the hope of transitioning to more sport-specific training for those winter sports that will begin practice on December 7, 2020 (provided the data continues to support the beginning of the athletic seasons).

    As specified by VHSL, the seasons will occur, as follows, provided current health guidance indicates it is safe to proceed:

    • Season 1 (Winter) December 14 – February 20 (First Contest Date – December 28, 2020)
      • basketball, indoor track, swim, wrestling
    • Season 2 (Fall) February 15 – May 1 (First Contest Date – March 1, 2021)
      • cheer, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, volleyball
    • Season 3 (Spring) April 12 – June 26 (First Contest Date – April 26, 2021)
      • baseball, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field

    Additional information from VHSL is available at www.vhsl.org. Sport-specific schedules and sign-up information will be distributed through coaches and through the athletic Canvas page, to which all students in grades 8-12 were invited to join. Should you have additional questions, please contact Coach Bennett, PHS Athletic Director, at Kenneth.bennett@poquoson.k12.va.us.

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  • Underclass Student Picture Update:

    Our official school photographer, Candid Color, will be providing our underclass students the opportunity to take school pictures on Saturday, October 31, 2020. This will take place between 8:30am and 12:30pm in the Forum at PHS. Please view the attached document for information on registering for a time with Candid Color, as well as health mitigation efforts that Candid Color has put in place. Students must register for a time slot in order to be photographed. All participants will enter at the main doors of PHS and be required to wear a mask and practice physical distancing. 

    Candid Color Underclass Info

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  • Welcome to PHS Virtual Open House

    Click here to view the welcome message from our adminstrators.

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  • PHS Virtual Schedule 2020-2021:

    Please see the attachment to view the student class schedule for 2020-2021.

    Virtual Student Schedule 2020-2021

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    PCPS Free and Reduce Price Meals 

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  • PHS School Supplies:

    In preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, students are encouraged to gather supplies necessary for their daily learning operations. This includes, but is not limited to, notebook paper, pens, pencils, highlighters, colored pencils, etc. Students will be advised of any course-specific supplies once the school year begins.

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  • VHSL Announces Sports/Activities Plan for 2020-2021

    The VHSL Executive Committee meeting in special session today voted (34-1-0) to move forward with Model 3 in its re-opening of sports and activities for the 2020-21 school year. Model 3 delays all VHSL sports and activities until December 14 and adopts the Condensed Interscholastic Plan.  This model leaves all sports in the season where they are currently aligned.

    Model 3 – Condensed Interscholastic Plan.

    • Season 1 (Winter) December 14 – February 20 (First Contest Date – December 28)
      • basketball, gymnastics, indoor track, swim/dive, wrestling
    • Season 2 (Fall) February 15 – May 1 (First Contest Date – March 1)
      • cheer, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, volleyball
    • Season 3 (Spring) April 12 – June 26 (First Contest Date – April 26)
      • baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field

    “We all understand the physical and mental health benefits of getting our students back to a level of participation. The Condensed Interscholastic Plan Leaves open the opportunity to play all sports in all three seasons if Virginia moves beyond Phase III and/or Phase III guidelines are revised and High Risk Activities are allowed,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun.  “This plan also allows schools the opportunity to open the year and get school started and deal with issues such as schedules, academic plans, transportation, dealing with possible outbreaks of COVID in the school.

    “The VHSL will continue to work closely with the best available information and directives provided by the Governor, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).” Haun said.

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  • School Entrance Physicals

    School entrance physicals and Immunization requirements for admission to school remain unchanged for the 2020-2021 school year. Please pay attention to the important information below to ensure that your child has met the requirements prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

    The Code of Virginia requires that children receive a comprehensive physical examination (§ 22.1-270) within 12 months prior to the start of school and be adequately immunized (§ 22.1-271.2) before entering public kindergarten or elementary school. Other required immunizations include Human Papillomavirus (HPV) for girls entering sixth grade; and a Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (Tdap) booster for entry into seventh grade.

    Additional resources are available for families of uninsured and underinsured children or those impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    • The VDH, Vaccines for Children (VFC) map indicates participating providers for immunizations by region. Parents may contact local clinics directly for information and hours of service.
    • The Virginia Community Healthcare Association works with a statewide network of clinics that bill for public and some private insurance. Many clinics provide a sliding scale for those without insurance and offer free immunizations in partnership with the VDH.
    • The Virginia Association of Free Clinics are independent, nonprofit, volunteer-driven and community-based organizations. Each clinic sets its own eligibility requirements and guidelines, and all must be contacted directly for assistance.
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  • Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony:

    The full video of the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony is now available! See all of the speeches, awarding of diplomas, and behind-the-scenes action from June 11 and 12, 2020. Visit https://youtu.be/5onJImxgY20 to view the ceremony. If you would like to order a keepsake DVD of the event, visit www.tscvideoandphotography.com and select order online, go to PHS Commencement, and the bottom right corner is the button for the order form.

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  • School Calendar Update

    The school calendar for next school year (2020-2021) will include a post-Labor Day start to school so the calendar will be very similar to the current school year calendar. The 20-21 calendar will be brought to the School Board to approve this winter. School division staff will continue to work with representatives from all of the school divisions who send students to the New Horizons Regional Education Center (NHREC) to determine if a change to a pre-Labor Day school start should occur for the 2021-2022 school year. The results of the school divisions surveys are being used to inform the decision making process.  PCPS had a good return rate on the survey that was provided to the school community.  The results of the survey can be found online at this link  https://www.poquoson.k12.va.us/Page/248. A decision about the 2021-2022 calendar will be made during the spring of this school year.

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  • The PHS Yearbook online store is open for business! Online orders only for the yearbook. Click here to order.

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  • Pay Student Fees Online

    For your convenience, you can pay your student fees online!  Click here for more information! 

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  • Sporting Announcement: Please be advised that any item posing a potential safety risk to students will be confiscated and returned after the game.  Thank you for your assistance in preserving a safe environment.

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  • Student Expectations for Success: Want to know what we expect from our wonderful PHS student body?  Click here.

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  • Accessing Your PCPS Gmail Account

    For details on how to access your Poquoson City Public Schools Gmail account, click HERE

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