Poquoson High School

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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.

PHS Announcements

  • Bell Schedule Changes for March 5th and 6th: As we prepare for the EOC Writing SOL administration on March 5, 2019 and March 6, 2019, please know that we will operate on an alternate bell schedule.  While students will not lose any contact time in their classes, this will allow us to minimize disruptions for students who are testing.  Please see the below schedule and contact the school with any questions.

    Bell Schedule Changes

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  • Poquoson Basketball Battle 2019 Volunteers needed: Please click here to view more information or to volunteer for the Faculty/Student basketball game on March 11, 2019.

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  • Superintendent’s January Update for FY20 Budget

    Click on the link https://youtu.be/7lQv0oeyrmo to view the Superintendent's budget presentation. 

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  • Senior Cap & Gown Delivery: March 27 & 28 will be senior delivery of cap and gowns, as well as the last chance for sophomore ring orders, during both lunches.

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  • Sophomore Ring Information:  There will be a sophomore ring meeting on February 21st.  Sophomore ring orders will be taken during both lunches on March 6 & 7.  Sophomore Family Order Night is also March 7 from 3:30pm-7pm.

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  • New Secondary School Student Assessment and Graduation Requirements in Virginia

    Over the past several years, educators, parents and legislators have raised concerns about the number of Standards of Learning (SOL) tests students are required to take. In November, the Virginia Department of Education provided clarifications to school divisions about recent changes to SOL testing as a result of requirements set-forth in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Virginia Board of Education’s Standards of Accreditation. These changes will reduce the number of SOL tests our high school students take and explicitly stated that school divisions can no longer tie incentives, such as exam exemptions, to SOL tests.

    PCPS has prepared a recorded presentation for you to review information related to the changes. The presentation can be viewed by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/szWeycSRrPo

    The presentation is also available on the PHS main webpage under Announcements.

    We will provide information specific to your child during your parent-student scheduling meeting with your student’s school counselor in February.

    A committee of staff members met in January to discuss these changes and the impact on final exams in June 2019.  As a result of rich conversations and discussions regarding various options, the committee‘s recommendation is that PCPS make all final exams optional for students in June of 2019. If a student chooses to take the final exam, then the score will count toward his or her semester and final grade. This recommended change was approved by the School Board at the February meeting. A Frequently Asked Questions sheet has been developed and can be accessed here. A committee will be reviewing the impacts of these changes on final exam s beyond this school year.

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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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  • Scholarship Deadlines to PHS Counseling:

    • Zonta Club of Hampton Roads-February 25, 2019 (submission through mail bit.ly/Zonta2019)
    • Virginia Mayflower Society Scholarship-March 20, 2019 (submission online bit.ly/VAMay2019)
    • Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine Scholarship Award-April 1, 2019 (hrosm.com/scholarship/)
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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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