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PiE Rally Days Challenge Grant - Double your donation extended to October 23

Every gift counts! Gifts and pledges made by October 23 will be matched by a $235,000 Rally Days Challenge Grant. This is the final Challenge Grant for the year!

Please donate or make a pledge today at http://papie.org/donate/

 

Seniors or anyone 18 by Election Day - Register to vote (Anyone 16 or 17 can pre-register)

In California, the deadline to register to vote for any election is 15 days before Election Day, so please register early!

You must be 18 by the date of the election to register.

If you are 16 or 17, you may pre-register. You will then automatically be registered on your 18th birthday.

For more information or to register:

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/

 

Palo Alto College Fair 10/9

Palo Alto College Fair - Monday, Oct. 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Peery Athletic Center

Financial Aid presentation 7:30 pm

College Fair Flyer

List of College Fair 2017 Attendees

Making the Most of a College Fair

Temporary Library and Facilities FAQ’s

Click here for an updated campus map

Where is the temporary library now located?

The Library is located in four places this year:

  • The Student Center has 100 places for students to work, textbooks, 7 desktop computers, a printer and supplies.
  • P-3 is where the print collection is located. We will work on staffing it as much as possible with current staff and parent volunteers. Classes can always come in to check out books
  • P-5 is a storage area.
  • P-7 is the office for the teacher librarians and the archives. We share this space with the alumni association and the PTSA.

How will the library operate in the new space?

  • Students can browse and checkout in P-3. We will staff this room as much as possible.
  • We might need help recruiting parents to staff this room to keep it open as much as possible.
  • Students and staff have unlimited access to all our online resources via their Student ID portal as usual.
  • We have textbooks students can check out and use in the Student Center
  • We have supplies and space to work for about 100 students in the student center.
  • We will co-teach in classrooms as usual.

What are the library hours?

  • Hours are the same 8:00am-5:00pm

Where can I go for a quiet place to study?

  • Quiet Hours in the library will include
    • Flex (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons)
    • 5th, 6th, 7th periods and from 3:45-5:00
  • The 2nd floor MAC Library will be open throughout the day as an additional “Silent Study Room”

Where is the printer now located?

  • We have one printer/copier in the Student Center that can be accessed through 7 desktop computers
  • We also have a scanner
  • We continue to encourage students to print hard copies at home or elsewhere to the extent possible.

Does this mean we can now eat in the library?

  • Yes! Students can now eat in the library, and we encourage students to clean up after themselves when doing so. And the Student Center will continue to serve hot lunch during brunch and lunch.

What happened to the meeting rooms that were in the library?

  • There is a long table in P-7 which will accommodate 8 people. P-7 is used for the library offices, archives and storage for PTSA and alumni. If the library staff are in P-7, students can use this space. Adults can also use it for small meetings.
  • Room 404, room 407 and the Tower room 33 can be used for larger meeting spaces. Please use Civic Permits to reserve these spaces. Need help? Please contact Vallen Queen for assistance with reserving these rooms.

Where is the testing center now located?

  • The testing center has moved to a more spacious classroom in room 710 .

Where is the Peer Tutoring Center (formerly ARC) now located?

  • The Peer Tutoring Center is now located in room 408 .

Where is the Student Activities Office (SAO)?

  • The SAO is now located in P-8.

What do we do about lockers?

  • During the summer, all of the lockers were emptied, cleaned, painted and moved to various parts of campus. Because of this, all students who would like to use a locker will need to get a new locker. To obtain a new locker, please see Ms. Fatima Giffen, the ASB Bookkeeper. Her office is located in the Tower Building on the 1st floor.

With the library closed, does this mean the MAC is going to be really busy and noisy?

  • Probably. The MAC will be open to all students from 8:15 until 4:30 pm. It will remain opened during lunch, although we do encourage students to eat outside when the weather is nice.
  • A campus supervisor will be permanently stationed in the MAC for supervision.
  • Teachers will no longer be able to reserve the MAC Atrium space for special events or guest speakers during the day. Rather, they will be directed to use the Haymarket Theater instead. Teachers who bring their students into the MAC on occasion or use the breakout spaces will need to be understanding of the fact that we expect there will be more students using the space during their preps. Staff meetings will take place in the PAC or Haymarket so that the MAC will remain opened for students after school.

If I don’t want to go to the library or MAC, what other spaces are available to work?

  • There are a number of resources centers that are open to students throughout the day.
  • These include the Science Resource Center, Math Resource Center, Social Science Resource Center and the new World Language Resource Center (room 403).

What about the new Peery Center?

  • While the library renovation project presents some minor temporary inconveniences for us, we are thrilled to have the incredible Peery Center opened for student use and enjoyment!
  • The Peery Center is already in use by our fall sports teams and will be put to good use with our PE classes.
  • PE locker rooms and PE offices are located underneath the small gym (basement level).
  • The fitness center and weight room are also located underneath the dance studio and wrestling room (basement level).
  • The small gym, dance studio and weight room/fitness center will be open to all students during lunch and Flex.

Click HERE to learn about the Library's Temporary Quarters-Visit Us!

The Library building remodel is underway and should be completed by January 2019 (cross your fingers!).  Visit us in the Student Center to find textbooks, computers, our friendly and helpful staff and seats for 100 students to work.  Visit nearby portable P3 to check out a print book.  Our wealth of online resources including pleasure reading books from Overdrive and ebooks and reference databases are accessible via student and staff ID Portals. 

Student Login Help for ID Portal (Infinite Campus, Schoology, Google) and Naviance

This information is for STUDENT accounts only, not for PARENT accounts.

Schedules will be official and accessible by the end of the day on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

You access most student services (Infinite Campus, Schoology, Google Drive) through the ID.PAUSD.ORG portal.

All students: Username = student ID :  ___________________________

If you are brand new to PAUSD and have never logged into ID.PAUSD.ORG, your password is as follows:

Password:   9 characters - The first 2 are first letter of your official first name and first letter of  your official last name in lower case. Then the exclamation point (!). The last 6 characters are comprised of the birthday in the form of MMDDYY.

(You will change your password but the username is always your student ID number.)

Example: Joe Viking with birthday of July 4, 2001 would have an initial password of:

jv!070401

If you have been a PAUSD student (Paly or any other school) and you don’t remember your password, try to reset it yourself by clicking on “need help” on the id.pausd.org webpage.

NOTE: As of 8/6/2017, it is possible that NEW student accounts have not yet been activated. If you try the username and password as above and receive an error message, wait a day or two.

After exhausting all self-help options, send an email to Mona Siegel <msiegel@pausd.org>, but be advised that it may take more than a day for a reply during the first few weeks of August.

If you CAN log into ID.PAUSD.ORG, but when you click on Infinite Campus (IC), you receive a message that your account is disabled:

Student accounts get disabled two ways:

1. This is the most frequent reason- The parents have not completed the Annual Data Update (ADU).

     a. Once the ADU is completed, the student’s account is reactivated within an hour.

     b. Parents can get IC help at: https://www.pausd.org/teaching-learning/infinite-campus.

2. You tried the wrong password too many times. Send an email to Mona Siegel at <msiegel@pausd.org> to have your account reactivated, but be advised that it may take more than a day for a reply during the first few weeks of August.

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Student email address: flxxxxx@pausd.us

f = first letter of first name (lowercase)

l = first letter of last name (lowercase)

xxxxx = last 5 digits of student ID (above)

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Naviance:

If you have already used Naviance, you chose your own username, which is usually an email address (any email address you chose). If you need help with Naviance, contact Karla Larson at <klarson@pausd.org>.

(Note: This is most important for juniors and seniors.)

Learning Environments Free from Sexual Harassment

Palo Alto Unified School District is committed to maintaining learning environments that are safe and free from sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination in that it constitutes differential treatment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender, and, for that reason, is a violation of state and federal laws and a violation of PAUSD’s Sexual Harassment policy. PAUSD considers sexual harassment to be a major offense, which will result in discipline and immediate corrective action.



Any person who believes that she or he has been a victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault shall bring the matter to the attention of the site administrator or the school district's Title IX Coordinator to faciliatate appropriate action.

How to file a complaint:

Title IX complaints can be filed by:

1. Sending an email to ComplianceOfficer@pausd.org

2. Completing an anonymous Title IX complaint form

3. Reporting an incident to a school Principal

Printing and returning this form to:

Interim Compliance Officer

John DiPaolo

Palo Alto Unified School District

25 Churchill Ave

Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 833-4262

ComplianceOfficer@pausd.org





Below is information and resources on sexual harassment and sexual assault:

Teen Sexual Assault Information: For Parents

Talking to Your Child About Sexual Abuse

Teen Sexual Assault Information: For Teens

Futures Without Violence: Five Signs of a Healthy Teen Relationship



Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: Safety and Prevention



YWCA Silicon Valley: Sexual Assault Services



Love is Respect



Rape Trauma Services



Title IX Protections From Bullying & Harassment in School: Frequently Asked Questions for Students



After the Trauma: Helping My Child Cope




 

https://www.pausd.org/student-services/counseling-services

AAR Program wins SCCSBA's Hoffmann Award

The PAUSD AAR Program, consisting of students from both Paly and Gunn has won the Hoffmann Award presented by the Santa Clara County School Boards Association (SCCSBA). AAR announcement

Santa Clara County just released the Hoffman Award video that features the AAR program, filmed on both Gunn and Paly campuses: https://youtu.be/9fmp2aB4fbE

For more information on the AAR Program, visit: https://aar.pausd.org

Palo Alto College Fair - Mon., Oct. 9, 2017

This fall, Paly will host the Palo Alto College Fair on Monday, October 9, 2017.

Information

List of colleges attending

Colleges interested in registering to participate in the fair, click here.

 

 

Paly Insider - Spring 2017

From the classroom to the field, from the stage to the Student Center, from the office to the Wellness Center, we welcome you to Palo Alto High School.

View the Spring 2017 Paly Insider here

Deadline for yearbook senior portraits and parent baby ads is October 13.

Senior portraits can be taken by any professional photographer (there are plenty of good ones in the Palo Alto area!), or can be taken by one of our yearbook students on the quad (September 27 and September 29 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM). If you have not yet made an appointment with a photographer, you should definitely do that sooner rather than later. You can find more info and get our specifications sheet on the yearbook website: https://palymadrono.com/seniorportraits/

 

As for baby ads, you can submit photos/message/form/payment to Mr. Wilson’s mailbox in the main office. We will also have two parent work sessions, where you can bring all of your materials, get photos scanned, and go over a design plan with one of our yearbook students. These will be held open-house style on October 6 and October 11, from 12:30 until approximately 5:30. These are drop-in times; plan on anywhere from 10-30 minutes depending on how detailed you want to get. Again, you can find the form and more detailed info at palymadrono.com.

 

Please feel free to email Madrono Yearbook Adviser Brian Wilson at bwilson@pausd.org if you have any questions!

New York Times Available Unlimited Access on All Devices

Unlimited access to the New York Times is available to the Paly community. Simply go to  nytimes/passes  and make an account using a PAUSD issued email address.  The account is good for one year. 

Summer Counseling Resources

Family and Children’s Services offers individual and family counseling.

They can be reached at (650) 326-6576.

These services can be offered on a sliding fee schedule.

Adolescent Counseling Services offeres individual and family counseling.

They can be reached at (650) 424-0852.

These services can be offered on a sliding fee schedule.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement offers individual and family counseling.

They can be reached at (408) 975-2735.

These services can be offered on a sliding fee schedule.

If you have any questions or cannot afford any of the above services, contact the Student Services Office at (650) 833-4208 or gdasilva@pausd.org

Below you will also find links to various websites that may be helpful for families in addressing the topic of sexual abuse.  

https://www.healthcaretoolbox.org/image//pdf/AftertheTraumaHelpingMyChildCope.pdf



http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.8044377/k.FD58/More_Tips_for_Talking_with_Children_About_Sexual_Abuse.htm



https://www.nsopw.gov/en-US/Education/TalkingChild

For a more comprehensive list of resources, go to Counseling and Crisis Resources

Swim Team members add titles at State Meet

The Swim Teams wrapped up an amazing 2016 season at the State Meet this weekend and added to their collection of titles.

Paly Swim and Dive STATE TITLES  in

  1. Girls Diving - Mimi Lin
  2. Girls 200 medley relay - Zoe Lusk, grace Zoe, Katie Francis, Claire Lin
  3. Girls 200 free relay - grace Zhao, Zoe Lusk, Payton wang and claire Lin
  4. Boys 200 free style - Alex Liang
  5. Boys 500 free style - Alex Liang



Overall

  • The girls swim/dive team was 2nd in the STATE.
  • The Boys swim/dive team was 4th in the STATE

     

Paly Math Students do it again!

The team of Paly students who last year won the 17th Annual National High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) and represented the US in the 1st International Math Modeling Contest,  Kathryn Li, Kangrong (Allison) Zhang, Eric Foster and Andrew Lee DID IT AGAIN this year!

Click the link below to see the official announcement:

http://www.comap.com/highschool/contests/himcm/2015results.html

 

 

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