Healthy Kids Survey
Your child is being asked to be a part
of our school’s California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)
sponsored by the California Department of Education. This is a very important survey that will help promote better health among our youth, improve the school learning environment and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence.
This survey is voluntary and anonymous.It gathers information on developmental supports provided to youth; school connectedness and barriers to learning, as well as behaviors such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; and school safety.
The survey questions can all be previewed here:
Do you have photos that would be fun to put in the PHS 15-16 yearbook?
School Year Calendar
Checking Out of School
When checking your student out of school, please assure the following requirements:
- an authorized person must be physically present OR
- a handwritten and signed note by an authorized person must be given to the attendance office (no email, no phone calls)
- checkouts must occur BEFORE student leaves, NOT after the fact
Short Term Independent Study
While students are highly discouraged from missing school for reasons other than illness, family emergencies or special events sometimes necessitate travel out of the area. In order to avoid penalties for missing class for these reasons, students must contract to do work during the period of the absence. Pre-Informed Independent Study Contracts must meet strict California State guidelines in order to result in excused absences. You can find out about the requirements for Short Term Independent Study here
CA HS Proficiency Exam