Frequently Asked Questions2020-2021STUDENT LIFE
Where can I find the Student Handbook, Dress Code Policy, etc?
Click HERE for the link.
When is 2021 Graduation?PHS Graduation Commencement Ceremony
2021 Graduation has not been scheduled as of yet. The Website will be updated as information becomes available.
How do I purchase a parking permit? How much does it cost? How often do I need to register?REGISTRATION OF VEHICLE AND PARKING PERMITS: All motor vehicles that are driving to school including automobiles,pickup trucks, motorcycles, or motor scooters must be properly registered inthe front office each year. Driver’s license number and proof of insurance are required on the application. Parking spaces are given on a first come,first served basis. All school fines MUST be paid in advance of purchasing a parking permit. All obligations (including makeup hours) will need to be met prior to purchasing a parking permit. Parking permits cost $20 and the applications are found in the front office. Permits are valid from 8/13/2020-5/27/2021. School times to purchase a permit are before or after school and during lunches. Please see Ms. Janie Martinez for permits.Unregistered and illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed, “booted” or towed at the student’sexpense. Illegally parking is defined as parking in another student’s assigned parking space, in the teacher parking spaces, visitor parking spaces, handicapped parking spaces or fire lanes and on other “non-designated areas” which may include grassy areas or double parking. Boot removal is $50.00. Parking at the Administration Office is considered illegal parking and will be cause for a parking violation (ticket).There are many clubs available to students. You can find a current list in our front office or visit the Clubs and Organizations page
What is the bell schedule for this year? Information forthcoming.
Is it an A day or a B day? Information forthcoming
When is Early Release for the 2020-2021 School year?
December 18, 2020 and May 27, 2021
You can view the academic calendar by clicking HERE
How do students check their email?
Refer to PISD webpage under "STUDENT TAB"
How many absences can a student have and still earn class credit? (90% Rule)
Please refer to the Attendance Policy located in the FAQ section.
If a student misses a day to visit a college campus, does the absence count toward exemption from finals?
Students are not allowed any "free" days for college visits. They may fill out a form obtained in the office so they can make up any work they miss on visits so there will be no academic penalty. The College Visit absence does not count toward exemption for finals.What happens if a text book is lost? If a student's loses an issued text book, they will be required to either locate the book or pay for the replacement. Should the student find the book at a later time, they can return the book to the Bookkeeper who will issue a refund minus a $2.00 processing fee per item. Diplomas and final transcripts will be held until fines are paid or books are returned.
Cell Phone Policy:
1st phone taken up turned into office requires Parent pick up.
2nd and beyond: phone taken up and thereafter turned into office. Guardian must pick up with $15.00 return fee
The student is never allowed to pick up their phone. Only a parent/guardian will be allowed to pick up the cell phone. The telephone that is turned in must be a fully functioning/working phone.
Earbuds taken up can be picked up in the Front Office after school until 4:30 pm. The fee is $1.00 each time the student has their earbuds confiscated.LIBRARY FAQ'S
When is the library open?
Monday thru Thursday - 8:15 to 4:45
Friday - 8:15 to 4:30
and open during lunch time
How many books can I check out at a time? 5 books at a time
How much is the fine for an overdue book? $.25/day
Do I need my school I.D. to check out a book? Yes
Do I need my school I.D. to use a computer? Yes
What does it cost to replace my school ID? $3.00
What does it cost to print a copy from the computer? $.10 per page for the black and white printer and $.50 for the color printer
Can I purchase school supplies in the library?
Plain, old-fashioned pencil or ink pen (black ink only)--$.25
Pencil top eraser--$.10
Folder (with pockets and brads)--$.50
Index cards (100 per package)--$1.00
What are some good internet resources for research? Click here for websitesHEALTH SERVICES
What health services are provided at PHS? Click here for health services
Who is eligible for credit recovery?
Seniors have first priority, followed by juniors and then sophomores.
Juniors and Seniors:
Need at least 1 credit (any course combination)
Are not discipline issues
Do not have poor attendance
Students repeating the sophomore year
Need 1 credit (any course combination)
Are not discipline issues
Do not have poor attendance
Freshmen are not eligible for credit recovery.
What is the deadline for dropping out of an AP class?
Student in Pre-AP/AP classes must stay in those classes for 4 weeks prior to the teacher submitting a schedule change request. The deadline to drop an AP class is forthcoming.
Under what conditions may a student receive an incomplete grade and how does it affect eligibility?
For questions regarding UIL eligibility, click http://uiltexas.org/files/tea-uil-side-by-side.pdf