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.
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.
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.
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://va02205104.schoolwires.net/Page/248. A decision about the 2021-2022 calendar will be made during the spring of this school year.
SENIOR PORTRAIT DATES 2020-2021
Date: Monday, July 20
Start Time: 9:00am (Last appointment scheduled for 2:00pm)
Candid Color will mail appointment dates and times to seniors based on the student data received. Appointments are scheduled from the start time until approximately one hour from the completion of pictures. Please ask your social media manager to advertise picture days on Twitter and any other platform the school uses.
Final In-School Makeup
Date: Wednesday, September 23
Start Time: After underclass pictures
A sign-up sheet will be emailed to the yearbook adviser. Seniors that have yet to take a picture will select a time slot.
FALL UNDERCLASS / FACULTY PORTRAIT DATES
Dates: Wednesday, September 23
Start Time: 7:20am
Number of Cameras: 2
Candid Color needs a picture day itinerary at least one week prior to this date. Please alert your staff and resource officer that we will need early access to your building to begin setup in advance of the school day start time. Candid Color provides all necessary cashiers and photo assistants to ensure a smooth photo day. Parent volunteers are still welcome to assist. Volunteers working for 4 hours or more will receive a complimentary package.
Underclass / Faculty Makeup
Date: Friday, October 30
Makeup day is for students & faculty that have not been photographed for the yearbook/student identification and for students that wish to get a retake.
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.