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  • Counselors are divided by student's last names. Counselors are available for academic, personal/social issues, and post-secondary planning (college & career). Please email your counselor if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment to meet. To contact counseling please call 707-778-4779.

    Additionally, we have MFT interns on-site available for extra mental health support. 

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    End of Year Counseling Newsletter 

    Hello students and parents!

    We know these past few months have been very strange, scary, and surreal for everyone. As we get ready for summer break, the counseling department wants to make sure you have access to the most up to date information, please read ahead. 

    Counselors will be working through Thursday, June 5th and after that will return to work on Monday, August 3rd. Ms. McClelland will be available via email, phone, or zoom throughout the month of June for any urgent concerns. 

    If you are signed up for an AP/Honors class next year, please be sure to review the AP/Honors Document and join the google classroom/complete the summer assignment. For specific questions, please contact the specific teacher. 

    For SRJC, please review the information attached to the right. Fall registration opens on Thursday, June 25th so we are requesting all concurrent forms are sent directly to Ms. McClelland by Friday, June 19th to ensure enough processing time. 

     Summer 2020 Work Permits: 

    If you are planning to have a job over the summer you will need to have a work permit. Please download a copy of the work permit from the link below. Complete the entire application, have it signed by your parent or guardian and your employer, and scan it to  Ms. Thirion from the district office will then email you back as to when you can pick-up your work permit.  All summer work permits will be issued from the district office which is located at 200 Douglas Street.

    For summer school questions, it is all online this year and for remediation only. The summer dates are June 8th - July 20th and the district will be notifying students that have been accepted into the program next week. For questions, please email Cliff DeGraw at

    As of now, the dates for Fall 2020 are as follows: 

    • Trojan Roll Call: Monday, August 10th and Tuesday, August 11th from 9am-3pm. At this time students traditionally pick up their class schedule, take their school pictures, purchase PE clothes, ASB cards, etc. This may be revised dependending on potential restrictions for large gatherings. Please bring your Parent Portal Confirmation from the Aeries parent portal.
    • First day of school: Wednesday, August 12th at 8:30am (no 0 period on day one)

    Any changes to dates will be coming from our principal, Mr. Mori or our superintendent, Mr. Callahan. 

    We hope that you are all able to stay safe, healthy, and calm this summer, for additional resources don’t forget to review the Shelter in Place Document. 

    We hope to see you next school year! 


    Petaluma High School Counseling Department

    A-D Students: Ms. McClelland

    E-K Students: Ms. Ruzick 

    L-RES Students: Ms. Parisi

    RET-Z Students: Mrs. Guerra 

  • Counseling Updates (Spring 2020) During Online Format: 

    Hello students/parents/guardians, 

    We hope you are all staying safe and calm during this difficult time in our world. As you know, school has been moved to an online format until at least May 1st and all events have been canceled through April 30th (May events are TBD). In the meantime, counselors are available via email or you can schedule a Zoom video conference or phone conference if you wish to discuss any specific concerns with your counselor. If you were meeting with a MFT for mental health support, those will be moved to a video format during this time. If you are looking for mental health support, below are some resources: 

    • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. 
    • Nikki Jackson, LMFT ( If you are struggling with emotional overwhelm or other mental health challenges, please email your designated District Guidance Coordinators.
    • More resources can be found on the Shelter in Place document. 

    Schedules & Registration 2020-2021: 

    Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is complete. If students wish to make changes to their schedules for next year, they can email or visit their counselor. Please note that some classes are full and have waitlists. Also, AP/Honors classes are year long commitments, so if changes are needed, we recommend contacting your counselor by mid April to ensure classes.


  • PE Waiver Information, Board Policy AR 6142.7: 

    PE Waivers MUST be turned in during the conclusion of the sport season. 

    2019-2020 School Year: 

    • Fall: 11/12/2019
    • Winter: 2/10/2020
    • Spring: 5/22/2020


    1. Student athletes must have taken and passed physical education in grade 9 with a grade of “C” or better.
    2. Student athletes must score in the “healthy fitness zone” in five of the six fitness areas tested in grade 9 as measured by the FITNESSGRAM.
    3. Student athletes must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA (Total GPA), for each grading period during the period of exemption.
    4. The exempted physical education course must be replaced with another course, which cannot be an unscheduled (free) period, and student athletes must maintain a full class load, during the period of exemption.
    5. For each full season of sport completed in grades 10 and/or 11, student athletes will be exempted from physical education for one semester.
    6. During the annual course registration window, or upon new enrollment, a student athlete must notify his/her counselor of his/her intent to apply for a Physical Education Exemption Based on Interscholastic Athletic Program Participation, so that the student athlete is scheduled appropriately.
    7. At the conclusion of each season of sport the student athlete must complete a Physical Education Exemption Application, which has been signed by the student athlete, parent/guardian, and counselor. The athletic director will confirm completion of the season of sport and sign the application.
    8. Students who do not fulfill the requirements of this exemption by the start of grade 12, and have not satisfied the physical education graduation requirements, will need to earn their remaining physical education credits required for graduation.
  • Santa Rosa Junior College: 

    Hello high school students (9th-11th grade)! 

    If you are planning on taking a Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 class at SRJC (either campus), please review the important updates below from SRJC. 

    There are some NEW updates for SRJC registration for summer 2020 and fall 2020 classes. Please review the information and if you have questions, contact SRJC directly. It is important to be checking your portal or the SRJC App regularly for updates as information continues to be fluid. 

    High School Student Support:

     Information directly from SRJC:

    “Due to the COVID-19 crisis and an unclear picture of what August and September will look like, we are unable to release the Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes on its usual timeline.  By giving ourselves more time, we are hoping to have more options for our students.

    That means that the Summer 2020 Schedule of Classes will still be released online this Thursday, April 16th and Summer 2020 Registration for current high school students will start Wednesday, May 20th at 7am.

    With the delay of the Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes, we will be pushing the Fall Registration cycle out to June. Tentatively, the Fall 2020 schedule will be out on Friday, May 15th and current high school students that have completed all of their steps will be able to register on Thursday, June 25th. You can check your exact priority date on your portal!”

    Please see NEW SRJC timelines below:



    Thursday, April 30th

    Early Bird deadline to meet with a counselor

    Monday, May 4th 

    Priority 1

    Tuesday, May 12th 

    Priority 2

    Thursday, May 14th

    Priority 3

    Monday, May 18th

    Priority 4

    Tuesday, May 19th

    Priority 5

    Wednesday, May 20th @ 7am

    Priority 6--High School Dual Enrollment Students

    Thursday, May 21st

    Open Registration



    Thursday, May 28th

    Early Bird deadline to meet with a counselor

    Monday, June 8th

    Priority 1

    Tuesday, June 16th

    Priority 2

    Thursday, June 18th

    Priority 3

    Tuesday, June 23rd

    Priority 4

    Wednesday, June 24th

    Priority 5

    Thursday, June 25th @ 7am

    Priority 6--High School Dual Enrollment Students

    Monday, June 29th 

    Open Registration

    The form is now fully ONLINE!  See link below and follow the steps in the link.  They have informed us that this process will be active Monday, April 20. 

    New! High School Dual Enrollment Online Request Form (Official Launch –  Monday, April 20th)

    Getting Assistance

    If students have questions about completing or submitting the form, please have them call Admissions & Records at 527-4685 during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.) When prompted, select 1, then 3. Callers will be connected to an Admissions & Records Specialist who can assist them over the phone.

    Videos to explain Dual Enrollment Process:

    • Student Experience: how a high school student completes and submits a Dual Enrollment Form Watch the video
    • Parent Experience: how a Parent of a High School Student approves their student's Dual Enrollment Form Watch the video

    There are some NEW updates for SRJC registration for summer 2020 and fall 2020 classes. Please review the information and if you have questions, contact SRJC directly. It is important to be checking your portal or the SRJC App regularly for updates as information continues to be fluid. 

     High School Student Support:

    Steps to enroll in a SRJC Class: 

    High School Dual Enrollment Program Request Process 

     High School Dual Enrollment Online Request Form (Official Launch –  Monday, April 20th)