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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. Counselors will return to work on Monday, August 5th. To contact counseling please call 707-778-4779.

    Mrs. Stoll ( in the College & Career center is also a great resource for college visits, work permits, jobs, community service opportunities, and so much more.

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

    Kirsten Smith handles work permits in the summer and is available daily from 730am-330pm in the main office. 

    For registration information, transcripts, and diplomas, please contact our registrar - 

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    Below is a list of all the important dates for 2019-2020 school year: 

    Counseling Calendar 2019-2020
    Event Name Location Date
    Trojan Roll Call PHS Multi Thursday & Friday, August 8th & 9th (9am-3pm)
    Freshman Orientation (Link Crew) PHS Gym Monday, August 12th @8am-12pm
    Freshman Parent Night PHS Library Monday, August 12th @6pm
    First Day of School PHS Wednesday, August 14th
    Back-to-School Night PHS Wednesday, August 28th
    FAFSA/CA Dream & CSU apps open Online Tuesday, October 1st
    SRJC College Night (Jumpstart) PHS Library Thursday, October 3rd @6pm
    College Application Night (4 year bound) (11th/12th) PHS Library Thursday, October 10th @6pm
    PSAT PHS Saturday, October 19th @8am
    UC Apps Open Online November 1st
    PEF/PHS Local Scholarships Open Online November 1st
    Financial Aid Week/Rally PHS Library November 12th-15th (Rally Tuesday)
    Financial Aid/Cash for College Night PHS Library & F3 Thursday, November 14th
    Freshman Meetings (4 year plans) PE Classes November TBD
    8th Grade Preview Night (PHS/Multi) PHS Multi 11/5 & 11/7 (daytime tours), Thursday, 11/7 evening event
    UC/CSU Application Deadline Online November 30th
    Fall Semester Ends PHS December 20th, 2019
    PEF Scholarships Due PEF Online TBD
    College Night for 9th-11th PHS Multi Thursday, February 6th @6pm
    Regsitration (8th-11th) PHS, PJHS, CVHS, Cinnabar Jan-Feb
    PHS Local Scholarships Due PHS College & Career Center TBD
    AP/Honors Evening PHS Thursday, February 20th @6pm
    FAFSA/CA Dream and Cal Grant Deadline Online March 2nd
    SRJC Doyle Scholarships Due SRJC Online March 2nd (FAFSA)
    Press Democrat Awards Wells Fargo Center, Santa Rosa TBD
    PEF Night CGHS Gym April 8, 2020
    Community Achievement Awards (Top 10) TBD TBD
    Senior Recognition Night Petaluma High School Tuesday, May 19th
    Graduation PHS Ellison Field Saturday, May 30th, 2019
    Testing Dates    
    SAT Offsite 8/24, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 3/14, 5/2, 6/6
    ACT Offsite 9/14, 10/26, 12/14, 2/8, 4/4, 6/13
    PSAT PHS Saturday, October 19th
    CAASSP (EAP) PHS April/May
    AP Testing PHS May 4th-15th



  • Schedules & Registration 2019-2020:

    Schedule changes are made during the first 10 days of school. After that, schedule changes are NOT permitted. Classes dropped after 6 weeks result in an automatic withdraw "F". Schedules cannot be changed based on teacher preference or period preference. All students must be in a minimum of 6 classes with PHS (seniors can take 5). Email your counselor with questions. Students can pick up their schedules during Trojan Roll Call on Thursday, August 8th and Friday, August 9th. Students that cannot pick up their schedule during this time will have to wait until the first day of school. 

    When it comes to schedule changes, please see info below: 

    The only changes we are making during Trojan Roll Call are if you:

    • Have less than 6 classes
    • Have 2 classes the same period
    • Have a 0 period and did NOT want one
    • Are placed in the wrong level of a class
    • Have a note that says “see counselor”

    We do NOT make schedule changes:

    • To change teachers
    • To switch periods of classes
    • To drop Honors/AP classes



    Counseling Department

  • PE Waiver Information, Board Policy AR 6142.7: 
    Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the following guidelines will apply in order to be exempted from such courses, for the graduating classes of 2019 and subsequent years. 

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

    2018-2019 School Year: 

    Fall: 11/13/2018

    Winter: 2/11/2019

    Spring: 5/24/2019

    2019-2020 School Year: 

    Fall: 11/12/2019

    Winter: 2/10/2020

    Spring: 5/22/2020

    Qualifications below: 

    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.
  • SRJC Classes: 

    Attention Students! 

    Are you interested in taking a SRJC class? Summer and Fall schedule comes out sometime in March and registration opens on May 8th for High School Students. If students have questions or need help, they should come to the lunch meeting on April 15th at lunch in the library to learn about concurrent enrollment. Please review the steps to enroll in a SRJC Class: 

    Steps to enroll in a SRJC Class: 

    1. Look at online schedule:
    2. Create an online SRJC account and get Student ID# (9 digit number) 
    3. Complete concurrent enrollment form and get ALL required signatures (see attached) 
    4. Review any prerequisite requirements/take any placement tests for specific subjects 
    5. Turn form into SRJC Admissions & Records BEFORE you register
    6. Register online during priority registration
    7. Show counselor proof of registration

     SRJC Jumpstart Info (for Seniors): TBD 

     SRJC Steps for Graduating Students to Attend for the Summer or Fall of 2019:

    1.      Complete the Spring 2019 application to SRJC
    2.      Complete the Doyle Scholarship & Doyle Trustee Scholarship online application
    3.      Complete a 2018-2019 Financial Aid Application before March 2, 2019
    4.      Complete & submit a High School Concurrent Enrollment Form to enroll in Counseling 270
    5.      Enroll & successfully complete Counseling 270 as a high school student during spring semester  to earn Priority 3 Registration for the Summer & Fall 2019
    6.      Summer & Fall 2019 Schedule of Classes will be available online in March 2019
    7.      Update your Summer/Fall 2019 online application to SRJC as a high school graduate
    8.      Attend a registration workshop on your high school campus where SRJC staff will assist students to register for Summer/Fall 2019 classes
    9.  Students who do not attend Counseling 270, will still be able to earn priority 4 registration for Summer/Fall 2019 by completing our online orientation through their SRJC Student Portal and meeting with an SRJC Counselor to create an Educational Plan. These steps should only be completed after the student has a current application to SRJC on file.  Priority 4 will be offered 2 days after Priority 3, exact dates still being determined.

     To get text reminders: Text @srjcjump to 81010