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Ending the stigma about mental health.

Football team defeats Salinas to advance to the CCS Semi Finals

The Viking Football defeated Salinas 42 - 38 in an exciting CCS Division I game. 

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Come support the team in the semi-final match up at Milpitas on Fri Nov 27th at 7pm.

Challenge Success presents "The Well-Balanced Student" - Dec 2

Palo Alto High School High School’s Challenge Success team is excited to present “The Well-Balanced Student” from Dr. Denise Pope, with breakout sessions following the video.  This parent education event takes place 7:00pm - 9:00 pm on December 2 in the Paly MAC Atrium.  Download flyer

Life After Paly - Nov 24

Tuesday, November 24th

1:50-2:55 PM, Paly LCR (Library Conference Room)
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Special Schedule Friday - Turkey Feast

1st Period: 8:15-9:00
2nd Period: 9:05-9:50
Brunch: 9:50-10:05
3rd Period: 10:05-10:50
4th Period: 10:55-11:45
Lunch: 11:45-1:00
5th Period: 1:00-1:45
6th Period: 1:45-2:35
7th Period: 2:40-3:25

Winter Sports Mandatory Parent Meeting - Dec 1 at 6:30 in the MAC

If your student is playing a winter sport for Paly (Basketball, Soccer or Wrestling), please plan to attend the Winter Athlete Parent meeting on Tuesday Dec 1 at 6:30 in the MAC.  We will meet as a large group for about 45 min and then the individual teams (Basketball and Wrestling) will hold their parent meetings.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Kent Slaney wins the Boys Div I XC championship and the Boys team takes 2nd Place in CCS.

With junior Kent Slaney winning individual honors, the Palo Alto boys finished second in Division I at the CCS finals and earned a berth in the State Meet.

Donate to Support Paly Community Scholarships

Please consider making a donation to help fund one or more of the awards in the Paly Community Scholarship Program so our seniors continue to benefit from them in the future.  Thank you for your generosity and support.

PiE Double your Donation Campaign ends Nov 20

Please help us meet our goal during our final challenge grant this school year. Now through Nov. 20, 2015, your donation can be matched – dollar for dollar – thanks to a $200,000 challenge grant offered by generous PiE supporters. Join us! Together we strengthen our schools... Please Give or Pledge Today!

Paly/Gunn Sources of Strength community event - Nov 12

7pm at Spangenberg (Gunn H.S.).  

The event is open to youth, parents, staff, and community members at large.  Attendees will be afforded an opportunity to hear from student peer leaders at Paly and Gunn as well as Dr. Shashank Joshi (Stanford), and also interact with the Sources concepts/principles on a personal level in order to come away with a deeper understanding of the role we can all play in helping to foster a culture of resilience and well-being in our community. Download flyer

What's Up Palo Alto High School (video by community member)

Community member and JLS parent Keyi Kammy Chang posted this video on her Youtube channel:

What's Up Palo Alto High School 2015-16

PAUSD Superintendent McGee, PALY Principal Ms. Diorio talked about 2015 new policies on campus. A few PALY students shared their stories and advices (sic) for parents and school. What are the recent changes on college admission evaluation ? Check it out...

Oct 22 - Churchill area improvements community meeting

October 22, 2015

Palo Alto High School
Media Arts Center Atrium

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PSAT /College Awareness Day - Wed, Oct 14

11th Grade

8:15 – 12:00

PSAT – All 11th grade students will take the PSAT during the morning.  Testing room locations will be posted on the Guidance Office windows and the Student Center bulletin board on Monday morning 10/12/15.  Please arrive early and report promptly to your assigned classroom with ID, calculator, and pencils.   Testing will begin at 8:15 and will be done by 12:00 unless you have approved  accommodations for extra time.

9th, 10th, & 12th Grade

8:15 – 12:00

We will have college-specific workshops available for our seniors – we highly encourage them to attend. Senior workshops are listed below. For students in 9th and 10th grade, and seniors who choose not to attend the workshops below, we will implement a "flex time" model where students who choose to come to school can see teachers for extra help in specific subjects, use this time to get caught up with homework, make-up a test or lab, and/or study with their friends. Resource centers (math, social studies, English, science, foreign language – rm 401, special education – center 300, AVID – 305, and TEAM – P9) will be open for students from 8:15-noon to receive additional help from certificated teachers in the respective subject areas.  We want students to feel empowered to use this time to their benefit.  Students will be done for the day by noon.

Workshops for 12th Grade Students Only--Click here for details

Oct 7 and Oct 14 - Senior baby ad parent work sessions

Senior baby ad parent work sessions in MAC 101, 3-6 PM.

Bring your baby photos and ad wording and spend some time working on your ad with a yearbook student. You’ll be able to pay for the ad and you’ll get to put your approval on the ad. Contact adviser Brian Wilson with any questions:

Students - Need help logging into MyPAUSD/Schoology or Infinite Campus?

Please read the information that pertains to the problem that you have. If you still need help after reading the information below, there is a link at the bottom of the page where you can request help.

  • If you are brand-new to PAUSD (you have never been in PAUSD before, even in elementary school), you were given the default password for both Infinite Campus and MyPAUSD/Schoology. (See below)
    • Your student ID number is your username for both.
    • Infinite Campus will force you to change your password,
    • MyPAUSD will not force you to change your password, but you should.
    • Within MyPAUSD, you should also set your Google Application-Specific password. (You can use the same password that you set your MyPAUSD password to.)
    • Changing the password in either MyPAUSD or Infinite Campus does not change the password in the other
  • If you have ever attended a PAUSD school before (continuing from last year, or left PAUSD and returned)
    • Your MyPAUSD/Schoology password was changed back to the default password at the beginning of this school year. (See below).
    • Your Infinite Campus password has not been changed.
    • Your school email address has changed. (See below).

The default password is:
9 characters - The first 2 are first letter of your official first name and first letter of official last name in lower case. Then the exclamation point (!). The last 6 characters are comprised of your birthday in the form of MMDDYY (two digits each for the month, day, and year of your birthday.)

All students - New email addresses:
Student email addresses are now in the following format:
7 characters followed by (
(The first 2 are first letter of the official first name and first letter of your official last name in lower case. Then the last 5 digits of your student ID number. Then

Click here if you still need help

First Day (Aug 17) PE class meeting location- including "0" period PE - Football stadium bleachers

All PE classes (except Dance classes) will meet at the football stadium bleachers.

The start time for "0" period PE classes on that day is 7:45AM.

Donate to Support Paly Community Scholarships

Please consider making a donation to help fund one or more of these awards in the Paly Community Scholarship Program so our seniors continue to benefit from them in the future.  Thank you.

Seniors - library and textbook lists - check regularly for updates

Seniors, these lists show  all of the textbooks and Library books that remain out, including books that are not yet due. Please be aware that you will not receive a diploma until all books are returned and all bills have been paid.

Textbooks may be returned or paid for at the Auditor's office in the Tower Building.

Library books should be returned or paid for in the library.

Seniors - Book bill list   List updated Tuesday, June 4 at 8:30 AM

Seniors - Overdue Library book list  Updated 5/26/15