Dear Students,

The 2017-2018 school year is starting and we are excited to begin this journey together. Your teachers and administrators have worked tirelessly during your absence to create innovative ways to inspire and lead you as you start this new year. We are looking forward to new adventures in academic excellence and personal growth, all while continuing to maintain a safe learning environment in which all of you can thrive. We cannot wait to share memorable experiences with you both inside and outside of the classroom environment. Your decision to be a Panther will be one of the most important decisions of your young adult life.

As this journey begins, please be certain to read the handbook carefully. Upon signing the student acknowledgement and verification form, you are accountable for knowing and abiding by the Student Code of Conduct at all times. This includes the knowledge that cell phone usage is not permitted during school hours, absences can affect whether or not you receive credit (9 days maximum per semester), mandated community service hours must be completed with a non-profit charitable organization, and the dress code will be enforced. With that being said, you spoke, and we listened. Students will now be permitted to wear sleeveless shirts that are four fingers length in width, and leggings will be permitted with a skirt, dress, or shirt at least arm’s length (to the tip of the middle finger). You can read in more depth about each of the aforementioned scenarios in the handbook; but, we hope to continue to work collaboratively with you to make your learning experience at PHHS some of the best memories of your life.

Your teachers and administrators care about you and your well-being as a student on our campus. At PHHS, you have the opportunity to learn and thrive in an environment where you are accepted as an individual, challenged as an individual, and recognized as an individual. We all want you to be successful and we will work diligently to plan and implement engaging lessons and high-quality assignments so that we maximize your opportunities for growth and achievement. Please ask questions, be curious and seek out support when you need assistance. We are here to help.

We are excited for your return and ready for a great school year. Thank you for choosing to be part of our Paradise Panther community and family. The adventure is just beginning!


Jessica Alessio


Paradise Honors High School