Peninsula High School

Message to Peninsula Families, October 16, 2017

Message to Peninsula Families

October 16, 2017

3rd Threat at Peninsula


Dear Peninsula High Families:


A short while ago, we notified you that Peninsula High experienced its third threat against the school. As a result of the time the police needed to search the campus, we determined it was best to send the students home.

As with the last threat, the San Bruno Police Department fully evaluated the situation and they deemed the threat not credible.

School is in session tomorrow and instruction will continue as normal.

Click HERE ( to learn about the Big Five.

Please let us know if you become aware of any information regarding any of these threats.


Mr. Campana

Peninsula High School Principal


Mensaje para todas las Familias de la escuela “Peninsula High”

16 de octubre de 2017

3ra amenaza en la en la escuela “Penisula High”


Estimadas familias de la escuela "Peninsula High":


Hace poco, le notificamos que la escuela Peninsula High tuvo su tercera amenaza contra la escuela. Como resultado del mucho tiempo que la policía necesitó para buscar dentro de la escuela y edificio, determinamos que era mejor enviar a los estudiantes a sus hogares.  Al igual que con la última amenaza, el Departamento de Policía de San Bruno evaluó completamente la situación y consideraron que la amenaza no era creíble.


La escuela está en sesión mañana y la instrucción de enseñanza continuará de manera normal.

Haga clic AQUÍ (  para familiarizarse con  los cinco grandes pasos.  Infórmenos si conoce alguna información sobre estas amenazas.


El Director  Mr. Campana

Director de la Escuela Secundaria “Peninsula High School”

Congratulations to 2017 PHS Tenure Teacher Jesse Warshauer

PHS Tenure Teacher Jesse Warshauer

Presentation on Marijuana for Parents/Guardians October 24th

This is going to be a really educational event. Thanks to the Burlingame High School (BHS) Parent Education Team.


Clearing the Smokescreen: A Frank Conversation about Marijuana


Join the SMUHSD for an important family education event:

Clearing the Smokescreen: A Frank Conversation about Marijuana

Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00-8:30pm

Burlingame High School Theater, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame


In January of 2018, the Marijuana laws in California are changing. What does that mean for our community? What do we know about how students are accessing marijuana now? What forms does it take? What should parents know about the effects of marijuana on adolescent brain development? What are the myths and what are the facts? No matter where you stand on the ideological spectrum of legalization, you won’t want to miss this panel conversation dedicated to giving you the latest information on this important health topic.


PANELISTS (subject to change)

Daniel Becker, M.D. Mills Peninsula Health Services

Dave Pine, San Mateo County Supervisor

Al Serrato, Assistant District Attorney


MODERATOR: John Ryan (BHS Parent)


TO RSVP and submit questions, click HERE:


Special thanks to Burlingame High School Parent Education Team which opened this event up to the entire district.


Spanish and Mandarin interpretation will be available.


English Flyer:

Spanish Flyer:

Chinese Flyer Coming Soon!


Mr. Campana

Puma Students Visit San Francisco City College Culinary Program

Helpful Information for Helping Teens Cope with National Tragedies

The recent act of violence in Las Vegas -- the largest mass shooting in US history -- can be unnerving for students, creating feelings of confusion, sadness and anxiety. As news reports of this frightening event unfold in the media, it is important that we all -- families, teachers and staff -- talk with students about their feelings and thoughts around this national tragedy and the many others in recent news. Below are links to tips from the National Education Association ( as originally offered by the National Association of School Psychologists and from the Orange County Department of Education ( Both offer helpful information and guidance for families. If you have any concerns about your student, please contact your school's health and wellness coordinators.


Mr. Campana

Congratulations to our September/October Staff Members of the Month!

Congratulations to Caroline Wisecarver and David Pinedo our September/October Staff Members of the Month.  Ms. Wisecarver teaches physical education, health science, Guided Studies and OSCR.  She provides energy, rigor, and leadership to our students.  Mr. Pinedo is the social science department chair and leading our seniors through a college study skills course working with Skyline College to help our students prepare for college.  The students appreciate his passion for teaching.   We appreciate their contributions to the Puma Family.  if you see them, congratulate them.


Mr. Campana


Student Support at Edgewood Drop-In Centers

Do you need employment, social, or education support?  Are you a leader?  Opportunity to get hands-on experience.  Edgewood Drop-In Centers.  There is one located at 931 West San Bruno, Suite #2.  This is a safe space with free resources to get your basic needs met.  To qualify, must be 18-25 years old.  They are open 3-8pm Monday thru Friday.  Every service they offer is free and confidential.  Among some of their offerings are bus tokens, dinner and snacks daily, clothes closet, and access to computer and printers.  If you have questions, please call Mary Therese Tamayo at (415) 725-0173 or

PHS Canvas Parent Observer Account Directions

Puma Parents/Guardians,


Here’s the link that includes information on directions on setting up their observer account on Canvas software.


Please click on the link to know your student's gmail account:


Feel free to contact us if you need further assistance.  Directions are available in Spanish and Chinese as well.


Mr. Campana  

Back to School Night 2017

Fresh Lifelines for Youth Supporting Our Students

I would like to thank the Fly Law Program for their help and support working with our students. FLY's mission is to prevent juvenile youth from making bad choices through legal education, leadership training, and one-on-one mentoring.  This program gives our students life skills to become positive community leaders.   This picture was taken on the day twenty-five students completed a twelve week course and received their certificates.


The San Mateo Union High School District believes - all students have the right to participate fully in the educational process, free from discrimination and harassment. These rights are assured to students by CA Education Code Section 200 and Penal Code Section 422.55.



No news posted

Black Parents Association (BPA) Information

The BPA will be meeting every other month this year, starting in October. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Meetings will be held in the library at San Mateo High School, 506 N. Delaware St., from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 2017/2018 BPA Officers are as follows until further notice: Cynthia Eagleton - Acting 2017/2018 President Medina McKinney - BPA Board President Kimya Cotton - BPA Board Vice President If you have any questions and/or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to a positive and productive school year. Warm regards, Kimya Cotton

Health Van

The Teen Health Van will be here again in 2017-18!!! It will be here October 24th, 2017. Stay Tuned for More Upcoming Dates

Please sign up with Mr. Dauwe at the Health Office.  

It is first come first serve.  


The Health Van will be located in the front school parking lot.
The Teen Health Van will be coming August 31th, September 19th, October 24th, November 21st, and December 19th.  More dates will be posted later in the year.