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Principal's Welcome

August 30, 2021

Greetings Poly Students, Parents, Guardians, and Families,

I am beyond excited to welcome you back as we begin the 2021-2022 school year. Students, you have proved through your resilience that Poly is more than just a building and that you are still more than capable of learning and growing together, even when circumstances may not be comfortable or familiar. I look forward to witnessing how this attribute serves you in the 2021-2022 school year. 

Learning at home was a substantial adjustment. In a similar sense, so will be returning to our beloved Campus. While there is a refreshing familiarity of walking our campus and filling our classrooms, there is so much for us to learn about each other as we enter this new year. This year will pose its own unique challenges. We will laugh, struggle, overcome obstacles, break barriers, and move forward together. 

That is why I would like to challenge all of us to not view this coming year as a just “return” to what Poly used to be. As I mentioned previously, this does not mean we cannot find great comfort and excitement in seeing our friends again, treading our campus again, and greeting our teachers again. I myself cannot wait for these simple, yet meaningful moments and routines. But, instead of “going back”, I ask that you join me as we go forward, stepping into a new era of unknowns. We are about to blaze a new trail at Long Beach Poly. And the best part? Together, we are ready to carve out our own beautiful story in Poly’s legacy. 

School Reminders and Information:

  • First Day of School is on Tuesday, August 31. It is an ALL PERIOD MINIMUM DAY (see attached bell schedule and Green/Gold Calendar).
  • Students' class schedules are available via StudentVue and ParentVue (see our Poly website for login information). Remember to check it frequently for updates.
  • If your student cannot access their schedule, they should report to the Attendance Office or College/Career Center for printing on the first day of school. 
  • Students may need to show their teachers a view of their class schedule via StudentVue. 
    • Students are to report to all classes as listed on their schedules. 
    • Students should not miss instructional time and come to the library only during the period there is an issue. 
    • If a student has a concern regarding their schedule, they may report to the library ONLY IF:
      • Their schedule is missing a core academic class (not an elective class). 
      • Their schedule has 2 of the same classes.
      • Their schedule is missing a period.


  • COVID-19 Reminders: Family Home Health Screening
    • Our current health guidelines mandate that everyone must wear a face-covering indoors. 
    • Please pre-screen your student before coming to campus for the following signs and symptoms, please keep our campus healthy
      • fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher 
      • chills  
      • cough 
      • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
      •  fatigue  
      • muscle or body aches 
      • headache 
      •  new loss of taste or smell  
      • sore throat  
      • congestion or runny nose  
      • nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea,
    • Please stay home if ill
  • ​​Asymptomatic screening
    • We will conduct weekly surveillance COVID testing for all unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students. Please complete the linked Google Form BEFORE coming to campus on August 31. You will need to upload your student’s COVID vaccine card so make sure you have it with you when completing this form. Poly HS Student Vaccination Survey
  • Please see our Poly Website for more school information: 
  • 2021-2022 Bell Schedule (here)
  • LB Poly Green Gold Calendar 21-22 (here)
  • Poly Campus Map (here)
  • Grading Timeline 21-22 (here)

Go Jackrabbits! 

Bill Salas


Poly HS