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Showcase Slide Presentation

Thank you to ALL who came out last night to our YLHS showcase! Click on "Showcase Slide Presentation" above to access the link to review the slides.

Senior Yearbook Ad deadline December 2nd.

The last discounted deadline for submitting your child's senior yearbook recognition ad is coming up very soon, on December 2nd. Don't miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity and especially the chance to still pay a discounted price. For more information, please visit https://theyearbookcompany.com/.

Senior Ads

This is a special announcement for parents of YLHS seniors. We know how awesome your children are but why not let everyone else know by placing an ad in the 2022 yearbook? Congratulating and sending off your senior with a recognition ad has become a tradition here at our school and we just wanted to remind you that the special early bird discounted deadline for submitting your photos and message is next week on October 28th. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit TheYearbookCompany.com. Don’t delay, as space may be limited.

Coach Bailey Nominated as LA Chargers Coach Of The Week

Coach Jeff Bailey, our football coach, has been nominated by the LA Chargers as High School Coach Of The Week for Orange County. Congratulations Coach! If you'd like to help Coach Jeff Bailey win, you can vote for him here (voting has ended, thanks for voting): https://www.chargers.com/cow.

PYLUSD "Empowered" Women In Industry, EDHS PAC, Wed, October 13th at 6:30pm

The 4th annual "PYLUSD Empowered Women In Industry" panel will be at the EDHS Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Wednesday, October 13th at 6:30pm. Listen to an assortment of high powered accomplished women discuss what it takes to be successful in their chosen fields. Click on the news item title to visit the website.

An In-Depth Look Into College Planning Wed, October 13, 6:30pm-8pm

PTSA’s Mustangs University’s next online webinar is “An In-Depth Look Into College Planning.” This online presentation will cover topics such as how many extracurriculars play into being considered for colleges, testing, the importance of GPAs versus the rigors of the academic load, finding the “right fit”, and other timely topics. Presented by Elite Educational Institute. Click for the presentation Zoom link.

Rubios Fundraiser for Women's Basketball, Sunday, October 17th

Sunday, October 17 enjoy great food from Rubio’s and support YLHS Women’s Basketball Boosters. Dine in or order online from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm at Rubio’s in East Lake Shopping center. For online pickup orders, use coupon code “Donate” for orders to be included in the fundraiser. CLICK FOR A FLYER!

Dodgeball Tournament for Men's Soccer - Wed, October 13, 2021, 6:30 P.M.

Yorba Linda Mustangs Men's Soccer team is hosting their Annual Dodgeball Tournament. All students are welcome to play!! This will be a fun event for everyone. Make a team with your friends (6 players per team). Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd placed teams! We encourage family, friends, and teachers to come out and watch and support everyone. Check-in begins at 5:45 in the YLHS Main Gym. Click for further information including a handout.

Baseball Team Fundraiser

Hello Mustang Family. YLHS Baseball is having a fundraiser this Saturday at 9:30 up in the senior parking lot. If you have any old clothes, shoes, etc, we will take them. Please see the attached flyer for all items accepted. If you have stuff you would like to get rid of, you can bring it by this Saturday. Thanks, and GO MUSTANGS!

Joint Message from EHS and YLHS Principals

This is Esperanza High School (EHS) Principal Jeff Giles and Yorba Linda High School (YLHS) Principal Richard Dinh with an important joint message for students, staff, families, and community members.


As you may be aware, our school communities were recently impacted by an inappropriate poster and subsequent social media post that has had a profoundly negative impact on our campuses. The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District has posted a statement on the matter if you wish to read it; however, today’s joint communication is for another purpose—to discuss unity between our two schools. Click to read full message...

Information About Non-Credible Threat to Campus

Earlier this morning, Yorba Linda High School and Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District administrators were made aware of a non-credible threat towards our campus made on social media. In following established safety protocols, and out of an abundance of caution, our team immediately involved the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), who has since deemed the threat non-credible and has assured us that our campus is safe and secure. Click to read full message...

Statement from the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Regarding Incident at Yorba Linda High School

Placentia, Calif. (September 28, 2021): The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) was recently made aware of an inappropriate poster created by students without the knowledge or authorization of staff at Yorba Linda High School. A picture of an individual holding the poster in question is now circulating on social media; however, the physical poster was never shared publicly on campus. School officials are currently investigating the incident in accordance with the district’s established procedures and code of conduct. Per Education Code, matters related to student discipline are confidential; therefore, additional information will not be shared. Click to read full message...

LifeTouch Senior Portraits (**UPDATED**)

Senior Families. LifeTouch photography has updated their (mis)information regarding Senior Portraits. Click on this news article for corrected information regarding portrait appointments. We are sorry for the confusion.

How to Write a College Essay

Please watch the following link for guidance on "How to Write a College Essay". Click for the link.

YLHS Basketball NEEDS YOUR SHOES by September 30th

We would like your USED shoes. If you have used pairs of ATHLETIC shoes and/or court shoes (including VANS), YLHS Basketball is having a SHOE DRIVE. Please bring your USED shoes to Coach Pietsch's classroom 314 and he will give you a sweet treat in return. The YLHS Basketball shoe drive ends September 30th so there is time to check your closet, your garage and under your bed. We'll take them all! Thank you and Go Mustangs!!

2022 Grad Night Tickets On Sale Now!

Seniors, save money! Purchase your Grad Night tickets now for $199 before the prices go up to $225 on October 1st. Stop by the Grad Night Table at Back to School and drop off the form and payment. Grad Night will be on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 9:30 pm through Thursday, June 16, 2022, 5:00 am. Click for more details!

PTSA 2021-2022 Reflections Contest, Now Accepting Entries

This year's theme, "I Can Change the World by…” calls for your unique interpretation. All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork that expresses this theme in one of six areas: Dance Choreography, Literature, Photography, Film Production, Music Composition, Visual Arts. Deadline for entries: Monday, October 18th, 2021. Submit all entries to the library by the deadline date. Sorry - late entries cannot be accepted! Click for guidelines and entry forms!

Water Polo Dine Out Fundraiser at Rubio's Thursday 9/23

Join the coaches and team for dinner after the Servite game! Be sure to let them know you are there supporting YLHS Aquatics or show this flyer! For online pickup orders, use coupon code "DONATE" for orders to be included for the fundraiser! Rubio’s will be open an extra hour for us, instead of closing at 6 like the flyer says, they will be closing at 7 to allow us all to enjoy after the game! Click for flyer...

Back to School Night

Please click on the title "Back to School Night" to read an important letter from Dr. Dinh about Back to School Night.

Yearbook Senior Ads

Are you looking for a creative way to tell your senior, “I love you and I am proud of you”? If the answer is yes, think about placing a “Senior Ad” in the yearbook. Yearbook dedication ads are a great way to give your child the special recognition they deserve. Placing your ad is SIMPLE and QUICK! Plus, purchase now and get a discount! Click for a flyer.

Student Campus Tours (August 27 & August 30)

Our ASB/Link Crew will be hosting campus tours on Friday August 27th at 1:30pm and Monday August 30th at 1:00pm for any student who is interested in visiting the campus, meeting new people, and familiarizing themselves with the school before the school year officially starts on August 31st. This is highly recommended for new students or students attending school in-person for the 1st time. Students will meet outside the lower gym.

Back To School Days 2021

Did you miss Back to School Days? If so, click here for additional days we are offering Make Up Back to School Days.

YLHS Graduation Live Stream

Once again, the district will be live streaming the YLHS 2021 Graduation. Graduation is at Shapell Stadium on Wednesday, June 16th at 7:00pm. The live stream will start about one half hour before the ceremony and you can watch the stream: <a href="https://player.cloud.wowza.com/hosted/0cxn8bwj/player.html" target="_blank"><b>CLICK HERE</b></a>.

The YLHS Wrangler Magazine: Resilient

The staff behind the YLHS student newspaper (<a href="https://ylhsthewrangler.com/" target="_blank">The Wrangler</a>) have released an end of the year magazine. Click on this news item to get a copy!

Good News - CIF Golf

Congratulations to our golf teams on a great season including Patrick Song winning the CIF Central Region Tournament! Patrick shot a 69 at Redhawk Golf Course in Temecula to secure the victory.

Senior Graduation Information Video

Dr. Dinh and Ms. Runge have created a YouTube video discussing graduation for seniors and their families. You can watch that video here: https://youtu.be/FSQ6acAbSMo

The YLHS App Is Here!

The YLHS app is designed to publicize events and information at Yorba Linda High School. This app presents a collection of resources for members of the YLHS community to access with ease. Featuring numerous resources, it allows quick access for users to see important announcements, events, team schedules, and more. Download the YLHS app today to stay connected! Android users can download the app on the Google Play Store by searching YLHS and Apple users can download the app by visiting the link https://4552103.igen.app or scanning the QR code with your phone’s camera. Click for a flyer with QR Code.

Calling all Juniors and Seniors! Link Crew needs you! The Freshman class needs you!

Link Crew is YLHS’s transition program that helps to welcome our new freshmen class to the Mustang family. We are looking for members of next year's junior and senior class who want to be positive role models, motivators and mentors to help guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during their move to YLHS. Our program helps freshmen create connections on campus in a small group setting through leader lead games and activities. In addition we encourage participation in school activities to instill Mustang pride and spirit. Applications no longer being accepted for fall 2021.

Cheer and Song Win At USA Nationals

Congratulations to the YLHS cheer and song program. They competed for the first time ever in the "game day" divisions at USA Nationals and walked away with three 2nd place finishes. Tryouts for next year's teams are coming up. Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Shube at sshube@pylusd.org. Click for a summary of our achievements at USA Nationals and for detailed tryout information!

Women's Basketball Fundraiser Blaze Pizza, Tuesday April 20th

Come out and support your Women's Basketball Team at Blaze Pizza, Tuesday April 20 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm located at 18411 Yorba Linda Blvd in the Yorba Linda Town Center. Please print/present flyer or a digital copy and we will earn 20% of the proceeds. Click for a flyer.

8th Grade Parent / Student Night, Wednesday, April 7th

8th grade families! Join us on Wednesday April 7th for our "Mustang Roundup". The evening will include a chance for Mustang Business Academy parents and students to meet with staff. We will have a virtual assembly live stream on YouTube (<b><a href="https://youtu.be/zlKQqOvmNPE" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/zlKQqOvmNPE</a></b>), and future Mustangs will have an opportunity to meet with our Counseling department.

Dr. Dinh named YLHS Principal

It was announced today that Dr. Dinh, Interim Principal at YLHS, has been named only the second principal in the history of YLHS. Congratulations Dr. Dinh! Click for a press release from the PYLUSD.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

Click above on Summer School 2021 for more information about Summer School options and how to enroll.
Don't forget the deadline to sign up for Summer School is April 30th at 4:00 pm.

PSAT Interpretation Night, March 24th

PTSA’s Mustang U and the Counseling Office presents PSAT Interpretation Night on Wednesday, March 24 at 7pm. Click title for a flyer. Please pre-register at: <a href="https://bit.ly/388BhUg" target="_blank">https://bit.ly/388BhUg</a>.

Virtual Rally

The YLHS ASB, band and guard, dance team, cheer, and a host of other student groups present our first ever virtual rally! If you'd like to watch for the first time (or see it again), CLICK to see the video or follow this YouTube link: https://youtu.be/rkWtDO4FOKE

ASB Elections!

Click here for the Executive and Class Officer elections calendar. You can find the application in the ASB section of this website.

Work as an Aide in PYLUSD

Are you or someone you know looking for part-time work, in a family-friendly environment, while working with children? If so, PYLUSD is looking to hire special education aides.

The Mustang Story: Principal Video Update #1

Our Interim Principal, Dr. Dinh, will be hosting regular video updates discussing recent events at YLHS. These short updates will be posted on a regular basis. Click to view the first Mustang Story now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yQnm6uf2JSE

Annual PYLUSD Parent Survey. February 9th through 25th.

Once a year, the PYLUSD asks parents to take their survey. Here are the links for the 2021 PYLUSD Parent Survey. ENGLISH: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/21-ENGParent SPANISH: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/21-SPParent

National Honor Society Applications Due by Friday, February 19th!

Yorba Linda High School National Honor Society (NHS) applications are available for current sophomores and juniors! All applications must be turned in by Friday, February 19th! Applicants will be notified of their acceptance in early March. To access the application, you can find a google form on the NHS website, directly linked to the flyer, or through this link (https://forms.gle/F2j52vUZQAi3gyAJ9). If you have any questions about NHS or the application process, please email ylhsnhs@gmail.com (with your personal email) or jwong@pylusd.org. *If you are already a member of NHS, you do not have to re-apply*. CLICK for a flyer...

YLHS PTSA Annual Honorary Service Awards

It's that time of year for the YLHS PTSA Annual Honorary Service Awards. The Honorary Service Awards are designed as a unique way for PTA/PTSA units to publicly acknowledge individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves in outstanding volunteer service. We need you to nominate individuals who have distinguished themselves by going above and beyond their position to serve both the students and YLHS. Click for full details including links and a flyer...

National Letter of Intent and National Signing Day, February 3rd 2021

Congratulations to these six Mustang student athletes who have signed their letters of intent for college athletics. The student athletes are: JB Sebastiano - Methodist University, Luke Roncevich - UC Davis, Mason Randolph - Boise State, Morgan Lastinger - Chapman University, Sarina Tayui - Hope International University, and Sienna Palicke - UCLA. CLICK to read a letter from Athletic Director Jeff Platt, and to see their name plates with school logos.

Last Call for Senior Yearbook Ads

Hello Senior Parents,

Even though the final deadline for submitting your child's yearbook recognition ad has passed, there is a limited amount of space still available. If you are still interested, submit your ad now. Ad space will be sold first come, first served. The last day we will be able to accept any late ads will be February 9th or until the available space is filled, whichever comes first. Please visit https://theyearbookcompany.com/ for more information.

Cap & Gown Orders

Cap and Gown Order deadline is Feb 26th. Click here for more infomation!

Senior Yearbook Dedication Deadline Thursday January 28th

This is a special reminder for parents of Yorba Linda seniors. The final deadline for submitting your child's senior yearbook dedication ad is coming up very soon, next Thursday, January 28th. This school year and the yearbook look different this year but there definitely WILL be a yearbook so make sure your graduate will be featured in it by placing a senior send-off ad. Don't miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. For more information, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com.

Yorba Linda High School PTSA WANTS YOU!!

Calling all current and future Mustang parents to join our amazing PTSA team.
The YLHS PTSA Nominating Committee is putting together a proposed slate of officers for our PTSA Executive Board for next year. Take a chance, step-up, and make a difference. Become involved with the school, there is nothing more rewarding!

It you are interested in joining, click the news item title for further information. Due by Friday, January 29, 2021. Elections will occur at our March General Association Meeting.

AP and Honors Information Night Video and Presentation

Thank you to everyone who attended our first "virtual" AP and Honors Information Night for YLHS. A one hour YouTube video for the event is available along with the slide show presentation. Click to get the slide show and/or the YouTube video.

AP & Honors Information Night

When: Monday, December 14th, 2020
Where: Zoom (Invitations with zoom links emailed to families of future Mustangs and included in Middle School newsletters)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
This will be a great opportunity to meet the YLHS staff and learn about our outstanding programs. Recording of AP & Honors information night will be available on the website 12/15/2020.

Holiday Dress Up Days

Join us the week of Dec 14th as we get ready for winter break and dress up in style! Click here for more information!

YLHS Business Bingo

Click here for your Business Bingo Card! Support these local businesses and possibly win a prize!

Discount Deadline for Senior Yearbook Dedication Dec 10th

This is a special reminder for parents of Yorba Linda High School seniors. The last discounted deadline for submitting your child's senior yearbook dedication ad is coming up very soon, on December 10th Don't miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity and especially the chance to pay a discounted price. For more information, please visit https://theyearbookcompany.com/. -- Mrs. Shay

Letter To The YLHS Community from Principal Flynn

Dear Yorba Linda High School community. After forty-five years in education, and forty-four of those years in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, I have decided to retire on January 4, 2021... (click to read further)

Welcome Back Video

The welcome back video introduces our "In Person" students to basic on campus health and safety procedures. Click on the title to watch this short 2 minute video now.

Mustang Business Academy now accepting applications!

Future Mustangs! YLHS is home to the innovative career technical education program: Mustang Business Academy. The application window for our Business Management and Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management pathways are now open! You can review all the information on our website: https://www.ylhs.org/apps/pages/mba. Click to visit now.

Senior yearbook ad early bird pricing extended to November 10th

With the craziness of this year and especially the past week, the yearbook staff wants to give you a little bit of extra time to make sure your senior is featured in this year's yearbook so we have extended the early bird discounted deadline for submitting the photos, message and payment for your senior’s yearbook ad to November 10th. For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit https://theyearbookcompany.com/ or click for a flyer.

November 9, 2020 Return to School (Important Reminders)

As we plan our return to on-campus instruction through our Hybrid model, please see attached letter from Principal Dave Flynn with several important reminders to help your student prepare for their return. Please click for additional information.

Senior yearbook ad early bird pricing ends October 29th

This is a special announcement for parents of Yorba Linda seniors. Senior send off ads have become a tradition here at YLHS and we just wanted to remind you that the special early bird discounted deadline for submitting your student’s yearbook ad will be here before you know it, next week on October 29th. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com. Don’t delay, as space is limited. Click for a flyer.

Campus Tour For Freshmen and new students presented by YLHS Link Crew

On November 4th and 5th, LINK CREW will be offering campus tours to all freshman (hybrid and remote) and new students of YLHS. Students will be given a tour of the campus in small groups and will have an opportunity to ask their tour guides questions about the campus and campus life. Please plan on attending by signing up for a tour day and time. Click for a flyer and link to the Google Form to sign up.

Senior Picture Days Added

Lifetouch has added 2 additional days for basic Senior pictures ONLY. Please go to go.lifetouch.com to schedule your appointment

Districtwide Canned Food Drive October 19th thru October 23rd

Mustangs! We are having a district wide Canned Food Drive starting Monday, Oct 19th and lasting until Friday, Oct 23rd. We will have donation boxes out front of the office labeled by class. To make it a little more fun we are having a district wide class competition to see which class has the most spirit! Please watch this video to see who we will be donating to!! Click on the title to watch the YouTube Video or visit this link: https://youtu.be/FyJndIviKQA.

National Honor Society Tutoring 2020-2021

NHS is continuing to offer assistance to students in all subjects through Zoom! Hours are Monday and Wednesday 1:55-2:40pm and Friday 1:05-2:45pm. Students can access the zoom link on the NHS website or through the attached pdf (click title for PDF). Have questions? Email ylhsnhs@gmail.com or cnicholson@pylusd.org. Also, our Google Site is:
https://sites.google.com/view/ylhsnhs/tutoring

Paper Learning (FREE Tutoring) available to YLHS students 24/7.

Paper Learning is a tutoring support for high school students. This online program provides live tutoring 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Students will received individualized tutoring support in any subject! Click for detailed information about this program.

Parents: Yearbook Needs Student Photos

Mustang parents. This year it is going to be very difficult to take pictures of students since we aren't on campus yet . We are using social media to collect our pictures. The yearbook editors have created a yearbook Facebook page (facebook.com/YLHS-Yearbook-104078068122278) where we will post and update the pictures and quotes that we need to complete the yearbook. This may entail pictures from the first day of school, your Zoom sessions, where your children work, or their Halloween costume! We would really appreciate if you were to give the page a like in order to stay updated with the pictures our yearbook class needs. Thank you so much for your time and feel free to submit questions on the Facebook page. --The YLHS Yearbook Staff

Virtual Club Rush

Click on this link for a list of participating clubs and their zoom links.

Club Charter and Constitution

Click here to fill out club charter and constitution. Please make sure to read through all information before filling out form.

ASB Social Media Accounts

Click to get all of the ASB run Social Media accounts to stay up to date on the latest news and fun activities!

PTSA General Association Meeting

Fall PTSA General Association Meeting via ZOOM on Monday, September 14th at 7:00 pm. If you would like to attend the meeting please send an email to angelaluz2002@yahoo.com by Sunday, September 13th to receive an invitation. Space is limited.

Virtual Back-to-School Night, Wednesday September 16, 2020

Greetings, Mustang families! Please accept this as a personal invitation to our Virtual Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, September 16. Click to see schedule and teacher meeting links for Virtual Back-to-School Night.
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