Please join us for the last General PTA meeting of the year May 20, 6-6:30PM on Zoom. We’ll be wrapping up PTA business for the year and would love to see you there! Here’s the agenda. The Zoom link will be sent the day before the meeting.
Welcome to the Spring Semester 2021! Here’s some information on materials distribution:
Please stop by school any Wednesday from 8-9:30 AM to pick up and/or return/drop off school books and materials. Our amazing library staff will be able to help you with your needs as they pass out library books. Please remember to stay in your car when arriving at school. If possible please place a sign on your car with the grade and the materials needed /returned. (i.e. 7th Grade, Diary of a Young Girl, returning Outsiders). Individuals can also walk or bike to school to pick up materials.
When will school sites that have not reopened be eligible to reopen for in-person instruction?
Under the State’s K-12 Reopening Framework and the State’s Blueprint, a county must be in the Red Tier (equivalent of being off the County Monitoring List) for 14 days for schools in that county to be eligible to reopen for in-person instruction.
If my county is in purple tier, what can my school do to serve students in person?
Small Cohorts: Under State’s small cohort guidance, schools can offer “limited instruction, targeted support services, and facilitation of distance learning in small group environments for a specified subset of children and youth.”
Waiver: Schools may apply for a waiver from the Local Health Officer to open for in-person instruction to students in grades K-6.
IMPLICATIONS FOR PAUSD
Middle School Like our high schools, middle schools were also not open prior to our move to the Purple Tier. As a result, our middle schools are also currently prohibited from opening, and will continue in distance learning during second semester. We may have an opportunity to explore options to return some portion of middle school students at a later date during second semester. Stay tuned for more details.
Elementary As previously stated and confirmed in the information from the Public Health Department (above), our elementary schools have already opened and will remain in operation. Our local cases are very low and schools are functioning at a high level with established routines. Parents will hear from their elementary school sites soon to discuss the transfer window for families interested in returning to hybrid or moving to distance learning in January. Details about the process will come from our site principals.
High School The move to the Purple Tier was unexpected by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. We have 30 days from today before our Winter Recess. Before schools can open, they need to be in the Red Tier for 14 consecutive days. Most likely we will return for second semester in distance learning.
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