Beginning the 2020-21 School Year Together
PUSD E-Connection
June 26, 2020
Virtual Town Hall on PUSD's New FLEX Academy
Wednesday, July 8, 6 - 7:30 p.m l Join the webinar: https://pleasantonusd.zoom.us/j/96034238900
As we continue to engage community in how we begin the 2020-21 school year together, please join us for a virtual town hall to learn more about our new FLEX Academy.
Updated: Resources & Frequently Asked Questions
We continue to update resources and information based on current thinking as we seek to find solutions with the safety and well-being of our students at heart. We wanted to highlight several of the informational resources below for our community:

Pre-Registration Intent Form for All 2020-21 Families - Please Complete By July 3
PUSD seeks to provide our students and families with choices for learning options in the upcoming school year. In order to accomplish our goal of providing a variety of high quality learning options for students during the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to obtain more specific information from you about the learning option that you would like to select for your student(s). Your participation in completing the below form is extremely important.

Please take a few minutes to read and complete the  Pre-Registration Intent Form . Prior to indicating your top choice for the school year, you might want to spend a few minutes talking about the options with your child or children. By no means is your selection binding - we understand that plans might change as the guidance regarding COVID-19 continues to be released by the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD). However, this information will help us plan robust programs with qualified staff to meet the needs of our students and families.

The window to complete the Pre-Registration Intent Form closes on July 3, 2020.
We are committed to having our planning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year be a collaborative process with all stakeholders.

Information and resources will continue to be posted to our Beginning the 2020-21 School Year Together Web Page .

Planning Timeline for Beginning the 2020-21 School Year Together
June 1 - 26: Stakeholder meetings continue, plans modified per ACPHD guidance, Independent Study Program expanded, instructional expectations refined 

June 29 - July 17: Plans finalized and shared with stakeholders and Board of Trustees, staffing adjustments made, instructional delivery model(s) determined

July 20 - Aug. 6: Bell schedules determined, sites plan for beginning of the year, professional development created for staff and faculty

Aug. 7 - Aug. 11
  • Teacher professional development day (Aug 7)
  • Teachers “return” (Aug 10); School begins (Aug 11)
  • Device distribution continues
Opportunities & Resources
Pleasanton Emergency Rental Assistance
The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program will assist existing Pleasanton residents who are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a maximum grant assistance up to $2,500 per household to pay for up to one month of delinquent rent and late fees.
Applicants may submit an application online at cityservecares.org/renthelp or request an application by phone (925) 208-0660 or by email renthelp@cityservecares.org .
Please view the flyer for more details or visit CityServe's website .
Food Benefits for Families in Need
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.

Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply and should have gotten their P-EBT card during the month of May.

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by the end of May must apply online before July 15, 2020. The online application is available at  ca.p-ebt.org . If you have questions about P-EBT, you can complete  this contact form .
Resources for Families Whose Living Situation Has Been Impacted
Has the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on your family's living situation? Are you at an increased risk of losing your housing because of the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you answered yes to either question, PUSD wants to ensure you are familiar with the federal McKinney-Vento law, which supports a student's ability to access a public education when changes in their living situation results in homelessness. The McKinney-Vento law also provides students the opportunity to remain in their school of origin if it is in their best interest and the student/parent requests it. For more information and additional resources, visit our McKinney-Vento (Homeless Youth) Education webpage  here
Meal Service Continues Through August for Families in Need
STEAM Preschool
Re-Opens July 3, 2020
We are thrilled to begin reopening STEAM Preschool on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to serve all families as the Shelter in Place rules are being relaxed and the list of essential workers and businesses being expanded by the county.

Temporary hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., while COVID related licensing restrictions are in place. The current maximum group size of children is 10 per classroom.
For more information about our program please visit http://steampreschool.pleasantonusd.net/

To enroll or ask questions, contact Supriya Billa, Preschool Lead at steampreschool@pleasantonusd.net or (925) 519-4934
Resources For Families
Click the image below for a slew of helpful resources curated by our Student Support Services team and Parent Liaisons. You can also visit: http://bit.ly/2xJHjep (Spanish version - www.bit.ly/RecursosDeCOVID19, Chinese version )
Resources for Employees & Community Members
Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500