Beginning the 2020-21 School Year Together
PUSD E-Connection
July 2, 2020
Reminder: Complete the Pre-Registration Intent Form for your Students by July 3!
Thank you to the many families who have filled out the Pre-Registration Intent form. This is meant for families to give the District an idea of their preferences to guide our planning. It is NOT being used to collect final commitments from families. No later than July 17, families will receive a final registration commitment form in which you will select your choice for your student for the upcoming school year. We realize that you may still have many questions.

To help clarify, we are working to offer distance learning at our elementary schools that allows students to remain at their home schools. At the secondary level, we are very excited about our distance learning options including FLEX Academy and Independent Study. Rest assured that you will receive additional information prior to selecting the final choice for your student.

We have received many questions regarding our new FLEX Academy and hope our families will join us at a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, July 8 at 6 p.m. (link to join: Very shortly, we will be posting a list of potential classes that will be posted on our website at
Virtual Town Hall on PUSD's New FLEX Academy
Wednesday, July 8, 6 - 7:30 p.m l Join the webinar:
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.
Beginning the 2020-21 School Year Together: Information & Resources
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:

Planning Timeline for Beginning the 2020-21 School Year Together: Important Next Steps

Wednesday, July 8, 6 - 7:30 p.m.: PUSD FLEX Academy Virtual Town Hall

July 14: Final plans for starting the 2020-21 School Year will be shared with Board of Trustees during Special Board Meeting

By July 17: PUSD will send an important final form asking families for a commitment to one of the proposed learning models*. We will also include detailed information about what a typical school day will look like for a student engaged in each model.

Aug. 7 - Aug. 10
  • Teacher professional development day (Aug 7)
  • Teachers “return” (Aug 10)
  • Device distribution continues

Tuesday, August 11: First day of school

*Note: The availability of full time distance learning may be restricted by AB 77. Please be patient as we await further guidance
Facilities & Construction Updates
Amador Valley Solar Structure Now Using Summer Sun to Create Renewable Energy and Reduce PUSD's Carbon Footprint
We're excited to announce that the Amador Valley High School Solar Panels are now fully functional. With PG&E completing work on a new transformer, PUSD is now seeing the cost savings and we are proudly reducing our carbon footprint!  
Measure I1 Projects Update: Exciting Summer 2020 Progress
The Measure I1 Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee recently received an update on a number of exciting, ongoing construction projects to improve our school facilities. Check out the presentation including a number of exciting construction photos here!  
Opportunities & Resources
Meal Service Continues Through August for Families in Need
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 or request an application by phone (925) 208-0660 or by email [email protected] .
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 . 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
STEAM Preschool
Re-Opening Delayed to July 11, 2020
We are thrilled to begin reopening STEAM Preschool to serve all families. We have had to delay our planned opening to July 11, 2020, due to unforeseen staffing issues (non-COVID-19 related).

Temporary hours of operation will be 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

To enroll or ask questions, email [email protected] or call (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: (Spanish version -, Chinese version )
Resources for Employees & Community Members
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Phone: 925-462-5500