Moving Forward, Together
PUSD E-Connection
March 19, 2021
Updates, Resources & Quicklinks
What Will School Look Like Next Year?
Understandably, there is some anxiety about whether school will return to pre-Covid “normal” next year. While the forecast certainly seems more optimistic that it did even two months ago, we do not know what the status of the pandemic will be in the fall, nor do we know what specific guidance will exist for schools.

However, we do know this: We want our students back in school full time, if possible. If the State and County Health guidance says that we can safely reopen our schools in schedules similar to pre-pandemic times, we will.

At the same time, we have to plan with the potential reality that there most likely will be upticks in COVID cases, and we need to have alternate plans in place as to how we will modify school to allow for physical distancing and reduced numbers of students on campus at a given time. Planning to consider possible options will occur over the next three months, with draft plans being established prior to the end of the school year.
Board Meeting
Please join us on Thursday, March 25 at 7 PM for our Regular Board Meeting! We will discuss elementary instructional minutes, equity and diversity partnership and more.

View the agenda at and watch the meeting on Tri-Valley TV at
Travel Guidelines
With Spring Break coming up, we ask that all families follow the recommendations from the following links if they choose to travel outside of the area:

Supper Pick-Up Program
The Pleasanton Unified School District has begun providing a week’s worth of supper along with its regular meal service every Wednesday through participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP/At-Risk Supper Program). The CACFP/At-Risk Supper Program is available without charge to all enrolled children and siblings in addition to the Districts breakfast and lunch service. 

Families can pick up meals at the following locations:
  • Alisal Elementary
  • 1454 Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94566
  • Donlon Elementary
  • 4150 Dorman Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588
  • Hearst Elementary
  • 5301 Case Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566
  • Valley View Elementary
  • 480 Adams Way, Pleasanton, CA 94566
  • Walnut Grove Elementary
  • 1999 Harvest Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Families will receive 5 days' worth of supper on Wednesdays. For more information and to register, click here.
Parenting Tips from your School Social Worker Team
Caring For Yourself as a Parent or Caregiver
Many people confuse the terms “self-indulgence” with “self-care”. However, the main difference between the two is the outcome. While self-care habits help us stay healthy and at the top of our game, self-indulgent habits, like binge watching TV or avoiding important responsibilities, tend to be short-term fixes rather than real solutions to health needs. According to the National Institute of Mental Illness (NAMI), all self-care habits fall under the following six umbrella categories: physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, social, or professional. As a parent or caregiver, it is essential that you are caring for yourself so that you have enough fuel to care for your children. By eating well, sleeping enough, and finding ways to meet your personal needs, you’ll be better able to care for your children and fulfill other personal duties. Sometimes the stress you are experiencing may be too intense to overcome on your own. In this circumstance, one of the best ways to practice self-care is to seek counseling, so a professional can help you figure out how to practice self-care in a manageable way. For more info on local counseling resources, visit the PUSD Social Work mental health resource page. Brought to you by your PBIS School Social Workers.
Celebrating our pUSd Community
Hart's March Mile Madness
More than 100 Hart Huskies begin running laps before the morning frost burns off to celebrate March Mile Madness!
6th Annual TEDxAmadorValleyHigh
Students from Amador Valley and Foothill presented at the 6th annual TEDxAmadorValleyHigh on Wednesday!

Seven students spoke on a variety of topics, including empathy, well-being and coding. In addition, four students performed at the event.

Great job, Dons and Falcons!

Foothill and Amador Valley Classroom Construction
The construction of Foothill and Amador Valley's new science classroom buildings is looking great!
Community Resources
Click the images and links below for more information on resources and opportunities from our community partners
Community Service Opportunities for PUSD Students

PUSD students looking for community service opportunities can find links to organizations where they can make a difference at
@CoveredCA Special Enrollment is available for Qualifying Life Events, and Medi-Cal is open year round. To learn more about your health care options and eligibility, call Axis at 925-462-1755 to speak with an enrollment specialist for free. #CoveredCA #HealthCare
@CoveredCA Inscripción Especial está disponible para Eventos de Vida Calificados, e inscripciones a Medi-Cal están abiertas todo el año. Para aprender más sobre tus opciones de seguro médico y elegibilidad, llame a Axis al 925-462-1755 para hablar con un especialista de inscripción, gratis. #CoveredCA #SeguroMédico
Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500