Moving Forward, Together
PUSD E-Connection
May 7, 2021
Updates, Resources & Quicklinks
Happy Nurses and Teacher Appreciation Week!
Student Input Session

Please join us on Wednesday, May 12 for a virtual student input session as we plan for the 2021-22 school year. We want to hear what your hopes for next school year are, and listen to any concerns or suggestions you have to inform our efforts moving forward. 

Our intent is to plan in earnest for a full-time return for all students. 

Please find information to join our town hall below! 

Wednesday, May 12, 10-10:30 a.m. 
The School Quality Stakeholder Survey is now open through May 17!
Our School Quality Stakeholder Survey is now open through Monday, May 17!
The survey allows you to give feedback on a variety of areas including student support, academic preparation, school leadership, family involvement and the district's handling of COVID-19. The results of the survey will help PUSD identify areas it’s doing well in, as well as opportunities for growth in order to best serve students.

The online survey is offered in English, Spanish and Chinese. Students and staff, please check your email for an invitation and survey link. Parents and community members can take the survey at All responses are strictly confidential.

For more information, please contact Patrick Gannon, [email protected].
Practice and Extend Summer Program

This summer all K-12 students will have access to Practice and Extend, a virtual summer program for students who would benefit from practice and extension of skills in math and reading. Please see the attached flyer for program details and the sign-up link: TK-12 Practice and Extend Summer Session.
Semester 2 Temporary Grading Policy
PUSD Wellness and SIAC Mental Health Committee celebrate Mental Health Day with you!
The practice of self-care at a young age is essential as it promotes the development of positive coping strategies and prevents frustration both from kids and their parents. Check these links out and start a conversation with your child.

Calming Down Video (created in collaboration with Second Step Social-Emotional Curriculum)

For additional information, please explore Pleasanton Unified School District's Wellness Site, which includes a wealth of resources here to help guide students and families.
Parenting Tips from your School Social Worker Team
Recognizing Symptoms of ADD and ADHD

Today there is greater awareness of the challenges of diagnosing girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD). Their tendencies to mask their inattentive traits and internalize their feelings make their symptoms harder to recognize. As a result, they are often diagnosed later in life, after comorbidities have begun to interfere with healthy behaviors, when unhealthy coping skills start to undermine their sense of self. However unintentional, later ADHD diagnoses increase the complexity of treatment. Parents or caregivers can support their students by familiarizing themselves with the symptoms of ADD/ADHD and seeking advice from their pediatrician if they are seeing evidence that their student may be struggling. 

Parent & Guardian Education and Resources
Click here to see a calendar of free upcoming Parent Education trainings & events!
New Event:
May 13, 2021 Education for Mental Health Patient’s Caretakers
A discussion on how to maintain your well-being as a caregiver.

Zoom link can be found on the flyer.

Celebrating our pUSd Community
Student Sing 'Flying a Kite'

Student of Mrs. Borris at Walnut Grove and Vintage Hills collaborated to present 'Flying a Kite'!

The song's soloists are Walnut Grove 2nd grader Rosie Carter, Vintage Hills 4th grader Anumitha Arun, and Walnut Grove 4th grader Ashley Lee.

Foothill Student Presents Health Minds Project

We are excited to share that one of Foothill High School’s freshmen, Thrisha Gogineni, was awarded the Hershey's Heartwarming Young Heroes Grant. Thrisha’s goal for her “Healthy Minds” project was to create Wellness Bags filled with self-care items, including stress balls, fidgets, bubbles, affirmation cards and a self-care card with links to online Wellness Resources. Her project was a huge success and feedback from students was extremely positive. We are so proud of Thrisha!
Thank You To Our School Lunch Heroes!
Happy School Lunch Hero Day! Thank you to all of our school nutrition professionals who are committed to providing our students with healthy meals.
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
If you are an uninsured individual or household, you can get more financial help and see lower premiums than ever before! Call Axis at 925-462-1755 to schedule a FREE appointment with our enrollment specialists today. We will help you find a plan and financial help if you are eligible through CoveredCA and Medi-Cal #healthinsurance
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Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500