Moving into the 2020-21 School Year Together
PUSD E-Connection
January 22, 2021
Updates, Resources & Quicklinks
State of the District Event
RSVP here
Monday, Jan. 25 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM
PUSD Middle and High School students:

Please join us on Monday, Jan. 25 from 5:30 - 6:30pm for a virtual town hall! We would like to hear your input about ways PUSD can provide secondary school students with in-person emotional, social and academic support during Spring 2021.

To join the conversation, visit

We hope to see you there!
Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6PM
Tune in on Thursday, January 28 for our second regular board meeting of the year! We will discuss school reopening, Measure I1 performance, and more.

View the agenda (which will be posted later today) at and watch the meeting on Tri-Valley TV at
High School Seniors: Apply for a $1000 Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship!
The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative would like to invite high school seniors to apply for a $1000 scholarship. In honor of long-time school board member Juanita Haugen, the scholarships will recognize students with a strong record of civic engagement who have demonstrated exceptional character by role modeling the traits of Compassion, Honestly, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, and Self-Discipline.

Applications are due Feb. 1. The application and guidelines can be found at
Middle College High School Info Night for Sophomores
Thursday, Feb. 4, 6-7 PM
PUSD sophomores are invited to attend a virtual informational night about Las Positas's Middle College High School on Feb. 4 from 6-7 PM! Learn about the program, how you can apply to attend, and more .

For more information, visit or email Program Coordinator Amy Brown at [email protected].

Join the information night here!
Valley View Elementary Dual Language Immersion Program Information Night
Jan. 27, 5 - 6 PM

Valley View's Dual Language Immersion Program will host an information night for parents of incoming Kindergarteners for the 2021-22 school year on January 27, 2021, 5 - 6 p.m.

Join the conversation at
Pens and Paints Foundation by Foothill High School Students
Local student-run nonprofit Pens and Paints Foundation is dedicated to bringing art and writing opportunities to students in Pleasanton. To foster the creativity of young artists this winter, they have held visual arts and writing workshops through google meets every two weeks beginning in late November 2020.

Their next three sessions will be on January 23, February 6, and February 19 (writing from 3-4 and art from 4-5). To sign up for and learn more about the workshops, use the links from the flyers.

To learn about Pens and Paints Foundation, check out their website.
Parenting Tips from your School Social Worker Team
Setting Boundaries For Phone Use
New apps are coming out everyday and your student has access to all of them. It is imperative that parents or caregivers stay on top of current apps and set boundaries for what their students are permitted to access on their phones. Parents or caregivers can stay on top of the current trends with apps by using websites such as iParent or This website explains popular apps and things that parents or caregivers should be aware of for each app, so that parents or caregivers can make informed decisions about which apps their child is permitted to use. Brought to you by your PBIS School Social Workers.
Celebrating our pUSd Community
Alisal Elementary Celebrates Different is Awesome Week
This week, Alisal Elementary found a way to celebrate their annual Different is Awesome Week remotely! Each day, a staff member virtually read a book that celebrates diversity. Students also filled out a "Would You Rather" poll and were given a "Be Different -- Be You" spirit day challenge to do something different!

Check out Wednesday's video of Mrs. Johnson reading "It's Okay to Be Different"!
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
Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500