Moving Forward, Together
PUSD E-Connection
April 1, 2021
Travel Reminder: The Alameda County Department of Public Health currently recommends any family traveling farther than 120 miles to isolate for a 10-day period upon return. While this is not required, we strongly encourage families to be safe and cautious. If you are planning to travel over Spring Break, please notify your teacher to make appropriate arrangements and contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
Updates, Resources & Quicklinks
Special Board Meeting
Tune in tonight, Thursday, April 1, for a Special Board Meeting! We will discuss a proposed four day/week hybrid schedule for middle and high school.

View the agenda at and watch the meeting on Tri-Valley TV at
Connecting Our Community With The Information and People They Need: Introducing Let’s Talk
Now more than ever, it is vital that we work together and remain connected. That’s why we’re introducing a new community engagement and customer service tool, Let’s Talk. 

Let’s Talk makes it easier for our families, students, staff and broader community to connect with the information they need and reach out to a PUSD team member and ensures you receive a timely, accurate response. We know there is an abundance of information out there, and we’re committed to connecting you with relevant information or a member of our PUSD team to respond to your questions, comments or concerns. 

On April 12, look for Let’s Talk on our PUSD website and across our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
1 Small Act Challenge
In recognition of Earth Day this year, we're inviting our community to join together to support the environment by committing to 1 Small Act. What is one small thing you will do to support the Earth? This can be something you do once or commit to making a habit of for the whole year!

Our goal is to reach 10,000 small acts that support the environment by Earth Day on April 22. 

How to Participate: Complete 1 small act that supports the Earth, submitting it at

Feeling social? Share your acts on social media @pleasantonusd #PUSD1SmallAct for a chance to win some eco-friendly swag supported by the Go Green Initiative!
2021 Virtual Run for Education: April 11-18
Register at at 
  • Low registration costs - $25 w shirt & $20 w/out shirt
  • Discounts at local businesses (April 11-18) for everyone who wears the RUN shirt
  • Form school teams & run, walk, bike and more AROUND THE WORLD
  • Register NOW for a daily drawing for a bottle of wine, announced daily on PPIE's Facebook page
PPIE Wellness Series
Journalism Internship Opportunity
Embarcadero Publishing is seeking local high school or college students with an appetite for news and an interest in learning about print and digital media for internship opportunities this summer.

The interns research news topics, conduct interviews and write stories for the Pleasanton Weekly and They will also be introduced to the other aspects of publishing, including advertising and production.

During the internship period, the intern will be an integral part of the team, participating fully in the process of gathering and presenting news. They anticipate the 2021 internships, like 2020, will be primarily remote-based because of pandemic conditions, but that could change down the line.

Candidates must be responsible, have good writing skills, be available 10 to 12 hours a week and have reliable internet access. Internships require an academic sponsor. Applicants should send a resume, a cover letter explaining your interest and links to at least three examples of journalistic work to editor Jeremy Walsh at [email protected] by noon April 19. 
Parenting Tips from your School Social Worker Team
Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drugs are now some of the most commonly abused drugs in our area. Illegal use of prescription drugs can include taking a higher dose than you are prescribed or taking a drug that was prescribed to someone else. Parents or caregivers can prevent prescription drug abuse by carefully monitoring their medication use and keeping any medications in the house that are not prescribed to their child locked in a safe place. To learn more, check out the Online Drug & Alcohol Series: What’s the High About developed by your School Social Workers.  
Celebrating our pUSd Community
AVHS Presents Every 15 Minutes
Thank you to the amazing students & staff who made this year's virtual Every 15 Minutes program possible! Special thanks to our community and public safety partners Pleasanton Police Department for helping promote safety and responsibility in our young people
Foothill DECA Students Qualify For International Competition
Foothill DECA recently attended the State Career Development Conference, bringing home more than 80 awards! Ten students are advancing to the virtual International Career Development Conference in April after placing in the top five for their roleplay or written events.

The virtual conference had three components: industry-validated cluster exams, roleplay presentations, and long term written business plans. In the first week, students took their tests and uploaded their presentations for each event. Following a ten day judging period and fun conference activities, Foothill DECA members were recognized out of over 900 students across California. The chapter was also awarded for a variety of outreach, community service, and leadership development events.

“I really enjoyed participating in this year’s CDC,” Sophomore Kate Clifford said. “We had so much fun competing together and it was a great

Great job, Foothill DECA!
Every member of team PUSD has an impact on our students: Even those who go on to become Vice Principals

When Fairlands Vice Principal Kate Townsend was a student at Donlon Elementary (top photo), PUSD Maintenance Employee Steve Grace was the school custodian. The pair connected during Kate's time at Donlon, and she wrote Steve a special poem before she left the school as a 5th grader. On Steve's last day at Donlon, the poem was engraved on a flower planter for students at the school to sign.

Kate recently found a picture of herself with the planter and showed it to Steve. Steve still has the engraved planter in his backyard!
Harvest Park and Pleasanton Middle School Recognized As 2021 California Distinguished Schools!
Both Harvest Park and Pleasanton Middle School were recognized as 2021 California Distinguished Schools! The recognition is an example of great teaching, learning and more.

"On behalf of the Pleasanton Middle School community, the California Distinguished School honor is the ultimate honor for schools," PMS Principal Joe Nguyen said. "I'm happy to see our students, staff, and community receive affirmation of all the work and results that make Pleasanton Middle School a great place to learn and grow."

"We are thrilled to share this recognition with every member of our Harvest Park community," Harvest Park Principal Terry Brenner said. "This distinction is a testament to the strength and resilience of our staff, students and families." 

Congratulations, Harvest Park and Pleasanton Middle!
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
The American Rescue Plan provides NEW financial help for eligible consumers to get health insurance coverage through @CoveredCA. You may qualify for additional economic relief! Already enrolled consumers will see monthly premium savings starting in May. For help enrolling, call Axis 925-462-1755 #CoveredCA #AmericanRescuePlan
El Plan de Rescate Americano ofrece una NUEVA ayuda financiera para que los consumidores que reúnen los requisitos obtengan una cobertura de seguro médico a través de @CoveredCA. ¡Usted puede calificar para un alivio económico adicional! Los consumidores ya inscritos verán ahorros en las primas mensuales a partir de Mayo. Para obtener ayuda para inscribirse, llame a Axis 925-462-1755 #CoveredCA #SeguroMédico
Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500