Moving Forward, Together
PUSD E-Connection
May 21, 2021
Celebrating our pUSd Community
Foothill Choral Program Presents Virtual Spring Concert

Foothill High School's Choral Program premiered its virtual spring concert on Youtube last night!

With help from PPIE and Foothill Administrators, choral students had access to a cloud-based Digital Audio Workstation. This allowed them to use their school-issued tech equipment to record music remotely all year long! In addition, a PTSA Grant funded a MacBook Pro that could handle the editing required to turn the student recordings into a polished product.

"After this year, we have all realized the magical parts of choir that are so easily taken for granted,” Foothill’s Director of Choral Music Katrina Brekke said. “I am so proud of the resilient students who put their hearts into continuing to make music this year, in spite of all the challenges, and now we have an incredible, shareable snapshot of what we can still accomplish, together, even at a great distance."

Watch the performance here!
Mohr Student Develops COVID Controller
Last summer, Mohr 5th Grader Sri Nalla invented the COVID Controller, a device that looks for a face mask and reads a person's temperature before letting them into a public place.

Watch Sri demonstrate the COVID Controller here!
Students Recognized at AASAE Awards

16 PUSD students were recognized at the 17th Annual African American Student Achievement and Excellence Awards, hosted by the African American Regional Educational Alliances!

Students from Amador, Donlon, Hearst, Foothill and Pleasanton Middle were recognized at the award ceremony, hosted May 15.

The awards honor African American students who display strong leadership and academic excellence, as well as determination and drive.

Students are recognized in four categories: Academic Excellence, Academic Potential and Success, Cultural Leadership and Civic Involvement, and Visual/Graphics and Performing Arts.

Watch the ceremony here!
Pleasanton Middle School Presents "Music is a Treat"
Pleasanton Middle School hosted "Music is a Treat" this week, its first live event of the school year!

Students sang songs and played instruments for their families to enjoy.

Great job, Panthers!
Donlon Hosts Aloha Bingo!
Donlon Elementary hosted "Aloha Bingo" this week! Students and staff had fun dancing and playing rounds of Bingo - completely online!
PUSD Mariachi Program Performance
This week marked the first time students and maestros of Estrella Del Pueblo, PUSD's Mariachi Program, played together in more than a year!

Amador Valley Senior Awards

Congratulations to our Amador Valley Seniors who received a variety of prestigious awards and scholarships at last night's Senior Awards Night!

Updates, Resources & Quicklinks
Our School Quality Stakeholder Survey Closes Today!
Today is the last day to take our School Quality Stakeholder Survey!

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].
Board of Trustees Passes Resolution Declaring June 2021 "LGBTQ+ Pride" Month
The Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution declaring June 2021 “LGBTQ+ Pride” Month at PUSD's May 20 board meeting!

The resolution was passed to honor the variety of celebrations recognizing Pride Month around the nation and state of California.

PUSD will fly LGBTQ+ Pride Flags at its district office and school campuses throughout June.

2021 PUSD Film Festival Premiere
Monday, May 24
5:00 - Zoom Trivia Pre Launch Party (Please RSVP using your PUSD Gmail)
5:30 - Matinee (Youtube)
7:00 - Prime Time Event (Youtube)

To view the film festival, please visit
Parenting Tips from your School Social Worker Team
Supporting Your Child's Mental Health

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S., and we know that it is caused by a combination of factors. These can include personal or family history of depression, major life changes, trauma, stress, and certain physical illnesses and medications. The good news is that depression can be treated and the earlier that treatment can begin, the more effective it is proven to be. Some symptoms include: persistent sad, anxious or “empty” moods, feelings of hopelessness, irritability, feelings of guilt, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, decreased energy or fatigue, moving or talking more slowly, feeling restless, difficulty concentrating, appetite and/or weight changes, and physical symptoms such as aches, pains, headaches, or cramps with no clear cause. Parents or caregivers can support their child by alerting their child’s primary physician if they observe any of these symptoms. To learn more about how to support your student in balancing their mental health, check out the online Parent/Caregiver Education series on Supporting Your Student Struggling with Depression developed by your PUSD Social Workers. Brought to you by your PBIS School Social Workers.

Parent & Guardian Education and Resources
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Community Resources
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Community Service Opportunities for PUSD Students

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Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500