Moving into the 2020-21 School Year Together
PUSD E-Connection
September 26, 2020
In Case You Missed It: Message from the Superintendent
Alameda County's Red Tier Designation and What This Means for Our Schools As We Move Forward Together
Superintendent Haglund shares an update on Alameda County's shift to Red Tier designation from Purple in the State's new four-tiered system. Read more about what this means for our school communities as we move forward together.

Updates, Resources & Quicklinks
Webinar: College Admissions in the COVID-19 Era
On Wednesday, September 23, PUSD hosted a webinar to share information on college admissions as it relates to SAT/ACT testing, providing input and feedback from a variety of admissions representatives from prestigious colleges and universities from across the country on test blind and test optional practices.

Watch the Webinar. View a copy of the presentation shared here.
PUSD Board Candidate Forum Hosted by Pleasanton PTA Council
Monday, October 5, 7 PM l Learn More
2020 Tri-Valley Virtual College & Career Fair
October 6-8, 4 - 8:30 p.m. l Participate

Tri-Valley school districts proudly present the 2020 Virtual College & Career Fair. Students of the Tri-Valley are invited to explore over 120 post-secondary participating institutions through LIVE Webinars and Drop-In Q&A sessions. 

Action Changes Things: Student Art Contest Runs October 1 - 31,2020
The Alameda County Office of Education is accepting original student art that expresses how action changes things! Art submissions can be photographs, poems, videos, songs or other art forms.

Top 10 Reasons to Take Advantage of PUSD's FREE Meal Service
All students ages 18 and under are able to take advantage of our FREE grab and go meal service. Families in need can visit us on Friday's to receive breakfast, lunch, as well as groceries and meals for the weekend!

Bridging the Distance Award Nominations - New Award for Educators Making a Difference During Remote Learning
The Alameda County Office of Education has created a new ‘Bridging the Distance Award’ in acknowledgment of an educator’s excellence in delivering distance learning opportunities during the spring and fall of 2020 as schools continue to be closed for in-person instruction.

To be eligible for a Bridging the Distance Award, nominees must be a TK-12 teacher and employed both this year and last. 

Awards will be announced during ACOE’s 31st annual Alameda County Teacher of the Year Ceremony that will be held virtually on December 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

PPIE Week of the Stars: Coming October 9 - 12
In place of the Fall Gala, PPIE is happy to announce PPIE Week of the Stars, October 9-17’ to celebrate and support our schools, and offer our families some much-needed FUN. This week of local dining, virtual classes, online auction and teacher highlights will replace our traditional fall gala. And it’s open to everyone! 
Your participation will help ensure that PPIE is able to meet our fundraising goals to support critical tech, math/reading and other teachers at all our schools. 

California State University: Virtual Tours and CSU Week
CSU campus virtual tour links are now available in one place for students. Find these links on the Cal State Apply main site under Explore Campuses.

CSU Week - The CSU Chancellor’s Office and all 23 campuses are excited to provide an alternative to in-person college fairs. CSU Week will take place October 5th through Ocotber 9th. Each campus will present a short live session to provide a campus overview, information about the admission process and a question and answer portion. Pre-register here!
Parenting Tips from your School Social Worker Team
Supporting a Student With Anxiety Achieve Consistent Attendance and Engagement
Did You Know? Students often avoid attending live remote instruction due to complaints of a stomach ache or headache. Parents or caregivers can support their students in having consistent attendance by keeping in mind that these physical complaints can often be a sign of anxiety. If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents or caregivers for advice on how to make your child feel comfortable and excited about learning, rather than allowing them to stay home and avoid the issue. Parents or caregivers are also encouraged to view the online parent or caregiver education series How to Support Your Student Struggling with Anxiety created by your PUSD Social Workers.

Please reference these attendance handouts for more information:

Brought to you by your Child Welfare & Attendance Specialists in recognition of Attendance Awareness Month.
Celebrating our pUSd Community
Donlon Elementary Donates 225 Wheelchairs, Named Top 3 Donors of Wheelchair Foundation
Thank you to the generosity of our Donlon Cub community, who raised funds to purchase 225 wheelchairs for the Wheelchair Foundation and were among the top three donors for the organization last year. These wheelchairs went to those in dire need in Guatamala. Way to go, Cubs!
Opportunities & Resources
Resources For Families
Click the image below for a slew of helpful resources curated by our Student Support Services team and Parent Liaisons. You can also visit: (Spanish version -, Chinese version)
Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500