Moving into the 2020-21 School Year Together
PUSD E-Connection
October 28, 2020
Special Board Meeting on Thursday, October 29, 7 PM
The PUSD Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting to consider the Districts school reopening plan for preK-5 students.


Submit a request to make a public comment (2 minutes/individual):
ICYMI: Elementary Schools to Re-Open on January 4, 2021
Resources and Links
Superintendent Haglund shares information about the Board's action to reopen schools for TK-5 students beginning January 4, 2021 and how we continue to move forward together. Read more.

Miss the October 16 Special Board Meeting? Watch a recording here.

Updates, Resources & Quicklinks
Join us Thursday, October 29 for TWO Virtual Measure I1 Groundbreaking Ceremonies for NEW Amador Valley & Foothill High School Classroom Buildings
5 PM (Amador Valley Celebration) & 5:45 PM (Foothill Celebration) l PUSD Facebook Live
Join us at 5 PM on Facebook Live as we break ground on Amador Valley's new classroom building, which will replace decades old portables with new, modern learning environments for our Dons!
Swoop in virtually at 5:45 PM as we celebrate at the Nest for the groundbreaking of Foothill High School's new science classroom building, providing innovative learning spaces for our Falcons.
Adjustments to Instructional Minutes for Minimum Days While in Remote Learning: Beginning Friday, October 30, 2020
During remote learning, minimum days need to meet the daily minute requirement set for in Senate Bill 98. Requirements for each grade level span is as follows, 180 for TK/K, 230 for 1st - 3rd, and 4th -5th 240 minutes. Current minimum day schedules do not meet this minute requirement, therefore teachers will adjust their daily schedules to have synchronous instruction (live interaction on zoom/google meets) to occur in the morning and asynchronous work (independent work) scheduled for the remainder of the day. Individual schools will share modified bell schedules as applicable.
PUSD Online Tutoring Program for K-12 Students
If your student needs additional support during remote learning, PUSD is now offering FREE virtual tutoring for all K-12 students.

Students must use a PUSD email address. After you request tutoring sessions, a calendar invitation will be sent to your student. If you need help please reach out to an administrator at your school site.

Thanksgiving Meal Pre-Orders
Our Nutrition Services department is planning ahead! Thanksgiving break is just around the corner, and our meal pick-up locations will be closed. BUT Nutrition Services is offering a pick-up on Monday, November 23rd for meals for the whole week located at Amador Vally HS. For planning purposes, we ask that you register for this meal pick up.  Questions: 925.426.4417 or email Kelsey Perusse at Kperusse@pleasantonusd.net
Tri-Valley SELPA Survey
Our partners at the Tri-Valley SELPA are conducting a survey for parents/guardians of students with disabilities.

FREE Math Tutoring for High School Students from Las Positas College Faculty and Students
Could your high school student benefit from some additional support in math courses? Learn more about this FREE resource from Las Positas College!
News from PPIE
Thank You for an AMAZING Week of the Stars 2020
We had such a fun week celebrating teachers and coming together as a community to support teaching and learning in PUSD. Thank you to everyone who participated in PPIE’s Week of The Stars. We are pleased to announce that we raised over $70,000 (net) for our schools; thanks to our sponsors, donors, and participants.
Every year PPIE provides grants to fund up to $500 for student projects or special events that support student achievement in all areas. This year, projects should also support the PUSD Strategic Plan mission: “Our students will make a better world.” We are looking forward to your submissions and anticipate that while this year is unique, we will still be able to support our students in their independent projects in a new way. Grant applications are open through November 13. 

Parenting Tips from your School Social Worker Team
How To Recognize Signs of Bullying
Students who are bullied often fly under the radar and are too embarrassed to share with adults what is going on at school. It is important for parent or caregivers to keep an eye out for warning signs, such as coming home with unexplained injuries or missing belongings, making excuses to skip school, changes in friend groups, talking about suicide, acting out of character, avoiding certain places, having trouble sleeping, low self-esteem, and changes in eating habits. parent or caregivers can support their students by gently bringing up the topic of bullying if they observe any of these red flags. To learn more about how you can respond to bullying as a parent or caregiver, check out the Captain Compassion website, created by the Committee for Children. Brought to you by your PBIS School Social Workers in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month.
Celebrating our pUSd Community
Amador Dons March On
Thanks to an amazing effort made by parents/guardians in the Amador Friends of Music, our Dons are marching on with hand-sewn bell caps, face masks and end covers for brass and wind instruments. Thank you for your resilience, and for helping bring back the joy of music.
Willie Brown Putting Hart into Physical Education
Thanks to Mr. Brown at Hart Middle School for making physical education fun for our Hart Huskies!
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 justserve.org
Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500