Beginning the 2020-21 School Year Together
PUSD E-Connection
July 22, 2020
Reminder: Final Commitment forms for the 2020-21 school year must be submitted no later than Friday, July 24 at 4 p.m., and preferably by July 22.
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California Department of Health & Governor Reaffirm Remote Start for 2020-2021 School Year
On Friday, July 17, Governor Newsom issued new COVID-19 guidance for schools, stating that all schools in Counties on the State's Watch List may only provide distance learning for students until they have been taken off for 14 consecutive days. Alameda County was placed on this list due to a recent spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases. As such, we will move forward with our plan to start the 2020-21 school year together with remote learning. Watch the Governor's address on Facebook here and review new guidance for schools from the California Department of Education.
Frequently Asked Questions: Beginning the School Year
Click here to view our FAQ document - below are the most recent frequently asked questions and answers that we've been receiving.

Question: My high school student wants to enroll in FLEX Academy, but is registered for a course not offered - what can we do?
Answer: High school students can still opt for FLEX Academy and take up to two courses through their resident high school through concurrent enrollment.

Question: I see that the hybrid and at-home elementary, and FLEX Academy options are taught by certificated teachers. What does that mean?
Answer: This simply means that the teacher will have the appropriate credentials. All courses will be taught by PUSD teachers.

Question: What are the differences between options provided to families?
Answer: We have created a chart that explains this. Access it here.

Question: What happens if I do not complete the directions in the Final Commitment Form Letter?
Answer: Your student will be placed in the Hybrid option.
Planning Timeline for Starting the 2020-21 School Year Together: Important Next Steps

By Friday, July 24th, 4 p.m.: PUSD families submit final commitment forms.

July 20 - August 6: Bell schedules determined and shared with families.
August 7 - 10
  • Teacher professional development day (Aug 7)
  • Teachers “return” (Aug 10)
  • Device distribution continues

Tuesday, August 11: First day of school
Opportunities & Resources
Participate: Child Nutrition Services Survey
Our Child Nutrition Professionals are excited to be welcoming students back to the new school year. No matter how your child is learning this year, in person or remote, Child Nutrition will still be preparing nutritious meals for your child.  

Child Nutrition Services is finalizing its plan for next year and would appreciate your input.   

EXTENDED OPENING: COVID-19 Testing Site in Pleasanton
The Pleasanton COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site will continue to be open until further notice. The test site is for asymptomatic residents ages 10 years and above. No appointment is necessary and there are no out of pocket expenses.
Pleasanton Emergency Rental Assistance
The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program will assist existing Pleasanton residents who are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a maximum grant assistance up to $2,500 per household to pay for up to one month of delinquent rent and late fees.
Applicants may submit an application online at or request an application by phone (925) 208-0660 or by email [email protected] .
Please view the flyer for more details or visit CityServe's website .

Food Benefits for Families in Need
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.

Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply and should have gotten their P-EBT card during the month of May.

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by the end of May must apply online before July 15, 2020. The online application is available at . If you have questions about P-EBT, you can complete  this contact form .
Resources for Families Whose Living Situation Has Been Impacted
Has the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on your family's living situation? Are you at an increased risk of losing your housing because of the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you answered yes to either question, PUSD wants to ensure you are familiar with the federal McKinney-Vento law, which supports a student's ability to access a public education when changes in their living situation results in homelessness. The McKinney-Vento law also provides students the opportunity to remain in their school of origin if it is in their best interest and the student/parent requests it. For more information and additional resources, visit our McKinney-Vento (Homeless Youth) Education webpage  here
STEAM Preschool
We are thrilled to begin reopening STEAM Preschool to serve all families.

Temporary hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., while COVID related licensing restrictions are in place. The current maximum group size of children is 10 per classroom.

To enroll or ask questions, email [email protected] or call (925) 519-4934

For more information about our program please visit
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 )
Resources for Employees & Community Members
Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500