PAUSD School Re-Opening Information
Mon, Sep 21 9:39am

Addison Families - 

PAUSD is in the process of developing and approving a plan for reopening in person, now that Santa Clara county has moved from the purple into the red tier in California's four-tiered reopening system. PAUSD school administrators have outlined the following goals and approach, and they are assessing the possibility of an in-person return for Gunn students on January 7, 2021.

You are encouraged to join the Superintendent's Webinar taking place today,  9/21 @5:30PM, and the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, 9/22 @6:30PM, where reopening plans will be discussed. Details for both events are listed below.

“Backstage with the Superintendent” Webinar: Monday Sept 21 at 5:30 p.m. The link to view the event can be found HERE

Regular PAUSD Board of Education Meeting: Tuesday, Sept 22 at 6:30pm

  • Via Video Conference/Internet: https://pausd.zoom.us/j/97565121731
  • Via Telephone: Dial 669-900-6833, enter Webinar ID: 975 6512 1731, then press #.
  • Top priority goals in the reopening process are to:
  • Keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy
  • Develop a clear roadmap to return to campus
  • Provide high-quality education throughout the year
  • Provide an environment for social-emotional connection for students and staff
  • The approach (found in the Board Reports for 9/22/20) will be: 
  • a steady and slow approach toward our path to reopen school campuses
  • stay agile and adjust instruction to vastly improve the remote learning experience
  • gradually work toward increasing the number of students and staff returning to campus
  • Due to the breadth and multiple levels of courses offered at the secondary levels, transitioning mid-stream to a hybrid and distance learning model at the same time, is not feasible in a way that maintains the academic integrity of our program, without significantly limiting course options. 
  • Maintain a distance learning instructional delivery model at the secondary levels (middle and high school), to be assessed for in-person return on January 7, 2021.
  • Authorize allowable student contact and on-site participation for activities consistent with Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) guidelines, regardless of a full in-person return to instruction. There may be opportunities for some cohorts to meet in specific portions of the campus for pre-approved activities. These activities/courses may include, but are not limited to: Music, Visual arts, Athletic conditioning, Journalism, Yearbook, ASB / Activities, Leadership groups.
  • The proposed schedule for returning students to campus is as follows:

WEEK OF:

GRADE LEVEL TO RETURN

FAMILY SURVEY DUE DATE

October 12

Greendell, TK, K, 1

September 28

October 26

2 & 3

October 12

November 9

4 & 5

October 26