Dear Addison Families,
It's been an exciting couple weeks as many families have been visiting Addison after hours and are enjoying our new field and playground! The campus is now open to the public after 4pm and on weekends. Our campus has been closed to the public due to construction but once our last two walls for wall ball were erected, the construction project was considered complete. We are still working on final upgrades including purchasing scooter racks, re-adhering the tile mural that used to be on the MP Room, and considering design/color in the interior of our Office and Library. Thank you very much to our Site Council, especially parent Emily Meyer who has taken the lead on interior design, for all their time, ideas, and contributions on the final stages of the remodel. I will be putting together a slideshow by the end of the year of photos from our entire project.
After visiting the newly opened campus this past week, many parents have commented how much they appreciate the design of the new buildings, overall landscape and open space. We want to keep our beautiful campus in great condition so as community members, we could use your help. Please see guidelines below regarding our open campus:
- Access is only through the Webster gate
- Access is after 4pm as our Kids Club closes at that time
- Families should adhere to the Santa Clara County Guidelines regarding social distancing, wearing masks, etc.
- All dogs must remain on leash
- Please discourage visitors from skateboarding on our new ledges or climbing the buildings
- If you see a problem that requires attention, call the PAPD non-emergency number: 650-329-2413
Last Monday, we also welcomed our 1st graders to five days per week of hybrid instruction! Teachers, students, and families have been all smiles and there has been a greater sense of appreciation for full time in-person instruction after this challenging year. In March, we are going to start planning for next year and the latest update from the Superintendent is that families will be offered full distance learning or in-person instruction five days per week. The 1st grade pilot has given me a great opportunity to visualize and plan for 4-6' social distancing and how to maintain stable groups with larger numbers of students in each class. Of course the Santa Clara County guidelines are still unknown for Fall 2021 but as more schools pilot the return of students five days per week, the sites will learn from each other.
Last week, we received notification that school employees working or living in Santa Clara County have finally become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Feb. 28. PAUSD is not managing vaccinations for employees but once I received the update, I emailed all Addison staff immediately and I'm happy to share that some teachers and staff have already received their first vaccine and many of us have it scheduled next week. There was such a sense of relief and hope across campus last week as we look ahead at the continued safe re-opening of schools next year.
Finally, if you have a child starting Kindergarten next year, join us tonight for our Kinder Welcome Night! Information was shared when new students enrolled but please see below in case you'd like to attend the event:
Kindergarten Information Night
Thursday, Feb. 25 @ 5pm