Superintendent's Update/ Thursday Parent Q&A- Cancelled
Tue, Jul 14 8:40am

Dear Addison Families,​

 

Our Superintendent sent the following message to all PAUSD families last night.  In summary, families have been granted an extension to July 31st to complete the survey regarding whether families would like their students to return to school in a hybrid or distance learning program.  Additionally, all site based Parent Q&A Zoom meetings/ webinars have been cancelled including the one I had scheduled on Thursday, July 16.

 

​I looked through all of the submitted questions over the weekend and many of the answers can be found on the PAUSD Re-Opening web page.  Additionally, our Superintendent will be sending out weekly communications starting this Friday that will provide more information regarding re-opening as updates are constantly evolving.  If your questions are not answered through the PAUSD web page or additional communications sent by our Superintendent, feel free to email me directly before the July 31st deadline to complete the survey.  Thank you.

 

Fondly,

Amanda Boyce

Principal

 

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From: "Palo_Alto_Schools@pausd.org" <palo_alto_schools@pausd.org>
Reply-To: noreply <noreply@pausd.org>
Date: Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:18 PM
To: Amanda Boyce <aboyce@pausd.org>
Subject: Superintendent's Message -- A Message From: Don Austin

Dear PAUSD Families,




Like many of you, I have monitored changing conditions and decisions made at every level of the education world over the last week.  It is clear that conditions and guidance is evolving.  While our August 17 start of the new year is approaching, I am also trying to balance making decisions with the best available information.  




To alleviate some of the stress on our families at this time, PAUSD will extend the deadline to select hybrid or distance learning programs at the elementary level until July 31.  The extra two weeks creates some issues related to staffing, but also allows time to evaluate conditions and clarify our plans.  We have also canceled our meeting of the Board of Education meeting for tomorrow.  There was no action required for the meeting and a little extra time may result in a better outcome for all. 




Some elementary schools had previously scheduled webinars this week to discuss options facing families.  Unless otherwise notified, the webinars have been canceled also.  Beginning this Friday, all families will receive weekly updates from my office.  I see the pause as a positive step in a journey full of obstacles!  Thank you all for your understanding and patience.  




Sincerely, 
Don Austin 
Superintendent of Schools 
Reopening Info:  https://www.pausd.org/covid-19/return-to-learn-fall-2020