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Fri, May 21 9:53am

Community Conversation on Advancing youth wellbeing, resiliency, and suicide prevention through and past the pandemic era with Project Safety Net

Wed, May 26, 2021 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

How can we build a resilient community with and for our youth? As we all continue to live in the COVID-19 environment, we are reflecting on the impacts of the past year and simultaneously trying to figure out next steps. Project Safety Net invites you to continue the community conversations at PSN’s Community Forum hosting a panel representing youth, adults, school, and mental health professional perspectives. They will offer insight into their own experiences, lessons, and hopes of the pandemic era to support the youth in our communities and strengthen the safety net. CLICK HERE to register.


Mental Health Awareness Month (May 1-31)

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month. Please consider checking out the following resources:

NAMI: National Alliance of Mental Illness

CDC: CDC Mental Health
Santa Clara County: Behavioral Health Services

PAUSD: Mental Health Resources

Recording of May 19th Webinar: What Children and Youth Need to Heal and Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World

If you missed May 19th’s Webinar, CLICK HERE  to listen to the webinar with Professor Rebecca London.  Winners of the book raffle “Rethinking Recess: Creating Safe and Inclusive Playtime for All Children in School” may pick up their copy from PAUSD District Office (25 Churchill Ave) Monday to Friday from 8A-4P at the front reception. 

Health & Wellness Suggested Pre-Recorded Webinar: Back to School: What Elementary Schools Need to Consider in Re-Opening their Doors” with Dr. Rebecca London. 

CLICK HERE to listen


Pre-Recorded Webinar on Parenting Fatigue

You’re a parent living through a pandemic, social unrest, economic uncertainty, wildfires and more. Life is unsettling right now, to say the least. Do you feel drained, overwhelmed and absolutely tired right down to your core?  How can you keep your head above water? Listen to this pre-recorded Webinar hosted by the CHC. CLICK HERE to listen.


City of Palo Alto Youth Services Budget Cuts--Complete the Budget Survey to Make Your Voice Heard

**Survey is still open for a limited time. ** The City of Palo Alto released its proposed 2022 budget, which includes cuts to many services that our students may use, such as crossing guard services, libraries, sports and recreation programming/classes, Children's Theater, the Teen Center, and Art Center programming and classes. There are numerous other proposed cuts that will affect services for all residents. Take the City of Palo Alto Budget Survey to give your feedback. Direct emails to

Where to go for Free COVID Vaccines

Where to go for Free COVID-19 Testing

Free COVID-19 Testing in PALO ALTO CITY

California State PTA COVID-19 Resources

Family Resources here: Health Wellness Resources

Teen Mental Health Resources

Children's Mental Health Resources

City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to School

Current 3rd families, please consider registering for a one-hour Third Grade Socially Distanced Bike Rodeo Summer Series event. 

Rising 6th grade middle School families should consider signing up for Wheelkids Middle School Bike Skills Classes. 


Please see Palo Alto's Walk and Roll Suggested Route Maps for walking or biking to school safe routes. When driving, please share the road, providing 3 feet of passing distance to bicyclists. Park away from the school to avoid drop-off/pickup congestion and get a healthy walk in. 

For more educational resources, please click:  Safe Routes to School website.

COVID Vaccines for 12 years old & up are now available - sign up NOW!!

Great news! PAUSD will be having COVID Vaccination appointments for our students 12 years old and older needing a 1st dose. All the clinics will be located at the Perry Family Center at Palo Alto High School (map attached). We will have 1st dose clinics on May 23rd. 2nd dose appointments will be 3 weeks later.

Those eligible and interested may sign up through the links below:

For consent forms and map of PALY click the following link:

Safeway is still updating their system to reflect the younger age approval of 12. To make an appointment for a 12-15 year old, please change the birth year to 2005 in order to make an appointment. Safeway will update the birth date at the vaccination appointment. All people getting vaccinated will need to show proof of being 12 or older.

Anyone registered to receive their COVID vaccine will need to bring the following items to the COVID Vaccination Clinic:

Proof of Birthdate: Driver’s License/ID Card/Passport/Birth Certificate

Insurance Card

Completed Informed Consent Form (attached)

A parent or guardian present, unless over 18

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, you will need to do so directly with Safeway. You’ll be able to contact them through your confirmation email.


Estimada comunidad de PAUSD,

¡Una gran noticia! Tendremos citas de vacunación COVID para nuestros estudiantes de 12 años en adelante que necesiten una primera dosis. Esta clínica estará ubicada en el Perry Family Center en Palo Alto High School (mapa adjunto). Tendremos clínicas de 1ra dosis el 16 y 23 de Mayo. Las citas para la segunda dosis serán 3 semanas después.

Los elegibles e interesadospueden registrarse a través de los enlaces a continuación:

For consent forms and map of PALY click the following link:

Safeway todavía está actualizando su sistema para reflejar la aprobación de edad de los niños más joven de 12 años. Para hacer una cita para un niño de 12 a 15 años, es necesario cambiar el año de nacimiento a 2005 para poder hacer una cita. Safeway actualizará la fecha de nacimiento el día de la cita. Todas las personas que se vacunen deberán mostrar un comprobante de tener 12 años o más.

Cualquier persona registrada para recibir su vacuna COVID deberá traer los siguientes artículos a la Clínica de Vacunación COVID:

Prueba de fecha de nacimiento: Licencia de conducir / Tarjeta de identificación / Pasaporte / Acta de nacimiento

Tarjeta de seguro

Formulario de consentimiento informado completo (adjunto)

Un padre o tutor presente, a menos que sea mayor de 18 años.

Si necesita cancelar o cambiar una cita, debe hacerlo directamente a través de Safeway. Puede contactarlos a través del correo electrónico de confirmación.

亲爱的PAUSD 家庭,您们好!

在此告知您⼀个好消息!我们将为本学区需要第⼀剂COVID 疫苗的12 岁及以上的学⽣

开放接种预约,疫苗接种地点位于 Palo Alto ⾼中的Perry Family Center (附地图)。第⼀剂接种⽇期是5 ⽉16 ⽇及5 ⽉23 ⽇,第⼆剂约诊为3 周后。


For consent forms and map of PALY click the following link:


注册接种COVID 疫苗的⼈需携带以下物品到COVID 疫苗接种诊所:



填写完成的知�ƒ �同意书 (⻅附件)

除非年满18 岁,否则需有家⻓或监护⼈随同

如果您需要取消或更改预约接种⽇期,必须直接和Safeway 联系。您可以经由注册后收



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