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November 6, 2020

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Principal's Update

Dear Paularino families,

As you may know, the district posted a COVID-19 Dashboard on the NMUSD website. This dashboard will be updated as positive cases are reported within the district and will remain on the dashboard for 14 days. Only current cases are reported. As a district, we are working closely with the Orange County Health Care Agency and seek guidance from them if a confirmed case is within the district. If there is a confirmed case at Paularino, the school nurse or school administrator will communicate with staff and families if they or their student has been identified as a close contact. A close contact is defined as a student or staff member within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes of a confirmed COVID-19 case. Communication from the school nurse or site administrator will not go to families who are not considered close contacts.

There are many ways we can support our students with hygiene and healthy precautions to help our students stay healthy. Wash hands frequently with soap and water and scrub for 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer when washing is unavailable. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow. Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. If you think you or your child is sick, please consult with your health care provider. Wear a mask when out in public, and keep a social distance from people who do not live in your residence.

Please click for the district COVID-19 Dashboard.

Please click for the district Reopening Plan.

Thank you,

Mrs. Schwartz

Wednesday Schedule

November 11: Holiday - No students on campus

November 18: Remote Learning at Home - No students on campus

November 25 - 27: Thanksgiving Break - No students on campus

Picture Day: November 19

Please check your student backpack on Monday for the Picture Day flyers. All safety precautions will be followed.

Level 2 Hybrid Schedules

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

AM Cohort: 8:00am - 10:30am

PM Cohort: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

When students are not on campus they are expected to be completing asynchronous work.

See the full AM schedule here.

See the full PM schedule here.

See the Wednesdays schedule here.

For an updated student daily schedule, visit our Paularino website and click the “Level 2 Hybrid” tab then “Daily Schedules”.

Time For A Flu Shot!

Click for important information about the flu shot.

Virtual Wellness Center

Please click to access our new virtual Wellness Center. You can also find it on our Paularino website.

A few safety reminders

When dropping off and picking up your students all adults and children over the age of 2 must wear a face mask. This is for your safety and the safety of others. It is also the law. Please remember to keep a social distance from others outside your household as well.

Many parents have been walking through the parking lot to drop off or pick up their students which is very dangerous for pedestrians and drivers. Please use the sidewalk for the safety of all students, staff, and parents.

When in the car line please remain in your car. This will help the car line to move faster with children getting in and out on their own. A staff member will be there to assist if needed.

If walking or parking to pick up your child please wait by the sidewalk of the MPR or the sidewalk by the exit driveway. With added adults on the sidewalk of the car line it is difficult to maintain a social distance and keep all children safe near moving vehicles.

Thank you for your cooperation to keep all students, staff, and families safe.

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Student safety is a top priority. Changes to arrival and dismissal procedures are in place to help support social distancing, as well as to keep students safe.


Gates will open 10 minutes prior to the start of the cohort.

7:50am for AM Cohort

11:50am for PM Cohort

Parents/guardians will walk students to the assigned gates with appropriate social distancing for students to enter campus. If driving, please pull all the way forward to unload your student. Students will walk through the gates to their class line on the blacktop.


10:30am for AM Cohort

2:30pm for PM Cohort

Parents/guardians will wait at the assigned gates with appropriate social distancing for students to exit campus. Students will stay with their teachers and move to an assigned area on the grass to wait for parents/guardians. If driving, please pull all the way forward for your child to get in the car.

Please be on time to pick up your child. Students are not allowed in the front office and will need to wait outside until picked up.

Parents needing assistance from the front office staff will wait outside the office until a staff member is able to greet them.

Paularino Elementary

1060 Paularino Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 714-424-7950 Fax: 714-424-4741

Attendance Line: 714-424-4742