The Greendell Gosling Flyer

August 20, 2021

Our Week in Chalk by Our Greendell Artists

Dear Greendell Families,

We've had an eventful second week of school at Greendell. I so enjoyed seeing families at our virtual Back to School Night. I apologize for my presentation going long and cutting into your time with your teachers. My office clock had stopped but I thought I had ended right on time. I didn't discover my clock's dead battery until I asked about how the class meetings went and teachers described rushing a bit to cover all of their information. So I thank you for your attention to my unintentionally long presentation!

We also had our first experience at Greendell this year with a report of a COVID-19 case. I want to thank our families and staff for handling this with understanding and compassion. Everyone followed the protocols and are doing what we need to do to keep our community safe. The children took their cues from you and came to school happy to be able to play and learn with their teachers and friends.

It means so much to me to be a part of such a caring school community. Thank you!

Principal Shannon

Back to School Night Slides

Important Update from Superintendent Dr. Don Austin

Superintendent's Update - August 20, 2021


We cannot stress enough the importance of staying home if ill. We have been taught over time to push through colds. This is not the time to send students to school with a cough, fever, or other symptoms of an illness. All staff and students must remain at home if sick. We need healthy people in our schools. More importantly, we need to keep ill people home to protect the health of our entire community.


Outdoor masking will be required at the elementary and middle school levels beginning on August 23.

Santa Clara County uses a modified quarantine protocol found HERE.

Tracking unmasked and unvaccinated students is problematic and challenging. After consulting with other school districts, PAUSD made the decision to add outdoor masking as an additional layer of protection.

Students who need a break from masking outdoors may remove their mask if they are not within six feet of another person. This common-sense approach will allow students to get fresh air without creating health concerns for others.

Revisions will be reflected on PAUSD websites later today.


Classrooms look like real school again across the District. I am constantly reminded of the dedicated people who create magic for our students. Teachers and support staff are sharing their appreciation for the ability to serve students again in settings that resemble the past. Our classes are alive and vibrant. Thank you to everyone for making this our reality.