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February 5, 2021

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Principal's Update

Dear Paularino families,


Our amazing Paularino PTA recently held an opportunity drawing for a chance to win tickets to Jurassic Quest Drive Thru Event at the Orange County Fairgrounds. This was a push to boost membership and school spirit for Paularino. All students were put into an opportunity drawing by grade level to win tickets. Additional chances were given to students whose families are PTA members and another additional chance to students whose family member attended our last PTA meeting. Winners have been given their certificates for Jurassic Quest. Can’t wait to hear all about those dinosaurs!


Kindergarten: Harrison

1st Grade: Julian

2nd Grade: Luis

3rd Grade: Lily

4th Grade: Jazmin

5th Grade: Diego

6th Grade: Madelynn


Have a ROAR-ing good time Panthers!


Sincerely,


Mrs. Schwartz

Spirit Day

Red White and Pink Day is Friday February 12. Show your school spirit and wear one of those colors to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.

President's Week

There is NO SCHOOL for President’s Week February 15 - February 19. Take the week to relax, recharge, and stay healthy. See you back at school on Monday February 22.

Wednesday Schedule

Please click here for the Wednesday schedule.

Student Symptoms

As we approach flu season and the winter months, please be checking your child for any of these symptoms before you send them to school. If your child has two or more of these symptoms, they need to be seen by a medical professional before returning to school with a note.

Virtual Wellness Center

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

COVID-19 Dashboard

In an effort to continue to provide accurate and up-to-date information related to COVID-19 in our schools, a District dashboard was created that identifies the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases by school. The number listed includes current positive cases of staff and/or students within the past 14-day period. This information is updated daily and is located on the District webpage (www.nmusd.us/CovidDashboard)


There is no need to be alarmed or wonder if your child has been exposed when you see a positive case at your child’s school site. The District follows protocols, which includes collaboration with the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), who assist with contact tracing and help identify students or staff who need to quarantine. In the event of a positive case in our schools, as appropriate and under the direction of the OCHCA, the school nurse, principal, or District staff will notify any staff or students who are considered to be a close contact (less than 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes) with a COVID-19 positive person. Each case is unique and in some cases, while uncommon, notification to low risk contacts MAY be necessary, based on the direction from the OCHCA. If you do not receive notification regarding a COVID-19 case, we do not believe your child has been exposed. Due to privacy laws, we cannot provide names or any other information about the people who test positive or those who have been in close contact.


Please see page 18-21 of the NMUSD School Reopening Plan for additional information.

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.

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.


ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

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.


DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

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.

The Good News Club

The Good News Club is being hosted by St. James Church weekly. See flyer for more information or click to sign up.

Paularino Elementary

1060 Paularino Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92626


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


Attendance Line: 714-424-4742 http://paularino.nmusd.us