C & I Update

Explore. Learn. Thrive. 11.18.21


11/18 PUSD/FRC Special Joint Board Meeting-Zoom 3:00-5:00 pm

11/19 Collaboration; K-6 Report Cards, 7-12 Site Topic

11/22-11/26 Thanksgiving Break-No School

11/30 JH/HS Principals Admin-Zoom 8:30-10:30 am

12/3 Collaboration; K-12 Curricular Team Meetings

12/7 VP/TOSA Meeting 9:00-11:30 am

12/7 Athletic Director's Meeting 12:00-12:30 pm

12/10 Collaboration; K-12 Site Topic

Onward: November- Take Care of Yourself

From p. 148, November:

For new teachers, the stretch between mid-October and Thanksgiving is the most emotionally challenging phase of the school year. The New Teacher Center (NTC) calls this phase the "disillusionment period," when the excitement, hope, and adrenaline of the new school year have worn off..." Furthermore, by November, kids haven't yet demonstrated their learning in a way that matches our output of energy and effort. We can't yet see the results of all that hard work...

November can be a low point for experienced educators as well. As we roll into November, what would happen if we devoted time and energy to tend to our physical and emotional needs? What if during this time, teachers supported each other to take walks, eat nutritious lunches and sleep? Isn't it worth focusing on our self-care for a month if there's a chance we could prevent illness, feel happier and serve children more effectively?

These words resonated with me, and I think they might for you as well. As we go into Thanksgiving break next week I hope you will not only enjoy time with friends and family, but also have an opportunity for self-care. Thank you for the incredible work you've done this first trimester of the school year! Enjoy the much-deserved break next week!


Elementary Report Cards

At the request of elementary teachers, we are extending the first-trimester report card window to Friday, December 10th. We hope that this additional time will alleviate pressure to complete report cards over the Thanksgiving Break and provide additional time/flexibility to complete them.

Hour of Code, December 6-10

Consider being a part of this worldwide movement where students participate in an hour of coding during the week of December 6-10.

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. (Both digital and analog ideas and resources!)

Winter Sports, Indoor Masking, Testing and Overnight Trips

Last week, I shared with you a memo regarding our latest guidance on indoor athletic events, masking, testing and overnight trips. We have made a few clarifications which are identified within the attached with red text.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Terry R. Oestreich

PCOE & PUSD Superintendent

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VOLUNTARY COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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Press Release regarding COVID vaccination for children 5-11 and booster vaccines

Governor Newsom's Announcement on the Vaccine Mandate

Last Friday, I shared with you a few facts regarding what we know at this time regarding Governor Newsom’s announcement on the vaccine mandate (see attached). It’s the same message within the attached, nothing has changed.

Yesterday, the Emergency Temporary Services (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing was officially filed in the Office of the Federal Register and it became effective today. In regards to testing and vaccination, as of today, we are in compliance with the current federal and state standards. Should there be a change we will address in a timely manner.

Terry R. Oestreich

PCOE & PUSD Superintendent

Upcoming Elementary Districtwide Writing Assessment

Our elementary writing assessment is coming up, with the window opening on Nov. 1st.

Two adjustments for the November district-wide writing assessment:

  1. Extend the window: Nov. 1-Nov. 19 (last day before Thanksgiving break)
  2. Teachers read aloud the articles provided in the assessment for all students at all grade levels

Directions, content and topics are available from your curricular lead, or on this Google Doc.

Device Coverage

Protect your school laptop!

$45 insurance covers accidental damage, loss, and theft of PUSD laptops and chromebooks.

(Replacement cost is $300 - $500.)

  • Spilled juice on the keyboard? You’re covered!

  • Dropped it and the screen cracked? You’re covered!

  • Left it at the park and now it’s gone? You’re covered!

November 30 is the deadline to get this optional coverage from SchoolDeviceCoverage.com.

Sign up online here: SchoolDeviceCoverage.com

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Plumas-Eureka State Park Virtual Interactive Program

Hello There! My name is Darcy Page and I am the park interpreter at Plumas-Eureka State Park. I am hoping to share and advertise a virtual interpretive program to teachers within your district. Because Plumas-Eureka (Johnsville, CA) is in your district's backyard, I wanted to be sure to advertise with local school districts first. Please feel free to share this information within your school and wider community. This program is completely free to the public and intended as a resource for schools and teachers. With educators working extra hard to make up for lost time, this program is designed as a "virtual field trip" when in-person field trips may not be feasible. The program can be scaled to meet the needs of K-12.

Check out https://www.ports-ca.us/PORTSon-demand/plumas-eureka-state-park to sign up or learn more. Thank you for all you do! https://www.ports-ca.us/PORTSon-demand/plumas-eureka-state-park

Resources from Matt Reddam

Change in schedule- based on attendance, we are moving away from every Friday at 2:30 to an as-needed basis with Matt Reddam. Please don't hesitate to reach out for an individual or small group appointment.

Looking for resources to support yourself and others through trauma? Matt Reddam is on contract with us for the year to provide support to staff. He has put together this shared Google Drive with resources and is available as needed by appointment. For an appointment, please contact Mr. Reddam at mreddam@bcoe.org.

Matthew Reddam, LMFT, is a School & Community Wellness Advisor for Butte County Office of Education.

We are contracting with Matt this school year to provide immediate, short-term, and long-term support to our staff as we begin to heal and process the devastation of the Dixie Fire.

Around our District

Emergency Learning Plan- 10-21-21 updates in italics

Emergency Learning Plan for COVID Related Quarantine

During the 2021-2022 school year, a student may be restricted from attending school due to a COVID related quarantine- either receiving a positive test or identified as a close contact may necessitate the following to occur:

  1. Individual students TK-12th

    1. 1-2 days- Depending on the grade level and teacher preference, the following are options:

      1. Students access assignments on the class Canvas page, follow along with class

      2. Teacher provides date agnostic assignments in Canvas and excuses from daily assignments

      3. Teacher provides non technology required assignments (paper packets)

    2. 3-14 days- Students access assignments on the class Canvas page AND

      1. Attendance

        1. Attendance office: Code as “I” for excluded

        2. Teacher: Daily, by 3:45, change code to “Q” to indicate IS completed. If not completed, leave code as “I

        3. Office: Obtain signed master agreement; can use Parent Square (have 30 days to obtain signed master agreement)

        4. If daily attendance cannot be completed, this can be done weekly by notifying the attendance clerk with the name of the student, dates, and # of days of completed coursework

  2. Whole classroom quarantine

    1. TK-6th

      1. 1-2 days- Teacher and students Zoom at the following times: 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, Coursework provided in Canvas

      2. 3-14 days, same schedule as 2a.i., all students need a master agreement signed, office to use Parent Square

    2. 7th-12th

      1. 1-2 days- Teacher and students Zoom- follow the regular bell schedule, periods 1-7; Coursework provided in Canvas

      2. 3-14 days- same schedule as 2b.i., all students need a master agreement signed, office to use Parent Square

  3. Individual teachers, but not class

    1. Teacher able to work- Sub placed in the classroom; teacher instructs remotely via Zoom

    2. Teacher unable to work- Sub placed in the classroom; teacher to provide sub plans

    3. Unable to find a sub- administratively consolidate classes into larger space

  4. School

    1. 1-2 days: Zoom schedule (Elementary #2.a.i. above, JSHS #2.b.i.)

    2. 3-14 days: Independent Study (signed master agreements)

      1. Elementary (Zoom schedule 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30)

      2. JH/HS Zoom schedule (regular 7 classes)

Information- Notification of Independent Study

Emergency Learning Plan for non COVID Related

  1. Students unable to attend due to weather or road closures

  1. 1-2 days: Students complete assignments provided in Canvas course

  2. 3-14 days: follow along with the class Canvas page and complete the following

  3. Attendance

    1. Attendance office: Code as “E” for excused

    2. Teacher: Daily, change code to “Q” to indicate IS completed

    3. Office: Obtain signed master agreement, can use Parent Square (have 30 days to obtain signed master agreement)

  1. Power outage

  1. All students have a paper assignment for short term outage

  2. Teachers/sites send home paper assignments by October 1

Instructional Coaches

Our Instructional Coaches are here to help!

Yvonne: ycasalnuovo@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Susan: sfrediani@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Useful Links

Grading Periods 2021-2022

2021-2022 FRIDAY Collaboration Schedule

2021-2022 Assessment Calendar

2021-2022 Instructional Calendar

Technology Help Ticket

1. Visit the link above.

2. Select "Submit a ticket"

3. Click on your site: Example PHS or CES, depending on which site you need us to assist you in.

4. Fill in ticket details and confirm the 5 digit code before submitting your work request.

Curriculum and Instructional Services

Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction

@kristymwarren on Twitter

@PlumasUSD on Twitter