PSUSD COVID - 19 Information
Keeping PSUSD families informed, connected, safe & learning!
Dear PSUSD Families,
"I hope all of our students, staff members and families are enjoying a well-deserved winter break, and I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021!
As you may have heard, this week Governor Newsom announced his new plan to move to reopen schools, particularly for students in grades PK-2nd grade, as early as February 15. The plan involves testing for COVID-19 and provides some funding to help school districts do that. The administration will release further details next week and the Legislature, which must approve the funding allocations, will then have its say.
As you know, this timing aligns with our already planned return to a hybrid form of in-person instruction on February 16 for our elementary schools and potential start dates for our middle school students on March 1 and March 22 for our high school students, which is the end of the third quarter. We will be watching closely to see what the Governor’s office releases next week and what the legislature does after that, as we prepare our plan for reopening to present to the Board of Education by the end of the month. And, as you know, any plan for in-person instruction will be predicated by the health conditions in our county and in the Coachella Valley." (Please read full article below or at www.psusd.us) - Sandra Lyon, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
Distance Learning Sign Up Under Way - Due September 30
Learn about how you can support your child during Distance Learning. Visit bit.ly/familycenteryoutube to view video tutorials in both English and Spanish.
Think Together partners with schools to provide students with academic support and life skills. Due to guidelines around COVID-19 our program will be operating in a distance learning platform and hours will vary by student needs.
See here for contact information and schedules for local agencies providing food, health care and financial support.
Information regarding mental health tips and services for students during this difficult time.
We know that every family has different needs at this time and the Family Center wants to know what we can do to help. Despite the distance, we are here for you and want to continue providing support and resources.
Here are some online resources to help you and your family continue learning and having fun while at home.
The tools that teachers will be using will vary by classroom and school sites so please find out from your child's teacher about what technology tools your child should be utilizing for instruction.
SEL Resources during COVID-19 (CASEL)
Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Common Sense Media)
Reducing Student Anxiety During Difficult Times (Common Sense Education)
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)
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