Ohlone Family Connection

August 19, 2020

Day 3

There are some amazing things happening in our classrooms! I popped into a number of classrooms today and was overjoyed to hear students sharing their name stories, discussing growth mindset, making self-portraits, finding out what they have in common with others, and sharing their mathematical thinking in a kind and supportive environment.

Your children are learning the lay of the land and adjusting to our new classroom landscape. You are, too! Remember, it is Day 3. We will find our groove and the technology pieces will soon be under our belt. In the meantime, communicate with your child's teacher. At Ohlone, the student-teacher-parent partnership is one of our core values. Your child's teacher is your first and best resource for resolving a classroom concern. They want to help! Let them know about your child's experience and any technical challenges you are experiencing. We will work through this together and provide you and your child with the support they need.

I have included the tech links from my last communication plus a few more. We are offering another Tech Tutorial with John this Friday, 3:30-4:30pm. If you are not able to make this time and need help, please email John, our Assistant Principal, at jdicsomo@pausd.org, for a 1:1 appointment.

Hang in there, stay in communication with your child's teacher, and know that the first week of school is about the social-emotional connection, a few bumps, and a lot of fine-tuning. We want to ensure that everyone has access and is engaged in the learning. Let's remember to treat each other with grace and assume positive intentions as we navigate these waters together. Thank you for your support on the home front. We could not do this without you!


Ohlone Principal

Virtual School Office Hours

Please visit our virtual office with a quick question or hello. Jane, Heike, and Xiomara are here to help. We are committed to building our social connections by providing an alternative to email for communication. We miss you dropping by!

Open Monday-Friday, 9:00-10:00am and 2:00-3:00pm.

Helpful Tech Links

PAUSD Rapid ID Portal
PAUSD Tech Support

Schoology and Schoology FAQ

Quick Tech Tutorial for Students
Quick Tech Tutorial for NEW PAUSD students
Detailed Info on Schoology, Infinite Campus, Parent Account Claim

To access a student user name and/or password:

1. Students, or parents on behalf of their child need to submit an email to support@pausd.org.

2. Provide the student’s name and ID number and the name of the school student attends.

Parent Tech Support with John

Please join our live tech tutorial session if you could use help logging into the PAUSD Rapid ID portal, accessing Schoology, finding Zoom links, or if you need other tech support. We’ll walk through the basics and have time for questions at the end of the session. We will have a session this Friday at 3:30pm via Zoom.

If you are unable to make this time, please feel free to email John at jdicosmo@pausd.org with your question or to schedule a 1:1 appointment.

PAUSD Start of School Year Webinar in Spanish

Una cordial invitación para que nos acompañen a nuestra primera reunión en español para los padres de las escuelas de PAUSD para este año escolar 2020-2021:

Información Sobre PAUSD

CUANDO: El jueves 20 de agosto

HORA: 7-8 pm

Donde: Zoom

Se ofrecerá un bosquejo general de como las clases se imparten en las escuelas primarias, secundarias y preparatorias, lo más importante que usted debe saber, así como que hacer si usted o su estudiante tiene una pregunta o duda acerca de las escuela de sus hijos. Recuerde que su hijo lo puede ayudar a enlazarse a esta reunión de Zoom y utilizar su computadora. Ellos tiene experiencia en como hacerlo.

!Nos sentimos muy emocionados de tener la oportunidad de verlos en nuestra reunión del jueves!

English Translation

Your Ohlone Back To School Site Is Open!

Visit the Ohlone Back To School site where you can sign waivers to participate in PTA events, elect to volunteer and make secure online donations to support the PTA, PIE and the Ohlone community. Please complete by Friday, August 28th. Thank you!

Reading & Writing at Home 8/27

Join Teachers College Reading and Writing Project on August 27 at 3:00pm for “How You Can Best Support Reading and Writing Education at Home During the Year Ahead: Tips from Internationally Known Literacy Leaders” with Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth. A true gift! Register here: bit.ly/tcrwpfamily

Back to School Night - 9/1

Please join us for our virtual Back to School Night, on Tuesday, September 1st. We will begin the evening with my brief presentation for all K-5 families followed by time in classrooms with your child's teachers. Schedule below. Zoom links will be shared closer to the date.

Dawn’s presentation for K-5
6:00-6:45pm - K/1 Cluster
6:45-7:30pm - 2/3 Cluster
7:30-8:15pm - 4/5 Cluster

PAUSD School Meal Pick-Up Info

Open PTA Positions

We need you! Please consider signing up for CVC Chair. I am looking for someone who would like to work with me and teachers on creating opportunities to engage the community around our core values. You won't be disappointed!

There are a number of positions left to fill, all wonderful opportunities to get involved in our community through PTA. We need you more than ever and welcome creativity as we build new ways to connect our students, staff, and families. Emil LeAnn Baum and she will set you up!

  • CVC Chair
  • Historian
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Book Fair
  • Auction Chair & Committee
  • Virtual Community Building Hosts
  • Digital Content Creator
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