PUSD Weekly Parent Update 5/15

from Mrs. Pearce, Superintendent

Happy Friday! I hope you enjoyed the rain this week and now a bit of sunshine!

Thank you again for your support and work with our staff during this time of suspended face-to-face instruction. We are so grateful for you and that you are all a part of the Pacheco family.

It was so exciting to be a part of the Prairie Kindergarten Round Up this morning to welcome the new faces to our district!

Please read below for our weekly updates:

Food Services

Our food service schedule will continue next week as follows and for the foreseeable future.

Mondays -

Curbside pickup at Prairie and Pacheco 11:00-12:00;

Riverland Market drop off 11:30

Tuesdays -

Curbside pickup at Prairie and Pacheco 11:00-12:00;

Riverland Market drop off 11:30

**Food for 2 days will be provided (Tuesday and Wednesday)**

Thursdays -

Curbside pickup at Prairie and Pacheco 11:00-12:00;

Riverland Market drop off 11:30

**Food for 2 days will be provided (Thursday and Friday)**

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Distance Learning Reminders and Information - Online Instruction Model Extended

  • Face-to-face instruction has been suspended through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, which officially ends June 4.

  • The 8th grade promotion ceremony will be drive-through style on 6/3. More information has been shared with our 8th grade families in regard to this event and alternate plans in lieu of the regular promotion ceremony.

  • Please remember that daily/weekly check-in and interaction with teachers and classes is still very important! We are checking for regular involvement with online assignments, paper copies, and/or online meets (Zoom or Google). If you are unable to interact daily with assignments, please make it a goal to check-in at least weekly so that teachers know you are there!

  • If you have specific questions in regard to classwork, assignments, or anything classroom related, please reach out to the teacher(s) to ensure you are getting the answers needed. You may reach out in a variety of ways such as interacting through Google Classroom, email, and/or contact during weekly office hours with an online meet.

  • Pacheco Students Reminder - Teachers are calculating points for the completion of assignments based on your HOUSE (Kujali, Bepaling, Quantum, Honesta). A winning house will be determined based on participating with assignments and distance learning activities and a reward will be given to the winning house at the end of May once all house points are calculated. If you are working with paper packets, please return them to the school each week so we may include them and calculate your points!

  • The school offices continue to remain closed to the public and incoming phone calls. However, the district office remains open, Monday-Friday, 8:00-3:00. If you need to get a hold of anyone at either school, you can always call and leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we are able. The district office phone number is 224-4599 if you would like to speak with the district secretary.

  • If you are unable to access regular/reliable Internet and/or you would like your student to have a paper packet for the week, every Monday from 9:00-12:00 we will be available at each campus for packet distribution. Packets will continue to be delivered on Tuesdays with lunch delivery to Riverland Market.

**Please let your student’s teacher(s) know if you need a paper packet so we can ensure enough copies for everyone in need.

  • If you (parents or students!) are in need of any technical assistance accessing any programs with virtual learning or just need some pointers to troubleshoot, we are offering technical assistance at Pacheco from 9:00-12:00 on Mondays. Please stop in anytime during that time frame and we will be happy to help!

Chromebook and Classroom Materials Check-In

We will be collecting all chromebooks and other checked out classroom materials starting the week of 5/26, the Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend. Our goal is to have all checked out materials returned no later than 6/4, but will be starting collection the week of 5/26. Please stay tuned for more information on details for check-in. Enrichment paper packets will be given the last 2 weeks of school once materials have been checked in.


  • Please refer to the flyer that will be shared from studio 530 for next week’s dress up challenge!

  • As always, you can send us your pictures to photos@pacheco.k12.ca.us