Pinewood Weekly Newsletter

September 3, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Falcon Families,

In the past day couple days we have seen a positive shift in the Caldor firefight. I am grateful for the men and women who have been battling this fire from both the ground and the air.

With the growth in containment, we are beginning to see evacuation orders shift to warnings. On one hand I am happy to see that families on the North side of Highway 50 are able to return home and on the other hand my heart aches for the many others that remain displaced. It is important that we continue to support one another until all orders and warnings are completely lifted.

In regards to our return to school, please take the time to read the letter below from Superintendent, Pat Atkins. While we all want to be back in the classrooms, we recognize that the health and safety of our school community is paramount. As such, we will need to wait a little bit longer before we are back together. Please continue to regularly check our district webpage as well as the Pollock Pines Elementary School District Facebook page for updates and information.


Kim Little

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El Dorado County Office of Education - Caldor Resources

Our County Office of Education has centralized many links and resources here. You can find fire information links and supports for basic needs.

Thank You Card Drive for First Responders

While this is not a Pollock Pines Elementary School District sponsored event, this is an opportunity for our students and families to fill the buckets of the first responders protecting our community. Please see details below of where you can bring your handwritten thank you cards.
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COVID - 19 Monitoring

In the midst of this wildfire emergency, we are still experiencing an increase of COVID-19 cases in our community. Please continue to screen yourself and your children for symptoms on a daily basis. During this time of evacuation, you can reach out to the Marshall Hospital COVID Advice Hotline for support for adults and teens. It is recommended you connect with your health provider if your child is 12 years old or younger. In the event that someone in your household is positive for COVID, please follow these steps: 1. Isolate 2. Seek advice from your medical professional 3. Communicate this information to the school for tracking and quarantine purposes. Until school is reopened, please communicate with Kim Little through email.
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