Message From Mr. Goddard

Barron Park Elementary

Good Afternoon Barron Park Families,

Hope all of you are doing well. Quite a few meetings took place this past week discussing proposed reopening plans to bring students back on campus for in person instruction. The PAUSD School Board is expected to take some form of action at their next scheduled meeting on September 29th at 6:30 pm. The current proposal being considered continues to be:

  • TK – 1 October 12 (2 weeks from now)

  • 2 – 3 October 26 (4 weeks from now)

  • 4 – 5 November 9 (6 weeks from now)

  • 6 – 12 January 7 (start of second semester)

Many of you probably recall that returning to in person instruction is through a small cohort model. Cohort A will attend school in person Monday/Tuesday and every other Wednesday. Cohort B will attend school Thursday/Friday and every other Wednesday. The cohort model is recommended since it involves having ½ a group of students in school at one time and keeps the same cohorts together. We will work closely with families that have more than one child at Barron Park to coordinate schedules so your children are on campus at the same time.

As we prepare for the possible return to in person instruction, PAUSD is surveying families regarding which teaching and learning option you plan to select.

The two options are:

1. Hybrid in Person Model (Cohort A/B)

2. Full Distance Online Learning Model

My recommendation to every family is to select which option works best and are most comfortable with under these current circumstances. All of us at Barron Park will support the decision you make.

Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade students are the first cohorts we will consider bringing back to school pending Board approval. Families in these three grade levels need to complete their survey by Wednesday, September 30. Please note, PAUSD will be sending out the same parent survey for grades 2-5 in the next week or two.

On Tuesday, September 29 @ 3:00 pm, I plan to hold a parent informational meeting to clarify any questions and hopefully provide some wisdom that will help with your decision making.

Link for the meeting

Meeting ID: 845 4074 8479

Passcode: 840873

Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833

All of us at Barron Park would like to thank you for your continued patience and support – I look forward to checking in with you Tuesday evening @ 3:00 pm,

Eric Goddard


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Return to Campus

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Reading & Writing in Distance Learning

We want to thank families for joining us this past Wednesday for our Parent education meeting that focused on supporting students' reading and writing during distance learning.

The below photo will take you to the resources that were shared.

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Barron Park Walk-a-Thon Scavenger Hunt Edition!

Friday, Oct. 9th, 9am to Sunday, Oct. 11th, 2pm

Your own neighborhood :)

On October 9-11th, Barron Park PTA invites students, families, teachers and staff to participate on your own in a physically-distant, Walk-a-Thon Scavenger Hunt weekend in your neighborhood!

Students can help raise money for Barron Park School by walking steps while exploring for fun things in their neighborhood. Each student will get a free T-shirt and pedometer. The class with the highest percentage of participants and steps walked will be awarded: THE FAMOUS GOLDEN SNEAKER!

How to participate

1. Consider creating your own avatar at

2. Share your personal Walkstarter website to grandparents, aunts/uncles, or anyone who wants to support you walking and wants to help our school!

3. You and/or your grown-up can come to school Friday, Oct 9th from 9-2pm, or Saturday, October 10th from 10-11am to pick up your free, cool Walk-a-Thon package which includes : a T-shirt, a pedometer to count your steps, a scavenger hunt placemat with a class picture on the back, and a Barron Park Bee to color and post in your window!

More details to come inside the Walk-a-Thon Package October 9/10!

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The goal of After School Activities is to enhance the student learning experience by offering enrichment classes that appeal to each child’s interests. The classes should be fun and enjoyable for students. The vendors offering classes are private organizations. Please make sure to communicate any questions or concerns about a child’s participation to the vendors directly to help determine if the class is a good fit for your student. Take a look at our wonderful class choices!


Register early! If you are not applying for a scholarship, register directly with the After School Activity vendors. Please visit the After School Activities website for registration and contact information. Unless you are applying for a scholarship, all registration fees are to be paid directly to the After-School Activity vendors upon registration.


Partial and full scholarships may be available, on a first come, first served basis!

Instructions for applying for a scholarship are found on the Scholarship Application, which can be downloaded from the After School Activities website and is available in the school office.

Registration Questions:

Scholarship Questions: Mayra Avalos

Scholarship Forms

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"We ended our day with a playdough playdate together. We built, talked and laughed a lot! What a fun way to end a Friday!" - Jessica Clancey (Kindergarten Teacher)

Staff also in photo:

Angie Lew- Reading Specialist

Rebecca Ramos- Instructional Aide

Photos from 9/11/20

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