Ms. B's Briones Buzz

Wednesday, September 9, 2020


Dear Briones Families,

Thank you for coming out to the materials distribution event on this very strange, smoky day! We checked our air quality sensors, dawned our masks, and got to work! Your patience as we navigated our first grade-level specific event was deeply appreciated!

ENDLESS thanks to our incredible PTA volunteers for making this event a reality! We could not have done this without them! We also appreciate Mike Sanchez, our awesome night custodian, the fantastic Mrs. Levy, and Ms. Hilary for their help! And a special shout-out to Natalie, one of our own Bobcats, who helped the entire time!

Tech Talk

• Please have your child log into zoom meetings using their real and full first and last name. Our specials teachers need to take attendance and with up to 75 students in a zoom, it is very helpful for them. Thank you!

• Are you having trouble logging on? Is your new Acer Chromebook acting up? Help is on the way! I have included some helpful tech. links below, and if those resources do not help you solve your issue, please submit a Let's Talk request for help. The Let's Talk button can be found on the PAUSD website homepage, right at the top!

• PAUSD Tech Night for Parents: Understanding My Child's School Apps

There will be a presentation tomorrow night, September 10, 2020, at 6:30 PM

Zoom link coming soon! Check the PAUSD website!

Topics include:

1. Understanding Infinite Campus

2. Navigating Schoology

3. What is found in Clever.

If you are unable to attend the session, here is the slide deck that is being used for the presentation.

Techology Use Agreement

Please click the link below to review the PAUSD Technology Use Agreement with your child(ren) then submit the form.

Please submit one form per child by the extended due date of September 15th.

Technology Use Agreement Form

Thank you for your attention to this important item!

Reporting Absences/Tardies

Please email our clerk, Sharon (, our secretary, Kathryn (, AND your child's teacher or call (650)856-0877 any time your child misses a block for any reason.

We appreciate your support with this. Briones, and all public schools in California, are required to monitor student attendance, engagement, and participation during distance learning. Your help in notifying the office, allows us to better provide appropriate supports for your child.

Community Conversations with the Principal, AKA Principal's Coffees- Feedback Needed!

Our conversations are important and help me to move our school forward. Please take a moment to share the topics you are most interested in discussing this year and the time(s) that would be most convenient for you to meet.

The survey is brief and will help me to provide meaningful information and guest speakers. Thank you!

Community Conversation Survey

New Color Codes Replace “WATCH LIST” for Reopening Schools

The California Public Health Department guidelines have some new information, including a new color-coding system to replace “watch list” criteria. Currently, 4.8 million California students are prohibited from returning to in-person instruction due to their county status. However, Santa Clara County changed its status from purple to red as of yesterday. To learn more about this new system and what it means moving forward, EdSource produced a good FAQ section that can be found HERE.

Parent Resources