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Home of the Dragons-September 16, 2020

Dear Duveneck Dragon Community,

There are some very important documents and events coming up in our school district that I encourage you to follow and participate in. As you know, the school board set the date of October 12 as the possible start of the Hybrid learning model for elementary schools. The staff proposal to the Board of Education for in-person return dates would be:

  • TK-1: October 12

  • 2-3: October 26

  • 4-5: November 9

  • 6-12: January 7

The Board of Education has a meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 6:30-10:30 PM to discuss and review this proposal. To log into this meeting, please go to the PAUSD website or look for an email from the district with this information prior to the day of the meeting.

Dr. Austin will be hosting a Webinar on Monday, September 21 at 5:30 PM. This will give you yet another forum to learn more about the changes that may be coming to our elementary program.

Finally, this Friday, September 18, in the Board Docs section of PAUSD’s website, Dr. Austin will be posting the Return to Campus Roadmap. This document is a comprehensive report that covers health and safety, instruction, facilities and transportation, governance, FAQ’s, and references and resources that we will follow when we bring students back to campus.

As we proceed into the fall season, we are also proceeding into a change from distance learning to a hybrid learning model for our students. There will be a survey sent out to all families sometime next week that will ask you to decide on which program you want your child to participate in be it distance learning or hybrid. To make an informed choice, I believe it is important to gain knowledge about this change, ask questions and participate in the meetings mentioned above.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important community conversation.


Leslie Crane


Coffee with the Principal☕️

Please join me next week on Wednesday, September 23 at 9:00 AM for Coffee with the Principal. The topic of our discussion will be debriefing the September 22nd Board of Education meeting and any other questions you may have. I hope to see you there!

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PAUSD Parent Tech Night: Understanding My Child's School Apps 💻

Last week, the district held two evening sessions for parents and guardians regarding using PAUSD tech. Topics included the ID Portal for families, IC, Schoology and Clever. If you missed theses sessions, here is the slide deck and zoom recording of the meetings.

Slide Deck - PAUSD Parent Tech Night: Understanding My Child's School Apps

Recording of Zoom Session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNlV922oBTU&ab_channel=EmilyGarrison

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