Shamrock News

August 5, 2020

Dearest Grant Families,

We know that there are many important dates coming up as we approach the start of school!

Here is what you need to know to be ready for our first day on Wednesday, August 12th.

Please don't hesitate to call us in the front office with your questions. We are here to support you!

(707) 778-4742

Go Shamrocks,

The Grant Staff

Monday, August 10th

Welcome letters from your teachers will be emailed to you. This will include a link to sign up for a time slot to material pick up on the first day of school. It will also contain important information about the start of school. Please read this letter carefully and make sure you click on all of the links provided.

Tuesday, August 11th

Virtual Parent Orientation: A Guide to Distance Learning. This will be held via zoom by grade level teams. It is a great opportunity to ask questions and get acquainted with all things Distance Learning 2.0 as it pertains to your specific grade level.
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Wednesday, August 12th

First Day of School and Material Pick up! You will sign up for a time slot through a link in your student's welcome letter. This time slot will be when you drive up to the Grant campus to pick up your learning materials.

Parent Square: The New PCS Communication Tool

Petaluma City Schools has adopted ParentSquare; a communication and organization tool designed to keep parents informed and involved in their children's learning and school activities. We hope that having this all in one place, you'll feel more connected and less scattered.

• Receive all school, classroom and group communication via email, text or app notification
• See important calendar events and RSVP
• See photos, links and attachments
• Sign up to volunteer or bring items
• Send private messages to teachers or staff
• Appreciate those who post messages (please give them generously!)

Here are links to ParentSquare training modules for parents in both English and Spanish.

ParentSquare Overview for Parents

Optional Distance Learning Webinar: Thursday, August 6th

Save the date for a district webinar on Distance Learning next week! On Thursday, August 6th, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Cliff DeGraw and Director Jason Sutter will host a webinar for parents to discuss the upcoming Distance Learning model used in Petaluma City Schools. Topics will include schedules, expectations, best practices, and some time for questions and answers. They will discuss the elementary program from 2:00 to 3:30 and the secondary program from 4:00 to 5:30.

PCS Elementary Webinar for Parents

PCS Secondary Webinar for Parents