The Hidden Gem

El Carmelo Elementary School August 14, 2020

Welcome Back!

Dear El Carmelo Families,

We are excited and eagerly looking forward to the first day of school. I hope that your child enjoyed getting their materials. Please help your child keep them in the reusable bag or in a location where they will be able to easily access their materials each day.


If you were unable to pick up materials this week, please come to El Carmelo on Monday, August 17th at 8:00 AM.


If your child needs a device, the IT Department will be providing loaner devices at Escondido Elementary School, 890 Escondido Rd. Stanford, CA today, Friday, August 14th at 2:30 pm. When you arrive at Escondido, let the IT staff know that you are from El Carmelo and need either an iPad for students in grades K/1 or a Chromebook for students in grades 2-5.


Please see the PAUSD website for reopening information.


Below you will find information to help you start the school year.

  • School Lunch
  • First Day of School Coffee with the Principal
  • Kindergarten Coffee with the Principal
  • Technology Support
  • Back to School Night


Be Well,

Danaé

School Lunch

Lunch Application Forms

Many families are experiencing reduced income due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Should you be interested in free or reduced lunch, applications are below. More information can be found here.


Families that received free or reduced lunch during the 2019-2020 school year need to reapply by September 24, 2020, to avoid being charged for meals.

Lunch Pick-up

PAUSD Food Services continues to offer lunch to ALL FAMILIES who participate in the school lunch program including paid, free, or reduced lunch. Parents will need your child's Student ID number and your lunch account will be charged accordingly.


The “drive-through”/"walk-through"/"bike-through" lunch pick-up for students occurs:

  • Monday: 10:45 am-1:00 pm and Tuesday through Friday: 10:30 am-12:10 pm.


PLEASE DO NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR, FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF THE FOOD SERVICE STAFF.


If you are walking or biking, please keep at least six feet between each group.


Please do not come if you are sick.

First Day Coffee with the Principal

Monday, August 17th at 8:45 AM

With the support of our dedicated PTA, we are continuing the tradition of the first day of school Coffee with the Principal. We will be virtual. New and returning families in grades 1-5, please join me on Monday, August 17th at 8:45 AM on Zoom.

To make the most of the meeting, I will take the questions asked here. I will try my best to answer as many questions as possible.

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Looking forward to seeing you on Monday, August 17th at 8:45 AM.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://pausd.zoom.us/j/91570973732

Meeting ID: 915 7097 3732

Kindergarten Coffee with the Principal

Tuesday, August 18th at 8:45 AM

Kindergarten Parents,

You are so special, our PTA provides a Kindergarten Coffee with the Principal on the second day of school. We will be virtual. Kindergarten families, please join me on Tuesday, August 18th, at 8:45 AM on Zoom.

To make the most of the meeting, I will take the questions asked here. I will try my best to answer as many questions as possible.

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Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 18th at 8:45 AM.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://pausd.zoom.us/j/91570973732

Meeting ID: 915 7097 3732

Technology

First time PAUSD ID login
Technology Information for Parents

How-to technology information provided by the PTA just for you!

New Students

Parents of new students will receive their chid's user name and password from their teacher.

Returning Students Who Forgot their User Name or Password

To access a student user name and/or password:

  1. Students, or parents on behalf of their child need to submit an email to support@pausd.org.
  2. Provide the student’s name and ID number and the name of the school student attends.

Device, Apps & Internet Needs

Any students or families experiencing any difficulty with technology including needing a device, internet, or the device is not working properly, or trouble with apps should submit a request here: Let’s Talk

Back to School Night

  • Grades 1-5, Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 5:30 PM
  • Kindergarten, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 6:00PM


This online event will be held in the evening. Times and Zoom links will be sent by teachers.

El Carmelo Elementary School

An inclusive & rigorous school in the heart of Palo Alto. Thoughtful educators partner with involved parents. We are the Dragons! We learn, play & grow!