PJUSD Newsletter

March 2023


Dr. Reyes Gauna




Susan White

Executive Assistant / Cabinet Member


March 2023 Newsletter - Dr. Gauna
Actualizaciones de Marzo 2023 - Dr. Gauna

Superintendent Mentions:

Attendance Matters

March Your Way to School Every Day

As March rolls in, it's important for students to maintain regular attendance at school. Spring is a time for growth and renewal, and your child's education is no exception. Attending school every day helps them stay on track with their learning and ensures they don't miss out on any important lessons.

Consistent attendance also helps your child build good habits for the future. Regular attendance teaches responsibility and punctuality, which are essential skills for success in all areas of life.

We understand that sometimes absences are unavoidable, but we urge you to make every effort to ensure your child is in school as much as possible. If your child does need to miss school, please notify us as soon as possible so we can make appropriate arrangements to support their learning.

Let's work together to make sure our students are present and engaged in their education this March and beyond!

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Student Supports Services

Dear Parents/Guardians

We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to Securly, a web filtering and monitoring solution used by our district to keep students safe online while at school and while using district/school-provided devices (such as Chromebooks, LTE access, etc.). This platform helps schools filter inappropriate content and monitor students' online activity to ensure they are using the internet safely and responsibly. It also provides administrators with real-time insights into students' behavior, allowing them to intervene if necessary. Our district has been utilizing this form of web filtering with great success over the past several years.

We are pleased to inform you that Securly has recently added a new feature that allows parents to have control over their child's school device even when they are away from school. With this feature, you can set internet access rules, limit screen time, and receive alerts for any concerning online activity.

To better understand the interest of our families in using this new feature, we have prepared a brief survey. Please take a few minutes to provide your valuable feedback and help us determine the potential value of this new Securly feature for our families.

Thank you,


Stay Connected - Use the ParentSquare App

Are you using ParentSquare to stay up-to-date on your child's school updates, activities, and notices?

ParentSquare is an easy-to-use app that allows you to receive important updates, school/district news, and announcements right on your phone. You can customize your settings to receive notifications only for the information that matters most to you, such as upcoming school events, class announcements, or emergency alerts.

With ParentSquare, you can also communicate directly with your child's teacher which makes it easy to ask questions, share concerns, and stay informed about your child's academic progress.

ParentSquare is a secure platform that protects your privacy and keeps your information confidential. You can feel confident that your personal information and communication with the school.

We believe that ParentSquare will help us build a stronger school community by making it easy for us to communicate and collaborate with each other. We encourage you to download the ParentSquare app today and start using it to stay connected with our district and your child's school.

How to get the app

Use the following links to get download the ParentSquare App from the Apple or Google Play Store:


Android App

Getting Started

ParentSquare makes it easy to register for ParentSquare from the app. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open the ParentSquare App
  2. Enter your email or cell phone number (note your school has your email and/or phone number in their records, this should help confirm your account)
  3. Tap Continue
  4. Create your password and confirm your password
  5. Enter your registration code sent by Email or Text and tap Verify

Once your account is linked to the app, you should have quick access to your school's messages, your student's classes, and other important notices right at your fingertips.

United Patterson Graduate Profile

Join us in celebrating the success of former Patterson graduates with our United Patterson monthly Graduate Profile series. Our latest profile features Roel Alfaro-Gallardo, a proud member of the Patterson High School Class of 2015. Read his story and discover more inspiring profiles at our United Patterson website: https://www.patterson.k12.ca.us/community/UnitedPatterson.

Do you know a Patterson graduate who embodies the spirit of United Patterson? Share their story with our community by clicking the link: https://bit.ly/UPprofile.

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