Gunn Together Times, part 2

From the Office of Principal Stratton, August 20, 2020

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Dear Gunn Families,

We hope your first week of school went well and everyone is successfully adapting new routines while navigating the online learning environment.


This message contains important information about our upcoming Back To School Night, visiting campus, reminders about authenticating student accounts for Zoom Meetings, and other information about Schoology and Annual Data Update.

Upcoming Title IX Training

Due to the relatively new online distance learning platform and the potential challenges this may present for students, we have invited a Title IX attorney who has extensive experience in providing training to students to present a session during the Gunn Together period on Wednesday, Aug 26. The training is a 30-minute presentation that explores harassment and discrimination concerns that students may face while attending high school with a focus on online interactions. This is the first in a series of trainings that we plan to present to students this year.

Back To School Night-Date Change!

This year’s Virtual Back to School Night has been pushed back a week, and will now be held on the evening of September 3rd. We will send out the necessary information, soon, but please mark your calendar.

School Contact Mitigation

Preventative measures have been implemented to help mitigate COVID-19 exposure. All PAUSD campuses remain closed. The following procedures are intended to keep our community healthy.

  • Parents or students are only allowed on campus when absolutely necessary, by appointment only. Please plan to meet outside.

  • When on school grounds, symptom screening (QR codes are posted around campus) and social distancing protocols apply to everyone.

  • PPE is also mandatory including face masks unless medically inadvisable.

Accessing Zoom - Student Authentication Requirements

Directions to login (authenticate on Zoom):

  1. Type into the web browser: id.pausd.org

  2. User Name: Student ID Number

  3. Password (this is the default one, your child may have changed theirs): (first initial)(last initial)(!)(birthday month)(birthday day)(last 2 digits of their birthday year)

  4. Password Example: John Smith, Birthday: March 2, 2009, would be - js!030209

  5. If you have problems logging in, please submit a Let’s Talk help ticket and someone from our team will respond as soon as possible.

Here’s a short “How To Authenticate Zoom” video that I hope you find helpful. For additional tips and troubleshooting, Brief Tech Guide for New Students or check out this PAUSD webpage. Once logged in, students can access their Schoology Account and see all of their courses.


PAUSD Zoom Guidelines & Norms for Students


Parent Support with Schoology

Would you like to learn a bit more about Schoology? PAUSD offers a parent training course on ‘How to use Schoology’, please check out "PAUSD Schoology Backpack”. All parents are automatically enrolled. If you are unable to access the course, please ask them to submit a Let's Talk ticket. PAUSD Schoology Backpack Link


Annual Data Update (ADU)

If you have a few extra moments please make sure to complete the Annual Data Update (ADU) Instructions in the Annual Data Update email that was sent in May. If you have any questions or concerns, please file a Let’s Talk ticket (top left of the main PAUSD web site) under “Login Issues – Parent Portal