Pershing Updates

May 25, 2020

Good Evening Pershing Families,

I hope this message finds you and your family doing well this Memorial Day, as we honor those who served our country and made the greatest of sacrifices. It is a time for us to pause and be thankful for all we have, even in this time of challenge and unknown.


We are nearing ever closer to the end of school and official beginning of summer break for our Pershing students and staff. Please keep encouraging your children to continue to do their learning with their teachers on Google Classroom, in See Saw and in their Zoom meetings. We know it has been difficult, so continue to let us know how we can help support you and your child. We know that flexibility is key for meeting student's needs, so please let me know if there is anything we can do differently to help support your child in his or her learning. I will keep encouraging our staff to keep at it, too! This way of teaching has involved a big shift in our approach, huge learning curves for many, and we appreciate your grace and support.


As District Leaders work closely on possible formats for school learning to next fall, we are also working with them on plans for families to pick-up student personal items, pick-up yearbooks, and return library books, text books and Chromebooks. Students who borrowed a Chromebook are expected to return it to the school before summer break. It is looking very likely that this will occur within the last two days of school, June 8th and/or 9th. When I am able to share more details, I will send this out to all families and teachers will repeat the message, as well, on their own newsletters, Class Dojo and email messages.


Yearbooks: Yearbooks are being mailed to my home first and have not yet shipped. Due to COVID-19, we are waiting to see when they will be shipped. I will keep families and staff updated as information is made available. In the meantime, if you forgot to order a yearbook, you may reserve your yearbook by completing this form: https://forms.gle/brUcvnEP6sF3KmEB8


Enrollment: We have had some families confused about enrollment for next year. Typically, for those who live in our boundaries, nothing is needed to enroll for next year. One way to verify is to sign into your account on the Portal at: portal.sanjuan.edu


Your child's enrollment information should show for 2020-2021. If you have questions, you can email any of our office staff, or me, and we can assist. Some students who attended Pershing this year due to an "overload" typically end up returning to their school of residence for the next year. To make changes, parents need to contact Central Enrollment.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Kendra Shelton, Pershing Principal

SJUSD Summer Learning Opportunities

Although Summer Learning programs are even more limited than in previous years, the information is available here and students from Pershing may be eligible to attend:

https://www.sanjuan.edu/summer


E-mail Rosemary Reboin if you have questions at:

rosemary.reboin@sanjuan.edu


Join us for a Speical PTO Meeting - June 1st

Pershing PTO will have a Special PTO Meeting Monday, June 1st to wrap up the year and prepare for next year. The meeting will be at 6p.m. on Zoom. A link will be sent out to those who email kendra.shelton@sanjuan.edu no later than Sunday, May 31st, and it will be posted on the PTO Pershing Facebook group for those who are already current members. The link will be sent the morning of the meeting.

District COVID-19 Updates & Educational Resources

Don't forget about the following resources:

SJUSD Family Resource Hub:

For more information, click the link below or visit the SJUSD Family Hub Tour video below this letter. The Family Hub and COVID-19 webpages are updated regularly.

https://www.sanjuan.edu/COVID19


Need internet access so your child can participate in learning? Click here


Visit the San Juan Unified School District website for up-to-date resources.


Pershing Teacher Contact Information: Click Here