Escondido Update 3-10-2020

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Escondido Vision Statement

Our school empowers its students to achieve their personal-best academically, socially and emotionally in order to make a positive impact on the world.

Escondido Parent Update

Dear Escondido Families,

I want to respond to the Superintendent’s letter about how the coronavirus restrictions may affect our campus. Escondido is following all of the guidelines that Dr. Austin outlined in his communication to the PAUSD community last night. This communication will answer some of the questions I have received about exceptions and requests for more site-specific details.

The following will be in place and anything outside of this email will be considered on a case-by-case basis:

Allowed, with caveats:

Classroom celebrations: For single classrooms or buddy classrooms that intermingle on a daily basis already will occur in larger spaces that are well ventilated, preferably outdoors. No parent volunteers will be allowed to attend classroom celebrations.

All afterschool programs provided to our Escondido students by external partners remain as scheduled subject to the determination of the individual provider.

Parent-Teacher Conferences can be held over Zoom or other online apps.

SSTs or IEPs will be moved to a spacious meeting room (Staff Lounge) or held via Zoom or other remote conferencing apps.

Allowed, subject to change:

5th Grade Promotion


Assemblies, field trips, during-the-school day volunteers, Ask-a-Scientist, Science Fair, Family Science Night, Movie Night, Track and Field Day, and Last Day Fair

Not Allowed:

Parents, visitors or volunteers are not permitted on school grounds during the school day. (Examples - Regular/Weekly Classroom Helpers), Garden Helpers, Art Class, High School Students, Friday folder, Library)


CAASPP Testing (Grades 3-5)


Can parents contribute food for potlucks or class celebrations?

Because this situation is ever-changing, know that you will be notified of changes to these guidelines set forth by our Superintendent.

Our staff is doing an incredible job remaining calm, staying positive and keeping up normal daily school routines as much as possible so our kids can feel safe and stay focused on learning. I appreciate your continued support in maintaining a healthy learning environment for our children.


Marcela S. Simoes de Carvalho, Ed.D., NBCT


As a reminder, if your child is sick, please keep them home from school

To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus and flu, follow these important tips:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.

DreamBox Learning K-8 Digital Math Program

We are happy to share with you that the PAUSD is providing access to DreamBox Learning, a K-8 digital math program, to all Escondido students this year. Students have access to this digital math program at school and at home. Please see the attached instructions to set up your access at home. Your child will need to use their PAUSD login information to use the program from a device at home. Many primary grade teachers have already provided you with your child’s login information through Friday Folders. Most students in grades 3-5 already know their login. DreamBox Learning provides math lessons in Spanish and English. Your classroom teacher has set the appropriate language of instruction for your child.

It is exciting to have a tool that allows students to not only receive targeted lessons at their level but extending beyond their current grade level. We hope that you find this extra resource beneficial for your child.

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