Pine Hollow Middle School

Pine Hollow News: March 23, 2021

Dear Parents,

We are less than a week away from our new Hybrid Learning Phase! Whether you are remaining in 100% distance learning, or adding in-person support, we want to make sure you are updated with all the pertinent details for this new phase of school. Please read this newsletter carefully, visit our school website regularly, and reach out if you have any questions! Thank you,

Ben Campopiano
Pine Hollow Middle School

Student Groups and Teacher Assignments

We are just about finished assigning and rostering all students for the new Hybrid Learning Phase. Please check Aeries/HomeLink in the next 24-48 hours to view your child's new learning support class. You will see one of the following sections added to their class schedule:

  • 0 Period Advisory Homeroom: This means you have chosen to have your child remain in Distance Learning. Your child's assigned teacher will be providing them with virtual learning support in the afternoons from 12:55-3:00pm, and will communicate with you and your child about when/how to access their Zoom class.
  • 8th Period Strategic Support: This means that your child has been placed in Group A for In-Person Learning Support, and comes to campus on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:55-3:00pm.
  • 9th Period Strategic Support: This means that your child has been placed in Group B for In-Person Learning Support, and comes to campus on Thursdays and Fridays from 12:55-3:00pm.

Special Schedule This Wednesday-Friday

This week, we will have the following schedule on Wednesday-Friday:
  • Wednesday, March 24: Homestead Class Only (9:00am)
  • Thursday, March 25: Homestead Class Only (9:00am)
  • Friday, March 26: Homestead Class Only (9:00am)

The reason behind these special days is to allow teachers and staff time to prepare for the change to the Hybrid Learning Phase which begins on Monday, March 29th. All students will work independently and asynchronously after Homestead Class ends each of these days.

Family Compact for In-Person Learners (REQUIRED)

All parents who have chosen in-person learning for their children must complete the MDUSD Family Compact prior to March 29th. Click here to complete this online form right now - it's simple and short!

Covid Testing Available

MDUSD is providing free COVID-19 testing for students. Please review the process, dates, and details here if you are interested.

New Bell Schedule Starts Monday

Please click here to review the new bell schedule for the Hybrid Learning Phase (HLP) beginning on Monday, March 29th. The new bell schedule allows for students to come onto campus for in-person learning support twice a week in the afternoons.

Hybrid Learning Phase and Course Request Meetings

On Thursday, March 25th we will be holding grade level meetings with all parents AND students to discuss the upcoming Hybrid Learning Phase, and the course request process for next year's classes. Please mark your calendar with the following details:




No School: April 2-9

Friendly reminder that there is NO SCHOOL in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District on Friday, April 2 (Cesar Chavez Day), and from April 5-9 (Spring Break).

Yearbook Fun

The yearbook is looking for students who traveled to fun or interesting places this year (in spite of the pandemic) and were still able to go to school (because of the pandemic). Please share some information with us so we can include it in the yearbook.

The yearbook staff is interested in hearing about how students have spent their extra time this year. We'd love if you could answer these questions and share a picture or two with us!