September 9, 2020
If you've been keeping up with the local news, Santa Clara County was recently downgraded from the Purple- most restrictive- rating, to Red. If we stay in Red for 14 consecutive days, our schools may reopen by (but no sooner than) October 12th.
There remain many moving parts to our current situation, and the path to reopening will require a coordinated effort between our school, the district office, and you- our families. As I learn more details and information, I will relay that information as clearly and timely as I possibly can to you.
Until then, our teachers continue to seek fun and innovative ways to engage our students into the learning and with each other. We're sharing ideas at staff meetings on how to give children the space to share, socialize, and play. We're discussing how to use the different features of Schoology to maximize our time and communication with kids. And we're always trying to reflect on our practice to ensure that lesson delivery fits the personality of our classrooms. It has already been an amazing journey these past four weeks, and your continued trust and support could not be more appreciated. THANK YOU!
This year, we digitized the District's Technology Agreement. Please review this attached document with your child, then "sign" to confirm your understanding of expectations for the 2020-2021 school year. One survey per child, please.
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Palo Verde Transportation Safety Parent Representative Needed
Our Safe Routes to School Partnership is in need of a Palo Verde voice. If you are passionate about serving your community and transportation safety, please consider filling the role of aTransportation Safety Representative (TSR). Our goal is to have representation from every school in the district to inform and participate in Safe Routes conversations.
A link to the TSR volunteer position description is available here (with a few COVID-related modifications).
Articles and Resources for Our Fabulous Families
1) Taking Care of You:
While we're not quite in quarantine anymore, with kids staying home and parents working from home, it can still feel as if we are. This article offers helpful tips for managing your time.
2) Supporting your kids through these challenging days:
This article gives helpful tips for nurturing kids' resiliency -- yes, we're all missing out on A LOT, but let's offer other ways to think about it all.