PCOE & PUSD Summer Newsletter

Family Edition, Volume 7 July 30, 2020

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Summer 2020, Weekly Communication

As we progress through the planning and implementation of returning to school for the 20-21 school year, you can count on this newsletter coming out every Thursday between June 18- August 13th. We will keep you updated on any information or decisions, as well as inform you of ways to provide input.

Special Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 4th

The discussion regarding Return to School will continue and a list of benefits and challenges will be created as the conversation evolves specific to in person instruction, distance learning as well as health and safety considerations.

Link to board agenda and attachments:

PUSD Agendas

Zoom link Note: Zoom link will not be live until 8/4/20 at 5:00 pm

Please note that additional attachments may be uploaded prior to the publishing deadline 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

Click here for the Return to School Video Series

Our administrative team is putting together a video series focusing on what our return to school will look like for families and staff.

Board Updates/Superintendent

Updates from Governor's Message

As a result of the Governor’s announcement July 17, 2020 regarding school re-opening and the criteria for returning to in-classroom instruction, I provide you the links below for your review.

CDPH: Reopening In Person Framework Guidance 7/17

CDPH: COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Schools 7/17

At this time, we are still planning to return to school on August 24th providing the three options which were board approved on July 8th:

  • Option 1: AM/PM Blended Learning
  • Option 2: Plumas Digital Classroom
  • Option 3: Independent Study

Please know that the positive test results and active cases in Plumas County can influence our current plans for in-person instruction. Currently, Plumas County is NOT on the Governor’s monitored list. The number of active cases prior to school starting will determine how we begin school. Other factors may also be considered over the next five weeks, but I will keep you informed as I learn more.

I will continue to meet with Public Health and other state leaders on a weekly basis. There will most likely be a Special Board Meeting in the near future so I will keep you informed as I learn more details.

Terry R. Oestreich

PCOE & PUSD Superintendent

Board Meeting Policy

PCOE and PUSD develop the Schedule of Regular Board Meeting at the annual organizational meeting each December. At this time, the Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month with some exceptions. This schedule is posted on our PCOE website under About/Plumas Governing Board. These agendas require 72 hour notice prior to the meeting date/time.

A Special Meeting may be called at any time, and require 24 hour notice prior to the meeting date/time.

An Emergency Meeting is allowed in the case of an emergency situation involving matters that require prompt action due to the disruption or threatened disruption of public facilities and services. Attempts must be made to notify the media by telephone at least one hour in advance, unless the phones are not working.

20-21 Enrollment Options

Plumas County Office of Education/Plumas Unified School District is committed to reopening school safely. In order to meet social distancing guidelines, all students will be engaged in some level of distance learning. Each family will have the opportunity to make decisions about school that will work best for their home/work/school life, and will also be most supportive of learning for their child or children.

In order to acknowledge the diversity of our families' needs, PCOE/PUSD is able to offer three return to school options for students and families:

1. AM/PM Blended Learning,

2. Plumas Digital Classroom (100% online)

3. Independent Study

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Click here- 20-21 School Year Planning Options

Please complete to let your school site know your enrollment preference for the 20-21 school year by 7/26/20. Thank you!

Department Updates

Helpful information

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Local information

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School meal programs continue all summer long

All youth ages 0-18 continue to be eligible for summer meals. Please see the flyer or website for pick up or drop off times.

See the site pick up and delivery schedule here.

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Official Information from County and State Departments

California Department for Public Health

COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE:Schools and School Based Programs

California Department of Education

A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California's Public Schools

Summer Learning Opportunities


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