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February 26, 2021

Good, Better, Best; Never Let it Rest Until Our Good is Better and our Better is BEST!

Principal's Update

Dear Paularino families,


Today during Flag Deck we recognized Panthers who have been respectful. Respect is using the golden rule “Treat others The Way You Want To Be Treated”, to use good manners, be considerate of the feelings of others, and to deal peacefully with disagreements. Our Panthers are very respectful and each teacher chose students who show these characteristics at school and in the community. Congratulations Panthers!


Please view our Flag Deck video to celebrate these amazing students:


https://youtu.be/JaVBB3rYTo4


Our March character trait is Responsibility. I’m excited to see how our students can show responsibility at school, in the community, and at home.


Sincerely,


Mrs. Schwartz

See's Candies Fundraiser

We will be having a See’s Candies fundraiser for future Panthers to attend Outdoor Science School. All orders will be completed online and sent directly to you. The fundraiser ends on March 19th.


Paularino See's Candies Fundraiser

Read Across America

Tuesday March 2 is Read Across America Day. I encourage families to take time to sit down and read with their children to celebrate reading. Things will look different on campus this year for Read Across America, but there will still be ways to celebrate reading.


No School March 10

No school Wednesday March 10 for parent conferences. There will be no students on campus and no schoolwork online.


Food Distribution

The Power of One Foundation is distributing food this Saturday February 27 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Please click for more information.


Wednesday Schedule

Please click here for the Wednesday schedule.

Student Symptoms

As we approach flu season and the winter months, please be checking your child for any of these symptoms before you send them to school. If your child has two or more of these symptoms, they need to be seen by a medical professional before returning to school with a note.

Virtual Wellness Center

Please click to access our new virtual Wellness Center. You can also find it on our Paularino website.

COVID-19 Dashboard

In an effort to continue to provide accurate and up-to-date information related to COVID-19 in our schools, a District dashboard was created that identifies the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases by school. The number listed includes current positive cases of staff and/or students within the past 14-day period. This information is updated daily and is located on the District webpage (www.nmusd.us/CovidDashboard)


There is no need to be alarmed or wonder if your child has been exposed when you see a positive case at your child’s school site. The District follows protocols, which includes collaboration with the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), who assist with contact tracing and help identify students or staff who need to quarantine. In the event of a positive case in our schools, as appropriate and under the direction of the OCHCA, the school nurse, principal, or District staff will notify any staff or students who are considered to be a close contact (less than 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes) with a COVID-19 positive person. Each case is unique and in some cases, while uncommon, notification to low risk contacts MAY be necessary, based on the direction from the OCHCA. If you do not receive notification regarding a COVID-19 case, we do not believe your child has been exposed. Due to privacy laws, we cannot provide names or any other information about the people who test positive or those who have been in close contact.


Please see page 18-21 of the NMUSD School Reopening Plan for additional information.

Level 2 Hybrid Schedules

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday


AM Cohort: 8:00am - 10:30am

PM Cohort: 12:00pm - 2:30pm


When students are not on campus they are expected to be completing asynchronous work.


See the full AM schedule here.


See the full PM schedule here.


See the Wednesdays schedule here.


For an updated student daily schedule, visit our Paularino website and click the “Level 2 Hybrid” tab then “Daily Schedules”.

Time For A Flu Shot!

Click for important information about the flu shot.

A few safety reminders

When dropping off and picking up your students all adults and children over the age of 2 must wear a face mask. This is for your safety and the safety of others. It is also the law. Please remember to keep a social distance from others outside your household as well.


Many parents have been walking through the parking lot to drop off or pick up their students which is very dangerous for pedestrians and drivers. Please use the sidewalk for the safety of all students, staff, and parents.


When in the car line please remain in your car. This will help the car line to move faster with children getting in and out on their own. A staff member will be there to assist if needed.


If walking or parking to pick up your child please wait by the sidewalk of the MPR or the sidewalk by the exit driveway. With added adults on the sidewalk of the car line it is difficult to maintain a social distance and keep all children safe near moving vehicles.


Thank you for your cooperation to keep all students, staff, and families safe.

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Student safety is a top priority. Changes to arrival and dismissal procedures are in place to help support social distancing, as well as to keep students safe.


ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

Gates will open 10 minutes prior to the start of the cohort.

7:50am for AM Cohort

11:50am for PM Cohort


Parents/guardians will walk students to the assigned gates with appropriate social distancing for students to enter campus. If driving, please pull all the way forward to unload your student. Students will walk through the gates to their class line on the blacktop.


DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

10:30am for AM Cohort

2:30pm for PM Cohort


Parents/guardians will wait at the assigned gates with appropriate social distancing for students to exit campus. Students will stay with their teachers and move to an assigned area on the grass to wait for parents/guardians. If driving, please pull all the way forward for your child to get in the car.


Please be on time to pick up your child. Students are not allowed in the front office and will need to wait outside until picked up.


Parents needing assistance from the front office staff will wait outside the office until a staff member is able to greet them.

The Good News Club

The Good News Club is being hosted by St. James Church weekly. See flyer for more information or click to sign up.

Paularino Elementary

1060 Paularino Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Phone: 714-424-7950 Fax: 714-424-4741


Attendance Line: 714-424-4742 http://paularino.nmusd.us