Pasadena Unified first day of school begins August 17, 2020, in remote learning.
By News Desk
Here are some important updates:
- Daily Schedules
Daily Schedules are out! See sample schedules by elementary, middle, and high school. Schools will send specific schedules to students.
- 2020-21 Calendar Changes
Professional development devoted to distance learning and teaching will be August 20-21 as staff training days. Students will have no remote learning sessions on Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21. (Click to read: What to expect when school starts).
- Transitional Kindergarten (TK) in 2020-2021
PUSD is offering Transitional Kindergarten for all students whose fifth birthday falls on September 2 through December 2, 2020. Like all grades, Transitional Kindergarten will begin in a remote learning environment. Enroll now: See the list of schools that offer Transitional Kindergarten. (Contact schools to enroll):
- Transitional Kindergarten will begin in remote learning. Information will be forthcoming as we begin the transition to Phase 3: a hybrid in-person model with some remote learning and with less that 50% of the student population on campus at any time.
- TK teachers are designing both remote and hands-on activities for students. Teachers are preparing packets, online lessons through Canvas (our learning management system), and student supply kits. TK students will be issued PUSD Chromebooks starting this week. Schools will notify parents about schedules and procedures to pick up items safely.
Getting Ready for the First Day of School: August 17, 2020, in Remote Learning
- All students will engage in remote learning at the start of the school year. This starts the first day of school, Monday, August 17.
- Every student is provided with a PUSD-provided Chromebook.
- Students are expected to login in and start their school day at the regular start time.
- Schools will provide students and parents with specific schedules. (Click to see sample schedules).
- Students will use the Canvas Learning Management System, which appears on their Clever Dashboard. Canvas contains the course(s) that students will need for learning activities. Students can log into Canvas from any device when logged into a Chrome browser.
- Internet Hotspots can be requested via gopusd.com/helpdesk or email email@example.com.
- Academic Materials & Technology: The distribution of student textbooks, supplies, and devices (Chromebooks, etc.) begins the week of August 10. For the safety of students, school staff, and families, distribution will be staggered over several dates and times. Each school will publish the dates and times to parents/guardians.
How Parents Can Support Learning at Home?
– Check PUSD’s Family Engagement Canvas Page for videos and workshops. Topics include “How to” Tech Assistance, Tips and Tools to Help You and Your Children Manage Stress and Anxiety, and more.
– Join the Special Education Department for a virtual meeting on Tuesday, August 11. The agenda includes meeting new team members and learning about plans for remote learning and IEP Process. Online meetings will be held Tuesday, August 11 in English and Spanish:
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