Community Meeting TODAY: COVID Collaboration with UCSC 4/14 7:00 pm
Pacific School will be collaborating with researchers at UCSC to create a system of early detection of COVID should it be present at our school. We will be supporting COVID research while keeping our school community extra safe!
Find out all about it at our community meeting, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, 4/14, Zoom link Meeting ID: 727 4501 6230 Passcode: r1Ehga
Reopening Plan #6
From Mr. Gross: "Beginning on April 19th, Pacific will open its doors to students 5 days per week!
Covid metrics have improved dramatically in Santa Cruz County and the state is now directing us to bring our students back to campus for in-person instruction as much as possible. The school days won't be "full days" as in the pre-pandemic hours because the teachers still need time to meet with those students who are continuing with distance learning via Zoom. Those students who are in the Independent Studies program will still be able to attend in-person classes 3 days/week and home school 2 days/week, and students in the Home Studies program will still be able to continue studying at home full time. There will still be a "restructured" shorter day (Wednesdays for most classes).
This latest shift is a sudden change and there are still several details to work out, but we will be ready on the 19th. You will find more information HERE and we may send more information in next week's memo as well. Welcome back! "
Wanted: Weed warriors and flower friends to help out in the Life Lab Garden. Contact Mike at 510 484 1978 (call or text) to arrange for an orientation. Come hang out with the hummingbirds and help prep the garden for the return to regular use by classes.
Create a Film Now for Pacific's Annual Student Film Festival!
Now is the time to start working on a short (less than 3 minutes) film for the student film festival. All students are encouraged to participate! This is a fun, creative project that also encourages tech skills. More information and ideas about how to get started here. Submissions are due Friday, April 30.
Teacher Supply Wish List
Help support your teachers have a successful re-opening of school. View items and notes to see which items are for your class. Purchase items here and they will go directly to the school.
COVID Vaccine Information
Information about how to get vaccinated in Santa Cruz County is available in English and Spanish.
Free Mental Health Referral Service
Pacific School has partnered with Care Solace to provide assistance connecting families and staff to mental health services and navigating the insurance system. More information in English or Spanish.
Workshop: Parenting in Uncertain Times
Free workshop for parents and free educational kids Zoom hour: Wednesday, 4/21, 3:00-4:30
English Flyer Spanish Flyer
Workshops: Raising Digitally Resilient Children (4/22) and Teens (4/27)
Parents' Club Info.
Upcoming PSF Parent meeting is Tuesday, May 11th at 5:30pm.
Meet up through Zoom meeting with other Pacific School parents and Principal Gross. We will talk about how we are doing with our fundraising to support the school as well as other fundraisers and events planned through the rest of the school year.
For the latest information on how you can support Pacific School with other parents, visit pacificschoolfoundation.org.
Thanks so much for your support.
Save the Dates:
Spirit gear is available for purchase with shipping direct to your home through Bonfire. A percentage of your purchase will go to supporting the school.
We want to see you all in the Yearbook!
If you missed out on school picture day and want to make sure your student has an official school picture, submit your student’s “yearbook profile photo” as soon as you can. Find out how here.
As everyone is distance learning this year, we have an opportunity to showcase all the activities that students are doing with their distance learning time. The yearbook will feature different themes. Submit photos to firstname.lastname@example.org whenever you have a photo of your student.
Some theme ideas
Amazon Purchases Can Help PSF
Go to www.pacificschoolfoundation.org and click on the Amazon link before finalizing your purchases. Amazon will make a donation at no additional cost to you.
Box Tops for Education App
It's easy to download the Box Tops for Education app and scan and submit grocery receipts within 14 days of purchase. For every receipt you submit Parents' Club gets money. Found out how here.
Parents' Club Website
Do You Use Facebook?
While the Memo is still the best way to get official school announcements, for community announcements and updates consider joining the Pacific School Facebook Group and following the Parents' Club Facebook Page. You may also be interested in the Davenport North Coast Association Facebook Page.
Please Read the Weekly Memo
The memo includes a wealth of updates, information, and resources. Please read it. Find it here: Memo Archive Subscribe to the Pacific Elementary mailing list.
Calendars Please use the 2020-21 School Calendar and the 2021-22 School Calendar to plan your vacations during school holidays so your student can attend all school days. The monthly menu is found here.
COVID Safety Plan
Davenport Weather and Air Quality
Click here to view the current weather conditions in Davenport. Click here to view the air quality in Davenport.
Internet Access at School!
Students and community members can access Pacific School's internet for free in two different ways:
From the school grounds
WIFI: PESD 2
From the parking lot across Highway 1 from Whale City Bakery
Internet access is available for free to anyone engaged in lawful and responsible activities.