We're looking for one or two classroom aides for next year. The position involves working with kindergarten through sixth grade students, exact grade level(s) to be determined. Approximately 19.5 hours per week, with some schedule flexibility. Join a supportive staff at a unique, diverse, and scenic small school.
Please help us spread the word. More information HERE.
Start of School - Plan Now
Tuesday 8/10, 9:00-10:00 - Open Classrooms
All families encouraged to come see their classroom and meet their teachers. Then stay for...
Tuesday 8/10, 8:30-2:30 - Paperwork Day!
Come by the office and complete all back-to-school paperwork. Computers will be available for completing online forms and bilingual staff will be available to help.
Wednesday 8/11 - First Day of School
Although this is a Wednesday, Independent Study students are encouraged to attend the first day of school, so that everyone can start the school year building community together. Note that school for 1st-6th graders ends at 1:00.
Wed. 8/11, 9:00-10:00 - Principal's Welcome
All parents are welcome to meet with Superintendent/Principal Eric Gross to discuss Pacific School and the 2021-22 school year.
Wed. 9/1, 6:00-7:00 - Back-to-School Night
This event is for parents to meet their teachers and get their questions answered about the plans for the school year.
COVID Response 2021-22
If you are interested, this page gives information about Pacific School's COVID response plans for next year, as far as we know them at this point. The current COVID rules for CA schools are summarized here.
The office is closed and will reopen in late July. In the meantime, come donate or get books from the little free library!
Landlords and Tenants: COVID Rent Relief Available Now
If you or your renter are behind on your rent because of the pandemic, you can now apply for rent relief. The application is simple. Immigration status is NOT checked. Go to https://housing.ca.gov/ to learn more.
Plan Your Vacations
Please use the 2021-22 School Calendar to plan your year so that your students can attend all 180 days of school. Consistent school attendance is critical for both educational progress and social connections.
Free Summer Meals
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.
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.
Summer Camp Options
Plan now for summer! Check out this List of Summer Camps
Parents' Club Info.
Order the yearbook yourself!
If you missed the pre-order of the yearbooks, you can purchase the school yearbooks at these links below. Click on the correct year that you want! Yearbooks will cost more when you purchase directly through Shutterfly. If you don’t mind waiting, you can wait until next year to purchase as we have the ability to order past yearbooks at the end of April or May 2021.
Small Gesture for Families who Lost their Homes
A kind Parents' Club member has started a donation fund to purchase Pacific School yearbooks to replace those that were lost in the fire. If you would like to be part of this special opportunity to support yearbook purchases for CZU fire victims, you can contribute cash, a check made out to PSF, or here via PayPal. (click Donate Now!)
Parents, Welcome to Pacific School!
Join with other parents and Principal Gross at our monthly meetings from August until May. They are scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. Upcoming PSF Parent meeting is Tuesday, August 10th at 5:30pm. Meet up online through Zoom.
Bring your enthusiasm to support your child’s education and be a part of our special school community and learn more on how you can support the school and work with other parents and families to fundraise to meet the funding gap between the cost of our unique public school and the amount the school receives in funding.
The Pacific School Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps support Pacific Elementary School, a public K-6th school in Davenport, California. The Foundation is run entirely by parent volunteers of current students. The Foundation raises money to support programs that are not fully funded by the state and local governments which include Lifelab, Music, Theater and Visual Arts, Library programs as well as Teacher Grants.
For the latest information on how you can support Pacific School with other parents, visit pacificschoolfoundation.org.
Thanks so much for your support.
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.
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.