Book Fair This Week!
Scholastic will donate 25% of book sales to Pacific School. You can check out the books after school in the school library any time Wednesday 9/15 or Thursday 9/16. You can also order books at school Wednesday and Thursday or online any time before Tuesday, 9/21. Click Here for more information, to order books, or to sign up to volunteer.
Sign Your Student (and Yourself!) Up for Onsite Testing
We are going to be offering free weekly onsite COVID PCR testing to all students whose parents opt in. The more people who participate, the safer our entire school community will be! Unlike many PCR testing options, results are available within 24 hours.
Good news - Parents can also participate! Sign yourself up the same way you would your student, then be present on campus Monday or Thursday morning 9:00-10:30 to get tested. Students and adults can swab themselves or ask the trained staff to do it for them.
NOTE: Although the form asks for insurance information, you do NOT have to provide it. You can just put NA in all the blanks. Please sign your student up now.
More information about this program, and the county's other COVID testing programs, is available in English or Spanish.
If someone in your family is symptomatic or you want testing for other reasons, the County Office of Education is offering walk-in testing Monday-Saturday, with results usually returned within 24 hours. More Information
Beach Clean Up Thurs. 9/23, 3:15
Come together safely and protect our ocean!
When: Every third Thursday of the month at 3:15 (except the 4th Thursday of September)
Where: Meet at the school on the lawn and walk to the beach safely together
Who: Parents MUST accompany their child(ren). Unchaperoned children will stay in after school Rec.
We will practice social distancing so please wear a mask. No gloves or bags are needed - we will provide them. Contact Ms. Ariana with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Help Pacific School! Become a Sub!
Pacific School is desperately seeking people willing to serve as substitute teachers. If you have a BA and some availability in your schedule we would love your help. The instructions for how to become a credentialed substitute teacher are HERE. Pacific School will reimburse any costs associated with getting your sub credential. Good subs make school function better, and are a great way to make some money while helping out!
Also, if you are interested in subbing in other schools in the county, you can fill out this Substitute Interest Form to start the process. After you complete the form, the county office will email you the next steps.
Symptoms? Here's what to do:
If your student has any of the following, keep them home: Congestion/runny nose, Fever/chills, Cough, Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle/body aches, Headache, New loss of taste/smell, Sore throat, Nausea/vomiting, Diarrhea.
Prior to returning to school ALL of the following must be true:
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.
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.
Spread the Word
Please help us spread the word about Pacific School. We have room in most programs and grades, and enrollment helps keep our school vibrant and well-funded. This post will not be sharable, but if you can take a few minutes to direct people to our website and let people know about our school and programs we would appreciate it.
New this year:
In person at school, Tuesday, 9/21, 4:00 p.m.
Parents' Club Info.
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, September 14th 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.
Even if you can't make it to the meeting, please complete this fillable PDF about your participation in Parents' Club and email to email@example.com or deliver to the school office.
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.
Join the Parents' Club Google Group!
Get up-to-date information on events and on how the Parents' Club is fundraising to support all the Pacific School’s programs in music, theater, art, and the food and garden programs. The link to the group is here.
Supplies Wish List!
If you would like to purchase supplies for a classroom or the school, please consider our wish list.
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 and Life Lab garden
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.