Chromebook Pickup Fri, 8/7, 10:00-2:00
If you need a Chromebook for your K-6 student's online learning in 2020-21, please come pick one up between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7. No appointment necessary. This is the BEST TIME to get a Chromebook.
Q&A with Mr. Gross Summary
The summary of the Q&A with Mr. Gross about our distance-learning plans is now available.
Information about Curriculum Resources is now available. Use the information to better understand curriculum options available through the school and free options recommended by the school.
Complete Your Contact Info Form Now
Please complete this important form now. This form is for all enrolled or admitted students, preschool through sixth grade. It will help us get 2020-21 off to a smooth(er) start. More back-to-school forms are coming later.
Class web pages are being built! Keep checking back. More information will be added to each page as it becomes available.
K with Bird K with Haas 1st with Mindelzun & Nickel 2nd with Tschirky 3rd with Hettenhausen 4th with Huynh 5/6 with Guerrero
K-6 Distance Learning Plan Available
Our distance learning plan (or pdf) for kindergarten through sixth grades is now available, updated 8/2. We tried to maximize flexibility to best meet families' needs while still conforming to state regulations.
Preschool Reopening Plan Available
Our reopening plan (or pdf) for the preschool program is now available, updated 8/2. We are providing both onsite and distance-learning options for preschoolers.
For those of you who are wondering why preschool can reopen and K-6 cannot, the answer is that they are regulated by different branches of the state bureaucracy, and those different branches have come to different conclusions about the pros and cons of reopening.
Updates from the Superintendents
Please see the latest update regarding delays in school's ability to apply for waivers to allow in-person schooling.
June 19th Letter from Superintendents
This letter includes updates and community resources for families over the summer.
Free Youth Lunches all Summer
The Davenport Resource Services Center is making lunch available for free to all youth ages 18 or under. Pick up lunches Monday-Friday, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the DRSC, 150 Church Street, Davenport. More Info
Also, there are free meals and food available throughout Santa Cruz County. Check out this map for more information. This link lists other food distribution options in Santa Cruz. Finally, there will be community food distribution at the Boardwalk July 3, 17, and 31 from 9:00-1:00. Please don't let yourselves or anyone you know go hungry this summer!
Extra Money for Food!
If you qualify for free or reduced price lunch, make sure you apply for pandemic-EBT. More information: English Spanish
GOOD NEWS - Improved Internet Access at School!
We now have a new fiber internet connection. The new connection has a capacity of 1Gb/s which is twenty times faster than we had with our old cable connection. Also, we will not begin paying for the internet costs until 2021 because a grant covered the costs of the upgrade.
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
CalFresh (Food Stamps)
You or someone you know may now quality for CalFresh. Contact our friendly CalFresh Outreach Department for assistance.
or call: 831-662-0991. They are busy but not backlogged and are proud to report that they are keeping up with applications.
Public Notice of Budget and LCAP Hearings
How to Pay Your School Bills
Clearly label your check or cash with student, program, and invoice number if available. I.e. Student John Doe, Rec, Inv. #00123. Then mail your check (not cash) to this address:
Attn: Hillary Redding
P.O. Box H
Davenport, CA 95017
Please Read the Weekly Memo
The memo includes a wealth of updates, information, and resources. Please read it. Find it here: Memo Archive
Need help of any kind?
Start by calling 211. They can help you get connected with what you need. English Spanish
Useful information in English and Spanish.
Be Counted for Your School!
This button leads to a video in which Mr. Gross explains the importance of participation in the U.S. Census for school funding.
Parents' Club Info.
Parents' Club Website
Fall 2020 Parents' Club Welcome Letter
All parents please read the 2020 welcome letter. Despite the pandemic, Parents' Club continues to support all Pacific School students (and staff) in important ways.
Parents Club Meeting 8/11 5:30pm
The Pacific School Foundation hopes have had a safe summer. We look forward to seeing you online.
Join us on Tuesday August 11, 5:30 PM for an online meeting with parents of Pacific School students. We will discuss upcoming fundraisers and ways for parents to participate and volunteer to raise vital funds for our public school. Zoom link is here: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/95704733831
Sign Up to Help Now
With school starting soon, we are looking for fundraising leads to help us in supporting programs that are not covered by state funding.
Please sign up for fundraising leads or classroom liaisons. Fundraising leads help manage aspects of fundraising events.
Classroom liaisons help communicate information to other parents in the class and collect photos for the yearbook. When you sign up you will need to request access - please let us know what grade your student is in.
The yearbook will be a challenge this year, but photos are a good way to capture what this school year will be about.
Thanks for your support. See you soon, even if virtually! If you have any questions, please contact: Samantha Rosasco, President: email@example.com
Amazon Purchases can Help PSF
The Pacific School Foundation is now an Amazon affiliate.
Visit pacificschoolfoundation.org and click the Amazon link and a portion of your purchases will be given to PSF at no additional cost to you. If you happen to forget when you visit Amazon, before your click checkout, you can visit the site and a portion of your purchase will be paid to support PSF your items if you put some in the cart will still be there. The checkout page will look like a regular Amazon page. As long as you have gone through the website, it should work. If you have family that shops on Amazon, they can also use the link and help the school.
Support the School Library!
Bookshop Santa Cruz is offering a new program that can help keep your school library updated with new books when your students return to school, which also helps support our local book store. You can purchase gift cards for the school library through Bookshop Santa Cruz now. Bookshop will keep track of how much money per school has been donated then present your library with a gift card for that amount.
Use the following website and select Pacific Elementary when you purchase your gift card: https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/booksforschools
Raise Money by Shopping at New Leaf
Shop at New Leaf? Get a New Leaf gift card and Parents' Club will get 5% of your purchases. More information.
Pacific's COVID-Response Web Page
We have a new web page, where we will be keeping you posted about the planning process for next year. The memo still will be your best place for updates, but if you miss a memo or want an overview, go here.
Please use the 2020-21 School Calendar to plan your vacations during school holidays so your student can attend all 180 school days.
Missed a memo? Find it here: Memo Archive
MENU: The current lunch menu can be found at the top of the Menu and Calendar page.
Subscribe to the Pacific Elementary mailing list. We also encourage you to join the Pacific School Facebook Page and the Parents' Club Facebook Page.
Internet Access from Across Hwy 1
Internet access is available to the public in the parking lot across Highway 1 from the Whale City Bakery. The signal is called PacificElem and the password is student2020.
The company that makes the weather station (Ambient Weather) at the school has added a new service for viewing the information in a web page. It's called Ambientweather.net and has a large graphical display with no ads! Click here for the link!
The Santa Cruz Public Library Bookmobile in Davenport
The Bookmobile visits every other Monday at 2:30 p.m. Everyone should have a library card-you can get a card for yourself or a child at the bookmobile! Visit the Bookmobile soon and raise a reader.