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Letter from Mr. Gross 4/30 - IS and 5-Day Programs Next Year
In past years, Pacific Elementary has offered two programs: the five-days/week program (5D) and the Independent Studies (IS) program. This year, we added a third program: the Home Studies (HS) program to accommodate those who wished to remain in distance learning (AKA full-time home-schooling) for the entire school year.
Due to COVID complications, we integrated all 3 programs so that each grade has a dedicated teacher and class with kids from all 3 programs (5th/6th remained a combination class). Without intending to, we were, in effect, piloting a different way of organizing our programmatic offerings. Over the course of the year, and especially since the campus has reopened to in-person instruction, many parents, staff, and even students have expressed a preference for the current arrangement, as opposed to returning to the former model of separating 5D and IS. While this sentiment is not universal, it is widespread. And, of course, there are pros and cons to each version, as well as options for mitigating the cons. The faculty has recently discussed this topic and favors the current version that integrates IS & 5D (there would be a dedicated HS teacher). The Pacific Board of Trustees will consider the options at their next meeting.
If you have thoughts about the matter, feel free to share them with Mr. Gross (email@example.com). Whatever your preference, it is important to remember that the Coronavirus is what led us to shift this year, and it certainly could do so again. We will have to remain flexible, as conditions dictate.
Pacific School Library End of Year Updates
The last day to check out books from the school library this year will be May 5. If you have books checked out from the library, please make sure you return them by May 19. Any missing books will be billed as lost on May 26. You can drop off any library books in the Return bin in front of the school office.
Wellness Committee Members Needed
Please join us for the reconvening of our Wellness Committee. All are welcome to join us in this life-long pursuit of health and wellness here at Pacific School. We have been tasked with completing our assessment of our wellness policy, which we began pre-COVID, and will submit any changes we would like to make to the Board.
The meeting time will be flexible, depending on the level of interest we receive. The meeting could be in-person or on Zoom. If you are interested, please email Ms. Emelia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ms. Emelia, Ms. Postie, and Eric Gross
The Wellness Committee
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.
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.
Summer Camp Options
Plan now for summer! Check out this List of Summer Camps
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 email@example.com 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.