Pacific School is Planning for Education and Community Health in 2020-21
Onsite Learning Plan (Plan #5)
Pacific School is happy to announce our Onsite Learning Plan.
Letter from Superintendents 11/16
Santa Cruz County has been moved back into the purple (worst) tier for coronavirus. Please read this letter regarding the impact of that change on schools. Also, please make choices that minimize the spread in Santa Cruz, so we can get into a better tier as soon as possible.
Get a Free Smart Thermometer
Pacific School is participating in this program. Please download the app and get your free thermometer now, in preparation for school opening for in-person instruction. Limit one per family.
School Library Now Open!
See information on how to order, receive, and return Pacific School library books here.
Resources for Surviving 2020
Affected by fires, COVID, or anything else during 2020? Let's be honest - 2020 has been rough for everyone. Find the help you need on Pacific School's Crisis Response or Community Resources pages, located under For PES Families. Or start by calling 211.
Tutoring with the Davenport Resources Services Center
After school tutoring for recommended 2nd-6th grade students will be available again this year. Tutoring will be conducted online with volunteer tutors recruited and organized by the Davenport Resources Services Center.
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.
Q&A with Mr. Gross Summary
The summary of the Q&A with Mr. Gross about our distance-learning plans is now available.
K-6 Distance Learning Plan Available
Our distance learning plan (or pdf) for kindergarten through sixth grades is now available, UPDATED SUNDAY, 8/2. We tried to maximize flexibility to best meet families' needs while still conforming to state regulations.
Distance Learning Plan in Spanish
The K-6 Distance Learning Plan is now available in Spanish as a Google doc or pdf.
Preschool Reopening Plan Available
Our reopening plan (or pdf) for the preschool program is now available, UPDATED SUNDAY, 8/2. We are providing both onsite and distance-learning options for preschoolers. More information is also available in the preschool welcome letter.
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.
Updated School Calendar
Please print this calendar for your refrigerator or wall. (There are no changes to school days.)
Reopening Guidance from the Santa Cruz County Office of Education
This guidance was developed by a task force of education leaders in Santa Cruz, including Eric Gross, and incorporates the current health recommendations: English or Spanish
Updates from the Superintendents
Each letter is in English followed by Spanish.
November 16, 2020
June 19 includes community resources
Old Reopening Plans
While we were excited to announce our reopening plans, as of July 27, we are being told to plan for distance learning for grades K-6 for the entire 2020-21 school year. If you are interested in the plans we had hoped to implement, should in-person school have been possible, here they are: Reopening Plans in English or Spanish. Also the updated 2020-21 School Calendar.