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PUSD Letter to the Community - March 13

CORRECTION: Hotline phone number is (626) 396-3680

Dear Pasadena Unified staff, families, and community,

In an abundance of caution and in response to widening concerns about COVID-19, all Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students will be dismissed from attending school on Monday, March 16, 2020; staff will report on Monday, March 16, but no students will be present. This includes all schools and programs in Pasadena Unified including children’s centers, preschools, grades TK-12, and our adult school. Staff will receive additional instructions from your school administrator or director later today. 

Schools remain closed with no students on any campuses from Tuesday, March 17 through April 5, 2020. Schools will reopen for students on April 6, 2020 barring any further developments. Schools will undergo a deep cleaning during the closure period.  Staff will continue to report to their assigned work location until notified otherwise by the District.

Instruction will continue during the closure period of March 17 - April 5, and accommodations are being made for students with disabilities. We are preparing instruction in three phases: 

  1. Standards-based general content packets via Powerschool that will be live on Monday. We will send further details this weekend;
  2. Digital push-out with additional content using Powerschool Online Classrooms, and
  3. Distance learning with two-way flow of work between students and teachers is in development in case it is needed.

We will be providing additional information about services for students with disabilities.

School meals will continue to be provided for students starting Tuesday, March 17. Information and locations is posted here

We are taking this proactive step to protect our students, staff, families, and communities.

We will continue our frequent communications with you.

Please visit our dedicated Coronavirus webpage for all of our previous communication or call our hotline at 626-396-3680.

Please stay healthy.

Sincerely,

Brian McDonald
Superintendent