The first day of school is Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at 8:30am. All classes will be on campus.
We are so excited for our students to return to school in a few days! The PTA is creating a BACK TO SCHOOL SLIDEDECK to help our families get ready. Please check it often as we add information when we learn more.
Parents are also invited to our Principal’s Zoom on THU/August 5th at 7:00-7:45pm. https://PAUSD.zoom.us/j/8795643503. Not to jinx ourselves, but we will start right at 7:00pm with a presentation from Mr. Benavidez, our new Principal. There will be time at the end of his presentation for more Q&A through the Chat.
Have a question for other Greene Parents? Post your question to our Greene Middle School Parent Community Facebook (private group) page. If you are new to our group, please answer the “Identity” questions so the admins can allow you in quickly.
Lastly, please keep an eye out for the Greene’s *NEW* online Back To School form from Mr. Benavidez through ParentSquare.
We have had a few parents reach out to us about wanting to help, but may not be sure how/where/when they can do so. Here are some current opportunities for parents to join in.
*Audit Committee: Our insurance carrier requires a committee of 2-4 persons to reconcile our financial records with bank statements on a monthly basis. This is a <30 minute per month commitment – and you will be e-working with our current Auditor and Treasurer. If you like numbers/financials and/or you’re interested in learning more about PTA financials, this may be a role for you. Interested? Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Parent Network Coordinator: Would you like to join our team to help organize Parent Network Socials by grade and/or by advisory so parents have forums to connect with each other? If you are interested, please reach out to our Parent Network/Education parents at email@example.com.
*Bike Safety Rep: Regardless of where/how our kids are “going to school” – many of them are out and about on their Bikes. We have a $1000 budget for this very important program – we are looking for 2-3 parent volunteers to develop a program for the PTA and our Community, one that promotes Bike Safety for our kids. Interested? Please contact Valerie Rainey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Co-VP of Communications. Working with our VP of Communications, oversee PTA communication, focusing on reaching and informing parents to promote school and PTA events, programs, and activities. Write the eNews, publish information from the Principal, school staff, and the PTA Board. Coordinate with parent chairs who will share eNews articles on our Website and Facebook page. This role may appeal to you if you would enjoy using media to communicate the tone and intentions of the PTA. What information does our community need to feel informed, invited, and welcomed?
For those of you who are new to our community – welcome! This blurb explains our after school sports program which can be confusing for our new parents.
Our after school sports program is not run by the school nor the school district, but instead is run by the City of Palo Alto. These activities are separate from and independent of the physical education (P.E.) classes that all Greene students take during school hours.
The City hopes to post available after school sports activities, also known as Middle School Athletics (MSA) in early August. MSA will be available to view on the City of Palo Alto’s Recreation page at: www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoyonline. You must create an account with the City of Palo Alto in order to sign up your child/ren for MSA.
Registration for Greene Middle School fall offerings will begin tentatively on Tuesday, August 17th at 8:30 am and they will only be offering online registration.
Further information will be available once we get closer to the beginning of the school year. If you have any questions, please feel free contact their general email at: MSA@cityofpaloalto.org.
THURSDAY/AUG 12th or FRIDAY/AUG 13th
Every student will have their photo taken during their assigned P.E. class (either on Thursday or Friday) to have their school photo taken.
School photos will be used for their School ID. Students are required to wear their School ID on a color-coded lanyard.
Parents/Guardians may purchase School Photos as well. To order: https://my.lifetouch.com. Frank Greene Middle School
Picture Day ID: EVTR2K9PK
If a Student does not know their PAUSD Student ID (it is the same number from last year) – parents may look it up through the PAUSD ParentSquare portal:
Parents: Please use the same email address that you gave to PAUSD during Registration or your Annual Data Update (ADU) to log into the PAUSD portal.