Greene Community:

I hope that you have had a chance to review Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Don Austin’s 3.13.2020 Message to the Community re: School Closures.  If you have not, please review his message below.  

Just before noon today, the Santa Clara County Health Department declared that all public schools in the county will close effective Monday, March 16, 2020.  Our school will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 10.  

We understand this decision may present challenges for you and your loved ones. On Monday, March 16th Flexible Learning Options will be available for our students via Schoology.  These materials were initially designed to provide options for supporting families who chose to keep their children at home; however, as our schools are now officially closed, our staff teams will be reevaluating these resources as we work to maintain academic continuity for students during the current closure period.  Although these resources do not replicate the learning experiences that occur in our classrooms, we hope they can offer some level of support by maintaining essential skills and a sense of routine for your child. 

Available Resources: 

If your family would like to borrow a Chromebook in order to access online resources, please complete this Google Form and come to the school site on Monday, March 16th between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM to check out devices for student use.  If you are unable to come to the school office on Monday morning, please contact your child’s counselor or administrator to coordinate borrowing a Chromebook. 

Administration

Counselors

Important Notes: 

  • We would like to encourage everyone to stay home. While schools are closed, supervision is not provided. We are making every effort to clean our campuses and uphold social distancing guidelines. 
  • If your family has recently contacted the school attendance office to report a voluntary exclusion from school, no further action on your part is needed at this time. 
  • Additional information will continue to be shared throughout the school closure period as it becomes available.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we all navigate through this unique situation. Please take care of yourself and each other, while taking every precaution that you can to be well.

Sincerely, 

Valerie Royaltey-Quandt

Principal

Letter from our Superintendent

From the Office of the Superintendent:

The core mission of the Palo Alto Unified School District is to provide a high-quality education for all students.

PAUSD staff continues to closely monitor the situation regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while working with partner agencies to ensure we are providing our community with accurate and timely information. As you may be aware, on March 5, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department made statements in a press release that signaled a change in approach from previous communications. They recommended that communities, governments, businesses, and schools postpone or cancel mass gatherings and large community events where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another. These recommendations are meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and reduce the number of people infected, and especially protect those who are most vulnerable to severe illness. This is a critical moment in the growing outbreak of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County when such measures can potentially slow the spread of the disease.

Effective tomorrow, March 10, through the end of the school year, the following conditions will be put into place in order to continue to provide a high-quality education for all students:

Event Cancellations

This is a difficult decision, as we know many of you have been looking forward to these events. All upcoming school and district related large gatherings (more than 100 people) are canceled through the end of the school year. This includes events where students, staff, parents, and outside community members come together in close proximity to one another. Specific upcoming events that are now canceled include:

  • All field trips
  • All school dances, including prom
  • Group assemblies greater than 100 people 
  • CAASPP testing
  • Professional learning events
  • Parent education events
  • School open houses
  • PAUSD Career Fair
  • PAUSD Leadership Institute
  • All elementary and middle school performances

Additional Restrictions

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A letter from our Principal

Dear Greene Community:

 You should have all received an email update from our Superintendent regarding Coronavirus.  I wanted to also send the same message to ensure that all of our Greene families are receiving the message.  I have also included a link below to the PAUSD webpage where updates (English, Spanish, Mandarin) can be located.  

Link to PAUSD: https://www.pausd.org/explore-pausd/news/superintendent%E2%80%99s-message-regarding-coronavirus 
  
Valerie Royaltey-Quandt, Principal 
Greene Middle School 

Other resources:

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6th grade Ice Skating Party!

WEDNESDAY/ FEB 26th, 5:30-7:30pm

It is going to be the perfect evening for ice skating and having fun with friends! We are expecting a fantastic turnout from our awesome 6th graders!! Over 70 tickets sold already on-line, and we have plenty of tickets to sell at the door! Please join in!

1. Bring $30 cash or check, includes skate rental, pizza, hot beverages, and dessert. 

2. Fill out ON-LINE WAIVER FORM** now, please.

**Paper waiver also accepted – print this out and send in with your child. If your child arrives without a paper waiver and is not listed on our waiver spreadsheet, your child will not be allowed in just yet. Someone will call you to ask you to fill out/send our google form Waiver. Once we receive the waiver, your child will be allowed in.

PARENTS – Sign up to Chaperone, please.

It will be a beautiful evening to hang out and chat.                       THANK YOU! 

MOVIE: SCREENAGERS-NEXT CHAPTER WED/Feb 26, 7pm @ GREENE’s MPR

The film will cover topics such as stress resilience, emotional agility, and healthy screen habits. For more information and get other resources, please visit www.screenagersmovie.com.

After the screening, there will be time for Q&A with Karin Forssell of Stanford University and Emily Garrison, Educational Technology and Libraries Coordinator at PAUSD. 

Students are welcome to attend with their parents.  Please RSVP HERE

Hosted by the 3 PTAs of JLS-FLETCHER-GREENE Parent Education

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