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The District also presented information to PVFT explaining the District’s June 2, 2017 proposal, the financial impact on PVFT members, and statements by PVFT regarding negotiations.

 

The District is not implementing a pay freeze as reported by PVFT.

 

The District explained that the June 2, 2017 proposal by the District included the following, none of which constitute a pay freeze.  (PVFT did not respond to the District’s Total Compensation Package)

  • A one-time (off-schedule) payment of $1600 for each PVFT member for 2016-17, paid as soon as possible after ratification.
  • Placing nurses on the same work year and same salary schedule as Psychologists, Speech and Language Pathologists and Program Specialists.
    • There are six nurses in the District.  As an example, a nurse on Step 26 Column 4 would experience a $24,954 pay increase by moving to the Psychologists’ salary schedule and work year.   
  • Adding six steps to the Adult Education salary schedule, thus increasing the income potential for all Adult Education teachers.
    • All 53 Adult Ed teachers would now have the opportunity to realize either an immediate increase in their annual income or will have the opportunity to have their salary increased over time with the addition of six additional steps.
    • For example, a teacher on Column 2 with twelve years in the District would move from step six (the current maximum on the Adult Ed schedule) to Step 12, resulting in an increase of $7,038.
  • Providing a Bilingual Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend ($1612 every year on-going) for all teachers teaching a class requiring a bilingual certification.
    • There are approximately 87 teachers with bilingual authorizations teaching in bilingual classrooms.
    • All of those bilingual teachers would receive an on-going yearly stipend of $1629 for as long as they are in a bilingual classroom.
  • Providing a Roving Teacher Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend ($1612 every year, on-going) for any VAPA teacher or other teacher who releases other teachers for release time.
    • Approximately 15 teachers are rovers who release other teachers to allow for release time.
    • All of the roving teachers would receive an on-going yearly stipend of $1629 for as long as they serve as roving teachers.
  • A signing bonus of $2500 to teachers in the areas of Mathematics and Special Education.
  • Improving the salary schedules by adding longevity steps for Assistant Teachers, Associate Teachers, Seasonal Assistant Teachers, Seasonal Associate Teachers, Migrant Head Start Associate Teachers, Children Center Teachers, Children Center Seasonal Teachers, Children Center Family Child Care Home Specialists, Migrant Seasonal Head Start Teachers and Migrant Seasonal Family Child Care Home Specialists.
    • There are about 118 bargaining unit members in the ECE department.
    • As an example, a Children’s Center Teacher at Column 3 with 20 years would realize a salary increase of $4,984.

Variances in the District’s budget projections as reported by PVFT are to a large extent the result of efforts by the District throughout the year to reduce expenditures using zero based budgeting and line-by-line analysis of expenditures.

 

The District is confident it can afford its June 2, 2017 proposal, even given the current projection for deficit spending in the coming years.

 

The District has been and remains open to bringing in a 3rd party, chosen by PVFT, to review the District budget.  To date, PVFT has declined to do so. 

 

The District looks forward to an on-going exchange of ideas, through negotiations, in the effort to continue providing a meaningful education for its students and a safe and healthy working environment for its staff.

 

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Published: 6/28/17




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This is a wonderful opportunity that involves working with PVUSD students!   

 

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) in the Pajaro Valley Region (Watsonville) is conducting a recruitment for a K to 14 Academic Preparation Specialist ("College Facilitator"). Under general supervision, the incumbent will participate in efforts to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged and/or low-income students who attain eligibility and competitiveness for admission to postsecondary education. The incumbent will provide services designed to motivate students to prepare academically for higher education. 

 

To see the full job description and/or submit an application, candidates should visit the UCSC jobs website at https://jobs.ucsc.edu/ and search for job number 1707201. Candidates can also access the job posting directly through this quick link, https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1498238256655

 

This position has an initial review date of July 11, 2017. Candidates interested in the position are encouraged to apply by this date. 

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Published: 6/23/17




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You are invited to see the wonderful academic and enrichment opportunities being offered to our students this summer!

 

Radcliff Elementary School

Thursday, June 29, 2017

9:00 AM - 12 PM

 

¡Usted está invitado a ver las maravillosas oportunidades académicas y de enriquecimiento que se ofrecen a nuestros estudiantes este verano!

 

Escuela Primaria Radcliff
Jueves, 29 de junio de 2017
9:00 - 12:00

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Published: 6/22/17




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Love music and can or want to learn to play an instrument? Join the Watsonville Community Band's Summer Youth Band from June 19 to July 26.  Cost is only $25 and youth ages 9+ are all welcome!

 

Attached is a flyer with more details and registration information.  

 

¿Te encanta la música y puedes o quieres aprender a tocar un instrumento? Únete a la Banda de la Juventud de Verano de la Watsonville Community Band del 19 de junio al 26 de julio. El costo es de sólo $ 25 y los jóvenes mayores de 9 años son bienvenidos!

 

Se adjunta un folleto con más detalles e información de registro.

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Posted by: Alicia Jimenez
Published: 6/12/17




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Boletín a la Comunidad - mayo/junio 2017

 

Good afternoon esteemed PVUSD Community! We are pleased to share with you our most recent Bulletin to the Community with the following information:

  • 2017-18 Student Board Member
  • Early Literacy Luncheon Outcome
  • Seal of Biliteracy
  • May Revise
  • May Harvest of the Month
  • List of Retirees
  • Update on negotiations from HR Assistant Sup

These are only some of the items you will be able to enjoy in this B2C.   

 

Buenas tardes estimado Comunidad PVUSD! Nos complace compartir con ustedes nuestro más reciente Boletín a la Comunidad con la siguiente información:


- 2017-18 Miembro del Consejo Estudiantil
- Resultado del Almuerzo de Alfabetización Temprana
- Sello de la biliteracia
- Puede revisar
- Mayo Cosecha del Mes
- Lista de jubilados
- Actualización de negociaciones de HR Assistant Sup

 

Estos son sólo algunos de los elementos que podrá disfrutar en este B2C.

 

 

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Published: 6/9/17




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The Pajaro Valley Unified School District and the Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers met on June 2, 2017, to continue negotiating regarding reopeners for the 2016-17 school year.

The Parties worked together and reached agreement on the following articles:  Leaves (Article XII); Adult Education (Article XVII); and Retirement (Article XXIII).

The District presented a new proposal regarding Total Compensation which included the following items:

  • A one-time (off-schedule) payment of $1600 for each PVFT member for 2016-17, paid as soon as possible after ratification
  • Placing nurses on the same work year and same salary schedule as Psychologists
  • Adding six steps to the Adult Education salary schedule
  • Bilingual Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend
  • Roving Teacher Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend
  • A signing bonus to teachers in the areas of Mathematics and Special Education
  • Improved salary schedules for Assistant Teachers, Associate Teachers, Seasonal Assistant Teachers, Seasonal Associate Teachers, Migrant Head Start Associate Teachers, Children Center Teachers, Children Center Seasonal Teachers, Children Center Family Child Care Home Specialists, Migrant Seasonal Head Start Teachers and Migrant Seasonal Family Child Care Home Specialists
  • Clarifying language regarding the Health and Welfare Benefits Committee

PVFT responded that they need to review the District’s Estimated Actual Budget in order to evaluate the District’s new proposal. 

The District asked PVFT to agree to an MOU on signing bonuses in order to allow immediate implementation.  PVFT declined. The District reiterated the importance of instituting the proposed signing bonus during the summer hiring season. 

The District also renewed its offer to bring in a third party of PVFT’s choosing to perform a full budget audit, and asked PVFT for the name their chosen third party.  PVFT declined to provide a name and stated that a third party review at this point in time would not be useful.

The Parties will meet again on June 27. 

 

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Published: 6/2/17




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The Pajaro Valley Unified School District and the Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers met on May 22, 2017, to continue negotiating regarding reopeners for the 2016-17 school year.

 

The District presented a revised proposal to PVFT regarding Total Compensation which included the following items, all of which would be effective July 1, 2017:

  • Nurses shall be placed on the same work year and same salary schedule as Psychologists.
  • Adding six steps to the Adult Education salary schedule.
  • Bilingual Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend
  • Roving Teacher Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend
  • A signing bonus to teachers in the areas of Mathematics and Special Education
  • Improved salary schedules for Assistant Teachers, Associate Teachers, Seasonal Assistant Teachers, Seasonal Associate Teachers, Migrant Head Start Associate Teachers, Children Center Teachers, Children Center Seasonal Teachers, Children Center Family Child Care Home Specialists, Migrant Seasonal Head Start Teachers and Migrant Seasonal Family Child Care Home Specialists.
  • Clarifying language regarding the Health and Welfare Benefits Committee

PVFT asked the District if the District was making a proposal to increase the salary schedule for 2017-18.  The District responded that the Parties had not yet “sunshined” negotiations for 2017-18, and so the District has not yet made a proposal for 2017-18. 

 

PVFT also asked the District if the District’s proposal was a “pay freeze”.  The District responded that there is no proposal for a “pay freeze”, and that in fact the proposal included pay increases for many PVFT members including Adult Education, ECE Teachers, Roving Teachers and Nurses.

 

PVFT and the District continued to discuss the following contract articles:  Leaves (Article XII); Adult Education (Article XVII); Retirement (Article XXIII).

 

The District looks forward to continued productive and collaborative bargaining with PVFT in order to reach agreement on all issues.  Future bargaining sessions are scheduled as follows:  June 2 and June 27.

 

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Published: 5/23/17




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May 10, 2017

 

Contact: Mary Lou Masters

Human Resources Analyst

(831) 786-2145                          

________________________________________________

PAJARO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT IS OFFERING FREE SCHOOL BUS DRIVER TRAINING CLASSES.

We are looking for energetic individuals who are dedicated to the future of our children.  If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply to join our school district.

 

Our instructors will provide training to qualify for a commercial driver’s license and school bus driving certificate.

 

All application materials must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. To obtain the required Classified District application, visit the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Human Resources at 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA, (831) 786-2145, or visit our web site at www.pvusd.net/pvusdedjoin to apply through Edjoin.

 

ORIENTATION DATE: Friday, June 30, 2017                          TIME:10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

CLASSES HELD: Monday-Friday, July 5th– 21st, 2017          TIME: 8:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

 

TO BE CONSIDERED, THE FOLLOWING MUST BE FURNISHED:

  • Classified Application
  • H6 DMV printout (obtained within the last 30 days)
  • Form 1080(B) (attached with application)
  • Valid California Driver’s License

 

Successful candidates offered permanent employment typically start on the first step and receive full Medical Benefits. SALARY $13.95 - $17.85/HOURLY

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

All regular employees who work a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week are entitled to the following fringe benefits (effective on the first of the month following employment).  The District offers several options for Medical benefits—SISC Blue Shield and SISC Anthem Blue Cross; three options for Dental Care—Delta Dental, and Vision Care--Vision Service Plan (VSP) for employee and dependents, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability and sick leave coverage for employee only. Classified employees are required to join the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and as such contribute up to 7% of their monthly salary to PERS on a pre-tax basis.

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Published: 5/15/17




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Fitness 4 Life’s annual SUPER KID race!
We are the wave of the future! Standing for justice!

Friday, May 12th, 3:00-5:00, 

Watsonville High School


 

Fitness 4 Life, an award-winning youth obesity and diabetes prevention program, has scheduled its 12th annual Super Kid Race. "Our Extended Learning Program understands the importance of nurturing the development of the whole child. They have established key partnerships to ensure that learning is both fun and impactful.

We know that exercise not only has a multitude of health benefits but also has a positive effect on learning in the classroom.” states PVUSD Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Rodriguez.

The Super Kid Race is a fun and celebratory “mini-Tough Mudder” for elementary and middle school students. There will be sixteen schools with 650-750 youth participating in an inflatable obstacle course to celebrate fitness. In addition to the obstacle course, the event will have a smoothie bike, bounce houses, healthy taste tests, fresh made smoothies, carnival and dance party. The inspiring event aims to encourage students to stay active for years to come. 

 

 

WHEN: FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017, 3-5 PM.

WHERE: WATSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, FIELD

250 EAST BEACH STREET

WATSONVILLE, CA 95076

CONTACT: JEN BRUNO, (925) 408-8505

JENNIFER_BRUNO@PVUSD.NET 

 

 

 

 

¡La carrera SUPER KID anual de Fitness 4 Life!
¡Somos la ola del futuro! ¡De pie por la justicia!

Viernes, 12 de mayo, 3: 00-5: 00,

Escuela secundaria de Watsonville

 

Fitness 4 Life, un premiado programa de prevención de diabetes y obesidad juvenil, ha programado su 12ª carrera anual Super Kid Race. "Nuestro Programa de Aprendizaje Extendido reconoce la importancia de fomentar el desarrollo completo del niño y ha establecido asociaciones clave para asegurarse que el aprendizaje sea a la vez divertido e impactante.


"Sabemos que el ejercicio no sólo tiene una multitud de beneficios para la salud, sino que también tiene un efecto positivo en el aprendizaje en el aula ", afirma la superintendente de PVUSD, la Dra. Michelle Rodríguez. Super Kid Race es un divertido y celebratorio "mini-Tough Mudder" para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria. Habrá dieciséis escuelas con 650-750 jóvenes participando en un curso de obstáculos inflable para celebrar la condición física. Además de la carrera de obstáculos, el evento contará con una moto smoothie, casas rebote, pruebas de sabor saludable, smoothies frescos, carnaval, fiesta de baile. El evento inspirador tiene como objetivo animar a los estudiantes a permanecer activos durante los próximos años.


CUANDO: VIERNES, 12 DE MAYO DE 2017, DE 3 A 5 PM.
DONDE: ESCUELA SECUNDARIA DE WATSONVILLE, CAMPO
250 EAST BEACH STREET
WATSONVILLE, CA 95076
CONTACTO: JEN BRUNO, (925) 408-8505
JENNIFER_BRUNO@PVUSD.NET

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Published: 5/11/17




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From Ian MacGregor, Assistant Superintendent of HR

 

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District and the Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers met on May 8, 2017, to continue negotiating regarding reopeners for the 2016-17 school year.

 

The District presented a revised proposal to PVFT regarding Total Compensation which included the following items:

- A 2.03% increase for all PVFT 2017-18 salary schedules.

 

- Nurses shall be placed on the same work year and same salary        schedule as Psychologists.

   

-  Adding six steps to the Adult Education salary schedule.

 

-  Bilingual Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend

   

- Roving Teacher Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend

  

- A signing bonus to teachers in the areas of Mathematics and Special Education

 

 - Improved salary schedules for Assistant Teachers, Associate Teachers, Seasonal Assistant Teachers, Seasonal Associate Teachers, Migrant Head Start Associate Teachers, Children Center Teachers, Children Center Seasonal Teachers, Children Center Family Child Care Home Specialists, Migrant Seasonal Head Start Teachers and Migrant Seasonal Family Child Care Home Specialists.

 

Establishing a maximum District contribution to Health and Welfare Benefits.  For the 2017-18 school year, there will be one or more health plans available to employees that will cost less than the District’s contribution:

  • Effective September 1, 2017, the District’s proposal would establish a maximum monthly contribution to health and welfare benefits as follows:
    •   Single              $840 (for a total annual contribution of $10,080)
    •   Plus One         $1630 (for a total annual contribution of $19,560)
    •   Family             $2275 (for a total annual contribution of $27,300)

 

PVFT and the District continued to discuss the following contract articles:

  • Workload and Hours (Article IV)
  • Class Size (Article VI)
  • Wages and Related Matters (VII)
  • Leaves (Article XII)
  • Reassignment and Transfer (Article XIV)
  • Adult Education (Article XVII)
  • Retirement (Article XXIII)

The District looks forward to continued productive and collaborative bargaining with PVFT in order to reach agreement on all issues.  Future bargaining sessions are scheduled as follows: May 22; June 2; and June 27.

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Published: 5/9/17




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Carta a los Padres y a la Comunidad de Mar Vista y Valencia

 

May 8, 2017

 

Dear Mar Vista & Valencia Parents and Community:

 

On Friday, May 5, 2017, in the late afternoon, we received a call from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding the arrest of a local man who had contact with local families and children. This individual was also employed at the After School Childhood Enrichment (ACE) Program at Mar Vista Elementary School managed by the County of Santa Cruz.  He was also a Cabrillo Early Education student who through the Cabrillo program (Ed180 class), observed teachers in action at Valencia Elementary.  Immediately, we began communication with the County and corresponding departments to ensure that we had as much information as possible.

 

At this point, we have no reason to believe that any of the allegations against him involve any of the children enrolled in the program or that were in care of district employees. The male employee was an extra help Parks and Recreation Cultural Worker assisting lead instructors since November 2014.  It is the practice and policy of the ACE program that no employee is alone with any student at any time. Additionally, through the Cabrillo program, college students must be with a supervising teacher at all times and at no point is allowed to be alone with elementary students. No county facility or district school has been searched and no other county employees have been interviewed as part of the investigation.  The individual was arrested and has been terminated.  He will be arraigned in Federal Court on Tuesday.

 

We take this situation very seriously and will continue to work closely with both the FBI and local agencies as the investigation continues.  We will provide all the information we receive to the parents and the community as more becomes available. To address any additional          questions, we will be holding a community forum with County Office of Education, Santa Cruz County Parks Department and the District on Thursday, May 11th at 7:00pm at Aptos High School Performing Arts Center. If you have any questions, please contact me at 831-786-2135.

 

If you have additional information about this case, or know of possible victims who were inappropriately photographed or touched, call:

FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Hadley - 415-553-7400

If you have concerns about the program, call:

Mary Anne James of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education - 831-466-5890

 

Sincerely,

 

Michelle Rodriguez, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

8 de mayo de 2017

 

Estimados Mar Vista & Valencia Padres y Comunidad:

 

El viernes 5 de mayo de 2017, por la tarde, recibimos una llamada de la Oficina Federal de Investigaciones (FBI) con respecto a la detención de un hombre local que tenía contacto con familias y niños locales. Este individuo también fue empleado en el Programa de Enriquecimiento Infantil Después de la Escuela (ACE) en la Escuela Primaria Mar Vista administrada por el Condado de Santa Cruz. También fue alumno de Cabrillo Early Education quien a través del programa Cabrillo (clase Ed180), observó maestros en acción en la Escuela Primaria Valencia. Inmediatamente, comenzamos la comunicación con el Condado y los departamentos correspondientes para asegurar que tuviera tanta información como sea posible.

 

Por ahora, no tenemos razones para creer que ninguna de las acusaciones en su contra afecte a ninguno de los niños matriculados en el programa o que estaban a cargo de los empleados del distrito. El empleado masculino era una ayuda adicional para Parques y Recreación Trabajador Cultural para asistir a los instructores principales desde noviembre de 2014.  Es la práctica y la política del programa ACE que ningún empleado esté solo con cualquier estudiante en ningn momento. Además, a través del programa de Cabrillo, los estudiantes universitarios deben estar con un maestro de supervisión en todo momento y en ningún momento se les permite estar solos con los estudiantes de primaria. Ninguna instalación del condado o escuela del distrito ha sido buscada y ningún otro empleado del condado ha sido entrevistado como parte de la investigación. El individuo fue arrestado y ha sido despedido. El será procesado ante el Tribunal Federal el martes.

 

Tomamos esta situación muy en serio y continuaremos trabajando estrechamente con el FBI y las agencias locales mientras continúa la investigación. Proporcionaremos toda la información que recibamos a los padres y a la comunidad mientras esté disponible.  Para responder a cualquier pregunta adicional, tendremos un foro comunitario con la Oficina de Educación del Condado, el Departamento de Parques del Condado de Santa Cruz y el Distrito el jueves, 11 de mayo a las 7:00 pm en el Centro de Artes Escénicas Aptos (PAC). Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto conmigo al 831-786-2135.

 

Si tiene información adicional sobre este caso, o si conoce posibles víctimas que fueron fotografiadas o tocadas de manera inapropiada, llame al:
Agente Especial del FBI Elizabeth Hadley - 415-553-7400


Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca del program, llame a:
Mary Anne James de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Cruz - 831-466-5890

 

Sinceramente,

 

Michelle Rodríguez, Ed.D.

Superintendente de Escuelas

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Published: 5/8/17




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The safety of our students is PVUSD's number one priority. With that goal in mind, we continue to take actions to help keep PVUSD students safe when they use "G Suite for Education' from Google. G Suite for Education (https://tinyurl.com/GsuitePV) is Google's set of free online storage and productivity tools for collaboration, such as Google Drive and Google Docs. PVUSD is using Gaggle Safety Management for G Suite (https://tinyurl.com/GagglePV) to further promote student and educator productivity in a safe environment.

 

The Gaggle Safety Management for G Suite service combines technology with expert safety representatives, who review content 24/7 to assure students are safe. The service uses a computer algorithm to identify words, phrases and images of concern in all students PVUSD G Suite online resources. Content is then reviewed by the safety representatives for questionable content. Depending on the severity of the item, the Gaggle representative will contact the school principal (or site designee) to alert them to the issue and for positive intervention follow up as necessary.

 

For more information see attached documents.

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Published: 5/4/17




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Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ PVHS @ 5:50 PM

 

Join us in celebrating and honoring queer youth and allies on Saturday, May 13 at 5:30 PM at Pajaro Valley High School!

 

PVUSD' Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) organizations are proud to be working with QYLA to bring to the community this special event that recognizes local queer youth, allies, and organizations who collaborate to make this a place safe for everyone.  Please click on the link to see the exciting program and learn of this year's nominees, our peers, our students! 

https://qyla.org/2017-qyla/

 

 

Sábado, 13 de mayo de 2017 @ PVHS @ 5:50 PM

¡Únase a nosotros para celebrar y honrar a los jóvenes y aliados queer el sábado 13 de mayo a las 5:30 PM en la Escuela Preparatoria Pajaro Valley!

Las organizaciones de la Alianza Gay-Recta (GSA) de PVUSD están orgullosas de trabajar con QYLA para traer a la comunidad este evento especial que reconoce a los jóvenes locales, aliados, y organizaciones que colaboran para hacer de este un lugar seguro para todos. Por favor, haga clic en el enlace para ver el programa emocionante y aprender de los nominados de este año, nuestros compañeros, nuestros estudiantes!

 

https://qyla.org/2017-qyla/

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Published: 5/3/17




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Our local DREAM network, PV High, Watsonville High and Cabrillo College, are joining efforts to help raise funds for local students. As you may know Dreamer students do not possess the necessary documents to qualify for most financial aid opportunities. This event will raise funds to support Dreamer students in pursuit of higher education. The DREAM network is proud to present an evening with entertainment provided by youth groups Mariachi Alma, Estrellas de Esperanza, Suenos Aztecas, and PV and WHS dream students.  See attached flyer for additional information (flyer in English and Spanish). 

 

When: Friday, May 12, 2017

Where: Mello Theater, 250 E. Beach, Watsonville CA

Doors open at 6PM, program begins at 6:30PM

Adults $10 donation, children under 12 years and under free

 

Actuación de Recaudación de Fondos para Becas para Estudiantes Soñadores Locales: Noche de las Madres Soñadoras Nuestra red local DREAM, PV High, Watsonville High y Cabrillo College, se están uniendo para ayudar a recaudar fondos para estudiantes locales. Como usted puede saber los estudiantes de Dreamer no poseen los documentos necesarios para calificar para la mayoría de las oportunidades de ayuda financiera. Este evento recaudará fondos para apoyar a los estudiantes Dreamer en la búsqueda de la educación superior. La red DREAM se enorgullece de presentar una velada con entretenimiento ofrecida por los grupos de jóvenes Mariachi Alma, Estrellas de Esperanza, Sueños Aztecas, y los estudiantes Soñadores de PV y WHS. Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener información adicional (folleto en inglés y español).

 




Cuándo: Viernes, 12 de mayo de 2017
Dónde: Mello Theatre, 250 E. Beach, Watsonville CA
Las puertas abren a las 6:00 PM, el programa comenzará a las 6:30 PM
Adultos $ 10 de donación, niños menores de 12 años y menores gratis
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Published: 5/1/17




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Boletin a la Comunidad, Abril 2017

 

PVUSD is pleased to share the most recent Bulletin to the Community.  We invite you to take a moment to read about the wonderful events for our students and community.  

 

PVUSD se complace en compartir el Boletín más reciente a la Comunidad. Le invitamos a tomar un momento para leer sobre los maravillosos eventos para nuestros estudiantes y la comunidad.

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Published: 4/25/17




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Jim Mattson, Renaissance High School science teachers, is working on a project with his class to try and reintroduce and restore the population of the Pismo Clam off our shores. He and his students have built a salt water tank in the school’s greenhouse in a hope to grow the clams and then reintroduce them to the wild.

 

Seascape resort has been helping Mr. Mattson with this project by allowing him access to their beaches and they have agreed to do two fundraiser nights at their restaurants next week. Here is the flyer for the event.  We hope to see you there on April 26 or 27!

 

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Published: 4/25/17




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Watsonville, CA (March 22, 2017) - Pajaro Valley Unified School District is continuing to take action to keep PVUSD students safe when they use online resources such as G Suite for Education from Google. PVUSD will use Gaggle Safety Management for G Suite to further promote student and educator productivity in a safe and controlled environment.

 

Gaggle Safety Management for G Suite combines technology with expert student safety representatives, who review flagged content 24/7 to assure students are safe. The service identifies inappropriate words, phrases and images in Google Drive, Google Docs and more. Flagged content is then reviewed by the student safety representatives who review the questionable and suspicious content. Representatives then apply consistent district-approved policies for positive intervention, alerting school officials if there is an imminent threat to a student.

 

Gaggle Safety Management for G Suite helps districts comply with all U.S. privacy and safety laws, particularly those involving children. These include the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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Published: 3/23/17




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Aptos High Theatre Arts Department is pleased to present My Fair Lady starting March 23!  Come and enjoy the talent and creativity our high school students and staff have to offer!  

 

 

 

 

 

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Inmigracion: Conozca Sus Derechos

 

PVUSD Ed. Services Department is sponsoring a series of immigration informational sessions for local PVUSD families. These sessions will cover the following: know your basic rights, creating a family plan and addressing the emotional/behavioral needs that may arise for our children. Please see the flyer for all details.

 

El departamento de Servicios Educativos del Distrito Unificado del Valle de Pajaro ofrecerá una serie de sesiones informativas acerca de la inmigración para las familias de PVUSD. Estas sesiones compartirán información acerca de conocer sus derechos básicos, crear un plan familiar y atender a las necesidades emocionales o de comportamiento que podrán ocurrir para nuestros hijos. Por favor de ver el volante adjunto para todos los detalles.

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Published: 3/14/17




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Attention to All Certificated Staff and Certificated Management: 

 

Dear PVUSD Colleagues,

Ed. Services Division in collaboration with the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Sanctuary Santa Cruz and PVPSA, will offer a learning opportunity to become informed about the current immigration issue on March 15, 2017. The goal is to learn what the basic rights are for undocumented people and how to become an ally, especially for our PVUSD students and families who may be affected by this.

 

There will be 2 opportunities for March 15:

AM session 9:00 to 11:00 AM

PM sessions 1:45 to 3:45 PM

Space is limited. 
You MUST pre-register yourself by clicking here and completing the form.

 

Attached is the flyer with additional details.  

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Watsonville High and Pajaro Valley High will present the modern
musical In the Heights at the Henry J. Mello Center March 10th
through the 18th. Featuring a cast of 30 students from Watsonville
High, Ceiba College Prep, Aptos High, Renaissance and Pajaro Valley High, this production is presented with live accompaniment and exciting original and classic choreography.

 

Six public performances are scheduled for the Henry J Mello Center stage beginning on Friday March 10. Evening performances on March 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 begin at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00).

 

One matinee performance will be offered on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 PM (doors open at 1:30).

 

Below is a link to a video with students discussing the play.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIcWxEu-gec

 

 

Tickets can be purchased online at 

http://whs-pajaro-ca.schoolloop.com and at Kelly’s Books, 1838 Main Street in Watsonville. Advance tickets are $8.00.
Tickets at the door are $10.00 and $6.00 for children 12 and under.

 

 

Watsonville High y Pajaro Valley High presentarán el moderno
Musical In the Heights (en las Alturas) en Centro Henry J. Mello del 10 de marzo hasta el 18 de marzo.  La obra tiene un elenco de 30 estudiantes de Watsonville High, Ceiba College Prep, Aptos High, Renaissance High y Pajaro Valley High.  Esta producción se presenta con acompañamiento en vivo y con coreografía original y clásica emocionante. 

 

Seis espectáculos públicos están programados en el escenario del Centro de Henry J Mello a partir del viernes 10 de marzo.
Actuaciones el 10, 11, 16, 17 y 18 de marzo comienzan a las 7:30 PM (puertas abren a las 7:00).

 

Una actuación de matine sera ofrecida el domingo, 12 de marzo a las 2:00 PM (puertas abren a la 1:30).

 

Abajo hay un enlace a un video con estudiantes hablando acerca de la obra.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIcWxEu-gec

 

Los boletos se pueden comprar en línea en
Http://whs-pajaro-ca.schoolloop.com y en Kelly's Books, 1838 Main Street en Watsonville. Los boletos anticipados son $ 8.00.
Los boletos en la puerta son $ 10.00 y $ 6.00 para los niños menores de 12.  

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Published: 3/6/17




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Noche de Información de Educacion Infantil: 13 de Marzo

 

PVUSD is pleased to host an Early Childhood Education information night on Monday March 13 to help families wiht children under Kinder age understand understand the various programs they may qualify for and make selections for their child. Our goal is to enroll as many children as possible into early education programs so they can enter to Kindergarten with excellent school readiness skills. Please see the attached flyer for the information sent to our community.

 

 

PVUSD se complace en organizar una noche de información de Educación Infantil el lunes 13 de marzo para ayudar a las familias con niños menores de edad a entender los diversos programas para los que pueden calificar y hacer selecciones para su hijo. Nuestro objetivo es inscribir a tantos niños como sea posible en programas de educación temprana para que puedan ingresar al Kindergarten con excelentes habilidades de preparación escolar. Por favor vea el folleto adjunto para la información enviada a nuestra comunidad.

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Conferencia Anual Para padres "Conservando la Conexión"

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District would like to invite you to attend a FREE educational parent conference entitled, “Keeping the Connection”. The conference will take place Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Watsonville High School. Please click on the flyer for additional details. 

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado del Valle de Pajaro les quiere invitar a la conferencia educativa para padres de familia. Se titula “Conservando la Conexión, es GRATIS y se llevara a cabo el sábado 25 de febrero de 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. en la preparatoria Watsonville High. Por favor, haga clic en el folleto para obtener más detalles.

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February 14, 2017
Dear Valencia Families and Community:

Thank you for your flexibility and support over the last several weeks. The safety of our students, parents, and staff is our number one priority. Since the initial closure of the primary entrance/exit of Valencia Elementary, we initiated a multi-agency response with the County, Sheriff’s Office, Fire, CHP and the District. We have been in daily and, within the last week, hourly communication with all agencies to ensure the safety of our students. 

 

The County has been working with both state and federal agencies on solutions to allow additional crossings. The District will support and assist the County in anything we can do. Since the closure of Valencia Road on Friday, we have identified two alternate locations, Aptos High School and Cabrillo College, for Valencia Elementary in the event we do not have safe access to the site for an extended period of time. 

 

Over the weekend, the County conducted an evaluation of Valencia Road and determined it was accessible to buses and car traffic. On Monday morning, PVUSD’s Director and trainers from the Transportation Department evaluated the road and determined the small buses were safe to pass. In addition, we had two additional evaluations occur with our Department of Maintenance and Operations and the CHP. All parties concluded that Valencia Road was safe for travel.

 

As an added measure of precaution, we used and will continue to use small buses to shuttle students into the school site. Students will be picked up at their regular time in the large buses and taken to Aptos Junior High School where they will then be placed on smaller shuttle buses. Parents who do not wish to drive the road due to traffic may also use the shuttle service by going to Aptos Junior at 7:15 a.m. Due to the use of the shuttles, drop- off times were delayed. We have taken additional steps to align the times closer to regular drop-off times for the future.

 

The County installed two controlled intersections for one-lane travel. We requested support from CHP and the Sheriff’s Office during peak school hours to ensure constant evaluation of the road. Since they cannot sustain this support for an extended period, we have contracted with Bay Area Traffic Solutions (BATS) who will start on Wednesday. They will be providing traffic control from 7:15am to 3:00pm. They will allow for more controlled traffic flow at the stop signs to reduce congestion.

 

We are preparing for the next set of storms. We will monitor the conditions of the road on a constant basis. If the conditions of the road change or an evaluation determines the road is not accessible, we will move the students to the alternate sites. Thank you for your support as we continue to make the safety of the students our top priority. 

 

Sincerely,
Michelle Rodriguez, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools

 

 

Febrero 14, 2017

 

Estimada Comunidad y Familia de Valencia:

 

Gracias por su flexibilidad y apoyo a lo largo de las últimas semanas. La seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, padres, y el personal es nuestra prioridad número uno. Desde el cierre inicial de la entrada / salida de la escuela Valencia, se inició una respuesta de varias agencias con el Condado, Oficina del Sheriff, Bomberos, CHP y el Distrito. Hemos estado en comunicación por hora con todos los organismos para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes.

 

El Condado ha estado trabajando con agencias estatales y federales en las soluciones para permitir cruces adicionales. El Distrito apoyará y ayudará al Condado en algo que podemos hacer.Desde el cierre de la carretera de Valencia el viernes, hemos identificado dos ubicaciones alternativas, la Escuela Secundaria Aptos y Cabrillo College, en el caso de que no tengamos acceso seguro al sitio por un período prolongado de tiempo.

 

El fin de semana, el Condado realizó una evaluación de Valencia Road y determinó

que era accesible a los autobuses y el tráfico de automóviles. El lunes por la mañana, Director de PVUSD Departamento de Transporte evaluaron la carretera y determinaron los pequeños autobuses eran suficiente para pasar. Además, tuvimos dos evaluaciones adicionales se producen con nuestro Departamento de Operaciones y Mantenimiento y el CHP. Todos llegaron a la conclusión que el camino a Valencia era seguro para viajar.

 

Como una medida adicional de precaución, hemos utilizado y continuaremos usando pequeños autobuses de transporte a los estudiantes de la escuela. Los estudiantes serán recogidos en su tiempo regular en los grandes autobuses y llevados a Aptos Junior High School donde luego serán colocados en más autobuses pequeños.Los padres que no desean conducir la carretera debido al tráfico también pueden utilizar este servicio de transporte por ir a Aptos junior a las 7:15 am Debido a la utilización de las lanzaderas.  Hemos tomado medidas adicionales para alinear los tiempos más cercanos a los regulares para el futuro.

 

El Condado instalo dos intersecciones controladas para los viajes de un solo carril. Habíamos solicitado el apoyo de la Oficina del Sheriff durante el horario escolar pico para asegurar una constante evaluación de la carretera. Ya que no pueden sostener este apoyo por un período prolongado, hemos contratado con área de la bahía de tráfico Soluciones (MTD) que comenzarán el miércoles. Ellos estarán proporcionando el control del tráfico de 7:15 am a 3:00 pm. Nos estamos preparando para la siguiente serie de tormentas. Haremos un seguimiento de las condiciones de la carretera sobre una base constante. Si las condiciones de la carretera o el cambio de una evaluación determina el camino no es accesible, nos trasladaremos los estudiantes a los sitios alternativos. Gracias por su apoyo mientras continuamos haciendo de la seguridad de los estudiantes de nuestra máxima prioridad.

 

Sinceramente,

 

Michelle Rodríguez, Doctor en Educación

Superintendente de Escuelas

 

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Dear PVUSD Families and Staff,

 

A flash flood warning has been issued for Santa Cruz County. Please know that the safety of our students and families is our first priority. We are monitoring for flooding and are evaluating our schools for storm damage. Currently, there are no evacuations, however, we are keeping a close eye on specifically Linscott Charter School, Pajaro Middle School and Watsonville High School.  If evacuations are necessary, the following schools would be opened as emergency evacuation sites: Aptos High School, Pajaro Valley High School, Lakeview Middle School and Ohlone Elementary School. 

 

When a flood advisory is released, we immediately provide that information to our district staff.  If you have a concern about local levees or evacuations, please contact 211.

Dr. Michelle Rodriguez

Superintendent

 

Estimados Familias y Empleados de PVUSD,

 

Se ha emitido un aviso de inundación rápida para el Condado de Santa Cruz. Por favor, sepa que la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y familias es nuestra primera prioridad. Estamos monitoreando las inundaciones y estamos evaluando nuestras escuelas por daños causados ​​por tormentas. Actualmente, no hay evacuaciones, sin embargo, estamos observando de cerca específicamente Escuela Charter Linscott, Escuela Secundaria Pajaro y Escuela Preparatoria Watsonville.  Si las evacuaciones, son necesarias, las siguientes escuelas se abrirían como sitios de evacuación de emergencia: Escuela Preparatoria Aptos, Escuela Preparatoria Pajaro Valley, Escuela Secundaria Lakeview y Escuela Primaria Ohlone.

Cuando se publica un aviso de inundación, inmediatamente proveemos esa información a nuestro personal del distrito. Si usted tiene una preocupación acerca de diques locales o evacuaciones, por favor llame al 211. 
Dra. Michelle Rodriguez
Superintendente
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Please join our community on Friday, February 24 at 7 PM at the Mello Center to enjoy incredible performances and contribute to Watsonville High School's fundraising efforts.  

 

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Únase a nuestra comunidad el viernes 24 de febrero a las 7 pm en el Centro Mello para disfrutar de actuaciones increíbles y contribuir a los esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos de la Escuela Preparatoria Watsonville.


 
 

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Published: 2/2/17




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PVUSD adopta resolución en apoyo de estudiantes y familias inmigrantes

 

In light of the current state of concern regarding uncertainty on federal immigration policy, staff members and community members collaborated to create the attached resolution in support of immigrant students and families.  

 

The resolution restates PVUSD's commitment to support DREAM Act students through Resolution #11-12-20 and further outlines the importance of public schools to treat all people with respect and dignity, and that diversity is an asset in our community.  PVUSD will not support federal efforts to create a registry based on any protected characteristics of our students and families and will continue to advocate for their rights.  

  

PVUSD would like to thank staff member Maria Elena Valenzuela from Pajaro Valley High School, Ramiro Medrano from Pajaro Middle School, and Doug Keegan of Immigration Project for their thoughtful collaboration in creating this resolution.  

 

A la luz del estado actual de preocupación por la incertidumbre sobre la política federal de inmigración, los miembros del personal y los miembros de la comunidad colaboraron para crear la resolución adjunta en apoyo de los estudiantes y familias inmigrantes.

 

La resolución reafirma el compromiso de PVUSD de apoyar a los estudiantes de la Ley DREAM mediante la Resolución # 11-12-20 y resalta la importancia de las escuelas públicas para tratar a todas las personas con respeto y dignidad y que la diversidad es una ventaja en nuestra comunidad. PVUSD no apoyará los esfuerzos federales para crear un registro basado en las características protegidas de nuestros estudiantes y familias y continuará abogando por sus derechos.

 

PVUSD agradece a la miembro del personal Maria Elena Valenzuela de la Escuela Preparatoria Pajaro Valley, a Ramiro Medrano de la Escuela Intermedia Pajaro y a Doug Keegan del Proyecto de Inmigración por su colaboración en la creación de esta resolución.

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8 de febrero, 2017
Pájaro Middle School
250 Calle Salinas, Watsonville
Cena ligera: 6:00 a 6:30 Pm.
Taller: 6:30 a 8:30 Pm.

 

PRESENTADO EN ESPAÑOL Y EN MIXTECO
CON INTERPRETACIÓN A INGLÉS
CUIDADO DE NIÑOS ENTRE LAS EDADES DE 3 A 11 AÑOS
Este taller le ofrecerá una oportunidad de:
 Apoyar a nuestros estudiantes a tener éxito escolar
 Crear conocimiento sobre culturas diferentes
 Apoyar a nuestra comunidad a fomentar conexiones

 

Our Indigenous Culture:
INFORMATION ABOUT AND FOR THE MIXTECO COMMUNITY
Continuing the conversation

 

February 8, 2017
Pajaro Middle School
250 Salinas Road, Watsonville
Light Meal: 6:00-6:30 P. M.
Workshop: 6:30-8:30 P. M.

 

PRESENTED IN SPANISH AND MIXTECO
WITH INTERPRETATION TO ENGLISH
CHILDCARE FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 3 AND 11
This will provide an opportunity to:
 Support our students achieve academic success
 Create understanding among different cultures
 Support our community in building connections

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Pajaro Valley Conference: For Spanish Speaking Families of Children with Special Needs

 

Le invitamos a asistir a la 3ª anual “Conferencia del Valle de Pajaro Para Familias de Niños con Necesidades Especiales", se llevará acabo el sábado, 28 de enero de 2017, en la escuela secundaria Watsonville, 250 Calle E. Beach.

 

La Conferencia es una colaboración entre las diferentes organizaciones de la comunidad, con el patrocinio principal del Centro Regional de San Andreas, SPIN y PVUSD.

 

No tiene que tener un niño con necesidades especiales para asistir.  Esta es una oportunidad para que personas bilingües puedan aprender más sobre cómo podemos proporcionar servicio y apoyo para niños con necesidades especiales y sus padres.

 

La conferencia se realizará en español.

 

Ayudenos a correr la voz acerca de esta gran oportunida. 

 

¡Los esperamos el 28 de enero!

 

 

We invite you to attend the 3rd Annual “Pajaro Valley Conference for Spanish Speaking Families who Have Children with Special Needs”, to take place Saturday, January 28th 2017 at Watsonville High School, 250 E. Beach Street.

 

The conference is a collaborative between different organizations in the community, with lead sponsorship from San Andreas Regional Center, SPIN and PVUSD.

 

You do not have to have a child with special needs to attend. This is an opportunity for bilingual individuals to learn more about how we can provide service and support for children with special needs and their parents.

 

The conference will be conducted in Spanish. 

 

Please help us get the word out!

 

See you on the 28th of January!

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En el Evento de Inundación en Nuestro Distrito:

 

Dear PVUSD Families and Staff,

 

Happy New Year! I hope that you have all enjoyed the winter break with your family and friends.  I know that the weather has caused hardship for some of our families.  Please know that the safety of our students and families is our first priority. We are monitoring for flooding and are evaluating our schools for storm damage. Currently, there are no evacuations, however, we are keeping a close eye on specifically Linscott Charter School, Pajaro Middle School and Watsonville High School.  If evacuations are necessary, the following schools would be opened as emergency evacuation sites: Aptos High School, Pajaro Valley High School, Lakeview Middle School and Ohlone Elementary School. 

 

Watsonville Police Department released, as of 11:35am, January 12, 2017 that the levees are stable.  When a flood advisory is released, we immediately provide that information to our district staff.  If you have a concern about local levees or evacuations, please contact 211. We will ensure that our schools are ready for your return on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. We look forward to an excellent second half of the school year.

 

Dr. Michelle Rodriguez

Superintendent

 

 

Estimados Familias y Empleados de PVUSD,

 

¡Feliz año nuevo! Espero que todos hayan disfrutado de las vacaciones de invierno con su familia y amigos. Sé que el tiempo ha causado dificultades para algunas de nuestras familias. Por favor, sepa que la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y familias es nuestra primera prioridad. Estamos monitoreando las inundaciones y estamos evaluando nuestras escuelas por daños causados ​​por tormentas. Actualmente, no hay evacuaciones, sin embargo, estamos observando de cerca específicamente Escuela Charter Linscott, Escuela Secundaria Pajaro y Escuela Preparatoria Watsonville.  Si las evacuaciones, son necesarias, las siguientes escuelas se abrirían como sitios de evacuación de emergencia: Escuela Preparatoria Aptos, Escuela Preparatoria Pajaro Valley, Escuela Secundaria Lakeview y Escuela Primaria Ohlone.

El Departamento de Policía de Watsonville dio a conocer, a partir de las 11:35 am, 12 de enero de 2017, que los diques son estables. Cuando se publica un aviso de inundación, inmediatamente proveemos esa información a nuestro personal del distrito. Si usted tiene una preocupación acerca de diques locales o evacuaciones, por favor llame al 211. Nos aseguraremos de que nuestras escuelas estén listos para su regreso el miércoles 18 de enero de 2017. Esperamos una excelente segunda mitad del año escolar.
Dra. Michelle Rodriguez
Superintendente
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Published: 1/19/17




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Kinder Transicional Expandido

 

Attached are the necessary documents for the Expanded Transition Kindergarten Opportunity starting in January 2017 


PVUSD will enroll children in additional birthday months (Dec 3, 2016 to Feb 2, 2017 Child Turns 5  ) on a first come / first serve basis  until current open TK slots are filled.

 

Please follow registration process outlined on handout attached.

 

Please call Child Development Office with questions – Patty Chavez @ 786-8270 #3 can assist families if needed.

 

 

Por favor encuentre los documentos adjuntos para la Oportunidad de Kindergarten de Transición Ampliada a partir de enero de 2017.

 

PVUSD inscribirá a los niños en meses de cumpleaños adicionales (vea el folleto) 3 de diciembre de 2016 al 2 de febrero de 2017 (que el niño cumpla 5) en orden en que las solicitudes sesan recibidas hasta que los lugares actualmente disponibles para TK se llenen.  


Por favor, siga el proceso de registro descrito en el folleto adjunto.

Por favor llame a la Oficina de Desarrollo Infantil con preguntas - Patty Chavez @ 786-8270 # 3 puede ayudar a las familias si es necesario.

 

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Dear PVUSD Families and Staff,

 

Happy New Year! I hope that you have all enjoyed the winter break with your family and friends.  I know that the weather has caused hardship for some of our families.  Please know that the safety of our students and families is our first priority. We are monitoring for flooding and are evaluating our schools for storm damage. Currently, there are no evacuations, however, we are keeping a close eye on specifically Linscott Charter School, Pajaro Middle School and Watsonville High School.  If evacuations are necessary, the following schools would be opened as emergency evacuation sites: Aptos High School, Pajaro Valley High School, Lakeview Middle School and Ohlone Elementary School. 

 

Watsonville Police Department released, as of 11:35am, January 12, 2017 that the levees are stable.  When a flood advisory is released, we immediately provide that information to our district staff.  If you have a concern about local levees or evacuations, please contact 211. We will ensure that our schools are ready for your return on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. We look forward to an excellent second half of the school year.

 

Dr. Michelle Rodriguez

Superintendent

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Estimados Familias y Empleados de PVUSD,

 

¡Feliz año nuevo! Espero que todos hayan disfrutado de las vacaciones de invierno con su familia y amigos. Sé que el tiempo ha causado dificultades para algunas de nuestras familias. Por favor, sepa que la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y familias es nuestra primera prioridad. Estamos monitoreando las inundaciones y estamos evaluando nuestras escuelas por daños causados ​​por tormentas. Actualmente, no hay evacuaciones, sin embargo, estamos observando de cerca específicamente Escuela Charter Linscott, Escuela Secundaria Pajaro y Escuela Preparatoria Watsonville.  Si las evacuaciones son necesarias, las siguientes escuelas se abrirían como sitios de evacuación de emergencia: Escuela Preparatoria Aptos, Escuela Preparatoria Pajaro Valley, Escuela Secundaria Lakeview y Escuela Primaria Ohlone.

 

El Departamento de Policía de Watsonville dio a conocer, a partir de las 11:35 am, 12 de enero de 2017, que los diques son estables. Cuando se publica un aviso de inundación, inmediatamente proveemos esa información a nuestro personal del distrito. Si usted tiene una preocupación acerca de diques locales o evacuaciones, por favor llame al 211. Nos aseguraremos de que nuestras escuelas estén listos para su regreso el miércoles 18 de enero de 2017. Esperamos una excelente segunda mitad del año escolar.

 
Dra. Michelle Rodriguez
Superintendente
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BOLETIN PARA LA COMUNIDAD - 12-19/16

 

Dear Community, here is a link to our latest bulletin.  Please take a moment to review the bulletin as it is filled with valuable information and important events for our students and families. 

B2C English

 

Estimada comunidad, aqui esta el enlace para el Boletín a la Comunidad mas reciente. Por favor tome un momento para revisar el boletín ya que está lleno de información valiosa y eventos importantes para nuestros estudiantes y familias. 

B2C Español 

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INFORME DEL ESTADO DEL DISTRITO

 

We are pleased to share with our community Dr. Rodriguez’s state of the district report, the culmination of her first 100 days leading PVUSD.

English

 

Nos complace compartir con nuestra comunidad el informe del estado del distrito de la Dra. Rodríguez, la culminación de sus primeros 100 días de liderazgo en el PVUSD

Spanish

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Over the last month police have been involved in five LSD related incidents. One person has died and four others experienced serious complications endangering them and their friends and family. We ask you to seriously consider the risks of using LSD or any drug. There are no safe drugs. Talk to your parents, talk to an adult you trust and talk to one another. Those that care about you will tell you the truth. Drugs, like LSD, can ruin the health and happiness you want. If you have questions, message us on Facebook or call 831-471-1121 to speak to a Deputy. We, like many in this county, want to see you succeed and believe in your potential!

 

Parents/Guardians/Teachers/Mentors:
We noticed this trend with LSD unfortunately on November 19th following the death of Luke Smith. On December 12th California Highway Patrol Officers fought with a man on Highway 17 after he was reported to have ingested LSD. On December 14th the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a minor having a seizure after ingesting liquid LSD which had been placed on a popsicle. The young lady was rushed to a hospital for treatment and nearly died.
Over the weekend the Sheriff’s Office responded to two additional reports of people experiencing life threatening reactions to reported LSD. On December 16th a minor was said to have taken LSD and experienced a bad reaction in a vehicle with his friends. The affectedyoung man who was riding in the back seat nearly caused the vehicle to crash. After the vehicle stopped he ran into the forest on a very cold night. Luckily he did not become injured and eventually walked out on his own. On December 19th a young man was reported to have taken LSD which was placed on a mint. This person experienced a reaction causing him to act erratically. He had to be physically restrained by his brother until law enforcement arrived.

 

Unfortunately in all but the case of the young girl, those experiencing a reaction to the LSD have become violent and some have attacked their family members. We are asking parents and mentors to help us fight this issue by talking to your young people. We are actively searching for those responsible for bringing this and other dangerous drugs into our county. We know there is more LSD and other drugs out there we just hope though our partnership we can prevent your child from falling victim. We are here to help you and your family and should you have any questions please feel free to message us on Facebook or call 831-471-1121 to speak to a Deputy. Other resources can be found at the County website; www.recoverywave.com
We believe our collective effort can have an effect on this issue and help safeguard the brightfutures we all hope for our children.

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Good Morning PVUSD staff,

I want to take this time to thank you for all that you do everyday in support of our students, parents and community. What you do matters! What you do makes a difference! I hope that you cherish your time off with your family and friends. Please enjoy this short video created for you.

 

Buenos días PVUSD personal,
Quiero tomar un momento para agradecerles por todo lo que hacen todos los días en apoyo a nuestros estudiantes, padres y comunidad. Lo que hacen importa! ¡Lo que hacen hace la diferencia! Espero que ustedes disfruten su tiempo libre con su familia y amigos. Disfruten de este breve video creado para ustedes:

 

 

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Posted by: Web Master
Published: 11/22/16




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PVUSD is pleased to share Sheriff-Coroner's position on immigration enforcement: Jim Hart's letter

 

PVUSD se complace en compartir la posición del Sheriff-Coroner en la realización de inmigración: Carta de Jim Hart

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Posted by: Alicia Jimenez
Published: 11/21/16




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The Pajaro Valley Unified School District is proud to partner with California State PTA’s award-winning School Smarts Parent Engagement Program for the 2016 – 17 school year! We are pleased to bring this parent and community engagement initiative to our district to create meaningful and diverse parent involvement. Monday, December 5th will be an informational night so parents will know learn more about School Smarts.  

 

And then, during a 7 week series, participants will learn about:

 

  • Parent Involvement
  • Preparing for a lifetime of learning
  • Understanding our school system
  • Becoming an effective communicator
  • Standing up for quality education
  • Talking action
  • Celebrating leadership

 

El distrito escolar del valle de pájaro está orgulloso de asociarse con el programa premiado School Smarts Programa para la Participación de Padres PTA (Asociación de Padres y Maestros PTA) del estado de California, para el año escolar 2016 – 17.  Estamos encantados de traer esta iniciativa de participación de padres y comunidad a nuestro distrito para crear participación significativa y diversa al involucramiento de padres.  El lunes 5 de diciembre será una noche de información para que padres aprendan más acerca de School Smarts.

 

Y luego, durante la serie de 7 semanas, participantes aprenderán:

 

  • Participación de los padres
  • Preparación para una vida de aprendizaje
  • Comprendiendo nuestro sistema escolar
  • Convertirse en un comunicador eficaz
  • Defender una educación de calidad
  • Tomar acción
  • Celebrar el liderazgo
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Posted by: Web Master
Published: 11/18/16




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Staff and Student Support/Apoyo al Personal y Estudiantes

 

To:  PVUSD Leadership

Fr: Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, PVUSD Superintendent

      Erica Padilla Chavez, PVPSA CEO

 

Dear PVUSD Leadership,

 

We recognize that many students may be experiencing emotional reactions or heightened anxiety as a result of the recent national elections.  In an effort to support students and the school district community, we would like to offer some suggestions in supporting students who are struggling with fear and uncertainty.

 

First, be mindful of the emotional contagion currently involving our nation, communities and schools.  Students and families are looking for an emotional outlet for emotions and seeking a means of reassurance and comfort.  Please embrace and validate their feelings and sentiments.  Practice good listening and be mindful of your remarks and body language.

 

Second, remind the student that he/she is surrounded by a community of care and support that will work arduously to ensure their success.  They are not alone, for an entire community of people such as yourselves are there to support them. 

 

Lastly, if a student has a current relationship with a support person, therapist or counselor, bring that to their attention and encourage your students to talk with their counselor. For those students who do not have a designated counselor, it is advisable to inquire who the Social-Emotional or PVPSA counselor is at your site, and seek available service and resources.  In the case that you need PVPSA counseling support for situations you cannot manage, please feel free to call PVPSA at

831-728-5808 and inform staff that you need support in addressing issues related to this situation that are beyond your capacity.

 

Remember to take care of yourself and to lean on each other as needed.

 

 

 

PARA:   Liderazgo de PVUSD

 

DE:        Dra. Michelle Rodriguez, Superintendente, PVUSD,

              Érica Padilla-Chavez, CEO, PVPSA

 

Estimado PVUSD Liderazgo:

 

Reconocemos que muchos estudiantes pueden estar experimentando reacciones emocionales o ansiedad aumentada como resultado de la reciente elección nacional.  En este esfuerzo de apoyar a los estudiantes y la comunidad escolar, nos gustaría ofrecer algunas sugerencias para el apoyo a los estudiantes que están luchando con el miedo y la incertidumbre. 

 

En primer lugar, hay que estar consciente del contagio emocional en el que actualmente está involucrado nuestro pais, las comunidades y escuelas.   Los estudiantes y familias están en busca de una forma de expresar sus emociones y buscan un medio de tranquilidad y consuelo.  Por favor, acójalos y validen sus emociones y sentimientos.  Practiquemos escuchar bien y estemos atentos a sus comentarios y lenguaje corporal.

 

En segundo lugar, recuérdeles  que él o ella están rodeados por una comunidad de apoyo a quien le importa y trabajará arduamente para garantizar su éxito.  No están solos porque toda una comunidad de personas como ustedes están ahí para apoyarlos. 

 

Por último, si un estudiante tiene una relación con una persona de apoyo, terapeuta o consejero, recuérdeselo y anímelos a hablar con su consejero.  Para aquellos estudiantes que no tienen un consejero asignado, es aconsejable investigar quién es el consejero socio-emocional o consejeros de PVPSA en su escuela y busque servicios o recursos disponibles.  En caso que usted necesite apoyo de consejería de PVPSA para situaciones que no puede manejar, siéntase libre de llamar a PVPSA al  831-728-5808 e informar a la persona que necesita apoyo en dirigir asuntos que están más allá de su capacidad.

 

Recuerde de cuidarse y apoyarse unos a otros según sea necesario.

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Posted by: Alicia Jimenez
Published: 11/15/16




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Capacitación de Jovenes y Familias en Nuestra Comunidad con Jerry Tello

 

PVPSA, PVUSD and WPD have joined together to plan and offer the Nov 5th “Empowering Youth & Families in Our Community”.  This stems out of the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force that has been an ongoing force in our community to eradicate violence in all forms from our schools, homes and community. The conference hopes to offer youth, parents and community members the information and resources which can be used to create more peaceful environments. We are honored to have Jerry Tello as the keynote speaker. Mr. Tello is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of fatherhood, family strengthening, community peace and mobilization and culturally based violence prevention/intervention issues.

 

In addition, the 23rd Annual Watsonville Peace & Unity March will be conducted on the same day and will begin the march at Watsonville High School at 2:10PM, so that conference participants can join the march if they wish to.

 

PVPSA, PVUSD y WPD se han unido para planificar y ofrecer el 5 de Noviembre "Capacitación de los jóvenes y familias de nuestra comunidad". Esto se deriva del Comité de Prevención de la Violencia Juvenil que ha sido una fuerza constante en nuestra comunidad para erradicar la violencia en todas las formas de nuestras escuelas, hogares y comunidad. La conferencia espera ofrecer a jóvenes, padres y miembros de la comunidad la información y recursos que pueden ser utilizados para crear ambientes más tranquilos. Estamos honrados de tener a Jerry Tello como el orador principal. El Sr. Tello es un experto reconocido internacionalmente en el ámbito de la paternidad, el fortalecimiento de la familia, la paz y la movilización de la comunidad y las cuestiones de prevención / intervención basados ​​en la cultura de la violencia.

 

También, la marcha Anual de Paz y Unidad #23 de Watsonville se llevará a cabo ese el mismo día y comenzará en Watsonville High School a las 2:10 de la tarde, de modo que los participantes de la conferencia puedan unirse a la marcha si así lo desean.

 


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Posted by: Jason Velasquez
Published: 10/27/16




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PVUSD responde a las amenzas de individuos vestidos de payaso

 

As you may be aware, there is a nationwide trend on social media involving individuals wearing clown costumes making threats to school campuses. The district is coordinating with local law enforcement to monitor the situation.

 

At this time, there are no credible threats to Pajaro Valley Unified schools. However, the safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. We will continue to be vigilant as new threats arise. Credible or not, this type of behavior is disruptive to a school’s learning environment and the broader community. We strongly encourage parents and guardians to speak with students about responsible social media use and the potential risks and consequences for any potential involvement in these social media posts.

As always, please remind your entire family to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to a school staff member or law enforcement official immediately. In an emergency situation, dial 911. For non-emergency reports, please contact the Watsonville Police Department at (831) 471-1170.

 

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Como es de su conocimiento, hay una tendencia a nivel nacional en los medios sociales que implican individuos vestidos con trajes de payaso haciendo amenazas a las escuelas. El distrito está coordinando con la policía local para controlar la situación.

 

En este momento, no hay amenazas creíbles a las escuelas de nuestro distrito. Sin embargo, la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y el personal sigue siendo nuestra máxima prioridad. Vamos a seguir vigilantes a medida que surgen nuevas amenazas. Creíble o no, este tipo de comportamiento es perjudicial para la enseñanza de una escuela y la comunidad en general. Animamos a los padres y tutores para hablar con los estudiantes sobre el uso responsable de las redes sociales y los posibles riesgos y consecuencias de cualquier posible participación en estas situaciones de medios sociales.

 

Como siempre, por favor recuerdele a toda su familia de estar consciente de su entorno y reportar cualquier actividad sospechosa a un miembro del personal de la escuela o al funcionario policial inmediatamente. En una situación de emergencia, llame al 911. Para los informes que no son de emergencia, por favor póngase en contacto con la el Departamento de Policía de Watsonville al (831) 471-1170.

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Posted by: Alicia Jimenez
Published: 10/11/16




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We are looking for energetic individuals who are dedicated to the future of our children.  Our instructors will provide training to qualify for a commercial driver's license and school bus driving certificate.  See attached media release for additional information. 
 

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Posted by: Alicia Jimenez
Published: 10/6/16




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AUTHOR ISABEL ALLENDE GRACES PVUSD ON NOVEMBER 17th 

The Pajaro Valley Unified District’s Extended Learning Department proudly announces our 11th annual ON THE SAME PAGE community reads program.  This event brings the work of inspirational California authors, and their award-winning stories to our community.  The program is in collaboration with the Family Literacy Project, On the Same Page founder George Ow Jr., and the Migrant Education Department.  High school students, district parents, staff, and community members are encouraged to participate.

 

This year we have accomplished a longtime goal of bringing the leading Latina author of our time, Isabel Allende, to our community.  Ms.  Allende is a prolific author who has written 21 literary works including her first published book, House of the Spirits, which originally won her critical acclaim. Her other notable works include Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, Stories of Eva Luna, The Infinite Plan, Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia, a trilogy for young readers (City of Beasts, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, and Forest of Pygmies), Zorro, Ines of  My Soul, Island Beneath the Sea, Maya’s Notebook, Ripper and her latest book, The Japanese Lover. Her nonfiction titles include Aphrodite, a humorous collection of recipes and essays, and three memoirs: My Invented Country, Paula (a bestseller that documents her daughter’s illness and death, as well as her own life), and The Sum of Our Days.

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

WHAT:          2016 On the Same Page community reads featuring best-selling author Isabel Allende’s international best seller Maya’s Notebook.

WHEN:          Kick-off  October 3rd with reading continuing through December 2016

WHO:             Open to PVUSD High School teachers and their students, parents, staff and community members.  Parental Authorization forms are required for each participating student under the age of 18.     

BOOKS:         Distributed on September 24, 2016 at no cost to district-sponsored book club participants and classroom teachers upon receipt of the On The Same Page Participation Form on a priority bases as follows: 

  1. Family Literacy Project Parent Book Club participants
  2. English/LA teachers
  3. Social Studies teachers
  4. SSL & ESL Teachers

            Books will also be available for check-out at Watsonville Public Library, the

Freedom Branch Library, and, for purchase at Kelly’s Books in Watsonville via email at kelly@watsonvillebooks.com

 

CURRICULUM:  Developed by Dr. Janet R. Johns and adapted for parents by Teresa Rodriguez.  To be distributed via email to participating teachers & book club facilitators.

PARENT BOOK CLUBS:  Commencing October 31st and open to all district parents and their high school students, and adult community members. 

 

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5:30 PM-8:30 P.M.

                        Henry J. Mello Center for Performing Arts, 250 E. Beach St. Watsonville

PLEASE NOTE:  Ms. Allende is not available for the annual school site assemblies; participating students and staff will have priority access to this presentation.  

CONTACT:    Teresa Rodríguez, 786-2100 Ext. 2597, teresa_rodriguez@pvusd.net

                        Dr. Janet R. Johns, 786-2100 Ext. 2679, janet_johns@pvusd.net

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Posted by: Web Master
Published: 9/13/16




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If you are a California resident and at least one person in your household is a SNAP participant or receives SSI benefits you may qualify for Internet for $10 a month through AT&T. Visit att.com/access for complete information and to apply, or call 1-855-220-5211.

 

Si al menos una persona en tu hogar participa en SNAP o recibe los beneficios del SSI es posible que reúnas los requisitos para obtener el servicio de Internet residencial con una tarifa reducida de $10 por AT&T.  Visita att.com/access para obtener la información completa y solicitar el servicio, o llama al 1-855-220-5225.

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Posted by: Web Master
Published: 9/13/16




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Pajaro Valley Unified School District is pleased to offer its community FAMILY EVENTS intended to further support students' academic achievement: join us at our Family Math Nights; meet Astronaut Jose Hernandez during Family Science Night; participate in the School Smarts Parent Academy; be inspired by Isabel Allende at this year's On the Same Page Event!  Parents/Guardians and students are encouraged to attend. Let's learn together!

 

 

El Distrito Unificado del Valle de Pajaro se complace en ofrecer a su comunidad EVENTOS FAMILIARES destinados a apoyar aún más el logro académico de los estudiantes: acompañenos en nuestras Noches de Matemáticas en familia; conozca al astronauta José Hernández durante la Noche de Ciencias en Familia; participe en la Academia de Padres "Smarts Academy"; sea inspirado por la autora Isabel Allende en el evento anual En la Misma Página!  Padres/Tutores y estudiantes estan invitados. ¡Vamos a aprender juntos!

 

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Posted by: Web Master
Published: 9/13/16




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After consideration of multiple exemplary candidates, the Board of Trustees has selected a finalist that they feel best represents the qualifications desired by the school community through an inclusive process. The Board is now in the process of working out details for the site validation visit and the terms of the contract.  Following a positive site validation visit, the Board will consider action at an upcoming regularly scheduled Board meeting to make an offer of employment.  

 

 

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Posted by: Alicia Jimenez
Published: 8/1/16




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PVUSD cordially invites our employees to the District-Wide Breakfast. There will be welcoming remarks be Superintendent Dorma Baker, Board President Maria Orozco, and PVFT and CSEA Leadership.

 

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Time: 7:30 to 8:45 AM

Location: WHS Cafeteria

Catered by: Five Star Catering

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Posted by: Web Master
Published: 7/18/16