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Superintendent’s Message in English and español

Dear PUSD Family,
At last evening’s Board meeting the Board of Education voted to extend Distance Learning for ALL students until we are either mandated by the State to re-open schools or COVID cases are at safer levels. No specific date for re-opening has been set.
A big “thank you” to the Board of Education for their continued commitment to prioritize the safety of students and employees.
This decision by the Board also complies with LA Department of Public Health guidelines specified in a letter sent Friday, January 8th by Dr. Deborah Ferrer, Director, of LA DPH. A copy of the letter will be posted under COVID-19 Resources on the PUSD website.
As we approach the eventual re-opening of schools, the Board of Education is in support of ensuring efforts to seek input from various stakeholders, including students, as this is a critical issue impacting students, families, and employees. The Back-to-School Task Force has worked arduously to guide all Distance Learning efforts to educate students, address attendance and distance learning requirements per Senate Bill 98, recommend technology training for teachers and parents, and recommend specific resources. Their input has provided guidance through this unprecedented challenge, inform the Board of Education, ensure district compliance with mandates and most importantly, guide the efforts for teaching and learning through input on schedules and resources. We are grateful for their work! Their work was presented last night. The presentation will also be posted later today on the PUSD website.
We will begin the creation of surveys for stakeholders on the re-opening of schools. We will share results with the PUSD family and the Board of Education to help them make upcoming critical decisions on re-opening schools and/or serving small groups of students.
Incidentally, the Governor has released a Plan with funding ($2 billion) for the re-opening of schools in February that includes funding for vaccines. However, LA County does NOT currently qualify for the Governor’s plan due to high COVID 19 cases in the County. LA County’s COVID cases per 100,000 residents is over the Governor’s 28 number maximum per day.
We, in LA County, are currently awaiting information and plans from the LA County DPH for vaccine distribution. Please know that Long Beach, Pasadena and Orange County have their own Department of Public Health offices that are directing their plans for vaccine distribution. As soon as we receive communication on vaccines for educators and school employees in the LA County, I will quickly communicate with the PUSD family.
Please see the PUSD website link on COVID-19 Resources for up-to-date information on guidelines and directives by the LA County DPH as well as the PUSD Compliance Plan so that you remain informed and up to date on the latest.
Please remain alert for surveys requesting your input. Your input is critical and valuable.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we plan, support, and manage changes related to this pandemic. Please know we are doing everything possible to keep everyone informed.
With hopes for continued safety and your well-being,
Dr. Ruth
 
 
 

Welcome
 
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of the Paramount Unified School District,
 
Elections
This election season has brought up strong emotions. Education is our priority, and we are here foremost to serve our Paramount USD students. Please reassure your children that:
School remains a welcome, safe space for all students, in-person and virtually.
We respect diverse perspectives and uphold the respectful exchange of ideas.
School is a safe space for talking about feelings with trusted adults, including counselors, teachers, principals, etc.
Most importantly, please know we are here for students and families, no matter the outcome.
 
Paramount USD Continues to serve families with free food during COVID
 
The Nutrition Services department has and continues to apply for grants to provide free food for families and meals for students. To date, the department has secured over $250 thousand in free food that is being distributed in the Farm to Families program. Most recently we are piloting a new initiative called Meals to You where we will be delivering free Breakfast and Lunch for all students at our Paramount USD bus stops. Click here for more information.
 
FREE Tutoring for Paramount USD Students
 
The school District is offering free electronic tutoring for students in grades 4-12th.
“My Tutor” can be accessed by students on their Chromebooks 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Please encourage you student to use this free service to help them with their studies.
 
Parent Technology Training
 
We continue to offer training for parents and families on YouTube. We are shifting to provide a new focus on health and wellness. Wellness Webinars will provide parents with valuable information, resources, and strategies to support their students social-emotional and physical health during these difficult times. Please check the District website every Wednesday for a link to the Wednesday Webinar. You can access the District website by clicking here.
 
Re-opening of Schools for In-Person Instruction

As we move toward school reopening, the Board of Education will be reviewing plans submitted by a Back to School Taskforce that will recommend how to bring back for in-person instruction students most impacted by Distance Learning and TK-2nd grade students after January 22nd. These two groups are what is currently allowed by the LA County Department of Public Health. We will conduct a parent survey to assess our parents and families’ disposition to send back their children. To serve the various needs of our community, Distance Learning will continue as an option for students after January 22nd. A video in English and Spanish is being developed for parents to see what school will look like when students return.
 
COVID-19 District Compliance Plan
 
A plan has been published that addresses safety precautions and protocols for employees, students, and staff. Click here to view the Paramount USD COVID-19 District Compliance Plan.
 
 
Thank you for your continued support.
Dr. Ruth Perez, Superintendent
 
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Bienvenidos
 
 
Estimados padres, familias y amigos del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Paramount,

Elecciones
 
Esta temporada electoral ha provocado fuertes emociones. La educación es nuestra prioridad y estamos aquí principalmente para servir a nuestros estudiantes del Paramount USD. Asegúreles a sus hijos que:
La escuela sigue siendo un lugar seguro y bienvenido para todos los estudiantes, en persona y virtualmente.
Respetamos las diversas perspectivas y defendemos el intercambio respetuoso de ideas.
La escuela es un lugar seguro para hablar sobre los sentimientos con adultos de confianza, incluidos consejeros, maestros, directores, etc.
Lo más importante es saber que estamos aquí para los estudiantes y las familias, sin importar el resultado.
 
Paramount USD continúa sirviendo a las familias con comida gratis durante COVID
 
El departamento de Servicios de Nutrición ha solicitado y sigue solicitando subvenciones para proporcionar alimentos gratuitos a las familias y a los estudiantes. Hasta la fecha, el departamento ha obtenido más de $250 mil en alimentos gratuitos que se distribuyen en el programa de Granja a Familia. Más recientemente, estamos poniendo a prueba una nueva iniciativa llamada Comida Para Ti, en la que entregaremos desayuno y almuerzo gratis para todos los estudiantes en nuestras paradas de autobús del Paramount USD. Haga clic aquí para más información.
 
Tutoría GRATIS para estudiantes del Paramount USD
 
El Distrito escolar está ofreciendo tutoría electrónica gratuita para estudiantes en los grados 4-12.
Los estudiantes pueden acceder a “My Tutor” en sus Chromebooks las 24 horas del día y los siete días de la semana. Anime a su estudiante a utilizar este servicio gratuito para ayudarlo con sus estudios.
 
Capacitación en tecnología para padres

Seguimos ofreciendo formación para padres y familias en YouTube. Estamos cambiando para brindar un nuevo enfoque en la salud y el bienestar. Los seminarios web de bienestar proporcionarán a los padres información valiosa, recursos y estrategias para apoyar la salud social, emocional y física de sus estudiantes durante estos tiempos difíciles. Consulte el sitio web del Distrito todos los miércoles para obtener un enlace al seminario web de los miércoles.Puede acceder al sitio web del Distrito haciendo clic aquí.
 
Reapertura de escuelas para instrucción en persona

A medida que avanzamos hacia la reapertura de la escuela, la Mesa Directiva de Educación revisará los planes presentados por un Grupo de Trabajo de Regreso a la Escuela que recomendará cómo traer de regreso para la instrucción en persona a los estudiantes más afectados por el aprendizaje a distancia y los estudiantes de TK-2 ° grado después del 22 de enero. Estos dos grupos son los que actualmente permite el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles. Llevaremos a cabo una encuesta para padres para evaluar la disposición de nuestros padres y familias a devolver a sus hijos. Para satisfacer las diversas necesidades de nuestra comunidad, el aprendizaje a distancia continuará como una opción para los estudiantes después del 22 de enero. Se está desarrollando un video en inglés y español para que los padres vean cómo se verá la escuela cuando los estudiantes regresen.
 
Plan de cumplimiento del Distrito COVID-19

Se ha publicado un plan que aborda las precauciones y guías de seguridad para empleados, estudiantes y personal. Haga clic aquí para ver el Plan de Cumplimiento del Distrito COVID-19 del Paramount USD.
 
Gracias por su continuo apoyo.
Dra. Ruth Perez, Superintendente
 
 
 

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Strategic Planning

Paramount Unified School District's Strategic Plan was developed collaboratively by a team of over 40 stakeholders representing students, teachers and staff, parents, community members, and both site and district leadership.  Representatives from the City of Paramount as well as local businesses and area colleges and universities also participated.
 
The Strategic Plan addresses four key Focus Areas:
 
- College and Career Ready Graduates
- High Quality Teaching and Learning
- Positive School Climate and Environments Conducive to Learning
- Parent and Community Partnerships
 
The Strategic Plan is meant to build upon the great work that has taken place on behalf of the students in the Paramount Unified School District and raise achievement to new heights!
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Board of Education Meeting – Request to Address the Board / Meeting Presentations

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January 11, 2021 Board of Education Meeting – Request to Address the Board
 
Click on the button below to submit a request to address the Board of Education for the upcoming meeting.
 
Reunión de la Mesa Directiva de Educación para el 11 de enero de 2021
Solicitudes para dirigirse a la Mesa Directiva
 
Haga clic en el botón de abajo para presentar una solicitud para dirigirse a la Mesa Directiva de Educación para la próxima reunion.   
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·       Distance Learning Instruction
·       Access to Technology
·       Support for Students with Unique Needs
·       Pupil Learning Loss
·       Social Emotional Learning
·       Approaches to Engage Students in Instruction
·       Nutrition/Meals Provided
Parents are invited to read the plan in English and Spanish here: PUSD Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
 
Plan de asistencia y continuidad del aprendizaje, 2020-21
 
 
Para el año escolar 2020-21, todos los distritos escolares de California redactarán un Plan de asistencia y continuidad del aprendizaje.  El propósito de este plan es describir los servicios más importantes que PUSD brindará durante el tiempo de cierre de las escuelas debido a la pandemia COVID-19. El plan incluye información sobre:
·       Instrucción de aprendizaje a distancia
·       Acceso a la tecnología
·       Apoyo para estudiantes con necesidades únicas
·       Pérdida de aprendizaje de los alumnos
·       Aprendizaje socioemocional
·       Enfoques para involucrar a los estudiantes en la instrucción
·       Nutrición/Comidas provistas
Se invita a los padres a leer el plan en inglés y español aquí: Plan de asistencia y continuidad del
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