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Continuity of Learning (Resources for Parents)

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Summer 2020, Weekly Communication
As we progress through the planning and implementation of returning to school for the 20-21 school year, you can count on this newsletter coming out every Thursday Between June 18- August 13th. We will keep you updated on any information or decisions, as well as inform you of ways to provide input.
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Verano 2020, comunicación semanal
A medida que avanzamos en la planificación e implementación del regreso a la escuela para el año escolar 20-21, puede contar con que este boletín saldrá todos los jueves entre el 18 de junio y el 13 de agosto. Lo mantendremos informado sobre cualquier información o decisión, así como también le informaremos sobre las formas de brindar su opinión.
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Monday May 18 Update: Last Day of School Year is May 29th, 2020.
Read more here.
Friday April 3 Update: Distance Learning continues until May 29, 2020
Our local governing board is committed to providing educational opportunities for distance learning until such time as school is able to reopen for in-person learning. We will keep you updated if there is any change, but for now, we will extend distance learning until May 29th, shifting from supplemental to required distance learning on April 27th.  We are monitoring the situation daily and will keep you updated with any additional information.
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Thank you for supporting your child’s learning during this trying time. We are providing you this list of vetted resources for you to use with your child to avoid gaps in learning. While these resources are digital, plans are in development for non digital resources.  Please contact your child’s school by phone if you would like to request this. We also encourage you to take this time to allow students to pursue their passions and research topics of their choosing. Others have found it helpful to set up a daily schedule to establish a sense of normalcy and routine. Some examples can be found here. Information is changing rapidly and we will do our best to keep you informed via email, text and our district website.® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy Daily Schedules for School Closures

Khan Academy offers no‐​cost YouTube instructional videos in a wide range of content areas, including all levels of mathematics, English language arts, science, history, computer science and programming, and SAT preparation. Content is aligned with state curriculum standards, and parents can view and track their children’s progress. Khan Academy is widely used in schools across the country and can be a great resource for in‐​home learning.


Lumosity offers free brain games to keep student minds actively engaged. The games use problem solving, critical thinking, and memory to keep students on their toes and strengthen their skills. 

Marginal Revolution University 

Mystery Science School Closure Resources

(MRU) – Economics isn’t always taught at the K‑12 level, but the dynamic, self‐​paced introductory economics courses offered for free through MRU are likely to pique your older child’s interest. These are also great classes for you to learn alongside your child.


Mystery Science has many free, easy science lessons for remote learning for grades K-5.


Offers social studies and current events at instructional reading level

Open Culture  

Access 1,500 free, online audio and video courses from top universities, as well as 1,000 free audio books.

Open (Online Physical Education Network)

Games for parents to use to make their home an active home. Resources to help teachers and parents partner as they work together to provide meaningful movement opportunities that progress students toward physical education and social & emotional learning outcomes.

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia provides students with free lesson plans, videos, and games aligned with standards they are learning in the classroom.

Prodigy (1st-8th)

Prodigy Math Game is a fantasy-based web and app game that covers skills learned in grades one through eight. 

Renaissance Learning

Access for taking Accelerated Reader tests at home (elementary).

Smithsonian Institution

Many museums, including the Smithsonian Institution and especially its open access Learning Lab, offer free, online resources and activities for learners. Check out the websites of your favorite museums to see what free, digital education tools are available.

StorylineOnline Reading (TK-5)

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.



TEDEd brings lessons to life for students through animation.  TEDEd collects the best teacher lessons around the world, and then it turns them into shareable animated videos for students.

Varsity Tutors

Virtual School Day is a free resource that includes an individualized curriculum of live, online classes and educational resources intended to help keep students engaged. Resources include:

   • 30 hours a week of online instruction that is free, high-quality, live, and interactive

   • Adaptive assessment tools to help parents build grade-appropriate learning plans

   • Supplementary learning content that includes practice problems, quizzes, and flashcards

   • Editorial content designed to aid parents during this unprecedented time


YouCubed is a free K-12 math resource from Stanford University's Graduate School of Education. Tasks are activities that can be filtered by grade, level of difficulty, concept, MP standard, and topic. They can be downloaded as PDFs.


Art For Kids hub


Simply Special Ed

Free activities for parents

Curriculum Associates

Free printable resources for parents in math and language arts

John Muir Laws

Provides access to video tutorials on every subject related to field journaling and nature illustration. Under the Blog tab are a lot of the video resources. Under the For Teachers Tab there is a downloadable curriculum that we use and other resources

Winter Wildlands

Winter Wildlands is the PUSD winter snow science partner. The curriculum and a few videos are available on this page.

Beetles Project

BEETLES is a Lawrence Hall of Science Partnership in development. On the right side of the page are categories. Each category has clear step-by-step field activities to do with students. This is high quality field science that includes various levels.

Printable at home Activity Packs


P.E. with Joe

For work permits, please contact Wendi James at our District Office, at her email

Parents, please take a moment to either opt in or opt out of Chromebook device protection. There is only a limited time to opt in for this service, as the deadline is Monday, March 30th at 11:59pm.
As a reminder, parents are responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged Chromebooks. Please consider if this device protection is right for you.