Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 15, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 15, 2020 



The first day of school is August 17 and begins in remote learning. Here are some 
important updates:

• Daily Schedules are out! See sample schedules by elementary, middle, and high 
school. Schools will send specific schedules to students.

• 2020-21 Calendar Changes - To provide additional time for professional development 
devoted to distance learning and teaching, August 20-21 are now staff development 
days. There will be no remote learning sessions for students on August 20 and 

• Transitional Kindergarten (TK) - To clarify some confusion, PUSD is offering 
Transitional Kindergarten in 2020-21 for all students whose fifth birthday is on September 
2 through December 2, 2020. Like all other grades, Transitional Kindergarten 
will begin in a remote learning environment. Enroll now! Here is the list of schools 
that offer Transitional Kindergarten. Contact schools to enroll.

o Once we can move to Phase 3 (when schools reopen in the hybrid in-person 
model with some remote days and with less than 50% of the student population on 
campus at a time), our Transitional Kindergarten will continue. More information 
will be forthcoming as we begin the transition to Phase 3. 

o TK teachers are working to provide both remote and hands-on activities for 
students. Teachers are preparing packets, online lessons through Canvas (our learning 
management system), and supply kits for students. TK students will be issued PUSD 
Chromebooks starting this week. Schools will notify parents about schedules and 
procedures to safely pick up items.

• Getting Ready for the First Day of School: August 17, 2020, in Remote 

o Due to PUSD’s re-opening structure, all students will engage in remote learning 
at the start of the school year. This starts the first day of school, Monday, August 

o Every student is provided with a PUSD-provided Chromebook.

o Students will be expected to login in and start their school day at the regular 
start time.

o Schools will provide students and parents with specific schedules. See sample 

o Students will use the Canvas Learning Management System which will appear 
on their Clever Dashboard. Canvas contains the course(s) that students will need for 
learning activities. Students can log into Canvas from any device when logged into a 
Chrome browser.

o Internet Hotspots can be requested via or email helpdesk@

o Picking up Academic Materials & Technology: The distribution of student textbooks, 
supplies, and devices (Chromebooks, etc.) begins the week of August 10. To 
ensure the safety of students, school staff, and families, distribution will be staggered 
over several dates and times. The dates and times will be communicated to parents/
guardians by each school.

• How Parents Can Support Learning at Home - Check PUSD’s Family Engagement 
Canvas Page for videos and workshops. Topics include “How to" Tech Assistance, 
Tips and Tools to Help You and Your Children Manage Stress and Anxiety, and 

• Join the Special Education Department for a virtual meeting on Tuesday, 
August 11, 2020, to meet new members of the team and hear about plans for remote 
learning and the IEP Process during remote learning. The virtual meetings will be 
held online Tuesday, August 11 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (English) Meeting Details; 7:00 
p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Español) Detalles 

• Please review our School Opening Guide for more information.

• See a Glossary of Terms

• Visit for the latest updates

Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 

Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Dr. William Walner

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website:

Arcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010



Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade



Principal: Cindy Harmon



The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors allocated $15 million in CARES Act funding 
for childcare vouchers to serve essential workers and low-income families in the County. The 
Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education is contracting with the Child Care 
Alliance, a network of LA County Resource and Referral /Alternative Payment agencies, to 
distribute vouchers. 

Families seeking early care and education services may call 888-92-CHILD (888-922-4453). 
Eligibility for these vouchers is set by the state. 

At this time, Child Care Alliance are still in the process of implementing the program in partnership 
with LA County. Interested families are encouraged to call Child Care Alliance and 
provide contact information and zip code. The zip code will help them search their database 
for a Resource and Referral agency, which is where they will forward the family’s information. 
Once the program is implemented, a local Resource and Referral agency will reach out 
to the families to provide further details. 

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