Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 14, 2021

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 14, 2021 


A Message from Superintendent Brian McDonald 


Alverno Heights Academy High Point Academy 

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara Pasadena, Ca. 91107 
E-mail address: Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 

Arcadia Christian School 

La Salle College Preparatory 

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 

Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website: 
Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian 
Principal: Cindy Harmon Monrovia High School 
website: 325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 
Arcadia High School 


180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee Odyssey Charter School 725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

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


41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke Pasadena High School 
E-mail address: 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.
(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez 
Barnhart School 


240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 446-5588 St. Rita Catholic School 
Head of School: Tonya Beilstein 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
Kindergarten - 8th grade Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114 

Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Sierra Madre Elementary School 

(626) 355-3527 141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
Preschool-TK-8th Grade (626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS 
Principal: Dr. William Walner E-mail address: 
website: www. 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
Clairbourn School 160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
8400 Huntington Drive (626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom 
San Gabriel, CA 91775 E-mail address: 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 

Walden School 

FAX: 626-286-1528 

74 S San Gabriel Blvd 


Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166Holy Family Catholic School 
1301 Rollin Street South Pasadena Ca 91030 

Weizmann Day School 

(626) 799-4354 • 

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Transitional Kindergarten - 8th Grade 

(626) 797-0204

Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Garzia 

Lisa Feldman: Head of School 

Website: Wilson Middle School 
Facebook & Instagram @HFSKnights 300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln 
Foothill Oaks Academy 

E-mail address: 

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 Pasadena Unified School District 
Principal: Nancy Lopez 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109 (626) 396-3600 Website: 
Arcadia Unified School District 
Frostig School 234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 821-8300 Website: 
(626) 791-1255 

Monrovia Unified School District 

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 

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


(626) 471-2000 
The Gooden School Website: 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Duarte Unified School District 

(626) 355-2410 

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner 







New State Public Health Order

 Governor Gavin Newsom announced 
a new public health 
order today requiring all school 
staff to either show proof of full 
vaccination or be tested at least 

once per week for COVID-19. 
The new policy for school staff will take effect 
on August 12, 2021, and schools must be in full 
compliance by October 15, 2021. 


 An estimated 96% of PUSD employees are already 
vaccinated for COVID-19. PUSD teachers, 
administrators, and staff were among the 
first in Los Angeles County to get vaccinated 
through district-run mobile clinics and through 
our partnership with the Pasadena Public Health 


 The State’s new public health order applies immediately 
to all PUSD employees and PUSD-
contracted employees - anyone who works directly 
with students.

 Employees have two options: show proof of full 
vaccination or be tested every week. Procedures 
for showing proof will be sent to employees by 
Human Resources.

 Employees can get the vaccine through PUSD’s 
Primary Health Clinic. To make an appointment, 
please contact the clinic at (626) 396-3600, ext 


 PUSD strongly encourages students ages 12 and 
older to get the vaccine as soon as possible. PUSD 
Health Programs and the City of Pasadena offer 
opportunities for vaccination. The state has not 
required the COVID-19 vaccine for students. 


 We’re strengthening PUSD’s already robust testing 

Per this new public health order, effective imme

diately all unvaccinated employees 
must take a weekly COVID-
19 test. Tests will be available 
at school sites and at the PUSD 
Primary Health Clinic. 


 To strengthen safety measures for students, we 
have developed a risk-based approach to testing 
students in grades 6 - 12. This strategy was 
developed in consultation with Pasadena Public 
Health Department:

 A risk-based sample of students in grades 6 - 12 
will be offered a COVID-19 PCR test (with informed 
parents/guardians consent).

 Unvaccinated student-athletes, band members, 
and ROTC will be required to take weekly tests, 
with informed parent/guardian consent. A negative 
test result is required to participate. This 
strategy captures students most at-risk of transmission 
because of the activities involved such as 
physical exertion and proximity of individuals.

 Get Tested! 

 We strongly encourage all students not yet eligible 
for vaccination to get tested. PUSD is providing 
incentives for students to get tested. These 
include gift cards, water bottles, stickers, and 
drawings for gift baskets for the family. 

How and Where PUSD Students and Staff Can 
Get Tested 

PUSD offers COVID-19 PCR oral or nasal swab 
tests on campuses and at the District’s Primary 
Clinic, 8 a.m. - 3:30 pm. By appointment, please 
call (626) 396-3600, ext 88180.

 On PUSD campuses - starting the week of August 
Register for testing here: https://home.color.

Get vaccinated!

 I strongly encourage everyone who is eligible 
to get vaccinated to help schools safely return 
to in-person learning by reducing transmission 
risk. Learn more at 


"For several years, students from the California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley have taken 
college-level courses at their high school campus, thanks to a dual enrollment partnership with Cit-
rus College. Before the pandemic, a handful of high school students toured Citrus College to learn 
about its arts programs." Photo courtesy Citrus College/CSArts-SGV. 

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