Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 6, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 6, 2021 
9EDUCATION AND YOUTH Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 6, 2021 



Beginning with PreK-5th grade

• Hybrid Simultaneous - in-person and remote
• Reconfiguring classrooms to maintain social distance • Installation of air purifiers, filters
• Plexiglass in classrooms
• Cleaning and disinfecting of every room in every school and office
• Providing face coverings, PPE, and signage
• Creating a school-based COVID-19 testing and contact tracing program
• Offering COVID-19 vaccines to employees (as a service, not a condition to reopen) 
Elementary SchoolLos Angeles County has reached the threshold to reopen elementary schools according to the California 
Blueprint for a Safer Economy. PUSD is implementing health and safety requirements and is preparing 
to welcome elementary students back for in-person learning with a hybrid schedule with a staggeredschedule beginning March 30. 

Middle and High SchoolAccording to the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy, middle and high schools (grades 7-12) 
can open when the county has moved to the red tier and have also followed the school re-opening 
guidance. The threshold is 7.0% positivity rate. Currently the LA County rate is 7.2%. It is expectedthat Middle and High School reopening will follow soon. 


Pasadena Unified is triggering plans for the safe return of all PreK-5th grade elementary studentswho wish to participate in on-campus instruction beginning the week of March 29, subject to Board 
approval. Schools will operate on a hybrid simultaneous learning model, with groups of studentsphysically in the classroom with their teacher while a group of their classmates participates via distancelearning. 

Opening schedule, subject to Board of Education approval:

Monday, March 29 - all students remain on distance learning
Tuesday, March 30 - PreK-Kindergarten return to all elementary schools
Wednesday, March 31 - No School: Cesar Chavez Holiday
Thursday, April 1 - Grades 1 and 2 return, grades PreK-Kindergarten also on campus
Friday, April 2 - PreK-2nd grades on campus
April 5-8, 2021 - Spring Break
Monday, April 12 - all students on distance learning
Tuesday, April 13 - Students in grades 3-5 return, students in PreK-2nd grade on campus 
Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs are planning to open together with the District’s PreK-2grades with in-person full and half-day programs. 


PUSD adheres to health and safety protocols recommended by the California and PasadenaDepartments of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including: 

Fewer students on campus at one time
Completing daily temperature and symptom checks for all students and employees reportingto schools and district sites 
Requiring and providing all necessary face coverings and personal protective equipment
Adding handwashing and hand sanitizer-dispensing stations added on campuses
Conducting enhanced daily cleaning and disinfecting protocols each evening
Reconfiguring classrooms to maintain physical distancing
Installing plexiglass barriers for teachers at their workstations/desks
Building in time for frequent hand washing and sanitizing
Placing upgraded (MERV 10) filters in air conditioning units and adding commercial-gradeportable high-efficiency particulate air purifiers in all classrooms
Posting directional and informational signage throughout school and district facilities
Staggering recess/nutrition breaks on campus for physical distancing
Following all protocols for quarantining and contact tracing
Limiting non-essential visitors to school and district facilities
Creating COVID-19 surveillance testing
Offering COVID-19 vaccines to all employeesThe California and Pasadena Public Health Departments require all schools reopening for in-person 
Alverno Heights Academy Email: 
200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Odyssey Charter School 

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara 
725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001 

E-mail address: 

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


180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007 

Pasadena High School 

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

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez 
Arroyo Pacific Academy 


41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke St. Rita Catholic School 
E-mail address: 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114 

Barnhart School 

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 


(626) 446-5588Head of School: Ethan Williamson Sierra Madre Elementary School 
Kindergarten - 8th grade 141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
website: (626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS

E-mail address: 
Bethany Christian School 

Sierra Madre Middle School 

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

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

(626) 355-3527 

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom 
Preschool-TK-8th Grade 

E-mail address: 

Principal: Dr. William Walnerwebsite: www. Walden School 
Clairbourn School 

74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
8400 Huntington Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166 
San Gabriel, CA 91775 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 

Weizmann Day School 

FAX: 626-286-1528 

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 


(626) 797-0204Foothill Oaks Academy Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010 

Wilson Middle School 

(626) 301-9809 

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Principal: Nancy Lopez 

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln 

E-mail address: 
Pasadena Unified School District 

Frostig School 

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

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 

(626) 396-3600 Website: 
(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke Arcadia Unified School District 
Email: 234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 821-8300 Website: 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Monrovia Unified School District 

(626) 355-2410 325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016 
Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner (626) 471-2000website: Website: 

High Point Academy Duarte Unified School District 
1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 
Pasadena, Ca. 91107 (626)599-5000Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 Website: 

Arcadia Christian School 
La Salle College Preparatory 1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 
3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
(626) 351-8951 website: 626-574-8229/626-574-0805Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian Email:

Principal: Cindy Harmon 

Monrovia High School 


325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 
instruction to post a COVID-19 safety plan and checklist on their website. You can find PUSD’s 
COVID-19 Safety Plan at 

All classrooms are equipped with commercial-grade air purifiers designed for 24/7 smart air cleaningfor enclosed shared air environments. Filters on air conditioning units have been upgraded to MERV 
10 filters rated for hospital and laboratory use. 



As of February 24, 2021 

o PUSD has completed the vaccination of 270 employees for first or second doses. 
o This week only, 550 PreK-8 teachers and staff have an opportunity to get the vaccine through 
a partnership with Pasadena Public Health 

o PUSD employee vaccine clinics are generally held Thursdays & Fridays, depending on vaccinesupplies. PUSD clinics are tentatively scheduled March 4-5, 2021, depending on supply
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