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In-person instruction to begin opening April 20 for grades 6-12 

Pasadena, CA (March 26, 2021) – The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) and United Teachers 
of Pasadena (UTP) reached an agreement on reopening middle and high schools for in-person 
instruction, setting the date for student cohorts to begin returning to campus on April 20, 2021. 

“We’re very pleased to come to this agreement with UTP,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald, 
Ed.D. “Teachers and other employees represented by UTP are a vital link to student learning. Our 
goal has always been to work collaboratively with our labor partners in coming to a solution that 
benefits our entire PUSD community.” 

As previously announced, PUSD student cohorts in preschool through second grade will begin returning 
April 13. Student cohorts in grades 3-5 return April 20. 

Student cohorts in grades 6-12 will begin to return for in-person instruction on April 20 in the 
hybrid simultaneous learning model where groups of students are in the classroom and their classmates 
remain in distance learning. About Simultaneous Learning 

“The return to in-person learning, when students can interact with their peers and meet face to face 
with their teachers, is a tremendous step forward as our community recovers from the pandemic,” 
said Superintendent McDonald. “We are excited to welcome students back to campus.” 

Students who select in-person learning will be on campus in cohorts for two consecutive days between 
Tuesday and Friday and the remainder of the week in distance learning. Students will be on 
campus either Tuesday-Wednesday or Thursday-Friday, depending on their cohort assignment. 

Cohorts will be assigned according to the results of the Return to Campus Survey which closes for 
6-12 parents/guardians on April 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Schools will notify parents/guardians about 
their students’ cohort assignments the week of April 12. Middle and high schools will hold orientation 
sessions for their school communities the week of April 12. 

School Day Schedule:

The number of instructional minutes and start/dismissal times remain the same. Schools will send 
out specific schedules about class periods, as these may vary by campus. 

In-person student cohorts will exit from the campus at lunchtime and resume personalized learning 
time at home until the school day dismisses. Personalized learning time includes small-group and/
or asynchronous learning. 

Asynchronous Learning Days

Middle and high school UTP members will have up to three days (April 1, 2, and 12) to prepare 
classrooms for social distancing. Students may be in asynchronous learning on those days. Students 
in grades 6-12 should check their Canvas account for directions from their teachers on April 1, 2, 
and 12. 

UTP members in middle and high school will return to work locations on April 13 and teachers will 
be teaching from their classroom while 6-12th grade students remain in distance learning. Grade 
6-12 student cohorts will begin returning to campus on April 20. 

Middle and High Schools Reopening Calendar

April 1, 2, 12Students in grades 6-12 may be in asynchronous learning days while teachers prepare for social 
distancing. Students should check their Canvas account for directions from their teachers on April 
1, 2, and 12. 

April 7Return to School Survey for grades 6-12 closes at 11:59 p.m. Complete the survey at 

April 13-16Students in synchronous distance learning. Teachers will be in their classrooms. 

April 19All students in distance learning 

April 20Middle and high school student cohorts begin returning to campusStudent cohorts in grades 3-5 also begin returning 

Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. FanaraE-mail address: 
Arcadia Christian School 

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
626-574-8229/626-574-0805Email: inquiry@acslions.comPrincipal: Cindy Harmonwebsite: 

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil ClarkeE-mail address: 
Barnhart School 

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
(626) 446-5588Head of School: Ethan Williamson 
Kindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 

Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-3527Preschool-TK-8th Grade 
Principal: Dr. William Walnerwebsite: www. 

Clairbourn School 

8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 

Holy Family Catholic School

1301 Rollin Street South Pasadena Ca 91030 
(626) 799-4354 •
Transitional Kindergarten - 8th GradePrincipal: Mrs. Darcie GirmusWebsite: info@holyfamily.orgFacebook & Instagram @HFSKnights 

Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010(626) 301-9809Principal: Nancy 

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 
(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 

The Gooden School 

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-2410Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner 

High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon RoadPasadena, 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 JacksonEmail: 
Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neillwebsite: 
Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandezwebsite: 
St. Rita Catholic School 

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114solis@st-ritaschool.orgWebsite: 

Sierra Madre Elementary School

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

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUISE-mail address: 
Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett NewsomE-mail address: 
Walden School 

74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 

Wilson Middle School 

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth EsselnE-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) 471-2000Website: 

Duarte Unified School District 

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 

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