Students must be officially registered at PAUSD before being accepted into our summer school program.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our school community and our way of life, I wanted to inform you on how we’re approaching Summer School this year. This year, all summer school programs will be offered online using a variety of models for elementary, middle and high school .  Our summer school administrative team is working diligently to design program options to best serve our students under the current conditions while ensuring the safety and well-being of our students.

In addition to the academic programs offered beginning July 6th, all students in grades K-8 will have access to a summer online resource that will focus on social-emotional learning.

Best,

Judy J. Argumedo
Director of Academic Supports

Jargumedo@pausd.org

Contact Information:

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Elementary School Summer Program (Rising K - 5)

MAIN OFFICE:  25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto CA  94306

Coordinator: Nikole Manou (nmanou@pausd.org)Phone:  (650) 329-3958Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm Monday – Friday
Summer School Secretary:  Amy Love (alove@pausd.org)Phone:  (650) 329-3958Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday

Vision

We believe in developing a summer program that equitably supports and challenges students who experience an opportunity gap through an engaging and integrated curriculum that blends academic instruction with enrichment.

Eligibility Criteria

PAUSD eligible students will be identified and invited to participate. An invitation will be sent out by the end of February.   

Curriculum

The summer school program will not follow the traditional academic intervention model. Our goal is to provide students with a highly engaging and hands-on curriculum to maintain their skills over the summer and develop a positive attitude towards school. We believe that this can be done through a curriculum that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) using a project-based learning approach for the purpose of developing high engagement levels in students.  

For those registered K-2:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our school community and our way of life, I wanted to inform you on how we’re approaching Summer School this year. Our summer school administrative team is working diligently to design program options to best serve our students under the current conditions while ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff.

This year, all summer school programs will be offered online for rising 3rd-6th grade students. This program is offered through FEV Tutor and will be delivered by a live teacher. Eligible students will receive a minimum of 10 hours of 1:1 tutoring in reading and/or math. In addition, beginning July 6th, all students in grades K-8 will have access to a summer online resource that will focus on social-emotional learning. Additional details about this course will be sent before the school year ends.

It is especially important during this time that students read or be read to daily to continue to build important literacy and math skills. Resources to access books online and practice math skills are listed below. If you are having trouble accessing books or need assistance getting books or other resources for your child, please contact: Miguel Fittoria mifittori@pausd.org

For questions about summer school please contact: Judy Argumedo jargumedo@pausd.org

Included are multiple multilingual sites:

Starfall

Libros/español

Cuentas/juegos/musica/ español

Martha Speaks

Stories / Libros /español

Digital Library *K-5

Super Why?

Vocabulary Games

BookBox /español

Story Place

Grammar Practice

World Wonders

Literacy Center

Picture Books/Chapter Books

Practice Activities

Story Place

Fabulas español

ELL Breaking News

Story Books

SLA/Culture/español

Math Games K-8

Picture Match

Dr. Seuss Land

ELL LSRW practice

ABC Ya Kinder

Multilingual Books / all genres

Multi-level Grammar

ABC Ya First

BookBox / español

Internet Picture Dictionary

For those registered 2-5:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our school community and our way of life, I wanted to inform you on how we’re approaching Summer School this year. Our summer school administrative team is working diligently to design program options to best serve our students under the current conditions while ensuring the safety and well-being of our students.

This year, all summer school programs will be offered online for rising 3rd-6th grade students. This program is offered through FEV Tutor and is delivered by a live teacher and will include 1:1 tutoring in reading and/or math. Information about FEV tutoring can be found at this website: https://www.fevtutor.com

If you would like for your student to participate  please respond to Wendy Velez wvelez@pausd.org  to allow permission for the FEV Tutoring program to reach out to you to set up online tutoring. If your student is currently receiving services from FEV tutoring, please respond to this email stating you would like for your child to continue. 

For questions about summer school please contact: Judy Argumedo jargumedo@pausd.org

For those invited to summer school but did  not register:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Your student was invited to participate in the summer school program, but PAUSD did not receive your registration forms.  If you sent it the week before school closure it is possibly at a site and staff does not have access to sites at this time.  This is a second opportunity to register for a summer school option. 

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our school community and our way of life, I wanted to inform you on how we’re approaching Summer School this year. Our summer school administrative team is working diligently to design program options to best serve our students under the current conditions while ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff.

This year, all summer school programs will be offered online for rising 3rd-6th grade students. This program is offered through FEV Tutor and is delivered by a live teacher and will include 1:1 tutoring in reading and/or math. Information about FEV tutoring can be found at this website: https://www.fevtutor.com/

If you would like for your student to participate  please respond to Wendy Velez wvelez@pausd.org   to allow permission for the FEV Tutoring program to reach out to you to set up online tutoring. If your student is currently receiving services from FEV tutoring, please respond to this email stating you would like for your child to continue. 

For questions about summer school please contact: Judy Argumedo jargumedo@pausd.org


Special Education Extended School Year (ESY) Program

ESY Summer School Program follows its own preset criteria for participation and registration is by invitation only. If a child has participated in this program in the past, please contact Megan Hsu (mhsu@pausd.org) or your child's case manager to inquire about this year's ESY program. 


ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL SITE INFORMATION AND DATES

Elementary Program

This year, all summer school programs will be offered online. The elementary summer program is invite only, for rising 3rd-6th grade students who have been identified by the district summer school office. Identified students already received an invitation prior, to school closure. This program is offered through FEV Tutor and is delivered by a live teacher and will include 1:1 tutoring in reading and/or math. Information about FEV tutoring can be found at this website: https://www.fevtutor.com/

Dates

Focus Groups

Target

July 6th – 31st

 

Rising 3rd-6th underperforming students, identified by Research Evaluation and Assessment

Rising 3rd - focus on reading with FEV tutor and continued access to Dreambox program

 

Rising 4th, 5th & 6th will continue focusing on reading and mathematics with FEV tutor

July 1st-July 30th  

Open to all students

 

 

 

Online Schoology course in Social Emotional Learning

 

Summer School Principal:  Kevin Rouse. krouse@pausd.org

Summer School Secretary: Alicia Gonzales, igonzales@pausd.org

  • All K-8  students will have Lexia and Dreambox access through June 30th.
  • Elementary students will receive ten hours of FEV Tutor (online, one-to-one tutoring) over 4 weeks, with assignments to complete between sessions.
  • Social Emotional Learning class will be available for all students K-8 through Schoology.
  • Extended School Year summer program to be coordinated by the Special Education Department.

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Middle School Summer Program: (Rising 6 - 8)

MAIN OFFICE (pre-season):  50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto CA  94301 (Paly HS, Tower Building-Rm. 8) 

Summer School Coordinator: Dave Hoshiwara (pre-season)Phone:  (650) 329-3752Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Summer School Secretary:  Natalie Skelton (nskelton@pausd.org)Phone:  (650) 329-3754Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday

The Middle School Summer School Program for 2020 is designed to support rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders. 


Registration is by invitation only.

Vision

We believe in developing an engaging summer program that provides opportunities for our students to advance, equitably supports and challenges students experiencing an opportunity gap.

Eligibility Criteria

PAUSD eligible students will be identified and invited to participate. An invitation will be sent out by the end of February.  Middle school students will rotate through three classes:  English, Mathematics, and an elective.

  • Online Bridge to Algebra 8* Course:  June 22 to July 31 through Schoology

Bridge to Algebra 8 is ONLINE (Rising 8th Graders ONLY: downloadable signature sheet is here. Please log in to your PAUSD account to register. Students’ accounts will work with the form. If you have difficulty, please have your student reach out to a math teacher while at school to help with registration.)  

Please contact your school counselor for more information.

Middle School Program

Dates

Grades

Focus Groups

Target

July 6th – 31st

 

7th & 8th

Underperforming students

Math curriculum and reading online software program

TBD

 

6th grade

Underperforming students

Math curriculum-currently pending

June 22nd - July 31st (6 weeks)

7th

Bridge to Algebra

 

Online course

Starting July 1st

6-8th

All students

Online Schoology course on Social Emotional Learning  

 

Summer School Principal: Kim Lohse klohse@pausd.org

  • Middle school programs will go to 2 hours of class instruction and focus on underperforming students, with time to assess for learning loss.
  • Social Emotional Learning class will be available for all students K-8 through Schoology.
  • Extended School Year summer program to be coordinated by the Special Education Department.

Middle School Program Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Are the dates for summer school the same as before?

  • No, the new dates are July 6th – 31st

2. Originally summer school was 4 hours per day (2 hours of Math, 1 hour of English, and 1 hour of Elective). Will this continue?

  • No, this program will focus on math through Schoology and reading through an online software program, Lexia.  Lexia is a self-paced program, with lessons embedded for your student’s level. https://www.lexialearning.com/products/powerup

3. Is the video platform through Zoom?

  • Yes, teachers will use Zoom, Screencastify and Schoology

4. Is there an elective component?

  • No, however, all students K-8 will receive information about an upcoming optional course that focuses on Social Emotional Learning, 

5. Who are the teachers of  the Math class?

  • The teachers are PAUSD middle school math teachers.  The teachers information will be updated in the next few weeks.

For those registered:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our school community and our way of life, I wanted to inform you on how we’re approaching Summer School this year. Our summer school administrative team is working diligently to design program options to best serve our students under the current conditions while ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff.

The summer middle school online program will focus on math and will be a live course on Schoology, similar to your student’s current math course.  The online program Lexia, which focuses on literacy will also be offered.  Please respond to Wendy Velez wvelez@pausd.org  to confirm you would like to register your child in the online summer program.

For questions about summer school please contact: Judy Argumedo jargumedo@pausd.org

For those not registered:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our school community and our way of life, I wanted to inform you on how we’re approaching Summer School this year. Our summer school administrative team is working diligently to design program options to best serve our students under the current conditions while ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff.

The summer middle school online program will focus on math and will be a live course on Schoology, similar to your student’s current math course.  This is a second opportunity to register your child for this program.  The online program Lexia, which focuses on literacy will also be offered.  Please respond to Wendy Velez wvelez@pausd.org  to confirm you would like to register your child in the online summer program.

For questions about summer school please contact: Judy Argumedo jargumedo@pausd.org

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Special Education Extended School Year (ESY) Program

ESY Summer School Program follows its own preset criteria for participation and registration is by invitation only. If a child has participated in this program in the past, please contact Jennifer Baker (jbaker@pausd.org), Cynthia Loleng-Perez (clolengperez@pausd.org), or your child's case manager to inquire about this year's ESY program. 

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High School Summer Program (Rising 9 - 12)

Dates

Focus Groups

July 6th - August  21st

 

Credit Recovery:

Students missing credit

July 6th - August  21st

 

 

Chemistry:

Students missing Chemistry credit

July 6th - July  27th

 

Living Skills:

Juniors & Seniors who already signed up through the summer school office.

MAIN OFFICE (pre-season):  50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto CA  94301 (Paly HS, Tower Building-Rm. 8) 

Summer School Coordinator: Dave Hoshiwara (pre-season)Phone:  (650) 329-3752Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Summer School Secretary:  Natalie Skelton (nskelton@pausd.org)Phone:  (650) 329-3754Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday

Updated Summer School Information available through the PAUSD parent portal as of May 2020:

High School (English) (Please use your PAUSD account to access)
High School (Spanish) (Utilice su información de PAUSD para accedar)
High School (Mandarin) (Qǐng shǐyòng nín de PAUSD xìnxī jìnxíng fǎngwèn)

High School Program

PAUSD has been working hard to streamline your summer school experience this year. Partnering with UC Scout, summer credit recovery and econ classes will now all be online, and you will have time to complete your course through August. The online UC Scout summer program is only for credit recovery and Economics.  Living Skills will be offered through the Schoology platform for those students already signed up prior to school closure.  New registrations for Living Skills will not be accepted.

Dates

Focus Groups

July 6th - August  21st

 

Credit Recovery:

Students missing credit

July 6th - August  21st

 

 

Chemistry:

Students missing Chemistry credit

July 6th - July  27th

 

Living Skills:

Juniors & Seniors who already signed up through the summer school office.

Summer School Administrators:  Dave Hoshiwara dhoshiwara@pausd.org and Judy Argumedo jargumedo@pausd.org

Credit Recovery:

  • UC Scout https://www.ucscout.org/about-scout will be used for credit recovery only.  Only kids who need credit recovery will be invited to participate in summer school. Credit recovery courses will be limited to two online courses for the summer.
  • Students cannot register with UC Scout to level up a math or science course.  Registration with UC Scout must go through PAUSD Summer School. Students will receive instructions from the PAUSD Summer School Office on how to register with UC Scout.
  • Chemistry is not offered through UC Scout. PAUSD will provide an online course through Schoology.
  • Economics will be offered through UC Scout. Only students previously enrolled can access.

Classes not offered:

  • Geometry A
  • Contemporary World History

Grades/Credit/No Credit:

  • Students retaking a semester one course for credit recovery can use UC Scout to replace a D/F.
  • Students retaking a semester two course can use UC Scout to replace the course with credit. All summer courses intended for semester two credit recovery will receive credit/no credit only.

Registration:

  • REGISTRATION MUST GO THROUGH YOUR STUDENT’S COUNSELOR.
  • Summer School will not be using or organizing registration through UC Scout to take classes for leveling up a math course or to take an extra course, ONLY for students who did not receive credit for semester 2, or received a D or F for semester 1.
  • Once students are confirmed by the summer school office for credit recovery the summer school office will send email instructions on how to create an account with UC Scout and access the customized PAUSD course.  Reservation tickets will be required to access course.
  • Please note that students cannot sign up for UC Scout on their own to receive credit. Registration must go through the student’s counselor and the summer school office.

Credit Recovery Summer Courses:

  • On Demand is for students who need a UC Scout teacher. All teachers hold the appropriate California credentials to teach their respective subjects. In On Demand, students can progress at their own pace, however the course must be completed by the section end date.

Courses Offered:

English Courses

Course description

9th English

Semester 1

Semester 2

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/english-9

10th English

Semester 1

Semester 2 (Writer's Craft)

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/english-10

11th

Semester 1 (American Literature) Semester 2

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/english-11

12th

Semester 1

Semester 2

Classic Mythology

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/english-12

Mathematics

 

Algebra 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/algebra-i

Geometry

Semester 1

Semester 2

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/geometry

Algebra 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/algebra-ii

Science

 

Biology

Semester 1

Semester 2

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/biology-0

Social Studies

 

Economy

Semester 1

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/economics

US Government

Semester 1

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/us-government-and-politics

US History

Semester 1

Semester 2

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/us-history

World History

Semester 1

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/world-history

World Languages

 

Spanish 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

https://www.ucscout.org/courses/spanish-2

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Living Skills:

  • Living skills will be offered to those who already signed up.
  •  Students will receive notification of class mid-June.
  • Living skills curriculum is currently being created by high school living skills teachers.

Possible Living Skills High School Daily Schedule:

8-9 Prep
9-10 Session 1 Zoom
10-11 Session 2 Zoom
11-12 Office Hours

The high school summer program is mostly for credit recovery. There are two ways to register for summer classes: either through your counselor's recommendation or online through our ASAP software.​​

​​​​​ PAUSD students will be registered by their counselor for recommended classes and be notified of their enrollment in June.  

You may register online at ASAP without counselor permission for the following classes (subject to change) : 

1. Economics (rising 12th graders only)

2. Living Skills (rising 11th and 12th graders only)

Dear Living Skills Registrants:
Please note the changes for your summer school curriculum. Living Skills will be offered through the Schoology platform for those students alread
y signed up prior to school closure. New registrations for Living Skills will not be accepted.

Living Skills:

● Living skills will be offered to those who already signed up.

● Students will receive notification of class mid-June.

●Living skills curriculum is currently being created by high school living skills teachers

Possible Living Skills High School Daily Schedule:

July 6 - July 27

8-9 Prep
9-10 Session 1 Zoom
10-11 Session 2 Zoom
11-12 Office Hours

This is all the information that we have as of now, but more details will come soon. Thanks again for all of your patience and take care.

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FOR ALL OTHER SUMMER SCHOOL CLASSES, YOU MUST BE APPROVED AND ENROLLED BY YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR.
CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE 2020 SUMMER COURSE CATALOG (NOT ALL SUMMER SCHOOL CLASSES ARE SHOWN ABOVE).

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Bridge to Geometry A (Rising 9th Graders ONLY):  The downloadable signature sheet can be found herePlease log in to your PASUD account to register. Please print the document, fill it out, then take it to your school for the admin staff to sign. The school staff member will then give it to your middle school counselor who will sign you up.

All students MUST create an account to use ASAP.  If you have an account from last summer, you do not need to create another account.  Click here to create an ASAP account and register for the classes below (ASAP online registration is NOT mobile friendly) If you have an account from last summer, students will need to update it and enter their rising grade in order to meet enrollment criteria.

Course registration links will go online on ASAP on March 11 at 6am.

**STUDENTS MUST REGISTER THEMSELVES AND REGISTER ONLY ONCE. IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN A CLASS, YOU MUST REGISTER.**

***Students who have 10 units or less can sign-up for Units Shy with their counselor***

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Students who registered for Living Skills will be notified of their enrollment VIA EMAIL in June.                                            

If you do not receive an email confirmation, you are not enrolled in the class.  Be sure to check your spam/junk mail.

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ONLY RISING 11th & 12th GRADERS CAN REGISTER FOR LIVING SKILLS STARTING MARCH 11 ON ASAP

Online registration is available through ASAP for the following classes only (subject to change) :

1. Economics - Session IA (rising 12th graders only)
2. Living Skills - Session I or II (rising 11th and 12th graders only)

Please note: The Living Skills class is only open to rising 11th and 12th grade students from Gunn High School and Palo Alto High School. (No rising freshmen or sophomores). Only one session is required. The class will run Monday - Friday, five days a week.​​​​

Special Education Extended School Year (ESY) Program

ESY Summer School Program follows its own preset criteria for participation and registration is by invitation only. If a child has participated in this program in the past, please contact Jennifer Baker (jbaker@pausd.org), Cynthia Loleng-Perez (clolengperez@pausd.org), or your child's case manager to inquire about this year's ESY program. =======================================================================================================

Summer School Attendance Policy
Each school day (5.5hrs) represents one week of instruction. Therefore, missing three days equates to three weeks and fulfilling the necessary hours for credit. Summer school classes are offered in a very short time frame and regular attendance is crucial. STUDENTS WILL BE DROPPED FROM ANY COURSE AFTER MORE THAN  THREE ABSENCES DURING A SUMMER SESSION. ONE TARDY AFTER TWO ABSENCES WILL RESULT IN THE STUDENT BEING DROPPED. Three tardies will be counted as one absence. A tardy is defined in California Education Code as less than 30 minutes. No exceptions will be made.

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Staff Employment Information
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Work Permits

Completed Work Permits can be turned in at the Adult School/Summer School Office starting the summer of 2020. (Please click here for information during the regular school year.)