Dear Piner-Olivet Union School District Community, My name is Steve Charbonneau and I am extremely proud to join the Piner-Olivet Union School District (POUSD) as Superintendent. I have been aboard only a few days now, but I am already so very impressed with the POUSD team and appreciate the camaraderie that is developing. I look forward to getting acquainted with students, families, and staff as the year unfolds. Read more...
Latest Update on the Fall Reopening
July 31, 2020
Dr. Rasori takes a quick moment to share with you some important updates for the Fall Reopening.
Piner-Olivet Union School District Reopening Update
Dear POUSD school community,
You may have heard that Governor Gavin Newsom provided new state guidance for schools last Friday. This guidance impacts our school district’s plans for the fall. I am writing to share an update on what we know about school reopening based on this guidance. Read more...
Gov. Newsom Reveals 5-point 'Pandemic Plan' For Reopening Schools
Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) Statement in Response to New State Directives for Schools
Today’s announcement by Gov. Gavin Newsom represented a significant shift from local school district control of reopening efforts, to statewide directives meant to address the health and safety concerns presented by a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases statewide. Read more...
Piner-Olivet Union School District Reopening Update
Today the Board unanimously voted to begin the school year on August 17th with a 100% virtual learning model. Here is the letter with additional information and updates about Fall Re-Opening. More updates will be coming soon.
Dr. Tina Rasori, Interim Superintendent
School Re-opening Updates From SCOE
Here are the major points from the presentation. During the presentation, some additional guidance was discussed with Dr. Mase as follows:
Aquí está la presentación traducida: Actualizacion sobre reapertura de las escuelas
Latest Updates From Dr. Rasori
We wanted to share an update from Dr. Rasori that discusses how we are staying updated, our plans for communication, and next steps for the district with regards to re-opening in the fall.
Latest Version Of The Roadmap To A Safe Reopening
SCOE/SCDHS Issue Joint Statement on School Reopening Guidelines
Here are the Spanish versions of the joint statement, Introduction and Executive Summary:
County Superintendent Steve Herrington conducted a virtual check-in on Facebook at 1:00 pm on June 11th.
On facebook.com/SCOESonoma, Sonoma County Office of Education's Superintendent, Dr. Steve Herrington updated the public on their re-opening mitigation plan, which was made public on Friday, June 12th. We will use SCOE's re-opening mitigation plan, work with our surrounding districts, our re-opening committee, and the POUSD School Board for POUSD's re-opening plan. We hope you take a moment to visit SCOE's News & Announcements for more details!
Summer Parent Information
Newest Update: It provides information about how to access your elementary child’s report card, pick up your elementary child’s personal belongings, online summer resources, and what we are doing at our district to plan for school re-opening in the Fall.
Draft of Schools Scenario(s)
Next week we are hoping to have more guidelines from the California Department of Education, California Department of Public Health, and Sonoma County Office of Education. We will continue to keep you updated.
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Race, Equity, and Social Justice Resources
In light of the recent events in our country surrounding the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, we want to assure you that Piner-Olivet Union School District is committed to fostering equity, empathy, and tolerance. As a starting point for this conversation, click the image (on the right) for a list of resources from Chula Vista Elementary School District that helps foster these discussions with your child. In addition, below is a link to Sonoma County Office of Education with additional resources on social justice, equity, and anti-racism resources for parents/caregivers and educators.
Summer Resource Learning Website For POUSD Parents & Students
Please read "The Advice for Parents" letter. It has tips for using our online resources, relevant district information on loaner computers and free internet.
This resource site is being updated continuously with new parent and student resources. Come back and check frequently for updated listing.
Pandemic EBT (P–EBT) Benefits Program
Due to coronavirus (COVID 19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when school is closed.
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District Student Outcomes
Mastery of the following competencies is the cornerstone of the Piner-Olivet District program. In addition to the knowledge described in the California Content Standards, these competencies are the foundation of our culture and academic goals. We believe that students proficient in these skills and behaviors will be successful on any path they choose.
Students handle themselves with confidence and act with honesty and courage. They commit to their developing beliefs and are willing to assume roles as inquiring observers, active participants, and dynamic leaders. They demonstrate positive working relationships across diverse groups, accept personal responsibility for their actions, and remain open to learning from the feedback and guidance of others.
Students develop and use the skills necessary to plan and engage in group projects. They work to resolve social and logistical conflicts and devise solutions to meet diverse needs. They collectively set goals and develop strategies to meet those goals. They evaluate the effectiveness of their approach and constructively adapt to new understandings as they arise.
Critical and Creative Thinking
Students identify problems and pursue opportunities from multiple perspectives. They locate, organize, analyze, and apply key information in inventive and imaginative ways. They design, evaluate, and employ a variety of strategies, tools, and skills to achieve innovative results. Students are independent, creative, and critical thinkers who question and connect to the world around them from both big picture and focused perspectives.
Students understand and practice effective communication using verbal and nonverbal language with intent, awareness, and accuracy. They are empathetic, emotionally intelligent, persuasive, and articulate. They are skillful self-advocates who effectively communicate their needs. Students internalize and present their understandings and ideas with confidence and clarity. Employing a variety of media, they use practical, academic, and artistic abilities to convey meaning in a clear and engaging fashion.
Students excel at making critical observations about their own learning and potential. They formulate meaningful and relevant questions that inspire and encourage further inquiry. Students consistently take charge of their education by reflecting upon and revising their own practices.
Citizenship and Global Responsibility
Students are engaged and informed citizens. They are empowered to create positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world. They are mindful and principled decision makers who understand the long and short-term effects of their actions on others and the environment. They practice compassionate, ethical, and active citizenship in local, global, and virtual settings. Students strive to achieve balance between their own needs and the needs of others.
Resiliency and Drive
Students are adept at taking intelligent risks and view mistakes as necessary steps toward learning and growth. They consciously identify their intentions and desires. They possess the tenacity and determination to work individually and collaboratively. They are self-motivated and self-regulated. Piner-Olivet students confront challenges and persevere through adversity.