School Transition/Opening/Closure Updates

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School Transition Update #17(5/4/22)

Patterson Honors its Employees

As we celebrate Week of the Teacher (May 1-8) and Classified Employee Appreciation Week (May 15-21), it is also an appropriate time to announce that the Patterson Joint Unified School District was selected by the California Department of Education as a 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award Program Winner. In an announcement sent out by the California Department of Education (CDE), PJUSD is among only121 school districts in the state to receive this honor, and the only district in Stanislaus County that has earned this recognition.  to receive such an honor. The district is also the only school/district in Stanislaus County to earn CAPP recognition. The Pivotal Practice Award was established to replace the Distinguished Schools (DS) Program.  It celebrates schools and districts that implemented an innovative practice during the 2020-21 school year, when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our 2020-2021 End of Year Report to the Community, highlighted the tremendous efforts of our Patterson staff in achieving the impossible during the pandemic - continuing to educate our students while schools were shut down.

Strategic planning and allocation of district resources played a key role in pivoting to distance learning, but ultimately it was well-trained and dedicated staff who gave Patterson schools an edge during distance learning.


Our teachers and instructional paraprofessionals put their intensive training on the use of digital technology to work and itt was truly inspiring to see our staff jump into action when the pandemic hit.  Everyone worked collaboratively as a team and supported one another during this time.Teachers, administrators, and classified staff found innovative ways to engage with students and parents.  We quickly deployed WebEx technology and were even able to continue counseling services, hold parent meetings, and hold after school programs and physical fitness activities online. Nutrition services   Our staff was very creative and empathetic and our Patterson families truly appreciate your dedication.  Through the years, the old saying"It Ain't Bragging if it's True," has been attributed to a number of different sports legends from Dizzy Dean to Bear Bryant and Yogi Bera.  While we may not know who said it first, we certainly know that this was a team effort and it isn't just us bragging about Patterson staff.  CDE has validated your efforts as well, and the praise is well-deserved.  Congratulations to everyone!  


COVID Update

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