Dear Greene Families, 

We hope this message finds you and your student(s) doing well.  It’s hard to believe we are already in the middle of May!  Now that we are in our fifth week of Required Online Learning Experiences, we hope all students are feeling a sense of accomplishment.  As we are quickly approaching the end of the school year, all of our teachers and counselors are working diligently to help students successfully complete the semester. 

Last week Progress Reports were published on Infinite Campus.  Our district-wide Credit/No Credit rubric was used to indicate each student’s progress on the essential outcomes identified by our teaching teams. Please discuss your student’s efforts with them and encourage them to seek teacher feedback to make any adjustments necessary to acquire credit. Teachers may be accessed directly during office hours on Schoology.  

If your students received NC marks, please encourage them to check in with their teachers for support. Many teachers have written individual comments with recommendations for improvement and recovery. 

While finalizing plans for closing out the school year, PAUSD staff continue to focus on the start of the new school year.  We anticipate that school will look and feel different upon our return in the fall, and we are developing several plans to accommodate various scenarios. Decisions will be based on recommendations from the CDE and Santa Clara County Office of Education in order to protect students and staff and optimize learning opportunities.  If you tuned in to our Board of Education meeting last night, you heard the discussion around a possible new bell schedule, accounting for social distancing, and other forecasts around budgets and staffing.  At the heart of it all, we are carefully considering what is best for our students.  

As we approach the final weeks of school, please praise your students for their efforts as they near the end of their courses.  This might be a time when motivation dips, but our students are so close!  Please encourage your student to reach out to teachers if they have questions regarding missing assignments.  Keep up the good work, we’re almost there!  

Be well,

Valerie Royaltey-Quandt

Principal, Greene Middle School