My Pinedale Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Pinedale Elementary. Thank you for your patience as schedules, class rosters, and procedures are finalized. If you have driven by the school during the last few weeks, you have probably seen us moving into our brand-new administration building. We have a first-class facility ready to welcome our families and staff. Our teaching staff has dedicated much of their time off this summer to developing a plan to deliver high quality instruction to our students. While we know our students, parents, and teachers will still face challenges as we move forward, we are confident with communication and teamwork, that your child will learn, grow, and make the progress academically, emotionally, and socially that we expect in Clovis Unified. In my 26+ years in Clovis Unified, I have never seen a staff so motivated and energized to serve our community. We love our students and we love our community.
Our Administrative Team and Office Staff are available to address your questions and concerns. Office hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm during the school week. We are still finalizing class placements which will hopefully be completed by no later than Tuesday, August 11. By the end of next week, your child’s teacher will be making a personal phone call to set up a conference with you and your child. These conferences will take place starting August 17. During this conference, you will pick up textbooks, requested laptops/hot spots, and other materials. Please be prepared to ensure the safety of yourself, your child(ren), and staff by wearing masks while on campus, staying socially distant, and limiting your time on campus.
Be on the lookout for meal service information that will come out next week. Families will be able to pick up breakfast/lunch from Pinedale daily between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Pinedale Elementary is a free lunch school but parents still need to complete a free lunch application, especially if you have children at Kastner and Clovis West. You may complete an application online on the CUSD Parent Connect.
On Thursday, August 13th a link to our Parent Orientation video will be emailed to families. In this recorded video, we will provide information, answer questions, and review plans for the school year.
Teachers will also hold a Virtual Back to School Night for parents on Thursday, August 20th at 6pm. A link will be emailed by your student’s teacher. Please make sure your child’s teacher has your correct email address.
I appreciate what all Pinedale families do to go above and beyond to support their children, our staff, and community. We understand how difficult these past few months have been on everyone and we aim to do our best to love, support, and be here for you and your family.
With Pinedale Pride,