Thank you to everyone who has participated in the parent informational webinars. If you missed one of the sessions, please see the schedule below for additional times that will be offered. You may find it helpful to review the Distance Learning FAQ before attending the informational webinars. If you are unable to watch the webinars during the scheduled times, the sessions will be recorded and posted on each school's website. … [Read more...] about South Pasadena Unified School District Informational Webinars And July 31 Deadline
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Instructional Calendar: In general, this school year will follow the previously published instructional calendar; however, events such as back-to-school night, parent-teacher conferences, etc. may be adjusted and offered remotely. Again, each principal will share these details with you throughout the year. … [Read more...] about South Pasadena Unified School District Back-To-School Information
If you miss your assigned checkout day, you may pick up a Chromebook during any of the ensuing time slots at the marked Customer Service Table. You also may request Chromebooks for a sibling at another school during any time slot, but please expect additional waiting time due to the number of devices we will be distributing. … [Read more...] about South Pasadena Unified School District Chromebook Checkout Schedule
"We need to be sure to not lose this moment and to really affect change," she said. "A lot of people of color are cautiously optimistic right now. It's nice to hear the words, but we want to hear that there is true action and change. This is a marathon, not a sprint, and to really be anti-riacst is going to take active work." … [Read more...] about Medical School Affiliates On Lack Of Diversity, Burden Of The ‘Minority Tax’
Parents can try to make up academic deficiencies on their own. But most have no teaching experience, and time is a luxury, even if you’re stuck at home. Essential workers are still leaving their homes — and children — for their jobs. Parents who can work from home can find it difficult to balance child care with their professional lives, especially if they’re mothers; the coronavirus did not end the second shift. Parents who have been laid off don’t exactly have a universe of free time at their disposal, either. The act of looking for work is a job on its own, even when there isn’t a historic recession. The virtual charter school must pull its full weight if it’s going to replace parental assistance in the home. For all the same reasons, a formal homeschool curriculum might not be much of a solution, either. If parents become overwhelmed, children have nowhere else to turn. Families are outside the reach of education professionals altogether. … [Read more...] about Parents Are Flocking to Virtual Schools and Homeschooling. They’ll Find a Minefield.