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      • McDowell Elementary Debuts Dual Immersion Program

        The first dual immersion program in the Petaluma City School District, and the second of its kind in the city , opened to students Tuesday as the school’s teachers and administrators look forward to a new and diverse era of learning. McDowell Elementary School, which opened in 1958 at 421 S. McDowell Blvd. , is now offering curriculum in two simultaneous languages — English and Spanish — for students starting in kindergarten through second grade, alongside its traditional English-speaking K-6 classes.

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      • Penngrove goes wild with new roadside mural

        With a little assistance, and some genuine inspiration, from the 4th grade class at Penngrove Elementary School, an unsightly roadside retaining wall near downtown Penngrove has received a first-class upgrade, and the results are nothing short of wild. That’s “wild” as in “wildlife,” the Sonoma County kind.

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      • ‘She’s not nervous so we’re not nervous’: Petaluma students, staff head back to school

        Jaime Buschman was greeted Tuesday by a sea of smiling faces and energetic “Good mornings” from third grade students while they molded clay sculptures at their desks. It was the first day back from summer break at the Petaluma City School District, and the first time Buschman would welcome students as Valley Vista Elementary’s newly hired principal. “I am so excited to be a part of this community,” Buschman said Tuesday morning. “Valley Vista is always spoken amongst us as a hidden gem; that it is just such a unique school in that the sense of community from (transitional kindergarten) to sixth grade is so strong.”

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      District Announcements

      • Join Us for a Board Meeting!

        Our Board meetings continue to be held in a hybrid format. You can join us in-person at 200 Douglas St, Petaluma in our Board Room, or online via Zoom, accessible via the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87569176453 Or One tap mobile : US: +16699006833 Or Telephone: US: +1 669 900 6833

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      • COVID Testing Hours

        Our District Office COVID-19 testing hours while school is in session are from 7:30 AM - 12 PM for PCR and professionally-administered rapid antigen tests. We are also open from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM for professionally-administered rapid antigen tests only. Tests are available for all students and staff. For questions, please call the PCS COVID-19 Information Line (707) 778-4626. Stay healthy PCS!

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      • Join the PCS Team!

        Our District is always looking for new members to join our dynamic PCS team. Whether you're looking for a part-time, full-time, classified, certificated, or management position, check out our job opportunities on EdJoin or Indeed.

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