COVID-19 announcements and resources
Be safe and well, Monarchs. We miss seeing you at school, but we know the best way to show responsibility and compassion in our world right now is to practice physical distancing. We may be physically apart, but we are all in this together! Enjoy your families, take care of your kids, and we are in touch via email (Principal firstname.lastname@example.org ) and phone (707) 778-4745.
Please see videos from the principal during distance learning here. We are all in this together, Monarchs!
See below for important information and resources available to you at this time.
Let's have fun with Distance Learning!
You should be hearing from your student's teacher regularly starting on March 30th.
TK - Watch for texts, phone calls, and emails from your teachers! You have packets, too! Take pictures and send them to your teachers! Come pick up your next packets April 6th between 9-11am.
K - Watch for texts, emails, and phone calls from the teacher, and connect via Zoom! You have packets, too! You can also check out Ms.Costello's website. Take pictures and send them to your teachers! Come pick up your next packets April 6th between 9-11am.
1st - Use ClassDojo to see messages and lessons from your teacher, and message through ClassDojo to ask questions. Take pictures and send them to your teachers! Come pick up your next packet April 6th between 9-11am. Come pick up your next packets April 6th between 9-11am.
2nd-3rd - Parents connect on ClassDojo. Students should be checking their SeeSaw to complete assigments and know when they will have Zoom calls with their teachers! Submit your assignments through SeeSaw! See you online!
4th Mr.Mortensen - Students should be on SeeSaw. Parents connect to ClassDojo! See you online!
4th/5th Ms.Nealon - Students should be on SeeSaw and Google Classroom. See you online!
5th Ms.Rochelle - See you on Google Classroom!
6th Ms.Costello - See you on Google Classroom!
Meals and Food
1) Meals from Petaluma City Schools: Pick up 3 meals on Mondays and 2 meals on Thursdays from Petaluma Junior High School or McDowell Elementary between 9am-11am.
2) Redwood Empire Food Bank: drive up on McGregor Ave. 1:15-2:30pm Fridays. Do not get out of your car.
Petaluma Bounty has listed many resources for food in our county!
WiFi and Internet access
Petaluma City Schools has provided resources for getting free and affordable internet access.
To participate in distance learning, we want all students and families to be connected to the internet. Many companies are offering free or discounted internet options:
1) During the COVID-19 outbreak, Sonic is offering three months of free internet access and unlimited nationwide home telephone service to households with K-12, college students, or senior citizens 60 or older. Based on location, service is available through our fiber-optic network, with symmetric speeds of up to 1Gbps (1000Mbps/1000Mbps download, and upload) or our copper network, with speeds up to 50Mbps. There are no data caps, so it is ideal for students who are streaming distance learning during the coronavirus crisis. Check for availability here: https://www.sonic.com/availability For financial assistance for current customers, please contact email@example.com.
2) As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020. https://apply.internetessentials.com/ . Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
Family Resource Center (707) 778-4697
The Family Resource Center is answering calls to their phone number. Please contact them if your family needs assistance of any kind. Their help is free and confidential.