High School April E-Newsletter

Dear Families,

April marks the start of the fourth quarter as we welcome the warm spring season. Now that Mendocino County has moved into the Red Tier, we are able to start our HS Spring Fridays. We will be offering in-person instruction at our new HS outdoor classroom, after spring break (4/23). Family volunteers, students and teachers have been busy preparing the new outdoor space with our wind fence, benches and outdoor structure projects. We are very excited to get everything completed for a successful start to our outdoor hybrid learning model. Review our outdoor learning protocols for information about COVID practices.

We have submitted our exhibition pieces for the Gualala Arts in the Schools online show. The theme for this year's exhibition is, "Staying Connected in the Time of Covid-19". We will be hanging this group work at the school.

ELPAC testing is currently being done on site and we have updated our secure web browsers for student testing computers which will also serve our students for upcoming CAASPP testing in May. MAP testing will also be taking place during the last two weeks of April.

We are looking forward to our Zoom Family Forum this week on Wednesday (4/7) and getting family feedback about setting school priorities as we finish this school year and prepare for next year.

Struggling students can now come on site Mon/Wed/Fri to participate in their Zoom classes and get extra support and one-to-one academic tutoring. All COVID protocol is in place and a health screening survey is required upon entry of the building. Contact me at mtaylorjones@pacificcharterschool.org or 707-882-2298 to arrange for participation.

Last Friday we started our Cove Art Contest collaboration between our HS and elementary students. Our first tonal base coat for the background has been applied and we will be working with the 3rd-5th grade students to add kelp forest features. We are hoping to use the artwork to raise awareness about the disappearing kelp forests off our coast.

Open enrollment is happening now and our HS Open house, 9th – 12th grade, will be Wednesday, April 28 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at PCCHS. Our Annual Spring CLS Passage Exhibition will take place on Zoom this year and in-person presentations will be available in our outdoor classroom. For more details please contact the office.

Stay Well,

Read the Full E-Newsletter Here