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K-8 Opening

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December 24, 2020; 9 Tevet 5781

Dear PJA Families,

We hope you are all enjoying Winter Break. As you may know, today Governor Brown made an announcement about school reopening. Her announcement can be found here.

We know that you are all eager to know how PJA will begin to reopen in-person learning. We want to assure you that we will be working as a faculty and staff over the next few weeks, to develop a plan for reopening that will abide by all OHA and ODE guidelines for in-person learning. We will work with our reopening team, which includes medical experts, to develop appropriate systems for reopening and will keep you informed of our plans as they unfold. We expect that we will phase in the return of classes over time, beginning with our youngest learners. Please note that, as with limited in-person gatherings, we will NOT be gathering in-person in any form until after January 18.

For now, enjoy Winter Break. We have all worked very hard as a community in these many months and welcome this time to unwind and rejuvenate before beginning again in January.

Thank you, as always, for your continued support. We greatly appreciate all that you are doing to partner with us in your child's education.

Here's to an easier 2021!

Steve, Merrill, Amy, Michael and Sarah

Read our reopening communications below:

August 19, 2020 - Back to School Packet

August 14, 2020 - Information for the start of school

August 7, 2020 - Fall Reopening Details

July 31, 2020 - Fall Reopening Update IV

July 28, 2020 - Fall Reopening Update III

July 24, 2020 - Fall Reopening Update II

July 17, 2020 - Fall Reopening Update