Phoebe Student Device Pick-Up

Dear Phoebe Parents and Families: 

Thank you again for your continued patience as we navigate through this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. We realize that our students have had a major disruption in their educational process. We appreciate your support and patience while we work through these uncertain times together. 

On April 10th, we will provide computers to students at the front of our school. We will provide one computer per family at this time.

Information about computer pick-up:


DATE: Friday, April 10th
TIME: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

We will use a drive-through style check-out system. Please see instructions for pick-up below.

PICK-UP LOCATION: Front of school.  This will be a drive-up pick up.  Please stay in your car.  One of our Phoebe staff will bring the computer to you.  If possible, please print and sign the  Student Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement. If you are unable to print and sign at home, please bring your own pen to fill out a copy at the time of pick-up.

SCHEDULE: 

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Last names A-L of families who indicated they needed a laptop by communicating the need to teacher or principal.
  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Last names M-Z of families who indicated they needed a laptop by communicating the need to teacher or principal.
  • 11:00 -12:00 – All other families needing a device.

SITE SPECIFIC INFO:

We will deploy one sanitized computer to every family who does not have access to a device at home for remote online learning opportunities. If your student(s) already has access to a device at home, we ask that you not pick up a computer as our distance learning program will be supported on any computer operating system.

When picking up your student’s computer, please:

  • Parents/Guardians/Those Listed as Emergency Contacts: Bring an ID and have your student’s school ID or ID number available.
  • Drivers: Remain in your vehicles and wait patiently to be served for safety and social distancing.
  • Walkers: If you must walk, please keep and adhere to the 6-foot distance rule as you approach the check-out station.


Those checking out the device must review our Annual Parent and Student Rights Notification and Standards of Behavior, and sign the Student Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement (Spanish Version – needs to be downloaded and attached)

We realize internet / Wi-Fi connectivity at home will be essential to the distance learning experience. More information for free and affordable internet service for our community can be found at: https://internetessentials.com/

Please visit our website if your student needs assistance re-setting their Infinite Campus / Clever password:  https://www.scusd.edu/student-online-tools. You can also email our support desk at:  support@scusd.edu

Again, we appreciate your patience and partnership as we navigate this unprecedented crisis.

SCUSD Update on School Closure

Dear Sac City Unified Parents and Families:

Today, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), with the full support of Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH), announced that the closure period for schools will be extended through the end of our academic year on June 11, 2020 as part of the effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

From Superintendent Aguilar:

“Unprecedented times call for extraordinary action and we are committed to doing all we can to meet our student’s needs. We’re disappointed that our students won’t return to campus this year, but we assure you that our classes are not over. Our team is working round the clock to implement a robust distance learning plan that will benefit all of our students by April 13.”

During the school closure period, school nutrition programs will continue to serve student meals. Meal distribution will continue during the week of April 6 which would normally be the district’s spring break. 

We recognize this a difficult time for the Sac City Unified community. We thank you for your patience as we navigate through this health crisis together. We want to assure you that we are working around the clock to establish a distance learning plan so that all of our students can continue their education until schools reopen. 

Sac City Unified will continue to keep the community updated throughout this fluid situation. Facts and circumstances may change quickly and we will regularly post updates and resources for families to our website at https://www.scusd.edu.

Phoebe Updates (distance learning, Chromebooks)

Hello Phoebe families,

I am hoping this message finds you well and safe.  I wanted to give you an update about the correspondence that was sent out by the district last night. 

In the next coming days our teachers will be engaging in professional learning opportunities associated with distance learning.  This professional learning has become their top priority to ensure that they are ready when we launch distance learning on April 13th. You may see a decrease in the amount of enrichment activities posted by teachers in the coming days.  Please know that we are all working toward a common goal to create robust learning plans for our students.  

We have had many families express that they would need their child to check out a Chromebook to take home to facilitate distance learning.  We are still working through the process to make sure all Chromebooks are disinfected and ready for student check-out.  When the time comes, you will receive a call from your child’s teacher scheduling a drive-thru pick up of the device at the front of the school.  We are hoping that will be soon.  

As always, please call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you and be well.

Michelle Hansen
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Phoebe COVID-19 Update

Hello Phoebe families,

I am hoping this message finds all of our Phoebe community well and safe.  Our district sent out communication last night about distance learning plans.  You can access that communication here.  

This morning communication went out from our district extending school closures for Sacramento City Unified School District.  Our schools are now scheduled to re-open on May 4th.  

The past 2 weeks have been unprecedented.  I have had the opportunity to navigate working from home and supporting my own children with enrichment learning activities to continue on with their at-home education.  I will say, it has been challenging.  I celebrate all that are taking on this new uncharted territory of parenting.  Please know that I am right there with you trying to balance it all.

One last thought that I would like to share is that I am extremely proud of my staff.  They have met the challenges of this temporary new way of life with bravery.  It is important to remember that there may be a learning curve to facilitating online learning platforms.  I would ask that we practice patience while we all learn together. 

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.
Be safe and be well.

Michelle Hansen
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Communication to Phoebe Families

Good morning, Phoebe families,

I hope this message finds you well.  I really appreciate those families that have reached out to offer support in different ways through this very unprecedented time in our history. I love seeing all of the inventive ways that parents are keeping their children busy and all of the community service that is happening around our neighborhoods.  I have witnessed students making appreciation posters for their trash collectors. I know there were some families that participated in a hidden shamrock game in their neighborhood where adults put up shamrocks before St. Patrick’s Day and students walked around searching for them. There is a great sense of community with all of our families. 

In the next coming days you will be receiving a phone call from your child’s teacher checking in with you.  The purpose of this call is to gather information so that we may move ahead with our distance learning plans.  

Please know that we are all working diligently to come up with a learning plan that meets the needs of all students.  

Thank you and be well.

Michelle Hansen
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

The Helpers

Good evening Phoebe families,

I had the opportunity today to check in with every teacher at Phoebe. Our teachers are some of the most wonderful human beings that I have ever had the opportunity to work with. They love your children. They worry about your children. They serve your children. I know there are some of you that may have concerns of remote learning plans. Please know the district is actively working on a district-wide plan.

Below is my favorite quote. Tonight I wanted to honor our teachers and staff that by definition are our “helpers.”

Take care of yourselves and your families and be well.

❤️Ms. Hansen