First Day of School

SCUSD has announced that synchronous learning (i.e., Zoom time) for the first two days of school will be from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. After 10:00am, students will partake in asynchronous learning while teachers participate in required training.

Students should have received information from their teachers as to where to login for virtual classes. If parents or students have not received an email, please check your spam filters as SCUSD emails have recently begun going to spam for many email providers, including Hotmail, MSN, Yahoo, and Gmail.

Principal’s Zoom & Emergency Contact Information

Good evening Phoebe families,

I wanted to thank everyone for their patience as we had all of our materials distributions this week.  I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of our Phoebe community.  If your child still requires a Chromebook please email Desiree Pierson.

I appreciate all of the response to the Principal’s Informational Zoom survey.  There were under 200 families that responded.  As such, we will be able to host all families in one Zoom session.  The Zoom meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 31st from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  I will ask that you not post Zoom meeting login information to any social media to protect the privacy of our families that are attending. The login information is in the email you received on August 28.

In lieu of our normal Emergency Card paper copies submitted to our front office every year, we are asking that you update your information in a more socially distanced manner.  Please take a moment to fill out this digital emergency card. It is important that we have your updated information so that we may contact you when needed.

Please note that September 7th, Labor Day, is a holiday and there will be no school on this day.  

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Pechette
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Distance Learning Webinars

SCUSD is offering Distance Learning Webinars for Parents and Families. These webinars will guide parents through Google Classroom and Zoom

August 25 – Zoom at 5:30pm

August 26 – Google Classroom training at 3:00pm

August 27 – Google Classroom training at 3:00pm

September 1 – Zoom training at 3:00pm; Google Classroom training at 5:30pm.

To join by computer, please follow this link at To join by phone, please dial  (408) 638-0968 and follow the call instructions.

You will be asked to enter a meeting ID and passcode which is provided here:  ZOOM Meeting ID: 822 1911 1278 and Passcode: 338760.

Weekly announcements 8/23/20

Good evening Phoebe families,

As we gear up to start our school year I wanted to give you some reminders and updates for the upcoming week.

Our Kinder Welcome Parade, Materials & Chromebook Pick-up will be on Tuesday, August 25th.

Nazari/Watson – 9:00-10:00 am
Corcoran/Relles – 10:00-11:00 am

All other grades materials & Chromebook pick up will be on Thursday, August 27th.

1st-2nd 8:30-9:30 am
3rd-4th 10:00-11:00 am
5th-6th 11:30-12:30 pm

A make-up day is scheduled for September 2nd from 10:00-11:00 am.

We are asking that you post a sign on the window of your car that has your teacher’s last name and your child’s name. It can be as simple as a white piece of copy paper with black felt marker or your can be creative. Please make sure that it is legible and visible. That will ensure that we can get you where you need to go in an efficient manner.

There will be one last yearbook drive-up pick-up on Wednesday, August 26th at 10:00am.

There are a lot of anxieties associated with the beginning of this school year in particular. In an effort to be as present and available to families as possible and to help answer questions, I would like to hold a Principal’s Informational Zoom meeting. Our district Zoom account is limited to 300 participants. Please take a moment to fill out this interest survey so that I can plan how many Zoom sessions to schedule. These informational virtual meetings will be held on Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st at 5:30 pm. More information will come in next week’s weekly announcements.

Thank you and I will see you this week.

Michelle Pechette
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Materials Distribution and Class Placement Lists

Welcome back Phoebe families,

I hope this message finds you and your family safe and well.  We are looking forward to the 20-21 school year.

I would like to share with you the student materials and Chromebook distribution plan, final yearbook pick-up date, and class placement list information. I want to assure you that every appropriate precaution will be taken to follow CDC, SCPH, and SIA recommendations so that student distributions will be done in a safe manner. All staff will be wearing recommended PPE. 

As we did during our materials and Chromebook distribution last spring, our plan is to distribute student materials to families through drive-up stations at the front entrance of the school. If you are planning to walk up, we will be strictly applying physical distancing guidelines in order to keep everyone safe and healthy.  Staff will have your student’s belongings at the front of the school ready to hand to you when you drive up. We strongly encourage you to wear a cloth face covering to protect yourselves and others during the distribution.

Grade and time/day distribution window is as follows:

Kindergarten – August 25th 
9:00-10:00am: Nazari & Watson.
10:00-11:00am: Corcoran & Relles

Grades 1st-6th – August 27th 

1st-2nd grade: 8:30-9:30am
3rd- 4th grade: 10:00-11:00am
5th -6th grade: 11:30-12:30pm

Please do not come before your window, as your child’s materials will not be prepared for pick-up until your specified time. 

Also, if you have any materials that need to be checked in from last year, please bring them with you next week. We will be collecting them in tubs at the front of the school. We will do our best to ensure that this process runs smoothly.  We would ask that you adhere to social distancing protocols and please wear a face mask to keep all safe and healthy. 

We will have one last yearbook pick-up on Wednesday, August 26th at 10:00am. 

Class placement lists will go out district-wide on Friday, August 21st.  Please check your email for information on accessing the lists. **Please check your spam folder – recently Gmail and other providers have started sending SCUSD emails to spam.**

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the office at 916-395-4685.  Once again, thank you for your time and attention tonight and for your patience next week.  I look forward to seeing you next week.

Michelle Pechette
Phoebe Hearst Elementary