Important Updates

This page will be used for important messages and policy updates.  It will also be used for updates for our parents, students, staff, and community in the event of an emergency situation.

Emergency Information

FAQ For High School Seniors & Parents (4/9/20)
Preguntas Frecuentes para Estudiantes de Último Año y Sus Padres (4/9/20)
Frequently Asked Questions (3/20/20)
Preguntas Frecuentes para Estudiantes y Familias (3/20/20)

Special Message to the Class of 2020 and their Families 

WebEx Meeting Video - Recorded (4/9/20)
WebEx Meeting for High School Seniors (4/7/20)
Superintendent's Message to Class of 2020 (4/1/20)

School Closure Update - 

Pandemic EBT Online Application Now Open (5/27/20)
Parents interested in applying for the P-EBT benefits can access the State application by clicking the following link: 

New Statewide Benefit Program to Help Food Insecure Students During Coronavirus Pandemic (5/5/20)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The State Superintended of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, announced the approval of a new food assistance program for children who are living in households struggling with food insecurity. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program provides electronic food benefits to families equal to the value of meals children eligible for free or reduced-priced meals would have received at school.

“The COVID-19 crisis has placed additional economic strain on some of our families that were already struggling to put food on the table,” said Thurmond. “This program provides critical food assistance so that our students who are in economically challenged households can get the nutritious meals at home they need to thrive.”

For the 2019–2020 school year, California had approximately 3.9 million children eligible for free or reduced-priced lunch, which equates to about 63 percent of children in participating schools. In Patterson, 78% of students are eligible for free or reduced-priced lunch. 

Each eligible child in the household will receive $5.70 per day for each day of the month in which school was cancelled due to COVID-19, for a total of up to $365 per eligible child. The program will provide an estimated $1.4 billion toward the feeding of school children throughout the state during this public health emergency.

Eligible students will be identified through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). Through an executive order approved by Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Department of Education was able to share CALPADS data with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to expedite the benefit distribution process.

The CDSS will automatically issue P-EBT benefits to children who were directly certified for free or reduced-price meals without an application and appear in the CALPADS data. P-EBT cards will arrive in the mail for these households beginning in early May. Children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals through the meal application process must apply for P-EBT benefits online in late MayOnline applications will be accepted through June 30, 2020, and eligible families will receive benefits retroactively as long as they apply before June 30, 2020. More information about the online application will be available soon.

Students who receive P-EBT benefits are still eligible to receive meals at COVID-19 emergency sites and may continue to receive CalFresh food benefits if eligible.

For more information about P-EBT, visit the CDSS P-EBT informational web page.

For updated information about COVID-19 emergency feeding, please visit the CDE COVID-19 School and Child and Adult Day Care Meals web page.

For updated information about PJUSD schools’ programs and services, please visit

Letter to Families - Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) [Engl] [Span]


County Public Health Updates & Information on Coronavirus:  

CSA Resources and Contact Numbers

District Resources During School Closure:

Learning From Home Website: 

Distance Learning Information- Elementary (PK-5) [Engl] [Span]

Suggested Elementary Activities & Daily Learning Schedule [Engl] [Span]

Distance Learning Information- Secondary (6-12) [Engl] [Span]

Meal Service Locations pdf. [Engl] [Span]

Previous District Notifications Regarding Coronavirus:

 Supper Meals Available (4/24/20)

Letter to Families.pdf (4/9/20) [Engl] [Span]

Access to Schools (4/7/20) [Engl] [Span]

Food Services During Spring Break (4/6/20) [Engl] [Span]

School's Closed for the Year (4/1/20) [Engl] [Span]

Chromebook Pickup For All Students (3/31/20) [Engl] [Span]

School Closure Update (3/26/20 - 11:35 AM) [Engl] [Span]

School Closure Update (3/26/20 - 10:00 AM)

Governor's Announcement Update (3/19/20)

Plans for School Closure (3/16/20) (pdf) [Engl] [Span]

School Closure (3/15/20)(pdf)[Engl]

Guidelines for Student Attendance (pdf) [Engl] [Span]

Coronavirus Update (3/13/20 - 7:40 pm)

Coronavirus Update (3/13/20 - 11 am)

Coronavirus Update: Public Health Guidance (3/13/20)

Coronavirus Update: CIF Championships (3/12/20)

Parent Letter Update (3/11/20) [Engl] [Span

Parent Letter Update [Engl] [Span(3/10/20)

District-wide & Facebook Update 
[Engl] [Span] (3/2/20) 

District-wide & Facebook Update (2/28/20)

Coronavirus Factsheet - Peachjar (2/3/20) 

Coronavirus Letter to Parents - Peachjar (

Coronavirus Resources:

What You Need to Know.pdf (Engl / Span) 

What to do if sick. pdf (Engl / Span) 

Factsheet.pdf (Engl / Span) 

Stop the Spread. pdf (Engl
 / Span) 

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