2020-21 School Year Class Format
Updated August 9, 2020
PACS was founded in 1963 as an in-class instruction school and has been for more than 55 years and never conducted online class until this pandemic. The PACS 2020-21 school year will be online only for the foreseeable future from the safety and health perspective -- with California having the highest positive cases in the US and rising combined with Santa Clara County being on the state of California's watchlist since middle of July, and the uncertainties on how PAUSD might resume classroom instruction together with PACS students coming from several school districts.
The plans in place are for the entire school year to be online during this extraordinary circumstances and time. PACS has made adjustments to move many activities online, combining school material pickup for classes, events and celebrations, etc.
In the near-term unlikely event should the pandemic be over, case count is very low, campus opening is stabilized, parents returning from Taiwan, at bare minimum the PACS student population school districts have to all be open for physical classroom instruction to be possible. PACS will at that time go through a very involved exploratory exercise followed by deep discussions on the PACS safety, impact, logistics (PPE, temperature-taking, sanitizer), teaching resources, etc. to be reshuffled to re-enable physical classroom instruction. Of course, PACS would need to leverage assistance and efforts for all whom (parents, board, and teachers) desire to go back to classroom instruction at that time.
Q&A Information Sessions
Do you have questions about Palo Alto Chinese School (PACS)?
Are you considering registering your child for the 2020-21 school year?
Did you miss our online Q&A information sessions on 5/6 and 5/13?
We will have more information sessions during the August time frame
if not sooner. Please check back periodically for updates.
In the mean time please check out our website and the FAQ for
information about the school. If you have questions that you cannot
find answers to feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
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