Dear Diamond Point Community,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am honored to continue to serve as the principal of Diamond Point, home of the Mustangs. This school year will look very different for students, staff, and families. I know that families need to make decisions regarding child care, health and safety of family members, and what is in the best interest of each child. I want to assure all of our families that our top priority is to protect the health and safety of all members of our Diamond Point community. Based on federal, state, and county guidelines, all PUSD schools will begin this school year using a Distance Learning Model.
Since our current circumstances are continually changing, I will be using multiple methods of communication to support our families in being informed with the latest information which is available. Our school’s website contains important information about our school’s magnificent students, staff, parents and programs. I encourage families to view this website on an ongoing basis. If you have not already done so, please join our Diamond Point Google classroom. I will be posting updated information on a regular basis regarding parent workshops, announcements of events, and resources for you and your child. The code to join this Google classroom was given at our materials distribution day. If you need this code, please call our office at (909) 397-4587. In addition, I will also be sending texts through the Remind app, automated phone calls, and posting on Twitter (@diamondppusd)
Our staff has been working hard to prepare to implement Distance Learning. Teachers have created a Google classroom for their class which will be used to post assignments for students and for students to submit their work. The daily schedule and Zoom links for sessions will also be posted. Students are expected to be “in school” Monday-Friday, 8:50-3:00. This includes a combination of live teacher interaction meetings on Zoom and independent/personalized learning on their own. During this independent/personalized learning time, students are expected to complete assignments, use educational computer programs to practice what they are learning, and read. It is important to keep this daily routine of school for students so they continue to learn the standards required for each grade level. Grades will be issued to students and attendance will be taken daily. Basic policies and procedures used during “normal school” are in effect during this time of virtual school.
We highly recommend that parents do the following to help students stay on track with their learning.
1.) Create a dedicated learning space for your child. This space should be away from distractions so the student can focus on learning. Students should not be watching TV, playing video games, using their phones, eating, or playing with others during instruction.
It is our goal that students continue their education in this distance learning model. We need to work with families as partners to assure each student continues to learn and prepare for their future. Please know that we are here working to support you and give you whatever you need. We will continue to answer the front office phone number (909) 397-4587, respond to emails, and communicate through various methods described above. We miss our students and families and hope that we are back in session as soon as it is safe to do so.
Maggie GrosJean,Diamond Point Principal