Weekly Otter Bulletin


School wide Virtual Learning has been extended until January 28, 2021. On Campus Learning classes will now return on February 1st. 


The 2021 February break has been shortened from five days off to just two days off due to COVID-related adjustments to the 2020-21 school year calendar. There is no school on Monday, February 15 and Friday, February 19 due to the observance of Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays. However, school will be in session Tuesday through Thursday, February 16 through February 18, so students are expected to attend class on those three days. Spring Break remains the same, Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16. The last day of school was changed to Friday, June 18, 2021. You can view the official District calendar here.



Shoal Creek Parents, it is time to show your students some love! With the way this school year is going they certainly deserve it. Surprise your students by buying a PDA for them in the yearbook and by sharing how proud you are of them. What's a PDA? It is space in the yearbook for a message of about 30 words and a recent picture of your student, both of which you will provide the yearbook staff with. A PDA costs only $10 and can be reserved between now and February 19, 2021. In order to reserve a PDA for your student please send your message and picture to shoalcreekyearbook@gmail.com. You can drop off or mail the $10 to the front office at school (make sure to mark the envelope with "Yearbook").


Updates for PUSD-issued Chromebooks

If students are having issues with iReady or other apps on PUSD-issued Chromebooks, please have them try the steps listed in the email.  (After going through the steps below, completely log out of the app, restart the device, and log back on.)


1.      Login to the Chromebook.


2.      At the bottom right, select the time.


3.      Select Settings.


4.      At the bottom of the left panel, select About Chrome OS.


5.      Under "Google Chrome OS," you'll find which version of the Chrome operating system your Chromebook uses.


6.      Select Check for updates.


7.      If your Chromebook finds a software update, it will start to download automatically.




We understand that students may be dealing with trauma right now.  As a school, we recognize the importance of being sensitive and aware that there are various reactions and perspectives to the events taking place.  As public educators, it is essential that we maintain political neutrality.  We want to support our students and their needs.  Many of these conversations are difficult to have with our children. Here are some resources from San Diego County of Education and NPR to help young people during challenging times:






Upcoming Events



18 MLK Holiday

29 Non Student Day



1  On-Campus return to school pending SD County status and District update.

15 Presidents Day Holiday

19 Lincoln’s Birthday Holiday


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