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Director's MessageJill Halsey


We are so excited to welcome each of you to Connect Academy, where we are Learner-Centered and Future-Focused.   As we come together from all over our school district, we will create a place for students to thrive in a world-class learning environment.  We recognize the importance of supporting the social/emotional well being of our students.  We want your learners to know that they are valued, appreciated and the most important part of our school.

Our school community values positive academic and social growth, believes in an interest based well-rounded education, values diversity, and will make decisions in the best interest of our children.  We promise to provide the highest quality educational experience we can envision. We value reflection and open communication.  Our team will focus on evidence and indicators of achievement in student learning to make instructional decisions. 

This is a time of great potential and promise for our students.  At Connect Academy we recognize that we have been given a huge responsibility. Our educational platform is designed to allow students to access a rigorous curriculum in a collaborative environment that meets the standards of our district as well as the unique needs of each student.  Connect Academy promotes a shared responsibility of learning and recognizes the value of the role of our families, learners and our Connect Academy school team in the success of each and every learner.

We have an unwavering belief in the amazingness of Connect Academy and each and every one of our students and staff.   In the words of Brene Brown, Be here, Be YOU, You Belong.  This school belongs to all of us.   

We want to thank you in advance for your support because together we always achieve more! 

Welcome again to the 2021-22 learning year.

In the best interest of each and every learner, 

Jill Halsey

Proud Director

Connect Academy Operational information:


School Begins:  Wednesday, August 18, 2021
K-8 Connect Time begins daily at 8:30 am via Zoom.
Classroom Assignments:

Classroom assignments will be shared by Tuesday, August 17, 2021. It is possible that these assignments may change due to changes in enrollment.

Medication at School:

If your child is on medication, a “Physician’s Recommendation for Medication” is required. Please print off a copy of the form located below and have it completed by the physician, we will be collecting completed forms and medication once school begins in August. No medication may be given at school without this form. An adult must bring the medication to the school office, in the original container medication is dispensed. Children may never have medication in their possession at school. This includes aspirin, inhalers, cough drops, etc.
Authorization for Medication Administration 

Authorization to Carry Medication

School Meals:

All students will be provided free breakfast and lunch meals each school day until further notice.  All parents/guardians are encouraged to complete a free and reduced-price meal application found here so PUSD can receive increased funding support for students.  

Food & Nutrition Update:

Below is the process for our families to access PUSD Food & Nutrution Meals:

Families will call F&N Area supervisors at PHS or WVHS between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM on Fridays and order meals for the following week.
  1. PHS- Call Lilian Yorba (858) 748-0245, x5188
  2. WVHS- Call (858) 780-2051
  3. Families or students pick up meals every day in the school office at PHS or WVHS between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. 
  4.  Family or students must sign to acknowledge receipt of meals.
  5. Meals will be grab and go or heat and eat variety
  6. Student names are required for PHS and WVHS meals in advance (once) to ensure sufficient food and staff  members are available to provide support.

-Connect Academy Family Information slide deck from 6/29/2021:
June 29, 2021-1st Informational Collaboration
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