• March 26th, 2020

    Good Evening Emerson Families,


    I hope that each of you are each safe and healthy.  This week the Superintendent of OUSD schools announced that schools will be closed until May 4th.  We are in an extraordinary time in our country and world. As we adapt to school closure, distance learning and working remotely it’s essential that we stay connected, so that we can support each other through this challenging time.  We are a community that values our students, our relationships with one another, and equity. In alignment with these values, the past two weeks the teachers at Emerson have been focused on a few things:


    • Contacting each family to connect and learn about essential needs, like food access and internet
    • Developing online learning supports 
    • Establishing daily communication with students (Texts, Emails, Read-Alouds, Zoom Meetings, Google Classroom, Morning Meetings and more).


    The staff and I at Emerson have been working hard to determine the best ways to support our school community moving forward. We miss all of our students and families and hope that we can be back on campus as soon as possible.  In the meantime, we are offering our students a lot of different learning opportunities.


    Providing Necessary Resources to Families

    Students will need a computer or tablet and workbooks at home that they can use 2-4 hours a day for distance learning.

    • Workbooks will be available for each student, based on their grade level. 
    • Chromebooks will be available for students based on need.  I believe a staff member reached out and discussed this with you. 
    • School supplies will be available for families to pick up as well. 


    We are excited to be able to help ensure your student has the resources they need to be successful. 


    Below is a schedule for families to come to school to pick up the resources they need. 


    Please carefully read the following information to determine when you or your student should be prepared to come to school.


    Resource Pick-Up Schedule by LAST NAME




    Thursday, April 2nd



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    Friday, April 3rd



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    Friday, April 3rd



    We recognize that there may be families who are not able to come to the school during this time period. If this is the case, please email, or reach out to your child’s teacher and we will try to make arrangements that work with your schedule.


    Social Distancing at Pick up

    Please remember that during pickup, social distancing is important. While I know that your children may be excited to see each other, for safety reasons, we ask that you keep at least 6 feet of space between your family and others’, and be sure to properly cover all sneezes or coughs. 


    If you drive, please stay in your car until a staff member comes and checks in with you.  If you walk, there will be a place for you to line up. Please honor the 6-foot of distance rule. 


    If you or a member of your family are experiencing any symptoms for any illness, such as fever or respiratory issues, please remain at home and email, or your child’s teacher to make alternative arrangements. If you are over the age or 65 or have a compromised immune system, we encourage you to stay home.

    During this event, the campus will be accessible only to volunteer staff members so tables will be set up in front of the school. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this incredibly difficult time.




    Heather Palin

    Principal, Emerson Elementary School

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Emerson Announcements

  • Bay Area county health officers along with county superintendents have made a unified decision to extend school closures and student dismissals throgh May 1st 2020 in an effort to slow the spread of  novel corona virus (COVID-19)

    Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions which will be updated regularly



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  • Technology Distribution Starting April 2

    Students who need a computer, tablet and/or workbooks will be able to able to come to Emerson to pick them up starting Thursday, April 2. Your student's teacher or staff should be contacting you soon (if they haven't already) to ensure your student has the resources they need to be successful. Click here for more information.

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  • Continuity of Learning During Statewide Shelter in Place


    Click here for more information about what you can do to help your student learn while schools are closed. 


    Haga clic aquí para obtener más información sobre lo que puede hacer para ayudar a su estudiante a aprender mientras las escuelas están cerradas.

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    Emerson families and friends, all OUSD schools will remain closed until May 4, 2020 in our ongoing collective effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. As such all school events, meetings, and gatherings are CANCELED until further notice. Thank you for your ongoing patience and vigilance at this time.

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