I'm a kindergarten teacher and have never felt better about anything in my entire life. It has been so difficult this past year, trying to teach my kids virtually. I really did do the best that I could. But there is just no substitute for students and their teacher all being together in a real rather than virtual classroom, in the same physical space. Everyone seems to learn and absorb better, including me.
My kids are really happy to be physically back in school, together with their friends and their teachers. They are really resilient and don't seem to mind having to follow a whole bunch of COVID protocols if it means they can actually go to school.
I am so happy to be back in school and so are my students. We did the Zoom thing for so long and the kids were really cooperative, but there is just no substitute for teaching in person, face to face. We are all better off for it.
Jazm?n Sanchez Campos
Special education aide
We are feeling very positive about how PUSD is making this easy for us as parents and is always willing to help in any way. My daughter, who is in fifth grade, was looking forward to getting back to school because she missed her school, teacher and friends. She is so happy to be back.
Samantha Chao Thomas
Patient care coordinator
My freshman enjoyed his first day on campus at Foothill last week. He didn't feel restricted by the different safety protocols the school had in place. Instead he focused on the positives of being in school. He felt more motivated and enjoyed the in-person interactions with his teachers and other students.
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