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Freshmen registration starts at noon today at Foothill High, Tuesday at Amador Valley

Original post made on Aug 17, 2012

Freshmen registration at Pleasanton's high schools starts tomorrow as the district begins the process of opening schools for classes on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 17, 2012, 7:44 AM

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Posted by Sally
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 17, 2012 at 8:29 am

Actually Monday is only Freshman Orientation at Amador Valley. Walk thru registration for all students at Amador is on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please check the Amador website for times and details.

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Posted by P-town Dad
a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

The headline is about freshman registration yet there is no information at all about it. This article is about elementary schools.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

The district has all the various dates and times for registration listed here:

Web Link

I wish all staff and students a great school year. Times are a 'changing. Hopefully everyone will support each other as these changes are implemented.

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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:33 am

If you're a parent and have time, please volunteer for an hour or 2 to help with Registration at your child(ren)'s schools. I'm a Co-Chair for Amador Valley and we always need parent volunteers to help staff the Registration and make it go faster (ie: shorter lines). The link to sign up to volunteer at Registration at AVHS is Web Link

Check your school website and the PTA or PFC (AASC at Foothill) pages for the contact information.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Next year is a disaster for elementary students in Pleasanton. And sorry the parents I've talked to this summer are not happy.

Class sizes are going up to 30:1

The school year has been effectively cut for weeks just for K-3 students because of staggered reading

Staggered reading is only allowed to happen because one session of PE was saved for this year

PE is off the budget for next year, so staggered reading will be too, but who wants to place bets on the fact that the shorter school day will remain?

These cuts were done in advance of the taxes being voted on in Nov and on the assumption they will fail

If the taxes pass we will have a ton of extra money and who wants to bet it will not go on restoring CSR for k-3? It is the perfect amount to cover salary increases and a few extras to make the rest of the parents feel ok.

And the kicker is that elementary parents will now be asked to donate more money than middle and high school parents ($359 per student vs $200 per student) because they have taken more away so think we'll pay up.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

The pictures prompt questions about the district's employee fitness policy and its effect on student attitudes about health and fitness, especially students in the lower grades.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Ha ha ha. I love your humor Mike. Cruel but right to the fat of the matter! Ha ha ha. Thats what all that union pork does for all those feeding at the troff. Ha ha ha.

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Posted by Another parent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2012 at 8:24 am

Parent, You would do well working in the Capitol. How can you make a budget when you don't have the money. That's what the state did over and over and over. The cuts are awful but putting programs in place with no money to cover them is not the way to go.

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Posted by Ptown Parent
a resident of Foothill High School
on Aug 20, 2012 at 8:31 am

Headline is certainly misleading. Foothill's registration begins today for ALL students with last names beginning A to K. Tuesday is L to Z. The website has the complete schedule and forms.
Web Link

Freshman orientation at Foothill is Wednesday 9-11am in the large gym and and Freshman/new parent welcome is the same day 9-10:30 in the MPR.

Have a great year everyone!

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Posted by Frustrated
a resident of Foothill High School
on Aug 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Once again I picked up my student's schedule and once again, it is NOT the classes that he signed up for. He has been cut out of AP even though it was on his schedule and it was confirmed with what they send home in the spring. The counselors at Walk thru are very snooty and condescending. All they can say is 'we have to cut classes for budgetary reaons.' Give me a break.

Maybe PUSD used to be good but is isn't anymore.

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Posted by If you're frustrated now...
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

If you are frustrated now, just wait to see what happens if the taxes don't pass in November. Too bad all those on here complaining didn't volunteer and dedicate time to the parcel tax.

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Posted by frustrated
a resident of Foothill High School
on Aug 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

It's too bad that our students have to pay the price. The parcel tax 'failed' with a 65% majority of PEOPLE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO VOTE (I don't care about people who didn't vote and what they might have voted... they don't count). Everywhere else that's passing. But our students are stuck in the middle. It's not fair to them

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 21, 2012 at 8:25 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

It's too bad our govt doesn't run more efficiently or has more accountability for the money we pay them. I know that's a hard problem to solve for parents of school age kids, but throwing more money at the situation does nothing more than get you through one more school year and further encourages the same practices that got us in this position in the first place. Next time you vote, consider who is allocating moeny to your kids education, versus funneling to their pet projects to secure their legacy. California's educational system has been circling the drain for over 40 years, we've just been lucky here in Pleasanton that it hasn't caught up with us...yet.

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Posted by Tracey
a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Aug 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm

liberalism is a disease, are you sure you're posting on the right thread? you seem confused. do you have a helper nearby or someone who is supposed to be taking care of you? maybe they can help you

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Posted by Teacher
a resident of another community
on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Mike and Steve.... I am sickened by your comments about the wonderful classified staff shown in the photos. If you knew them, you would know they are committed to the success of our schools. Pleasanton is supposed to be a community of character, and your words are simply hateful.

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Teachers in Pleasanton are incredibly blessed to have the support of our classified staff. What do you to better our community?

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