Category Archives: Health and Well Being

Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of High Performing Students

Wednesday, Feb 10, 6 – 8 PM
25 Churchill (District Board Room), Palo Alto 
Social and emotional learning is critical to the success of youth. It a process through which youth acquire and effectively apply knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and handle emotions, set and accomplish goals, feel and demonstrate empathy for others, and develop and maintain positive relationships. This discussion will be led by nationally renowned Dr. Tracy L. Cross and will help parents deepen their understanding of: How to communicate with their youth, How to develop home environment in which youth feel genuinely supported and accepted, How to help students develop a healthy work/life balance.  Light refreshments and childcare (5 yr and older) available. Sponsored by PAUSD Student Service Office. Info: gdasilva@pausd.org or 650-833-4208

New Laws Affecting Immunizations Start In January

New Law (SB 277) Effective in 2016
Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 277 on June 30, 2015. Starting in 2016, SB 277:
Will no longer permit immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs for children in child care and public and private schools;
Will permit personal belief exemptions filed at a school or child care facility before January 1, 2016 to remain valid until a pupil reaches kindergarten or 7th grade; Continue reading New Laws Affecting Immunizations Start In January

Information on New California Immunization Laws

This is to inform you of the new California immunization laws (SB 277), where changes have been enacted in the California Health and Safety Code, which will become effective in 2016.

The new amendments to the California Health and Safety Code will no longer permit Personal Beliefs Exemptions (PBEs) for children in childcare and public or private schools.  However, California PBEs submitted before January 1, 2016 will remain valid until the student reaches the next immunization checkpoint, either Kindergarten or 7th grade.

If you have a child entering Kindergarten or 7th grade in the fall,  he/she will be subjected to to this new immunization law. PBE’s will no longer be accepted at these grade levels.