Family Communication

Dear PAUS Families,

In an effort to improve communication from the school, we wanted to inform you of a number of ways that PAUS communicates with families. 

  • We keep a family email listserv of all families who have provided us with their email addresses. Important information is sent via this listserv. If you have not provided us with your email and would like to start receiving these notices, please contact our school clerk, Dayshonda Jones at 617.349.7780.
  • Automated phone calls are sent home through Connect-Ed to alert families of important information and events. Reminders are sent out to the numbers we have on record, so if you are not receiving these calls, please contact Ms. Bell to ensure that you are in the system.
  • We will continue and expand our monthly newsletter, which is also posted on the school website, and ensure that it includes messages and updates from Mr. Chardin and Ms. Chu.
  • Each grade level team has established a weekly (Gr. 6) or bi-weekly (Gr. 7, 8) progress report that is sent home to families.
  • We will begin a weekly “Take Home Thursday” in which flyers and other communications will be sent home via the “backpack express” (as well as via the family listserv). Since adolescents don’t always remember to give their parents/guardians these flyers, our hope is that you can ask your child(ren) for this information if you don’t receive it right away.
  • We are implementing a warning system that requires teachers to notify parents if a student’s grade drops below a C and/or if they are in danger of failing.
  • We are ensuring that all parents/guardians are able to access Engrade, an online gradebook, which allows users to check on their child’s current grades and progress.
  • Town hall meetings are now held for each grade once per month.
  • The PAUS website will be updated monthly. School newsletters are posted there, as well as letters from administration, teachers’ webpages, and good news that we like to report to not only the PAUS community but also the Cambridge community at large.

If you have any other suggestions for how we can improve our communication with families, please feel free to contact us at any time.


Mirko Chardin

Pamela Chu
Assistant Principal

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