Flexible, Adaptable, Nimble
Last year, 80% of our families contributed to the Portola Valley Schools Foundation Annual Campaign. The additional funding the Foundation granted to our District provided the resources needed to pivot quickly and efficiently when our world turned upside down.
This year the Foundation needs your support more than ever.
Every year the Foundation assures small class sizes.
This year your donation helps fund classes of fewer than 16 students to meet state requirements.
Every year the Foundation invests in teacher training and technology for our classrooms.
This year our long term investment is paying off with a successful transition to online learning.
Every year the Foundation supports counselors and specialists so all students get the support they need.
This year those professionals are critical as we build a sustainable distance learning program.
So join us today in ensuring our children receive the best education possible. Your donation is tax deductible.
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Meeting the Challenge of
Educating in a Pandemic
Our Foundation provides annual support for the supplemental programs, teacher training, technology, counselors and specialists that allowed our District to pivot effectively to Distance Learning. Your contributions helped the District fund additional safety measures and meet the unique needs of each and every family.
When Ormondale and Corte Madera closed because of COVID-19, the Foundation funded backyard garden and at-home Maker Club activities, Art, Physical Education, and Music to keep our kids engaged.
Thanks to Foundation funding, all students had Chromebooks for Distance Learning, and all the software needed. Every day, teachers saw their students’ smiling faces and shared their knowledge in real time.
Distance Learning Support
This summer, the Foundation funded a distance learning program that provided teacher training and the platform to develop invaluable playlists for each class.
The District has been strategic about moving specialists to core teaching positions and reducing staff to meet our changing needs. In addition, the Foundation contributed funds to maintain small and stable cohorts, accommodate teachers with health concerns, and provide Virtual Academy teachers for students who cannot return to campus.
Back to Campus Safety
The Foundation supported a safe return to campus by paying for added protective equipment, safety signage and extra supplies when students no longer could share paintbrushes, books, and pencils.
Did You Know?
Districts that do not have foundations are finding it difficult or impossible to pay for the extra teachers and safety supplies needed for on-campus learning and are forced to remain in Distance Learning.
How Much Should We Give?
per student, per year
This exceptional year brings with it unprecedented needs. We recognize that some families have been financially impacted by the pandemic and, as always, sincerely appreciate donations of any amount appropriate for your family. If your family can give more, please consider doing so to support families who are unable to contribute the full amount.
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Why Don’t My Property Taxes Cover the School’s Expenses?
You may think, especially when property taxes come due, that our schools have plenty of money. The reality is that less than 25% of your property tax payment goes to the PVSD.
2019-2020 District Family Donors
2019-2020 Community Donors
Adobe Systems, Inc
Johnson & Johnson
Silicon Valley Bank
2020-2021 Board Members
Annual Campaign Co-Chairs
Chief Financial Officer
Erin Sanders, Co-chair
Serena Hanes, Co-chair
Business Partners Committee
Major Donor Committee
Michelle Gilman Jasen
Susan Hinrichs Rau
Rich Zamboldi, PVSD Budget Committee
Cindy McAdam, PVSD Budget Committee
Hilary Duwe, At-Large Member
Dan Gilbert, At-Large Member
Mary Anna Matsumoto