Update as of 3.27.20


Dear Parents and Students, 


Extended Closure through May 1: With these unprecedented times, new information and statistics regarding the coronavirus are reported daily. Contra Costa County Education Department, along with six other Bay Area Counties, announced extended dates for area school closures through May 1. Given this new information, PHAA K-12 will also be closed to onsite education through May 1, providing flexible, online learning beginning Tuesday, March 31 through May 1.


Academic Updates: You have each received a new email which will allow access to our Google Classrooms and many teachers have already routed their Zoom ID’s and beginning meeting dates/times.  As much as possible, our teachers are working within our already scheduled class periods/times for class Zoom meetings so there isn’t overlap. Each teacher will give you their class information and expectations for the first week of 4thquarter no later than March 30 which could be synchronous (live) or asynchronous(not live but assignments/projects completed and turned in remotely by listed date).


Internet access and reliability: Given so many schools and businesses are now working remotely, bandwidth or video downloads might be slow at times.  Please communicate directly with your teacher if you are having technical problems. Our goal is to ensure quality, continued learning but we also want to be sensitive to individual family situations and well-being. So, please communicate so we can best assist and/or accomodate.


Take Home Tuesday: We are asking teachers to notify you if they have prepared any additional information (that cannot be emailed) for Tuesday pick up. Most teachers already sent home material prior to Spring Break.  We will aim to provide this pick up every Tuesday from 11 am-1 pm as this is considered an essential service for remote learning. Should you stop by for pick up, call the office at 925.934.9261 when you pull in and we will come to your car and deposit items in your trunk. 


Calendar Updates: Given this new extended closure through May 1, here are the calendar updates…


March 19-30 – SPRING BREAK

March 31 – 4th Quarter begins 

April 2-8 – High-School Music tour-POSTPONED

April 9-12 – Senior class trip-POSTPONED

April 16 – Parent teacher conferences: 1-5 pm by remote appt w/teacher or as needed

April 17 – Grandparent’s Day joint Chapel @ 10 am-POSTPONED to April 9, 2021

April 17-18 – Alumni Weekend-Postponed to April 9-10, 2021

April 18 – Alumni Sabbath-Ron Torkelsen speaks for ONLINE SABBATH SERVICE; April 18, 2020

April 20-24 – Week of Prayer-TBA, ONLINE Student Week of Prayer

April 21 – PHAA Board Meeting-ONLINE Zoom meeting

April 22 – Grades 3 and 4 to Sacramento, Train Ride, California History-Cancelled

May 5 – Education Expo & Constituency Meeting-TBD, likely postponed 

May 21- PHAA Education Day and Presentation Singing the National Anthem at the Oakland A’s Ballgame-Likely postponed, TBD


Office continues to be closed: As long as the Shelter in Place order is in place, we will be closed except for essential needs (Take Home Tuesday). Please call 925.934.9261 should you have questions as we will be checking our messages regularly. Email teachers directly for class questions and feel free to contact me at should you have any questions or updates.


Join us in daily prayer: As PHAA, along with all area schools, continue our online learning, we ask for continued prayers for anyone who is ill, for those families suffering from loss of employment, for anxious families “Sheltering in Place,” and for all our parents, students, and teachers. Watch for an invite to our Elementary and High School Prayer Hub where we will have devotionals, prayer requests, and other school community building opportunities. Helpful links to Contra Costa County Health and other resources are below; check your local county resources if needed. 


We miss our dear students already and hope to see our classrooms filled with students very soon. In the meantime, we'll see your faces via Zoom! Our teachers are committed to providing quality, engaging Adventist Education even if we are not onsite in our classrooms. Thank you for your flexibility and patience!


Stay connected, stay well, and remember we love you and miss you very much!

Lisa Bissell Paulson, Ed.D.

Principal | Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 925.934.9261 or email

Be safe, review social distancing guidelines, and continue to be vigilant in preventing the spread of this virus.



Welcome to the Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy website. We are a preschool-12th grade Christian school located in Pleasant Hill, Calif.


We are dedicated to providing a Christ-centered education that nurtures spiritual growth and character formation with the highest academic standards. All of our staff are committed to providing quality education in a Christ-filled environment. 


Our school is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist school network. The Seventh-day Adventist educational system includes elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities in countries around the globe.


Contact us at (925) 934-9261 or to schedule a visit to see our school in person.

We desire the students at PHAA to connect with God through an interactive learning process as modeled by Christ: He inspires; He transforms; He serves.