Return to schools plan from Our Executive Director

Updated July 29, 2020

Dear Second Start Families and Caregivers, 

We have been busy preparing our campuses to ensure a safe and hazard free school environment for our students returning to campus on August 10th.  I am pleased that our Newton Learning Center in Reno will be welcoming students back on August 10th however, our Pine Hill Schools in San Jose and Marina will start the school year with distance learning until state and county officials have allowed school campuses to open. We will reach out to our families as soon as we have a date to begin in-person instruction. 

For parents and caregivers in our California schools, in the next few days you will be receiving an intake packet in the mail with our policies, procedures, information and expectations as well as your child’s teacher will be contacting you regarding details specific to their classroom. Here are quick links to Newton Learning Center San Jose, Edison Program San Jose and Pine Hill South in Marina where you can stay current on program updates as well as locate each teacher’s assignments and contact information.

I hope that you are all enjoying your summer and are ready to start the new school year soon! If you have any questions about Pine Hill School or Pine Hill South, please contact and for Newton Northern Nevada contact  

Be safe and well,

Tara Bevington

Executive Director