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Tell us what you think

We want parent feedback about student education, including how engaged and included you feel, school safety, academic support and more. The survey is 32 easy-to-answer (one click) question and ends on March 22.

Take the survey

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/20/19




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Date: Feb. 21

Time: 7:00 PM (Open Session)

Location: American Canyon HS Theater (no live webstream)
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Feb. 21, 2019

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/19/19




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the NOSH news

NOSH is back with our second monthly newsletter that keeps all of our families and staff informed on all food happenings at NVUSD! New menu items are coming in March! 

NOSH News English
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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/12/19




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

Date: Feb. 7

Time: 7:00 PM (Open Session)

Location: American Canyon HS Theater (no live webstream)
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Feb. 7, 2019

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/4/19




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Napa Valley Adult Education is offering new classes in English as Second Language and Adults Supporting K-12 School Success.

See our attached flyers.

Visit the Adult Education website 

If you have any questions regarding Adult Ed classes, please feel free to contact our office at 253-3594.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/29/19




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Fish tacos. Green chile and cheese tamales. Chicken pozole. Roasted sweet potato wedges. These have all recently been on menus at NVUSD. But not so long ago, that wasn’t the case. NVUSD is on a mission to shift from heat-and-serve processed foods to healthier, scratch-cooked student meals using real ingredients... read more >>

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/28/19




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Refugee book cover

Student tickets are free for the Napa County Reads event, "Refugee: A conversation with Author Alan Gratz", February 11 at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Gratz will discuss his action-packed novel "Refugee" which explores the stories of three young people in different time periods seeking a new life. 

Order tickets 
Download flier (bilingual)

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/25/19




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We realize that due to the federal government shutdown, some of our families may be experiencing a temporary or permanent change in household income. We want to share some resources that may be of help.

Food

  • NVUSD’s free and reduced price meal program will remain the same and will continue to feed our students.

If your family income has changed, you may be eligible for free or reduced meal benefits. Verification, such a pay stub, may be required. You can apply online at family.titank12.com or contact Food Services at (707) 253-3541 for assistance.

  • If your family receives CalFresh benefits, Napa County’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) issued your February benefits early, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, to ensure that you receive your benefits without interruption. Note these are not additional benefits, but an early issuance of next month’s benefits. CalFresh customers can call HHSA at (707) 253-4511 with questions.
  • CalFresh families can also double their benefits at the Napa Farmers Market through the Market Match program. Just visit the Saturday morning market (outside the Cinemark theater on Imola Avenue) and visit the Information Booth to get tokens that allow you to shop for fruits and vegetable, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, breads, cereals and seeds or plants that produce food.
  • Every second Friday of the month, HHSA hosts a “Free Market,” offering a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables at no cost. Anyone is welcome; no eligibility or income requirements. Next market is Friday, Feb. 8, at the HHSA south campus, 2751 Corporate Drive, Building B in Napa, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a reusable bag.
  • Community Action Napa Valley operates a food pantry network countywide. Find the sites and hours on their website at canv.org/food-nutrition/food-bank.


Unemployment benefits
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is streamlining the processing of claims for impacted federal workers and providing benefits to eligible employees who are furloughed or continue to work but do not collect a paycheck.
Federal employees who do not have an existing UI claim may apply for benefits using the Unemployment Insurance Application (Federal Employee) form, available for download on the EDD website or by phone toll-free at (855) 327-7056, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. The EDD established this number specifically for impacted federal workers. Employees who have been issued a SF 8 or SF 50 by their federal employer should have that form available when they call. Federal employees who have an existing claim are encouraged to reopen the claim by applying for benefits through UI Online.

Insulin
Insulin producer Lilly offers a resource to help people who need help paying for their insulin.
Live phone operators are available at (833) 808-1234 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, to ensure people are paying the lowest cost possible for their insulin.
 
Our students learn best when they are well fed, well rested and healthy. The counselor, social worker or parent liaison at your school may be able to offer additional resources, as well. Thank you!

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/22/19




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Date: Jan. 24

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Jan. 24, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/22/19




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the NOSH news

Welcome to our monthly newsletter that keeps all of our families and staff informed on all food happenings at NVUSD! 

NOSH News English
NOSH News Spanish

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/16/19




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

Date: Jan. 17

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Jan. 17 2019

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/15/19




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Date: Jan. 14

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Jan. 14 2019

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/12/19




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As this week’s Napa Police Department investigation regarding the mass school shooting threat continues, we learned this morning that another River Middle School student has been arrested and will be charged as an accessory after the fact. According to the police, his involvement was actively attempting to thwart the investigation by hiding evidence and interfering with witnesses. There is no direct evidence that this suspect was actively involved in the planning of any violence towards others. The student is now in custody and that legal process is proceeding.

We are grateful to the Napa PD for their diligent focus on keeping our students and staff safe while also doing quality police work that enhances the security of our entire community.

Our focus here at NVUSD remains on the emotional, mental and physical health and safety of our students and staff. Tuesday night all NVUSD families received information via ParentSquare about resources and support in response to this incident. Additional supports such as law enforcement presence, counselors and mental health workers, and resources for teachers to use in supporting students in the classroom will remain in place where needed. NVUSD will be working on large-scale, Districtwide action plans to address students’ socioemotional needs, digital citizenship and safety, and school security more intensely in response to the events of the last couple of days.

We look forward to communicating further details in the near future.

Thank you for your continued support and engagement.

 

 

Nueva información, apoyo continuo con respecto a amenazas estudiantiles

A medida que la investigación de esta semana del Departamento de Policía de Napa sobre la amenaza masiva de tiroteo en una escuela, nos enteramos esta mañana que otro estudiante de River Middle School ha sido arrestado y será acusado como un accesorio después del hecho. Según la policía, su participación intentaba activamente frustrar la investigación ocultando pruebas e interfiriendo con los testigos. No hay evidencia directa de que este sospechoso haya participado activamente en la planificación de cualquier violencia hacia otros. El estudiante ahora está bajo custodia y ese proceso legal está en proceso.

Estamos agradecidos con el Departamento de Policía de Napa por su diligente enfoque en mantener a nuestros estudiantes y personal a salvo mientras también realizan un trabajo policial de calidad que mejora la seguridad de toda nuestra comunidad.

Nuestro enfoque aquí en NVUSD sigue siendo la salud y la salud emocional, mental y física de nuestros estudiantes y personal. El martes por la noche, todas las familias de NVUSD recibieron información a través de ParentSquare sobre recursos y apoyo en respuesta a este incidente. Los apoyos adicionales, tales como la presencia policial, los consejeros y los trabajadores de salud mental, y los recursos que los maestros pueden usar para apoyar a los estudiantes en el aula permanecerán en su lugar donde sea necesario. NVUSD trabajará en planes de acción a gran escala en todo el Distrito para abordar las necesidades socioemocionales de los estudiantes, la ciudadanía digital y la seguridad, y la seguridad escolar más intensamente en respuesta a los eventos del último par de días.

Esperamos poder comunicar más detalles en un futuro próximo.

Gracias por su continuo apoyo y compromiso.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/10/19




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Six months into her tenure as NVUSD Superintendent, Dr. Rosanna Mucetti has submitted to the Board of Education two important documents that will guide the District through the next three years. 

  • The First 90 Days Report is the result of an intense Listening and Learning Tour to identify NVUSD’s strengths, areas for growth, opportunities and challenges, and provides a focus on maximizing strengths to address challenges.
  • The Board of Trustees approved the NVUSD 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, prepared by Dr. Mucetti and the management team and built on the existing Board priorities and goals and the recommendations in the First 90 Days Report. It is a road map to June 30, 2022, and includes goals, key initiatives and tactics in six key areas.

Read more >>

Napa Valley Register, Dec. 26, 2018

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/2/19




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Hear Dr. Mucetti speak with Napa Broadcasting's Jeff Schechtman about her first 6 months and her plans moving forward.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 12/19/18




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Happy holidays, NVUSD families,

With the December holidays in front of us, we can look back on four months of teaching, learning, progress, achievement, planning, fun and more. Students and staff have been working so hard during this first half of the school year. The time to take a mid-year break with our friends and family is finally here!

As we welcome 2019, I’d like to thank our community, including our students, parents, teachers, staff and neighbors, for the support, input and tireless dedication to fulfilling our mission of transforming lives by instilling and inspiring lifelong learning in every student.

We are planning so many opportunities to welcome your presence and input in 2019, including our State of the District event in March, groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting events for Measure H projects, our annual Family Festival on April 27 and many more. We’ll use our usual communications platforms to reach out with details so we look forward to your presence and participation whenever possible.

NVUSD trustees, administrators and staff are energized and motivated as we move into 2019 ready to implement our new strategic goals and initiatives. Until then, along with the Board of Trustees and the administrative team here at NVUSD, I wish each of your families a peaceful and healthy holiday season and an optimistic entry into the new year.  

Warm regards,
Dr. Rosanna Mucetti
NVUSD Superintendent

 

Felices fiestas, familias del NVUSD:

Teniendo ya frente a nosotros las fiestas de diciembre, podemos hacer una retrospectiva sobre los últimos cuatro meses de enseñanza, aprendizaje, progreso, rendimiento, planificación, diversión, y más cosas. Los estudiantes y los miembros del personal se han esforzado mucho durante esta primera mitad del curso escolar. ¡El momento de disfrutar de unas vacaciones a mediados del curso con nuestros amigos y familiares ya está finalmente aquí!

Mientras damos la bienvenida al año 2019, me gustaría dar las gracias a nuestra comunidad, inclusive a nuestros estudiantes, padres y madres, maestros, miembros del personal y vecinos, por el apoyo, valoraciones e incansable dedicación para cumplir nuestra misión de transformar vidas instaurando e inspirando el aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida en todos los estudiantes.

Estamos planificando muchas oportunidades para que compartan con nosotros su presencia y valoraciones en 2019, inclusive nuestro evento de Estado del Distrito en marzo, unos eventos novedosos e inaugurales para los proyectos de la Medida H, nuestro Festival Familiar anual el 27 de abril y muchas otras cosas. Usaremos nuestras plataformas de comunicaciones habituales para indicarles los detalles, y estamos deseando que nos acompañen y participen siempre que sea posible.

Los miembros del consejo del NVUSD, administradores y miembros del personal están vigorizados y motivados a medida que avanzamos hacia el año 2019, listos para implementar nuestras nuevas metas estratégicas e iniciativas. Hasta entonces, junto con el Consejo Directivo y el equipo administrativo del NVUSD, les deseo a todas y cada una de sus familias una apacible y saludable temporada de fiestas, y una entrada optimista en el año nuevo.  

Con los mejores deseos,
Dra. Rosanna Mucetti
Superintendente del NVUSD

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 12/14/18




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On Dec. 6, the NVUSD Board approved the revised Student Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. We revised the calendar following feedback from parents, students and staff that the version previously approved in October was problematic.

With the revised calendar, we endeavored to fulfill some key interests:

  • Retain our traditional first week of school: Monday and Tuesday as teacher work days; first day of school on Wednesday; and early release on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Offer staff two full days of District-based professional development.
  • To the extent possible, honor the preferences of parents and staff regarding Thanksgiving and Winter breaks.

Our Calendar Committee built three calendar options, and presented them to parents, teachers and staff for reactions. Thank you to the nearly 1,900 people who responded online.

You can see the recommended calendar here. It features:

  • The traditional first week of school, with teacher work days, a Wednesday start for students, and early release all three student days.
  • No changes to the Thanksgiving or Winter student breaks.
  • An additional student day the last week of school in June (last day of school on Friday, June 5, rather than Thursday).
  • Restoring Monday, April 13, as a student day
  • District-based professional development days for staff on Oct. 11 and March 13 (no students on those days).

We are working on any necessary changes regarding graduations or end-of-the-year activities. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to email opinions@nvusd.org or call (707) 253-3571.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 12/7/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

Date: Dec. 13

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Dec. 13, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 12/7/18




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At the Dec. 6 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Rosanna Mucetti presented to the Board her First 90 Days Report (Spanish) , including observations, findings and recommendations in the areas of Governance, Organizational Culture, Community Relations and Communication, Teaching and Learning, and School Business and Finance.


At that same meeting, the Board approved staff's Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 (Spanish), which will guide our work for the next three years. The content was built with input from the Board and hundreds of stakeholders including staff, teachers, parents, partners, community members and more. 


You can view video of the Board meeting (and skip to your items of interest) here.


If you have questions, comments or concerns, please email opinions@nvusd.org.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 12/7/18




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Join our team and help fulfill our vision of inspiring lifelong learning in all of our students! Right now, NVUSD is hiring full and part-time classified and certificated (teaching) positions. 

Visit the Edjoin website and search Napa Valley USD for the entire list of openings. 

Search for jobs at Edjoin

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 12/5/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

Date: Dec. 6

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Dec. 6, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

  • Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti will present to the Board her First 90 Days Report on Dec. 6. It includes an overview of the engagement work, plus observations, findings and recommendations.
  • Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti and members of the executive cabinet and senior staff will ask the Board to approve the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan (Spanish version) on Dec. 6. Based on the Board's previously stated priorities and the information presented in the First 90 Days Report, the Plan includes goals, key initiatives and tactics in the 6 areas mentioned above.
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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 12/3/18




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Winter Break is December 17 - January 4. our Napa Valley community offers many camps and activities for school-aged kids during the break.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/29/18




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IMPORTANT: Open Enrollment is a 2-step process.

1.  Napa resident students new to NVUSD must first be registered at their resident NVUSD school (except River School applicants)

2. Interested in requesting a school other than your resident school?

More information:

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Recordatorio: La Matrícula Abierta e Inscripción en Kindergarten/Kindergarten de Transición para el Curso Escolar 2019-20 finaliza el 30 de nov

 

IMPORTANTE: La Matrícula Abierta es un proceso de 2 pasos.

1. Los estudiantes residentes en Napa que sean nuevos en el NVUSD deben en primer lugar inscribirse en su escuela de residencia del NVUSD (excepto los solicitantes para la Escuela River)

2. ¿Les interesa solicitar plaza en una escuela diferente a su escuela de residencia?

Más información:

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/27/18




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The winter holidays are coming and that means lots of school activities and events, and, of course, the breaks.

Thanksgiving emtpy desk and grad silhouettebreak is Nov. 19-23; winter break is Dec. 17 - Jan 4.

Just a few days missed here and there, even if excused, add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. Please plan your holiday vacations only during the school breaks.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/15/18




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The continuing effects of the Camp Fire on our air quality can be difficult, especially for those with breathing sensitivities.

After discussions with our staff, the County Office of Education, the Napa County Dept of Public Health, and other North Bay districts, along with consideration of various factors, NVUSD will take the following precautions to lessen the effects on our students and staff.

  • In elementary schools, teachers have been directed to move PE, lunch, recess and any other relevant activities indoors. Secondary schools are encouraged to maximize as much internal space as possible and to modify their supervision protocols to ensure students are safe.

  • All staff have been directed to keep doors and windows closed.

  • Our Maintenance and Operations staff is operating the ventilation system with recirculating (not outside) air and dampers closed, to maintain the air quality in the classrooms and staff areas

  • Teachers and other staff who work directly with your students will follow protocols for any students who have concerning symptoms or reactions by contacting parents directly. Our school nurses are also available to respond to concerns.

  • Athletics will follow NCS Guidelines regarding postponement or cancellation.

  • If your student has asthma but does not have an inhaler at school and you want to send one,  please download the NVUSD medication form and ask your health care provider (doctor) to complete and sign it. Return it to your school office with your student's inhaler. 

As parents, you know your student’s health and needs best, and we encourage you to make the best choice for your student in terms of attendance. If you decide to keep your student out of school, please just follow the usual attendance protocols for your school. The absence will be excused and teachers will talk with your student about making up the work.

NVUSD will continue to monitor the situation and will send ongoing communication, as needed. We will also post announcements on the school websites. Thank you for your support.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/13/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

Date: Nov. 15

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Nov. 15, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/9/18




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If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

World Kindness Day (WKD) is coming up on November 13! It's a day dedicated to kindness all over the globe, but why not make kindness the norm every day?

Seven ways to start making kindness the norm in your daily life

>  Visit the Random Acts of Kindness website for more information

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/7/18




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heart and handsIn honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the MLK Coalition is sponsoring the "MLK Dare to Dream Essay Contest".

The contest is open to middle and high school students throughout Napa County. A winner from each grade level will be selected (grades 6-12). The entry should be limited to no more than 600 words, and the due date is December 5, 2018.

See the bilingual flyer for more information or visit the website.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/4/18




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teens using smart phonesIdentifying how and why children and teens engage with personal technology can be the difference between healthy and destructive use of computers and devices.

Join NCOE and NVUSD for a Community Town Hall on Screen Distraction in Children & Teens. The Town Hall will explore how screen distraction impacts children and teens, and will provide potential solutions.

Wednesday, November 14
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Napa County Office of Education
2121 Imola Avenue in Napa
Spanish Translation Available

Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/ncoescreen2018.
For more information contact Rachel Blatt with NCOE at 253-3944.

Bilingual flyer

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/2/18




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clock with time set back one hour

Everyone gets an extra hour of sleep this weekend with the end of Daylight Saving Time. Be sure to set your clocks BACK one hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/1/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

Date: Nov. 1

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Nov. 1, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/29/18




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Dear Parents,ParentSquare logo

We hope you are enjoying using ParentSquare as our new parent communication platform.

You receive primarily text messages and emails; phone calls are used only for attendance or urgent information.You don’t have to download the ParentSquare app, but if you do, you can also receive messages through the app.

Data, meaning your contact email address and cell phone number for texts, is the heart of the system: the right data, entered correctly, in the right places. Our student database (Aeries.net) feeds contact information to ParentSquare, which allows us to contact you.

If your ParentSquare communication isn’t reaching you yet, that indicates a data issue that we want to identify and fix.

If you aren’t receiving any ParentSquare messages at all from your child’s school, please contact your school office and ask to review your contact information in Aeries with a staff member.

If you use the ParentSquare app and have more than one child in NVUSD, you should be able to see all of your students in your account. If you can’t, please contact kcliff@nvusd.org to ensure that your contact information is consistent across each of the schools.

We’ve also included here some online resources …

How to use ParentSquare

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/26/18




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Free!

Celebration & Altars on Saturday, Nov. 3, 1-7 PM

  • Music
  • Craft activities for the whole family
  • Food for sale

Altar Exhibition on Sunday, Nov. 4, 1-5 PM

 

At Harvest Middle School both days.

More Information

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/23/18




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Full and Fair Funding
Despite boasting the fifth-largest economy in the world and the highest gross domestic product of any state, California sits near the bottom nationally in nearly every significant measure of school funding and school staffing.

The California School Boards Association (CSBA) has launched a new website advocating for the Full and Fair Funding students deserve and California public schools need to prepare graduates for college, career and civic life in the 21st century. To ensure that California remains the home of innovation and opportunity, CSBA is calling on the state Legislature to raise school funding to the national average by 2020 and to the average of the top 10 states by 2025. 

Visit the website and sign the Full and Fair Funding petition.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/19/18




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Hello, NVUSD families,

Last week, we announced the student calendar for 2019-2020, which our Board approved earlier this month. It included two non-student days in October and March, to allow for professional development for our teachers and other staff, and a school year start date of Monday, Aug. 12, two days earlier than our traditional start date.

Following that announcement, we received feedback from some students, staff and parents, specifically regarding the impact the earlier start date would have on the agricultural community, especially those involved with the Napa Town & Country Fair.

We take that feedback seriously, and so will revisit the 2019-2020 calendar, using a process that is yet to be finalized, but will solicit interests and input from parents, administrators, teachers and support staff through a calendar committee that we will create. Please watch for additional information soon.

In the meantime, please know that we are aware of how the school calendar impacts our families’ lives, and appreciate your patience and collaboration as we work through the 2019-2020 calendar.

Regards,
Dr. Rosanna Mucetti

español

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/17/18




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The opening of the new River School campus, on the site of the former Salvador Elementary School in Napa, will be postponed, NVUSD officials announced today. The new 530-student campus had been scheduled to open in August 2019, one of the many District projects funded in whole or in part by Measure H.

According to Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations Mike Pearson, though construction is already under way, the current schedule indicates a completion date of Aug. 30, 2019, after the school year has already begun for NVUSD students and teachers. Once the construction work is complete, it takes about a month to finalize the Information Technology, fire suppression and other systems.

“Moving the entire school to the new campus, though it can be done fairly quickly, is very disruptive and it does not serve our strategies in terms of teaching and learning,” said Dr. Rosanna Mucetti, NVUSD superintendent. “Given the facts at hand, we would rather postpone the opening than try to accelerate the schedule, which would likely result in the students and staff moving onto a campus that isn’t ready for them on Aug. 12.”

The new opening date has not been decided, Pearson said, though the options include moving the school over winter break and opening in January 2020, or waiting to open the new campus in August 2020.

Mucetti and Pearson met Monday with the charter council of River School, an NVUSD dependent charter, to brief them on the changes.

“We are disappointed, of course,” said Richard Hall, president of the River School Charter Board of Directors. “That said, we also realize that the initial schedule was quite ambitious, and we’d rather have a complete, well-built campus than one that is accelerated to meet the first day of school deadline. We’ve let the District know that our preference would be to open the school in January, and send our first class of 8th grade graduates off to high school from our new facility. ”

“There are positives and negatives to either opening date,” Pearson said, “and we’ll make a thoughtful decision working closely with the staff, students and families at River School.”

Measure H, passed by NVUSD voters in June 2016, authorized $269 million for work to fund the District’s Facilities Master Plan, including significant projects related to seismic- and earthquake-related needs; security and safety upgrades; technology upgrades; and, in the case of River School, making efficient use of NVUSD’s existing facilities, to offer students the services they need. Find more at www.nvusd.org/measureh.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/17/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

Date: Oct. 18

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Oct. 18, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/15/18




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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/5/18




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Napa County Public Health provides free flu vaccines each flu season. Find more information on the dates, times and locations to receive a flu vaccine below, or download the County's Flu Vaccine Clinic Calendar.

You may also get flu vaccine from:

  • Your regular healthcare provider
  • Many pharmacies and grocery stores: use Vaccine Finder to find a location near you

Call 707-253-4270 to make an appointment for free flu vaccine from Napa County Public Health. 

Free Flu Vaccine Clinics

Wed Oct. 3  Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in Calistoga
Wed Oct. 10  Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in American Canyon
Wed Oct. 15 Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in Berryessa
Wed Oct. 15 Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in Napa (Elks Lodge)
Wed Oct. 17 Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in Napa (McPherson Elementary School)
Sat Oct. 27 Unused Medications & Sharps Collection Event
Wed Nov. 7

Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in St. Helena

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/5/18




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We lock our homes and cars because they contain valuables. Your digital resources are valuables. These tips can help you avoid becoming a victim of hacking, identify theft, or other cyber crimes. 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/2/18




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Latino Heritage Month posterNVUSD, for the sixth year, is once again a partner in the annual Latino Heritage Month celebrations, full of exciting opportunities for all ages. Enjoy more than 25 events in celebration of the talents and contributions of Latinos to our communities and our nation.

This year, celebrations will happen from Sept. 1 - Nov. 4.

>  Printable Bilingual Calendar of Featured Events

For a complete calendar of “Celebrate Latino Heritage Events” visit:

>  www.napavalleynow.org  (English)

>  www.napavalleyhoy.org  (Español)

Educational resources for Latino Heritage Month are available on the National Hispanic Heritage Month website.

For more information contact nvlatinoheritage@gmail.com

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/17/18




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We cannot wait to welcome back our returning students and start getting to know our new students!  We know that it is going to be a great year of learning and growth for all of our International Baccalaureate Hawks.  The first day of school is Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  Meet in your Homeroom at 8:20 am.  We will be on early release schedule the first three days of school.

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Posted by: Monica Ready
Published: 8/6/18




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Welcome and Parent Workshops ~ Thursday, August 9, 2018

8:30 - 10:30 am and 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Arrive any time during the above mentioned times and bring the following paperwork:

Emergency Card, Residency Questionnaire, Form 190-Annual Parent Notice, Student Injuries and Insurance Form, Health Information for Registration, FRPL Application and Technology Use Agreement and Consent for K-8

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Posted by: Monica Ready
Published: 8/6/18




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Welcome and Parent Workshops ~ Thursday, August 9, 2018

8:30 - 10:30 am and 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Arrive any time during the above mentioned times and bring the following paperwork:

Emergency Card, Residency Questionnaire, Form 190-Annual Parent Notice, Student Injuries and Insurance Form, Health Information for Registration, FRPL Application and Technology Use Agreement and Consent for K-8

 

 

New Student Orientation ~ Friday, August 10, 2018 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Big Gym

Students Only

If you cannot attend on Thursday, August 9th, please bring paperwork today.

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Posted by: Monica Ready
Published: 8/6/18




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Monday, June 4, 2018

  • Six Flags Marine World Field Trip for 8th Grade
  • Fun Day at Harvest for 6th and 7th Grade

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

  • 8th Grade Promotion Practice

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

  • 8th Grade Promotion:
    • 8:30 am Promotion for students who attended Browns Valley, Shearer or schools outside of the Harvest area
    • 10:00 am Promotion for students who attended NVLA & Snow  
  • Dismissal for 6th and 7th Grade at 12:44 pm

​​​​​​​Thursday, June 7, 2018

  • Honor Roll Assemblies
  • Last Day of School ~ Dismissal for All Students at 12:30 pm​​​​​​​
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Posted by: Monica Ready
Published: 6/3/18




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Visit the NVUSD Summer 2018 Opportunities for Students webpage to find dozens of things going on this summer for students, from NVUSD offerings, to community programs, swimming information and more! 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/11/18




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Join us at the Race for Education!

The race takes place at the Yountville Veteran’s Home on Saturday, May 19, at 10 AM. Students, teachers and families will come together to show their school spirit and enjoy a healthy weekend activity together.  

The event includes a fun festival for everyone after the race. Funds support health and wellness in our schools, with a special focus on nutrition education.

Visit www.naparaceforeducation.org by May 16 to register online. Wear your school colors! 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/10/18




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Join us at the Race for Education!

The race takes place at the Yountville Veteran’s Home on Saturday, May 19, at 10 AM. Students, teachers and families will come together to show their school spirit and enjoy a healthy weekend activity together.  

The event includes a fun festival for everyone after the race. Funds support health and wellness in our schools, with a special focus on nutrition education.

Visit www.naparaceforeducation.org to register. Register by May 9th to receive a t-shirt, and wear your school colors! 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/7/18




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Starts at 8:30 sharp. Ends at 12:30. You must attend for the entire time. Bring comfortable clothes, your charged computer, and a silent reading book. Sign up here.

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Posted by: Grant Gustafson
Published: 5/4/18




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Topics:

  • Plan your summer at the Family Festival on April 28
  • More on planning your child's summer
  • Take the LCAP parent involvement survey online through May 10
  • Bike to School Day is May 10
  • New kindergartener or 7th grader next fall? Things to know.
  • Read the details here

Napa Valley Register -- April 24, 2018
American Canyon Eagle -- April 26, 2018

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 4/25/18




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Each spring, we update our Local Control Accountability Plan, which describes how we’re going to meet our educational goals with the funding available to us.

One part of that plan is an assessment of how well we welcome and take advantage of parent involvement and engagement in our schools. We’d like to hear your feedback and opinions on that topic.

Click here to complete this short survey online in English or Spanish, by May 10. (Paper surveys are provided at the schools and the District office, but we prefer you take the survey online)

Thank you!

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 4/19/18




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Starts at 8:30 sharp. Ends at 12:30. You must attend for the entire time. Bring comfortable clothes, your charged computer, and a silent reading book.

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Posted by: Grant Gustafson
Published: 4/9/18




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Join NVUSD Technology Planning Committee on April 4th at 7:00 pm at 1610 Kennedy Way.  We will discuss ideas for technology in NVUSD.

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Posted by: Monica Ready
Published: 3/29/18




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Each spring, students in grades 3-8 and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). English language arts/literacy, mathematics, and science tests are included in CAASPP.

For CAASPP testing, students who have the most significant cognitive disabilities, as designated in their active individualized education program, are eligible to take the California Alternative Assessments (CAAs).

The testing window opens April 2 for NVUSD students. The actual testing period within that window varies at each school. 

This year, your child will take the following test(s), depending on his or her grade level:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy (grades 3-8 and grade 11)
  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics (grades 3-8 and grade 11)
  • California is in the process of implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards. As part of that implementation, students in grades 5, 5, 8, and high school will try out a new test called the California Science Test, or CAST.

These tests measure what your child knows and is able to do. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.

For more information about tests, results, preparation, and the Alternative Assessments, visit the NVUSD Student Testing webpage.

For information on specific dates and times when your child will take the test in each subject, please contact your child's teacher or the school office.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/19/18




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State law requires all students entering 7th grade to provide proof of having received a T-DAP or Pertussis (whooping cough) booster, prior to the start of school in August. Students who have not received this booster shot will not be allowed to start school next August for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents will receive a letter in the mail soon which gives more detailed information regarding the state law. Proof of the vaccine should be brought to the student's school office.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/16/18




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Spring Break is March 26-30.

Please don't miss school days before or after the break.

 

DOES ATTENDANCE MATTER, REALLY?
Short answer: Yes. Attendance matters. 
 

It matters to your STUDENT 
* Children who miss 20 or more days of school in kindergarten through third grade do poorly in school, and have future problems with truancy, delinquency and substance abuse, and are more likely to drop out of school.
* For low-income students in urban areas, each additional day absent from school in elementary grades is associated with a 7% lower probability of graduating from high school.
* Truancy is a 97% predictor of first-time drug use. The greater the number of truant days, the greater the use. 
This information is from the California Dept of Education.
 

It matters to your SCHOOL
At NVUSD, the average student is absent 7 days each school year. If we can reduce that to an average of 5 days, it would save the District $1.5 million in lost funding from the state. That amount represents nearly half of NVUSD's budget reductions for 2018-2019. Please plan family vacations to correspond to school breaks. 
Thank you!

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/12/18




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Posted by: Grant Gustafson
Published: 3/6/18




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Your child's safety is our first priority.

  • Read the letter from Superintendent Sweeney.
  • For more information, visit our Student Safety webpage to find out more about mental health services, facilities safety, lockdown and other drills and more. 
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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/22/18




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Posted by: Grant Gustafson
Published: 2/13/18




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Both state and federal law require all public schools to prepare and distribute a School Accountability Report Card (SARC) to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school including demographic data; test results; class sizes; teacher and staff information; curriculum and instruction descriptions; parent involvement opportunities, “adequate yearly progress” of students in achieving state academic achievement standards; Title 1 Program Improvement, graduation rates at the secondary level; and , the extent to which “highly qualified” teachers are teaching core academic subjects.

 

SARCs are always published on year following the data gathering.  Therefore, SARCs published in 2017-18 are now available for the 2016-17 school year.  SARCs are posted at http://www.nvusd.org/sarcpage.  Hard copies are also available at each school site upon request.  Please contact your school office to obtain a copy.

 

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Los dos leyes federales y estatales exigen que todas las escuelas públicas preparen y distribuyan una tarjeta de informe de rendición de cuentas de escuela (SARC) para proporcionar a los padres y la conumidad con información importante acerca de cada escuela pública incluyendo datos demográficos; resultados de exámenes; alumnos por clase; maestro y la información del personal; descripciones de currículo e instrucción, oportunidades de participación de padres, “progresos adecuados anuales” de estudiantes en alcanzar niveles de logro académico de Estado, Titulo 1 programa mejoramiento; tasas de graduación en la enseñanza secundaria; y, en la medida de “altamente calificados” maestros que enseñan asignaturas básicas.


SARC se publican siempre un año después de la recolección de datos. Por lo tanto, SARC son publicados en 2017-18 están ahora disponibles para el año escolar 2016-17. SARC se registran en http://www.nvusd.org/sarcpage.  Copias impresas también están disponibles en cada sitio de escuela a petición. Póngase en contacto con su Oficina de la escuela para obtener una copia.

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Posted by: Grant Gustafson
Published: 2/5/18




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WHEN:  Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Vintage High School, 1375 Trower Avenue, Napa

WHO:  All teens and young adults ages 12 to 25 years.

WHAT:  Screenings take 60-90 minutes (wait times may vary). 

HOW:  Your child must be registered online in advance and bring completed health form:

COST:  Free

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/26/18




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Worldwide, nationally and locally, humans are being challenged by forces of nature: fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and more. Close to home, we know the anxiety and uncertainty people feel when their world is changed overnight, such as the earthquake of Aug. 24, 2014. So our empathy for those in Texas, Florida, Mexico and other places is real and heartfelt.

 

Many in our community are uncertain and anxious due to the announced changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.  

 

Our Board of Trustees, as well as the County Supervisors and municipal councils, resolved in April 2017: “We aspire to be a model for inclusion and equity for all populations, including immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers and are committed to supporting the ongoing inclusion and long-term economic and social integration of newcomers, and to demonstrate values of unity and acceptance.”

 

We will continue to follow the policies put in place nationally, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, until new policies or laws are enacted, and remain committed to our vision of preparing all of our community’s children for college and careers in the 21st century.

 

El NVUSD se compromete a servir a todos los estudiantes

 

A nivel mundial, nacional y local, los seres humanos están siendo desafiados por las fuerzas de la naturaleza: incendios, huracanes y otros elementos. Cerca de casa, somos conscientes de la ansiedad y la incertidumbre que la gente siente cuando su mundo cambia de la noche a la mañana, como pasó con el terremoto del 24 de agosto de 2014. Así que nuestra empatía por aquellas personas que viven en Texas, Florida, México y otros lugares es real y sentida.

 

Muchas personas de nuestra comunidad tienen incertidumbre y ansiedad debido a los cambios anunciados sobre la normativa Acción Diferida para Llegadas Infantiles (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés).  

 

Nuestra Mesa del Consejo Directivo, así como los Supervisores del Condado y consejos municipales, resolvieron en abril de 2017: “Aspiramos a ser un ejemplo de inclusión y equidad para todas las poblaciones, inclusive inmigrantes, personas refugiadas y otros recién llegados, y estamos comprometidos con el hecho de apoyar la inclusión económica y social continua y a largo plazo de los recién llegados, y con el hecho de demostrar los valores de la unidad y la aceptación.”

 

Continuaremos siguiendo las normativas que se implementen a nivel nacional, inclusive la Acción Diferida para Llegadas Infantiles, hasta que se promulguen nuevas normativas o leyes, y permanecemos comprometidos con nuestra visión de preparar a todos los niños y niñas de nuestra comunidad para la universidad y las profesiones del siglo 21.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/12/17