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Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

Date: March 21

Time: 7:00 PM (Open Session)

Location: NVUSD Education Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda March 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: 3/15/19




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See something say something students and mentors

NVUSD today announced that the Board of Education passed Resolution No. 19-21, during the March 7 Board meeting, underscoring the district's commitment to the safety of students.

"Health and safety are both critical components in a student's ability to learn and develop - both academically and socially,” said Dr. Rosanna Mucetti, NVUSD Superintendent. “This resolution demonstrates our commitment to protecting our students
and those who support them at school from all forms of violence.”

One recent example of this commitment took place last week at Harvest Middle School when faculty and students were joined by Congressman Rep. Mike Thompson to celebrate Sandy Hook Promise’s fourth annual Say Something Call-to-Action Week. The program raises awareness of the power that each student has in preventing gun violence and saving lives when they “Say Something” to a trusted adult. Harvest Middle School has been a participant since the program's inception and was one of dozens of youth organizations nationwide to join in the call to action week festivities.

Standing central in the event were Arik and Hannah Housley, who lost their daughter Alaina in the Thousand Oaks Shooting November 7, 2018. Their message frequently has been to be kind to those around you, and ask how they are doing. “The work in our country starts with our youth; and to help them be aware, mindful and honest, as well as know that there are people around them for support," said Alaina's mother Hannah who is also the Activities Director at Vintage High School in the NVUSD. "Harvest Middle School working with the Say Something program is a great start for our community, and we know they will continue this long-standing tradition.”

Recent events at NVUSD have reminded the community that the issue of gun violence can hit close to home. The district discovered first-hand the power of this notion in January when it learned a student on campus was threatening the safety of others. An immediate investigation found probable cause to arrest the student, and it was a student who said something to their parent after hearing about the plans.

"Students who speak up to keep our community safe are true heroes," said Harvest School Principal Monica Ready. Teacher Marie Zorn adds, “our students that feel confident enough to say something can help avert a potential tragedy.”

According to research, in 4 out of 5 school shootings, the attacker told someone of his/her plans prior to the attack and 70% of people who complete suicide told someone of their intention or gave some type of warning. SHP’s programs work to proactively prevent tragedy by reinforcing the power within young people to stop violence before it starts.

ABOUT SANDY HOOK PROMISE SAY SOMETHING
The Say Something Program raises awareness of the power that each student has in preventing gun violence and saving lives when they “Say Something” to a trusted adult. Say Something is delivered at no cost to schools and organizations by Sandy Hook Promise. The program can be taught in the classroom, through assemblies, or by student ambassadors. Sandy Hook Promise has educated over 5.5 million in its Say Something and other Know the Signs programs to help end the epidemic of gun violence by training youth and adults how to identify at-risk behavior and intervene to get help before a tragedy can occur. Through these no-cost signature programs, Sandy Hook Promise has averted multiple school shooting plots, several teen suicides, and countless other acts of violence.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/11/19




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In preparation for their Summer Learning Adventure (formerly the Summer Reading Program) the Napa County Library is holding an art contest! Winning artwork will be printed on reusable tote bags that will be given to all  Adventure participants who read a minimum of ten hours over the summer break.
>  Entry form
ALSO—you may notice that there is an “adult” category, too, for any parents who want to enter. Stay tuned for more information about the Adventure and how you and your family can participate.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/11/19




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Effective immediately, check out our updated student breakfast menus:

You can always find these on our School Meal Menus webpage. Meal prices can be found on our Meal Prices and Payment webpage.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/6/19




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Whether you savor the extra sunlight in the summer or dread the jarring time jump, Daylight Saving Time is coming this Sunday, March 10.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/6/19




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

Date: March 7

Time: 7:00 PM (Open Session)

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

>  Board Agenda March 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: 3/4/19




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It has come to our attention that some children are hearing from the Internet or one another about the “Momo Challenge.” It is important to note that new challenges are arising on the Internet all the time, and we look to you, our families, to start the important conversation with your children about making safe decisions while online.

While there is currently no evidence that this particular challenge has resulted in direct harm to children, we do think it is important to understand and to be aware of current social media challenges, as well as how to best approach these types of challenges with your children. Below is some information to help you understand this Internet hoax:
 
CNN
“Parents, please stop freaking out over the Momo Challenge”
 
Forbes
“Don't Panic, What Parents Really Need To Know About 'Momo Challenge'”
 
Common Sense Media
13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About”
Consejos sobre medios y tecnología para tu familia
 
Learning about being a good digital citizen is incorporated into NVUSD’s curricula in all grades. We encourage our families to continue the conversation at home, and always be aware of your child’s online presence.  Common Sense Media has great resources for parents on everything from online security to a complete “Parents Need to Know” tab.
 
Finally, any parental fear about the Momo Challenge likely revolves around the unsubstantiated claim that it is intended to ultimately drive students to hurt themselves or others. If you have a concern about any child, 

  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK
  • Call Napa County Mental Health at 707-253-4711
  • Speak with a school counselor, social worker, or administrator.
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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/1/19




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Tuesday, March 5, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

  • Community resources available at 6:00pm
  • Program starts at 6:30pm

NVUSD District Auditorium, 2425 Jefferson Street (at Jefferson & Lincoln), Napa

Free. Spanish translation headsets provided.
This talk is for teens, parents who want to support their children, and other adults.

Come practice tools for managing fears after a threatening event and in doing so help strengthen coping skills for yourself and/or your student/child for a lifetime.

Speaker: Laura Masters, B.A. Ed., Educator, Learning Specialist, Neuroscience Educator and Certified Trainer with Dr. Pat Wolfe. Ms. Masters has over eight years’ experience leading presentations and workshops in schools and in the community about handling stress, anxiety and fear, and the neuroscience of happiness.

Special Guests:

  • Mike Mansuy, Director of Student Services, Napa Valley Unified School District
  • Ellen Fox-Snider, M.S. Ed., L.M.H.C , is a mental health professional and parent who works with students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, where her daughter is a high school junior

For more information: deb@somosnapa.org or 707-480-7436
Download flier below.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/28/19




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Topics

 

The LCAP is a three-year plan, updated every year, that school districts, county offices of education and charter schools are required to submit to the State as a main component of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). 

  • Parents, please share your thoughts via LCAP survey
  • Measuring Parent Engagement

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Napa Valley Register, Dec. 26, 2018

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/25/19




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Saturday, March 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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

REGISTERtinyurl.com/nemkos2019 (free)

Do you find parenting a struggle? Join Drs. Barbara and Marty Nemko to learn what works when dealing with common challenges in parenting school-age children. Parents are welcome to bring their children if needed.

  • Getting your child to do homework...well!
  • Ensuring your child has good friends
  • Preventing or stemming substance abuse
  • Dealing with uncomfortable sex topics
  • Helping with your child’s college and career planning

Download flier
Visit the NCOE website

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/25/19




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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




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

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
NOSH News Spanish

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




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

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




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

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: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

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




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

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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Teachers at elementary schools in NVUSD and other rural Napa County school districts will be able to add depth and student engagement to their classroom activities through movement, dance, music, singing and more, thanks to a $775,861 grant from the California Department of Education (CDE). The funding represents the first major step forward in implementing NVUSD’s Arts Master Plan, created in a public-private partnership and approved by the Board in spring 2016.

The NVUSD application for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant included a consortium of partners including the Napa Valley, Calistoga, Howell Mountain, and Pope Valley school districts,  and the Napa County Office of Education.

“This grant represents the next chapter in a County-wide initiative to provide equitable arts education to all students. We would not have received this important funding without our Arts Plan already in place,” said Chuck Neidhoefer, NVUSD coordinator of Visual & Performing Arts. “This is a real testament to the work of our community partners who helped bring the Arts Plan to fruition, and who have worked with us since its adoption to ensure its success - especially the Arts Council Napa Valley, Festival Napa Valley and the Napa Valley Education Foundation."

The funds will provide teacher training from arts integration experts, and will provide materials and supplies for teachers to use the techniques in their classrooms. Critical areas of the Arts Master Plan will be implemented, including a free two-week Arts and Science Summer Camp for English Learner students in grades 3-5, which will be offered in June 2019. It will also allow the District to purchase curriculum materials that are aligned with English Language and English Language Development  adoptions through 2025.

The arts integration training will be offered to mainstream and specialist teachers, including special education, physical education and teachers working with advanced learners. Some of the grant funds will also benefit after-school arts programs.

“Increased student engagement leads to deeper learning and better retention in all subjects, including math and English. The arts are a demonstrated way to support and encourage engagement,” Neidhoefer said.

At NVUSD, the grant will align aspects of the Arts Master Plan with the District’s Strategic Initiatives, including technology expansion (special training will be provided to support technology-infused arts integration) and student wellness initiatives (the annual spring Wellness Conference will feature content on Wellness & the Arts).

“As a system, we are focused on a common set of goals and objectives to provide the very best outcomes for our students,” said NVUSD Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti. “This grant  supports our strategic efforts by ensuring students have access to the arts so they can thrive academically, socially and emotionally. I am also thrilled that the grant provides professional development for teachers and strengthens our partnerships that directly align to our strategic plan goals.”

Olivia Dodd, president and CEO of Arts Council, said, “This grant is a huge vote of confidence for the Arts Master Plan and our unique public-private partnership. We are excited to see the initiative, which all of us have worked on, get this incredible boost and really expand the reach to students.”

The grant money will be provided by the Federal Title IV program, and must be expended by Sept. 30, 2019. For more information on the Arts Master Plan, visit www.nvusd.org/arts.

student with art

PHOTO CAPTION: A young man is using art to learn about animal structures and adaptation in a life science class.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/3/19




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

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: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

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. 

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




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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




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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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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.

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




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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




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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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NVUSD Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti,  l , and Napa County Supervisor Ryan Gregory  accept a check for  105,000 from Chevron representative Julie Wirth during the Safeway Open earlier this month.
NVUSD Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti, (l), and Napa County Supervisor Ryan Gregory  accept a check for $105,000 from Chevron representative Julie Wirth during the Safeway Open earlier this month.

Students at four NVUSD elementary schools will experience science in a real-world, hands-on way, thanks to Chevron U.S.A. Inc.’s $105,000 donation in connection with the Safeway Open at Silverado Resort and Spa in early October.

The “Living Labs” at Northwood, Canyon Oaks, Donaldson Way and Pueblo Vista Magnet elementary schools will enable teachers and students to explore concepts and key ideas that cut across all sciences, such as cause and effect; and to introduce students to the practices that scientists and engineers use to investigate and build, such as scientific inquiry.

“This donation directly supports one of our key initiatives in our draft strategic plan, that students will experience responsive, engaging pedagogy and high-impact teaching and learning strategies,” said NVUSD Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti. “That means hands-on learning that is interesting, challenging and based in real-world concepts.”

The donation will fund materials and equipment, such as sampling and measuring equipment and protective wear for experiments, science journals and robotics kits; portable mobile devices such as tablets or ereaders; field trips to destinations such as Lawrence Hall of Science or the Marine Mammal Center; and professional development for teachers.

As a sponsor of the Safeway Open Golf Tournament and an advocate for education, Chevron wanted to find a way to support local schools in the Napa Valley area. Stan Teaderman, owner of Allied Propane, and Don Walker, Chevron Brand Manager and part-time Napa resident, worked with Napa County Supervisor Ryan Gregory to help facilitate the donation.

“What a great way to support our children,” Gregory said. “I was just happy to be able to play a small part, by introducing the Chevron folks to Dr. Mucetti. Then they all took it from there.”

According to Mark Matheny, Brand Specialist at Chevron, the donation was part of a challenge on the par 3, 11th hole during the Wednesday ProAm round that preceded the Open. For every tee shot that hit the green, Chevron would donate $3,000 to support local students and teachers impacted by last year’s wildfires. Thirty-five golfers hit the green and at the gala that evening, Chevron presented Gregory, Mucetti and Napa Valley Education Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Stewart with a ceremonial check for $105,000.

Since 2013, Chevron has invested $400 million in educational partnerships globally, benefiting more than 650,000 people.

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




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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

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




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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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Welcome back to Eagle Country! We can't wait to see you all

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 8/15/18




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School begins Wednesday, August 15th at 8:10 am. ALL STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED AT 1:30 PM FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL. Please do not drop off students before 7:50 am, as there is no supervision. Students who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian are required to wait at the front of the school on the yellow line until the 8 am warning bell.

 

Please note: the PARKING LOTS WILL BE CLOSED to through traffic and parking is for employees and students who require handicap accessible spaces only. Please allow yourself extra time to find street parking and walk your student to class if you are driving. We have bike racks available in the front of the school for anyone who is riding their bikes and encourage our families to bike or walk to school!

 

Parents are invited to join us for our Welcome Back BEST Assembly at 1 pm, Wednesday the 15th.

 

SNACKS & LUNCHES: Please pack a healthy snack and lunch for your student! Hot lunches can be purchased for $3.25. Families who were on Free/Reduced Lunch plans last school year have a 30 day grace period. We encourage ALL families to visit the school meal website to apply for a Free/Reduced Lunch plan, and to manage your student's lunch meal account. Northwood does provide a free morning snack to students who do not have one. Please click HERE to visit the NVUSD Food Service home page for lunch menus, free/reduced meal applications, and online payment options. Northwood and NVUSD encourage students and families to make healthy food choices. Please refrain from sending sugary snacks such as candy or cookies to school with students.

 

EMERGENCY CARDS will be sent home for parents/guardians to fill out the first week of school, however if your student has a food or other allergy or health concern, please stop by the front office on the first day of school to let us know immediately. Students are not permitted to have medication with them at school. Any medication, including inhalers or epi-pens, must be brought into the front office by a parent or guardian. Doctor's notes are required. Please call the front office if you have any questions! 707-253-3471

 

If you have not already purchased your student's supplies, you can view classroom SUPPLY LISTS HERE. And don't forget if you are shopping on Amazon, you can help support our school by shopping via the AmazonSmile link on our home page. Amazon donates a percentage of your total directly to our school at no additional cost to you!

 

Tuesday, August 14th class lists will be posted outside the front office at 3 pm. Join us at 3:30 pm for the DEDICATION AND GRAND OPENING OF JOE'S PATH which is located in the back field connecting Linda Vista Avenue to the school. Please click here for more information on Joe and the Horn Family. Following the dedication ceremony, we will have a KINDER "SNEAK A PEAK" at 4:30 pm where our new Eaglets can meet their teacher and fellow classmates and see their new classroom.

 

If you are new to the neighborhood and still need to register your student, or have any questions or concerns about medication or accessibility requirements for your student, you can call or visit our school office this week. For registration requirements, please visit the district website by clicking here and bring all necessary documents with you to register. 

 

Don't forget to connect with us on Facebook for events, photos, and news throughout the year! Visit our School Calendar to see upcoming dates for Back to School night and our first PFC meeting for the new year!

 

THANK YOU, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE ON THE 15TH!

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Posted by: Felicia Gagliasso
Published: 8/7/18




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This year our school is partnering with the Napa County Library for Summer Reading.libraries rock

The new online program will help students track reading progress through the summer break with no paper log to lose.

To learn more or sign up, go to www.napalibrary.org/srp or use the Libraries Rock button on the school website.

Studies show that students who participate in summer reading programs have higher levels of reading achievement when they return to school in the fall. And reading for fun leads to positive benefits in academics, social skills, and emotional health and well-being.

Sign up today for life-long success!

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Published: 7/14/18




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This year our school is partnering with the Napa County Library for Summer Reading.libraries rock

The new online program will help students track reading progress through the summer break with no paper log to lose.

To learn more or sign up, go to www.napalibrary.org/srp or use the Libraries Rock button on the school website.

Studies show that students who participate in summer reading programs have higher levels of reading achievement when they return to school in the fall. And reading for fun leads to positive benefits in academics, social skills, and emotional health and well-being.

Sign up today for life-long success!

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Published: 7/1/18




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This year our school is partnering with the Napa County Library for Summer Reading.libraries rock

The new online program will help students track reading progress through the summer break with no paper log to lose.

To learn more or sign up, go to www.napalibrary.org/srp or use the Libraries Rock button on the school website.

Studies show that students who participate in summer reading programs have higher levels of reading achievement when they return to school in the fall. And reading for fun leads to positive benefits in academics, social skills, and emotional health and well-being.

Sign up today for life-long success!

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Posted by: Jennifer Baker
Published: 6/17/18




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This year our school is partnering with the Napa County Library for Summer Reading.libraries rock

The new online program will help students track reading progress through the summer break with no paper log to lose.

To learn more or sign up, go to www.napalibrary.org/srp or use the Libraries Rock button on the school website.

Studies show that students who participate in summer reading programs have higher levels of reading achievement when they return to school in the fall. And reading for fun leads to positive benefits in academics, social skills, and emotional health and well-being.

Sign up today for life-long success!

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Published: 6/1/18




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Congrats to the kids in rooms 1, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, and 22! Their classes have turned in all their library books! Have you turned yours in yet? There are only 4 days left!

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Published: 6/1/18




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Please join us at 1 pm on Tuesday the 29th for our 4th & 5th Grade Music Performance!

 

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Published: 5/25/18




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Join Northwood friends and family for a Dine & Donate at Hop Creek Gastropub!

 

Click here for more info and a flyer!

 

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Published: 5/15/18




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We are still looking for volunteers to work booths for the carnival! Please click the link below to sign up! 

 

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Published: 5/14/18




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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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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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Published: 5/7/18




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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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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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Join us for our first ever Science Fair Family Night! 5th grade students will show off their projects and hard work, and practice their presentations for the following day when they will be officially judged.

 

There will be a $5 admission fee that will include pizza and salad along with a beverage.

 

All proceeds from the event will go towards funding this year's Outdoor Education trip. 

 

Thursday 4/19

5:30 pm

 

5th Grade Outdoor Education

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Posted by: Felicia Gagliasso
Published: 4/10/18




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Book Fair 

Monday - Friday after school and Wednesday night during Open House! In the library.

 

Open House

Wednesday 6 pm

 

Don't forget to check lost and found this week. All items not picked up by Friday will be donated to local charities. 

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Published: 3/19/18




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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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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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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