About Us Staff Report An Absence Back to School 2017-2018 Documents and Policies Calendar School Meals School Partners
Before and After School Childcare Options Student Council 4th and 5th Grade Outdoor Education
Parent Club El Centro Parent Newsletter Communications to Parents School Site Council A Roaring Good Time Fundraiser
Parent Resources School Library

News

Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Need to know what’s going on at your school? The new front page calendar view will give you quick, easy access to the information you need. To see all school and district events, just click the button at the top of the calendar box. Want to get more details? Click the title of the event you are interested in. This will take you to a page that not only gives you additional information, it also gives you options to share with others via email and social media and you can add it to your own Outlook or Google calendar. Just click the one that works for you!

 


 

more
Posted by: Jennifer Baker
Published: 12/18/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Join us in the school library at 6:30 p.m. for our parent faculty meeting.  Link to our agenda is HERE.

more
Posted by: Jennifer Baker
Published: 12/13/17




Audience: Homepage

BAND BUDDIES

 

SATURDAYS:
11/18 AND 12/2

 

4th & 5th Grade: 9 – 11 am

 

 

Vintage High School Music Room 1375 Trower Ave. Napa

 

Download flyer

STRING BUDDIES

 

SATURDAYS:

11/18, 12/2 AND 12/9

 

4th Grade: 9:00 - 10:30 am

5th Grade: 10:45 -12:15 pm

 

Harvest Middle School Music Room 2449 Old Sonoma Rd. Napa

 

Download flyer

Free! ($10 suggested donation)

 

These programs pair NVUSD elementary band or strings students with personalized musicians from Vintage and Napa High. Under the direction of NVUSD music teachers, the workshops will expand upon the elementary music classes, building a strong foundation of music education.

 

Sponsored by Napa Valley Education Foundation and The Music Connection

 

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/13/17




Audience: Homepage

We are delighted to announce that in partnership with Browns Valley Elementary school there will be an ALPS Academy this Winter Break.

 

The Theme will be TED Talks

 

When:   Monday- Wednesday Dec. 18-20

Time:     9:00am-12:00pm

Where:  Browns Valley Elementary School, 2001 Buhman Ave.

Who:     3rd-6th graders.

Cost:      $100 

 

Students will spread ideas in the form of short powerful talks, by creating their own TED Talk. They will view and analyze TED Talks on all different subjects. 

  • More information is available on the attached FLYER.
  • Please download and submit the attached Registration form with your payment. 

For inquiries please contact Browns Valley School: (707) 253-3761 or the ALPS office: (707) 253-3815 x 4881.

 

 

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/13/17




Audience: Homepage

Please come join us Saturday, April 7th, 2018 from 5 - 10 p.m. for dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions under the big tent!! Please click on this link HERE to take you to our information page.

more
Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 11/13/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Winter Break is Dec. 18 - Jan. 5. School resumes Jan. 8, 2018.

 

Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday break as families squeeze in a few more vacation days.

 

It’s time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.

 

Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until each break starts and the first day back. You can help us convey that message. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/7/17




Audience: Homepage

Date: Thursday, Nov. 9

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: NVUSD Ed Center Auditorium, 2425 Jefferson St. Napa

 

Join us on for presentations and discussion on topics related to school safety and security, including facilities, emergency drills and protocols, emergency communications and more.

 

Spanish interpretation will be available. See you there! 

 

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER (ENGLISH/ESPAÑOL)     

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/1/17




Audience: Homepage

Come and join us for some fun.  Please see link below.

more
Attachments:
Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 10/25/17




Audience: Homepage

education matters logo

October/November topics:

  • Food service as schools reopen
  • Oct. 24 Food Day is postponed
  • No school on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Elementary school conferences
  • Safety and Security Parent Meeting postponed
  • Oct. 26 School Expo canceled
  • Support NVUSD students and staff affected by the fires

Read the article >>>

 

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: Homepage

Click on link HERE for notes from Parent Meeting on 10/23/17.

more
Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: Homepage

Four updates:

  • Food service this week
  • The planned non-student day on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Elementary parent conferences
  • Wednesday’s Safety and Security Parent meeting

We want to clarify that school breakfast and lunch are not free to all students this week. We realize that many families have had a change in housing or income status due to the fires, and we will provide breakfast and lunch to those students while we work to get the proper paperwork completed.

 

Secondly, as planned, there will be no school for students on Friday, Oct. 27. We are working with our teachers on options for recovering student learning lost during the fire emergency. We will share those plans as soon as they are available.

 

Next, if your student is in elementary school, you will hear directly from the school about rescheduling your parent conference. The intent is to complete conferences before Thanksgiving break.

 

Finally, we will reschedule the Safety and Security Parent meeting that was scheduled for this Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the District Auditorium. Please watch for the new date.

 

Thank you, and welcome back to school!

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: Homepage

>> Click here

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: Homepage

There will be no Super Saturday School at any NVUSD school on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: Homepage

Here's why:

  • We committed to making attendance decisions based on air quality, and the forecast for the week continues to include periods in the red (unhealthy) and purple (very unhealthy) zones.
  • There is just too much variability in air quality to be confident for an entire school day.

We are committed to getting students back in school as quickly as possible, but only when the air quality situation is more reliably orange (unhealthy for sensitive groups) or better. 

 

NVUSD staff will get additional information through their usual communication channels.

 

For students with asthma

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.

 

 

>> NVUSD Napa Fire Follow-up: More Info and Resources

 

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




Audience: Homepage

UPDATE 10:00AM:

Please share!!!

City of Napa public (in-person) information meetings will happen today!

Please plan on attending an public information session. The first will be at 1 PMBrowns Valley Elementary and the second will be at 6 PM at the City of Napa City Hall (2nd and School Street). Spanish speaking staff will be available for translation services.

The information sessions will pertain to City of Napa services in the City jurisdiction.

Thank you!

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: Homepage

We are excited to host a cover contest for our yearbook!!

 

Tell your children to get those creative juices flowing and pen, paint, crayon, or pencil - the winning design for the cover of the yearbook! 

 

Yearbook entries must be received to the school office by October 26th. All entries must follow the following: be in portrait format, include the school name and year (2017-18), follow the theme "Cultivating seeds of greatness", and include your name and teacher name on the back in pencil. 

 

-Parent Club

more
Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 9/29/17




Audience: Homepage

Ed Matters logo

September/October topics:

  • Must be present to learn!
  • Your student ID is your Napa County Library card
  • American Canyon schools meeting on Oct. 3
  • Open Enrollment begins Oct. 2
  • School Expo is Oct. 26
  • Food Day is Oct. 24

Read the article >>>

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/26/17




Audience: Homepage

Video en español

 

If there is anything standing in your way of getting your child to school every day, on time, the best way that we can fully support your child is through communication. Please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the school staff. Come in to talk with us, set up an appointment, call, or email at any time. Thank you for your efforts in all that you do as parents to help your child succeed!

 

¡¡La escuela ya está en marcha, y su asistencia también debería estarlo!! Si hay cualquier cosa que les impida llevar a sus hijos a la escuela cada día, puntualmente, la mejor manera que tenemos de apoyar a sus hijos es mediante la comunicación. Por favor, no duden en contactar con cualquier miembro del personal escolar. Vengan a hablar con nosotros, concierten una cita, llamen o envíen un email en cualquier momento. ¡Gracias por sus esfuerzos en todo lo que hacen como padres para ayudar a que su hijo/a tenga éxito!

 

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




Audience: Homepage

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.

 

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




Audience: Homepage

Napa County Public Health is offering free seasonal flu vaccine shots to anyone over 3 years of age

 

The spray version of the vaccine is not available this year, but the flu shot is still the safest and most effective way to avoid getting the flu. In addition to protecting yourself from getting sick, the vaccine can prevent you from spreading the flu to your family and other people who are more likely to have severe illness.

 

See the attached schedule for dates and locations.

 

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Bike Rodeo at the El Centro Campus on Wednesday, September 20th from 8:30-11:30.  Kids will be working on bicycle and pedestrian safety.  Please view flyer HERE.

more
Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Our Believe Kids Fall Fundraiser starts on Wednesday, September 6 and ends on Wednesday, September 20th.  If you have friends and family that are out of town, don't worry- they can still participate by ORDERING ONLINE.  

more
Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Salvador and El Centro Parent Club Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 13th in the El Centro Library.  Please come see how we support our schools every year.

more
Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Picture day is Thursday, September 14.  Bring on those smiles!  If you would like to order online please use picture day ID BY317267Q0.

more
Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Tuesday, September 12 is Salvador picture day.  Bring your best smiles!!  If you would like to order online, the Lifetouch picture day ID is BY317509Q0.

more
Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Homepage

Continuing this year for middle and high school students with elementary students being added this fall

  • NVUSD students IDs will also serve as a Napa County Library card
  • Students will have full access to Napa County Library resources
  • Students will automatically be enrolled in the program unless a parent choose to opt-out of this service.
  • Service to new secondary students and elementary students will be activated October 1st, 2017.
  • Continuing secondary students already have access.

MORE INFORMATION

 

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/5/17




Audience: Homepage


Welcome back to school.  Our concept this year is “Change” - change verb \ˈchānj\  to make or become different.  

If you look around both campuses, there are many changes.  We will need to do things differently this year and adapt to what is new and unknown.  Change can be a challenge because it’s unfamiliar and sometimes uncomfortable, but change isn’t necessarily bad - it’s just different.  I would like to challenge each of you to look for the excitement in this change and try to encourage your child to see the positive in the outcome - a new, state of the art school for all Salvador and El Centro students.  One of the best ways to stay informed and know what’s going on is to get involved.  Please join us follow our Facebook pages and updates to the website to stay informed and learn about ways to meet new people and get involved.  

We look forward to an exciting new year full of Change and new friendships.  

more
Posted by: Jennifer Baker
Published: 8/30/17




Audience: Homepage

Ed Matters logo

August/September topics:

  • Watch your mail for CAASPP results
  • Parent Guide available at schools and online
  • Student paperwork is so important!
  • County Public Health Officer reminds us about vaccinations
  • Measure H Bond Oversight Committee welcomes you

 

Read the article >>>

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 8/24/17




Audience: Homepage

free and reduced meal graphicFree and reduced lunch applications for the current school year have been provided to all schools to be sent home with students.  

 

If you prefer to file an online application, visit nvusd.org/frmeals. Online applications are the quickest and most accurate method; however, the "DO NOT WISH TO APPLY" option is not available online.  

 

If you received a letter of direct certification it is not necessary to fill out a paper or online application.  

 

For more information visit nvusd.org/foodservices or call the Food Services Office at 253-3541.  

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 8/24/17




Audience: Homepage

Our board, faculty and staff welcome you to many joyful learning experiences for your child.

 

The consistent vision of our Board of Trustees is 

 

"Transform Lives By Instilling 21st Century Skills and Inspire Lifelong Learning in Every Student."

 

Thank you for your commitment to work together so we all can best serve our students to achieve this vision.

 

Our students are making great progress, yet there is more work to be done. This year, the Board added a fourth goal to ensure that social-emotional learning and healthy living are integrated system-wide. We are fortunate to have amazing parents and generous community partners dedicated to developing well-rounded and empowered students.

 

Here are the academic goals adopted by the Board of Trustees for this school year.

 

Goals:

 

1. Students will graduate college and career ready.

2. Staff will provide equitable access and opportunities to close the achievement gap.

3. Students will master 21st century skills.

4. Develop educational programs that support healthy living.

 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, thank you for your commitment to transform and inspire our students.

 

Here's to a joyful and productive year!

 

Patrick

 

 

Patrick J. Sweeney Ed.D.

Superintendent

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 8/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Find more information about understanding your child's CAASPP test results:

 

Testing Information for Parents

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 8/8/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

We will have a paper drive at both school that will run 8/16 - 9/5.  Bring in a ream of copy paper, or two or three. We appreciate EVERY contribution. The classroom that brings in the most paper will get a pizza party.

more
Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 8/6/17




Audience: Homepage

NVUSD is in the process of upgrading our wireless network and telephone systems.

 

If you are trying to reach your child's school and are unable to get through, please wait 24 hours. If you need to reach someone immediately, please contact the NVUSD Instructional Services Office:

 

Elementary Education
(elementary schools)
Christina Roberts
croberts@nvusd.org
707-253-3815 x 4822

 

Secondary Education
(middle and high schools)
Kathy Cunny
kcunny@nvusd.org
707-253-3815 x 4842

 

Please also check your school's website, as the information you are looking for may be posted there.

 

Thank you for your understanding. Our upgrades will allow the District to better support students and families.

 

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 8/3/17




Audience: Homepage

Ed Matters logo

 

June/July topics:

 

  • Summer opportunities listed on our website
  • Free meals for children in Napa, American Canyon over the summer
  • We've got construction going on!
  • Important dates for next school year
  • Incoming 7th graders need Tdap vaccine

 

Read the article >>>

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 6/27/17




Audience: Homepage

El Centro Elementary School will be undergoing construction this summer, and the office will be closed beginning June 9, and reopening August 9. 

If you need help after August 9 with registering your child at El Centro, you may do so at the Instructional Services office at the NVUSD Education Center, 2425 Jefferson St., until noon on Friday June 16. No registrations will be taken after June 16.

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 6/9/17




Audience: Homepage

Ed Matters logo

May/June topic:

 

In light of recent local and national events, we want to share what’s happening at NVUSD and in our schools, in terms of preventing, reporting and responding to bullying or hazing. Along with our entire community, we deeply value our children, and take their safety and well-being very seriously. For too many of our young people, bullying and/or hazing have been part of their lives, whether at school, at home or somewhere else.

 

Read the article >>>

 

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/23/17




Audience: Homepage
Summer Options for Students Up to Age 18 Year-round Options for Families

Phillips Elementary School    Download flier

1210 Shetler Ave., Napa
June 13 - July 14, 2017 (M-F)
10:00 - 10:30 AM (Early lunch)
(Closed July 3-4)

  • No registration or eligibility requirements.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult (an adult may bring more than one child).
  • Adults can buy lunch for $3.80.

Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley     Website

  • American Canyon Clubhouse

430 Donaldson Way, American Canyon
June 12 - August 4, 2017 (M-F)
Noon - 1 PM

 

  • Napa Clubhouse

1515 Pueblo Ave., Napa
June 12 - August 4, 2017 (M-F)
Noon - 1 PM

 

  • NVLA Clubhouse

2700 Kilburn Ave., Napa
June 12 - July 21, 2017 (M-F)
Noon - 1 PM

Salvation Army   website

590 Franklin St., Napa

Noon - 2 PM

 

The Table       website

1333 Third St., Napa

M-F 3:30 -5:30 PM

 

Food Bank     website

  • Napa Store House

1746 Yajome St., Napa
T-W 8:45 - 11:45 AM
Th 10:45 AM - 1:45 PM

 

  • American Canyon

Harvest Freewill Baptist Church
240 Rio Del Mar
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
3:30 - 6:30 PM

 

  • Yountville/St. Helena

St. Helena Community Pantry
1777 Main St., St. Helena
T, Th, F 2:30 - 4 PM

 

 

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/18/17




Audience: Homepage

Check out the NVUSD Summer 2017 Opportunities for Students page. It lists the activities available from NVUSD, and includes links to community offerings, like athletic and fitness camps; arts camps; activity or academic camps; travel opportunities, and more.

more
Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Start collection change for our Pennies for Patients Fundraising campaign.  Let's try to raise some money.  More information HERE.

more
Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 2/1/17