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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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Date: Dec. 13

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Dec. 13, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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




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


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


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


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

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




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

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

Search for jobs at Edjoin

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




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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.

Bilingual flyer

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




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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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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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hands using keyboard

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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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: 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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Posted by: Jennifer Baker
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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Posted by: Jennifer Baker
Published: 6/1/18




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

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




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Join us at the Race for Education!

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

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

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

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




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Join us at the Race for Education!

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

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

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

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




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Topics:

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

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

 

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




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

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

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

Thank you!

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




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Come and Join us this Friday, April 20th in Sheldon hall from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.  Details below.

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 4/18/18




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We are currently in the process of collecting nominations for next year's board. If you haven't nominated yourself, or your friend :), please follow this link and nominate someone today!  If you would like a more in depth description please see the definitions in the attachment below.

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 4/11/18




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Sign up packets are available at each Childcare location and also the Childcare Office (located at Napa Valley Adult School, 1600 Lincoln Ave. Room 13.  Please click HERE for more information.Flyer is also attached below.

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 4/4/18




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Please see attached flyer.  Applications for next year will be accepted April 16, 2018-April 27, 2018.  You may submit your membership application online HERE.  Select "El Centro Unit" from the "locations" drop-down menu.

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 4/3/18




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El Centro and Salvador School Site Council Tuesday, April 3 from 3:00-4:00 in center room behind the office.  For agenda click HERE.

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
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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We are still looking for donations of granola bars and water for the Leprechaun-a-thon! Bring them to the classroom as soon as possible. We will be running on the blacktop so make sure to send your child with running shoes on Monday, March 19th.

Keep getting those pledges!! If you have family far away you can send them this link - just have them put your student's name in the prompt for proper credit!

Here is the schedule for Monday March 19th: 
El Centro:  9:00 - 9:30am - KA, TK, kinder & 1st grades
                  9:45 - 10:15am - 2nd - 5th grades
Salvador:  1:30 - 2:00pm

Exciting Prizes!
$25-$99 Raised
 - Dog Tag
$100-$149 Raised - Dog Tag and Raffle Entry for $25 Target Gift Card
$150-$199 Raised - Dog Tag, Raffle Entry for $25 Target Gift Card, Certificate for Frozen Treat
$200-$249 Raised - Dog Tag, Raffle Entry for $25 Target Gift Card, Certificate for Frozen Treat,
“NO HOMEWORK PASS”
$250+ Raised - Dog Tag, Raffle Entry for $25 Target Gift Card, Certificate for Frozen Treat,
“NO HOMEWORK PASS”, Special Pizza Lunch with Ms Perkins


 

We would like to thank our Leprechaun-a-thon t-shirt sponsors for their generous donations!

Platinum
Silver Leaf Financial Management
Gold
JS Design + Build, Inc
Napa Valley Framing Company
Silver
Custom Christian Preschool
Encore Glass
Fume Bistro
Ilsley Vineyard Management
Lemondrops Children's Boutique
Napa Valley Baby Gear Rentals
Napa Valley Backflow, LLC
wood & rowan

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 3/16/18




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Spring Break is March 26-30.

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

 

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

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

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

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




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El Centro time 10:40 am

Salvador time  1:30 pm

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 3/12/18




Audience: Resources, Calendar, Paula Singletary, Calendar, Homepage, Programs, Resources, Homepage, Our School, Community, Community, Our School and Programs

All students will have their photos taken.  Students will bring home online ordering instructions that will provide a unique PROOF CODE for viewing and ordering pictures and products online.  5 or more images will be available for purchase 2-3 business days after Picture Day and items purchased will ship directly to the home.

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 3/12/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

Your child's safety is our first priority.

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




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

The Board of Education has begun its search for a new superintendent and the members want to hear from you, our parents and community, about what is important to you in a superintendent of schools.

You can attend an in-person meeting (Feb. 12, Feb. 13, or Feb. 15) or complete an online survey (closes Feb. 19 at 11:59 PM). More info here.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/9/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

A form went home with students on Thursday, February 8 to start gathering input from families in naming our new school.  Please watch video link below and return the form by Monday, February 12.  Thank you for this input and please look for more information soon.

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 2/8/18




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Thursday, February 8th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm there will be someone here in the El Centro Office to help upload your photos for the 5th grade dedications.  Please bring your photos on a thumb drive if possible.  We should also have a scanner available to scan your photos. If you have any questions, for English help please contact Celina Davis  707 592-9937 or elcentropafa@comcast.net.  Para ayuda en Espanol, llame Elba en telefono 773 709-5015 o elba@nvparentuniversity.org.  See attachments below for more information.

 

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 1/26/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

To purchase this year's yearbook, buy a dedication for a 5th grade student, or buy a business add, please navigate to our yearbook page. Yearbook Information

 

 

 

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 1/26/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

To help start the year out right we have put together some info about our program and the many positive changes to school meals at NVUSD.

 

Download (English/Español)

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/23/18




Audience: Programs, Resources, Resources, Homepage, Our School, Calendar, Calendar, Community, Homepage, Community, Our School and Programs

Last week Facebook made significant changes to what you see on your News Feed. The result means you will now see more content from friends and family and less from publishers and businesses. To make sure you continue to see our posts, please watch this short video to locate us on Facebook.  The video is specifically about finding NVUSD  but same directions pertain to finding Salvador/El Centro Elementary School.

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Posted by: Paula Singletary
Published: 1/22/18




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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!

 


 

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




Audience: Homepage and 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.

 

 

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




Audience: Homepage and 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.

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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.

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




Audience: Homepage and 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.

 

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