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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources for the NVUSD Community

Revised March 30, 2020

The well-being of NVUSD students and staff is our top priority.  A person’s risk for this coronavirus is not dependent on race, ethnicity or culture.

Latest updates

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NVUSD has closed all schools, effective Monday, March 16, through Friday, May 1. We expect classes will resume on May 4; however this is a rapidly changing situation and NVUSD will continue to communicate any changes.

  • To ensure continuity of learning for all TK-12 students, we have implemented a Continuity of Learning Plan. Teachers are actively preparing lessons that students can complete at home, either online or on paper. Please see here for details.

  • Our Food Services program is providing “grab and go” lunches at four school sites for any child,18 or under, needing lunch during this school closure period. More information 

  • All NVUSD district offices are closed.

  • To ensure essential services continue, like nutrition services and the continuity of education, some district staff/faculty will be working during this timeframe.

  • NVUSD has closed all school facilities, including fields, until May 1, 2020, due to directives for health and safety of the community. All uses are suspended until further notice. Current users can contact Facilitron directly for refunds if required, but if not, reservations will be suspended so use can be arranged for a future date. Closures are subject to change.

  • With students no longer in school, it will be critical that families and their students follow social distancing guidelines in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community

  • Be aware of symptoms of illness and stay home if you are not feeling well.

  • Continue to follow best practices for prevention of the spread of viruses, including COVID-19 and the common cold or flu: wash hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands; cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing; get a flu shot; stay at least 6 feet away from people who are sick; avoid large gatherings.

  • A note about face masks: Face masks are most useful for preventing disease spread when they are worn by people who have coughing, sneezing or runny nose symptoms.

  • Respect the privacy of students and staff. 

  • Parents and guardians, ensure your contact information is up-to-date at your school in the event that large group notifications are sent by phone, email, and text message. Please contact your school office to make any corrections to your information.  

  • Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. See Coping Resources for Families below.

While it is not possible to match the instructional practices in our classrooms, our teachers and staff are dedicated to doing what they can to make sure learning continues for students at home.

COVID-19 Response/ NVUSD Wellness Program Community Partner Resources
Napa County Virtual Local Assistance Center: Food, Health Coverage, Finances, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Pets
Talking to Children about COVID-19
NVUSD School Psych/Mental Health COVID-19 Family Resource Links

Discuss your child’s questions and concerns with them and help them practice good prevention. Depending on your child’s age, some helpful resources may include: “Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus” and “How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus.”

Self-care for Parents

Mindful Schools offers free, online mindfulness classes for KIDS! Your kids can join us online for mindful activities, mindful movement, read-alouds, and more. 

Classes are held on:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
(first class starts Thursday March 18)
10am PDT / 1pm EDT
More information

These LIVE online mindfulness classes with K-5 students in mind – AND please know that students and adults of all ages are welcome to participate. We are aware that many families are away from school and work, and we hope this is a resource that families can enjoy together.

Mindful Schools Supporting School Communities

40% OFF Online Courses for Groups over 20  Register Your Group

Mindfulness Fundamentals  | Mindful Educator Essentials |  School Implementation Clinic
Mindful Communication  |  Working with Difficult Emotion

The Sheriff's Activity League Fitness Center is closed because of the shelter-in-place order, but you can find a quick daily workout posted on their Facebook page.