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This is a follow up to our communication on July 31 regarding learning options for elementary students this year. As we stated, data is currently driving our decisions on how to begin the school year and provide the best learning environment for all our students. For the past week, our enrollment staff and our elementary principals have been analyzing the elementary parent survey data and a number of variables have required us to shift our approach.

The data shows an even split overall -- meaning approximately 50% of families chose the Online to In-Person model and 50% of families chose the Virtual Learning Academy. Our initial plan was to configure classes and teachers by the two learning models so classes stayed consistent once we moved out of Phase One. However, we understand that many families feel uncomfortable making these choices as the public health conditions continue to change. In fact, even in the last couple of weeks, we have had many families change their choice due to the fluid health conditions. Additionally, with a larger than expected number of families wishing to enroll in the Virtual Learning Academy, the ability to configure classes by school was challenging, requiring us to increase combination classes and reassign teachers across school sites. In short, we are working hard to keep students in cohorts associated with their current school. We know this is more optimal for students, families and teachers.

At this point, during Phase One, when all students are learning online, we will not assign cohorts based on the learning option families initially chose. Instead, class lists by school and teachers will remain stable and the class will all learn together virtually. Once we move into Phase Two, and we are able to return to campus in some capacity, we will re-survey families, with the goal of receiving feedback reflective of families' preferred choice at that time. Once we are closer to a Phase Two action plan, we will communicate the options and articulate the conditions we will operate under in Phase Two. Given the constantly changing health conditions under this pandemic, we hope families will feel more confident choosing a learning option closer to the time when we move out of Phase One.

Reminder for Parent ZOOM Information Sessions - TONIGHT
We know families may have further questions so we have scheduled another round of parent engagement events via ZOOM to provide further information and answer additional questions. In fact, we will explain the newly proposed change during tonight’s meeting so join us for further details. Spanish interpretation services will be available. Please join us!
 


Thanks again for all families who quickly responded to our survey and continue to reach out with questions and concerns. It goes without saying that we have never gone through a more complex return to learning and we appreciate your patience as we pivot again, all with the goal of providing the best possible learning environment in these unpredictable times.

Posted 8/5/20

Dear NVUSD Families,

Thank you to those families who completed our learning options survey. 
After analyzing the results, we’ve made some adjustments to how we will be providing instruction, specifically for our middle and high school students. The data has driven our next round of decision making. 

Read the update here.

We know families may have further questions so we have scheduled another round of parent engagement events via ZOOM to provide further information and answer additional questions. Spanish interpretation services will be available. Please join us!

Posted 7/31/20

July 16 NVUSD Newsletter
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Posted 7/17/20

students at lunch bar

NVUSD's Food Services Program, NOSH (Napa's Operative for School food Health), is proud to offer healthy foods with the highest quality ingredients. Any child attending a school in the district may register and pre-pay for meals, and children from families with lower incomes may qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

The Free & Reduced Meal application process is now open for the upcoming school year. We strongly encourage every family to apply for Free & Reduced Meals, as there are many benefits, even if your child doesn’t plan to eat school lunches, and even if you don't think you are eligible. In addition to offering free or reduced- price meals, the Free & Reduced Program also provides school funding, and discounts for instrument rentals, internet access, college application fees and SAT exam fees.

The application process is easy and confidential. It is important for all families to fill out the Free & Reduced Meal application to ensure our schools and families receive the available resources. Families can register through the Titan Solutions Parent Portal, our secure online system.

As a reminder, Free & Reduced applications are not needed for students attending Snow, Shearer, Phillips, and McPherson elementary schools, as all students at these schools automatically qualify for free daily meals, due to NVUSD's participation in the Community Eligibility Program.

Visit NVUSD NOSH Food Services for more information

Posted 7/9/20