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The Napa Valley Register's Howard Yune interviews Assistant Superintendant Rob Mangewala about how the state's new budget will impact funding for the NVUSD. Check out the article here: Napa public schools to receive funding boost, expanded kindergarten from California plan

Posted 7/19/21

A recent article in the Napa Valley Register featured NVUSD's summer school partnerships with Edmo, the Napa County Office of Education (Cool School), the Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley, and On the Move.

 

Napa kids get extra help with summer school: COVID-19 impacted learning.

Posted 7/16/21

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 9, 2021

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM SIGNS SCHOOL FUNDING LEGISLATION AT SHEARER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


 

NVUSD hosted Gavin Newsom today at Shearer Elementary School. During the visit, he toured classrooms, learned about the district's free summer school program, and invited students to help him sign legislation providing an unprecedented level of state funding for public schools. 

 

Local and state elected officials were in attendance, including our Board of Education, State Senator Bill Dodd, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, and many labor and educational partners. The governor toured the district's unique, free summer school program currently providing academic, socio-emotional, and enrichment support to almost 2,000 Napa elementary students over 11 campuses. 

 

"We are thrilled to host the Governor at Shearer Elementary, which has a very robust and enriching summer program aimed at mitigating learning loss and providing enrichment and socialization opportunities for students. Funding for summer programming is critical as many students need time to reinforce academic concepts while also participating in high-quality enrichment activities," said Superintendent Rosanna Mucetti. "This summer, thanks to state and federal funding, NVUSD provided full-time programming for our students, many who attend some of our highest-need schools." 

 

Programming at the elementary and secondary level has been made possible by leveraging CARES Act funding provided to the district as a part of the federal COVID relief package and the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant from the State of California. 

Posted 7/9/21

Our most recent Family eNewsletter which was distributed today, may be found here

Posted 6/17/21

Current Interim Coach to lead program starting in 2021/22

Napa High School announced the hiring of Askari Adams as the Head Coach of the football team, effective immediately, pending Napa Valley Unified School District Board of Education approval. Adams most recently served as the Interim Head Football coach during the 2020/21 season and previously served as the team’s defensive coordinator. 

“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to be the head football coach of Napa High School,” said Coach Adams.  “Napa High has a great tradition and history of being successful, and I'm looking forward to bringing that back.”

Adams has coached in various capacities, across the US, at both the high school and college levels. As a student-athlete in Pennsylvania, he played football, basketball, and baseball and received a scholarship to play football at Penn State University. At Penn State, Adams was a two-year starter and was a free agent for the Buffalo Bills. He also played in the Canadian and arena football leagues. In addition to his love of playing and coaching, he has also taught physical education and special education at the middle and elementary school level. 

“We are excited for the energy and continuity Coach Adams brings to our teams and our program,” said Monica Ready, principal of Napa High School. “With one of the strongest defensive programs in the league and his commitment to student-athletes during one of the most challenging athletic seasons, Coach Adams has gained the hearts and respect of our student-athletes, coaching staff, families, and community, with his humble, intentional, and consistent leadership.”  

Posted 6/3/21

prideFor the second year in a row, Napa Valley Unified School District will raise LGBTQ rainbow flags at district offices and its 28 school sites. In celebration of, and solidarity with, the LGBTQ NVUSD community, flags will be displayed from June 1 through June 18, the last day of school. It also unveiled a new Pride logo.

In May 2020, NVUSD Board members unanimously approved the flying of the rainbow flag on school-owned poles in the district, which serves students in Napa, American Canyon and Yountville.

“NVUSD is fortunate to have a wonderfully diverse population and we are proud to demonstrate support for our LGBTQ students, staff and people across the Napa Valley and American Canyon communities,” Said Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti.” As a symbol of inclusion, these flags represent our commitment to ensuring school environments are safe and inclusive for all our students. 

Other events happening around the district this month include student-led assemblies, recommended reading lists and non-discrimination study materials. In addition, NVUSD has partnered with members of the Rainbow Action Network (RAN) to bring “Rainbow Kits” to NVUSD elementary school classrooms. Developed by the Rainbow Action Network and First 5 Napa Network, the kits include a collection of tools and information to support early childhood educators in making their classrooms inclusive. 

Raising the flag is aligned with the district’s equity policy and nondiscrimination/ anti harassment policy as well as Board Resolution 19-30, adopted in June of 2019.

an institution responsible for creating equity and excellence in education. 

The rainbow-striped flag has symbolized the LGBTQ-rights movement since 1978

“This is not just a symbol,” said Dr. Muccetti. “It’s powerful and it says here in Napa we are an inclusive community,

The district has also recently completed a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Plan that will be presented to the Board in June.

Posted 6/1/21

As we approach summer, we hope your families are able to take a true break and rest, restore, and safely connect with your loved ones. We want to remind you of the resources available in our community over the summer.

NVUSD has partnered with Care Solace to support our community’s mental health and substance use needs. If you or a family member could benefit from help with your mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help find community providers matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance.

Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language at no charge to you or your family.

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider: ● Call 888-515-0595 24/7/365 ● Visit Caresolace.com/nvusd and either search on your own , OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone. 

More info

Posted 5/28/21

June 8, 2021
11:00 -12:00

This meeting will also include a Public Hearing to adopt plans for the Napa County SELPA. The hearing will begin at 11:05 a.m. 

The meeting will be held via Zoom, as we cannot meet in person currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of the public would also like to attend, they will need to submit their requests to lprudhomme@napacoe.org by Monday, June 8 by 5pm. Members of the public are also welcome to submit questions and comments for the meeting, to be read out and addressed during the meeting. A recording of the Zoom meeting will be made available by request.

All information about how to request an invitation / submit a comment is posted in the agenda. Please be sure to post on your District website.

Thank you, and let us know if you have any questions!

Agenda

Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice (Spanish)

Posted 5/26/21

Camp NVUSD partners with Edmo, a nationally recognized summer camp program

This summer, over 2,000 NVUSD elementary students will have the unique opportunity to experience an in-person summer day camp experience - at no cost to families. Camp NVUSD will operate at nine elementary schools in Napa and American Canyon for current K-5 students,  partnering with Edmo, a recognized leader in educational experiences for over 20 years. Edmo camps focus on hands-on learning, engaging activities that keep kids active and excited to learn new skills, problem solve and have fun. 

Camp NVUSD will also offer a more academically focused program in partnership with the Edmo half-day program for identified students needing intervention due to learning loss over the past year. Camp NVUSD, along with a robust summer program offered at the secondary level, has been made possible by leveraging CARES Act funding provided to the district as a part of the federal COVID relief package. The district is also leveraging existing partnerships with NCOE, Boys and Girls Clubs of Napa Valley, and On the Move for additional targeted programming.

“NVUSD recognizes the toll the past year has taken on our community — especially our students. Camp NVUSD is an amazing opportunity to return to some normalcy and experience a high-quality, day camp experience where they will interact with their peers and enjoy a range of projects from engineering to art and everything in between,” said Matt Manning, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and English Learner Services-Elementary.

In the past, NVUSD has not had the funding to offer a free summer program at this quality and scale. The CARES Act funding allows the district to build a strong bridge back to in-person learning for elementary students. The Camp NVUSD program is currently at capacity; for questions or to join the waiting list, please email summerprograms@nvusd.org.

Posted 5/19/21

Our most recent Family eNewsletter which was distributed today, may be found here

Posted 5/14/21