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NVUSD Family Newsletter: Eight Ways to Engage - Dive into NVUSD's Opportunities - Can You Spot Them All?

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In this Issue: 
  • The Pushouts: Film Screening and In-Person Conversation with Dr. Rios
  • It’s Open Enrollment Time! 
  • Discover the World of Opportunities: Explore Our Magnet Schools Today!
  • Fill Out Our Strategic Visioning Survey by November 10 and Attend Our Open House November 4
  • NVUSD Dual Language Immersion Night - November 8
  • NVUSD Student Advisory Council to Shape Education and Student Experience
  • Smart Social Parent Internet and Social Media Resources
  • Día de los Muertos - Downtown Napa - Saturday, November 4
  • Opening Doors to College: Free PSAT/NMSQT for NVUSD Juniors
  • Inclusion Spotlight
  • Elementary Progress Reports
  • Last Chance to Sign Up for Coffee with the Superintendent at Donaldson Way
  • Last Chance to Nominate an Employee of the Year!
The Pushouts: Film Screening and Live Conversation with Dr. Rios
You’re Invited!
The Pushouts: Film Screening and In-Person Conversation with Dr. Rios

November 7, 2023
NVUSD’s Evans Auditorium at 2425 Jefferson Street, Napa.
5:30-7:30 pm 
RSVP requested

Join us as we view The Pushouts film in Evans Auditorium and engage in conversation with Dr. Victor Rios. We look forward to sharing Dr. Rios’ message of resiliency and drive, which serves as an inspiration for all. Event details can be found here. 
It’s Open Enrollment Time!

NVUSD’s Open Enrollment period has begun and runs through November 30, 2023. Open Enrollment is a process for offering families school choice, where possible. This includes welcoming new families from inside and outside the Napa Valley Unified School District’s geographical boundaries. Visit our website to learn more. Our Enrollment Team is available to help answer questions Monday -  Friday from 8 am-4 pm. You can also call (707) 253-3435 or email our enrollment team directly. Want to visit campuses to see for yourself? Click here for middle school tour and high school tour information.
Discover the World of Opportunities: Explore Our Magnet Schools Today!

We are excited to invite you to watch our newly released videos that showcase the unique programs of our Magnet Schools during the open enrollment window! These videos provide an in-depth look at the innovative and enriching learning experiences offered at each of our Magnet Schools:
  Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into our Magnet Schools and make an informed decision during the open enrollment period!
Fill Out Our Strategic Visioning Survey and Attend Our Open House

You play an important role in the success of our students. We want to hear from you! As you know, NVUSD officially kicked off its district-wide visioning and strategic planning process this summer; the process will result in a strategic vision and plan. Right now we are in the first community engagement period of the strategic planning process, there are many ways to get involved: 
  1. Attend an open house (November 4 at Unidos Middle School)
  2. Fill out this survey in English and Spanish (Now through November 10)
  3. Visit one of our static displays
We are excited to co-design this vision with our community - for all our children. Thanks to all who attended the November 1 Open House at Canyon Oaks Elementary School on Wednesday.
NVUSD Dual Language Immersion Night - November 8

NVUSD will host a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Night on November 8 at Unidos Middle School from 6-7 pm
  • You will have the opportunity to learn about the NVUSD DLI Program, specifically the benefits of DLI and the programming at each grade level. 
  • You will meet current DLI students, staff, and families. 

We welcome all Tk-12 Dual Immersion students and families enrolled at Napa Valley Language Academy, Pueblo Vista Magnet Elementary School, Unidos Middle School, and Napa High School. Interested in DLI for your child? You are welcome to attend and learn about this Tk-12 program in NVUSD as well.


NVUSD Student Advisory Council to Shape Education and Student Experience
The NVUSD Student Advisory Council consists of students from each NVUSD high school. By design, they represent a wide variety of student perspectives. Students serve on the NVUSD Student Advisory Council for a two-year term. The intended outcomes are:
  • Increase students’ role in the development of LCAP goals and actions
  • Understand the basics of District funding
  • Create and put in place options to improve the student learning experience. The council will base the options on the NVUSD the 2022-2023 identified areas of growth
  • Empower students to have a voice in their educational experience
The NVUSD Students Advisory Council launched the first meeting of the year on Thursday, October 26 in the NVUSD Boardroom. Read more about what they are up to in the NVUSD News!
Smart Social Parent Internet and Social Media Resources
Napa Valley Unified School District is proud to join forces with, a leader in fostering online safety and digital literacy among students. This collaboration provides our school community with access to over 54 live virtual education sessions annually for both parents and students, ensuring timely guidance on internet safety.'s platform keeps parents aware of emerging social media challenges, popular apps among students, and best practices for parental controls. Our goal is to equip our school community with the knowledge to navigate the digital world with confidence and security. Claim your account at
Opening Doors to College: Free PSAT/NMSQT for NVUSD Juniors
The Napa Valley Unified School District (NVUSD) wants to make sure all students have a chance to get ready for college. That's why, on October 25, NVUSD let all high school juniors take the PSAT/NMSQT during the school day for free. This year, the test was shorter, digital, and optional. Here are the schools by the numbers:
  • 238 students from American Canyon High School
  • 110students from Napa High School
  • 51 students from New Technology High School
  • 195 students from Vintage High School chose to take it.
By offering the PSAT for free during school, NVUSD students can try for scholarships, find out about challenging courses that match their skills, and get ready for the SAT.
Celebrate Culture and Community at Napa Día de los Muertos
Don't miss the beautiful altars created by students from Unidos and New Tech High School at Napa Día de los Muertos this Saturday. Plus, don't miss the vibrant Ballet Folklorico performances by NVLA and Mariposa! This is a great opportunity for families to learn about and enjoy this rich cultural tradition. You can find a schedule of all the activities at Want to learn more? Check out this article from the Napa Valley Register: Don't miss out on the fun!
Caption: If you can’t make it to the Napa Día de Los Muertos event on Saturday, enjoy these pictures of Ofrendas created by students at school from across the district. 
Inclusion Spotlight
The Napa County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is currently seeking parent input regarding topics of interest for parent support in this next school year - and beyond.  Please fill out this NAPA SELPA CAC bilingual parent/guardian survey to share your ideas, questions, and concerns.
Elementary Progress Reports
The First Trimester Elementary Progress Report will be viewable after November 9! Families can access the progress report through  My Parent Portal ( If you have not yet set up your Parent Portal account, please go to Once on the site, follow the prompts to set up your parent access. If you want more detailed information or have questions about the report card, please watch our  parent information video. You can also read the  companion document that includes both directions and FAQs. Please reach out to your child's  school if you have more questions.
Last Chance to Sign Up for Coffee with the Superintendent at Donaldson Way
On Tuesday, October 24, Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti hosted her first of just two in-person meetings at Napa High School. The last opportunity to have Coffee with the Superintendent is Tuesday, November 14 at Donaldson Way Elementary School from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. These meetings are open for all to attend. RSVP and let us know what you would like to discuss by filling out this Google Form.
Last Chance to Nominate an Employee of the Year!
Do you want to recognize an amazing school employee? Use this link to submit a Google Form for the nomination by Friday, November 3, 2023.

All winners will be announced and celebrated at the annual  “Celebrating Our Outstanding Employees” awards presentation in Evans Auditorium on January 23, 2024.
  • Eligible winners will advance to the next level, with Napa County winners announced and celebrated in May 2024.
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  • 02 - Middle Schools
  • 03 - High Schools