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NVUSD Family Newsletter: Shaping Our Future–Enrollment, Visioning, Learning and Recognition

Caption: ACMS students engaged in learning during their “Flex” period. Read below to learn more about this approach to intervention in middle school.
In this Issue:


Professional Development Day: The Power of Collective Impact 
1,200 Staff
registered to attend the Professional Development Day
190 Engaging Sessions
were provided on topics and information to support staff development and education
137 Presenters
shared relevant content and concepts to improve student learning
7 Hours
of learning and community building
1 Way
NVUSD lives into our vision of inspiring a lifelong love of learning by building caring communities with high expectations - all for our students 

View pictures capturing The Power of Collective Impact on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. 


Empowering Success: Our Approach to Elementary Reading, Writing, and Math

In our elementary schools, our focus is to provide instruction in an Ecosystem of Cariño where we provide rigorous, high-quality, and supportive instruction in reading, writing, and math. We want to make sure our students are not only learning, but also enjoying and connecting with what they're learning! We invite you to learn more about our approach to elementary reading, writing, and math instruction in the NVUSD News! 



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.

Introducing Flex: Responsive Learning Intervention 

Exciting news for our school district! We are transforming the traditional advisory period in middle and high school! This intervention model combines the structure of the study hall with the personalized support of targeted academic intervention. We call it "Flex'' and all NVUSD middle schools will have launched this model by the first week of November.

Here's how it works: the day before the Flex period, students receive an email notifying them of their assigned class for the following day. On the day of Flex, teachers use the Edficiency program to record attendance. Then they can provide targeted support to the students they invited.

If a student is not invited by a teacher to Flex they attend their regular advisory class. This flexible learning period is one way we are ensuring academic success for all! 


Board of Education Students of the Month

NVUSD’s Board of Education recognizes students each month who have shown exemplary scholarship, citizenship, and school/community service. Students are selected by their school principal and are honored at a public board meeting.

For September and October, Valley Oak named Alejandro Meza Barragan and Christopher Acosta Ramirez as students of the month. Napa Valley Independent Studies named Tabitha Harrington and Bianca McEntire. 

For more information and to view all the previous Student of the Month superstars, visit



Nominations for Employees of the Year Are Open!

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.

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. 

Strategic Visioning Open House in Napa and American Canyon

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. However, before we get there, we need to hear from you! One of the easiest ways to provide your feedback is by attending an upcoming Open House event in American Canyon on November 1 and Napa on November 4.  Click here for details and to RSVP. We are excited to co-design this vision with our community - for all our children. 



Last Chance to Sign Up for Coffee with the Superintendent at Napa High

This Fall, Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti is hosting two in-person meetings from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. with parents throughout the district. She will host the first at Napa High on Tuesday, October 24. On Tuesday, November 14 she will host the event at Donaldson Way Elementary School. These meetings are open for all to attend. Let us know what you would like to discuss and when you plan to attend by filling  out this Google Form.



Young Entrepreneurs Shine at the Children’s Business Fair
Over the weekend, students showed off their emerging entrepreneurial skills at the Napa Valley College Youth Entrepreneurship Children's Business Fair. Enoy the pictures below and read more about the event in the NVUSD News.  



The Pushouts: Film Screening and In-Person 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
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  • 01 - Elementary Schools
  • 02 - Middle Schools
  • 03 - High Schools