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Date: Dec. 13

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Dec. 13, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 12/7/18




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At the Dec. 6 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Rosanna Mucetti presented to the Board her First 90 Days Report (Spanish) , including observations, findings and recommendations in the areas of Governance, Organizational Culture, Community Relations and Communication, Teaching and Learning, and School Business and Finance.


At that same meeting, the Board approved staff's Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 (Spanish), which will guide our work for the next three years. The content was built with input from the Board and hundreds of stakeholders including staff, teachers, parents, partners, community members and more. 


You can view video of the Board meeting (and skip to your items of interest) here.


If you have questions, comments or concerns, please email opinions@nvusd.org.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 12/7/18




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Join our team and help fulfill our vision of inspiring lifelong learning in all of our students! Right now, NVUSD is hiring full and part-time classified and certificated (teaching) positions. 

Visit the Edjoin website and search Napa Valley USD for the entire list of openings. 

Search for jobs at Edjoin

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 12/5/18




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Date: Dec. 6

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Dec. 6, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

  • Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti will present to the Board her First 90 Days Report on Dec. 6. It includes an overview of the engagement work, plus observations, findings and recommendations.
  • Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti and members of the executive cabinet and senior staff will ask the Board to approve the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan (Spanish version) on Dec. 6. Based on the Board's previously stated priorities and the information presented in the First 90 Days Report, the Plan includes goals, key initiatives and tactics in the 6 areas mentioned above.
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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 12/3/18




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Winter Break is December 17 - January 4. our Napa Valley community offers many camps and activities for school-aged kids during the break.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/29/18




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IMPORTANT: Open Enrollment is a 2-step process.

1.  Napa resident students new to NVUSD must first be registered at their resident NVUSD school (except River School applicants)

2. Interested in requesting a school other than your resident school?

More information:

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Recordatorio: La Matrícula Abierta e Inscripción en Kindergarten/Kindergarten de Transición para el Curso Escolar 2019-20 finaliza el 30 de nov

 

IMPORTANTE: La Matrícula Abierta es un proceso de 2 pasos.

1. Los estudiantes residentes en Napa que sean nuevos en el NVUSD deben en primer lugar inscribirse en su escuela de residencia del NVUSD (excepto los solicitantes para la Escuela River)

2. ¿Les interesa solicitar plaza en una escuela diferente a su escuela de residencia?

Más información:

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/27/18




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The winter holidays are coming and that means lots of school activities and events, and, of course, the breaks.

Thanksgiving emtpy desk and grad silhouettebreak is Nov. 19-23; winter break is Dec. 17 - Jan 4.

Just a few days missed here and there, even if excused, add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. Please plan your holiday vacations only during the school breaks.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/15/18




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The continuing effects of the Camp Fire on our air quality can be difficult, especially for those with breathing sensitivities.

After discussions with our staff, the County Office of Education, the Napa County Dept of Public Health, and other North Bay districts, along with consideration of various factors, NVUSD will take the following precautions to lessen the effects on our students and staff.

  • In elementary schools, teachers have been directed to move PE, lunch, recess and any other relevant activities indoors. Secondary schools are encouraged to maximize as much internal space as possible and to modify their supervision protocols to ensure students are safe.

  • All staff have been directed to keep doors and windows closed.

  • Our Maintenance and Operations staff is operating the ventilation system with recirculating (not outside) air and dampers closed, to maintain the air quality in the classrooms and staff areas

  • Teachers and other staff who work directly with your students will follow protocols for any students who have concerning symptoms or reactions by contacting parents directly. Our school nurses are also available to respond to concerns.

  • Athletics will follow NCS Guidelines regarding postponement or cancellation.

  • If your student has asthma but does not have an inhaler at school and you want to send one,  please download the NVUSD medication form and ask your health care provider (doctor) to complete and sign it. Return it to your school office with your student's inhaler. 

As parents, you know your student’s health and needs best, and we encourage you to make the best choice for your student in terms of attendance. If you decide to keep your student out of school, please just follow the usual attendance protocols for your school. The absence will be excused and teachers will talk with your student about making up the work.

NVUSD will continue to monitor the situation and will send ongoing communication, as needed. We will also post announcements on the school websites. Thank you for your support.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/13/18




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Date: Nov. 15

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Nov. 15, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/9/18




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If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

World Kindness Day (WKD) is coming up on November 13! It's a day dedicated to kindness all over the globe, but why not make kindness the norm every day?

Seven ways to start making kindness the norm in your daily life

>  Visit the Random Acts of Kindness website for more information

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/7/18




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teens using smart phonesIdentifying how and why children and teens engage with personal technology can be the difference between healthy and destructive use of computers and devices.

Join NCOE and NVUSD for a Community Town Hall on Screen Distraction in Children & Teens. The Town Hall will explore how screen distraction impacts children and teens, and will provide potential solutions.

Wednesday, November 14
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Napa County Office of Education
2121 Imola Avenue in Napa
Spanish Translation Available

Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/ncoescreen2018.
For more information contact Rachel Blatt with NCOE at 253-3944.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/2/18




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Everyone gets an extra hour of sleep this weekend with the end of Daylight Saving Time. Be sure to set your clocks BACK one hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/1/18




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Date: Nov. 1

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Nov. 1, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/29/18




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Dear Parents,ParentSquare logo

We hope you are enjoying using ParentSquare as our new parent communication platform.

You receive primarily text messages and emails; phone calls are used only for attendance or urgent information.You don’t have to download the ParentSquare app, but if you do, you can also receive messages through the app.

Data, meaning your contact email address and cell phone number for texts, is the heart of the system: the right data, entered correctly, in the right places. Our student database (Aeries.net) feeds contact information to ParentSquare, which allows us to contact you.

If your ParentSquare communication isn’t reaching you yet, that indicates a data issue that we want to identify and fix.

If you aren’t receiving any ParentSquare messages at all from your child’s school, please contact your school office and ask to review your contact information in Aeries with a staff member.

If you use the ParentSquare app and have more than one child in NVUSD, you should be able to see all of your students in your account. If you can’t, please contact kcliff@nvusd.org to ensure that your contact information is consistent across each of the schools.

We’ve also included here some online resources …

How to use ParentSquare

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/26/18




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Free!

Celebration & Altars on Saturday, Nov. 3, 1-7 PM

  • Music
  • Craft activities for the whole family
  • Food for sale

Altar Exhibition on Sunday, Nov. 4, 1-5 PM

 

At Harvest Middle School both days.

More Information

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/23/18




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Full and Fair Funding
Despite boasting the fifth-largest economy in the world and the highest gross domestic product of any state, California sits near the bottom nationally in nearly every significant measure of school funding and school staffing.

The California School Boards Association (CSBA) has launched a new website advocating for the Full and Fair Funding students deserve and California public schools need to prepare graduates for college, career and civic life in the 21st century. To ensure that California remains the home of innovation and opportunity, CSBA is calling on the state Legislature to raise school funding to the national average by 2020 and to the average of the top 10 states by 2025. 

Visit the website and sign the Full and Fair Funding petition.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/19/18




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Hello, NVUSD families,

Last week, we announced the student calendar for 2019-2020, which our Board approved earlier this month. It included two non-student days in October and March, to allow for professional development for our teachers and other staff, and a school year start date of Monday, Aug. 12, two days earlier than our traditional start date.

Following that announcement, we received feedback from some students, staff and parents, specifically regarding the impact the earlier start date would have on the agricultural community, especially those involved with the Napa Town & Country Fair.

We take that feedback seriously, and so will revisit the 2019-2020 calendar, using a process that is yet to be finalized, but will solicit interests and input from parents, administrators, teachers and support staff through a calendar committee that we will create. Please watch for additional information soon.

In the meantime, please know that we are aware of how the school calendar impacts our families’ lives, and appreciate your patience and collaboration as we work through the 2019-2020 calendar.

Regards,
Dr. Rosanna Mucetti

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/17/18




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Date: Oct. 18

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
NVUSD Ed Center Board Room
2425 Jefferson St.

>  Board Agenda Oct. 18, 2018

>  More information about the Board of Education

>  Board of Education's Students of the Month awards

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/15/18




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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/5/18




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Napa County Public Health provides free flu vaccines each flu season. Find more information on the dates, times and locations to receive a flu vaccine below, or download the County's Flu Vaccine Clinic Calendar.

You may also get flu vaccine from:

  • Your regular healthcare provider
  • Many pharmacies and grocery stores: use Vaccine Finder to find a location near you

Call 707-253-4270 to make an appointment for free flu vaccine from Napa County Public Health. 

Free Flu Vaccine Clinics

Wed Oct. 3  Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in Calistoga
Wed Oct. 10  Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in American Canyon
Wed Oct. 15 Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in Berryessa
Wed Oct. 15 Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in Napa (Elks Lodge)
Wed Oct. 17 Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in Napa (McPherson Elementary School)
Sat Oct. 27 Unused Medications & Sharps Collection Event
Wed Nov. 7

Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in St. Helena

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/5/18




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We lock our homes and cars because they contain valuables. Your digital resources are valuables. These tips can help you avoid becoming a victim of hacking, identify theft, or other cyber crimes. 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/2/18




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Latino Heritage Month posterNVUSD, for the sixth year, is once again a partner in the annual Latino Heritage Month celebrations, full of exciting opportunities for all ages. Enjoy more than 25 events in celebration of the talents and contributions of Latinos to our communities and our nation.

This year, celebrations will happen from Sept. 1 - Nov. 4.

>  Printable Bilingual Calendar of Featured Events

For a complete calendar of “Celebrate Latino Heritage Events” visit:

>  www.napavalleynow.org  (English)

>  www.napavalleyhoy.org  (Español)

Educational resources for Latino Heritage Month are available on the National Hispanic Heritage Month website.

For more information contact nvlatinoheritage@gmail.com

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/17/18




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1.  School starts everyday at 8:20 am and students are allowed on campus at 8 am.

2.  Students will have lunch at school everyday.  Click here for a copy of our 2018-19 Bell Schedule.  

3.  Every year, teachers strive to put together balanced classrooms with student needs in mind.  They have spent countless hours and have taken many factors into consideration when placing your student into their class this year.  It takes time for students and teachers to build relationships and get to know one another in order to build a strong culture for learning.  Please allow time for everyone to settle in. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Jones (julie_jones@nvusd.org).  Students’ classroom placement will be posted by the front office on Tuesday, August 14th after 4 pm.

4.  All supplies that students need in order to be successful this year will be provided for them.  If you have donations you would like to make to the school or your child’s classroom please check with your child’s teacher.  Donations may be dropped off in the front office or to your child’s teacher.

5.  School gets out at 2:35 pm on regular school days and 1:10 pm on Wednesdays, except the first three days of school (August 15-17th) when students are released at 1:10 each day.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 8/7/18




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This year our school is partnering with the Napa County Library for Summer Reading.libraries rock

The new online program will help students track reading progress through the summer break with no paper log to lose.

To learn more or sign up, go to www.napalibrary.org/srp or use the Libraries Rock button on the school website.

Studies show that students who participate in summer reading programs have higher levels of reading achievement when they return to school in the fall. And reading for fun leads to positive benefits in academics, social skills, and emotional health and well-being.

Sign up today for life-long success!

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Posted by: Jennifer Baker
Published: 7/14/18




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This year our school is partnering with the Napa County Library for Summer Reading.libraries rock

The new online program will help students track reading progress through the summer break with no paper log to lose.

To learn more or sign up, go to www.napalibrary.org/srp or use the Libraries Rock button on the school website.

Studies show that students who participate in summer reading programs have higher levels of reading achievement when they return to school in the fall. And reading for fun leads to positive benefits in academics, social skills, and emotional health and well-being.

Sign up today for life-long success!

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Posted by: Jennifer Baker
Published: 7/1/18




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This year our school is partnering with the Napa County Library for Summer Reading.libraries rock

The new online program will help students track reading progress through the summer break with no paper log to lose.

To learn more or sign up, go to www.napalibrary.org/srp or use the Libraries Rock button on the school website.

Studies show that students who participate in summer reading programs have higher levels of reading achievement when they return to school in the fall. And reading for fun leads to positive benefits in academics, social skills, and emotional health and well-being.

Sign up today for life-long success!

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Posted by: Jennifer Baker
Published: 6/17/18




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Please use the link to vote for the 2018-19 Vichy Parent Club Board. There will be paper ballots in the office by this afternoon if you prefer to vote that way. Voting will close on Thursday, June 7th at 8:30 a.m.

The results will be announced on Thursday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B2G7YSX

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 6/6/18




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This year our school is partnering with the Napa County Library for Summer Reading.libraries rock

The new online program will help students track reading progress through the summer break with no paper log to lose.

To learn more or sign up, go to www.napalibrary.org/srp or use the Libraries Rock button on the school website.

Studies show that students who participate in summer reading programs have higher levels of reading achievement when they return to school in the fall. And reading for fun leads to positive benefits in academics, social skills, and emotional health and well-being.

Sign up today for life-long success!

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Posted by: Jennifer Baker
Published: 6/1/18




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We will be running our summer bookworm program which encourages students to read books over the summer. For every book they read, they can fill out a "bookworm ticket." Tickets are collected by student's new classroom teacher at the beginning of the school year and students get to attend a summer reading party in the fall with Mrs. Kerriush. 

 

Please see the attachment below for the summer bookworm ticket form. Copies also will be sent home with your child before the end of the school year. 

 

Happy reading!!

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 5/31/18




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Please see the attached letter from Mr. Bryne to all Vichy Families as we end the 2017-18 school year. 

 

 

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 5/30/18




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Are you interested in joining the Vichy Parent Club Board?  Nominations are now being accepted in the office.  You can nominate someone you think would be a good fit in one of the roles (detailed below), or you can absolutely nominate yourself!  All positions are available, see below for brief descriptions:

 

President: This person leads the Parent Club for a term of two years, by attending all Parent Club meetings of the board and the parent body. The President also upholds the bylaws, leads all meetings of the Parent Club, and is a leader of the school's parental community. While this position does not require previous board experience, given the depth of our parent involvement in the Parent Club, knowledge of the board and its duties is a plus. This position is geared to an organized person that likes to be involved in decision making and leadership.

 

Vice President: Overall, this person helps the President do their job. More specifically and almost more importantly, the Vice President is responsible for all of the marketing and communications for the Parent Club. This includes fundraising efforts, school events, important news, and the development of new programs and implementation. The vice President acts as the liaison with the parent body and the board. This is an excellent position for someone that's tech savvy, creative and outgoing.

 

Secretary: The Secretary is responsible for documenting, distributing and maintaining VPC Board meeting agendas and minutes along with the General VPC meeting agendas and minutes. The Secretary helps to maintain the overall flow of the meetings, making sure topic items have not been missed.  This is a great position for someone looking to dip into the board.

 

Treasurer: The Treasurer oversees the financial aspect and well being of the Parent Club. The Treasurer is responsible for the intake of monies, paying owed debts, categorizing and recording all transactions and deposits. The Treasurer is tasked with helping the Parent Club adhere to its budget and help make necessary adjustments for the following year.  Obviously, someone who knows a thing about dollars and cents is ideal here.

 

Financial Secretary: The Financial Secretary acts as a general administrative assistant to the Treasurer, including receipt of all monies, bank account deposits, dealing with correspondence and other duties as directed by the Treasurer.  Another great position for someone new to the board that wants to be involved with how our money is spent.

 

Room Parent Coordinator: The head room parents act as the liaison between the Parent Board and room parents, coordinate and distribute information to room parents, is in charge of welcoming to the club new Vichy parents, contact parents who are interested in being a room parent for that particular class, organize the teacher appreciation luncheon, and assist in other duties to support the endeavors of the Parent Board.  This is an important position, which is why there are two, see below.

 

Co - Room Parent Coordinator: This position helps coordinate along side the head room parent in the communication with the teachers and the room parents.

 

Fundraising Officer: Coordinates overall fundraising activities of the Vichy Parent Club. This person works with the Jog-A-Thon and Auction Chairs for coordinating these events. Coordinates with fundraising committees to coordinate spirit sales, dine and donate, etc.  This is a very fun and rewarding position.

Should you want more information regarding any of the positions, please feel free to email all@vichyboard.com.   

 

Last, nominations will close on May 31st at 3:00 p.m.  Do not delay and consider joining the fun!

 

Thanks,

Daralyn Christensen

Vice President, Vichy Board

 

 

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 5/22/18




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The Parent Club Board would like to make the Fundraising Officer position more dynamic in order to keep up with the scope and magnitude of our efforts.  Therefore, the board would like to split this position in three ways: an Auction Chair, a Jogathon Chair, and a General Fundraising Officer.  These roles will work together, while being able to tackle their individually larger events in a committee format.  The General Fundraising Officer will handle Dine and Donate, shopvichy.com, Spirit Wear and other smaller fundraising efforts throughout the year.  

 

This split will be formally adopted into our bylaws in two weeks, should it not have any disapproval from the parent membership.  If you have comments or would like to know more about this split, please email the board at all@vichyboard.com.  

 

Thank you for all of your support!

Daralyn Christensen

Vice President, Vichy Parent Club

 

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 5/22/18




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Visit the NVUSD Summer 2018 Opportunities for Students webpage to find dozens of things going on this summer for students, from NVUSD offerings, to community programs, swimming information and more! 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/11/18




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Join us at the Race for Education!

The race takes place at the Yountville Veteran’s Home on Saturday, May 19, at 10 AM. Students, teachers and families will come together to show their school spirit and enjoy a healthy weekend activity together.  

The event includes a fun festival for everyone after the race. Funds support health and wellness in our schools, with a special focus on nutrition education.

Visit www.naparaceforeducation.org by May 16 to register online. Wear your school colors! 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/10/18




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Join us at the Race for Education!

The race takes place at the Yountville Veteran’s Home on Saturday, May 19, at 10 AM. Students, teachers and families will come together to show their school spirit and enjoy a healthy weekend activity together.  

The event includes a fun festival for everyone after the race. Funds support health and wellness in our schools, with a special focus on nutrition education.

Visit www.naparaceforeducation.org to register. Register by May 9th to receive a t-shirt, and wear your school colors! 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/7/18




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The MOST IMPORTANT Parent Club meeting of the entire year is next Thursday, May 10th at 6pm. The budget will be presented for 2018-2019. We will also deep dive into the election process and the positions that need to be filled for next year. This is a meeting you should not miss. See you there!

 

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 5/6/18




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Just another reminder that our Open House is today, Wednesday, May 2.  Food trucks will be available to buy dinner from starting at 5:00 p.m. Then, at 6:00 p.m., the classrooms will open up for visiting.  

 

Also, the Book Fair will be open, so plan to take a peruse through all the good stuff.

 

Hope to see you there!    

Daralyn Christensen

Vice President, Vichy Parent Club

 

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 5/2/18




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Our annual Vichy Book Fair will run from Monday, April 30th through Friday, May 4th.  The hours will be: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00-8:30 and 1:30-3:30; and Wednesday 8:00-8:30, 12:15-1:15, and 5:00-7:30.  

 

The Book Fair will also be online from April 22nd through May 11th at scholastic.com/fair

 

Don't miss this awesome opportunity to purchase new books for their summer reading!

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 4/30/18




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It is Book Fair time and we need your help.  Please sign up for a shift or two and help out our annual Book Fair that begins this Thursday.  In order for this event to take place, we must have parent participation.  Click HERE to sign up now.

Thank you!

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 4/30/18




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7th ANNUAL RACE FOR EDUCATION
MAY 192018

This is an opportunity for us to join together as a community to celebrate education!

 

The Napa Valley Education Foundation's “Race for Education: Powered by NapaFit” supports NVUSD Health and Nutrition programs. Mark your calendarsgather your family and plan to spend the morning with your friends! What a wonderful way to showcase our community's commitment to our students and our schools.

 

WHEN: May 19, 2018
Race Time 10:00am / Festival Time 10:30am - 12:00 noon

 

WHAT: 5K (3.1 miles) course begins and ends on the college campus. Run, skip, walk or bring your stroller! Once you complete your walk/run, enjoy a fun-filled post-race festival with food, drinks and entertainment including the one and only Wonderbread 5 dance band. 

 

WHERE: Yountville Veteran's Home

 

WHY: An opportunity to support the healthy development of Napa's students!

 

COST: The price of this nonprofit fundraiser includes race registration and festival entry.

• Kids 4 and under – free

• Kids aged 5-18 - $20.00

• Adults aged 19+ - $40.00

Race for Education: Powered by Napafit

Yountville Veteran's Home
Saturday, May 19th, 2018

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 4/30/18




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Topics:

  • Plan your summer at the Family Festival on April 28
  • More on planning your child's summer
  • Take the LCAP parent involvement survey online through May 10
  • Bike to School Day is May 10
  • New kindergartener or 7th grader next fall? Things to know.
  • Read the details here

Napa Valley Register -- April 24, 2018
American Canyon Eagle -- April 26, 2018

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 4/25/18




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Julie Jones, current assistant principal at Harvest Middle SchoolJulie Jones, has been named principal of Vichy Elementary School in Napa, starting July 1, 2018. Jones’ appointment was approved at last night’s meeting of the NVUSD Board of Education.  

Jones succeeds Chris Byrne, who is retiring in June after five years as principal.

“Julie Jones is a strong administrator who works well with a variety of students and families,” said Superintendent Patrick Sweeney. “She has strong instructional skills and is committed to continuing the culture of community and learning at Vichy Elementary.”

Jones has master’s degrees in educational leadership and education, reading and literacy. At NVUSD, she spent 25 years teaching at Shearer Elementary, Alta Heights Elementary and Harvest Middle School before being named assistant principal at Harvest Middle School in 2015. She was a key member of the team that brought the International Baccalaureate magnet program to Harvest, and took the lead in opening NVUSD’s first middle school Wellness Center there in 2015.  

“I am looking forward to returning to my elementary roots and working with the teachers  and community members to support the students of Vichy," Jones said.

As principal, Jones will be responsible for the educational curriculum, staff and budget management, counseling and guidance, discipline, school activities, professional development for teachers, testing and community relations at Vichy, which has 349 students..

Jones lives in Napa with her husband of 25 years.  Together, they raised two grown sons, Alex and Zach,  both of whom are NVUSD graduates.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 4/20/18




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Each spring, we update our Local Control Accountability Plan, which describes how we’re going to meet our educational goals with the funding available to us.

One part of that plan is an assessment of how well we welcome and take advantage of parent involvement and engagement in our schools. We’d like to hear your feedback and opinions on that topic.

Click here to complete this short survey online in English or Spanish, by May 10. (Paper surveys are provided at the schools and the District office, but we prefer you take the survey online)

Thank you!

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 4/19/18




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Calling all parents!  Our Vichy parent Club will be meeting this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Library.  We will be discussing upcoming elections and the positions available within the Parent Club.  This is a great time to review our budget, see where your help might be needed and of course to acknowledge why our school is so great!  

 

Hope to see you there.

 

Daralyn Christensen

Vice President, Vichy Parent Club

 

 


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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 3/21/18




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Attention all 5th grade families. Silverado Middle School will be hosting a parent information night on Monday, April 9th from 5:30-7:00 PM on their campus at 1133 Coombsville Road. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 3/21/18




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Each spring, students in grades 3-8 and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). English language arts/literacy, mathematics, and science tests are included in CAASPP.

For CAASPP testing, students who have the most significant cognitive disabilities, as designated in their active individualized education program, are eligible to take the California Alternative Assessments (CAAs).

The testing window opens April 2 for NVUSD students. The actual testing period within that window varies at each school. 

This year, your child will take the following test(s), depending on his or her grade level:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy (grades 3-8 and grade 11)
  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics (grades 3-8 and grade 11)
  • California is in the process of implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards. As part of that implementation, students in grades 5, 5, 8, and high school will try out a new test called the California Science Test, or CAST.

These tests measure what your child knows and is able to do. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.

For more information about tests, results, preparation, and the Alternative Assessments, visit the NVUSD Student Testing webpage.

For information on specific dates and times when your child will take the test in each subject, please contact your child's teacher or the school office.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/19/18




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4th grade families are invited to attend the Pioneer plays which will be performed by our two 4th grade classes as part of Pioneer Week at Vichy. The plays will take place at 10:45 in the Multi Use Room. 

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 3/14/18




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Spring Break is March 26-30.

Please don't miss school days before or after the break.

 

DOES ATTENDANCE MATTER, REALLY?
Short answer: Yes. Attendance matters. 
 

It matters to your STUDENT 
* Children who miss 20 or more days of school in kindergarten through third grade do poorly in school, and have future problems with truancy, delinquency and substance abuse, and are more likely to drop out of school.
* For low-income students in urban areas, each additional day absent from school in elementary grades is associated with a 7% lower probability of graduating from high school.
* Truancy is a 97% predictor of first-time drug use. The greater the number of truant days, the greater the use. 
This information is from the California Dept of Education.
 

It matters to your SCHOOL
At NVUSD, the average student is absent 7 days each school year. If we can reduce that to an average of 5 days, it would save the District $1.5 million in lost funding from the state. That amount represents nearly half of NVUSD's budget reductions for 2018-2019. Please plan family vacations to correspond to school breaks. 
Thank you!

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/12/18




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The annual Vichy Art Show is next Thursday, March 15th at Silverado Country Club!  Held in the Member's Clubhouse, this event showcases student artwork, available to take home for a $25 donation. You will also have an opportunity to buy a spot in one of our ever popular Teacher Experiences!  The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and will shut at 7:00 p.m.

See you there!

 

Daralyn Christensen

Vice President, Vichy Parent Club 

 

 

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 3/6/18




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Your child's safety is our first priority.

  • Read the letter from Superintendent Sweeney.
  • For more information, visit our Student Safety webpage to find out more about mental health services, facilities safety, lockdown and other drills and more. 
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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/22/18




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The Board of Education has begun its search for a new superintendent and the members want to hear from you, our parents and community, about what is important to you in a superintendent of schools.

You can attend an in-person meeting (Feb. 12, Feb. 13, or Feb. 15) or complete an online survey (closes Feb. 19 at 11:59 PM). More info here.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/9/18




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English

 

Both state and federal law require all public schools to prepare and distribute a School Accountability Report Card (SARC) to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school including demographic data; test results; class sizes; teacher and staff information; curriculum and instruction descriptions; parent involvement opportunities, “adequate yearly progress” of students in achieving state academic achievement standards; Title 1 Program Improvement, graduation rates at the secondary level; and , the extent to which “highly qualified” teachers are teaching core academic subjects.

 

SARCs are always published on year following the data gathering.  Therefore, SARCs published in 2017-18 are now available for the 2016-17 school year.  SARCs are posted at http://www.nvusd.org/sarcpage. This link is also available on our home page. Hard copies are also available at each school site upon request.  Please contact your school office to obtain a copy.

 

Spanish

 

Los dos leyes federales y estatales exigen que todas las escuelas públicas preparen y distribuyan una tarjeta de informe de rendición de cuentas de escuela (SARC) para proporcionar a los padres y la conumidad con información importante acerca de cada escuela pública incluyendo datos demográficos; resultados de exámenes; alumnos por clase; maestro y la información del personal; descripciones de currículo e instrucción, oportunidades de participación de padres, “progresos adecuados anuales” de estudiantes en alcanzar niveles de logro académico de Estado, Titulo 1 programa mejoramiento; tasas de graduación en la enseñanza secundaria; y, en la medida de “altamente calificados” maestros que enseñan asignaturas básicas.


SARC se publican siempre un año después de la recolección de datos. Por lo tanto, SARC son publicados en 2017-18 están ahora disponibles para el año escolar 2016-17. SARC se registran en http://www.nvusd.org/sarcpage.  Copias impresas también están disponibles en cada sitio de escuela a petición. Póngase en contacto con su Oficina de la escuela para obtener una copia.

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 1/30/18




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To help start the year out right we have put together some info about our program and the many positive changes to school meals at NVUSD.

 

Download (English/Español)

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/23/18




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Calling all amazing Vichy families!

 

You are invited to witness stardom in the making with the Vichy Drama Club! The Vichy Drama Club is putting on a play for all of our amazing Vichy families and community! So make a date with your family and friends and come on out for a free hour of entertainment and community cheer. Let us entertain you! Event information below!


The Vichy Drama Club proudly presents...

 

Dwarf Idol

An old story with a modern twist Vichy Elementary School Multi-Use Room Saturday-January 27th.
Doors Open 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Free Family and Community Event Cost: Absolutely Nothing

 

Dwarf Idol is a play about Snow White’s dwarves running off to form a “boy band” called The Backstreet Dwarves! Poor Snow is all alone. No fear.... some plucky fairytale characters decide to have a sort of “American Idol” talent audition for 7 new dwarves. Wait until you see all the characters that try out to fill one the seven new dwarf positions. Meanwhile that old Evil Queen is scheming away, as usual, to get rid of Snow White once and for all. Do not fear for our lovely Snow because an unlikely character (and new dwarf) appears to potentially save the day! Who could that be? Come find out on January 27th!

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 1/23/18




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Given the challenges of the first half of our school year, the Parent Club has decided to hold both the Annual Art Show and Starry Night Auction a little later in 2018.  The Art Show will now take place on Thursday, March 15th at Silverado Country Club's Member's Clubhouse from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The Starry Night Auction will now take place on Saturday, April 14th at Napa Valley Country Club from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  The Starry Night Auction is our biggest fundraising effort of the school year, with many ways to participate. 

 

Please contact fundraising@vichyboard.com with any questions, donations, or sponsorship inquiries.  Lots more information to come!  Thank you for your continued support. 

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 1/18/18




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Registration is now open for Vichy's after school classes starting in January. Please open the attached file for class offerings, dates and times. Register by January 19 online or by submitting your registration form to the school office. Sign ups are on a first come, first served basis and some classes have limited availability.  You will receive an email confirmation the weekend of January 20. 

 

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 1/10/18




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Tickets are available for purchase in the office, with DeeDee, if you would like participate in our Holiday Wine Raffle.  This fun, insta-cellar can be yours!  Ticket prices are as follows:

1 @ $25, 2 @ $40, or 5 @ $100.

The winner will be drawn on Friday, December 15th.

Cheers!

Daralyn Christensen

Vice President, Vichy Parent Club

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 12/13/17




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As a reminder, there will be no school from Monday, December 18th through Sunday, January 7th. Happy Holidays!

 



 

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 12/12/17




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Just a friendly reminder on shopvichy.com - the easiest, fastest, most amazing way to give back to our school.  Shopvichy.com is Amazon, there's no difference at all.  With the recent acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon now h... Read more

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Posted by: Belinda Larson
Published: 12/12/17




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We are delighted to announce that in partnership with Browns Valley Elementary school there will be an ALPS Academy this Winter Break.

 

The Theme will be TED Talks

 

When:   Monday- Wednesday Dec. 18-20

Time:     9:00am-12:00pm

Where:  Browns Valley Elementary School, 2001 Buhman Ave.

Who:     3rd-6th graders.

Cost:      $100 

 

Students will spread ideas in the form of short powerful talks, by creating their own TED Talk. They will view and analyze TED Talks on all different subjects. 

  • More information is available on the attached FLYER.
  • Please download and submit the attached Registration form with your payment. 

For inquiries please contact Browns Valley School: (707) 253-3761 or the ALPS office: (707) 253-3815 x 4881.

 

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/13/17




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Winter Break is Dec. 18 - Jan. 5. School resumes Jan. 8, 2018.

 

Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday break as families squeeze in a few more vacation days.

 

It’s time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.

 

Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until each break starts and the first day back. You can help us convey that message. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/7/17




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Worldwide, nationally and locally, humans are being challenged by forces of nature: fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and more. Close to home, we know the anxiety and uncertainty people feel when their world is changed overnight, such as the earthquake of Aug. 24, 2014. So our empathy for those in Texas, Florida, Mexico and other places is real and heartfelt.

 

Many in our community are uncertain and anxious due to the announced changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.  

 

Our Board of Trustees, as well as the County Supervisors and municipal councils, resolved in April 2017: “We aspire to be a model for inclusion and equity for all populations, including immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers and are committed to supporting the ongoing inclusion and long-term economic and social integration of newcomers, and to demonstrate values of unity and acceptance.”

 

We will continue to follow the policies put in place nationally, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, until new policies or laws are enacted, and remain committed to our vision of preparing all of our community’s children for college and careers in the 21st century.

 

El NVUSD se compromete a servir a todos los estudiantes

 

A nivel mundial, nacional y local, los seres humanos están siendo desafiados por las fuerzas de la naturaleza: incendios, huracanes y otros elementos. Cerca de casa, somos conscientes de la ansiedad y la incertidumbre que la gente siente cuando su mundo cambia de la noche a la mañana, como pasó con el terremoto del 24 de agosto de 2014. Así que nuestra empatía por aquellas personas que viven en Texas, Florida, México y otros lugares es real y sentida.

 

Muchas personas de nuestra comunidad tienen incertidumbre y ansiedad debido a los cambios anunciados sobre la normativa Acción Diferida para Llegadas Infantiles (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés).  

 

Nuestra Mesa del Consejo Directivo, así como los Supervisores del Condado y consejos municipales, resolvieron en abril de 2017: “Aspiramos a ser un ejemplo de inclusión y equidad para todas las poblaciones, inclusive inmigrantes, personas refugiadas y otros recién llegados, y estamos comprometidos con el hecho de apoyar la inclusión económica y social continua y a largo plazo de los recién llegados, y con el hecho de demostrar los valores de la unidad y la aceptación.”

 

Continuaremos siguiendo las normativas que se implementen a nivel nacional, inclusive la Acción Diferida para Llegadas Infantiles, hasta que se promulguen nuevas normativas o leyes, y permanecemos comprometidos con nuestra visión de preparar a todos los niños y niñas de nuestra comunidad para la universidad y las profesiones del siglo 21.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/12/17