Needles Unified School District

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Upcoming Events

Date: 10/20/2020, 5 PM 8 PM
Location: Zoom Format
Date: 11/17/2020, 5 PM 8 PM
Location: To be determined

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News and Announcements

Board Meeting Link for Tuesday October 20th

The next Board of Trustees' meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 20th starting at 5:00pm. Following reopening from closed session at 6:00pm, the Principals Armijo, Avila, Rolls, Asst. Principal Wilson, Director of Student Services Wiesner and Dr. McNeil will discuss students returning to school in cohort groups starting on Oct. 26th. We are still mandated to follow all CDE recommendations according to the Stronger Together document published last summer. This can be found on our District website.

Elementary Waivers are APPROVED!

Vista Colorado and Chemehuevi Valley Elementary Schools were granted waivers to reopen with COVID-19 restrictions today! Students will begin to return in various cohorts starting on October 26th. More information will be posted as soon as it is available. If you have not notified the office whether you want your child to return in person or to remain on distance learning, please call the Vista or Chemehuevi school office by noon on Friday, October 9th. If we do not hear from you, your child will remain on distance learning for 2nd quarter.

FREE Flu Shot and/or COVID-19 Test Available at Recreation Center

The SB County Public Health Department and the City of Needles will offer free flu shots and/or COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, Oct. 6th between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED! Walk-ins are welcome for flu shots but for COVID-19 testing appointments are recommended due to limited supplies. Call 909 387-3911 or visit to make an appointment for COVID-19 test.

Parent Project on Time Management with Director Jamie Wiesner! Thursday October 1st at 5:30 pm ONLINE

Join us every Thursday evening to discuss topics of interest to parents today. Learn tips to help your children return to school through Distance Learning! Join us online from 5:30-6:30 on Thursday October 1st with NUSD Director of Student Services Jamie Wiesner, who will discuss time management tips for parents. Parent Project Coordinator Regina Fields from the River Consortium will facilitate the presentation! Click Here

NUSD Applies for Elementary Waivers to Reopen TK-5 in Small Groups

NUSD has submitted a waiver for Vista Colorado ES and Chemehuevi Valley ES to reopen in small group cohorts. Our proposed reopening date will be October 26th. We are in the planning phase now but we are looking at cohorts attending on a Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday schedule for 3 hours per day. More information will be posted as we develop further plans.


CENSUS staff are coming to Needles on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 7:00pm until Thursday, Sept. 24th at 7:00am. This will be an attempt at last minute contact with those who haven’t signed up yet. Signups will be at the El Garces, 950 Front St.
There will be FREE Subway Sandwich Meals and $20.00 Gift Cards to use at River City Pizza, Retro Pizza, Subway and Dairy Queen for those who sign up for the Census. We need you to be counted to help our city and schools out for the next 10 years.

Board Meeting Sept 22nd to Approve the Learning Continuity & Attendance Plan

This Tuesday, September 22nd, the Board meeting will consider the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan that discusses the response last Spring following school closures as well as this fall starting with distance learning at this time for approval. Superintendent McNeil will also discuss the elementary waiver process for reopening elementary schools while following all State guidelines and procedures.

DRAFT Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan 2020

This is the ongoing draft of the LCP that will be presented to the Board for approval on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd. This is a living document that will be adjusted as necessary given stakeholder input and changes mandated by the State.


A $20 GIFT CARD WILL BE GIVEN TO ANYONE WITH PROOF OF SIGNING UP FOR THE CENSUS BY SEPTEMBER 30TH AT FARMER'S INSURANCE. We need all households to support and complete the CENSUS 2020 as it brings money into the City of Needles but impacts funding for the Needles Unified School District to better serve our school community. Census takers are at the Farmer's Insurance Office at 920 W Broadway in Needles ON MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM daily to help you register for the Census. Please Help Our Community!

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