Needles Unified School District

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Board of Trustee Meeting
Date: 8/18/2020, 5 PM 8 PM
Location: TBD


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Parent Project on Health & Nutrition - Thursday August 6th at 5:30 pm ONLINE click here

Join us every Thursday evening to discuss topics of interest to parents today. The third program will cover water safety in our Needles pools, river and lake. Learn tips to keep your children SAFE! Join us online from 5:30-6:30 on Thursday July 30th with Arron Mills, 9 Year Lifeguard and our Parent Project Coordinator Regina Fields from the River Consortium.

Link for Special Board Meeting TONIGHT August 4th

To attend tonight's meeting you can use the link below or call in. To ask questions please email Dr. McNeil at mary_mcneil@needlesusd.org or cindy_smith@needlesusd.org. You may also speak during the appropriate public input sessions or for an action item.

District to Implement Structured Academic Programs for 2020-2021

Needles USD recently purchased Pearson's "Virtual School in a Box" which will provide rigorous standards-based instruction and activities for students through our Distance Learning, Blended Learning and In-Person programs this year. ALL students K-12 will have 6 courses, including core subject matter classes of Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and 2 electives. Kits for core subject courses and electives will be provided for all grade levels and all students in those classes. Tutors will be available through phone calls and online to support student learning and to support parent supervision of student activities. Our teachers will be providing 180 days of up to 240 minutes (180 @K, 230 @1-3, 240 @4-12) of instruction and assignments that students complete online. Check out the attached brochure.

Board of Trustee Zoom Meeting Information for July 28, 2020 Rescheduled to August 4th

Due to the increase of COVID-19 within our community, the Board of Trustee meeting will be held by Zoom per Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-29-20.
If you have questions, please email Dr. McNeil at mary_mcneil@needlesusd.org or Cindy Smith at cindy_smith@needlesusd.org before the meeting. In addition there will be opportunities for public input sessions and as action items are brought up for approval (per Brown Act).

2020-2021 Reopening School Plans

These are the initial plans for reopening school for the 2020-2021 school year. It includes various scenarios for in-person instruction as well as information on our Distance Learning model that we will begin with in August per Governor Newsom's mandate at this time. This plan is a work-in-progress and will be updated as information from state and county agencies change.

Governor Mandates Distance Learning for San Bernardino County School Districts

Due to the fact that the San Bernardino County is on the State's Watchlist, the Needles Unified School District is mandated to open the school year in Distance Learning. The California Department of Public Health and the San Bernardino County Public Health Department is determine the criteria for schools to reopen the entire district and/or smaller sized student groups. More information will be available from both the State and the County in the next few days.

NHS Sports Physicals for 2020-2021

Needles High School students interested in participating in sports programs when they are reopened can make appointments for physicals on Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Colorado River Medical Center. Appointments will be conducted by grade level:
Seniors 7:00 am
Juniors 8:00 am
Sophomores 9:00 am
Freshman 10:00 am

All physicals will be conducted according to state and county regulations for COVID-19 with students entering through the front doors. All students are reminded to wear masks to protect yourself and others.

If there are more than one family member in need of a physical they are welcome to join their sibling but we are asking them to wait in their vehicle until we have room for them with their older sibling.

At this time, these physicals are only for Needles High School students. If an opportunity arises in the future to conduct physicals for NMS the hospital will do so.

For any additional information, contact Laurie Fragoso CRMC Business Manager at 760-326-7123.

Graduation 2020 Premieres Friday July 3 at 6:30 PM

NUSD is excited to announce that this Friday, July 3rd at 6:30 pm we will be showing the Needles High School Graduation for the first time on our Needles Unified School District You Tube channel. The Graduation video will be followed by the individual senior videos. Join us to celebrate or Class of 2020!

Sports Programs and the NUSD (click here)

All NHS sports and activities take place as a member of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA). We are governed by their regulations as well as by the State of California and San Bernardino County as a California school district.

At this point, the NIAA has outlined their reopening of sports programs. California has not yet reopened youth sports but should do so soon. The District is working with the NIAA and California agencies to gain information so that we can develop our reopening plans. It is the goal of the District to offer all sports programs as allowable. More information should be available this next week.

Information on School Programs for August 17, 2020 (click here)

Please be aware that this information may change regularly...
All schools will open on August 17th for students for the 2020-2021 school year. The California Department of Education (CDE) published their guidelines (see link below) this past week for districts to use to reopen schools. At this time, we are required by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools to develop 3 separate plans for school opening: A) All students return; B) Blended model with restrictions on how many can return at a time; and C) Online standards-based programs. District administration is working closely with the CDE, SB County office and the Dept of Public Health to determine fall programs that support learning in the safest environment. A parent survey will be out early this week to ask for input on all of these programs. We will work with teachers and staff to develop high-quality programs to support our students' learning.

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