Needles Unified School District

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News and Announcements


Thank you to all who completed the online survey with input on the upcoming graduation for the Class of 2020. We have now scheduled our graduation programs after taking into account your input as well as the required regulations from the San Bernardino County Health Department and the San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools as stated in their guidelines dated May 15, 2020. These guidelines have changed on a weekly and even more often basis, which prohibited our final determination until now.

High School Graduation ceremonies will take place as follows...
1. ETC and Needles Community Day School Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00 pm
2. Needles High School and SB County Programs Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 pm
3. Needles High School and SB County Programs Friday May 29th at 7:00 pm

For all ceremonies:
• All students must wear a mask and gloves. The District will provide these at check-in.
• Students will be able to have 2 vehicles (no trailered vehicles or motor homes) that include family.
• Students will be able to exit the car and cross the stage to receive their diploma from Principal Avila.
• Family members in masks may exit the car only to take pictures as long as they remain by their car.
• Students will stop on the way back to the car for a professional photo.
• Once the student returns to the car they are to leave the field area.
All ceremonies will be live-streamed to share with our families and community.
In addition, a videotape will be made and provided to all seniors.
More information will be provided to seniors and their families this week.
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For Our Graduating Class of 2020

On behalf of the Class of 2020, the Needles Unified School District wishes to celebrate our graduates with the following...
-Lawn signs for each Senior - pick up at NHS Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-3:00 or anytime staff is in the office
-Light Pole Banners of each senior to be placed around the City of Needles
-Blankets to 'Cover our Seniors With Love' - Available upon arrival
-Senior Video - send in your video in your Cap and Gown to by Friday 5/22.
Graduation plans are being finalized.
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COVID Testing Available for NUSD Employees

COVID testing, both for COVID and for the antibodies to COVID (you have a choice of one or both tests) are available to NUSD Employees early next week at the Colorado River Medical Center. Once registration has taken place, the hospital will work with SB County to set up the appointments. Registration forms are available on the STAFF link under District Forms. Mail your form, drivers license and insurance card (both sides) if you have one to Dr. Mary McNeil at No one will be denied testing for lack of insurance. See Dr. McNeil with questions by email.
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Information about Grab and Go Meals

There will be no food pick-up for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th due to a delay with the food shipment. Meals will be available for pick up on Wednesday, May 6th from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Vista School, Middle School,High School, and ETC may pick up meals in the Needles High School Parking Lot. Head Start will provide meals at Katie Hohstadt. CDS may pick up at either location. Stay safe and healthy!
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Needles is so fortunate to have such amazing Principals! Your commitment has made such a difference during these challenging times! Thank you Marie Armijo Amy Avila and Jim Rolls for ALL you do. Happy Principals Day! Thank you!
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