Past News Events

Monument Peak School Community Meeting Monday 5/16/2022

It is finally happening! Monument Peak School will open to TK-8 students on August 15, 2022. A parent/guardian meeting will take place on Monday, 5/16/2022 at 5:00 at the Big River Community Service District located at 150351 Del Rey Dr Big River. Future meetings will take place every 2 weeks or more often until school opens. The Monument Peak School website has been created and will be updated weekly.

NHS Event Every 15 Minutes to be held on Monday April 4th and Tuesday April 5th

Needles Unified School District, Needles High School and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department will be conducting a simulation on Monday April 4th and Tuesday April 5th to support sober celebrations by high school students.

Please be informed that the SB County Sheriff's Department, in cooperation with other emergency and public services, will be conducting a simulated traffic accident at the intersection of Washington Street and Park Avenue on April 4th, 2022, between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Please do not be alarmed as this is only a simulated response to a realistic emergency scene.

Please help us to keep our students safe as they celebrate prom, graduation and other events!


Needles USD and the River Consortium will offer another series of parent workshops starting Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm on zoom.
Topics are essential for parents to better understand their children, the school process and ways to provide support.

The series starts with "3 Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Busy Families" presented by Karrie Brazaski, an advocate for emotional well-being. As a nurse of three-decades and a mom, she has seen stress, anxiety and burnout destroy professions, relationships, confidence and an individual’s self-worth. After severely burning out and leaving her corporate healthcare position due to a lack of support and resources, Karrie has made it her mission to help others prioritize wellbeing, especially for today’s youth. JOIN US ONLINE AT or using the zoom information on the flyer.

Changes to California's Mask Mandate on March 11th at 11:59 pm.

The Governor of California has updated the state's mask mandate to end on March 11th at 11:59 pm. Therefore, starting on March 12th, students and staff will no longer be required to wear masks. The State still strongly recommends the use of masks and the District will continue to supply masks to anyone choosing to wear a mask.

Bus Transportation Impacted by Shortage of Bus Drivers

Needles USD has had to rearrange and cancel bus routes due to a shortage of staff as drivers are out ill with COVID-19. We understand this is a great inconvenience but please understand that we will resume routes as soon as drivers return to work.

Cancelled Bus Routes...
1/21/22 Chemehuevi Valley Elementary School Route
Chemehuevi Special Education to SB County Program

1/24/22 Chemehuevi Valley Elementary School Route
Big River to Parker USD Route
Chemehuevi Special Education to SB County Program

1/25/22 Chemehuevi Valley Elementary School Route
Big River to Parker USD Route
Chemehuevi Special Education to SB County Program


This is a required public hearing to notice the community that the students in the Needles USD have sufficient textbooks and materials for their appropriate programs for the 21-22 school year. This is an annual event.
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