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Continuous Learning Update and Technology Survey
Posted 3/24/20

NVUSD's priority is the health of the entire community while also finding ways to ensure our students continue to learn. Please read below for an update and also a request for your feedback in a short survey.

  • Currently our focus is on helping acquaint students and families with the resources we made available to you last week as a temporary solution to a short term campus closure. 
  • Although Governor Newsom mentioned that schools might stay closed until June, we have no formal confirmation that this will be our reality.  We will update parents immediately with changes or new information. 
  • State testing (the CAASPP and the ELPAC) will be suspended for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • For the parents of high school students, please look for more detailed information regarding the SAT and Advanced Placement tests coming soon.

What’s ahead?
We are actively developing robust longer-term plans in the event that school closures continue longer than anticipated. Please note that if we close campuses until June, comprehensive longer-term distance learning plans will include the following components:

  • direct standards based instruction for students
  • instructional units and lessons that require student work time
  • support and engagement with a classroom teacher
  • clear grading and assessment expectations of the work assigned
  • supplemental instructional technology to enhance the teaching and learning delivered remotely
  • guidelines for digital safety, and 
  • a schedule that can support families in organizing their children’s day

NVUSD administrators and teachers are ready to build the solution. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a crisis, but it has also presented our administrative team and NVUSD teachers with an opportunity to rethink how we deliver teaching and learning.

We are also aware that parents and families might be in need of devices to support distance, virtual learning if our closure period is extended. NVUSD has already made decisions to ensure our students have access to a device if necessary. As we attain more certain information, we will communicate our technology distribution plan so students can access the remote learning experience successfully. In addition, we know some families will need personalized support with some of the technology tools, and we look forward to providing that to the best of our ability.

Please complete our survey:
To help us understand any longer term implications of educating students, we need to hear from you. Again, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey.