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View Plans for New School

NVUSD is inviting the community to view plans of our new Napa Junction School, scheduled to open in August 2020.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 5th, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., in our multi-use room.  The architects designing the project, as well as district officials, will be present.  The purpose of the meeting is to not only unveil this draft of the plans but to gain your feedback.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2018?  If so, it is time to register for kindergarten.  The sooner you register, the better.  NVUSD makes decisions about teachers during the Spring. Their decisions are based on enrollment numbers.  When you wait until August to register your child, there is a good chance your child will be placed in a classroom with a substitute teacher.  Please help us avoid this scenario and register you child now.


Everything you need to know about registering is on the school district website enrollment page.


Does your child turn 5 between September 2, 2018 and December 2, 2018?  If so, it is time to register for our Transitional kindergarten program.  We only have 24 spots for our TK students.  TK is not required so when that class is full, all other applicants are turned away or placed in programs in Napa schools.  If you would like your child to attend Napa Junction as a TK student, it is best to register now!

Our Program

Napa Junction Magnet School is a New Tech Network elementary school.  All of our students are engaged in Project Based Learning (PBL), an instructional method where students work for an extended period of time investigating and responding to complex questions.  As a magnet STEM school, each project integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, as well as literacy.  Students regularly attend our school's STEM Lab and have engineering, technology and field trip experiences that connect with their current PBL project.  Our program builds essential skills for today's world, including collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity.

Napa Junction Student Life

Theresa Avenue Sewer Project

The City of American Canyon sent a press release letting the school know that the aging sewer line along Theresa Avenue and parts of Los Altos Drive will be replaced.  The first phase of the project will not impact Theresa Avenue, only the west side of Los Altos Drive.  When Phase 2 begins, Theresa Avenue will be reduced to single lane traffic with controls.  When Phase 2 begins, we will be notified and will be able to give families the heads up.  When Phase 2 begins, commuters along Theresa Avenue will have to plan for the traffic delays by using alternative routes or leave home much earlier.  American Canyon updates construction information every Friday afternoon.  To stay on top of the information go to www.cityofamericancanyon.org and click on Construction Updates in the "Latest News."

Napa Junction Recognized

Tom Vander Ark, CEO of gettingsmart.com, recognized Napa Junction Magnet School in a recent Education Week article.  Getting Smart is a learning design firm that advocates for innovation in learning that boosts equity and access.  He recently visited Napa Junction and was impressed with how our students exhibited collaboration as part of our high quality project-based learning program.  The art


Napa Junction Featured

We are proud to have been featured in the latest Impact Report from New Tech Network. This report features evidence that we are transforming education. http://bit.ly/2wcWPsW



Each spring, students in grades 3-8 and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). English language arts/literacy, mathematics, and science tests are included in CAASPP.

For CAASPP testing, students who have the most significant cognitive disabilities, as designated in their active individualized education program, are eligible to take the California Alternative Assessments (CAAs).

This testing begins April 2 for NVUSD students.

This year, your child will take the following test(s), depending on his or her grade level:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy (grades 3-8 and grade 11)
  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics (grades 3-8 and grade 11)
  • California is in the process of implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards. As part of that implementation, students in grades 5, 5, 8, and high school will try out a new test called the California Science Test, or CAST.

These tests measure what your child knows and is able to do. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.

For more information about tests, results, preparation, and the Atlernative Assessments, visit the NVUSD Student Testing webpage.

For information on specific dates and times when your child will take the test in each subject, please contact your child's teacher or the school office.


Spring Break is March 26-30.

Please don't miss school days before or after the break.


Short answer: Yes. Attendance matters. 

It matters to your STUDENT 
* Children who miss 20 or more days of school in kindergarten through third grade do poorly in school, and have future problems with truancy, delinquency and substance abuse, and are more likely to drop out of school.
* For low-income students in urban areas, each additional day absent from school in elementary grades is associated with a 7% lower probability of graduating from high school.
* Truancy is a 97% predictor of first-time drug use. The greater the number of truant days, the greater the use. 
This information is from the California Dept of Education.

It matters to your SCHOOL
At NVUSD, the average student is absent 7 days each school year. If we can reduce that to an average of 5 days, it would save the District $1.5 million in lost funding from the state. That amount represents nearly half of NVUSD's budget reductions for 2018-2019. Please plan family vacations to correspond to school breaks. 
Thank you!


Worldwide, nationally and locally, humans are being challenged by forces of nature: fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and more. Close to home, we know the anxiety and uncertainty people feel when their world is changed overnight, such as the earthquake of Aug. 24, 2014. So our empathy for those in Texas, Florida, Mexico and other places is real and heartfelt.


Many in our community are uncertain and anxious due to the announced changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.  


Our Board of Trustees, as well as the County Supervisors and municipal councils, resolved in April 2017: “We aspire to be a model for inclusion and equity for all populations, including immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers and are committed to supporting the ongoing inclusion and long-term economic and social integration of newcomers, and to demonstrate values of unity and acceptance.”


We will continue to follow the policies put in place nationally, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, until new policies or laws are enacted, and remain committed to our vision of preparing all of our community’s children for college and careers in the 21st century.


El NVUSD se compromete a servir a todos los estudiantes


A nivel mundial, nacional y local, los seres humanos están siendo desafiados por las fuerzas de la naturaleza: incendios, huracanes y otros elementos. Cerca de casa, somos conscientes de la ansiedad y la incertidumbre que la gente siente cuando su mundo cambia de la noche a la mañana, como pasó con el terremoto del 24 de agosto de 2014. Así que nuestra empatía por aquellas personas que viven en Texas, Florida, México y otros lugares es real y sentida.


Muchas personas de nuestra comunidad tienen incertidumbre y ansiedad debido a los cambios anunciados sobre la normativa Acción Diferida para Llegadas Infantiles (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés).  


Nuestra Mesa del Consejo Directivo, así como los Supervisores del Condado y consejos municipales, resolvieron en abril de 2017: “Aspiramos a ser un ejemplo de inclusión y equidad para todas las poblaciones, inclusive inmigrantes, personas refugiadas y otros recién llegados, y estamos comprometidos con el hecho de apoyar la inclusión económica y social continua y a largo plazo de los recién llegados, y con el hecho de demostrar los valores de la unidad y la aceptación.”


Continuaremos siguiendo las normativas que se implementen a nivel nacional, inclusive la Acción Diferida para Llegadas Infantiles, hasta que se promulguen nuevas normativas o leyes, y permanecemos comprometidos con nuestra visión de preparar a todos los niños y niñas de nuestra comunidad para la universidad y las profesiones del siglo 21.






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