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Community Forum for NEW Napa Junction

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 Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., in the theatre of American Canyon High School.  Updates on the new ACMS will also be shared at this meeting.  

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.

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Valentine Grams for Sale

Parent University will be making and selling valentine grams.  For $1, students can purchase a valentine and pencil for a friend.  The valentine grams will be sold during morning and lunch recesses on Monday and Tuesday, February 12 & 13.  They will be delivered on Wednesday, February 14.  PTA and/or Parent University will also arrange for parents to purchase valentine grams.  A table will be set up in front of school, before and after school.  If you want to purchase them through the school office, please stop by and do so.


Every classroom exchanges valentines on Valentines Day.  Contact your child's teacher for specifics.

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



The Board of Education has begun its search for a new superintendent and the members want to hear from you, our parents and community, about what is important to you in a superintendent of schools.

You can attend an in-person meeting (Feb. 12, Feb. 13, or Feb. 15) or complete an online survey (closes Feb. 19 at 11:59 PM). More info here.


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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