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Deadline: June 7, 2017

 

NVUSD, in partnership with the Napa County Office of Education (NCOE) invites proposals for a consultant to complete a pay for success feasibility study, including the design and initial implementation of a program evaluation, for the Preschool Pay for Success Feasibility Pilot project. 

 

Proposals must be submitted in the specified format by email, as a single PDF file attachment, to the Napa County Office of Education (NCOE) by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The subject line of the email should “Pay for Success Proposal” and the proposal must be emailed to:

 

Joshua Schultz
Deputy Superintendent
Napa County Office of Education
jschultz@napacoe.org

 

For additional information, questions, or clarification, please contact Joshua Schultz by e-mail at jschultz@napacoe.org.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 4/26/17

Audience: Homepage and Students & Parents

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April/May headlines:

  • Plan your summer at the Family Festival on April 29
  • "Love is All You Need?" screening this week
  • More on planning your child's summer
  • Bike to School Day is May 11!

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 4/25/17

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Congratulations to Jeff Aguiar, head custodian at Vintage High School, and Diane Lockhart, secretary at Northwood Elementary, for being named Napa County Classified School Employees of the Year by Napa County Office of Education.

 

Both Jeff and Diane will be submitted for consideration for California Classified School Employee of the Year. In the meantime, both were honored at the April 6 Board meeting. 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 4/24/17

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1714 trees saved

TREES SAVED SINCE 2013

 

Distributing flyers electronically using Peachjar instead of paper flyers has enabled NVUSD to save 575 trees since Earth Day last year. That's 4,791,648 sheets of paper, or 958 reams!

 

All NVUSD parents or guardians with an email on file in their school office have a Peachjar account created automatically. If you are not receiving Peachjar e-flyers, give your email address to your school office. 

 

Each school has a Peachjar account linked to their website home page, where Peachjar e-flyers are archived.

 

More information about Peachjar in NVUSD

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 4/21/17

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Damon Wright, current principal of American Canyon High School, has been named NVUSD’s executive director of secondary education, starting July 1, 2017. Wright’s appointment was approved at last night’s meeting of the NVUSD Board of Education.  

Wright succeeds Mark Morrison, who is retiring in June after eight years in the position.

 

“Mr. Wright has proven leadership at two comprehensive high schools,” said Superintendent Patrick Sweeney." He is a champion for preparing students for college and careers, and has done a wonderful job at American Canyon High School.”

 

Wright has been with NVUSD since July 2015. Before that, he was a principal in the Benicia and San Ramon Valley schools districts. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and his school administration certificate from CSU Sacramento, as well as a master’s degree in school counseling from National University in San Diego.

 

“I am honored and committed to developing relationships and serving the communities within the Napa Valley Unified School District. I aim to continue the standard of excellence established within NVUSD and advocate for equitable practices and programs that support college and career readiness for all students,” Wright said. “I enjoyed serving as principal of American Canyon High School and I look forward to supporting ACHS in a different capacity. I am also excited to work with and support a team of talented administrators who are committed to transformational change in their respective school communities.”

 

As executive director, Wright will supervise the District’s middle and high school principals, as well as oversee the educational policies and programs for secondary and adult schools, including professional development. He also will coordinate oversee the high school athletic directors and interscholastic athletic programs. Wright, his wife, Blanca, and their two daughters live in American Canyon.

 

The search for the American Canyon High School principal will begin immediately.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 4/21/17

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Amye Scott, current coordinator of second language services and
the ALPS program at NVUSD, has been named principal of West Park Elementary School in Napa, starting July 1, 2017. Scott’s appointment was approved at last night’s meeting of the NVUSD Board of Education.  

Scott succeeds Julie Herdell, who is retiring in June after 24 years as principal.

 

“Amye Scott works well with a variety of students and families,” said Superintendent Patrick Sweeney. “She has strong instructional skills and is committed to continuing the caring school community at West Park.”

 

Scott has master’s degrees in innovative learning and educational leadership, and is biliterate in English and Spanish. At NVUSD, she spent nine years teaching at Pueblo Vista Elementary before becoming an instructional coach and academic specialist for other teachers in the District; administrator of the migrant education summer school program; a trainer for the County Office of Education teacher induction program; and most recently, the coordinator for both the advanced learner programs and second language learner services.

 

“I am delighted to be joining the West Park School family and succeeding Mrs. Herdell,” Scott said. “I have been able to work with many of the school’s teachers and families over the past few years and am always impressed by their warmth and dedication. It’s a great tradition to build on and I look forward to it.”

 

As principal, Scott will be responsible for the educational curriculum, staff and budget management, counseling and guidance, discipline, school activities, professional development for teachers, testing and community relations.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 4/21/17

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 4/17/17

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Brandy Dreibelbis, executive chef and district manager with theBrandy Dreibelbis School Food Project at Boulder Valley School District in Colorado, has been named NVUSD’s first Nutrition Director, starting July 1, 2017. Dreibelbis’ appointment was approved at a special meeting of the NVUSD Board of Education on Thursday night. 

 

                In this newly created position, Dreibelbis will oversee all aspects of the District’s nutrition programs, including school lunches and campus food offerings, assuring cost effectiveness and compliance with nutrition, sanitation, safety and record-keeping requirements.

 

                She will also manage the shift away from Sodexo, the company that has provided NVUSD food services for more than 30 years, to an in-house program.

 

“We are so pleased to welcome Ms. Dreibelbis to our District,” said Superintendent Patrick Sweeney. “She has the background and expertise to help us achieve our nutrition goals for our students, including fresher, more nutritious choices and more families choosing school lunch. Students can’t learn if they are hungry or fueling their bodies with unhealthy food.”

 

Dreibelbis has led the Boulder Valley School District program since 2009, working directly under Chef Ann Cooper, an internationally recognized advocate of healthy food for children. In that role, she managed kitchens and employees, developed a catering program and a food truck program, and supervised a new school vending program, among other duties. She also has worked as a chef at restaurants and at Whole Foods. She attended the Culinary School of the Rockies in Boulder and has a bachelor’s degree in restaurant management from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

“Part of team and community,” Dreibelbis said. “Do great things and make great food together.”

 

NVUSD has more than 17,000 students at 31 schools sites. The Food Service program currently serves about 9,200 meals, including breakfasts and lunches, each day. 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 4/3/17

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Mary Ann Valles, director of student services at Brentwood Union Mary Ann VallesSchool District in Contra Costa County, has been named NVUSD’s assistant superintendent  for instructional services, starting July 1, 2017. Valles’s appointment was approved at a meeting of the NVUSD Board of Education earlier this month.  

 

Valles succeeds Elena Toscano, who is retiring in June after 12 years in the position.

 

Valles will oversee the Department of Instruction, which provides the development and implementation of all educational programs and services to ensure that each student is provided with a quality educational experience. That includes academic oversight of the District’s 31 schools, their administrators and their teachers, plus development of the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which offers goals and strategies for effective use of state funds.

 

“Mrs. Valles will continue our ongoing efforts to provide students the educational experiences they need for college and careers in the 21st century,” said Superintendent Patrick Sweeney. “She has a proven background in leading schools and we were impressed with her commitment to excellence and equity. We look forward to having her here.”

 

Valles spent 13 years as a principal at middle and high schools, as well as chief accountability officer with Hayward Unified School District. Prior to becoming an administrator, she was a teacher and counselor at the high school level. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from California State University Los Angeles and master’s degrees in counseling and educational leadership from San Francisco State University.

 

“I am delighted to be joining the NVUSD team,” Valles said. “I look forward to being a member of the community, learning more about the programs and services provided to our students, and innovating with teachers and leaders to ensure that all of our students graduate ready for college and careers.”

 

The Instruction Department has an annual budget of about $50 million and includes 1,180 teachers, administrators and other educational personnel.

 

Valles and her husband of 28 years live in San Leandro, and Valles will spend the school week in Napa.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 3/31/17

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School Accountability Dashboard

 

California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system provides information, based on a concise set of measures, about how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of California’s diverse student population.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 3/23/17

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Napa Valley Education Foundation and Napa Valley Unified School District hosted grand openings at two new middle school Wellness Centers.

 

Silverado and Redwood middle schools join the ranks of Harvest and American Canyon middle schools, which opened Wellness Centers in 2016. Since then, the results have been striking.

 

See the attached file for a summary of 2015-16 Wellness Program statistics.

 

Read the article in the Napa Valley Register

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 3/9/17

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Back in June 2011, the Board of Trustees adopted NVUSD 2015: 21st Century Learning Plan for a Student-Centered School District. This plan was successfully implemented throughout the district. Nearly 800 teachers were provided training aimed at infusing technology into learning for all NVUSD students. The plan garnered significant stakeholder support from teachers, principals, classified staff and investment from the Napa community through Napa Learns and the Napa Valley Education Foundation. NVUSD 2015, coupled with other district initiatives, promoted significant advances towards the district’s goals.

 

Although NVUSD is further along than many districts in the nation, much remains to be done to build on the foundation of the NVUSD 2015 Plan. The district is now poised to actualize 21st Century learning for all students in all schools and classrooms throughout the district. The NVUSD 2015 Plan has evolved into the NVUSD Vision 20/20 Plan to guide our work through 2020.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 2/24/17