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Child Welfare & Attendance Services

When students miss too many days of school, they fall behind and struggle to keep up with their classmates. Whether the days missed are due to illness, truancy or for any other reason, the end result for the student is the same — learning time is lost. Children and adolescents will get sick at times and may need to stay at home, but we want to work with you to help minimize the number of days your student misses school.

 

Missed Days Add Up Quickly!

  • Just a few missed days a month adds up to several school weeks missed in a year.
  • Both excused and unexcused absences can make it more difficult for your child to keep up with other students,especially in math and reading.
  • Kindergarten and first grade are critical for your child. Missing school during these early years makes it more difficult for children to learn in later years and they often have trouble reading by the end of third grade.

Helpful Ideas:

  • Make appointments with the doctor or dentist in the late afternoon so your child misses as little school as possible.
  • If your child must miss school, make sure you get his or her home work assignments and follow up to see if the work is completed and turned in.
  • Call the school as soon as you know your child will be absent and tell school staff why your child will be out and for how long.
  • Be prepared to get a doctor’s note when requested by school personnel.
  • If you need medical advice after business hours, most doctors’ offices have answering services 24 hours a day to assist you.
  • If your child has an emergency, call 911.

Work with Your Child and Your School

  • As the parent, be strong with your child and don’t let your child stay home when it is not necessary. This will help your child succeed.
  • If your child has a chronic disease, make sure that the school staff is aware of the disease so the staff can assist your child if he or she becomes ill. Information about your child’s chronic disease should be noted on the school emergency or health information card.
  • For students with asthma: if your child has asthma, the school needs an Asthma Action Plan completed by his or her doctor that includes permission to carry an inhaler at school. Make sure that all supplies (inhaler, spacer, etc.)needed to manage your child’s asthma are at the school.
  • For students with diabetes: if your child has diabetes, the school needs a Diabetes Management Plan completed by his or her doctor. Make sure that all supplies (insulin, blood sugar meter, test strips) needed to manage your child’s diabetes are at the school.
  • Keep an open line of communication with school staff and teachers. The more the school knows about your child’s health, the better prepared everyone will be to work together for your child.

Information courtesy of the Alameda County District Attorney's Office     alcoda.org

CWA Services Directory

Service Contact

SARB (School Attendance Review Board)

Lisa Bailey

lbailey@nvusd.org

253-4956

Caregiver Authorizations

Expulsion Due Process

Formal Reprimands (Behavior Contracts)

Gang Task Force

Home Hospital

Napa County Office of Education Liaison

NCOE Expulsion Placements

Residency Checks

Section 504 Compliance

Student Placements

Rosy Espitia

respitia@nvusd.org

253-3585

School Law

Kathy Cunny

Secondary Education

kcunny@nvusd.org

253-3526

Napa Valley Independent Studies

Susan Wilson

Principal, NVIS

swilson@nvusd.org

259-8577

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News & Announcements

9/20/17

Our new Food Services program and Nutrition Director Brandy Dreibelbis are getting great feedback from students, staff, parents and the media. At the end of last school year, we ended our contract with Sodexo, and now the menu planning, purchasing and food preparation are all handled in-house.  


Brandy's emphasis is on fewer choices, with more fresh, flavorful and nutritious ingredients. Check out this month's menus,  visit our Food Services pages, and feel free to stop by the school to have lunch with your student (just be sure to check in at the office)!

 

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9/11/17

Napa County Public Health is offering free seasonal flu vaccine shots to anyone over 3 years of age

 

The spray version of the vaccine is not available this year, but the flu shot is still the safest and most effective way to avoid getting the flu. In addition to protecting yourself from getting sick, the vaccine can prevent you from spreading the flu to your family and other people who are more likely to have severe illness.

 

See the attached schedule for dates and locations.

 

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attendance works
 

CWA Staff

Drew Herron

Supervising TOSA

dherron@nvusd.org

 

Meghan Eisberg

Social Worker

meghan_eisberg@nvusd.org

 

Sonia Ortega

Social Worker

sonia_ortega@nvusd.org

 

Danielle Swafford

Social Worker

danielle_swafford@nvusd.org

 

Lisa Bailey

SARB Secretary

lbailey@nvusd.org

 

Rosy Espitia

Administrative Specialist

respitia@nvusd.org