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Our annual Family Festival will be held Saturday, April 29, 11-3, at the NVUSD Education Center, 2425 Jefferson Street, in Napa.
This free event is open to the community, and will feature information for families as well as food, entertainment and activities.
For more information, visit our webpage: www.nvusd.org/famfest
Community organizations that provide services to children and families are invited to participate. If you would like to host a table or booth in our event, please fill in your details below to automatically register. We will contact you with additional details as we near our event.
As a parent or guardian, you are now able to create your own Parent Account in ECHO, the online student learning management system at your child's school.
Using your parent account you can view:
- Your student's grades and assignments
- The work your student has submitted
- Daily agendas and links
Your parent account will allow you to observe all of your middle and high school students who are using ECHO at their schools. Schools using ECHO include American Canyon HS, Napa HS, New Tech HS, Valley Oak HS, Vintage HS, American Canyon MS, Redwood MS, River School, and Silverado MS.
To request your account, visit your school website or click here.
It takes a team to ensure your student is as successful in school as he or she can be. That team includes the student, the school and you - the parent or guardian.
Studies show that students do better when parents are engaged in and supportive of their education. We encourage you to:
- Meet your student’s teachers, either at Back-to-School night or by calling or e-mailing.
- Get to know who is who at the school. The administrators, counselors, teachers, aides and others all play a role in your student’s success.
- Track your child’s progress online through parent portals; frequently check in verbally with your student’s teachers.
- If you think your student needs extra services, ask for an evaluation.
- Set aside a designated time and space to do homework, and ask every night if your student has work to complete.
- If you have time, volunteer at school and/or join the parent-teacher organization.
- Be an advocate. Ask questions, both of your student and the school, and voice concerns early with the appropriate person (teacher first, then
- Demonstrate a positive attitude in your home about education.
- Monitor screen time.
- Encourage your student to read for pleasure.
- Talk with your student about the school day.