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Reopening Schools: Phase One


 

Tips for Accessing Online Learning
The NVUSD Clever Portal includes all of the online tools you need -- including Zoom, Seesaw and Google Classroom. Once you are in the Clever Portal, your login information and identity is authenticated and you will be able to access the links -- including Zoom, Seesaw, Google Classroom -- without requiring additional passwords. Always start by logging into the NVUSD Clever Portal. If not already done, students should bookmark the Clever portal (NVUSD Chromebooks already have it bookmarked) for easy access. You will not have access to any class Zoom sessions unless you are logged into Clever. More Clever information is available here; see pages 10-15 of the Parent Back to School Guide for detailed technical guidelines on all online learning tools and apps.
If you have logged into Clever to access your Zoom classes and still encounter issues, please contact your teacher via email or ParentSquare and describe the issue you are having.
If a student is not able to log in due to either a district-wide technical issue or a power outage in your area, please be sure to report to the attendance line of your school or to your teacher.

The NVUSD Board of Education approved plans for a phased approach to open schools this year, with the full intent of bringing students back into the classroom as soon as is safe to do so.

Until that time, we are conducting school in an online/distance learning format. We created a new, much more robust distance learning model for this first phase, including greater accountability with teachers and support staff, taking attendance and many additional expectations.

Learning Options Based on Data-Driven Planning

COVID-19 Response Task Force 

We convened more than 30 teachers, parents, administrators and health experts to tackle the challenges of opening in the fall.  NVUSD's re-opening school goals:

  • Bring as many students back into the classrooms as possible;
  • Adhere to public health guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students and staff; 
  • Develop structures that meet the needs at each level;
  • Provide virtual access to classrooms (ideally in real-time) as an alternative to in-person attendance 
  • Create a plan and be ready for stricter health guidelines if necessary.

Please see our  Covid-19 Task Force webpage for details on our work, including agendas and resources.

 

Watch the recordings of virtual parent engagement sessions hosted by NVUSD leaders regarding the updated reopening plans:

PARENT LEARNING SESSIONS
Sessions are recorded. Click on the session title to watch. 
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Time

Monday - August 10

Instructor

6:00-7:00 pm

Distance Learning & The Virtual Classroom (Elem) ENGLISH

Sally Zikmund 

6:00-7:00 pm

Aprendizaje a distancia y el salon virtual (Elem) SPANISH 

Arizbeth Corro 

6:00-6:30 pm

ParentSquare (All students) ENGLISH

Jennifer Baker

Time

Tuesday - August 11

Instructor

6:00-7:00 pm

Google Classroom (6th-12th) SPANISH

Lucia Gonzalez

6:00-7:00 pm

Seesaw (TK-2) ENGLISH 

Sheri Blades

6:00-6:30 pm

ParentSquare (All students) SPANISH

Silvia Angel

6:00-7:00 pm

Google Classroom (6th-12th) ENGLISH

Amelia Brown

6:00-6:30 pm

Distance Learning Resources for Success (All students) ENGLISH 

Jennifer Baker

Time

Wednesday - August 12

Instructor

9:00-10:00 am

Google Classroom & Google Drive (All students) ENGLISH 

Jen Ellison

9:00-10:00 am

Herramientas Tecnológicas: Google Classroom y Google Drive (6th-12th) SPANISH 

Rafael Garcia Avila

6:00-7:00 pm

Seesaw (TK-2) ENGLISH 

Sheri Blades

6:00-7:00 pm

Tech Tools - Google Classroom & Google Drive (All) ENGLISH 

Jen Ellison

6:00-7:00 pm

Herramientas Tecnológicas: Google Classroom y Google Drive SPANISH 

Rafael Garcia Avila

6:00-6:30 pm

Distance Learning Resources for Success ENGLISH 

Jennifer Baker

Time

Thursday - August 13 

Instructor

10:00-10:30 am

Supporting Distance Learning & The Virtual Classroom (Secondary) ENGLISH 

Katelyn Estudillo

 Sarah O’Connor

6:00-7:00 pm

Social-emotional Learning (All) ENGLISH 

Kristen Nelson

6:00-7:00 pm

Social-emotional Learning (All) SPANISH

 Sonia Ortega

6:00-7:00 pm

Digital Signatures for the IEP (Students with Special Education Services) ENGLISH/SPANISH

Terri Lynne Ricetti

Liz Gomez

6:00-7:00 pm

Google Classroom (6th-12th) ENGLISH 

 Amelia Brown

6:00-7:00 pm

Seesaw for TK-2 SPANISH

Sheri Blades

Time Friday - August 14 Instructor

9:00-10:30 am

Navigating District Website & Parent Portals ENGLISH 

Jen Ellison

9:00-10:30 am

Navegando por el sitio web del distrito y Portales para padres SPANISH

Rafael Garcia Avila

6:00-7:00 pm

Navigating District Website & Parent Portal ENGLISH 

Amye Scott

6:00-7:00 pm

Navegando por el sitio web del distrito y Portales para padres SPANISH

Rafael Garcia Avila

6:00-7:00 pm

Seesaw (TK-2) SPANISH

Sheri Blades

Additional Support

What is Seesaw?  Video Information for Parents (English)

¿Qué es Seesaw? Información de video para padres (Spanish)

Parent Guide to Google Classroom (English)

Guía para padres de Google Classroom (Spanish)

 

frequently asked questions

Read our Guide

Back to School Guide for Families

guia en español

Questions?

reopening@nvusd.org