Keeping Students Connected
NUSD Board Approves Millions of Dollars to Support Student Learning 

Wednesday night marked two giant steps forward for the Natomas Unified School District. The Board of Trustees took action to first address the effects of the pandemic on our students. Additionally, the Board discussed a new Administrative Regulation that would significantly expand NUSD’s work to eliminate disparity and disproportionality. 

Addressing the effects of the pandemic and the need for ongoing social justice reform were front and center Wednesday night. NUSD Trustees approved approximately $11 million dollars in one-time federal and state funds to support students.

To learn what this means for families and to read some of the highlights, click here.
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Don't Miss Next Week's Info Session for Larry G. Meeks (Virtual) Academy

Join us on Wednesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. to hear a presentation from Larry G. Meeks Academy's Executive Director, Esther Perez. You will learn more about this virtual option for next year and have an opportunity to ask questions. This informational session will also cover:

  • How the academy will be different from distance learning;
  • How your student can continue to participate in sports and band even at their home school of residence for high school students;
  • Opportunities for field trips and learning adventures;
  • Apple Technology Package for each student.

We are excited to offer students and families an alternative to traditional in-person learning and proud to have options for all learners.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 823 4009 5660
Passcode: 360235
Student Spotlight
Inderkum Senior Raises $1,500 for Homeless Children and Partners with SAFE Credit Union to Match the Donation

Trisha Nagin, a senior at Inderkum High School, will be donating $1,500 to Mustard Seed School, a school specifically designed to educate children experiencing homelessness. Thanks to SAFE Credit Union, who decided to match her donation, Mustard Seed will receive $3,000 to support their efforts and students will also receive school supplies and other necessities. “I believe it’s important to support our community especially in such turbulent times,” said Trisha. To learn more about Trisha and what makes her such a well-rounded student involved in a variety of school clubs, activities, and community service projects, watch the video spotlighting her.
Alumni Spotlight
Catching up with NUSD Sports Alumni: Danielle McCarthy

Danielle McCarthy (2013) was a standout soccer player at Inderkum High School, garnering ‘Athlete of the Year’ her senior year. She also was a cheerleader and was just as passionate about dance as she was about soccer. She went on to play soccer at Menlo College (still the record holder for most goals scored (78) in a career), and she also became part of the Menlo Dance team. Click here to read about her life after graduation and her advice to those still in high school.
Inderkum Broadcast Media Graduate hired by local Minor League Baseball Team

Inderkum class of 2020's Charli Henderson, also a Broadcast 2 graduate, is a proud new employee in the TV Production Department of the Sacramento River Cats. Charli's dream includes covering and reporting sports. Charli joins Inderkum student and Class of 2021's Kobe Van Nort, Broadcast Media 3 graduate, as well as Inderkum Broadcast grads Jaycee Bacca and Zach Mason who have also been hired in TV Production by the River Cats.
Enrollment
Know someone who wants to attend an NUSD school?

Do you know a family member, friend, or acquaintance who wants to attend an NUSD school for the 2021-22 school year? Parents and guardians can start by visiting the school locator tool on our website. Requests to transfer from one NUSD school to another next year also are being accepted. Charter schools within NUSD boundaries oversee their own enrollment.

Visit www.natomasunified.org to get started!
NUSD's Early Learning Programs Enrolling Now

Is your little one starting their new journey in Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, or Kindergarten? Our Early Learning Programs offer a nurturing, stimulating environment for children to develop foundational skills. We invite you to watch the video below or click here to find out if our free Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, or Kindergarten Programs are the right fit for your child.
Community Spotlight
Natomas Schools Foundation Participating in Big Day of Giving

Thursday, May 6 is the Big Day of Giving. This is a day where community members, friends, and businesses can make a significant impact in a 24-hour period by donating to non-profit organizations that support our community like the Natomas Schools Foundation. The Foundation has a goal of raising $10,000 to support the arts, academics, and athletic programs. You can learn about the Foundation and the Big Day of Giving in the attached flyer. Share it with your friends, families, and businesses.
Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline is Approaching to Apply for Scholarship Program

It’s crunch time for seniors to apply for Natomas Schools Foundation's (NSF) Scholarship Program. NSF is offering multiple scholarships - some $1,000, and others $500.

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and, during the past two years, have served 50 hours or more in formal employment or volunteer service, which can include community service or school service via a formal club or organization.

If you have a senior or know a senior in the district, please encourage them to apply by May 7. Click here for details.
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Let's work together. We encourage parents to stay up-to-date on district developments. We provide multiple opportunities to learn about NUSD successes, plans and events throughout the school year. 

Three key sources are Facebook -- we're listed as "Natomas Unified School District" -- Twitter and Instagram under @NatomasUSD. District and school websites also are a good source of information ranging from lunch menus to parent opportunities. Thanks for taking a look. We're honored to be your partner. 
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