Keeping Students Connected
Cosmetology and Barbering - NUSD adds 11th Career Technical Education Pathway

We're excited to share that we continue to provide options for students through our Career Technical Education Pathways with the launch of our 11th Pathway - Cosmetology and Barbering. The Board of Trustees approved our newest pathway that will provide high school students the foundational skills of Cosmetology and Barbering before enrolling in a cosmetology school after graduation to obtain their state license. NUSD will be the only district in the state to include barbering as an option for students. Exciting news for the students of NUSD!
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Farwell Student Board Member Estefania, we'll miss you

The Board of Trustees bid farewell to Student Board Member Estefania Garcia and recognized her tremendous contribution to bringing the student perspective to the Board. Estefania, a graduating senior at Natomas High School, served during the 2020-2021 school year.

The Board commented on her growth throughout the term and the value she added as a student board member. Her parents beamed with pride in the audience as they heard the heartfelt comments about their daughter.

Upon graduation, Estefania will attend UC Davis in the fall in pursuit of becoming a dermatologist. Please join us in congratulating Estefania for serving out her term and for bringing the student voice to each board meeting. Thanks, Estefania, we'll miss you!
Want to learn more about our new virtual school option?

We continue to offer families an additional school option for the 2021-2022 school year with the brand new Larry G. Meeks Academy! The academy will allow students to engage in a virtual (online) instructional model for grades K-8 and a blended in-person/virtual instructional model for grades 9-12.

Please join us Saturday, May 15th at 10 a.m. for our final informational session to learn more about how the Academy will be different from distance learning, how your student can continue to participate in sports and band at their home school of residence for high school students, opportunities for field trips and learning adventures, Apple Technology Package for each student, and more.

Zoom information:
Meeting ID: 823 4009 5660
Passcode: 360235
Celebrations
NUSD Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which celebrates and honors the culture, traditions, history, and contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders throughout the United States.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are featuring a diverse range of perspectives through a social media campaign that highlights the importance of recognizing this month and the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders to our community. Check out this short video from some of our students.
Trustees Recognize 15 NUSD Retirees

The Board of Trustees honored and congratulated NUSD’s 15 retirees at Wednesday night’s board meeting totaling nearly 350 years of cumulative service. Their jobs ranged from teacher to custodian to food services assistant. 
 
This year's retirees are as follows:

5 Teachers from Two Rivers Elementary School
  • Cynthia Altus, Nancy Boersma, Barbara Nickless, Barbara O'Connor, and Donna Irby
2 Teachers
  • Galen West (Natomas High)
  • Sheryl Sorensen (Heron)
3 Food Services Assistant
  • Mona Mofleh (Witter), Janet Begrin (Inderkum), and Rosalyn Valenzuela (Natomas Middle)
2 Custodial Team Leaders
  • Arturo Ballesteros (Witter Ranch) and Jesus Juan Torres (Leroy Greene)
Custodian
  • Gabriel Gonzalez (Natomas High)
Instructional Assistant II
  • Linda Kiyama (American Lakes)
School Secretary II
  • Pamela Rothwell (Natomas High)

We wish our retirees health and happiness in the many years ahead.
Natomas Schools Foundation raises $5,000 on Big Day of Giving

At the beginning of the month, we invited our community to participate in the Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour giving challenge to support non-profit organizations like the Natomas Schools Foundation to help fulfill their mission to support students.

We are thrilled to announce that for its very first year participating in the Big Day of Giving, the Natomas Schools Foundation raised a total of $5,000. The money will be used to support student's academic, artistic and athletic achievements. On behalf of the Natomas Schools Foundation, we want to thank everyone for their donation, and for making this day such a huge success.
Student Spotlight
Senior Spotlight

NUSD is looking to highlight high school seniors through the new #NUSDClassof2021 social media campaign. 

Tell us about the college, career, military, or other post-graduate plans of your senior that you’d like to share with our community.

Send a photo and a brief summary that includes their current school and post-graduation plans to communications@natomasunified.org.
Staff Appreciation
Celebrating Our Teachers and Nurses

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, we celebrated our teachers in honor of Day of the Teacher, and our school nurses in honor of National School Nurse Day. Staff received a bag of fresh fruit from local farmers, NUSD lanyard, and NUSD pen. “Classified School Employee Week” also occurs this month, from May 17-23. We will share how we celebrated them in the next's edition.

Members of the NUSD Management Team compiled two special videos to show their appreciation for all that our teachers and nurses do for our students and families. Please take a moment to watch them and join us in celebrating these committed, collaborative, caring, and exemplary employees. 
Give it up for our very own School Hunger Hero Vince Caguin

Congratulations to Executive Director of Nutrition Services & Warehouse, Vince Caguin for being recognized by No Kid Hungry for his tireless commitment to food access and education equity in the 2020-2021 school year.

Vince and his team made sure throughout the pandemic that our students had access to food even throughout the weekend. Way to go, Vince! Thanks for your hard work and commitment to feeding our students. You truly are our Hunger Hero!
Facilities
Construction progress continues at American Lakes and Jefferson

Natomas Unified's Board-approved goal of creating safe and welcoming learning environments includes building new facilities, maintaining, cleaning, and repairing schools for the benefit of students, staff, visitors, and our community.

We invite you to watch the videos below to catch the latest construction progress at American Lakes and Jefferson School to create safe and welcoming learning environments for our students.
Scholarship & Contest Opportunities
Graduations & Promotions
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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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