We are so thrilled to have our students back on campus 5 days a week for in-person instruction, and we’re glad that we are able to continue offering the distance learning option to families for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year which ends June 10. Beyond that, there is no indication from the state that distance learning will continue to be allowed in response to the COVID pandemic. All indications at this time show that schools will be back to in-person instruction solely in the fall.
The Natomas Schools Foundation is accepting applications until May 7 for college scholarships — some $1,000, others $500 — to be awarded to current high school students in Natomas Unified.
In reaching an agreement with the Natomas Teachers’ Association, NUSD restores 5 day a week in-person instruction, maintains family choice, maintains safety measures as about 50% of our students return 5 days a week on Monday, April 12.
As we expected and shared with you on Sunday evening, Sacramento County is now in the red tier, a less restrictive tier that allows secondary students (6-12) to return to in-person instruction.
We are getting one step closer to reopening for secondary grades (6-12). On Friday afternoon, we learned that Sacramento County may be moving into the red tier on Tuesday, March 16, the tier needed to be able to reopen for in-person instruction for middle and high school. If this holds, secondary in-person will start on Monday, March 22. We will know more on Tuesday.
Commencing with the 2021-22 school year, Natomas Unified will launch a K-12 Virtual Academy that will provide families with an innovative option for students to learn, thrive, and excel in a virtual environment.
In an effort to help slow down the spread of COVID-19 and to create a healthy Natomas, the Natomas Unified School District will begin administering COVID vaccinations with the support of the Sacramento County Public Health and Dr. Rusty Oshita, a physician with Urgent Care Now.
Natomas Unified School District is enrolling students now into Transitional Kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2021-22 school year.
As students prepare for a transitional reopening and as a reminder when they return to campus, it’s important for them to know and understand the changes to their school and what they need to do to keep themselves and everyone around them safe and healthy. NUSD has compiled a series of videos and colorful graphics to help students understand how they can do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Please take a few minutes to answer some questions that will help us move forward with our 18-month plan, as well as just check in with you on how things are going.