Distance Learning

Welcome to our Distance Learning Resource Hub

This website contains a variety of resources to help students/parents navigate distance learning.

Parents and Students

Updates on 2020-2021 School Year

In an evolving situation, communication is vital. In addition to weekly communications provided by the District, NUSD will continue to inform families about updates as they become available.

Recent Updates:

Digital Backpacks

Parents, guardians and students are encouraged to explore their school’s personalized digital backpack to find daily schedules, Principal’s welcome letters, technical support, and more. Each school’s digital backpack will be updated as information and resources become available. Please check back frequently for updates.

Information for New Families in Need of Chromebooks or WiFi

Educational Resources

Please explore the link below for online enrichment resources for families to utilize. We will continue to add to this list as we identify additional resources. Most resources do not require a log-in, unless otherwise indicated.

List of Educational Resources

Recreational Resources

Virtual Recreation and Resource Center – Mission Oaks Recreation & Park District

Sample Daily Routine

COVID-19 Sample Daily Schedule created by Jessica McHale Photography
Sample daily schedule (credit by Jessica McHale Photography)

Preschool

Distance Learning for Preschool will be utilizing online videos and video chats to interact and provide educational and social experiences for preschool students. To learn more, visit the Distance Learning for Preschool website.

Summer At-Home Learning Website

We are excited to launch our NUSD Summer At-Home Learning Website. The website is designed for students currently in grades TK-8. Each grade level page contains optional resources and tasks that highlight necessary skills and knowledge to prepare students for the next grade level. Some of the tasks and resources include creative writing prompts, various websites for reading material, self-selected research projects, and math units that focus on topics that were covered during the latter part of this school year. There are also websites to explore related to science, history/social science, PE, art, music, and more.  We will continue adding new resources and ideas within the next couple of weeks. We hope you enjoy these optional distance learning activities!

If you have questions about the website, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Summer At-Home Learning Website

Psychological Services

Behavior Basics, Part 1

Behavior Basics Part 1 
Behavior Basics Part 1 – Spanish
Behavior Basics Part 1 Narrated Version

Is My Child OK?

Social-Emotional Information & Strategies to Support your Children at Home (Part 1)
Social-Emotional Information & Strategies to Support your Children at Home – Spanish
Narrated Version: https://natomasunified.org/content/uploads/2020/04/Social-Emotional-Information-and-Strategies-Narrated.mp4

Resources for Getting Help

After-School and Mentoring Programs

Technical Resources

Follow the links below to find instructions and tutorials on using student technology such as Chromebooks, Zoom, Google Classroom, and more:

Student Chromebook Resources
Video Conferencing Guides (Zoom and Google Hangouts)
G Suite Apps for Students

Here are some quick start guides to help you get started:

Chromebooks:

Chromebook Guide – English
Chromebook Guide – Spanish

Zoom Meetings:

How to Join a Zoom Meeting – iPad
How to Join a Zoom Meeting – Chromebook
How to Join a Zoom Meeting – Computer
Zoom Directions for Students – Spanish

HotSpots:

HotSpot Quick Guide – English
Hotspot Quick Guide – Spanish

Infinite Campus

Parents and Guardians can get access to real-time student information including grades, upcoming assignments, and attendance.

Help Desk and Password Reset
Sign in to Infinite Campus

Free Summer Meals

NUSD Community,

We are pleased to announce that we will be able to continue providing summer meals through August 26th, the day before the first day of school at all but three of our designated mobile curbside pick-up locations. Since Natomas Charter, STAR Academy, and Westlake Charter begin the school year on August 12th, their summer feeding will continue through August 11th, as part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) extension of waivers for summer meals.

As a reminder, these meals are available for free to anyone 18 years and under regardless of what school they attend. No paperwork is required. Parents can pick up meals for their children as long as they provide any one of the documentations below. The meals include breakfast and lunch and are distributed Monday – Friday between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the sites listed in the attached flyer.  Weekend meals are distributed on Fridays.

If a child is not present with a parent/guardian during pickup, we recommend that the parent/guardian provide the following documentation for pickup:

  • Official letter/email from children’s school that shows children as enrolled
  • Individual student report cards
  • Attendance record from the Parent Portal
  • Birth Certificate for children not in school
  • Student ID Cards

Please remember to remain in your vehicle to be served and to adhere to the 6 feet social distancing rule if you require a walk-up service. We will be happy to serve you!

Free Summer Meals Revised Flyer 2020

Joey’s Food Locker

Joey’s Food Locker is providing free food for those in need every Friday. If you are in need or know a family in need of food, visit Joey’s Food Locker. This is a mobile pick up and a walk-up with social distancing. Joey’s Food Locker can only guarantee what they have in stock while supplies last.Joey's Food Locker free food distribution flyer

School Year Calendar

Special Education

Distance Learning for Special Education Website | Sitio Web en Español

Psychological Services

Behavior Basics, Part 1

Behavior Basics Part 1 
Behavior Basics Part 1 – Spanish
Behavior Basics Part 1 Narrated Version

Is My Child OK?

Social-Emotional Information & Strategies to Support your Children at Home (Part 1)
Social-Emotional Information & Strategies to Support your Children at Home – Spanish
Narrated Version: https://natomasunified.org/content/uploads/2020/04/Social-Emotional-Information-and-Strategies-Narrated.mp4

Resources for Getting Help

Distance Learning Archive

Distance Learning Orientation for Special Education Families

Video de Orientación a Distancia para Educación Especial

504 Accommodation Plans

Distance Learning Update for Special Education Video

Distance Learning Update for Special Education Presentation

Staff

Staff Wellness Resources

For self-care and wellness, parenting, mental health resources, and more visit the Staff Wellness website.

Professional Development Presentations

Distance Learning Teacher Orientation

Special Education for Teachers

Special Education for Classified

Technical Resources

Follow the links below to find instructions and tutorials on using technology such as Zoom, Google Classroom, GoGuardian, and more:

Video Conferencing Guides (Zoom and Google Hangouts)
G Suite Apps for Teachers
Approved List of Curriculum Software

Here are some quick start guides to share with your parents and students to help them get started:

Chromebooks:
Chromebook Guide – English
Chromebook Guide – Spanish

Zoom Meetings:
How to Join a Zoom Meeting – iPad
How to Join a Zoom Meeting – Chromebook
How to Join a Zoom Meeting – Computer

Memorandum of Understandings

Contact Us

District Virtual Department Offices

Technical Support for Families

STUDENT SUPPORT HOURS 8AM-4PM 

Student Login and Software Support
Teachers will be the first point of contact for student login and student software support needs. Teachers or site staff who need assistance will submit a work order using the Track-it system. We have multiple tech staff members monitoring and responding to work orders daily.

Chromebook and Hotspot Support Device Support
Families/students should contact IT if they need technical support with their district issued device. Voicemails and emails will be monitored by the technology team.

  • Chromebook Support – Technology support for students experiencing difficulties with the Chromebook.
  • WiFi Support – Technology support for students experiencing difficulties with the hotspot.

Virtual School Offices

School Distance Learning Websites