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.

COVID-19 Dashboard & General Information

We recently launched a COVID-19 dashboard that lists all positive cases for individuals who have been on Natomas Unified school sites/offices. Students and staff who are positive for COVID-19 but have not been on NUSD school sites/offices are not included in this tracker. You can access the dashboard here and learn about COVID testing, and safety protocols implemented districtwide.

Frequently Asked Questions for Transitional Reopening

We have developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding our Transitional Reopening Plan. Should you have a question that is not listed, please contact your child’s Virtual School Office. The FAQs will be updated as new questions arise.

Digital Backpacks

Parents, guardians and students are encouraged to explore their school’s personalized digital backpack. Each school’s digital backpack will be updated as information and resources become available. Please check back frequently for updates.

Virtual Tutoring and Wellness Center

NUSD’s Virtual Tutoring and Wellness Center is open and available to assist students and parents with online appointments for academic and social-emotional support, answers to health-related issues, and workshops for both students and parents. To provide flexibility for working parents, the center is open virtually after school on Mondays – Thursdays between 3-8 p.m., and Fridays between 3-5 p.m. To schedule an appointment or explore resources, visit the Virtual Tutoring and Wellness Center website.

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

Virtual Programs – Sacramento Public Library

Health and Nursing Services

Health and Nursing Services
NUSD currently employs four credentialed school nurses who oversee health services at our school sites. Each school site is staffed by a District Nurse, or Registered Nurse, with a Masters degree, specialized training for the school environment and a credential in school nursing. NUSD school nurses train and oversee the Health Assistants at each site, supervise medication administration, design and oversee individualized health care plans, respond to emergencies, perform and/or monitor health screenings, consult with teachers, parents and others on health and safety issues, act as a liaison between physician, school and students, assist in special education issues, and connects families to health care resources. In addition to District Nurses, NUSD also provides a Health Assistant who is trained in first aid and CPR at each school site.

Foster/Homeless Youth

Foster/Homeless Youth
Find community resources available in the Sacramento area for homeless and foster families in need of additional support.

Virtual Calming Center

School psychologists from Natomas Unified have developed a Virtual Calming Center that includes resources for students including exercise, yoga, guided meditation, creative activities, games and more.

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

Athletics

On February 19, 2021, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sent out a Memo with new, updated California Department of Public Health (CDPH) information in relation to high school Athletics. The new memo in addition to the new sport calendar are linked on the K-12 Athletics webpage.

Technical Resources

Internet Essentials Program with Comcast

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 Meals to Anyone 18 and Under

Effective September 1, 2020, following USDA waivers, breakfast and lunch will be available for free to anyone 18 and under. No paperwork is required. Supper and Snack is available for free for sites that qualify.

Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, and Snack weekend and holiday meals will be available for pickup at Friday distributions. Based on current USDA waivers, students and parents (on their student(s) behalf) can pick up meals at any NUSD Mobile Meal Service location. Distribution times will be from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the following locations:

American Lakes
Bannon Creek
Jefferson
Two Rivers
Leroy Greene
Natomas High
Natomas Charter
Natomas STAR
Natomas Park
Heron
Natomas Middle/ H. Allen Hight
Inderkum High
Witter Ranch
Westlake Charter
Paso Verde/NP3

Later Afternoon pickups  are available from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm and have been strategically placed throughout the district at the following 5 locations in order to provide an option in each general region:

Two Rivers
Bannon Creek
Natomas Middle/ H. Allen High
Natomas High
Paso Verde/ NP3

These meals are offered to families at no charge and no paperwork is needed. Children do not have to be present but the parent/guardian can bring the following verification:

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

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.

Free food distribution EVERY Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Drive-thru style pick up preferred
Walk-up service limited
Natomas High School, 3301 Fong Ranch Road

School Year Calendar

WarmLine Workshops & Activities

WarmLine Family Resource Center has created a list of virtual activities and workshops for families. Online registration is required for all WarmLine activities and workshops. Please visit WarmLine’s Website for specific details.

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

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

For MOU’s and negotiation news, please visit this webpage.

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

Digital Backpacks