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You're Invited to Newport-Mesa's 50th Anniversary Time Capsule Event!
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/23/17
Audience: Homepage


Community Newsletter May 2017

Click the image or the link below to read the latest edition of Newport-Mesa Unified School Districts Community Newsletter!

Community Newsletter
Community Newsletter

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/19/17
Audience: Homepage


Special Olympics Soccer Event - May 22

Special Olympics Soccer Event

May 22, 2017

9 am - 12 pm

Costa Mesa High School - Mustangs Field

 

Special Olympics Flyer
 

See link to flyer below or contact Jacqueline Gonzales for more information at jgonzalez@nmusd.us or 714-424-5058

 

 

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/19/17
Audience: Homepage


Young Athletes Program - June 2

Young Athletes Program

Friday, June 2, 2017

9 am - 12 pm

Estancia High School

Jim Scott Stadium

 

Young Athletes Program Flyer

See link to flyer below or contact Jacqueline Gonzales for more information at jgonzalez@nmusd.us or 714-424-5058

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/19/17
Audience: Homepage


Newport Harbor High School Track and Field Naming Survey

Newport-Mesa Unified School District received a request to name the Newport Harbor High School (NHHS) track and field the "Bob Hailey Memorial Track and Field", in honor of Mr. Bob Hailey, who was a NHHS teacher and coach. 
 
For more information and to take the survey regarding this naming request, please click the following link, Newport Harbor High School Track and Field Naming Survey. The survey will be available for public input until June 7, 2017.

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/19/17
Audience: Homepage


Board Meeting Brief - May 9, 2017

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition

 

10. a. Recognition of California Gold Ribbon School - TeWinkle Middle School. The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

 

10.b. Recognition of 2017 Model Continuation High School - Back Bay High School and 2016-17 California Continuation Education Association Region 10 Administrator of the Year, Principal Debbie Davis. Back Bay High School was named a 2017 Model Continuation High School for their program designed to help struggling students stay in school. Debbie Davis, who has been the principal of Back Bay High School for nearly 15 years, has been recognized as the 2016-17 California Continuation Education Association Region 10 Administrator of the Year. 

 

10.c. Recognition of California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 18 Scholarship Recipients. CSEA Chapter President, Pam Saunders will present scholarship awards to Jackelyn Huerta - daughter of Jackeline Huertra, Nutrition Assistant at Ensign Intermediate School and  Maximilian DeNembo - son of Elizabeth DeNembo, Job Transition Specialist at Harper Transition Services.

 

Reports

 

13.a. Report on Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Corona del Mar Sports Field. The Facilities Development Department will report on the status of the draft California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process.
 

13.b. Report on Elementary Math Instructional Materials. Education Services along with K-5 elementary lead teachers will report on the process and results for the elementary math instructional materials pilot.

 

Consent

 

15.b.1. Approve Additions to the High & Middle School Course of Study. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the revisions to the High & Middle School Course of Study for the addition of various courses.

 

Discussion/Action

 

17.b. Approve New Logo to Represent Newport-Mesa Unified School District. It is recommended that the Board review logo designs and select a new logo to represent Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

17.c. Approve 2017-18 PreK-12 District Priorities. The Board met to review the 2017-18 PreK-12 Board's District Priorities, evaluate the progress made towards those priorities, and determine the revisions needed as the district moves into 2017-18. The document presented for approval reflects the Board's direction for 2017-18. 

 

Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting.

 

May 9, 2017 Full Board Meeting Agenda

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

 

 

Dr. Fred Navarro, Superintendent

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/8/17
Audience: Homepage


Intent to Enroll - 2017-18

Hello Harbor View families,

 

Our office is busy enrolling new students for the 2017-18 school year!  It is very important we know who plans on returning to Harbor View to ensure our staffing needs are met as well as securing classroom spots for our current Harbor View families.  With a waiting list of over 60 students, it is imperative we know who will be enrolling for the fall.  This helps keep class sizes small but gives the district the necessary information to determine if we have openings for intradistrict transfers.

 

Please click on the link below to complete a quick survey regarding your intent to return to Harbor View for the 2017-18 school year.  PLEASE submit separate surveys for each child attending Harbor View. 

 

If you have an incoming kindergartner, we are currently taking paperwork in the main office.  It is imperative that we get our new kindergartners enrolled not only for staffing but also to determine how many spots are available for families who would like to transfer to Harbor View and be a part of this amazing community!

 

Follow this link to complete the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/7513E9rT6cFcjBqU2

 

Thank you for taking a few minutes on this very important survey!!

 

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:5/5/17
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, For Parents, For Staff, For Students, NMUSD, Our School, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06 and Homepage


Elementary Math Instructional Materials Update

Dear Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Parents,

 

In August 2016, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board of Education gave direction to staff to begin the process of evaluating and piloting new elementary math instructional materials.  Through this collaborative, seven month pilot process, NMUSD K-5 teachers and staff have identified Bridges in Mathematics by Math Learning Center as the comprehensive set of kindergarten to fifth grade math instructional materials that will best meet the needs of NMUSD students and teachers. 

 

As you may recall from previous communications, this process began with assembling a steering committee of teachers and administrators to develop and guide the pilot process and future recommendation to the Board of Education. The steering committee identified two viable sets of instructional materials that were implemented, analyzed and evaluated in select primary and upper grade classrooms at each site. Teachers used and evaluated each set of materials for seven weeks and then collaboratively reached consensus that Bridges in Mathematics is the best set of K-5 math instructional materials for NMUSD.

 

As part of the evaluation process parents and students in pilot classrooms were provided an opportunity to provide feedback on the instructional materials.  Community members were able to review website links to publishers and provide feedback through the District Elementary Math Instructional Materials Pilot website.

 

We are grateful for the guidance and leadership of our Board of Education and their commitment to ensure that we provide teachers with opportunities to identify the best resources to prepare our students for the ever-changing world. District staff will report on the pilot process and the resulting recommendation of Bridges in Mathematics at the Board of Education meeting on May 9, 2017.  Bridges in Mathematics materials will be on display for public review in the Sanborn Building from May 10, 2017 to May 23, 2017.  A recommendation for final approval will go forward to the Board of Education on May 23, 2017.

 

We appreciate your feedback and support throughout the process and will continue to provide communication to our school community to work toward a seamless adoption process.  

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/2/17
Audience: Homepage


Board Meeting Brief - April 25, 2017

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition

 

10. a. Recognize 2016-2017 NMUSD Classified School Employee of the Year Recipients. The California School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program was established in 2008 by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and is based on guidelines set by the California Department of Education. It is recommended that the Board of Education recognize and commend NMUSD nominees for the California School Employee of the Year Program.

 

Reports

 

13.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report - 2000s. It is recommended that the Board of Education receive this report from the Costa Mesa High School student board members reflecting back on what it was like to be in school in the 2000s in Newport-Mesa.

 

Consent

 

Various routine contractual agreements related to the following:

 

15.a.2. Authorization to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with Geocon West, Inc. for Geotechnical Investigation for the New 50 Meter Pool Facility at Estancia High School

 

15.a.3. Approval of Agreement with C.E.M. Lab Corp. for Materials Testing and Deputy Inspection Services for the Newport Harbor High School Varsity Baseball Field Scoreboard Replacement Project

 

15.a.4. Approval of Agreement with MTGL, Inc. for Soil and Materials Testing and Inspection Services for the Learning Resource Center at Corona del Mar High School

 

15.a.8. Approve Funding for Monolith Signs at Woodland and Killybrooke Elementary Schools

 

Resolution Consent

 

16.b. Adopt Resolution No. 32-04-17 In Support of May 10, 2017 as "National School Nurse Day" and the week of May 8 - 12, 2017 as "National School Nurse Week"

 

16.c. Adopt Resolution No. 33-04-17 In Support of Autism Awareness Month, April 2017

 

16.e. Adopt Resolution No. 36-04-17 Recognizing California Day of the Teacher May 10, 2017 and National Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5, 2017

 

 

Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
     
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro
Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/24/17
Audience: Homepage


Nominations Are Being Accepted for Newport-Mesa Super Star Awards!

Super-Star Awards

“Celebrating Excellence”

Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…

 

This is what excellence is all about.

It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying

attention to the smallest detail and going the extra mile.

Excellence means caring – it is making a special effort to do more.

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted for Employee

Super-Stars. Nominations need to be received

by 4:00 pm Friday, April 28, 2017 to be considered.

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and

complete the Online Nomination Form. You may submit your

nomination anonymously, if desired. All nominations will be

considered by the Super-Star Awards Selection

Committee. Recipients will be honored at a Board of

Education meeting and receive a pin, certificate and a

personally engraved award plaque.

 

Tip – To make your nomination stand out above the rest, be

specific about the individual’s unique and compelling

contribution(s).

 

Questions about the Superstar Program? Contact V-Esther Caldwell in Classified

Personnel at vcaldwell@nmusd.us

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/24/17
Audience: Homepage


Apply Now for the Summer Music and Engineering Academies!

 

The application window is open now until May 3, 2017. Please submit completed applications to your schools front office.

 

Summer Music Academy

Students currently in Grades 3-6 will learn how to read music and play an instrument. Instruction will be offered in music reading and playing on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, baritone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion and electric bass. Students will be provided the use of clarinets, trumpets, or violins, student method (instrument) books and music theory exercises. There will be a culminating concert at the end of the program.

 

 

Summer Engineering Academy

Students currently in Kinder – Grade 6 have an exciting opportunity to explore earth science concepts through a series of investigations with an emphasis on engineering, exploration, data collection and interpretation. The Academy will provide students with an understanding of science that will stimulate curiosity, develop thinking skills, promote confidence, and support the Next Generation Science Standards and New State Standards.

 

For more information please click on the resources below:

2017 Summer Programs Flyer

2017 Summer Programs Flyer - Spanish

2017 Summer Program Application

2017 Summer Program Application - Spanish

 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/18/17
Audience: Homepage


STEAM Week is Coming!

Hello Harbor View!

 

STEAM Week is coming!  Next week, April 24-28, we will be doing a variety of experiments/activities/events during the school day to show the importance and value of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in our lives.

 

In addition to our planned activities for each school day, we will be having a series of after school events for our community to enjoy!

 

On Monday, April 24, we will be showing the award-winning movie, Hidden Figures, in the MPR from 5:00-7:30pm.  This movie tells the story of three extraordinary African-American women who were instrumental in one of American history's greatest endeavors--sending an astronaut into orbit!  As an added bonus, we will have free popcorn for anyone in attendance!

 

On Tuesday, April 25, Harbor View will be hosting Scott Burnett, a nationally-recognized speaker.  Mr. Burnett delivers a highly engaging and informative talk on Managing Technology in the Home: Cyber Safety for Parents.  If you feel overwhelmed by social media and have concerns about everything from recognizing cyberbullying to being social media savvy, this is a conversation you do not want to miss.  It will be in the MPR from 5:00-6:30, and we will have FREE babysitting available to anyone who would like to attend but can't due to child care issues!

 

Finally, on Thursday, April 27, we our proud to be hosting our 2nd Annual Family STEAM Night.  Not only are we lucky enough to have CPK and Mixed Bakery providing for purchase dinner and dessert from 4:00-5:00pm, but from 5:00-7:30, you and your child will have the chance to participate in 3 different STEAM activities led by students, teachers, and local STEAM vendors!  With over ten different activities, there is something for everyone!!

 

To sign up for any of these events or for more information, click here: STEAM Week Sign-Ups 

 

I hope you will join us for any and all of the three after school activities next week!  It's going to be a blast!

 

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:4/17/17
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, For Parents, For Staff, For Students, NMUSD, Our School, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06 and Homepage


Sign Up for the 18th Annual Pilot Cup!

 

The annual Pilot Cup registration window is open!  This event is open to students in grades 3 through 6. It will be held Tuesday, May 30th through Sunday, June 4th, 2017.

 

Please click on the attached items for more information, entry forms, and the rules and regulations.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/6/17
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District Selected as Learning Impact Award Finalist

Students Working on Computers

We are proud to announce that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Learning Impact Awards. The program recognizes outstanding innovative applications of education technology to address significant challenges facing education.

 

Please read the attached Learning Impact Award news item for more information!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/4/17
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa Transportation Team Recognized as the Best in the County

Roadeo Winners Ricardo Sandoval, Juliann Scheafer, and Jason Greenberg
(Left) Ricardo Sandoval, (middle) Juliann Scheafer, (Right) Jason Greenberg, 2017 Orange County Roadeo winners.

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) school bus drivers Ricardo Sandoval, Juliann Scheafer and Jason Greenberg win top honors at the 57th annual Orange County School Bus Roadeo, which attracted nearly 100 drivers.

 

Ricardo Sandoval, who has been a school bus driver with NMUSD for four years, won first place in the county and first place overall. Juliann Scheafer was awarded third place in the county. As a team, Ricardo, Juliann and Jason placed first countywide.

 

NMUSD school bus drivers have been competing in the Roadeo, on and off, since 1991, and have amassed 18 first place individual wins and seven team wins at the county level.

 

School Bus Safety Roadeos are held across the United States and require drivers to pass a written test prior to competing in the seven behind the wheel events. The emphasis throughout the competition is safety and by design, increases safety awareness. Various Roadeos occur throughout California, leading up to the statewide competition. Drivers that perform well at the state level are invited to compete at the International Roadeo competition. Last year, NMUSD bus driver Victor Garza was awarded first place at the International Roadeo. Part of NMUSD’s success in the Roadeo can be attributed to the rigorous training program, ongoing education and testing that takes place within the district. 

 

“Everything we do, all of the training, all of the testing is to increase safety. We want parents to know that we have some of the best drivers in the state,” said NMUSD Transportation Operations Supervisor Norm Turner.

 

Participation in the Roadeo is voluntary and NMUSD consistently participates and succeeds at these events. Some drivers attend the Roadeo even if they are not participating in the competition just to support their colleagues, often times cooking and volunteering at the event.

 

There is a proud history throughout NMUSD of providing safe and efficient school bus transportation. NMUSD is an industry leader in student transportation for a variety of reasons including maintaining clean buses in good working order, having some of the best drivers in the state, and assisting other districts implement the Bus in the Classroom student transportation safety skill training program.

 

NMUSD is currently hiring bus drivers! If you or someone you know is interested in joining an award-winning team of school bus drivers, please visit the job opportunities website. Drivers can start with little or no experience and through paid training get the experience and licensing necessary to become a school bus driver. Juliann Scheafer, one of this year’s award-winning Roadeo participants, began with NMUSD in 2014 with no previous experience. She received her training through NMUSD and went on to successfully compete at the state level finishing with a fourth place win within her first year.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/3/17
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa 2017 Classified Employees of the Year

 

Newport-Mesa USD is pleased to announce the 2017 Classified Employee of the Year Awards Program winners, two of which were selected as Orange County Classified Employees of the year and will proceed for consideration at state level.

 

The 2017 NMUSD Classified Employee of the Year winners are:

  • Karen Allison, child nutrition (county winner, proceed to state level consideration)
  • Ilse Taborga, support services and security (county winner, proceed to state level consideration)
  • Pam Saunders, office and technical
  • Emma Tyaransen, para-educator/ Instructional Assistant
  • Olga Sandoval, transportation

Please click here to read news item for more information!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/30/17
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District Launches Chromebook Initiative

Students using Chromebooks

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) launched a Chromebook initiative that will provide access for all students to a digital environment.  

 

In fall 2016, implementation of the Chromebook initiative began with the Estancia Zone. This provided all students in grades K-7 with access to Chromebooks, with grades 3-7 being a one-to-one environment. Chromebooks were distributed to students in the Estancia Zone which includes TeWinkle Middle School, Adams, California, Pomona, Rea, Victoria and Wilson Elementary Schools.

 

Informational parent meetings were held at all schools. Traditional computer labs are being replaced with mobile technology and devices in the classroom.

 

With more devices in their hands, students will learn the benefits that technology has to offer by fine-tuning their foundational research skills, storing their projects and activities in the cloud, and sharing ideas in a safe and supportive online environment.

 

This initiative has led to increased use of technology in the classroom, with students using it for research, collaboration and to create new and exciting works, while teachers are finding new ways to engage students both in groups and individually. As professional development for staff is crucial part of the initiative, the Educational Technology Department has been providing training on best practices for using Chromebooks as an instructional tool, support for initial setup and lesson design using a co-teaching model and customized trainings based on skill level of staff. Digital Fellows and site technology coordinators at the schools also continue to provide support as needed.

 

The Initiative includes the following:

 

  • Kindergarten - 2nd grade: One shared classroom set of Chromebooks per grade level. Each classroom also receives 6 Chromebooks. Chromebooks remain at the school.
  • 3rd - 4th grade: One classroom set of Chromebooks per class. Chromebooks remain at the school.
  • 5th - 8th grades: In fifth grade students are assigned a Chromebook that they take home and keep until 9th grade. For the initial launch of the initiative all students in grades fifth through seventh were assigned a Chromebook.
  • 9th grade: Students will be assigned a Chromebook in 9th grade that they take home and keep until they graduate. For the Initiative, 9th graders will receive Chromebooks in Year 2.

 

Students that are assigned Chromebooks to be taken home follow a similar approach to when textbooks are checked out from the library. They are responsible for ensuring the safe handling and charging of their Chromebooks.

 

For the 2017-18 school year, the Chromebook initiative is expected to be implemented throughout the Newport Harbor Zone in the same format as the Estancia Zone. The Newport Harbor Zone includes Kaiser, Mariners, Newport, Newport Heights, Whittier and Woodland Elementary Schools, as well as Ensign Intermediate and Newport Harbor High School. It is anticipated that the Chromebook initiative will be implemented in the Costa Mesa zone and Corona del Mar in the following years.

 

For more information about the Chromebook Initiative please contact edtech@nmusd.us

 

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/29/17
Audience: Homepage


Board Meeting Brief - March, 28 2017

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Report:

 

13.a. Report on Estancia Zone’s Engineering Pathway and Construction Technology Pathway. The Department of College and Career Education, Estancia High School, and TeWinkle Middle School will report on this Pathway.

 

12.c. Report on the California School Dashboard. The Assessment Department will report on the new Dashboard.

 

Discussion/Action:

 

15.a. Final Reading and Adoption of Board Policy Revisions.

 

15.b. First Reading and Adoption of Board Policy Revisions.

 

Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro
Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/27/17
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District to Host Public Hearings Regarding the Adjustment of Trustee Area Boundaries

The NMUSD Board of Education at its February 28,2017 meeting called for the equalization of trustee area boundaries by population, and initiated the change to voting by trustee area elections, commencing with the November 2018 Board of Education elections.

 

As part of the adjustment of trustee area boundaries, the District will conduct two initial public hearings to review trustee area boundaries and receive public input.

 

Please read the attached press release for public hearing dates and more information.

 

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - English

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - Spanish

 

Thank you,

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/16/17
Audience: Homepage


New Statewide Accountability Goes Beyond Test Scores

The California Department of Education has designed a new accountability system that gives a more robust view into the performance of schools. The Dashboard gives a more complete picture of how schools are serving our diverse student population.

 

Please click here to learn more about the Dashboard.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/15/17
Audience: Homepage


Board Meeting Brief - March 14, 2017

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition:

10.a. 2017 Harbor Council PTA Reflections Program - 4th District Award Recipients. The program is an art recognition program that has been sponsored by the National PTA since 1969. It honors students for their achievements in six categories: literature, film/video, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and musical composition.

 

Report:

13.a. Report on the Chromebook Initiative. Staff will provide an overview of the district’s Chromebook implementation plan.

 

Public Hearing:

17.a. Public Hearing of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018.  There is currently a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NMUSD and CSEA in place until June 30, 2019. The District has received CSEA's initial proposal regarding negotiations commencing 2017-2018.

 

17.b. Public Hearing of the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018. The "sunshining" of this proposal has no direct fiscal implications. As a result of negotiations between NMUSD and CSEA, there will be a determined fiscal impact.

 

Discussion/Action:

18.a. Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Boys and Girls Club Central Orange Coast to Provide Enrichment Programs for the Project Success After School Program at Rea and Pomona Elementary Schools for the 2016-2017 School Year. The Boys & Girls Club would provide the enrichment while the Project Success staff would provide the academic and recreation portions.

 

Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
     
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro

Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/14/17
Audience: Homepage


California Earned Income Tax Credit Opportunity

California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) could put money back into your pocket if you qualify. Please visit CalEITC4Me.org for more information.

 

California Earned Income Tax Credit Eligability Flow Chart
 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/7/17
Audience: Homepage


Community Newsletter February 2017
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/28/17
Audience: Homepage


Newport Mesa Spirit Run

Hello Harbor View!

 

On Sunday, March 12, Harbor View will be joining runners from all over to participate in the Newport Mesa Spirit Run!  This is an incredible event that not only benefits your health, but it also benefits Harbor View!

 

For each participant (and yes, parents, grandparents, and older non-HVE siblings can run and benefit HVE!), Harbor View receives a portion of the registration fees.  In addition, if we win the Spirit Award (for most participants), we receive an additional $1000 (and Harbor View has won it the last two years...let's make it 3 in a row!)

 

Here is the registration link: http://www.active.com/newport-beach-ca/running/distance-running-races/34th-annual-newport-mesa-spirit-run-2017 

 

Make sure to list Harbor View Elementary as the school you are running for!  Again, this is not just for students!  Come join me as I run with our students and show the power of the HVE community!

 

Any student who participates will also receive an extra recess with me combined with an inflatable obstacle course!  Finally, any student who beats me in the 5K will receive an ultra-cool, ultra-secret prize!

 

Help Harbor View and be a part of the Newport Mesa Spirit Run on March 12!

 

Have a great day!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:2/27/17
Audience: Homepage


Weather Update #1 February 17, 2016 at 1:50 P.M.

Through an abundance of caution, we have been preparing for today’s weather.  All schools are prepared to shelter in place if necessary due to the severity of the storm.  At this time all buses are scheduled to run normally.  If the bus schedule changes, we will update you.  Please know school staff will remain with students and keep them dry and safe until the storm subsides and busses can safely transport students or they can be picked up.  Parents are welcome to pick up their students early today however we ask that anyone traveling in the rain exercise caution.  We would like to remind you that all schools have safety plans and emergency procedures that are in place and are regularly practiced.  We would like to remind you that school staff will keep your students safe until they can be released. Please exercise caution if you are driving in the rain today

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/17/17
Audience: Homepage


Weather Update #2 February 17, 2017 at 5:55 P.M.

Weather Update #2

 

In an abundance of caution, the district office activated our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 10:55 AM today so that we could closely monitor the storm as it developed throughout the day and provide necessary resources and communication to our school sites. We would like to thank all of our staff, students, parents, and community for your cooperation today and attention to safety.  We expect to deactivate our EOC by 9:00 P.M. this evening. All of our students have been safely dismissed from school with the exception of those students involved in afterschool activities. Over the break our staff will be working hard to ensure that any damage caused by the rain and high winds is repaired before our students return to class on Monday, February 27, 2017. Again we sincerely thank you for your cooperation.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/17/17
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified Flu Vaccine Clinic - Wednesday February 1st!

Vaccines will be provided at the HOPE Clinic located and are available at no cost for non-pregnant individuals 4 years and older. Vaccines will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and will be given until posted time or until supplies run out.

Please wear short sleeves or sleeveless top.  

 

Vaccine are provided at No Cost!

 

Hope Clinic

2045 Meyer Place Building C

Costa Mesa, CA 92627.

 

Please see the attached flyer for more details and information.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/30/17
Audience: Homepage


Parent School Choice Transfers for the 2017-2018 School Year

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Parent School Choice Transfers
2017-2018 School Year

 

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.  Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.  The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2017-2018 school year begins January 17, 2017 at 9:00 am. and closes on March 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers .  A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2017. 

 

 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa
Peticiones de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela

Año Escolar 2017-2018

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa permite la Petición de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela dentro del Distrito a estudiantes residentes del Distrito. Dependiendo de la disponibilidad, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el Distrito podrá solicitar una escuela de transferencia para su hijo(a). El periodo de aplicación para la Petición de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela para el año escolar 2017-2018 comenzará el 15 de enero, 2017 a las 9:00am y terminará el 15 de marzo, 2017 a las 11:59pm. Se podrá llenar la aplicación de petición de transferencia solo por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers.  Se llevará a cabo una lotería para clasificar las aplicaciones en orden de prioridad. Los padres serán notificados acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo, 2017.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/17/17
Audience: Homepage


Elementary Math Pilot Update - November 2016

From the office of John C. Drake 
Director, Curriculum and Instruction

The Math Pilot Steering committee, working with elementary site representatives, has been hard at work in preparation for the implementation of the math pilot programs in the classrooms. 

The first six week pilot cycle will begin in select classrooms at each site during the last week in November and will continue through the middle of January. Parents of students participating in the pilot process were notified of their child’s participation during conference week. 

Please click here
 to for the steps that have been take in preparation for the start of the first pilot cycle.

As next steps, the site pilot team representatives will be meeting in early December for their second full day of building their collective understanding around the shifts in mathematics instruction.

 

Actualización matemática elemental

De la Oficina de John C. Drake
Director, Currículo e instrucción

El comité de dirección de Matemáticas piloto, trabajando con representantes comerciales elementales, ha estado trabajando duro en la preparación para la puesta en práctica de los programas piloto de matemáticas en las aulas. 

El primer ciclo piloto de seis semanas comenzará en algunas aulas en cada lugar durante la última semana de noviembre y continuará hasta mediados de enero. Los padres de los estudiantes que participan en el proceso experimental fueron notificados de la participación de su hijo durante la semana de conferencias. 

Por favor, oprima aquí
 para las medidas que se han tomar en preparación para el inicio del primer ciclo experimental. 

Como próximos pasos, los representantes de los equipos piloto sitio se reunirán a principios de diciembre para su segundo día completo de la construcción de su conocimiento colectivo en torno a los cambios en la enseñanza de las matemáticas.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:11/22/16
Audience: Homepage


Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for N-MUSD Super-Star Awards! Make Your Nomination Today!

Newport-Mesa Employee “Super-Star” Awards

“Reaching for the Stars”

 

Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…

This is what excellence is all about.

It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying

attention to the smallest detail, going the extra mile.

Excellence means caring – it’s making a special effort to do more.

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted
for Employee Superstars.

Nominations need to be received

by Friday, December 9, 2016 to be considered.

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and complete the Online Nomination Form at:

www.nmusd.us/superstar.

Your nomination can be made public

or you can also submit it anonymously. All nominations are

then forwarded to the Superstar Awards Selection

Committee. The committee selects nominees twice a

year to be recognized at Board meetings. Recipients honored

at the Board level receive a pin, certificate and a personally

engraved star.

 

A good tip – To make your nomination stand out above the rest, be specific about the individual’s unique and compelling contribution(s).

 

The online nomination form is available at:

www.nmusd.us/superstar.

 

Questions about the Superstar Program?
Contact V-Esther Caldwell in Classified

Personnel at vcaldwell@nmusd.us

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:11/15/16
Audience: Homepage


Community Newsletter - November 2016

Click here for the quarterly publication of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Community Newsletter!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:11/7/16
Audience: Homepage


Harbor View Highlights: Red Ribbon Week, ASB Interviews, Tanaka Farms

Harbor View Highlights are all new...with Red Ribbon Week, ASB interviews, and trips to Tanaka Farms, #hvepride was in full-effect!

 

http://hvehighlights.blogspot.com/2016/10/week-of-october-24-28.html

 

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/30/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District Emergency Preparedness Overview

The safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance at Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD). The District has plans and processes in place to respond to unfortunate and unplanned events and to communicate accurate and timely information with you.
 

All NMUSD schools have safety plans, which outline emergency procedures for natural and man-made disasters. Safety plans are regularly reviewed and updated in collaboration with emergency responders and local law enforcement, including school resource officers. School resource officers are local law enforcement officers from the City of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach police departments, who are on many of our school campuses to provide security and crime prevention services.
 

Schools regularly participate in safety drills, threat assessment, and emergency response trainings with students, local law enforcement and first responders. Safety drills prepare staff and students for a variety of potential situations. Some examples include earthquakes, fire and intruder/active shooter.
 

The safety drills include procedures for a lock down, shelter in place, drop/cover/hold, run, hide, act, and evacuation. Every school and District facility also has emergency supplies in multiple locations and various individuals responsible for ensuring that there are adequate and properly maintained supplies and equipment.

Examples of some of the essential items include:

  • First aid

  • Food and water

  • Flashlights, radio and batteries

  • Portable toilets

  • Blankets

For large scale events involving multiple schools or regional incidents, the District collaborates beyond local governments, law enforcement, first responders, and utilities. NMUSD follows California’s Standardized Emergency Management System and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System. These systems include emergency management collaboration among county, state and federal agencies, and community organizations on a cohesive approach to emergency response.

 

Every situation is unique and may include distinctive response approaches and communication methods. Parents may expect communication via email, phone call, news postings on the District and school websites, social media postings, and mobile app alerts. The District also works closely with local media to disseminate information to keep parents and the community informed as best as possible, always keeping in mind that the safety of students and staff is the priority.

 

It is common knowledge that viral information disseminates quickly. One inaccurate text or social media post can trigger a full speed rumor mill and create unnecessary panic. The District has a responsibility to provide accurate and timely information and will do its best not to perpetuate misinformation. This is especially important during an emergency when the situation (and subsequent information) can change rapidly.

 

Depending on the emergency, the first communication that parents and community members can expect to receive is the basics. If these questions can be answered, communication may include: what happened, when it happened, what the district is doing about it and how to stay informed. Updates may include information regarding changes in dismissal times or transportation, the location of the parent re-unification area, incident updates, and other important information.

 

Tips for parents:

  • Do not go to the school or call the school during an emergency. School administration

    will be focused on keeping students and staff as safe as possible. In some instances, additional presence on campus also may impact law enforcement’s investigations and searches.

  • Contact your school and ask their staff to familiarize you with your school’s comprehensive school safety plan.

  • At the conclusion of an emergency, be sure to bring your identification to the re-unification area in order for your student to be released to you.

  • Be active in your child’s education: ask questions, get involved- join the PTA, school foundations, parent advisory councils, etc.

  • Stay connected - provide current contact information to your child’s school, check district and school website news feed, follow district and school social media accounts, and download the district mobile application.

Tips for students:

  • Take emergency drills seriously.

  • Follow teacher and site administrator instructions.

  • See something, say something. This is the best deterrent to potentially harmful

    situations.

For more information or questions regarding school emergency response, please contact your child’s school.

 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/28/16
Audience: Homepage


Flu Vaccine Clinic * Clinica de Vacunas para la Influenza

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Stay Connected with Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

Scan the QR code or visit the Apple or Google Play store to download our mobile app!

 

Follow Newport-Mesa on Social Media!

 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/26/16
Audience: Homepage


Harbor View Highlights: SOTM; JAT; Student Showcases

WOW! With Student of the Month, Jog-a-thon, and student showcases, Harbor View packed a lot of learning, character development, and community building into one week! #hvepride

 

http://hvehighlights.blogspot.com/2016/10/week-of-october-17-21_23.html

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/23/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Elementary Math Pilot Update

The Elementary Math Pilot Steering Committee met in early October with each publisher to gain a deeper understanding of each program before making a collective decision on the programs that will be piloted in the coming months. The committee selected the following programs to pilot:

 

K-5 Pilot Programs:

  • Bridges in Mathematics by The Math Learning Center
  • Go Math by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  

6th Grade Pilot Programs:

  • Eureka Math by Great Minds
  • Digits by Pearson

Please click here for additional information and to stay updated on the progress of the elementary math pilot program. 

 

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El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa está en el proceso de evaluación de currículo de matemáticas para la primaria y estará comenzando programas de matemáticas viables, alineados con las directrices de la Junta Estatal de Educación para libros de texto y materiales de instrucción viables. El Comité Directivo de Matemáticas para la Primaria se reunió a principios de octubre con cada editor para obtener una comprensión más profunda de cada programa antes de tomar una decisión colectiva sobre los programas que serán piloteados en los próximos meses. El Comité seleccionó los siguientes programas viables:

 

Programas Viables K-5:

  • Bridges in Mathematics por el Centro de Aprendizaje de Matemáticas (Math Learning Center)
  • Go Math por Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  

Programas Viables 6to Grado:

  • Eureka Math por Great Minds
  • Digits por Pearson

Por favor pulse aquí para obtener más información y estar actualizado(a) sobre los avances del programa viable de matemáticas para la primaria.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/20/16
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces New District-Wide School Mobile Application!

NMUSD is pleased to announce the launch of its district-wide school mobile application. This application is free and provides mobile access to news, school notifications, school calendars, food service, student information (with secure login), and other resources that can be helpful to you, specific to your student’s school. The application is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.  

 

If you are a parent, you should have received an email with your login ID, temporary password, and instructions on how to download the application. If you have not received this email you should log in to your parent account or visit your student’s school to update your information. For instructions on how to log in to your parent account or for more information, please visit nmusd.us/mobileapp.

 

If you are not a parent, but would like to stay informed, we also encourage you to download the application and get up to date news and updates about our schools.

 

We are excited to stay in communication and encourage you to download the app today!

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your students school(s) or the district at feedback@nmusd.us 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/18/16
Audience: Homepage


2016 Safety Tips For A Safe Halloween

Newport-Mesa Unified School District in partnership with the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments would like to provide you with the important attached announcements regarding Halloween safety.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/13/16
Audience: Homepage


School News for October/November 2016

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Click here to read the latest edition of School News!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/6/16
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You're Invited to a Community Science Night at Orange Coast Community College!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/4/16
Audience: Homepage


Harbor View Highlights: The Cardboard Challenge and More!

Harbor View Highlights are all new! See the amazing learning and innovation of our students, teachers, and parents! #hvepride

 

http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2016/10/harbor-view-takes-on-cardboard-challenge.html

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/2/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


HV Highlights Are Back!
Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/26/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Notice of Required Public Hearing - Sufficiency of Instructional Materials 2016-17

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

THE NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE 60119 AND 60422 – SUFFICIENCY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017.

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016 AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT EDUCATION CENTER BOARDROOM, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

VANESSA GALEY

DIRECTOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us

 

AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA

 

EL DISTRITO ESCOLAR UNIFICADO NEWPORT-MESA TENDRÁ UNA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA EN CONCORDANCIA CON EL CÓDIGO DE EDUCACIÓN 60119 Y 60422 – SUFICIENCIA DE MATERIALES DE INSTRUCCIÓN ALINEADOS A LAS NORMAS ACADÉMICAS PARA EL AÑO ESCOLAR 2016-2017.

LA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA SE LLEVARÁ A CABO EN CONJUNCIÓN CON LA JUNTA REGULAR PROGRAMADA PARA EL MARTES, 11 DE OCTUBRE DE 2016, A LAS 6:00 P.M. APROXIMADAMENTE, EN LA SALA DE JUNTAS DE LA MESA DIRECTIVA DEL CENTRO DE EDUCACIÓN DEL DISTRITO, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

 

PARA INFORMACIÓN, POR FAVOR COMUNÍQUESE CON:

VANESSA GALEY

DIRECTOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us

 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/20/16
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District Community Newsletter, August 2016

Please click here to read Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Community Newsletter.

 

 

 

 

Stay connected with NMUSD and click here to register for district news via Constant Contact

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:8/25/16
Audience: Homepage


You're Invited to Newport-Mesa Unified School District's State of the Schools Breakfast!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:8/24/16
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces Free and Reduced Meal Program for 2016-17

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is announcing its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.

 

Meal applications will be sent to all households with a letter informing parents or guardians of the availability of free and reduced-price meals. To apply, complete one application for all children in the household and submit to the school for processing. Additional copies are available at the school office or you may apply online at http://nmusd.heartlandapps.com.   Households may submit an application at any time during the school year. Information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school officials.

 

Children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if their household income is less than or equal to the Income Eligibility Guidelines identified below, which will be used to determine eligibility for meal benefits. These guidelines are effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

 

NMUSD will notify the household of their children’s eligibility for free meals if any household member receives CalFresh, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), or Food Distribution Program Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits. Households will also be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is categorized as foster, homeless, migrant, runaway, enrolled in an eligible Head Start, or enrolled in an eligible pre-kindergarten class.

 

 

An Application is not required if a household receives the eligibility notice from school officials. Households should contact the school immediately regarding any child in the household not included on the eligibility notice. The household must notify school officials if they choose to decline meal benefits.

 

Households that did not receive the eligibility notice from school officials and would like to apply for meal benefits must submit a complete free and reduced-price application for Newport-Mesa Unified School District to determine a child’s eligibility.

 

Households receiving CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR benefits must include the following on their meal application:

  1. Names of all enrolled children
  2. One case number from any household member
  3. Signature of an adult household member

 

Households with foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway children must include: 

  1. Names of all enrolled children
  2. Indication of individual child’s categorical eligibility status
  3. Signature of an adult household member

 

Households who may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income must include:

  1. Names of all household members (children and adults)
  2. Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member
  3. The last 4 digits of the Social Security number (SSN) of the adult household member who signs the application or check the box if the adult does not have a SSN
  4. Signature of an adult household member

 

Foster children are eligible for free meals and may be included as a household member of a foster family if the foster family chooses to also apply for the non-foster children. Including foster children as a household member may help the non-foster children in the household qualify for free or reduced-price meal benefits. If the foster family is not eligible for meal benefits, this does not prevent foster children from receiving free meal benefits.

 

Children in households participating in Women, Infants and Children (WIC) may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Contact school officials for further information or complete an application for processing.

 

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the family should contact the school. Such changes may make the household eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income falls at or below the levels shown above.

 

For up to 30 operating days into the new school year, eligibility from the previous school year will continue within the same school/agency. When the carry-over period ends, unless the household is notified that their children are directly certified or the household submits an application that is approved, the children must pay full price for school meals and the school will not send a reminder or a notice of expired eligibility.

 

 

 

Free

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch, Breakfast, and Milk

Reduced-Price

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch and Breakfast

Household size

Year

Month

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

Year

Month

Twice

Per

Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

1

$ 15,444

$ 1,287

$   644

$  594

$  297

$ 21,978

$ 1,832

$   916

$   846

$  423

2

20,826

1,736

868

801

401

29,637

2,470

1,235

1,140

570

3

26,208

2,184

1,092

1,008

504

37,296

3,108

1,554

1,435

718

4

31,590

2,633

1,317

1,215

608

44,955

3,747

1,874

1,730

865

5

36,972

3,081

1,541

1,422

711

52,614

4,385

2,193

2,024

1,012

6

42,354

3,530

1,765

1,629

815

60,273

5,023

2,512

2,319

1,160

7

47,749

3,980

1,990

1,837

919

67,951

5,663

2,832

2,614

1,307

8

53,157

4,430

2,215

2,045

1,023

75,647

6,304

3,152

2,910

1,455

For each additional family member, add:

 

$  5,408

$    451

$   226

$   208

$    104

$  7,696

$    642

$    321

$   296

$   148

 

 

 

Under the provisions of NMUSD Free and Reduced-Price Meal Policy Statement, the designated determining official(s) will review meal Applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the eligibility determination may discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents or guardians may also make a formal request for an appeal hearing of the decision and may do so orally or in writing with Todd Hatfield. Contact the hearing official at 714-424-5090 for information regarding the hearing procedures.

 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture  

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

       

  1. Fax: (202) 690-7442 
  2. Email: program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:7/21/16
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces Recommendation for New Associate Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) is pleased to announce that Mr. Russell Lee-Sung has been appointed acting associate superintendent and chief academic officer, effective immediately. A recommendation to appoint Mr. Lee-Sung as the permanent associate superintendent and chief academic officer position will be brought to the Board of Education at the August 23 Board Meeting.

 

Mr. Lee-Sung has more than 30 years of service as an educator and administrator, most recently serving as the associate superintendent, chief human resources officer, responsible for directing all human resource functions for certificated and classified employees at N-MUSD. He has previously served as a teacher, department chair, high school principal, assistant principal of business, activities, and curriculum and instruction, and district administrator in four diverse school districts. 

 

“His history of working in diverse educational settings and his leadership in human resources and business, position Russell exceptionally well for this role,” said, Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “I am confident that he will continue to bring meaningful insight and leadership to our district in this new capacity,” he said.

 

As high school principal in the Alhambra and Walnut Valley Unified School District’s, Mr. Lee-Sung’s schools earned two California Title 1 Academic Achievement Awards, a California Distinguished School Award and Exemplary Career Technical Education Award. He is known for being an exceptional communicator, collaborator, innovator and problem solver. These are the same characteristics and skills we are committed to developing in all N-MUSD students.  Mr. Lee-Sung also was successful in closing the achievement gap and removing obstacles that increased access to rigorous academic programs, such as advanced placement and international baccalaureate.

 

“I am honored to carry out the Board of Education’s vision to inspire and bridge our school community to create the highest quality instruction program in order to prepare all students for college and career success,” said Mr. Russell Lee-Sung.

 

With the anticipated Board approval of Mr. Lee-Sung’s appointment, N-MUSD will begin the process to fill the assistant superintendent, chief human resources officer position.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:7/15/16
Audience: Homepage


Summer Meals for Kids and Teens!

Summer meals for kids and teens are being served in your community!  This is open to all children 18 and younger with no enrollment and no cost!  Two locations are open.  Please see the attached flyers for more details!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:7/11/16
Audience: Homepage


2016-2017 Bus Pass Applications are Now Available Online!

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Click here to apply online. 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:7/8/16
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa Named a District of Distinction for its Student Support Services Program

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) was named a District of Distinction for its Psychological Support Services programs. In addition to providing support for educationally related mental health services these programs also serve to support the social and emotional well-being of students by providing support to students struggling with homelessness, drugs, bullying and other related circumstances.

 

Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program created by District Administration Magazine to honor school districts that are leading the way in establishing initiatives that yield quantifiable benefits, and that could be replicated by other districts.

 

The focus of NMUSD’s Psychological Support Services is to provide multi-tiered systems of support and interventions in order to encourage positive mental health that in-turn leads to positive learning and behavior. A unique aspect of NMUSD’s program is that it falls under the auspices of the Student Services Department, which allows a natural connection between both general education and special education.

 

“The mental, emotional, psychological, and social well-being of our students’ is essential to learning,” said Sara Jocham, assistant superintendent of student services. “By providing dynamic psychological support services, we are fostering student’s abilities to pay attention, concentrate, focus and learn,” Jocham added.

 

Part of the success of the Psychological Support Services programs is due to the partnerships with parents, other school-based professionals, and more than 30 community partners who work collaboratively to provide a continuum of services that meet the needs of the whole child. During the 2015-16 school year, the District hosted 12 master’s level social work interns from the University of Southern California School of Social Work.

 

Additionally, the District is one of 11 school districts selected, nationwide, to participate in a Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN), focused on the  implementation of best practices, policies, and financial strategies that support access to and the expansion of high-quality and sustainable school-based mental health services.  As part of the CoIIN initiative, the District is developing a first-ever national performance framework for measuring and publicly reporting outcomes in the area of school-based mental health. 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:7/5/16
Audience: Homepage


NMUSD Celebrates a 50 Year Legacy of Excellence

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On July 1, 1966 the Costa Mesa Union School District, Newport Beach City School District and the Newport Harbor Union High School District unified to become the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD).

 

For more than five decades Newport-Mesa Unified School District has created lasting memories and nurtured the talents of its students. NMUSD is a leader in educational innovation; delivering a rigorous, broad-based curriculum through exceptional, high-quality instruction supported by a team of dedicated educators and support staff.

 

Throughout the District’s rich 50 year history, it has strived to help students find their passion, purpose, and potential, to prepare them to venture into the future in careers, college and active citizenship. Whether through academics, arts, athletics or other interests, NMUSD has opportunities to match every student's talents and interest.

 

While much has changed in education throughout NMUSD’s 50 year history, the District takes pride in continually evolving and adapting to changing educational needs. NMUSD has exceptionally bright and forward-thinking students, teachers, staff and leadership team that remain committed to ensuring that students are well-prepared for future successes.   

 

“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “We appreciate your unwavering commitment, support and partnership as we look forward to continued success,” he said.

 

Stay connected throughout the 2016/17 school year, and join NMUSD in celebrating this milestone anniversary, as the District shares some fun facts and highlights of its 50 year legacy of excellence, www.nmusd.us/anniversary.

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:7/1/16
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District Senior Associate Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Susan Astarita Retires

Ms. Susan Astarita, the district’s senior associate superintendent and chief academic officer, has announced her retirement.

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“It has been my privilege to work in the Newport Mesa Unified School District for the last 22 years,” Said Astarita. “I’ve enjoyed the focus on teaching and learning, the collegiality and the team atmosphere. I’ve worked with the finest teachers, principals, District staff, Superintendent and Board of Education,” she added.  

 

Ms. Astarita’s 39-year career in public education began as a teacher in the Santa Ana Unified School District where she worked for 17 years, serving as a principal and District-level administrator before joining Newport Mesa Unified School District in 1994.  Most recently she served as the senior associate superintendent and chief academic officer, overseeing overall elementary and secondary education services for the district, which includes early childhood education, curriculum design and implementation, assessments, education technology, college and career education and special projects.

 

Ms. Astarita is looking forward to having time to explore her family history, participate more actively in the local Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Orange County Society of Mayflower Descendants. She enjoys golf and is looking forward to having time to practice and play on a more regular basis.

 

“I would like to congratulate Susan and wish her the best of luck in her retirement,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “She has done an exceptional job at focusing recourses and aligning the Education Services Division to better meet the needs of our students and support to our school sites. I truly value and admire her great work and leadership, and will miss her tremendously,” Navarro added.

 

Ms. Astarita’s last day is June 30, 2016. Within the next few weeks an interim senior associate superintendent and chief academic officer will be assigned. The District anticipates filling the vacancy prior to the start of the 2016/17 school year.

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/27/16
Audience: Homepage


Fit Club - Gratis Programa de Verano

Summer Fit Club at Dr. Riba’s Health Club

 

Fit Club se enfocado en nutrición y educación física. Este programa ayuda a los niños de 4 a 18 años aprender hábitos saludables, adquirir seguridad en si mismo(a) mientras participan en juegos divertidos.

 

Gratis programa de verano!! El espacio

es limitado, aplique hoy!

Julio 11 Agosto 18, 2016

Lunes Jueves: 1pm-3:15pm

Sitio: Pomona Elementary School

2051 Pomona Ave

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

 

 

aplicación incluida con este aviso

 

Aplicaciones disponible en:

Newport-Mesa Unified School District HOPE Clinic & Health Services

2045 Meyer Place, Bldg A

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-515-6730

 

Programa Incluye:

Carreras de obstaculos

Deportes

Ejercisios de entrenamiento

Evaluacion de indice masa incorporal

Education de nutricion Demostraciones de cocina Rifas y premios

Servimos comidas saludables

 

Dr . R i ba’s H eal th Cl u b

Proporciona habilidades a los niños para que vivan una vida saludable. Con una tasa del 80% de éxito nuestro programa ayuda a familias a volverse saludables por medio de educación nutricional y actividades físicas.

 

Contactenos:

2100 West Alton Ave, Suite 2

Santa Ana, CA 92704

714-549-6440 bfarmer@drribahc.org www.drpatriciamd.com

www.servingkidshope.org

 

 

Posted by: Shirin Nazari, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/21/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


HV Highlights - Open House, Angels Game, and #hvepride takes the nation by storm!

This week's edition is chock full of great photos from Open House, Pilot Cup celebrations, HVE's Day at Angel Stadium, and more...

 

There are also so many great tweets from our teachers and parents showing the incredible learning experiences our students had this past week!

 

Finally, #hvepride was recognized nationally as a hashtag that others should model!  How cool is that for a one year old hashtag!

 

http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2016/06/week-of-june-6-12.html 

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:6/12/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


HV Highlights - June Is Upon Us!

HV Highlights are all new and all important!  Find out about Open House, Pilot Cup,and the newest way to stay in the know about upcoming events...thanks to our own Mrs. Lucie Galvin!

 

http://tsschmidty.blogspot.com/2016/06/june-is-upon-us.html

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:6/5/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District Joins the Orange County Department of Education on One Billion Acts of Kindness Initiative!

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is joining the Orange County Department of Education’s One Billion Acts of Kindness initiative, which launched this month and will continue until reaching one billion acts of kindness in Orange County.
 

As the name of the campaign suggests, the goal is to register one billion good deeds throughout Orange County, in an effort to promote civility, character and positive school climates in Orange County — and hopefully beyond.
 

“This is a wonderful initiative that we wholeheartedly support,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “As educators it is important to look beyond just academics and foster positive school climates to nurture students’ emotional and social well-being,” he said.
 

All kind acts count toward the goal of one billion, regardless of where they occur. Be sure to record the acts by posting to social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) using the hashtag #kindness1billion, or by visiting the website www.kindness1billion.org and clicking on the designated button. There also is an option for schools and community organizations to submit multiple acts at once.
 

An act of kindness can be as simple as welcoming a new student to school, picking up a discarded cup along the sidewalk or writing a kind note to a friend or family member. It could be more involved, such as visiting a home for senior citizens, joining a beach clean-up or volunteering at a local animal shelter. Either way, it is about doing something kind with no expectation of reciprocity.
 

Please join us in spreading kindness and together we can reach One Billion Acts of Kindness. For more information, please visit www.kindness1billion.org.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/12/16
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - PNO, BRAVE Awards, and Walk Through History and more!!

Harbor View Highlights are all new: BRAVE Awards, Bravo Assembly, Walk Through History, PNO,  and more! http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2016/05/week-of-may-2-6.html

 

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:5/8/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Don't Miss the Newport-Mesa Robotics Competition and Showcase April 28, 2016!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/26/16
Audience: Homepage


Input Requested Regarding the Naming of Costa Mesa High School Athletic Field

Newport-Mesa Unified School District received a request to name the Costa Mesa High School (CMHS) athletic field the "Edgar C. Baume Field" or "Ed Baume Field" in honor of Mr. Edgar Baume, who was an active supporter of CMHS football and baseball.

 

Please click here for more information and to take a brief survey regarding this naming request. The survey will be available for public input until May 11, 2016.

 

 

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/25/16
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - SBAC Testing Info, Brent Poppen, Wax Museum, and more!

Hello all,

 

Here is the link for this week's Harbor View Highlights!  In addition, there is valuable information regarding the start of SBAC testing fro students in grades 3-6, please take note!

 

http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2016/04/week-of-april-18-22and-testing-is-coming.html

 

Plus, with Walk Through American History, Brent Poppen, Earth Day, and the Wax Museum, it's hard to believe that all this awesomeness occurred in just one week!

 

Finally, please join us for the Parents Night Out!  Tickets can be found at http://www.harborviewpfo.com

 

Have a great week!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:4/25/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


You're Invited to Participate in a Parent and Community Survey

Dear NMUSD Parent, Guardian, or Community Member:

Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, the state of California created a new model for school district funding and accountability.  As a result, each district develops an annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans.  The plan describes the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.  The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.
 

We would like to invite you to provide your feedback on the 2015-2016 LCAP Actions and Services through a short online survey. 

You may also review all of the district’s LCAP documents on our dedicated webpage at http://web.nmusd.us/lcap
 

If you have questions or would like to provide additional input, please send an email to lcap@nmusd.us

Thank you.


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Estimado padre, tutor, o miembro de la Comunidad de NMUSD:

 

A partir del año escolar 2013-2014, el estado de California ha creado un nuevo modelo de financiación de distrito escolar y la rendición de cuentas. Como resultado, cada distrito desarrolla un Plan de Rendición de Cuentas y Control Local (LCAP por sus siglas en ingles). Cada distrito escolar debe involucrar a los padres, educadores, empleados y la comunidad para establecer estos planes. El plan describe la visión general del distrito escolar para los estudiantes, las metas anuales y las acciones específicas del distrito tomará para alcanzar la visión y los objetivos. El LCAP debe centrarse en ocho áreas identificadas como prioridades del estado. Los planes también mostrarán la manera como se usará el presupuesto del distrito para ayudar a lograr las metas y cada año se evaluará si las estrategias del plan han mejorado los resultados

 

Nos gustaría invitarlos a que aporten sus comentarios sobre las acciones 2015-2016 LCAP y servicios a través de una breve encuesta en línea.

También puede revisar todos los documentos LCAP del distrito en nuestra página de internet, http://web.nmusd.us/lcap

Si tiene alguna pregunta o desea proporcionar información adicional, envíe un correo electrónico a lcap@nmusd.us.

Gracias.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/21/16
Audience: Homepage


Parents of Students Enrolling in Pre-School, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade

It’s that time to prepare for the new school year to come. Fulfill school entry and immunization requirements by obtaining your Preschool, Kindergarten and First grade physical exam at no cost*

 

Please see attached flyer for details.

 

Additional information regarding school health requirements is available on the Health Services Website.

 

* Eligibility Criteria Applies

 

Posted by: Shirin Nazari, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/20/16
Audience: Homepage


Para los padres de los niños de Preescolar, Kindergarten y Primero de Primaria teniendo entrantes

Es tiempo de prepararse para el nuevo año escolar. Cumpla con los requisitos para el ingreso al Preescolar, Kindergarten y Primero de Primaria teniendo su examen físico y vacunas sin costo*.”

 

Por favor de consultar el folleto adjunto para más detalles

Para obtener información adicional acerca de los requisitos de salud escolar visite la página Web de Servicios de Salud

 

*Se Podrían Aplicar Criterios de Eligibilidad

Posted by: Shirin Nazari, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/20/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Staff and Homepage


To Parents of Incoming Kindergarteners for 2016/17 School Year

There is still time to apply for either of the two Neport-Mesa Unified School District Language Immersion programs, Mandarin (College Park Elementary) or Spanish (Whittier Elementary). If you are interested in taking advantage of one of these unique programs for your child, please click on the link below to find the informational brochure as well as the online application. Be sure to look under “Elementary Programs”.

 

http://web.nmusd.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1411726752734

 

Dual language programs are the most impressive forms of education being offered in the United States, and there is a significant increase in demand for these programs throughout the country.  

 

Summary of research:

 

  • Native English speakers often meet or exceed the performance of their peers participating in a monolingual program, with the added benefit of being bilingual.
  • Students participating in dual language programs develop multicultural competencies along with social skills.
  • Dual language programs are the most effective in closing the achievement gap.
  • Test results show that most dual language schools outperform their other demographically similar schools, the state and local school district.
  • Cognitive benefits, including delayed onset of Alzheimer’s for bilingual children. Their brains are flexible and require increased levels of concentration not typical of a monolingual brain.
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/19/16
Audience: Homepage


Para los padres de los niños de kinder entrantes para el año escolar 2016/17

Todavía hay tiempo para solicitar cualquiera de los dos programas de Inmersión del Districto Escolar de Newport-Mesa, mandarín (Primaria College Park) o español (Primaria Whittier). Si usted está interesado(a) en tomar ventaja de uno de estos programas únicos para su hijo(a), por favor oprima el enlace de abajo para encontrar el folleto informativo, así como la aplicación. Asegúrese de buscar en "Elementary Programs” (Programas Primaria).

 

http://web.nmusd.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1411726752734

 

Programas de lenguaje dual son las formas más impresionantes de la educación que se ofrecen en los Estados Unidos, y hay un aumento significativo en la demanda de estos programas en todo el país.

 

Resumen de investigación:

  • Los hablantes nativos de inglés a menudo cumplen o superan el rendimiento de sus pares que participan en un programa monolingüe, con la ventaja añadida de ser bilingüe.
  • Los estudiantes que participan en programas de lenguaje dual desarrollan competencias multiculturales, junto con las habilidades sociales.
  • Programas de lenguaje dual son los más eficaces en el cierre de la brecha en el rendimiento.
  • Los resultados de las pruebas muestran que la mayoría de las escuelas bilingües superan a sus otras escuelas demográficamente similares, el distrito escolar estatal y local.
  • Beneficios cognitivos, incluyendo retraso en la aparición de la enfermedad de Alzheimer para los niños bilingües. Sus cerebros son flexibles y requieren niveles de concentración aumentaron no es típico de un cerebro monolingüe.
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/19/16
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - The Twitter Challenge Awakens

Harbor View Highlights is all new...see the week we had when we take part in the first ever Harbor View Twitter Challenge!

 

http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2016/04/week-of-april-11-15.html 

 

Have a great week!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:4/17/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Twelve Newport-Mesa Schools Receive Gold Ribbon School Award

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The California Department of Education (CDE) awarded twelve elementary schools in Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) with the California Gold Ribbon Award, in recognition of their outstanding educational programs and practices that contribute to closing the achievement gap.

 

The Gold Ribbon program replaces the California Distinguished Schools program during the two years that California is developing new assessment and accountability systems. The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools while the California Distinguished Schools Program is on hiatus as California transitions to new assessment and accountability systems. Traditionally, the Distinguished Schools Program honored public schools that showed improved student outcomes as measured through standardized testing and reporting scores and additional measures.

 

The Gold Ribbon program is different from the California Distinguished Schools program in that it focuses on recognizing schools that demonstrate academic progress through the implementation of the new State standards.

 

The twelve NMUSD schools that were honored with the California Gold Ribbon Award include:

 

Andersen Elementary

Andersen Elementary was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in closing the achievement gap through their Response to Intervention Program: Scholar Rotations Program. The Scholar Rotations Program has resulted in more than 90 percent of students scoring proficient or advanced in English language arts.

 

Students at Andersen Elementary consistently rank in the top ten percent of statewide standardized testing. Learn more about Anderson Elementary at http://andersen.nmusd.us.

 

Davis Magnet School

Davis Magnet School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in closing the achievement gap, engaging parents and community and use of technology through their project based learning, which focuses on improving achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

 

Sample project based learning at Davis Magnet School include a rollercoaster challenge, where students create a rollercoaster to learn about motion and force; develop a bio-waste digester, which teaches students about waste matter, renewable energy, chemistry and more. The project based approach to learning has resulted in 75 percent of Davis students meeting or exceeded English language arts standards and 74 percent meeting or exceeded math standards, based on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium data. These percentages are 39 to 125 percent higher than district, county, and state averages. Learn more about Davis Magnet School at http://davismagnet.nmusd.us.  

 

Eastbluff Elementary

Eastbluff Elementary was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in closing the achievement gap through their Response to Intervention Program, professional learning communities, data-driven decision making and use of technology.  

 

Since implementation of Eastbluff Elementary’s Response to Intervention problem-solving model and Professional Learning Community model, all students show improvements in proficiency and/or advancement in English language arts and math, narrowing the gap between subgroups.  Eastbluff Elementary’s Academic Performance Index for 2013 shows 86 percent proficiency in English and 81 percent proficiency in math.

 

Eastbluff Elementary has been recognized as a California Distinguished school in prior years and prides itself on continuous improvement with individualized support for students. To learn more about Eastbluff Elementary please visit http://eastbluff.nmusd.us.  

 

Harbor View Elementary

Harbor View Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in closing the achievement gap. The success is attributed to the school’s Response to Instruction and Intervention program, in addition to cultivating an involved and supportive parent community and using hands-on approaches with technology to improving achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  

In three years, Harbor View Elementary has seen an increase in California Standards Test scores for English language arts and math, with grades two through four scoring an average of 92 percent in English language arts and 91 percent in math in 2014. Socioeconomically disadvantaged students and special education students also showed an increase in scores, which exceed State averages. Learn more about Harbor View Elementary at http://harborview.nmusd.us.

 

Kaiser Elementary

Kaiser Elementary uniquely serves students in grades three through six and was selected as a Gold Ribbon School for their success implementing their Read All Day (RAD) Program. The RAD program includes various tiers of instruction, grounded on new state standards, student assessments to determine the tier of instruction that best suits each student’s need, and creating a community culture of reading.

 

The RAD program has resulted in a 24 percent increase in student reading proficiency. Based on 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium data, English learners exceed state averages by nine percent, socio-economically disadvantaged students exceed state averages by 11 percent and special education students exceed state standards by 18 percent. To learn more about Kaiser Elementary please visit http://kaiser.nmusd.us.

 

Killybrooke Elementary

Killybrooke Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in implementing a college and career readiness program centered on universal achievement (as a No Excuses University school) and technology integration.

 

Killybrooke has made great strides in increasing achievement of all students and closing the achievement gap for English Learners and socio-economically disadvantaged students, through six systems designed to help all students achieve, with technology (including 1:1 Chromebooks for students in grades 3-6) used as a tool to maximize student learning.

 

Assessments show improvement, with Academic Performance Index increasing from 667 to 867, English language arts proficiency increasing from 27 percent to 67 percent, and math proficiency increasing from 31 percent to 75 percent. Student scores exceed County and State averages. Learn more about Killybrooke Elementary at http://killybrooke.nmusd.us.  

 

Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in implementing their Full STEAM Ahead Academic Support Program, which emphasizes rigorous curriculum in science, technology, engineering, arts and math instruction.

 

Teachers’ commitment to cost-effective educational technology resources has contributed to students not only mastering basic skills, but also being excited to learn with contemporary approaches to teaching and closing the achievement gap.

 

Overall data shows that proficiency has improved at Lincoln Elementary in both English language arts and math. Results from the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing also show that Lincoln students exceed state averages for all traditionally low-achieving subgroups. Learn more about Lincoln Elementary at http://lincoln.nmusd.us

 

Mariners Elementary

Mariners Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their approach to creating a culture of Innovation, centered upon student and teacher leadership and use of technology.

 

Classroom environments are becoming more inviting at Mariners Elementary, not just through the implementation of technology, but also through piloted programs such as the use of yoga balls instead of chairs and 1:1 Chromebooks in grades 4-6. Students are taking leadership roles and guiding younger students on the playground, as well as serving as “techsperts” to assist other students and teachers with the use of new technologies.  

 

Teachers also are continuously improving their skills to keep up with changing educational technologies to ensure welcoming learning environments and maximize student engagement. Learn more about Mariners Elementary at http://mariners.nmusd.us.

 

Paularino Elementary

Paularino Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in creating a culture of universal achievement through their program, Reading Our Way to College. Paularino Elementary became a No Excuses University school to inspire students to attend college and also implemented an Accelerated Reader program to encourage students to read independently.

 

Implementation of these reading programs and other programs, focused on improving students’ character virtues- such as fairness, responsibility, respect, caring, trustworthiness and good citizenship- have resulted in a 21 percent decline in the number of students reading two or more years below grade level. To learn more about Paularino Elementary please visit http://paularino.nmusd.us.

 

Pomona Elementary

Pomona Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their reading instruction program, which uses small group dynamics to deliver adaptive reading instruction for students to achieve academic success. Students that require intensive intervention are placed in groups as small as two, while students who have mastered grade level foundational skills receive teacher support to move beyond grade level expectations.

 

The reading program, which is flexible and adjusted throughout the year, has resulted in ten percent more students scoring at benchmark reading levels. STAR testing data showed an 18 percent drop in students reading two or more years below grade level. Learn more about Pomona Elementary at http://pomona.nmusd.us.

 

Sonora Elementary

Sonora Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their No Excuses University: We are College Bound program.

 

The We are College Bound program is designed to close the achievement gap between students in traditionally low-achieving sub-groups by implementing continuous data assessments to develop individualized academic intervention plans and address social-emotional and behavioral needs of students.

 

Sonora Elementary has twice been named a California Distinguished School and a Title 1 Achieving School. Learn more about Sonora Elementary at http://sonora.nmusd.us.

 

Woodland Elementary

Woodland Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their Early Literacy Skills Development Response to Intervention Program, which focuses on developing early childhood skills and identifying individual learning styles.

 

Prior to this program, the focus was on below proficient students, who were most at risk of struggling with reading and English language arts skills. The current program addresses all students’ needs, including the nearly 40 percent in the “bubble” group, which are students needing to increase from basic to proficient levels. Results of the intervention model show that kindergarteners struggling with letter and sound recognition increased their skill level by 60 percent. Scores for students in the “bubble” group increased 125-160 percent. Learn more about Woodland Elementary at http://woodland.nmusd.us.

 

Early College High School

In 2015, the first year of the California Gold Ribbon Program, the California Department of Education recognized NMUSD’s Early College High School (ECHS) with a Gold Ribbon Award. ECHS partners with Coastline Community College to offer students the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and a year or more of transferable college credit.

 

With a 100 percent graduation rate, ECHS offers smaller classes, on-campus college classes, dual-credit classes, easier transition to higher education and financial savings of completing college credits in high school.

 

ECHS is top ten ranking among all public high schools Orange County and has the highest California Department of Education rating of 10/10, for seven consecutive years. Learn more about ECHS at http://earlycollege.nmusd.us

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/14/16
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Newport - Mesa Unified School District Recognizes Classified Employees of the Year

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The Newport - Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) Board of Education recognized the 2016 Classified Employee of the Year winners at the April 12, 2016 Board meeting. The Classified Employee of the Year Awards Program recognizes employees that go above and beyond the expectations of their job duties to provide exemplary service to students, families and colleagues.

 

Classified employees are nominated by principals and district directors in the following six categories; Child Nutrition, Maintenance and Operations, Office and Technical, Instructional Assistant, Support Services and Security, and Transportation. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Current, permanent employee
  • Rank and file employee, not management or supervisory position
  • Minimum of five years of service in nomination category.

NMUSD congratulates the following 2016 Classified Employees of the Years:

 

Laura Chirinos, Child Nutrition

Ms. Laura Chirinos has worked for the NMUSD for nearly 20 years and has served as a Nutrition Services Specialist III at Estancia High School for the past nine years. She is responsible for planning and coordinating the production of more than 1,000 meals daily.

 

Ms. Chirinos is a fast learner, quickly promoted because of her ability to assimilate the wisdom gained from working at multiple schools throughout the district.  She has incorporated this broad knowledge to satisfy the unique dietary needs of students and build strong relationships with her co-workers who often seek her guidance and advice. She has created a positive and welcoming atmosphere for students and a fun and a collaborative work environment for her colleagues and encourages the staff to further their education and work experiences so they too can be promoted.

 

Jean Paul Vigneault, Maintenance, Operations and Facilities

Newport-Mesa’s Classified Employee of the Year from the Maintenance, Operations and Facilities team, Mr. Jean Paul Vigneault, has consistently proven himself to be an exceptional employee who regularly goes above and beyond to ensure the safety and security of staff, students and the public. With his extensive knowledge of custodial operations and standards, he has established himself as an invaluable asset, able to fill in for virtually all custodial positions throughout the district. In addition, he is always willing to assist anyone who asks, is known for doing the right thing no matter the circumstance, and is widely admired throughout the school community for his foresight and compassion.

 

Wayne Wescott, Office and Technical

Highly regarded for his tenacity, self-motivation and exceptional customer service, Office and Technical Support Technician Mr. Wayne Wescott, has impressively advanced his position within the District throughout his twenty-one years of employment. 

 

Collaboratively leading a team of technicians, he has helped package and deploy hundreds of business and instructional applications to thousands of computers throughout more than thirty schools and multiple district offices. His distinguished work on automated software deployment of the latest instructional and business applications have proven crucial to the success of District-wide operations and positively impacted both employees and students. Consistently updating his skills and knowledge, he regularly leads training sessions for information technology staff and has proven to be of immeasurable value to the schools and the overall District.

 

Jesse Murray, Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance

Mr. Jesse Murray, a special education instructional assistant at Corona del Mar High School, is an exceptional employee who provides consistent encouragement and motivational support for both students and staff. He frequently chaperones student outings and actively participates in school fundraisers, events and rallies. He has become a household name within the Corona del Mar school community. 

 

Known by many families as a mentor and friend to special needs students, he is able to manage and inspire with a sense of accountability and empathy. In addition, this consummate professional is the aide everyone desires to have in their classroom because of his vital data collection abilities, flexibility and reliability, as well as his dedication to and affinity with students. Mr. Murray is the quintessential role model for what an effective student-focused leader should be.

 

Vicki Martini, Support Services and Security

With an outstanding reputation and greatly respected in her field, Vicki Martini has had an immense impact in the community during her twenty-four years with the district.

 

She is a strong supporter of youth organizations and a volunteer for numerous events and fundraisers. Ms. Martini also has been masterful at building collaborative relationships throughout the district as well as the community at-large. She has established work training programs and facilitates student job placement at local businesses, nurtured beneficial relationships with multiple county and state agencies and attends local Better Business Bureau and Chamber of Commerce functions to promote, support, and build partnerships for District programs. This vast network of resources has been assembled all in the service of students, culminating in far-reaching results that ultimately empower students to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living and integration into all aspects of society.

 

Lucky Nguyen, Transportation

Newport-Mesa’s Classified Employee of the Year from the Transportation category, Lucky Nguyen, is known for his commitment to his job and the students with whom he interacts daily. His attentive, friendly, and approachable demeanor is instrumental in providing excellent service. He recognizes when students are struggling and is more than willing to proactively provide extra care when needed. 

 

The ultimate team player, he consistently volunteers wherever and whenever a need arises, including at the School Bus Roadeo Competitions, and is regularly sought out by his fellow drivers for his friendly and effectual advice. He has not missed a day of work in more than five years, exemplifying his remarkable dedication to his job, as well as to all with whom he interacts. This is part of the reason NMUSD consistently receive compliments on his exceptional service.

 

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/13/16
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The Deadline to Apply to Summer Engineering and Summer Music Academies is April 15!

Hello NMUSD Families!

 

Friday, April 15th is the last day to turn in the Summer Music Academy and Summer Engineering Academy registration forms to your students front office.  Don’t miss out on this great experience for your children!!  If applications are received after the 15th

students will automatically go on the waitlist for both programs. 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/13/16
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HV Highlights - Heading Into The Home Stretch!

HV Highlights are all new!

 

Read them here: http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2016/04/heading-into-home-stretch.html

 

Let's have a great week!

#hvepride

 

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:4/11/16
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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Recognized as a Constant Contact All Star!

Newport - Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) has been recognized as a Constant Contact "power user." This recognition underscores the value that NMUSD places on communication with parents, students, staff, and the community. We are honored to receive this news and we would like to thank YOU, this is a shared moment of success!
 

This annual designation as an “all-star” is given to only ten percent of the more than 500,000 small businesses and organizations using Constant Contact. The All-Stars are selected by Constant Contact and recognized for their effectiveness in building better relationships and successfully using marketing tools to communicate with stakeholders.

 

Be sure to stay connected with NMUSD and please sign-up to receive district news at http://bit.ly/1MEoGtj, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/31/16
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Partnership with Local Police Department Results in Identification of the Individual Involved with a Social Media Threat

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD), like many school districts has been impacted by the mobile application, Ogle. Ogle allows users to submit photos, make comments and post information without censorship and in total anonymity. Earlier this month two NMUSD schools were made aware of school threats made via the Ogle application. Today, as a result of the strong partnership and collaboration with NMUSD, the Costa Mesa Police Department identified the individual involved with the threat.

 

The threat, posted on the social media application earlier this month, resulted in proactive safety measures immediately implemented by Costa Mesa High School staff, district personnel and law enforcement. No evidence has been discovered that would suggest there was an imminent threat to the students or staff. The Costa Mesa Police Department’s investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Nicole Brown at
(714) 754-4873.

 

“We are extremely proud of our staff and local law enforcement placing a high priority on student safety,” said NMUSD Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro.

 

NMUSD does not believe that there is a practical use for the Ogle app and that it is largely being used to spread harmful, hurtful and negative messages. The District does not believe that it adds any value nor does it deliver any positive benefits for students.

 

We urge parents to carefully monitor student’s online presence and use of this app and any other social media. We respectfully ask parents strongly consider removing this app from student’s phone. NMUSD continually reviews district-owned devices to ensure that such applications are not installed.

 

We commend the dedicated efforts of our staff and the Costa Mesa Police Department and appreciate their commitment to ensuring a safe environment focused on student learning.

 

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/31/16
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Recirculated Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report Corona del Mar High School Sports Field Project

Dear Community Member,

 

Public Notice: The Newport-Mesa Unified School District (District) is the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed project identified below and will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to analyze potential environmental impacts that may result from the project.

 

Project Title: Corona del Mar High School Sports Field Project

 

Project Location: Corona del Mar High School (CdMHS) campus is located at 2101 Eastbluff Drive (Assessor's Parcel Map Number 440-092-06), City of Newport Beach, Orange County, California. The CdMHS Sports Field Project would disturb approximately 6 acres at the northeast corner of the CdMHS campus.

 

Project Description: The proposed project consists of replacement and reconfiguration of the existing natural-turf field and synthetic track with synthetic-turf field and track and construction of new 1,000-seat capacity bleachers (700 home side and 300 visitor side), a press-box, public address (PA) system, and nighttime lighting with six 80-foot poles. The proposed project would also include an approximately 3,000-square-foot building with two ticket booths, two restroom areas, a main concession area, and storage. Creation of the reconfigured sports field would disturb approximately 6 acres of the approximately 37-acre campus. Other minor physical changes identified for other parts of the campus would include signage, fencing, pathways, placement of gates, etc.

 

The proposed sports field is designed to accommodate non-high-profile regular games with projected attendance of less than 1,000 spectators and expanded practice use. Based on available historical attendance data, the highest spectator attendance is projected during the fall season for football events where non-high-profile regular varsity game attendance ranged from 231 to 646 spectators. The maximum spectators for other sporting events (e.g., boys and girls lacrosse, soccer, cross country and track) would range from 300 to 500, and the average attendance would range from 100 to 200 spectators.

 

It is anticipated that games projected to exceed 1,000 spectators, including large spectator varsity football games, will likely be scheduled at an off-site facility, and games with smaller anticipated crowds may be scheduled at this new sports field. A lower profile Friday night football game is considered the "maximum event" anticipated because it has the greatest potential to reach 1,000 spectators and would include band performances, cheerleaders, and use of the PA system, ending by 10 PM. All other smaller events would have lesser impacts, so these varsity football games are considered the "worse case" condition for environmental impacts, and as such are the focus of the environmental review in the EIR. The EIR will also consider new environmental impacts from accommodating expanded practice schedule at the sports field and other smaller events that are currently held elsewhere on or off campus.

 

Public Review: The Recirculated Initial Study is available for a 60-day review period beginning March 25, 2016, and ending May 23, 2016. Copies of the Recirculated Initial Study are available for review online (PDF file can be downloaded) at www.nmusd.us/CdMField, and hard copies are available at the following locations: 

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Education Center

2985 Bear Street, Building A

Costa Mesa, California 92626

Corona del Mar High School

Administrative Office

2101 Eastbluff Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

Responses: Written comments on the proposed project must be received no later than 5 PM on May 23, 2016. Send comments to the attention of Ara Zareczny, LEED/AP, Facilities Analyst, at Newport-Mesa Unified School District, 2985 Bear Street, Building A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Comments may also be submitted via email to feedback@nmusd.us; include the name of the project in the subject heading.

 

SCOPING MEETING: An informational scoping meeting will be held at the Corona del Mar High School Lecture Hall, 2101 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, March 28, 2016, from 6 PM to 7:30 PM to discuss the proposed project and to accept comments in anticipation of the preparation of the Draft EIR. 

 

For more information, please contact Ara Zareczny, LEED/AP, Facilities Analyst, at (714) 424-7522.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/25/16
Audience: Homepage


It's Time for the 17th Annual Pilot Cup Open to NMUSD Students In Grades 3-6. Register by Friday, May 2.


 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/25/16
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Notice Regarding Ogle Mobile Application

We would like to make you aware of a problematic mobile application called Ogle. Ogle is designed and marketed for students to post videos and/or pictures about themselves, other students and their school campuses. The application allows users to submit photos, make comments and post without censorship and in total anonymity.

 

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District believes that there is no practical use for this app and that it is largely being used to spread harmful, hurtful and negative messages. We do not believe it adds any value nor does it deliver any positive benefits for our students. The schools in our district (and many others) are being affected by this application. The Ogle app, like many other social media, can become an avenue for cyber-bullying, harassment, violence and other issues.

 

We urge parents to carefully monitor student’s online presence and use of this app and any other social media. We respectfully ask that you strongly consider removing this app from your students phone. We continually review district-owned devices to ensure that such applications are not installed.

 

There are offensive, insulting and even threatening posts on the Ogle app. While we partner with local police departments to research the validity and origination of threatening claims, we urge your support in the following:

  • REPORT HARASSMENT. Report harassment to your school administrators. Administrators will follow up on any credible matters that are reported, involving student-to-student harassment. Include as much information as you can; if it’s related to Ogle (or another app or program), take screenshots of the offending material. The more information that you can provide, the better.
  • REMOVE THE OGLE APP. We strongly encourage parents to remove the app from students phone and mobile devices. The best way to be unaffected by Ogle is to be disconnected from it.
  • REPORT PROBLEMS TO THE COMPANY DIRECTLY. The app itself is supposed to have a "Report" function that allows users to report abusive activity; the company, in turn, can remove the offending user. We have no control over whether or not they’ll follow through. (If that doesn’t work, you can always call the company directly at 949-413-3280.)

We appreciate your help in partnering with us to ensure a safe environment focused on student learning.

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/24/16
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2016-17 Board Approved District Priorities


 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/18/16
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1st Annual HVE STEAM Fair!

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:3/17/16
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Don't Miss These Upcoming District Music Festivals!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/16/16
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April is Autism Awareness Month!

Please help support Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Autism programs by purchasing an on Tuesday we wear blue t-shirt!  

 

All proceeds go to help purchase supplies and materials for our autism programs and classrooms.

 

Please click here to view and print your order form.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/8/16
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Notice - Meeting Date Change Corona del Mar High School Sports Field Project Scoping Meeting #2

Dear Community Member,


The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is in the process of evaluating the proposed project impacts on the Community and Environment. In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) the District held a public scoping meeting on February 22, 2016. Although not required by CEQA, the District will be holding a second scoping meeting to discuss comments received for the Initial Study, prepared by the District’s consultant, PlaceWorks.

This notice shall serve as a reminder of the second meeting and notice of the date change for the 
meeting (meeting originally scheduled on March 14).


Scoping Meeting #2 will be held as follows:


DATE:       Monday, March 28, 2016
TIME:         6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE:     Corona del Mar High School – Lecture Hall
                   2101 Eastbluff  Drive, CA 92660

 

For More Information: www.nmusd.us/cdmfield

Email at: feedback@nmusd.us

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/29/16
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A Week In Review: HV Highlights Feb. 22-26

Harbor View Highlights is all new!  See what's happened and what's on the horizon! http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-week-in-review-february-22-26.html

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:2/28/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


The Bus in the Classroom: Building Independence and Life Skills

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One of the primary goals of special education is to create learning environments that lead students to be as independent as possible. At Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) that extends beyond the classroom and into the bus.
N-MUSD’s Bus in the Classroom program teaches transportation independence to students with special needs. The program fosters independence, a safer school career and more productive post K-12 life for students with special needs.

 

The program includes teams of transportation professionals serving as educators in the classroom. N-MUSD transportation staff and drivers teach one-hour sessions, for four weeks in special education classes throughout the District. Students learn skills associated with waiting for the bus, boarding the bus, riding the bus and exiting the bus. Team members work closely with students on story boards, which visually guide the student through the lesson skills. In small group settings, students then practice the skills in progressively more independent exercises. A fifth session involves community-based instruction where the bus delivers the students to their bus stops to practice the skills in real-world experiences, oftentimes with the assistance of parents.

The program has proven to be effective in teaching basic safety skills, such as learning the danger zone, holding the handrail, showing their bus pass, sitting properly and asking for assistance.

 

Eventually, with continued success, it is reasonable to expect many students to transition to neighborhood bus stops with other students. The Bus in the Classroom program has been praised by special education teachers, transportation staff and parents for its success in helping students lead more productive lives. Not only do they acquire essential life skills, but their self-esteem gets a boost.

Please click here to learn more about the Bus in the Classroom program, which is featured in the latest issue of School Bus Fleet magazine. Pete Meslin, director of transportation at
N-MUSD and author of the Bus in the Classroom article featured in School Bus Fleet Magazine,
has been in the school transportation field for more than 30 years (11 years with N-MUSD). He is a highly sought after presenter at national, regional and state conferences on topics including management innovation and performance, leadership and special education transportation best practices. In fact, he assists other school districts with implementation of the Bus in the Classroom program.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/24/16
Audience: Homepage


The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Invites You to the Second Annual Festival of Learning!

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The Newport-Mesa Unified School District invites you to the Second Annual Festival of Learning, February 25, 2016

 

What:              Second Annual Festival of Learning

Date:               February 25, 2016

Time:               5 – 7 p.m.

Location:         Estancia High School- 2323 Placentia Avenue, Costa                          Mesa, CA 92627

 

Newport-Mesa Families and community members are invited to attend the Second Annual Festival of Learning, on February 25, to learn about specialty programs offered throughout Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD).

 

The Festival of Learning will feature booths for each school zone, promoting unique program offerings, including the high school Signature Academies,  Elementary bi-literacy programs, specialty intermediate school programs that prepare students for a seamless transition to high school, hands-on art and technology demonstrations and more.

 

The event also will feature principal, teacher and student presentations and performances, online registration booths with staff to assist in the program registration process, and food available for purchase- provided by the Newport Harbor High School Culinary team.  

 

Featured at the Festival of Learning, the Signature Academies offer students a global competitiveness to better prepare them for college and career success. Students enrolled in Signature Academies receive unique curriculum options and supplemental activities that complement the core academic programs at N-MUSD.

 

Signature Academies are centered on key industry leading careers and areas of study, such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. These programs are open to all ninth grade students within the NMUSD, regardless of their zone of residence.

 

In addition to Signature Academies, N-MUSD also offers specialty elementary school programs, including a Modern Scholars Program at Adams Elementary, a Mandarin bi-literacy program at College Park Elementary and a Spanish bi-literacy program at Whittier Elementary.   

 

Applications for the programs will be accepted February 15, 2016 through April 15, 2016. Visit www.nmusd.us/signatures to learn more and to apply.

 

We hope to see you at the Second Annual Festival of Learning on February 25!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/22/16
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HV Highlights - Looking Ahead to March!

Here are this week's HV Highlights...complete with a love letter to our HV Community from the HV Staff!

 

http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2016/02/looking-ahead-to-march.html

 

Looking forward to a great week!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:2/21/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Notice of Disclosure of Student Records

As you may already be aware, the California Department of Education (CDE) has been directed to disclose student records pursuant to a Court Order issued in the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association v. CDE lawsuit.

 

Our district was not involved in the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the suit’s allegations. Nonetheless, as a part of this lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the United States District Court to release data on all students who have attended a California school since January 1, 2008. 
 

Although the court has ordered the parties to keep student record information confidential, the court also has provided an opportunity for parents, guardians, and current and former students over the age of 18, to personally object to the release of those records by the California Department of Education. Any objection must be submitted to the court no later than April 1, 2016.

 

The CDE website, http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase, provides a Notice and an Objection Form should you wish to object to the disclosure of your child’s personally identifiable information. THE OBJECTION FORM MUST BE MAILED BY APRIL 1, 2016 via U.S. Mail to:
 

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
C/o Clerk of the Court
Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Room 4-200

Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: DOCUMENT FILED UNDER SEAL


If you have any questions please visit CDE’s website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase or contact CDE at (916) 319-0800.

 

 

Anuncio de Divulgación de Registros Estudiantiles

Como usted posiblemente ya sepa, al Departamento de Educación de California (CDE) se le ha instruido divulgar registros estudiantiles en conformidad a una Orden Judicial emitida en la demanda Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association v. CDE.

 

Nuestro distrito no estuvo involucrado en la demanda y no es objeto de ninguna de las acusaciones de esta. No obstante, como parte de la demanda, el CDE ha sido ordenado por el Tribunal Federal de Distrito a divulgar los datos de todos los estudiantes que han asistido a una escuela en California desde Enero 1 de 2008.

 

Aunque el tribunal le ha ordenado a las partes mantener confidenciales los registros de información de los estudiantes, el tribunal también ha proporcionado una oportunidad para que los padres, tutores, y estudiantes actuales y antiguos mayores de 18 años se opongan personalmente a la divulgación de esos registros por el Departamento de Educación de California. Cualquier objeción podrá ser presentada al tribunal a mas tardar el 1ero de Abril de 2016.

 

La pagina web del CDE, http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase, proporciona un Anuncio y un Formulario de Objeción en caso de que usted desee oponerse a la divulgación de información de identificación personal de su hijo/a. EL FORMULARIO DE OBJECIÓN DEBE SER ENVIADO POR CORREO A MAS TARDAR EL 1ero DE ABRIL DE 2016 A:

 

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
C/o Clerk of the Court
Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Room 4-200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: DOCUMENT FILED UNDER SEAL

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor visite la pagina web del CDE en http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase o póngase en contacto con el CDE en el numero (916) 319-0800.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/18/16
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights for Feb. 1-5 - All new!

HV Highlights are all new!  #GSPD2016, Ancient India projects, and Class Act!  Plus, the power of accountability: http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2016/02/week-of-feb-1-5.html

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:2/8/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


HV Highlights for Jan. 19-23! All new!!

HV Highlights are all new!  Check them out here:

http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2016/01/week-of-january-19-23.html

 

Have a great week, Harbor View!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:1/25/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Last Day to Apply! Davis Magnet School Application Window Opens February 15, 2016!

The application window for the 2016-17 school year at Davis Magnet School will be open on-line February 15 through March 15. Please check the Davis Magnet School website for more information and to apply.

 

School tours are scheduled for the second Friday of every month beginning at 9:00 a.m. New and interested parents and family members are welcome to attend. There is no need to make a reservation for the tour, simply arrive at the Davis Magnet School front office by 9:00 a.m. on the assigned tour dates. Specific dates are posted on the calendar of our school website.

 

Are you a parent who wants your incoming kindergartener to be a student at Davis Magnet School next year? Then you will want to attend our annual Kindergarten Round-Up scheduled for Wednesday, February 3 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to meet the principal, Mrs. Flores, along with the current kindergarten teachers. You will learn important information about our school and helpful tips from the teachers on how you can best prepare your child to have a successful transition into kindergarten at Davis Magnet School. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the MPR, located in the front of school, and then continue with a brief tour of the kindergarten classrooms and playground area.  We look forward to meeting you

 

Please call the front office at 714-424-7930 if you have any questions.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/22/16
Audience: Homepage


Time to Renew Your Bus Pass For Second Semester

2nd semester flyer 1_7_16_Page_1.png

 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/21/16
Audience: Homepage


The HV Highlights are ready...and they are all new!

As always, there are great things happening every day at Harbor View.  Please follow us at @harborviewelem and #hvepride!

 

http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2016/01/week-of-january-11-15.html 

 

Have a great long weekend and a wonderful week!  You all inspire me!

 

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:1/17/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Notice of Community Information Meeting Corona del Mar High School Sports Field Project.

On October 15, 2015, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education approved the contract for design of the new Corona del Mar High School Sports Field. District staff has begun the process to develop plans in accordance with the scope of work approved by the Board of Education.


In an effort to inform the neighbors surrounding the school community of the planned project and the process in which the project will move forward, we would like to invite you to attend a community
information meeting hosted by Newport-Mesa staff.

 

The Community Information Meeting will be held as follows:


DATE: MONDAY. JANUARY 25, 2016


TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


PLACE: CORONA DEL MAR HIGH SCHOOL – LECTURE HALL
2101 EASTBLUFF DRIVE, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660


See attached notice for more information.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/13/16
Audience: Homepage


Recycle those old or broken Christmas lights!

Good morning Harbor View!

 

If you are like me, after the task of taking down all of those holiday directions, you end up with strings of broken Christmas lights.  Rather than just throwing them away, bring them to Harbor View and we will recycle them for you (see attached flyer!)

 

There is a bin right out in front of the school where you can drop them off.  In addition for doing a good thing for the environment, Harbor View will receive a portion of the proceeds for the recycling fee!

 

Thank you so much and Happy New Year!

 

Dr. Schmidt

Attachments:
Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:1/4/16
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


You're Invited to Parent University Classes Hosted by Newport-Mesa USD!

Please join us on Saturday January 23, 2016 at Estancia High School for Parent University Classes.  The classes will be held in the Commons from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

 

We will be offering the following classes:

  • Life After High School
  • Feeding Your Child to Support Health and Learning
  • Effective Communication & Limit Setting with Kids
  • Conservatorship/Special Needs
  • The Autism Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together Through Behavioral Parent Education

 

Please see the attached flyer for more information!

Attachments:
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/4/16
Audience: Homepage


Last Day to Apply! Newport-Mesa Unified School District Parent School Choice Transfers for 2016-2017 Begins January 15, 2016

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District. Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.  

 

The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2016-2017 school year begins January 15, 2016 and closes on March 15, 2016. Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers.  

 

A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2016.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:12/18/15
Audience: Homepage


Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa Peticiones para Cambiarse de Escuela para el Año Escolar 2016-2017

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tiene disponible la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela dentro del Distrito para los estudiantes que residen en el Distrito. Dependiendo del cupo, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el distrito podrá solicitar que se cambie a su niño de la escuela de su vecindario. El periodo de inscripciones abiertas para la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela para el año escolar 2016-2017 comenzará el 15 de enero de 2016 y terminará el 15 de marzo de 2016. Sólo se podrán llenar los formularios de petición por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers.  Se llevará a cabo una lotería para determinar el rango de prioridad de las peticiones. Se notificará a los padres acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo de 2016. 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:12/18/15
Audience: Homepage


All Newport-Mesa Schools Open Today (Re: LAUSD Closures)

12/15/2015

 

Schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District are closed today due to a threat, specific to their area. 

Newport-Mesa District staff has confirmed with local and federal authorities that there is no threat to Newport-Mesa Unified schools. All schools within Newport-Mesa Unified will continue as scheduled.

Newport-Mesa Unified has been in contact with local law enforcement and will continue to monitor the situation in Los Angeles and be hyper vigilant in our district to ensure student and staff safety. However, any field trips that were scheduled to Los Angeles today area will be cancelled, as a precaution.

The safety of students, staff and parents is of utmost importance and we approach safety with an overabundance of caution.

If you have additional concerns please contact your school principal. 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:12/15/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights Is All New!
Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:12/13/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Vaccination Law Update

On June 30, 2015, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 277 (SB 277) changing school immunization requirements.  The new vaccine law took effect on January 1, 2016 and requires that all children in California be fully vaccinated to attend public or private school unless they had a valid medical exemption or a valid personal beliefs exemption on file with the District before January 1, 2016.  Students will have to meet all of the age appropriate State immunization requirements for admission to school as of July 1, 2016.

 

The District is required to implement SB 277 which will:

  • No longer permit immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs for children enrolling in public and private schools
  • Permit personal beliefs exemption (PBE) forms on file with the District by December 31, 2015 to remain valid until a student enrolls in transitional kindergarten/kindergarten or 7th grade
  • Permit valid medical exemptions provided by a licensed physician
  • Not apply to:
    • Students in home-based private schools
    • Students enrolled in an independent study program who do not receive classroom-based instruction
  • Not prohibit a student who qualifies for an individualized education program (IEP), pursuant to federal law and Section 56026 of the Education Code, from accessing any special education and related services required by his or her IEP
  • Allow for the immediate enrollment of foster and homeless youth pending the receipt of immunization records
  • Require the District to obtain documentation of every student’s immunization status and maintain a record of the immunizations of each student
  • Require the District to exclude a student from school until the immunization is obtained or an exemption is granted based on a valid medical exemption.

Please see the links below for additional information on SB277 and how it may impact your child.  If you have questions about this new law please contact Health Services at 949-515-6730.

Additional Resources for Parents and Families

Source: Shots For School http://www.shotsforschool.org/

California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:12/11/15
Audience: Homepage


Flu Vaccine Clinic * Vacunas para la Influenza

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Vaccine provided at No Cost

Wednesday

December 9, 2015

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

HOPE Clinic - 2045 Meyer Place, Costa Mesa CA

See Flyer for Details

 

**********************************

La vacuna es Gratis!

Vacunas para la Influenza

 
Miércoles

Diciembre 9, 2015

1:00 pm a 5:00 pm

HOPE Clinic - 2045 Meyer Place, Costa Mesa CA

vista folleto para obtener más información

 

Posted by: Shirin Nazari, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:12/2/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights are all new!

HV Highlights are all new!  See what happens even in a short week!  

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:11/29/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Corona Del Mar High School Learning Resource Center Moves Forward

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education accepted a $60,000 donation from the Corona Del Mar High School Foundation and approved an agreement to proceed with architectural and engineering designs services for the new Corona Del Mar High School learning resource center.

 

The learning resource center will create an interactive learning space that incorporates technology and multimedia, small group learning settings, study and research areas, a technology information/repair desk and a few book shelves. The full project cost is estimated at $400,000 and the Corona Del Mar High School Foundation has pledged to secure funds once plans are complete.

 

The current library at Corona Del Mar High School is underutilized, with non-fiction and research materials available online at students’ fingertips, as opposed to physical library shelves.

 

“Remodeling the library to a learning resource center will create a collaborative atmosphere, which is better suited for today’s learning environment,” said Kathy Scott, Corona Del Mar High School Principal.

 

Saunders + Waint Architects was selected to develop preliminary designs, construction documents and Division of the State Architect approval, as well as site construction administration services.  

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:11/11/15
Audience: Homepage


Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for N-MUSD Super-Star Awards! Make Your Nomination Today!

Newport-Mesa Employee “Super-Star” Awards

“Reaching for the Stars”

 

Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…This is what excellence is all about.  It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying

attention to the smallest detail, going the extra mile.

Excellence means caring – it’s making a special effort to do more.

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted for Employee Superstars. Nominations need to be submitted and received by Friday, December 4, 2015 to be considered.

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and complete the Online Nomination Form at: 
www.nmusd.us/superstar.

 

Every person nominated receives a

letter of congratulations. Your nomination can be made public or you can also submit it anonymously. All nominations are then forwarded to the Superstar Awards Election Committee. The committee selects 20-25 nominees twice a year to be recognized at Board meetings. Recipients honored at the Board level receive a pin, certificate and a personally engraved star.

 

A good tip – To make your nomination stand out above the

rest, be specific about the individual’s unique and

compelling contribution(s).

 

The online nomination form is available at:

www.nmusd.us/superstar.

 

Questions about the Superstar Program? Contact V-Esther Caldwell in Classified

Personnel at vcaldwell@nmusd.us

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:11/10/15
Audience: Homepage


Harbor View Highlights is All New!
Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:11/8/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Harbor View Highlights is All New!

Here is the link to this week's new edition of Harbor View Highlights:

http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2015/10/week-of-1019-1023.html

Have a great week!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/26/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Volunteer in the Copy Room!

Hi everyone,

We need your help in the Copy Room!  Starting on November 3, we are looking for two parents to come in from 8:30-10:00 each morning to run copies and do prep work (laminate, hole-punch, etc). We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our sign-ups in the Copy Room.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/VeUnyz
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

We have sign-ups set all the way through January, so if you would like to sign up for a specific day of the week, you can!  Also, because we can take up to two people at a time, if you would like to do this with a friend, you can!!!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. 

Thanks so much for your help!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/25/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Safety Tips for a Safe Halloween

Newport-Mesa in partnership with the cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments would like to provide you with the important attached announcements regarding Halloween safety.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/16/15
Audience: Homepage


Notice of Required Public Hearing - Sufficiency of Instructional Materials 2015-16

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THE NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE 60119 AND 60422 – SUFFICIENCY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016.


THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015 AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT EDUCATION CENTER BOARDROOM, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
VANESSA GALEY
DIRECTOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS
714-424-8983
vgaley@nmusd.us

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/13/15
Audience: Homepage


Original Works is Back!

I'm excited to let you know that Original Works Fundraiser is back at HV!  It is a great way to have a keepsake of your child’s precious art from our amazing Art Masters program! Also a portion of the proceeds will go to HV.

Packages will be sent home next week (during the week of October 12th) and if you're interested in participating, please return the order forms to your child's teacher no later than October 28th. This a fantastic opportunity to get your holiday gift shopping done early!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/12/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Parent Information Regarding CAASPP/SBAC Testing

Please click here for important parent resources regarding CAASPP and SBAC student test scores.

 

Por favor, consulte esta hoja de porfavor vea esta información importante para padres, sobre CAASPP  y SBAC (resultados de los exámenes de estudiantes).
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/7/15
Audience: Homepage


Harbor View Highlights is All New!

Check out the past week at Harbor View!

http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2015/10/week-of-928-102.html 

 

Have a great week!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/4/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


SOLD OUT!!! 2015 Annual State of the Schools Breakfast

We are pleased to share that our second annual State of the Schools breakfast is sold out!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone who will be joining us on Wednesday morning for this fantastic event and thank you for your support of our Newport-Mesa schools!
 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/25/15
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Ice Cream Social

Here’s the Scoop!

YOUR’RE INVITED TO…

AN

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
 

with:

SPECIAL EDUCATION &CAC

(COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE)

  • Let’s Start the Year Out Right!

  • Meet our New Assistant Superintendent - SARA JOCHAM

  • Meet our Special Education Staff

  • Homework Strategies, presented by: Claudine Steck

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 - 6-8pm

Lindbergh:

220 23RD STREET ∙ MPR ∙ COSTA MESA ∙ CA ∙ 92627

SPANISH TRANSLATION & CHILDCARE AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT:

JACQUELINE GONZALEZ - JGONZALEZ@NMUSD.US ∙ 714.424.5058

(See attached flyer in English & Spanish)

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/16/15
Audience: Homepage


Be In The Know Before BTSN!

Hello Harbor View,

We are so excited to have everyone attend Back to School Night tomorrow night.  Here is the schedule:

5:30 - Pre-K and Kinder Class Meetings (in classrooms)

6:00 - General Meeting (MPR)

6:30 - 1st-3rd grade Class Meetings (in classrooms)

7:00 - 4th - 6th grade Class Meetings (4th, 5th in classrooms, 6th in MPR)

Finally, there has been a lot of rumor and misconception regarding our new homework policy.  Rather than not know when you walk into your child's class, we have prepared a short video that will take you through the new policy (and in under 8 minutes!!)  Please take the time to watch it before coming to Back to School Night!

https://youtu.be/3AuSMSnzPng

Have a wonderful evening and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.  Don't forget we are on early-out dismissal tomorrow.  All students will be dismissed at 1:25!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/16/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Growth Mindset, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


No More Parent Volunteer Meetings!

Hello Harbor View,

Rather than schedule a bunch of parent volunteer meetings in the next few weeks, we decided to create a simple 8 minute video that does the same thing in the comfort of your own home!

All you have to do is watch this brief video.  Follow the steps, and you too can be ready to volunteer at Harbor View!

Here is the link to the video...make sure you watch the whole video (it's less than 8 minutes long...I promise!!).  

https://youtu.be/PJSfzSNWBqo

Please note, every volunteer must watch the video and complete the last task at the end!

Thank you to all you all do to make Harbor View such an incredible place!  Hope this makes things just a little bit easier!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/14/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Growth Mindset, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Harbor View Highlights - 9/8-9/11

Hello Harbor View!

Starting this week, all Harbor View Highlights will be done online and in blog form!

Here is the link to the website (feel free to bookmark it for future reference):

http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/

Here is the link to this week's post:

http://harborviewelem.blogspot.com/2015/09/week-of-98-911.html

Let's make it a great week!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/13/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Growth Mindset, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Message From Superintendent Navarro Regarding CAASPP and SBAC Assessment Results

The following message is from Superintendent Dr. Navarro regarding the 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) results.

 

Building on a Solid Foundation for the Future in the
N
ewport-Mesa Unified School District

The first year’s results of the new statewide testing system are in and we are encouraged. We also recognize that there’s a great deal more to be done.

 

California has developed an ambitious plan to give students the essential 21st Century skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the future. The new California State Standards are a dramatic shift towards more rigorous critical thinking. Students must regularly read complex non-fiction and write arguments that include claims, evidence, and reasoning. There is an increased emphasis on problem solving and analytical writing. These are the skills and capabilities that will enable students to thrive in postsecondary education and future careers.

 

The new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is helping us redefine what we want students to know and be able to do. CAASPP includes the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium (SBAC) results, which serve to measure a student’s mastery of these new skills. Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) completed the first administration of this new assessment last spring.

 

Additional information about the test:

·     2015 CAASPP results provide baseline assessments of English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics for grade 3 through 8 and 11.

·     CAASPP results cannot be compared with previous STAR tests, because they are substantially different from their predecessors.

·     Students’ CAASPP scores fall into one of four achievement levels: standard exceeded, standard met, standard nearly met, and standard not met.

 

The first CASPP test results were released yesterday by the California Department of Education (CDE). They show that a much higher proportion of N-MUSD students met or exceeded the State average for the California State Standards in both English language arts and mathematics. This is good news and reinforces what we already know -- that N-MUSD is offering a top-notch, high-quality learning experience for its students.

 

At every grade level, the percentage of elementary students who met or exceeded standards in ELA and math surpassed those percentages at the county and state level. When factoring in the percentage of students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, English language learners, and foster youth in our schools, we are also the most diverse and highest performing school district in Orange County.

 

The CDE also released results for the California Standards Test in Science, which is administered to students in grades five, eight and ten. These results, however, may not accurately represent student mastery of California’s recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Simply put, Newport-Mesa has moved towards new science standards, while the state continues to administer tests based on the old standards.

 

In all, 13,480 N-MUSD students took tests in ELA, mathematics and/or science. Less than 1% of students did not take the assessment because of parental exemption. This reflects the strong support from our community.

 

The 2015 CAASPP results provide us with new baseline data against which we can measure our progress. We are confident that as students, teachers, and staff have more experience with the new curriculum and assessments, our students will demonstrate continuous improvement. SBAC results provide us with a solid foundation to continue preparing students for success in college and career. To this end, N-MUSD has aligned its local priorities and adopted new standards, curriculum, and assessment methods. Our Signature Academies are a major step in the direction of coordinating and delivering a world class curriculum. As a school community, we will continue to strengthen programs and meet the needs of every student.

 

The entire Newport-Mesa community can be exceedingly proud of the overall strides we are making to build a solid foundation for the future. The 2015 CAASPP/SBAC results have proven that the instructional program led by quality teachers and principals is well equipped to handle this new era of standards and assessments. I know that our diligent and dedicated teachers and administrators will use these new baseline results as a diagnostic tool to set a course for the future that will ensure the best possible outcome for “Every Child…Every Day.”

 

For additional information please click here to access our district web site.

 

Parents will receive individual student scores no later than mid-October.

 

Thank you for your continued support of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/10/15
Audience: Homepage


Información sobre la comida en las escuelas

Bienvenidos al ciclo escolar 2015/2016

Servicios de Nutrición tiene el gusto y orgullo de dar servicio a todos los estudiantes, las familias y el personal del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa.  Tenemos el compromiso de proporcionar alimentos saludables que los estudiantes disfrutarán y harán sentir bien a los padres de familia.

Todavía somos una ganga

Han ido a los supermercados, han visto lo que está pasando con los precios de la comida. Sentimos su dolor porque también nos está afectando a nosotros. Somos un departamento sin fines de lucro y tenemos que cubrir todos nuestros costos así que hemos tenido que aumentar los precios este ciclo escolar para poder hacerlo.  Aun así, pensamos que aún proporcionamos una ganga a su familia: comidas completas, nutritivas, deliciosas y baratas disponibles para sus niños cada día de clases. De hecho, cuando comparan el costo de la comida de las tiendas, nuestra comida en la escuela está a un precio mejor que nunca. Apreciamos su patrocinio.

Precios de las comidas

Escuelas primarias $1.50 Desayuno / $3.25 Almuerzo/lunch

Escuelas secundarias $2.00 Desayuno / $3.75 Almuerzo/lunch

Pueden pre-pagar los alimentos por internet en myschoolbucks.com

Para solicitar alimentos gratuitos o de costo reducido por internet, haga clic aquí

Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/8/15
Audience: Homepage


Nutrition Services Announcement - School Meal Information

School Meal Information

Welcome Back to the 2015/2016 School Year

Nutrition Services is excited and proud to be of service to all students, families and staff of Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  We are committed to providing healthy meals that students enjoy and parents feel good about.

We’re Still A Bargain

You’ve been to the grocery store, so you know what’s been happening to food prices.  We feel your pain because it’s also happening to us. We’re a not for profit operation, and we do have to cover all of our costs so we have had to raise prices this year to do that.  Even so, we think we still provide your family with a great bargain: nutritious, tasty, inexpensive complete meals that are here for your kids every school day.  In fact, when you compare how much more groceries cost this year, our school meals might actually be a better deal than ever. We appreciate your business.

Meal Prices

Elementary Schools $1.50 Breakfast/ $3.25 Lunch

Secondary Schools $2.00 Breakfast/$3.75 Lunch

You can pre-pay for meals on-line at myschoolbucks.com

Apply for free or reduced priced meals on-line here

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:8/28/15
Audience: Homepage


N-MUSD Fee-Based Preschool Sites are now enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year!

N-MUSD offers high quality fee-based preschool to families who reside inside and outside the Newport-Mesa Unified School District attendance zone.  Our Fee-based preschool programs are available at the following elementary school sites.

Davis Magnet

Harbor View

Newport  

Newport Coast (NCE)

N-MUSD Preschoolers are immersed in age appropriate research based literacy instruction with exciting explorations in science, math and technology. The program carefully integrates teacher directed instruction with structured and independent play activities that promote healthy social-emotional, physical and cognitive development.

 

Click here to visit the Early Childhood Education website.

https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1222839875443

Posted by: Tammy White, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:7/23/15
Audience: Homepage


N-MUSD State Preschool Enrollment Packets are available for the 2015-2016 school year!

N-MUSD State Preschool enrollment packets are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the BESST Center.  Click here for more information.

 

Posted by: Tammy White, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:7/23/15
Audience: Homepage


Newport-Mesa's Bring Your Own Device Program Information

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a program that allows students to bring and use their own personal electronic devices at school. Devices include but may not be limited to: tablets (such as iPad), laptops, and chromebooks, possibly smartphones.
With teacher approval, students may use their devices in the classroom to access and save information from the Internet, collaborate with other learners, and utilize productivity tools available to them
.

The BYOD program is designed to help students keep up with the demands of the 21st Century. Helping students become responsible digital citizens will enhance not only what we do in the classroom, but also give students authentic experiences to build their 21st Century skills (collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking) to prepare them for college and career.


See the attached presentation!


Trae tu propio dispositivo, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD, por sus siglas en inglés), es un programa que permite que los estudiantes traigan y usen sus propios dispositivos electrónicos a la escuela. Los dispositivos incluyen pero no se podrían limitarse a: tabletas (como el iPad), computadoras portátiles, posiblemente celulares inteligentes.
Con la aprobación del maestro, los estudiantes podrían usar sus dispositivos en el salón de clase para acceder y guardar información de internet, colaborar con otros estudiantes y utilizar las herramientas de productividad que ellos tienen disponibles.
 

El programa BYOD está diseñado para ayudar a los estudiantes a que se mantengan actualizados con las exigencias del Siglo XXI. Ayudar a que los estudiantes se conviertan en ciudadanos digitales responsables enriquecerá no sólo lo que hacemos en el salón de clase, pero también le dará a los estudiantes una experiencia autentica para desarrollar sus habilidades del Siglo XXI (colaboración, creatividad, comunicación y pensamiento crítico) con el fin de prepararlos para las universidad y profesiones. 

Vea la presentación adjunta!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/19/15
Audience: Homepage


Last Harbor View Highlights of the 2014-15 School Year!

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Here it is...the last HV Highlights of the 2014-15 school year!  Click on the image to see our dedication issue to our outgoing 6th grade class...Good Luck Class of 2015!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:6/14/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


New Bus Pass Application Process for the 2015-16 School Year

Transportation for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • General Ed. Bus Applications for 2015-2016 school year can be submitted beginning July 1, 2015, and must be received no later than August 28, 2015, to guarantee transportation services.

  • Bus Applications can be downloaded online at wwww.nmusd.us/ transportation and mailed to the Transportation Dept. with the correct fees attached. Check or money orders are accepted and made payable to NMUSD-Transportation.

  • All students are required to have a completed bus application on file in order to receive transportation services for the new school year.

For more information please click here or call the transportation office at 714-424-5080

See attached flyer for more details.

Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/10/15
Audience: Homepage


Newport Mesa's Free Summer Food Service Program

NMUSD will be offering FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH for children and teens up to 18 years old during the summer. No registration or applications needed.

Where: Costa Mesa High School Cafeteria

2650 Fairview Road

Use entry gate next to gym


When: July 6 – August 13, 2015


Meals and Times:

Breakfast – 8:30-9:00 Lunch – 11:45-12:30


Meals are served: Monday-Thursday, closed Friday

 

For more information please contact Rebecca Sepulveda at (714) 424-5090

 

See attached flyer for more details.

Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/9/15
Audience: Homepage


You're Invited to the Newport Mesa's Early Childhood State Preschool Parent Information Meeting

Parent Information Meeting

  • When: June 15th 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
    Where: Pomona Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

    2051 Pomona Avenue, Costa Mesa CA
     

  • When: June 16th 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
    Where: Whittier Elementary Multi-Purpose Room 1800 Whittier Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Eligibility criteria for CA State Preschool Full-Day Subsidized Child Care Services are based on income and need for services.

- Income eligibility is based on family income and size.

  • Family fees are assessed on a sliding scale calculation: Family income, family size and full time vs. part time participation

- Need for service is demonstrated by any of the following circumstances.

  • Custodial parent/s must be employed/Seeking Employment

  • In training toward a vocational goal

  • Homeless/Seeking Permanent Housing

  • Incapacitated

  • If a family is income eligible but has need for less than 5 days a week the child may attend the part-day program on the remaining days.

For more information please call 949-515-6622.

See attached flyer for more details.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/9/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - 6/1/15

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Click on the image to see what exciting events are happening at Harbor View!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:5/31/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


HV Highlights 5.25.15

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Click on the image to access this week's thrilling edition of HV Highlights!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:5/26/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


NMUSD Parents Are Invited to Participate in the 2014-15 Elementary Schools Climate Survey!

The 2014-15 elementary schools Climate Survey will help the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in making decisions to improve education for all students.

Parents of elementary students, are able to share your 2014-15 experience with your child’s elementary school in a short, voluntary climate survey.

As Parents/Guardians/Caregivers, you play a vital role in NMUSD. Your engagement and involvement in your child’s education allows us to serve your children better. As a result, our schools become rich and positive places to teach, learn, and grow because we are partners in your child’s education.

Please click here to complete the survey.

If you have any questions, please contact Ksuhr@nmusd.us

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Las escuelas primarias 2014-15 Encuesta de Clima ayudará al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa en tomar  decisiones para mejorar la educación para todos los estudiantes.

Los padres de los estudiantes de primariatienen la oportunidad de compartir su experiencia de 2014-15 con la escuela primaria de su hijo, en una corta encuesta voluntaria de ambiente .

Como padres / tutores / cuidadores, usted juega un papel vital en NMUSD. Su compromiso y la participación en la educación de su hijo, nos permite servir mejor a sus hijos. Como resultado, nuestras escuelas se convierten en lugares  positivos para enseñar, aprender y crecer porque somos socios en la educación de su hijo.

Por favor haga clic aquí para completar la encuesta.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor póngase en contacto con Ksuhr@nmusd.us

 

Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/20/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - 5/18/15

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Feel like you are missing out on what's going on at Harbor View?  Click on the image to find out what's happening!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:5/18/15
Audience: Homepage


#Thanksabillion

Hello Harbor View!

As many of you know, Staff Appreciation Week is next week at Harbor View.  Target is showing it's thanks by having people share a message about their favorite teacher/staff member.  For each "thanks," Target will donate $25 to that teacher/staff member's school! It's really easy and will mean a lot to that individual (and to Harbor View!)

Here is the message from Target:

Teachers are AWESOME. So let’s give them a thank you to remember. Share a message of thanks for a teacher at http://tgt.biz/8un3 and Target will give $25 to their school. ‪#‎thanksabillion

Thank you for recognizing our teachers and staff members who do so much for the students at Harbor View!

Have a great day!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:5/18/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Growth Mindset, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


HV Highlights - 5/11/15

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Click on the image to catch up on the goings-on at Harbor View Elementary!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:5/11/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Growth Mindset, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


After-school Spanish Program at Harbor View

Attached are the informational flier and registration form for our very popular after-school Spanish program!  Please fill out the form and turn it in with your payment to the front office!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:5/4/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Growth Mindset, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Invitation for input on Newport Mesa’s LCAP Funding Goals/Invitación para dar aporte acerca de las metas del presupuesto del LCAP de Newport Mesa

Dear NMUSD Stakeholder (Parent, Guardian, Staff, Student, Community Member):

Roughly one year ago, the state of California created a new model for school district funding and accountability.  As a result, each district now develops an annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).   The LCAP is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).   Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans.  The plans will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.  The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

We would like to invite you to review Newport Mesa’s goals and provide your feedback on a short survey.  The survey will be available from April 27 through May 22, 2015.  The survey is available via the following link: http://tinyurl.com/15-16LCAPGoals

You may also review all of the district’s LCAP documents on our dedicated webpage at: http://web.nmusd.us/lcap

If you have any questions or would like to provide additional input, please send an email to: lcap@nmusd.us

Thank you.

Estimados grupos interesados de NMUSD (padres, tutores legales, personal, estudiantes, miembros de la comunidad):

Aproximadamente hace un año, el estado de California creó un nuevo modelo para proporcionar fondos a los distritos escolares con el fin de que éstos rindan cuentas. Como resultado, cada distrito ahora desarrolla un Plan de Rendición de Cuentas y Control Local (LCAP).  El LCAP es una parte crítica de la nueva Fórmula de Fondos de Control Local (LCFF).  Cada distrito escolar debe incluir a los padres, a los educadores, a los empleados y a la comunidad para establecer estos planes.  Los planes describirán la visión general del distrito escolar para sus estudiantes así como las metas anuales y acciones específicas que el distrito tomará para lograr la visión y las metas.  Los LCAPs deberán enfocarse en las ocho áreas identificadas como prioridades estatales. Los planes también mostrarán la manera como se usará el presupuesto del distrito para ayudar a lograr las metas y cada año se evaluará si las estrategias del plan han mejorado los resultados.

Nos gustaría invitarlos a que repasen las metas de Newport Mesa y nos proporcionen aporte en una corta encuesta.  La encuesta estará disponible del 27 de abril al 20 de mayo de 2015.  La encuesta está disponible en el siguiente vínculo http://tinyurl.com/metas15-16LCAP

También, pueden repasar todos los documentos del LCAP del distrito en nuestra página dedicada a éstos: http://web.nmusd.us/lcap

Para preguntas o si quisiera proporcionar aporte adicional, por favor manden correo electrónico a: lcap@nmusd.us

Gracias.

Attachments:
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/4/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - 5/4/15

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Click on the image for this week's action-packed edition of HV Highlights!

 

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:5/3/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Growth Mindset, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Apply Today For Newport-Mesa's Summer Music Academy

The Summer Music Academy is an exciting opportunity for students currently in grades 3-6 to learn how to read music and play an instrument. Instruction will be offered in music reading and playing a wide variety of musical instruments. Students will work with N-MUSD music teachers in instrumental sections and as a full ensemble each day. Students will be provided the use of instruments, student method books, and music theory exercises.

Applications will be accepted between April 1st through May 1st.

For more information, see attached information sheets and applications.

 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/22/15
Audience: Parents and Homepage


HV Highlights - 4/20/15

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Click on the image for this week's incredible HV Highlights!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:4/21/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Growth Mindset, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


NMUSD is Now Accepting Applications for Wait List for 2015/16 Signature Academies

2015/16 is the first year for the NMUSD Signature Academies.  Initial enrollment will be limited to 9th grade students  Admission for 10th through 12th grade students will be phased in over the next three years. Academy related courses of study and curriculum enhancement programs and services will also be expanded to elementary and middle schools in the coming years.

In addition to the 9th grade Signature Academies, the District is excited to offer three NEW Elementary Programs for the 2015/16 school year beginning at kindergarten.  

College Park Mandarin Language Program -district-wide enrollment
Whittier Spanish Language Program - district-wide enrollment
Adams Modern Scholars Academy - Adams attendance area only 

The official application period for all of the 9th grade academies and the new kindergarten programs was February 23 to April 15, 2015.  The District is currently accepting applications for a wait list.  

Late applications will be placed on the Signature Academy existing wait list on a first-come, first-served basis. As space becomes available, the committee will screen the application to confirm eligibility and the applicant will be notified of acceptance by email or phone.  No specific date is available at this time for wait list notifications.  

Applications are available on the signature academies website at: http://web.nmusd.us/signatures

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/21/15
Audience: Homepage


Extreme Heat Survey/Extremado Calor Encuesta

Dear Newport Mesa Family/Estimada familia de Newport Mesa,

Approximately 40% of classrooms across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District do not have air conditioning. Costs associated with adding air conditioning to those classrooms exceeds $45 million. Phase-in plans are currently being developed to air condition all N-MUSD classroom spaces at all school sites. However, based on current projections of air conditioning 1 to 3 schools per year, starting with those most inland in 2015 (Tewinkle, California and Killybrooke), it will take the District several years to accomplish.  In the interim, we need to examine our current operational procedures with respect to extreme heat and determine if those procedures are best meeting the needs of our students, staff members and parents.

On days where our community experiences extreme heat (over 90 degrees), the current procedure is to keep schools operating as usual.

There are a number of factors that go into planning a school calendar and your input will be extremely helpful as we evaluate possible options for the future. 

Thank you for participating in the survey.  http://www.k12insight.com/k/SsVRTUsUSXsPsPsP

Espanol:
Aproximadamente 40% de los salones de clase de todo el Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa no tiene aire acondicionado. Los costos asociados con la instalación de aire acondicionado exceden los $45 millones. Actualmente, se están desarrollando planes en fases para instalar aire acondicionado en todas los espacios de los salones de clase de N-MUSD en todas las escuelas. Sin embargo, basado en las proyecciones actuales de instalación de aire acondicionado en 1 a 3 escuelas por año, empezando en con las más lejanas de la costa en 2015 (TeWinkle, California y Killybrooke), le tomará al Distrito varios años llevarlo a término.  Mientras tanto, necesitamos examinar nuestros actuales procedimientos operacionales en lo que respecta al calor extremo y determinar si esos procedimientos están cubriendo las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes, miembros de personal y padres de la mejor manera.

En los días de extremado calor en nuestra comunidad (arriba de los 90 grados), el actual procedimiento es mantener a las escuelas funcionando como siempre.

Hay un número de factores que son parte de la planeación del calendario escolar y su aporte es extremadamente
útil durante nuestra evaluación de posibles opciones para el futuro.  

Gracias por participar en la encuesta. http://www.k12insight.com/k/SsVRTUsUSXsPsPsP
Attachments:
Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/21/15
Audience: Homepage


It's Pilot Cup Time for all NMUSD 3-6 Grade Students! Register by May 1!

The Daily Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament is back! The Pilot Cup is an enriching and athletic opportunity for children in grades 3-6.

 

To ensure the tournament is organized in a timely manner, entry fees must be received by no later than Friday, May 1st.

 
Please See the attached flyers for more information, or call (714) 966-4653.

Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/17/15
Audience: Homepage


Reminder - Today is Last Day to Apply for NMUSD's Signature Academies!

In the Newport-Mesa Unified School District we are very excited to be launching our Signature Academies to enable students to be fully prepared to make their mark on the world! Your NMUSD diploma is your academic signature that gives you currency in the world economy.

All NMUSD Signature Academies aspire to take students beyond the basics to elevate their academic vision. All academies have a global competitiveness theme. Students choosing to enroll in the Signature Academies receive unique curriculum options and supplemental activities that complement the highly successful core academic programs at our four high schools. Each academy in our high school zones approaches global competitiveness from a unique angle.    

2015/16 is the first year for the NMUSD Signature Academies.  Initial enrollment will be limited to 9th grade students.. Admission for 10th through 12th grade students will be phased in over the next three years. Academy related courses of study and curriculum enhancement programs and services will also be expanded to elementary and middle schools in the coming years.

In addition to the 9th grade Signature Academies, the District is excited to offer three NEW Elementary Programs for the 2015/16 school year beginning at kindergarten.  

College Park Mandarin Language Program -district-wide enrollment
Whittier Spanish Language Program - district-wide enrollment
Adams Modern Scholars Academy - Adams attendance area only 

The application period for all of the 9th grade academies and the new kindergarten programs is February 23 to April 15, 2015.

Visit our website to learn more about the programs.  

Attachments:
Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/15/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - 4/13/15

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Click on the image for this week's jam-packed HV Highlights!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:4/13/15
Audience: Homepage


It's Here! NMUSD's Festival of Learning Event - Today, April 1, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. -Learn About the Signature Academies!

ALL NMUSD Families and Community Members  - Please Join Us! 

District Festival of Learning Event - 
Wednesday, April 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Costa Mesa High School

Bring the family, meet the principals, see demonstrations, student performances, and get information about ALL NMUSD signature academy programs.


Food available for purchase by TK Burgers!

NMUSD is currently accepting applications for the new 9th grade signature academies and three unique kindergarten programs.  Want more information?  Join us for a family fun evening to find out more 

Do you have or know of a current 8th grade student that resides within the Newport Mesa Unified School District?  

Do you have or know of a current pre-kindergarten student that resides within the Newport Mesa Unified School District? 

Applications are being accepted through April 15, 2015  Apply online at link below.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/31/15
Audience: Homepage


Apply Today for Newport-Mesa's Summer Engineering Program

The Summer Engineering Program is an exciting opportunity for students in grades K-6 to explore earth science concepts through a series of investigations with an emphasis on engineering, exploration, data collection and interpretation. The investigations will be conducted by credentialed teachers who are graduates of Science Engineering Academy training through Newport Mesa. The Academy will provide students with an understanding of science that will stimulate curiosity, develop thinking skills, promote confidence, and support the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Math Standards.

Applications will be accepted between April 1st through May 1st.

For more information, see attached information sheets and applications.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/31/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - 3/30/15

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Click on the image for this week's exciting edition of HV Highlights!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:3/31/15
Audience: Homepage


You're Invited to the All District Vocal Festival!

All District Vocal Festival
 

Tuesday, March 31st at 6:00 P.M.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
600 St Andrews Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92663


Join us for a night of high quality and fun choral music
performed by students from across the district.
Elementary Choirs will be directed by
Jon Lindfors from Costa Mesa High School.
The Middle School Honor Choir will be directed by
Dr. James Melton from Vanguard University.
The High School Honor Choir will be directed by
Eliza Rubenstein from Orange Coast College.


Parking is available at the church and across the street at
Newport Harbor High School.


Hope to see you there!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/26/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - 3/23/15

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Click on the image to see this week's edition of HV Highlights!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:3/22/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


HV Highlights - 3/16/15

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:3/16/15
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Reminder Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Is This Weekend! Sunday, March 15, 2015!

There is still time to register!  

Click here to register now for the run.  You can also visit Blaze Pizza in Fashion Island on Friday, March 13th from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. to register or pick up your race materials.

Be sure to take the attached flyer with you to eat at Blaze Pizza anytime on Friday, March 13th and they will donate 20% of your purchase to the Spirit Run!  

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/11/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - 3/9/15

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:3/8/15
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Join Me For The NM Spirit Run on 3/15!

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Don't forget to register to take part in this great event!  Click on the picture to register!  Also, don't forget to select Harbor View as your school to support! See below:

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:3/8/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Growth Mindset, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


HV Highlights - 3/2/15

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:3/1/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Growth Mindset, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


It's A Blue Out!

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:2/27/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Growth Mindset, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Newport Mesa Fee-Based Preschool Sites are Now Enrolling for the 2015-2016 School Year!

Newport Mesa offers high quality fee-based preschool to families who reside inside and outside the Newport-Mesa Unified School District attendance zone.  Our fee-based preschool programs are available at the following elementary school sites:

Davis Magnet
Harbor View Elementary
Newport Elementary
Newport Coast Elementary (NCE)

Newport Mesa preschoolers are immersed in age appropriate research based literacy instruction with exciting explorations in science, math and technology.

The program carefully integrates teacher directed instruction with structured and independent play activities that promote healthy social-emotional, physical and cognitive development.

Click here to visit the Early Childhood Education website.

See the attached flyer for more details!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/27/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights 2.23.15

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:2/22/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books and Homepage


Newport Beach Police Department's Mobile App Now Available on the App Store and Google Play!

Download the Newport Beach Police Department app for free!

Click here to read more about it!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/9/15
Audience: Parents and Homepage


HV Highlights 2.9.15

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:2/8/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Newport-Mesa's Signature Academies are Highlighted in the Latest Issue of School News!

School News is an education publication that highlights articles from each school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  Also in this issue is information on the new Signature Academies launching in 2015/16!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/4/15
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Please Join Us in Congratulating Newport-Mesa Unified School District's 2015 Teachers of the Year!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/4/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - 2/2/15

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:2/1/15
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HV Highlights - 1/26/15

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:1/25/15
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


HV Spanish is Here!

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Click on the photo for more!  Registration form attached!

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:1/21/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Attention Parents/Atención padres -Measles Advisory From Orange County Health Care Agency/Alerta de sarampión de la Agencia del Cuidado de la Salud del Condado de Orange

The Orange County Healthcare Agency has provided the attached advisory to families regarding measles.  Based on the advisory, there are confirmed cases within Orange County, however, there are no reported confirmed cases of measles within the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's school administrator immediately.  

La Agencia del Cuidado de la Salud del Condado de Orange ha proporcionado la alerta de sarampión anexa para las familias.  Basado en esta alerta, se han confirmado casos en el Condado de Orange. Sin embargo, no se han reportado casos confirmados de sarampión en el Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa.

Para preguntas o inquietudes, por favor comuníquese con el administrador de la escuela de su niño inmediatamente.  

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/19/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - 1/19/15

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:1/19/15
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Transportation 2nd Semester Bus Passes Now Available!

First semester bus passes expire on January 30th.  Second semester bus passes are available now.

Click here to visit the Transportation website for more details!

Flyers are attached.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/14/15
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District Parent School Choice Transfers for 2015-2016 School Year Now Being Accepted

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.

Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to. The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2015-2016 school year begins January 15, 2015 and closes on March 16, 2015. Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site: www.nmusd.us/transfers.

A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2015.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/14/15
Audience: Parents and Homepage


3rd Annual Newport Mesa Film Fest - Submissions Are Due By Friday, March 13, 2015

From Page to Screen!

Click here to visit the Newport Mesa Film Fest website for more information!

Please see the attached flyers for submission guidelines and volunteer information - volunteers are needed!

For any questions contact:

Lisa Cermak
lcermak@nmusd.us

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/12/15
Audience: Parents and Homepage


You're Invited to a Family Resource Fair Saturday, January 24, 2015.

The Community Advisory Committee would like to invite you to a Family Resource Fair Saturday, January 24 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Over 50 agencies and organizations are participating to help further empower students with special needs.

Childcare will be available with an arts and crafts table!

See the attached flyer for more details!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/8/15
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Solar Photovoltaic Program Community Meetings

The District is hosting a series of community meetings throughout January and February regarding the planned installation of solar lunch and/or parking structures at various school sites throughout Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  For a complete listing of the scheduled meeting dates, times and locations, please visit the website link.  Please note that some meetings have been combined.  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/5/15
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights - 1/5/15

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:1/4/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


HV Highlights 12.15.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:12/14/14
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


HV Highlights 12.8.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:12/7/14
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HV Highlights 12.1.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:11/30/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


HV Book Fair - Hosted by Barnes and Noble

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:11/18/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


International Women's Self-Defense Day!

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Click on the flyer for more information!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:11/17/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


HV Highlights 11.17.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:11/16/14
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Newport-Mesa Hope Clinic Invites You to a Flu Clinic!

The Hope Clinic is offering flu vaccines at no cost for non-pregnant individuals 4 years and older.  Vaccines will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and will be given during the posted times until supplies run out.

November 19, 2014 and December 10, 2014
1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Hope Clinic
2045 Meyer Place Building C
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:11/7/14
Audience: Parents and Homepage


School Play GROUP AUDITION for PETER PAN this Thursday, November 6 - 3:05 to 5:15 in MPR
To: All 4th, 5th & 6th Graders and their Families
Come join the fun!  The Group Audition for PETER PAN, this year's school play, will take place this Thursday, November 6 in the MPR from 3:05 to 5:15.  This will be a fun experience for all children with or without prior experience!  Everyone is up for all parts and everyone gets a part!!  Registration packets are in the front office.  
 
For the Group Audition on Thursday, please send your child with a picture of him/herself.  It can be a photo copy of last year's school picture or a selfie you just took and printed out on regular printer paper. Nothing fancy! Just make sure you child's face is recognizable.  
 
The children will be singing, "You Can Fly," the song they learned at the Kids Meeting.  If you were not at the Kids Meeting or you want to practice more, the song has been posted on the Harbor View website.  Please go to www.harborviewpfo.com, Activities, School Play to find a video from the Kids Meeting.  There is nothing else needed for the auditions.
 
If your child would like to stay after the Group Audition to do an individual audition, please have them notify us when they first come to the MPR.  They should be prepared to do a 16-32 bar cut (or 30 seconds) of a song. Have them bring sheet music, a CD or iPhone/iPad with a track that has no vocals or nothing at all, which ever they prefer.  The director, musical director and choreographer will be present for the post-group auditions.  
 
NOTE:  There will be no Play Practice on Monday, November 10.  The information in the packet states that there will be practice that day from 3:05 to 5:30.  Because Monday November 10 is a half day, practice has been cancelled and will start on Thursday, November 13.  
 
We hope you will encourage your children to participate in the play.  It is an outlet like no other.  Whether they go on to become an academy award winning actor, a inspirational teacher or part of corporate America, the ability to speak in front of a group of people will benefit them for life!  And just think, it all started in the Harbor View Elementary Play!!  
 
We look forward to another amazing experience!
 
The School Play Committee

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:11/2/14
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


HV Highlights 11.3.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:11/2/14
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


HV Highlights 10.27.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/26/14
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Special Guest Speaker - Brent Poppen

Hello everyone!

 

On Thursday, we will be fortunate enough to have Brent Poppen come to Harbor View to share his inspirational story with our students and our community. I wanted to invite any interested community members to attend any one of three assemblies tomorrow! Here is a little bit about Brent:

 

Brent Poppen is an author, substitute teacher, counselor and an international motivational speaker. A sports accident at age sixteen caused a spinal-cord injury that left him paralyzed for life. Brent became a quadriplegic, losing complete use of his legs with some paralysis in his upper extremities. This was an ending in many ways, but also a beginning to journeys he never dreamed! His spinal-cord injury did not paralyze his athletic dreams, because he has become one of the top disabled athletes in the world. Brent competed in two consecutive Paralympics, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, in wheelchair rugby and tennis. He earned a Bronze Medal in wheelchair rugby and has received numerous Gold Medals and world titles in both sports.

 

Brent is also an avid water skier, teaching other disabled persons either at his home lake, or through his water ski programs with Children’s Hospital in Fresno, California.

 

Poppen earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from Chapman College in Southern California. He is a rehabilitation counselor at Children’s Hospital in Fresno California. Poppen has served on staff at the Boys School (a youth correctional facility) in Paso Robles, California.

 

You can find more at his website:  www.hugsbybrent.com.  It also includes a video on his life that you can view prior to Thursday's assembly.

 

Finally, Brent was fortunate enough to send us some copies of his books.  Teachers have been reading excerpts to the students in anticipation of his visit!

 

Here is the schedule for the assemblies in the MPR:

 

9:15 - 10:00 - Pre-K, Kinder

11:00 - 12:00 - First, Second, and Third

1:30 - 2:30 - Fourth, Fifth and Sixth

 

Brent will also be out at all recesses allowing students the opportunity to try out his rugby wheelchair!  He is also staying on Friday to cheer on our students at the Jog-A-Thon!

 

This will be an amazing message for our community that ties in so well with Red Ribbon Week!  Brent will make his books available for purchase (and after Thursday's assemblies, people are going to want them!!)


Thanks so much and I hope to see many of you tomorrow!!

Dr. Schmidt

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/22/14
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Harbor View Highlights, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, Summer Reading Books, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


N-MUSD Presents Common Core Math Workshop for Parents At Various School Sites

Newport-Mesa Unified School District will be hosting parent/guardian workshops focusing on the transition to Common Core Math, including the standards for Mathematical Practices, examples of Common Core strategies, the SWUN math model, and online resources.  These are district meetings and you are encouraged to attend any one of the meetings that meets your schedule.  The purpose of these meetings is to share with you the new math program, SWUN and how it aligns to Common Core.

 

Please view the attached flyer for meeting dates and locations!

 

Click here to view the Common Core district website.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/21/14
Audience: Parents and Homepage


October School News Magazine Now Available!

Check out the latest school news magazine about NMUSD schools.  This months issue features all NMUSD principals and where they attended college. Check it out today and see what's happening in your schools and city.  

 

Click on the attached file to view the magazine.  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/20/14
Audience: Homepage


Information for Parents - Trick or Treat Tips From Newport Beach and Costa Mesa

Annually, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and the Police Chief's for the cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach send out a collective letter informing parents and students about trick or treating safety tips and curfew guidelines for both cities.  Please review the attached letters.  

 

As a safe alternative, the Orange County Marketplace is hosting a Monster Mash with free admission for kids 12 and under when you bring in the attached flyer!

 

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/20/14
Audience: Parents and Homepage


HV Highlights 10.20.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/19/14
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October is National Bullying Prevention Month - Resources and Information

This month, groups across the country committed to stop bullying will release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at bringing awareness to this important issue facing our youth.  

NMUSD has embraced the PBIS - creating a positive school climate where our students feel safe and supported. 

 

Additionally, Adams and Lincoln Elementary have volunteered to pilot the Olweus Bullying Prevention and Intervention Program.   To date, each school site has formed a bullying prevention committee that consists of: a teacher from each grade level, school psychologist, special education representative, principal, and custodian that have participated in the 2 day Olweus Bullying Prevention Program training. 

 

Overall, the training focuses on changing the climate and social norms so that bullying is not “cool” and to assure that no child is marginalized or excluded. 


Adams and Lincoln Elementary will be participating in a Bullying Prevention Kick-Off Events this month. 
Adam’s event is Friday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m.
Lincoln’s event is Tuesday, October 21 at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

 
Additional resources for bullying prevention and intervention may be found by following the link provided:

http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/bullying_prevention_resources.page

 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/14/14
Audience: Homepage


October is Cyber Smart/Safety Month - Resources and Information

Cyber Safe Month focuses on educating students and school community members on the importance of being safe online and being a responsible digital citizen. The District uses Common Sense Media as our resource. Each week, teachers are asked to incorporate some of the lessons into their day so that students can learn and share about Internet safety, privacy and security, cyberbullying, copyright and creative credit and how their digital footprint impacts our world. 


Please see the attached website for resources and information being shared with students.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/14/14
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights 10.13.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/13/14
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School Play Auditions!

We're off to Neverland; if you just believe!!!


4th, 5th, and 6th graders our school play is upon us!


This year we are flying off to Never Land in the play "Peter Pan"


First meeting: Parent meeting, October 16th either at 8:45am or 6:30pm in Art Masters


Second meeting: Kids Prep., October 27th 3;15-4:00pm


Auditions start: November 6th at 3:15pm

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/13/14
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PIE Festival - 10/17/14

Partners in Excellence campaign would like to Thank You!


Dust off your cowboy boots and hat for our first annual PIE Festival!


Western dress for families and kids! Country Music, games and more...


Parents, families, kids welcome! This Friday October 17th! Schedule as follows:
Pre-school and kinder- 1:30-1:50
First and Second - 1:55-2:15
Third and Fourth - 2:20-2:40
Fifth and Sixth - 2:45-3:05


Turn in your Green donation cards or go on line at: www.harborviewpfo.com
for a chance to throw a pie in your principal's face!!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/13/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


State of Schools 2014 Video Now Available

The video from the 2014 State of the Schools inaugural event is now available.  Please visit the following webpage:  web.nmusd.us/stateofschools

 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/13/14
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The Great California Shakeout Earthquake Drill Is October 16 at 10:16 a.m. - All Schools Participate!

The Great California Shakeout is the largest earthquake preparedness activity in U.S. history.  All N-MUSD staff and students are required to participate, including contractors working on site and staff and guests participating in formal meetings and conferences.
 

The drill will occur on October 16 at 10:16 a.m.  For more information and resources, please visit:  http://www.shakeout.org/california/

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/10/14
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We Need Your Help!

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/7/14
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HV Highlights 10.6.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/5/14
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HV Highlights 9.29.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/28/14
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HV Highlights is Out - 9.22.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/21/14
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Register Today for N-MUSD's Inaugural State of Schools Breakfast Event - Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

There is still time to register for N-MUSD's Inaugural State of the Schools event.    

The event will feature Superintendent Fred Navarro as the keynote speaker and include a presentation about the state of schools in Newport-Mesa.  CDMHS is the host of this year's inaugural event.  CDMHS ASB students as well as ASB students from all N-MUSD high schools will serve as ambassadors at the event. CDMHS and Lincoln Elementary students will perform a few music sections for the event.   

Registration to the event is quick and easy! Just go to the website: http://newportmesaschoolsfoundation.com/donate/state-schools-breakfast-rsvp/

 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/17/14
Audience: Homepage


Partners In Excellence (PIE) 2014-15

Dear Harbor View,

If you haven't already donated to the largest Harbor View fundraiser of the year, please don't forget to help take Harbor View To Excellence and make your donation today!
 
The easiest way to contribute: go to www.harborviewpfo.com  An online credit card donation allows you to do a lump sum donation or spread your donation out over the school year.     
 
Or stop by the office and fill out the P.I.E Card and Return forms to the Harbor View office. This will automatically give you a PFO membership and is your ticket to our new P.I.E. Festival celebration on October 17th at Harbor View!
 
If you have any question about your payment, or need assistance making one, please contact Debbie Painter: dpainter01@roadrunner.com

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR SCHOOL!!
 

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/17/14
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After Class Enrichment Classes 2014-15

Good Morning Harbor View Parents!

 

We are very excited to introduce to you our After Class Enrichment (A.C.E.) programs! Your child can participate in multiple classes during the week! Here are some fun activities your child may be interested in; hip hop dance, homework help, tae kwon do, handball, soccer, skateboarding, Zumba, golf, 3D digital arts, cooking, basketball, tennis or chess! All classes are held on campus for your convenience! If your child is enrolled in Active Kids, one of our staff will pick them up from these classes. 

 

To register please go to www.newportbeachca.gov/recreation
or in person at City Hall or click on the link below. Please contact the Newport Beach Recreation and Senior Services at(949) 644-3164 for any questions. We look forward to a great new school year!

 

https://apm.activecommunities.com/cnbreg/Activity_Search?IsAdvanced=True&ddlSortBy=Activity+name&ActivityCategoryID=49&DaysOfWeek=0000000&SearchLevelID=2&maxAge=100&NumberOfItemsPerPage=20&IsSearch=true

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/17/14
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HV Highlights - 9.15.14

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/14/14
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HV Highlights Are Back!

Visit harborview.nmusd.us to see this week's best way to stay informed on what is happening at Harbor View Elementary!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/7/14
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Newport-Mesa Supports Attendance Awareness Month!

This September is Attendance Awareness Month!

 

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

 

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically.  Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year. Research shows:   

 

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. 
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school. 
  • By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores. 

 

Absences can add up quickly.  A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!!

 

Click on the attached flyers for more information and what you can do to help!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/2/14
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Board Approves 2014/15 District Priorities

The N-MUSD Board of Education approved the District's 2014/15 Priorities on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  The priorities can be accessed via the district's website at: www.nmusd.us or via the attachments.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:8/28/14
Audience: Homepage


Notice of Public Hearing - September 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. - Proposed Solar Photovoltaic Project

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

September 9, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Office 
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626
 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Government Code section 4217.10 et seq. that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District  ("District") Board will hold a public hearing at the District Education Center - Roderick H. MacMillian Board Room, 2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, California 92626, at 6:00pm on September 9, 2014, to consider the adoption of Resolution Number 10-09-14 making findings that the cost of the proposed solar photovoltaic project to be installed across numerous school sites within the District, as identified in the Board Agenda, will be offset and will be less than the anticipated marginal cost to the District of electrical or other energy that would have been consumed by the District if such project was not completed. 

 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:8/26/14
Audience: Homepage


School Climate Survey - Please Participate - Closes June 30

School Climate Survey - Closes June 30 - Parents, Families, Staff - Please Participate!
Your feedback is very appreciated as we review the 2013-14 school year and plan for 2014-15.  This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be open until June 30, 2014. If you have children attending more than one school, you may take the survey again to rate the other school(s).
Elementary Schools Survey Link
Middle/High Schools Survey Link

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/12/14
Audience: Homepage


LCAP/LCFF Budget Plan - Notice of Public Hearing/ AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA- June 10, 2014/10 de junio de 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

 Date: June 10, 2014 6:00 p.m./10 de junio de 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Office
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626

 Oficina del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626

At the June 10, 2014 Board Meeting, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing to accept comments from members of the public on Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the year ending June 30, 2015, prior to Final Adoption as required by Education Code section 52062.  The Notice of Public Hearing was posted at a school district elementary school, intermediate school, high school and the District Office.

The proposed LCAP will be available for public inspection at the District’s Education Center from June 2, 2014 through June 24, 2014 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
It is also available online at: https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/lcap


En la junta de la Mesa Directiva del 10 de junio de 2014, la Mesa Directiva de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tendrá una Audiencia Pública para aceptar comentarios del público acerca del Plan de Fondos de Control Local y de Rendimiento de Cuentas (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés) del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa para el ciclo escolar que cierra el 30 de junio de 2015, y antes de su Adopción Final en concordancia con la sección 52062 del Código de Educación. El aviso de la Notificación de Audiencia Pública se ha colocado en cada una de las escuelas primarias, secundarias, preparatorias y en la Oficina del Distrito. 

 La versión propuesta del LCAP estará disponible para la inspección del público en el Centro de Educación del Distrito en horas y días hábiles del 2 al 24 de junio de 2014, 7:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m. 
También está disponible en Internet en: https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/lcap

Dated:  Friday, May 30, 2014/Fechado: viernes, 30 de mayo de 2014

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/1/14
Audience: Homepage


N-MUSD 2015/16 School Year Calendar Survey Results

N-MUSD recently distributed a survey district-wide asking the following BIG QUESTION: Should the District start school earlier for 2015-16?  As a reminder, the traditional 2014-15 school calendar is already approved and was not part of this survey.

NMUSD’s school calendar is developed after receiving feedback from various stakeholder groups through a Calendar Committee representing students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff from various NMUSD departments including assessment, transportation, human resources and nutrition services. In addition to this feedback, the draft calendar is based on California Education Code, recommendations from the Orange County Department of Education and traditional NMUSD practices.

The survey was intended to gather input on options for the 2015/16 school year and beyond.  It  was launched on April 19 and received input through May 9, 2014.  A reported 3,865 district stakeholders participated in the survey.  The District will now evaluate the responses in connection with the negotiations process with the employee unions.   All draft calendars are considered by the District and the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) in the negotiations process and are included in the NMUSD-NMFT Collective Bargaining Agreement for approval by NMFT and the Board of Education.  The impact of a calendar change may also require negotiations with CSEA if it is within the scope of bargaining.

The District would like to sincerely thank individuals for participating in the calendar survey.  The attached survey results will assist N-MUSD with establishing the school calendars for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years.   Based on the initial results, the majority of participants selected Option 1- status quo – don’t make any changes; begin school the day after labor day.

The District hopes to have a negotiated draft calendar to present to the Board of Education for adoption on June 24, 2014.

Laura Boss
Director of District Communications
Public Information Office

Cell: 714-936-0483 Office: 714-424-5070
lboss@nmusd.us  www.nmusd.us
“Become Our Fan” at Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/nmusd1

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/1/14
Audience: Homepage


Eight N-MUSD Elementary Schools Selected As California Distinguished Schools

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announcement

Eight N-MUSD Elementary Schools Selected As California Distinguished Schools

On Tuesday, April 30, 2014, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson named 424 public elementary schools California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement.

N-MUSD is pleased to announce and congratulate the following eight elementary schools for being selected as California Distinguished Schools:
Eastbluff Elementary
Harbor View Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Mariners Elementary
Newport Coast Elementary
Newport Heights Elementary
Roy O. Andersen Elementary
Woodland Elementary

“I am extremely proud of the schools and would like to recognize the administrators, staff, teachers, parents and students for their commitment and hard work in supporting the comprehensive and lengthy application process,” N-MUSD Superintendent Navarro said.  “Their dedication is exemplary.”

The 2014 California Distinguished Schools Program focuses on California’s students’ right to an equitable and rigorous education, and recognizes those schools that have made progress in narrowing the academic achievement gap.

To apply for Distinguished School honors, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria, including accountability measures. Once schools are deemed eligible, the California Department of Education (CDE) invites them to apply to be recognized as a California Distinguished School.  The process consists of a written application, which includes a comprehensive description of two of the school's signature practices, and a county-led site validation review process focused on the implementation of those signature practices.
 

Attachments:
Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/1/14
Audience: Homepage


Now Enrolling for NMUSD's Preschool Neighborhood Peer Program for the 2014-2015 School Year!

Click here to learn more about the Neighborhood Peer Program!

Posted by: Emily Luevanos, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/1/14
Audience: Homepage


BIG QUESTION: Should the District start school earlier for 2015-16?/LA GRAN PREGUNTA:¿El Distrito debería comenzar la escuela más temprano en 2015-16?

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Calendar Survey Link:  http://www.k12insight.com/k/RQsVRTUsUPYsPsPsP

BIG QUESTION: Should the District start school earlier for 2015-16?

We are working on 2015-16 and thereafter. The traditional 2014-15 school calendar is already approved.

Survey for 2015-16
NMUSD is in the process of reviewing and establishing our school calendars for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. We are seeking insight from our community as we develop the calendars. The Calendar Committee has recommended that this survey be performed to determine if the community would be willing to consider alternatives to the NMUSD calendar.

Traditionally, the first day of the school year for NMUSD is the day after Labor Day. An earlier start date would allow for an earlier release time in June and/or an extended break during Thanksgiving. Both of these issues have been raised by stakeholders over the years.

Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa
Encuesta sobre el calendario  Link: http://www.k12insight.com/k/RQsVRTUsUPYsPsPsP

LA GRAN PREGUNTA:¿El Distrito debería comenzar la escuela más temprano en 2015-16?

Estamos trabajando en el período 2015-16 y en adelante. El calendario escolar tradicional de 2014-15 ya está aprobado.

Encuesta para 2015-16
El NMSUD está en proceso de revisar y establecer nuestros calendarios escolares para los años escolares 2015-16 y 2016-17. Estamos buscando ideas de nuestra comunidad a medida que desarrollamos los calendarios. El Comité del Calendario ha recomendado hacer esta encuesta para determinar si la comunidad estaría dispuesta a considerar alternativas para el calendario del NMUSD.

Tradicionalmente, el primer día del año escolar para el NMUSD es el día después del Día del Trabajo. Una fecha anterior permitirá el inicio del receso más temprano en junio o un receso extendido durante Acción de Gracias. Estos dos temas han sido planteados por los interesados durante los últimos años.

Laura Boss
Director of District Communications
Public Information Office
Cell: 714-936-0483 Office: 714-424-5070
lboss@nmusd.us  www.nmusd.us
“Become Our Fan” at Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/nmusd1

 

 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/28/14
Audience: Homepage


From OC Health Care Agency - Measles Outbreak in Orange County - MMR Vaccine Highly Recommended

Measles Outbreak in Orange County
MMR Vaccine Highly Recommended

(Santa Ana) – Orange County has twenty-one confirmed cases of measles in 2014, the most reported by any county in California.  The Health Care Agency expects that the measles outbreak will continue to spread, and reminds the public that the best way to prevent the measles is by getting vaccinated.
 
Five of the 21 cases have been children, none of them immunized. Five have been healthcare workers who became ill after exposure to measles cases. The Health Care Agency will take every precaution to prevent outbreaks in health care facilities, schools and daycare facilities.  Unimmunized children, school and daycare staff, and healthcare workers who are exposed to the measles will be instructed to stay home for up to 21 days after exposure.
 
Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough, and red, watery eyes. Measles spreads very easily by air and by direct contact with an infected person.  People are contagious from approximately four days before the rash appears through four days after the rash appears. Anyone suspecting they have measles should CALL their medical provider BEFORE arriving at the medical office to avoid exposing others to the measles virus.        
 
Two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine are very protective; individuals who have not received two doses of MMR vaccine may be at risk of infection. Vaccination is especially important for children, health care workers, adolescents and adults who have not been adequately vaccinated, and people planning foreign travel. The MMR vaccine is widely available from medical providers throughout Orange County. A list of free and low-cost vaccinations is available on the Health Care Agency website.  
 
Protect Yourself and Family from Measles:
  • Children should receive their first MMR vaccine at 12-15 months of age. The second dose of MMR is given at 4 to 6 years of age before going to school.
  • Vaccinating children, adolescents and adults is the best way to protect infants who are too young to receive the MMR vaccine.
  • Vaccinations are very safe. The benefits far outweigh any risks. Side effects are usually mild, such as soreness where the shot was given.
  • Measles is found in many parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Vaccination before traveling is recommended. Learn more about measles by visiting the Health Care Agency or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.
Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/14/14
Audience: Homepage


April is Autism Awareness Month. On Tuesday We Wear Blue!!

Click here to learn more.

Posted by: Emily Luevanos, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/7/14
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Pilot Cup Entry Forms - Due by May 2nd.

Sign up for the 15th annual Pilot Cup!

Entry fees must be received by no later than Friday, May 2nd.

See the attached flyer for more details!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/3/14
Audience: Parents and Homepage


You're Invited to the District String Workshop - Performance Time At 6p.m.

The District String Workshop will be held Tuesday, April 29 at Ensign Intermediate School.  Performance time is 6:00pm.

Ensign is located at: 2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

This will be a fun evening of string music which will highlight secondary string students playing alongside elementary students.  The District String Workshop promises to be a wonderful evening of music that spotlights the special sense of teamwork that exists between all Newport-Mesa music teachers and students. We hope to see you there!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/3/14
Audience: Parents and Homepage


You're Invited to the District Vocal Festival - April 1st!

The District Vocal Festival will be held on Tuesday, April 1 at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church.  The start time is 6:00 p.m.

Saint Andrew's is located at: 600 Saint Andrews Road, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Students across the district from Elementary, Middle School, and High School will rehearse together that afternoon culminating in a combined performance that evening at 6pm.  Students will be directed by NMUSD music teachers, Tamara Fairbanks, Nick St. Royal, Jon Lindfors, and Val Jamora.  Guest Directors include, Dr. James Melton, Director of Choral Activities and Department Chair at Vanguard University, Chris Gravis, Choral Director of the Orange County Choral Society, and Kaley Eaton and Renee Rulon Cortez from The Pacific Chorale Academy.  This will be a special evening of high quality vocal music that you will not want to miss!

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/26/14
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Harbor View Highlights Is New!

Click on the attached file to see this week's Harbor View Highlights filled with information and upcoming events!

Attachments:
Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:3/24/14
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


N-MUSD's Legal Notice of Trustee Area 1 Provisional Appointment

Notice of Provisional Appointment of Board Member for Trustee Area 1

Date:   Thursday, March 13, 2014

Following a public interview process on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District selected Mrs. Vicki Snell to replace Mr. David Brooks as the representative for Trustee Area 1. 

The Board of Education of the District had previously announced the resignation of Mr. David Brooks from the District's Board of Education, effective March 11, 2014.  This deferred resignation was filed with the County Superintendent of Schools on January 17, 2014.

Mrs. Snell was seated at the March 11, 2014 board meeting and administered the oath of office.  Mrs. Snell’s provisional appointment is effective through December 5, 2014.

Unless a petition calling for a special election pursuant to Education Code 5091 is filed in the office of the County Superintendent within 30 days of the provisional appointment, the appointment of Mrs. Snell shall become an effective appointment.

The provisional appointment shall be effective until the next regularly scheduled Board of Education election, November 4, 2014.  At such election, a permanent representative for Trustee Area 1 will be selected and will be installed for the remainder of  the term through the November 2016 Board election.

 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/13/14
Audience: Homepage


Register Today For N-MUSD's Annual Spirit Run Benefitting N-MUSD Schools! Race Day is March 23!

Your Spirit Run Check List 1,2,3:

1.      Now!
Sign Up today for Race Day - Sunday, March 23rd at Fashion Island. www.nmspiritrun.org.


2.      Thursday, March 20
Shop or Dine at Whole Foods Fashion Island – all day 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Whole Foods is giving back 5% of the day’s proceeds to N-MUSD! Packet Pick Up at Whole Foods from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

3.      Sunday, March 23

Race Day at Fashion Island. www.nmspiritrun.org.

Before and after your race, enjoy a pancake breakfast by Plum's Cafe and other fun food, live music, and exciting activities at Spirit Run’s Youth and Fitness Expo!   

 

Attachments:
Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/6/14
Audience: Homepage


There's Going To Be a Blue Out!

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:3/5/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


BOARD OF EDUCATION APPOINTS VICKI SNELL AS TRUSTEE AREA 1 PROVISIONAL CANDIDATE TO REPLACE RETIRING BOARD MEMBER DAVID BROOKS

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BOARD OF EDUCATION APPOINTS VICKI SNELL AS TRUSTEE AREA 1 PROVISIONAL CANDIDATE TO REPLACE RETIRING BOARD MEMBER DAVID BROOKS

The N-MUSD Board of Education met earlier today to conduct interviews of six candidates: Christopher Blank, Clay Epperson, Erin McCarthy, Michael Schwarzmann, Vicki Snell, and Sheri Turner.  The public meeting included a half hour interview of each candidate followed by discussion and action.

The Board expressed their sincere appreciation to the six candidates for applying and participating in the public interview process.  “Each candidate was exceptional and it was a tough decision,” said Board President Karen Yelsey.  “We hope the candidates will continue to stay involved and share their insights with the Board.”

After the public deliberation, Vicki Snell was selected.  Mrs. Snell will be seated at the March 11, 2014 board meeting and administered the oath of office.  Mrs. Snell’s provisional appointment is effective through December 5, 2014.  She will need to stand for election in November 2014 to serve as the permanent representative of Trustee Area 1 and again in November 2016 to return Trustee Area 1 to its correct Board election cycle.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/4/14
Audience: Homepage


You're Invited to an Informational Meeting on Attending Early College High School!

In case you missed it, due to popular demand, there will be a second informational meeting about Newport- Mesa’s newest high school, Early College High School,  on March 19th at 6:30 pm on the ECHS campus.  ECHS is a small school where students have the opportunity to earn college credit through the dual enrollment program with our partners at OCC and UCI.  Courses taken at ECHS are transferable to the four and two year college system thus saving time and money.   Please view the attached flyer and visit earlycollege.nmusd.us for more information

Attachments:
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/3/14
Audience: Homepage


Notice of Special Board Meeting - Flagship Presentations and Board Candidate Interviews for Trustee Area 1
Special Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
12:30 p.m. Flagship Presentations
3:00 p.m. Board Candidate Interviews for Trustee Area 1

http://nmusd.csbaagendaonline.net/cgi-bin/WebObjects/nmusd-eAgenda.woa/wa/showMeeting
 
Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/3/14
Audience: Homepage


PAJAMA DAY - 3/3/14

In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America, all students are encouraged to come to school in their pajamas!

It will be a great day as we showcase the importance and joy of reading!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:3/2/14
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, Our School, For Parents, For Staff, Enrichment Programs, For Students, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Please Help! N-MUSD PreSchool Survey Input Needed

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD), Early Childhood Education Department continually strives to enhance high quality preschool opportunities in our community.  Currently the N-MUSD Early Childhood Education Department is researching community interest and need for creating additional high quality fee-based preschool programs available to families living inside and outside the N-MUSD  attendance areas.  Survey results will assist to inform decisions regarding programmatic preferences, potential preschool site locations and program service hours.

Attachments:
Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/24/14
Audience: Homepage


You're Invited to an Informational Meeting on Attending Early College High School!

You are invited to attend an informational meeting about the opportunity to attend Newport-Mesa’s newest high school, Early College High School.  ECHS is a small school where students have the opportunity to earn college credit through the dual enrollment program with our partners at OCC and UCI.  Courses taken at ECHS are transferable to the four and two year college system thus saving time and money.  Please see the attached flyer and visit earlycollege.nmusd.us for more information.

The Meeting is February 26 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/13/14
Audience: Homepage


HV Highlights Is New!

Attached is this week's HV Highlights!  You can also go to the website:  http://harborview.nmusd.us to see it as well as a slide show from last week's Tardy Incentive:  Wii Olympics

Attachments:
Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:1/20/14
Audience: Homepage


Women's Self Defense Day

Harbor View Elementary in conjunction with fodada are bringing you a free day of self-defense!  See the attached flier for more information on this big event this Saturday, November 2!

Attachments:
Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/28/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Canned Food Drive

Please join us in providing canned foods to the Second HArvest Food Bank...a local charity who provides food to those in need.  Cans can be dropped off in the front entry way by the MPR.

In addition, we are in a friendly competition with local area schools AND we get to create a canned food castle!  See the attached flier for more information!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/21/13
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, For Parents, Fine Arts, Our School, For Students, For Staff, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Red Ribbon Week at Harbor View

Show your Harbor View spirit any your support for healthy living, good choices, and kindness to others during Red Ribbon Week dress up days!

Monday, Oct. 21 - "Sock It To Drugs!" - Crazy Sock Day!

Tuesday, Oct. 22 - "Team Up to Be Kind to Yourself and Others!" - Team Jersey Day!

Wednesday, Oct. 23 - "Continue to Make Learning Your Adventure" - College Shirt Day!

Thursday, Oct. 24 - "Don't Get Mixed up With Drugs and Alcohol" - Mismatched Clothes Day!"

Friday, Oct. 25 - "Exercise for Better Health" - Jog-A-Thon!! (Shirts will be provided!)

We will be having daily classroom competitions and a weekly grade level winner competing for extra recess time!  So join us in celebrating Red Ribbon Week!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/20/13
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, For Parents, Fine Arts, Our School, For Students, For Staff, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Jog-A-Thon is Coming - Oct. 25th

We are off to a great start on our Jog-A-Thon fundraiser!  There are 2 very important steps that you need to take to ensure the successful outcome of this fantastic event.

  1. Permission slips - Please be sure to return them by Wednesday, October 9.  These must be turned in to allow your children to run in this race on Oct. 25th
  2. Pledge sheets were sent home with your children on Friday.  Please encourage your children to begin asking family and friends for pledges.  Example: If they run 20 laps, just $1 per lap from 7 family members and/or friends will help the Jog-A-Thon achieve its goal this year!  These are due Oct 24th, the day before Jog-A-Thon.

Thank you for your support and be at Flag Deck this Wed. to learn more about Jog-A-Thon!!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/7/13
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, For Parents, Fine Arts, Our School, For Students, For Staff, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Coffee With the Principal

Come join Mr. Schmidt in the Art Master's Room on Tuesday, October 8 from 9-10 am to hear about all of the happenings at Harbor View.  We will hear about the new math program, SWUN math, and tour classrooms to see it in action!  So come grab a cup of coffee, a bagel, and keep up to date with what's new at Harbor View!  Hope to see you there!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/6/13
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, For Parents, Fine Arts, Our School, For Students, For Staff, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


N-MUSD's 2013/14 K-12 Priorities

Please see the attached link to view the 2013/14 K-12 District Priorities officially approved by the Board of Education on September 24, 2013.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/3/13
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Showing that Harbor View Pride!

Hello all!

We have an incredible opportunity for our HV parents and staff to purchase HV gear for themselves and their loved ones!  We have partnered with Volosport, an organization that allows for online purchases of clothings and accessories with the Harbor View logo either silkscreened or embroidered!  Not only does this company allow you to make purchases online with a credit card, but they will also handle shipping either to your home or to school!  In addition, a portion of every purchase will go directly back to Harbor View Elementary!  In addition, he was able to provide us an additional discount on student shirts, so if you weren't able to order last time, you can do it now!!

However, the deadline to order for this round is OCTOBER 9!  Please click on the following link or go to the Harbor View Website and click on the Spirit Wear logo!

http://www.volosport.com/harbor-view-elementary-spirit-wear.html

For free shipping, choose the "School/Team Delivery" or "Will Call" and Volosport will send it to the school, and we can deliver it to your child's room!

 

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/2/13
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, For Parents, Fine Arts, Our School, For Students, For Staff, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Support the District-wide Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation Today!

OUR MISSION:

The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation is a nonprofit, all volunteer, community-based organization that promotes private support for public education in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. We are dedicated to serving all schools, all students and all teachers in our district by raising funds to enrich school programs, including our annual `Grants to Teachers' program.

We work on a variety of projects to support and enhance the students and teachers in our school district. These include:

  • GRANTS TO TEACHERS PROGRAM  - Upon learning that many teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own monies each year to purchase supplies and materials to initiante creative and innovative programs that stimulate children to learn, the Grants to Teahcers Program was established. The Grants Program is available to all certified staff throughout the entire schoool district and encourages educators who have unique ideas to apply for funding. Over 3,000 students benefit from the Foundation's grants each year that have included - books, computer hardware and software, educational media and other curriculum support.
  • GRANTS TO TEACHERS AWARD DINNER - Annual dinner to honor outstanding teachers and award "Grants to Teachers"
  • SUPPORT TO NON-SPORT CURRICULUM PROGRAMS
  • SUPPORT OF DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation welcomes and needs your financial support. Donations may be made by check or credit card.

To Make Your Donation by Mail:  

Please click on the link below to download a donation form. Print and fill out the form and mail along with your check made out to: NMSF.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwQSHOaLUD9rVEF3dEg4dnB3cVk/edit?usp=sharing

Mailing donation forms along with your checks to:

Newport Mesa Schools Foundation

P.O. Box 1368

Newport Beach, CA, 92663

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/25/13
Audience: Principals and Homepage


Retired CMPD Officer Jess Gilman to Return Immediately as Costa Mesa School Resource Officer (SRO) Through December 2013

The City of Costa Mesa Police Department has advised N-MUSD that retired SRO Jess Gilman will be serving as a reserve officer through Costa Mesa Police Department and serve in the capacity of School Resource Officer splitting his time between CMHS and EHS Monday through Friday, during school hours, until the end of December 2013.  

As a reserve officer, Jess Gilman is paid completely by Costa Mesa Police Department.   The City and District will continue to review long term options for continuing SRO coverage in Costa Mesa schools.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/25/13
Audience: Principals and Homepage


Change For A Change

Hello all!

Tuesday thru Friday of this week we will be collecting change for Crest View Elementary in Colorado that was devastated in the recent flooding.  We are calling it "Change for a Change". 
So please bring your spare change to the school and make a change!
 

Here are links that were sent to me on Crest View Elementary. Please take the 5 minutes to watch these videos to see where our efforts could go.
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cS2JL4hgvg

Boxes will be in classrooms and volunteers will be out at drop-off/pick-up to collect any loose change you are willing to spare to help those less fortunate and help us teach the importance of empathy to our students!

Have a great day!

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/23/13
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, For Parents, Fine Arts, Our School, For Students, For Staff, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Notice of Required Public Hearing - Sufficiency of Instructional Materials 2013-14

THE NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE 60119 AND 60422 – SUFFICIENCY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014.

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2013 AT APPROXIMATELY 7:05 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT EDUCATION CENTER BOARDROOM, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

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EL DISTRITO ESCOLAR UNIFICADO NEWPORT-MESA TENDRÁ UNA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA EN CONCORDANCIA CON EL CÓDIGO DE EDUCACIÓN 60119 Y 60422 – SUFICIENCIA DE MATERIALES DE INSTRUCCIÓN ALINEADOS A LAS NORMAS ACADÉMICAS PARA EL AÑO ESCOLAR 2013-2014.

LA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA SE LLEVARÁ A CABO EN CONJUNCIÓN CON LA JUNTA REGULAR PROGRAMADA PARA EL MARTES, 8 DE OCTUBRE DE 2013, A LAS 7:05 P.M. APROXIMADAMENTE, EN LA SALA DE JUNTAS DE LA MESA DIRECTIVA DEL CENTRO DE EDUCACIÓN DEL DISTRITO, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/16/13
Audience: Parents and Homepage


There's Still Time to Be Part of PIE!

Special thanks to the families who have already contributed to PIE!  They will be entered into a drawing to throw a pie at the principal!  Remember, we are looking for people who can donate their time and expertise as well!  All you need to do to be part of PIE is turn in the card.  We've attached the flier again for your convenience.

Thank you so much for supporting the programs that make Harbor View a top-rated school!

 

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/16/13
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, For Parents, Fine Arts, Our School, For Students, For Staff, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Looking for Quick and Easy Reminders of School Events?

Tired of all calls?  Have an overflowing email inbox?  Then try the one-way text message reminder system being used at Harbor View...Remind 101...no need for a new account...all you need is a phone with the ability to text message.  No one gets your cell phone number and you won't be part of a lengthy text chain...simple to sign up and easy to stay informed!  See attached flier for more information!

 

 

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Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:9/16/13
Audience: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D., Homepage, For Parents, Fine Arts, Our School, For Students, For Staff, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Mobile App for mySchoolBucks.com Now Available

Newport-Mesa Unified School District offers mySchoolBucks, a convenient online service that allows you to securely pay for your student’s meals online using your credit/debit card or electronic check.

You can:

- Set Up Recurring Payments

- Track & Review Meal History

- Create Low Balance Alerts

- Make Payments with the New Mobile App

- And More…

Sign up now! Registering for your FREE account is easy, go to https://www.mySchoolBucks.com.  Create a secure account and never worry again about sending cash or checks with your student(s) to school again!

Click the link below to get the NEW mobile app:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/etc/getmobileapp.do

For questions contact Nutrition Services at: 714-424-5090

 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/3/13
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s 2013 STAR Results

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013

California State School Superintendent Tom Torlakson released the 2013 Standard Testing and Reporting (STAR) results today. Consistent with our colleagues throughout California, N-MUSD’s  test scores slipped slightly amid the constant changes and uncertainty facing our educational system.

In the last eleven years, N-MUSD has consistently shown gains on the STAR. N-MUSD Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro shared, “After more than a decade of growth, N-MUSD maintains a respectable level of achievement. We anticipated the slight dip in scores as our focus has changed during this past year as we prepare to transition to the Common Core State Standards.”

N-MUSD will continue to analyze the results and areas of focus as we move into the curriculum development for the Common Core. The District views this as an opportunity for an academic “audit”.

One of the programs fully piloted this year at Wilson and Pomona Elementary Schools is SWUN Math. The District is pleased to share some highlights from these schools. Wilson Elementary School is the only school in N-MUSD where every grade level increased more than 6 points. Pomona Elementary School’s results show 2nd graders at the 85th percentile and 4th graders at the 89th percentile. The District would also like to highlight that Paularino Elementary School’s 4th graders are at the 90th percentile. These are just a few examples of the trends in growth we anticipate in the coming years as we continue to enhance our K-12 academic infrastructure.

The teachers, staff, administrators and students are to be praised for their hard work and resilience as well as our parents for their continuing support and commitment.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:8/8/13
Audience: Principals and Homepage


100+ Ideas to Keep Kids Busy This Summer
Posted by: Technology Program Published:7/12/13
Audience: Homepage


Apply for your Bus Pass by August 1st to be ready for the 1st Day of School!

The Bus Pass Office will issue new bus passes throughout the summer months. To avoid long lines, you are encouraged to request your passes by mail. Please have your application to our office by August 1st, 2013 for 1st day of school service. New passes will be sent to the school sites to be distributed to your students. Click here for Bus Pass Applications and Information.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/21/13
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


N-MUSD 3rd-6th Grade Students - Summer Music Instruction Program - Sign Up Today!

An exciting opportunity for students in grades 3-6 to learn how to read music and play an instrument. Instruction will be offered in music.  Reading and playing on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, baritone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion and electric bass. Students will work with N-MUSD music teachers in instrumental sections and as a full ensemble each day. Students will be provided the use of clarinets, trumpets, or violins, student method (instrument) books and music theory books. There are a limited amount of other instruments available as well. There will be a culminating concert at the end of the program, Thursday August 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Please see the attached flyers for details.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/7/13
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Wednesday, May 8 is California Teacher Appreciation Day! Thank A Teacher Today!
Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/7/13
Audience: Parents and Homepage


1st Annual Costa Mesa Elementary Zone College Night is Tonight!

N-MUSD elementary school students and parents are invited to attend the 1st annual Costa Mesa Elementary Zone College Night.  The event will be held tonight, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Costa Mesa High School.

5:00 p.m.  Family Tail Gate Party $1 hot dog dinner
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visit over 20 college booths in the CMHS Gym and talk with College recruiters and financial aide representatives

Preparing For College Begins in Elementary School!

 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/24/13
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Flagship Program Data Report Now Available OnLine

To review the information collected over the course of the last five months from the 33 community meetings held, please visit the following link:

https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/flagshipprograms

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/23/13
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Update 4/4/13 -Former CMHS Students Missing in Trabuco Canyon Have Been Found!

Former Costa Mesa High School students Nicholas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18, went missing in Trabuco Canyon on Easter Sunday.  Kyndall's mother Dawn Jack is an employee of N-MUSD and works at Corona del Mar High School.   On April 3 Nick was rescued and taken to Mission Hospital.  Earlier today, April 4, Kyndall was rescued and taken to UCI Medical Center. 

N-MUSD wishes to extend its support to the families and express sincere thanks to the members of the Orange County fire and police agencies as well as members of the community who volunteered their efforts in the search.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/4/13
Audience: Principals and Homepage


2013 ON Learning Awards - Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media's ON for Learning Award is given to the very best in kids' digital media. We are excited to recognize the just over 50 apps, games, and websites that received our highest rating for learning potential.

http://view.commonsensemedia-email.org/?j=fec617737062067b&m=fea013707564077e77&ls=fe5817747264077b7d1c&l=fef51676726c07&s=fe821279726d06797d&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe8f1170776d027973&utm_source=032613_ON_Awards&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly&r=0 

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/26/13
Audience: Homepage


Texting While Parenting, Can't it wait? - New Common Sense Media Article

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/texting-while-parenting-can-it-wait?utm_source=031413_parent&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly

See more articles:

https://harborview.schoolloop.com/commonsense

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/18/13
Audience: Homepage


Support the Spirit Run - Shop at Whole Foods, Fashion Island on Thursday, February 28th -5% Give back Day

On Thursday, February 28th, Whole Foods, Fashion Island will donate 5% of its net profits for the entire day to Newport-Mesa Spirit Run!

Please mark your calendar for Thursday, February 28th to go shopping or dining at Whole Foods, Fashion Island. And if you shop between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. you can also pick up your Spirit Run race number, t-shirt, and chip or register for the Spirit Run. It will be a fun time and a chance to say “Hello” to many of Newport-Mesa’s principals and school board members.

Packet pickup hours are:

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Also 5% Give Back Day!
  • Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Whole Foods, Fashion Island is located at Fashion Island at 415 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660. Whole Foods is open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Back Bay Tavern is open 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day. Phone number is 949-999-8572. Click for Map & Directions

Don't forget to sign up for the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run - Event is Sunday March 3, 2013 - Celebrating Our 30th Year! 

The Newport-Mesa Spirit Run is an award-winning children’s racing event that also hosts an adult 5K, 10K and 15K!   Newport-Mesa Spirit Run is a community event that provides all schools in the Newport- Mesa Unified School District the opportunity to share in the event’s net proceeds.

Join us in spreading the fitness and the fun to every student in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District!  Newport-Mesa Spirit Run provides scholarships for entry fees and bus transportation to the event to underprivileged students in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. 

For more information and registration, please visit: http://nmspiritrun.org/registration/

Join us in spreading the fitness and the fun to every student in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District!

The event is presented by Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, Inc., a California nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/20/13
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Coffee with the Principal - Friday, January 25, 2013, March 22 and May 31st

When:  Friday, January 25, 2013, March 22 and May 31st

Where:  Room 29 (Art Masters Room)

Time:  9:00 am

 

Harbor View Principal Todd Schmidt will be having bi-monthly coffees to hear about the latest and greatest adventures that have been going on at Harbor View.

Posted by: Technology Program Published:1/14/13
Audience: Homepage


A Message From Superintendent Navarro re: School Safety Update

Dear Newport Mesa Families,

You may be aware that today there is a report of a school shooting at a high school in Bakersfield California.   I want to assure you that the safety of our students is our most important priority.  As a district, we continue to evaluate our safety and security measures at all of our campuses.   This has taken front and center of all of our activities in the district.   Our most diligent measure of safety is to continue our focus and vigilance on working together and creating awareness about any potential issues and concerns.   If you have any concerns about your students campus or practices, please contact the principal immediately.      

Estimadas familias del Distrito Escolar Newport Mesa,

Tal vez ya se han enterado el día de hoy del reporte del tiroteo en una preparatoria en Bakersfield California.  Les quiero asegurar que la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes es nuestra más importante prioridad. Como distrito escolar, continuamos evaluando nuestras medidas de seguridad en todos nuestros campos escolares y esto ha tomado un lugar primordial en las actividades de nuestro distrito. Nuestra más diligente medida es continuar nuestro enfoque y vigilancia en nuestro trabajo en equipo para crear conciencia acerca de potenciales asuntos e inquietudes. Si las prácticas o el campo escolar de su estudiante le inquietan, por favor comuníquese con el director de su escuela inmediatamente.      

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/10/13
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Newport Mesa Families, Staff, Students and Community Members Please Join Us and Provide Your Input!

The District is exploring options to create flagship programs for each school zone in N-MUSD.  The goal is to develop two flagship programs per zone…One Academic and One Arts

Please join us at an upcoming meeting or participate in the online survey today! 


Timeline For Community Input Meetings:

Estancia Zone Community Input - November 2012 - Completed

Costa Mesa Zone Community Input - December 2012 and January 2013

Newport Harbor Zone Community Input - January 2013

Corona del Mar Zone Community Input - February 2013

Process and Next Steps:

Once the community input process is completed by March 1, 2013, all information will be shared with the Board of Education, Superintendent and District administration.  A recommendation will be made to the Board in the spring of 2013 and open for additional public input. 

For details about the flagship development input process, schedule, and online survey, please go to: http://web.nmusd.us/flagshipprograms

Contact Information: Jane Garland jgarland@nmusd.us or Laura Boss lboss@nmusd.us

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/5/13
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Parent School Choice Transfers for 2013-2014 School Year Begins January 15, 2013

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.  Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.  The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2013-2014 school year begins January 15, 2013 and closes on March 15, 2013.  Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers

A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order.  Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2013.

 Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa
Peticiones para Cambiarse de Escuela para el Año Escolar 2013-2014

 El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tiene disponible la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela dentro del Distrito para los estudiantes que residen en el Distrito. Dependiendo del cupo, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el distrito podrá solicitar que se cambie a su niño de la escuela de su vecindario. El periodo de inscripciones abiertas para la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela para el año escolar 2013-2014 comenzará el 15 de enero de 2013 y terminará el 15 de marzo de 2013. Sólo se podrán llenar los formularios de petición por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers

Se llevará a cabo una lotería para determinar el rango de prioridad de las peticiones. Se notificará a los padres acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo de 2013.

 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/5/13
Audience: Parents and Homepage


2013 Guide - Essential Apps for Kids and Teens - Common Sense Media Article
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/27/12
Audience: Homepage


Weblink for Video From December 18, 2012 NMUSD Study Session with Chief's of Police Re: School Safety

The N-MUSD held a study session on December 18, 2012 to discuss safety and security concerns and procedures.  Representatives from the City of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments were also in attendance to provide information. 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:12/21/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Resources for Schools, Students and Parents Re: Shooting Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut

Dear Newport-Mesa Community, 

The shooting incident at an elementary school in Connecticut is a senseless and horrific tragedy that will rightfully raise concerns in communities around the world about school safety. We want to reassure you that we understand the levels of anxiety and concern an incident of this type can raise. Whenever children are involved, it is close to our hearts. It’s a frightful situation and one that we hope and pray we never have to deal with in Newport-Mesa. While no level of planning can truly prepare us for this kind of an incident, know that we are forever dedicated towards the safety of our children and staff. We will continue to reflect and shore up our campus visitor practices and protocols.  All school sites have emergency plans in place and they are practiced.  In the event of a Newport-Mesa emergency, we would exercise our capacity to immediately notify all families via our phone all call system, school loop webmail, websites and social media.  Above all, we need to support each other in this time of crisis.  This is a confusing situation that affects us all in different ways.  Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s principal with any questions or concerns.

Additionally, the Orange County Department of Education has posted resources to support schools, parents, and community members.  The resources can be accessed by visiting the following website: 
http://www.ocde.us/Emergency/Pages/Response-to-School-Shootings-in-Connecticut.aspx 

Dr. Frederick Navarro, Superintendent 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:12/18/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


NMUSD Board of Education To Hold School Safety Conversation - Tuesday, December 18, 2012 2:30 p.m. District Education Center Boardroom

Dear Newport-Mesa Community,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2:30 p.m., the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special board meeting to discuss the school safety efforts of the District.  The Board will conduct a roundtable conversation surrounding the District's school safety efforts with additional input from Chief of Police Gazsi from Costa Mesa, Deputy Chief of Police McGill from Newport Beach, and District staff responsible for the various elements of the District's plan to provide a safe environment for students and staff.  

Due to the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut the Board feels it is critical to hold this conversation now.  Unfortunately, we have limited time and availability to get the meeting together due to the holiday next week.  We understand the notice is short but feel it is necessary in light of the current circumstances.

If you can attend, we greatly welcome your participation.  If you cannot, the meeting will be available on the following:

Live viewing:  The Board meetings are broadcast live in the City of Costa Mesa via the local cable channel and replayed in Newport Beach.  Meetings can also be accessed live via AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. 

Recorded:  All N-MUSD Board meetings are available and accessible online at https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/boardagendaswithin 2 to 3 days following the meetings. 

DVD’s:  All N-MUSD Board of Education meetings are taped and available to be checked out at no charge through the Office of the Superintendent.  You may also provide the District with a blank DVD and we will be happy to reproduce your own copy at no charge. 

If you would like additional information about the meeting, please contact the Superintendent's Office at 714-424-5030.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:12/17/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


11:00 – 11:30 – Dress Rehearsal – Pre-K performance (MPR) - Mon. 12/17
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/16/12
Audience: Homepage


All day – K-6 Dress Rehearsal (MPR) - Tues. 12/18
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/16/12
Audience: Homepage


6:00 – 7:30 pm – Preschool Holiday Performance (MPR) - Tues. 12/18
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/16/12
Audience: Homepage


8:45 am – 1:25 pm – Holiday Performances (MPR) - Wed. 12/19

o 9:00 – 10:15 – Grades 4-6
o 10:45 – 12:00 – Grades 1-3
o 12:30 – 1:25 - Kindergarten

Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/16/12
Audience: Homepage


9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Santa’s Wonderland Fieldtrip (Kinder) - Thurs. 12/19
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/16/12
Audience: Homepage


10:40 am – 12:00 pm – Spark of Love Field Trip (Mrs. Wells and Mrs. Carpenter only) - Fri. 12/21
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/16/12
Audience: Homepage


Fri. 12/21 - 1:05 pm - Early Out (Have a Wonderful Holiday Break! See you on January 7, 2013!)
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/16/12
Audience: Homepage


Angel Tree Kick Off - Mon 11/26
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/25/12
Audience: Homepage


PFO Holiday Boutique - Wed. 11/28 - All Day
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/25/12
Audience: Homepage


Jog-a-thon Awards at Flag Deck - Wed. 11/28
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/25/12
Audience: Homepage


Kindergarten Native American Celebration - Fri. 11/30
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/25/12
Audience: Homepage


Veteran's Day Holiday - No School - Mon 11/12
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/11/12
Audience: Homepage


Veteran's Day Program - Tues 11/13 - 9:00 am in the MPR
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/11/12
Audience: Homepage


Boy Scouts (Troop 90) in MPR 6-9 pm - Tues. 11/13
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/11/12
Audience: Homepage


Make-Up Picture Day - Wed. 11/14
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/11/12
Audience: Homepage


PFO Meeting 8:45 - MPR - Wed. 11/14
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/11/12
Audience: Homepage


GATE Site Pac Meeting - 5:30 pm - Wed 11/14
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/11/12
Audience: Homepage


3rd Grade to SCR - Thurs. 11/15 - 8:40 am
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/11/12
Audience: Homepage


CdM Zone Pac - Fri. 11/16
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/11/12
Audience: Homepage


HV Dads Movie Night at the Port - Fri. 11/16, 6-9 pm
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/11/12
Audience: Homepage


New Common Sense Media Article: Children, Teens, and Entertainment Media: The View From The Classroom
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/5/12
Audience: Homepage


HV Dads Movie Night at the Port - Fri. 11/16, 6-9 pm

It’s time for the HV Dads Movie Night…and this time, it is at the (new) Port Theater! Friday, November 16th, 6pm to 9pm

Buy your tickets now, online, and save. $8 each advanced purchase, limited space.  $10 at the door.

http://harborviewdads.com/

Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/2/12
Audience: Homepage


WAHOO’S FISH TACO Restaurant “Crummy Halloween Candy” SWAP for Free WAHOO's Meal

WAHOO’S Fish Taco restaurant promotion is gearing up for November 1-4.  
 
Each child 12 years of age and under who is accompanied by their parent(s) and presents a certificate will receive a free kid’s meal in exchange for a bag of “Crummy Halloween Candy.”   We think this is a great opportunity to promote more healthy choices.

Wahoo’s staff will deliver to the Nutrition Warehouse, packages containing certificates and posters for each elementary school.  Our Nutrition Services staff will deliver the packages to elementary school offices on Thursday morning in order to allow school staff time to distribute to your students.

Thanks for helping and please join us in thanking WAHOO’S for promoting more healthy choices for our kids!

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/29/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Join the Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation Today! Help Fund the Annual Grants to Teachers Program

The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation is a nonprofit, all volunteer, community-based organization that promotes private support for public education in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  The foundation raises money for grants to teachers.  Teachers submit an application requesting money for materials and equipment  that will enhance their program and student learning. Many schools have their own individual foundation.  The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation is the only foundation serving all teachers and students in all 32 schools in the District. 

Apply today!

Web: www.newportmesaschoolsfoundation.org

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/29/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Jog-a-thon Pictures Sought!

Hello parents!

Have some great photos from the 2012 Jog-a-thon that you'd like to share?  Please send any photos to tschmidt@nmusd.us.  We will collect them and share them on our website!

Thanks so much!

Todd Schmidt

Proud Principal - Harbor View Elementary

Posted by: Todd Schmidt, Ed.D. Published:10/27/12
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Cyber Smart Week - Oct 15-26th

http://nmusd.ca.admin.schoolloop.com/cybersmart

Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/21/12
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National Red Ribbon Week - 10/23-10/31
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/21/12
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Pre-K to Tanaka Farms - McRae/Monroy - Wed 10/24 - 9:00 am
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/21/12
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Harbor View 4th Annual Jog A Thon Friday, October 26th
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/21/12
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Harbor View Principal Todd Schmidt Participates in Mini Rescue in the Harbor with Dad's Group

New Harbor View Principal Todd Schmidt takes his first trip with the HV Dads group and he's part of a mini rescue in the harbor!  Great work Dads. 

http://www.coronadelmartoday.com/31738/home/harbor-view-dads-group-on-boat-cruise-save-kayakers-dogs/

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/18/12
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Cyber Smart Week - Oct 15-26th

Please see the link below for Cyber Safety information from Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media

Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/14/12
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Picture Day - Tues. 10/16
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/14/12
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Art Masters Lecture - Wed. 10/17
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/14/12
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Jog-a-thon Flag Deck - Wed. 10/17
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/14/12
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PFO Meeting in MPR - Wed. 10/17 - 8:45 am
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/14/12
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Cyber Safety Parent Meeting - Wed. 10/17 - District Board Room - 6:30 pm

Click here to visit our website dedicated to Cyber Safety for student, staff and family resources. 

The Sanborn Assembly room is located in the Sanborn building at:

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/14/12
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4th Grade Trip to OCMA - Thurs. 10/18 - 9:25 am
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/14/12
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Boy Scout Meeting in MPR - 6:00 pm - Thurs. 10/18
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/14/12
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Technology Alert: 2012 Speak Up Event!

Students, Educators & Parents Speak Up!

Open October 3rd – December 14th, 2012
Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project.  The online survey is open to students, educators and parents; it’s quick and easy to get involved. The survey will be open until December 14th, to take the survey visit: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2012 

Your password is: NMUSD 

Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/9/12
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6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp - Tues. 10/9 - Fri. 10/12
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/7/12
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New Harbor View Principal Has Been Selected

In early August, 2012, Harbor View Principal Charlene Metoyer announced her intent to retire as of August 30, 2012.

The District immediately began the process to recruit principal candidates. The process included a community forum held at the school to gather input from parents and staff about the attributes they would like to see in their next principal. The District held interviews conducted by panels comprised of district, employee, and parent representatives from Harbor View. The District concluded final interviews this week.

The District is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Todd Schmidt as Principal of Harbor View Elementary School. Mr. Schmidt will be officially appointed at the next regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

Mr. Schmidt is a known entity in N-MUSD. He currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Costa Mesa High School, a position he has held since 2010. Mr. Schmidt has served as an educator for the last 15 years. During his tenure, he has taught every grade level from 4th grade to 12th grade. Mr. Schmidt’s experience also spans to other countries. He taught 4th and 5th grade in Taiwan for two years. Todd shared that in each case, "it was my ultimate goal to make the student feel as if he or she were an important contributing member to the classroom community."

Mr. Schmidt’s current Principal, Dr. D’Agostino shared, "Todd is an experienced administrator who always displays strong energy, exceptional honesty, and a clear understanding of the teaching and educational process. It is my opinion that his experiences make him ready to lead his own school as principal."

The District reviewed all input received from the Harbor View community regarding the qualities and attributes they wanted to see in their next principal. We believe Mr. Schmidt is a solid match and will continue to carry forward the successes created by the Harbor View staff, students and community.

Mr. Schmidt’s departure from Costa Mesa High School leaves an opening for an Assistant Principal. The District will immediately begin the process to find a replacement.

Plans for Mr. Schmidt’s transition to Harbor View will be shared within the next week.

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss Published:10/5/12
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Plan Now to Join The Great California Shakeout - Largest Earthquake Drill in U.S. History

All N-MUSD schools and offices will participate on October 18, 2012 at 10:18 a.m. 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/1/12
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Harbor View Elementary - Back to School Night - Thurs. Sept. 13th, 6:00-7:30 pm

Schedule

6:00-6:25 PM                         PFO, Harbor View Dads

                                                Welcome-Teacher Introductions (MPR)

6:25-6:30 PM                          *****Passing Period******

6:30-6:55 PM                          Classroom Presentations 1,2,3 and RSP

6:55-7:00 PM                          *****Passing Period*******

7:00- 7:30 PM                         Classroom Presentations

                                                Kindergarten 4,5,6 and RSP

 

This will be a PARENTS ONLY evening please. 

Remember early dismissal at

1:25 PM  K-6th Grade 

Posted by: Technology Program Published:9/6/12
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Welcome Back to School Harbor View! School Starts Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Posted by: Technology Program Published:8/30/12
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Mary Manos Assumes Helm as Interim Principal of Harbor View Elementary School

Newport Mesa is pleased to welcome Mary Manos, who retired two years ago from Andersen Elementary after 11 1/2 years as principal.  Mary began work this week at Harbor View as interim principal. 

Welcome Mary!

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:8/20/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


NSSL End of Summer Skate Camp August 27-31 - Benefitting ALL N-MUSD Skate Teams!

Volcom Skatepark - To register contact Sean at NSSL 949-502-8800 ext 205 or nsskateboardingleague@gmail.com

See flyer for registration and fee details.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:8/14/12
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Principal of Harbor View Elementary School Announces Retirement - Community Input Requested

Harbor View Principal Charlene Metoyer announced today that she plans to retire effective August 31, 2012.  Ms. Metoyer has served as an educator and administrator for 28 years; 24 years have been as a valued member of N-MUSD.   In a prepared statement to the Harbor View staff, parents, and community, Ms. Metoyer shared the following: 

Dear Harbor View School Community,

It is with a heavy heart that I send this email to our entire Harbor View Family.  As you know, I’ve shared my focus for more than a year with my Dad’s declining health.  After an anxious summer with him, I made the difficult decision to focus on him full time and retire from education.  I always balanced professional and personal goals, and Harbor View has been a great support for me during this time. It is now time for that balance to move from more professional to more personal.

I would like to thank each and every parent for the support you have given me.  Without your kindness and dedication, a principal cannot lead the best professional team to the excellence you have come to expect.  I know you will support your new “Captain of the Crew” and Harbor View will continue to lead the rest!  I will miss you more than you know. 

Please continue to “Learn a lot and ask really good questions.”

Yours,

Ms. Charlene Metoyer 
 

To help ensure a seamless start of the new school year, Mary Manos, retired, former principal at Andersen Elementary School, will be serving as Interim Principal. 

The District is currently seeking input from the Harbor View School community regarding the qualities and attributes they would like to see in the next principal.  To begin the process, the District would like to invite all stakeholders to a community forum to be held in the Harbor View Multi-Purpose Room on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.  Additionally, an online survey is available on the Harbor View website at: http://harborview.nmusd.us/

For information about the principal search process or to provide additional comments, please email Mrs. Susan Astarita, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education at sastarita@nmusd.usor call 714-424-8959. 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:8/7/12
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N-MUSD Board Announces New Superintendent - Dr. Fred Navarro

The N-MUSD Board of Trustees is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Fred Navarro to the position of Superintendent of Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  Dr. Navarro comes to N-MUSD with more than 30 years of experience.  He is currently the Superintendent of Lennox School District in Lennox, California.

Newport-Mesa held an extensive search process and received over 50 applications.  After initial screening and background checks, the Board interviewed 6 candidates.  The finalists were forwarded for interviews by the 26 member Community Interview Committee.  After considerable discussion, the Board selected Dr. Fred Navarro as its top candidate.

Dr. Navarro will be formally approved and introduced at the June 26, 2012 Board Meeting.  His official start date is still being determined.  Dr. Barbot will remain in the district serving as the Interim Superintendent until July 31 and assist with the transition.

Please see the attached press release for more information.   

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/22/12
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Parent Climate Survey 2012 - Your participation is appreciated!!!

 

 

 

Survey Link :

http://research.zarca.com/k/SsVRTUsTTPsPsPsP

Thank you for your interest in our 2012 Parent Climate Survey. Your feedback is important to us as we strive to provide the best environment for the students of N-MUSD.  Please complete this survey by June 22, 2012 If you have questions regarding the content of this survey, please contact feedback@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/14/12
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9:00 – 1st grade Talent Show MPR - Mon 6/11
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1:30 pm - 3rd grade Talent Show - MPR - Mon 6/11
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11:00-11:30 - Preschool Dress Rehearsal (show for K-6) MPR - Tues. 6/12
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Volunteer Breakfast in Library 7:30-8:15 am - Wed 6/13
Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/11/12
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Brad Evans Scholarships at Flag Deck - Wed. 6/13
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PFO Meeting 8:45 - MPR - Wed. 6/13
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1st Grade to Sherman Gardens 8:30-11:30 - Wed. 6/13
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3rd Grade to ENC 9-11 am - Wed. 6/13
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Preschool Spring Show in MPR 6:00-7:30 pm - Wed. 6/13
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Cub/Boy Scouts Flag Ceremony at Flag Deck for Flag Day - Thurs. 6/14
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6th Grade Walk Through the Ancient Worlds MPR all day - 9:00 Coon/12:30 Green - Thurs. 6/14
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5th Grade Whale Watching 9:15-1:00 pm - Thurs. 6/14
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9:00 am - 5th grade Talent Show MPR - Fri. 6/15
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10:20 am - 2nd grade Talent Show MPR - Fri. 6/15
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11 am New Parent Mini Tour - Fri. 6/15
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1:15 pm - 4th grade Talent Show MPR - Fri. 6/15
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2:15 pm - 6th grade Talent Show MPR - Fri. 6/15
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HV Dads Movie Night 7-9 pm - Fri. 6/15
Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/11/12
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Father’s Day - Sun. 6/17
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Staff Appreciation Week!
Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/21/12
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STAR Make-up Testing
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Class Act Interactive - MPR - 1st 9:40-10:10 Kinder 10:35-11:05 - Tues. 5/22
Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/21/12
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School Site Council Mtg. Library 7:15 - Fri. 5/25
Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/21/12
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Early dismissal for students 1:25 pm - Fri. 5/25
Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/21/12
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New Parent Mini Tour 11 am - Mon 5/21
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3rd Grade Recorder Recitals – 9:45-Clark;; 1:30-Shafieha; 2:00-Caskey - Mon 5/21
Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/21/12
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Kindergarten Age Requirement - 2012/13 School Year

 KINDERGARTEN AGE REQUIREMENT
2012/13 School Year
Senate Bill (SB) 1381 (Chapter 705, Statues of 2010) amended California Education Code (Section 46300, 48000, and 48010) to change the required birthday for admission to kindergarten beginning in the 2012–2013 school year.  A child shall be admitted to a kindergarten for the 2012–13 school year if his or her birth date falls on or before November 1, 2007.  Governor Brown has proposed in the 2012-13 budget the kindergarten start date for the 2012-13 school year be moved back to September 1, 2012, but whether or not the September date will be implemented by legislation is uncertain at this time.  The Newport Mesa Unified School District will follow existing law and will enroll students who are five years old on or before November 1, 2012, until such time that the Governor’s proposal is addressed by the Legislature. Should the date be moved from November 1 to September 1 for the 2012-13 school year parents will be notified immediately.  

REQUISITO DE EDAD PARA KINDERGARTEN
Año Escolar 2012/13
El Proyecto de Ley del Senado 1381 (Capítulo 705, estatutos de 2010) enmendó el Código de Educación de California (Sección 46300, 48000 y 48010) para cambiar el requisito de fecha de cumpleaños para admisión al kindergarten a partir del año escolar 2012–2013.  Se admitirá a un niño en el kindergarten para el año escolar 2012–13 si su fecha de nacimiento es antes del o el 1º de noviembre de 2007. El Gobernador Brown ha propuesto en el presupuesto para 2012-13 que la fecha para admisión al kínder a partir del año escolar 2012-13 sea el 1º de septiembre de 2012, pero por el momento no es seguro que la legislación implemente la fecha de septiembre.  El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport Mesa continuará adhiriéndose a la ley en vigor e inscribirá a los estudiantes que cumplan cinco años antes del o el 1º de noviembre de 2012 hasta que la Legislatura trate la propuesta del Gobernador.  Si la fecha cambia del 1º de noviembre al 1º de septiembre para el año escolar 2012-13, se notificará a los padres de inmediato.  

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/30/12
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Today is the Final Day to Complete the Community Input Survey for Superintendent Selection Input!

Community Input Survey
The community input survey will be available online and in hard copy from March 30 through April 30, 2012.  Your input is greatly appreciated! 

The survey consists of the same four questions that are currently being shared at the community input meetings.  8 district-wide community meetings remain and your attendance is welcome at any one of the meetings.  If time doesn't allow for you to attend a meeting, we truly appreciate you taking the time to complete this quick input survey about the characteristics and qualities you would like to see in the next superintendent.

All input is being collected and shared with the Board, the screening committee, the superintendent selection community interview group and, is also available online for all potential superintendent candidates to review to see if they are a match for our district based on the input being provided by our school community. 

The survey is available in English and Spanish online and in hard copy form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Information Office at 714-424-5070 or email lboss@nmusd.us

¡La Encuesta para Aportaciones de la Comunidad para la Búsqueda de Superintendente ya está disponible POR INTERNET!

Encuesta para aportaciones de la comunidad
La encuesta para aportaciones del la comunidad estará disponible por Internet y en copia dura del 30 de marzo al 30 de abril de 2012.  ¡Apreciamos mucho sus aportaciones! 

La encuesta consiste de las mismas cuatro preguntas que hemos estado compartiendo en las juntas de aportaciones con la comunidad.  Quedan 8 juntas para la comunidad por todo el distrito y los invitamos a que asistan a cualquiera de las juntas. Si no tuviera tiempo disponible para asistir a una junta, apreciaríamos que se tomara unos minutos para contestar esta breve encuesta para darnos su opinión acerca de las características y cualidades que le gustaría ver en el nuevo superintendente.

Estamos recopilando y compartiremos todas las aportaciones con la Mesa Directiva, el comité de antecedentes y referencias y los miembros del panel de entrevista de la comunidad para la selección de superintendente. También estarán disponibles por Internet para que todos los candidatos potenciales para superintendente puedan repasarlas con el fin de ver si acoplan con nuestro distrito basándose en las aportaciones que nuestra comunidad escolar nos ha dado.

La encuesta por Internet está disponible en inglés y en español y en copia dura.

Para preguntas, por favor comuníquese con la Oficina de Información Pública al 714-424-5070 o envíe mensaje electrónico a lboss@nmusd.us

Adjuntos:

Survey Link  Enlace de la Encuesta

Superintendent Search Webpage Página Web de Búsqueda de Superintendente

  

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/30/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Recently Posted: Common Sense Media Article
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Reminder! One Community Input Meeting Remains for Superintendent Search Input

Please join us Monday, April 23, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the District Education Center, Boardroom for the final community input meeting.  To date, 13 meetings have been held.  All notes from the previous meetings have been posted on the dedicated webpage at: www.nmusd.us/suptsearch2012

District Education Center is located at::
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/20/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Two Weeks Left to Register for the 5th Annual Costa Mesa Community Run - April 28, 2012

Join us for the fifth annual Community Run to support the Costa Mesa students. Festivities begin Friday evening, April 27, with live music featuring the Dan Kirkorian Band and other family activities and continue Saturday, April 28, with a pancake breakfast, 2K fun run, 5K run and, new this year, a 10K run. This is a USTFA sanctioned event open to both competitive and recreational runners.

First place overall male and female winners in the 5K and 10K races will receive a $250 IKEA gift card. Second-place overall finishers will win an ASICS gift card.

Proceeds benefit the foundations of Tewinkle Middle School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Estancia High School, Costa Mesa High School and Costa Mesa Community.

Register now: Online or download form (PDF).

Course maps: 10K | 5K

Packet pick-up

  • Thursday, April 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. at RoadRunner Sports on the corner of 19th Street and Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. (RoadRunner Sports is offering a 10% discount for runners during packet pick-up hours).

  • Friday, April 27 from 5-8 p.m. at the Community Run Family Expo, Estancia High School, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/16/12
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Sat. 4/21 - School First Credit Union Shredding Day/eWaste Drive - Tustin Location - 10-1 pm
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Please Join Us Tonight, Monday, April 16 For the Superintendent Search Community Input Meetings

The N-MUSD Superintendent search timeline has been crafted to meet the Board’s desire for a process that provides numerous opportunities for input from all.  We will be reaching out to all Newport-Mesa stakeholders throughout the entire search process in a variety of ways in English/Spanish, online, in print, surveys, website, school meetings, and community forums.   

Please join us TONIGHT, Monday, April 16, 2012 for the following community meetings Scheduled at:

 6:30 -7:30 p.m. DAVIS Magnet School
or

7:00-8:00 p.m. Costa Mesa Middle/High School

All Meetings are open to any members of the public.  For more information and additional community input meeting dates and locations, please visit:

www.nmusd.us/suptsearch2012

  

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/16/12
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Track Team – 3:15-4:15 pm - Mon 4/2
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4th Grade Walk Through California - 9:00 am Pryde / 12:00 pm Botta - Tues. 4/3
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Charlie Brown Rehearsals 3:15-5:30 MPR - Tues. 4/3
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CdM Yogurt Truck - Wed. 4/4
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Track Team – 1:30-2:30 pm - Wed. 4/4
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Charlie Brown Rehearsals 3:15-5:30 MPR - Thurs. 4/5
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Team Kids Carnival 12:00 noon - Fri. 4/6
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Sign up now for the 13th Annual Pilot Cup. The event will be Tuesday 5/29/12 - Sunday 6/03/12. Entry fee is $10!

The 13th Annual Pilot cup will be Tuesday, May 29th through Sunday, June 3rd.  It is open to all schools in the Newport Mesa area.  The entry fee is $10 and must be received by Monday, May 7th.   

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/22/12
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Apply by March 26, 2012 -Board of Education Seeks Interested Community Members to Serve on Superintendent Selection Community Interview Group

Invitation from Board of Education to Serve on the 2012 Superintendent Selection Community Interview Group

 DEADLINE TO APPLY MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012 4:30 p.m.

 Appointments will be made at the March 27, 2012 Board meeting

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is in the process of selecting a new superintendent.  In an effort to seek broad-based input, the Board is establishing a Superintendent Selection Community Interview Group consisting of 31 representatives.  The Board is requesting members of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District community to represent two participant groups on the interview group.

 

The first group is Parent Representatives:  The Board will appoint 8 representatives from the following areas: 1 elementary and 1 secondary representative from each of the four high schools zones. 

 Any parent who currently has a student/s enrolled in one of the schools of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is encouraged to apply.  Your name will be placed into a hat by zone and grade level and appointments will be made after a drawing by lot at the March 27, 2012 Board meeting.

 

The second group is Community-At-Large (not currently a parent of a pre-k-12 student attending a Newport-Mesa school):  The Board will appoint 2 representatives from the following areas: 1 community member from the City of Newport Beach and 1 community member from the City of Costa Mesa. 

Any community member who currently resides within the cities of Newport Beach or Costa Mesa and does not currently have a student enrolled in one of the schools of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is encouraged to apply.  Your name will be placed into a hat by city area and appointments will be made after a drawing by lot at the March 27, 2012 Board meeting.    

The tasks of the Superintendent Selection Community Interview Group will be to participate in interviewing the top finalist candidates selected by the Board of Education and optional participation in the community input process. 

Your input as a member of the interview group is extremely valuable to the Board’s process.  Members of the interview group MUST be available for the following two meetings.  Please review these dates and your schedule before applying to serve.  

  • Organizational meeting with Search Consultant, Dr. Robert Barbot - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 6:30 p.m.
  • Superintendent Candidate Interviews –Friday, June 8, 2012, all day.

 The Board has established the following community input meeting dates and welcomes members of the Superintendent Selection Community Interview Group to attend as many as possible to receive first hand input from the community about the desired characteristics and criteria for the next superintendent.  Attendance at the meetings below is completely optional. 

March 20-April 23, 2012

Stakeholder input meetings per zone - in coordination with already scheduled PTA meetings.  Four high schools, Four elementary schools, DELAC, and one district-wide meeting.  10 meetings in total; 6 evenings and 4 mornings.

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30-8:30 p.m. EHS PTA meeting

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 -8:00 p.m. Rea PTA meeting

Wednesday, April 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CdMHS PTA meeting

Wednesday, April 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mariners PTA meeting

Monday, April 16, 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Davis PTA meeting

Monday, April 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CMHS PTA meeting

Wednesday, April 18, 10:00-11:00 a.m. NHHS PTA meeting

Thursday, April 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Newport Coast PTA meeting

Thursday, April 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m. DELAC (District English Learners) meeting –Lindbergh Site

Monday, April 23, 9:00-10:00 a.m. District-wide meeting –Ed Center Board Room

Please complete the attached application and deliver to the Superintendent's office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012

 

  

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/15/12
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Commense Sense Media Articles
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Charlie Brown – Auditions 3:05 MPR - Tues. 2/14
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Running Club – 1:30-2:30 pm - Wed. 2/15
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Charlie Brown – Auditions 3:05 MPR - Thurs. 2/16
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5th Grade Walk Through American Revolution - Tues 2/14

Terranova - 9:15-11:45 am

Gardner - 12:15 - 2:45 pm

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2nd Grade to Wild Wetlands - Wed. 2/15
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New Parent Tour - Wed. 2/15
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Early Out 1:25 pm – Fri. 2/17
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Patriotic Assembly - Fri. 2/17 at 9:00 am
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Happy Valentine's Day! - Tues 2/14
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Register NOW for N-MUSD Spirit Run - March 4, 2012 - Fashion Island

Now is the time to register for the 2012 Newport-Mesa Spirit Run taking place on Sunday, March 4th at Fashion Island.  The event benefits all Newport-Mesa participating schools!  

Newport Mesa students , families, and friends – REGISTER NOW to run or walk a Spirit Run race.  Download a paper entry form or register on line at www.nmspiritrun.org.

Running and walking isn't the only way to support and enjoy Spirit Run.  When you register, or by visiting www.nmspiritrun.org , please donate to provide a Spirit Run entry for an underprivileged N-MUSD student.  You may also volunteer or perform at the event.  For more information about these opportunities email info@nmspiritrun.org .

Remember, while you are supporting Spirit Run, you’ll be helping all participiating Newport Mesa schools.   

And, before and after your race, enjoy breakfast from Plum's Cafe, live music, massage, shopping, and more at the event's Youth and Fitness Expo!  

For more event information visit www.nmspiritrun.org .

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/10/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Common Sense Media Articles for Parents - Under Community Section on HV site

Please click on the link below

Common Sense Media Articles

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/3/12
Audience: Homepage


Parents - Tuition Based PreSchool Registration Begins Monday, January 9 for Harbor View and Davis

2012-2013 Preschool Registration will begin on Monday, January 9, 2012  for our Tuition Preschool Programs at Harbor View and Davis.

For information about registering your child, please call (949) 515-6622 or click on the following links:

Davis Preschool 
http://web.nmusd.us/davismagnetpreschool

Harbor View Preschool
http://web.nmusd.us/harborviewpreschool

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:1/29/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Back to School - Monday January 2, 2012 - Happy New Year!!
Posted by: Technology Program Published:1/1/12
Audience: Homepage


Holiday Program Dress Rehearsal – Program for Kids - Mon 12/12

MPR 10:30-12:00   1, 2, 3, K  and  1:20-3:00   4, 5, 6, chorus

Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/12/11
Audience: Homepage


PFO Angel Tree campaign Ends - Tues. 12/13
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/12/11
Audience: Homepage


11:30 PreK Holiday Show Dress Rehearsal for K-6 MPR - Tues. 12/13
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/12/11
Audience: Homepage


GATE Parent Meeting 2 pm, Room 7 - Wed. 12/14
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/12/11
Audience: Homepage


6:00-7:30 pm Preschool Holiday Program - Wed. 12/14
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/12/11
Audience: Homepage


9-11:30 Holiday Program for Parents 8:45 4, 5, 6,chorus; 10:30 K-3 - Thurs. 12/15
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/12/11
Audience: Homepage


Early Dismissal 1:25 - Fri. 12/16 - Winter Break
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/12/11
Audience: Homepage


Gingerbread House Family Night - 6-8 pm in the MPR - Tues. 12/6
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/4/11
Audience: Homepage


Innisbrook Game Truck Upper Playground - Wed. 12/7
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/4/11
Audience: Homepage


CdM Yogurt Truck Lower Playground - Wed. 12/7
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/4/11
Audience: Homepage


PFO Meeting 8:45 in the MPR Thurs. 12/8
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/4/11
Audience: Homepage


1st grade to Nutcracker 10:45-1pm (Irvine Barclay) - Thurs. 12/8
Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/4/11
Audience: Homepage


PFO Angel Campaign Begins - Mon 11/28
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/27/11
Audience: Homepage


Secure the School Drill - Tues. 11/29 - 11:00 am
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/27/11
Audience: Homepage


PFO Holiday Boutique (park on playground) - Wed. 11/30
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/27/11
Audience: Homepage


Thanksgiving Basket PFO Drive Ends - Mon. 11/21
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/20/11
Audience: Homepage


Early Dismissal - 1:25 pm - Tues. 11/22
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/20/11
Audience: Homepage


Thankgiving Recess - Wed. 11/23 - Fri. 11/25 - NO SCHOOL
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/20/11
Audience: Homepage


Orchesis Juniors Dance Camp 12/3/11 - 1:30-4:30 pm - CdMHS Dance Room
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Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/17/11
Audience: Homepage


N-MUSD Offering No Cost Flu and Pertussis (T-Dap) Clinic Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Clinic will be held at Rea Elementary School from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Bus transportation available.  See attached schedule for clinic details and transportation.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:11/15/11
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Conference Week - M, T, Th, F - Early Out - 1:25 pm
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/13/11
Audience: Homepage


Conference Day - Wed. 11/16 - No school for students
Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/13/11
Audience: Homepage


Parents/Students and Staff - Important Technology Survey to Help Improve Your Child's Education...Speak Up Today!

Dear Parents:

Please take a few minutes and take the Speakup 2011 Survey!  This survey is about your child's education and your ideas about how your school is using technology to improve your child's education. We are also interested in how you and your child use technology for learning and communicating at home.

Your opinions matter! Since 2003, the Speak Up responses from over 2.2 million teachers, students, and parents have been shared with local, state, and national leaders. The Speak Up data is used regularly as input by policymakers who are developing new programs, funding and policies for education.

The survey consists of a series of multiple choice questions plus an open-ended type question at the end where you can write in your response. The survey should only take you about 20 minutes to complete. After the open-ended question, there are 6 demographic questions. These questions are optional and are used only by us to give context to our national data findings.

All of your answers are 100% confidential. That is why we have not asked you to give us your name anywhere on this survey. There is no way for anyone to know your specific answers. We encourage you to talk with your children and their teachers about your ideas for using technology effectively for learning.

We know that technology means different things to different people. For this survey, “technology” means all kinds of electronic devices such as computers, interactive white boards, cell phones and MP3 players, as well as Internet applications and software. If there are any items that you do not understand or are not familiar with, please feel free to skip to the next question.

By being part of Speak Up 2011, you are sharing your ideas to improve education. Please feel free to encourage your friends and fellow parents to participate in Speak Up 2011.

Sincerely,
Your Speak Up Team @ Project Tomorrow

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:11/2/11
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Cyber Safety Weeks - 10/24 - 11/4

Daily Topics for Grades K-5  

  • October 24: Safety & Security:Unit 1 Safety
  • October 25: Safety & Security: Unit 2 Security
  • October 26: Digital Citizenship: Unit 1 Digital Life
  • October 27: Digital Citizenship: Unit 2 Privacy and Digital Footprints
  • October 28: Digital Citizenship: Unit 3 Connected Culture
  • October 31: Digital Citizenship: Unit 4 Respecting Creative Work
  • November 2: Research & Information Literacy: Unit 1 Searching 
  •  November 3: Research & Information Literacy: Unit 2 Research & Evaluation
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/25/11
Audience: Homepage


October 25 CDM HomeTour - Tickets - Help support CdM High School and Middle School's Only PTA Fundraiser

You are cordially invited to the 38th Annual Corona del Mar High School and Middle School PTA 

Home Tour

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10:00am-4:00pm

 Help support CdM High School and Middle School’s Only PTA Fundraiser

 Tour several beautiful homes ...........PLUS

Morning light breakfast reception at Café Beau Soleil & Daily Grill (8am-10am)

Enjoy luncheon by Pascal of Cafe Jardin at Sherman Library & Gardens (11am – 2pm)

Fabulous Afternoon Reception at Bliss Home & Design (3:30 – 5:30pm)

New this year: Fabulous Boutique

 For more information or to order online, visit

 WWW.CDMHOMETOUR.COM

Corona del Mar PTA Home Tour cannot be responsible for lost or stolen tickets- NO REFUNDS

Keep this portion for your 2011 tax records. $55 of each ticket is tax deductible.  Corona del Mar High School PTA Federal Tax ID # 95-6207202

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/19/11
Audience: Parents and Homepage


October 20 at 10:20 a.m. - Be Ready for the Great California Shakeout! Statewide Earthquake Preparedness Exercise

On Thursday, October 20th at 10:20 a.m. millions of people will participate in the 2011 Great California ShakeOut!

In 2010, more than 7.9 million Californians practiced Drop, Cover, and Hold On to practice how they will protect themselves during earthquakes, and increased their overall preparedness. Join us in 2011!

All Newport-Mesa school sites, offices and staff will participate in the statewide drill and practice a simulated earthquake preparedness exercise. 

The great shakeout website has great resources for families.  Get prepared today.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/19/11
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Reminder - It's Here... N-MUSD’s District-wide Cyber Smart Presentation, Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Is Your Family Cyber Smart? Please Join Us For N-MUSD’s District-wide Cyber Smart Presentation

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
N-MUSD Education Center - Boardroom
2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa.

Spanish translation will be available.
Contacts: lboss@nmusd.us or jmishne@nmusd.us

N-MUSD Cyber Smart Weeks October 24-November 4, 2011 - Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom K-12 Student Curriculum and Parent Resources provided by Common Sense Media are available at: http://web.nmusd.us/cybersmart    

   

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/18/11
Audience: Parents and Homepage


4th Grade to Lazy W Ranch 8:00 am-3:00 pm - Tues. 10/18
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/16/11
Audience: Homepage


Book Fair/Jog-a-Thon at Flag Deck - Wed. 10/19
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/16/11
Audience: Homepage


8:45 PFO meeting (Room 16) - Wed. 10/19
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/16/11
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Music Mobile – 3rd Grade (Music room) - Wed. 10/19
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/16/11
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Red Ribbon Posters due Wed. 10/19
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/16/11
Audience: Homepage


Great Shake Out Disaster Drill at 10:20 am - Thurs. 10/20
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/16/11
Audience: Homepage


JOG-A-THON Upper Playground 8:20-12 noon - Fri. 10/21
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/16/11
Audience: Homepage


Red Ribbon Essays Due Fri.10/21
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/16/11
Audience: Homepage


Halloween Safety Tips from Cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

Parents and students, please review the attached Halloween safety tips and curfew information from the cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach.   

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:10/13/11
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Happy October

     October is an exciting month for everyone in kindergarten.  We have the Jog-A-Thon on the 21st , along with the" Book Fari" and we finish with our annual Halloween Parade and party on Monday the 31st.  Be sure to mark your calendars for all of these special events. (Note to Late Owl Families, the 31st will be an Early Bird Day (8:20 to 1:25).  Happy Halloween! 

Special Note for November 1st, this is a no school day for all students.

Posted by: Edie Archibald Published:10/12/11
Audience: Homepage


6th Grade Leaves for Outdoor Science Camp - Tues. 10/11
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/9/11
Audience: Homepage


Book Fair/Jog-a-Thon at Flag Deck - Wed. 10/12
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/9/11
Audience: Homepage


Lead Room Parent Mtg. 8:30 - Wed. 10/12
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/9/11
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6th Grade returns from Outdoor Science Camp - Fri. 10/14 around 11 am
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/9/11
Audience: Homepage


Book Fair/Jog-a-Thon at Flag Deck - Wed. 10/5
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/2/11
Audience: Homepage


Gift Wrap Sale Ends - Wed. 10/5
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/2/11
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School Picture Day - Thurs. 10/6
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/2/11
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Student Council Election Speeches after Flag Deck - MPR - Fri. 10/7
Posted by: Technology Program Published:10/2/11
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Notice of Public Hearing - Sufficiency of Instructional Materials

Each school year, the District’s Governing Board must ensure that they have fully complied with the requirements of Education Code Sections 60119 and 60422(b), which establishes steps and procedures to ensure that availability of textbooks and instructional materials for each pupil in the District that are consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum framework.

Sections 60119 and 60422(b) of the California Education Code require that the Governing Board shall hold a public hearing on the sufficiency of textbooks or instructional materials for each pupil in the District that are consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum framework, through a resolution, before the end of the eighth week from the first day pupils attend school for that year.  A public hearing is scheduled at the October 11, 2011 Board of Education meeting at 7:00 p.m. District Education Center. 


 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/26/11
Audience: Homepage


PFO Membership Drive Ends - Fri. 9/30
Posted by: Technology Program Published:9/25/11
Audience: Homepage


Rosh Hashanah - Thurs. 9/29
Posted by: Technology Program Published:9/25/11
Audience: Homepage


Music and Computer Lab Classes begin this week
Posted by: Technology Program Published:9/11/11
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PFO Membership Drive Begins - Tues. 9/13
Posted by: Technology Program Published:9/11/11
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Art Masters Lectures: O’Keefe - Wed. 9/14
Posted by: Technology Program Published:9/11/11
Audience: Homepage


PFO Meeting 8:45 MPR - Thurs. 9/15
Posted by: Technology Program Published:9/11/11
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Constitution Day – Flag Deck - Fri. 9/16
Posted by: Technology Program Published:9/11/11
Audience: Homepage


Notice of Public Hearing - Compliance with Instructional Materials Education Code 60119

NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

THE NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE 60119 AND 60422 – SUFFICIENCY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2011-2012.

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011 AT APPROXIMATELY 7:05 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT EDUCATION CENTER BOARDROOM, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
LAURA BOSS
DIRECTOR, DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS
714-424-5070
lboss@nmusd.us

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:9/1/11
Audience: Principals and Homepage


4th Grade to Mission San Juan Capistrano 8:30-12:30 pm - Mon 6/20

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/20/11
Audience: Homepage


12:00-1:30 pm Preschool (Rm 3) Father’s Day Celebration - Mon. 6/20

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/20/11
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2nd grade field trip to Kellogg House 8:30-2:00 pm - Tues. 6/21

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/20/11
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Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 10:30-12:30 - Tues. 6/21

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/20/11
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Field Day - Primary 8:30-10:00; Upper 11:00-12:30 - BBQ Lunch - Wed. 6/22

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/20/11
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6th Grade Luau - MPR 12:30-2:00 pm - Wed. 6/22

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/20/11
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Awards Ceremony 8:45 – 10:00 am - Thurs. 6/23

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/20/11
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Kindergarten Closing Ceremony 10:30-12:00 pm - Thurs. 6/23

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/20/11
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TALENT SHOW – MPR – 1:15-3:05 pm - Thurs. 6/23

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/20/11
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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Fri. 6/24 - Early Out - 12:25 pm

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/20/11
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6th Grade Promotion 11:00 -12:00 pm - MPR - Fri. 6/24

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/20/11
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NMUSD Parent Climate Survey

Harbor View parents please take a moment to complete this survey. Click on the link below:

http://research.zarca.com/survey.aspx?k=SsVRTUsSUXsPsPsP&lang=0&data=

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/10/11
Audience: Homepage


No Shots = No School! - for ALL 7th-12th grade students- Effective July 1, 2011

 PERTUSSIS BOOSTER NOW REQUIRED FOR 7TH-12TH GRADE

NEW RULE SHOTS BEFORE SCHOOL - effective July 1, 2011

Whooping Cough Immunization Requirement for All Students

Assembly Bill 354

Updated, June 6, 2011

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District would like to notify you of a new immunization requirement for students entering the 7th through 12th grade in the 2011-12 school year.  Students entering these grade levels are now required to receive a booster shot against pertussis (also know as Tdap).  Assembly Bill 354, now chaptered into California law, requires students to be immunized against pertussis.

Pertussis is widespread.  If your child is 7 years or older and has not received the ‘Tdap’ pertussis booster shot, please contact your doctor or health department. Getting a booster shot now will protect your child against the ongoing threat of pertussis and meet a new school requirement.

For the 2011-12 school year only, all students entering 7th through 12th gradeswill need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.  This requirement:

  • Begins July 1, 2011
  • Can be met by receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 7th birthday.

Beginning July 1, 2012, and beyond, all students entering 7th gradewill need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.

If your child has already received a Tdap booster, please bring proof to the health office.  If your child has not received a booster shot, please obtain it as soon as possible.  Proof must be submitted before the start of the school year or the student will not be allowed to attend.

Don’t wait for the beginning of the school year rush!  Please bring your immunization documents to the school health office now

Immunizations may be obtained from your health care provider or from the following locations:

Orange County Health Care Agency– 1725 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA.  Phone (800) 914-4887, or (800) 564-8448.

N-MUSD HOPE Clinic– Located at the BESST Center, 2045 Meyer Pl., Costa Mesa, CA.  Immunizations given on Mon – Fri. Call for appointment (949) 515-6725. Eligibility for the Vaccines for Children Program will apply.

A personal beliefs and medical exemption form specifically for Tdap is available.  If you have any additional questions, please contact your school administrator or school nurse.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:6/6/11
Audience: Parents and Homepage


5th Grade Safety Academy 8:30-9:30 am - Room 7 - Gardner/Terranova - Mon. 6/6

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/5/11
Audience: Homepage


Messenger Talent Show Rehearsals MPR - 1st @ 10:30-12:00 pm & 2nd @ 1:00-2:15 pm - Mon. 6/6

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/5/11
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Class Act Youth Concert 9:45 am - Bus leaves HV at 8:45 am - Tues. 6/7

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/5/11
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Preschool Tour 9 am - Tues. 6/7

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/5/11
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5th Grade Safety Academy 8:30-9:30 am - Room 7 - Gardner/Terranova - Wed. 6/8

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/5/11
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5th Grade Safety Academy 8:30-9:30 am - Room 7 - Gardner/Terranova - Thurs. 6/9

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/5/11
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Messenger Talent Show Rehearsals MPR - 3rd - 10:30-12:00 pm & 4th - tbd - Thurs. 6/9

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/5/11
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Thurs. 6/9 - OPEN HOUSE - Dinner 5:30-6:30 pm - Rooms Open 6:30-7:30 pm - Baskets in MPR 7:30-8:00 pm

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/5/11
Audience: Homepage


Thurs. 6/9 - Early Dismissal 1:25 pm

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/5/11
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5th Grade Safety Academy 8:30-9:30 Room 7 - Gardner/Terranova - Fri. 6/10

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/5/11
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Messenger Talent Show Rehearsals MPR - 5th 10:30-12:00 pm & 6th 1:30-3:00 pm - Fri. 6/10

Posted by: Technology Program Published:6/5/11
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Staff Appreciation Week - ALL WEEK

Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/22/11
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Student Council Spirit Day-College Day - Fri. 5/27

Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/22/11
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Early Dismissal 1:25 - Fri. 5/27

Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/22/11
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Seussical Rehearsal - 3:15-5:15 pm- Mon. 5/16

Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/15/11
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Kindergarten Orientation - Tues. May 10th - 5:30 pm

Information on Kinder Early Bird/Late Owl program

Kindergarten Early Bird/Late Owl program

Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/4/11
Audience: Homepage


STAR Testing - 8:25 am - ALL WEEK - CAMPUS CLOSED

Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/1/11
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Kinder Trip to ENC - Mon. 5/2 @ 10:15 am - 1:15 pm

Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/1/11
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Seussical Rehearsal - 3:15-5:15 pm- Mon. 5/2

Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/1/11
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CdM Yogurt Day - Wed. 5/4 - 1:25 pm

Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/1/11
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Seussical Rehearsal - 3:15-5:15 pm- Thurs. 5/5

Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/1/11
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Havana Nights - Silent Auction at the Hyatt Newporter - Fri. 5/6

Posted by: Technology Program Published:5/1/11
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Suessical Rehearsal - 3:15-5:15 pm - Mon. 4/18

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/17/11
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Imagination Machine Celebration Stories Assembly - Tues. 4/19

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/17/11
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5th Grade Walk Through the American Revolution - Gardner & Terranova - Thurs. 4/21

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/17/11
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Suessical Rehearsal - 3:15-5:15 pm - Thurs. 4/21

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/17/11
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6th Grade Walk Through the Ancient Worlds in Room 9 - Coon & Edler - Fri. 4/22

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/17/11
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Bravo Assembly in the MPR - Beethoven - Fri. 4/22

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/17/11
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PFO Mixed Bag Sale - ALL WEEK

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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6th Grade Panorama Photo 1:30 - Mon. 4/4

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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Seussical Play Rehearsals 3:15-5:15 MPR - Mon. 4/4

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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3rd Grade to Planetarium 8:45 -11:30 - Tues. 4/5

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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6th Grade Parent night CdM 6:30-7:30 pm in the Harbor View MPR - Tues. 4/5

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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5th Grade Field Trip to OCPAC –Philharmonic 9:30-11:00 am - Wed. 4/6

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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CdM Yogurt Sale 1:25 Lower Playground - Wed. 4/6

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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Class Act Family Night Concert 7 pm - Wed. 4/6

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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PFO Mtg. MPR 8:45- Thurs. 4/7

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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Seussical Play Rehearsals 3:15-5:15 MPR - Thurs. 4/7

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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School Carnival 12:15-1:00 *prim. Lunch 12-12:15; upper lunch 12:20-1:35 - Fri. 4/8

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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Early Dismissal 1:25 - Fri. 4/8

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/4/11
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Harbor View Elementary School Class Act Family Night - Wednesday, April 6, 2011 7 p.m.

This is Harbor View’s 14th year as a Class Act School!

You are cordially invited to join Harbor View families at their Class Act Family Night on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 7 pm, in the MPR. 

A Pacific Symphony Orchestra string quintet, featuring Nancy Eldridge, will play a free concert showcasing the music of Ludwig von Beethoven. 

 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/4/11
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Brad Evans' Memorial Scholarship-Sponsored by: Harbor View Elementary School, PFO (2) Awards @ $1,000.00 each

Please click on the link below to access information on the Brad Evans' Memorial Scholarship. Applications are due by Friday, April 29th.

Download the Brad Evans' Scholarship Application

Posted by: Technology Program Published:4/1/11
Audience: Homepage


TEAM KIDS – RECYCLE DRIVE - ALL WEEK

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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PFO Mixed Bag Sale - ALL WEEK

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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Violin Recitals (Terranova 5th) 2:30-2:50 - Mon. 3/28

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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Seussical Play Rehearsals 3:15-5:15 MPR - Mon. 3/28

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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6th Grade Students to CdM 8:30-10:30 - Tues. 3/29

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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1, 2, 3 Assembly in MPR 11:00 am Emergency Preparedness - Tues. 3/29

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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4th Grade to Knotts Berry Farm 8:30-3:00 pm - Tues. 3/29

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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Chorus to District Musical Festival, St. Andrews Church 4:30-6:40 pm - Tues. 3/29

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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GATE Independent Showcase 9-10:30 am - Wed. 3/30

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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D.A.R. Awards for 5th Grade History CMCC 2:00 pm - Wed. 3/30

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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4th Grade Growth and Development 1:15 pm. - Thurs. 3/31

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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Seussical Play Rehearsals 3:15-5:15 MPR - Thurs. 3/31

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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Kinder Trip to Discovery Science 8:30-12 noon - Fri. 4/1

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/27/11
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12th Annual Daily Pilot Cup - Soccer Tournament - Register Today!

The 12th Annual Pilot Cup Registration form is now available online.  Hard copies will be available after April 7.  Entry fee is $10.00.  The soccer tournament plays from May 31 to June 5, 2011.

Deadline to Register is May 2, 2011.

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/23/11
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Come Visit Harbor View Elementary School's 3rd Grade Wax Museum Event - March 24 at 9:00 a.m.

Harbor View Elementary School 3rd Grade class will hold their annual Wax Museum this Thursday, March 24 at 9 am in the MPR.   This is an event that amazes every year and will really make a visit worthwhile!  Come and be introduced to some famous people likeBen Franklin, Amelia Earhart, etc.  This is the culminating event for the Biography study done in 3rd grade. 

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/22/11
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TEAM KIDS – HOMELESS DRIVE –TOYS/CLOTHES - ALL WEEK

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/20/11
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Seussical Play Rehearsals 3:15-5:15 MPR - Mon. 3/21

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/20/11
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6th Grade Parent Meeting at CdM 6:30-8 pm - Tues. 3/22

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/20/11
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Team Kids Leadership Meeting – Upper Lunch MPR - Wed. 3/23

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/20/11
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Elementary students are invitied to: Meet The Instruments Assembly - Wednesday, April 6 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

A special invitation to all CdM elementary school zone students...

Meet the Instruments - a musical instrument demonstration for

elementary school students presented by:

The Corona del Mar High School Band & Orchestra

Elementary school students will have a chance to listen to, touch and play the instruments of their choice after a demonstration by the high school band students.

Wednesday April 6th, 2:30 – 4:30pm

at Corona del Mar High School

Sponsored by Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1854

Please RSVP for groups or individuals at (949) 413-9787

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/18/11
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Team Kids - Food Drive - All Week

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/13/11
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Conference Week - Early Dismissal @ 1:25 pm - Mon., Tues, Thurs & Fri./ Wed 3/16 - Conference Day - No school for studenrts

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/13/11
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Pi Day 3.14159265... - Mon. 3/14

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/13/11
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Seussical Rehearsal 1:30-3:30 pm in MPR - Mon 3/14

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/13/11
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Team Kids Leadership Meeting – Upper Lunch MPR - Tues. 3/15

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/13/11
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Wear Green (or Orange) for St. Patrick’s Day - Thurs. 3/17

Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/13/11
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Brad Evans' Memorial Scholarship-Sponsored by: Harbor View Elementary School, PFO (2) Awards @ $1,000.00 each
           CLASS of 2011
           Calling all Harbor View Elementary Alumni....
 


                                         Brad Evans' Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by: Harbor View Elementary School, PFO
(2) Awards @ $1,000.00 each
 
 
It is that time of the year again.  This is a perfect opportunity to show us how Harbor View Elementary School has influenced your success at CDM and prepared you for the future ahead...
 
This scholarship is open to all CDM seniors who graduated from Harbor View Elementary.
 
 
Completed application and essay are due: Friday, April 29th, 2011
 
 
You can down load the application from the CDM web site under the Naviance or the Harbor View Elementary web site.   Applications are also located in Allison Lent's office.

 

If you have any questions, please contact:


 

Lesa Hodgkins
 
Harbor View Elementary School, PFO
 
 
949-929-3893.
 
 
Posted by: Technology Program Published:3/8/11
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2nd Grade to Wild Wetland 8:30-11:30 - Mon. 2/28

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/27/11
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PFO Meeting in the MPR - Tues. 3/1

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/27/11
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Dr. Seuss Day - Pajama Day - Wed. 3/2

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/27/11
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CdM Yogurt Day - Wed. 3/2 - 1:25 pm

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/27/11
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Seussical Rehearsal - Thurs. 3/3 - 3:15-5:15 pm

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/27/11
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Team Kids Kick Off Assembly - Fri. 3/4

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/27/11
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5th Grade Growth & Development - Fri. 3/4

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/27/11
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Carpenter/Clark trip to Belmont Sr. Living - Mon 2/14 from 10:45-11:45 am

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/13/11
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Seussical Auditions 3:15-5:15 MPR - Mon 2/14

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/13/11
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Class Act Lessons - Tues. 2/15

Ortwein/Ericastilla 9:25 

Caskey/Clark 10:35

Green/Alvarado 11:30

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/13/11
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Class Act Lessons - Wed. 2/16

Creason/Archibald 9:40

Viehe/Vanderburg 10:30

Carpenter/Borg  11:30

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/13/11
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Imagination Machine Kick Off Assemblies - Thurs 2/17 @ 8:30/9:30

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/13/11
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Seussical Auditions 3:15-5:15 MPR - Thurs 2/17

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/13/11
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9:00 am - Patriotic Show (Kinder/5th) - Fri. 2/18

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/13/11
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Early Dismissal - 1:25 pm - Fri. 2/18

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/13/11
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Cast Postings for Seussical - 1:30 pm - Fri. 2/18

Posted by: Technology Program Published:2/13/11
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1st grade to Bowers Museum 8:30-1:00 - Wed. Jan 12th

Posted by: Technology Program Published:1/9/11
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6th grade Growth and Development Class 1:15 pm - Thurs. Jan 13th

Posted by: Technology Program Published:1/9/11
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Early Dismissal 1:25 - Fri. Jan 14th

Posted by: Technology Program Published:1/9/11
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GATE Parent Meeting - Rm 7 - Mon. 12/13

Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/13/10
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2nd Grade to Discovery Museum - Wed. 12/15

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Pre-K Holiday Show in MPR @ 6 pm for Parents - Wed. 12/15

Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/13/10
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Holiday Concert in MPR - Thurs. 12/16 - Grades 4, 5, 6 and chorus - 8:45 am / Grades K,1, 2 & 3 - 10:30 am

Grades 4, 5, 6 and chorus - 8:45 am

Grades K,1, 2 & 3 - 10:30 am

Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/13/10
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Early Dismissal - 1:25 pm - Fri. 12/17

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Carpenter/Clark to CdMFD "Spark of Love" - Fri. 12/17 @ 10:30 am

Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/12/10
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1st Grade to Library - 9-11 am - Tues. 12/7

Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/5/10
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6:00-8:00 pm Gingerbread House Making Family Night MPR - Wed. 12/8

Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/5/10
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Chorus Performance at Sister Cities Breakfast 8 am - Fri. 12/10

Posted by: Technology Program Published:12/5/10
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N-MUSD Board of Education - Now Accepting Nominations for Student Starfish Honorees

N-MUSD Board of Education To Honor Student Recipients of the Starfish Awards

Nominations now being accepted through November 30, 2010.  Recognition will be scheduled for a board meeting in 2011.

Logon to the website and complete a nomination for a deserving N-MUSD student today!

Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:11/29/10
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Technology Speak Up Survey - Please participate!

Technology Alert:
Get Ready for the 2010 Speak Up Event
Students, teachers & school leaders please participate!
Opens October 18th & Closes December 17th
http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2010/  
Our district's secret word is:
nmusd

Posted by: Technology Program Published:11/29/10
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Tis the Season...Harbor View 1 day Holiday Boutique

December 1 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  - See attached flyer.

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