Newport-Mesa Unified School District was unified on July 1, 1966. The award-winning district comprises nearly 60 square miles including Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Corona del Mar. The superintendent and governing board oversees its 32 schools and approximately 22,000 students. The district currently has 22 elementary schools, 2 intermediate schools, 2 middle/high schools, 2 high schools, 3 alternative education programs, and 1 adult education program (in partnership with Huntington Beach Adult School).
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- Board Meeting Brief – Tuesday, August 4, 2020on August 3, 2020 at 7:00 am
Board Meeting Brief – Tuesday, August 4, 2020 To continue to follow our local and state guidelines, our Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, will be a virtual meeting. Please see links below for access to Board Meeting live stream link and online form to submit public comments. August 4, 2020, NMUSD Board of Education Meeting: (Meeting starts on August 4, 2020, at 6pm) Habrá interpretación al español a través del mismo enlace de Zoom Public Comment may be submitted prior to the meeting via electronic submissions no later than Tuesday, August 4, 2020 by 9:00 a.m. via the following links: English: Spanish: All sections must be filled out in order to be read as part of the Board Meeting In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of some items on the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board Meeting. The NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click the following link to view the full . Board Meeting Agenda Highlights: Introduction of New Staff 9. Introduction of New Staff - Corona del Mar High School Principal, Josh Hill Report 10.a. Report on Virtual Learning Option/Distance Learning and Safety Measures for the 2020-21 School Year Discussion/Action Calendar 13.c. Approval of Agreement of Employment of the Superintendent of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Between the Board of Education and Mr. Russell Lee-Sung 14.a.7. Approve Agreement with Global Environmental Network, Inc. for Custodial Training for Biohazard Cleanup and Disinfection Response ……………………………………………………………………………… 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.
- 2020-2021 School Year - Intent to Participate & Reopening Planon July 31, 2020 at 7:00 am
For the upcoming school year, Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) will offer an option of a 3-Level Plan or 100% Virtual School for the 2020-21 school year. Intent to Participate - Due August 7, 2020 We are asking parents/guardians to respond to this by Friday, August 7, 2020 to select the option that is best for each student in their family. School Reopening Plan Please view the for additional information regarding the reopening of schools School Reopening: Virtual Information Meeting August 5, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom: The virtual information meeting will include a question and answer session. Habrá interpretación al español a través del mismo enlace de Zoom The information provided is an essential step to prepare schedules and staffing for the start of the school year to accommodate appropriate space in the 100% Virtual School, if that is your choice. If a selection is not made and the Intent to Participate form is not received by the date above, your student will be included in the 3-Level Plan. An official enrollment process, confirming your student’s participation in one of the two learning models (3-Level Plan or Virtual School) will be sent prior to the start of school. Option 1: 3-LEVEL PLAN The 3-Level Plan includes a 100% in-person, modified in-person (with social distancing), and a 100% distance learning level for instruction. The District will determine the level for all students (other than those in the Virtual School) and will be prepared to shift between the 3-Level Plan throughout the school year, based on state, county and local health department guidance, orders and/or local conditions at the time. For more information on the instructional models please use these links Instructional Models: - Excludes Estancia, Early College, and Back Bay/Monte Vista High Schools Option 2: 100% VIRTUAL SCHOOL Parents have the choice of a option instead of the 3-Level Plan as described above. Students with Individualized Education Plans and Section 504 Plans are eligible to select this option. Students selecting the 100% Virtual School option must commit to attend for the full 2020-21 school year. This is a change from prior announcements which is due to the significant impact to all district schools, classrooms and programs when students shift schools mid-year. At the conclusion of the 2020-21 school year students will have the opportunity to return to their current or home school site for 2021-22. Highlights/Overview: Specialized lessons designed specifically for virtual learning Research-based schedule that balances appropriate ratios of live and independent instruction Instructional philosophy built on responsive teaching and feedback Classes taught by NMUSD teachers, trained specifically in virtual teaching Electives will be offered on a limited basis based on student enrollment High School Only Limited Advanced Placement (AP) courses will be offered based on student enrollment and interest. International Baccalaureate (IB) courses will not be offered. CIF regulations require that students be enrolled in their home school to participate in interscholastic athletics. We are working to maintain high school student enrollment at their high schools to allow students to remain eligible to participate in athletics. Be sure to submit this form for each student in your family before August 7, 2020. Please contact your student’s school or principal if you have questions. Thank you.
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