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Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, ~Demo: Newport Mesa School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Student Using Technology in the Classroom
 

We are happy to announce the Newport-Mesa Unified School District YouTube Channel.

 

You can view various district videos, such as our most recent addition of Technology in the Classroom Video, which highlights some of the advantages, opportunities, and technologies that we provide students throughout our district. You also can view an Introduction (or Overview) of NMUSD Video, 2017 State of the Schools Video, and the NMUSD 50th Anniversary Video.

 

NMUSD Board Meetings videos from January 2018 to present also are available for viewing on our YouTube Channel - NMUSD Board of Education Meeting Videos

 

Visit our Stay Connected Webpage for more ways to connect with our district.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/19/18




Audience: Estancia High School, Homepage and Homepage

Cielo Cruz, a senior at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa, was one of only 46 students worldwide to obtain a perfect score on the 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in Spanish Language and Culture. She answered every multiple-choice question correctly and earned full points on the free-response section. She will graduate in 2018 with a bi-literacy seal on her diploma, in recognition of her attaining proficiency in two or more languages.

 

Cielo Cruz, Senior at Estancia High School

Cielo Cruz
 

Arriving to this country in second grade, growing up in a Spanish-speaking household, and having to constantly translate for her mom who spoke broken English, got Cielo immediately interested in languages. Her mom always instilled the importance of education and at a young age she became an avid reader in both English and Spanish. She spent summers, road trips, and family vacations reading;
it was and continues to be her passion.

 

During her four years at Estancia High School, Cielo has achieved a 4.46 grade point average and successfully passed multiple AP exams, including AP Human Geography, AP World, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP U.S. History, AP English Language, and AP Spanish Language.

 

“Cielo is a humble and kind person, who has always been an outstanding student at Estancia,” said Ms. Mayra Figueroa, Cielo’s AP Spanish Literature & Culture teacher.

 

With her many academic schievements, Cielo also finds time to be involved in extracurricular activities. She is on the school’s basketball team and is a member of Link Crew, which is a club on campus where upper grade students mentor new students on how to navigate high school, get involved and where to seek academic, social, and emotional support. She was also a member of the coding club, where high school students teach elementary students basic coding skills. She has been a member of the school’s academic decathlon and has competed in county competitions.  

 

When asked what one of the most rewarding experiences she’s had in life, she immediately says the Police Explorers Program.

 

“I loved the Police Explorers Program. I enjoyed learning different perspectives on the world, delving into human nature, and following a thoughtful, organized system that meets my core values of discipline and integrity,” Cielo said.

 

Cielo takes pride in continuous improvement of herself, her community, and younger generations. She loves giving back to the community as a mentor, tutor, and source of support for kids who may not have these type of champions at home. She tutors kids in her community on a variety of subjects and works to improve the look and feel of her community with various service projects. Cielo also is learning Chinese at the Orange County Lingual Institute.

 

“I know what it’s like to work hard and I want to empower my community to know what resources and opportunities are available for them to succeed,” said Cielo.

 

As committed as she is to her success and the success of others, Cielo’s long term goal in life is to improve the environment. She hopes to make a positive impact on the environment by becoming a mechanical engineer and developing technologies to undo the harm people have caused in all aspects of our environment.

 

“What inspires me the most about Cielo is her strong values and the genuine care that she has for people,” said Ms. Mayra Figueroa. “It is remarkable to hear her peers speak about Cielo the same way. Her peers look up to her, value, and respect her. There’s no jealousy and that warms my heart,” said Ms. Mayra Figueroa.

 

Now in her final year in high school, Cielo is taking AP Spanish Literature & Culture and plans to take the AP Spanish Literature exam this spring. She also plans to take the AP English Literature, AP Physics, AP Calculus AB, and AP U.S. Government exams.

 

The College Board administers the AP exams worldwide, which are reported on a 5-point scale, where a 5 is equivalent to a grade of A in the corresponding college course. In the 2016-17 school year, more than 2,000 students throughout NMUSD took nearly 4,000 AP exams.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/11/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Autism Awarness Family Night Fundraiser Flyer

Movie Night

Free Featured Movie

April 27, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m

At the Harper site, 425 E 18th st., Costa Mesa

 

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

 

If you have any questions please contact the Harper Clinic at (949)515-5353 or (949)515-6838.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/10/18




Audience: Adams Elementary School, Homepage and Homepage

PTA Reflections Arts Program Artwork


Nearly 600 Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) students participated in the Harbor Council Parent Teacher Association’s (HCPTA) Reflections Arts Program. Twenty-five students advanced to the Fourth District PTA level of competition, which represents all schools with PTAs in Orange County. Adams Elementary student, Zarrar Zubair, received the California State PTA Award of Excellence and advances to the National PTA competition.  

Adams Elementary Student, Zarrar Zubair, advances to national PTA Reflections Arts Program competition.
Adams Elementary Student, Zarrar Zubair, received the California State PTA Reflections Arts Program Award, advances to national competition.


HCPTA, which includes representatives from all PTAs in NMUSD, hosts the yearly Reflections Arts Program to enhance quality arts education by providing an opportunity for students to explore their artistic talents through visual arts, literature, music, dance, photography, and film production. Each year the artwork must fit a particular theme; the theme

for this year was “Within Reach”. The National PTA has sponsored the
program since 1969. 

 

Students are divided into four age divisions: primary (preschool through second grade), intermediate (third through fifth grades), middle (sixth through eighth grades), and high school (ninth through twelfth grades). Each of these categories and divisions are judged by the local school PTA, before submission to the Harbor Council PTA, then the District (Orange County) PTA, CA State PTA, and National PTA.

 

The following twenty-five students were honored by Harbor Council PTA with an Award of Excellence:
 

Visual Arts:                                         

Emerson Betz (Eastbluff Elementary)      

Milo ElyMcGregor (Newport Elementary)  

Brooke Allen (Newport Elementary)        

Dulce Estrada (Newport Harbor High)

 

Photography:                                      

Angeline Shipman (Newport Coast Elementary)    

Avery Burk (Anderson Elementary)

Isabelle Goodman (Davis Magnet)

Celine Niu (Corona del Mar High)

 

Special Artists:

Zarrar Zubair (Adams Elementary) – California State PTA Winner!

Angelina Espinosa (Davis Magnet)

 

Film Production:

Finn Miller (Lincoln Elementary)

Natalie Ashworth (Lincoln Elementary)

Katherine Odeen (Corona del Mar Middle)

Ian Turner (Corona del Mar High)

 

Musical Composition:                           

Amelia Lake (Lincoln Elementary)          

Jamie Chen (Newport Coast Elementary)

Ruby Brennan (Davis Magnet)                 

Nina Meindl (Corona del Mar High)

 

Literature:

Emmy Jacobson (Newport Elementary)    

Aaron Gruber (Adams Elementary)

Iabi Ishida (TeWinkle Intermediate)

Isabel Kehoe (Estancia High)

 

Dance Choreography:

Brielle Foote (Newport Coast Elementary)

Ella Lin Espinosa (Newport Coast Elementary)

Haley Atkins (Newport Harbor High)

 

In 2016, 24 NMUSD students advanced to the Fourth District (Orange County) PTA Reflections level for consideration. Of these artists, four received an Award of Merit, and one received an Honorable Mention.

 

“It is an honor to recognize the amazingly talented students in our district,” said HCPTA Reflections Chair Cynthia Strasmann. “We are fortunate to have a district that values arts programs and that we celebrate all aspects of student achievement,” she said.

 

NMUSD schools can expect an announcement of next year’s Reflections Arts Program in the fall of 2018. Next year’s theme will be “Heroes Around Me”.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/4/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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School safety is a concern for everyone particularly with the recent events that have occurred nationally and locally. While Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) has always prioritized safety we must continually assess our preparedness, improve our practices, and evolve with the changing times.

 

In an effort to support this important goal, Superintendent Dr. Navarro has assigned Deputy Superintendent Mr. Russell Lee Sung to immediately conduct an in-depth review of all safety related procedures, update policies and procedures (where necessary), and provide assistance to all school sites and work locations throughout the district. Since this will require focused attention in next several months, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Mr. John Drake, will temporarily assume many duties of Chief Academic Officer.

 

You may recall a communication that Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro sent to NMUSD families in February, which provided a brief overview of current safety plans and procedures. While all our schools have comprehensive safety plans to respond to safety-related incidents that meet or exceed the compliance requirements of the state, NMUSD must have a renewed focus on all safety practices.

 

Since October 2017, district administrators from various departments throughout the district met regularly to review all aspects of safety. Mr. Russell Lee-Sung facilitated this process, and has supported and worked with site principals and district management.

 

On February 27, 2018 the Board of Education directed staff to provide recommendations for improved safety. A series of immediate short-term actions items have been developed and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Physical Environment
    • Conduct site safety reviews with focus on access to campus.
  • Law Enforcement Partnership
    • Coordinate increased School Resource Officers (SRO) visibility throughout all school zones, particularly at the elementary schools.
  • Drills
    • Review, update, train, and practice safety drills to ensure they meet current needs of our ever-changing school/work environments.
  • Communication
    • Seek updated contact information for parents and guardians to ensure schools have the most accurate contact information in case of an emergency – Update Contact Information
    • Conduct emergency communication drills (email, phone call message, if cell phone is on file - text message)
    • Research district-wide anonymous reporting system
  • Positive School Culture
    • Continue to implement Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) and restorative practices.
    • Continue to use social, emotional, and behavioral health support services and assess all threats and reports of bullying.
    • Implement the Challenge Success partnership at high schools. Challenge Success is an organization that provides strategies to staff, students, and parents to create a positive academic learning environment. Based on their work with our schools, Challenge Success will offer recommendations for creating a healthier school climate.  

While these are only a few of the immediate action items, other long term safety measures must be considered on a district wide level and strategic basis after careful research and consideration.

 

Please know that safety is always at the forefront of our mind but safety requires the diligence of everyone playing an important role in contributing to a safe environment. We urge everyone to stay alert, report concerns, wait for official communication from your child’s school or our district, avoid spreading rumors or unsubstantiated information, and use good judgment and flexibility during an emergency as each incident is unique which may require modifications to our planned procedures.
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La seguridad escolar es una preocupación para todos particularmente con los eventos recientes que han ocurrido nacional y localmente. Aunque el Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa (NMUSD) siempre le ha dado prioridad a la seguridad, debemos evaluar nuestra preparación, mejorar nuestras prácticas, y evolucionar con los tiempos cambiantes.

 

Con el fin de apoyar a esta importante meta, el superintendente Dr. Navarro ha asignado al vicesuperintendente Sr. Russell Lee Sung, a llevar a cabo una revisión profunda de todos los procedimientos relacionados con la seguridad, actualizar los reglamentos y procedimientos (donde sea necesario), y proveer ayuda a todos los planteles escolares y lugares de trabajo a través del distrito. Ya que esto requerirá el enfoque especial en los siguientes meses, el director de Currículo y Enseñanza, el Sr. John Drake, asumirá muchas de las funciones del director de Asuntos Académicos.

 

Es posible que usted recuerde un comunicado que el Superintendente Dr. Navarro envió a las familias del NMUSD en febrero, el cual proveía un breve resumen de los planes y procedimientos actuales. Mientras que nuestras escuelas tienen planes de seguridad comprensivos para responder a incidentes relacionados con la seguridad que cumplen o sobrepasan los requisitos de cumplimiento del estado, el NMUSD debe tener un enfoque renovado en todas las prácticas de seguridad.

 

Desde octubre de 2017, los administradores del distrito de distintos departamentos dentro del distrito se reunieron regularmente para revisar todos los aspectos de la seguridad. El Sr. Russell Lee-Sung facilitó este proceso, y ha apoyado y trabajado con los directores escolares y la administración del distrito.

 

El 27 de febrero de 2018, la Junta de Educación dirigió al personal a proveer recomendaciones para mejorar la seguridad. Se ha desarrollado una serie de cosas inmediatas a corto plazo que incluye, pero no está limitada a, lo siguiente:

  • Entorno Físico
    • Llevar a cabo revisiones de seguridad con un enfoque en el acceso al plantel escolar.
  • Asociación con las Autoridades
    • Coordinar la visibilidad aumentada de Oficiales de Recursos Escolares (SRO) en todas las zonas escolares, particularmente en las escuelas primarias.
  • Simulacros
    • Revisar, actualizar, entrenar, y practicar los simulacros de seguridad para asegurar que cumplan con las necesidades actuales de nuestros entornos cambiantes de la escuela/trabajo.
  • Comunicación
    • Pedir información de contacto actualizada para padres y tutores para asegurar que las escuelas tengan la información de contacto más precisa en caso de emergencia – Actualizar la Información de Contacto
    • Conducir simulacros de comunicación de emergencia (correo electrónico, mensaje telefónico de voz, si existe un celular en el expediente – mensaje de texto)
    • Investigar un sistema de reporte anónimo a nivel del distrito
  • Cultura Escolar Positiva
    • Continuar aplicando los Sistemas de Intervención de Conducta Positiva (PBIS) y prácticas restaurativas.
    • Continuar usando los servicios de apoyo social, emocional y de salud conductual y evaluar todas las amenazas y reportes de acoso escolar.
    • Aplicar la colaboración Challenge Success en las preparatorias. Challenge Success es una organización que provee estrategias a personal, estudiantes, y padres para crear un entorno de aprendizaje académico positivo. Basado en su trabajo con nuestras escuelas, Challenge Success ofrecerá recomendaciones para crear un ambiente escolar más saludable.

Mientras que estas son algunas cosas de acción inmediata, se deben considerar otras medidas de seguridad a largo plazo a nivel del distrito y una base estratégica después de una cuidadosa investigación y consideración.

 

Tenga presente que la seguridad siempre está al frente de nuestra mente, pero la seguridad requiere la diligencia de todos en desempeñar un papel importante en contribuir a un ambiente seguro. Instamos a todos a estar alerta, reportar preocupaciones, esperar comunicación oficial de parte de la escuela de su niño o nuestro distrito, evitar esparcir rumores o información no confirmada, y usar su buen juicio y flexibilidad durante una emergencia ya que cada incidente es único lo cual puede requerir modificaciones a nuestros procedimientos planificados. 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/3/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Killybrooke Elementary School, California Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Adams Elementary School, Paularino Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Lincoln Elementary School, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School and Rea Elementary School

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Summer Music Program - Students entering Grades 3-7

Summer Engineering Program - Students entering Grades K-7

Summer Music and Engineering Flyer

July 9 - July 26, 2018 (No Fridays)

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Rea Elementary

 

Applications will be accepted online only from April 2 - April 25, to apply please complete the online application:

Summer Music/Engineering Application

Solicitud para la Academia de Música y Ingeniería

 

For more information please email: summerprograms@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/2/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Teachers Training

Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s (NMUSD) successful approach to curriculum adoption was featured in a case study by EdReports.org.

 

EdReports.org is an independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education. EdReports.org increases the capacity of teachers, administrators, and leaders to seek, identify, and demand the highest-quality instructional materials.

 

The case study reviewed NMUSD’s nine month curriculum adoption process for elementary math and English language arts instructional materials. The case study notes NMUSD’s commitment to a transparent adoption process that was data driven, aligned to state standards, and teacher-centered.

 

As part of the process NMUSD partnered with the Orange County Department of Education who supported the district with their deep knowledge and expertise to provide guidance on the adoption process, evaluation tools, professional development, and final program selection process. 

 

The adoption process began with a Steering Committee, which included educators throughout the district. The Steering Committee reviewed and determined which two instructional material programs would be piloted. The next step in the process was intensive training into the shifts in mathematics. Each program was then piloted for seven weeks.

 

After months of meetings, piloting, and evidence gathering, the materials adoption team reviewed the results and began the consensus process to select the best instructional materials for NMUSD students. The first task in the consensus process was to build a shared definition and understanding of what consensus means.

 

“The idea is that all voices are heard, and you don’t move forward until everyone, even those who most oppose it, can see the will of the group emerging,” said Mr. George Knights, director for assessments for NMUSD.

 

Based on the analysis of the results, a consensus was reached through a variety of activities designed so that all voices would be heard and eventually reveal the will of the group. At the end of the nine month process, the NMUSD Board of Education adopted the recommended math and English language arts curriculum for elementary students.

 

While the comprehensive, teacher-centered adoption process ends there, the implementation, ongoing support for students and teachers, and parent education continues.

 

The implementation process began with a summer professional development series, where teachers participated in various training opportunities to learn the new material and approaches on how to best implement the material.

 

NMUSD also has implemented a yearlong Moonlight Series, which are two hour grade specific sessions to review upcoming units of study. The lead pilot teachers from the adoption process and district staff lead these monthly sessions.

 

As part of the momentum that’s building specific with elementary math instruction, schools also began incorporating parent education sessions. Each school site has flexibility as to how they engage, educate, and provide parents with resources to support their child’s learning. Some schools have hosted “bring your parent to math class day” or “muffins and math day,” for parents to see firsthand what math looks like in the classroom today. Schools also have or will host formal parent meetings and presentations to provide a greater understanding of the state standards and how students are learning math concepts to best prepare them for future success.

 

To learn more please read the full case study by EdReports.org about NMUSD’s transparent approach to curriculum adoption.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/29/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, ~Demo: Newport Mesa School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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Board Meeting Brief – March 27, 2018

 

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 NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Study Session

 

2.a. Discussion on a Possible Change to a Single Student Board Member for 2018-19. It is recommended that the Board of Education discuss the options of moving to a single student board member representative including the application, selection process, and expectations of the position.

 

Recognition

 

11.a. 2018 Harbor Council PTA Reflection Program – 4th District Award Recipients. The program honors students for their achievements in six categories: literature, film/video, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and musical composition.  

 

Report

 

14.a. Report on Engineering Pathway at Costa Mesa Middle School and Costa Mesa High School. Staff members from Costa Mesa Middle School and Costa Mesa High School will report on their Engineering pathway.

 

Consent

 

17.b.4. Approve the Memorandum of Understanding between NMUSD Project Kidz Connect, After-School Program and Girls Inc. of Orange County for 2017-2018. Girls, Inc. of Orange County would like to partner with N-MUSD Project Kidz Connect, After-School Program to provide 60 hours of intentional, research-based, interactive programming in 2017-2018 school year. The curriculum is focused on academic support, building life skills, or personal development.

 

Public Hearing/Discussion Action

 

18.a. 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 2018-2019

 

19.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 2018-2019

 

Discussion/Action Calendar

 

20.a. Adopt Resolution No.31-03-18 in Support of Autism Awareness Month, April 2018. In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating national Autism Awareness Month since the 1970's. 

 

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.
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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/26/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, ~Demo: Newport Mesa School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) congratulates Janice Duzey, Counselor at Costa Mesa High School, for receiving the Orange County Pathways Counselor Award. School counselors are invaluable in providing vital support to students in the areas of academics and mental health; they are a critical resource when it comes to student success.

 

Janice Duzey, Counselor at Costa Mesa High School

Janice Duzey Counselor at Costa Mesa High School

 

Ms. Duzey was recognized for her collaborative approach to supporting students in the areas of Career Technical Education, pathways, and preparing them for college and career success. She has worked in NMUSD for 18 years, starting at Estancia High School for one year and now serving as school counselor at Costa Mesa High School. Beyond helping students navigate the typical rigors of high school, coursework, preparation for college and beyond, she is also invaluable to students in the support of their mental health. She spends countless hours helping students and parents understand what options they have in navigating their path to success both emotionally and academically.

 

“My job is to help students identify their purpose and identify a pathway to that purpose,” said Janice Duzey.

 

Ms. Duzey finds that, while students may develop a passion in a particular area of study, some may complete a pathway and choose to go a different direction after high school. No matter what the students choose to do, completing a pathway gives them a real-life skill set beyond the typical high school graduation requirements that they can take with them regardless of the path they take in life. 

 

“I am privileged to have received such a significant honor from the county, and thankful that I found my own pathway, passion, and sense of belonging as a school counselor,” said Janice Duzey.

 

This is the first year of the Orange County Department of Education’s (OCDE) Counselor Recognition Program and Ms. Duzey was one of nine counselors to receive an award. The OC Pathways award is collaboration between the OCDE and a consortium of ten community colleges. The award recognizes counselors that help students unlock their own interests, strengths, and passion and then develop goals based on those assessments. Ms. Duzey and the other award winners were recognized at an OCDE board meeting February 14, 2018. Ms. Duzey also will be recognized at the 2018 Orange County Counselor Symposium in October 2018.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/23/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, ~Demo: Newport Mesa School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Healthy Communication and Limit Setting Parent Workshop Flyer
 

Parent Workshop: Healthy Communication and Limit Setting 

Presented by: Dr. Kay Ostensen & Joy Cleary, LCSW

 


Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 9-11 am & Thursday, April 26, 2018  from 6-8 pm 
  
NMUSD – Education Center

2985 Bear Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 
 
*Note: Childcare will only be provided on April 26th 

 

Healthy Communication and Limit Setting - Parent Workshop Flyer

Healthy Communication and Limit Setting - Parent Workshop Flyer - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/20/18




Audience: Ensign Intermediate School, Lincoln Elementary School, Homepage and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) and the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) are pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Caryn Broesamle, third grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary and Mrs. Amy Tupa, science teacher at Ensign Intermediate, as the 2018 Teachers of the Year.

 

Mrs. Caryn Broesamle, Lincoln Elementary

Caryn Broesamle Teach of the Year

Caryn Broesamle - Second from the right

 

Mrs. Broesamle began her career with NMUSD in 1997 and has taught at Woodland, Kaiser, Pomona, and currently at Lincoln Elementary. Mrs. Broesamle also serves as a Math Teacher Leader, where she plans and facilitates third grade math after school sessions. As a Site Tech Coordinator, she serves as a technology liaison between the school and the district, coordinating and leading technology professional development and support.

 

As a Digital Fellow, Mrs. Broesamle has demonstrated her dedication to providing students with invaluable learning through technology. She believes in creating a supportive and safe environment for students to explore and learn and uses innovative strategies to help students achieve success beyond academics.

 

“My greatest reward in teaching is the success of my students. Helping a child find the right path to becoming a reader, a writer, or a mathematician, makes my job worthwhile,” said Mrs. Broesamle.


Mrs. Amy Tupa, Ensign Intermediate

Amy Tupa Teacher of the Year

Amy Tupa – Second from the right

 

Mrs. Tupa has been in education for more than 10 years and is currently a seventh and eighth grade science teacher at Ensign Intermediate. Mrs. Tupa works tirelessly to provide a structured, welcoming, positive, and rigorous environment for students. She is known for supporting students beyond academics with a focus on their social and emotional needs. She is dedicated to helping students’ overcome obstacles. In addition to teaching science at Ensign, Mrs. Tupa is a member of several professional organizations and believes strongly in the importance of learning and personal growth. 

 

“As teachers we must constantly grow and adapt how and what we teach, through professional development, research, collaboration, as well as person reflection,” said Mrs. Tupa.

 

Teachers are nominated for this prestigious honor by their peers at each NMUSD school. Both Mrs. Broesamle and Mrs. Tupa were honored at an awards banquet hosted by the Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation in February 2018 and will be submitted for consideration in the Orange County selection process.


“We are excited to honor these passionate educators. They are a positive representation of the many dedicated and hardworking teachers throughout our district,” said Superintendent Dr. Frederick Navarro.     

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/20/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Starting on March 21, 2018 the HOPE Clinic will be open until 5 pm on select Wednesdays of the month.

 

Please see the attached flyers for more details and a list of services.

 

Please contact the HOPE Clinic for more information at 949-515-6725.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/15/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) announces the 2018 Classified Employee of the Year awards program winners. The winners will proceed for consideration in the Orange County Classified Employees of the Year Program.

 

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.

 

The 2018 Classified Employee of the Year winners are:

  • Daniela Logan, Office and Technical
  • Francine Harms, Transportation
  • Maria Gomez, Para Educator
  • Patricia Sanchez, Child Nutrition

 

Daniela Logan

Daniela Logan
Daniela Logan - Center
 

Daniela Logan serves as an accounting assistant III and has worked for NMUSD for more than 20 years and is the employee of the year in the category of Office and Technical. Daniela is a talented and dedicated employee whose customer service focus builds strong relationships with various departments and school employees across the district. Her positive attitude and ability to truly connect with people of varying personalities, needs, and budget knowledge make her an invaluable resource to the fiscal team and district as a whole.

 

Daniela is critical in assisting the management of programs that directly impact students such as early childhood education, after school enrichment programs, and the preschool programs. She also developed and implemented a budget training program for the school sites and departments that she supports. This gives those departments a greater understanding of the budget process. Living in Long Beach, Daniela also serves students in that area too. She is a member of the Assistance League of Long Beach Mentoring Program. In this program she serves local high school students and connects them with internship opportunities, raises funds for college scholarships, organizes career oriented workshops, and hosts cultural activities. She is dedicated to ensuring that all students know that anything is possible.

 

 

Francine Harms

Francine Harms
Francine Harms - Third from left
 

Selected as employee of the year in the category of Transportation, Francine Harms has worked with the district for more than 10 years in the transportation department. She started as a trainee bus driver and has worked her way up through the ranks and is now a bus cover driver managing 58 bus routes. Her ability to manage bus routes, placement of students, particularly those with special needs, mentoring drivers, maintaining records, and general office management makes her a perfect fit in the transportation department.

 

Francine’s charismatic personality builds camaraderie, support, and success. She regularly mentors, trains new drivers, and provides ongoing support and recommendations to experienced drivers. She comes to know drivers so well that she can actually tailor bus routes to match drivers to students that they can best connect with. Francine also has participated in the Bus In The Classroom program which teaches students with special needs life-long skills in independent mobility. She is a positive change-agent, kind hearted, and a collaborative problem solver. Francine works to build great morale amongst those around her in the workplace in many ways. Her random notes of kindness to drivers and positive inspirational quotes around the office make a deeply positive impact.

 

Maria Gomez

Maria Gomez
Maria Gomez - Center
 

Maria Gomez has worked as a special education instructional assistant at Killybrooke Elementary for 12 years, and was selected as employee of the year in the category of Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance. She is extremely creative, animated, and models good behavior for her students. Maria takes the time to get to know her students personalities, abilities, and preferences and then uses that to encourage success. She goes above and beyond what’s expected in order to help students unlock their passion and meet their full potential.

 

Maria believes in helping students become more involved, build friendships, and helping general education students become more accepting of all students. One year at a talent show, Maria had a student that loved dancing so she worked with that student to choreograph a routine along with backup dancers. She took the extra time and effort to make sure the students were prepared and comfortable. This is an example of how Maria’s passion and care, benefits more than just the students that she works with directly. Due to her years of experience Maria also is able to offer tips and ideas to colleagues on how to encourage students.

 

 

Patricia Sanchez


Patricia Sanchez
Patricia Sanchez - Second from the right
 

Patricia Sanchez has worked for NMUSD for more than 25 years. She currently works at TeWinkle Intermediate School where she has served for the past 10 years. As employee of the year in the Child Nutrition category, Patricia has served in a variety of roles in school kitchens. She displays this invaluable experience each day as she assists in the preparation of more than 700 meals at her site.

 

Patricia has a genuine care for each student and impacts their lives in a positive way each school day. She regularly encourages students to eat healthy and trade cookies and chips for fruits and vegetables. She takes time to get to know students’ favorite meals so that when they are honored with an exemplary behavior award she is sure to reward those students with their favorite foods. She is extremely flexible and cooperative in the kitchen and steps into the leadership role easily when her supervisor is absent. Patricia is able to lead and direct the work of her colleagues in a respectful and collaborative manner. She consistently exudes happiness and helpfulness in ensuring that the school lunch program is a healthy, positive place for staff and students.

 

The Classified Employees of the Year will be recognized at a future NMUSD board meeting and will be considered countywide for the Orange County Classified School Employee of the Year.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/13/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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 NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Study Session

2.a Estancia High School Theater Architect Selection Process and HVAC Projects Update

 

Report
13.a. Report on Technology and Innovation in PreK-12 Classrooms

 

Consent

16.a.10. & a.11. Approve Authorization to Advertise and Award Bids for HVAC Project at College Park, Davis, Pomona, Kaiser and Woodland Elementary Schools

 

16.a.12.& a.13. Approve Authorization for to Advertise and Award Bid for Fencing Project at Mariners, Newport Heights, and Wilson Elementary Schools

16.b.1. Approve 2017 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant Award

16.c.1. Receive Newport-Mesa Unified School District Calendar of School Activities for 2019/20


16.d.4. Approve Letter of Agreement between Newport-Mesa Unified School District/Hope Clinic and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

16.d.5. Approve Contract with Challenge Success to Provide Professional Development to NMUSD High Schools

 

 

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.
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/13/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Autism Awareness T-Shirt Flyer 2018

Please help support Newport-Mesa Unified School District's autism programs by purchasing an autism awareness t-shirt and wearing them each Tuesday in the month of April!  

 

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

 

If you have any questions please contact the Harper Clinic at (949)515-5353 or (949)515-6838.

 

Autism Awareness T-Shirt Flyer

Autism Awareness T-Shirt Flyer Order Form

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/8/18




Audience: Corona del Mar High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Lincoln Elementary School, Homepage, Corona del Mar Middle School, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School and Homepage

Corona del Mar Learning Resource Center Ribbon Cutting Invitation
Corona del Mar Middle/High School Learning Resource Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

 

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Where: 2101 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/7/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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The latest edition of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Community Newsletter is now available.

 

Teachers Collaborating
 

Visit our Community Newsletter website for these stories and more...

 

NMUSD Prioritizes Safety
Cohesive Math Experience
Signature Academies

Featured Projects
Community Spotlight: Girls Inc.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/1/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Newport Mesa Unified School District Logo
Flu Vaccine Clinic 

 

Vaccines are available at no cost for non-pregnant  individuals four 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.   

 

Wednesday February 28th, 2018 1-4 p.m.

BESST Center

2045 Meyer Place, Bldg. C  

Costa Mesa, CA 92627 

 

You cannot receive a flu shot if: 

  • You are sick on the day of  vaccination 
  • You have a history of GuillanBarré Syndrome 
  • You have previously had a reaction to a flu shot 

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer - English/ Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/26/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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  NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Reports

 

12.a. NMUSD Mental Health and Crisis Response Initiatives. Last Spring the Board of Education approved board policy and administrative regulations related to compliance with Assembly Bill (AB) 2246, which mandated suicide prevention and education training to public school employees. This action was just one component of a larger, multi-faceted, and ongoing plan related to providing mental health and social and emotional supports to all students and families in the District. This report will offer a mid-year assessment of the initiatives related to the crisis response protocols that have been put into place since the adoption of AB 2246 board policies and administrative regulations 

 

Consent

 

15.a.8. Approve a 24-Month Extension of the Memorandum of Understanding With the City of Newport Beach for Field Improvements at Newport Elementary School. The City of Newport Beach is requesting a 24-month extension to improve the playground and fields. The City of Newport Beach will design, bid, and construct the improvements including but not limited to all plans, specifications, permits, drawings and public notices.

 

 

15.b.1. Approve Addendum for Instructional Materials Adoption Support with the University of California, Irvine History Project. The UCI History Project has assisted NMUSD secondary history and social science teachers with comprehensive staff development to support the implementation goals for history and social science. This proposal is an addendum to the ongoing relationship between the UCI History Project and NMUSD to support the district to initiate the process of instructional material adoption.

 

Discussion/Action

 

16.a. Approve California School Board Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly Election for 2018. CSBA Delegate Assembly is the primary policy-making body of the association. Each year in the fall, nominations for representatives to CSBA's Delegate Assembly are accepted. Delegates represent 24 regions throughout the State of California, and serve alternating two-year terms.

 

 

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.
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/12/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, ~Demo: Newport Mesa School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

The Orange County Committee on School District Organization is hosting the following public hearing meeting regarding Newport-Mesa Unified School District's request to approve and establish Trustee Areas from which Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board Members will be elected in a By-Trustee Area Election Process.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Boardroom
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Please visit the Orange County Department of Education webpage to view the agenda.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/25/18




Audience: Ensign Intermediate School, Homepage, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa Middle School, TeWinkle Middle School and Homepage

Early College High School (ECHS) is hosting a information night on February 1, 2018.  Please view the attached flyers for more information and schedule of events.

 

Early College High School Information Night Flyer - English

Early College High School Information Night Flyer - Spanish

 

Early College High School is an academic, college preparatory program intended to enable students to pursue post-secondary education at a four-year college or university.

 

If you have any questions please call ECHS at: 714-424-7990

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/22/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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Davis Magnet School Applications For 2018-2019 Prospective Students

 

The application window for new Davis Magnet School students and siblings will be available online from February 26, 2018 (3 p.m.) through March 26, 2018. Please visit the Davis Magnet School website to apply.

 

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

 

Please call Davis Magnet School at 714-424-7930 if you have questions.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/18/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents within the district boundaries. Dependent upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request for their child to transfer to another school. The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2018-2019 school year begins January 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm. and closes on March 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Please visit the transfer request application webpage to apply. A lottery process is used to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application by email or in writing by May 15, 2018. For more information, please visit the transfers webpage.  

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/16/18




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, ~Demo: Newport Mesa School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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Renew 2nd Semester Bus Passes beginning January 8, 2018
 

Annual Passes are valid through June 2018
 

Submit payment by Friday, January 26, 2018 to guarantee Transportation for Monday, February 5, 2018

 

Mail check or money order payable to:

NMUSD-Transportation (reference student name/ID# on memo line)
Or
Pay online through MySchool Bucks
 

For more information please visit the Transportation website or call the office at (714) 424 - 5080
 

2nd Semester Transportation Bus Passes flyer

Submit payment by Friday, January 26, 2018 to

guarantee

transportation for Monday, February 5, 2018

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/12/18




Audience: Wilson Elementary School, Homepage and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Notice of Community Information Meeting

 

Wilson Elementary School

Fencing and School Office Renovations Project

 

In an effort to enhance security at the elementary school sites, the district has implemented a program to better control the points of visitor access to the sites.  Adams, Andersen, Victoria and Eastbluff Elementary had fencing improvements completed in the last year.  Mariners, Newport Heights and Wilson Elementary were board approved to begin assessment, schematic design and project estimates.  Mariners, Newport Heights and Wilson Elementary are scheduled as the next schools to obtain fencing improvements.

 

The Community Information Meeting will be held as follows:

 

Date:   January 10, 2018

Time:   6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Place:  Wilson Elementary School – Multipurpose Room (MPR)

            801 Wilson Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

   

For more information:

                 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/4/18




Audience: Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage and Homepage

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Notice of Community Information Meeting

 

Newport Heights Elementary School

Fencing and School Office Renovations Project

 

In an effort to enhance security at the elementary school sites, the district has implemented a program to better control the points of visitor access to the sites.  Adams, Andersen, Victoria and Eastbluff Elementary had fencing improvements completed in the last year.  Mariners, Newport Heights and Wilson Elementary were board approved to begin assessment, schematic design and project estimates.  Mariners, Newport Heights and Wilson Elementary are scheduled as the next schools to obtain fencing improvements.

 

The Community Information Meeting will be held as follows:

 

Date:   January 12, 2018

Time:  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Place: Newport Heights Elementary School – Multipurpose Room (MPR)

           300 E. 15th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663

                       

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/4/18




Audience: Homepage, Mariners Elementary School and Homepage

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Notice of Community Information Meeting

 

Mariners Elementary School

Fencing and School Office Renovations Project

 

In an effort to enhance student safety at the elementary school sites, the district has implemented a program to better control the points of visitor access to various school sites.  Mariners, Newport Heights, and Wilson Elementary Schools were recently approved to begin assessment, schematic design, and project estimates for fencing improvements.  Preliminary plans have been developed and will be presented for community input at a public meeting, noted below.  Adams, Andersen, Victoria, and Eastbluff Elementary schools had fencing improvements completed in the last few years.

 

The Community Information Meeting will be held as follows:

 

Date:    January 11, 2018

Time:    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Place:   Mariners Elementary School – Multipurpose Room (MPR)

             2100 Mariners Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

                     

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/4/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Hires a Coordinator of Special Education

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Kristen Henry as a coordinator of special education. Ms. Henry has 14 years of experience in education, and has been lauded as a collaborative leader with unwavering dedication to maintaining a student centered perspective.

 

Ms. Henry most recently served as a mental health program specialist for Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD). In that role Ms. Henry supported the district’s special education program for children with severe social emotional/mental health needs. She was instrumental in the coordination of community services and developed resources that support student growth and learning. She provided leadership and guidance to the special education teams, district wide mental health professionals, and school administration to improve and maintain a successful special education program.

 

Prior to her role at SAUSD she served as a school psychologist and was a lead school psychologist for Ocean View School District. As lead psychologist she was responsible for collaborating with local universities to develop and sustain school psychologist interns and practicum programs. She coordinated staff and parent education trainings, managed the district crisis response team, created and implemented a suicide prevention and threat assessment model, conducted Individual Education Program assessments, Section 504 assessments, and facilitated Student Study Team meetings.

 

“We are excited to have Ms. Henry join our team,” said Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services Dr. Sara Jocham. “She has an inspiring passion, welcoming personality, and positive approach that’s a perfect fit for our team,” she said.

 

Ms. Henry received her master’s degree in education counseling, and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in school psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Clemson University in South Carolina and a post-graduate certificate in school neuropsychology from Texas Women’s University.

 

Ms. Henry’s appointment was approved at the December 11, 2017 Board of Education meeting. Her start date with NMUSD is January 8, 2018.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/12/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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Board Meeting Brief – December 11, 2017

 

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 NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

10. Annual Organizational Meeting. Each year, during the Annual Organizational Meeting, the Board of Education nominates and selects Board officers, nominates and selects representatives/liaisons for various committees, schedules Board Meetings for the year, and appoints administrative positions.

 

Consent

 

16.a.1. Approve Agreement with Studio+ Architecture for Design Services for New Security Fencing and School Office Renovations at Mariners, Newport Heights and Wilson Elementary Schools.

 

16.d.4. Approve Orange County Department of Education Alcohol and Drug Prevention Memorandum of Understanding. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve Agreement 45056 between Newport Mesa Unified School District and Orange County Superintendent of Schools to provide an Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program for students.

 

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.
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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/8/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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Check out the latest School News Magazine with highlights of things going on throughout our schools! 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/8/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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Calendar Review Committee Recommendation

 

The Calendar Review Committee, comprised of certificated and classified staff, parents, district administrators, and employee bargaining units, typically develops calendar recommendations two to three years in advance of implementation. For the past few years, the Committee has discussed the concept of a collegiate calendar; the school year starting prior to Labor Day with the first semester ending prior to winter break.

 

Starting this fall, the Committee met five times to explore and consider a collegiate calendar. The Committee began by seeking anecdotal data from the school community which led to the attached Fact Sheet (Benefits and Concerns/FAQs). A survey was circulated to obtain input related to the concept of a Collegiate Calendar. Five information meetings were hosted to share and clarify particulars of the Fact Sheet and gather input from staff, parents and students.

 

The Committee carefully weighed these components prior to coming to a recommendation.  When reviewing the information gathered, the Committee found that the responses on the survey varied with overall results indicating most respondents did not support the move to a collegiate calendar. Analyzing subgroups from elementary, middle and high school respondents, there was a gradual increase of support for the change (please see attached survey results).  Comments collected during the information meetings identified multiple benefits for students, numerous concerns regarding heat in the classrooms of those schools without heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and the timeline for implementation.  While there has been a systematic plan for HVAC installation since 2013, the plan beyond the summer of 2018 was not available during the time of the survey and information meetings. The complete installation plan for all remaining schools was shared during the November 14, 2017 Board Meeting (please see attached).

 

After extensive analysis and discussions, the Committee recognized significant student benefits of a collegiate calendar particularly when they reach the secondary level  and acknowledged the primary concern expressed by many stakeholders for HVAC to be installed at all school sites.  The Committee considered the new information provided in the HVAC plan to address the concerns regarding heat and explored ways to provide students the benefits of the collegiate calendar.  The Committee ultimately determined moving to a collegiate calendar was in the best interest of students. Implementing it three years from now would address concerns related to HVAC installation and create more time to plan for the transition.

 

The Calendar Review Committee has made the following recommendations and will meet to design the details of the calendars, which will move forward to the District and NMFT negotiation teams:

  • A traditional calendar for the 2018-2019 school year  (Adopted October 10, 2017)
  • A traditional calendar for the 2019-2020 school year
  • A collegiate calendar for the 2020-2021 school year

Upon completion of negotiations and approved by the Board of Education, the adopted calendars will be made public.

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

HVAC Plan

Collegiate Calendar Survey Results

 

Recomendación del Comité de Revisión de Calendario

 

El Comité de Revisión de Calendario, formado por miembros del personal acreditado y de apoyo académico, administradores del distrito, y unidades de negociación de empleados, típicamente desarrolla recomendaciones de calendario con dos o tres años de anticipación antes de su aplicación. En los últimos años, el Comité ha tratado el concepto de un calendario universitario; en donde el año escolar comienza antes del Día del Trabajo y el primer semestre termina antes del descanso de invierno.

 

Comenzando este otoño, el Comité se reunió cinco veces para explorar y considerar el calendario universitario. El Comité empezó con la recolección de datos anecdóticos por parte de la comunidad escolar lo cual resultó en la Cartilla Informativa adjunta (Beneficios y Preocupaciones/Preguntas Frecuentes). Se circuló una encuesta para obtener aportes relacionados con el concepto de un Calendario Universitario. Se llevaron a cabo cinco reuniones de información para compartir y clarificar las particularidades de la Cartilla Informativa y para recolectar aportes por parte del personal, padres y estudiantes.

El Comité examinó cuidadosamente estos componentes antes de determinar una recomendación. Cuando se revisó la información recolectada, el Comité encontró que las respuestas en la encuesta variaban con los resultados generales indicando que la mayoría de los encuestados no apoyaba el cambio a un calendario universitario. Una vez analizados los resultados de los subgrupos encuestados de primaria, secundaria y preparatoria, hubo un aumento gradual en el apoyo al cambio (favor de ver los resultados de la encuesta adjunta).

 

Los comentarios recolectados durante las reuniones de información identificaron múltiples beneficios para los estudiantes, numerosas preocupaciones en cuanto al calor en las aulas de esas escuelas sin calefacción, ventilación, y aire acondicionado (HVAC por sus siglas en inglés), y la línea de tiempo de aplicación. Mientras que ha existido un plan sistemático para la instalación de HVAC desde el 2013, el plan para después del verano del 2018 no estaba disponible durante el tiempo de esta encuesta o las reuniones de información. El plan completo de instalación para las escuelas restantes se compartió en la reunión de la Junta de Educación el 14 de noviembre del 2017 (favor de ver la hoja adjunta).

 

Después de extenso análisis y conversaciones, el Comité reconoció los beneficios significativos a los estudiantes de un calendario universitario particularmente cuando alcanzan el nivel secundario y reconocieron la preocupación principal del HVAC y su instalación en todas las escuelas expresada por las partes interesadas. El Comité consideró la nueva información proveída en el plan HVAC que aborda el tema de las preocupaciones en cuanto a la calefacción y exploró maneras de proveer el beneficio de un calendario universitario a los estudiantes. Finalmente, el Comité determinó que el cambio a un calendario universitario era en el mejor interés de los estudiantes. La aplicación dentro de tres años abordaría las preocupaciones de la instalación de HVAC y crearía más tiempo para planificar la transición. 

 

El Comité de Revisión de Calendario ha hecho las siguientes recomendaciones y se reunirá para diseñar los detalles de los calendarios, lo cual se enviará al Distrito y los grupos de negociación de NMFT:

  • Un calendario tradicional para el año escolar 2018-2019 (Adoptado el 10 de octubre del 2017)
  • Un calendario tradicional para el año escolar 2019-2020
  • Un calendario universitario para el año escolar 2020-2021

Una vez que finalicen las negociaciones y sean aprobados por la Junta de Educación, los calendarios adoptados se harán públicos.

 

Hoja informative del calendario universitario

Plan de calefacción, ventilación, y aire acondicionado

Resultados de la encuesta de calendario universitario

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/7/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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The latest edition of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Community Newsletter is now available.

 

Featured Story

Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom Article

Visit our Community Newsletter website for these stories and more...

 

6th-8th Grade Instructional Materials Piloted

NMUSD Implements Suicide Prevention Policies

New Trustee Area Boundary Map and Election System

College and Career Night

Construction Update

Community Spotlight: Trellis

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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Board Meeting Brief – December 5, 2017

 

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 NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Report

 

12.a. Report on Elementary and Secondary Music Programs. Teacher on Special Assignment Scott Fitzpatrick will report on the current music programs in elementary and secondary education.

 

Consent

 

17.c. Receive Report on Reconstruction of Ensign Intermediate School Locker Rooms and Gym, and Approve New Showering Facility Standard for Comprehensive High School Physical Education Programs 

 

17.d. Approve Proposed Scope, Budget, and Timeline of the Fencing and Office Alteration Projects at Mariners, Newport Heights, and Wilson Elementary Schools.

 

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.

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/4/17




Audience: Ensign Intermediate School, Homepage, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa Middle School, TeWinkle Middle School and Homepage

Early College High School Information Night Flyer
Early College High School Information Night

November 30, 2017

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Multi-Purpose Room
 

Early College High School Information Night Flyer

Early College High School Information Night Flyer - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Parent Seminar Flyer

Parent Seminar Series - Suicide Education and Prevention Strategies

November 29, 2017 6 pm - Estancia High School

November 30, 2017 6 pm - Costa Mesa High School

 

Parent Seminar Series Flyer

Parent Seminar Series Flyer - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/20/17




Audience: Corona del Mar High School, Homepage, Corona del Mar Middle School and Homepage

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Students Take Action to Positively Influence Global Issues

Newport-Mesa Unified School District is known for offering a wide variety of programs and opportunities to pique students’ interest, and truly prepare them for life beyond high school. However, some students are not only preparing for the outside world, they are already actively changing it.

 

Now in its fourth year, the Academy of Global Studies (AGS) at Corona del Mar (CdM) High School is making tremendous progress in teaching students to think critically, evaluate current events and global issues, and encouraging students to be actively engaged with the global community.

 

The four-year AGS program offers a full spectrum of Advanced Placement courses designed to foster critical thinking skill-based collaboration and problem solving through real-world experiences. The multidisciplinary curriculum is rooted in social science, business, technology, politics, medicine, history, and foreign language. As an AP Capstone school, the Academy students learn to thoroughly evaluate the credibility of sources, develop arguments and claims, and provide evidence of facts surrounding global issues.

 

“The academy truly captures students’ interest and imagination because it expands their vision to a world beyond what’s just at their fingertips,” said Ms. Laura Mayberry, AGS Director. “Students are empowered to learn about varying global perspectives and approaches to today’s issues and take action to resolve them,” she said.

 

AGS inspires students to make informed decisions to improve global issues, such as food shortages, poverty, the world water crisis, vaccinations, and ocean exploration, to name a few. Students learn to work independently and collaborate in groups to view an issue from varying perspectives. For example, students have explored current international conflicts to have a better understanding of contemporary current events and viewed domestic topics, like vaccinations, from an economic, ethical, and medical standpoint. The ACG also hosts a yearlong speaker series which brings speakers in to discuss topics of interest to the students. 

 

AGS student Edward Jacobs, who will be part of the first AGS graduating class in 2018, said he, like many of his peers grew up very sheltered, with a limited view of the world. “AGS gives us a tremendous advantage to seeing the world from an international perspective, which is invaluable, especially given our current political climate and global path,” he said.

 

AGS fosters partnerships with non-governmental organizations, local and international non-profits, and international partnerships with schools and government leaders in many countries, such as Brazil, El Salvador, Germany, Japan, South Africa, and Turkey. One major partnership is with the Thirst Project, which works toward improving the global water crisis. The partnership between AGS and Thirst Project has brought clean water to areas around the world afflicted by the water crisis.

 

Through a partnership with the Thirst Project incoming ninth grade AGS class commits to partner to build a well. Students research the global water crisis, its disproportionate impact on women and children, review data on the water table, diseases, deaths, demographics, current water options, source distances, and the amount of people who would be impacted if clean water was brought to the area. Students then construct a plan of action to spread awareness of the crisis and to raise funds. Once funds are raised, students select a community to build the well and track the progress and impact the well has on the community. Each well costs approximately $12,000 and all funds raised go directly to its construction.

 

In its four year partnership with the Thirst Project, AGS students have raised more than $57,000 and commissioned the construction of four wells. AGS leads the nation in fundraising for the Thirst Project and last April AGS teachers Laura Mayberry and Kareem Captan were selected as Volunteers of the Year. The Academy currently has one well in Swaziland and one well in El Salvador already pumping clean water, with two additional wells in Swaziland under construction as part of the AGS student efforts. The partnership with the Thirst Project is a grassroots movement of young people and an integral part of AGS’s commitment to empowering young people to take action and to seeing themselves as part of the larger global community. This activism has already taken root as AGS students have founded an organization, YEP for Kids, which has partnered with schools here locally and in South Africa and Swaziland to teach coding to young people.

 

As part of AGS, students also have opportunities for international academic travel to put into practice the ideas, concepts and information learned in class to see firsthand the global perspective of today’s most pressing challenges. To learn more about this program, please visit the Academy of Global Studies Website or follow them on social media, at @AGSatCDM. You can also view a short video of the well that has brought clean water to a town in El Salvador.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/17/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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Board Meeting Brief – November 14, 2017

 

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 NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

10. Introduction of new staff – Dipali Potnis, Principal, TeWinkle Intermediate School

 

Report

 

13.a. Report on proposed collegiate calendar

 

Consent

 

16.e.1. Approve setting Board of Education Annual Organizational Meeting. It is recommended that the Board of Education set its annual organizational meeting on Monday, December 11, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the District Education Center and that the Board of Education conduct a review of the Board Committee Appointments list and recommend any changes to the committees included on the roster prior to the annual organizational meeting.

 

Discussion/Action

 

18.a. Approve Agreement with Optimum Energy Design (OED) for Engineering and Design Services for the 2019/20 New and Renovated Air Conditioning Projects at Various Sites. Approve the Agreement with Optimum Energy Design (OED) for mechanical, electrical, structural and architectural engineering and design services for the 2019/20 New and Renovated Air Conditioning Projects at

Harbor View Elementary, Mariners Elementary, Newport Elementary, Newport Heights Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Ensign Intermediate and Back Bay High School.

 

18.b. Approve the Office of College and Career Education to apply for Phase 3 of the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG). It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Office of College and Career Education to apply for Phase 3 of the Career

Technology Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) in the amount of $1,000,000.

 

18.c. Approve Agreement with Open-Up Resources for Support for the Grades 6 - 8 Math Pilot.

 

18.d. Approve Agreement with the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) for Support of the Grades 6 - 8 Math Pilot.

 

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.
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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/14/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District will host a Flu Vaccine Clinic on November 15, 2017.  Vaccines are available at no cost for non-pregnant individuals four 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.

 

Wednesday November 15, 2017

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

HOPE Clinic

2045 Meyer Place Bldg. C

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-515-6725

 

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/9/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, ~Demo: Newport Mesa School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District has partnered with Hanover Research, an independent research firm, to explore parents’ experiences with our district. The findings from this exploration will support the development of our district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

 

As part of this exploration, Hanover Research will conduct a series of telephone interviews with parents. These conversations are designed to explore how parents engage with our district and their child’s school, and how parent engagement could be improved.

  

Participants will be selected at random and participation in these interviews is voluntary. However, it is important that members of the Newport-Mesa school community participate because only they can tell us about their perceptions and experiences. Please note that participation or non-participation will not affect any relationships you or your student(s) have with teachers, peers, or administrators. If you choose to participate, your responses will be kept anonymous.

 

You may be contacted by Hanover Research in the coming weeks to request your participation. If you have any questions or do not want to participate in these conversations, please email Hanover Research’s Content Director, Cate Keller at: ckeller@hanoverresearch.com or call 714-424-8919.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/8/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, ~Demo: Newport Mesa School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District, in collaboration with Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) and the Classified School Employees Association (CSEA), has decided to re-launch the online Collegiate Calendar Survey due to concerns expressed regarding the survey allowing for multiple entries.

 

If you have previously taken the online survey, please note that those responses will not be included. We ask you to retake the survey using the link previously provided or the link below. If you are a parent and have completed a hard copy of the survey, your input will be included and you will not need to retake the survey.

 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please know that we truly value our school community’s input on this important topic, which is why we are moving to a more accurate survey platform.

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

Collegiate Calendar Survey 

 

Por favor vuelva a tomar/tome la Encuesta del Calendario Universitario

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa, en colaboración con la Federación de Maestros de Newport-Mesa (NMFT) y la Asociación de Empleados de Apoyo Académico (CSEA), han decidido relanzar la encuesta en línea titulada Encuesta sobre el Calendario Universitario debido a las preocupaciones expresadas que conciernen a la encuesta y la posibilidad de entradas múltiples.

 

Si tuvo la oportunidad de tomar la encuesta en línea previamente, por favor tenga en cuenta que sus respuestas no serán incluidas. Le pedimos que vuelva a tomar la encuesta usando el enlace que se le proveyó anteriormente o el enlace que ha sido incluido abajo. Si usted es un padre y ha completado esta encuesta en papel, su aporte será incluido y no tendrá que volver a tomar la encuesta.

 

Nos disculpamos sinceramente por cualquier inconveniente que esto haya causado. Sepa por favor que realmente valoramos el aporte de nuestra comunidad escolar en cuanto a este importante tema, y es el motivo por el cual nos hemos movido a una plataforma de encuestas más precisa.  

 

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Encuasta sobre el calendario universitatio

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/3/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is considering a shift to a collegiate calendar to more closely align with neighboring school districts and local colleges. This shift would start the school year up to three weeks prior to the Labor Day holiday and end the first semester prior to the winter break.

 

As a unified school district, this decision impacts everyone; therefore, NMUSD is in the process of seeking input from the school community regarding the potential shift. Please see the Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet link below. The Fact Sheet includes background information, dates for informational meetings, benefits, concerns/frequently asked questions and the survey link (survey will be available November 1-15).

 

Your input will help guide the Calendar Committee in developing their recommendation. The final decision is determined through the negotiations process and adopted by the Board of Education.

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: Homepage, TeWinkle Middle School and Homepage

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Recommendation for new principal, assigned to TeWinkle Intermediate School

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Dipali Potnis as principal of TeWinkle Intermediate School. Dr. Potnis is known for her strong instructional leadership, ability to create meaningful relationships, and fostering a welcoming school culture.

 

Dr. Potnis most recently served as assistant principal of Dana Hills High School and prior to that as activities director for San Clemente High School, both in the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD). She has served as a middle and elementary school teacher, as well as an instructional coach, within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

 

While serving as an assistant principal in the CUSD, some of Dr. Potnis’ responsibilities included the design and implementation of instructional goals and curriculum development, coordination of interventions for both the academic and behavioral success of students, and management of student discipline, among other responsibilities. She places a strong focus on proven instructional strategies, differentiated instruction for the success of all students, and data driven solutions.

 

Though she has a strong instructional background, Dr. Potnis also is known for her ability to build collaborative relationships among staff and parent communities to jointly build a positive school culture that students are excited to be a part of.

 

“I look forward to collaborating with staff and empowering each other to inspire students to achieve success,” said Dr. Dipali Potnis.

 

Dr. Potnis is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she obtained a doctorate degree in education and the University of California, Riverside, where she obtained a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in political science.

 

Dr. Potnis’ appointment is scheduled for Board of Education approval at the October 24, 2017 Board of Education meeting.

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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Board Meeting Brief – October 24, 2017

 

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. A few items that may be of interest to the general public are noted below.

                                 

The NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click the following link to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Discussion/Action

 

13.a. Adopt Resolution 21-10-17 Certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Approve the Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field(s) Project, Option A or B

 

Consent

 

15.a.6. Ratify the Notice of Completion for Bid #106-17 Estancia High School - Classroom Enclosures

 

15.a.7. Ratify the Notice of Completion for Bid #103-17 Costa Mesa High School - Project Lead the Way Project

 

15.e.1. Approve Date Change of November 28, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. It is recommended that the Board of Education move the regularly scheduled Board meeting of November 28, 2017 to December 5, 2017.
 

Resolution Consent

 

17.a. Adopt Resolution No. 22-10-17 Authorizing the Superintendent to Seek a Waiver From the State Board of Education. Adopt Resolution No. 22-10-17 authorizing the superintendent to see a waiver from the State Board of Education change in trustee election system.

 

17.b. Adopt Resolution No. 23-10-17 - In Compliance with Requirements of Education Code Sections 60119 and 60422(b) - Sufficiency of Textbooks and Instructional Materials. Each year, the school district's Governing Board must ensure that they have fully complied with the requirements of Education Code 60119 and 60422(b), which establishes steps and procedures to ensure the availability of textbooks and instructional materials.
 

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.
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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Neighborhood Peers Program Flyer

Neighborhood Peers Preschool Program Website

 

Program Overview:
NMUSD’s young learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn side-by-side with their neighborhood,  same-aged peers in structured, caring preschool  classrooms. The goal of the program is for all our young learners to achieve kindergarten readiness.


For more information please Contact Coordinator of Autism  Programs Dr. Lori Williams, Psy.D. to learn more about the programs and for application information.

Phone number: (949)515-6838

Email: lawilliams@nmusd.us

 

Neighborhood Peers Preschool Program Flyer

Neighborhood Peers Preschool Program Flyer - Spanish

 

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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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.

 

Halloween Safety Flyer

Halloween Safety Flyer - Spanish

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/13/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education has approved the School Calendar and Schedule of Activities, for the 2018/19 school year.

 

Schedule of School Activities 2018/19
School Calendar 2018/19

School Calendar and Student Holidays Website

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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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 standard for school year 2017-2018.

The public hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled board of education meeting scheduled on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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
 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa

Mesa Directiva de Educación

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 2017-2018.

La audiencia pública se llevará a cabo en conjunción con la junta regular programada para el martes, 24 de octubre de 2017, 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

Directora, Proyectos Especiales

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/10/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Notice is hereby given that on October 24, 2017, the Board of Education of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District at a regular meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. at the District’s Board Room, located at 2985 Bear Street, Building A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, the Board of Education will conduct a public hearing to provide opportunity for the community to provide oral comment to the Board regarding the proposed waiver application to the State Board of Education with respect to a shift to by-trustee area elections.  Persons seeking information should contact the Superintendent’s Office, (714) 424-5031.

 

Q & A on Waiver Request to State Board of Education Regarding Change in Board of Education Election System from At-Large to
By-Trustee Area Voting

 

On February 28, 2017, the Board of Education of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District directed a shift from the current at-large system of electing Board Members to by-trustee area elections. These Questions & Answers have been developed to provide information to all interested parties on this process. 

 

 

Q: What is the change that will take place?

A: Currently, members of the Board of Education are elected in “at-large” elections, i.e., elections in which each governing board member is a resident of a trustee area but elected by the registered voters of the entire school district. Starting in the November 2018 election, Board Members will be elected by only the voters living in a designated trustee area.

 

Q: How many areas will there be?

A: The Board of Education will remain at seven members; therefore there will be seven areas.

 

 

Q: How may I learn more and/or provide feedback to the Board?

A: A public hearing regarding the submission of a waiver to the State Board of Education for a change from at-large to by-trustee area elections will be held October 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Q: What if I have additional questions?

A: You may contact the Superintendent’s office via email at superintendent@nmusd.us and/or attend the public hearing referenced above.

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

State of the Schools BreakfastWe invite you to please view a video of the 2017 State of the Schools that Deputy Superintendent Russell Lee-Sung delivered on September 27, at our 4th annual State of the Schools Breakfast.

State of the Schools topics include:

  • Overview of NMUSD’s approach to inspire students and enrich communities.
  • Strategies on the implementation of state standards that are changing the way we teach and the way students learn.
  • Integration of technology and innovation in educational programs.
  • Enrichment opportunities for students to find their passion – visual and performing arts, athletics, career technical education, and more.
  • Supports for the whole child – Positive school climate, mental health and wellness, social-emotional support, and more.
  • Commitment to build and maintain modern facilities to enhance the student experience.
  • Recognition of the many award-winning staff and programs that make a positive difference in the lives of students.
  • Importance of community partnerships and opportunities to get involved.

You also can view a 4.5 minute video overview of Newport-Mesa Unified School District that was presented at the event.

 

Thank you for taking the time to watch this video and for your continued engagement, partnership, and support.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/5/17




Audience: Estancia High School, Corona del Mar High School, Back Bay High School, Early College High School, Homepage, Costa Mesa High School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School and Homepage

College and Career Night Flyer
Date: October 18, 2017

Time: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Venue: O.C. Fair & Events Center in the Costa Mesa Building

 

College and Career Night Flyer
College and Career Night Flyer - Spanish

 

College and Career Website

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/3/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, ~Demo: Newport Mesa School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Students Show Growth from 2015 to 2017 in Statewide English and Math Assessment

 

Students in Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) show growth from 2015 to 2017 in statewide English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments. NMUSD students also remain above the Orange County and California averages in ELA and math.  

 

The Smarter Balanced assessments are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which tests ELA and math standards for students in grades three through eight and grade 11. The Smarter Balanced assessments are computer adaptive tests that adjust the difficulty of the test items based on how a test taker responds. This provides a more precise measure of student performance.

 

The Smarter Balanced assessments, now in the third year, show an increase of 4.57 percentage points in NMUSD students having met or exceeded ELA standards, and an increase of 3.99 percentage points in students having met or exceeded math standards, when compared to the 2015 baseline assessments.

 

Many NMUSD schools have shown impressive growth during the three year period. Ensign Intermediate School maintained growth all three years in both ELA (9.0 percentage point growth) and math standards (8.50 percentage point growth). Nine schools have shown a growth of more than ten percent in ELA standards, with Adams Elementary showing a growth of 19.23 percentage points. Five schools have shown double digit growth in math standards, again with Adams topping the list at 17.13 percentage point growth.

 

Specific to Title I schools, nearly all have shown growth in ELA and math standards. Adams, Sonora, and Paularino Elementary Schools have shown double digit growth in both ELA and math standards.

 

“It is encouraging to see our Title I schools performing well,” said Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Russell Lee-Sung. “This is a testament to the focus of our teachers, and principals to improve our instructional program for all our students,” he said.

 

Our district has been focused on providing support for classroom intervention systems to better implement differentiation of instructional strategies. This allows teachers and instructional assistants to provide targeted support to struggling students and additional enrichment opportunities for high achieving students, such as small group instruction with specifically tailored instructional materials.

 

ELA and math results for English Learners have remained relatively flat throughout the three year assessments. Our district is focused on improving English Learner proficiency by providing additional supports, such as the adoption of new elementary English Language Arts, English Language Development, and math instructional materials. Our district has added two Instructional Specialists in 2017/18, for a total of three that are solely dedicated to improving English Learner proficiency in all subject areas.

 

Looking at grade levels, third and sixth grade students have shown consistent growth in both ELA and math, throughout the three years of the assessments. While the district looks at improvement at all grade levels, there has been a strong focus on the third grade foundational skills. It is widely known that if students are not reading at grade level by third grade, it is increasingly more difficult for them to meet future grade level performance.

 

Comparing results from 2016 to 2017 assessments, NMUSD students showed a slight growth of .57 percentage points in ELA standards and a decline of 1.01 percentage points in math standards.

 

“We are confident that the selection of new elementary math and ELA/ELD instructional materials being implemented this school year will improve student proficiency,” said Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Russell Lee-Sung.

 

The current statewide assessments only focus on ELA and math standards, however it is anticipated that the California Science Test (CAST) will be included in the state testing program in 2019. In the meantime, NMUSD teachers continue to work on the next generation Science Standards (NGSS) to prepare for the CAST.

 

Individual student 2017 assessments were mailed to parents. The NMUSD Smarter Balanced testing schedule for 2018 is anticipated for March 20 through June 15.

 

While statewide assessments provide valuable information about overall student progress and areas for improvement, they do not provide a holistic view of student achievement. The new California School Dashboard is expected to provide a more detailed view of performance, based on multiple factors, beyond state testing results. These factors include graduation rates, suspension rates, chronic absenteeism and college and career readiness. However, the State is not expected to provide this data until December 2017. 

 

Links:
 

Smarter Balanced Test Results
 

Parent and Student Resources
 

Stay connected with NMUSD: register for district news via Constant Contact, download the NMUSD Mobile App, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/27/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Thank you to all those who will be in attendance at Wednesday's Annual State of the Schools Breakfast!

 

We are sold out!

 

We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning for our fantastic event!

State of the Schools Breakfast
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Costa Mesa High School

State of the Schools Invite
State of the Schools Breakfast Invitation

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/19/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/14/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Newport Mesa Unified School District
 

Board Meeting Brief – September 12, 2017

 

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. A few items that may be of interest to the general public are noted below.

                                 

The NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click the following link to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Consent

 

15.b.2. Approve Agreement Number 10014 with the Orange County Superintendent of Schools for Participation in the Inside the Outdoors School Program for the 2017-18 School Year. The Inside the Outdoors School Program features Traveling Scientists who come to the school site

 

15.b.3. Approve Agreement Number 10032 with the Orange County Superintendent of Schools for Participation in the Inside the Outdoors Field Program for the 2017-18 School Year. The Inside the Outdoors Field Program features traveling field trips to explore the wetlands, ecosystems, ecology and living history at various sites.
 

15.d.2 - d.9. Approve Memorandum of Understanding between NMUSD and Various Community Organizations to Provide Specialized Services to Students.

 

Resolution Consent

 

16.c. Adopt Resolution 15-09-17 in Support of the United Way Campaign. Each year, the Board adopts a Resolution in support of the United Way Campaign.  This year marks the 47th year of participation in the United Way Campaign.

 

16.d. Adopt Resolution 16-09-17 Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field Project Working Group. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt resolution 16-09-17 to formalize its support to continue meetings with the neighboring community and the City of Newport Beach until the completion of sports field project.

 

Discussion/Action

 

18.a. Approve Tentative Agreement and MOU Between the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and California School Employees Association Chapter #18. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Tentative Agreement and the MOU between the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and California School Employees Association Chapter #18 for the successor contract for 2016-2019.

 

18.b. Approve Management, Confidential and Supervisor 2017-18 Compensation and Benefits. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the proposed Management, Confidential and Supervisory compensation and benefits for 2017-2018.

 

18.c. Approve 2016-17 Unaudited Actuals. Education Code Section 42100 requires the governing board to approve, on or before September 15, an annual statement of the district's receipts and expenditures for the preceding fiscal year.

 

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.
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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Corona del Mar High School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School and Homepage

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Wagner as assistant principal of Back Bay/Monte Vista High School, Ryan Longacre as assistant principal at College Park and Mariners Elementary Schools, Samantha Payne as assistant principal of Corona del Mar High School and Jennifer Fox as assistant principal of Ensign Intermediate School.

 

Michael Wagner, Assistant Principal, Back Bay/Monte Vista
 

Michael Wagner has 11 years of experience with NMUSD, spending eight years as a classroom teacher at Back Bay/Monte Vista and the past three years as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) as an administrative intern at Back Bay/Monte Vista. He is known for his passion for alternative education and his unwavering dedication to the students and staff at his school. His collaborative approach to building and leading teams has built positive relationships through all facets of his high school community.

 

“I believe in giving students the attention that they need when they need it,” said Wagner. “I am looking forward to continuing to successfully support the students and staff at Back Bay/Monte Vista as we work to provide the tools necessary for each student to graduate,” he said.

 

As the administrative TOSA at Back Bay/Monte Vista, Wagner has gained invaluable experience in the areas of restorative practices and student discipline. He was the Positive Behavior Intervention Systems Chair, the site coordinator for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the Professional Learning Communities site leader, and has graduated from the NMUSD Leadership Institute.

 

“In the time that I have worked with Michael it is easy to see that he is an essential part of our team, a positive influence on our campus, and a truly dedicated leader,” said Marc Trocchio, principal at Back Bay/Monte Vista High Schools.

 

Ryan Longacre, Assistant Principal, College Park and Mariners Elementary Schools

 

Ryan Longacre has been an educator with NMUSD for the past 12 years, serving in a variety of teaching and leadership roles at Davis, Newport Coast and California Elementary Schools. He began his career with NMUSD as a sixth grade teacher and through the past 12 years has taught in grades four through six. He has tremendous experience with the Gifted and Talented Education program (GATE) and most recently served as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for elementary education.

 

As an experienced educator, Longacre has filled a broad range of leadership roles. He has served as a Site Technology Coordinator, a GATE Site Coordinator, a district GATE trainer, and a Literacy Coach for Title I support.  

 

“I believe that high quality instruction is imperative for all of our students,” said Longacre. “I eagerly look forward to working in collaboration with the great students and staff at College Park and Mariners Elementary Schools,” he said.

 

Longacre has supported and worked in partnership with the principals and teachers at various schools, delivered multiple presentations on a variety of curriculum and instruction programs and is a graduate of the NMUSD Leadership Academy.

 

“We are fortunate to have such a talented and experienced member as part of our team,” said Rich Rodriguez, principal at College Park Elementary. “Ryan’s depth of professional educational experience will immeasurably benefit the students and staff here at our school,” he said.

 

Samantha Payne, Assistant Principal, Corona del Mar High School

 

Samantha Payne has been with NMUSD since 2001, and has 17 years of experience in education as a teacher and as a middle and high school administrator. Prior to her new role as assistant principal at Corona del Mar High School, Payne was an assistant principal at Ensign Intermediate School. She also was an administrative intern at Corona del Mar High School before joining Ensign.

 

While at Ensign Intermediate and CdM High School, Payne assisted in the overall administration of the school, created and facilitated professional development for staff, implemented student discipline and restorative justice programs, supported and provided guidance at Individualized Educational Program, 504 and Student Study Team meetings, and supported teachers in lesson design and class management strategies.

 

“While I love and will miss the Ensign school community, I am excited to return to the CdM campus,” said Payne. “I look forward to working collaboratively to support students and staff, and continuing the many amazing successes at CdM,” she said.

 

Payne served as an eighth grade English teacher at Chandler Unified School District and a seventh, eighth and ninth grade English teacher at CdM Middle and High School. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University, with a master’s degree in administrative services and Arizona State University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in education, with a specialization in English.

 

Jennifer Fox, Assistant Principal, Ensign Intermediate School

 

Jennifer Fox has been with NMUSD since 2003 and prior to her new role as assistant principal at Ensign Intermediate School, she was a teacher and administrative designee at Estancia High School. Fox is known for her strong curriculum knowledge and ability to connect with and help students of all abilities succeed.
 

As administrative designee at Estancia High School, Fox has a strong focus on intervention and support services such as developing the tutoring center and tracking and coordinating supports for struggling students. She also led the Positive Behavior Intervention Systems Tier 1 Team and the site level Restorative Justice committee. As an instructional coach, Fox is active in the professional development of teachers and student leadership groups and led the roll out of the Estancia Lyceum Academy. She has strong ties to the greater school community as both a Youth and Government and California Scholarship Federation advisor at Estancia High School, and served as school liaison with the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Youth Employment Services, and the City of Costa Mesa.

 

“Jennifer demonstrates a passion and desire to help students learn and has many and various experiences to draw from,” said Michael Halt, principal at Estancia High School. “She is a self-driven individual with a special talent to bring out the very best in everyone,” he said.

 

Fox is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in organizational leadership at Pepperdine University and has a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction.

 

All assistant principal appointments are scheduled for Board of Education approval at the September 12, 2017 board meeting. 
 


 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/8/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Kimberly Doyle as the new Special Education Coordinator. Ms. Doyle has more than 20 years of experience in Special Education. She has a broad range of experience in areas of autism, severe disabilities, positive behavioral support, academic curriculum and assessment, and full inclusion methodologies.

 

Ms. Doyle has served as a classroom teacher and has been an autism/preschool program specialist in the Ocean View School District. She has distinguished herself as an educational leader in her field with vast knowledge of special education law, curriculum, instructional strategies, and a passion for students with special needs.

 

“I am excited to support Newport-Mesa students, parents, and staff as the special education coordinator. I look forward to working as a team for the success of our students with special needs,” said Ms. Doyle.

 

As a preschool/autism program specialist, Ms. Doyle built an impeccable reputation for approaching a diverse range of difficult issues with empathy and respect. She works to build understanding and support for the students, schools, parents, and staff that she supports. Her ability to listen for understanding has helped guide parents through more than 1,000 Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meetings. She has led professional development for teachers, administrators and support staff on the implementation of educational curriculum and supervised applied behavioral analysis programs.

 

“Ms. Doyle brings with her incredible knowledge, understanding, and passion for special education,” said Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services Sara Jocham. “We are excited to have her as a member of our Newport-Mesa family,” she said.

 

Ms. Doyle received her administrative credential through the Orange County Department of Education, her master’s degree in special education and her multiple subject and special education teaching credentials from the University of San Diego, and her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from San Diego State University.

 

Ms. Doyle will begin her new role in September. Her appointment is scheduled for ratification by the Board of Education at the September 12, 2017 board meeting.              

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/7/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Public Hearings to be Conducted Regarding the Adjustment of Trustee Area Boundaries on September 18, September 28 and October 9

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District will conduct three public hearings for the Board of Education to receive public comments specifically related to the two proposed trustee area boundary map options “B” and “G”. Trustee areas are specific boundaries within the school district that each Board of Education Member is elected to represent. Trustee boundaries are separate from school attendance boundaries and any changes to trustee area boundaries will not change or impact a student’s home school. Students’ home school will remain the same.

 

Two trustee area boundary maps, “B” and “G” are currently under consideration. Please visit the Trustee Area Boundary Adjustment webpage for more information, including proposed maps and analysis reports.

 

Upcoming Public Hearings:

 

You are invited to attend the following public hearings to provide public comments specifically related to the two proposed trustee area boundary map options.

*Please note that the District may adjourn earlier than 8 p.m. after accepting all comments, commencing
at 6 p.m.

 

September 18, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport Harbor High School Theater

600 Irvine Avenue

Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

September 28, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Costa Mesa High School

Theatre

2650 Fairview Road

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Transportation to the public hearing at Costa Mesa High School will be provided from the Rea Elementary School parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and will return at the conclusion of the public hearing.

 

October 9, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Boardroom

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Public Hearing Format:

  • The public hearings are formal Board of Education meetings and will be video recorded.
  • The two maps (“Map B” and “Map G”) will be on display, as well as the analysis reports for each map.
  • Public comments will be received verbally or in writing.
  • Spanish interpreters will be available at each public hearing.

Background:

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District has seven Board of Education members who are currently elected through an at-large voting system. An at-large voting system means that each member is elected by the entire school district voting population, but is required to reside in a particular trustee area. This is authorized by Education Code section 5030.

 

In a separate but related topic to boundary adjustments, in February 2017 the Board of Education initiated the change to elections by trustee area, commencing with the November 2018 elections. Elections by trustee area means that members will be elected by the specific trustee area that they represent, as opposed to the entire school district voting population (as is currently the process).

 

Due to the extensive population growth on the east side of the district, the superintendent convened a committee to review trustee areas. The committee, with the assistance of a demographer, was tasked with balancing the seven trustee areas to each have proportionate population and take into consideration traditional redistricting principles, such as trustee areas should be compact and contiguous; should consider communities of interest; should consider man-made and natural geographic features; and should continue with at least one majority–minority trustee area. The committee created proposed trustee area boundary map B.

 

The District conducted two initial public meetings in March 2017 to review trustee area boundaries and receive public input.

 

At its April 18, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education conducted a study session to receive and consider information related to the boundary adjustment. The Board directed the demographer to prepare additional draft maps for consideration. Map G was a result of public input and direction form the Board.

 

In its August 22, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education voted to conduct three public hearings to receive community input on maps B and G (meeting details are noted above).

 

Next Steps:

 

The Board of Education is expected to take action on the proposed trustee area boundary maps at a future Board of Education meeting.

 

Please visit the Trustee Area Boundary Adjustment webpage for more information, including current and proposed maps, and map analysis reports.

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Audiencias Públicas que se llevarán a cabo respecto al Ajuste de los Límites de las Áreas de los Miembros de la Junta Directiva el 18 y 28 de septiembre y el 9 de octubre.

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport Mesa llevará a cabo tres audiencias públicas de la Junta Directiva de Educación para escuchar los comentarios del público específicamente relacionados a las dos opciones propuestas para el mapa de límites del área “B” y “G”. Las áreas de miembros de la Junta Directiva son límites específicos dentro del distrito escolar que son representados por cada miembro elegido de la Junta Directiva. Los límites de los miembros de la Junta Directiva son límites completamente separados de los límites de asistencia escolar, y cualquier cambio a los límites de las áreas de los miembros de la Junta Directiva no cambiará ni tendrán impacto en la escuela de residencia del estudiante. La escuela de residencia del estudiante será la misma.

 

Dos mapas de límites de las áreas de los miembros de la Junta Directiva, “B” y “G” están actualmente bajo consideración. Por favor visite la página web del Ajuste de Los Límites de las Áreas de Miembros de la Junta Directiva para obtener más información, incluyendo los mapas propuestos y los informes de análisis. (Oprima “Select Language” aribba, a la derecha de la página de internet para cambiar el idioma a “Spanish” (Español)).

 

Próximas Audiencias Públicas:

 

Los invitamos a asistir a las siguientes audiencias públicas para escuchar sus comentarios públicos específicamente relacionados a las dos opciones propuestas para los mapas de límites de área.

 

*Por favor tenga en cuenta que el Distrito puede dar por concluida la junta antes de las 8 p.m. después de haber aceptado todos los comentarios, comenzando a las 6 p.m.

 

Septiembre 18, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport Harbor High School Teatro

600 Irvine Avenue

Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

Septiembre 28, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Costa Mesa High School

Teatro

2650 Fairview Road

Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Se ofrecerá transporte a la audiencia pública en la Secundaria Costa Mesa desde el estacionamiento de la Escuela Primaria Rea a las 5:30 p.m., y regresara una vez concluya la audiencia pública.

 

Octubre 9, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport-Mesa Unified School   Sala de Conferencias

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

 

Formato de la Audiencia Pública:

  • Las audiencias públicas son juntas formales de la Junta Directiva de Educación y serán grabadas.
  • Los dos mapas (“Mapa B” y “Mapa G”) estarán exhibidos, así como también lo estarán los informes de análisis para cada mapa.
  • Los comentarios públicos ser recibirán de manera verbal o escrita.
  • Tendremos Intérpretes para español disponibles en cada audiencia pública.

Antecedentes:

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport Mesa tiene siete miembros de la Junta Directiva quienes son actualmente elegidos a través de un sistema de votación general. Un sistema de votación general quiere decir que cada miembro es elegido por toda la población votante del distrito escolar, pero se requiere que el miembro resida en una de las áreas específicas del distrito. Esto está autorizado por el Código de Educación sección 5030.

 

En un tema separado pero relacionado al ajuste de límites, en febrero de 2017, la Junta Directiva de Educación inició el cambio a las elecciones por área de miembro de la junta directiva, comenzando con las elecciones de noviembre de 2018. Las elecciones por área de miembro de la junta directiva quieren decir que los miembros serán elegidos por el área de miembro específica que ellos representen, contrario a que sea toda la población votante del distrito la que los elija (proceso actual).

 

Debido al crecimiento de la población en el lado Este del distrito, el superintendente convocó un comité para revisar las áreas de los miembros de la junta directiva. Se le asignó al comité, con la asistencia de un demógrafo, balancear las siete áreas de los miembros de tal manera que cada uno tuviera una población proporcional y que considerarán los principios tradicionales de reestructuración, tales como que las áreas de miembros de la junta deberán ser compactas y contiguas; deberán considerar comunidades de interés; deberán considerar características geográficas artificiales y naturales; y deberán continuar con por lo menos un área de miembro de la junta de mayoría-minoría. El comité creado propuso el mapa de límite de área B.

 

El Distrito llevó a cabo dos juntas públicas iniciales en marzo de 2017 para revisar los límites de las áreas de los miembros de la junta directiva y para recibir aportes del público.

 

En la junta del 18 de abril de 2017, la Junta Directiva de Educación llevó a cabo una sesión de estudio para recibir y considerar información relacionada al ajuste de límites. La Junta Directiva instruyó al demógrafo a preparar borradores de mapas adicionales para ser considerados. El Mapa G fue el resultado del aporte del público y de la instrucción de la Junta Directiva.

 

En la junta del 22 de agosto de 2017, la Junta Directiva de Educación votó para llevar a cabo tres audiencias públicas para recibir aportes de la comunidad en cuanto a los mapas B y G (los detalles de la junta se describen arriba).

Siguientes pasos:

Se espera que La Junta Directiva de Educación tome acción en los mapas de límites de las áreas de los miembros de la junta directiva en una futura junta de la Junta Directiva de Educación.

 

Por favor visite la página web del Ajuste de Los Límites de las Áreas de Miembros de la Junta Directiva para obtener más información, incluyendo mapas actuales y propuestos, y los informes de análisis de los mapas. (Oprima “Select Language” arriba, a la derecha de la página de internet para cambiar el idioma a “Spanish” (Español)).

 

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/6/17




Audience: Eastbluff Elementary School, ~Demo: Newport Mesa School, Pomona Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Andersen Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Estancia High School, Adams Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Ensign Intermediate School, Back Bay High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School, Rea Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Whittier Elementary School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Corona del Mar Middle School, California Elementary School, Homepage, Newport Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Paularino Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Applying for free and reduced priced meals and pre-paying for student meals is easier than ever. Apply or pre-pay online today. Please see the attached flyer and visit the links below for more information.

 

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program Flyer

 

Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals Online
 

Add Funds to your Student’s Meal Account Online

 

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/16/17




Audience: Homepage, Newport Elementary School and Homepage

Amanda Estrada
 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Amanda Estrada as principal of Newport Elementary School. In her 12 years at NMUSD, Ms. Estrada has been a teacher in grades one, two, four and five, and most recently she served as assistant principal of College Park and Mariners Elementary Schools.

 

“I look forward to continuing the great work at Newport Elementary, while collaborating with students, staff and the school community to further improve learning opportunities for students,” said Ms. Amanda Estrada.

 

As an administrator within the district, Ms. Estrada has successfully built relationships with teachers and the school community to further a school’s vision. She has managed disciplinary issues using positive restorative practices, led the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Systems, worked closely with the special education team to develop and implement Student Study Team processes, build intervention programs, coordinate state testing, and evaluate classified and certificated staff.

 

“Ms. Estrada is an excellent communicator, always collaborative and compassionate in her approach to ensuring that students receive the best education,” said Kurt Suhr, Executive Director of Elementary Education.

 

Ms. Estrada brings with her a strong understanding of the district’s priorities, instructional programs and strategies, and restorative practices. During her tenure at NMUSD she has served in various adjunct positions including grade level chair, leadership team, school site council, GATE trainer, Rigorous Curriculum Design team and Positive Behavior Intervention Systems coach.   

 

Ms. Estrada will begin her new role on August 1, 2017. Her appointment is scheduled for ratification by the Board of Education at the August 22, 2017 board meeting. 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/26/17




Audience: Back Bay High School, Homepage, Monte Vista High School and Homepage

Marc Trocchio
 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Marc Trocchio as the new principal of Back Bay/Monte Vista High School. Mr. Trocchio has nearly 20 years of experience in education. He is known for his ability to connect with students, staff and parents to develop trust that contributes to a positive and cohesive school environment.

 

“I pride myself on being student focused, responsive and open minded when discussing placement of students,” said Marc Trocchio. “I am excited to collaborate with colleagues on the alternative education needs of our students,” he said.

 

Mr. Trocchio most recently served as assistant principal of Marina High School and Fountain Valley High School for the Huntington Beach Union High School District. He also has served as assistant principal of San Dieguito Academy and La Costa Canyon High School for the San Dieguito Union High School District. Mr. Trocchio began his career as a guidance counselor and teacher.

 

“Mr. Trocchio’s background in counseling and administrative leadership, make him an ideal leader for our alternative education program,” said Chief Academic Officer Mr. Russell Lee-Sung.

 

Some of Mr. Trocchio’s administrative experiences include successfully implementing restorative practices, overseeing student safety and discipline, developing staff collaboration time and Professional Learning Communities. He has collaborated among various district departments and school sites to create comprehensive counseling and wellness programs, develop master schedules, lead WASC teams and manage special education cases.  

 

Mr. Trocchio is happily married to his wife Kelli, and they have three kids; Jack - 12, Ben - 10, and Mary Jean - 5.

 

Mr. Trocchio’s appointment is scheduled for ratification by the Board of Education at the August 22, 2017 board meeting. His transition to NMUSD is being finalized with his current district.

                                   

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/20/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce Michelle O’Neill as the new Coordinator of Early Childhood Education.

 

Ms. Michelle O’Neil has been with NMUSD since 2001, most recently serving as an autism specialist. As an autism specialist, she supports and collaborates with teachers to assist them in successfully managing and executing specialized instruction and behavior management plans tailored to students with autism. Prior to this position, Ms. O’Neill also served as an applied behavioral analysis preschool special education teacher.

 

Ms. O’Neill has supported general education and special education programs for students from preschool through sixth grade. She has developed and implemented curriculum for language arts, math, reading, and social skills. Ms. O’Neill has successfully built staff capacity as a mentor teacher and has been instrumental to providing preschool programs in the least restrictive environment based on federal and state guidelines.

 

“Ms. O’Neill has a strong understanding of preschool curriculum, child development, teacher support programs, preschool testing and the overall dynamics of a preschool classroom,” said Dr. Lori Williams, coordinator of autism programs for NMUSD.

 

In her new role, Ms. O’Neill will assist in the development and implementation of a staff development plan for early literacy, provide training and classroom coaching for early literacy and language development and lead staff in the analysis of student assessment data to help plan for program improvement and classroom instruction.

 

Ms. O’Neill received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, her early childhood special education credential from California State University, Fullerton and her Masters of Science Education Administration Credential from the University of California, Irvine.

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/28/17