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School Closures: Frequently Asked Questions

 (Updated 04/06/2020)

General:

1. When will students be able to return to campus?
All NMUSD campuses are closed as of March 16, 2020, until further notice.

Distance Learning:

2. What is Distance Learning?
Distance Learning is an opportunity for students to receive education while not physically present at a school. This involves student correspondence with teachers via online resources. For NMUSD, Distance Learning includes teachers providing new instruction for learning based on where students left off in the curriculum during in-class instruction. Teachers have flexibility to determine the content of their instruction, based on grade-level standards and student needs.

3. What additional learning options exist for students?
We implemented a cohesive Distance Learning Program to meet the needs of all of our students. We also created an NMUSD Distance Learning Toolkit to support families with educational resources.

4. What if I do not have internet access to support Distance Learning?
WiFi resources:

  • ATT: English - 855.220.5211; Spanish - 855.220.5225
  • Spectrum: Spectrum Internet Assist Program
  • Charter: 844-488-8395
  • Comcast: English - 855-846-8376; Spanish - 855-765-6995

To request an eligibility letter confirming free-reduced lunch, to obtain free or discounted services, please email the following information to campuscatering@nmusd.us:

  • Student’s name(s)
  • Student ID number or date of birth
  • Name of guardian requesting the letter

Academics & School Activities:

5. Will National/International Student testing continue (AP, IB, ACT, SAT)?

  • AP: Exams will be given in May. Makeup test dates will be available in June. View the full testing schedule.
  • IB: The May 2020 IB examinations have been canceled. More information will be provided to students and parents. 
  • ACT: The April 4, 2020 test administration has been postponed to June 13, 2020. 
  • SAT: College Board canceled the May 2, 2020 administration of the SAT. 

6. Will state testing continue?
All standardized state testing is waived for the 2019-2020 school year.

7. Do you know if colleges and universities will be waiving admission requirements?
We are exploring an agreement that the Governor mentioned between the State of California and California universities to waive certain requirements for college admissions.

8. Can athletics or other school activities take place while campuses are closed?

No. All athletics, including practices and games, are canceled while schools are closed. All other activities and performances are also canceled while schools are closed. We are looking into options for end of year activities, including graduations. 

Student Meals:

9. Will meals still be available for students?
Yes. To provide better service to areas of greater need, we will continue to provide student lunches. Breakfast meals will begin on April 6, 2020 and will be distributed during the same time as lunch. Meal service will continue during spring break from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Visit the student lunch website for a list of schools and addresses. 

Other Resources

10. What resources are available social, emotional and mental health support for students and families? 
We have multiple resources available in our Family Resources webpage, with support for substance abuse, suicide prevention, housing, food, and stress/anxiety, among other local supports.  You also may call the NMUSD support line at 714-424-5050 for additional support and resources.