School Notes

Visitors and volunteers remain out of schools until end of month

Despite hopes that the COVID-19 surge would subside, it continues to impact Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSF) employees and district operations. Because of this, the temporary suspension of visitors and volunteers to NMUSD campuses will continue until January 31. 

NMUSD and many other school districts throughout the nation, continue to work through the current COVID-19 surge. Although this has impacted local operations, NMUSD officials are confident that they continue offering quality in-person instruction to students. 

In anticipation of volunteers resuming on campus on January 31, volunteers may begin to apply through the Raptor system. Those who have already been approved as a volunteer this school year will NOT need to reapply. Please visit the Volunteer Webpage for additional information.

Board to study middle school electives this afternoon

This evening (Jan. 25), NMUSD will conduct a Board of Education Study Session from 3:30-6 p.m. to discuss middle school electives. As part of the board and district priorities of improving academic achievement and expansion of learning opportunities, the board will work with district leadership and site principals to review middle school course and elective offerings. 

Over time, the board has received input from members of the community and has continued to welcome feedback from parents, students and staff in advance of this study session. 

As COVID case numbers decline, they will be scheduling parent meetings at school sites to provide further opportunities for feedback on this topic in each zone. 

If you have a specific concern or recommendation related to the middle school electives or programs, you may reach out to Superintendent Wesley Smith at any time.