NPA Family Update

November 6, 2023

Greeting NPA Families

This communication includes information about your student's next assignment sheet and other relevant NPA happenings.

The annual Health Kids Survey is open now. We are asking that ALL parents/guardians/caretakers take a moment to share your feedback on NPA. This is valuable for us and we implement change with the findings to better our program.

Parents/Guardians - Click HERE To complete the survey - THANK YOU!

This week all students are completing assignment sheet #3 and will be receiving assignment sheet #4. Average Daily Attendance (ADA) at an independent study = work completion. Your student should have earned 14 days of attendance. How did your student do this assignment sheet?

ASK your student - Green, Yellow, or Red after their meeting this week.

ADA % for Satisfactory -- 80-100%

ADA % for Unsatisfactory Tiered Re-Engagement - 60-79%

ADA % for Unsatisfactory - immediate evaluation of placement - below 60%

Click here to see the NPA student handbook pages 7-8 for more information

Assignment sheet #4, given this week, has 15 days of ADA. The sample shown below is a Wednesday student. Please ask to see your student's new assignment sheet after the teacher meeting this week.

A reminder that the NPA campus will be closed for November 10 (in observance of Verertans' Day) as well as November 22-24, 2023 (Thanksgiving break).

As usual, NPA parents/guardians/caregivers are welcome at any student meeting. Let us know if you need any assistance.

NPA Counselor Karla Aaron

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Your student's 10 Year Plan

NPA will be focusing on each student's 10 Year Plan in this assignment sheet. Within the 10-year plan (Career Choices) students answer the questions: Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? This is a timely conversation as November is known as National Career Development Month signaling students to focus on their future career choices.

We want you to know more about this course and why we at NPA feel so very strongly about the benefits for all students. Please watch the 5-minute video below.

Flipping the College Decision-Making Paradigm

Bring Change to Mind BC2M club meeting

NPA's Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) will be meeting on campus this Thursday, November 9th 10-11 AM in room I-14. All students are invited to join!

Amazing leadership volunteer opportunity for NPA students!

Volunteer as a science camp cabin leader! We are looking for responsible juniors and seniors (possibly sophomores) to be cabin leaders when Lyman Gilmore’s 6th graders go to Shady Creek Outdoor School the week of January 22. This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy being outdoors, working with kids, and strengthening leadership skills! For more information, please add your name to the interest list in the NPA office and pick up an application today! Deadline this week for expressing interest Nov 6-10, 2023.

Sierra College - Academic Enrichment grades 9-12

The Sierra College Spring schedule has been posted. Registration for academic enrichment (AE) is November 17, 2023. There are 4 steps that must be cleared prior to registration.

On the day of registration (11/17) , Sierra has a drop-in help Zoom available

1:30 – 3:30pm:

Reminder - Academic Enrichment is free and can be counted as both high school and college credit. Win-Win! Classes will fill - on-time pre-enrollment steps are important.

NPA Class of 2024 - Keeping up with Your Senior

Mark your calendars. Virtual FAFSA/CADAA Informational Evening on November 14th from 5:30-6:30. This event will feature a speaker from California Student Aid Commission presenting the latest information about the FAFSA/CADAA and will assist families in creating their FSA ID (which is required to complete the FAFSA/CADAA.)

Goal for November 2023 = Create your FSA ID. Parents and Students need their own FSA ID.

Please click here to check out our 1 stop shop for all things financial aid and scholarships!

Social Media and Negativity

The Block it Out Campaign offers the platform for discussing the negative impacts of social media in general. We recommend having the conversation at home and we'll have it at school. Let's all take the time to consider blocking out the negative.
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Care Solace!

24/7/365 Mental Health Care Coordination Service for Nevada Joint Union High School District Students, Staff, and their Families. Getting help can be a daunting process. Let our Care Companions™ find the help you need for depression, anxiety, stress, and more.

Anonymous, Confidential, Free Care Connection

Click here to get more information

World Kindness Day

November 13 is known as world kindness day. Check out our wellness guide Kindness page. Kindness matters!
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