NACP PARENTS IN THE KNOW

News From Our Principal Dr. Guerrero

Week 2 - August 28, 2020

Weekly Message from the Principal

Dear NACP Students and Families,


Week one of Distance Learning is in the books! Children, parents and educators around the world are making history. Teachers continue to work as hard, if not harder to provide every students with material, activities and lessons that are both standards-based and engaging. We would love to see all of our little ones learning from home if you have pictures please share them with us by submitting to Ms. Garcia at vgarcia@nacpdolphins.org. Pictures submitted will be published in future Newsletters.


Our Get to Know Section of this newsletter features, Ms. De Revere, our Assistant Principal. I know you will enjoy learning a little more about what makes Ms. De Revere amazing. In this newsletter we will also share information on our Back to School Night event happening this Thursday, Food Distribution Grab and Go Meals and Special Survey, Device Distribution dates and an update on the status of our order of Chromebooks and Hot Spots.


Thank you for stopping by!


Sincerely Yours,

-Dr. Guerrero

Week One of the School Year- Distance Learning with Home Study Packets

Our Distance Learning Plan kicked off last week with our Home Study Packs. 454 NACP students received their last week and started working on their assignments 😊 Thank you to all the parents who reached out to us and shared their child's reaction to receiving their very special packets. Here are a few photos that have been shared with us. We love to see our students learning from home.


Parents we can't thank you enough for helping us make this possible. You are greatly appreciated by all!

COMMUNICATION

NACP communicates with families using the following:


  • Phone Messenger- "Phone Blasts"
  • Remind Application (Please sign up with your child's classroom teacher or for the school's through the Parent Center)
  • School Website: https://www.newacademycanoga.com
  • Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Email
  • Phone
  • In person (if needed)


Please make sure we have your most up to date contact information including your address, phone numbers, and email addresses.

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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT will be held via Zoom this school year! Please join your child's teacher to learn more about Distance Learning and the expectations for all students. Teaches will share more information with you via Remind. Please sign up for Remind today.


Thursday, September 3, 2020

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Zoom

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Food Distribution for NACP Students

Hilda, Gloria, Lola, Judith and Mario have been happily serving Grab and Go Meals to our NACP families. Please stop by the front of the school to Grab free meals for each of your children. You only need to provide your child's name.


A link to a parent survey regarding a Grab and Go schedule that will work best for most families is included in this Newsletter and will also be available in our social media sites. Please complete it, we want to see more families picking up delicious meals.


FOOD DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

Mondays 7:00am to 9:00am

You will receive breakfast and lunch for each of your children for Monday and Tuesday


Wednesdays 7:00am to 9:00am

You will receive breakfast and lunch for each of your children for Wednesday and Thursday


Fridays 7:00am to 9:00am

You will receive breakfast and lunch for each of your children for Friday


Please click on link below to see September's Breakfast and Lunch Menu

COMPLETE THIS SURVEY - COMPLETE ESTA ENCUESTA

NACP FOOD DISTRIBUTION SURVEY ENCUESTA DE DISTRIBUCIÓN DE ALIMENTOS

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Device Distribution Update

Last week I informed you that our Board of Directors approved the purchase of new Chromebooks. As you may know s Chromebooks are in high demand, NACP like most, if not all, schools is experiencing a delay in delivery. After discussing with our administrators and staff rather than waiting for all devices to be in, we will deliver one device per family. When the remaining Chromebooks arrive we will notify families and we will set additional device pick up dates.


UPDATE:


  • 130 New Chromebooks were delivered to NACP during summer break
  • 150 laptops additional from last Spring are available for students to use
  • 360 Chromebooks are on back-order or delayed (we check for updates daily)


Device Distribution Plan:


Device Pick Up Dates- September 2-3 9:00am to 12:00pm


NACP will provide ONE device (Chromebook or Laptop) per family to use for Distance Learning. Students will connect with their teachers and peers for Zoom Classes and will use them to complete online learning.


Continue working on assignments provided in the Home Study Packets. Pick up devices at a later time.


NACP will inform families when the rest of the new Chromebooks are available for pick up and will schedule dates for families to come pick up additional devices and/or to exchange devices.


Zoom and Google Classroom Learning:

The first couple of weeks will consist of Getting to Know You Activities, rules, expectations and procedures plus training on how to use learning tools. Teachers will also provide Zoom links or live training to help parents navigate Online Learning Platforms.



I’ve left the table with the State Instructional Minutes Required by grade level as a reference. We will share more details in the next few days and even more closer to launch day!


*Chromebook picture might not be exact model ordered

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MEET THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

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I’ve always had a love for learning and teaching. When I was a child, I could be found teaching my stuffed animals and pets to play “school.” I’ve tried to lead by example, acknowledge, and learn from my mistakes, be honest, have integrity, and work for my success. It has been my honor and pleasure to be an educator and serve students and families from Pacoima to Santa Paula and in between. I am proud to say that this year will be my 25th year in education and I’m happy to be spending it with my NACP family.



Name: Ms. Heather De Revere



  • Family: 3 Children- 2 are in college and 1 is a freshman in high school, plus all the usual extended family :)

  • Pets: A chihuahua named Jett, a kitten named Harley, and a granddog named Saskia

  • Favorite Colors: Black, gray, and white (P.S. I love the vintage pattern of black and white polka dots. I love to wear them!)

  • Favorite Foods: Tacos or Fettucine and sundried tomato

  • Favorite Children’s Books: The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalks Ends

  • Favorite Flower: White Hydrangeas

  • Favorite Movies: Elf, Frozen, and Grease

  • Favorite Music/Artists: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Michael Buble, and all 80’s Hits

  • Favorite Pastimes: Spending time with my family, DIY projects, hiking, flea market shopping, and reading

  • Universities Attended and Degrees:

    • California State University, Northridge: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science

    • Pepperdine University: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Single Subject Art Credential, Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development Certificate, and Masters in Education

    • California Lutheran University Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, and Administrative Credential

  • Years in Education: 25 years: 6 years as a school administrator and 12 years as a classroom teacher. Some positions included Assistant Principal, Head of Homestudy/Independent Learning, Lead Teacher, Teacher, Response to Intervention teacher, Assistant teacher, Substitute teacher, Preschool teacher, Cheerleading Coach, BTSA Mentor, Educational Sales Rep., etc.


Education and being a life long learner is very near and dear to my heart. I hope that I have or will be able to support you on your journey to success.


Inspirational Video of the Week

Students react to hearing "I believe in you"

In Community ISD, we were recently inspired by a video created by Mr. Henry of El Dorado High School (you can watch that video here: https://youtu.be/fFaJdBq78lc) showing what it looks like when teachers tell students they are important and inspiring. Realizing the power of intentionally speaking life into young people, we wanted to give some of our teachers and students the same experience. We want to challenge educators everywhere to take time today to do the same thing. Start a movement. Tell a young person that you BELIEVE in them!



At NACP, We Believe in YOU!!!

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