NPA Family Update

Assignment sheet #8 week of March 6, 2023

Greetings NPA Families

Within this communication you'll find information about:

  • Assignment Sheet #8 - adjustment made week of 3/6/2023
  • Class of 2023 - Important Financial Aid Reminder
  • Welcome NPA's new school counselor Kristi Creighton
  • Sierra College for the class of '23 - It's time to get ready to register for summer and/or fall
  • Sierra College Academic Enrichment for grades 9-11 summer and/or fall 2023
  • NJUHSD Counseling Update (resource-based)
  • Juniors - All Eyes on CAASPP - testing scheduled the week of 3/20/2023

NPA families - we need your assistance. The NJUHSD local control and accountability plan committee will be meeting in mid-March. We are asking that you PLEASE complete this short survey reflecting on your experience while at NPA. This anonymous data will be reviewed by the LCAP committee school by school. Thank you for assisting us with your input.

Please let us know if have any questions or concerns.

NPA School Principal Karla Aaron

Assignment Sheet #8

This week your student is closing out Assignment Sheet #7 and starting #8. Did your student meet the "ADA goal" for #7?

We have 15 days of ADA in this new assignment sheet. This was originally 20 but we were able to adjust for the school closure days. This is fair for our students! Notice we are now into week 2. Week 1 was changed from 5 days to 0.

The sample assignment sheet below is for a Tuesday student.

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SENIORS Finanical Aid DEADLINE March 2, 2023

March 2: Priority filing deadline for FAFSA and CADAA. For Sierra meeting, this deadline guarantees first priority for Two Years of Free funding for your students that take full-time classes next year. Sierra school code = 001290

  1. Complete the FAFSA (via Going Merry) or CADAA
  2. Link your FAFSA to the IRS (see below)
  3. Check your college portals for financial aid awards!

More information can be found HERE

Financial Aid has in-person and zoom workshops available for FAFSA, CADAA and Scholarships: Fin Aid Workshop Calendar

NPA's new school counselor

Please join us in welcoming NPA's new school counselor Kristi Creighton to our team. Kristi's public calendar is accepting appointments now. Kristi has been a part of the NJUSHD school counseling professional learning community and is committed to a comprehensive school counseling program focused on the three domains of academics, college and career, and social-emotional support. The NPA school counselor corner has transitioned ownership to Kristi. Check it out here.
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Class of '23 SIERRA COLLEGE - It's TIME!

Sierra College Application workshops and Next Steps workshops have been scheduled!

Sierra College application registration for Fall classes begins in April. We're encouraging our seniors to apply no later than April 1st.

Details steps are located on our NPA website under the tab Student Resouces/Sierra College. Check it out.

Grades 9-11 - Sierra Academic Enrichment

March is the month to get ready for academic enrichment plans for Summer '23 and/or Fall '23. Step 1 of 4 is to meet with NPA Counselor Krisit. Starting March 1 - Select a day, time, & method here

NJUHSD Counseling Updates 2/23/2023

Did you miss our latest edition? Check it out. Updated opportunities and resources for our families.

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Juniors - Class of 2024 CAASPP/CAST

NPA's "ALL EYES ON CAASPP" will be the week of March 20-24, 2023. Juniors will be given options for testing dates and times within this week. General time allotments are 2.5 hrs math, 3 hrs English, and 2 hrs of science. NPA educators will be accounting for this time on the assignment sheet 8 expectations and will adjust coursework to match.

Sign-ups will occur the first week of assignment sheet #8 in the teacher/student weekly meeting. Assignment sheet #8 will also include test prep and familiarization with the CAASPP testing format.

Participation in state testing is not optional in an independent study school. More information regarding testing can be found on NPA's homepage here.

NPA's Virtual Suggestion Box

Do you have a suggestion for NPA? Please share your ideas or suggestions.

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