Newbury Park High School

IB World School & Home of the Panthers

Sunday, August 22, 2021

New Information for the Week of August 22

  • Weekly Schedule Information
  • Chromebook Distribution This Week
  • Back To School Night Update
  • Mask Wearing Policy Update
  • School Site Council Meeting
  • Cafeteria Information
  • Food Delivery Services and Parent Drop Off of Items
  • Trash and Recycling Reminder
  • Makeup Picture Information
  • Library News
  • Schedule, Permanent Program Day, Unscheduled Periods, and ROP Classes
  • Tutoring Center Information

Para español: Hace click en el enlace a la derecha que dice “Translate Newsletter”

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Week 1 Done! Week 2 Here We Go!

Week 2 Here We Go!

We had a great first three days to kick off the school year. Great job to everyone for a successful first week! It was great to have everyone back! Thank you for all of your hard work and positive energy these first few days!


Routine! Routine! Routine!

Now is the time for our students to really work hard and develop that consistent academic mindset and establish those important routines that will lead to successful outcomes in all classes. How can students stay the course and continue to be successful? Here are a few suggestions for all students and parents:


  1. Students should be building a daily academic routine, as part of an overall time management plan.
  2. Starting August 30, students should be taking advantage of new in-person and virtual tutoring for individual tutoring overseen by our NPHS teaching staff. CANVAS Course cards will be sent out this week to all NPHS students.
  3. Students should be communicating with their teachers on a consistent basis with any questions, support needed, or access to content.
  4. We always recommend that students and parents should start with the teacher for questions related to courses students are taking
  5. Students need to be participating in the athletic teams, co-curricular groups, clubs, and interest groups that inspire them in order to find the right balance between school work and school involvement
  6. Students are able to access our new Wellness Center in room A3 that is staffed by Mental Health clinicians. More detailed information will be sent out to staff and students.


First Collaboration Day Schedule

Wednesday, August 25 is our first collaboration day schedule of the year. Please review the schedule listed below and contact the office with any questions.


Reporting positive COVID-19 tests to the school

Please note that NPHS and the school district only recognize Antigen and PCR lab tests as official results of a positive or negative test. Home tests cannot be accepted as a valid test result


Safety When Arriving To and Leaving School

Everyone can pitch in and do their part to help keep all students, families, and staff members safe when coming and leaving campus at all times. Please remind your students to observe and obey all traffic laws including jaywalking, observing the crosswalks, and operating any cars or other modes of transportation. Parents, please model safe driving habits at all times when arriving at campus, on-campus, and leaving campus. There are so many people on the campus throughout the day, so please be extra cautious and mindful of your surroundings. Finally, please remind your students to be respectful to the businesses and community as they leave campus for lunch and at the end of the day.


There is a lot of important information and updates in this newsletter. Please take the time to review the information with your student and reach out to us with any questions. Happy Sunday! Have A Great Week!


WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER!


Mr. Lepire

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How Do I Know What Period To Attend???

  • The traditional school day is period 1-period 6.
  • Period 0 is the before school class and period 7 is the after school class.
  • Every day is labeled as an ODD day or an EVEN day.
  • ODD Day= Period 1, Period 3 and then Period 5 meet.
  • EVEN Day = Period 2, Period 4 and then Period 6 meet.
  • Students in rotator classes attend different classes on "odd" days verses "even" days. See the annual calendar here for guidance.
  • Students in term block classes go to the SAME class on odd days and even days.
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Student Chromebook Information

Students are expected to have a fully charged mobile device each day when going to class. Students can bring their own device or students can check out a device here at Newbury Park High School. Students must present a signed Chromebook Loan Agreement when they come. Families also have the option to purchase insurance for their Chromebooks at $44 per calendar year that will cover accidental damage, loss, and theft.


Students that still need to check a device out can pick one up in the library during nutrition and at the end of school. Chromebook loan agreements can be turned in to the main office and insurance payments should be mailed to the address listed on the insurance form.

CVUSD Chromebook Loan Agreement

Please review the agreement form, sign the form, and return the form when you pick up your Chromebook or bring your current device in for evaluation

CVUSD Chromebook Insurance Information

Please read the attached information related to purchasing insurance for your district-issued Chromebook

Back To School Night#1 Update

Here are some important updates for Back To School Night:



  1. Back To School Night is Tuesday, August 31st
  2. BTSN is an online event with teachers providing Zoom link information for all of their classes
  3. We will send out ZOOM information on Monday, August 30 to all families
  4. The meeting order for BTSN is the following. Periods 0.1,3,5,7,2,4,and 6
  5. Periods 2,4, and 6 are for rotating classes only
  6. The 0-period meeting will start at 6:15 pm
  7. Each period meeting will be for 15 minutes with a 5-minute break in-between



Please remember that BTSN is an opportunity for you to learn about your child's classes. This is not a time for a parent-teacher conference. Please reach out to your child's teacher to schedule a separate time to meet.

Permanent Program Day

The last day to add a class for term 1/semester 1 is Friday 8/27/21. See link here for add/drp[ dates for the 2021-22 school year: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qQuWRAEgT1juQdjhMPh-l9rad57lHVFN/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118132625045006958793&rtpof=true&sd=true

Mask Wearing Requirements

I want to first start by saying thank you to our entire community for following the current health and safety guidelines established by the county related to mandatory mask-wearing indoors. Please remember that we are just enforcing current guidelines and will adjust when directed. With that in mind, please review the procedure we have if a student chooses not to comply with wearing a mask indoors. Our goal will always be to work with the student and family with compliance.


CDPH and VCPH, students who fail to adhere to the CDPH mask mandate will be provided with Long-term independent study:


1. Teachers should check for mask compliance at the beginning of each period.

2. If a student does not have one, offer them a disposable one.

3. If the student refuses, the student remains standing or sitting outside of the classroom, and the teacher calls the office.

4. An administrator comes to the student to address the issue.

5. If a student does not comply, the administrator will verbally prompt the student towards a “waiting area”, an outdoor designated shaded area while the parent/guardian is called to pick up the student supervised by administration/campus safety assistant staff.

6. If the parent/guardian refuses to pick up the student, they will remain in the “waiting area” until the parent arrives.

7. Determine if the issue is behavioral or if there are other circumstances. Attempt to work with families to address the issue and support the student.

8. Parent/guardian will be notified that refusal to pick up a student will result in a call to Child Protective Services (CPS).

9. Independent study will be recommended if refusal continues.

School Site Council Meeting

The first NPHS School Site Council meeting is Tuesday, August 24 at 3:00 pm in room B8 or via zoom. Please contact Mr. Lepire to make a public comment or attend the meeting.

Cafeteria Updates and Lunch Reminders

All CVUSD Students have access to free meal service through our cafeteria. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this service.


Cafeteria Hours at NPHS are:

Breakfast: 7:30 to 8:10

Nutrition: 9:50 to 10:00

Lunch: 11:45 to 12:20


Starting Monday, A La Carte sales will be available for lunch only at the window at the side of the cafeteria.

Food Service Deliveries and Parent Drop-Off of items

Starting Monday, August 23, NPHS will no longer allow food service delivery companies such as Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub to deliver food to school for students to pick up. If a student forgets their lunch, they are encouraged to take advantage of the free meal service in the cafeteria.


Parents are also encouraged to have their students use the free meal service from the cafeteria instead of dropping off food at the front office. Please read and review the cafeteria hours below. For any items dropped off by parents, students will not be allowed to leave class to retrieve them. Students can pick up those items dropped off either at Nutrition or Lunch.

Trash and Recycling Reminder

Please do your part in keeping our campus clean and pick up your trash during break and lunch. Not only does a dirty campus look bad, but it attracts birds and other creatures that sometimes leave their own messes. To keep the campus looking nice and prevent any embarrassing encounters with a seagull, please put your trash and recycling in one of the many cans throughout the campus.

Makeup ID Photos

Makeup photos are on Tuesday, August 24th from 7am-1pm in the GAR. Students who have not taken an ID photo will be notified Monday night via their learn accounts/blackboard. Students can come from 7am-8am if they don't have a Zero period, otherwise they will be summoned during class throughout the day to go to the GAR. When students get a summons they are to go at that time, so that we can get through students as quickly as possible.


If a student took their photo and did not like it and would like to retake it, they need to bring $10 cash and their ID card to exchange. They can come before school, nutrition, and lunch. They will not get to choose which photo they want, the most recent photo will be the one used.


Please remember that students are required to have their student identification card on them at all times on campus and at school-related events on and off-campus.


Photos are also available to purchase. Forms and money can be returned to Monarch in the GAR on Tuesday, or brought to the Activities Office. Photo Packages

Buy Your Homecoming Dance Tickets Now

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Library News

Click here for the weekly update from the NPHS library

Class Schedules on Q and Permanent Program Day


  • If you would like to request a schedule change you should email your counselor.
  • No teacher changes will be made.
  • The permanent program day for quarter 1 is Friday, August 27, 2021
  • Unscheduled Periods & ROP will be stamped/punched on ID cards after permanent program day. On Tuesday, August 31st during nutrition and lunch, there will be a table outside the A Gate to stamp/punch ID cards for those students that have unscheduled periods and/or ROP.

NPHS Tutoring Center 2021-22

The NPHS Tutoring Center will be open starting August 30th. There will be in-person and online tutoring hours for students to access support from staff and student tutors. We will be sending out course card invites to all students this week. Please review the flyer below for times, dates and locations.
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Student Attendance and Welfare Updates

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Reporting Absences

  • If your student is going to miss in person or remote classes for any reason, please call the attendance office at 805-499-3645. La linea en espanol 498-3676 ext. 4000. All absences must be reported to the school by the student's legal guardian. Emails from students are not acceptable to report student absences. Students who miss class are still responsible for any missed work from their teachers and must communicate with their teachers to receive all instructions on how to complete any missing assignments or assessments.


Planned Absence Forms

  • If you know your student is going to miss school for more than three days, you must fill out a planned absence form.


Excessive Absences (9 days of absence on a block schedule, excused or unexcused)

  • Students will be put on an attendance contract, may be required to appear at a SARB meeting, and may require a doctor’s note to excuse any future absences.

  • Truancy is defined as being absent without permissible clearance within 72 hours. 9 truancies will result in disciplinary action and may affect a student’s grade.

Covid-19 Safety and Attendance

Families are asked to self-screen themselves each day before coming to school. If a student is sick, please have them stay home for their sake and for other Panthers.


Students are reminded that they must have a mask on covering their mouth and nose at all times when indoors. Students do not need to wear a mask when outdoors. Compliance with teachers and staff is essential to maximize instructional time when on campus.


Please visit the CVUSD Forward website and review the COVID-19 Safety Plan for general information and the CVUSD Forward website: CVUSDForward for all the information you need related to the start of the school year.

It is important that all positive cases of COVID-19 are reported to the NPHS health office. If your student tests positive for COVID-19 we need to know in order to ensure we are supporting your student through their recovery. If your student has been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 we will assist you with the proper steps to avoid continued transmission and support your student while they are quarantined. No student who tests positive or has been exposed may be on campus during their quarantine period. The health and safety of our student body and staff is a top priority.


Any student who is exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19 will have parent or guardian contacted and will be sent home. If you have any questions or concerns related to COVID-19, please reach out to our office. Teachers will work with students who need to miss school due to illness or exposure to COVID-19. At this time, there is no virtual option for students at NPHS; however, a teacher may opt to use Canvas to deliver work to students who are absent from class.

Office Protocols

  • A campus supervisor will be stationed at the quad office doors and will allow students to enter the office as space is available.Students must check-in with the campus supervisor in front of the office and they will assist the student and allow admittance into the office.

  • Counselors are available by email to set up appointments in advance. You can also contact the counseling office by phone, ext. 1015 and 1016.

Health Office

Students who need to see the school nurse should knock on the outside health office door (facing the quad), the nurse will ask what is needed and assist students from there.

Students who are experiencing Covid-related symptoms will be escorted by the school nurse to the Health Evaluation Room (A4)


Parking Passes

  • Remaining Parking Permits will be distributed at Lunch only on Monday & Tuesday, outside of the office by the A Gate. No more Parking Permits are available. Students on the waitlist will be contacted via Learn accounts as permits become available. Starting Wednesday students will go to Attendance office for permits.

  • In order to pick up your permit, your original documents must be verified. Please bring your driver’s license, proof of registration, and proof of insurance. All documents must be current, we cannot issue permits for expired documents. You must also bring $40 CASH.

  • Keep in mind, you must have a parking permit in order to park on campus and spaces are limited. A Parking Permit does guarantee a space, and is first come first serve. Parking without a permit or in an unauthorized area could result in a $25 fine and/or additional administrative consequences.

Off Campus Lunch Passes

For those 11th & 12th grade students whose parents/guardians have come to the office with ID and signed permitting an Off Campus Pass, they will be distributed at Lunch only on Monday & Tuesday, outside of the office by the A Gate. Starting Wednesday students will go to the Attendance Office for Off Campus.

Reminder: If you are a junior or senior and wish to obtain an off campus lunch pass, your parent or guardian must come to the office with their ID to sign your pass. In order to maintain your privilege to go off campus for lunch, you must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, no F’s, and no more than three class periods of truancy. Off campus lunch passes are evaluated every quarter and those not meeting the minimum requirement will have their pass revoked.

Boys Cross Country ranked #1 in the United States!


Girls Volleyball (3-0) opened the 2021-2022 year for athletics on Saturday by winning all three of their games in their tournament.


First Varsity Home Contests of the Year:

Girls Tennis - 8/31 3 pm vs. San Marcos

Girls Volleyball - 9/1 6 pm vs Foothill Tech

Football - 9/3 7 pm vs Atascadero

Cross Country - 9/9 vs Marmonte League schools

Boys Water Polo 9/23 5:15 pm vs Westlake


All home tickets can be purchased at http://gofan.co/newburyparkpanthers. Additionally, many schools (including ALL Marmonte League teams) use GoFan, and you will be able to purchase tickets on our site page. Due to changing health and safety guidelines, most tickets will become available as the contest nears.


All home & away contests: https://nphsathletics.org/events


Interested in joining a sport this fall? It's not too late for most teams! Please contact the following head coaches:




All student-athletes must be cleared by a physician before being allowed to tryout or practice with a team. Go to https://nphsathletics.org/athletic-clearance/ for instructions.


Want to know when the next game for your favorite NP is? Go to https://nphsathletics.org/events


Follow us on twitter: @NPHSAthletic

Athletics Website: https://nphsathletics.org/

Join NPHS PFA!

Please join the NPHS PFA!


Our PFA serves a critical role in the success of NPHS. 100% of the funds that are raised through membership drives and other fundraising events are used to support NPHS teachers and students.


PFA connects families, schools, and communities by providing programs and services at your child’s school. PFA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health, and well-being of all children and families. When you are a member of PFA, you are an advocate for your child and for all children.


In addition to supporting school initiatives throughout the year, our PFA also provides mini-grants to teachers and they offer scholarships to several seniors each year. Your membership is needed for their success.


You may join and pay for your membership by clicking this link: PFA Membership

NPHS Scholarship Foundation Updates

Please review the two attached documents from our NPHSSF. The NPHSSF does an incredible amount of work each year to raised thousands of dollars for our students, Your membership, donations, and participation in the annual fundraisers are important. Please click on the two attached documents below for all the important information

Action For Kindness: Altruistic August

Altruism is vital for the human race to survive and thrive, and each of our lives is supported by countless kind acts from other people. Yet in our world today, so much is directing us to think only about ourselves - and we often forget the happiness that comes by caring for others. We want to change that. This August Action for Happiness asking everyone to take one kind act per day. Let's create a wave of kindness to spread around the world.
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Links to NPHS Resources

The Panther College and Career Center (CCC) Update

Click on this link for access to the CCC website and other important information

Campus Map

Not sure where the bathroom is? Here is an updated campus map to help you find your way around

Links to CVUSD Resources

Ways to Stay Connected

In addition to our website: http://dev.nphs.org/ you can also find us on Facebook. Also, it seems every student group on campus has a Twitter account that will allow you to follow individual groups should you wish to do so. Our school has a great general Twitter feed that tweets lots of info about the school @NewburyParkHS. I have my own account where I'll tweet my own thoughts and observations about the school @NPPrincipal11. We are also on Instagram and Snapchat for everyone to follow us