May 11, 2020 Parent Update

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Dear Newark USD Community,

Hope you are all doing well and staying safe. As we head into a new week I wanted to reach out and share some updates for Newark USD.

Grading

At our May 7, 2020 the Board of Education approved a temporary grading policy that is aligned to the California Department of Education’s (CDE) guidance. For the elementary school level (Tk-6th grade), no grades will be given to students for trimester three and comments will be given to reflect the monitoring of student progress during distance learning. If a student is unable to participate in distance learning, a note will reflect this in the comment section.  This will provide insight for next year’s teacher. Students will continue to receive feedback from teachers on projects, assignments, and effort during distance learning through emails or responses on assignments. For our secondary schools (grades 7th-12th) students will transition to Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) grading with an emphasis on CDE’s recommendation to “hold students harmless” during this period. Credit will be given for 60% and above work and this change will align with the California State University and University of California systems that are accepting and recognizing CR/NC during this time of the pandemic. This change is in line with surrounding school districts within Alameda county.

Online Registration

Online school registration continues and families are encouraged to register this week for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have questions about how to register, please join us on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 on google hangout as we share more about the online registration process. Our workshop in English will take place at 11:00 a.m. Join online with google hangout at meet.google.com/cza-fvvm-twj or by phone at 1-317-528-0138 Pin: 867 505 417# and the workshop in Spanish will take place at 2:00 p.m. Join online with google hangout at meet.google.com/ixe-cnqn-wxu or by phone at 1-267-766-0137 Pin: 231 036 360# We will record the workshops. For more information, please email us at [email protected]

Wishing you all a great week!

In Community,

Leticia Salinas, Acting Superintendent