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Each spring, students in grades 3-8 and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). English language arts/literacy, mathematics, and science tests are included in CAASPP.

For CAASPP testing, students who have the most significant cognitive disabilities, as designated in their active individualized education program, are eligible to take the California Alternative Assessments (CAAs).

This testing begins April 2 for NVUSD students.

This year, your child will take the following test(s), depending on his or her grade level:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy (grades 3-8 and grade 11)
  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics (grades 3-8 and grade 11)
  • California is in the process of implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards. As part of that implementation, students in grades 5, 5, 8, and high school will try out a new test called the California Science Test, or CAST.

These tests measure what your child knows and is able to do. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.

For more information about tests, results, preparation, and the Atlernative Assessments, visit the NVUSD Student Testing webpage.

For information on specific dates and times when your child will take the test in each subject, please contact your child's teacher or the school office.


State law requires all students entering 7th grade to provide proof of having received a T-DAP or Pertussis (whooping cough) booster, prior to the start of school in August. Students who have not received this booster shot will not be allowed to start school next August for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents will receive a letter in the mail soon which gives more detailed information regarding the state law. Proof of the vaccine should be brought to the student's school office.


Join us in the Hall of Nations for an evening of family fun. Movie title is usually announced about two weeks prior to event. 5:00pm to 7:00pm–Dinner and treats will be availalbe for purchase. There will be raffles for prizes and lots of opportunity to meet and talk with friends. Bring a blanket or pillow to spread on the floor–movie typically starts about a half hour into the event. Also arrive early to find parking and remember that additional parking is available in the back parking lot near the Outlets.  Funds raised from raffle tickets and food support school 


Stop by the office right after drop-off for a quick cup of coffee with Principal Uribe. Learn about recent news at the school, share concerns, get information…meet other parents! This is a great, low-key way to get involved.


Join other parents and school faculty and staff to discuss new developments at our school and what we can do together to help our students succeed.

Dinner is available for purchase beginning at 5:30. Meeting begins at 6 pm, childcare is provided.






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