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School Closure Information

April 24, 2020
 
Dear NLMUSD Community,
 
As a reminder, all our schools will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. This decision is in alignment with all public school districts in Los Angeles County.
 
Considering this pandemic and the limitations associated with distance learning, after consultation with our principals, teachers’ union, instructional leads, and district administration, we have decided to transition all secondary students to credit/no credit grading for the second semester of 2019-2020. In fact, we just agreed to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with our teachers’ union regarding this temporary grading policy. We plan to take this resolution to the Board of Education on May 4th.
 
Moving to credit/no credit grading will benefit our students without negative consequences for students during these unprecedented times. In addition, Public Universities in California and many throughout the country have made it clear that students will not be penalized for missing traditional standardized tests or for posting credit/no credit transcripts for this semester. This change in policy will be temporary only until students and faculty return to school in the Fall of 2020 or later. However, any secondary students who are interested in submitting a petition to receive letter grades, must submit their request no later than Friday, May 22nd. Information regarding site specific procedures will be posted to your child’s school website in the coming weeks.
 
On the other hand, Elementary students will not receive marks in the General Learner Outcomes (GLOs) or formal grades in the Academic section for Trimester 3. They will only receive personalized comments from their teachers. Every report card will also include a general statement explaining why students did not receive formal grades for Trimester 3.
 
On behalf of the Board of Education, please accept my sincere appreciation for your support and patience during these trying times. Let’s stay safe, positive, and connected.
 
Sincerely,
 
Hasmik Danielian, Ed.D. Superintendent

April 6, 2020

Dear NLMUSD Community,

In my last communication with you, I shared that we were aiming to return to school on Tuesday, May 5th. Unfortunately, according to our public health leaders, the peak of COVID-19 pandemic is yet to come.  As social distancing practices remain vital, the safety of our students and staff continue to be our top priority.

Therefore, this evening, the Board of Education passed a resolution to extend school closures through the end of this academic year (June 2, 2020).

Please be advised that although schools will be physically closed, Distance Learning will continue through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, except during the spring break (April 10-17th).  Our teachers and Educational Services professionals will continue to work tirelessly to maximize our virtual learning portal as well as individualized lessons for distance learning.

Despite school closures, our dedicated Nutrition Services staff will continue to provide free grab-and-go meals for all children 18 and under regardless of their school of attendance. Meals are available on Wednesdays. Please see the schedule and location here. Please note that there will be no food distribution during the spring break.

We recognize the importance of end of the year celebrations for our wonderful students and families, especially for our seniors. In the absence of a traditional graduation ceremony, we are considering different options for our amazing seniors to celebrate their well-deserved accomplishments as they enter a new phase in their lives. We will continue to work closely with our students, staff, and families to develop meaningful experiences for our students. I invite you to share your innovative ideas with us.

Once again, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to each and every one of our employees for their unwavering commitment to our students and families during these unprecedented times. You are a blessing to the entire NLMUSD community, and I am honored to be your Superintendent.

Additionally, I would like to thank our Board of Education for their continuous support as we navigate these uncharted waters.  

On behalf of the Board of Education, please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your patience, support, and partnership during these tumultuous times as we continue to fulfill our mission of Every Student. Future Ready. Our Promise!

 

With gratitude,

Hasmik J. Danielian,

Superintendent