PRINCIPAL UPDATE TO PARENTS AND STAFF

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Hello students and families,
Just wanted to share some updates. I know everything seems difficult and some are handing these times differently. Please know that the staff and I are here to support you. Reach out to us during this time if you have any questions. We are just an email away and care about each of you.
Parents you will be receiving calls if your child has not been participating in one or more class. This is to verify if you have access to WiFi and a Chromebook at this time. As we move to more virtual learning, we want to make sure it is equitable for all students.
ACOE Superintendent Karen Monroe and Acting Superintendent Salinas, just announced:
School closure will continue until May 1st. We know that the first nine days has been a trial for virtual learning. I appreciate our staff and students communication and perseverance at this time. You will receive an email later this week with an update on what school will look like moving into the continued closure 4/6-5/1. 
 
Reminder: SPRING BREAK IS NEXT WEEK 3/30-4/3. 
The PTSA at NMHS has chosen their recipients for the 2020 PTSA NMHS Senior Scholarships.  Also, a NMHS senior was awarded the California PTA Senior Scholarship in addition to receiving the PTSA NMHS Senior Scholarship.  We will be holding a Facebook Live event at 3 pm on Thursday March 26th. Please join us to find out who earned these scholarships.
AP EXAM UPDATE 🖥
At this time, the College Board has decided that AP testing will occur.  Students will be allowed to take a 45-minute online free response AP exam at home.  Each AP exam will follow this streamlined model (e.g., if your student signed up for two different AP exams, each exam would take 45 minutes).  AP exams that require a portfolio (e.g., AP Computer Science) have been given an extension of the submission of the digital portfolio.  
 
Students will be able to use a computer, tablet, or even their phone to complete the exam.  The College Board will also allow students to take a photo of a handwritten exam and submit it.  (Exact details about this latter option are still under development.).  
 
The College Board has also indicated that it is doing its best to ensure that the content of the abbreviated AP exams for this year only cover material typically covered by AP teachers by March – so content generally covered in April or May will not be tested.  
 
More details are expected on April 3 from the College Board.  
 
For specific information from the College Board, please review this link:  https://bit.ly/2UCzCyD