Needles Middle School

News and Announcements

Second Opportunity To Check Out a Laptop and/or WiFi

If you were not able to pick up a laptop and/or a WiFi device, you have another opportunity for pick up. Please come to the Needles High School tardy window tomorrow, Monday, May 4th, between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. All students, regardless of your age, must have a parent or guardian with them when checking out devices.

Second Opportunity To Retrieve PE Clothes From PE Locker Room

Tomorrow, Monday, May 4th, between 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM, Needles Middle School students will have another opportunity to be able to retrieve their personal belongings from their PE lockers. We will allow one student at a time into the locker rooms. Please follow the CDC guidelines and wear your mask and stand six feet apart from other students.

Laptops and WiFi Devices Will be Issued to Middle School Students

If you are in middle school and you need a laptop and/or a WiFi device and have NOT already received one, please come to the Needles High School tardy window on Thursday, April 30th, between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. All students, regardless of your age, must have a parent or guardian with them when checking out devices. We are currently handing out one laptop and one WiFi per household.

NUSD School Board Approves Credit/No Credit Grades for Spring 2020

The Board recognizes that learning in the virtual (distance learning) environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic creates unique situations and challenges for students and teachers. This temporary grading policy is intended to address one of those challenges. For all grade spans, the District shall ensure that grades earned during the duration of District school site closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be recorded as credit/no credit, which is a system based on non-letter grades. Credit/no credit grades will not be averaged in a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA), and credit grades will not negatively impact graduation status. This temporary policy is based on current guidelines provided by the California Department of Education, FAQs on Grading and Graduation Requirements. This policy will be interpreted in a manner that is consistent with these current, and any future, California Department of Education guidelines. This temporary policy is also based on current assurances by all universities in the UC/CSU system, as well as many other colleges and universities, that they will accept credit/no credit in lieu of letter grades for all incoming students. Should these assurances materially change, so that a significant number of colleges and universities place new limits on or prohibit accepting credit/no credit in lieu of letter grades, the Board shall promptly revisit this temporary policy.

Have You Subscribed to Your Teacher's Classes?

Here's how to 'Subscribe':

1. Go to the 'Homework' tab
2. Click on your specific classes
3. Click on your teacher's name
4. On the left side you will see a tab labeled '+Subscribe'

By subscribing to your teacher's classes, you will get updates on assignments and posts.

I missed picking up my classwork this week. What do I do?

Students who do not have access to technology or having difficulties with technology can pick up hard copies of work on Thursday, April 16th from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the Needles High School office tardy window. If you have work to drop off, we can take it at this time as well.

Where do I drop off my classwork?

Students may drop off their classwork at the NUSD District Office located at 1900 Erin Drive. Drop off boxes will be located at the back door ( walk up the ramp) of the district office on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each week from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM. Please be sure to put your name on ALL the papers that you turn into the boxes. Boxes are labeled by school sites.

Student Work Drop Off

Students can begin dropping off their work on Thursday, April 9th at the NUSD District Office located at 1900 Erin Drive. The white banker boxes are labeled by each school site and will be located outside at the back entrance of the office. All you need to do is open the drawer and place your work inside. Drop off times will be from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Face Masks Now Required Anytime Outside of the Home

As of April 7th, it is now MANDATORY to wear a face mask anytime one leaves their home. Face masks can be made at home with clothes, towels, pillow cases, bags with no-sew and sewing methods! See the information on the attached link from the CDC.