Principal's Message

Dear NUSD Parents and School Community,

Welcome to the 2020-20201 school year. Although things are different this year, we are excited to begin the year with new online programs. 

To help our students and families with the online instruction, NUSD will be checking out laptops to each student who needs a device. If your NUSD student needs a laptop please fill out the form below using the link below. Please note that families in need, who lack internet access, can also request a “MiFi” device. If you are unable to complete the form online, please feel free to contact your child’s school to assist you in completing the form.

We ask that you please read the form carefully as parents and guardians will be acknowledging district policies and regulations regarding the use of district electronics such as the laptops and devices. At the time you pick up the electronic devices, there is no need for you to sign any paperwork, as the request form submitted for the devices is the acknowledgment and acceptance of the expectations, policies, and procedures for the use of the devices.

The electronic devices are to be picked up by the student’s parent/legal guardian. The school principals will be sending out more information regarding the pick-up dates and times. Please refer to the district/school websites, Messenger emails, and Facebook pages for additional information.  Each school will be sending out information regarding educational software systems and technical support.

As the CDC guidelines suggest, take care and please:

- Be safe and personally responsible.

- Wear a mask/face covering to protect yourself and others.

- Avoid large and public gatherings.

- Practice hand washing and good hygiene often and consistently.

- Stay home as much as possible.


Stay safe and healthy!

Fernando Parra


Estimados padres y comunidad escolar del NUSD:

Bienvenido al año escolar 2020-20201. Aunque las cosas son diferentes este año, estamos entusiasmados de comenzar el año con nuevos programas en línea.

Para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes y familias con la instrucción en línea, NUSD va prestar las computadoras portátiles para cada estudiante que necesite un dispositivo. Si su estudiante de NUSD necesita una computadora portátil, complete el formulario a continuación utilizando el siguiente enlace. Tenga en cuenta que las familias necesitadas, que carecen de acceso a Internet, también pueden solicitar un dispositivo "MiFi". Si no puede completar el formulario en línea, no dude en comunicarse con la escuela de su hijo para que lo ayude a completar el formulario.

Le pedimos que lea el formulario detenidamente, ya que los padres y tutores reconocerán las políticas y regulaciones del distrito con respecto al uso de productos electrónicos del distrito, como las computadoras portátiles y los dispositivos. En el momento de retirar los dispositivos electrónicos, no es necesario que firme ningún documento, ya que el formulario de solicitud presentado para los dispositivos es el reconocimiento y aceptación de las expectativas, políticas y procedimientos para el uso de los dispositivos.

Los dispositivos electrónicos deben ser recogidos por el padre / tutor legal del estudiante. Los directores de las escuelas enviarán más información sobre las fechas y horarios de recogida. Consulte los sitios web del distrito / escuela, los correos electrónicos de Messenger y las páginas de Facebook para obtener información adicional. Cada escuela enviará información sobre sistemas de software educativo y soporte técnico.

Como sugieren las pautas de los CDC, tenga cuidado y por favor:

- Sea seguro y personalmente responsable.

- Use una máscara / cubierta facial para protegerse y proteger a los demás.

- Evitar reuniones grandes y públicas.

- Practique el lavado de manos y una buena higiene a menudo y de manera constante.

- Quédese en casa tanto como sea posible.


¡Mantente seguro y saludable!

Fernando Parra


Good afternoon
As parents of NUSD students enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year, you are invited to complete a survey. Please assist us in planning for school by completing this survey. Your feedback is important and will enable us to plan appropriately for your child's instruction.

Buenas tardes:
como padres de estudiantes de NUSD inscritos para el año escolar 2020-2021, están invitados a completar una encuesta.Ayúdenos a planificar el año escolar completando esta encuesta. Sus comentarios son importantes y nos permitirán planificar adecuadamente la instrucción de su hijo/a.  

summer program

Dear AJM Hawks Parents,

It was wonderful to see everyone when you came to pick up your child’s belongings. For those of you who weren’t able to come on the assigned days, don’t worry.  You can still come during our regular summer office hours 8:30-3:00 pm.  If you can’t come yourself, you can send someone else to pick them up.  We ask that you let us know who you are sending.   


Our school year did not end as we wished it would have.  Please be assured that your AJM staff members will be working throughout the summer to be ready for school in August, whatever that may look like.  Keep on the lookout for phone calls, emails, web page updates and Facebook posts for information on our return to school in August.   


As you continue the role of parent and teacher over the summer, I want to thank you for your commitment to your child’s education. It’s no small task to keep the house running while simultaneously acting as a teacher. You SOAR! 


Moving forward, it will make a huge impact on your child’s success in school that they continue to read as much as possible, practice math facts and skills, and practice their English skills throughout the summer. This will help your child prevent or lessen the ‘summer slide,’ a description of what happens when students lose knowledge over the summer months.   Below, you will find ideas to encourage their reading and tips to help your child continue to experience the joy of reading throughout the summer.


How can you help to lessen the impact of the summer slide?

·       Read! Read! Read!

·       Help your child choose books that interest them.

·       Read to and with your child.

·       Connect with a summer reading program/reading challenge

·       Find a pen pal (friend, relative, etc) that you can write a letter to throughout the summer.


Just a Few Ideas for Online Learning


Imagine Learning, Imagine Math and Imagine Math Facts

Access all of our Imagine Learning pages in one location.  If your child doesn’t remember his/her logon information, call the school and we can give it to you.


Have Fun Coding

Children of all ages can have fun, play games and learn to code at  There’s a huge variety of games and ways to have fun with coding.


Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a great way for your child to get help with what they’re learning in school or to learn something completely new. The website has a large variety of videos for all ages.  This page has links to get you started.


Scholastic Summer Read-a-palooza

Kids can build their avatar, make new friends, earn virtual rewards, and help unlock donations for kids with limited or no access to books by starting and keeping “reading streaks” in Scholastic Home Base when they read every day over the summer!


Start with a Book - Read.Explore.Learn!

Do you know children who are fascinated by dinosaurs, planes, bugs, birds, animals, the moon and stars, art, thunder and lightning? Are there any young detectives, explorers, or superheroes at home? Do your kids love reading poetry, myths, or tall tales? Start with a book … and open up a world of discovery and learning! Browse the topic library to jumpstart your summer adventure.


Tips for Parents

AJ Mitchell Elementary School Hawks Facebook Page

Check out our page for updates, pictures and more ideas.   We will post activities you can do with your child to keep up their skills and have fun with you.

A final word to our AJM Hawks:  Thank you for all your hard work throughout the school year.  I am so honored to be your principal; you make me proud to be an AJ Mitchell Hawk. Continue practicing all of your academic skills and making wise choices.   Best wishes to our transitioning fifth graders, whom I will miss greatly—please come back and visit.  Take care of yourselves and be safe! 

Until next school year,

Ms. Shuman 

Principal, AJ Mitchell

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