PARENTS: IMPORTANT SCHOOL REOPENING UPDATE
March 15th, 2021
RE: School Reopening Update
Dear Parents and Guardians;
To say this has been a challenging school year would be an understatement. We recognize that many of our parents, students, and staff have concerns about returning to in person learning. Nol i's School Board, as well as Noli Staff, and Soboba Tribal Administration met and weighed the safety risks as well as the benefits to reopening Noli Indian School. Although Riverside County has moved into the Red tier, which will allow the reopening of schools with modifications, there are also other factors that had to be weighed, such as Noli students residing in other counties. We took all of this into consideration when making our decision. We have decided that distance learning will be extended through the end of the 2020-21 school year. We understand that many will be disappointed because you were hoping for a return to in person instruction. We took these feelings into consideration, but in the end, this decision will bring a greater measure of certainty to our families while continuing to keep the health and safety of our students and staff as the highest priority.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this trying time. We believe that this will allow Noli to be completely ready for the coming 2021-22 school year with proper protocols in place to make the return to in person learning as seamless as possible. We fully anticipate the school to open with the new normal in place this August.
As always, we will continue to keep you posted as additional details become available. You may contact our front office with any questions and concerns Mon-Thurs from 8am-3pm.
Donovan Post, Principal
January 21st, 2021
Effective immediately, ALL students need to have their videos on while attending classes. Students are expected to be active participants during the school day, just as they would if they were attending classes in person. To assist your students with this change we ask that you make sure that your student has the following:
1. Space to work that is clear of clutter
2. An area free of distractions
3. All needed supplies the teachers have requested
It is important that all of our students succeed to the best of their ability during this challenging time. We believe that their presence on screen will make this possible. We understand that many students are struggling with the isolation of this pandemic. Participating in class and showing their faces and seeing the faces of their fellow students is a small but significant way to keep connected with each other during a difficult time.
We appreciate your cooperation and assistance in implementing this change. Please note if the student does not appear on screen they will not be counted present for the class.
January 13, 2021
Noli Class of 2021 Parents/Guardians,
Because we are still living through the Covid-19 Pandemic, this year’s graduations ceremony will be held in the parking lot of Noli Indian School on June 2nd at 5:30 pm.
Previously we had sent a letter explaining times for Senior Pictures, we the rise in Covid cases the reservation has now locked down to visitors. So we will no longer be able to bring the kids up here for pictures.
We are asking that each student send in a headshot to email@example.com or text it to 951-537-4190. You can take a picture using your phone or a camera, whatever works for you. The shot you send us will be the official senior picture and be featured at Graduation and in the program. We realize that this is not the ideal situation, but if we all work together, we are sure we can still create a great graduation experience for our wonderful seniors.
As another reminder:
To better prepare all of you for graduation, here are some important reminders:
• Listed below are links to order your cap and gowns. It is the parent/guardians responsibility to order in a timely manner.
Boys order black cap and gowns, and girls order red cap and gowns. Announcements of valedictorian and salutatorian will be announced the first week of April.
We know this is not the way you envisioned your graduation ceremony. But we will make it the best it can be! You have all worked so hard, and we look forward to honoring that work!
PS There will be a mandatory Senior Google Meet on Tuesday January 19th, @ 2:00pm