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Welcome Norwalk-La Mirada families and community. School starts August 13. Please check with your school sites for additional information.
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Return-to-School » Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

NLMUSD is focusing on these 5 guiding principles as we look to reopen schools

Instruction
Providing a high-quality instructional program by following best practices in the areas of:
 
Instruction
  • Curriculum selection and instructional delivery models
  • Assessment practices and policies, including local and statewide assessments
  • Services to special populations, including students with disabilities, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, English Learners, Homeless and Foster Youth
  • Access and use of instructional technology
  • Expanded learning opportunities
 
Safety & Health
Ensuring all students, staff and community members remain healthy and safe by following best practices in the areas of:
 
Health & Safety
  • Guidance, directives and recommendations from Public Health
  • Health & safety information, social distancing and infection control practices (handwashing, face coverings)
  • Classroom, meal, and cleaning practices
  • Health office practices, personal protective equipment, management and isolation of students showing sign of illness
 
Social & Emotional Support Systems
Addressing the mental health and social-emotional development of all students, staff and community by following best practices in the areas of:
 
Social and Emotional Support Systems
  • School-based mental health services
  • Behavioral support systems
  • Family engagement and support practices
  • Staff supports
  • Maintaining student and staff recognitions, awards and traditions
 
Family & Community Engagement
Ensuring all students, staff and community members remain involved and supported by following best practices in the areas of:
 
Family & Community Engagement
  • Ensuring effective communication systems
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Utilizing community partnerships
  • Other key systems and supports
 
Operations
Maintaining effective and efficient operations by following best practices in the areas of:
 
  • Operations Facilities
  • Budgeting and financial operations
  • Human Resource Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Transportation
  • Technology infrastructure