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The Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District distributed Thanksgiving break meal kits for children ages 1-18 last week. More than 12,000 meals were distributed. The district is planning to distribute winter break meal kits as well. Each kit will have items to prepare meals for multiple d…

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NEWMAN - While elementary students in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District have the opportunity to return to classroom instruction under a hybrid model that blends in-person instruction with distance learning, the time frame for reopening Yolo and Orestimba remains murky.

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NEWMAN - A temporary grading policy for middle school and high school students, approved by the Newman-Crows Landing school board at its Nov. 9 meeting over the objections of numerous teachers, offers a safety net to students who fall behind because they do not turn in assignments.

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NEWMAN - As local schools welcome students back to the classroom to resume in-person instruction after a pandemic-induced hiatus of more than seven months, the focal point for custodial crews is one of constantly sanitizing facilities.

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NEWMAN - A $26 million Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District bond measure was garnering enough voter support for passage as county election officials continued counting ballots from the Nov. 3 election.

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NEWMAN - Campuses in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District earned high marks on annual inspections designed to ensure that all students attend safe, well-maintained campuses.

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GUSTINE - The Gustine Unified School District Board of Trustees last week approved a two-year contract extension for Dr. Bryan Ballenger, district superintendent.

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NEWMAN - While the vast majority of the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District’s approximately 3,200 students study remotely, small groups of those most at risk are returning to the classroom a few hours each week.

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GUSTINE - Gustine Unified School District officials are studying the feasibility of bringing landscaping services, which are currently contracted out to a private firm, back in-house.

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Local high school football players hope to soon join teams in other areas of the United States that have been cleared to play under the Friday night lights.....continuing cherished traditions in small communities such as Gustine and Newman.

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GUSTINE - The gymnasium renovation at Gustine High is substantially completed and has come in under budget.

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NEWMAN - Safety measures were the focal point when Superintendent Randy Fillpot briefed members of the Newman-Crows Landing school board on elementary school reopening plans last week.

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Local school districts are continuing free meal programs to ensure youth in the community have food during the period of distance learning and amid the economic hardship of the ongoing pandemic.

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GUSTINE - Incumbent Loretta Rose brings more than a decade of school board experience to her re-election bid, institutional knowledge which she said has served and will serve the Gustine Unified School District well.

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GUSTINE - Some special education students in the Gustine Unified School District will be returning to the classroom in small group cohorts next week.

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NEWMAN - Small groups of special education students could return to Newman-Crows Landing classrooms by mid- to late October, Superintendent Randy Fillpot said recently, but the prospects for a broader reopening in the near future appear less promising.

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Gustine FFA member Madison Woods is one of four finalists for the national sheep proficiency award, which will be presented in late October as part of the National FFA Convention.

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories examining how teachers of subject areas that traditional involve hands-on activities are adapting to the distance learning format. A previous story featured art and music teachers at Orestimba High.

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NEWMAN - Candidate Alfredo Esquivez is making a second bid for a seat on the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District’s governing board, pledging in the process to bring an inclusive approach that draws upon his own experiences and cultural background.

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NEWMAN - Incumbent Newman-Crows Landing school board member Janice Conforti is stressing the importance of experience in helping guide local schools through the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GUSTINE - A number of health and safety protocols have been implemented on local campuses, where teachers are conducting distance learning activities from their classrooms and classified staff members are going about various duties.

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GUSTINE - The ASB student leadership team at Gustine High is adapting to the challenge of boosting school spirit while not at school - at least not in the traditional sense.

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NEWMAN - A number of health and safety protocols have been implemented on Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District campuses, where teachers are conducting distance learning activities from their classrooms and classified staff members are going about various duties.

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Renovation of the Gustine High gymnasium is continuing. The project includes a new gym floor, new bleachers, painting and installation of acoustic panels.

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New guidance issued by the state last week has given school districts the ability to bring students with more acute needs back to the classroom in small groups without going through a waiver process.