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Your student will bring home a course enrollment form after their grade level meeting. Please sign it and return asap. You may find descriptions of our courses in the Course Description Book!

Posted by: Kirsten Spall
Published: 5/7/18

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Hello Middles School and High School NCS Parents/Guardians,


Through supporting students this year, the Student Services/Counseling Center has found that anxiety is a topic that many of our students experience. This is a common experience for many in our community in 2018. To address this need and to raise awareness about the topic, we have set this as the topic for our January Parent University. We are extending to our students two opportunities to see the film the week after the Parent University viewing.


“Angst” discusses from a student, professional, and parent perspective the growing issue of stress, anxiety, and depression in teenagers across the country, what it looks like, and what is being done to address it.  A link to a preview for the film..


We are excited to announce that we will be holding an optional screening for our middle school and high school students the documentary “Angst”, two different days the week of January 29, 2018. Each screening will be followed by a 30 minute debrief and discussion session led by our counseling team.

  • Screening 1- Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2pm

    • PFAA students with no 7th period, VLA Students, PACT Students

  • Screening 2- Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8am

    • Leading Edge, PFAA students with no 8th period


Student RSVP for a screening of “Angst” here


Our goal for of showing this film to Middle School and High School students is:

  1. Increase awareness of anxiety

  2. Give students resources for when they themselves feel anxiety

  3. Assist students in the development of healthy coping skills


While this is an optional viewing, we do encourage students to attend. Parents wishing to screen the film first can do so at the Parent University: Student Anxiety being held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM. To RSVP for the Parent University please click link below. Please take a moment to discuss this opportunity with your student and if it is something you would like them to take advantage of this year.


Parents RSVP for the Parent University of “Angst” here


Posted by: Kirsten Spall
Published: 1/13/18

Audience: Homepage and Homepage



VLA Update 1/3-5


Special Schedules

January 3-5 workshops at their normal time.

January 3: 1:10-2:10 US History Review Session (normal class time)

January 4:  9:30-10:30 Junior Class Meeting Media Center

January 4: 2:30-3:30  World Geography Review Workshop D2

January 4: 2:30-3:30 Freshman Grade Level meeting NOT on 1/8

January 5: 9:35-10:35  Government Normal Class Time

January 5: 12:55-1:55  World History  D2

January 5: 12:25-1:55 Senior Class meeting

January 8-11  SCHEDULED Finals are MANDATORY.

January 9: 11:00-12:00 Sophomore Class Meeting in LC. Moved from 1/8 due to  finals schedule.


January 12-16 VLA IS CLOSED. Students should not come to campus.


Second Semester Workshops begin on 1/17. Check the Spring Workshop schedule and arrange transportation.


VLA Job Readiness Workshop Sign Ups! Read the VLA Job Readiness Flier to find out about our workshops that will qualify your student for attending career speakers or a  job shadowing experience!


We need supplies for our students store! Please take a look at the Student Store Google Doc, sign up and deliver after break! Student Store Google Doc. We have raised over $500.00 so far this year!


Coming Soon!- Parent University- Student Anxiety

We invite you to attend this important event on Student Anxiety on Saturday, January 27th from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM in the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center Located on the Blackrock Campus. We will be viewing the documentary "Angst", holding a panel discussion on anxiety, and finishing the morning with a breakout session for parents to connect and obtain resources. Information regarding registration will be available and sent out on January 3rd. Be on the look out for registration. Seats will go fast! Questions please email Jason Molay at Due to the material being discussed and goals of the event, this is a parent only event

Posted by: Kirsten Spall
Published: 1/2/18

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Extra Review Workshops Before Finals! Mark your calendars. Ms. Eichner is offering a few extra opportunities for students to review for the History, Gov, and World Geo finals! World Geography Review Workshop on Jan 4th 2:30-3:30pm in D2, World History will be on Friday Jan 5th 12:55-1:55 in D2, US will be normal time on Wed Jan 3rd 1:10-2:10pm in D2 and Government will be normal time on Friday Jan 5th 9:35-10:35 in D2.

Natomas Charter School and Virtual Learning Academy Spirit Wear: Order Now! Check out the Spirit Wear Google Doc for options and links for ordering!

Parents! We need help staffing two workshops for our students during our VLA Job Readiness Program. We need someone to cover the interview process and work related dress/behavior! You know, all those tips and tricks that you don’t know until you have done it! Each workshop is one hour long. Email if you are interested in helping us.


FINAL Schedule: please check this schedule and plan transportation for your student’s final. Students should not be on campus if they are not in a workshop or studying. Students who are talking or not working, will be sent home.If a VLA final conflicts with a PFAA final, they will need to arrange another testing time with their PFAA teacher.


Spring Workshop Schedule and Grade level meetings times! Please note that there are a few time changes. We tried to keep the changes to a minimum. Students will be notified if they are in Health A or Health B. All workshops are mandatory.


TESTING INFORMATION: Please schedule your tests as soon as they are assigned. Signing up early is necessary to ensure that a proctor is available and there is room in the computer lab. If you do not sign up for a test, we cannot guarantee a time and space for you. If there are no available time slots open for you to take the test, you will not be allowed to take it. No testing at lunch.


Math Tutoring: If attending Math Lab is not enough, you can sign up with Mrs. Gurpreet for one on one tutoring! See the signup sheet on her desk in the CL or email her.

Posted by: Kirsten Spall
Published: 12/7/17