Checking In/Information/Updates

Greetings NEA-Jurupa Family,


Happy Friday and congrats on making it through “Week 0” of our new normal!


Although we’ve been in school all year, yesterday was like the first day, lots of great things and some inevitable hiccups. We are also aware of the inequities across grade levels and sites. Please know that we are addressing issues as quickly as we can and that this is a constant work in progress, especially because we’ve never done anything like this before. As things come up, the first step is to reach out to your site rep(s) and site admin(s), but don’t hesitate to reach out to your area director or me. Thank you for your continued compassion, empathy, grace, kindness, patience, and understanding.


*Just a quick reminder to please follow safety protocols including proper mask wearing and adhering to physical distancing of 6 feet*

Our number one goal continues to be the health and safety of our staff, students, families, and community.


I just happened to come across this article: “I Love My Students But I’m Done Neglecting My Own Kids for My Job”. It’s more important than ever to set boundaries, prioritize yourselves and your families, and say NO whenever you can. Educators are servants at the core and utterly dedicated to their students, but it should not be at our own expense…


NEA-Jurupa Rep of the Year: Your site reps have done an amazing job advocating for you this (and every) year! Please consider nominating your rep, especially if they’ve gone over and above! Awardees will be honored at our May Representative Council Meeting! See attached above for details.


NEA-Jurupa Scholarships: Each year, the Association gives out scholarships to high school seniors, honoring their outstanding academics, character, and service.

  • Christa McAuliffe Memorial Scholarship $1000 (one for each of the High Schools (4 total))
  • Don Krocker Vocational/Technical Education Scholarship $1000
  • NEA-Jurupa Scholarship for Dependent Children $1000
  • Karen Bell Service to Others Scholarship $500

Please see the attachments above for more information. Awardees will be honored at our May Representative Council Meeting.


Upcoming Events:

April 5th: JUSD School Board Meeting Open Public Session – 6:00 p.m.:

For this meeting, the Board requests members of the public to submit public comments in person or electronically.


PUBLIC COMMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Public comments will be accepted in person and online, the link will open one hour prior to the start of Closed Session (4:00 pm), the comments link will close at the beginning of the public verbal comments period.  A staff member will facilitate the reading of public comment submissions, consistent with the direction of the Board during “Public Comments.”


Public Comment Submission Form (English):


April 5th-9th: Week 1 (In-Person T/Th only)

April 7th: NEA-Jurupa Executive Board

April 12th-16th: Week 2 (In-Person T/Th only)

April 14th: NEA-Jurupa Representative Council

April 19th: Rep of the Year Nominations Due (see attached above for more information)

April 19th: JUSD School Board Meeting

April 19th-23rd: Week 3 (In-Person M/T and Th/F)

April 23rd: NEA-Jurupa Scholarship Applications Due (see attached above for more information)

April 28th: Virtual CALSTRS Workshop (this is open to everyone!) More info to come.

April 30th-May 2nd: The First Ever CTA Special Education Conference! Registration is open to all members!



Did Archie Comics know something we didn’t???…


Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Happy Easter and Happy Passover! Best to all of you and your loved ones and please continue to stay safe and well.


In Unity-


Wendy Eccles 🙂

NEA-Jurupa President

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