Don’t let our small size fool you—we have BIG things going on! This is our rooftop—the place where we shout all the great news. Check here for the news and announcements that affect our school family.

Picture Day

Picture day is right around the corner! Please mark your calendar for picture day, which will be October 25. We can't wait to see everyone's beautiful smiles!

The Taste of Howell Mountain

This year, our largest fundraiser will be on October 16. Many of our families have already signed up to volunteer. Please don’t forget to place this on your calendars. If you haven’t signed up to volunteer and wish to volunteer, please contact Dr. Janet Tufts.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are on Tuesday, October 5 through Thursday, October 7. We will dismiss students at 12:05 p.m. each day. We look forward to sharing your student's progress with you.


Library will begin on Friday, September 17 for all our students. Students will be able to check out books, and younger students are to return their books on a weekly basis.

Public Notice - Board Vacancy

Howell Mountain School District invites all prospective and qualified candidates that live within the Howell Mountain School District boundaries to apply as a candidate to fill a vacancy on the Howell Mountain School Board. Please submit all names of candidates to Howell Mountain School District Office 525 White Cottage Road North, Angwin, CA on or before October 8, 2021, during regular school hours. For more information, please read our public notice.

2021–2022 Independent Study Program

Independent Study Program: Safely returning to in-person instruction is our top priority, guided by state and local guidelines. We will not be offering distance learning during the 2021-22 school year. Any student whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction can enroll in the Napa Valley Independent School. In order to enroll in the Napa Valley Independent School, please complete the Howell Mountain Inter-district enrollment form. The Inter-district enrollment form disenrolls students from Howell Mountain ESD. Once these forms are signed by NVUSD, the student is then enrolled in NVUSD. You may electronically submit forms to the superintendent, Dr. Janet Tufts. Families have the right to request a student-parent-educator conference before enrollment. Families will also be expected to submit the signed Inter-district forms to the Napa Valley Unified School District.

  • For students in grades transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1 to 3, there will be opportunities for daily synchronous instruction.
  • For students in grades 4-8, opportunities for both daily live interaction and at least weekly synchronous instruction will be available.

We expect all other students to resume full in-person instruction at Howell Mountain ESD. We are looking forward to a great school year!

Dr. Janet Tufts 

Programa de estudio independiente: regresar de manera segura a la instrucción en persona es nuestra principal prioridad, guiados por las pautas estatales y locales. El aprendizaje a distancia no se ofrecerá durante el año escolar 2021-22. Cualquier estudiante cuya salud se ponga en riesgo por la instrucción en persona puede inscribirse en la Escuela Independiente de Napa Valley. Para inscribirse en la Escuela Independiente del Valle de Napa, complete el formulario de inscripción entre distritos de Howell Mountain. El formulario de inscripción entre distritos da de baja a los estudiantes de Howell Mountain ESD. Una vez que NVUSD firma estos formularios, el estudiante se inscribe en NVUSD. Los formularios pueden enviarse electrónicamente a la Superintendente, Dra. Janet Tufts. Las familias tienen derecho a solicitar una conferencia entre estudiantes, padres  y educadores antes de la inscripción. También se espera que las familias envíen los formularios firmados entre distritos al Distrito Escolar Unificado del Valle de Napa.

  • Para los estudiantes en los grados de jardín de infantes de transición, jardín de infantes y grados 1 a 3, habrá oportunidades para la instrucción sincrónica diaria.
  • Para los estudiantes en los grados 4-8, se brindarán oportunidades para la interacción diaria en vivo y al menos una instrucción sincrónica semanal.

Se espera que todos los demás estudiantes reanuden la instrucción completa en persona en Howell Mountain ESD. ¡Esperamos tener un gran año escolar!

Dra. Janet Tufts

Get Connected with Home Internet
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Get connected with home internet!

  • Some providers offer 60 days of free service.
  • Only $10 to $15 a month.

You may qualify for affordable, home internet if you are participating in one of the following programs:

  • Child Enrolled in the NSLP (National School Lunch Program)
  • CalFresh (food stamps) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medi-Cal
  • Or Have a Household Income Under $40,000/year

To determine which of the internet providers serves your area, enter your zip code on the everyoneon website. It will list your choices and you can call the companies in your area.

  • human-I-T - $15/month - (888) 519-4724
  • access from At&T - $10/month - (855) 220-5211
  • Comcast - $10/month - (855) 846-8376


  • CETF (California Emerging Technology Fund)
  • Napa County Office of Education

Annual Notice to Parents

Section 48980 of the Education Code of California requires that notice be given at the beginning of the first semester or quarter of the regular school term to the parent or guardian of the minor pupils in the school district regarding the rights of the parent or guardian.