North Country Joint Union School District - A California Distinguished School

Welcome to North County Joint Union School District

500 Spring Grove Road, Hollister, CA 95023
Superintendent - Jenny Bernosky

  • Phone: 831-637-5574
  • Fax: 831-637-0682

Welcome to North County Joint Union School District

Our District Vision: Student Learning is our priority and purpose.


We are coming to work for you! Please stay home for us!

Spring Grove School Closure— UPDATED APRIL 1, 2020; please read.

NCJUSD Distance Learning Instructional Expectations

Dear Spring Grove Families —

As we continue to move through our school closure, please know that we are working to provide relevant educational opportunities for your child both online and on paper. We will keep you updated through phone calls, texts, emails, the school website, and Facebook. We appreciate your support and all you are doing at home to help your child during COVID-19.

The intent of this plan is to outline how the District shall provide distance learning opportunities to students during this period of extended closure, and it is not intended to address every potential instructional need. It uses the term “distance learning” because neither the District nor the community is positioned to offer a fully online curriculum.

At best, distance learning opportunities can offset learning loss and help students focus on the essential knowledge and skills they will need to be successful when they are able to re-engage in a full educational program, whether that be weeks or months away.

The distance learning opportunities may include virtual lessons, resources for self-directed study, or work assignments for skills development. Teachers as a grade level team have the discretion of moving forward with their curriculum as soon as Week 1 (April 13, 2020). NCJUSD continues to believe that providing accurate and timely feedback to students is imperative to student learning. We encourage teachers to provide students with opportunities for relearning and reassessment that can occur in multiple forms, such as another assessment similar to the first, oral discussion with the teacher, or another method that is mutually agreeable between the teacher and student.

Please note that whichever grading system we apply to distance learning, it shall allow a student to improve their current semester grade, but not lower the grade. Regarding any student work that was assigned previous to our school closure (March 13, 2020), teachers can accept, grade, and add to existing assignments.

  • Teachers may accept, grade, and add scores to existing assignments.
  • Teachers may modify any assignments that were currently in progress as of March 13, 2020.
  • Allow students to turn in any missing work due to an excused absence.
  • Allow students to take an assessment or alternative assessment due to an excused absence.
  • Due to our circumstances, we encourage all teachers to allow students the opportunity to submit any missing work from the beginning of the 2nd semester for any reason.

Spring Break will take place April 6th-10th and the school will be closed.

Paper packets will be available each week in the school office, as well as on our school website. Teachers will also provide materials and books that students may need at home.

These will all be available for pick up starting on Monday, April 13th from 10-1 at the school office.

  • Week 1: April 13-17- paper packets available on April 13th
  • Week 2: April 20-24- paper packets available on April 20th
  • Week 3: April 27-May 1-paper packets available on April 27th

Please also log on to the online platform that your teacher has shared with you: google classroom, google hangout, zoom, ClassDojo, GoGuardian, etc.

Please reach out to your teacher during the daily office hours via email, google hangout, phone calls, etc.
Please have your child go online during the grade level times for instruction as well.
Other websites to support learning: i-Ready – 30 minutes of math and 30 minutes of reading daily suggested.
Footsteps2brilliance for TK-3rd- www.footsteps2brilliance.
Drive through student meals will be available Monday-Friday from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Parents—If your email address or phone number have changed, please contact our school office at 637-3745. We are sending out emails and phone calls regularly and we want you to be informed.

We miss everyone and we can’t wait to be back at Spring Grove School together again.

Thank you,

Mrs. Jenny Bernosky

Información importante en español


Click here for distance learning packets
Does your TK-3rd grade student need their footsteps2brilliance super secret code or iReady (2nd-8th grade) password/login? Please email Mrs. Bernosky at

Set a daily schedule to support your child with Distance Learning:

TK-3rd grade: 2-3 hours per day

  • Read for 30 minutes or Footsteps2brilliance
  • i-Ready Math 30 minutes
  • i-Ready Reading 30 minutes
  • P.E. 30 minutes
  • Daily work provided by classroom teacher
  • Participate in online meetings with teachers
  • Create time—cooking, art, building, experiments

4th-8th grade: 3-4 hours per day

  • Read for 30 minutes
  • i-Ready Math 30 minutes
  • i-Ready Reading 30 minutes
  • P.E. 45 minutes
  • Daily work provided by classroom teacher
  • Journal writing- choose a prompt each day or reflect on the daily reading
  • Participate in online meetings with teachers
  • Create time- cooking, art, building, experiments

Parents—Need help with additional ideas to support you and child? This is a free website with tons of fun ideas.

Spring Grove Teachers now have daily office hours and meeting times.

ParentsAttached you will find the office hours for all of our teachers. The teachers will be available for emails, google meetings, etc. during their office hours. The purpose of the office hours is to provide you and your child a way to check in and get support on the work that has been provided. The District will be working on mobile hotspots and chromebook loaners in the event that school remain closed and online instruction takes over after spring break.

Grade level meeting times—during the listed times, your teachers will reach out via google meet, zoom, facebook live, class dojo, etc. We have staggered the times so that those families who only have one device will each have their own grade level time.

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PE Activities Online: We will be posting daily PE videos on the Distance Learning page (under PE). Students can also join the FB group SG Tigers in Action for more PE information and to share their activities.

Spring Grove parent Courtney Evans, the owner of Kamal Yoga Studio in Hollister, is providing FREE yoga sessions for SG families. Fridays at 1:30 and Saturdays at 11:00 am. The Zoom Meeting ID is: 409 448 4412.

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Join Us for Facebook Live each weekday:
8:30 a.m. Morning Announcements
2:00 p.m. Story Time with Mrs. Bernosky

Spring Grove School will provide drive-through meals to all Spring Grove students. Students must be present to pick up a meal. Drive-through meals will be available Monday-Friday during school closures from 11:00-12:30 p.m. in the bus circle.

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2019-20 Board Meeting Information

Please refer to our Board Page for an archive of board meeting agendas, minutes and information packages. You can also download the 2019-20 Board Meeting Calendar (PDF).

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Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten Registration

Register your Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten students beginning on February 3, 2020. Registration requirements and Pre-K and TK/Kindergarten registration forms are available on the Registration page.

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California Distinguished School 2020

North County Joint Union School District (Spring Grove School) has been recognized (once again) as a California Distinguished School.

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North County is Hiring

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Spring Grove School's AVID Program

By teaching and reinforcing academic behaviors and higher-level thinking at a young age, AVID Elementary teachers create a ripple effect in later grades. Elementary students develop the academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, and college, in an age-appropriate and challenging way. Children learn about organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy. AVID Elementary students take structured notes and answer and ask high-level questions that go beyond routine answers. Find out more about Spring Grove's AVID Program.

Orton-Gillingham Program

Spring Grove School's Orton-Gillingham Trained Teachers

Orton-Gillingham is a highly structured approach that breaks reading and spelling down into smaller skills involving letters and sounds, and then building on these skills over time. It also was the first approach to use multi-sensory teaching strategies to teach reading, which is considered extremely effective for teaching students with dyslexia. Find out more about Spring Grove's Orton-Gillingham Program.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The North County Joint Union School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, marital, parental or pregnancy status, color, mental or physical disability, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in its educational programs and activities or employment practices as required by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vocational Education Act of 1976. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the District’s programs. Students, parents, employees, or others who wish further information about these regulations, or who wish to file a complaint, should contact the following persons: Title IX Coordinator/Superintendent/Principal Jenny Bernosky 831-637-5574 ext. 200; Site 504 Coordinator, Superintendent / Principal Jenny Bernosky at 831637-5574 ext 200; Both the School Site and District Offices are located at 500 Spring Grove Rd, Hollister, CA 95023.