Around 2,000 Carson City students will be distance learning this year due to COVID-19 | Carson City Nevada News – Carson Now

by Kelsey Penrose

According to Carson City Public Information Officer Dan Davis, 25 percent of Carson City families have opted to keep their children home for 100 percent distance learning.

Last year, there were close to 7,800 students enrolled in the Carson City School District ranging from pre-K to high school, which amounts to approximately 1,950 students who will be staying home to learn, at least for the first portion of the school year.

Carson City teachers returned to schools yesterday, Aug. 12, to prepare for the student’s return on Monday, Aug. 24.

The first in-person students will return Tuesday, Aug. 25. Students will be separated into two groups. Both groups will be home on Mondays for distance learning. The first group will attend school in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the second group will attend school in person on Wednesdays and Fridays.

In a 30 minute video the school district published on Aug. 12, the Back to School plan for the Fall goes over everything from bussing to sanitizing efforts to events, which can be viewed below:

Repeats every day until Sun Aug 16 2020 .

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Feeding Pets of the Homeless, a national non-profit organization dedicated to feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of the homeless population, is hosting its 11th annual Give a Dog a Bone Week, a national event to collect pet food and supplies for those in need, from Aug. 10-16.

Repeats every 4 days until Thu Sep 24 2020 .

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents its exhibition, “H2O 2020”, with work by eight Great Basin artists at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery: Cyndy Brenneman, Vanessa Martinez, Nolan Preece, Nancy Raven, Craig Sheppard, Dylan Silver, Cathryne Trachok, and Candida Webb. The exhibition will be in the gallery through Sept. 24, 2020.

Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Mon Aug 31 2020 .

Well Being has closed its doors to walk-in traffic like many small business in the state. But we have continued to offer services on-line for our members and area residents. We are running classes every weekday (see schedule below) online that you can join via the very easy to use app called “ZOOM”.

August 17, 2020 – 12:00pm

The featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon will be Patricia Ackerman, Democratic candidate for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District (CD-2). An Emerge Nevada graduate, Patricia ran an aggressive Assembly campaign against District 39 Republican Jim Wheeler in 2018.

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Mon Sep 21 2020 .

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), and plaque build-up in carotid arteries are all treatable when caught early. Additionally, PVD (Peripheral Vascular Disease, caused by blocked blood flow in the leg arteries) when diagnosed early allows physicians to intervene before serious complications develop.

Repeats every 3 days until Tue Sep 01 2020 .

Starting May 26th, and continuing every Tuesday evening, 5:30 p.m. to dusk, the Clear Creek Bowmen will resume hosting their Tuesday Night Archery Shoots at the Tim Meigs Carson City Archery Range (Formerly the Centennial Park Archery Range).

August 18, 2020 – 11:30am

Carson City Republican Women will meet Tuesday, August 18 at Casino Fandango at 11:30AM. Due to the duties of a Congressman, Mark Amodei will be unable to speak as was originally scheduled. However his representative Stacy Parobek will speak on his behalf.

Repeats every 3 weeks until Wed Aug 19 2020 .

Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space welcomes you to our Volunteer Series: Weedy Wednesdays! This volunteer series is running every third Wednesday June through August of this year. Join us after your workday from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at various trails and open spaces around our city to learn about vegetation and work to remove noxious weeds.

Repeats every day until Thu Aug 20 2020 .

For ages 8-12 and families: Join us on Zoom and learn the ways of being a friend of the forest. Explore the idea of what makes a healthy forest through discussion, drawing, sending a stewardship postcard and playing Forest Friend Bingo.

Repeats every week until Sat Aug 29 2020 .

UPDATE: Dayton Urgent Care will be accepting accepting gift cards from the public that will then be used to purchase school supply items instead of collecting actual school supplies, according to Carson Tahoe Health.

Dayton Urgent Care is doing so in an effort to reduce/prevent any possible spread of COVID-19. Donors are asked to bring gift cards rather than items for a donation box.

With the new school year approaching, our schools, students, and families may be struggling with a variety of issues including school supplies. With new regulations and guidelines, acquiring these much needed items may prove difficult for families who are facing financial uncertainty.

August 20, 2020 – 11:00am

Nevada Humane Society will host a kitten adoption event Thursday at Carson City Toyota, the grand prize sponsor of the organization’s upcoming duck race event.

Repeats every week until Fri Aug 28 2020 .

PRE-K children (not yet in elementary school) and families: Join us every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. on Facebook Live for themed stories and crafts. Craft instructions and additional resources, including activities for older children who may be at home, will be included.

Email for more information about this program.

August 22, 2020 – 7:30am

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Department of Public Safety will hold a one-day hiring event in Carson City on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

August 22, 2020 – 11:00am

Join Carson City’s Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery, in the yard, for an artist reception for Patricia Wallis on August 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patricia is a member of the “Wild Women” artists.

Repeats every week until Fri Aug 28 2020 .

We’re putting Dayton and Mound House on the map. The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center is working with Charter Advertising/Design, Inc. in producing a newly designed city map that features business locations in Dayton and Mound House. Chamber members, who purchase ads, will have their locations “pinned” for extra notice!

August 28, 2020 – 6:00pm

The Carson Fly Fishing Club will conduct a Introductory Fly-Fishing Academy August 28, 6 p.m. and August 29, all day starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Ormsby Room, Carson City Sheriff’s Office, at 911 E. Musser St., Carson City.

August 29, 2020 – 12:00pm

Each year, the community gathers along the banks of the Truckee River to watch as hundreds of tiny yellow rubber ducks float across the water, and viewers cheer them on.

Adopt a Duck is one of the Nevada Humane Society’s biggest fundraising events of the year, and this year despite COVID-19, it will continue! However, instead of participants gathering on the banks, this year’s event will be live streamed from the Reno Shelter on August 29 at 12 p.m. and will consist of adorable shelter dogs and cats doing adorable activities.

Repeats every 4 weeks until Sat Jun 26 2021 .

Organizers are holding an ongoing rummage sale to raise funds for the Lighthouse Lodge, a re-entry program for Carson City women being released from incarceration.

The rummage sale, at 251 Jeanell Dr., suite 4, is open noon-5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with a BBQ on Saturdays.

September 18, 2020 – 9:00am

The seasons are changing and fall is considered as one the most beautiful seasons of all. What better way to leave summer and embrace the change than by pulling out the clubs and shoes and taking a few swings at the Dayton Chamber’s 27th annual “Making a Difference” Golf Tournament.

September 19, 2020 – 7:00am

Carson City Kiwanis will host the 7th Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day fundraiser on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City, NV. The net proceeds from the fundraiser will support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the Marilyn Elaine Academic Scholarship, awarded annually to local high school graduates.