ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord

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A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Dear Members of the AUSD Community,


The Children's Miracle Network annually identifies a “Champion” in their local community to serve as the face for children treated at their local children’s hospital. These ambassadors spend their year advocating for the charitable need of children’s hospitals across the U.S. April Arellano, a third-grade student at RMK Elementary School, is this year’s local "Champion." April cheerfully navigates the world with a prosthetic leg. She loves to sing, dance and perform in local theater productions. She also performs as a member of our District Honor Choir. RMK Principal Jason Burns describes April as "A breath of fresh air. She lets nothing get in the way of achieving her goals...and wow, can she sing!"


Learn more about April's journey here and learn more about the Children's Miracle Network of CHOC Children's Health System here. Congratulations to April...and look at that smile!

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April was not alone in being recognized this past week. The California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) Riverside Chapter held their annual awards event to recognize Riverside County biliterate scholars. Fara Martinez Alvarez, a senior at Norte Vista High School, won the 2021 BEST Award for her essay on how being biliterate influences her perception of other cultures and languages and promotes unity. Fara's use of expressive, authentic, and rich language earned her the top award. At the award ceremony, nominating teacher Mr. Reyes described Fara as a bright and driven student who has become fluent in two languages in less than four years! Congratulations to Fara and to the NVHS team for their great work preparing Fara for the next phase in her life, which she will begin when she attends college in the Fall, 2021.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL PROGRESS REPORTS NOW AVAILABLE...

Middle & high School student progress report cards are now available on the AERIES parent portal here.

INTEREST SURVEY FOR 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR CLOSES MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...

We launched our 2021-22 school year interest-survey starting last Monday. You should have received an email from your principal with instructions. As of Friday, about 50% of our families have responded. If you haven't completed the survey please do so this evening. Of those who have responded, 86.4% of our families plan to return to fully in-person learning when we kick-off the 2021-22 school year on August 6. The remaining 13.6% of respondents are interested in a home-based program.


Remember, this is only an interest survey for us to determine the number of families who may prefer home-based instruction next year (as opposed to full 5-days-a-week in-person school). It’s not a commitment on your part. Depending on the number of families interested in an alternative to in-person instruction, we will determine the type of virtual programs we will be able to offer. It’s likely the home-based program will be more independent learning with parent support than our current virtual academy, but until we know the number of students in each program, it's difficult to plan.


Thank you in advance for completing the survey by midnight tonight.

IN CLOSING...

On the COVID front, this week marked the second consecutive week and the first two weeks since the trend first reversed in February that the case rate did not decline. It rose from 3.0 to 3.6 two weeks ago and 3.6 to 4.5 this past week. The positivity rate increased this week from 2.0% to 2.3%. Public health officials do not believe these slight upticks are cause for alarm, but they do remind residents to continue to be diligent about face covering, social distancing, and washing hands regularly.


There have been no reports of any outbreaks on our campuses as of this past Friday. Since Riverside County remains firmly in the Orange Tier, we will continue to plan for an in-person graduation, in-person summer school, and fully in-person instruction in 2021-22, following the California Department of Public Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s safety guidelines.


On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you for your educational partnership. We are nearing the end of an incredibly challenging year. But brighter days lie ahead.


Stay positive. Stay safe. Be well.


Sincerely,


Allan Mucerino

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AUTISM SPEAKS - READ JASON'S STORY

"My advice is don’t be ashamed of who you are. Never let anyone tell you no when it comes to you excelling and don’t quit."

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Alvord Students Return to School
COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN VIDEO AND SAFETY PLANS

Choose to view in your language of choice. The FAQ is available via our web site and in all languages.

ALVORD Re-opening Overview
ALVORD Reapertura de Escuelas
CONCURRENT LEARNING
APRENDIZAJE CONCURRENTE
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2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

CALENDARIO DEL AÑO ESCOLAR

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SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

Click above or on the images below for more details

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REOPENING SCHOOLS FAQ

Stay current by reading and submitting questions to Superintendent Mucerino

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Find multiple resources from SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

THIS WEEK'S COVID-19 RISK LEVEL

Riverside County transitioned to the Orange Tier on April 6

A Million Steps.mp4
Orange Tier by PH Director Kim Saruwatari.mp4
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ALVORD COVID-19 DATA DASHBOARD

Click on the image below for more details on COVID-19 data in Alvord

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WATCH THE VACCINATION UPDATE FROM PUBLIC HEALTH

English and Spanish versions below.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update 031121
COVID-19 Vaccine Update Spanish 031121
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DONATE TO ALVORD CARES

ALVORD CARES is committed to support Alvord families suffering from food-insecurity, home-insecurity, or who may be struggling as a result of unemployment or other adverse circumstances.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS

View the Family Engagement Home Page Here for the Latest Workshops

The Riverside County Department of Education (RCOE) also provides many services for school-age children and their families. Click on the image below or here to visit the RCOE Parent Portal. To browse by topic, click on the links below for detailed information.

  • Child Care for Essential Workers
  • Child Care Assistance and Resources
  • Child Care Finder
  • Head Start
  • Migrant Head Start
  • State Preschool
  • Teen Parent Program
  • Infant/Toddler Special Education Programs
  • GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

    For more details click above to visit the FAQ and choose Just Technology.

    SEE WHAT'S NEW ON PEACHJAR

    We use Peachjar's digital flyer management solution to deliver important school and community resources to our students and their families.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHOOL DIRECTORY

    Find contact information and connect to each school's web site

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    Have a Question? Submit It Here With Today's Date

    Click on the button above to submit a question or make a comment to Superintendent Mucerino on Google forms. It's anonymous. Your questions will be answered in the FAQ