ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord

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A Message from the Superintendent...

Dear Members of the Alvord Community,


Welcome back! I hope the Thanksgiving holiday and break from school was peaceful and restful. We return tomorrow for the final three weeks of the first semester, which ends on Thursday, December 16. It's a minimum day for students. Schools are closed on Friday, December 17. Encourage your children to finish the first semester strong. Report cards will be available in the Aeries Parent Portal.


School resumes after winter recess on Monday, January 3.

Recognizing the Signs of Suicide and Depression in Teens...

Plan ahead to attend this important webinar conducted in partnership with Riverside University Health Systems. Learn how to recognize the signs of suicide and depression and how to support teenagers suffering from anxiety and depression. The webinar is on Tuesday, December 14, from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Register here to attend in-person at the Family Engagement Center at 5891 Rutland Ave, Riverside, CA 92503, or via Zoom.

Special Education Services: Ensuring Success for All Students...

Plan ahead to attend an insightful webinar on special education services. Learn strategies to support students with special education needs. Register here to participate via Zoom on December 15, from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Please Health Screen After the Thanksgiving Holiday....

Health screening at home is the most effective of all the COVID-19 strategies we use to keep our schools open. Leading up to the Thanksgiving break, students testing positive for COVID-19 have increased for three consecutive weeks. Thank you in advance for closely monitoring your child's health. Home-testing kits are free and available at all of our schools or from the COVID Help Center.

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COVID-19 Data Dashboard Update at a Glance....

Since school was closed there were no cases reported this past week.


Positive Cases from the previous week:


  • 25 students (Up from 20 last week and 19 the prior week)
  • 4 staff members (down from 7 last week and 5 the prior week)


Students Identified Through Contact Tracing:


  • 137 students assigned modified quarantine (which means they can continue to attend school in-person as long as they don't develop symptoms and test twice weekly for two weeks)
  • 18 students assigned full quarantine (home for at least 10 days)


Overall, we have been serving students in-person for 75 school days. As of Friday, November 19, we have had 114 staff members and 414 students report a positive test for COVID-19. Stay current with our case rate by regularly tracking our COVID-19 Data Dashboard and FAQ here. Cases recorded on the Dashboard are confirmed by Riverside County Public Health officials and remain on the Dashboard for 14 days.


300 new cases (0.1% increase)

13.4 cases per 100K (7-day average)


This past week in Riverside County, there were 300 new cases (0.1% increase) equating to 13.4 cases per 100K (7-day average), 23 new deaths (0.4% increase), and a 4.4% positivity 7-day rate (0.1% decrease from 7-days prior). There are currently 241 COVID-19 hospitalized patients, 11 fewer patients hospitalized since the prior day total (4.4% decrease). This data is as November 27 2021 as reported on the State's tracking web site.

Watch the Riverside University Health System COVID-19 Update...

Dr. Christopher Dael, the Medical Director for Children's Health Services, and Dr. Geoffrey Leung, County Public Health Officer, answer questions from the public on vaccinations and other COVID-19 related news.
RUHS Public Health Vaccine Update Eng 11-18-2021.mp4

Support Available Through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program...

The WIC program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition information for families with children 0 to 5. Check your eligibility here. Learn more about the County Public Health program in the video below.

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In Closing....

On behalf of your Board of Education, thank you for your partnership. We appreciate your trust in us and we look forward to finishing the first semester strong.


Stay positive. Test weekly. Be well.


Sincerely,


Allan Mucerino

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We're Hiring - Join our Family - Click & Apply

We need substitute teachers too.

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Donate to the Alvord Education Foundation Here

AEF relies on the the support of its donors to provide classroom enrichment grants to teachers and college scholarships to students.

Learn More About ParentSquare

ParentSquare is an on-line social media platform to enhance school-home communications

ParentSquare 3 Minute Overview
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See Frequently Asked Questions About Safely Reopening

Visit the FAQ home page for the most current information.

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Key Elements of 2021-22 Home-Based Learning Program...

Click here to learn more about home-based learning.

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Sign Up for Our Expanded Learning 2021-22 After School Program...

Our two after-school programs are HALF-Time (K-5) and PRIME-Time (6-8). They are available M-F from school dismissal until 6:00 PM. The programs provide FREE academic support, homework assistance and enrichment activities like art, crafts, music, sports and STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) along with a nutritious meal. Please register your Kindergarten through 8th grade students soon as space is limited. Sign up here in English and here in Spanish.

Find the COVID-19 Data Dashboard & FAQ Here

Stay Current by Tracking the Alvord Data Dashboard

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Covid Close Contact Procedures
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Procedimientos de Contacto Cerrado de COVID19
Covid19 Antigen Test Instructional Video
Video instructivo de la prueba de antígeno Covid-19
VACCINATION Q & A

For more questions and answers about COVID-19 visit our COVID-19 Data DashBoard and FAQ

New Changes in 2019 20 School Immunization Requirements
Riverside County Public Health COVID-19 News

Click here for COVID-19 Updates from Riverside County Public Health

Boosters available in RivCo
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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

Family Engagement Week is November 15-19, 2021

Check on the images below for the Fall workshop schedule.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

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

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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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