ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord
July 9, 2023
A Message from the Superintendent
RE-REGISTRATION AND DATA CONFIRMATION 2023-24
The process is open through the Aeries Parent Parent. Log-in here and choose the Parent Portal to complete data confirmation. For assistance via phone, please call 951-509-5014 from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM daily. For in-person assistance registering a new student or re-registering a returning student, visit the Help Center on 10365 Keller Ave, Building C, Riverside, CA 92505 daily from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM on July 5-21. No appointment necessary..
Data confirmation is a feature of our secure student information system, Aeries, that allows parents to update student demographics, contacts, and medical conditions, as well as view and agree to school policies, upload registration documents, and update authorization information.
For in-person registration for returning students, please bring your identification (ID card, driver's license). For students who are new to the District, please bring the following documents to register in-person:
- Your identification (ID card, driver's license)
- Verification of Birth
- Proof of residence (utility bill, rental lease, pay stub, or government-issued letters such as SSI, disability, and Social Services) that must be current within the last 30 days and must be under the parent's name.
- Proof of immunizations/shot records
CHAT GENERATIVE PRE-TRAINED TRANSFORMER (Chat GPT)
Another important task to complete before school starts is discussing your child's use of technology and social media, particularly while in school or related to schoolwork. In addition to online safety, it is important for parents to understand ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer), an artificial intelligence chatbot that is not only able to have a semi-human conversation with users, it can write and debug computer programs, compose music, write essays, answer test questions and translate and summarize text, among other applications. Here's how it works: ChatGPT copies and remixes information from other places on the internet. While it's improving with each new version, it makes mistakes, spreads misinformation, and gives inaccurate answers. ChatGPT also collects personal information and user data. ChatGPT is free to use and anyone can sign up. This makes it easy for kids and teens to access it. Like all technology, it can be very useful and educational but it can also be misused. See the What is ChatGTP video below from Common Sense Media to learn more about it.
Online Safety - Please make your expectations clear to your children regarding social media use and misuse. Cyberbullying continues to be a major problem in schools everywhere. Cyber threats to schools is a major problem too. The other major issue to discuss with your children is sharing private information, including passwords, home address, date of birth, location, or photos. Students need to pause and think before they post, text, or share. The negative impact of technology, specifically social media, on our children's mental and emotional well-being is a growing problem in society and among the many societal issues that bleed into schools. Thank you in advance for discussing online safety with your children. Common Sense Media provides technology use planning tools in English and Spanish to help parents help their children use technology responsibly.
On behalf of the Board of Education, I hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful summer. One month away from the start of the 2023-24 school year. Thank you for choosing Alvord as your education partner. We strive to be our best, so that your children can be their best.
Upcoming Regular Meetings of the Board
Next Meeting is July 13
Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance for Regular Meetings of the Board of Education. Find them here. Agendas are posted 24 hours in advance for Special Meetings of the Board of Education.
Public Comments Welcome
Meetings are conducted at KPC Parkway, Corona, CA 92879. The Open Session begins at 6 pm. Members of the public may address the Board for up to three minutes on any topic on the agenda or not on the agenda.