Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord

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A Message from the Superintendent...

Dear Members of the Alvord Community,

Our students created thousands of valentines for our service members and veterans, thanking them for their service, sacrifice and commitment to our country and citizens. Thank you to all of our schools for participating in this annual act of kindness and thank you to our students for spreading the love. Our students are awesome!!!

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We Are Transitioning from Blackboard Connect to ParentSquare....

Sign up for ParentSquare here. It takes less than 1 minute.

Below are the how-to-videos for confirming your Parent Square Account. Watch in English here

or in Spanish here or find them below.

Additional ParentSquare resources for parents and students can be found here.

Navigating Parent Square Introduction
Navegando ParentSquare

School Closed for President's Week - 2/14 until 2/21

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Please Complete the California Healthy Kids Survey...

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an anonymous, confidential survey of school climate and safety, student wellness, and youth resiliency. It is administered to students at grades five, seven, nine, and eleven. Parents and staff participate in the survey too. Survey results provide comprehensive data to schools to improve school climate.

On 1/28/22 and again on 2/11/22, a message with a link to complete the survey was sent by principals to parents via ParentSquare. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

The survey will remain open until February 18, 2022 at 4:30pm.

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High School Students: Enter the Mayor’s Art Contest...

Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson is inviting high school students to enter the Mayor’s Art Contest to create work that “will celebrate Riverside’s past, present and its future." Learn more about it here.

The deadline is April 1 and winners will be named April 21.

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Slow the Spread: Please COVID-Test Before Returning to School on Tuesday, February 22...

A 2-pack of COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests was distributed to all students and staff this past week so that everyone can test before returning to school on February 22. Anyone who tests positive should use the second test to test again 5 days after the initial positive test and before returning to school. For everyone who does not test positive, the second test should be used in the future if symptoms are present or if exposed to a positive case.

Thank you in advance for choosing to participate in our screening testing program. Learn more about the screening program here.

Cases were down for the third consecutive week. And subsequently, our attendance improved to 92.06% this past week. We continue to be hopeful and be optimistic in anticipation of a normal end-of-the-school-year.

Total Positive Cases This Week:

  • 77 students (down from 142 last week)
  • 10 staff members (down from 17 last week)

Students Identified Through Contact Tracing:

  • 52 cases required contact tracing
  • 201 students were placed in quarantine (ranging from isolation to modified quarantine)

Overall, as of Friday, February 11, including the first semester, we have had 383 staff members and 3,127 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.

This past week in Riverside County, there were 1,659 new cases (0.3% increase), equating to 63.0 cases per 100K (7-day average), 50 new deaths (0.8% increase), and a 14.1% test positivity (7-day rate), a 4.5% decrease from the previous week. Since many people are now testing at home with antigen rapid tests, the positivity rate is estimated to be much higher since all cases are not reported. There are currently 523 COVID-19 hospitalized patients, 42 fewer patients hospitalized from the prior day total (7.4% decrease).

This data is as of February 12, 2022, as reported on the State's tracking web site.

City of Riverside and Alvord Team Up to Offer Free Covid-19 Testing

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Mask Mandate Requirements in Schools May Change Soon...

The state’s mask requirement for vaccinated people in most indoor settings, not including schools, will lift on Feb. 16. While school mask rules won’t change on Feb 16, they are expected to change soon if conditions continue to improve. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

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In Closing....

On behalf of your Board of Education, thank you in advance for testing your children before returning to school next Tuesday, February 22.

Enjoy a safe and peaceful President's Week holiday and a Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow.

Be well. Test weekly. Stay healthy.


Allan Mucerino

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Care Space Provides Mental Health Services

Contact the Riverside County Department of Education Care Space team at 951-276-CARE (2273) or visit their web site here to learn more about the no-cost services they offer all students and their families.

Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration

We are expanding TK/K beginning in 2022-23. Learn more about the programs on our web site here or by contacting officials from our elementary school team via email here or by phone 951 509 5036.

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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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.

Order 4 Free Tests from the U.S. Postal Service

Click on the button above or the image below and order your tests today.

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Antigen Rapid Home-Test Instructions

Click on the button above or the video below.

How to use the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test
Cómo utilizar la prueba rápida de antígeno iHealth COVID-19
Riverside County Public Health COVID-19 News

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


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.


View the Family Engagement Home Page Here for the Latest Workshops


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


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


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