ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord

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A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Dear Members of the AUSD Community,


I hope you enjoyed a peaceful Spring Break from school and were able to relax and safely enjoy the company of family and friends. We took advantage of the break to make modifications to our campuses, where necessary, and reflect on the first week with students back in school. It was incredible to see our students on campus, where they belong. Our school leaders, teachers, and staff did a great job managing all of safety measures and expectations. Thanks to our students and parents too for abiding by the new procedures and doing their best to make the most of a challenging situation.


Riverside County remains in the Red Tier, although the downward trend continued again this week. It's possible that by this coming week we will transition to the Orange Tier. Our Daily Case Rate is down from 4.8 to 4.1 (Orange Tier is between 1.0 – 3.9). Our Positivity Rate and Health Equity Quartile rate already meet the Orange Tier threshold. That's great news for our community and economy. It's great news for our seniors and their families too! The less restrictive the tier, the higher the capacity at the graduation ceremony. See the tier system metrics below:

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Regarding teaching and learning, our students and teachers were amazing! Whether students were learning from home or from the classroom, the learning continued thanks to the creativity and planning by our schools and teachers. Teaching students at home and in-person at the same time is yet another challenge our teachers are rising to and conquering. And it will only improve with time as we deliver this model of concurrent learning the last 8 weeks of the school year.


See an example below:

CONCURRENT LEARNING
APRENDIZAJE CONCURRENTE

THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THIS WEEK...

Will state academic testing be waived again this school year like it was last school year?
Yes. This past Friday, the U.S. Department of Education agreed to allow California schools to use local assessments. We will administer our diagnostic assessment instead of the SBAC.


Will students have to get a COVID-19 vaccine to attend school?
No. At this time, there is no a vaccination approved for students under 16 years old and California lawmakers have not mandated the COVID-19 vaccines for students 16 or older.


Will students have to get COVID-19 vaccine to attend school when there is a vaccine for all age groups?
It’s unclear whether California lawmakers plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccines the same way the state mandates vaccines for diseases like measles.


Do students still need to be up to date on all of the state mandated immunizations if they're distant learning or attending school two days a week?
Yes. It's critically important from a public health perspective that children receive these immunizations. Preventative services are still critical during this time, and immunizations are one of the most important public health interventions.


Will summer school be in-person?
Yes. From June 7 to July 15. Assuming the conditions continue to improve.


Will students return to full in-person instruction next school year?

We are planning and preparing for all possibilities, including a return to full in-person instruction, for all students, and for all grade levels, five days a week. Of course, that will depend on whether or not there are any social distancing requirements or other safety measures schools are expected to follow. We are examining all of our classroom and campus spaces since we will have to reconfigure many classrooms or other spaces if social distancing of 3-feet and/or other restrictions remain when we open the 2021-22 school year on August 6.


Will families have the option of remaining in a distance learning program next school year?
Currently, almost 40% (6,734) of our students continue to learn from home. We will survey families later in the Spring to determine the demand for program choice in 2021-22.

FAMILY WELLNESS WORKSHOP ON STAYING HEALTHY...

We have teamed up with our partners at CalFresh, as well as with the University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources Department and Riverside County to present Staying Healthy with Good Nutrition and Physical Activity, this coming Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 4pm - 5pm. Find the Zoom link and details below in the News section.

IN CLOSING...

On behalf of the Board of Education, welcome back from Spring Break. We look forward to the last two months of the school year and a traditional and ceremonial send-off for our seniors.


Sincerely,


Allan Mucerino

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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
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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

Click on the image below to visit the City of Riverside's COVID-19 Information Web Site

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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