ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord
December 11, 2022
A Message from the Superintendent
We eagerly await official notification on the status of Measure J, our school facilities improvement general obligation bond on the November 8, 2022 ballot. The Secretary of State will certify all election results on Friday, December 16, 2022. I will report the official election results in my weekly message in our final Round-Up for 2022, next Sunday.
While unofficial, it appears that our community voted to support Measure J. We are thankful and appreciative that our community has invested in its schools and its children. Only a small percentage of registered voters have school-age children. Supporting the bond is another example of how the community served by Alvord schools values education. The future in Alvord is bright!
SUPPORT OUR SLOW THE SPREAD CAMPAIGN
Riverside County's COVID-19 Community Level has been elevated from Low to Medium this week. According to experts, It's likely to continue to rise during the holiday season. In anticipation of higher COVID-19 rates, we are providing all students and staff with testing kits like we did before the Thanksgiving break. Please test before returning to school on Tuesday, January 3. For details on the campaign and instructions in the event of a positive test, click here.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM ALUMNI NIGHT
Graduates of Norte Vista High School's renowned IB Program visited with current and aspiring students of the program this past week. The International Baccalaureate Program is an internationally recognized diploma program, offering rigorous, challenging and advanced academic curriculum, while also developing students into community leaders and global citizens in the 21st century. The types of research, writing, thinking and communication of ideas that IB courses require, reflect college-level expectations. IB helps students get into college, and more importantly, prepares students to be successful in college once they are there.
Throughout their IB experience, students develop approaches to learning skills and the attributes of the IB Learner Profile. Students are able to take responsibility for their own learning and educational progress, encouraged to try different approaches to learning, and understand how knowledge itself is constructed.
On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you for engaging with us and working together to make Alvord schools a great place to learn and a great place to grow. We appreciate you!
Upcoming Regular Meetings of the Board
Dec 15 (annual reorganization meeting)
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.
School Data for the week ending Friday, December 9, 2022
Students Reporting a Positive Case: 87 (Last week 126)
Student Cases Requiring Contact Tracing: 76 (Last week 41)
Staff Reporting a Positive Case: 19 (Last week 34)
Riverside County Data COVID-19 Community Level: Medium (last week Low)
Weekly Metrics Used to Determine the COVID-19 Community Level
Case Rate per 100,000 population: 180.04 (Last Week 88.64)
New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population: 10.4 (Last Week 8.6)
% Staffed inpatient beds in use by patients with confirmed COVID-19: 5.9% (Last Week 4.9%)
Recommended actions based on current level
Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Get tested if you have symptoms. Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask on public transportation. You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect yourself and others. If you are at high risk for severe illness, consider wearing a mask indoors in public and taking additional precautions.