ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord
September 24, 2023
A Message from the Superintendent
National Hispanic American Heritage Month is not only a time for people of Hispanic and Latino descent to celebrate their cultural roots but also an occasion for people from all backgrounds to learn, appreciate, and celebrate the rich tapestry of Hispanic and Latino cultures. Schools throughout the district will explore, learn, and celebrate the vibrant heritage and contributions of Hispanic and Latino communities to our world to commemorate the month as well as serve as a source of inspiration for all of us who recognize the power of diversity in shaping our shared humanity. National Hispanic American Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
THANK YOU ALVORD EDUCATION FOUNDATION & KEENAN
The Alvord Educational Foundation (AEF) is a non-profit, non-political organization formed in 1985 and composed of concerned citizens from throughout our community. This past week, AEF teamed up with Keenan & Associates to gift La Granada Elementary School with clothing and shoes.
Thank you to former Alvord School Board Member and AEF President Zack Earp, and the entire AEF team:
President: Zack Earp
Secretary: Nancy Wyatt
Treasurer: Neil G. von Koehe
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When parents make school attendance a priority, students make it a priority. It's important that students show up to school every day. Not only for academic purposes, but also for social and emotional purposes. Unless a child is truly sick, we want our children in attendance. Check Aeries daily to monitor your child's attendance and ask for help from your school's attendance team to report an absence or learn more about the school's attendance policies. If you're struggling to get your child to school, please E-mail our Child, Welfare, and Attendance Officer, Ian Fish firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone him at 951 509-5038 for support.
Upcoming Regular Meetings of the Board
Next Meeting is September 21. 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.
Most Recent Board Meeting Agenda Highlights
Find the September 21, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights here. Sign up for the Board Meeting Highlights here. It will be sent to your Inbox immediately following board meetings.
Sign Up for Weekly Notifications in Aeries & Follow Your Student's Progress
Visit the Aeries Parent Portal frequently to check on assignments and grades. You can also sign up to receive a weekly notice in Aeries for a quick summary of the grade book, missing assignments, attendance for the week. Here's how to sign up:
- Login to Aeries Parent Portal
- Click on the down arrow on the top right corner after your email address
- Select “Parent Notification Preferences”
Sign Up for our After School Program
Alvord provides an extension of the school day and school year through its Expanded Learning Program. The focus is on academic, artistic, social, emotional, and physical development for students in elementary and middle school, including middle school sports. The program does not replicate learning activities that take place during the regular school day. Instead, it builds upon them. The program is offered everyday after school, as well as intercession, including summer and extended breaks for holidays. Learn more about it here. Or call (951) 358-1682, Monday - Friday, 9:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Participate in our Middle School Sports Program
Did you know we offer a full year of middle school sports? We kick off the program with Track and Field just a few days after the school year begins. Specific information regarding clinic and team tryouts will be distributed by each individual middle school site. The link to register to participate in any our middle school sports programs will be sent via Parent Square next week once our registration website goes live. All interested students will need to register and students trying out for any of our competitive teams will need to provide a sports clearance physical form completed by a medical doctor prior to their tryout. Forms can be obtained in the main office of any of our middle schools. Soccer follows the Track & Field season. Other sports include volleyball, flag-football, basketball and pep squad. Make sure your child is registered to participate. The website link is coming soon!
Activate you Parent Square Two-Way Communication
Parent Square is a safe and secure platform for school-to-home and home-to-school communication. All of our schools rely on it to keep parents informed. Instead of a one-way communication tool, Parent Square provides two-way communication. But to fully utilize the two-way feature of Parent Square, you have to activate your account. Sign in here and activate the two-way tool.
Date: September 16
Hours: 10am to 2pm
Location: Cal Poly Campus outside of the Bronco Center
Learn how to navigate through the college process for students and parents. There will be food, festivities, education, a STEAM Pavilion, a Health and Wellness Pavilion, and more. It's fun for the entire family. Watch the 2-minute video below to learn more about the event.