ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord
August 20, 2023
A Message from the Superintendent
UPDATE: As of 8:00 PM this Sunday evening, we have assessed the impact of the storm and have determined that our schools will remain open tomorrow. There has not been extensive flooding or road closures in the city.
More rainfall is expected this Sunday evening into Monday morning. We will assess any damage that may have been done overnight and communicate any changes to the normal school day, including morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal procedures. Flooding could lead to road closures. Give yourself extra time. We are prepared to pivot to our rainy day or other emergency plans, as needed. Your principal will communicate the day's plan directly with you.
GET YOUR CHILDREN'S SCHOOL YEAR OFF TO A GREAT START
- Sign up for weekly notifications in Aeries.
Activate Parent Square two-way communication.
Communicate with your children's teachers and principal as needed.
- Monitor your children's television, video game, and Internet use.
- Encourage your children to read.
- Talk with your children.
- Encourage your children to communicate with their teachers.
- Encourage your children to communicate with their counselor.
- Encourage your children to use the library.
- Encourage your children to be responsible, work independently, and do their homework.
- Encourage participation in sports, arts, clubs, and other extra curriculum opportunities.
- Extend learning for your children through our after school programs.
- Demonstrate a positive attitude about school.
All of our schools annually develop and maintain a School Safety Plan (CSSP) designed to address campus risks, prepare for emergencies, and create a safe, secure learning environment for students and school personnel. School officials communicate the plans and expectations for student behavior and staff reinforce those expectations and help students practice through different drills. We are a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) school district. PBIS is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day.
On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you for getting your children's school year off to a great start. Follow your children's weekly progress on Aeries and communicate with your children's teachers, principal, or counselor at the first sign that your children are struggling academically or emotionally.
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 September 7. 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.
NEW TO THE DISTRICT?
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.
August 20: National Latina Day: Celebrating Strength, Heritage, and Influence
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.