ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord
March 19, 2023
A Message from the Superintendent
If you haven't completed our LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) survey yet, please do so today. Your input shapes our annual goals and the actions we take to support all students. The LCAP is evaluated every year and updated to reflect current needs. Students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff can contribute by completing the LCAP Survey Spring 2023 here. The survey will be open for the entire month of March. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete it.
ALVORD LAUNCHES YEAR-ROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAM
We are excited to have launched our new middle school sports program this semester. In addition to improved physical health, practicing and playing sports play a positive role in supporting youth development, leading to improved academic achievement, fewer behavioral problems, better psychosocial health and positive overall development, and more. Middle school students can participate in team sports and skill-based athletic training year-round after school. We kicked off our new program with flag football. Our football clinics, tryouts and practices over the past few weeks resulted in our first competitive team games on Friday. Families, friends and staff came out to cheer on students as Wells played against Villegas and Arizona played against Loma Vista. Congratulations to our winning teams, Arizona and Villegas, and all of our participating student athletes, their coaches and athletic directors for their outstanding game play and effort. Thank you to all of our families who came out to support our students!
We look forward to middle school soccer as soon as we return from Spring Break. Interested students can obtain soccer registration paperwork in their school’s main office. Paperwork is due this Thursday, March 23. Starting this coming school year, the middle school program will be year-round with competitive team sports and clinics for all students to build their skills. We expect to grow this program over time as we improve our fields of play with support of Measure J.
Like our sports education program, our music education program improves motivation, self-confidence, and overall achievement in students. We are committed to support school day and extra-curricular opportunities for our students so that they can explore their talents and make connections with fellow students and staff. I encourage parents to encourage their students to participate in the arts, athletics, leadership, and other opportunities that we offer.
VIEW NEW MATH AND WORLD LANGUAGE ADOPTION MATERIALS
We are in the process of adopting a new mathematics curriculum for elementary, middle, and all integrated pathway secondary mathematics courses. Members of the public are encouraged to review the materials considered for the adoption on March 20th & 21st from 8:00 AM-6:00PM in-person at District headquarters at 9 KPC, Corona. Or, view the materials on-line here.
We are also in the process of adopting new World Language materials. Members of the public are encouraged to review these materials on March 20th & 21st from 8:00 AM-6:00PM in-person at District headquarters at 9 KPC, Corona. Or, view the materials on-line here.
PLAN AHEAD FOR SUMMER EXPANDED LEARNING IN JUNE
Registration is now open for our summer learning program. Learn and have fun in a safe and positive environment during the summer break. Participate in educational, recreational, and enrichment activities. Breakfast and lunch provided too. Registration is open until Friday, April 7. Learn more by visiting the our summer program web site here.
SCHOOL SAFETY WEEKLY UPDATE
The process of setting up a project schedule based on our Measure J priorities is underway as we turn our attention to the process of transitioning from project planning to construction. Priority number one is safety, and safety extends well beyond external threats. It includes environmental threats and other components of our safe school plans, including architectural solutions to building positive school cultures.
Among the first steps in transitioning from planning to construction is approving our Citizen's Bond Advisory Committee (CBOC) at our upcoming Board meeting. Thank you to all the applicants. You can expect to be contacted during the week of March 27. Stay current with all Measure J projects by joining the ParentSquare Community Group titled, Measure J Project Updates.
On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you for choosing Alvord schools. We strive to be our very best, so that our students can be their very best.
Upcoming Regular Meetings of the Board
3/23; 4/20; 5/4; 5/18; 6/8; 6/22
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.
PLAN AHEAD FOR THESE IMPORTANT 2023 DATES
Spring Break: March 27-31
Alvord High & Alternative Ed. - May 22, 2023
Hillcrest High School - May 23, 2023
Norte Vista High School - May 24, 2023
La Sierra High School - May 25, 2023
SUMMER EXTENDED LEARNING
June 1 - June 29
NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
First day of school - August 9
Thanksgiving Break - November 20-24
Winter Break - December 15 to January 2
MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Look for our schools to celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. Learn more about Women's History Month here.
INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER WINDOW IS STILL OPEN FOR TK-5
Intra-District Transfers only apply to students who live within the Alvord Unified School District attendance boundaries. If you live outside of the Alvord Unified School District, you will need to apply for an Inter-District Transfer from your resident district and then apply here.
The Intra-District Transfer Window for Grades 6 - 12 is open from 1/16/2023 to 2/17/2023.
The Intra-District Transfer Window for Grades TK - 5 is open from 2/13/2023 to 3/24/2023.
Intra-District Transfers are granted using a random selection process and only if space is available at the school requested.
WE ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON MEASURE J CITIZEN'S BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (CBOC)
Measure J is our $248M school facilities improvement bond that voters passed in November, 2022. The committee meets quarterly to ensure bond projects are in alignment with project plans. Annually, the CBOC provides a written report summarizing the committee’s proceedings and activities.
If you are interested in learning more about the CBOC or obtaining an application, please email CBOC@alvordschools.org with your inquiries.
School data below from 3/17/2023
Students Reporting a Positive Case: 30 (Last week 42)
Student Cases Requiring Contact Tracing: 29 (Last week 39)
Staff Reporting a Positive Case: 7 (Last week 5)
Riverside County Data COVID-19 Community Level: Low (last week Low)
Weekly Metrics Used to Determine the COVID-19 Community Level
Case Rate per 100,000 population: 45.78 (Last Week 48.65)
New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population: 4.6 (Last Week 6.0)
% Staffed inpatient beds in use by patients with confirmed COVID-19: 2.9 (Last Week 3.2%)
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.