ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord
March 12, 2023
A Message from the Superintendent
On behalf of the Board of Education, I am so proud of our students for winning a Silver Medal or a Bronze Medal in this year's Riverside County Science and Engineering Fair. See the students and their project titles below. It's an incredible accomplishment given the competitive pool of applicants who submitted projects. Thanks to our school leaders, teachers, staff and parents for supporting our students in their effort to compete, and way to go students!!!
HISTORY DAY 2023
In addition to the Science and Engineering Fair, Riverside County Office of Education also hosts History Day every year. History day allows students to become the historian and expert as they present their findings in creative and interesting ways. This year’s theme is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas,.
Students research and create final projects as a poster, podcast, website, documentary, historical paper, performance, or exhibit. Winners advance in each level of competition concluding at the national competition held in June in College Park, Maryland. Congratulations to Ezekiel Geisner from Villegas Middle School. Ezekiel will represent Riverside County at the State level in the Podcast division. The National History Day State Competition will be held at California State University, Sacramento, April 14-16, 2023. Way to go Ezekiel!!! Can't wait to see the podcast.
WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE
The LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) outlines our annual goals and actions to support all students. We annually evaluate our LCAP and update it based on current needs and input from parents, students, teachers, administrators, and support staff. We want to hear from you. You can be heard by completing our LCAP Survey Spring 2023 here. The survey will be open for the entire month of March.
PLAN AHEAD FOR THIS WEEK'S MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
- Arizona MS, Villegas MS, Hillcrest High Band Performance on March 13 at 6:30 pm at Hillcrest
- Instrument Petting Zoo on March 13th at 6 PM in the gym at Norte Vista High School
- District Honor Choir on March 14th at 7 PM in the Performing Arts Center at Norte Vista High School.
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 from March 13, 2023 to March 17 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 from March 13, 2023 to March 17 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
Environmental threats to our students and staff are among our Measure J priorities, including indoor spaces related to pollutants and the quality of the air, as well as outdoor spaces, including playgrounds and play spaces, fields, and shade structures. We aspire to create sustainable, healthy, resilient, and equitable indoor and outdoor learning environments. 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
3/9; 3/23; 4/20; 5/4; 5/18
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 3/10/2023
Students Reporting a Positive Case: 42 (Last week 35)
Student Cases Requiring Contact Tracing: 39 (Last week 27)
Staff Reporting a Positive Case: 5 (Last week 6)
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: 42.26 (Last Week 48.65)
New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population: 4.3 (Last Week 6.0)
% Staffed inpatient beds in use by patients with confirmed COVID-19: 3.2% (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.