ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord
January 8, 2023
A Message from the Superintendent
Now that Measure J has been certified, we are establishing an independent citizens' bond oversight committee (CBOC). The purpose of the CBOC is to inform the public concerning the expenditure of bond revenues. The findings are shared with the Board of Education and the public in order to ensure that school bond funds are invested as the voters intended and that projects are completed wisely and efficiently.
The Committee will be composed of 7 members appointed by the Board of Education based on criteria established by Proposition 39, as follows:
- One member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District.
- One member active in a senior citizen’s organization.
- One member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association.
- One member currently a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in Alvord.
- One member currently both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in Alvord and active in a parent-teacher organization or school site council.
- Two members of the community at-large.
District employees or officials are prohibited by law from serving on the CBOC. In addition, vendors, contractors and consultants of the District are prohibited from serving on the CBOC. I will announce the release of applications in this space as well as through other digital and print publications later this month. The committee will meet quarterly and must issue a report to the public at least once a year regarding its activities and findings. Stay tuned for more details in my weekly messages.
JANUARY'S SKILL FOR LIFE IS PERSEVERANCE
Perseverance is one of nine character traits we purposefully teach and model in our elementary schools. Coming together as parents, teachers and members of the community to support positive character development among our children is everyone's responsibility and has long been the hallmark of safe, healthy and informed communities that serve as the foundation of our society.
ALVORD EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNUAL SPIRIT RUN
It's time to lace up your running or walking shoes and join your friends and neighbors at Zack Earp Stadium on the campus of Norte Vista High School.
The event is on February 4, 2023
7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Download the registration form here. Drop it off at any Alvord school or at the Alvord District Office. Or mail it to: Alvord Educational Foundation, 9KPC Parkway, Corona, CA 92879
The annual Spirit Run is back after a pandemic interruption. The AEF team looks forward to its return and plans on making it a spectacular fundraising event. Everyone is invited to participate in the 5K run, 1 Mile run and 1 Mile walk.
Participation Trophies and Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place K-5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, and Adult. We will also have the Perpetual Trophy which will be awarded to the school with the most registered participants.
Look for on-line registration at the AEF website here.
SCHOOL SAFETY WEEKLY UPDATE
Effective and meaningful prevention and intervention strategies is the high priority in Alvord. Among our partners is the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. The DA is committed to keep children safe from drugs and other substances as well as prevent youth from becoming involved in the criminal justice system. This coming Tuesday, January 10, Arizona Middle School is hosting a virtual presentation by the Deputy District Attorney, titled, Drug Prevention and Awareness, from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Find meeting details below:
Meeting ID: 785 4544 8974
On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you for choosing Alvord schools. We are on a mission to provide world-class schools that our community are proud of and that our students love attending.
Upcoming Regular Meetings of the Board
1/19/23; 2/9/23; 3/9/23
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 below from 1/6/2023
Students Reporting a Positive Case: 131 (Last week 87)
Student Cases Requiring Contact Tracing: 38 (Last week 76)
Staff Reporting a Positive Case: 6 (Last week 17)
Riverside County Data COVID-19 Community Level: Medium (last week Medium)
Weekly Metrics Used to Determine the COVID-19 Community Level
Case Rate per 100,000 population: 149.36 (Last Week 135.44)
New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population: 12.3 (Last Week 10.2)
% Staffed inpatient beds in use by patients with confirmed COVID-19: 6.8% (Last Week 6.9%)
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.