TVUSD COMMUNITY CONNECTION
Welcome Back From Dr. McClay
Dear TVUSD Community,
I am so excited to welcome more than 27,000 students for the 2022-2023 school year on
Monday, August 15th! Staff has been working tremendously hard this summer with preparations
to kick-off the year with the enthusiasm and excellence TVUSD is known for. Much of our
focus has been on hiring staff, enrolling students, providing professional development, upgrading
facilities, and as always, safety. I am proud to share that as of today - we have successfully
recruited and hired 68 new teachers, 6 new administrators, 40 new substitutes, and 80 new
support staff to our team. We have also registered over 1,500 new students and families for our
schools and are exceeding our enrollment projections. Several hundred teachers have been
trained to serve on the leadership teams at their schools; others have attended sessions and camps to enhance instructional strategies. We have also finalized our new Master Facilities Plan,
utilizing input from committees representing every school campus within the district. A drive-by
our schools validates the work of our Maintenance and Operations teams, as campuses look
beautiful, with new asphalt, striping, paint, and renovations.
As we begin another school year, we acknowledge the increasing amount of news stories and concerns regarding school safety. Please know that TVUSD takes the safety and
security of our students and staff very seriously. Our Director of Safety and Security oversees this critical work. Under Mr. Vickery’s leadership, we have worked closely with law enforcement
officials, updated all site and district emergency plans, and provided immense training for our
campus security officers. Over the summer, we engaged in a cross-agency active-shooter
training at one of our middle schools. We are also updating classroom locks and school
entrances/exits. This year, we are implementing a new communications system that will provide
all staff with instant updates during emergencies. We have also increased our trainings for
teachers/support staff, students, and administrators.
As we get closer to the first day of school, some important information you should make note of
- Bell Schedules: As required by Senate Bill 328, our school schedules have changed. Find the 2022-2023 bell schedule here.
- Alternative Programs: We are proud of the alternative programs we offer students and families at the Home Instead Innovation Academy (HIIA) and Sparkman Alternative Education Campus (SAEC). Enrollment at both programs is still open and thriving. You can find more information here.
- COVID-19 Update: The safety and health of students and staff remains our priority. As with other illnesses, if your child displays symptoms of illness, we ask that you keep them home. You can find the latest on COVID-19 protocols here.
Again, welcome to the 2022-23 school year! I am excited to work alongside our school
community as we continue to elevate all students to their full potential.
Jodi McClay, Ed.D.
2022-2023 Student/Teacher Calendar
When we attend, we achieve!
We are so excited to have your student attending TVUSD schools. Our mission is to support the whole child. As such, one of our District goals for each school year is for all students to maintain a Great/Fantastic attendance rate, which means seven (7) or fewer absences throughout the school year. Achieving Great/Fantastic attendance is directly tied to student achievement and each student’s social-emotional well-being.
Click here for TVUSD's 2022-2023 Attendance Letter.
Click here for Riverside County District Attorney Attendance Letter
Click here for Riverside County District Attorney Attendance Letter/Spanish
Here are some guidelines and tips from our updated TVUSD Dress and Grooming Policy (AR 5132)
Temecula Valley Unified School District believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. Student attire and grooming must permit your student to participate in learning without posing a risk to the health or safety of any student or school district personnel. The school district is responsible for seeing that student attire does not disrupt school activity or contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student.
Students must wear clothing including a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent (e.g., dresses, leggings, or shorts) and shoes.
Clothing shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments and buttocks. No underwear, undergarments, or clothing that is comparable to undergarments (e.g., bathing suits that resemble the same coverage of an undergarment) may be visible at any time. Clothing may not be see-through or mesh if underwear is visible underneath.
Attire may not display images that are violent and/or depict drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, or promote any unlawful act. Additionally, attire may not contain imagery, words or acronyms associated with hate speech, profanity, pornography, or any promotion and/or endorsement of violence, alcohol or drug use.
TVUSD is looking forward to inspiring, supporting, and fostering the learning experiences that your child will have this year. As always, we appreciate our partnership with you as we begin the 2022-2023 school year.
We would love to see pictures of students on their first day of school! We plan on posting pictures on the district Social Media pages.
If you would like to participate, please submit by clicking here.