ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord
August 6, 2023
A Message from the Superintendent
Finally! The first day of school has arrived. It's an exciting time for children, parents, and educators. We want to be ready for you. To help us, please complete data confirmation. Once complete, we will have everything we need to complete the process on our end, which includes finalizing staffing and class scheduling. After you complete the process you will be able to see your child’s class schedule in Aeries now.
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”
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS BY AGE GROUPS
California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at Kindergarten/TK through 12th grades and all 7th graders before entry. Find what immunizations your child requires here.
ACTIVATE PARENT SQUARE YET?
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.
COMPLETE THE DATA CONFIRMATION INCOME TAB
No Meal Application for the 2023-2024 School Year Necessary
We are delighted to announce that Alvord Unified offers all students free meals (breakfast and lunch) throughout this school year. While we do not need a meal application, we do need families to complete the Income Tab as part of the data confirmation process. Providing this information enables us to secure maximum funding and subsequently secure more resources for our students. Please complete the Income Tab in Aeries today.
LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE IN TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN
A MESSAGE FROM RIVERSIDE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY MICHAEL A. HESTRIN ABOUT ATTENDANCE
Alvord Unified School District partners with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office to support and address attendance in our schools. Attendance is a fundamental aspect of a student's educational journey and plays a crucial role in their academic success and personal development. Here are ten reasons why attendance is so important:
- Learning Opportunities
- Active Engagement
- Structured Learning
- Social Interaction
- Routine and Responsibility
- Assessment Preparation
- Teacher-Student Relationships
- Course Completion
- Legal Requirements
- Preparation for Life
One of the very first signs that a youth may be diverting from a path of future success and toward a spiral of criminality is missing school. The goal of the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) is to increase student attendance. Throughout the school year, our Deputy District Attorneys meet with the parents, their children, and Alvord school officials to address the issues underlying chronic absenteeism and truancy, which in severe cases may violate the California Education Code and/or Penal Code.
EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
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.
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!
Please take the time to review the new California law regarding responsibility for the safe storage of firearms around children in English or Spanish here.
On behalf of the Board of Education, we look forward to the opening of the 2023-24 school year this coming Wednesday. Thank you for choosing Alvord as your education partner. We strive to be our best, so that your children can be their best.
See you on August 9.
Upcoming Regular Meetings of the Board
Next Meeting is August 17
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.