ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord

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A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Dear Members of the AUSD Community,


Happy Mother's Day! Many mothers in the Alvord Family have carried a heavier burden than usual during the pandemic. We salute you and express our gratitude on this special day for everything that you do.


We also salute teachers by recognizing the California Day of the Teacher on May 12. Let your children's teachers know just how much you appreciate them.


May 12 is also National School Nurse Day. Our nurses have been incredible keeping our students healthy and supporting the effort to bring students and staff safely back to school during the pandemic.

A Special Service Learning Project...

In last week's message I recognized the hundreds of students at Norte Vista HS who are involved in Service Learning Projects under the watchful and supportive eyes of teachers Amanda Bush, Daniel Reyes, and others. This past Friday, Ms. Bush and Mr. Reyes and their students constructed, painted, decorated and installed the Little Free Pantry to serve the community. Councilmember Steve Hemenway was on hand to help and get the word out through his social media outlets. Thank you! and great job students and teachers.

Orrenmaa Elementary School Entrepreneurship Club...

Orrenmaa Principal Diana Taylor and teachers Briana Monroe and Chris Rios supervised elementary grade students from Orrenmaa's Entrepreneurship Club this past Saturday at the Tyler Mall during the annual Riverside Show and Shine Car Show. Three teams of students, Elijah Estrada, Misty Krouse, and Andrew Aleja; Bridget Colby, Rebekah Medina, and Jayde Krouse; and Isabel Pinales, Randi Krouse, and Nolen Harry, sold lemonade and put their marketing plans to work from homemade stands that they built as part of the Entrepreneurship Club under the tutelage of Orrenmaa staff and ONE i/e founder Justin Radeka.


ONE i/e is a RIverside-based non-profit organization founded to foster entrepreneurial growth in the region. Students use the Startup Launch Assistance Map (SLAM), developed by Jon Warner, as the model to grow their start-ups. Mr. Radeka, Mr. Warner, Councilmember Jim Perry, AUSD Trustee Carolyn Wilson, and lots of parents and kids were present to support the students and check out the classic and stylish cars competing in the show too. It was a wonderful family event. See the three teams of students below:

Student-Athlete CIF Championship Tournament Update

We never thought we would see it this year, and unfortunately we haven't for all sports. But CIF Championship tournaments are underway. This past week, the Boys Soccer and the Girls Soccer playoff brackets were released. Congratulations to the Hillcrest girls team and the Norte Vista boys team for earning spots in the tournament. Good luck! The other championship tournament brackets will be released as follows with tournament games beginning shortly thereafter. See the brackets on the CIF web page here.


Girls Tennis: May 10 @ 11:00 am

Boys Volleyball: May 15 @ 11:00 am
Boys Tennis: May 17 @ 11:00 am

Boys Wrestling: May 20 @ 1:00 pm

Girls Wrestling: May 20 @ 1:00 pm

Boys Basketball: May 23 @ 10:00 am

Girls Basketball: May 23 @ 10:00 am

Softball: May 29 @ 11:00 am

Baseball: May 30 @ 10:00 am

Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony Ticket Update...

On the COVID front, the case rate has improved from 4.5 to 3.9 to 3.4 in the last few weeks. The positivity rate has also improved during that same period from 2.3% to 2.1% to 1.9%. We remain in the Orange Tier. That's good news as we continue planning a limited number of year-end events, primarily for seniors, including a formal and traditional graduation event. Below is the chart for graduation tickets, by Tier.

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Introducing Arlanza Elementary School's New Principal...

At this past week's Board meeting, Ms. Confidence Johnson was unanimously appointed by the School Board as the new Principal for Arlanza Elementary, effective July 1, 2021. Welcome to the Alvord Unified School District family!

Recognizing Our School Community Through School Board Resolutions...

Also at this past week's Board meeting, the School Board unanimously adopted the following resolutions to support, declare their sentiment, and/or bring public attention to the following groups, issues, or events:


Resolution to declare May 3–7 Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week

Resolution to declare May 12 as The Day of the Teacher

Resolution to declare May 16–22 Classified School Employee Week

Resolution to declare May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Resolution to declare May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In Closing....

I reported last week that out of an abundance of caution, elementary school and middle school promotions and other traditional year-end events will be similar to last year's events, in the interests of everyone's safety. Our schools will each mark their students' promotional milestones in their own unique way in the safest celebration possible. Principals will be providing event details this week if they haven't already.


On behalf of the Board of Education, we believe all promotional milestones are significant in the development of our students and are extremely meaningful for their families too. It's simply an unfortunate set of circumstances this year. But we are confident that our schools will make the promotional events special. Thank you for understanding.


As always, thank you for educational partnership. Let's finish the year strong!


Stay positive. Stay safe. Be well.


Sincerely,


Allan Mucerino

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DAY OF THE TEACHER & NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY MAY 12

California’s Day of the Teacher honors the instructional excellence in our schools and School Nurse Day recognized the contribution nurses make to student safety, health, and academic success.

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COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN VIDEO AND SAFETY PLANS

Choose to view in your language of choice. The FAQ is available via our web site and in all languages.

ALVORD Re-opening Overview
ALVORD Reapertura de Escuelas
CONCURRENT LEARNING
APRENDIZAJE CONCURRENTE
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2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

CALENDARIO DEL AÑO ESCOLAR

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SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

Click above or on the images below for more details

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REOPENING SCHOOLS FAQ

Stay current by reading and submitting questions to Superintendent Mucerino

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Find multiple resources from SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

THIS WEEK'S COVID-19 RISK LEVEL

Riverside County transitioned to the Orange Tier on April 6

A Million Steps.mp4
Orange Tier by PH Director Kim Saruwatari.mp4
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ALVORD COVID-19 DATA DASHBOARD

Click on the image below for more details on COVID-19 data in Alvord

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WATCH THE VACCINATION UPDATE FROM PUBLIC HEALTH

English and Spanish versions below.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update 031121
COVID-19 Vaccine Update Spanish 031121
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DONATE TO ALVORD CARES

ALVORD CARES is committed to support Alvord families suffering from food-insecurity, home-insecurity, or who may be struggling as a result of unemployment or other adverse circumstances.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS

View the Family Engagement Home Page Here for the Latest Workshops

The Riverside County Department of Education (RCOE) also provides many services for school-age children and their families. Click on the image below or here to visit the RCOE Parent Portal. To browse by topic, click on the links below for detailed information.

  • Child Care for Essential Workers
  • Child Care Assistance and Resources
  • Child Care Finder
  • Head Start
  • Migrant Head Start
  • State Preschool
  • Teen Parent Program
  • Infant/Toddler Special Education Programs
  • GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

    For more details click above to visit the FAQ and choose Just Technology.

    SEE WHAT'S NEW ON PEACHJAR

    We use Peachjar's digital flyer management solution to deliver important school and community resources to our students and their families.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHOOL DIRECTORY

    Find contact information and connect to each school's web site

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    Have a Question? Submit It Here With Today's Date

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