ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord

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A Message from the Superintendent...

Dear Members of the Alvord Community,


As we approach our second pandemic-Thanksgiving, Norte Vista High School's CIF tournament football game this past Friday served as a reminder that we have come a long way since this time last year. There were no Friday Night Lights in the Fall of 2020. There was no in-person school either. As we now emerge from the depths of the pandemic and give thanks for the blessings of the past year, we will never forget the losses so many of our families, friends, and neighbors suffered at the hands of COVID-19.


While we're learning to live with COVID-19, the annual Thanksgiving holiday comes at a time when our country and the State of California are divided over how to protect our public's health while protecting the rights of our citizens. School districts everywhere have been caught in the middle. On behalf of the Board of Education, we will continue to approach this conflict with an open mind and an open heart. We will continue to listen to our students, staff, and families. We will continue to respect the authority and accept the responsibility that comes with our duty as stewards of the public trust.

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Progress Reports Available in Aeries Parent Portal...

To access report cards for middle school and high school students, go to the AERIES parent portal here. If you prefer a hard copy of your children's progress report mailed to your home, please inform your counselor or principal.

It's Family Engagement Week in Alvord...

Family Engagement Week is declared every November to bring attention to the importance of parent involvement and parent education. To recognize this important week, our schools will be holding events all week to celebrate and build the home-school connection. See what's happening below:

Drug Awareness Workshop and English Learner Workshop This Week...

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COVID-19 Data Dashboard Update at a Glance....

Positive Cases this past week:


  • 20 students (Up from 19 last week and 18 the prior week)
  • 7 staff members (up from 3 last week but down from 17 the prior week)


Students Identified Through Contact Tracing:


  • 96 students assigned modified quarantine (which means they can continue to attend school in-person as long as they don't develop symptoms and test twice weekly for two weeks)
  • 8 students assigned full quarantine (home for at least 10 days)


Overall, we have been serving students in-person for 70 school days. As of Friday, November 12, we have had 110 staff members and 389 students report a positive test for COVID-19. Stay current with our case rate by regularly tracking our COVID-19 Data Dashboard and FAQ here. Cases recorded on the Dashboard are confirmed by Riverside County Public Health officials and remain on the Dashboard for 14 days.


This past week in Riverside County, there were 871 new cases (0.2% increase) equating to 15.2 cases per 100K (7-day average), 12 new deaths (0.2% increase), and a 5.0% positivity 7-day rate (0.2% decrease from 7-days prior). There are currently 261 COVID-19 hospitalized patients, no more patients hospitalized since the prior day total (0% increase). This data is as November, 13, 2021 as reported on the State's tracking web site.

CIF Fall Championships Update...

Congratulations to the Hillcrest Girls Volleyball Team on an incredible season! It ended on Tuesday after taking the number one seed in the State tournament to 5 games in an epic match. The team returns many of its players next year. The future is bright.


Two student-athletes from Norte Vista High School's River Valley League champion Girls and Boys Cross County teams advanced to the CIF Finals. Congratulations Hope Brookins and Ernesto Ruiz and good luck this Saturday!


The Norte Vista High School football team played their hearts out in a second-round loss to Temecula Valley High School on Friday night. It was the team's only loss of the season after ten straight wins. Congratulations to our student-athletes and Coach Batdorf and his staff for another highly successful season.


Good luck to our student-athletes still competing and congratulations to all of our student-athletes who represented their schools during the Fall sports season.

In Closing....

On behalf of your Board of Education, enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving break from November 22 through November 26. School resumes on Monday, November 29.


Stay positive. Test weekly. Be well.


Sincerely,


Allan Mucerino

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Donate to the Alvord Education Foundation Here

AEF relies on the the support of its donors to provide classroom enrichment grants to teachers and college scholarships to students.

Learn More About ParentSquare

ParentSquare is an on-line social media platform to enhance school-home communications

ParentSquare 3 Minute Overview
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See Frequently Asked Questions About Safely Reopening

Visit the FAQ home page for the most current information.

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Key Elements of 2021-22 Home-Based Learning Program...

Click here to learn more about home-based learning.

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Sign Up for Our Expanded Learning 2021-22 After School Program...

Our two after-school programs are HALF-Time (K-5) and PRIME-Time (6-8). They are available M-F from school dismissal until 6:00 PM. The programs provide FREE academic support, homework assistance and enrichment activities like art, crafts, music, sports and STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) along with a nutritious meal. Please register your Kindergarten through 8th grade students soon as space is limited. Sign up here in English and here in Spanish.

Find the COVID-19 Data Dashboard & FAQ Here

Stay Current by Tracking the Alvord Data Dashboard

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Covid Close Contact Procedures
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Procedimientos de Contacto Cerrado de COVID19
Covid19 Antigen Test Instructional Video
Video instructivo de la prueba de antígeno Covid-19
VACCINATION Q & A

For more questions and answers about COVID-19 visit our COVID-19 Data DashBoard and FAQ

New Changes in 2019 20 School Immunization Requirements
Riverside County Public Health COVID-19 News

Click here for COVID-19 Updates from Riverside County Public Health

Boosters available in RivCo
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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

Family Engagement Week is November 15-19, 2021

Check on the images below for the Fall workshop schedule.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

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SEE WHAT'S NEW ON PEACHJAR

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CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHOOL DIRECTORY

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

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