THE ALVORD USD ROUND-UP

Pictures, Video, Links, & Sound Bites to Keep You Informed

A Message from the Superintendent

April 19, 2020


Everyone is busy. But unlike our normal busy it's the "new normal" busy. If you're like me you're searching for a new rhythm and some sense of control over your life now that it's been bombarded and disrupted by the COVID19 pandemic. It's all new to all of us. In an effort to keep you informed and not make you even busier than you are by sending lengthy messages, I am transitioning to a new format that I hope serves its purpose to keep you informed but not overwhelm you with information. Continue to check our web site frequently for updates.


Our resolve to realize the AUSD Promise: All Students Will Realize Their Unlimited Potential, has never been stronger than it is now in the face of this pandemic. The Alvord family is unified with a singular purpose to continue to serve our students, while at the same time support each other for the greater good. We will get through this, together, Alvord strong.


Now back to this e-newsletter. It's designed to provide you with information in small bites for you to pick and choose from amongst the features. Stop and view if you're interested or just keep scrolling if you've seen it already or aren't interested. But scroll to the end. Your last stop is an opportunity to submit ideas, comments, or questions.


Find the following features in this edition:


  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Board member comments from our April 9, 2020 Board Meeting
  • Governor Newsom's comments suggesting Back-2-School might look different in 2020-21
  • The most recent video podcast on distance learning from a teacher's perspective
  • Video of the Governor's 6-point plan to reopen California
  • Teacher Appreciation Day video submissions
  • Students & staff communicate while social distancing
  • And much more


Students, staff, and families alike have the added responsibility during this crisis to stay informed and connected. I hope this e-newsletter helps.


Respectfully,


Allan J. Mucerino

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FIND EVIDENCE-BASED INFORMATION TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE

With COVID-19 comes multiple new stresses, including physical and psychological health risks, family confinement, isolation and economic vulnerability. This link opens in this window. Click back tab to return to the e-newsletter

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Trustee Moreno's April 9 Board Meeting Comments by Dr. Mucerino

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Vice President Vega's April 9 Board Comments by Dr. Mucerino

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Clerk Dorado's April 9 Board Meeting Comments by Dr. Mucerino

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Trustee Schwandt's April 9 Board Meeting Comments by Dr. Mucerino

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President Wilson's April 9 Board Meeting Comments by Dr. Mucerino

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Governor Suggests Back-2-School May Look Different in 2020-21 by Dr. Mucerino
Read Dr. Mucerino's Response to Governor's Suggestion

Lots can change between now and Fall, 2020, but districts will be considering different ways to deliver in-person learning to comply with social distancing once schools are cleared to open.

LISTEN TO FOUR VIGNETTES FROM THE 8.15.2020 PODCAST

Listen to the entire podcast below for more.
Teacher Time-April 19th, 2020

WATCH OUR MOST RECENT VIDEO PODCAST HERE

Gain insight into the transition from face-to-face to distance learning from a group of teachers. Also hear Riverside County Superintendent Dr. Judy White's comments on school closure and this unusual situation.
Alvord Community Update April 15, 2020

NEXT WEEK'S PODCAST FEATURES STATE BOARD MEMBER MATT NAVO

Mr. Matt Navo and special guests join Dr. Mucerino to discuss Governor Newsom's comments about the 20-21 school year, among other topical issues. Here's the link to AUSD's YouTube Channel.
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PHASE 3 LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION CLOSED

Visit the Technology Support Q & A here for details and information about obtaining a laptop. This link opens in this window. Click the back tab to return to the e-newsletter.
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WATCH GOVERNOR NEWSOM'S 6-POINT PLAN TO REOPEN CALIFORNIA HERE

In this video the Governor lay out parameters and tools needed before the state modifies California’s statewide stay-at-home orders and other broad #COVID19 interventions.
California Governor on Facebook Watch
SUBMIT A VIDEO FOR NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY

Recognize your favorite teachers by May 1 by submitting a 30-second video of appreciation. This link will open in a new window. Submit your video and hurry back to finish reading the e-Newsletter

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VISIT THE DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

Visit this page frequently for updated resources. This link opens in this window. Click back tab to return to the e-newsletter.

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Dr. Kemp Comments on AUSD's Distance Learning Plan by Dr. Mucerino
TAKE A VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP HERE - THERE'S 57 CHOICES

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BEING BRAVE: The Norte Vista High School Distance Learning Fight Song

Norte Vista High School - Distance Learning Fight Song

The Arizona MS 8th grade team & counselors send a message of love to their students

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Rosemary Kennedy Elementary School Salutes the Heroes

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We'll be back...and better than ever...Alvord Strong.

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CHILD NUTRITION SERVICES TEAM MEMBERS ARE OUR HEROES.

Our essential workforce on the front line include our child nutritional services team and our management team who distribute meals to our students and their families.
From SHOTS: Health News from National Public Radio

With Senior Year In Disarray, Teens And Young Adults Feel Lost. Here's How To Help...This link opens in this window. Click back tab to return to the e-newsletter.

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Here's the Thought Exchange WordCloud for Seniors RE: Graduation

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VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FORUM HERE

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YOU MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE END

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JUST ONE MORE THING: SUBMIT A "Q" OR COMMENT BELOW

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Have a Question? Or a Comment? Submit Up to Five Here

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