ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord
January 15, 2023
A Message from the Superintendent
Our schools and district offices are closed tomorrow, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service. MLK Day is the only federal holiday that is also designated by Congress as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.”
Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. If you have the opportunity tomorrow to participate in some of the many events throughout the Inland Empire your contribution will go a long way towards realizing Dr. King's dream.
APPLY TO THE CITIZEN'S BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (CBOC)
We are seeking applicants to serve on our Measure J Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the Alvord Board of Education about the expenditure of bond proceeds for Measure J. The committee meets quarterly to ensure bond projects are in alignment with project plans. Annually, the CBOC provides a written report summarizing the committee’s proceedings and activities.
If you are interested in learning more about the CBOC, please email CBOC@alvordschools.org with your questions. Applications will be available on the CBOC web site beginning January 20, 2023. I'll regularly update the process in my weekly messages.
SAVE THE DATE RIVERSIDE ANNUAL JOB FAIR
On January 31, 2023 from 4:30 - 7:30 at the Tyler Mall, prospective and future job seekers can learn valuable skills and obtain valuable resources, including:
- Meet with potential employers to discuss employment opportunities.
- Obtain valuable interview skills and job search strategies from seasoned professionals.
- Learn how to market yourself and create a social media presence such as a LinkedIn profile.
- Learn how to create resumes that get attention.
If you require an accommodation, please submit a request no later than three (3) business days before the date of the event. For more info, contact Linda Lagunas at email@example.com or call 951-683-7100, Ext. 218.
INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER WINDOW OPENS
Intra-District Transfers only apply to students who live within the Alvord Unified School District attendance boundaries. If you live outside of the Alvord Unified School District, you will need to apply for an Inter-District Transfer from your resident district and then apply here.
The Intra-District Transfer Window for Grades 6 - 12 is open from 1/16/2023 to 2/17/2023.
The Intra-District Transfer Window for Grades TK - 5 is open from 2/13/2023 to 3/24/2023.
Intra-District Transfers are granted using a random selection process and only if space is available at the school requested.
DLI PARENT MEETINGS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18
If you've been thinking about Dual-Language Immersion (DLI) for your kindergarten child, join the parent information meeting at either 9:00 AM or 4:30 PM this coming Wednesday. We have programs at Valley View Elementary School and Terrace Elementary School. Visit our DLI home page here to learn more.
ALVORD EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNUAL SPIRIT RUN
It's time to lace up your running or walking shoes and join your friends and neighbors at Zack Earp Stadium on the campus of Norte Vista High School.
The event is on February 4, 2023
7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Download the registration form here. Drop it off at any Alvord school or at the Alvord District Office. Or mail it to: Alvord Educational Foundation, 9KPC Parkway, Corona, CA 92879
The annual Spirit Run is back after a pandemic interruption. The AEF team looks forward to its return and plans on making it a spectacular fundraising event. Everyone is invited to participate in the 5K run, 1 Mile run and 1 Mile walk.
Participation Trophies and Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place K-5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, and Adult. We will also have the Perpetual Trophy which will be awarded to the school with the most registered participants.
Look for on-line registration at the AEF website here.
SCHOOL SAFETY WEEKLY UPDATE
Our efforts to maintain and promote discipline, order, and safety focus on both preventive and responsive measures. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidenced-based tiered framework we utilize to support students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. Our objective is to improve students' academic and social emotional competence by creating positive and supportive school climates. It improves teacher and staff health and wellbeing too. Providing predictable, equitable and safe learning environments where everyone thrives is our ultimate goal. Learn more about the framework in the brief video below.
On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you for choosing Alvord schools. We strive to be our very best, so that our students can be their very best.
Upcoming Regular Meetings of the Board
1/19/23; 2/9/23; 3/9/23
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.
School data below from 1/13/2023
Students Reporting a Positive Case: 62 (Last week 131)
Student Cases Requiring Contact Tracing: 53 (Last week 38)
Staff Reporting a Positive Case: 10 (Last week 6)
Riverside County Data COVID-19 Community Level: Low (last week Medium)
Weekly Metrics Used to Determine the COVID-19 Community Level
Case Rate per 100,000 population: 114.14 (Last Week 149.36)
New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population: 8.9 (Last Week 12.3)
% Staffed inpatient beds in use by patients with confirmed COVID-19: 6.3% (Last Week 6.98%)
Recommended actions based on current level
Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Get tested if you have symptoms. Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask on public transportation. You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect yourself and others. If you are at high risk for severe illness, consider wearing a mask indoors in public and taking additional precautions.