Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord

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A Message from the Superintendent...

Dear Members of the Alvord Community,

Congratulations to our 2022 Spelling Bee Champion, Cassandra Mercado. Way to go Cassandra. She will now move forward to the next level of competition. Alan Castaneda was the runner-up in a thrilling competition that lasted 10 rounds! Alan will serve as the alternate. Great job Alan! Congratulations to all of our competitors. Our students represented their schools with dignity and class. Thanks to our Spelling Bee Master, Principal Vaughan, and the Spelling Bee team that worked behind the scenes to make it all happen. You can watch the entire competition on our YouTube channel here. Best wishes to Cassandra as she represents Alvord at the County-level. Go Cassandra!!!

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Celebrate Black History Month...

Plan ahead to Zoom into Untold Stories of our Past, on February 28 at 6:30 pm, presented by Empower You Edutainment, a Riverside-based support provider. Empower You Edutainment provides various services to our community, including empowerment workshops, educational training, mentoring, and visual and performing arts classes. Register here to attend the presentation.
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We're COVID-Testing When We Return From President's Week on Tuesday, February 22...

A 2-pack of rapid antigen at-home tests will be distributed to all students and staff this week so that everyone can test before returning to school on February 22. Screening testing is among the most effective strategies to slow the spread of COVID.

Anyone who tests positive should use the second test to test again 5 days after the initial positive test and before returning to school. For everyone who does not test positive, the second test should be used in the future if symptoms are present or if exposed to a positive case.

Thank you in advance for choosing to participate in our screening testing program.

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Cases were down for the second consecutive week. That's great news! Our attendance has now improved to 90%. Under normal conditions, our daily attendance is about 95%. We will be there soon, as California's COVID transmission rates continue to improve and so do the rates in Riverside County. There are many reasons to remain hopeful and be optimistic in anticipation of a normal end-of-the-school-year with all of the festivities and events that make it so special and memorable.

Total Positive Cases This Week:

  • 142 students (down from 252 last week and 927 the previous week)
  • 17 staff members (down from 52 last week and 84 the previous week)

Students Identified Through Contact Tracing:

  • 142 cases required contact tracing
  • 450 students were placed in quarantine (ranging from isolation to modified quarantine)

Overall, as of Friday, February 4, including the first semester, we have had 373 staff members and 3,050 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 2,771 new cases (0.5% increase), equating to 125.4 cases per 100K (7-day average), no new deaths (0.0% increase), and a 19.8% test positivity (7-day rate), a 6.5% decrease from the previous week. Since many people are now testing at home with antigen rapid tests, the positivity rate is estimated to be much higher since all cases are not reported. There are currently 780 COVID-19 hospitalized patients, 52 fewer patients hospitalized from the prior day total (6.3% decrease).

This data is as of February 5, 2022, as reported on the State's tracking web site.

In Closing....

On behalf of your Board of Education, thank you in advance for participating in our screening testing program. It's a great example of how we can all come together to slow the spread in our schools and our community.

Have a great upcoming week and a safe and peaceful President's Week break the following week, starting on Valentine's Day. School resumes on Tuesday, February 22.

Be well. Test weekly. Stay healthy.


Allan Mucerino

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Care Space Provides Mental Health Services

Contact the Riverside County Department of Education Care Space team at 951-276-CARE (2273) or visit their web site here to learn more about the no-cost services they offer all students and their families.

Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration

We are expanding TK/K beginning in 2022-23. Learn more about the programs on our web site here or by contacting officials from our elementary school team via email here or by phone 951 509 5036.

We're Hiring - Join our Family - Click & Apply

We need substitute teachers too.

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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.

Order 4 Free Tests from the U.S. Postal Service

Click on the button above or the image below and order your tests today.

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Antigen Rapid Home-Test Instructions

Click on the button above or the video below.

How to use the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test
Cómo utilizar la prueba rápida de antígeno iHealth COVID-19
Riverside County Public Health COVID-19 News

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

RUHS Public Health Vaccine Update Eng 11-18-2021.mp4

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.


View the Family Engagement Home Page Here for the Latest Workshops


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

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


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

Click on the button above to submit a question or make a comment to Superintendent Mucerino on Google forms. It's anonymous. Your questions will be answered in the FAQ