ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Alvord
April 30, 2023
A Message from the Superintendent
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PLAN AHEAD FOR TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 8-12
Since 1984, Teacher Appreciation Week has occurred during the first full week of May each year, with National Teacher Day occurring on the Tuesday of that week. However, this year, Teacher Appreciation Week will be celebrated from May 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023, with National Teacher's Day occurring on May 2, 2023. Say thank you to your favorite teachers. I'm very proud of our teachers. We have an outstanding faculty that compares favorably with all of our neighboring education partners.
SCHOOL SAFETY WEEKLY UPDATE
As an education leader four decades into the profession, I've witnessed school safety take center stage the last couple of decades in light of an increase of school violence. It's a primary responsibility among school leaders to keep students and staff safe so that teaching and learning can thrive. In response to my recent school safety weekly updates on our School Vulnerability Assessments (SVA), I've been asked about the vulnerability assessment process. In a nutshell, vulnerability assessment is an ongoing process through which a team of highly-skilled and trained experts identify and evaluate potential risks and areas of weakness that could have adverse consequences. The objective of the SVA's are to create a level of protection that mitigates vulnerabilities to external threats, natural disasters, and other critical incidents and limit or prevent potential consequences, thereby reducing risk and increasing readiness. It's all part of an interconnected process of emergency management (Prevention-Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery). Our Measure J priority is to use the assessment results to enhance school safety through environmental design and infrastructure upgrades.
On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you in advance for celebrating our incredible faculty on National Teacher's Day this coming Tuesday and Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12...and as always, thank you for choosing Alvord Unified School District as your education partner. We aim to be our best, so that your children can be their best.
Upcoming Regular Meetings of the Board
5/4; 5/18; 6/8; 6/22
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.
GRADUATIONS (6 PM) AT NORTE VISTA ZACK EARP STADIUM
Alvord High & Alternative Ed. - May 22, 2023
Hillcrest High School - May 23, 2023
Norte Vista High School - May 24, 2023
La Sierra High School - May 25, 2023
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMOTIONS (9 AM) AT NORTE VISTA ZACK EARP STADIUM
Wells MS & Loma Vista MS - May 23, 2023
Villegas MS & Arizona MS - May 24, 2023
SUMMER EXTENDED LEARNING
June 1 - June 29
NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
First day of school - August 9
Thanksgiving Break - November 20-24
Winter Break - December 15 to January 2
Each May, the National Council observes Mental Health Awareness Month, a national event to bring attention to the importance of mental health. Learn how to become an advocate here. We continue to build the capacity to address students’ mental health needs through a comprehensive system of supports in connection with multiple community partners.
School data below from 4/28/23
Students Reporting a Positive Case: 12 (Previous week 19)
Student Cases Requiring Contact Tracing: 11 (Previous week 16)
Staff Reporting a Positive Case: 3 (Previous week 3)
Riverside County Data COVID-19 Community Level: Low (last week Low)
Weekly Metrics Used to Determine the COVID-19 Community Level
Case Rate per 100,000 population: 21.29 (Previous week 22.14)
New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population: 2.2 (Previous week 2.2)
% Staffed inpatient beds in use by patients with confirmed COVID: 2.0% (Previous week 1.7%)
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.