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May 22, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

I hope you have a great three-day Memorial Day weekend. Don’t forget our schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 25. 

 

I hope you will take some time during this weekend to reflect and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We owe a debt of gratitude to those who have come before us and have given their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms that make our country so great. 

 

On behalf of the board of education, thank you for your continued work. I am so proud of how engaged our students and you are in distance learning - see short report below. Our district continues to move forward and I am so excited to see how well our students and staff have adapted to distance learning.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Distance Learning Update

We are very excited about the level of engagement and participation our students at Moreno Valley Unified School District have demonstrated in Distance Learning. Since the official launch of Distance Learning on April 20, 2020, more than 95% of MVUSD students have logged on to their student accounts and many have participated in some form of Distance Learning. Our teachers are reaching out to students through Google Classroom, Zoom, Email, Class Dojo, and other platforms. Students are not only interacting with their teachers through these platforms, but are collaborating with their peers on assignments and projects. Although our students and staff have never gone through something like this, through Distance Learning, our teachers have not stopped teaching and our students have not stopped learning. We greatly appreciate our parents/guardians for their support and partnership! We are so proud of everyone.

 

District News

Southern California Cyber Challenge

Congratulations to Valley View High School CyberPatriot Security Team Cheddar, who finished 5th place in the Southern California Cyber Challenge finals, held on May 9, 2020. This competition put the top 16 cyber teams from Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties in a very difficult cyber-challenge. The competition was four hours long, challenging their knowledge of cyber security in the areas of general knowledge, networking, exploits, and cyber governance. By finishing in 5th place they also earned a $250.00 cash prize.   

This team had to compete against 750 teams to qualify for the finals.  

 

Head Start/ Preschool Registration Now Open

Moreno Valley Unified School District Early Childhood Learning is currently enrolling for our no-cost preschool programs. The Early Childhood Learning Programs commonly known as the Head Start and State Preschool Programs are funded by federal and state funds. These programs serve children from low-income families.

 

Program School sites: Armada, Box Springs, Butterfield, Creekside, Edgemont, Rainbow Springs, Seneca, and Serrano.

 

Registration for full & half day sessions available! No cost for eligible families! Visit the Head Start webpage to submit an application. For more information, please call (951)571-4716 or email EnrollmentEarlyChildhoodLearning@mvusd.net.

 

Resources

 

COVID-19 Testing

Riverside County is diligently working with the State to quickly re-open. 

You can help by getting tested, which will allow the County to fulfill criteria in order to re-open businesses and the economy. We now have a site in Moreno Valley at 21401 Box Springs Rd.

 

Testing at the county-run sites is open to anyone, whether you have symptoms or not, and there are no out-of-pocket costs to individuals. You must have an appointment to get tested.

 

Find a testing location

 

YouthTruth Survey

Youth Truth is launching a national free survey for students in grades 6-12 to share about their unique experiences with learning while their school sites have been closed. Students Weigh In: Learning & Well-Being During Covid-19 is an online, anonymous, survey in English and Spanish that is easy to administer and takes 10 to 15-minutes to complete. Dr. Kedziora encourages students to participate in the survey before it closes on Friday, June 19.

 

Reminders

 

Adopt-a-Senior

The Moreno Valley Education Foundation just launched an Adopt-a-Senior program in an effort to show the community’s support of the class of 2020! Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing class and “adopt” a graduate. 

RCOE Virtual Parent Summit

Each day, between May 25-29, there will be two featured speakers that will be posted to the platform for 24 hours. Each speaker has been interviewed for 20-25 minutes. Following the Summit, all speakers will be archived on the Leadership, Innovation and Outreach Collaborative Hub. 

 

Opening day will consist of  Michelle Borba  - NBC Contributor and Author of Unselfie (The Role of Empathy and Motivating Youth); and Dr. Richard Weissbourd, Faculty at Harvard University and Author  (College Admissions during COVID-19).

 

Register for the Virtual Parent Summit 2020

 

Mt. San Jacinto College - High School Senior Days

MSJC is conducting High School Senior Days 2020 Live YouTube Workshops

May 26, 27, and 28.

 

This program offers Live YouTube Workshops with MSJC Staff and Administration during either a morning or afternoon session between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., to help students enroll for MSJC fall 2020 and includes informational sessions via Zoom presented by various MSJC Student Success Resource Programs.

 

Register today to receive the links and agenda! 

 

View flyer

 

Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) 

The California Department of Education (CDE) and Department of Social Services (CDSS) are partnering on the administration of Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) in California.

 

P-EBT will provide up to $365 to children who are eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Meals (FRPM) through the National School Lunch (NSLP) or School Breakfast Programs (SBP). 

 

  • Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.

 

  • Families with children who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020.

More information

 

(COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, California is providing one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance, including assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and pandemic unemployment benefits, because of their immigration status

 

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The disaster relief assistance amount is $500 per person, with a maximum of two individuals ($1000) per household. 

 

To be eligible for disaster relief assistance, an individual must be able to provide information that they: 

  1. are an undocumented adult (person over the age of 18); 
  2. are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance, like CARES Act tax stimulus payments or pandemic unemployment benefits; and 
  3. have experienced a hardship as a result of COVID-19. 

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/immigration/covid-19-drai

 

May 20, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

Earlier today, Mayor Gutierrez issued a press release saying he hopes to see many Moreno Valley businesses ready to welcome customers again by the beginning of June. That is great news because approximately half of Moreno Valley's 4,500 businesses have been shut down since mid-March.

 

I am hopeful that if we take a slow approach, even more businesses will be able to open in the summer. And as they do, we know that parents may struggle while schools are closed. We understand the role schools will play in getting back to normal. This is why it is so important for us to get it right when we reopen. 

 

On Monday, I mentioned I am on a regional task force looking at how to reopen schools. Tomorrow, May 21, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction will host a webinar for superintendents on how we safely open schools in the fall. I just wanted you to know that there is a lot going into this and it may not be as easy for schools to open as it is some of our businesses. We get our direction from the state, county, and local levels. We will keep you updated regularly but appreciate your patience and understanding that we do not have the answers yet.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

District News

 

2020 CABE BEST Award

Congratulations to Joes Anonio Martinez for winning a CABE (California Association of Bilingual Education) Riverside BEST Award. There will be a virtual celebration event on Friday. 

 

North Ridge Elementary Student In the News

Third grader Matthew Rushing wanted to do something nice for the First Responders and essential workers. So he wrote a poetry book in their honor and as a result raised $400. He used the money to buy hospital workers some snacks because "they are too busy to eat." Two Los Angeles television stations, Channel 7 and 4, heard about him and featured Matthew and his book on their evening news broadcasts on Monday, May 18.

Mt. San Jacinto College - High School Senior Days

MSJC is conducting High School Senior Days 2020 Live YouTube Workshops

May 26, 27, and 28.

 

This program offers Live YouTube Workshops with MSJC Staff and Administration during either a morning or afternoon session between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,to help students enroll for MSJC fall 2020 and includes informational sessions via Zoom presented by various MSJC Student Success Resource Programs.

 

Register today to receive the links and agenda! 

 

View flyer

2020 Census 

Your Response Can Make a Difference! Counting everyone in the 2020 Census can help communities receive funding for health care, education, emergency services, and more. Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions for communities nationwide. 

 

If you have already responded to the 2020 Census—thank you! Your response helps shape your future. If you have not yet responded online or by phone, you may receive a paper questionnaire so you can respond by mail. You are strongly encouraged to respond promptly. Even if you receive a paper questionnaire, you can still respond online at 2020census.gov.

Respond Now

 

Resources

 

Moreno Valley Food Distribution

Friday, May 22, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center (CRC)

 

Feeding America, an organization of more than 200 food banks nationwide, plans to serve 600-800 cars in a drive-thru fashion at the CRC parking lot. Each car will receive one emergency box full of shelf-stable items, which may contain soup, pasta, canned vegetables, beans, peanut butter, cereal, snacks, and, if available, fresh produce.  

 

COVID-19 PTA Update

We continue to update our COVID-19 resource webpage as new information and tools become available. This week, we particularly recommend you explore:

 

Explore these resources and more at PTA.org/COVID-19. In moments of crisis, PTA is still working for you.   

Reminders

 

Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) 

The California Department of Education (CDE) and Department of Social Services (CDSS) are partnering on the administration of Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) in California.

 

P-EBT will provide up to $365 to children who are eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Meals (FRPM) through the National School Lunch (NSLP) or School Breakfast Programs (SBP). 

 

  • Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.

 

  • Families with children who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020.

More information

 

RCOE Virtual Parent Summit

Each day, between May 25-29, there will be two featured speakers that will be posted to the platform for 24 hours. Each speaker has been interviewed for 20-25 minutes. Following the Summit, all speakers will be archived on the Leadership, Innovation and Outreach Collaborative Hub. 

 

Opening day will consist of  Michelle Borba  - NBC Contributor and Author of Unselfie (The Role of Empathy and Motivating Youth); and Dr. Richard Weissbourd, Faculty at Harvard University and Author  (College Admissions during COVID-19).

 

Register for the Virtual Parent Summit 2020

 

(COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, California is providing one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance, including assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and pandemic unemployment benefits, because of their immigration status

 

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The disaster relief assistance amount is $500 per person, with a maximum of two individuals ($1000) per household. 

 

To be eligible for disaster relief assistance, an individual must be able to provide information that they: 

  1. are an undocumented adult (person over the age of 18); 
  2. are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance, like CARES Act tax stimulus payments or pandemic unemployment benefits; and 
  3. have experienced a hardship as a result of COVID-19. 

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/immigration/covid-19-drai

 

Advanced Placement Testing

Some students have encountered challenges submitting their responses, and we've been listening closely to each student, parent, or educator who reports a problem. Beginning Monday, May 18, the College Board is changing processes to address some of these concerns.

  • Beginning Monday, May 18, and continuing through the makeup window, there will be a backup email submission process for browser-based exams.
  • This option will only be available for students who were not able to submit in the standard process—and they must then email their responses immediately following their exam.
  • These students will see instructions about how to email their response on the page that says, "We Did Not Receive Your Response." The email address that appears on this page will be unique to each student.
  • Any student testing between May 18–22 who can't successfully upload their response through the exam platform or send it to us by email, will need to request a makeup exam.
  • To protect the security and validity of exams, we're unable to accept submissions from students who tested May 11–15. However, these students can feel confident that the email option will be in place for them during the makeup exams.
  • Email submissions will not be available for the World Language exams.

 

You can find tips to help with your AP exams here

 

Adopt-a-Senior

The Moreno Valley Education Foundation just launched an Adopt-a-Senior program in an effort to show the community’s support of the class of 2020! Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing class and “adopt” a graduate.  

 

California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship Program 

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundationis now accepting applications for their annual scholarship program. The deadline to apply for these $5,000 scholarships is June 1, 2020. 

 

The requirements are as follows:

  • Be a full time student (undergraduate or graduate) in good academic standing at an accredited college or university, OR
  • Be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Submit a completed application along with all required supplementary documents by the application deadline.

 

This scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race/ethnicity and immigration status. Complete scholarship requirements and details are available at the Foundation’s website: www.CLLCF.org. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.cllcf.org/faq 

 

May 18, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

This week recognize Classified Employees Week as we honor and thank those employees who help support learning by ensuring our schools are safe, clean, and making sure our students are fed and transported safely to and from school. 

 

Although they may not be in the classroom, the contributions from our classified staff are enormous and impactful to our students. This year, they too have had to relook at how they do their work and we are grateful for the way they have adjusted and focused on what they can do to help make our district better. 

 

I know we still have four weeks left of school this year, but many people are already asking, “Are we going to go to school next year?” Today I joined a countywide task force headed by the Riverside County Office of Education to look at how we reopen schools in the fall. The short answer is we don’t know what school will look like in the fall. The purpose of the task force is to come up with best practices that can be uniform throughout the county, allowing with some tailoring because each district is different. 

 

What I can tell you now is our schools will not open unless we are: allowed by the state and county; we can put health and safety measures in place; and there is ongoing monitoring in place. Our task force has an ambitious timeline and I will be sharing more information with you by the end of June. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

District News

 

RCOE 2020 Virtual Arts Competition

Congratulations to Ruby Montes De Oca and Sydney Robinson, both 8th graders at Vista Heights Middle School. They both received honorable mentions for their music submissions in the Riverside County Office of Education 2020 Virtual Arts Competition.  

Click on their names above to see their submissions.

 

2020 National History Day - California Finalists

Congratulations Valley View High School for were one of the nine State Finalists in the Group performance category. Students Sierra Faith Thompson, Daniel Lopez, Daniel Cuasay, Ryan Sanchez, and Venecia Winstead were coached by Jeanine Lopez and Corey Moore.

Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) 

The California Department of Education (CDE) and Department of Social Services (CDSS) are partnering on the administration of Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) in California.

 

P-EBT will provide up to $365 to children who are eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Meals (FRPM) through the National School Lunch (NSLP) or School Breakfast Programs (SBP). 

 

  • Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.

 

  • Families with children who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020.

More information

RCOE Virtual Parent Summit

Each day, between May 25-29, there will be two featured speakers that will be posted to the platform for 24 hours. Each speaker has been interviewed for 20-25 minutes. Following the Summit, all speakers will be archived on the Leadership, Innovation and Outreach Collaborative Hub. 

 

Opening day will consist of  Michelle Borba  - NBC Contributor and Author of Unselfie (The Role of Empathy and Motivating Youth); and Dr. Richard Weissbourd, Faculty at Harvard University and Author  (College Admissions during COVID-19).

 

Register for the Virtual Parent Summit 2020

(COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, California is providing one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance, including assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and pandemic unemployment benefits, because of their immigration status

 

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The disaster relief assistance amount is $500 per person, with a maximum of two individuals ($1000) per household. 

 

To be eligible for disaster relief assistance, an individual must be able to provide information that they: 

  1. are an undocumented adult (person over the age of 18); 
  2. are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance, like CARES Act tax stimulus payments or pandemic unemployment benefits; and 
  3. have experienced a hardship as a result of COVID-19. 

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/immigration/covid-19-drai

 

Advanced Placement Testing

Some students have encountered challenges submitting their responses, and we've been listening closely to each student, parent, or educator who reports a problem. Beginning Monday, May 18, the College Board is changing processes to address some of these concerns.

  • Beginning Monday, May 18, and continuing through the makeup window, there will be a backup email submission process for browser-based exams.
  • This option will only be available for students who were not able to submit in the standard process—and they must then email their responses immediately following their exam.
  • These students will see instructions about how to email their response on the page that says, "We Did Not Receive Your Response." The email address that appears on this page will be unique to each student.
  • Any student testing between May 18–22 who can't successfully upload their response through the exam platform or send it to us by email, will need to request a makeup exam.
  • To protect the security and validity of exams, we're unable to accept submissions from students who tested May 11–15. However, these students can feel confident that the email option will be in place for them during the makeup exams.
  • Email submissions will not be available for the World Language exams.

 

You can find tips to help with your AP exams here

Reminders

 

Adopt-a-Senior

The Moreno Valley Education Foundation just launched an Adopt-a-Senior program in an effort to show the community’s support of the class of 2020! Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing class and “adopt” a graduate.  

 

Share your Input about Future Growth

The 2040 General Plan is the City’s blueprint for how and where Moreno Valley will grow over the next 20 years. It contains policies that guide everything from economic development to transportation, from the type of homes available to open-space conservation, and from community gathering places to public health and safety. Community input is a critical piece of these long-range plans. MoVal 2040 will be a reflection of the community’s priorities - so share your input.

 

Participate in the MoVal 2040 - Future Growth Concepts Survey:

In English | en Español

 

California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship Program 

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundationis now accepting applications for their annual scholarship program. The deadline to apply for these $5,000 scholarships is June 1, 2020. 

 

The requirements are as follows:

  • Be a full time student (undergraduate or graduate) in good academic standing at an accredited college or university, OR
  • Be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Submit a completed application along with all required supplementary documents by the application deadline.

 

This scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race/ethnicity and immigration status. Complete scholarship requirements and details are available at the Foundation’s website: www.CLLCF.org. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.cllcf.org/faq 

 

Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival Deadline Extended 

The Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival until the fall of 2020 has been postponed, but the deadline for submission has been extended to August 31. Playwrights must be 18 years old or younger on May 31.

 

Winning plays will be read in the one-day Festival at The Palm Springs Cultural Arts Center (Camelot Movie Theatre) in the fall of 2020, TBD.

More information

 

Dear Class of 2020

Barack and Michelle Obama plan to give separate commencement addresses on YouTube as well as a joint message to seniors in a global online celebration that will include celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Kerry Washington, former defense secretary Robert Gates and former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, and Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist and Nobel laureate. “Dear Class of 2020” is scheduled to stream live at 12 p.m. June 6. on YouTube.

We have unblocked this link so students may watch on their Chromebooks.

 

May 15, 2020

Message From Superintendent

Dear Parents,

I cannot believe how fast May is flying by. Last week we announced the Adopt-a-Senior program and the community is coming through. I would encourage you to adopt a senior if you can, and encourage your neighbors and friends. We are very proud of our senior class and so sad that they are not getting their traditional graduation. However, I want you to know about all the things we are doing because they might not be so obvious if you aren’t really on the lookout. But, in addition to the Adopt-a-Senior program, we have:

  • All high schools are lighting their stadiums at 20:20 for 20 minutes on Friday night in honor of the class of 2020

  • All high schools have banners celebrating our seniors

  • All seniors are getting a lawn sign

 

I’m also excited to announce that now that we have the approval from Public Health, we are going to have drive-thru graduation celebrations. Now, these won’t replace graduation ceremonies that we will hold once we are able to safely, but they will allow our seniors a chance to “walk the stage.” More details will be available in the coming week but we couldn’t wait to let you know how we were celebrating our seniors.

 

I hope you have a good weekend. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 


District News

2020 National History Day - California Finalists

 

Congratulations to the following students who won awards at the National History Day - California State competition and thanks to all of the teachers who have supported them throughout the year.

 

Junior Group Documentary - Third Place

“Freedom 7: Breaking The American Space Barrier”

  • Shayna Ashley

  • Shawn Ashley

  • Jonathan Serrano

  • Vincent Ruiz

Teacher: Andrew Navarro, Palm Middle School

 

Junior Group Performance - First Place - Qualified for National History Day Competition

“Eunice Kennedy and the Special Olympics: Breaking Barriers by Including the Excluded”

  •  Peyton English

  •  Rossana Chavez

  •  Ava Rodriguez

  •  Ruby Montes De Oca

Teacher: Autumn Earle-Rodriguez, Vista Heights Middle School

 

Junior Individual Performance - Honorable Mention, and Special Award: The Dr. Larry W. Sheffield Young Historian’s Award

“Florence Lawrence: Breaking Barriers for Women's Rights”

  • Paloma Vargas

Teacher: Aurelio Cortez and Katie Matteson, Vista Heights Middle School

 

Junior Historical Paper - Special Award: Naval Order of the United States San Francisco Commandery Award for Outstanding National History Day Project in Maritime or Naval History

“The War of the Barbary Pirates: Breaking the Barrier to Mediterranean Trade in the Early Republic”

  • Ella Parsons

Teacher: Aurelio Cortez and Ana Pantoja, Vista Heights Middle School

 

Senior Individual Performance - First Place - Qualified for National History Day Competition

“Dr. Bailey, Baby Fae and Baby Moses: Breaking the Barrier of Infant Heart Transplants”

  • Isabella Rodriguez, former Vista Heights Middle School student


Share your Input about Future Growth

The 2040 General Plan is the City’s blueprint for how and where Moreno Valley will grow over the next 20 years. It contains policies that guide everything from economic development to transportation, from the type of homes available to open-space conservation, and from community gathering places to public health and safety. Community input is a critical piece of these long-range plans. MoVal 2040 will be a reflection of the community’s priorities - so share your input.

 

Participate in the MoVal 2040 - Future Growth Concepts Survey:

In English | en Español


California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship Program 

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundationis now accepting applications for their annual scholarship program. The deadline to apply for these $5,000 scholarships is June 1, 2020. 

 

The requirements are as follows:

  • Be a full time student (undergraduate or graduate) in good academic standing at an accredited college or university, OR

  • Be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5

  • Submit a completed application along with all required supplementary documents by the application deadline.

 

This scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race/ethnicity and immigration status. Complete scholarship requirements and details are available at the Foundation’s website: www.CLLCF.org. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.cllcf.org/faq 


Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival Deadline Extended 

The Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival until the fall of 2020 has been postponed, but the deadline for submission has been extended to August 31. Playwrights must be 18 years old or younger on May 31.

 

Winning plays will be read in the one-day Festival at The Palm Springs Cultural Arts Center (Camelot Movie Theatre) in the fall of 2020, TBD.

More information


Reminders

Adopt-a-Senior

The Moreno Valley Education Foundation just launched an Adopt-a-Senior program in an effort to show the community’s support of the class of 2020! Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing class and “adopt” a graduate.  

 

Dear Class of 2020

Barack and Michelle Obama plan to give separate commencement addresses on YouTube as well as a joint message to seniors in a global online celebration that will include celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Kerry Washington, former defense secretary Robert Gates and former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, and Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist and Nobel laureate. “Dear Class of 2020” is scheduled to stream live at 12 p.m. June 6. on YouTube.

We have unblocked this link so students may watch on their Chromebooks.

 

Parent Engagement Virtual Summit

May 25-29, 2020

The Leadership, Innovation and Outreach Department - in partnership with 23rd District PTA - will be hosting a Virtual Parent Summit. Each day, there will be two featured speakers that will be posted to the platform for 24 hours. Each speaker will be interviewed for no longer than 20-25 minutes. Following the Summit, all speakers will be archived on the Leadership, Innovation and Outreach Collaborative Hub. 

 

Opening day will feature Michelle Borba  - NBC Contributor and Author of Unselfie (The Role of Empathy and Motivating Youth); and Dr. Richard Weissbourd, Faculty at Harvard University and Author  (College Admissions during COVID-19).

Pre-Register 

 

Online Yoga - Updated Link

Feel Free 2 Feel Free sessions offer fun and engaging yoga, mindfulness, and meditation to students, staff, and parents for the development of health and wellness skills. Timed sessions help students to relax, and engage while developing self-regulation skills through physical postures, breath work, and mindfulness. Participants tune into live, online sessions and learn through worksheets and forms to help them retain the lessons. 

 

Student Classes:

 

Dates

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Thursday, May 14

Thursday, May 21

Thursday, May 28

Thursday, June 4

Thursday, June 11

9:00-9:15 a.m. 

(TK-2nd grade)

9:25-9:45 a.m. (3rd-5th grade)

10:00-10:30 a.m.

 (6th-8th grade)

1:00-1:50 p.m. 

(9-12th grade)

 

 

Adult Classes:

 

Dates

Time

Monday, May 11

Monday, May 18

Monday, June 1

Monday, June 8

6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

May 13, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

Today is California Day of the Teacher. Thank you, once again, to all of our teachers and to you for supporting them. 

 

We have just about a month left in the school year and I am so proud looking at how far we have come in the two months since our schools closed. You have done an amazing job. Please keep the momentum going. 



Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

Class of 2020 Graduation Requirement Change

Due to the school closures that began March 16, 2020, the 2020 spring semester is not available for senior students to remediate their semester grades. Therefore, on Tuesday, May 12, the Moreno Valley USD Board of Education voted to reduce the graduation credit requirement for traditional and alternative high schools by 40 elective credits (4 classes), allowing for remediation and credit recovery for the class of 2020. This is in accordance with the minimum state requirement and will not negatively impact students who are completing their A-G subject requirements.

Updated Secondary Grading Policy

Due to the school closure and change to distance learning, the district amended its secondary grading policy for the final grades of the 2019-20 school year.

  1. Students will not receive a lesser grade than their grade as of April 15, 2020 (3rd Quarter Progress Report Card Grades). 
  2. No Fs shall be issued for second semester (NC, no credit, will be issued instead).
  3. Teachers have discretion to give students a higher grade based on a communicated grading policy.

District News

 

Canyon Springs’ ABC a HERO

Canyon Springs Anti-Bullying Club was selected by the Anti-Bullying Institute & Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation to receive their quarterly HERO Award. The club was nominated for the award by Michelle Gomez, MVUSD Professional School Counselor. 

Resources

 

Parent Engagement Virtual Summit

May 25-29, 2020

The Leadership, Innovation and Outreach Department - in partnership with 23rd District PTA - will be hosting a Virtual Parent Summit. Each day, there will be two featured speakers that will be posted to the platform for 24 hours. Each speaker will be interviewed for no longer than 20-25 minutes. Following the Summit, all speakers will be archived on the Leadership, Innovation and Outreach Collaborative Hub. 

 

Opening day will feature Michelle Borba  - NBC Contributor and Author of Unselfie (The Role of Empathy and Motivating Youth); and Dr. Richard Weissbourd, Faculty at Harvard University and Author  (College Admissions during COVID-19).

Pre-Register 

Dear Class of 2020

Barack and Michelle Obama plan to give separate commencement addresses on YouTube as well as a joint message to seniors in a global online celebration that will include celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Kerry Washington, former defense secretary Robert Gates and former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, and Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist and Nobel laureate. “Dear Class of 2020” is scheduled to stream live at 12 p.m. June 6. on YouTube.

We have unblocked this link so students may watch on their Chromebooks.

Reminders

 

Adopt-a-Senior

The Moreno Valley Education Foundation just launched an Adopt-a-Senior program in an effort to show the community’s support of the class of 2020! Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing class and “adopt” a graduate.  

 

Registration for 2020-21 School Year is Now Open

Parents can visit the registration page for information and register their child completely online this year. Families who do not have internet access or need to pick up or drop off documents may visit the district’s Welcome and Registration Center, located at 23301 Dracaea Avenue. The Welcome and Registration Center is open for drive-thru service Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

 

Online Yoga - Updated Link

Feel Free 2 Feel Free sessions offer fun and engaging yoga, mindfulness, and meditation to students, staff, and parents for the development of health and wellness skills. Timed sessions help students to relax, and engage while developing self-regulation skills through physical postures, breath work, and mindfulness. Participants tune into live, online sessions and learn through worksheets and forms to help them retain the lessons. 

 

Student Classes:

 

Dates

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Thursday, May 14

Thursday, May 21

Thursday, May 28

Thursday, June 4

Thursday, June 11

9:00-9:15 a.m. 

(TK-2nd grade)

9:25-9:45 a.m. (3rd-5th grade)

10:00-10:30 a.m.

 (6th-8th grade)

1:00-1:50 p.m. 

(9-12th grade)

 

Adult Classes:

 

Dates

Time

Monday, May 11

Monday, May 18

Monday, June 1

Monday, June 8

6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

BLU Educational Foundation Has Gone Virtual

Do you feel stuck? Lost? Left with unanswered questions? BLU has a team ready to help you every step of the way as you embark on your journey to post secondary education! Call their hotline at (909) 685-9191 or visit online at www.bluedfoundation.org

Grab and Go Lunches

On Monday, May 11, we will consolidate four Grab and Go lunch pick-ups and no longer distribute lunch at four schools. However, nearby schools are listed as options. Please note, although the schools will no longer distribute lunches, administration will still be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

No Longer Serving Grab and Go (as of 5/11)

Nearby School Options

Box Springs Elementary

Seneca or Honey Hollow Elementary 

Hidden Springs Elementary

Vista Heights Middle

Moreno Elementary

Mountain View Middle

Ridge Crest Elementary

La Jolla Elementary or Landmark Middle


May 11, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

Last week the Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to rescind part of the County Public Health’s public orders, easing some of the restrictions that had been put in place to slow the COVID-19 health crisis. Please know that this does not impact our school closures. Because the health crisis is not over, we will still be requiring social distancing and encouraging face coverings on our campuses.

 

We will continue to work with Public Health and the County Office of Education to guide our end of year celebrations. Speaking of celebrations, I also wanted to make sure you know we are planning to recognize the accomplishments of our younger students because we know being promoted to middle school or high school is also a big deal to them. Principals will be working with their schools to come up with ideas. We will also post banners at the schools to celebrate their accomplishments.  

 

Finally, this Wednesday, we celebrate the California Day of the Teacher. I hope you will take time to remember and honor your child’s teachers. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

Adopt-a-Senior

The Moreno Valley Education Foundation just launched an Adopt-a-Senior program in an effort to show the community’s support of the class of 2020! Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing class and “adopt” a graduate.  

District News

  • Canyon Springs High School Teacher Donna Woods was selected as one of two inaugural Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award awardees. In announcing the award, the U.S. Department of Education highlighted that, throughout Ms. Woods' five years in the Moreno Valley Unified School District's Cyber Academic Pathway, 97.4% of students have achieved industry certifications. Her students have gone on to put their cybersecurity skills to work as network analysts, systems engineers, IT network specialists, and more. She has also led award-winning CyberPatriot teams, which compete in challenges to secure virtual networks. As part of this commendation, Woods will receive acknowledgement by President Trump and Secretary DeVos, public recognition as leaders in the field of cybersecurity education, and professional development opportunities.
  • Superintendent Kedziora was on Fox News 11 “In Depth” this Sunday, May 10, along with Palm Middle School PTA President Melissa Neri talking about the future of education in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. 

2020 National History Day - California Finalists

Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for the finals round at the National History Day - California State competition. The awards ceremony to select the projects that will represent our state at the national competition will take place on Tuesday, May 12. Good luck, and thanks to all of the teachers who have supported them throughout the year!

 

Junior Group Documentary

“Freedom 7: Breaking The American Space Barrier”

  • Shayna Ashley
  • Shawn Ashley
  • Jonathan Serrano
  • Vincent Ruiz

Teacher: Andrew Navarro, Palm Middle School

 

Junior Individual Documentary

“Beneath the Sand: Saudi Arabia's Barrier-Breaking Oil Discovery”

  • Noor Abdelwahab

Teacher: Aurelio Cortez and Ana Pantoja, Vista Heights Middle School

 

Junior Group Exhibit

“Lewis Wicks Hine: Breaking Barriers by Building Barriers Around Child Labor”

  • Jeremiah Fulache
  • Santino Brandin

Teacher: Michael Waymire, Vista Heights Middle School

 

Junior Individual Exhibit

“An Early Crack in the Barrier of Segregation: The Alexandria Library Sit-in”

  • Natalie Jimenez

Teacher: Aurelio Cortez and Ana Pantoja, Vista Heights Middle School

 

Junior Historical Paper

“The War of the Barbary Pirates: Breaking the Barrier to Mediterranean Trade in the Early Republic”

  • Ella Parsons

Teacher: Aurelio Cortez and Ana Pantoja, Vista Heights Middle School

 

Junior Group Performance

“Eunice Kennedy and the Special Olympics: Breaking Barriers by Including the Excluded”

  • Peyton English
  • Rossana Chavez
  • Ava Rodriguez
  • Ruby Montes De Oca

Teacher: Autumn Earle-Rodriguez, Vista Heights Middle School

 

Junior Individual Performance

“Florence Lawrence: Breaking Barriers for Women's Rights”

  • Paloma Vargas

Teacher: Aurelio Cortez and Katie Matteson, Vista Heights Middle School

 

Senior Group Performance

“Breaking Barriers on Broadway: How the God of Vengeance Obscenity Trials Battled Against Censorship on Stage”

  • Sierra Faith Thompson
  • Daniel Lopez
  • Daniel Cuasay
  • Ryan Sanchez
  • Venecia Winstead

Teachers: Jeanine Lopez and Corey Moore, Valley View High School

 

Senior Group Performance

“Franklin's Fight: Breaking Sexual Harassment Barriers in Title IX Education Amendments”

  • Liliana Valle-Arredondo
  • Gillian Sisto

Teacher: Autumn Earle-Rodriguez, Canyon Springs High School

 

Senior Historical Paper

“Invisible Bugs: Developing Germ Theory and Breaking a Barrier that Defined Human History”

  • Grace Ericson

Teacher: Diane Donald, Canyon Springs High School

 

Resources

 

CCEE Distance Learning Updates

The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) continues to engage educators, administrators, parents, and community members in ongoing professional learning opportunities. If you missed the virtual sessions from this past week, resources are linked below. You can also find registration links for next week's modules! Please visit their Distance Learning Resources page to learn more.

 

Due to the overwhelming demand for additional sessions around Google Classroom, registration is now open for the following modules: 

 

Advanced Placement Summer Institute 

The Advanced Placement Summer Institute 2020 at UCR  is now online! Join us for the virtual experience, July 13-24. Sessions will be delivered using Canvas, and will include virtual office hours, live check-in meetings, synchronous group meetings, and more!

 

Immerse yourself in this intensive learning experience, where you’ll share strategies to discover current best practices in college-level learning for your specific subject matter. Collaborate with fellow teachers, share ideas, and grow your AP knowledge. We’ll equip you with the tools needed to help your students attain success!

Enroll today.

 

Reminders

Registration for 2020-21 School Year is Now Open

Parents can visit the registration page for information and register their child completely online this year. Families who do not have internet access or need to pick up or drop off documents may visit the district’s Welcome and Registration Center, located at 23301 Dracaea Avenue. The Welcome and Registration Center is open for drive-thru service Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

 

Online Yoga

Feel Free 2 Feel Free sessions offer fun and engaging yoga, mindfulness, and meditation to students, staff, and parents for the development of health and wellness skills. Timed sessions help students to relax, and engage while developing self-regulation skills through physical postures, breath work, and mindfulness. Participants tune into live, online sessions and learn through worksheets and forms to help them retain the lessons. 

 

Student Classes:

 

Dates

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Thursday, May 14

Thursday, May 21

Thursday, May 28

Thursday, June 4

Thursday, June 11

9:00-9:15 a.m. 

(TK-2nd grade)

9:25-9:45 a.m. (3rd-5th grade)

10:00-10:30 a.m.

 (6th-8th grade)

1:00-1:50 p.m. 

(9-12th grade)

 

Adult Classes:

 

Dates

Time

Monday, May 11

Monday, May 18

Monday, June 1

Monday, June 8

6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

BLU Educational Foundation Has Gone Virtual

Do you feel stuck? Lost? Left with unanswered questions? BLU has a team ready to help you every step of the way as you embark on your journey to post secondary education! Call their hotline at (909) 685-9191 or visit online at www.bluedfoundation.org

Grab and Go Lunches

On Monday, May 11, we will consolidate four Grab and Go lunch pick-ups and no longer distribute lunch at four schools. However, nearby schools are listed as options. Please note, although the schools will no longer distribute lunches, administration will still be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

No Longer Serving Grab and Go (as of 5/11)

Nearby School Options

Box Springs Elementary

Seneca or Honey Hollow Elementary 

Hidden Springs Elementary

Vista Heights Middle

Moreno Elementary

Mountain View Middle

Ridge Crest Elementary

La Jolla Elementary or Landmark Middle

 


May 8, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

Once again, on behalf of the board of education, thank you to all of our teachers on this last day of Teacher Appreciation Week. That includes all of you who are now at-home teachers. We appreciate the work you are doing.

 

Today we handed out Chromebooks to all of our transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students so now all students TK-12th grade can do distance learning online. This is a great point of pride for our district. 

 

I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day. Thank you to all of our Moreno Valley Unified mothers and grandmothers. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Registration for 2020-21 School Year is Now Open

Parents can visit the registration page for information and register their child completely online this year. Families who do not have internet access or need to pick up or drop off documents may visit the district’s Welcome and Registration Center, located at 23301 Dracaea Avenue. The Welcome and Registration Center is open for drive-thru service Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

 

News Alert

  • Superintendent Kedziora will be on Fox News 11 “In Depth” this Sunday, May 10, at 9:00 a.m. on Channel 11, and again at noon, on Channel 13. He will be joined by the Palm Middle School PTA President, Melissa Neri. 

 

  • Mia Lee, a freshman at Valley View High School Eagles, didn't have much sewing experience, but that didn't stop her from making 1,000+ face masks to give out to our community including the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. This mission came after filling “blessing bags” for homeless people in Moreno Valley before the pandemic. Her story was featured in the Press Enterprise recently (subscription required to view article).



Resources

 

Online Yoga

Feel Free 2 Feel Free sessions offer fun and engaging yoga, mindfulness, and meditation to students, staff, and parents for the development of health and wellness skills. Timed sessions help students to relax, and engage while developing self-regulation skills through physical postures, breath work, and mindfulness. Participants tune into live, online sessions and learn through worksheets and forms to help them retain the lessons. 

 

Student Classes:

 

Dates

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Thursday, May 14

Thursday, May 21

Thursday, May 28

Thursday, June 4

Thursday, June 11

9:00-9:15 a.m. 

(TK-2nd grade)

9:25-9:45 a.m. (3rd-5th grade)

10:00-10:30 a.m.

 (6th-8th grade)

1:00-1:50 p.m. 

(9-12th grade)

 

Adult Classes:

 

Dates

Time

Monday, May 11

Monday, May 18

Monday, June 1

Monday, June 8

6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

BLU Educational Foundation Has Gone Virtual

Do you feel stuck? Lost? Left with unanswered questions? BLU has a team ready to help you every step of the way as you embark on your journey to post secondary education! Call their hotline at (909) 685-9191 or visit online at www.bluedfoundation.org

School News

 

Directing Change Video Competition Winners 

Students made a one-minute public service announcement, about suicide prevention and mental illness. The awards ceremony was on May 7, 2020. The following are Moreno Valley Unified School District winners

 

Category: Mental Illness 

The Breakdown of Anxiety

Mario Sandavol, Daniel Munoz, and Chris Niva - Valley View High School (top three)

 

Category:  Animation Category 

Inner Demon 

Trinity Arthurs - Valley View High School (1st place)

 

Category: Middle School - A Walk in Our Schools

Black and White

Chloe Hayes - Mountain View Middle School (1st place)

 

My Life 

Ruben Martine - Mountain View Middle School (top three)

 

Mental Health

Genesis Garcia - Mountain View Middle School (top three)

Reminders

Chromebooks for TK and Kindergarten Students

We are excited to announce that we will be able to provide Chromebooks for our TK and kindergarten students. If you were unable to pick up your Chromebook today, you may pick it up during the grab and go lunch, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. M-F.

Grab and Go Lunches

On Monday, May 11, we will consolidate four Grab and Go lunch pick-ups and no longer distribute lunch at four schools. However, nearby schools are listed as options. Please note, although the schools will no longer distribute lunches, administration will still be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

No Longer Serving Grab and Go (as of 5/11)

Nearby School Options

Box Springs Elementary

Seneca or Honey Hollow Elementary 

Hidden Springs Elementary

Vista Heights Middle

Moreno Elementary

Mountain View Middle

Ridge Crest Elementary

La Jolla Elementary or Landmark Middle

 

University of California Riverside K-12 Reading Program

The University of California Riverside K-12 Reading Program has opened early, reduced rates, and converted all classes to a live online format, to help parents and schools maintain student education during these unusual times.

 

The live, teacher-led online classes are available now and throughout the summer, for Pre-K through 12th grade students.  

 

The curriculum is high caliber and has been taught in a live, online format for 5 years already with over 50,000 school-age students. The classes are led by highly-trained teachers with many years’ experience teaching effectively in online classrooms. Skills taught include:

  •  Early Elementary: letter recognition, phonemic awareness, sight words, phonics
  • Mid-to-Late Elementary: fluency, phonics, long-word decoding, comprehension, textbook reading, writing
  • Middle and High School: doubling reading speed, comprehension, writing, notetaking, test preparation, textbook strategies

Learn more

 

Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival

The Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival has been postponed, so the deadline for submission has been extended to May 31. Playwrights must be 18 years old or younger on May 31.

 

Winning plays will be read in the one-day Festival at The Palm Springs Cultural Arts Center (Camelot Movie Theatre) in the fall of 2020, TBD.

 

More information: https://psypf.com/submit

 

May 6, 2020

Dear Parents,

Today we celebrate National Nurses Day. On behalf of the board of education, please join me in thanking our incredible school nurses and nurses across the world who are on the frontline. 

 

To honor our nurses and their work, I want to remind everyone to do their part to help stop the spread of covid-19. When you are out, including at our school sites, please wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

Chromebooks for TK and Kindergarten Students

We are excited to announce that we will be able to provide Chromebooks for our TK and kindergarten students. Parents will be able to pick them up at schools on Friday, May 8, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Principals will contact you to provide more information. This means all students in the district from TK-12th grade will have Chromebooks for their distance learning.

Grab and Go Lunches

On Monday, May 11, we will consolidate four Grab and Go lunch pick-ups and no longer distribute lunch at four schools. However, nearby schools are listed as options. Please note, although the schools will no longer distribute lunches, administration will still be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

No Longer Serving Grab and Go (as of 5/11)

Nearby School Options

Box Springs Elementary

Seneca or Honey Hollow Elementary 

Hidden Springs Elementary

Vista Heights Middle

Moreno Elementary

Mountain View Middle

Ridge Crest Elementary

La Jolla Elementary or Landmark Middle

 

Resources

 

University of California Riverside K-12 Reading Program

The University of California Riverside K-12 Reading Program has opened early, reduced rates, and converted all classes to a live online format, to help parents and schools maintain student education during these unusual times.

 

The live, teacher-led online classes are available now and throughout the summer, for Pre-K through 12th grade students.  

 

The curriculum is high caliber and has been taught in a live, online format for 5 years already with over 50,000 school-age students. The classes are led by highly-trained teachers with many years’ experience teaching effectively in online classrooms. Skills taught include:

  •  Early Elementary: letter recognition, phonemic awareness, sight words, phonics
  • Mid-to-Late Elementary: fluency, phonics, long-word decoding, comprehension, textbook reading, writing
  • Middle and High School: doubling reading speed, comprehension, writing, notetaking, test preparation, textbook strategies

Learn more

 

Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival

The Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival until the fall of 2020 has been postponed, but the deadline for submission has been extended to May 31. Playwrights must be 18 years old or younger on May 31.

 

Winning plays will be read in the one-day Festival at The Palm Springs Cultural Arts Center (Camelot Movie Theatre) in the fall of 2020, TBD.

 

More information: https://psypf.com/submit

Reminders

UCR School of Medicine, Medical Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT), special summer program 

While still providing many key aspects of the residential program, this one-week online summer program provides early exposure to health careers. The program will take place July 26 through August 1, 2020, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. These hours will not be continuous, there will be determined times for the students to log in for sessions. The week will culminate with a virtual certificate ceremony where students will present their projects to other MLT groups, UCR School of Medicine staff, family, and school staff/administrators. UCR is looking for a diverse group of students that have an interest in health careers and may be inspired to perform better academically and consider a career in health in this region.

 

RCOE has partnered with UCR and is sponsoring up to 50 Riverside County high school students who have just completed the ninth grade to join this summer program. The application deadline is May 17, 2020. Additional applications will be accepted and be placed on a waiting list in the case that an accepted student cannot participate in the week-long program.

 

Below are links to the program and application information. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ana Farfan, Chief of Staff, afarfan@rcoe.us.  

 

Class of 2020 Graduation

On May 1, we sent an email to MVUSD seniors (and their parents) with a survey to get their opinion on graduation options. If you know a senior, remind them to check their MVUSD email so their voice can be heard.

 

Congressman Takano’s Congressional Art Competition

The deadline to submit your artwork and student release form was extended to no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 14. Guidelines for Congressman Takano’s Congressional Art Competition:

  • The artist must be a constituent of the 41st district
  • The art viewing and gallery on April 18th has been cancelled
  • Each art piece can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and must be under 15 pounds – including the frame

Click here for guidelines regarding size, framing and type of art that will be accepted. Click here to the student release form. Students can submit a high-quality image of their artwork here.

 

May 4, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

This week we join communities across the country to honor and celebrate our teachers as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. I think this year more than ever, we have an even greater appreciation for the work they do. Their commitment and dedication to students during this change in the way we approach education is inspiring. The work our teachers do matters and their impact is even more clear during this pandemic. 

 

On behalf of the board of education, please join me in thanking our incredible teachers for being our heroes in the classroom and now in distance learning.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Resources

 

College Board’s Real Talk: University of California Edition  

This virtual opportunity is for juniors, parents, and community members in the Inland Empire to engage in real talk with UC admissions representatives. Learn about the nine UC campuses and receive relevant updates about changes to the admissions process in the wake of COVID-19. This session will focus on college preparation through the lens of the UC system.

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

To maximize the benefits of the event, students should register in advance. Following the event, we will share college planning resources and connect them to relevant supports. Students who register will receive a confirmation email that includes the event link.

Student Pre-registration: http://eventreg.collegeboard.org/d/9nqtht/4W

UCR School of Medicine, Medical Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT), special summer program 

While still providing many key aspects of the residential program, this one-week online summer program provides early exposure to health careers. The program will take place July 26 through August 1, 2020, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. These hours will not be continuous, there will be determined times for the students to log in for sessions. The week will culminate with a virtual certificate ceremony where students will present their projects to other MLT groups, UCR School of Medicine staff, family, and school staff/administrators. UCR is looking for a diverse group of students that have an interest in health careers and may be inspired to perform better academically and consider a career in health in this region.

 

RCOE has partnered with UCR and is sponsoring up to 50 Riverside County high school students who have just completed the ninth grade to join this summer program. The application deadline is May 17, 2020. Additional applications will be accepted and be placed on a waiting list in the case that an accepted student cannot participate in the week-long program.

 

Below are links to the program and application information. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ana Farfan, Chief of Staff, afarfan@rcoe.us.  

 

Reminders

 

Class of 2020 Graduation

On May 1, we sent an email to MVUSD seniors (and their parents) with a survey to get their opinion on graduation options. If you know a senior, remind them to check their MVUSD email so their voice can be heard.

 

The Empowerment Center Resilience Tools for Parents 

Free online sessions Thursdays in May

Webcast Modules:

May 7: 5 Responses to Childhood Anxiety 

May 14: Avoiding Power Struggles With Your Child

May 21: Problem Behaviors and How to Extinguish Them

May 28: Understanding Your Past and Your Child’s Future

Register 

 

Congressman Takano’s Congressional Art Competition

The deadline to submit your artwork and student release form was extended to no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 14. Guidelines for Congressman Takano’s Congressional Art Competition:

  • The artist must be a constituent of the 41st district
  • The art viewing and gallery on April 18th has been cancelled
  • Each art piece can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and must be under 15 pounds – including the frame

Click here for guidelines regarding size, framing and type of art that will be accepted. Click here to the student release form. Students can submit a high-quality image of their artwork here.

 

May 1, 2020

 

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT

 

Dear Parents,

 

Earlier this evening, our board of education held an emergency meeting and unanimously passed a resolution to declare “emergency conditions exist at the Moreno Valley Unified School District and offices.” This was in response to the COVID-19 health crisis and will keep our schools closed through the end of the school year.

 

I would like to commend the board for taking such swift action to really make it clear that we will follow the advice of medical professionals and put the health of our students and staff above any other consideration when reopening schools.

 

I want to remind you, each Friday, starting tonight, our high schools are illuminating their stadiums at 8:20 p.m. (20:20) for 20 minutes to recognize the graduating class of 2020. If you are already out, drive by and take a look.

 

Finally, I would like to say thank you to all of our principals. Today is National School Principals’ Day and Moreno Valley Unified has the best principals. If you didn’t have a chance to thank them today, please send them a note or thank them next week.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Updates 

Class of 2020 Graduation

Today, we sent an email to MVUSD seniors (and their parents) with a survey to get their opinion on graduation options. If you know a senior, remind them to check their email so their voice can be heard.

 

Resources

State Superintendent Thurmond Hosted First Virtual Parent Support Circle Event   

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond hosted the first online event for the new Virtual Parent Support Circle on April 29. The Virtual Parent Support Circle seeks to reach out and hear directly from parents across California and encourage them to do their best while sharing resources and supports as they cope with distance learning and economic challenges.

 

This was the first of many events planned for the Virtual Parent Support Circle series. It can be watched via Facebook Live on the California Department of Education (CDE) Facebook page. The PowerPoint utilized during yesterday’s presentation with information on parent resources will be published on the CDE web page in the next few days and then shared on the CDE’s social media. Comments from parents and educators are welcomed at COVID19@cde.ca.gov.

 

The Empowerment Center Resilience Tools for Parents 

Free online sessions Thursdays in May

Webcast Modules:

May 7: 5 Responses to Childhood Anxiety 

May 14: Avoiding Power Struggles With Your Child

May 21: Problem Behaviors and How to Extinguish Them

May 28: Understanding Your Past and Your Child’s Future

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District News

 

Congratulations!

  • Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) was recently recognized by the California State School Attendance Review Board (S.A.R.B.) for implementing a Model S.A.R.B. program for the purpose of minimizing student dropouts and promoting student success.
  • Valley View High School has been recognized in the California Directing Change Video competition for the 7th year in a row. Two videos were recognized with Honorable Mention in the suicide prevention category. This was the biggest year ever for entries.  There were 1,085 entries from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
    “S.O.S” by Eduardo Mendoza, Blake Sorensen and Ernesto Gonzalez and  Mr. Lorenz as advisor
    “Tale of Two” by William Fuller, Nicolas Castro, Martin Jr Donate and Jorge Ocegueda and Chris Lorenz as advisor

 

Good Luck

Next week approximately 500 students will be taking AP tests!

 

A Banner Day in MVUSD

Banners celebrating our senior class have been installed at each of our four high schools. Congratulations to our seniors. Yard signs will be coming in mid-May.

 

April 29, 2020

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT

 

Dear Parents,

As many of you have heard, Governor Newsom spoke yesterday and suggested he would like schools to open sooner than later for the 2020/21 school year. 

 

Moreno Valley Unified schools are already scheduled to start in August. District calendars take a great deal of planning and coordination. I know everyone is anxious to get back; however, we need to make our decision to open based upon maintaining student and staff safety. We will continue to take local guidance from the Riverside County Office of Education and Riverside County Public Health in determining when and how to return students to school.

 

Over the coming months, we will work with stakeholders to develop plans for opening schools under various conditions. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. While we miss seeing our students, we want to put everyone’s safety and security first. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

School Closure Updates 

 

Summer School

The district is working collaboratively with Moreno Valley Educators Association to roll out summer school and extended school for special education students, which will most likely be through distance learning. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

 

Secondary Student Grades

We are in the process of working with stakeholders to adjust the grading policy for secondary students for distance learning. All students’ grades will be based on their third quarter grades, and they can improve upon that grade to impact their semester grade if they engage in distance learning. No grades will be negatively impacted. We will send a memo to schools to share with parents to outline some amendments to the policy. 

 

Class of 2020 Graduation

As we plan to celebrate and honor our senior class of 2020, we are getting ready to send out a graduation survey to hear from them. Please look for the survey in Friday’s email - if you are a senior - so you can share your voice in how we handle graduation. 

 

Registration

We are working to reopen our Welcome and Registration Center on May 11. We are going to make it so you can do all of the paperwork online, but will also have the Registration Center open for people who need to pick up or drop off forms or who have special circumstances and need to speak with a person by appointment. 

 

More information on all of these will be coming soon.

Resources

Learn About STEM Fields and Associated Careers from Current Undergraduates

UCSD Biomedical Engineering Society Outreach Committee will host a series of online Q&A sessions with current college students answering questions about biology, engineering, pre-health, UCSD, and college in general. Each session will have different students moderating the conversation, who will bring their own expertise to the meeting. Sessions will run through May 15.

 

In order to gauge how many students are interested in this opportunity, as well as what topics students wish to talk about, students are asked to complete this Google interest form. Students must fill out this form in order to attend a session as meetings will be password-protected and passwords will only be sent to those who complete the Google form. 

 

School News

 

Friday Night Lights

Each Friday, our high schools are illuminating their stadiums at 8:20 p.m. (20:20) for 20 minutes to recognize the graduating class of 2020.

 

Salute to Educators

This week and next, we are saluting our Employees of the Year on social media and our website. Tomorrow, we will share our School Employees of the Year, by elementary, middle and high school level throughout the day. Be sure to like and share so these standout employees get the recognition they deserve.

 

Valley View High School Director Selected to State Board

Congratulations to Jeanine Lopez, Theatre Teacher and I.T.S Troupe Director at Valley View High School! She was selected to be a board member for the 2020/2021 California State Thespian Board. 

 

 

April 27, 2020

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT

 

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a good weekend and are ready to continue distance learning this week. I know our wonderful teachers and administrators are ready to support your students.

 

Tonight, I am including some resources to help you at home. We know many of you are looking for activities and tips during the stay-at-home order.

 

Tomorrow is the Day of the Bus Driver. Moreno Valley Unified has 114 bus drivers who provide transportation to 2,736 students. On behalf of the board of education, I would like to thank all of our bus drivers for their service to our students. We appreciate all of you.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

RESOURCES 

 

At-Home learning - from Time ReDesigned

Tips on how to separate school and home when homeschooling.

 

12 ways for teachers to connect with students from home.

 

A list of 32 free educational resources for kids to do at home.

 

225 online learning resources for all ages of students, parents, and teachers.

 

Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help students learn English as a second language. 

 

REMINDERS

 

Congressman Takano’s Congressional Art Competition

The deadline to submit your artwork and student release form was extended to no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 14. Guidelines for Congressman Takano’s Congressional Art Competition:

  • The artist must be a constituent of the 41st district
  • The art viewing and gallery on April 18th has been cancelled
  • Each art piece can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and must be under 15 pounds – including the frame

Click here for guidelines regarding size, framing and type of art that will be accepted. Click here to the student release form. Students can submit a high-quality image of their artwork here

 

Riverside County Food Assistance Map

Riverside County has released an online map to help connect residents to food sources and provides directions to local senior meal sites, school district meal sites, and food pantries within a 10-mile radius.  

 

The map also includes relevant details such as hours of operation, contact information, and special populations served. 

 

 

April 24, 2020

 

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT

 

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a good weekend and are ready to continue distance learning this week. I know our wonderful teachers and administrators are ready to support your students.

 

Tonight, I am including some resources to help you at home. We know many of you are looking for activities and tips during the stay-at-home order.

 

Tomorrow is the Day of the Bus Driver. Moreno Valley Unified has 114 bus drivers who provide transportation to 2,736 students. On behalf of the board of education, I would like to thank all of our bus drivers for their service to our students. We appreciate all of you.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

RESOURCES 

 

At-Home learning - from Time ReDesigned

Tips on how to separate school and home when homeschooling.

 

12 ways for teachers to connect with students from home.

 

A list of 32 free educational resources for kids to do at home.

 

225 online learning resources for all ages of students, parents, and teachers.

 

Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help students learn English as a second language. 

REMINDERS

 

Congressman Takano’s Congressional Art Competition

The deadline to submit your artwork and student release form was extended to no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 14. Guidelines for Congressman Takano’s Congressional Art Competition:

  • The artist must be a constituent of the 41st district
  • The art viewing and gallery on April 18th has been cancelled
  • Each art piece can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and must be under 15 pounds – including the frame

Click here for guidelines regarding size, framing and type of art that will be accepted. Click here to the student release form. Students can submit a high-quality image of their artwork here

 

Riverside County Food Assistance Map

Riverside County has released an online map to help connect residents to food sources and provides directions to local senior meal sites, school district meal sites, and food pantries within a 10-mile radius.  

 

The map also includes relevant details such as hours of operation, contact information, and special populations served. 

 


April 22, 2020

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT

 

Dear Parents,

 

Happy Earth Day. What a beautiful day it was to celebrate and remind us of our responsibility to take care of this planet for future generations. I am also reminded of the equally great responsibility we have to educate your children, who are our future generations. It is a duty we take to heart. This is why we have spent so much time and effort to transition to Distance Learning. After three days, I think it’s paying off. We are still learning, and will need to make adjustments, but that’s expected.

 

I hope you will continue to contact your principal and publicinformation@mvusd.net if you have any concerns. But also, let us know what’s working so we can share with other schools. The more we can find to celebrate, the more we can grow together. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

UPDATES AND REMINDERS

 

Chromebooks 

We swapped out approximately 500 Chromebooks this week. If you have a Chromebook in need of repair, you may bring it to the district office Friday (April 24) from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and we will swap it out with a refurbished Chromebook. We are located at 25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553. 

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Student Communication

Over the coming weeks, email will continue to be a primary way the College Board reaches out to teachers and your students. Please encourage students to:

  • Check their email and ensure their correct email address is saved in their College Board account.
  • Update their phone number in their account and give the College Board permission to text them.
  • Mark collegeboard@e.collegeboard.org as part of their approved sender lists. 

 

Teachers/educators can also take this same action.

 

World Languages

Currently the AP exam app for World Languages is only supported by iOS and Android. All non-World Language exams will work on Microsoft supported laptops. More information will be available later this month.

 

Accommodations

Students will be able to take this year’s online AP® Exams with College Board–approved accommodations. Details are now available about how accommodations will be provided for this year’s exams. Specific details about accommodations for the AP world language and culture exams will be available next week.

 

School News

 

US News and World Report

It’s official! Moreno Valley Unified has three schools that earned honors as “Best” high schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best High Schools rankings, which were published yesterday:

  • Vista Del Lago High School
  • Valley View High School
  • Canyon Springs High School 

 

U.S. News 2020 Best High Schools numerically ranked nearly 18,000 schools nationwide this year. Schools with a national rank in the top 40% (#7117 or higher) achieved status as “Best” high schools.

 

The Best High Schools rankings, available online only, are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. U.S. News doesn’t collect data directly from high schools – all data comes directly from official third-party sources. U.S. News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings. The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state, and other data comes from the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.

 

RCOE “Art Connects” Virtual Student Arts Competition Week Three Winners

 

  • Zelia Miller, 8th grade, Vista Heights Middle School - 1st place, 6th-8th grade division 
  • William Hsu, 2nd Grade, Northridge Elementary - Honorable Mention, TK-2nd grade division

 

The competition is open to all students in grades TK-12 attending public, charter, private, parochial, or home school programs in Riverside County. For each of the six weeks, students can submit their contributions at https://www.rcoe.us/art-connects/. Media arts/video submissions are now being accepted through April 28.

 

Read to Succeed 2 Contest

Congratulations to Armada Elementary School. Students in the class named Third Grade-Dual Language - Labrie - EL  won the Read to Succeed 2 contest, sponsored by Achieve 3000 hub!  

 

RESOURCES 

 

Black Voice News Student Essay Contest

Inland Empire students passionate about freedom of the press are invited to participate in a National Student Essay Competition supported by Black Voice News and sponsored by the McCarthey Family Foundation, with additional support from the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and media outlets from around the country.

 

Students in three categories-- grades six through eight, nine through twelve, and at the university/college level—are encouraged to submit a 500-word essay on the importance of freedom of the press in the United States. Awards totaling $15,000 and a full, four-year college scholarship will be awarded to the winners. 

 

All essays must be submitted by the end of day Friday, April 24, 2020. For additional information visit https://mklpr.com/national-student-essay-competition/.

 

Amazon Future Engineer

Amazon Future Engineer is offering a free virtual robotics program through partners CoderZ. The fully sequenced course accommodates age levels from second grade with block based coding to high school with text based coding.

 

Amazon Future Engineer also is providing access to EarSketch, a free program that helps students learn to code through music. Grammy-award winning artists Ciara and Common have both provided studio-quality music STEMs that students can remix from home using code.

 

Keep checking back to www.amazonfutureengineer.com/free-courses to sign up for these programs, and to check out more free computer science programming being added by the Amazon Future Engineer team. 

 


April 20, 2020

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT

 

Dear Parents,

 

We hope that your first day of distance learning went smoothly. Please continue to email your principal if you haven’t heard from your student’s teacher or if you have questions about their schedule. As you progress in the week, remember distance learning is not going to look or feel the same as a classroom setting. There may be some challenges as this is new to so many of us. Please try not to stress too much. This is an imperfect solution to a problem none of us planned to happen this year. For all of us, we have new roles and responsibilities. And it’s ok if some days don’t go perfectly. We are in this together. This is why we made it a practice that students can only improve their grade, because we understand that this will take time for all of us. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

UPDATES AND REMINDERS

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

AP Exams start on Monday, May 11. Do you have AP Exams scheduled for the week of May 11, the week of May 18, or both? Double-check the AP Exam schedule: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-ap-exams/ap-exam-schedule 

For more information about our free online AP classes and take-at-home AP Exams for 2020, please visit apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org.  

 

Chromebooks 

We swapped out more than 300 Chromebooks today. If you have a Chromebook in need of repair, you may bring it to the district office Tuesday (April 21) or Friday (April 24) from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and we will swap it out with a refurbished Chromebook. We are located at 25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553. 

 

RESOURCES 

 

Earth Day - California Academy of Sciences Livestream 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

12:30 p.mm 

Duration: 45 minutes

Target Audience: 4th - 8th grade, yet free for all students

In this livestream on the Academy's YouTube and Facebook channels, students will take on the role of Planet Heroes as they build and reflect upon their own ideas about one of the biggest impacts on Earth’s ecosystems: feeding all humans.

Throughout the session, students will be challenged to design simple, personal solutions for minimizing impacts while meeting the needs of humans, plants, and other animals.

In this interactive program, students will see and hear the Academy expert and may enter comments or questions into a text-based chat window.

Students can conduct a quick Food Waste Audit at home as a pre-program activity, or they can simply tune in to the livestream with a paper and pencil handy!

Learn More

 

Black Voice News Student Essay Contest

Inland Empire students passionate about freedom of the press are invited to participate in a National Student Essay Competition supported by Black Voice News and sponsored by the McCarthey Family Foundation, with additional support from the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and media outlets from around the country.

 

Students in three categories-- grades six through eight, nine through twelve, and at the university/college level—are encouraged to submit a 500-word essay on the importance of freedom of the press in the United States. Awards totaling $15,000 and a full, four-year college scholarship will be awarded to the winners. 

 

All essays must be submitted by the end of day Friday, April 24, 2020. For additional information visit https://mklpr.com/national-student-essay-competition/.

 

Amazon Future Engineer

Amazon Future Engineer is offering a free virtual robotics program through partners CoderZ. The fully sequenced course accommodates age levels from second grade with block based coding to high school with text based coding.

 

Amazon Future Engineer also is providing access to EarSketch, a free program that helps students learn to code through music. Grammy-award winning artists Ciara and Common have both provided studio-quality music STEMs that students can remix from home using code.

 

Keep checking back to www.amazonfutureengineer.com/free-courses to sign up for these programs, and to check out more free computer science programming being added by the Amazon Future Engineer team. 

 

 

April 17, 2020

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT

 

Dear Parents,

 

As we head into the weekend before we start distance learning, I would like to express my thanks again. On behalf of the board of education, we are grateful to you during this time. Please take some time to prepare mentally, physically, and emotionally for distance learning. Here are some reminders for you and your students:

  1. If you haven’t heard from your teacher, email your principal ASAP.
  2. Start to get back into a routine. Make sure to plan time for classwork, homework, and breaks.
  3. Students need to get back into the habit of going to sleep at a reasonable hour and waking up in the morning. So many kids have developed the habit of staying up late into the night.
  4. Get outside. Keep your distance and don’t congregate but step outside and take a walk, soak in fresh air and sun. It’s important to move throughout the day.

 

We look forward to welcoming you back to (virtual) class next week. Have a great weekend. Stay safe and healthy.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

UPDATES AND REMINDERS

 

Chromebooks for 1st and 2nd Graders 

This week, we gave out 4,200 Chromebooks to 1st and 2nd grade students. If you didn’t get yours, please email your principal to see how you may pick one up.

 

If you have a Chromebook in need of repair, you can bring it to the district office, Monday (April 20), Tuesday (April 21), or Friday (April 24) from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and we will swap it out with a refurbished Chromebook. We are located at 25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553.

 

SAT and ACT plan at-home college admissions exams for fall if crisis keeps schools closed

Exams will include high-tech proctoring to discourage cheating. UC temporarily has dropped the tests as admissions requirements. Read more 

 

April 15, 2020

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT

 

Dear Parents,

 

I know many of you are anxiously awaiting distance learning beginning Monday. I was the same way; however, today I am quite excited about it. Our Educational Services team has done an amazing job preparing us. Our professional development team and teachers have put in thousands of hours of training. I think our district is as prepared, if not better, than any other district in the region. And, we now have Chromebooks for all students grades 1-12.

 

I’d like to ask a favor from you as we begin distance learning. It will be tough for some of you; please give it a chance. I know many of you are already looking ahead to graduation, summer school, and even registration for next year. Please know that we are looking ahead too, and will provide answers as soon as we can. But I want all of us to concentrate our efforts over the next two weeks so distance learning is a success and our students are able to continue their learning because we still have eight weeks of school to go. Then, we will get to the other stuff. 

 

If you haven’t heard from your child’s teacher, you should by the end of the week. 

 

Please continue to send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

UPDATES AND REMINDERS

 

Chromebooks 

Chromebooks were given out at schools for all 1st grade students today. Parents of 2nd grade students can pick up Chromebooks tomorrow, Thursday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Principals should have contacted you to provide more information. If you missed your scheduled window for pick-up, please visit the school tomorrow.

 

If you have a Chromebook in need of repair, you can bring it to the district office, next Monday (April 20), Tuesday (April 21), or Friday (April 24) from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and we will swap it out with a refurbished Chromebook. We are located at 25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553.

 

Advance Placement (AP) Student Reminder 

Please remind your AP student(s) to log into their MyAP account to receive updates from the College Board. Very important information regarding their exams, including dates, sample questions, etc. have landed in these inboxes since Monday. If students aren't checking these accounts, please have them update their profile "email contact info" to their personal email accounts.

 

Child Care for Essential Workers

Riverside County Office of Education, Early Care and Education (RCOE ECE), is available to provide needed child care services for Essential/Critical Workers during the California State of Emergency due to the threat of COVID-19. A temporary state-subsidized payment is available to assist with the cost of child care services for your children (ages birth to 13) through June 30, 2020 to allow you to continue working during this time (paid directly to your child care provider). For more information, click here

 

RESOURCES

 

Practicing Safe Stress During Social Distancing Webinar

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

1:30 p.m.

Are all the changes going on in your life driving you crazy? It seems like we have been stretched as thin as we’re going to stretch. Learn simple but effective techniques on how to deal with burn-out and approach each day with more energy and enthusiasm. This webinar will provide insights that are well researched and grounded in practicality.

Register

 

Social and Emotional Wellness Resources for Students and Educators

The Association of California School Administrators has a lot of social and emotional wellness resources available on their hub. Some highlights include:

 

National Poetry Month Bookmarks

April is National Poetry Month, and April 30 is Poem In Your Pocket Day. In honor of both of those initiatives, Riverside County Office of Education has created this commemorative bookmark/coloring activity.

 

OTHER DISTRICT NEWS

 

2020 Art Connects - Visual Arts Winners

 

This week’s Riverside County Virtual Arts Competition featured visual arts and had nearly 500 entries submitted.

 

Congratulations to our Moreno Valley Unified School District student winners:

 

Jayda Franklin, Ridge Crest Elementary:  3rd-5th Honorable Mention

Zayanna Mejico, Butterfield Elementary: 3rd-5th Honorable Mention

 

To view the award-winning poems and full list of all 32 honorees, visit the RCOE Newsroom Gallery.

 

Theater submissions are now being accepted through April 21. 

 

 

April 13, 2020

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT

 

Dear Parents,

 

I hope you had a good weekend. We are very busy getting ready for distance learning to begin next week. Many of you have heard from your student’s teacher already. However, some teachers are still making their way down their list of students so please be patient if you have not heard yet. 

 

You can get a head start by visiting bit.ly/MVUSD-Learning, where you can view an informational video, access resources for preparing for distance learning, and find grade-level optional independent learning and enrichment opportunities.

 

Please continue to send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

UPDATES AND REMINDERS

 

Chromebooks for 1st and 2nd Grade Students

We are excited to announce that we will be able to provide Chromebooks for our first and second grade students. Parents will be able to pick them up at schools on Wednesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Principals will contact you to provide more information. 

 

RESOURCES

 

At-Home Teaching

 

 

 

April 10, 2020

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT

 

Dear Parents,

 

I know for many of you this week is important, whether you are celebrating Passover or Easter. In this new world of social distancing, celebrating takes on new meaning and new forms.The same is true for our role in education. We may have to adjust the way we approach our work, but there is still a reason for the work, just as there is a reason to celebrate.

 

I hope you have a great weekend and take some time to be with those you love, whether in person or on the phone or computer.

 

Please continue to send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.

 

UPDATES AND REMINDERS

 

New Face Covering Reminder

Riverside University Health Systems amended its Gathering and Face Covering order to state “All persons, including Essential Workers shall wear face coverings, such as scarves (dense fabric, without holes), bandanas, neck gaiter, or other fabric face coverings. All persons, including Essential Workers are discouraged from using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks, for non-medical reasons. Please wear a face covering while conducting district business or visiting district sites, including Grab and Go Lunches.  

 

All District Marching Band Cancelled

Due to the closure of our schools through the end of this school year, the All District Marching Band will NOT take place this summer. Preparations for the return to school will take priority.  This includes a process to ensure our instruments are clean and virus free. Additional information on this process will be shared in the future.

 

Distance Learning Informational

Yesterday, we posted a Distance Learning informational video online and shared on our social media channels. The video is now available with Spanish subtitles. Please share with your students and families so everyone is ready to launch on April 20.

 

Census 2020: Five Minutes - 10 Years of Impact

One of the most important ways federal funding for Moreno Valley will be determined for the next 10 years is with data collected in the 2020 Census, which is taking place right now. That's why all residents should take advantage of the statewide stay-at-home order and take five minutes to complete the Census. It's being taken primarily online at www.census.gov, but it can also be completed by phone or on paper. It does NOT include any questions about citizenship or immigration status. And none of the personally identifiable information collected by the Census Bureau may be shared with any other government agency or private-sector entity, such as landlords. 

 

RESOURCES

 

Helping Your Student Prepare for AP Exams - Parent Webinar

The College Board is hosting a webinar with Trevor Packer, head of the AP Program, for parents to learn more about at-home testing, the exam schedule, and AP review classes. He'll interview an AP teacher about how to best prepare for exams and a representative from college admissions about how students can earn college credit and placement with exam scores.

Thursday, April 16

4–5 p.m. PT

Register

 

KVCR Provides New Educational Television Schedule for At-Home-Learning 

KVCR TV - Channel 24 is now broadcasting curriculum-based TV shows that students, teachers and the general public can access from home. The county’s educational offices are working diligently to create and provide supplemental educational materials for the upper grade levels. The new 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. schedule includes curriculum-based programs for pre-K to 12th grade and covers various subjects including English, language arts, social studies, science, and math.

 

6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Pre K-3: Nature Cat (Science/Nature); Curious George (Math/Engineering); Peg+Cat (Math); Daniel Tiger (Social Science); Sesame Street (Basic Reading); and Wild Kratts (Natural Science).

 

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Grades 9 – 12: Programs consist of a variety of shows including NOVA; American Experience and Masterpiece.

 

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Grades 4 – 8: Programs including History Detectives and Huell Howser’s California Missions; and Nature.

 

OTHER DISTRICT NEWS

 

Vista Del Lago High School Donates PPEs and N95s Masks

Vista Del Lago High School’s EMT program recently made some special deliveries of their  Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and face masks. They donated a total of four cases of gloves, and six small boxes of the N95s to the program's affiliates, RUHS-ER and a law enforcement agency. Each case of gloves has 12 boxes of gloves and each package of N95s has 20 respirators/masks.  

 

Thank you Vista Del Lago High School!

 

Moreno Valley USD Students Named Riverside County National History Day Champions

Congratulations to all of our students across the district who participated in the 2020 Riverside County National History Day Competition! Each student showed true dedication and expertise in their historical research, which led them to prevail in the competition. We are proud to announce that 30 MVUSD students were awarded Champions of the Riverside County Office of Education competition and are now eligible to compete at the state-level in the virtual National History Day - California competition! It is scheduled to be held on May 8, 2020 to May 10, 2020.

 

 

April 8, 2020

 

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT

 

Dear Parents,

 

On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to start my message with a special thanks tonight to our nutrition and custodial services staff. They say you have to put up with the rain in order to see the rainbow. Well, this week we have had plenty of rain and our nutrition and custodial services staff are truly the rainbow for thousands of our family. They are out rain or shine greeting everyone with a smile. Did you know we served more than 50,000 lunches each of the past two weeks? I know we have people all over doing wonderful work but I just wanted to recognize those who have had to learn to dance in the rain. 

 

I want to remind you again to take care of yourselves. For weeks we’ve been expecting a surge of Covid-19 hospitalizations in Riverside County. All of us have a critically important role to play: to stay home, maintain the 6-foot social distance, and wash hands regularly and thoroughly. Remember, if you must leave home for essential travel, you must wear a face covering by order of Riverside County Public Health.

 

Please continue to send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face. 

UPDATES

 

Are You Ready to Go the Distance?

On Thursday, April 9, MVUSD will premiere a video of the superintendent and Educational Services team explaining the ins and outs of our Distance Learning program. Find out where to go for information, what resources are available, and get answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. You can watch the video here beginning at 3 p.m.

 

RESOURCES

 

Rosemary Clayton $1,000 Scholarship Program - Soroptimist International Moreno of Valley

The 2020 application deadline has been extended to June 30, 2020 to accommodate special circumstances resulting from the  COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

Criteria:

To qualify for the Rosemary Clayton Scholarship Program, applicants must meet all of the following criteria. 1. High School Senior Girl. 2. Be able to demonstrate some level of community involvement. 3. Have a commitment to succeed by pursuing education at an accredited college or university, community college, or trade/technical school. 4. Attend a High School located in Moreno Valley.

Scholarship Information and Application 

 

OTHER DISTRICT NEWS

 

“Art Connects” Virtual Student Arts Competition 

More than 500 students from hundreds of public, private, charter, and home school locations throughout Riverside County submitted original poetry during the first week of Art Connects, the virtual student arts competition recently launched by the Riverside County Office of Education.

 

Five Moreno Valley Unified School District students were named winners:

 

Isabelle H.  North Ridge Elementary          TK-2nd Honorable Mention

Olivia C. Ridgecrest Elementary             TK-2nd Honorable Mention 

Arturo O.    North Ridge Elementary           3rd-5th Honorable Mention 

Jessica       Mountain View Middle              6th-8th 2nd Place 

Nicole         Valley View High                       9th – 12th 2nd Place

 

To view the award-winning poems and full list of all 32 honorees, visit the RCOE Newsroom Gallery.

 

Valley View High School Scores a Spot in SoCal Syber Cup Finals

Even being out of school and unable to practice face-to-face, Valley View High School’s Cyber Patriot finished in the top 8, in the Southern California Cyber Cup Challenge- qualifying them for the State Championships in May.  

 

Team Onyx of Johnathan Hernandez, Lex Kinsey, Timothy Lor, Edgarventura Melendrez, and Efren Zamaro did an amazing job and now will focus on the next round of the competition.  

 

Way to go Cyber Eagles!


April 6. 2020

 

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome back from Spring Break. 

 

On behalf of the Board of Education, I want to thank all of our teachers and site administrators who are busy getting ready to welcome your students to distance learning. We have 1,694 teachers going through training and updating their lesson plans and schedules. Administrators are making sure no detail falls through the cracks. 

 

I know many of you are very anxious and ready to start back up. I ask for your patience as we return from break. Our teachers and principals are going to start reaching out to you this week, if you haven’t already heard from them, to make sure you are ready with the needed resources and know what to expect from your school. 

 

On Thursday, April 9, MVUSD will premiere a video of staff members explaining the ins and outs of our distance learning program. Find out where to go for information, what resources are available, and get answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. More information with links will be coming in our email and on our website.

 

UPDATES

 

New Face Covering Reminder

Riverside University Health Systems has amended its Gathering and Face Covering order to state “All persons, including Essential Workers shall wear face coverings, such as scarves (dense fabric, without holes), bandanas, neck gaiter, or other fabric face coverings. All persons, including Essential Workers are discouraged from using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks, for non-medical reasons. Please wear a face covering while conducting district business or visiting district sites, including Grab and Go Lunches. 

 

Recognizing the Class of 2020 

We know this school closure is especially tough on our high school seniors, who should be spending these last months celebrating with their friends and classmates. Although we are postponing prom and graduation ceremonies, we are looking at ways we can still honor and commemorate their achievements.Our first plan is to get banners for our schools as well as yard signs to post at the residence of each graduating senior. More details to come!

 

RESOURCES

 

Additional Internet Resources

  • SBK Youth and Family Services is a local Inland Empire community-based organization working with families to connect affordable home internet and other valuable services. Some of your families may qualify for a free Chromebook with a low-cost internet sign-up. Please share with them. They can:

 

  • If you do not have access to the internet at home, there are several companies offering service to families. You may contact the companies listed in this link to discuss the plans available to you. 

 

Amazon Future Engineer

Amazon Future Engineer is offering a free virtual robotics program through partners CoderZ. The fully sequenced course accommodates age levels from second grade with block based coding to high school with text based coding.

 

Amazon Future Engineer also is providing access to EarSketch, a free program that helps students learn to code through music. Grammy-award winning artists Ciara and Common have both provided studio-quality music STEMs that students can remix from home using code.

 

Keep checking back to www.amazonfutureengineer.com/free-courses to sign up for these programs, and to check out more free computer science programming being added by the Amazon Future Engineer team. 

 

INTERACT Scholarship Application for Seniors

The Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation will be awarding scholarships to one Interact student graduating from Moreno Valley High School and one Interact student from Valley View High School in June 2020. Scholarships of $1,000 will be paid directly to the college or university financial aid office.

Criteria:

  1. Member of Interact for at least two years, including current year
  2. GPA – Minimum of 2.50 (weighted)
  3. Graduating in the current school year
  4. Plan to attend 2-year or 4-year college/university in the fall (minimum of 12 units)
  5. Two recommendations from former/current teachers (use the enclosed forms).  List teachers.

Email Sandra Ferguson at sjferg26@msn.com for a scholarship application, which is due no later than June 1, 2020

 

Have a good week. 



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

April 3, 2020

 

Dear Parents,

 

We know it has not been a traditional Spring Break.

 

On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to let you know how much we appreciate you and recognize how hard this past month has been. We have a long way to go, but we’ve made it this far so I know we can go even further together.

 

I also know that closing our school buildings for the rest of the school year was not what any of us were hoping for. As I mentioned in my email on Wednesday, we are moving forward with Distance Learning and are committed to providing all of our students a way to continue to learn. Next week, elementary students can visit our Family Digital Resources page on our website for new independent learning and enrichment packets. 

 

As we start to move to our virtual classes and distance learning, I’m going to try to refocus these emails on other news happening in the district. Believe it or not, we do have other things going on. Our first bit of news is exciting. MVUSD was recently honored with the Magna Award by the National School Boards Association. This was given in recognition of the great work of our Help for the Community Wellness program. You can read more about it here. It’s just one example of how we’ve been able to help our community, just as we are doing during this crisis. Congratulations to Connie Edwards and the Student Services Team for this honor.

 

I hope you take some time this weekend to focus on your health, but as always, “Stay in Place, Maintain Your Space, and Cover Your Face.” In the meantime, please see some resources that may be useful for you or someone you know.

 

Please remember our “Grab and Go” meals continue at most district sites from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We want to see you there!

 

RESOURCES

 

School Closure 

We know the school closure and distance learning has many people with questions, so we’ve updated our frequently asked questions online. We will continue to update these as we receive more questions, and have more answers.

 

Scholarship Opportunity

Calling all #AD61 Students! The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The deadline to apply for these $5,000 scholarships is June 1. For more information, and to apply please visit: www.CLLCF.org 

 

UC/CSU Admissions

As school districts consider adopting new grading schemes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and distance learning, the University of California and California State University are committing to hold harmless students entering their universities. For system-specific information, see below:

UC temporarily adjusts admissions requirements to help students, families in wake of COVID-19.

CSU has adjusted some admission requirements and prior guidance to incoming students for fall 2020 and beyond. 

 

Congressman Takano’s Congressional Art Competition

The deadline to submit your artwork and student release form is no later than 4:30PM on April 9. Reminders regarding Congressman Takano’s Congressional Art Competition.

  • The artist must be a constituent of the 41st district
  • The art viewing and gallery on April 18th has been cancelled
  • Each art piece can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and must be under 15 pounds – including the frame

Click here for guidelines regarding size, framing and type of art that will be accepted. Click here to the student release form. Students can submit a high-quality image of their artwork here

 

Learning Enrichment Opportunity from the National Archives Education 

The National Archives Education is providing a free Distance Learning opportunity for students across the nation. Programs are available for preschool through 12th grade, and are scheduled weekly through the end of May. Programs include lessons in history, presidents, founding documents, and more. To take advantage of this enrichment opportunity, sign up by clicking here.

 

COVID-19 County Informational Resources

The Riverside County Office of Public Health has shared a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) concerning local and state orders placed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please take a look at this list of questions pertaining to these recent orders to ensure you and your family are properly following these guidelines by clicking here.

 

You can also stay updated with the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, including numbers of cases in our area, and much more by clicking here.

 

Food Assistance

Following is a list of organizations providing free food assistance in Moreno Valley:

 

  • Al-Rahma Food Bank, 12125 Day St., Unit U104: Friday, 2-5 p.m.
  • First American Medical Transportation, 24907 Sunnymead Blvd., Ste. E: Daily, 12-2 p.m. 
  • Oasis Food Alliance Pantry, 23750 Alessandro Blvd., Ste C: Mon.-Sat., 7-9 a.m.
  • Sinai Family Center, 12880 Heacock: Tues., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (ID, income proof, utility bill)
  • St. Christopher Church, 25075 Cottonwood Ave: Mon., 1-3 p.m.
  • Unity of the Faith Christian Outreach Ministries, Inc., 13759 Redlands Blvd: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8-10 a.m.; 2nd and 4th Fridays, 8-10 a.m.

 

Support Local Restaurants

In order to maintain a safe distance from customers, some normally sit-down restaurants are now offering a curbside pick-up option in addition to in-store pick-up and deliveries. In addition to further reducing the spread of coronavirus, the curbside and delivery options offer another benefit. They allow restaurants to keep more employees working without violating the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people total, workers and customers.

 

A list of MoVal restaurants offering curbside pick-up, takeout or delivery options is available on the City's website as part of a new Food Resources page at www.moval.org/food and will be updated weekly.

 

Have a good week. 



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

April 1, 2020

 

Dear Parents,

 

On behalf of the Board of Education, I want to thank you for your patience and understanding during this health crisis. 

 

Today, the Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser extended the order to close all schools in the county through June 19, 2020. This is important to reduce the growth of COVID-19 cases within the county. 

 

To be clear, the 2019-20 school year is not over, it has just transitioned from classroom instruction into distance learning. As we have mentioned before, our distance learning program will fully launch April 20 for students. We will have more information coming out soon. As teachers are trained, they may be contacting you or your child.

 

We ask for your continued understanding as we work to address the many concerns and questions this directive raises. We don’t have all of the answers tonight, but we are working on addressing the many issues that are impacted. In the coming days and weeks, we will provide you with information regarding how grades, graduation, transcripts, scholarships, and summer school will be addressed. 

 

We recognize the importance of graduations, especially for our seniors, and we will work closely with our students, staff, and families to make these experiences as meaningful as possible for our amazing students. Please know that district and school leaders will be planning how they might offer these experiences at a later date.

 

Reminders

 

  • SBK Youth and Family Services is a local Inland Empire community-based organization working with families to connect affordable home internet and other valuable services. Some families may qualify for a free Chromebook with a low-cost internet sign-up.

 

  • We are providing students a “Grab and Go” lunch and breakfast option between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. You may visit any school with your child, no questions asked. We will continue this service through the school year. 

 

Finally, we remind you to follow the guidance from RUHS-Public Health, “Stay in Place, Maintain Your Space, and Cover Your Face.” For more public health information, visit www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus

 

Sincerely



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

March 30, 2020

 

Dear Parents,

 

On behalf of the Board of Education, I hope you had a restful and healthy weekend. As we begin our second week of Spring Break, continue to take time to relax and prepare for the launch of our Distance Learning program.

 

During our first phase, between April 6 and April 17, teachers and principals will be involved in training for distance learning. This is new to many of us and we want to make sure our 1,500 teachers have all the support they need to successfully teach your children.

 

We will be posting additional online independent learning and enrichment resources so your child can continue to maintain their education during this time. These are optional but we encourage you to take advantage of these resources during the first phase.

 

Also during this time, teachers and principals will be reaching out to families to make sure they have the resources they need for distance learning. It’s important that we have your most current contact information. Please log onto the Parent Portal, which can be found by going to www.mvusd.net, and clicking the “Parents” tab and then “Q ParentConnection.”

 

On April 20, our Distance Learning will officially begin with teachers providing assignments and activities for students.

 

In the meantime, here are a few resources that may be useful to you or someone you know. 

 

RESOURCES

 

At-Home Learning

Now that schools are closed, many parents and students are trying to get used to being home every day. Here are some tips on how to create a new routine from the National PTA. They have also posted a lot of resource links for helping your child at home.   

 

Kindermusik

Kindermusik is offering free access to digital audio tracks, activities, and virtual field trips now through April 24th. You can use these materials (all offered in multiple languages) to stay engaged, stay connected, and stay positive.

 

Routine For Kids

Last week, we mentioned the Riverside University Health System - Public Health’s website, www.rivco.org/coronavisus as a source for good information. This we, want to to bring your attention to a video that may be useful. Check out “Behavioral Health: Routine for Kids” on the RUHS Public Health website or on Vimeo.

 

Have a good week. 



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

March 27, 2020

 

Dear Parents,

 

I hope you are adjusting to this school closure. We miss seeing you and your children but are glad so many of you have still  been coming out for the Grab and Go lunches so we get a quick hello from a safe social distance. I would encourage even more families to come out and take advantage of the lunches.  

 

On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you for your continued support during this unsettling time. Please take the next week of Spring Break to relax. When we begin our new Distance Learning program, we are going to need your energy and enthusiasm.  

 

In the meantime, here are a few resources that may be useful to you or someone you know. 

 

RESOURCES

 

Latest Regional COVID-19 Information

Visit https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Riverside County. The website lists Public Health news, orders, and tool kits. In addition, it has a map featuring city, age, gender breakdown of COVID-19 confirmed cases, which will be updated daily.

 

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

 

Accessing Online Digital Resources  

Did you know? If you have internet access, you can use your Xbox or Playstation to access the resources. It’s just one more way for your children to stay connected to their work while schools are closed. (You’ll need a keyboard to complete the assignments).

 

Social Emotional Learning 

Sanford Programs has created the Harmony at Home toolkit to support social and emotional wellbeing for students and families during this difficult time. This toolkit offers a variety of lessons and activities, as well as guidance for parents and guardians to set Harmony Goals and use Meet Up and Buddy Up materials.

 

Also included in the toolkit is a list of recommendations of short video modules (30-60 minutes) through our Sanford Inspire program as a helpful resource for parents, guardians, and educators. You may find Teaching Students Empathy beneficial to have strategies on how to model, establish, and nurture empathy in these days of dealing with the spread of COVID-19.

 

California Association of Student Leaders (CASL) Conference 

March 27-29, 2020 

CASL is a student-led, not-for-profit organization that aims to empower student leaders through student activities through local, regional, and statewide leadership development conferences. Every year, CASL hosts 2,500 delegates at the CASL State Conference where leaders have the opportunity to network, learn conference curriculum, and experience statewide leadership. 

 

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the in-person CASL State Conference was canceled. However, all students are invited to join their virtual conference experience, which will feature live-streaming workshops, keynote speakers, activities, and more! Visit www.cafecasl.com for more information and schedule. 

 

Please continue to send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Have a good weekend. 



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

March 25, 2020

 

Dear Parents,

 

We know many of you are worried about your child’s education and what is going to happen during the rest of the school year. We are with you. I wish we had all of the answers, but this is truly an unprecedented event. What I can tell you is that we are dedicated to ensuring our MVUSD community is safe and supported. We are also communicating with the Department of Education and other partners to determine the next steps to get us through the school closure and school year.

 

In the short-term, we are preparing educational resources to ensure students and families will have the ability to access the tools by April 13. Principals and teachers will be reaching out to families beginning April 6 and we will be posting more family digital resources.  

 

In the meantime, during Spring Break, you can access optional grade-level independent learning and enrichment opportunities online at bit.ly/MVUSD-Learning.

 

This is a stressful time, and even our students can feel it. We wanted to make sure you saw the social and emotional learning at home resources included with the Family Digital Resources. They may be useful in easing any anxiety arising during this crisis.  

 

Again, please continue to utilize the learning and digital resources at your own pace during Spring Break. However, also give yourself a break. 

 

We’ve posted some Frequently Asked Questions on our website, which we will update on an as-needed basis. In addition, following are a few resources that may be useful to you or someone you know during this time. 

 

LOW-COST HIGH-SPEED INTERNET 

 

SBX Youth and Family Services

Some families may qualify for a free Chromebook with a low-cost internet sign-up.

 

SBK Youth and Family Services is a local Inland Empire community-based organization working with families to connect affordable home internet and other valuable services. 

 

Spectrum

(855) 243-8892

With school systems across the US closing down in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Spectrum is offering free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who don't currently have internet or WiFi service.This discount will be applied as a credit for your first two months of internet services. They will waive any installation or pre-payment fees to help get you started.

 

You can qualify for this offer if you:

  • Have a student of qualifying age at your service address with remote education needs
  • Have not subscribed to our internet services within the past 30 days

 

For more information, click here.

 

FREE FOOD SOURCES

 

MoVal Meals

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, seniors age 60+ and disabled persons in Moreno Valley will have some help supplementing their food supplies with the launch of a new City service called "MoVal Meals." The free service, which provides both pick-up and delivery options, will offer a week's supply of mostly staples, such as beans, rice, or pasta and more. 

 

Supplies will be available for drive-thru pick-up at the City's Conference & Recreation Center (CRC) at Alessandro Blvd. and Frederick St. Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. the day after participants register. Delivery will take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Participants must register either by phone at 951-413-3749 or email at MoValMeals@MoVal.org. Find more information at www.movalmeals.org.

 

Feeding America Food Bank (FAFB)

2950 Jefferson Street, Riverside, CA 

(951) 359-4757

https://www.feedingamericaie.org/find-pantry

 

UPDATE: FAFB is not holding drive-thru distributions. Please check their website to find a food pantry near you. 

 

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

 

Art Connects - Virtual Student Arts Competition

In an effort to help students channel their creativity during mandatory school closures due to COVID-19, the Riverside County Office of Education has launched a virtual student arts competition open to all students in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade in Riverside County.

 

The competition is open to all students in grades TK-12 attending public, charter, private, parochial, or home school programs in Riverside County. For each of the six weeks, students can submit their contributions at www.rcoe.us/art-connects

 

Winners will be announced in each grade level category approximately one week after the submission deadline for each week’s competition.  

  • 1st place award: $75 gift card from RCOE Foundation, plaque, and certificate of participation  
  • 2nd place award: $50 gift card from RCOE Foundation, and certificate of participation  
  • 3rd place award: $25 gift card from RCOE Foundation, and certificate of participation  
  • Honorable mention: Certificate of participation  



Please continue to send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Thank you for your continued support,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

March 23, 2020

Dear Parents:

 

We hope you had a good weekend and are safe. As we head into what would have been our Spring Break, this is a good time to recharge. Below are some reminders, updates, and new resources.

 

MEAL PROGRAM CHANGES

“Grab and Go” meals are still available during Spring Break at nearly all schools between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. As a reminder, students can go to any school. However, the following schools are no longer serving meals (nearby schools are listed as options). 

  • Moreno Valley High School (Alessandro School, 23311 Dracaea Avenue)
  • Bayside Community Day School (Badger Springs Middle School, 24750 Delphinium Avenue) 
  • March Mountain and March Valley High Schools (Sunnymead Elementary, 24050 Dracaea Avenue) 

 

TESTING UPDATES

 

Statewide Testing

The state will be waiving statewide testing this school year, as follows: 

  • Suspending all California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing.
  • Suspending Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
  • Placing the Physical Fitness Test on hold until students return to school.

 

AP Tests

  • AP Exams will be offered for students to take remotely. Each exam will be 45 minutes. 
  • Additional test information will be released on April 3. 
  • Digital portfolio submission deadlines have been extended to May 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Any students can cancel the exam at no charge. 
  • Only units covered until early March will be covered on the exam. 
  • Instructional resources will launch on 3/25/20--free remote learning resources.  
  • The online exam will be offered on two dates (TBD). 
  • Students can prepare now by going on their Chromebook and clicking on the SHMOOP app.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

Free Food Sources

Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC)

(909) 723-1581

https://www.capsbc.org/food-bank

 

CAPSBC’s Food Bank distributes over 15 million pounds of food each year throughout San Bernardino County, even to the most remote locations. Visit their website for locations and hours.   

 

COVID-19 Information

 

United Way of the Inland Valley

https://uwiv.org/covid19

 

Residents can dial 2-1-1 at any time to hear the latest information about COVID-19. Callers are also able to get referrals for local services including food, shelter, and other health-related issues.

 

CHILD CARE RESOURCES
Due to the extension of school closures, we have established a list of child care resources for parents who may need support during the school closure (see above). This has been updated recently.

 

As our extended school closure progresses, we will continue to provide you with important information. However, we will send emails Monday, Wednesday, and Friday except for emergencies.  

 

Please continue to send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Thank you for your continued support,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

March 20, 2020

Dear Parents:

 

What a week this has been! So many of you have been so gracious and thankful at our free meal service. On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you for all of your patience and support. 

 

MEAL PROGRAM CHANGES

Next week, we will continue our “Grab and Go” meal program; however, we will be consolidating some of our meal pick-up locations. Please help us spread the word. 

 

The following is a list of schools that will no longer be serving meals. Students can go to any MVUSD school, but we have listed nearby schools for your convenience.

  • Moreno Valley High School: If you previously picked up meals at Moreno Valley High School, we invite you to pick up meals at Alessandro School, located at 23311 Dracaea Avenue.
  • Bayside Community Day School: Students can pick up meals at Badger Springs Middle School located at 24750 Delphinium Avenue. 
  • March Mountain and March Valley High Schools: Students can go to Sunnymead Elementary located at 24050 Dracaea Avenue. 

 

CHILD CARE RESOURCES
Due to the extension of school closures, we have established a list of child care resources for parents who may need support during the school closure. This will be updated continuously as information changes quickly.

 

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

This crisis has already taken a great toll on many people’s employment. The California’s Employment Development Department has created a useful web page with FAQs for people whose employment has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). If you or someone you may know may need help, visit the site to find out eligibility and filing requirement for:

 

SELF-CARE RESOURCES

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and California Department of Public Health have released a handful of relevant and informative resources below:

 

Please continue to send your questions to “publicinformation@mvusd.net” and we will respond to you promptly. 

 

Have a safe weekend! Remember to wash your hands, practice social distancing, and only be in groups of less than 10 people. We care about you!! 

 

Thank you, 



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

 

March 19, 2020

Dear Parents:

 

During this unprecedented time with schools closed, the Board of Education and I want to assure you that we are doing all we can to keep your child safe and keep their educational progress on track. 

 

Earlier this week, we posted a variety of grade-based independent learning and enrichment opportunities. As we head into what would have been our Spring Break, we wanted to remind you that you can access the website by visiting bit.ly/MVUSD-Learning (case-sensitive).

 

Many parents have asked about homework packets or assignments. Our teachers care about your children very much and some of them may have provided assignments during the school closure. As we have previously mentioned, while we encourage all students and families to work together on independent learning and enrichment opportunities, at this time, assignments and resources are optional.

 

Due to the school closure extension through April 30, we are working diligently to identify educational resources and ensure students and families will have the ability to access the tools by April 13. We will provide you more information as soon as the details are finalized. 

 

Tonight, you may have heard that Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a state-wide order for everyone to stay at home. Please know that this does not apply to our school meal program. Our district serves 33,000 students and today we served over 10,000 meals to our families. 

 

We will continue to offer free meals tomorrow and throughout the school closure crisis. Now, more than ever, this serves as a vital service to our community. Please let your friends, neighbors, or anybody know that children and teens can pick up a free “Grab and Go” meal at any MVUSD school, Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., no questions asked. 

 

We appreciate your patience and understanding. As you can imagine, this is not an easy undertaking for a district of nearly 40 schools and 33,000 students, and it is important that we get things done correctly, not just fast. Please continue to take care of yourselves. I appreciate all of your help in spreading the word about our meal program and online independent learning and enrichment opportunities. 

 

Thank you, 


Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

 

March 18, 2020

 

Dear families: 

 

As you know, all schools in Riverside County have been ordered to close through April 30, 2020, which includes our previously scheduled spring break, March 23 - April 3, 2020. In an effort to support our students and community, the Board of Education and I have decided to extend our “Grab and Go” meal service throughout the duration of this unprecedented crisis. 

 

Lunch will be available to all children and teens Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all K-12 Moreno Valley Unified Schools. Under current state requirements, students must be present to receive a “Grab and Go” meal, which includes lunch and breakfast items for the following morning. Please keep an eye out for a business card in your “Grab and Go” lunch bag that contains information regarding independent learning and enrichment opportunities. 

 

Additionally, we are working with our community partners to establish a list of child care resources for parents who may need support during the school closure. 

 

We hope you share all of this information with your friends and family to ensure all families who may need this service are informed. We will continue to keep you updated as appropriate, and would love your support in spreading the word! 

 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please continue to send your questions to “publicinformation@mvusd.net” and we will respond as soon as we can. 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely, 

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

March 17, 2020

Dear parents, staff and community members:

 

Today, the Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser announced an order to extend all school closures in the county through April 30, 2020. 

 

Later today, we expect additional information and guidance from the California State Department of Education and Governor Gavin Newsom regarding school closures. We understand that this is disconcerting and you want information as soon as possible. We are working with our local and state officials to get the most accurate information. 

 

Please continue to monitor your emails for updates. On behalf of the Board of Education and I, thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this rapidly changing situation.

 

Sincerely, 

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 
March 16, 2020

Dear Parents:


During this challenging time with schools closed, the Board of Education and I feel it’s important to remember to take care of each other. We know that it can be difficult for many families and we want to remind you of a few resources available for your students. 


First, we are providing students a “Grab and Go” lunch and breakfast option this week between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at all schools with exception to Rainbow Springs. You may visit any school with your child, no questions asked. 


In addition, to continue supporting our MVUSD students' educational needs, we have compiled a list of various online educational resources in preparation for the possibility of school closures. You may access the website by visiting bit.ly/MVUSD-Learning (case-sensitive) or scanning the QR Code in the attached email. 


While the Moreno Valley Unified School District encourages all students and families to work together on independent learning and enrichment opportunities, these are optional and students are not required to submit work to teachers. 


The earliest students can return to classes is Monday, April 6. However, the federal and local recommendations are changing daily. If we need to extend our school closure period, the dates will be adjusted and we will let you know as soon as possible.


Thank you,


Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools
 
 
 
March 15, 2020

Good evening, 


School lunch meals and a breakfast item will continue to be provided at no cost for all Moreno Valley Unified School District students during the school closure of March 16, 2020 through March 20, 2020 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 


Meals will be provided as a “Grab and Go” option at all MVUSD schools with exception to Rainbow Springs. If you have children attending different MVUSD school sites, you can visit the nearest school site to receive meals. 


Children must be present in order for meals to be provided. If you have any questions, please email “publicinformation@mvusd.net.” 


Thank you, 


Moreno Valley Unified School District

 

March 13, 2020

Dear parents:

On behalf of the Board of Education and I, thank you for your patience as we and all schools throughout California work to respond as quickly as possible to a rapidly evolving issue with the best information we have from expert agencies. 

As you know, we have been in regular communication with the Riverside University Health Systems-Public Health (RUHS-PH) to learn about the latest news regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are no known confirmed cases by public health officials of COVID-19 among our students or staff in the Moreno Valley Unified School District. However, we have been taking precautionary measures and have been preparing for the possibility of school closures if necessary. 

Today, the Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser ordered the closure of all schools in the county. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 we will close all Moreno Valley Unified School District schools through Spring Break. School will resume on Monday, April 6, 2020. Please keep in mind that school closures could be extended based on the rapidly changing situation.

We understand this is a very difficult situation for many of our families and staff because schools serve as a lifeline for many. The District Office will remain open to ensure the continuation of critical functions. Lunch meals will continue to be provided for families as a “Grab and Go” option during March 16, 2020 through March 20, 2020 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at all schools.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, families and community members. Please know that during this closure, public health officials continue to recommend for everyone to practice social distancing and take everyday preventive actions to avoid spreading germs and illnesses. As we have mentioned in previous communications, please follow these important tips:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Children who have fevers and coughs or any other flu-like symptoms should stay home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours without medication.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.

To stay informed of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please continue to check the following credible sources:

    1. Riverside University Health System-Public Health
      rivcoph.org/coronavirus.aspx or call 2-1-1
    2. California Department of Public Health
      https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx 
    3. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
      https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/


We will remain in close contact with local public health officials throughout the duration of this closure and will provide updates as appropriate. Please check our website “
www.mvusd.net” for additional information and resources. 

Thank you for your patience and support,

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

  

March 12, 2020

Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members:

This is an understandably challenging time and we appreciate your ongoing support and collaboration to keep our community safe. The Board of Education and I continue to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) closely alongside local and state officials. There are no known confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our students or staff in the Moreno Valley Unified School District.

Thank you for your patience as we and all schools throughout California work to respond as quickly as possible to a rapidly evolving issue with the best information we have from expert agencies. 

Late last night, the Office of the Governor directed public agencies to follow updated public health guidance, including restrictions on public events and large gatherings to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect community health. Today, the Riverside County Public Health Department issued a press release with additional information on the cancellation of large events.

As you know, we were already taking preventative measures to consider postponing, cancelling, or modifying events and activities on our campuses prior to these announcements, including making the decision to postpone open houses. 

The Board of Education and I are announcing the additional steps we are taking based on the directive from Governor Gavin Newsom and the Riverside County Public Health Department. By order of the Health Officer of the County of Riverside, all events with expected attendance above 250 individuals are cancelled starting March 12, 2020 until April 30, 2020, regardless of venue. The following additional decisions and guidelines were made in consultation and in consideration of their recommendations and orders. 

Student Health Care 

  • Students with symptoms of illness will be assessed by a health care staff member and may be sent home.
  • Students sent home must be picked up by a parent or person on their emergency contact list.
  • A student with a fever and respiratory illness symptoms will be isolated until they are able to leave.
  • Students will continue to receive reminders about best practices for preventing the spread of the germs and viruses.

Employee Health Care 

  • Employees with symptoms of illness consult with a healthcare professional.
  • Following the recommendation of public health officials, please call your doctor instead of walking in. 
  • Employees with a fever and respiratory illness symptoms are asked to stay home until fully recovered and symptom-free for 24 hours including being free of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines.

As a reminder, it is essential that anyone who is sick stays home until fully recovered and symptom-free for 24 hours including being free of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines. 

Athletics
All games will be cancelled from Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020. On campus practice is allowable.

Field Trips

Any field trips scheduled between Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020 will be cancelled or postponed if the event, activity or location is unable to allow students and staff to comply with social distance standards.

Travel (Non-Athletic)
All overnight and air travel scheduled for the purpose of instruction or business continuity, will be cancelled if they are scheduled between Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020. This includes the following:

  • Overnight field trips (including science camps and college road trips).
  • Professional development related travel.

We will continue to evaluate risks associated with any and all travel.

School/district-sponsored events 

At this time, school and District-sponsored events scheduled between Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 6, 2020 will be postponed or cancelled. 

Events include, but are not limited to: 

  • Visual and performing arts events 
  • Assemblies and/or extracurricular related events 
  • Open Houses
  • Banquets
  • PTA/PTO/Booster events 
  • Student-organized events including those organized by school clubs 
  • Tryouts
  • Fairs/festivals
  • Award Ceremonies

The following events will proceed normally, as long as social distancing measures are followed and a sign-in sheet is filled:

  • PTA Meetings
  • DELAC/ELAC Meetings
  • School Site Council Meetings
  • Book Club Meetings
  • Parent Workshops
  • Student Club Meetings

Each school will decide how best to move forward for their community based on the information, guidelines and resources available.

Events and Activities - Non-MVUSD

All non-MVUSD events and activities scheduled to occur on MVUSD property are allowed to continue as long as the events have less than 250 attendees and comply with social distancing measures. 

All of these measures will be in effect through April 6, 2020 (through Spring Break) and will be modified or extended based on guidance from public health officials. 

We are continuously communicating with the Riverside County Department of Public Health and are staying updated on any new developments regarding this rapidly changing situation. All of these decisions are not taken lightly. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, families and community members. We expect new precautions daily and will continue to update you as soon as we are informed.  


Thank you for understanding,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

 

March 11, 2020

Good evening,  

The Board of Education and I understand the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a concern for many of our families during this time. We continue to monitor the Novel Coronavirus  closely alongside health professionals, Riverside University Health System-Public Health (RUHS-PH), the Riverside County Office of Education and the California Department of Education. This is an understandably anxious time, and we appreciate how families and staff are working together to keep our community safe. 

The Coronavirus continues to be a very fluid situation. We understand many of you have questions, and we will continue to address as many as possible in our updates to families. You can view our previous messages with resources on our district website (mvusd.net).

Most recently, there has been an increase in questions regarding school closures. I would like to clarify if an outbreak occurs and school closures are recommended or ordered, decisions will be made following discussion between the school district, Riverside University Health System-Public Health, California Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this time, Moreno Valley Unified School District has not been recommended to close any schools.

We have also been receiving an increase in questions from parents regarding cancellations of field trips, events and activities. The Moreno Valley Unified School District seeks to continue family and parent engagement to the greatest extent possible, while also keeping our community safe and protecting the health of our students and staff. We are following the recommendations of Riverside County public health officials and the California State Department of Education. Under their guidance, we are taking the following into consideration for events and activities as a precautionary measure: 

  • Moving assemblies or group activities to a large room or outdoors to allow attendees more personal space 

  • If a larger space is not available, staggering group activities or assemblies to minimize the number of people gathered in one area

  • Postponing large events and assemblies, when appropriate

Based on the social distancing recommendation from the county and knowing that open house events attract a very large audience, including the elderly who have been reported to be more susceptible to infection, we have decided to postpone all open house events until further notice. All other events are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

As this is a rapidly changing situation, we will keep you informed of any updates regarding the steps we are taking during this time. 

Thank you for understanding, 

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

 

March 8, 2020

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Last night, the Riverside University Health System - Public Health published a press release that states a person has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Riverside County. The individual is currently undergoing care at Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage and is in isolation as the team continues with testing and treatment for the patient.


While this may be alarming to some parents, there is no need to panic. We continue to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) closely alongside health professionals and Riverside University Health System-Public Health (RUHS-PH) officials.It is understandable for parents to feel anxiety regarding this recent news and we will continue to provide you with updates as necessary. We can assure you that we are doing everything in our power to keep school sites disinfected and clean for all students.

We are encouraging all students and staff to continue to practice taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus and flu.

As we have mentioned in previous communications, please follow these important tips: