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July 6, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

Recently, reports have shown an increase in positive tests for COVID-19 over the holiday weekend. On behalf of the Board of Education, please continue to follow the public health official guidelines and stay safe. 

 

We hope you were able to maintain physical distance while having a joyful time with your family and household members. Continue to cherish the moments you spend with them. This has become our new normal, and although it is different, it provides us an opportunity to be together through this difficult time. 

 

As you are aware, we launched a parent survey the past few weeks to get your input on our reopening schools plan. As we move forward to incorporate parent feedback and obtain staff feedback, we invite you to view the results on our website. 

 

No matter how we reopen, we want to make sure we provide options to meet the needs of all students. Did you know six of our elementary schools will now offer sixth grade classes? If you are interested in having your child remain in an elementary school setting for sixth grade, we still have room at Box Springs, Creekside, Ramona, Ridgecrest, and Seneca elementary schools. You can complete and submit an intra-district transfer request form.

 

Sincerely,



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. 

 

Parent School Safety Survey

Helping students do their best in school requires a team effort. Parents, students, and schools all play important roles in this process. To help all of us learn how to make your child's schooling experience as positive and beneficial as possible, please give us your honest, thoughtful responses to our Safety Survey. The survey will be open through July 15th. 

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

If you are interested in your child attending an independent learning option for the 2020-2021 school year, please consider the Moreno Valley Online Academy (MVOA). Some of its highlights include small class sizes, access to dual enrollment college courses, online A-G college prep courses, and serves students from transitional kindergarten to twelfth grade. View MVOA’s brochure to learn more

 

Census 2020

If you haven’t already, fill out your Census questionnaire today! The census provides vital information for you and your community.

 

  • Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on Census Bureau data.
  • It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries.
  • Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
  • Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.

 

Visit 2020census.gov to learn how you can complete the questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. Everyone counts, so make sure you and your loved ones are counted!

 

Note: There is NO citizenship question on the questionnaire.

 

Reminders

Free RTA Rides for Students

Thanks to a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program grant, students 18 years of age and younger will be able to take unlimited free rides to campus and anywhere the Riverside Transit Authority buses go for free, anytime they operate. The grant is effective from August 2, 2020, through June 30, 2021, and students will be responsible for paying their normal fare when the grant expires or funding runs out.

 

Students will simply need to show some form of identification, including a valid school ID, RTA Youth ID card, California driver’s license, or state ID showing they are 18 or younger.

 

Run for Hope

10K, 5K run/walk and motorcycle run

Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Coronado Tidelands Park: 2000 Mullinex Dr, Coronado, CA 92118

 

Join the Celebration! Top Sponsor & Race Winners ~ Trophies, Prizes and Award Medals! Also, Special Music, Entertainment, Kidz G.A.N.G. Play Zone and lots of Delicious Food! Proceeds from this event will benefit youth in Moreno Valley.

 

California Student Academy

Attention high school students! EdSource is proud to partner with Ed100 and organizations across the state in a unique opportunity for California's young people to develop their leadership skills and learn how they can get more involved in shaping their schools – and be heard at all levels of the education system. As high schools navigate the uncharted process of reopening safely, this four-day virtual conference will equip students with the knowledge and context to have an effective voice in conversations where decisions are made.

 

No prior experience is required and there is no charge to participate in the conference, but the deadline to apply has been extended to July 10. Learn more and apply today! 

 

Virtual Graduations Now Available Online

Grab some popcorn, put your feet up, and celebrate the Class of 2020 in the comfort of your own home. Visit Graduation Central for links to the video as well as photo galleries of each school’s drive-through celebration. The videos feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations. 

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

The United Lift Rental Assistance Program is a coordinated effort between Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise to keep 10,000 Riverside County families and residents housed between the months of June and November by providing one-time support in direct rental assistance. Rental assistance is intended to cover 100% of the total passed due rent, up to $3,500 per household. This amount is intended to cover two to three months of rent.

 

Applications will re-open July 15 – July 25, and the same period each month through November. 

 

Fact sheets are available in English and Spanish for more information.

 

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

APSI at UCR Extension Professional Studies is just around the corner! Register today to partake in the five-day virtual APSI experience, July 13-17. With the uncertainties of what this next school year will look like, at least you can be prepared with your AP curriculum so you can be sure to start the year off on the right foot.

 

Coronavirus Testing

Moreno Valley residents can get tested at CVS pharmacies for coronavirus infection. Testing is reserved for those showing COVID-19 symptoms or people in other high-risk categories, not for antibodies. Appointments are required at all three sites:

 

  • Cottonwood Golf Center, 13671 Frederick St., Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Appointments scheduled by phone at 888-634-1123 or online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting. Must meet eligibility requirements.

 

  • CrossWord Christian Church, 21401 Box Springs Road, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call to make an appointment: 1-800-945-6171. Open to all, regardless of symptoms.

 

 

California Community Colleges

California Community Colleges offer degrees and certificates, guaranteed transfer programs to four-year universities, career training programs and financial aid options to help you keep your college dreams going, and we accept 100% of high school graduates.

 

Visit StayEnrolled.com to apply for summer or fall classes at a California community college. You can also find tips for how to succeed in online courses, get directly connected to your local college and explore the career, transfer and financial aid options available. To adapt to social distancing guidelines, all of our colleges are offering online courses this summer and fall. Following extreme safety precautions and working with state and local health authorities, some courses will be held in-person on our campuses for essential workforce training. Community colleges offer great options to help you succeed now AND into your future.

 

With the Associate Degree for Transfer program, you can stay close to home and prepare to transfer to a guaranteed, saved spot at a CSU campus or one of the many participating private, not-for-profit universities or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

 

Anti-Bullying Institute’s Virtual Resources

The Anti-Bullying Institute (ABI) continues to serve students, educators and parents by providing kindness and bullying-prevention resources. ABI has introduced several new virtual programs and activities, including an IGTV and YouTube mini video series, as well as virtual kindness and shoutout cards.

 

ABI also offers the following bullying-prevention resources:

  • Take 30 Webinars - a professional development webinar series on various bullying-prevention topics
  • Printable materials, such as kindness affirmation cards
  • Virtual parent and cyber-bullying classes.

 

Learn more at antibullyinginstitute.org

 

At Home Learning Resources

The following resources, from KCET, were designed to help support families with early learning during the summer and as they prepare for school in the fall.

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Valley Public Library.

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

 

July 2, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

On behalf of the Board of Education, I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July. The 4th of July is a commemoration of America's fateful Declaration of Independence on July 4,1776. We express our spirit by celebrating its 244th birthday through virtual festivities with friends and family. 

 

Our country is facing many challenges and I know that sometimes it can even seem overwhelming. However, I believe that we are still the greatest country. Our great diversity is our strength. Our freedom to disagree and challenge each other is what makes our country even greater. 

 

We still have to continue to become a more equitable and just society, and we can do that through education. This weekend, I hope you are safe, and take time to appreciate our freedoms and envision a brighter future for our country and young people. 

 

Sincerely,



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. 

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

If you are interested in your child attending an independent learning option for the 2020-2021 school year, please consider the Moreno Valley Online Academy (MVOA). Some of its highlights include small class sizes, access to dual enrollment college courses, online A-G college prep courses, and serves students from transitional kindergarten to twelfth grade. View MVOA’s brochure to learn more

 

Free RTA Rides for Students

Thanks to a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program grant, students 18 years of age and younger will be able to take unlimited free rides to campus and anywhere the Riverside Transit Authority buses go for free, anytime they operate. The grant is effective from August 2, 2020, through June 30, 2021, and students will be responsible for paying their normal fare when the grant expires or funding runs out.

 

Students will simply need to show some form of identification, including a valid school ID, RTA Youth ID card, California driver’s license, or state ID showing they are 18 or younger.

Celebrate 4th of July Virtually

Just because you can't get together with families and friends on the 4th doesn't mean you can't celebrate. Here are three ways to celebrate the 4th virtually: 

  • Take a Virtual Tour of American Museums and Historical Sites: Institutions from sea to shining sea have thrown open their doors digitally, offering free online looks at their exhibits. This 4th, you can celebrate the holiday by delving deeper into the history of our country with virtual visits to NASA, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and the Statue of Liberty.

 

  • Hold a Hot Dog Eating Contest: There's no word yet on whether Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, one of the nation's most celebrated Independence Day events, will go on as planned. Set up your own hot dog-dining challenge, and share it through social media!

 

  • Get Your Game On: Whether it's a water balloon fight, or a corn hole match, the 4th of July is all about outdoor games. With baseball's opening day not yet announced, you might even want to set up a little sandlot so the kids can swing away. Be sure to share updates on social media as the score changes so friends and family can cheer on the teams.

Run for Hope

10K, 5K run/walk and motorcycle run

Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Coronado Tidelands Park: 2000 Mullinex Dr, Coronado, CA 92118

 

Join the Celebration! Top Sponsor & Race Winners ~ Trophies, Prizes and Award Medals! Also, Special Music, Entertainment, Kidz G.A.N.G. Play Zone and lots of Delicious Food!

 

Proceeds from this event will benefit youth in Moreno Valley.

Reminders

California Student Academy

Attention high school students! EdSource is proud to partner with Ed100 and organizations across the state in a unique opportunity for California's young people to develop their leadership skills and learn how they can get more involved in shaping their schools – and be heard at all levels of the education system. As high schools navigate the uncharted process of reopening safely, this four-day virtual conference will equip students with the knowledge and context to have an effective voice in conversations where decisions are made.

 

No prior experience is required and there is no charge to participate in the conference, but the deadline to apply is Monday, July 6. Learn more and apply today! 

 

Virtual Graduations Now Available Online

Grab some popcorn, put your feet up, and celebrate the Class of 2020 in the comfort of your own home. Visit Graduation Central for links to the video as well as photo galleries of each school’s drive-through celebration. The videos feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations. 

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

The United Lift Rental Assistance Program is a coordinated effort between Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise to keep 10,000 Riverside County families and residents housed between the months of June and November by providing one-time support in direct rental assistance. Rental assistance is intended to cover 100% of the total passed due rent, up to $3,500 per household. This amount is intended to cover two to three months of rent.

 

Applications will re-open July 15 – July 25, and the same period each month through November. 

 

Fact sheets are available in English and Spanish for more information.

 

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

APSI at UCR Extension Professional Studies is just around the corner! Register today to partake in the five-day virtual APSI experience, July 13-17. With the uncertainties of what this next school year will look like, at least you can be prepared with your AP curriculum so you can be sure to start the year off on the right foot.

 

Coronavirus Testing

Moreno Valley residents can get tested at CVS pharmacies for coronavirus infection. Testing is reserved for those showing COVID-19 symptoms or people in other high-risk categories, not for antibodies. Appointments are required at all three sites:

 

  • Cottonwood Golf Center, 13671 Frederick St., Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Appointments scheduled by phone at 888-634-1123 or online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting. Must meet eligibility requirements.

 

  • CrossWord Christian Church, 21401 Box Springs Road, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call to make an appointment: 1-800-945-6171. Open to all, regardless of symptoms.

 

 

California Community Colleges

California Community Colleges offer degrees and certificates, guaranteed transfer programs to four-year universities, career training programs and financial aid options to help you keep your college dreams going, and we accept 100% of high school graduates.

 

Visit StayEnrolled.com to apply for summer or fall classes at a California community college. You can also find tips for how to succeed in online courses, get directly connected to your local college and explore the career, transfer and financial aid options available. To adapt to social distancing guidelines, all of our colleges are offering online courses this summer and fall. Following extreme safety precautions and working with state and local health authorities, some courses will be held in-person on our campuses for essential workforce training. Community colleges offer great options to help you succeed now AND into your future.

 

With the Associate Degree for Transfer program, you can stay close to home and prepare to transfer to a guaranteed, saved spot at a CSU campus or one of the many participating private, not-for-profit universities or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

 

Anti-Bullying Institute’s Virtual Resources

The Anti-Bullying Institute (ABI) continues to serve students, educators and parents by providing kindness and bullying-prevention resources. ABI has introduced several new virtual programs and activities, including an IGTV and YouTube mini video series, as well as virtual kindness and shoutout cards.

 

ABI also offers the following bullying-prevention resources:

  • Take 30 Webinars - a professional development webinar series on various bullying-prevention topics
  • Printable materials, such as kindness affirmation cards
  • Virtual parent and cyber-bullying classes.

 

Learn more at antibullyinginstitute.org

 

At Home Learning Resources

The following resources, from KCET, were designed to help support families with early learning during the summer and as they prepare for school in the fall.

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Valley Public Library.

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

 

City of Moreno Valley’s Upcoming 4th of July Contests

The City of Moreno Valley invites all residents to participate in some fun holiday contests! 

  • Star Spangled Pets Virtual Pet Costume Contest
    This crazy event features prizes in the categories of "Pet/Owner Lookalike," "Most Patriotic," "Most Handsome," "Most Beautiful" and, of course, "Funniest." Enter June 22-29.
  • "MoVal's Got Talent Virtual Talent Show"
    Have a special talent to share? It’s your time to shine! There's a one-minute time limit, so plan accordingly. Enter June 22-29.
  • United We Stand Home Decorating Contest
    Features prizes in the "Best Use of Theme," "Most Patriotic," "Most Creative" and "People's Choice" categories. Enter through July 1.
  • United We Stand Virtual 6k Run/Walk
    MoVal Residents can dress up in their patriotic gear and complete a 6k run/walk, or a hike up Terri Peak. Record your time on any exercise app, screenshot your total distance and finish time, take photos along the walk/hike/run and post with the hashtags #MOVALPARKS #MOVAL6K to be eligible for prizes and medals. Enter July 4-10.

 

Entry and judging rules and procedures for all these fun events are available on the City's website at www.moval.org/fourth. Entry deadlines vary by event, so enter soon!

 

June 29, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

I would like to provide you with some very important updates regarding our schools. 

 

Recently, we had a telephone meeting with the Riverside County Health Department in which Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser made some important announcements. We know that our student athletes are eager to get back to practicing and conditioning to prepare for games. You may have even seen other schools practicing for sports. However, Dr. Kaiser has made it clear to us that at this time, schools should not allow students to participate in sports. For more information, please visit www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus

 

I know it’s important to return to the things we enjoy doing, but not when it puts your child’s health at risk. We truly care about them and that is why we follow the public health officer’s guidance. 

 

We have our next board of education meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. in which the Board will vote on the budget for the 2020-2021 school year. As you know, we are still waiting on budget information from the state. However, we are very conservative in our planning as we expect this health crisis will impact us for a few years.

 

The deadline to submit the survey regarding the reopening of our schools closed last Friday. We are developing our reopening plan and part of that process was to receive feedback from you. Please remember that flexibility is key to our plan. We have to expect the unexpected. Thank you for those of you who took time to submit the survey. We look forward to analyzing the results and using it as part of our planning process.

 

In the meantime, if you are interested in your child attending an independent learning option for the 2020-2021 school year, please consider the Moreno Valley Online Academy. Some of its highlights include small class sizes, access to dual enrollment college courses, online A-G college prep courses and best of all - it has programs for students from transitional kindergarten to twelfth grade. 

 

Sincerely,



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. 



Virtual Graduations Now Available Online

Grab some popcorn, put your feet up, and celebrate the Class of 2020 in the comfort of your own home. Visit Graduation Central for links to the video as well as photo galleries of each school’s drive-through celebration. The videos feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations. 

 

Rotary Club of Moreno Valley Scholarships

Congratulations to the Moreno Valley Unified seniors who earned the following Rotary Club of Moreno Valley scholarships:

  • $2,000 Interact Award
    • Sofia Yepez, Moreno Valley High School 
    • Chantal Ojeda, Valley View High School
  • $1,000
      • Grace Ericson, Canyon Springs High School 
      • Sofia Yepez, Moreno Valley High School 
      • Alexis Puente, Valley View High School 
      • Samuel Munoz, Vista del Lago High School 
      • Shyanne Rangel, March Mountain High School 
  • $500
    • Sarah Hoang, Valley View High School
    • Angelique Gallegos, Valley View High School 

 

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Moreno Valley for their continued support!

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

The United Lift Rental Assistance Program is a coordinated effort between Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise to keep 10,000 Riverside County families and residents housed between the months of June and November by providing one-time support in direct rental assistance. Rental assistance is intended to cover 100% of the total passed due rent, up to $3,500 per household. This amount is intended to cover two to three months of rent.

 

Applications will re-open July 15 – July 25, and the same period each month through November. 

 

Fact sheets are available in English and Spanish for more information.

 

Dracaea Avenue Greenway Project
The City of Moreno Valley will be hosting a virtual workshop on Tuesday June 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm (via Zoom). This online workshop is an opportunity for residents to learn about the Dracaea Avenue Greenway project and give your input.  If you are interested in attending, please email greenway@moval.org or call (951) 413-3140

 

To learn more about the project, please visit our website: http://www.moval.org/greenway.

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

APSI at UCR Extension Professional Studies is just around the corner! Register today to partake in the five-day virtual APSI experience, July 13-17. With the uncertainties of what this next school year will look like, at least you can be prepared with your AP curriculum so you can be sure to start the year off on the right foot.

 

Coronavirus Testing

Moreno Valley residents can get tested at CVS pharmacies for coronavirus infection. Testing is reserved for those showing COVID-19 symptoms or people in other high-risk categories, not for antibodies. Appointments are required at all three sites:

 

  • Cottonwood Golf Center, 13671 Frederick St., Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Appointments scheduled by phone at 888-634-1123 or online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting. Must meet eligibility requirements.

 

  • CrossWord Christian Church, 21401 Box Springs Road, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call to make an appointment: 1-800-945-6171. Open to all, regardless of symptoms.

 

 

California Student Academy

Attention high school students! EdSource is proud to partner with Ed100 and organizations across the state in a unique opportunity for California's young people to develop their leadership skills and learn how they can get more involved in shaping their schools – and be heard at all levels of the education system. As high schools navigate the uncharted process of reopening safely, this four-day virtual conference will equip students with the knowledge and context to have an effective voice in conversations where decisions are made.

 

No prior experience is required and there is no charge to participate in the conference, but the deadline to apply is Monday, July 6. Learn more and apply today! 

 

California Community Colleges

California Community Colleges offer degrees and certificates, guaranteed transfer programs to four-year universities, career training programs and financial aid options to help you keep your college dreams going, and we accept 100% of high school graduates.

 

Visit StayEnrolled.com to apply for summer or fall classes at a California community college. You can also find tips for how to succeed in online courses, get directly connected to your local college and explore the career, transfer and financial aid options available. To adapt to social distancing guidelines, all of our colleges are offering online courses this summer and fall. Following extreme safety precautions and working with state and local health authorities, some courses will be held in-person on our campuses for essential workforce training. Community colleges offer great options to help you succeed now AND into your future.

 

With the Associate Degree for Transfer program, you can stay close to home and prepare to transfer to a guaranteed, saved spot at a CSU campus or one of the many participating private, not-for-profit universities or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

 

Reminders

 

Anti-Bullying Institute’s Virtual Resources

The Anti-Bullying Institute (ABI) continues to serve students, educators and parents by providing kindness and bullying-prevention resources. ABI has introduced several new virtual programs and activities, including an IGTV and YouTube mini video series, as well as virtual kindness and shoutout cards.

 

ABI also offers the following bullying-prevention resources:

  • Take 30 Webinars - a professional development webinar series on various bullying-prevention topics
  • Printable materials, such as kindness affirmation cards
  • Virtual parent and cyber-bullying classes.

 

Learn more at antibullyinginstitute.org

 

At Home Learning Resources

The following resources, from KCET, were designed to help support families with early learning during the summer and as they prepare for school in the fall.

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Valley Public Library.

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

 

City of Moreno Valley’s Upcoming 4th of July Contests

The City of Moreno Valley invites all residents to participate in some fun holiday contests! 

  • Star Spangled Pets Virtual Pet Costume Contest
    This crazy event features prizes in the categories of "Pet/Owner Lookalike," "Most Patriotic," "Most Handsome," "Most Beautiful" and, of course, "Funniest." Enter June 22-29.
  • "MoVal's Got Talent Virtual Talent Show"
    Have a special talent to share? It’s your time to shine! There's a one-minute time limit, so plan accordingly. Enter June 22-29.
  • United We Stand Home Decorating Contest
    Features prizes in the "Best Use of Theme," "Most Patriotic," "Most Creative" and "People's Choice" categories. Enter through July 1.
  • United We Stand Virtual 6k Run/Walk
    MoVal Residents can dress up in their patriotic gear and complete a 6k run/walk, or a hike up Terri Peak. Record your time on any exercise app, screenshot your total distance and finish time, take photos along the walk/hike/run and post with the hashtags #MOVALPARKS #MOVAL6K to be eligible for prizes and medals. Enter July 4-10.

 

Entry and judging rules and procedures for all these fun events are available on the City's website at www.moval.org/fourth. Entry deadlines vary by event, so enter soon!

 

June 25, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

I would like to provide you with some very important updates regarding our schools. 

 

Recently, we had a telephone meeting with the Riverside County Health Department in which Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser made some important announcements. We know that our student athletes are eager to get back to practicing and conditioning to prepare for games. You may have even seen other schools practicing for sports. However, Dr. Kaiser has made it clear to us that at this time, schools should not allow students to participate in sports. 

 

I know it’s important to return to normalcy, but not when it puts your child’s health at risk. I truly care about them and that is why we follow the public health officer’s guidance. 

 

Second, we have our next board meeting this upcoming Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. At this meeting, the Board will make a decision on the budget for the 2020-2021 school year.  As you know, we are still waiting on budget information from the state. However, we are very conservative in our planning as we expect this health crisis will impact us for the next several years.

 

Third, the deadline to submit the survey regarding the reopening of our schools is tomorrow, Friday, July 26. We are developing our reopening plan and part of that process is to receive feedback from you. Please remember that flexibility is key to our plan. We have to expect the unexpected. 

 

In the meantime, if you are interested in your child participating in an independent learning option, please consider the Moreno Valley Online Academy. Some of its highlights include small class sizes, access to dual enrollment college courses, online A-G college prep courses and best of all - it has programs for students from transitional kindergarten to twelfth grade. 

 

Sincerely,

 

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. 



Virtual Graduations Launch June 27

Grab some popcorn, put your feet up, and celebrate the Class of 2020 in the comfort of your own home.  Virtual graduations will stream Saturday, June 27, at noon. Visit Graduation Central for links to the video as well as photo galleries of each school’s drive-through celebration. The videos will feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations. 

 

Rotary Club of Moreno Valley Scholarships

Congratulations to the Moreno Valley Unified seniors who earned the following Rotary Club of Moreno Valley scholarships:

  • $2,000 Interact Award
    • Sofia Yepez, Moreno Valley High School 
    • Chantal Ojeda, Valley View High School
  • $1,000
      • Grace Ericson, Canyon Springs High School 
      • Sofia Yepez, Moreno Valley High School 
      • Alexis Puente, Valley View High School 
      • Samuel Munoz, Vista del Lago High School 
      • Shyanne Rangel, March Mountain High School 
  • $500
    • Sarah Hoang, High School 
    • Angelique Gallegos, Valley View High School 

 

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Moreno Valley for their continued support!

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

The United Lift Rental Assistance Program is a coordinated effort between Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise to keep 10,000 Riverside County families and residents housed between the months of June and November by providing one-time support in direct rental assistance. Rental assistance is intended to cover 100% of the total passed due rent, up to $3,500 per household. This amount is intended to cover two to three months of rent.

 

Applications will re-open July 15 – July 25, and the same period each month through November. 

 

Fact sheets are available in English and Spanish for more information.

 

Dracaea Avenue Greenway Project
The City of Moreno Valley will be hosting a virtual workshop on Tuesday June 30th, 2020 at 5:00 pm (via Zoom). This online workshop is an opportunity for residents to learn about the Dracaea Avenue Greenway project and give your input.  If you are interested in attending, please email greenway@moval.org or call (951) 413-3140

 

To learn more about the project, please visit our website: http://www.moval.org/greenway.

 

California Student Academy

Attention high school students! EdSource is proud to partner with Ed100 and organizations across the state in a unique opportunity for California's young people to develop their leadership skills and learn how they can get more involved in shaping their schools – and be heard at all levels of the education system. As high schools navigate the uncharted process of reopening safely, this four-day virtual conference will equip students with the knowledge and context to have an effective voice in conversations where decisions are made.

 

No prior experience is required and there is no charge to participate in the conference, but the deadline to apply is Monday, July 6. Learn more and apply today! 

 

Reminders

 

Anti-Bullying Institute’s Virtual Resources

The Anti-Bullying Institute (ABI) continues to serve students, educators and parents by providing kindness and bullying-prevention resources. ABI has introduced several new virtual programs and activities, including an IGTV and YouTube mini video series, as well as virtual kindness and shoutout cards.

 

ABI also offers the following bullying-prevention resources:

  • Take 30 Webinars - a professional development webinar series on various bullying-prevention topics
  • Printable materials, such as kindness affirmation cards
  • Virtual parent and cyber-bullying classes.

 

Learn more at antibullyinginstitute.org

 

At Home Learning Resources

The following resources, from KCET, were designed to help support families with early learning during the summer and as they prepare for school in the fall.

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Valley Public Library.

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

 

City of Moreno Valley’s Upcoming 4th of July Contests

The City of Moreno Valley invites all residents to participate in some fun holiday contests! 

  • Star Spangled Pets Virtual Pet Costume Contest
    This crazy event features prizes in the categories of "Pet/Owner Lookalike," "Most Patriotic," "Most Handsome," "Most Beautiful" and, of course, "Funniest." Enter June 22-29.
  • "MoVal's Got Talent Virtual Talent Show"
    Have a special talent to share? It’s your time to shine! There's a one-minute time limit, so plan accordingly. Enter June 22-29.
  • United We Stand Home Decorating Contest
    Features prizes in the "Best Use of Theme," "Most Patriotic," "Most Creative" and "People's Choice" categories. Enter through July 1.
  • United We Stand Virtual 6k Run/Walk
    MoVal Residents can dress up in their patriotic gear and complete a 6k run/walk, or a hike up Terri Peak. Record your time on any exercise app, screenshot your total distance and finish time, take photos along the walk/hike/run and post with the hashtags #MOVALPARKS #MOVAL6K to be eligible for prizes and medals. Enter July 4-10.

 

Entry and judging rules and procedures for all these fun events are available on the City's website at www.moval.org/fourth. Entry deadlines vary by event, so enter soon!

 

June 22, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a great Father’s day weekend! Although you were probably not able to head out to your favorite restaurant, many of you were able to stay in touch with your loved ones and showed appreciation for everything your father or father figure has done for you. Let’s remember to give thanks and show appreciation not only on Father’s Day or Mother’s Day, but every day! 

 

Before heading into the weekend, on Friday, June 19, 2020, the Board of Education and I participated in the Census Caravan Parade near Edgemont Elementary School to help promote participation for completing the Census. I was so excited to go out in the community and see some of our families! Although we were unable to hug, shake hands, pass out flyers or candy, it was really nice to see all of your smiling faces. If you haven’t completed the Census yet, please do. The Census will determine funding and representation for our community until the next Census takes place in 10 years.

 

As more and more places begin to open doors, please remember to practice social distancing and use face coverings. Many people have been confused whether or not they should be wearing them. The state published new official guidelines on wearing face coverings. Please read the entire document and be familiar with it. They may change, but please know that these orders were issued for your safety based on the rise and spread of COVID-19. 

 

As a reminder, our reopening schools survey closes on Friday, June 26, please take five minutes to share your thoughts. 

 

Sincerely,

 

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. 

 

Virtual Arts Festival Award Winners

Congratulations to our first ever Virtual Arts Festival winners! There were more than 350 entries from all the art mediums.

 

Superintendent’s Award Winners

1st Place

Julian Castillo - Palm MS, 7th Grade

First French Suite - Bass Clarinet Solo

Category: Instrumental Music

 

2nd Place

Sara Jackson - Vista Heights MS, 6th Grade

I know things know... from "Into the Woods"

Category: Vocal Music

 

3rd Place

Samantha Blakley - Vista del Lago HS, 12th Grade

Texture is Value

Category: Visual Arts

 

In addition to the Superintendent’s Awards, there were first, second, third and honorable mention awards for performing arts and visual arts categories. Each first place winner received $100; second place received $75, and third place received $50.  For a complete list of the 16 winners, including images/videos of their work, click here.

Anti-Bullying Institute’s Virtual Resources

The Anti-Bullying Institute (ABI) continues to serve students, educators and parents by providing kindness and bullying-prevention resources. ABI has introduced several new virtual programs and activities, including an IGTV and YouTube mini video series, as well as virtual kindness and shoutout cards.

 

ABI also offers the following bullying-prevention resources:

  • Take 30 Webinars - a professional development webinar series on various bullying-prevention topics
  • Printable materials, such as kindness affirmation cards
  • Virtual parent and cyber-bullying classes.

 

Learn more at antibullyinginstitute.org

Reminders

 

Virtual Graduations Launch June 27

Save the Date! Virtual graduations will premier June 27 on our district website and YouTube channel. These videos will feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations. Look for the link in next week’s emails and on our website. 

 

At Home Learning Resources

The following resources, from KCET, were designed to help support families with early learning during the summer and as they prepare for school in the fall.

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are still available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Valley Public Library.

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

 

City of Moreno Valley’s Upcoming 4th of July Contests

The City of Moreno Valley invites all residents to participate in some fun holiday contests! 

  • Star Spangled Pets Virtual Pet Costume Contest
    This crazy event features prizes in the categories of "Pet/Owner Lookalike," "Most Patriotic," "Most Handsome," "Most Beautiful" and, of course, "Funniest." Enter June 22-29.
  • "MoVal's Got Talent Virtual Talent Show"
    Have a special talent to share? It’s your time to shine! There's a one-minute time limit, so plan accordingly. Enter June 22-29.
  • United We Stand Home Decorating Contest
    Features prizes in the "Best Use of Theme," "Most Patriotic," "Most Creative" and "People's Choice" categories. Enter through July 1.
  • United We Stand Virtual 6k Run/Walk
    MoVal Residents can dress up in their patriotic gear and complete a 6k run/walk, or a hike up Terri Peak. Record your time on any exercise app, screenshot your total distance and finish time, take photos along the walk/hike/run and post with the hashtags #MOVALPARKS #MOVAL6K to be eligible for prizes and medals. Enter July 4-10.

 

Entry and judging rules and procedures for all these fun events are available on the City's website at www.moval.org/fourth. Entry deadlines vary by event, so enter soon!

 

June 18, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

Today we held our last graduation celebration for the Moreno Valley Community Adult School students. It was inspirational and heartwarming to see so many students excited to walk the stage today and share their messages of thanks to their family, friends, and staff. Thank you for bringing your students to the drive-through graduation celebration to be recognized for their success. I truly enjoyed congratulating each and every one of our students.

 

As we look forward to the coming school year, please know that the safety and security of all students and staff continues to be the top priority of this district. Any decisions made will definitely take safety into consideration just as we have been doing throughout the year. Tonight, we are having a continuation of Tuesday’s Board meeting in which we will discuss the proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year. 

 

If you haven’t already completed our reopening schools survey, please take five minutes to share your thoughts. We are still making plans, which continue to need to be adaptable to the changing situations. For example, earlier today, health officials issued a statewide order that requires Californians to wear a face covering in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Previously, the state allowed local governments to decide whether or not to make it mandatory.

 

Finally, tomorrow we celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. I think it represents a reminder of how far we have come as a country and yet how far we still have to go. I believe education is the key to making continued progress on equality.

 

Sincerely,

 

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. 

 

Virtual Graduations Launch June 27

Save the Date! Virtual graduations will premier June 27 on our district website and YouTube channel. These videos will feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations. Look for the link in next week’s emails and on our website. 

Census Parade
MVUSD Parent Ambassadors and staff will be participating in a Census Parade tomorrow Friday, June 19 starting at 3:00 p.m. at Edgemont Elementary (everyone will be in their own car) to increase participation of MoVal residents. Our community can lose millions of dollars over the next 10 years if we are undercounted. We encourage you to complete the Census questionnaire by phone, by mail, or online at https://2020census.gov/. Keep an eye out for our MVUSD team at the Census Parade! We count, so let’s get counted!

 

NOTE: There is NO citizenship question and none of your information is shared. 

At Home Learning Resources

The following resources, from KCET, were designed to help support families with early learning during the summer and as they prepare for school in the fall.

 

City of Moreno Valley’s Upcoming 4th of July Contests

The City of Moreno Valley invites all residents to participate in some fun holiday contests! 

  • Star Spangled Pets Virtual Pet Costume Contest
    This crazy event features prizes in the categories of "Pet/Owner Lookalike," "Most Patriotic," "Most Handsome," "Most Beautiful" and, of course, "Funniest." Enter June 22-29.
  • "MoVal's Got Talent Virtual Talent Show"
    Have a special talent to share? It’s your time to shine! There's a one-minute time limit, so plan accordingly. Enter June 22-29.
  • United We Stand Home Decorating Contest
    Features prizes in the "Best Use of Theme," "Most Patriotic," "Most Creative" and "People's Choice" categories. Enter through July 1.
  • United We Stand Virtual 6k Run/Walk
    MoVal Residents can dress up in their patriotic gear and complete a 6k run/walk, or a hike up Terri Peak. Record your time on any exercise app, screenshot your total distance and finish time, take photos along the walk/hike/run and post with the hashtags #MOVALPARKS #MOVAL6K to be eligible for prizes and medals. Enter July 4-10.

 

Entry and judging rules and procedures for all these fun events are available on the City's website at www.moval.org/fourth. Entry deadlines vary by event, so enter soon!

Reminders

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are still available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Valley Public Library.

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.


June 15, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to your first week of summer. During the summer I still will be emailing you twice a week because so many are asking what will happen next year and want updates on the reopening of schools. 

 

I want to remind you to take our parent survey to share your ideas and your concerns about your child’s educational options and experience for the fall. Although you may hear some districts already are planning to fully open in the fall, these plans are subject to change and that is one reason we are not solidifying or publicizing a plan - we do not want to put something out that isn’t set. 

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16, our Board of Education will meet and get an update on the 2020-21 school year budget. They will then vote to adopt the budget at the June 30 meeting.



Sincerely,

 

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. 

 

Reminders

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are still available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Valley Public Library.

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

 

 

June 12, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

Congratulations on making it through the 2019-20 school year. Although we had many challenges, we were able to face and overcome each one. Together, we helped each other Lift to Rise

 

On behalf of the board of education, thank you for your partnership this year. This spring, we all had to play new roles, learn new skills, and adjust to new routines. We could not have done this without each other. 

 

I know many of you are wondering what the 2020-21 school year is going to look like. I hope to have our plan to reopen schools to you by mid-July. I wish we could tell you now, but there are still too many unknowns that will affect our decisions. 

 

As part of our planning, we are engaging all stakeholders. We stand committed to working with our parents, staff, and associations as we look to 2020-21. To gather parent input, we have created a survey so you can let us know what is most important to you. We will use this information to guide our decision making process. 

 

The survey will be available until June 26.

 

We are committed to communicating with you during the summer and will provide updates via email, text and phone Mondays and Thursdays. If you have any questions or concerns, please continue to email us at publicinformation@mvusd.net throughout the summer.

 

We hope our students will continue to learn over the summer, but also get outside, try something new, and stay connected to friends and family. Enjoy your break and be safe.

 

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you again in August.

 

Sincerely,

 

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. 

 

Reminders

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are still available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Public Library.

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

 

June 10, 2020

 

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

Your voice is important to us. As a partner in your child’s education, we want to be as collaborative as possible. That is why it’s important for you to participate in our school reopening survey on Friday. 

 

The survey should only take a few minutes to complete but will provide us insight into what considerations and decisions our parents want us to make as we plan for the 2020-21 school year. 

 

My goal has been to keep you informed throughout the school closure and I want to continue throughout the summer. However, I will cut back these messages from three times a week to two times a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning next week. 

 

Now is a good time to visit the Parent Portal to make sure your information is up-to-date so you are ready to get information from your child’s school or the district during the summer and the beginning of next school year.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

 

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. 

 

Reminders

 

Superintendent’s Summer Arts Academy

Acting, Singing, Performance Prep in a Distance Learning Virtual Setting

June 22 - July 17

MWF, 10 - 11 a.m.

 

Open to students in grades 3-12.

Register Now 

 

Summer 2020 Virtual Cyber Camp - Moreno Valley Unified School District and Moreno Valley College 

Beginner Camp

June 15-19 

(7th-12th grade students with little to no cybersecurity experience)

  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Cybersecurity Training 
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.: Coding Olympics (Python Programming) 

Register

 

Advanced Camp 

June 22-26 

(7th-12th grade students, who participated in a prior Beginner Camp or CyberPatriot Team)

  • 12:30 - 3 PM: Cybersecurity Training

Register

 

Instructor/Coach Training

June 22-26 

(Teachers and parents are welcomed)

  • 9 - 11 AM: Instructor/Coach Training 

Register

 

For more information, please contact: Donna Woods or Kasey Nguyen

 

Class of 2020



California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

 

Children’s books to Help Talk About Racism

Recent incidents that have sparked calls and protests for racial justice can be confusing for students. Here is a list of age-appropriate books dealing with racial issues that may be useful for you and your child.

 

Elementary Report Cards 

This year, parents will not receive a copy of their child’s report card on the last day of school. Report cards will instead be mailed home after June 16.

 

Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

During the week of June 8-12, the City of Moreno Valley will illuminate the Moreno Valley M in the color of the high school graduating students that day.

 

Important Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Due to end-of-year activities taking place, we will not offer Grab ‘n’ Go lunches at the high schools during the first two weeks of June. Please visit any nearby school to pick up a lunch.

 

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are still available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Public Library.

 

Reminder: Online Yoga Classes for Adults and Students

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, June 11

9:00-9:15am (TK-2nd grade)

9:25-9:45am (3rd-5th grade)

10:00-10:30am (6th-8th grade)

10:40-11:45am (9-12th grade)

 

 

June 8, 2020

 

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

Today I had the pleasure of attending the first two of eight graduation celebrations we will hold for our Class of 2020. Although it wasn’t our traditional graduation, both of them were so fun and our students and parents still beamed with pride and excitement as the graduates walked across the stage. 

 

Also today, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond released the state’s guidance for opening schools next year. In his remarks, the superintendent said parents should expect students to wash their hands and have their temperature taken often. They will likely wear masks and only attend classes a few days a week with a small group of classmates, while keeping a social distance of six feet between each other.

 

The California Department of Public Health last week, unveiled the administration’s health and safety guidelines and considerations as schools prepare to resume in-person instruction. Among their recommendations are that all staff and students be screened before entering school facilities and that staff use cloth face coverings at all times — gloves and surgical masks are necessary for food service workers and employees with routine contact with the public. Students should be encouraged to wear the cloth coverings when physical distancing is not possible, according to the guidance.

 

We will use both of these guidebooks, along with parent and staff input, to help us in our decision-making. In addition, next week, the Riverside County Office of Education will release local guidelines that have been signed off by County Public Health Official Cameron Kaiser. This is all to say, we still have a lot more to do before we will have answers for our school opening next year.

 

I hope you have a good week and stay safe.

 

Sincerely,

 

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

Carla Lyder Inducted into No Kid Hungry California’s League of Hunger Heroes

 

MVUSD Nutrition Services Director Carla Lyder was one of 328 Californians recently inducted into the No Kid Hungry California’s League of Hunger Heroes in recognition of the countless everyday Californians who have stepped up to fight hunger and get nutritious meals to children and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

National History Day-California Winners From Riverside County

At the state competition in May, 16 student projects from Riverside County were recognized—including 10 champions and eight special award winners. Congratulations to the following Moreno Valley Unified School District winners.

 

Freedom 7: Breaking The American Space Barrier 

Runner-Up – Group Documentary, Junior Division 

Shayna Ashley, Shawn Ashley, Jonathan Serrano, Vincent Ruiz 

Palm Middle School 

 

Florence Lawrence: Breaking Barriers for Women’s Rights 

Honorable Mention – Individual Performance, Junior Division 

Paloma Vargas 

Vista Heights Middle School 

 

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

CHAMPION – Group Performance, Junior Division*** 

Peyton English, Rossana Chavez, Ava Rodriguez, and Ruby Montes De Oca 

Vista Heights Middle School 

 

Special Awards

San Francisco Naval Commandry’s Naval Order of the U.S. San Francisco Commandery Award for Outstanding National History Day Project in Maritime of Naval History 

Ella Parsons – Vista Heights Middle School

 

Mike and Melissa Lawson Dr. Larry W. Sheffield Young Historian’s Award 

Paloma Vargas - Vista Heights Middle School

 

Reminders

 

Reopening of Schools Survey

On Friday, June 12, we will launch a parent survey to get opinions and preferences about how we open schools on August 12. We encourage all parents to participate and provide their honest feedback so we can better plan and support you. 

 

Dell Sale

Dell is running a 10% flash sale starting June 9 at 5 a.m. to celebrate the end of the school year. This event is for all faculty, staff, students and parents and will be good for 48 hours only.

This discount will automatically be applied when you purchase through our MVUSD discount site: www.dell.com/mpp/MorenoValleyUSD

 

Superintendent’s Summer Arts Academy

Acting, Singing, Performance Prep in a Distance Learning Virtual Setting

June 22 - July 17

MWF, 10 - 11 a.m.

 

Open to students in grades 3-12.

Register Now 

 

Summer 2020 Virtual Cyber Camp - Moreno Valley Unified School District and Moreno Valley College 

Beginner Camp

June 15-19 

(7th-12th grade students with little to no cybersecurity experience)

  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Cybersecurity Training 
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.: Coding Olympics (Python Programming) 

Register

 

Advanced Camp 

June 22-26 

(7th-12th grade students, who participated in a prior Beginner Camp or CyberPatriot Team)

  • 12:30 - 3 PM: Cybersecurity Training

Register

 

Instructor/Coach Training

June 22-26 

(Teachers and parents are welcomed)

  • 9 - 11 AM: Instructor/Coach Training 

Register

 

For more information, please contact: Donna Woods or Kasey Nguyen

 

Class of 2020



California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

 

Children’s books to Help Talk About Racism

Recent incidents that have sparked calls and protests for racial justice can be confusing for students. Here is a list of age-appropriate books dealing with racial issues that may be useful for you and your child.

 

Elementary Report Cards 

This year, parents will not receive a copy of their child’s report card on the last day of school. Report cards will instead be mailed home after June 16.

 

Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

During the week of June 8-12, the City of Moreno Valley will illuminate the Moreno Valley M in the color of the high school graduating students that day.

 

Important Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Due to end-of-year activities taking place, we will not offer Grab ‘n’ Go lunches at the high schools during the first two weeks of June. Please visit any nearby school to pick up a lunch.

 

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are still available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Public Library.

 

Reminder: Online Yoga Classes for Adults and Students

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, June 11

9:00-9:15am (TK-2nd grade)

9:25-9:45am (3rd-5th grade)

10:00-10:30am (6th-8th grade)

10:40-11:45am (9-12th grade)


June 5, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

I can feel the excitement in the air. Graduation celebrations begin on Monday and we only have one week of school left before our summer break.

 

I know many of you are curious about what is going to happen next year. Just today, Governor Newsom announced that schools could open next Friday. Please know that does not mean schools will open. The state still has not released its guidance, and the County Office of Public Health has authority of opening and closing schools locally. When we do open our school buildings, it is not going to look the same. 

 

Many parents are looking forward to sending their children back to school. For other parents, they may still be concerned and want their child to continue distance learning. While we have not finalized our plans for opening the 2020-21 school year, Moreno Valley Unified School District offers options to meet the needs of all students. One of those options is Moreno Valley Online Academy, which offers online learning for children in grades TK-12. The school is

designed for students who are looking for a different type of program that involves input from parents and students. Every student has an individualized learning plan that is designed to help students be successful. It is just one more option for students and parents as they look to the new school year.

 

I hope you have a good weekend. 

 

Sincerely,

 

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. 

 

Reopening of Schools Survey

On Friday, June 12, we will launch a parent survey to get opinions and preferences about how we open schools on August 12. We encourage all parents to participate and provide their honest feedback so we can better plan and support you. 

Sesame Street and CNN Town Hall - Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism

Saturday, June 6 

7:00  a.m. 

CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español

CNN and Sesame Street join once again for a new Town Hall to help kids and families discuss racism and the protests taking place nationwide, build empathy and embrace diversity. The hour-long special will be hosted by CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor Erica Hill, along with Sesame Street’s Big Bird. Sesame Street Muppets Abby Cadabby, Elmo and his dad Louie, Gabrielle and Rosita will appear alongside cast members Roscoe Orman and Sonia Manzano.  

Dell Sale

Dell is running a 10% flash sale starting June 9 at 5 a.m. to celebrate the end of the school year. This event is for all faculty, staff, students and parents and will be good for 48 hours only.

This discount will automatically be applied when you purchase through our MVUSD discount site: www.dell.com/mpp/MorenoValleyUSD

Reminders

 

2020 Superintendent Summer Learning Academy

Academic Enrichment in English language Arts and Math

June 29-July 30

 

Registration is now open for the Superintendent Summer Learning Academy for students currently in kindergarten through fourth grade, and is due today. Help your child stay on the road to learning this summer! 

Register Now

 

Superintendent’s Summer Arts Academy

Acting, Singing,Performance Prep in a Distance Learning Virtual Setting

June 22 - July 17

MWF, 10 - 11 a.m.

 

Open to students in grades 3-12.

Register Now 

 

Summer 2020 Virtual Cyber Camp - Moreno Valley Unified School District and Moreno Valley College 

Beginner Camp

June 15-19 

(7th-12th grade students with little to no cybersecurity experience)

  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Cybersecurity Training 
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.: Coding Olympics (Python Programming) 

Register

 

Advanced Camp 

June 22-26 

(7th-12th grade students, who participated in a prior Beginner Camp or CyberPatriot Team)

  • 12:30 - 3 PM: Cybersecurity Training

Register

 

Instructor/Coach Training

June 22-26 

(Teachers and parents are welcomed)

  • 9 - 11 AM: Instructor/Coach Training 

Register

 

For more information, please contact: Donna Woods or Kasey Nguyen

 

Class of 2020



California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

 

Children’s books to Help Talk About Racism

Recent incidents that have sparked calls and protests for racial justice can be confusing for students. Here is a list of age-appropriate books dealing with racial issues that may be useful for you and your child.

 

Elementary Report Cards 

This year, parents will not receive a copy of their child’s report card on the last day of school. Report cards will instead be mailed home after June 16.

 

Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

During the week of June 8-12, the City of Moreno Valley will illuminate the Moreno Valley M in the color of the high school graduating students that day.

 

Important Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Due to end-of-year activities taking place, we will not offer Grab ‘n’ Go lunches at the high schools during the first two weeks of June. Please visit any nearby school to pick up a lunch.

 

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are still available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Public Library.

 

Reminder: Online Yoga Classes for Adults and Students

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, June 11

9:00-9:15am (TK-2nd grade)

9:25-9:45am (3rd-5th grade)

10:00-10:30am (6th-8th grade)

10:40-11:45am (9-12th grade)

 

Adult Classes:

 

Dates

Time

Monday, June 8

6:00-7:00pm

 

P-EBT card

Due to coronavirus (COVID 19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when school is closed. Families who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals may get $365 per child in state benefits to buy food. The application is easy. Apply today and you should receive your benefits within 10 days. Families who received a P-EBT card in the mail do not need to apply.

Apply at ca.p-ebt.org

 

June 3, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

I hope you are all staying safe. 

 

As we head to the summer, we wanted to make you aware of our  virtual summer learning enrichment opportunities for students. Registration is now open for the Superintendent’s Summer Arts Academy and our Summer Ready program will launch tomorrow.

 

Summer school will run this year from June 22-July 23. More information will be coming out soon but mark your calendar if you are interested in summer school or Extended School Year.  

 

Please keep up the distance learning until the end. Having a routine can help students during these uncertain times. Thank you for all you do.

 

Sincerely,

 

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. 

 

Superintendent’s Summer Arts Academy

Acting, Singing,Performance Prep in a Distance Learning Virtual Setting

June 22 - July 17

MWF, 10 - 11 a.m.

 

Open to students in grades 3-12.

 

Register Now 

Superintendent’s Summer Reading Program Launches June 4

 

We’ve partnered with Scholastic to provide a free “Spend Your Summer Reading!” book bag to all students in grades TK-5. It includes a set of age-appropriate books by popular authors with engaging characters and plots and some fun worksheets.

 

You may pick up your books at your child’s school from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Look for information from your school.

Class of 2020

 

Resources

California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.

 

Children’s books to Help Talk About Racism

Recent incidents that have sparked calls and protests for racial justice can be confusing for students. Here is a list of age-appropriate books dealing with racial issues that may be useful for you and your child.

 

Reminders

 

Virtual summer learning enrichment opportunities for students

2020 Superintendent Summer Learning Academy

Academic Enrichment in English language Arts and Math

June 29-July 30

 

Registration is now open for the Superintendent Summer Learning Academy for students currently in kindergarten through fourth grade, and is due June 5. Help your child stay on the road to learning this summer! 

Register Now

 

Summer 2020 Virtual Cyber Camp - Moreno Valley Unified School District and Moreno Valley College 

Beginner Camp

June 15-19 

(7th-12th grade students with little to no cybersecurity experience)

  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Cybersecurity Training 
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.: Coding Olympics (Python Programming) 

Register

 

Advanced Camp 

June 22-26 

(7th-12th grade students, who participated in a prior Beginner Camp or CyberPatriot Team)

  • 12:30 - 3 PM: Cybersecurity Training

Register

 

Instructor/Coach Training

June 22-26 

(Teachers and parents are welcomed)

  • 9 - 11 AM: Instructor/Coach Training 

Register

 

For more information, please contact: Donna Woods or Kasey Nguyen

 

Elementary Report Cards 

This year, parents will not receive a copy of their child’s report card on the last day of school. Report cards will instead be mailed home after June 16.

 

Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

The City of Moreno Valley will illuminate the Moreno Valley M in gold on Thursday, June 4, in support of the Adopt-a-Senior program. Seniors will pick up their gifts from their adopters that day. In addition, each night during the week of June 8-12, the city will light up the M in the color of the high school graduating students that day.

 

Important Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Due to end-of-year activities taking place, we will not offer Grab ‘n’ Go lunches at the high schools during the first two weeks of June. Please visit any nearby school to pick up a lunch.

 

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are still available during the summer, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Public Library.

 

Identifying and Supporting Students with Dysgraphia - California League of Schools Webinar 

Thursday, June 4

2:00 p.m.

 

Join Dr. Lynn Larsen for an exploration of dysgraphia, a little-understood learning disability that affects up to 20% of students and can never be outgrown. Students with dysgraphia struggle with the handwriting and content development/organizational aspects of writing. With the prevalence of remote learning during COVID-19, writing is even more critical for communicating learning. Discover useful tips for identifying and supporting students with dysgraphia.

Register

 

Reminder: Online Yoga Classes for Adults and Students

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, June 4

Thursday, June 11

9:00-9:15am (TK-2nd grade)

9:25-9:45am (3rd-5th grade)

10:00-10:30am (6th-8th grade)

10:40-11:45am (9-12th grade)

 

Adult Classes:

 

Dates

Time

Monday, June 8

6:00-7:00pm

 

P-EBT card

Due to coronavirus (COVID 19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when school is closed. Families who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals may get $365 per child in state benefits to buy food. The application is easy. Apply today and you should receive your benefits within 10 days. Families who received a P-EBT card in the mail do not need to apply.

Apply at ca.p-ebt.org

 

June 1, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

The events of this weekend are another painful reminder that injustice remains in our world. We can fix the broken windows and merchandise can be replaced. However, it will take more to address the inequity within our society. We continue to believe as strongly as ever that tremendous change is needed to address the inequity in our nation that African Americans and other marginalized groups have long endured. We must use education as a positive force for change in our community. 

 

Earlier today, the Board of Education and I emailed the Moreno Valley Unified School District community a letter in support of racial equality and calling out the injustice our African American community faces. Today, Riverside County declared a state of emergency and instituted a curfew. This can be very unsettling for adults and confusing or scary for young children who may not understand all of the context. 

 

I urge you not only to talk to your child, but to listen. We can learn a lot more from them if we listen. They can tell you what they understand and how it makes them feel. And, by talking, it helps them understand their own feelings. If they prefer to speak with a counselor, they can make a request by going to bit.ly/MVUSD-counselor

 

Please stay safe and remain hopeful. 

 

Sincerely,

 

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. 

 

2020 Superintendent Summer Learning Academy

Academic Enrichment in English language Arts and Math

June 29-July 30

 

Registration is now open for the Superintendent Summer Learning Academy for students currently in kindergarten through fourth grade, and is due June 5. Help your child stay on the road to learning this summer! 

 

Register Now

Elementary Report Cards 

This year, parents will not receive a copy of their child’s report card on the last day of school. Report cards will instead be mailed home after June 16.

 

Advancing Equity in an Era of Crisis - Webseries

Planning California’s Districts Transition Back to School: A Blueprint for Districtwide Communication During COVID 19

June 3, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent, Moreno Valley Unified School District

 

Dr. Daryl Camp

Superintendent, San Lorenzo Unified School District

 

This conversation is right for: Leadership, Administrators, Teachers and Paraeducators 

The California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and the University of California Los Angeles Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS) have collaborated to develop this free online series, which provides families and educators with the tools and strategies they need to enhance equity in the virtual learning space in the wake of the COVID-19 school closures.

Register

 

Summer 2020 Virtual Cyber Camp - Moreno Valley Unified School District and Moreno Valley College 

Beginner Camp

June 15-19 

(7th-12th grade students with little to no cybersecurity experience)

  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Cybersecurity Training 
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.: Coding Olympics (Python Programming) 

Register

 

Advanced Camp 

June 22-26 

(7th-12th grade students, who participated in a prior Beginner Camp or CyberPatriot Team)

  • 12:30 - 3 PM: Cybersecurity Training

Register

 

Instructor/Coach Training

June 22-26 

(Teachers and parents are welcomed)

  • 9 - 11 AM: Instructor/Coach Training 

Register

 

For more information, please contact: Donna Woods or Kasey Nguyen

Resources

Identifying and Supporting Students with Dysgraphia - California League of Schools Webinar 

Thursday, June 4

2:00 p.m.

 

Join Dr. Lynn Larsen for an exploration of dysgraphia, a little-understood learning disability that affects up to 20% of students and can never be outgrown. Students with dysgraphia struggle with the handwriting and content development/organizational aspects of writing. With the prevalence of remote learning during COVID-19, writing is even more critical for communicating learning. Discover useful tips for identifying and supporting students with dysgraphia.

 

Register

 

National Geographic

National Geographic’s Family newsletter offers tips and resources on a variety of topics. This week’s newsletter includes:

  • How Can Kids Practice Kindness From Home?
  • Boredom Busters For Kids

Reminders

DELAC Virtual Meeting

Jun 3, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

 

Meeting ID: 889 0960 4389

Password: 9DpB54

 

Adopt-a-Senior

There is still time to Adopt-a-Senior, as part of the Moreno Valley Education Foundation’s program 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. 

 

Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

The City of Moreno Valley will illuminate the Moreno Valley M in gold on Thursday, June 4, in support of the Adopt-a-Senior program. Seniors will pick up their gifts from their adopters that day. In addition, each night during the week of June 8-12, the city will light up the M in the color of the high school graduating students that day.

 

Important Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Due to end-of-year activities taking place, we will not offer Grab ‘n’ Go lunches at the high schools during the first two weeks of June. Please visit any nearby school to pick up a lunch.

 

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are still available during the summer, from June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Public Library.

 

Reminder: Online Yoga Classes for Adults and Students

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, June 4

Thursday, June 11

9:00-9:15am (TK-2nd grade)

9:25-9:45am (3rd-5th grade)

10:00-10:30am (6th-8th grade)

10:40-11:45am (9-12th grade)

 

Adult Classes:

 

Dates

Time

Monday, June 8

6:00-7:00pm

 

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.

 

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.

 

P-EBT card

Due to coronavirus (COVID 19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when school is closed. Families who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals may get $365 per child in state benefits to buy food. The application is easy. Apply today and you should receive your benefits within 10 days. Families who received a P-EBT card in the mail do not need to apply.

Apply at ca.p-ebt.org

 

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.

 

May 29, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

As we reach the end of month and near the end of the school year, many of you are excited for the school year to be over. However, during this summer, we will continue to offer opportunities for learning. The Superintendent’s Summer Arts Academy provides performance-based instruction and experiences in music and theater arts for students currently in grades 3-12, and will run from June 22 - July 17. The Superintendent’s Summer Learning Academy for students in grades k-4 is tentatively scheduled from June 29 - July 30.  We hope to announce our summer school program next week so students can make up course work or get ahead. Please keep an eye out for announcements from your school.

 

In addition to all of the academics, we will be very busy with planning for 2020. As I mentioned before, Board President Marsha Locke and I are on a Riverside County Office of Education task force to look at the best ways to open schools. We are committed to opening schools safely and we will continue to keep you updated on our progress. I know leaving school at the end of the year without knowing what it will look like next year can be tough but know we are taking it slow so we can be safe.

 

Have a good weekend and enjoy this warm weather. 

 

Sincerely,

 

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. 

 

Important Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

Due to end-of-year activities taking place, we will not offer Grab ‘n’ Go lunches at the high schools during the first two weeks of June. Please visit any nearby school to pick up a lunch.

 

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are still available during the summer, from June 15 - August 7, at all middle schools, Armada Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Vista del Lago High School, and the Moreno Public Library.

 

Adopt-a-Senior

There is still time to Adopt-a-Senior, as part of the Moreno Valley Education Foundation’s program 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. 

Advancing Equity in an Era of Crisis - webseries

Planning California’s Districts Transition Back to School: A Blueprint for Districtwide Communication During COVID 19

June 3, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent, Moreno Valley Unified School District

 

Dr. Daryl Camp

Superintendent, San Lorenzo Unified School District

 

This conversation is right for: Leadership, Administrators, Teachers and Para ed

The California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and the University of California Los Angeles Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS) have collaborated to develop this free online series, which provides families and educators with the tools and strategies they need to enhance equity in the virtual learning space in the wake of the COVID-19 school closures.

 

Resources

 

P-EBT card

Due to coronavirus (COVID 19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when school is closed. Families who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals may get $365 per child in state benefits to buy food. The application is easy. Apply today and you should receive your benefits within 10 days. Families who received a P-EBT card in the mail do not need to apply.

Apply at ca.p-ebt.org

 

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.

 

Changing Lives Showcase

Saturday, May 30, 2020

1:00-5:00 p.m.

The Changing Lives Showcase, is a culmination of five months of youth working to create and perfect art and music performances to express what it means to Give, Advocate, or Volunteer in support of Education, Financial Stability and Health.

 

Jointly sponsored by Music Changing Lives, Moreno Valley Unified School District, California Endowment, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Niagara Cares, Goliath Grafix and many more.

 

The program is designed to motivate youth to stay in school and become civically engaged while having fun learning basic business and financial literacy skills to have a career in the entertainment industry.

More information 

Reminders

 

Reminder: Online Yoga Classes for Adults and Students

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, June 4

Thursday, June 11

9:00-9:15am (TK-2nd grade)

9:25-9:45am (3rd-5th grade)

10:00-10:30am (6th-8th grade)

10:40-11:45am (9-12th grade)

 

Adult Classes:

 

Dates

Time

Monday, June 1

Monday, June 8

6:00-7:00pm



Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

The City of Moreno Valley will illuminate the Moreno Valley M in gold on Thursday, June 4, in support of the Adopt-a-Senior program. Seniors will pick up their gifts from their adopters that day. In addition, each night during the week of June 8-12, the city will light up the M in the color of the high school graduating students that day.

 

DELAC Virtual Meeting

Jun 3, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

 

Meeting ID: 889 0960 4389

Password: 9DpB54

 

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.



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.

 

May 27, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

As the county enters into an accelerated State 2 of opening, we have received many questions about why we are holding the drive-through graduations and virtual celebrations. The short answer is because we have not received approval from the county to do other events. 

 

The County’s school closure is still in effect through June 19 as is the state’s stay at home order. The Riverside County Department of Public Health gave us permission for our drive-through graduations as long as all public health precautions are taken, social distancing is maintained, and only members of the same household are in the same car.

 

We are offering virtual celebrations for our kindergarten, fifth, and eighth grade students. Having drive-through celebrations take all day and require us to shift staff around the district. And so as much as we want to celebrate all of our milestones, our priority was with our seniors who will be leaving the district. 

 

Although we are beginning to open restaurants and other businesses up, we are still in a health crisis. Schools are supposed to be only conducting essential business. As much as we would like to hold large celebrations with all of our students and families, we are limited by the county and state who are looking out for the greater community.

 

We have many accomplishments to celebrate, and we will in due time. Thank you for your continued understanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

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. 

 

Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

The City of Moreno Valley will illuminate the Moreno Valley M in gold on Thursday, June 4, in support of the Adopt-a-Senior program. Seniors will pick up their gifts from their adopters that day. In addition, each night during the week of June 8-12, the city will light up the M in the color of the high school graduating students that day.

DELAC Virtual Meeting

Jun 3, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

 

Meeting ID: 889 0960 4389

Password: 9DpB54

 

Adopt-a-Senior

There is one week left to Adopt-a-Senior, as part of the Moreno Valley Education Foundation’s program 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

 

2020 Riverside County Spelling Bee Finalists

Due to COVID-19, the final round of the Riverside County Spelling Bee, presented by The Press Enterprise, as well as the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals, were cancelled. While the 26 finalists (and 23 alternates) were unable to participate in the county or national bee this year, join us in celebrating our MVUSD county finalists:

Winner 

Swetha Jayasinghe 

Palm Middle School, Grade 6 

 

Alternate 

Rahil Tahir 

Mountain View Middle School, Grade 8 

 

Hearts YOUnited Spreads Cheer 

On Friday, May 22, members from New Direction Community, Victory Outreach, Discovery, Day Springs Ministry, Powerhouse churches and the Moreno Valley Education Foundation held a rally outside Badger Springs Middle School to welcome parents with cheers, waves and whistles by Hearts YOUnited and Champions for Peace. The churches collaborated at one school so that they can carry the same messages to other sites in the future.  

Reminders

 

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.

 

COVID-19 Update

Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday that barber shops and hair salons are allowed to re-open with modifications under the Accelerated Phase 2 stage. These businesses in Riverside County are required to follow guidelines to promote customer and employee health safety prior to re-opening. While many other personal services remain closed at this time, members of the community can help advance efforts to re-opening by getting tested for COVID-19.

 

Increasing the number of those tested will create a more accurate – and likely reduced – positivity rate, allowing Riverside County to move more quickly through the state’s phases of re-opening. Testing is free, does not require health insurance, and is easy to do. Appointments can be made by calling 800-945-6171. 

 

 We now have a site in Moreno Valley at 21401 Box Springs Rd.

 

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.

 

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.