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Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


On behalf of the board of education, I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful break next week.


Although this has been a challenging school year, I am so thankful for our students and supportive families, as well as our dedicated teachers and staff. We are truly grateful for all the hard work you have put in so far this year. We are lucky to have each other.


I hope that you are able to spend some time with family or friends over the holiday, but please remember to follow the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the state and local guidelines. 


As a reminder, with schools closed, we will not have Grab n’ Go lunches or technology support next week. We will resume on Monday, November 30.


Have a great break and be 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. 

Paper Tutoring

Paper Tutoring is available to all students in grades 4 to 12. Students can access Paper through Clever 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please watch the video in the flyer for more details. For questions, please contact your site, which will have a Paper account manager.

View flyer for additional information and video in English or Spanish.

Reminders


Free Thanksgiving Meals

Monday, November 23, 2020; 3 p.m.

Discovery Christian Church

27555 Alessandro Blvd.


Thanksgiving meal baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. 


View flyer.


Pre-Thanksgiving Feast

Tuesday, November 24; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

13300 Indian Street (at Dracaea)


The Rotary Club of Moreno Valley invites those who do not have the resources to partake in this time-honored tradition of thanks. Due to Covid-19, we cannot provide indoor dining but

meals will be packed in take-out containers for your safety.


View flyer for more information.


Community Free Food Drive-Thru

Thursdays

Rising Star Business Academy Parking Lot

23750 Alessandro Blvd.

Moreno Valley, CA 92553


Power Speaks Louder food drive provides free boxes of produce, dry goods and essentials Thursdays from 10 a.m. until supplies last.


 For more information, view video or flyer.


HBCU, CSU, UC, or Ivy League - We Got You! 

Saturday, November 21, 2020; 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

College and career planning workshop for 9th-12th grade African American students.


Register here. View flyer.


Partners in Parenting University

Topic: ADHD

Wednesday, December 2, 2020; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.


View flyer for upcoming topics and dates.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Scholarship Essay Contest

Current 9th through 12th grade students are invited to enter this writing contest. 

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Two $500 awards will be given to MVUSD students.


Winning students must attend the virtual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Ceremony on Wednesday, January 20 at 3 – 4:30 pm to accept scholarship award.


Please see flyer and Essay Packet for more information, including eligibility and submission guidelines.


College Help From Cal-Soap

MVUSD is excited to announce that new Cal-SOAP coaches have been provided by Riverside County Office of Education and they will be reaching out to your student to assist with any college-related topics.

 

View letter for additional information.


Tutoring for English Learners, Immigrant and DLI Students

The MVUSD is pleased to announce that it will continue to provide services and supports to help students achieve their academic goals. Your student may reach out to FEV Tutor for academic support at any time. Please click here to sign-up. Please reach out to your school principal if you have any questions about this support. For additional information, please view flyer in English or Spanish.


The Parent Project

This program is composed of eight weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. 

Goals:

  • Increase communication
  • Reduce family conflict
  • Reduce inappropriate behavior
  • Improve school attendance and performance

The program began on October 1, but you can still register for the remaining sessions, which run through December 10 from 6-8 p.m. 


See attached flyer in English or Spanish for more information and to register.


Flu Shots

Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.


37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules. 


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.


Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


On behalf of the board of education, I hope you had a great weekend and are off to a good start this week. We know Thanksgiving is going to look different this year, and this pandemic has impacted many families in our community. There are a few organizations providing Thanksgiving meals next week to ensure those who are affected can still celebrate this Thanksgiving. Please see flyers below for more information. 


Next week, schools are closed and there will be no grab ‘n’ go service. To help families, our nutrition services team will provide USDA Farm to Families combo food boxes tomorrow, November 18, and chicken meal kits to families this Friday, November 20. Please make sure to pick up your food box and kit to ensure you have food for next week. 


Friday is also our second annual Hearts YOUnited Day, a day of kindness and gratitude. Many schools are having activities to celebrate, but I would also encourage you to do something kind for someone. It could be as simple as writing a quick note to someone or calling them to let them know you are thinking about them. If you post anything on social media, feel free to use our hashtag #HeartsYOUnited so we can see all the wonderful things you are doing this day!


I hope you have a good week. 


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. 

 

HBCU, CSU, UC, or Ivy League - We Got You! 

Saturday, November 21, 2020; 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

College and career planning workshop for 9th-12th grade African American students.


Register here. View flyer.

Free Thanksgiving Meals

Monday, November 23, 2020; 3 p.m.

Discovery Christian Church

27555 Alessandro Blvd.


Thanksgiving meal baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. 


View flyer.

Partners in Parenting University

Topic: ADHD

Wednesday, December 2, 2020; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.


View flyer for upcoming topics and dates.

Reminders


Pre-Thanksgiving Feast

Tuesday, November 24; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

13300 Indian Street (at Dracaea)


The Rotary Club of Moreno Valley invites those who do not have the resources to partake in this time-honored tradition of thanks. Due to Covid-19, we cannot provide indoor dining but

meals will be packed in take-out containers for your safety.


View flyer for more information.


Community Free Food Drive-Thru

Thursdays

Rising Star Business Academy Parking Lot

23750 Alessandro Blvd.

Moreno Valley, CA 92553


Power Speaks Louder food drive provides free boxes of produce, dry goods and essentials Thursdays from 10 a.m. until supplies last.


For more information, view video or flyer.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Scholarship Essay Contest

Current 9th through 12th grade students are invited to enter this writing contest. 

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Two $500 awards will be given to MVUSD students.


Winning students must attend the virtual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Ceremony on Wednesday, January 20 at 3 – 4:30 pm to accept scholarship award.


Please see flyer and Essay Packet for more information, including eligibility and submission guidelines.


College Help From Cal-Soap

MVUSD is excited to announce that new Cal-SOAP coaches have been provided by Riverside County Office of Education and they will be reaching out to your student to assist with any college-related topics.

 

View letter for additional information.


Tutoring for English Learners, Immigrant and DLI Students

The MVUSD is pleased to announce that it will continue to provide services and supports to help students achieve their academic goals. Your student may reach out to FEV Tutor for academic support at any time. Please click here to sign-up. Please reach out to your school principal if you have any questions about this support. For additional information, please view flyer in English or Spanish.


The Parent Project

This program is composed of eight weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. 

Goals:

  • Increase communication
  • Reduce family conflict
  • Reduce inappropriate behavior
  • Improve school attendance and performance

The program began on October 1, but you can still register for the remaining sessions, which run through December 10 from 6-8 p.m. 


See attached flyer in English or Spanish for more information and to register.


Flu Shots

Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.


37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules. 


Technology After Hours Updated

Our new hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.

Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


It has been eight months since we were last in the classrooms together. On behalf of the board of education, thank you for your continued partnership. We have one more week before your well-deserved Thanksgiving Break. 


As you have seen, COVD-19 cases in Riverside County continue to rise. In order to get out of the purple tier, we need to have positive cases be at or below seven new cases per day per 100,000 residents. We are currently at 13 new cases per 100,000 residents. In addition, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is at its highest since August 18.


Statewide, we have passed one million cases. This morning, California joined Oregon and Washington in issuing a travel advisory, which urges people entering or returning to these states to quarantine for 14 days. They also recommended residents limit interactions to people within their immediate household. 


While these numbers and this news may sound scary, I want to focus on the good part, which is we have the power to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, get us out of the purple tier, and ready to open schools. As I have said for eight months, stay in place, maintain your space, and cover your face. If you have any symptoms, make sure you don’t go out - get tested. We need to work together for each other.


I hope you have a good weekend.  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. 

Pre-Thanksgiving Feast

Tuesday, November 24; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

13300 Indian Street (at Dracaea)


The Rotary Club of Moreno Valley invites those who do not have the resources to partake in this time-honored tradition of thanks. Due to Covid-19, we cannot provide indoor dining but

meals will be packed in take-out containers for your safety.


View flyer for more information.

The Council of Afrian American Parents - Legacy Roundtable

Accelerated Mathematic Academy Orientation

November 14, 2020; 9:00-11:00 a.m.


Legacy Roundtable works to help male scholars work towards a Calculus goal. Legacy pledges to ensure that each of these scholars is competitively eligible for top colleges and universities throughout California and the nation if they continue habits gained through participation and use college preparation guidance.


View flyer for more information.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Scholarship Essay Contest

Current 9th through 12th grade students are invited to enter this writing contest. 

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Two $500 awards will be given to MVUSD students.


Winning students must attend the virtual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Ceremony on Wednesday, January 20 at 3 – 4:30 pm to accept scholarship award.


Please see flyer and Essay Packet for more information, including eligibility and submission guidelines.

 

College Help From Cal-Soap

MVUSD is excited to announce that new Cal-SOAP coaches have been provided by Riverside County Office of Education and they will be reaching out to your student to assist with any college-related topics.

 

View letter for additional information.

Reminders


Community Free Food Drive-Thru

Thursdays

Rising Star Business Academy Parking Lot

23750 Alessandro Blvd.

Moreno Valley, CA 92553


Power Speaks Louder food drive provides free boxes of produce, dry goods and essentials Thursdays from 10 a.m. until supplies last.


 For more information, view video or flyer.


Tutoring for English Learners, Immigrant and DLI Students

The MVUSD is pleased to announce that it will continue to provide services and supports to help students achieve their academic goals. Your student may reach out to FEV Tutor for academic support at any time. Please click here to sign-up. Please reach out to your school principal if you have any questions about this support. For additional information, please view flyer in English or Spanish.


Bountiful Harvest

Bountiful Harvest is a Thanksgiving turkey and food basket program by the MVUSD Student Services Department. Please view flyer for more information and to register. Please note, registration does not guarantee this program, as supplies are limited.


The Parent Project

This program is composed of eight weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. 

Goals:

  • Increase communication
  • Reduce family conflict
  • Reduce inappropriate behavior
  • Improve school attendance and performance

The program began on October 1, but you can still register for the remaining sessions, which run through December 10 from 6-8 p.m. 


See attached flyer in English or Spanish for more information and to register.


Flu Shots

Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.


37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules. 


Technology After Hours Updated

Our new hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.


Let’s Chat With Lori! - Moreno Valley Black Student Union Collaborative

All high school students are invited to join the "No Judgement Zoom” for an open and transparent conversation. During these chats, we hope to promote the development of cooperative efforts among students to produce leaders in our schools and communities.


Please view this flyer for monthly meeting dates and Zoom link.


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.

Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


Tomorrow we honor our veterans for their service for our country.  Although our country may seem divisive right now, I hope tomorrow we can focus on all of the brave men and women who have fought for our rights and our freedoms. I hope we can stand united to thank them for their dedication and sacrifices they have made to keep us all safe. 


As a district, we are proud of the young men and women who graduate and go on to serve our country in the armed forces. We know we must provide them the same tools to succeed in the military, just as they would need in higher education or the workforce. 


As a reminder, our schools and offices will be closed tomorrow and there will be no grab and go lunch service. 


I hope you have a good holiday. 


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. 

 

Community Free Food Drive-Thru

Thursdays

Rising Star Business Academy Parking Lot

23750 Alessandro Blvd.

Moreno Valley, CA 92553


Power Speaks Louder food drive provides free boxes of produce, dry goods and essentials Thursdays from 10 a.m. until supplies last.


For more information, view video or flyer.

 

STAR Achievement Recognition Program - Corrections 

Congratulations to our updated student and teacher STAR winners from our final week. Thank you to everyone who participated and continue to Shine Brighter! 


Reminders


Tutoring for English Learners, Immigrant and DLI Students

The MVUSD is pleased to announce that it will continue to provide services and supports to help students achieve their academic goals. Your student may reach out to FEV Tutor for academic support at any time. Please click here to sign-up. Please reach out to your school principal if you have any questions about this support. For additional information, please view flyer in English or Spanish.


Bountiful Harvest

Bountiful Harvest is a Thanksgiving turkey and food basket program by the MVUSD Student Services Department. Please view flyer for more information and to register. Please note, registration does not guarantee this program, as supplies are limited.


The Parent Project

This program is composed of eight weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. 

Goals:

  • Increase communication
  • Reduce family conflict
  • Reduce inappropriate behavior
  • Improve school attendance and performance

The program began on October 1, but you can still register for the remaining sessions, which run through December 10 from 6-8 p.m. 


See attached flyer in English or Spanish for more information and to register.


Bullying Prevention Conference: Free Virtual Education

November 9-13, 2020

Click here for schedule or to register for free.


Presented by the Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, this conference is designed to raise awareness, promote workable solutions, and create exceptional opportunities for professional development. Leading experts present the latest research and evidence-based strategies to participants who are committed to addressing and ending the bullying epidemic in our community.


Flu Shots

Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.


37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules. 


Technology After Hours Updated

Our new hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.


Let’s Chat With Lori! - Moreno Valley Black Student Union Collaborative

All high school students are invited to join the "No Judgement Zoom” for an open and transparent conversation. During these chats, we hope to promote the development of cooperative efforts among students to produce leaders in our schools and communities.


Please view this flyer for monthly meeting dates and Zoom link.


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.

Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


On behalf of the board of education, I hope you had a good week and have a relaxing weekend.


Recently, I wrote an article for the Association of California School Administrators’ magazine Leadership. In it, I discuss the many ways our district is working to improve our graduation rate. Our district’s ultimate goal is for parents to join in fulfilling its mission to ensure all students graduate high school prepared to successfully enter into higher education and/or pursue a viable career path. I hope you will read the article, which outlines many of the efforts we have been taking to support our students and families. 


As a reminder, next week is a shortened week with schools and offices closed on Wednesday in observance of Veterans Day. We will not be serving grab and go lunches on Wednesday so please plan accordingly. 


I want to also mention something that is very important for you to remember when you come to our campus or when you are out in the community. Many of you are caregivers to loved ones such as your parents, grandparents and your own families. I want to remind you that we must take care of ourselves during this pandemic, but we also need to be considerate of the people around us.

If you are feeling sick, please stay home until you feel better. Get tested if you can. There are resources on the Riverside County Public Health website to get tested.

These are things that we all need to take seriously because one decision you make can affect other people’s lives. Please remember to wear your mask and wash your hands, but most importantly, please maintain at least six feet away from others at all times. 


Let’s do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.


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. 

 

Black Excellence Symposium

Saturday, November 7; 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.


The Black Excellence Symposium will recognize the accomplishments of the African Diaspora community at UC Davis. In the breakout sessions, students, staff, faculty and alumni will lead panels on varying topics such as career paths, making faculty connections and maximizing campus resources. Current and prospective students as well as guests from the community are welcome to attend.


Please view flyer for more information or to register.

 

Tutoring for English Learners, Immigrant and DLI Students

The MVUSD is pleased to announce that it will continue to provided services and supports to help students achieve their academic goals. Your student may reach out to FEV Tutor for academic support at any time. Please click here to sign-up. Please reach out to your school principal if you have any questions about this support. For additional information, please view flyer in English or Spanish.

 

STAR Achievement Recognition Program

Congratulations to our student and teacher winners! This is the last week for the recognition program. Thank you to everyone who participated and continue to Shine Brighter! 



Reminders


Bountiful Harvest

Bountiful Harvest is a Thanksgiving turkey and food basket program by the MVUSD Student Services Department. Please view flyer for more information and to register. Please note, registration does not guarantee this program, as supplies are limited.


Virtual Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony

Tuesday, November 10; noon - 1 p.m.

Virtual 


Moreno Valley College invites the entire community to attend this virtual ceremony, featuring Altie Holcomb Captain, US Marine Corps, Retired, as the keynote speaker.


Learn more at www.mvc.edu/veterans


Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre COVID-19

November 10, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

Via Facebook


The Center for Healthy Communities within the California Department of Public Health has partnered with the Mexican Consulate to host a series of four COVID-19 Facebook Live events Tuesday’s at 12:00 p.m. (60 minutes each). 

  • The target audience are the Latino and Farmworker Spanish-speaking communities. 
  • Topics discussed include: COVID 101, worker’s rights, contract tracing, testing, mental health, and disaster preparedness.  

 

The remaining events will stream on the Mexican Consulate’s Facebook page at noon on each day, at www.facebook.com/consulmexsac. View flyer en Español


The Parent Project

This program is composed of eight weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. 

Goals:

  • Increase communication
  • Reduce family conflict
  • Reduce inappropriate behavior
  • Improve school attendance and performance

The program began on October 1, but you can still register for the remaining sessions, which run through December 10 from 6-8 p.m. 


See attached flyer in English or Spanish for more information and to register.


Bullying Prevention Conference: Free Virtual Education

November 9-13, 2020

Click here for schedule or to register for free.


Presented by the Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, this conference is designed to raise awareness, promote workable solutions, and create exceptional opportunities for professional development. Leading experts present the latest research and evidence-based strategies to participants who are committed to addressing and ending the bullying epidemic in our community.


Flu Shots

Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.


37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules. 


Technology After Hours Updated

Our new hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.


Let’s Chat With Lori! - Moreno Valley Black Student Union Collaborative

All high school students are invited to join the "No Judgement Zoom” for an open and transparent conversation. During these chats, we hope to promote the development of cooperative efforts among students to produce leaders in our schools and communities.


Please view this flyer for monthly meeting dates and Zoom link.


Community Learning and Internet Connectivity

Earlier this month, the City of Moreno Valley launched its CLIC initiative to bring more residents into the digital age. In addition to internet and educational resources, they have 50 desktop computers available for free to qualifying residents. More information can be found at http://www.moval.org/clic/


WiFi Gardens

The City of Moreno Valley provides free WiFi at many City facilities. Dubbed “WiFi Gardens,” these spots allow users to log on the new network without a password. Click here for a map and list of available locations. 


Anteater Science 2020 Workshops

Science and fun for the whole family. Check out this flyer for a schedule of monthly Zoom workshops.

All workshops will be from 10 - 11:30 a.m.


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.

Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


On behalf of the board of education, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and Election Day. It’s important that we teach our children the importance of being educated participants in our democracy. 


We must also remind our students about being good citizens. Recently, we were made aware of a video circulating on social media regarding a few teenagers who were engaging in inappropriate behavior with a street vendor. It was reported to us that one of the teenagers involved in this situation is our student.


Although this incident did not occur on our campus or during school hours, I want to let you know that the school and district investigated the situation and are in communication with the family. In the meantime, please remember to monitor your child’s social media. Make sure you know what they are posting and viewing - whether videos, pictures or comments. If you see something, say something. We are grateful to the people who alerted us and the school to the video. I know everyone is under a lot of stress lately and so it’s even more important to look out for each other. 


A new resource we are starting is a district-wide initiative called “Document Today.” This initiative is designed to utilize the visual and performing arts across the curriculum for social and emotional support of our students and families. The district’s plan is to supply every student with an art kit, provide teacher training for success in the digital realm, and coordinate arts teachers, counselors and professional development specialists to train teachers. The focus of the program is to use the arts for student mental health and to document this historic time period. Once artwork is created, students can submit their pieces to a student archive capturing the lived experiences of students during this time.


We have some great supports. One is our Daily Mindful Moments website, which offers stress and self-care tips and links to help get through distance learning. I would encourage you to check out the variety of topics covered and resources offered - from calming sounds and music to social-emotional learning.


For high school students, we have a great monthly resource. Tomorrow, November 4, we have our next BSU Chat with Ms. Lori, at 2:30 p.m. This zoom meeting is for all high school students and the theme for tomorrow’s meeting is “It’s time we start Spilling  the TEA - Truth  Expressed by All.


Finally, I want to remind you that you have until this Friday to give your voice to our mission and vision. I encourage all of you to go to https://tinyurl.com/MVStatements20 and complete our short survey to help us refine or rewrite our mission and vision statements. Thank you to those who have already completed the survey. 


Have a great rest of the week.


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. 

 

Bountiful Harvest

Bountiful Harvest is a Thanksgiving turkey and food basket program by the MVUSD Student Services Department. Please view flyer for more information and to register. Please note, registration does not guarantee this program, as supplies are limited.

 

STAR Achievement Recognition Program

Our STAR Achievement results are delayed. We will announce our student and teacher winners for the week of 10/26-10/30 in Friday’s email.

 

Reminders


Virtual Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony

Tuesday, November 10; noon - 1 p.m.

Virtual 


Moreno Valley College invites the entire community to attend this virtual ceremony, featuring Altie Holcomb Captain, US Marine Corps, Retired, as the keynote speaker.


Learn more at www.mvc.edu/veterans


Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre COVID-19

November 10, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

Via Facebook


The Center for Healthy Communities within the California Department of Public Health has partnered with the Mexican Consulate to host a series of four COVID-19 Facebook Live events Tuesday’s at 12:00 p.m. (60 minutes each). 

  • The target audience are the Latino and Farmworker Spanish-speaking communities. 
  • Topics discussed include: COVID 101, worker’s rights, contract tracing, testing, mental health, and disaster preparedness.  

 

The remaining events will stream on the Mexican Consulate’s Facebook page at noon on each day, at www.facebook.com/consulmexsac. View flyer en Español


United Way HomeWalk 2020

November 14, 2020

Virtual


Join this virtual 5k family run/walk to help the more than 66,000 Angelenos experiencing homelessness. 


View flyer or visit HomeWalkLA.org to register. 


The Parent Project

This program is composed of eight weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. 

Goals:

  • Increase communication
  • Reduce family conflict
  • Reduce inappropriate behavior
  • Improve school attendance and performance

The program began on October 1, but you can still register for the remaining sessions, which run through December 10 from 6-8 p.m. 


See attached flyer in English or Spanish for more information and to register.


Bullying Prevention Conference: Free Virtual Education

November 9-13, 2020

Click here for schedule or to register for free.


Presented by the Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, this conference is designed to raise awareness, promote workable solutions, and create exceptional opportunities for professional development. Leading experts present the latest research and evidence-based strategies to participants who are committed to addressing and ending the bullying epidemic in our community.


Flu Shots

Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.


37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules. 


Technology After Hours Updated

Our new hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.


Let’s Chat With Lori! - Moreno Valley Black Student Union Collaborative

All high school students are invited to join the "No Judgement Zoom” for an open and transparent conversation. During these chats, we hope to promote the development of cooperative efforts among students to produce leaders in our schools and communities.


Please view this flyer for monthly meeting dates and Zoom link.


Community Learning and Internet Connectivity

Earlier this month, the City of Moreno Valley launched its CLIC initiative to bring more residents into the digital age. In addition to internet and educational resources, they have 50 desktop computers available for free to qualifying residents. More information can be found at http://www.moval.org/clic/


WiFi Gardens

The City of Moreno Valley provides free WiFi at many City facilities. Dubbed “WiFi Gardens,” these spots allow users to log on the new network without a password. Click here for a map and list of available locations. 


Foster Youth Virtual College Tour Week

November 2-6, 2020 

Presented by the Riverside County Office of Education


Join 11 colleges and universities offering three (3) virtual tours each day; on November 3, 4, and 5, respectively. In addition, students will learn about support programs and services that help address the specific needs of foster youth and provides a space to meet peers that have relatable life experiences. Students will also have an opportunity to engage with representatives during Q&A. 

 

Student incentives: Gift cards, headphones, waterproof smartwatches, and bluetooth speakers for participation and attendance to the tours. 

 

View flyer here.

Register: http://rcoe.k12oms.org/1089-188755 


Important: When registering, each participant needs to indicate in the "Questions/Comments" box, the tour date(s) that they will be attending.


Anteater Science 2020 Workshops

Science and fun for the whole family. Check out this flyer for a schedule of monthly Zoom workshops.

All workshops will be from 10 - 11:30 a.m.


Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention. 


Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.


Annual Information Update

Please complete the Annual Information Update. This is required for all parents to ensure we have your most updated information. 


All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. If you have questions regarding PIN numbers, passwords or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly as soon as possible. For steps and videos, please click here. 

Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


On behalf of the board of education, I hope you had a great week. Can you believe we are at the end of October? It’s finally starting to feel like fall. 


This week has been filled with schools participating in Red Ribbon Week. It’s so encouraging to see our schools decorate outside and gratifying to see so many of our students determined to Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.


Although we couldn’t celebrate Halloween like usual, our schools found creative ways to still get into the spooky spirit. I got to visit schools today and see students and even staff in costumes. This year, everyone had a Halloween mask as part of their costume. 


Please review our latest Parent and Family Engagement Newsletter, which has additional information and resources for you to help you become more involved.


Have a Happy Halloween and Feliz Día de los Muertos. If you celebrate, please be safe and remember to follow all safety precautions! Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday as we fall back into standard time. 


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. 


United Way HomeWalk 2020

November 14, 2020

Virtual


Join this virtual 5k family run/walk to help the more than 66,000 Angelenos experiencing homelessness. 


View flyer or visit HomeWalkLA.org to register. 

Reminders


Get Out and Vote… On Moreno Valley Unified School District’s Mission and Vision

Take a moment to review and select the potential mission and vision statements for MVUSD.  

 

Click here to take survey, which ends Friday, November 6. https://tinyurl.com/MVStatements20    

 

A mission statement: A formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual.

 

A vision statement:  A vision statement is a document that states the current and future objectives of an organization. The vision statement is intended as a guide to help the organization make decisions that align with its philosophy and declared set of goals.


The mission and vision statements of any organization are the driving force behind everything they do! Your input is valuable. Thank you for all your hard work and collaboration in this planning! 


Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre COVID-19

November 3 and 10, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

Via Facebook


The Center for Healthy Communities within the California Department of Public Health has partnered with the Mexican Consulate to host a series of four COVID-19 Facebook Live events Tuesday’s at 12:00 p.m. (60 minutes each). 

  • The target audience are the Latino and Farmworker Spanish-speaking communities. 
  • Topics discussed include: COVID 101, worker’s rights, contract tracing, testing, mental health, and disaster preparedness.  

 

The remaining events will stream on the Mexican Consulate’s Facebook page at noon on each day, at www.facebook.com/consulmexsac. View flyer en Español


The Parent Project

This program is composed of eight weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. 

Goals:

  • Increase communication
  • Reduce family conflict
  • Reduce inappropriate behavior
  • Improve school attendance and performance

The program began on October 1, but you can still register for the remaining sessions, which run through December 10 from 6-8 p.m. 


See attached flyer in English or Spanish for more information and to register.


Virtual Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony

Tuesday, November 10; noon - 1 p.m.

Virtual 


Moreno Valley College invites the entire community to attend this virtual ceremony, featuring Altie Holcomb Captain, US Marine Corps, Retired, as the keynote speaker.


Learn more at www.mvc.edu/veterans


Bullying Prevention Conference: Free Virtual Education

November 9-13, 2020

Click here for schedule or to register for free.


Presented by the Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, this conference is designed to raise awareness, promote workable solutions, and create exceptional opportunities for professional development. Leading experts present the latest research and evidence-based strategies to participants who are committed to addressing and ending the bullying epidemic in our community.


Flu Shots


Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.


37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules. 


Technology After Hours Updated

Our new hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.


Let’s Chat With Lori! - Moreno Valley Black Student Union Collaborative


All high school students are invited to join the "No Judgement Zoom” for an open and transparent conversation. During these chats, we hope to promote the development of cooperative efforts among students to produce leaders in our schools and communities.


Please view this flyer for monthly meeting dates and Zoom link.


Community Learning and Internet Connectivity

Earlier this month, the City of Moreno Valley launched its CLIC initiative to bring more residents into the digital age. In addition to internet and educational resources, they have 50 desktop computers available for free to qualifying residents. More information can be found at http://www.moval.org/clic/


WiFi Gardens

The City of Moreno Valley provides free WiFi at many City facilities. Dubbed “WiFi Gardens,” these spots allow users to log on the new network without a password. Click here for a map and list of available locations. 


Foster Youth Virtual College Tour Week

November 2-6, 2020 

Presented by the Riverside County Office of Education


Join 11 colleges and universities offering three (3) virtual tours each day; on November 3, 4, and 5, respectively. In addition, students will learn about support programs and services that help address the specific needs of foster youth and provides a space to meet peers that have relatable life experiences. Students will also have an opportunity to engage with representatives during Q&A. 

 

Student incentives: Gift cards, headphones, waterproof smartwatches, and bluetooth speakers for participation and attendance to the tours. 

 

View flyer here.

Register: http://rcoe.k12oms.org/1089-188755 


Important: When registering, each participant needs to indicate in the "Questions/Comments" box, the tour date(s) that they will be attending.


Anteater Science 2020 Workshops

Science and fun for the whole family. Check out this flyer for a schedule of monthly Zoom workshops.

All workshops will be from 10 - 11:30 a.m.


Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention. 


Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.


Annual Information Update

Please complete the Annual Information Update. This is required for all parents to ensure we have your most updated information. 


All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. If you have questions regarding PIN numbers, passwords or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly as soon as possible. For steps and videos, please click here.

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


As we enter our last week in October, our schools continue to make progress with distance learning and we are expanding ways we support our students.


At their meeting tonight, the board will review our plan to reopen schools for our hybrid model when conditions permit.  


The board will also vote to bring in Paper to provide live tutoring 24/7 to students in grades 4-12. Tutoring will be available in English and Spanish. 


One more way we are going to be supporting students is by creating mobile hotspots using our school buses to provide Wi-Fi to up to 65 students at a time. These buses will be able to be parked in targeted areas with Wi-Fi signals reaching up to 300 feet from the bus. We are currently talking to principals to identify where our highest needs are, and will be rolling out the buses once that has been determined. 


Since the closure of schools in March, our district has been providing grab ‘n’ go lunches nearly every weekday - even during the summer. I want to remind you that these lunches are free for any child 2-18 years old. You do not need to have a lunch card or ID and can go to any school serving lunch. I would encourage you to let your friends know these are available every day except holidays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


We have come a long way in distance learning and we have a lot of resources coming to help our students get the most out of this time. Thank you for your partnership in your child’s education. 


Have a good week. 


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. 


Get Out and Vote… On Moreno Valley Unified School District’s Mission and Vision

Take a moment to review and select the potential mission and vision statements for MVUSD.  

 

Link: https://tinyurl.com/MVStatements20    

 

A mission statement: A formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual.

 

A vision statement:  A vision statement is a document that states the current and future objectives of an organization. The vision statement is intended as a guide to help the organization make decisions that align with its philosophy and declared set of goals.


The mission and vision statements of any organization are the driving force behind everything they do! Your input is valuable. Thank you for all your hard work and collaboration in this planning! 

 

Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre COVID-19

November 3 and 10, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

Via Facebook


The Center for Healthy Communities within the California Department of Public Health has partnered with the Mexican Consulate to host a series of four COVID-19 Facebook Live events Tuesday’s at 12:00 p.m. (60 minutes each). 

  • The target audience are the Latino and Farmworker Spanish-speaking communities. 
  • Topics discussed include: COVID 101, worker’s rights, contract tracing, testing, mental health, and disaster preparedness.  

 

The remaining events will stream on the Mexican Consulate’s Facebook page at noon on each day, at www.facebook.com/consulmexsac. View flyer en Español

 

Employee Spotlight

Congratulations to Michelle Gomez, Canyon Springs High School Counselor, who has been named Top Counselor of the Year by The National Society of High School Scholars! The Educators of the Year Award is presented annually to exemplary educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life. These awardees model best practices in teaching or administration inside and outside of the classroom, are peer role models, and demonstrate outstanding leadership and excellence in education.


Learn more: https://www.nshss.org/educators/educator-of-the-year/ 

 

Reminders


The Parent Project

This program is composed of eight weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. 

Goals:

  • Increase communication
  • Reduce family conflict
  • Reduce inappropriate behavior
  • Improve school attendance and performance

The program began on October 1, but you can still register for the remaining sessions, which run through December 10 from 6-8 p.m. 


See attached flyer in English or Spanish for more information and to register.


Virtual Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony

Tuesday, November 10; noon - 1 p.m.

Virtual 


Moreno Valley College invites the entire community to attend this virtual ceremony, featuring Altie Holcomb Captain, US Marine Corps, Retired, as the keynote speaker.


Learn more at www.mvc.edu/veterans


Bullying Prevention Conference: Free Virtual Education

November 9-13, 2020

Click here for schedule or to register for free.


Presented by the Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, this conference is designed to raise awareness, promote workable solutions, and create exceptional opportunities for professional development. Leading experts present the latest research and evidence-based strategies to participants who are committed to addressing and ending the bullying epidemic in our community.


College and Career Readiness Opportunities

  • Riverside County Office of Education has added two additional Story 2 online personal statement boot camp support sessions on Thursday, October 22 and Thursday November 5 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Students can register using the following links: 
  • The Western Association of College Admissions Counseling (WACAC) is hosting open college fairs and students can register by visiting https://www.wacac.org/college-fairs/wacac-fairs/. Students can attend any event regardless of location listed.   
  • Sallie Mae is hosting a virtual Paying for College 101: Free $ on Wednesday, October 28, from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Your students can join the event on YouTube Live: www.youtube.com/c/salliemae  

Flu Shots


Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.


37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules. 


Discovery’s Spooktacular Drive-Thru

Friday, October 30; 6-9:00 p.m.


A family-friendly, frightfully fun night! Get ready for a spooky spectacular night driving through the Discovery parking lot! This is a fantastic alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, put on your costume, pull up in your car, and let the Discovery staff and church family fill your bag with treats!


For more information, visit discoverthelife.org/spooky


Oasis Community Church Drive Thru Halloween Alternative

Saturday Oct. 31, 6 p.m.


Goodie bags will be given to  Moreno Valley students, Pre-K-Grade 12. 


See flyer for more information.


Free Food Boxes

Second Baptist Church

2911 Ninth Street, Riverside, CA 92507


Free food distribution each Thursday through October. Pick up a free box from 7:30 a.m. to noon (or supplies last).


Technology After Hours Updated

Our new hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.


Let’s Chat With Lori! - Moreno Valley Black Student Union Collaborative


All high school students are invited to join the "No Judgement Zoom” for an open and transparent conversation. During these chats, we hope to promote the development of cooperative efforts among students to produce leaders in our schools and communities.


Please view this flyer for monthly meeting dates and Zoom link.


Community Learning and Internet Connectivity

Earlier this month, the City of Moreno Valley launched its CLIC initiative to bring more residents into the digital age. In addition to internet and educational resources, they have 50 desktop computers available for free to qualifying residents. More information can be found at http://www.moval.org/clic/


WiFi Gardens

The City of Moreno Valley provides free WiFi at many City facilities. Dubbed “WiFi Gardens,” these spots allow users to log on the new network without a password. Click here for a map and list of available locations. 


Foster Youth Virtual College Tour Week

November 2-6, 2020 

Presented by the Riverside County Office of Education


Join 11 colleges and universities offering three (3) virtual tours each day; on November 3, 4, and 5, respectively. In addition, students will learn about support programs and services that help address the specific needs of foster youth and provides a space to meet peers that have relatable life experiences. Students will also have an opportunity to engage with representatives during Q&A. 

 

Student incentives: Gift cards, headphones, waterproof smartwatches, and bluetooth speakers for participation and attendance to the tours. 

 

View flyer here.

Register: http://rcoe.k12oms.org/1089-188755 


Important: When registering, each participant needs to indicate in the "Questions/Comments" box, the tour date(s) that they will be attending.


Anteater Science 2020 Workshops

Science and fun for the whole family. Check out this flyer for a schedule of monthly Zoom workshops.

All workshops will be from 10 - 11:30 a.m.


Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention. 


Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.


Annual Information Update

Please complete the Annual Information Update. This is required for all parents to ensure we have your most updated information. 


All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. If you have questions regarding PIN numbers, passwords or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly as soon as possible. For steps and videos, please click here.

Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


Riverside County officials remind residents that returning to the red tier of the state’s reopening framework is based on the actions that all of us take – and are encouraging all residents to get tested for COVID-19.  


Getting tested is a critical step to early intervention that slows the spread to others.  PCR swab tests for active infections slows the spread of the disease by identifying infected individuals who can then be isolated as well as their close contacts. This process disrupts the virus and slows its spread.

 

Testing is free at a county- or state-run site and available for anyone. There are 12 testing sites spread throughout Riverside County, both walk-in and drive-up services. To find county and state-run locations and make an appointment, go online to gettested.ruhealth.org. For a list of other COVID-19 test sites in your area, click https://covid19.ca.gov/get-tested/.


We can all do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We care about you and our students, so please take all precautionary measures seriously. As a reminder, here are some flyers on how to properly wear a face covering, how to remove it and how to wash your hands


I hope you have a good weekend. 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. 

The Parent Project

This program is composed of eight weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. 

Goals:

  • Increase communication
  • Reduce family conflict
  • Reduce inappropriate behavior
  • Improve school attendance and performance

The program began on October 1, but you can still register for the remaining sessions, which run through December 10 from 6-8 p.m. 


See attached flyer in English or Spanish for more information and to register.

Virtual Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony

Tuesday, November 10; noon - 1 p.m.

Virtual 


Moreno Valley College invites the entire community to attend this virtual ceremony, featuring Altie Holcomb Captain, US Marine Corps, Retired, as the keynote speaker.


Learn more at www.mvc.edu/veterans

Reminders


Webinar: Equipping K-12 Parents to Support Children in Distance Learning

California State University, San Bernardino

College of Education


Learn how to maintain high standards for student work and create an environment that facilitates learning at home. Get tips for navigating and using technology in the virtual classroom.


Grades 7 – 12

October 24, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Click for more information and registration links in English or Spanish.


Bullying Prevention Conference: Free Virtual Education

November 9-13, 2020

Click here for schedule or to register for free.


Presented by the Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, this conference is designed to raise awareness, promote workable solutions, and create exceptional opportunities for professional development. Leading experts present the latest research and evidence-based strategies to participants who are committed to addressing and ending the bullying epidemic in our community.


College and Career Readiness Opportunities

  • Riverside County Office of Education has added two additional Story 2 online personal statement boot camp support sessions on Thursday, October 22 and Thursday November 5 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Students can register using the following links: 
  • The Western Association of College Admissions Counseling (WACAC) is hosting open college fairs and students can register by visiting https://www.wacac.org/college-fairs/wacac-fairs/. Students can attend any event regardless of location listed.   

Sallie Mae is hosting a virtual Paying for College 101: Free $ on Tuesday, October 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00  p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and on Wednesday, October 28, from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Your students can join the event on YouTube Live: www.youtube.com/c/salliemae 

 

Moreno Valley Unified School District Mission and Vision Input


The Mission and Vision Statements of any organization are the driving force behind everything they do!

 

A mission statement: A formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual.

 

A vision statement:  A vision statement is a document that states the current and future objectives of an organization. The vision statement is intended as a guide to help the organization make decisions that align with its philosophy and declared set of goals.

 

Take a moment to review and select the potential mission and vision statement for MVUSD.  Thank you for all your hard work and collaboration in this planning!

 

Link: https://tinyurl.com/MVStatements20    


Flu Shots


Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.


37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules. 


Discovery’s Spooktacular Drive-Thru

Friday, October 30; 6-9:00 p.m.


A family-friendly, frightfully fun night! Get ready for a spooky spectacular night driving through the Discovery parking lot! This is a fantastic alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, put on your costume, pull up in your car, and let the Discovery staff and church family fill your bag with treats!


For more information, visit discoverthelife.org/spooky


Oasis Community Church Drive Thru Halloween Alternative

Saturday Oct. 31, 6 p.m.


Goodie bags will be given to  Moreno Valley students, Pre-K-Grade 12. 


See flyer for more information.


Free Food Boxes

Second Baptist Church

2911 Ninth Street, Riverside, CA 92507


Free food distribution each Thursday through October. Pick up a free box from 7:30 a.m. to noon (or supplies last).


Technology After Hours Updated

Our new hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.


Let’s Chat With Lori! - Moreno Valley Black Student Union Collaborative


All high school students are invited to join the "No Judgement Zoom” for an open and transparent conversation. During these chats, we hope to promote the development of cooperative efforts among students to produce leaders in our schools and communities.


Please view this flyer for monthly meeting dates and Zoom link.


Community Learning and Internet Connectivity

Earlier this month, the City of Moreno Valley launched its CLIC initiative to bring more residents into the digital age. In addition to internet and educational resources, they have 50 desktop computers available for free to qualifying residents. More information can be found at http://www.moval.org/clic/


WiFi Gardens

The City of Moreno Valley provides free WiFi at many City facilities. Dubbed “WiFi Gardens,” these spots allow users to log on the new network without a password. Click here for a map and list of available locations. 


Foster Youth Virtual College Tour Week

November 2-6, 2020 

Presented by the Riverside County Office of Education


Join 11 colleges and universities offering three (3) virtual tours each day; on November 3, 4, and 5, respectively. In addition, students will learn about support programs and services that help address the specific needs of foster youth and provides a space to meet peers that have relatable life experiences. Students will also have an opportunity to engage with representatives during Q&A. 

 

Student incentives: Gift cards, headphones, waterproof smartwatches, and bluetooth speakers for participation and attendance to the tours. 

 

View flyer here.

Register: http://rcoe.k12oms.org/1089-188755 


Important: When registering, each participant needs to indicate in the "Questions/Comments" box, the tour date(s) that they will be attending.


Anteater Science 2020 Workshops

Science and fun for the whole family. Check out this flyer for a schedule of monthly Zoom workshops.

All workshops will be from 10 - 11:30 a.m.


Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention. 


Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.


Annual Information Update

Please complete the Annual Information Update. This is required for all parents to ensure we have your most updated information. 


All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. If you have questions regarding PIN numbers, passwords or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly as soon as possible. For steps and videos, please click here. 

Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


Part of our mission is to make sure students graduate prepared for college. It’s not enough just to have the right classes and grades. Students need to be exposed to colleges and they need to understand the cost and options for paying for them. 


We are excited to host our Virtual College Fair and Workshop for our senior students this Thursday, October 22, 2020. In addition, we have listed below some college and career readiness resources for families. We hope you will take advantage of these. They aren’t just for students. We know a lot of parents may not know or remember how to navigate the college system. While you may not be able to take a college tour nowadays, you can spend time together for a virtual experience.


As I’m sure you know, our county went back into the purple tier because our COVID-19 cases are increasing. Please remember to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing when you come to Grab ‘n’ Go or onto campus. We love seeing your smiling faces, but we also want to be 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. 

 

2020 Virtual College Fair and Workshop for Seniors

Thursday, October 22, 2020; 8:10 a.m.

via Zoom


Moreno Valley Unified School District seniors and families, join us for the 2020 Virtual Senior College Fair and Workshops! This is your opportunity to connect with university representatives from across the country and explore your options for college!


Link/login information will be provided by your school site.

Bullying Prevention Conference: Free Virtual Education

November 9-13, 2020

Click here for schedule or to register for free.


Presented by the Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, this conference is designed to raise awareness, promote workable solutions, and create exceptional opportunities for professional development. Leading experts present the latest research and evidence-based strategies to participants who are committed to addressing and ending the bullying epidemic in our community.

 

College and Career Readiness Opportunities


Reminders


DELAC Virtual Meeting

District English Learner Advisory Committee

October 21, 2020

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Via Zoom


Meeting Link: https://www.mvusd.net/apps/events/2020/10/21/8572819/?REC_ID=8572819&id=0 

Meeting ID: 844 0190 5915   

Passcode: g6A=V0U^


CAC Virtual Meeting

Community Advisory Committee

October 21, 2020

6:00-8:00 p.m.


Meeting Link: https://mvusd-net.zoom.us/j/3269015765?pwd=bHpoOGEvNGxHak5uTkhvcWQ2MDVWZz09   

Meeting ID: 326 901 5765 

Passcode: Selpa2020!


Virtual Fall Choir Concert 

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 


Come support our talented students in our first ever Virtual Fall Choir Concert.

Our students will be performing live via Zoom. Tune in by clicking here: bit.ly/30IdzKv


Moreno Valley Unified School District Mission and Vision Input


The Mission and Vision Statements of any organization are the driving force behind everything they do!

 

A mission statement: A formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual.

 

A vision statement:  A vision statement is a document that states the current and future objectives of an organization. The vision statement is intended as a guide to help the organization make decisions that align with its philosophy and declared set of goals.

 

Take a moment to review and select the potential mission and vision statement for MVUSD.  Thank you for all your hard work and collaboration in this planning!

 

Link: https://tinyurl.com/MVStatements20    


Flu Shots


Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.


37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules. 


Discovery’s Spooktacular Drive-Thru

Friday, October 30; 6-9:00 p.m.


A family-friendly, frightfully fun night! Get ready for a spooky spectacular night driving through the Discovery parking lot! This is a fantastic alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, put on your costume, pull up in your car, and let the Discovery staff and church family fill your bag with treats!


For more information, visit discoverthelife.org/spooky


Oasis Community Church Drive Thru Halloween Alternative

Saturday Oct. 31, 6 p.m.


Goodie bags will be given to  Moreno Valley students, Pre-K-Grade 12. 


See flyer for more information.


Free Food Boxes

Second Baptist Church

2911 Ninth Street, Riverside, CA 92507


Free food distribution each Thursday through October. Pick up a free box from 7:30 a.m. to noon (or supplies last).


Technology After Hours Updated

Our new hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.


Let’s Chat With Lori! - Moreno Valley Black Student Union Collaborative


All high school students are invited to join the "No Judgement Zoom” for an open and transparent conversation. During these chats, we hope to promote the development of cooperative efforts among students to produce leaders in our schools and communities.


Please view this flyer for monthly meeting dates and Zoom link.


Community Learning and Internet Connectivity

Earlier this month, the City of Moreno Valley launched its CLIC initiative to bring more residents into the digital age. In addition to internet and educational resources, they have 50 desktop computers available for free to qualifying residents. More information can be found at http://www.moval.org/clic/


WiFi Gardens

The City of Moreno Valley provides free WiFi at many City facilities. Dubbed “WiFi Gardens,” these spots allow users to log on the new network without a password. Click here for a map and list of available locations. 


Foster Youth Virtual College Tour Week

November 2-6, 2020 

Presented by the Riverside County Office of Education


Join 11 colleges and universities offering three (3) virtual tours each day; on November 3, 4, and 5, respectively. In addition, students will learn about support programs and services that help address the specific needs of foster youth and provides a space to meet peers that have relatable life experiences. Students will also have an opportunity to engage with representatives during Q&A. 

 

Student incentives: Gift cards, headphones, waterproof smartwatches, and bluetooth speakers for participation and attendance to the tours. 

 

View flyer here.

Register: http://rcoe.k12oms.org/1089-188755 


Important: When registering, each participant needs to indicate in the "Questions/Comments" box, the tour date(s) that they will be attending.


Anteater Science 2020 Workshops

Science and fun for the whole family. Check out this flyer for a schedule of monthly Zoom workshops.

All workshops will be from 10 - 11:30 a.m.


Webinar: Equipping K-12 Parents to Support Children in Distance Learning

California State University, San Bernardino

College of Education


Learn how to maintain high standards for student work and create an environment that facilitates learning at home. Get tips for navigating and using technology in the virtual classroom.


Grades 7 – 12

October 24, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Click for more information and registration links in English or Spanish.


Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention. 


Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.


Annual Information Update

Please complete the Annual Information Update. This is required for all parents to ensure we have your most updated information. 


All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. If you have questions regarding PIN numbers, passwords or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly as soon as possible. For steps and videos, please click here. 

Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


As you know, our Board of Education recently voted to remain in distance learning until January 25, due to the current status of COVID-19 as well as the upgrades that we have to make district-wide to ensure the safety and well-being of all students and staff.


The board of education will hold a special meeting on January 12 to evaluate the conditions of moving into a hybrid model. We are also developing a survey for parents to choose a hybrid in-person model or remain in distance learning. In the meantime, on behalf of the board of education, we are excited to show you the work we have been doing for a safe return to school in this video.


There is a lot of work to be done district-wide in order to ensure our schools are ready for when we are able to bring students and staff back to school. I would like to commend our maintenance and operations teams for all of the work they have done and continue to do. 


In the meantime, we look forward to seeing families during our Grab ‘n’ Go lunch pick-up. It’s not the same, but it’s our chance to connect with you for just a minute. We want to remind families with small children that even though you are slowing down for Grab ‘n’ Go lunches, please make sure your children are fastened in their car seats. 


Stay safe and have a great 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. 

 

Moreno Valley Unified School District Mission and Vision Input


The Mission and Vision Statements of any organization are the driving force behind everything they do!

 

A mission statement: A formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual.

 

A vision statement:  A vision statement is a document that states the current and future objectives of an organization. The vision statement is intended as a guide to help the organization make decisions that align with its philosophy and declared set of goals.

 

Take a moment to review and select the potential mission and vision statement for MVUSD.  Thank you for all your hard work and collaboration in this planning!

 

Link: https://tinyurl.com/MVStatements20    

 

DELAC Virtual Meeting

District English Learner Advisory Committee

October 21, 2020

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Via Zoom


Meeting Link: https://www.mvusd.net/apps/events/2020/10/21/8572819/?REC_ID=8572819&id=0 

Meeting ID: 844 0190 5915   

Passcode: g6A=V0U^

 

CAC Virtual Meeting

Community Advisory Committee

October 21, 2020

6:00-8:00 p.m.


Meeting Link: https://mvusd-net.zoom.us/j/3269015765?pwd=bHpoOGEvNGxHak5uTkhvcWQ2MDVWZz09   

Meeting ID: 326 901 5765 

Passcode: Selpa2020!

 

Flu Shots


Riverside County community-based clinics are now open. There is no pre-registration required, no cost for the vaccination and flu shots will be given in drive thru fashion. Please view flyer for locations and times.

 

Oasis Community Church Drive Thru Halloween Alternative

Saturday Oct. 31, 6 p.m.


Goodie bags will be given to  Moreno Valley students, Pre-K-Grade 12. 


See flyer for more information.

 

37th Annual Carol Addiss Student Drug Use Prevention Poster Contest

Students K-12 can enter this poster contest with the theme “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free!"

Posters are due December 2, 2020


Please see flyer for additional details and rules. 

 

Community Learning and Internet Connectivity

Earlier this month, the City of Moreno Valley launched its CLIC initiative to bring more residents into the digital age. In addition to internet and educational resources, they have 50 desktop computers available for free to qualifying residents. More information can be found at http://www.moval.org/clic/

 

Reminders


Virtual Fall Choir Concert 

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 


Come support our talented students in our first ever Virtual Fall Choir Concert.

Our students will be performing live via Zoom. Tune in by clicking here: bit.ly/30IdzKv


Discovery’s Spooktacular Drive-Thru

Friday, October 30; 6-9:00 p.m.


A family-friendly, frightfully fun night! Get ready for a spooky spectacular night driving through the Discovery parking lot! This is a fantastic alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, put on your costume, pull up in your car, and let the Discovery staff and church family fill your bag with treats!


For more information, visit discoverthelife.org/spooky


Free Food Boxes

Second Baptist Church

2911 Ninth Street, Riverside, CA 92507


Free food distribution each Thursday through October. Pick up a free box from 7:30 a.m. to noon (or supplies last).


Technology After Hours Updated

Our new hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.


Let’s Chat With Lori! - Moreno Valley Black Student Union Collaborative


All high school students are invited to join the "No Judgement Zoom” for an open and transparent conversation. During these chats, we hope to promote the development of cooperative efforts among students to produce leaders in our schools and communities.


Please view this flyer for monthly meeting dates and Zoom link.


WiFi Gardens

The City of Moreno Valley provides free WiFi at many City facilities. Dubbed “WiFi Gardens,” these spots allow users to log on the new network without a password. Click here for a map and list of available locations. 


Foster Youth Virtual College Tour Week

November 2-6, 2020 

Presented by the Riverside County Office of Education


Join 11 colleges and universities offering three (3) virtual tours each day; on November 3, 4, and 5, respectively. In addition, students will learn about support programs and services that help address the specific needs of foster youth and provides a space to meet peers that have relatable life experiences. Students will also have an opportunity to engage with representatives during Q&A. 

 

Student incentives: Gift cards, headphones, waterproof smartwatches, and bluetooth speakers for participation and attendance to the tours. 

 

View flyer here.

Register: http://rcoe.k12oms.org/1089-188755 


Important: When registering, each participant needs to indicate in the "Questions/Comments" box, the tour date(s) that they will be attending.


Anteater Science 2020 Workshops

Science and fun for the whole family. Check out this flyer for a schedule of monthly Zoom workshops.

All workshops will be from 10 - 11:30 a.m.


Webinar: Equipping K-12 Parents to Support Children in Distance Learning

California State University, San Bernardino

College of Education


Learn how to maintain high standards for student work and create an environment that facilitates learning at home. Get tips for navigating and using technology in the virtual classroom.


Grades 7 – 12

October 24, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Click for more information and registration links in English or Spanish.


Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention. 


Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.


Annual Information Update

Please complete the Annual Information Update. This is required for all parents to ensure we have your most updated information. 


All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. If you have questions regarding PIN numbers, passwords or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly as soon as possible. For steps and videos, please click here.

Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


Seven months ago, our schools closed due to the global pandemic. Our city has been hit with more than 6,300 cases of COVID-19. Students and teachers have had to adapt. Parents have had to balance work, distance learning and parenting. On behalf of the board of education, thank you once again. We know it hasn’t been easy.


Our board of education will meet tonight and October 27 and part of their discussion will be looking at when the district may be able to reopen safely for hybrid in-person instruction. In addition to our county numbers having to remain low, the district has to make a lot of changes at schools.


In order to prepare our campuses, we have been installing Plexiglass dividers in offices and classrooms, adding hand washing and sanitizing stations, and upgrading our air filtration systems. You’ll also see a lot more signage reminding students and staff to maintain their distance, wash their hands and wear a mask. These are just a few examples of the modifications that need to take place before our buildings are ready. 


We miss our students on campus, but when we return to in-person instruction, we want to make sure we do it safely. We want to continue our collaboration with our board, employee groups, and you - our families. We appreciate hearing your thoughts and concerns and will continue to work together for our students. 


Have a great week.


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. 

 

National School Lunch Week

It's National School Lunch Week and we want to put a spotlight on the importance of a healthy school lunch. We will be celebrating during Grab & Go lunches with activities including a "Lucky Bag Giveaway" on Thursday, October 15, at ALL schools. Some lucky lunch participants will win a movie theater gift card! 


Friday, October 16, we will celebrate with a fun way to get to know the staff at your school. Staff will have their favorite movies and movie quotes posted on lunch bags to offer some fun filled trivia. Let the lunch fun begin!

 

Virtual Fall Choir Concert 

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 


Come support our talented students in our first ever Virtual Fall Choir Concert.

Our students will be performing live via Zoom. Tune in by clicking here: bit.ly/30IdzKv

 

Discovery’s Spooktacular Drive-Thru

Friday, October 30; 6-9:00 p.m.


A family-friendly, frightfully fun night! Get ready for a spooky spectacular night driving through the Discovery parking lot! This is a fantastic alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, put on your costume, pull up in your car, and let the Discovery staff and church family fill your bag with treats!


For more information, visit discoverthelife.org/spooky

 

Free Food Boxes

Second Baptist Church

2911 Ninth Street, Riverside, CA 92507


Free food distribution each Thursday through October. Pick up a free box from 7:30 a.m. to noon (or supplies last).

 

Reminders


Technology After Hours Updated

Our Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk hours have changed to 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.


Let’s Chat With Lori! - Moreno Valley Black Student Union Collaborative


All high school students are invited to join the "No Judgement Zoom” for an open and transparent conversation. During these chats, we hope to promote the development of cooperative efforts among students to produce leaders in our schools and communities.


Please view this flyer for monthly meeting dates and Zoom link.


Using Data to Improve Outcomes for California Students from Cradle-to-Career 

California College Guidance Initiative

October 14, 2020; 6-7:00 p.m. - English

View flyer for more information.

Register


El uso de datos para mejorar los resultados de los estudiantes de California de “Cradle-to-Career” 

California College Guidance Initiative

October 15, 2020, 6-7:00 pm. - Spanish

View flyer for more information

Register


African American Advisory Council 

October 15; 6:00 p.m.

Via Zoom


Our next African American Advisory Council (AAAC) virtual meeting will feature special guest speaker Dr. Judy White, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools.


View flyer for meeting link.

View AAAC 2020-21 Schedule.


WiFi Gardens

The City of Moreno Valley provides free WiFi at many City facilities. Dubbed “WiFi Gardens,” these spots allow users to log on the new network without a password. Click here for a map and list of available locations. 


Foster Youth Virtual College Tour Week

November 2-6, 2020 

Presented by the Riverside County Office of Education


Join 11 colleges and universities offering three (3) virtual tours each day; on November 3, 4, and 5, respectively. In addition, students will learn about support programs and services that help address the specific needs of foster youth and provides a space to meet peers that have relatable life experiences. Students will also have an opportunity to engage with representatives during Q&A. 

 

Student incentives: Gift cards, headphones, waterproof smartwatches, and bluetooth speakers for participation and attendance to the tours. 

 

View flyer here.

Register: http://rcoe.k12oms.org/1089-188755 


Important: When registering, each participant needs to indicate in the "Questions/Comments" box, the tour date(s) that they will be attending.


Anteater Science 2020 Workshops

Science and fun for the whole family. Check out this flyer for a schedule of monthly Zoom workshops.

All workshops will be from 10 - 11:30 a.m.


Webinar: Equipping K-12 Parents to Support Children in Distance Learning

California State University, San Bernardino

College of Education


Learn how to maintain high standards for student work and create an environment that facilitates learning at home. Get tips for navigating and using technology in the virtual classroom.


Grades 7 – 12

October 24, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Click for more information and registration links in English or Spanish.


Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention. 


Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here


College Board Scholarships

Complete the FAFSA® for the chance to win $1,000 through College Board Opportunity Scholarships.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program guides you through important college planning steps and offers a chance to earn money for each step you complete, like completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Class of 2021 students, complete five of the six actions (Build, Practice, Strengthen, Complete and Apply) and you're eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.


Start earning chances to win scholarships today.


Drive-Thru Job Fair

Thursday, October 15, 2020; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Canyon Springs Shopping Center

12125 Day Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92557

(enter from Day Street)


The Loma Linda VA Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services and the Moreno Valley ERC are partnering with local employers to find: Office workers, Marketing, Healthcare, Accounting, Warehouse, Retail, Machine Shops, Government, and much more! 

  • Food bank resources available, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Diverse employment opportunities
  • Brief interviews from your vehicle
  • Employers offering quick job placement
  • Face masks required
  • Bring copies of your resume!

For more information contact:

Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center at 

951-413-3920 or erc@moval.org 


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.


U-CAN’s 21st Annual (Virtual) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recruitment Fair

Wednesday, October 14/Thursday, October 15

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Friday, October 16/Saturday, October 17

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Chat with recruiters from more than 40 HBCUs, representing hundreds of majors and professional degrees; take virtual college and university tours, receive application fee waivers from select institutions; and more. 


This event is open to all students.

For more information, view flyer. You must register online at www.ucangotocollege.org.  


Annual Information Update

Please complete the Annual Information Update. This is required for all parents to ensure we have your most updated information. 


All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. If you have questions regarding PIN numbers, passwords or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly as soon as possible. For steps and videos, please click here.



10/13 Parent Phone Script Call 1-888-676-1171

ID: #  141-978-880


  • Good Evening Moreno Valley Unified School District families. This is Superintendent Dr. Kedziora.

  • Today is Tuesday and I hope you had a great weekend.

  • Seven months ago, our schools closed due to the global pandemic. Our city has been hit with more than 6,300 cases of COVID-19. Students and teachers have had to adapt. Parents have had to balance work, distance learning and parenting. On behalf of the board of education, thank you once again. We know it hasn’t been easy.

  • Our board of education will meet tonight and October 27, and part of their discussion will be looking at when the district may be able to reopen safely for in-person instruction. In addition to our county numbers having to remain low, the district has to make a lot of changes at schools.

  • In order to prepare our campuses, we have been installing plexiglass dividers in offices and classrooms, adding hand washing and sanitizing stations, and upgrading our air filtration systems. You’ll also see a lot more signage reminding students and staff to maintain their distance, wash their hands and wear a mask. These are just a few examples of the modifications that need to take place before our buildings are ready. 

  • We miss our students on campus, but when we return to in-person instruction, we want to make sure we do it safely. We want to continue our collaboration with our board, employee groups, and you - our families. We appreciate hearing your thoughts and concerns and will continue to work together for our students. 

  • A reminder that it’s National School Lunch Week. We’ll be celebrating during Grab ‘n’ Go Thursday and Friday. Check your email for more detail about that and other events happening in October.

  • Don’t forget, if you need technology assistance, you can call 951-571-7676. Our hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk this week are 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance.


  • Remember: Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face. 

  • Thank you. 

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


On Wednesday, we launched our College Kickoff Week, which runs until October 14. The mission of Moreno Valley Unified School District is to ensure all students graduate high school prepared to successfully enter into higher education and/or pursue a viable career path.


We know it is never too early to start thinking about college or to expose students to college so they can set a vision toward attending college. That is why we are doing College Kickoff Week activities at elementary, middle and high schools. We want to plant the seed about attending college, nurture that seed, and then, in high school, make sure our students are on the right path to be college ready. Though they may not all attend college, we know that all students will need the same skills whether they go to college, enter the workforce, or join the military. 


Find out what your child’s school is doing for College Kickoff:

Elementary School Events: bit.ly/mvusdckwelementary 

Middle School Events: bit.ly/mvusdckwmiddle 

High School Events: bit.ly/mvusdckwhigh


Next week is also the Week of the School Administrator. I hope that you will stop and say hello and thank you to your administrators during Grab ‘n’ Go. I know they are out there helping with lunch and they love seeing our families. 


Have a great 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. 

Let’s Chat With Lori! - Moreno Valley Black Student Union Collaborative


All high school students are invited to join the "No Judgement Zoom” for an open and transparent conversation. During these chats, we hope to promote the development of cooperative efforts among students to produce leaders in our schools and communities.


Please view this flyer for monthly meeting dates and Zoom link.

Using Data to Improve Outcomes for California Students from Cradle-to-Career 

California College Guidance Initiative

October 14, 2020; 6-7:00 p.m. - English

View flyer for more information.

Register


El uso de datos para mejorar los resultados de los estudiantes de California de “Cradle-to-Career” 

California College Guidance Initiative

October 15, 2020, 6-7:00 pm. - Spanish

View flyer for more information

Register

African American Advisory Council 

October 15; 6:00 p.m.

Via Zoom


Our next African American Advisory Council (AAAC) virtual meeting will feature special guest speaker Dr. Judy White, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools.


View flyer for meeting link.

View AAAC 2020-21 Schedule.

WiFi Gardens

The City of Moreno Valley provides free WiFi at many City facilities. Dubbed “WiFi Gardens,” these spots allow users to log on the new network without a password. Click here for a map and list of available locations. 

Reminders


Technology After Hours Updated

Next week, the hours for Chromebook assistance and HelpDesk will be 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the HelpDesk and 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. for Chromebook assistance. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676.

 

Foster Youth Virtual College Tour Week

November 2-6, 2020 

Presented by the Riverside County Office of Education


Join 11 colleges and universities offering three (3) virtual tours each day; on November 3, 4, and 5, respectively. In addition, students will learn about support programs and services that help address the specific needs of foster youth and provides a space to meet peers that have relatable life experiences. Students will also have an opportunity to engage with representatives during Q&A. 

 

Student incentives: Gift cards, headphones, waterproof smartwatches, and bluetooth speakers for participation and attendance to the tours. 

 

View flyer here.

Register: http://rcoe.k12oms.org/1089-188755 


Important: When registering, each participant needs to indicate in the "Questions/Comments" box, the tour date(s) that they will be attending.


Anteater Science 2020 Workshops

Science and fun for the whole family. Check out this flyer for a schedule of monthly Zoom workshops.

All workshops will be from 10 - 11:30 a.m.


Webinar: Equipping K-12 Parents to Support Children in Distance Learning

California State University, San Bernardino

College of Education


Learn how to maintain high standards for student work and create an environment that facilitates learning at home. Get tips for navigating and using technology in the virtual classroom.


Grades K – 6

October 10, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Grades 7 – 12

October 24, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Click for more information and registration links in English or Spanish.


Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention. 


Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here


College Board Scholarships

Complete the FAFSA® for the chance to win $1,000 through College Board Opportunity Scholarships.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program guides you through important college planning steps and offers a chance to earn money for each step you complete, like completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Class of 2021 students, complete five of the six actions (Build, Practice, Strengthen, Complete and Apply) and you're eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.


Start earning chances to win scholarships today.


Drive-Thru Job Fair

Thursday, October 15, 2020; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Canyon Springs Shopping Center

12125 Day Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92557

(enter from Day Street)


The Loma Linda VA Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services and the Moreno Valley ERC are partnering with local employers to find: Office workers, Marketing, Healthcare, Accounting, Warehouse, Retail, Machine Shops, Government, and much more! 

  • Food bank resources available, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Diverse employment opportunities
  • Brief interviews from your vehicle
  • Employers offering quick job placement
  • Face masks required
  • Bring copies of your resume!

For more information contact:

Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center at 

951-413-3920 or erc@moval.org 


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.


U-CAN’s 21st Annual (Virtual) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recruitment Fair

Wednesday, October 14/Thursday, October 15

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Friday, October 16/Saturday, October 17

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Chat with recruiters from more than 40 HBCUs, representing hundreds of majors and professional degrees; take virtual college and university tours, receive application fee waivers from select institutions; and more. 


This event is open to all students.

For more information, view flyer. You must register online at www.ucangotocollege.org.  


Scholarship Opportunity

WTS (Women Transportation Seminar) Inland Empire Chapter provides scholarships to female high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in transportation. Transportation encompasses a variety of jobs including engineering, marketing, human resources, public outreach, accounting, IT, and more.

 

Applications are being accepted now at www.wtsie.org/scholarships and are due October 16. Last year, the organization awarded $45,000 in scholarship funds!


We have additional scholarship opportunities and information on our website.


Annual Information Update

Please complete the Annual Information Update. This is required for all parents to ensure we have your most updated information. 


All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. If you have questions regarding PIN numbers, passwords or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly as soon as possible. For steps and videos, please click here. 

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


October is National Anti Bullying Month. We take bullying very seriously and know that during distance learning, it’s equally important to be aware of bullying that’s happening within our virtual schools. As a reminder, we have an online bullying form in case your child, or someone you know, feels they are being bullied and they would like to report it. Here is an overview video that shares the definition of bullying, types of bullying, and how to report it. 


We believe that schools are the heart of a community and, if we can build a culture of kindness on our campuses, that can permeate throughout our communities. We know schools play a strong role in not just in academics, but in social and emotional health of our students and families. That is why we provide so many resources in our emails. We want to help in multiple facets. 


The more we can do to help each other, and the more we do to support each other, will help strengthen a positive culture. Together, we can ensure all students feel safe inside and outside of our schools. 


Tomorrow is the official launch of our College Kick-Off activities! See what your child’s school is doing for College Kick-Off Week by reading the reminders below. 


I have also shared my experience for students through a video that was requested by a school for their kick-off activities. 


I hope you have a great week! 


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. 

Foster Youth Virtual College Tour Week

November 2-6, 2020! 

Presented by the Riverside County Office of Education


Join 11 colleges and universities offering three (3) virtual tours each day; on November 3, 4, and 5, respectively. In addition, students will learn about support programs and services that help address the specific needs of foster youth and provides a space to meet peers that have relatable life experiences. Students will also have an opportunity to engage with representatives during Q&A. 

 

Student incentives: Gift cards, headphones, waterproof smartwatches, and bluetooth speakers for participation and attendance to the tours. 

 

View flyer here.

Register at: http://rcoe.k12oms.org/1089-188755 


Important: When registering, each participant needs to indicate in the "Questions/Comments" box, the tour date(s) that they will be attending.

Moreno Valley Unified School District in the News

Moreno Valley and Dr. Kedziora were showcased on School Innovations & Achievement for our efforts to improve communications with families and student attendance. The article was recently highlighted on their social media.

Technology After Hours Updated

Next week, the hours for Chromebook and technology assistance will be 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we will be open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. As a reminder, the number to the help desk is 951-571-7676. 

Anteater Science 2020 Workshops

Science and fun for the whole family. Check out this flyer for a schedule of monthly Zoom workshops.

All workshops will be from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

STAR Achievement Recognition Program

Congratulations to our student winners for the week of 9/28-10/02!


Reminders

Fall High School Sports Conditioning Deadline Tomorrow

We are tentatively beginning high school fall sports conditioning the week of October 12, 2020. High school students who are interested in participating must complete these updated steps to register by October 7. Parents/guardians must complete a participation waiver, which can be found in the Parent Portal under “Information Update.” For a list of fall sports and more information about conditioning logistics and guidelines, view this flyer or visit our district website mvusd.net/covid19.


Story 2 College Essay Bootcamp

Friday, October 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.  


These bootcamps are designed to support students through the personal statement and scholarship essay process. The Riverside County Office of Education is also funding the cost of their Story 2 account and these bootcamps so all class of 2021 students have the support they need to complete their college applications. 

 

If this is your first bootcamp, please register using this link to create a new user account -do not go directly to Story 2 website.  


View flyer for more information. 


Webinar: Equipping K-12 Parents to Support Children in Distance Learning

California State University, San Bernardino

College of Education


Learn how to maintain high standards for student work and create an environment that facilitates learning at home. Get tips for navigating and using technology in the virtual classroom.


Grades K – 6

October 10, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Grades 7 – 12

October 24, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Click for more information and registration links in English or Spanish.


Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention. 


Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here


Real Talk: HBCU Edition 

Thursday, October 8; 4 p.m. 

Webcast


Real Talk is a College Board initiative designed to connect Black students, parents and educators with admissions representatives from colleges and universities across the country. Admissions representatives from eight HBCU’s across the country will share pertinent information about the admissions process and campus life. They will answer questions in real time during the Q&A portion of the event. This is a great way for students and families to engage with university representatives. Students at all grade levels and academic achievement levels are welcome, as are parents, educators, and community members. 


Register: www.webcasts.com/RealTalkHBCU 


College Board Scholarships

Complete the FAFSA® for the chance to win $1,000 through College Board Opportunity Scholarships.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program guides you through important college planning steps and offers a chance to earn money for each step you complete, like completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Class of 2021 students, complete five of the six actions (Build, Practice, Strengthen, Complete and Apply) and you're eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.


Start earning chances to win scholarships today.


Drive-Thru Job Fair

Thursday, October 15, 2020; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Canyon Springs Shopping Center

12125 Day Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92557

(enter from Day Street)


The Loma Linda VA Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services and the Moreno Valley ERC are partnering with local employers to find: Office workers, Marketing, Healthcare, Accounting, Warehouse, Retail, Machine Shops, Government, and much more! 

  • Food bank resources available, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Diverse employment opportunities
  • Brief interviews from your vehicle
  • Employers offering quick job placement
  • Face masks required
  • Bring copies of your resume!

For more information contact:

Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center at 

951-413-3920 or erc@moval.org 


United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.


Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org


Click here for additional information.


Virtual College Kickoff 2020

Kickoff Day: October 7, 2020

Kickoff Week: October 8-14, 2020


It’s never too early to think about college! See what your child’s school is doing for College Kickoff Week.

Elementary Events: bit.ly/mvusdckwelementary 

Middle School Events: bit.ly/mvusdckwmiddle 

High School Events: bit.ly/mvusdckwhigh


U-CAN’s 21st Annual (Virtual) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recruitment Fair

Wednesday, October 14/Thursday, October 15

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Friday, October 16/Saturday, October 17

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Chat with recruiters from more than 40 HBCUs, representing hundreds of majors and professional degrees; take virtual college and university tours, receive application fee waivers from select institutions; and more. 


This event is open to all students.

For more information, view flyer. You must register online at www.ucangotocollege.org.  


Scholarship Opportunity

WTS (Women Transportation Seminar) Inland Empire Chapter provides scholarships to female high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in transportation. Transportation encompasses a variety of jobs including engineering, marketing, human resources, public outreach, accounting, IT, and more.

 

Applications are being accepted now at www.wtsie.org/scholarships and are due October 16. Last year, the organization awarded $45,000 in scholarship funds!


We have additional scholarship opportunities and information on our website.


Annual Information Update


Please complete the Annual Information Update. This is required for all parents to ensure we have your most updated information. 


All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. If you have questions regarding PIN numbers, passwords or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly as soon as possible. For steps and videos, please click here. 

 

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:

 

Today is National Custodian Appreciation Day. On behalf of the board of education, I would like to say thank you to our wonderful custodial staff. Like everyone else, our custodians have had to make big adjustments in their work. They are a key part to helping keep our schools safe and healthy and many times do not get the recognition they deserve, so I am happy to recognize custodians and the entire maintenance and operations team. We are grateful for the work they do for us and your students. 

 

On Tuesday, the state will announce whether Riverside County remains in the red tier. We will remain in distance learning through October 30. We will continue to evaluate the COVID-19 numbers locally and our ability to ensure our classrooms are safe for the return of students and teachers. 

 

We know many parents are anxious, but please know that we are working with the board and our employee associations to create a plan that puts the health and safety of our students and staff as a priority. We will continue to provide updates in these messages on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

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. 

 

Fall High School Sports Conditioning Update

We are tentatively beginning high school fall sports conditioning the week of October 12, 2020. High school students who are interested in participating must complete these updated steps to register by October 7. Parents/guardians must complete a participation waiver, which can be found in the Parent Portal under “Information Update.” For a list of fall sports and more information about conditioning logistics and guidelines, view this flyer or visit our district website mvusd.net/covid19.

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

Riverside County is providing $33 million in rental assistance, funded by the CARES Act and CDBG. Eligible residents in Riverside County can apply for $3,500 in rental assistance. Rental assistance is open to all residents regardless of immigration status. There are no income limits for applicants and you do not need to be behind on your rent to qualify.

 

Applications are open at www.unitedlift.org

 

Click here for additional information.

 

Story 2 College Essay Bootcamp

Friday, October 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.  

 

These bootcamps are designed to support students through the personal statement and scholarship essay process. The Riverside County Office of Education is also funding the cost of their Story 2 account and these bootcamps so all class of 2021 students have the support they need to complete their college applications. 

 

If this is your first bootcamp, please register using this link to create a new user account -do not go directly to Story 2 website.  

 

View flyer for more information. 

 

Webinar: Equipping K-12 Parents to Support Children in Distance Learning

California State University, San Bernardino

College of Education

 

Learn how to maintain high standards for student work and create an environment that facilitates learning at home. Get tips for navigating and using technology in the virtual classroom.

 

Grades K – 6

October 10, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 

Grades 7 – 12

October 24, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Click for more information and registration links.

 

Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention. 

 

Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here

 

Real Talk: HBCU Edition 

Thursday, October 8; 4 p.m. 

Webcast

 

Real Talk is a College Board initiative designed to connect Black students, parents and educators with admissions representatives from colleges and universities across the country. Admissions representatives from eight HBCU’s across the country will share pertinent information about the admissions process and campus life. They will answer questions in real time during the Q&A portion of the event. This is a great way for students and families to engage with university representatives. Students at all grade levels and academic achievement levels are welcome, as are parents, educators, and community members. 

 

Register: www.webcasts.com/RealTalkHBCU 

 

College Board Scholarships

Complete the FAFSA® for the chance to win $1,000 through College Board Opportunity Scholarships.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program guides you through important college planning steps and offers a chance to earn money for each step you complete, like completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Class of 2021 students, complete five of the six actions (Build, Practice, Strengthen, Complete and Apply) and you're eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

 

Start earning chances to win scholarships today.

 

Drive-Thru Job Fair

Thursday, October 15, 2020; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Canyon Springs Shopping Center

12125 Day Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92557

(enter from Day Street)

 

The Loma Linda VA Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services and the Moreno Valley ERC are partnering with local employers to find: Office workers, Marketing, Healthcare, Accounting, Warehouse, Retail, Machine Shops, Government, and much more! 

  • Food bank resources available, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Diverse employment opportunities
  • Brief interviews from your vehicle
  • Employers offering quick job placement
  • Face masks required
  • Bring copies of your resume!
 

For more information contact:

Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center at 

951-413-3920 or erc@moval.org

 

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


On behalf of the board of education, we are excited to announce that we will begin to recognize 10 teachers each week as part of our S.T.A.R. recognition program. We are grateful to the Moreno Valley Education Foundation for their continued and expanded support.


Four weeks ago, we introduced our S.T.A.R program and have named student S.T.A.R. winners from across the district each week. Now, we also get to showcase the work of our great instructional leaders. Our teachers have also had to adapt to their new teaching and learning environments and we are proud to recognize their efforts. Their schools are nominating teachers and I have honor to select the winners. You can see a list of this week’s winners and their criteria for being selected below.


We have one other announcement. We have delayed our high school sports to start conditioning on October 12. Students now have until October 7 to complete the steps to participate. 


I hope you have a great week.


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. 

STAR Achievement Recognition Program

Congratulations to our student winners for the week of 9/21-9/25)!

The Moreno Valley Education Foundation has partnered with us to recognize students who are "Shining Brighter" during Distance Learning. Students who meet the below criteria will be randomly selected to win a $25 gift card! 


Student Criteria:

  • Students who demonstrate improvement with attendance and participation
  • Student who demonstrate improvement in engagement and assignments

One student from each school site will be selected per week throughout the month of September and October. Winners for the first week will be announced on the Moreno Valley Education Foundation's social media next week


Congratulations to our teacher winners for the week of 9/21-9/25

We are excited to announce that the Moreno Valley Education Foundation and the Cupcake Espresso Bar each week will also recognize 10 teachers from across the district who will be selected to win a gift card for the next five weeks. 


Teacher Criteria:

  • Conquered the Technology Divide: Demonstrated perseverance learning a new skill to reach and teach our students using technology.
  • "The Coach" during Distance Learning: Helped other teachers through the technology divide, parents and students navigate Google, Clever to be successful, while creating their own digital lessons.
  • School Community Organizer/Leader: Been the face and name of a school community during distance learning through actions supporting the school site such as helping the school community by passing out consumables or textbooks, assisting at Grab ‘n’ Go, or assisting families with technology issues. 

 

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


On behalf of the board of education, we hope you had a good week. 

 

In our last update, we mentioned that Riverside County moved to the red tier, which means that the virus is substantial in the county. Please remember that we are remaining in Distance Learning throughout the month of October. We are actively monitoring the trends and evaluating the conditions that need to be met.

 

I know there are many rumors about when we are going to open for in-person instruction. Student and staff safety and wellness is a top priority and I want you to know that it is not a decision we take lightly. At this time, we have not made a decision about a date of return. 

 

All districts are required to follow official health guidelines and we are taking a phased approach to reopening. We want to ensure we are considering a plan that is appropriate and safe for all students.

 

There is a lot of planning involved and various factors to consider such as: 

  • Working with our Special Education and English-Language Learner departments and families to develop a plan to bring small groups of students with high-needs back for assessments and services.
  • Coordinating with Riverside County Public Health Department and monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
  • Training staff on distance learning best practices and the transition to in-person instruction.
  • Identifying employees who are unable to return to work and adjusting staffing.

 

We also understand that there are several parents who may not want to send their children back to campus. We are also mindful that although the county moved to the red tier, we can have a spike in cases, especially given the upcoming flu season. 

 

As you can imagine, this is a lot for everyone to consider. This all takes time, but we are committed to remaining collaborative with employees, parents and students.

 

Many of you, including students, have been asking about when students can return to sports. After careful planning and consideration, our high schools are tentatively scheduled to start conditioning for sports on October 5. If your child is interested in participating, please review the information below. There are several steps that must be taken by October 1 in order for them to participate. At this time, we only have clearance for sports conditioning. We are awaiting guidance from state and local officials regarding other activities such as band. I know many students are anxious to get started, so we will keep families informed as information becomes available. 

 

Today is Native American Day and so it is fitting to think about and honor those who came before us and who still contribute so much to our country. Did you know? Today, U.S Department of Veterans Affairs officials broke ground on a memorial honoring Native Americans and others interred at the Riverside National Cemetery. More Native Americans per capita serve our country than any other demographic.


In the spirit of service, I want to remind you that you still have time to complete the census. Go to www.my2020census.gov before September 30. The results of the census will determine funding and representation for our community for the next 10 years. It’s quick, safe and confidential. We all need to be counted.


I hope you have a safe and healthy 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. 


Fall High School Sports Conditioning

We are tentatively beginning high school fall sports conditioning October 5, 2020. High school students who are interested in participating must complete these steps to register by October 1. For a list of fall sports and more information about conditioning logistics and guidelines, view this flyer or visit our district website mvusd.net/covid19.

G.A.T.E. Odyssey Of Mind Informational Meeting

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:00 p.m.


Interested parents, students, and educators are invited to an informational meeting for Odyssey of the Mind Creativity Competition. This meeting is only for those who are interested in participating on a virtual season team and/or coaching a team.


The discussion will center on:

  1. What is Odyssey of the Mind
  2. Planning for Virtual Odyssey of the Mind
  3. Creativity Competition Teams K-12
  4. Building Teams
  5. Determining Coaches

Please call the GATE Department at 951-571-7525 to register. View flyer and background information in English and Spanish.

Virtual College Kickoff 2020

Kickoff Day: October 7, 2020

Kickoff Week: October 8-14, 2020


It’s never too early to think about college! See what your child’s school is doing for College Kickoff Week.

Elementary Events: bit.ly/mvusdckwelementary 

Middle School Events: bit.ly/mvusdckwmiddle 

High School Events: bit.ly/mvusdckwhigh

Virtual Riverside College & Career Fair

October 1, 2020; 4:00-7:00 p.m.


The Riverside College & Career Fair gives over 7,000 high school and college students one-stop access to future career and educational opportunities. Event admission is free and open to the public. Get free financial aid information and discover 100+ colleges and universities.


View flyer in English and Spanish for more information and link to sign up.

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


On behalf of the board of education, we want to wish you a happy autumn, which starts today. 


As many of you probably saw, Riverside County has moved to the red tier in the state’s four-tier blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state. This is good news. If the county remains in the red tier for two weeks, schools will be allowed to reopen for in-person instruction. Please note that this does not impact our decision to remain in distance learning mode until October 30. At that time, we will evaluate if we are able to open safely. 


We made the decision to stay in distance learning through the first trimester for elementary schools. This gives parents and staff stability and the ability to plan without having to worry about when and if we would reopen. It also provides less disruption to students who were still getting used to distance learning. Finally, it allows the district the time to ensure our classrooms are safe for when we do return to school.


We will continue to monitor the situation while we work with state and local officials as we near reopening. We will keep you updated on our progress. For now, we will continue to stay the course.


Thank you for your partnership in education.   


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. 


Drive-Thru Health and Resource Fair

Thursday, September 24, 2020

4-7 p.m.

Vista Del Lago High School 

15150 Lasselle St., Moreno Valley, CA 92551 


While supplies last! 

You must register to attend at bit.ly/mvusdfair2020 

U-CAN’s 21st Annual (Virtual) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recruitment Fair

Wednesday, October 14/Thursday, October 15

3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.


Friday, October 16/Saturday, October 17

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Chat with recruiters from more than 40 HBCUs, representing hundreds of majors and professional degrees; take virtual college and university tours, receive application fee waivers from select institutions; and more. 


This event is open to all students.

For more information, view flyer. You must register online at www.ucangotocollege.org.   

Reminders

Free Bike Repair Day

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Moreno Valley Community Park 

13380 Frederick St., 92553 

Drop off: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

Pickup: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Reservations: www.walkmorebikemore.org/moreno-valley   


Free gift for Moreno Valley students - download and bring completed Moreno Valley activity sheets for a free goody bag: www.walkmorebikemore.org/moreno-valley  (bike repair is not required to receive a goody bag)


View flyer in English or Spanish.


African-American Advisory Council (AAAC)

Did you miss the last African-American Advisory Council meeting that was held on Tuesday, September 15? You can watch a recording of the meeting or view the handouts by clicking here.


Cal-SOAP College Success Coach Recruitment - Part-time/Temporary

If you have or know a college or university undergraduate or graduate student, Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE), is hiring College Student Coaches. Please see the attached description for qualification and application process here:  https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1315250.  


Pandemic Financial Assistance

Riverside County residents whose employment was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may receive up to $800 in assistance thanks to a state grant received by the Riverside County Workforce Development Division. 

Type of Assistance Available:

  • One-time assistance between $400 and $800, depending on participant's income 
  • Funds may be used to pay for 
    • Costs to return to work; including telework equipment (e.g., computer), childcare, or transportation 
    • Housing expenses 
    • Utility expenses

Please view flyer for eligibility and application information.


Home Language Survey 

If your child is new to the district and you indicated on the Home Language Survey upon registration that the child or someone in the household speaks a language other than English, please expect a phone call over the next few weeks to schedule an appointment for a language assessment for your child. The assessment should not take longer than 20-30 minutes. At present, we are only doing remote testing. If your child is unable to take the assessment remotely, we may be able to schedule an in-person assessment in the future following all health and safety protocols.


61st Assembly District 2020-21 Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee gives students the opportunity to discuss youth-related issues, learn about the legislative process, and hear from community leaders. Applicants must live in the 61st Assembly district, be a high school junior or senior; and make a commitment to attend virtual committee meetings on a regular basis through the academic year.


To apply, visit asmdc.org/medina or call (951) 369-6644.


Rent Assistance

If you need assistance with your rent, the Riverside Salvation Army may be able to assist with funds that do not have to be paid back. They may also be able to provide funding for utilities. Call 951-784-4490; ext. 113 for rental or mortgage assistance, ext. 115 for utilities assistance. 


Employment Resource Center

In partnership with the Riverside County Workforce Development Center, the City of Moreno Valley operates a one-stop job resource center that includes:

  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Resumé Preparation Assistance
  • Employment Information Workshops
  • Resource Library
  • Hot Jobs Announcement Board
  • Career Assessment Software
  • Veteran's Employment Service

Find more information at moval/org/edd/erc.html  


Scholarship Opportunity

WTS (Women Transportation Seminar) Inland Empire Chapter provides scholarships to female high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in transportation. Transportation encompasses a variety of jobs including engineering, marketing, human resources, public outreach, accounting, IT, and more.

 

Applications are being accepted now at www.wtsie.org/scholarships and are due October 16. Last year, the organization awarded $45,000 in scholarship funds!


We have additional scholarship opportunities and information on our website.


MVUSD Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans Online

This year, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) was replaced with the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. The district’s Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan has been posted to the district’s website in English and Spanish for public review.  


Riverside County Student Competitions

Riverside County partnered with Inland Empire nonprofit Reach Out to launch two new programs to help slow the spread of coronavirus through art. Interested students are encouraged to:


  • Create a 30-second PSA (Public Service Announcement) video promoting precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 through the 3 simple steps. OR
  • Create a piece of art to amplify the 3 simple steps for people to protect themselves and their loved ones from Coronavirus through their own creative expression.

Winning entries will be highlighted on social media and recognized by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, along with placement in a public location for display. The top winner each week will receive a $50 gift card. Twelve grand prize winners will each receive a $100 gift card.


Submissions must fit with the three simple steps and encourage slowing the spread of coronavirus. In addition:

  • Entries will be judged every Friday Starting September 4, 2020.
  • The entry deadline for both programs is October 9.

Visit www.MasksAreMedicine.org for guidelines or to enter the programs. 


Free Virtual High-Intensity Interval Trainings - Updated Schedule

Moreno Valley Pop Warner Football and Cheer invites students to participate in weekly training sessions. The program is free, but space is limited! Click here to view available dates of free weekly zoom lessons in high-intensity interval training for student athletes who would like to engage in physical activity at home during this distance learning period.


Professional Development for Students and Parents

View the Professional Development & Digital Learning September 2020 Newsletter for distance learning resources-help and tips with Clever, Zoom and Q Parent Connection and more. 


Annual Information Update

Please complete the Annual Information Update as soon as possible. Prior to COVID-19, parents and students were asked to visit the school campus and submit paperwork such as updating contact information, change of address, and submitting acknowledgement forms. This year, the process is all online through Q ParentConnection. Please complete this process within the first two weeks of school.


All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. Please check your email and spam if you haven’t logged in yet. If you did not receive an email, please review the below documents and guidance on how to complete that process. 

      1. Create an account at bit.ly/QParentConnectReq
  1. Using ParentConnection-English / Spanish
  2. Q Communications for Parents-English / Spanish

We have a new how-to video to help you update your child’s information in the Parent Portal. A Spanish version will be available early next week.


Once again, if you have questions regarding PIN numbers, passwords or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly. They should be able to help you. 


Internet Access 

If you are looking for low- or no-cost internet access, here are three resources:

  • SBX Youth and Family Services is a local Inland Empire community-based organization working with families to connect affordable home internet and other valuable services such as hotspots.
  • Everyoneon.org is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.
  • The California Department of Education has compiled a list of low- and no-cost internet access plans.

Did you know you could also check out one of the nearly 100 more mobile hotspots from the city's three libraries? Locations and operating hours of Moreno Valley Public Libraries are available here.


Parent Resource Center

The Parent Resource Center is now open by appointment only. They are here to help you in any way they can. Please feel free to call Andrea Chavez (ELL Parent Resource Specialist) and Rose Moreno (bilingual clerk) at (951) 571- 7831 or (951) 571-7500 ext. 17344 from the hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


Tonight, we are excited to launch our Parent Engagement newsletter, which will introduce you to some of our key district departments and provide you with additional resources. Click here to see our September issue, which has English Learner news, Special Education news, African American Advisory Council news, parent advisory meeting dates, and more. Our Parent Engagement newsletter will continue to be sent out every month during the school year.  


We have some good news - during the school closure, you no longer need to bring your meal card or ID. Any child, aged 2-18 years old, can get a free lunch at any of our schools offering Grab ‘n’ Go lunches. However, if your child attends one of our four comprehensive high schools, we still need you to submit the 2020-2021 online meal application by September 30, 2020 so that your child can receive free or reduced lunch when it is safe to return to school. 


I want to remind you that today is the last day to provide input on our Portrait of a Graduate. Once finalized, that will guide us as we refine our district goals and strategies and revise our mission and vision. You can help us by taking a survey by clicking here.


Finally, to start your weekend off to a good start - watch this video, One Voice Children's Choir covering "Good Job" by Alicia Keys: A Tribute to Covid-19 Heroes. Please know that you are all doing a Good Job!  


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. 


Free Bike Repair Day

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Moreno Valley Community Park 

13380 Frederick St., 92553 

Drop off: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

Pickup: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Reservations: www.walkmorebikemore.org/moreno-valley   


Free gift for Moreno Valley students - download and bring completed Moreno Valley activity sheets for a free goody bag: www.walkmorebikemore.org/moreno-valley  (bike repair is not required to receive a goody bag)


View flyer in English or Spanish.

African-American Advisory Council (AAAC)

Did you miss the last African-American Advisory Council meeting that was held on Tuesday, September 15? You can watch a recording of the meeting or view the handouts by clicking here.

Cal-SOAP College Success Coach Recruitment - Part-time/Temporary

If you have or know a college or university undergraduate or graduate student, Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE), is hiring College Student Coaches. Please see the attached description for qualification and application process here:  https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1315250.  

Pandemic Financial Assistance

Riverside County residents whose employment was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may receive up to $800 in assistance thanks to a state grant received by the Riverside County Workforce Development Division. 

Type of Assistance Available:

  • One-time assistance between $400 and $800, depending on participant's income 
  • Funds may be used to pay for 
    • Costs to return to work; including telework equipment (e.g., computer), childcare, or transportation 
    • Housing expenses 
    • Utility expenses

Please view flyer for eligibility and application information.


Drive-Thru Health and Resource Fair

Thursday, September 24, 2020

4-7 p.m.

Vista Del Lago High School 

15150 Lasselle St., Moreno Valley, CA 92551 


While supplies last! 

You must register to attend at bit.ly/mvusdfair2020 

Dear Parents:


Tomorrow, September 16, marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Diego Stoltz. Diego will never be forgotten. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of him. 

 

Some of you may have heard that his family recently filed a lawsuit against the district. We fully respect their right to pursue legal action. Although I cannot discuss details of the case, I want you to know that the Board of Education and I care deeply about all of our students in our district. Many of you are asking, what are we doing to prevent what happened to Diego from happening again. 

 

This past year, we have taken several steps at all of our schools to address and prevent bullying and violence. I am sure you have noticed an increase in awareness for bullying resources such as posters and business cards with information on the definition of bullying and how to report it. We also launched our Hearts YOUnited campaign which spreads kindness and compassion inside and outside the classroom and inspires youth to stand up and speak out against bullying and violence.

 

We have collaborated with the Freedom Writers Foundation to host events on school campuses and work with various student groups; we hosted the Anne Frank Traveling Exhibition at a few of our middle schools led by student docents; hosted a district-wide kindness day in November; and we created a community collaborative in which members of the community visit school sites to create a positive environment for students by greeting them with smiles at the beginning of each school day.

 

Our Board of Education also recently approved a program with the SAFE Family Justice Center and the District Attorney’s office to focus on preventing school violence while also providing assistance and education to students. The District Attorney’s Office works with school districts, school sites, and community partners to implement intervention and prevention strategies that benefit school-aged youth at-risk through programs such as the De-Escalation and Assistance Response Team (D.A.R.T.) and Gang Awareness Mentorship and Education (GAME).

 

The safety and wellness of our students and staff continue to remain a top priority for the Moreno Valley Unified School District. We have a shared responsibility to educate our students and instill kindness and compassion. We hope you partner with us by joining us in our HeartsYOUnited campaign activities and sharing our resources with families in our community. 


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. 


Drive-Thru Health and Resource Fair

Thursday, September 24, 2020

4-7 p.m.

Vista Del Lago High School 

15150 Lasselle St., Moreno Valley, CA 92551 


While supplies last! 

You must register to attend at bit.ly/mvusdfair2020 

 

Reminders


Is Your High School Student Eligible For Free Lunch?
Students at Canyon Springs High School, Moreno Valley High School, Vista Del Lago High School and Valley View High School should submit the 2020-2021 online meal application to receive free or reduced lunch. A new meal application is required each year to determine eligibility for free meal benefits based on household income. The deadline is September 18, 2020.



Home Language Survey 

If your child is new to the district and you indicated on the Home Language Survey upon registration that the child or someone in the household speaks a language other than English, please expect a phone call over the next few weeks to schedule an appointment for a language assessment for your child. The assessment should not take longer than 20-30 minutes. At present, we are only doing remote testing. If your child is unable to take the assessment remotely, we may be able to schedule an in-person assessment in the future following all health and safety protocols.


61st Assembly District 2020-21 Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee gives students the opportunity to discuss youth-related issues, learn about the legislative process, and hear from community leaders. Applicants must live in the 61st Assembly district, be a high school junior or senior; and make a commitment to attend virtual committee meetings on a regular basis through the academic year.


To apply, visit asmdc.org/medina or call (951) 369-6644.


Rent Assistance

If you need assistance with your rent, the Riverside Salvation Army may be able to assist with funds that do not have to be paid back. They may also be able to provide funding for utilities. Call 951-784-4490; ext. 113 for rental or mortgage assistance, ext. 115 for utilities assistance. 


Writing Contest

Quick Quack Car Wash is holding a creative writing contest for kids in grades 4-12. One grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. One runner-up winner per grade level will be chosen to receive a $100 scholarship. Please view flyer or website for additional information. 


Employment Resource Center

In partnership with the Riverside County Workforce Development Center, the City of Moreno Valley operates a one-stop job resource center that includes:

  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Resumé Preparation Assistance
  • Employment Information Workshops
  • Resource Library
  • Hot Jobs Announcement Board
  • Career Assessment Software
  • Veteran's Employment Service

Find more information at moval/org/edd/erc.html  


Scholarship Opportunity

WTS (Women Transportation Seminar) Inland Empire Chapter provides scholarships to female high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in transportation. Transportation encompasses a variety of jobs including engineering, marketing, human resources, public outreach, accounting, IT, and more.

 

Applications are being accepted now at www.wtsie.org/scholarships and are due October 16. Last year, the organization awarded $45,000 in scholarship funds!


We have additional scholarship opportunities and information on our website.


MVUSD Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans Online

This year, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) was replaced with the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. The district’s Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan has been posted to the district’s website in English and Spanish for public review.  


Riverside County Student Competitions

Riverside County partnered with Inland Empire nonprofit Reach Out to launch two new programs to help slow the spread of coronavirus through art. Interested students are encouraged to:


  • Create a 30-second PSA (Public Service Announcement) video promoting precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 through the 3 simple steps. OR
  • Create a piece of art to amplify the 3 simple steps for people to protect themselves and their loved ones from Coronavirus through their own creative expression.

Winning entries will be highlighted on social media and recognized by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, along with placement in a public location for display. The top winner each week will receive a $50 gift card. Twelve grand prize winners will each receive a $100 gift card.


Submissions must fit with the three simple steps and encourage slowing the spread of coronavirus. In addition:

  • Entries will be judged every Friday Starting September 4, 2020.
  • The entry deadline for both programs is October 9.

Visit www.MasksAreMedicine.org for guidelines or to enter the programs. 


Free Virtual High-Intensity Interval Trainings - Updated Schedule

Moreno Valley Pop Warner Football and Cheer invites students to participate in weekly training sessions. The program is free, but space is limited! Click here to view available dates of free weekly zoom lessons in high-intensity interval training for student athletes who would like to engage in physical activity at home during this distance learning period.


Professional Development for Students and Parents

View the Professional Development & Digital Learning September 2020 Newsletter for distance learning resources-help and tips with Clever, Zoom and Q Parent Connection and more. 


Annual Information Update

Please complete the Annual Information Update as soon as possible. Prior to COVID-19, parents and students were asked to visit the school campus and submit paperwork such as updating contact information, change of address, and submitting acknowledgement forms. This year, the process is all online through Q ParentConnection. Please complete this process within the first two weeks of school.


All parents should have received an email with instructions on how to access the Parent Portal or a PIN to login. Please check your email and spam if you haven’t logged in yet. If you did not receive an email, please review the below documents and guidance on how to complete that process. 

      1. Create an account at bit.ly/QParentConnectReq