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Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


During Spring Break, I will not be sending my weekly updates. If your student is participating in the Spring Break Expanded Learning Academy, please direct your questions to the coordinator at the site level. Please view the flyer for their contact information.


I would also like to remind you that you will no longer be receiving weekly communication with me on Tuesdays. Our next message will be on Friday, April 8, 2022. 


On Saturday, April 9, there will be a vaccine clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Moreno Valley High School. There’s also a Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration Fair at the Welcome and Registration Center located on 23301 Dracaea Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. I want to let you know ahead of time in case you are interested in attending.


I also want you to keep a lookout for all of the flyers and information about our intradistrict transfers. The deadline was extended to Friday, April 15, 2022. You would have to submit those forms in person at the Welcome and Registration Center when we return from Spring Break. 


I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends and family during our two weeks of Spring Break. School resumes on Monday, April 4, 2022. 


Sincerely,


Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your face (if you want to).

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

 


Upcoming Events

 

Spring Fest

April 9, 2022 · 10:00 am - 2:00 p.m.

We invite your family to sign up and join us for an egg hunt and community booths. Presented by the Wellness and Community Outreach. Please view the flyer for registration details.


Vaccine Clinic

April 9, 2022 · 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m.

The California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be hosting vaccine clinics. Walk-ins are accepted, or you can make an appointment using the following Google Form. For more information please view the flyer.


Virtual Elementary Art Show
Our Virtual Elementary Art Show is now available for viewing! Click on the following link to participate in a virtual walk-through of the art show: https://bit.ly/mvusdelemart22 



New Updates


Virtual College Success Coaches Appointments Available Through CAL SOAP

Virtual College Success Coaches are available to assist students and families. If you are interested in getting support, you can receive support on:

  • Submitting college applications (UC, CSU, Community College, Private, Common App, HBCU)
  • Submitting financial aid (FAFSA and CA Dream Act) applications
  • How to find and apply for scholarships
  • Californiacolleges.edu support at various grade levels & more


Students can register for an appointment by using the following link: Virtual Coaches Support 

College Success Coaches are available from 11 am to 8 pm through the link above.

Please choose what you need help with during your appointment so a College Success Coach can meet with you today. We look forward to supporting Class of 2022 students that may need help.

 

Middle School Water Polo
Water polo is available for middle schools. Practices are Monday through Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm. Here is the registration link.

Locations:

  • Sunnymead and Badger Springs practice at Moreno Valley High School
  • Landmark, Mountain View, Palm, and Vista Heights practice at Valley View High School

Insurance:

  • Please also register your student at Usawaterpolo.org for insurance purposes (no cost). Once your account is created, select add membership, then select trial athlete, then select Yeti Water Polo as the club the student is attending.

About the program:

  • YETI Water Polo is a travel ball club program for year-round water polo training. We are pleased to provide the sport of water polo to all MVUSD middle schools. 
  • This program is a middle school league designed to learn water polo and compete against other MVUSD middle schools. There will be games and practices that will take place at Valley View & Moreno Valley High School. Each middle school will be competing for the MVUSD Middle School Championship.

Art Contest
Moreno Valley City Councilman David Marquez invites all local students to participate in the second annual Moreno Valley Historic Transportation Art Contest. Rules and details can be found at this link, or you can view this flyer for more information as well. All entries must be received by May 1, 2022.


Registrar of Voters Application
The Riverside County Registrar of Voters will be hiring approximately 900 temporary staff for the upcoming June election. Interested applicants can apply at this link. For more details, you can view this flyer. If you have any questions about the positions, please contact the Riverside County Temporary Assignment Program at 760-863-2670 or hrtapindio@rivco.org


School Choice: Transfers - Deadline Extended

Intra District Transfers are for students assigned to the Moreno Valley Unified School District by boundary location. You may submit an Intra District Transfer to have your student attend a school that they are not assigned to according to your address. The transfer deadline for school choice has been extended to April 15, 2022. Forms must be submitted in person at the Welcome and Registration Center. To fill out the forms, please click here: English / Spanish. For more information, please view these fliers: School Choice English & Spanish / STEAM Pathway English / STEAM Pathway Spanish

 


COVID-19 Information


Student Protocols Soon to be updated
Here is a copy of the latest student protocols. Please remember that guidance changes often. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always communicate with the school principal. 


Covid Testing Resource for Families

The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.

 


Reminders

 

Weekly Food Box

As part of the Wellness Center Outreach to families, the Wellness Center will be giving parents the opportunity to sign-up to receive a food box for the week. Food boxes will be limited to the first 50 sign-ups each week. Sign-ups will take place every Tuesday evening. Please complete one sign-up form per family.


Financial Aid Application Deadline Extended

This Special Alert from the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) notifies all high schools and colleges that on March 9, 2022, pursuant to California Education Code (CEC) Section 69513.2, the Commission approved a 30-day postponement of the March 2 application deadline for the Cal Grant and California Dream Act financial aid programs administered by the Commission. As a result, Cal Grant and California Dream Act financial aid applications (including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)) from California students for 2022-23 completed by April 1, 2022, will be considered on time for priority consideration. For more details, please view GSA 2022-15 at the following link: http://www.csac.ca.gov/special-alerts

 

Middle School Basketball

Inland Circle is happy to announce the return of the middle school sports program. Middle School Basketball Camp & Team Tryouts are coming in April! A complete schedule can be found at this link, and also includes individual flyers for each middle school, with registration links.

 

Transitional Kindergarten Registration

Registration for Transitional Kindergarten is now open at the Welcome and Registration Center. For more information, please view the flyer.


Spring Expanded Learning Academy

Spring Expanded Learning Academy is open to all students in grades 1-5. It is hosted at 11 elementary schools throughout the district. Register today! View this flyer for more information.

 

Directing Change Program and Film Contest

Students are invited to enter a submission for the Directing Change contest. Submit an art form suitable for sharing via social media: original music, dance, spoken word, art, poetry, speech, etc.) This is your chance to tell your story and be creative! Submissions for this contest are due by March 31, 2022. For more information, please view the flyer.


Parent Presentation Series

Various dates starting March 2 through May 4, 2022

The Parent Presentation Series is designed to engage, inform, and empower Riverside County parents, guardians, and community members about protecting our children and youth from the dangers of tobacco use and vaping. This virtual series is free, and all are welcome to join. Please register separately for each workshop. Registration details can be found on this flyer.


Juneteenth Poem Entry

To celebrate Juneteenth, the City of Moreno Valley Parks & Community Services Department is welcoming middle and high school students to participate in the Juneteenth Poem Entry program. Poems submitted by participants will be displayed during the Juneteenth event on June 18, 2022. Enter your creative and inspirational poem to help celebrate the holiday. For rules and registration details, please view the flyer. Deadline to submit entries is May 31, 2022.


Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship

Attention High School Students:  You are invited to apply for the Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship!  You could be awarded $1,000!  For seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  We also have a special scholarship this year that will be awarded called the AMVMP “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship, which acknowledges hardships our students may have gone through.  All high school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or above are eligible to apply for the “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship.  Please see the attached applications for details on each scholarship.  The application deadline for all scholarships is April 15, 2022.  For more information, please email Dr. Moshiri nmoshiri@mvusd.net.


Soroptimist of Moreno Valley Scholarships

This year the Soroptimist of Moreno Valley has three different scholarships to offer to seniors of Moreno Valley Unified School District. All application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the links below to apply for each scholarship:


Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation Scholarships

The Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to Moreno Valley Unified students. Application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the following links for application instructions:

 

Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation Scholarship

The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.


DLI Meetings

For all parents interested in the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program, please view this flyer for details on informational meetings being held throughout this school year. No reservations needed for these Zoom meetings, but parents who would like to register their child for the program must attend one of the meetings for students entering Kindergarten in 2022-2023.


College Savings Opportunity

ScholarShare 529, California’s official college savings plan, is pleased to offer the 2022 Matching Grant Program, helping to make the dream of attaining a higher education a reality for your student with a matching grant. Don’t miss this opportunity to jump-start your college savings and maximize every dollar. Help ensure you can give your child something all parents want for their children—a bright future. View the flyer for more details.


Free Online Early Literacy Program

As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:

  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration

For more information, please see the press release.


High School Student Fan Art Contest

For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or a combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.

 

The Parent Project

Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.

This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.


Handwriting Help

Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.



Family Resources


Sobering Center

Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.


United Lift

It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.


Domestic Violence Education Classes

Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.


Emergency Housing Vouchers

Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.


Farmers Market - Market Match

Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.

 

Mindful Moments 

This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.

 

Care Solace

Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.

 

Message From Superintendent

Dear Families:
 
As we approach March 11, I want to once again remind you that the state has announced updated guidance regarding masks in public schools. Students and staff will no longer be required to wear masks indoors. However, it will continue to be a strong recommendation.

We have not received additional guidance or clarifications from the county. Please remember that state requirements and recommendations are subject to change, and our local health department may have additional requirements beyond state requirements.

The next two weeks before Spring Break are full of events and activities.

This week we opened our transitional kindergarten registration process. We offer full day transitional kindergarten at all of our elementary schools. For those of you who do not know, it is a program that builds a bridge between early learning years and traditional kindergarten. The program will give our children the opportunity to learn important academic and social skills in a hands-on way that supports their development and prepares them for kindergarten. See the flyer for more information.

We are also accepting intra-district transfers which are for students who want to attend a different school than they are assigned to based on the home address within our district boundary. You may receive a letter in the mail with the deadline of March 11, 2022. Please know that we will be accepting applications beyond that date to accommodate families’ interests. Forms must be submitted in person at the Welcome and Registration Center.

For those of you interested in the Spring Expanded Learning Academy during Spring Break, we still have open spaces at our schools. Please view the flyer for more information on how to register.

Thank you for your interest in our schools and programs! We hope you spread the word with friends and family.

Sincerely,

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face Indoors.
Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly.
 

Upcoming Events

Vaccine Clinics
March 12, & April 9 2022 · 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m.
The California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be hosting vaccine clinics. Walk-ins are accepted, or you can make an appointment using the following Google Form. For more information please view the flyer.

Empowering Young Women Conference
March 12, 2022 · 8:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
Students and adults are invited to join this free conference for 2022. There are in-person and virtual attendance options available. For more information, including registration links, please view this flyer.

Family Literacy Symposium
March 12, 2022 · 9:00 - 10:50 a.m.
This free Zoom event focuses on supporting home literacy and showcasing how literacy can be fun. Sessions offered in both English and Spanish. For more information, and to register, please view the flyer.

Cesar Chavez Virtual Celebration
March 14, 2022 · 6:00 p.m.
This Cesar Chavez Celebration will be a virtual event, featuring guest speaker Juan de Dios Villarino, Grandson of Cesar Chavez, and includes a performance by Dual Language Immersion students. For registration details, please view the flyer.

Create CA’s Virtual Meeting
Join other arts education advocates for Create CA's monthly virtual meet-up on March 16, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Use this space to connect, problem solve, share successes, brainstorm strategies and hear updates from districts around the state. Register here.  All are welcome to attend, including parents.
 
SEL Day
We will be celebrating the third annual International SEL Day this Friday, March 11, 2022. Educators and students across MVUSD can unite to make well-being a priority through practicing yoga with Dat Yoga Dude. Dat Yoga Dude will lead guided 20 minute yoga sessions for educators and students to practice mindful SEL to build emotional intelligence, support healthy behaviors, and encourage connection and community. This is a pop-in style event, where participants may choose to stay from 5 to 20 minutes. Zoom Link



New Updates

Middle School Basketball
Inland Circle is happy to announce the return of the middle school sports program. Middle School Basketball Camp & Team Tryouts are coming in April! A complete schedule can be found at this link, and also includes individual flyers for each middle school, with registration links.


Intradistrict Transfers
The transfer deadline for school choice is March 11, 2022. Forms (English / Spanish ) must be submitted in person at the Welcome and Registration Center. For more information about student programs, please view the flyer. Forms must be submitted in person to the Welcome and Registration Center. For more information on some of our student programs and STEAM Pathway options, please view this flyer (highlight programs) and this flyer (all programs). 



COVID-19 Reminders

Student Protocols
Here is a copy of the latest student protocols. Please remember that guidance changes often. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always communicate with the school principal.

Testing Clarifications
If you need your child to get tested for any reason, we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception of select holidays. Families who are interested in getting tested can use any of the community resources listed in our resources listWhile supplies last, schools may provide a test kit on a case-by-case basis when students are being sent home. Please do NOT go to the school to ask for tests if your child is experiencing symptoms or is exposed. We want to mitigate exposures and would prefer that you use our centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center. Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability.

Information on School Closures
The state and our county have made it clear that closing schools should be the last resort when all other measures have been exhausted. There is a specific process that we have to follow, and we have to work with our local county when that is being considered. Here is a copy of the letter that was shared from the county in case you are interested in reading it. The governor also made an announcement back in December.  

Covid Testing Resource
The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
At-Home Testing Kits via USPS
The United States Postal Service will deliver one free shipment of 4 Covid tests per residential address. To request a shipment, you will need to provide your name, address, and email at the following link. Orders will start shipping in late January.
 

Reminders

Transitional Kindergarten Registration
Registration for Transitional Kindergarten is now open at the Welcome and Registration Center. For more information, please view the flyer.

Spring Expanded Learning Academy
Spring Expanded Learning Academy is open to all students in grades 1-5. It is hosted at 11 elementary schools throughout the district. Register today! View this flyer for more information.

School Choice
The transfer deadline for school choice is March 11, 2022. Forms must be submitted in person at the Welcome and Registration Center. For more information, please view the flyer.

Directing Change Program and Film Contest
Students are invited to enter a submission for the Directing Change contest. Submit an art form suitable for sharing via social media: original music, dance, spoken word, art, poetry, speech, etc.) This is your chance to tell your story and be creative! Submissions for this contest are due by March 31, 2022. For more information, please view the flyer.

Weekly Food Box
As part of the Wellness Center Outreach to families, the center will be giving parents the opportunity to sign-up to receive a food box for the week. Food boxes will be limited to the first 50 sign-ups each week. Sign-ups will take place every Tuesday evening. Please complete one sign-up form per family.

Parent Presentation Series
Various dates starting March 2 through May 4, 2022
The Parent Presentation Series is designed to engage, inform, and empower Riverside County parents, guardians, and community members about protecting our children and youth from the dangers of tobacco use and vaping. This virtual series is free, and all are welcome to join. Please register separately for each workshop. Registration details can be found on this flyer.

Juneteenth Poem Entry
To celebrate Juneteenth, the City of Moreno Valley Parks & Community Services Department is welcoming middle and high school students to participate in the Juneteenth Poem Entry program. Poems submitted by participants will be displayed during the Juneteenth event on June 18, 2022. Enter your creative and inspirational poem to help celebrate the holiday. For rules and registration details, please view the flyer. Deadline to submit entries is May 31, 2022.

Scholarship Opportunities
Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship
Attention High School Students:  You are invited to apply for the Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship!  You could be awarded $1,000!  For seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  We also have a special scholarship this year that will be awarded called the AMVMP “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship, which acknowledges hardships our students may have gone through.  All high school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or above are eligible to apply for the “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship.  Please see the attached applications for details on each scholarship.  The application deadline for all scholarships is April 15, 2022.  For more information, please email Dr. Moshiri nmoshiri@mvusd.net. Soroptimist of Moreno Valley Scholarships
This year the Soroptimist of Moreno Valley has three different scholarships to offer to seniors of Moreno Valley Unified School District. All application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the links below to apply for each scholarship: Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation Scholarships
The Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to Moreno Valley Unified students. Application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the following links for application instructions: Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation
The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.

DLI Meetings

For all parents interested in the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program, please view this flyer for details on informational meetings being held throughout this school year. No reservations needed for these Zoom meetings, but parents who would like to register their child for the program must attend one of the meetings for students entering Kindergarten in 2022-2023.

College Savings Opportunity
ScholarShare 529, California’s official college savings plan, is pleased to offer the 2022 Matching Grant Program, helping to make the dream of attaining a higher education a reality for your student with a matching grant. Don’t miss this opportunity to jump-start your college savings and maximize every dollar. Help ensure you can give your child something all parents want for their children—a bright future. View the flyer for more details.

Free Online Early Literacy Program
As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:
  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration
For more information, please see the press release.

High School Student Fan Art Contest
For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.
 
The Parent Project
Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.

Handwriting Help
Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.

Grooming Your Child for Greatness: A Parent Empowerment Series
Hosted virtually by the Wellness and Community Outreach Director Nadakia Neal, featuring Dr. Gail L. Thompson. Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a retired Professor of Education, critically acclaimed author of many articles and books, former secondary school teacher, and former Executive Director of Equity for a mid-sized company. Time for all presentations is 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Dates:
3/15/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Self-Empowerment Project”
3/17/22- Helping Your Child Create a “My Roadmap to Success Project”

The Grooming Your Child for Greatness Parent Empowerment Series is designed to empower parents and guardians of preschool, elementary, and high school students. Zoom Link 



Family Resources

Sobering Center
Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.

United Lift
It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.

Domestic Violence Education Classes
Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.

Emergency Housing Vouchers
Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.

Farmers Market - Market Match
Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
Mindful Moments 
This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.
 
Care Solace
Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.
Message From Superintendent

Dear Families:
 
We continue to receive questions about the updated mask guidance. Earlier this week, we participated in a weekly meeting in which the Riverside County Department of Public Health shared they are planning to release updated guidelines by March 11, 2022.

Until then, we will continue to wear masks at our schools when we are indoors as required. We know that this may be difficult to hear, but we want to ensure that everyone on our campuses feels safe.

We know we have a diverse community and that families have differing views. For these reasons, we ask that our parents, students, and staff continue to follow the current requirements as we move forward.

Our district will continue with other safety measures in place such as improved ventilation in classrooms, air purifiers in every classroom, hand sanitizer widely available, and physical distancing when appropriate and feasible.

Please remember that state requirements and recommendations are subject to change and our local health department may have additional requirements beyond state requirements.

We will continue to keep you informed with any changes.

Sincerely,

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face Indoors.
Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly.
 

Upcoming Events

Vaccine Clinics
March 5, March 12, & April 9 2022 · 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m.
The California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be hosting vaccine clinics. Walk-ins are accepted, or you can make an appointment using the following Google Form. For more information please view the flyer.

Empowering Young Women Conference
March 12, 2022 · 8:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
Students and adults are invited to join this free conference for 2022. There are in-person and virtual attendance options available. For more information, including registration links, please view this flyer.

Family Literacy Symposium
March 12, 2022 · 9:00 - 10:50 a.m.
This free Zoom event focuses on supporting home literacy and showcasing how literacy can be fun. Sessions offered in both English and Spanish. For more information, and to register, please view the flyer.

Create CA’s Virtual Meeting
Join other arts education advocates for Create CA's monthly virtual meet-up on March 16, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Use this space to connect, problem solve, share successes, brainstorm strategies and hear updates from districts around the state. Register here.  All are welcome to attend, including parents.



COVID-19 Reminders

Student Protocols
Here is a copy of the latest student protocols. Please remember that guidance changes often. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always communicate with the school principal.

Testing Resources
If you need your child to get tested for any reason, we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception of select holidays. Families who are interested in getting tested can use any of the community resources listed in our resources list. While supplies last, schools may provide a test kit on a case-by-case basis when students are being sent home. Please do NOT go to the school to ask for tests if your child is experiencing symptoms or is exposed. We want to mitigate exposures and would prefer that you use our centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center. Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability.

Covid Testing Resource
The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.
 


Reminders

Transitional Kindergarten Registration
Registration for Transitional Kindergarten begins March 7, 2022 at the Welcome and Registration Center. For more information, please view the flyer.

Spring Expanded Learning Academy
Spring Expanded Learning Academy is open to all students in grades 1-5. It is hosted at 11 elementary schools throughout the district. Register today! View this flyer for more information

School Choice: Transfers
Intra District Transfers are for students assigned to the Moreno Valley Unified School District by boundary location. You may submit an Intra District Transfer to have your student attend a school that they are not assigned to according to your address. The transfer deadline for school choice is March 11, 2022. Forms must be submitted in person at the Welcome and Registration Center. For more information, please view the flyer. To fill out the forms, please click here.

Read Across America Site Events
Please view this link for a presentation on Read Across America. Each site has their own activities planned for this event.

Directing Change Program and Film Contest
Students are invited to enter a submission for the Directing Change contest. Submit an art form suitable for sharing via social media: original music, dance, spoken word, art, poetry, speech, etc.) This is your chance to tell your story and be creative! Submissions for this contest are due by March 31, 2022. For more information, please view the flyer.

Weekly Food Box
As part of the Wellness Center Outreach to families, the center will be giving parents the opportunity to sign-up to receive a food box for the week. Food boxes will be limited to the first 50 sign-ups each week. Sign-ups will take place every Tuesday evening. Please complete one sign-up form per family.

Parent Presentation Series
Various dates starting March 2 through May 4, 2022
The Parent Presentation Series is designed to engage, inform, and empower Riverside County parents, guardians, and community members about protecting our children and youth from the dangers of tobacco use and vaping. This virtual series is free, and all are welcome to join. Please register separately for each workshop. Registration details can be found on this flyer.

Juneteenth Poem Entry
To celebrate Juneteenth, the City of Moreno Valley Parks & Community Services Department is welcoming middle and high school students to participate in the Juneteenth Poem Entry program. Poems submitted by participants will be displayed during the Juneteenth event on June 18, 2022. Enter your creative and inspirational poem to help celebrate the holiday. For rules and registration details, please view the flyer. Deadline to submit entries is May 31, 2022.

Scholarship Opportunities
Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship
Attention High School Students:  You are invited to apply for the Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship!  You could be awarded $1,000!  For seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  We also have a special scholarship this year that will be awarded called the AMVMP “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship, which acknowledges hardships our students may have gone through.  All high school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or above are eligible to apply for the “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship.  Please see the attached applications for details on each scholarship.  The application deadline for all scholarships is April 15, 2022.  For more information, please email Dr. Moshiri nmoshiri@mvusd.net. Soroptimist of Moreno Valley Scholarships
This year the Soroptimist of Moreno Valley has three different scholarships to offer to seniors of Moreno Valley Unified School District. All application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the links below to apply for each scholarship: Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation Scholarships
The Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to Moreno Valley Unified students. Application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the following links for application instructions:  Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation
The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.

DLI Meetings
For all parents interested in the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program, please view this flyer for details on informational meetings being held throughout this school year. No reservations needed for these Zoom meetings, but parents who would like to register their child for the program must attend one of the meetings for students entering Kindergarten in 2022-2023.

College Savings Opportunity
ScholarShare 529, California’s official college savings plan, is pleased to offer the 2022 Matching Grant Program, helping to make the dream of attaining a higher education a reality for your student with a matching grant. Don’t miss this opportunity to jump-start your college savings and maximize every dollar. Help ensure you can give your child something all parents want for their children—a bright future. View the flyer for more details.

Free Online Early Literacy Program
As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:
  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration
For more information, please see the press release.

High School Student Fan Art Contest
For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.
 
The Parent Project
Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.
 
ParentSquare - Download the App

You can register for ParentSquare at ParentSquare.com or by downloading the app. Simply provide your phone number or email address that your school has on file and the system will automatically identify you. If you are viewing this message on your phone, click on the link below to download the app. If you are viewing on your computer, use your smartphone camera to hover over the QR image to download the app.

 
iPhone - Apple Store 
Android - Google Play Store

 
School Bus Safety Reminder
As a reminder, please be sure to follow all laws and safety protocols regarding school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing, traffic is required to stop by law, and not pass the bus. This is very important, as it helps to keep our students safe while crossing the street. Please do your part to help keep our community safe, and do not pass buses when red lights are flashing.

Handwriting Help
Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.

Grooming Your Child for Greatness: A Parent Empowerment Series

Hosted virtually by the Wellness and Community Outreach Director Nadakia Neal, featuring Dr. Gail L. Thompson. Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a retired Professor of Education, critically acclaimed author of many articles and books, former secondary school teacher, and former Executive Director of Equity for a mid-sized company. Time for all presentations is 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Dates:
3/15/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Self-Empowerment Project”
3/17/22- Helping Your Child Create a “My Roadmap to Success Project”

The Grooming Your Child for Greatness Parent Empowerment Series is designed to empower parents and guardians of preschool, elementary, and high school students. Zoom Link 



Family Resources

Sobering Center
Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.

United Lift
It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.

Domestic Violence Education Classes
Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.

Emergency Housing Vouchers
Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.

Farmers Market - Market Match
Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
Mindful Moments 
This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.
 
Care Solace
Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.
Message From Superintendent

Dear Families:
 
Yesterday, the state made an announcement regarding an update on mask guidance. With declining case rates and hospitalizations across the West, California, Oregon and Washington are moving together to update their masking guidance.

Effective March 14, 2022, the state will not require students or staff to wear masks indoors. It will remain as a recommendation. This means from now until March 11, 2022, we will continue to wear masks when indoors.

Please remember that state requirements and recommendations are subject to change and our local health department may have additional requirements beyond state requirements. We expect to hear additional information from them regarding this update. For more detailed information, please view this article.

We know that there are several questions or concerns you may have regarding this change. We will continue to keep you informed through our weekly communication.

Sincerely,

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face Indoors.
Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly.
 

Upcoming Events

Vaccine Clinic
March 5, March 12, & April 9, 2022 · 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m.
The California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be hosting vaccine clinics. Walk-ins are accepted, or you can make an appointment using the following Google Form. For more information please view the flyer.

Empowering Young Women Conference
March 12, 2022 · 8:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
Students and adults are invited to join this free conference for 2022. There are in-person and virtual attendance options available. For more information, including registration links, please view this flyer.



New Updates

Read Across America Site Events
Please view this link for a presentation on Read Across America. Each site has their own activities planned for this event.

Directing Change Program and Film Contest
Students are invited to enter a submission for the Directing Change contest. Submit an art form suitable for sharing via social media: original music, dance, spoken word, art, poetry, speech, etc.) This is your chance to tell your story and be creative! Submissions for this contest are due by March 31, 2022. For more information, please view the flyer.

Weekly Food Box (updated information)

As part of the Wellness Center Outreach to families, the center will be giving parents the opportunity to sign-up to receive a food box for the week. Food boxes will be limited to the first 50 sign-ups each week. Sign-ups will take place every Tuesday evening. Please complete one sign-up form per family.

Create CA’s Virtual Meeting
Join other arts education advocates for Create CA's monthly virtual meet-up on March 16, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Use this space to connect, problem solve, share successes, brainstorm strategies and hear updates from districts around the state. Register here.  All are welcome to attend, including parents.

Transitional Kindergarten Registration
Registration for Transitional Kindergarten begins March 7, 2022 at the Welcome and Registration Center. For more information, please view the flyer.

School Choice: Transfers
Intra District Transfers are for students assigned to the Moreno Valley Unified School District by boundary location. You may submit an Intra District Transfer to have your student attend a school that they are not assigned to according to your address. The transfer deadline for school choice is March 11, 2022. Forms must be submitted in person at the Welcome and Registration Center. For more information, please view the flyer. To fill out the forms, please click here.

Spring Expanded Learning Academy
Spring Expanded Learning Academy is open to all students in grades 1-5. It is hosted at 11 elementary schools throughout the district. Register today! View this flyer for more information



COVID-19 Reminders

Student Protocols
Here is a copy of the latest student protocols. Please remember that guidance changes often. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always communicate with the school principal.

Testing Clarifications
If you need your child to get tested for any reason, we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception of select holidays. Families who are interested in getting tested can use any of the community resources listed in our resources list.  While supplies last, schools may provide a test kit on a case-by-case basis when students are being sent home. Please do NOT go to the school to ask for tests if your child is experiencing symptoms or is exposed. We want to mitigate exposures and would prefer that you use our centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center. Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability.

Information on School Closures
The state and our county have made it clear that closing schools should be the last resort when all other measures have been exhausted. There is a specific process that we have to follow, and we have to work with our local county when that is being considered. Here is a copy of the letter that was shared from the county in case you are interested in reading it. The governor also made an announcement back in December.  

Covid Testing Resource
The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
At-Home Testing Kits via USPS
The United States Postal Service will deliver one free shipment of 4 Covid tests per residential address. To request a shipment, you will need to provide your name, address, and email at the following link. Orders will start shipping in late January.
 

Reminders

Parent Presentation Series
Various dates starting March 2 through May 4, 2022
The Parent Presentation Series is designed to engage, inform, and empower Riverside County parents, guardians, and community members about protecting our children and youth from the dangers of tobacco use and vaping. This virtual series is free, and all are welcome to join. Please register separately for each workshop. Registration details can be found on this flyer.

Juneteenth Poem Entry
To celebrate Juneteenth, the City of Moreno Valley Parks & Community Services Department is welcoming middle and high school students to participate in the Juneteenth Poem Entry program. Poems submitted by participants will be displayed during the Juneteenth event on June 18, 2022. Enter your creative and inspirational poem to help celebrate the holiday. For rules and registration details, please view the flyer. Deadline to submit entries is May 31, 2022.

Scholarship Opportunities
Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship
Attention High School Students:  You are invited to apply for the Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship!  You could be awarded $1,000!  For seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  We also have a special scholarship this year that will be awarded called the AMVMP “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship, which acknowledges hardships our students may have gone through.  All high school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or above are eligible to apply for the “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship.  Please see the attached applications for details on each scholarship.  The application deadline for all scholarships is April 15, 2022.  For more information, please email Dr. Moshiri nmoshiri@mvusd.net. Soroptimist of Moreno Valley Scholarships
This year the Soroptimist of Moreno Valley has three different scholarships to offer to seniors of Moreno Valley Unified School District. All application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the links below to apply for each scholarship: Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation Scholarships
The Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to Moreno Valley Unified students. Application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the following links for application instructions:  Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation
The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.

DLI Meetings
For all parents interested in the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program, please view this flyer for details on informational meetings being held throughout this school year. No reservations needed for these Zoom meetings, but parents who would like to register their child for the program must attend one of the meetings for students entering Kindergarten in 2022-2023.

College Savings Opportunity
ScholarShare 529, California’s official college savings plan, is pleased to offer the 2022 Matching Grant Program, helping to make the dream of attaining a higher education a reality for your student with a matching grant. Don’t miss this opportunity to jump-start your college savings and maximize every dollar. Help ensure you can give your child something all parents want for their children—a bright future. View the flyer for more details.

Free Online Early Literacy Program
As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:
  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration
For more information, please see the press release.

High School Student Fan Art Contest
For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.
 
The Parent Project
Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.
 
ParentSquare - Download the App
You can register for ParentSquare at ParentSquare.com or by downloading the app. Simply provide your phone number or email address that your school has on file and the system will automatically identify you. If you are viewing this message on your phone, click on the link below to download the app. If you are viewing on your computer, use your smartphone camera to hover over the QR image to download the app.

 
iPhone - Apple Store 
Android - Google Play Store

 
School Bus Safety Reminder
As a reminder, please be sure to follow all laws and safety protocols regarding school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing, traffic is required to stop by law, and not pass the bus. This is very important, as it helps to keep our students safe while crossing the street. Please do your part to help keep our community safe, and do not pass buses when red lights are flashing.

Handwriting Help
Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.

Grooming Your Child for Greatness: A Parent Empowerment Series
Hosted virtually by the Wellness and Community Outreach Director Nadakia Neal, featuring Dr. Gail L. Thompson. Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a retired Professor of Education, critically acclaimed author of many articles and books, former secondary school teacher, and former Executive Director of Equity for a mid-sized company. Time for all presentations are 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Dates:
3/3/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Family History Project”
3/15/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Self-Empowerment Project”
3/17/22- Helping Your Child Create a “My Roadmap to Success Project”

The Grooming Your Child for Greatness Parent Empowerment Series is designed to empower parents and guardians of preschool, elementary, and high school students. Zoom Link 



Family Resources

Sobering Center
Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.

United Lift
It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.

Domestic Violence Education Classes
Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.

Emergency Housing Vouchers
Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.

Farmers Market - Market Match
Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
Mindful Moments

This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.
 
Care Solace

Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.
Message From Superintendent

Dear Families:
 
This week, we received reports regarding alleged insensitive and inappropriate behavior by two staff members.
 
Earlier this week in my weekly message, we shared a message to all families and staff regarding our district’s vision to empower students to become future-ready and positively impact the world. One of the ways we do this is to lead by example. We want you to know that we are here to support our students and expect our employees to be positive role models for our future leaders.
 
In light of current situations, I would like to make it clear to everyone that our district does not tolerate disparaging comments or behaviors towards others, especially as it relates to race, ethnicity, and nationality.
 
We will take action to ensure these types of incidents are immediately investigated and addressed. Due to confidentiality and privacy laws, we cannot disclose the specific actions or findings of the investigations. However, we can assure you that we are doing everything in our power to ensure students and staff are in a safe and welcoming learning environment.
 
We sincerely thank you for listening to our messages and following our See Something, Say Something protocol. With your unwavering support and commitment, our students will become agents of change in our community and world.
 
Thank you for helping us Shine Brighter with Excellence on Purpose.

Sincerely,

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face Indoors.
Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly.
 

Upcoming Events

Vaccine Clinic
March 5, 2022 · 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m.
The California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be hosting a vaccine clinic at Palm Middle School. Walk-ins are accepted, or you can make an appointment using the following Google Form. For more information please view the flyer.

Reading Festival
February 26, 2022 - Virtual Event
Here is a copy of the letter that was sent home to families: English / Spanish
Here is a copy of the flyer.

Black History School Activities
View this presentation for a listing of the Black History Month activities taking place at all the school sites this month! Each site has a unique plan for celebrating Black History Month during February.

Spring Expanded Learning Academy
Spring Expanded Learning Academy is open to all students in grades 1-5. It is hosted at 11 elementary schools throughout the district. Register today! View this flyer for more information.



COVID-19 Reminders

Student Protocols
Here is a copy of the latest student protocols. Please remember that guidance changes often. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always communicate with the school principal.

Masks (Updated Information)
  • On February 15 the mask mandate was lifted in public spaces, but NOT for schools.
  • We have not been directed to lift the mandate at schools at this time. 
  • Both staff and students will continue to wear masks indoors unless eating or drinking.
  • On February 14, the California Department of Public Health announced that it will be reassessing on February 28 whether the masking guidance should change in schools. 
  • We will continue to keep all staff and families informed. 
Testing Clarifications
If you need your child to get tested for any reason, we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception of select holidays. Families who are interested in getting tested can use any of the community resources listed in our resources list.

While supplies last, schools may provide a test kit on a case-by-case basis when students are being sent home. Please do NOT go to the school to ask for tests if your child is experiencing symptoms or is exposed. We want to mitigate exposures and would prefer that you use our centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center. Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability.

Information on School Closures
The state and our county have made it clear that closing schools should be the last resort when all other measures have been exhausted. There is a specific process that we have to follow, and we have to work with our local county when that is being considered. Here is a copy of the letter that was shared from the county in case you are interested in reading it. The governor also made an announcement back in December.  

Covid Testing Resource
The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
At-Home Testing Kits via USPS
The United States Postal Service will deliver one free shipment of 4 Covid tests per residential address. To request a shipment, you will need to provide your name, address, and email at the following link. Orders will start shipping in late January.
 

Reminders

Parent Presentation Series
Various dates starting March 2 through May 4, 2022
The Parent Presentation Series is designed to engage, inform, and empower Riverside County parents, guardians, and community members about protecting our children and youth from the dangers of tobacco use and vaping. This virtual series is free, and all are welcome to join. Please register separately for each workshop. Registration details can be found on this flyer.

Juneteenth Poem Entry
To celebrate Juneteenth, the City of Moreno Valley Parks & Community Services Department is welcoming middle and high school students to participate in the Juneteenth Poem Entry program. Poems submitted by participants will be displayed during the Juneteenth event on June 18, 2022. Enter your creative and inspirational poem to help celebrate the holiday. For rules and registration details, please view the flyer. Deadline to submit entries is May 31, 2022.

Scholarship Opportunities
Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship
Attention High School Students:  You are invited to apply for the Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship!  You could be awarded $1,000!  For seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  We also have a special scholarship this year that will be awarded called the AMVMP “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship, which acknowledges hardships our students may have gone through.  All high school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or above are eligible to apply for the “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship.  Please see the attached applications for details on each scholarship.  The application deadline for all scholarships is April 15, 2022.  For more information, please email Dr. Moshiri nmoshiri@mvusd.net. Soroptimist of Moreno Valley Scholarships
This year the Soroptimist of Moreno Valley has three different scholarships to offer to seniors of Moreno Valley Unified School District. All application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the links below to apply for each scholarship: Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation Scholarships
The Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to Moreno Valley Unified students. Application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the following links for application instructions: Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation
The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.

DLI Meetings
For all parents interested in the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program, please view this flyer for details on informational meetings being held throughout this school year. No reservations needed for these Zoom meetings, but parents who would like to register their child for the program must attend one of the meetings for students entering Kindergarten in 2022-2023.

California State Summer School for the Arts
Please see Amplifying the Arts Newsletter #16, which features the California State Summer School for the Arts, commonly known as CSSSA. This program is a rigorous four-week, pre-professional visual and performing arts training program for high school students held each summer at the California Institute of the Arts. The application deadline is February 28th. You can find more information on their website at: https://www.csssa.ca.us 

myON Resources for February
February is Black History Month, and is a great time to celebrate the experiences and achievements of African Americans. Students can use this digital reading calendar with links to myON books about Rosa Parks, John Lewis, Simone Biles, Juneteenth, and much more. Your student will find a wide variety of titles in Accelerated Reader as well! You can also view a list of “how-to” videos for myON at this link.

College Savings Opportunity
ScholarShare 529, California’s official college savings plan, is pleased to offer the 2022 Matching Grant Program, helping to make the dream of attaining a higher education a reality for your student with a matching grant. Don’t miss this opportunity to jump-start your college savings and maximize every dollar. Help ensure you can give your child something all parents want for their children—a bright future. View the flyer for more details.

Black History Month Resources
Please view this document for resources to learn more about American history and the contributions of Black, African and Afro Latinx Americans to our nation.

Weekly Food Box
As part of the Wellness Center Outreach to families, the center will be giving parents the opportunity to sign-up to receive a food box for the week. Food boxes will be limited to the first 50 sign-ups each week. Sign-ups will take place every Tuesday at 9:00am. Please complete one sign-up form per family.

Free Online Early Literacy Program
As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:
  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration
For more information, please see the press release.

High School Student Fan Art Contest
For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.
 
The Parent Project
Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.
 
ParentSquare - Download the App
You can register for ParentSquare at ParentSquare.com or by downloading the app. Simply provide your phone number or email address that your school has on file and the system will automatically identify you. If you are viewing this message on your phone, click on the link below to download the app. If you are viewing on your computer, use your smartphone camera to hover over the QR image to download the app.

 
iPhone - Apple Store 
Android - Google Play Store

 
School Bus Safety Reminder
As a reminder, please be sure to follow all laws and safety protocols regarding school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing, traffic is required to stop by law, and not pass the bus. This is very important, as it helps to keep our students safe while crossing the street. Please do your part to help keep our community safe, and do not pass buses when red lights are flashing.

Handwriting Help
Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.

Grooming Your Child for Greatness: A Parent Empowerment Series
Hosted virtually by the Wellness and Community Outreach Director Nadakia Neal, featuring Dr. Gail L. Thompson. Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a retired Professor of Education, critically acclaimed author of many articles and books, former secondary school teacher, and former Executive Director of Equity for a mid-sized company.
 
Dates (time for all presentations are 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
3/3/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Family History Project”
3/15/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Self-Empowerment Project”
3/17/22- Helping Your Child Create a “My Roadmap to Success Project”

The Grooming Your Child for Greatness Parent Empowerment Series is designed to empower parents and guardians of preschool, elementary, and high school students. Zoom Link 



Family Resources

Sobering Center
Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.

United Lift
It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.

Domestic Violence Education Classes
Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.

Emergency Housing Vouchers
Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.

Farmers Market - Market Match
Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
Mindful Moments 
This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.
 
Care Solace
Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.
Message From Superintendent

Dear Families:

In honor of Black History Month, I would like to remind you of our district’s vision to empower students to become future-ready and positively impact the world.

We stand by this and do everything we can to work towards our vision and mission. I want you to know that inappropriate language or behavior used by youth, or adults, is a deviation from our vision. It is not acceptable and there are consequences.

As schools wrap up their Black History Month activities, please know that we continue to promote equity, diversity and inclusion year-round.

Our students are our future leaders. Let’s continue to work together to empower them to be inclusive, kind, courteous and respectful to others. With your support, our students will create a better future for many generations to come.

Sincerely,

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face Indoors.
Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly.
 

Upcoming Events

Vaccine Clinic
March 5, 2022 · 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m.
The California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be hosting a vaccine clinic at Palm Middle School. Walk-ins are accepted, or you can make an appointment using the following Google Form. For more information please view the flyer.

Black History Month Events
February 24, 2022 · 6:00 p.m.
There will be a drive-through celebration at Vista del Lago High School on February 24. To register, please view the flyer.

Reading Festival
February 26, 2022 - Virtual Event
Here is a copy of the letter that was sent home to families: English / Spanish

Black History School Activities
View this presentation for a listing of the Black History Month activities taking place at all the school sites this month! Each site has a unique plan for celebrating Black History Month during February.

Libraries & Literacy Intiative Kick-Off
February 23, 2022 · 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join author Useni Eugene Perkins, and publisher of Just Us Books, Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson, for a Zoom discussion of Kwame Nkrumah’s Midnight Speech for Independence. Details can be found on this flyer.

New Updates

Parent Presentation Series
Various dates starting March 2 through May 4, 2022
The Parent Presentation Series is designed to engage, inform, and empower Riverside County parents, guardians, and community members about protecting our children and youth from the dangers of tobacco use and vaping. This virtual series is free, and all are welcome to join. Please register separately for each workshop. Registration details can be found on this flyer.

Juneteenth Poem Entry
To celebrate Juneteenth, the City of Moreno Valley Parks & Community Services Department is welcoming middle and high school students to participate in the Juneteenth Poem Entry program. Poems submitted by participants will be displayed during the Juneteenth event on June 18, 2022. Enter your creative and inspirational poem to help celebrate the holiday. For rules and registration details, please view the flyer.  Deadline to submit entries is May 31, 2022.

March Mountain High School Named Model School
March Mountain High School is one of 36 schools across the state recognized as Model Continuation High School for 2022. For more information, you can read the press release on our website at this link.

Top Honors for Equity Work 
Moreno Valley Unified School District has been recently recognized as a National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2022 Magna Award winner. The Moreno Valley Unified School District was recognized as one of 18 winners for its commitment to equity as a Silver Award winner in the 28th annual Magna Awards program.  Learn more here.

Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association 
Canyon Springs High School students Michael Morales and Shayna Ashley auditioned and have been accepted into the SCSBOA All-Southern Honor Bands for the first time. Michael is 1 of 35 Clarinets accepted and Shayna is 1 of 7 Euphoniums accepted total. Hundreds of students audition for this group from all over Southern California. Congratulations!!!

ACSA Administrator of the Year Recipients
Congratulations to the following individuals who have been selected as the 2022 Region XIX award recipients!

Superintendent
Dr. Martinrex Kedziora, Superintendent of Schools
 
Business Services Administrator
Susana Lopez, Chief Business Official
 

Classified Leader
Jennifer Miller, Director, Business Services
 

Confidential Employee
Claudia Jauregui, Executive Assistant to the Board of Education
 

Ferd. Kiesel Award
Anthony Pipkins, Director, Maintenance, & Operations
 

Special Education Administrator
Ralph Ruhter, Coordinator, Special Education/Mental Health
 

Student Services Administrator
Amanda Deniston, Formerly Coordinator of Child Welfare & Attendance
 

Valuing Diversity Award
Martha Cepeda-Medina, Coordinator, Academic Interventions & Linguistic Support
 


COVID-19 Reminders

Student Protocols
Here is a copy of the latest student protocolsPlease remember that guidance changes often. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always communicate with the school principal.

Masks (Updated Information)
  • On February 15 the mask mandate was lifted in public spaces, but NOT for schools.
  • We have not been directed to lift the mandate at schools at this time. 
  • Both staff and students will continue to wear masks indoors unless eating or drinking.
  • On February 14, the California Department of Public Health announced that it will be reassessing on February 28 whether the masking guidance should change in schools. 
  • We will continue to keep all staff and families informed. 
Testing Clarifications
If you need your child to get tested for any reason, we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception of select holidays. Families who are interested in getting tested can use any of the community resources listed in our resources list.

While supplies last, schools may provide a test kit on a case-by-case basis when students are being sent home. Please do NOT go to the school to ask for tests if your child is experiencing symptoms or is exposed. We want to mitigate exposures and would prefer that you use our centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center. Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability.

Information on School Closures
The state and our county have made it clear that closing schools should be the last resort when all other measures have been exhausted. There is a specific process that we have to follow, and we have to work with our local county when that is being considered. Here is a copy of the letter that was shared from the county in case you are interested in reading it. The governor also made an announcement back in December.  

Covid Testing Resource
The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
At-Home Testing Kits via USPS

The United States Postal Service will deliver one free shipment of 4 Covid tests per residential address. To request a shipment, you will need to provide your name, address, and email at the following link. Orders will start shipping in late January.
 

Reminders

SSEP Mission 16 Patches
This year four schools participated in the district competition for SSEP Mission 16 Patches.  The competition took place from Jan 31-Feb 4, 2022. The mission patches are a longtime tradition of space missions and Moreno Valley Unified School students are participating in this competition for the 5th year in a row for the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program. Two winning patches, one from Palm Middle School and one from Valley View High School, will be on board Mission 16 flying to the International Space Station! For more details, please view the flyer.

Scholarship Opportunities
Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship
Attention High School Students:  You are invited to apply for the Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship!  You could be awarded $1,000!  For seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  We also have a special scholarship this year that will be awarded called the AMVMP “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship, which acknowledges hardships our students may have gone through.  All high school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or above are eligible to apply for the “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship.  Please see the attached applications for details on each scholarship.  The application deadline for all scholarships is April 15, 2022.  For more information, please email Dr. Moshiri nmoshiri@mvusd.net. Soroptimist of Moreno Valley Scholarships
This year the Soroptimist of Moreno Valley has three different scholarships to offer to seniors of Moreno Valley Unified School District. All application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the links below to apply for each scholarship: Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation Scholarships
The Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to Moreno Valley Unified students. Application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the following links for application instructions: Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation
The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.

DLI Meetings
For all parents interested in the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program, please view this flyer for details on informational meetings being held throughout this school year. No reservations needed for these Zoom meetings, but parents who would like to register their child for the program must attend one of the meetings for students entering Kindergarten in 2022-2023.

California State Summer School for the Arts
Please see Amplifying the Arts Newsletter #16, which features the California State Summer School for the Arts, commonly known as CSSSA. This program is a rigorous four-week, pre-professional visual and performing arts training program for high school students held each summer at the California Institute of the Arts. The application deadline is February 28th. You can find more information on their website at: https://www.csssa.ca.us 

myON Resources for February
February is Black History Month, and is a great time to celebrate the experiences and achievements of African Americans. Students can use this digital reading calendar with links to myON books about Rosa Parks, John Lewis, Simone Biles, Juneteenth, and much more. Your student will find a wide variety of titles in Accelerated Reader as well! You can also view a list of “how-to” videos for myON at this link.

College Savings Opportunity
ScholarShare 529, California’s official college savings plan, is pleased to offer the 2022 Matching Grant Program, helping to make the dream of attaining a higher education a reality for your student with a matching grant. Don’t miss this opportunity to jump-start your college savings and maximize every dollar. Help ensure you can give your child something all parents want for their children—a bright future. View the flyer for more details.

Black History Month Resources
Please view this document for resources to learn more about American history and the contributions of Black, African and Afro Latinx Americans to our nation.

Weekly Food Box
As part of the Wellness Center Outreach to families, the center will be giving parents the opportunity to sign-up to receive a food box for the week. Food boxes will be limited to the first 50 sign-ups each week. Sign-ups will take place every Tuesday at 9:00am. Please complete one sign-up form per family.

Free Online Early Literacy Program
As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:
  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration
For more information, please see the press release.

High School Student Fan Art Contest
For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.
 
The Parent Project
Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.
 
ParentSquare - Download the App
You can register for ParentSquare at ParentSquare.com or by downloading the app. Simply provide your phone number or email address that your school has on file and the system will automatically identify you. If you are viewing this message on your phone, click on the link below to download the app. If you are viewing on your computer, use your smartphone camera to hover over the QR image to download the app.

 
iPhone - Apple Store 
Android - Google Play Store

 
School Bus Safety Reminder
As a reminder, please be sure to follow all laws and safety protocols regarding school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing, traffic is required to stop by law, and not pass the bus. This is very important, as it helps to keep our students safe while crossing the street. Please do your part to help keep our community safe, and do not pass buses when red lights are flashing.

Handwriting Help
Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.

Grooming Your Child for Greatness: A Parent Empowerment Series
Hosted virtually by the Wellness and Community Outreach Director Nadakia Neal, featuring Dr. Gail L. Thompson. Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a retired Professor of Education, critically acclaimed author of many articles and books, former secondary school teacher, and former Executive Director of Equity for a mid-sized company.
 
Dates (time for all presentations are 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
3/3/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Family History Project”
3/15/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Self-Empowerment Project”
3/17/22- Helping Your Child Create a “My Roadmap to Success Project”
The Grooming Your Child for Greatness Parent Empowerment Series is designed to empower parents and guardians of preschool, elementary, and high school students. Zoom Link 



Family Resources

Sobering Center
Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.

United Lift
It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.

Domestic Violence Education Classes
Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.

Emergency Housing Vouchers
Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.

Farmers Market - Market Match
Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
Mindful Moments
This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.
 
Care Solace
Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.
Message From Superintendent

Dear Families:

This week, we received a few questions from families regarding the recent mask update from the state. I’d like to make some clarifications.

Today, Tuesday, February 15, the mask mandate has been lifted in public spaces, but NOT for schools. We have NOT been directed to lift the mask mandate at schools at this time. There are other places where it has not been lifted as well, such as childcare centers, health care, and long-term care settings.

At this time, staff and students will continue to wear masks indoors unless eating or drinking.

In light of that update on masks for public indoor spaces, the California Department of Public Health announced that it will be reassessing whether the masking guidance should change in schools. They expect to reassess and review those guidelines on February 28, 2022.

We know that this can be frustrating for everyone and we sincerely apologize. We will continue to keep you informed of any updates.

Sincerely,

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face Indoors.
Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly.
 

Upcoming Events

Vaccine Clinic
March 5, 2022 · 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m.
The California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be hosting a vaccine clinic at Palm Middle School. Walk-ins are accepted, or you can make an appointment using the following Google Form. For more information please view the flyer.

Black History Month Events
February 24, 2022 · 6:00 p.m.
There will be a drive-through celebration at Vista del Lago High School on February 24. To register, please view the flyer.
 
Featured Presentation
February 18, 2022 · 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Living Way Christian Fellowship and Host Raymond Delone present a featured presentation titled “The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross.” For more information, please view the flyer.

Reading Festival
February 26, 2022 - Virtual Event (Begins at 9:30)
Join us VIRTUALLY as we celebrate third-grade students in attendance with a book and certificate. Please visit this website to access the opening ceremony at 9:30, resources and activities: bit.ly/MVUSDreadingfestival (capitalization matters)

Black History School Activities
View this presentation for a listing of the Black History Month activities taking place at all the school sites this month! Each site has a unique plan for celebrating Black History Month during February.



New Updates

Testing Center Hours for President’s Weekend
The testing center at the Welcome and Registration Center will be open over President's Day Weekend during its normal business hours. See this flyer to view normal operating hours, and to pre-register with the QR Code.

SSEP Mission 16 Patches
This year four schools participated in the district competition for SSEP Mission 16 Patches.  The competition took place from Jan 31-Feb 4, 2022. The mission patches are a longtime tradition of space missions and Moreno Valley Unified School students are participating in this competition for the 5th year in a row for the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program. Two winning patches, one from Palm Middle School and one from Valley View High School, will be on board Mission 16 flying to the International Space Station! For more details, please view the flyer.

Scholarship Opportunities f
Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship
You are invited to apply for the Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP) Scholarship!  You could be awarded $1,000!  For seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  

We also have a special scholarship this year that will be awarded called the AMVMP “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship, which acknowledges hardships our students may have gone through.  All high school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or above are eligible to apply for the “PERSEVERANCE” scholarship.  

Please see the below applications for details on each scholarship.  The application deadline for all scholarships is April 15, 2022.  For more information, please email Dr. Moshiri nmoshiri@mvusd.net. Soroptomist of Moreno Valley Scholarships
This year the Soroptomist of Moreno Valley has three different scholarships to offer to seniors of Moreno Valley Unified School District. All application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the links below to apply for each scholarship: Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation Scholarships
The Moreno Valley Rotary Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to Moreno Valley Unified students. Application deadlines are April 15, 2022. Please see the following links for application instructions:


COVID-19 Reminders

Student Protocols
Here is a copy of the latest student protocols. Please remember that guidance changes often. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always communicate with the school principal.

Testing Clarifications
If you need your child to get tested for any reason, we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception of select holidays. Families who are interested in getting tested can use any of the community resources listed in our resources list.

While supplies last, schools may provide a test kit on a case-by-case basis when students are being sent home. Please do NOT go to the school to ask for tests if your child is experiencing symptoms or is exposed. We want to mitigate exposures and would prefer that you use our centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center. Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability.

Information on School Closures
The state and our county have made it clear that closing schools should be the last resort when all other measures have been exhausted. There is a specific process that we have to follow, and we have to work with our local county when that is being considered. Here is a copy of the letter that was shared from the county in case you are interested in reading it. The governor also made an announcement back in December.  

Covid Testing Resource
The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
At-Home Testing Kits via USPS
The United States Postal Service will deliver one free shipment of 4 Covid tests per residential address. To request a shipment, you will need to provide your name, address, and email at the following link. Orders will start shipping in late January.
 

Reminders

DLI Meetings
For all parents interested in the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program, please view this flyer for details on informational meetings being held throughout this school year. No reservations needed for these Zoom meetings, but parents who would like to register their child for the program must attend one of the meetings for students entering Kindergarten in 2022-2023.

California State Summer School for the Arts

Please see Amplifying the Arts Newsletter #16, which features the California State Summer School for the Arts, commonly known as CSSSA. This program is a rigorous four-week, pre-professional visual and performing arts training program for high school students held each summer at the California Institute of the Arts. The application deadline is February 28th. You can find more information on their website at: https://www.csssa.ca.us 

myON Resources for February
February is Black History Month, and is a great time to celebrate the experiences and achievements of African Americans. Students can use this digital reading calendar with links to myON books about Rosa Parks, John Lewis, Simone Biles, Juneteenth, and much more. Your student will find a wide variety of titles in Accelerated Reader as well! You can also view a list of “how-to” videos for myON at this link.

College Savings Opportunity
ScholarShare 529, California’s official college savings plan, is pleased to offer the 2022 Matching Grant Program, helping to make the dream of attaining a higher education a reality for your student with a matching grant. Don’t miss this opportunity to jump-start your college savings and maximize every dollar. Help ensure you can give your child something all parents want for their children—a bright future. View the flyer for more details.

Black History Month Resources
Please view this document for resources to learn more about American history and the contributions of Black, African and Afro Latinx Americans to our nation.

Weekly Food Box

As part of the Wellness Center Outreach to families, the center will be giving parents the opportunity to sign-up to receive a food box for the week. Food boxes will be limited to the first 50 sign-ups each week. Sign-ups will take place every Tuesday at 9:00am. Please complete one sign-up form per family.

Free Online Early Literacy Program
As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:
  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration
For more information, please see the press release.

High School Student Fan Art Contest
For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity
The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.
 
The Parent Project
Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.
 
ParentSquare - Download the App
You can register for ParentSquare at ParentSquare.com or by downloading the app. Simply provide your phone number or email address that your school has on file and the system will automatically identify you. If you are viewing this message on your phone, click on the link below to download the app. If you are viewing on your computer, use your smartphone camera to hover over the QR image to download the app.

 
iPhone - Apple Store 
Android - Google Play Store

 
School Bus Safety Reminder
As a reminder, please be sure to follow all laws and safety protocols regarding school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing, traffic is required to stop by law, and not pass the bus. This is very important, as it helps to keep our students safe while crossing the street. Please do your part to help keep our community safe, and do not pass buses when red lights are flashing.

Handwriting Help
Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.

Grooming Your Child for Greatness: A Parent Empowerment Series
Hosted virtually by the Wellness and Community Outreach Director Nadakia Neal, featuring Dr. Gail L. Thompson. Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a retired Professor of Education, critically acclaimed author of many articles and books, former secondary school teacher, and former Executive Director of Equity for a mid-sized company.
 
Dates (time for all presentations are 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
2/17/22- Uncovering Your Child’s Natural Gifts and Talents
3/3/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Family History Project”
3/15/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Self-Empowerment Project”
3/17/22- Helping Your Child Create a “My Roadmap to Success Project”

The Grooming Your Child for Greatness Parent Empowerment Series is designed to empower parents and guardians of preschool, elementary, and high school students. Zoom Link 



Family Resources

Sobering Center
Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.

United Lift
It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.

Domestic Violence Education Classes
Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.

Emergency Housing Vouchers

Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.

Farmers Market - Market Match

Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
Mindful Moments 
This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.
 
Care Solace
Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.
Message From Superintendent

Dear Families:

As a reminder, the state is moving forward with lifting the indoor mask mandate for public spaces on February 15. However, this does not apply to staff or students at schools.

The California Department of Public Health has not yet released guidelines specific for schools regarding masking. Until then, we will continue to wear masks indoors.

I also want to remind you that as of today, we have discontinued the temperature screening upon entering campuses and plexiglass barriers in the classrooms.  

Public health requirements have changed as experts learned more about how to best manage COVID-19. Although temperature checks and plexiglass were no longer required at the beginning of this school year, we kept them out of an abundance of caution. At this time, they are no longer recommended or required.

We continue to have other preventive measures that remain in place, including mandatory face covering for everyone while indoors and appropriate ventilation inside buildings. Families should continue to conduct a symptom screening at home prior to bringing students to campus. If students have any COVID-related symptoms, they should follow the appropriate symptom protocol. 

I also want to bring up something that will take effect for the next school year. Beginning July 1, 2022, Senate Bill (SB) 328 will be in effect. This bill addresses the health, safety, and academic impact of sleep deprivation on middle and high school students, and the benefits of a later school start time. This means we will have to revise our bell schedules to comply with the new bill.

You will hear about it more as we move forward to prepare for that change, I just wanted to make sure I brought it to your attention as it’s something we are working on.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,


Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face Indoors.
Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly.
 

Upcoming Events

Vaccine Clinic
February 12 & March 5, 2022 · 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m
The California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be hosting a vaccine clinic at Palm Middle School. Walk-ins are accepted, or you can make an appointment using the following Google Form. For more information please view the flyer.

Black History Month Events
February 24, 2022 · 6:00 p.m.
There will be a drive-through celebration at Vista del Lago High School on February 24. To register, please view the flyer.
 
Featured Presentation
February 18, 2022 · 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Living Way Christian Fellowship and Host Raymond Delone present a featured presentation titled “The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross.” For more information, please view the flyer.

Reading Festival
February 26, 2022 - Virtual Event
Here is a copy of the letter that was sent home to families: English / Spanish

Black History School Activities
View this presentation for a listing of the Black History Month activities taking place at all the school sites this month! Each site has a unique plan for celebrating Black History Month during February.



COVID-19 Reminders

Student Protocols
Here is a copy of the latest student protocols. Please remember that guidance changes often. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always communicate with the school principal.
 
Testing Clarifications
If you need your child to get tested for any reason, we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception of select holidays. Families who are interested in getting tested can use any of the community resources listed in our resources list.

While supplies last,
 schools may provide a test kit on a case-by-case basis when students are being sent home. Please do NOT go to the school to ask for tests if your child is experiencing symptoms or is exposed. We want to mitigate exposures and would prefer that you use our centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center. Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability.

Information on School Closures
The state and our county have made it clear that closing schools should be the last resort when all other measures have been exhausted. There is a specific process that we have to follow, and we have to work with our local county when that is being considered. Here is a copy of the letter that was shared from the county in case you are interested in reading it. The governor also made an announcement back in December.  

Covid Testing Resource
The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
At-Home Testing Kits via USPS
The United States Postal Service will deliver one free shipment of 4 Covid tests per residential address. To request a shipment, you will need to provide your name, address, and email at the following link. Orders will start shipping in late January.
 

Reminders

DLI Meetings
For all parents interested in the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program, please view this flyer for details on informational meetings being held throughout this school year. No reservations needed for these Zoom meetings, but parents who would like to register their child for the program must attend one of the meetings for students entering Kindergarten in 2022-2023.

California State Summer School for the Arts
Please see Amplifying the Arts Newsletter #16, which features the California State Summer School for the Arts, commonly known as CSSSA. This program is a rigorous four-week, pre-professional visual and performing arts training program for high school students held each summer at the California Institute of the Arts. The application deadline is February 28th. You can find more information on their website at: https://www.csssa.ca.us 

myON Resources for February
February is Black History Month, and is a great time to celebrate the experiences and achievements of African Americans. Students can use this digital reading calendar with links to myON books about Rosa Parks, John Lewis, Simone Biles, Juneteenth, and much more. Your student will find a wide variety of titles in Accelerated Reader as well! You can also view a list of “how-to” videos for myON at this link.

College Savings Opportunity
ScholarShare 529, California’s official college savings plan, is pleased to offer the 2022 Matching Grant Program, helping to make the dream of attaining a higher education a reality for your student with a matching grant. Don’t miss this opportunity to jump-start your college savings and maximize every dollar. Help ensure you can give your child something all parents want for their children—a bright future. View the flyer for more details.

Black History Month Resources
Please view this document for resources to learn more about American history and the contributions of Black, African and Afro Latinx Americans to our nation.

Weekly Food Box
As part of the Wellness Center Outreach to families, the center will be giving parents the opportunity to sign-up to receive a food box for the week. Food boxes will be limited to the first 50 sign-ups each week. Sign-ups will take place every Tuesday at 9:00am. Please complete one sign-up form per family.

Free Online Early Literacy Program
As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:
  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration
For more information, please see the press release.

High School Student Fan Art Contest
For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity
The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.
 
The Parent Project
Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.
 
ParentSquare - Download the App
You can register for ParentSquare at ParentSquare.com or by downloading the app. Simply provide your phone number or email address that your school has on file and the system will automatically identify you. If you are viewing this message on your phone, click on the link below to download the app. If you are viewing on your computer, use your smartphone camera to hover over the QR image to download the app.

 
iPhone - Apple Store 
Android - Google Play Store

 
School Bus Safety Reminder
As a reminder, please be sure to follow all laws and safety protocols regarding school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing, traffic is required to stop by law, and not pass the bus. This is very important, as it helps to keep our students safe while crossing the street. Please do your part to help keep our community safe, and do not pass buses when red lights are flashing.

Handwriting Help
Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.

Grooming Your Child for Greatness: A Parent Empowerment Series
Hosted virtually by the Wellness and Community Outreach Director Nadakia Neal, featuring Dr. Gail L. Thompson. Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a retired Professor of Education, critically acclaimed author of many articles and books, former secondary school teacher, and former Executive Director of Equity for a mid-sized company.
 
Dates (time for all presentations are 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
2/17/22- Uncovering Your Child’s Natural Gifts and Talents
3/3/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Family History Project”
3/15/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Self-Empowerment Project”
3/17/22- Helping Your Child Create a “My Roadmap to Success Project”

The Grooming Your Child for Greatness Parent Empowerment Series is designed to empower parents and guardians of preschool, elementary, and high school students. Zoom Link 



Family Resources

Sobering Center
Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.

United Lift
It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.

Domestic Violence Education Classes
Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.

Emergency Housing Vouchers
Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.

Farmers Market - Market Match
Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
Mindful Moments 
This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.
 
Care Solace
Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.
Message From Superintendent

Dear Families:

As you may have already heard, the state is moving forward with lifting the indoor mask mandate for public spaces. However, that does not include schools.

We have to continue to wear masks while indoors at any of our sites. If and when the California Department of Public Health makes an official announcement regarding guidelines changing for schools, we have to wait for our local health department to inform us of any updates in guidelines. They have the discretion to be more restrictive than the state. If anything changes, we will let you know through our weekly communication.

I do want to let you know about two other protocols that will be changing within the next few days. Starting on Friday, February 11, our schools will no longer be conducting temperature checks on students upon entering the schools and will remove all plexiglass barriers in the classrooms.

This update comes as we continue to evaluate ongoing COVID-19 conditions in our community and in our state. As you know, public health requirements from both the Centers for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health have changed over the course of the pandemic as experts learned more about how to best manage COVID-19. Both of these are no longer required, but we kept them out of an abundance of caution.

We will continue to have other preventive measures that remain in place, including mandatory face coverings for everyone while indoors and HEPA air scrubbers inside buildings.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your school principal.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face Indoors.
Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly.
 

Upcoming Events

Vaccine Clinic
February 12 & March 5, 2022 · 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m
The California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be hosting a vaccine clinic at Palm Middle School. Walk-ins are accepted, or you can make an appointment using the following Google Form. For more information please view the flyer.

Black History Month Events
February 2022 · 6:00 p.m.
There will be a drive-through celebration at Vista del Lago High School on February 24. To register, please view the flyer.
 
Featured Presentation
Fridays February 11 & 18, 2022 · 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Living Way Christian Fellowship and Host Raymond Delone present a featured presentation titled “The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross.” For more information, please view the flyer.

Reading Festival
February 26, 2022 - Virtual Event
Here is a copy of the letter that was sent home to families: English / Spanish

Black History School Activities
View this presentation for a listing of the Black History Month activities taking place at all the school sites this month! Each site has a unique plan for celebrating Black History Month during February.



New Updates

DLI Meetings
For all parents interested in the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program, please view this flyer for details on informational meetings being held throughout this school year. No reservations needed for these Zoom meetings, but parents who would like to register their child for the program must attend one of the meetings for students entering Kindergarten in 2022-2023.

California State Summer School for the Arts

Please see Amplifying the Arts Newsletter #16, which features the California State Summer School for the Arts, commonly known as CSSSA. This program is a rigorous four-week, pre-professional visual and performing arts training program for high school students held each summer at the California Institute of the Arts. The application deadline is February 28th. You can find more information on their website at: https://www.csssa.ca.us 

myON Resources for February
February is Black History Month, and is a great time to celebrate the experiences and achievements of African Americans. Students can use this digital reading calendar with links to myON books about Rosa Parks, John Lewis, Simone Biles, Juneteenth, and much more. Your student will find a wide variety of titles in Accelerated Reader as well! You can also view a list of “how-to” videos for myON at this link.

College Savings Opportunity
ScholarShare 529, California’s official college savings plan, is pleased to offer the 2022 Matching Grant Program, helping to make the dream of attaining a higher education a reality for your student with a matching grant. Don’t miss this opportunity to jump-start your college savings and maximize every dollar. Help ensure you can give your child something all parents want for their children—a bright future. View the flyer for more details.

Wellness Tips
View the following articles for some tips on Health and Wellness:
Circadian Rhythm and the Importance of Sleep
Benefits of Walking and Staying Active in Cold Weather



COVID-19 Reminders

Student Protocols
Here is a copy of the latest student protocols. Please remember that guidance changes often. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always communicate with the school principal.

Testing Clarifications
If you need your child to get tested for any reason, we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception of select holidays. Families who are interested in getting tested can use any of the community resources listed in our resources list.

While supplies last, schools may provide a test kit on a case-by-case basis when students are being sent home. Please do NOT go to the school to ask for tests if your child is experiencing symptoms or is exposed. We want to mitigate exposures and would prefer that you use our centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center. Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability.

Information on School Closures
The state and our county have made it clear that closing schools should be the last resort when all other measures have been exhausted. There is a specific process that we have to follow, and we have to work with our local county when that is being considered. Here is a copy of the letter that was shared from the county in case you are interested in reading it. The governor also made an announcement back in December.  

Covid Testing Resource
The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
At-Home Testing Kits via USPS
The United States Postal Service will deliver one free shipment of 4 Covid tests per residential address. To request a shipment, you will need to provide your name, address, and email at the following link. Orders will start shipping in late January.
 

Reminders

Black History Month Resources
Please view this document for resources to learn more about American history and the contributions of Black, African and Afro Latinx Americans to our nation.

Weekly Food Box
As part of the Wellness Center Outreach to families, the center will be giving parents the opportunity to sign-up to receive a food box for the week. Food boxes will be limited to the first 50 sign-ups each week. Sign-ups will take place every Tuesday at 9:00am. Please complete one sign-up form per family.

Art Poster Contest
If you have a student who is interested in art, here is an opportunity! The poster contest theme is “The Art of Social Justice to Transform Communities” and is open to grades 1-12 in 4 different category levels. Application and artwork must be submitted no later than February 11, 2022. To register, please view this link.

EdSource Today
The suicide rate among Black youth is now nearly twice the statewide average, and they are more at risk of depression, anxiety, and stress. To read the complete article in EdSource Today, please click this link.

Free Online Early Literacy Program
As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:
  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration
For more information, please see the press release.

High School Student Fan Art Contest
For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity
The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.
 
The Parent Project
Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.
 
ParentSquare - Download the App
You can register for ParentSquare at ParentSquare.com or by downloading the app. Simply provide your phone number or email address that your school has on file and the system will automatically identify you. If you are viewing this message on your phone, click on the link below to download the app. If you are viewing on your computer, use your smartphone camera to hover over the QR image to download the app.

 
iPhone - Apple Store 
Android - Google Play Store

 
School Bus Safety Reminder
As a reminder, please be sure to follow all laws and safety protocols regarding school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing, traffic is required to stop by law, and not pass the bus. This is very important, as it helps to keep our students safe while crossing the street. Please do your part to help keep our community safe, and do not pass buses when red lights are flashing.

Handwriting Help
Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.

Moreno Valley Community Adult School
The Moreno Valley Community Adult School will begin registration for the spring semester starting January 10, 2022 through February 10, 2022. For more information please view the flyer.

Grooming Your Child for Greatness: A Parent Empowerment Series
Hosted virtually by the Wellness and Community Outreach Director Nadakia Neal, featuring Dr. Gail L. Thompson. Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a retired Professor of Education, critically acclaimed author of many articles and books, former secondary school teacher, and former Executive Director of Equity for a mid-sized company.
 
Dates (time for all presentations are 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
2/17/22- Uncovering Your Child’s Natural Gifts and Talents
3/3/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Family History Project”
3/15/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Self-Empowerment Project”
3/17/22- Helping Your Child Create a “My Roadmap to Success Project”

The Grooming Your Child for Greatness Parent Empowerment Series is designed to empower parents and guardians of preschool, elementary, and high school students. Zoom Link 



Family Resources

Sobering Center
Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.

United Lift
It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.

Domestic Violence Education Classes

Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.

Emergency Housing Vouchers
Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.

Farmers Market - Market Match
Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
Mindful Moments 
This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.
 
Care Solace
Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.
Message From Superintendent

Dear Families:

I hope you had an amazing week. Last night was our second district event in honor of Black History Month. We look forward to all of the events and activities our schools have planned. If you want to see what your school is doing, please view this slideshow. 

There are many events planned for this month. For example, tomorrow is our district-wide STEAM Unity Expo, which will feature keynote speakers, informational sessions, student showcases, and more! To access the STEAM Unity Expo, please click here.

We also have a vaccine clinic coming up at Palm Middle School on February 12, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can make an appointment using the Google Form. 

As a reminder, our testing center will be moving forward to perform only antigen testing for students, as supplies allow. Antigen testing is accepted by both the California Department of Public Health and the Riverside County Health Department. We hope this increases the turnaround time for parents to receive results within the next business day.

Please remember that the pre-registration form needs to be completed with appropriate contact information. Otherwise, the results will not be sent to you.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face Indoors.
Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly.
 

Upcoming Events

Vaccine Clinic
February 12 & March 5, 2022 · 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m
The California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be hosting a vaccine clinic at Palm Middle School. Walk-ins are accepted, or you can make an appointment using the following Google Form. For more information please view the flyer.

Virtual STEAM Unity Expo
February 5, 2022 · 9:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
The Virtual STEAM Unity Expo will feature keynote speakers, activity booths, informational sessions, student showcases, and more! To register for the event, please view this flyer.

Black History Month Events
February 2022 · 6:00 p.m.
There will be a drive-through celebration at Vista del Lago High School on February 24. To register, please view the flyer.
 
Featured Presentation
Fridays February 4, February 11, and February 18, 2022 · 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Living Way Christian Fellowship and Host Raymond Delone present a featured presentation titled “The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross.” For more information, please view the flyer.

Reading Festival
Here is a copy of the letter that was sent home to families: English / Spanish



New Updates

Black History Month Resources
Please view this document for resources to learn more about American history and the contributions of Black, African, and Afro Latinx Americans to our nation.

Black History School Activities
View this presentation for a listing of the Black History Month activities taking place at all the school sites this month! Each site has a unique plan for celebrating Black History Month during February.

Weekly Food Box
As part of the Wellness Center Outreach to families, the center will be giving parents the opportunity to sign-up to receive a food box for the week. Food boxes will be limited to the first 50 sign-ups each week. Sign-ups will take place every Tuesday at 9:00am. Please complete one sign-up form per family.

Art Poster Contest
If you have a student who is interested in art, here is an opportunity! Thie poster contest theme is “The Art of Social Justice to Transform Communities” and is open to grades 1-12 in 4 different category levels. Application and artwork must be submitted no later than February 11, 2022. To register, please view this link.



COVID-19 Reminders

Student Protocols
Here is a copy of the latest student protocols. Please remember that guidance changes often. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always communicate with the school principal.

Testing Clarifications
If you need your child to get tested for any reason, we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception of select holidays. Families who are interested in getting tested can use any of the community resources listed in our resources list.

While supplies last, schools may provide a test kit on a case-by-case basis when students are being sent home. Please do NOT go to the school to ask for tests if your child is experiencing symptoms or is exposed.  We want to mitigate exposures and would prefer that you use our centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center. Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability.

Information on School Closures
The state and our county have made it clear that closing schools should be the last resort when all other measures have been exhausted. There is a specific process that we have to follow, and we have to work with our local county when that is being considered. Here is a copy of the letter that was shared from the county in case you are interested in reading it. The governor also made an announcement back in December.

Covid Testing Resource
The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
At-Home Testing Kits via USPS
The United States Postal Service will deliver one free shipment of 4 Covid tests per residential address. To request a shipment, you will need to provide your name, address, and email at the following link. Orders will start shipping in late January.
 

Reminders

EdSource Today
The suicide rate among Black youth is now nearly twice the statewide average, and they are more at risk of depression, anxiety, and stress. To read the complete article in EdSource Today, please click this link.

Free Online Early Literacy Program
As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:
  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration
For more information, please see the press release.

High School Student Fan Art Contest
For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity
The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.
 
The Parent Project
Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.
 
ParentSquare - Download the App
You can register for ParentSquare at ParentSquare.com or by downloading the app. Simply provide your phone number or email address that your school has on file and the system will automatically identify you. If you are viewing this message on your phone, click on the link below to download the app. If you are viewing on your computer, use your smartphone camera to hover over the QR image to download the app.

 
iPhone - Apple Store 
Android - Google Play Store

 
School Bus Safety Reminder

As a reminder, please be sure to follow all laws and safety protocols regarding school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing, traffic is required to stop by law, and not pass the bus. This is very important, as it helps to keep our students safe while crossing the street. Please do your part to help keep our community safe, and do not pass buses when red lights are flashing.

Handwriting Help
Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.

Moreno Valley Community Adult School
The Moreno Valley Community Adult School will begin registration for the spring semester starting January 10, 2022 through February 10, 2022. For more information please view the flyer.

Grooming Your Child for Greatness: A Parent Empowerment Series
Hosted virtually by the Wellness and Community Outreach Director Nadakia Neal, featuring Dr. Gail L. Thompson. Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a retired Professor of Education, critically acclaimed author of many articles and books, former secondary school teacher, and former Executive Director of Equity for a mid-sized company.
Dates (time for all presentations are 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
2/17/22- Uncovering Your Child’s Natural Gifts and Talents
3/3/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Family History Project”
3/15/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Self-Empowerment Project”
3/17/22- Helping Your Child Create a “My Roadmap to Success Project”

The Grooming Your Child for Greatness Parent Empowerment Series is designed to empower parents and guardians of preschool, elementary, and high school students. Zoom Link 



Family Resources

Sobering Center
Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.

United Lift

It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.

Domestic Violence Education Classes
Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.

Emergency Housing Vouchers
Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.

Farmers Market - Market Match
Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
Mindful Moments 
This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.
 
Care Solace
Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.

Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


Today marks the first day of Black History Month and is also Chinese New Year! I encourage you to participate in the amazing celebrations that our schools and district have organized throughout the month. I look forward to seeing you at some of them, even if it’s virtual!

Recently, there has been an increase in demand for utilizing antigen tests for COVID-19 screening and clearances. 


As a result, our testing center will be moving forward to perform only antigen testing for students, as supplies allow. Antigen testing is accepted by both the California Department of Public Health and the Riverside County Health Department. We hope this increases the turnaround time for parents to receive results within the next business day.


However, please remember that the pre-registration form needs to be completed with appropriate contact information. Otherwise, the results will not be sent to you. Make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability. 


Also, in my last email, I mentioned that we updated our student protocols for returning back to school. We hope this provides more detailed information on how to return after an exposure, symptoms or positive case. 


Please remember that guidance changes often and we recommend that you use the links in this email to access the most current information. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always communicate with the school principal. 


Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely,


Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


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

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

 


Upcoming Events


Vaccine Clinic

February 12 & March 5, 2022 · 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m

The California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) will be hosting a vaccine clinic at Palm Middle School. Walk-ins are accepted, or you can make an appointment using the following Google Form. For more information please view the flyer.


Virtual STEAM Unity Expo

February 5, 2022 · 9:00 am - 1:00 p.m.

The Virtual STEAM Unity Expo will feature keynote speakers, activity booths, informational sessions, student showcases, and more! To register for the event, please view this flyer.


Black History Month Events

February, 2022 · 6:00 p.m.
A district-wide celebration, presented by the MVUSD African American Advisory Council, will feature guest speaker Dr. Calvin Mackie on February 3rd, and a drive through celebration at Vista del Lago High School on February 24. To register, please view the flyer.

 

Featured Presentation

Fridays February 4, February 11, and February 18, 2022 · 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Living Way Christian Fellowship and Host Raymond Delone present a featured presentation titled “The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross.” For more information, please view the flyer.



New Updates




COVID-19 Reminders


Testing Clarifications

If you need your child to get tested for any reason, we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception of select holidays. Families who are interested in getting tested can use any of the community resources listed in our resources list


While supplies last, schools may provide a test kit on a case-by-case basis when students are being sent home. Please do NOT go to the school to ask for tests if your child is experiencing symptoms or is exposed. 


We want to mitigate exposures and would prefer that you use our centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center. Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability. 


Information on School Closures

The state and our county have made it clear that closing schools should be the last resort when all other measures have been exhausted. There is a specific process that we have to follow, and we have to work with our local county when that is being considered. Here is a copy of the letter that was shared from the county in case you are interested in reading it. The governor also made an announcement back in December.  


Covid Testing Resource

The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.

 

At-Home Testing Kits via USPS

The United States Postal Service will deliver one free shipment of 4 Covid tests per residential address. To request a shipment, you will need to provide your name, address, and email at the following link. Orders will start shipping in late January.

 


Reminders


EdSource Today

The suicide rate among Black youth is now nearly twice the statewide average, and they are more at risk of depression, anxiety, and stress. To read the complete article in EdSource Today, please click this link.


Free Online Early Literacy Program

As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:

  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration

For more information, please see the press release.


High School Student Fan Art Contest

For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.


Scholarship Opportunity

The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.

 

The Parent Project

Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.

This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.


Internship Opportunity

The A.S.T.E.R.I.S.K.—Accelerating Success Through Employment, Responsibility, Inspiration, Skills, and Knowledge—project is a partnership with various local businesses to provide high school students in the Moreno Valley Unified School District with opportunities to develop job skills and work experience. Each year, Moreno Valley USD will select high school students from all academic and socioeconomic levels to participate in an internship program working for local businesses. This is a five-week paid internship program between MVUSD students and businesses in the area. The program includes five weeks of paid employment including one day per week of instruction. Students who have not graduated will receive 5 elective credits. The program will run from June 21, 2022 through July 22, 2022. Deadline to submit is February 4, 2022 by 4:00 p.m. To apply, and for more information, please view the flyer.

 

ParentSquare - Download the App

You can register for ParentSquare at ParentSquare.com or by downloading the app. Simply provide your phone number or email address that your school has on file and the system will automatically identify you. If you are viewing this message on your phone, click on the link below to download the app. If you are viewing on your computer, use your smartphone camera to hover over the QR image to download the app.



iPhone - Apple Store 

Android - Google Play Store


 

School Bus Safety Reminder

As a reminder, please be sure to follow all laws and safety protocols regarding school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing, traffic is required to stop by law, and not pass the bus. This is very important, as it helps to keep our students safe while crossing the street. Please do your part to help keep our community safe, and do not pass buses when red lights are flashing.


Handwriting Help

Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.


Moreno Valley Community Adult School

The Moreno Valley Community Adult School will begin registration for the spring semester starting January 10, 2022 through February 10, 2022. For more information please view the flyer


Grooming Your Child for Greatness: A Parent Empowerment Series

Hosted virtually by the Wellness and Community Outreach Director Nadakia Neal, featuring Dr. Gail L. Thompson. Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a retired Professor of Education, critically acclaimed author of many articles and books, former secondary school teacher, and former Executive Director of Equity for a mid-sized company.

 

Dates (time for all presentations are 5:00-7:00 p.m.)

2/3/22- How to Work Effectively with School Leaders and Teachers

2/17/22- Uncovering Your Child’s Natural Gifts and Talents

3/3/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Family History Project”

3/15/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Self-Empowerment Project”

3/17/22- Helping Your Child Create a “My Roadmap to Success Project”

The Grooming Your Child for Greatness Parent Empowerment Series is designed to empower parents and guardians of preschool, elementary, and high school students. Zoom Link 



Family Resources


Sobering Center

Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.


United Lift

It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.


Domestic Violence Education Classes

Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.


Emergency Housing Vouchers

Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.


Farmers Market - Market Match

Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.

 

Mindful Moments 

This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.

 

Care Solace

Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.

 

Message From Superintendent

Dear Families:

We recently updated our student protocols to align with guidance that we received from the county throughout the past few weeks. You can find our most current guidelines in this folder. 

Some of you may be aware of recent discussions on vaccine mandates for students in California. The discussions around vaccine mandates are proposals at this time.

We currently do  NOT have any mandates that require students to have COVID-19 vaccines in order to attend in-person instruction. However, if you do choose to voluntarily vaccinate your child, you have the ability to upload that information in your Q parent portal under the immunization section.

Thank you for following all of our guidelines and we appreciate your understanding.
 
Sincerely,

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools

Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face Indoors.
Send your questions to publicinformation@mvusd.net and we will respond to you promptly.

 


Upcoming Events

Vaccine Clinic
February 1, 2022 · 10:00 am - 6:00 p.m.
The next vaccine clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the district office. Please view the flyer for more information, and for registration details.

Virtual STEAM Unity Expo
February 5, 2022 · 9:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
The Virtual STEAM Unity Expo will feature keynote speakers, activity booths, informational sessions, student showcases, and more! To register for the event, please view this flyer.

Black History Month Events
February 2022
Our African American Advisory Council held its first event last night and will continue on with more celebrations. Next week on February 3rd we will feature guest speaker Dr. Calvin Mackie. There will also be a drive-through celebration at Vista del Lago High School on February 24. To register, please view the flyer.

Black History Month Showcase
February 1, 2022 · 6:00 p.m.
The Moreno Valley Friends of the Library is presenting a showcase on Bass Reeves. This event is hosted by Library Commissioner and children’s author James Harris. Registration is required to attend. To register, please view the flyer.

The Mary D. Show
Tune in to The Mary D. Show on Monday, January 31, 2022, to hear special guest Dr. Helena Johnson, retired higher education administrator, and member of the National Council of Negor Women. For more information on Dr. Johnson, and links to view the program, please see the flyer.


New Updates

EdSource Today
The suicide rate among Black youth is now nearly twice the statewide average, and they are more at risk of depression, anxiety, and stress. To read the complete article in EdSource Today, please click this link.

Free Online Early Literacy Program
As part of the Literacy by 5th Grade Initiative, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is providing free access to a suite of bilingual learning programs for all students in Riverside county. From pre-reading activities and read-to-you stories, to alphabet recognition songs and grammar rules games, these interactive, new tools from Footsteps2Brilliance are now available to our youngest learners 24/7. Parents can easily register their children following the steps below:

  1. Go to www.footsteps2brilliance.com/riverside/
  2. Click the Register for Free Today button
  3. Enter your home zip code and click the Check my Zip Code button
  4. Select your school district from the options provided
  5. Click the Register in English or Registrarse en español button
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your child’s registration

For more information, please see the press release.


COVID-19 Updates
Testing Clarifications 
If you need your child to get tested for any reason, we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception of select holidays.

Families who are interested in getting tested can use any of the community resources listed in our resources list.

While supplies last, schools may provide a test kit on a case-by-case basis when students are being sent home. Please do NOT go to the school to ask for tests if your child is experiencing symptoms or is exposed.

We want to mitigate exposures and would prefer that you use our centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center. Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability.
 
Information on School Closures 
The state and our county have made it clear that closing schools should be the last resort when all other measures have been exhausted. There is a specific process that we have to follow, and we have to work with our local county when that is being considered. Here is a copy of the letter that was shared from the county in case you are interested in reading it. The governor also made an announcement back in December.  

COVID-19 Testing Resource
The Edgemont Women Center in Moreno Valley offers free Covid testing. No appointment is needed. Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please view the flyer.

At-Home Testing Kits via USPS
The United States Postal Service will deliver one free shipment of 4 Covid tests per residential address. To request a shipment, you will need to provide your name, address, and email at the following link. Orders will start shipping in late January.
 



Reminders
 
High School Student Fan Art Contest
For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.
 
Featured Presentation
Fridays January 28, February 4, February 11, and February 18, 2022 · 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Living Way Christian Fellowship and Host Raymond Delone present a featured presentation titled “The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross.” For more information, please view the flyer.

Scholarship Opportunity
The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.
 
The Parent Project
Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.

Internship Opportunity
The A.S.T.E.R.I.S.K.—Accelerating Success Through Employment, Responsibility, Inspiration, Skills, and Knowledge—project is a partnership with various local businesses to provide high school students in the Moreno Valley Unified School District with opportunities to develop job skills and work experience. Each year, Moreno Valley USD will select high school students from all academic and socioeconomic levels to participate in an internship program working for local businesses. This is a five-week paid internship program between MVUSD students and businesses in the area. The program includes five weeks of paid employment including one day per week of instruction. Students who have not graduated will receive 5 elective credits. The program will run from June 21, 2022 through July 22, 2022. Deadline to submit is February 4, 2022 by 4:00 p.m. To apply, and for more information, please view the flyer.
 
ParentSquare - Download the App
You can register for ParentSquare at ParentSquare.com or by downloading the app. Simply provide your phone number or email address that your school has on file and the system will automatically identify you. If you are viewing this message on your phone, click on the link below to download the app. If you are viewing on your computer, use your smartphone camera to hover over the QR image to download the app.

 
iPhone - Apple Store 
Android - Google Play Store


 
School Bus Safety Reminder
As a reminder, please be sure to follow all laws and safety protocols regarding school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing, traffic is required to stop by law, and not pass the bus. This is very important, as it helps to keep our students safe while crossing the street. Please do your part to help keep our community safe, and do not pass buses when red lights are flashing.

Handwriting Help
Moreno Valley Mall Library has begun a "Handwriting Help" program, every weekday at 4 pm.  The program is geared to elementary school children, and those preparing to enter school. Participants will be given the opportunity and means to practice different forms of writing in order to improve their penmanship, cursive (especially their "signatures"), basic motor skills, reading comprehension and more. Pre-registration is requested. Please view the flyer for details.

MyON Access
Students will have access to 7000+ myON books and myON News (5 daily news) in English and Spanish until January 31, 2022. Please encourage your students to read! Moreno Valley USD myON resources for families and teachers. This link includes the following Moreno Valley USD myON family resources:

  • How to access myON in English & Spanish family letters
  • How to download myON books and read offline in English & Spanish

 
Moreno Valley Community Adult School
The Moreno Valley Community Adult School will begin registration for the spring semester starting January 10, 2022 through February 10, 2022. For more information please view the flyer.

Grooming Your Child for Greatness: A Parent Empowerment Series
Hosted virtually by the Wellness and Community Outreach Director Nadakia Neal, featuring Dr. Gail L. Thompson. Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a retired Professor of Education, critically acclaimed author of many articles and books, former secondary school teacher, and former Executive Director of Equity for a mid-sized company.
 
Dates (time for all presentations are 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
2/3/22- How to Work Effectively with School Leaders and Teachers
2/17/22- Uncovering Your Child’s Natural Gifts and Talents
3/3/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Family History Project”
3/15/22- Helping Your Child Create a “Self-Empowerment Project”
3/17/22- Helping Your Child Create a “My Roadmap to Success Project”


The Grooming Your Child for Greatness Parent Empowerment Series is designed to empower parents and guardians of preschool, elementary, and high school students. Zoom Link 



Family Resources

Sobering Center
Available to individuals with substance abuse disorders or individuals under the influence. Guests can stay for 6-10 hours, providing a safe and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery. Please view the flyer for more information.

United Lift
It's easier than ever to apply for rental assistance from United Lift! Eligible applicants can receive up to a year of past due payments plus three months of future rent payments.  Regardless of immigration status! Riverside County renters can apply anytime at UnitedLift.org. You can also view this flyer or dial 2-1-1 from your phone for more information.

Domestic Violence Education Classes
Who is Eligible: past, present or current victims of intimate partner violence. These classes provide education and safety planning information for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. To register, please view the flyer.

Emergency Housing Vouchers

Please view this flyer for information on how to apply for emergency housing.

Farmers Market - Market Match
Use your CalFresh benefits at Farmers Markets that accept EBT to increase your buying power. If you spend $10 using your EBT card, you get an additional $10 Market Match at participating markets. For more information, please view the flyer.
 
Mindful Moments 
This website is dedicated to supporting mindfulness and relaxation. Adults and children of all ages will find resources to help them find peace through various means.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. If you find that there is someone that needs support, please share this with our students and with each other.
 
Care Solace
Care Solace offers a variety of services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, visit the website: CLICK HERE, or view the flyer.
 


 

Revised Student Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines:
You can find our most current guidelines in this folder or view below.


 

Message From Superintendent


Dear Families:


Thank you for coming to the drive-through last Saturday for the at-home test kits. I saw several of you there and I just want to express my appreciation to all of you who came. 


Moving forward, while supplies last, schools may provide a test kit to parents on a case-by-case basis. Please do not go to the school directly to ask for tests. Remember that we have a centralized testing location at the Welcome and Registration Center where testing is offered Monday through Saturday, with the exception to select holidays.


There is a pre-registration link that needs to be filled out, in addition to a card (you receive that when you are at the center). Please make sure that you are completing the pre-registration information to the best of your ability. The link is in your email. 


Not completing the form leads to not receiving your results.


As a reminder, we continue to receive updated guidance and information from the Riverside County Health Department regarding student protocols. As always, check your email for links to updated documents and information. 


We are also having a vaccine clinic coming up on February 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the district office located at: 25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553.



Sincerely,


Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


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

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

 


New Updates


Vaccine Clinic

February 1, 2022 · 10:00 am - 6:00 p.m.
The next vaccine clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at the district office. Please view the flyer for more information, and for registration details.


High School Student Fan Art Contest

For Riverside County high school students who love art and gaming: Art is just one of many curricular connections to Esports, and this art contest is an effort to celebrate those connections. Whether you are a photographer, a digital artist, traditional artist, or combination of all, this is an opportunity to share your talents and win scholarships for your school and prizes for yourself. Entries will be accepted from 8 am, January 15, 2022, to midnight, March 25, 2022. Only one entry per student. View the flyer or visit the website for more information.

 

Featured Presentation

Fridays January 28, February 4, February 11, and February 18, 2022 · 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Living Way Christian Fellowship and Host Raymond Delone present a featured presentation titled “The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross.” For more information, please view the flyer.

 


Reminders

 

Scholarship Opportunity

The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students who want to pursue a career in the medical field within the Inland Southern California area. For more information, view the flyer. For a list of requirements to apply, please visit the website. For additional questions, you can email the foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2022.

 

At-Home Testing Kits via USPS

The United States Postal Service will deliver one free shipment of 4 Covid tests per residential address. To request a shipment, you will need to provide your name, address, and email at the following link. Orders will start shipping in late January.

 

The Parent Project

Thursdays January 20, 2022 through April 21, 2022 · 6:00-8:00 p.m.

This program is composed of 10 weekly sessions that offer straightforward, practical step-by-step action plans for parents raising teenagers. The goals are: to increase communication, reduce family conflict, reduce inappropriate behavior, and improve school attendance and performance. Space is limited. To register, please view the flyer.


Internship Opportunity

The A.S.T.E.R.I.S.K.—Accelerating Success Through Employment, Responsibility, Inspiration, Skills, and Knowledge—project is a partnership with various local businesses to provide high school students in the Moreno Valley Unified School District with opportunities to develop job skills and work experience. Each year, Moreno Valley USD will select high school students from all academic and socioeconomic levels to participate in an internship program working for local businesses. This is a five-week paid internship program between MVUSD students and businesses in the area. The program includes five weeks of paid employment including one day per week of instruction. Students who have not graduated will receive 5 elective credits. The program will run from June 21, 2022 through July 22, 2022. Deadline to submit is February 4, 2022 by 4:00 p.m. To apply, and for more information, please view the flyer.

 

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