Skip to main content

Moreno Valley Unified School District

Mobile Menu Toggle
Blue background

Weekly Updates

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


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


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


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


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


Thank you for your partnership in education.   


Sincerely, 


Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


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

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


Drive-Thru Health and Resource Fair

Thursday, September 24, 2020

4-7 p.m.

Vista Del Lago High School 

15150 Lasselle St., Moreno Valley, CA 92551 


While supplies last! 

You must register to attend at bit.ly/mvusdfair2020 

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

Wednesday, October 14/Thursday, October 15

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


Friday, October 16/Saturday, October 17

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


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


This event is open to all students.

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

Reminders

Free Bike Repair Day

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Moreno Valley Community Park 

13380 Frederick St., 92553 

Drop off: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

Pickup: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Reservations: www.walkmorebikemore.org/moreno-valley   


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


View flyer in English or Spanish.


African-American Advisory Council (AAAC)

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


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

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


Pandemic Financial Assistance

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

Type of Assistance Available:

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

Please view flyer for eligibility and application information.


Home Language Survey 

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


61st Assembly District 2020-21 Youth Advisory Committee

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


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


Rent Assistance

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


Employment Resource Center

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

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

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


Scholarship Opportunity

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

 

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


We have additional scholarship opportunities and information on our website.


MVUSD Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans Online

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


Riverside County Student Competitions

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


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

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


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

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

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


Free Virtual High-Intensity Interval Trainings - Updated Schedule

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


Professional Development for Students and Parents

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


Annual Information Update

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


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

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

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


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


Internet Access 

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

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

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


Parent Resource Center

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

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


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


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


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


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


Sincerely, 


Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


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

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


Free Bike Repair Day

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Moreno Valley Community Park 

13380 Frederick St., 92553 

Drop off: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

Pickup: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Reservations: www.walkmorebikemore.org/moreno-valley   


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


View flyer in English or Spanish.

African-American Advisory Council (AAAC)

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

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

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

Pandemic Financial Assistance

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

Type of Assistance Available:

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

Please view flyer for eligibility and application information.


Drive-Thru Health and Resource Fair

Thursday, September 24, 2020

4-7 p.m.

Vista Del Lago High School 

15150 Lasselle St., Moreno Valley, CA 92551 


While supplies last! 

You must register to attend at bit.ly/mvusdfair2020 

Dear Parents:


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Sincerely, 


Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


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

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


Drive-Thru Health and Resource Fair

Thursday, September 24, 2020

4-7 p.m.

Vista Del Lago High School 

15150 Lasselle St., Moreno Valley, CA 92551 


While supplies last! 

You must register to attend at bit.ly/mvusdfair2020 

 

Reminders


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



Home Language Survey 

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


61st Assembly District 2020-21 Youth Advisory Committee

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


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


Rent Assistance

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


Writing Contest

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


Employment Resource Center

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

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

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


Scholarship Opportunity

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

 

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


We have additional scholarship opportunities and information on our website.


MVUSD Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans Online

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


Riverside County Student Competitions

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


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

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


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

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

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


Free Virtual High-Intensity Interval Trainings - Updated Schedule

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


Professional Development for Students and Parents

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


Annual Information Update

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


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

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

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


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


Internet Access 

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

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

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


Parent Resource Center

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

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


This Sunday will mark six months since our schools first closed. Our school year ended and then a new one began in ways we never could have predicted. Some days, it seems much longer than six months and we may start to lose hope. However, today, I think we are reminded that we are strong as a country and can overcome this.


Nineteen years ago, the United States was targeted by the single deadliest terrorist attack in history that killed nearly 3,000 people and forever changed the course of our country. To those families who lost loved ones, we say we will never forget. And to our first responders and military, we say thank you.


All of our students are too young to remember the chaos and terror of the day and the grief and despair in the following weeks and months. However, it is important for us to take time and remember and to teach. We need to remember that in the horrific moments of that day came heroic actions of our first responders and everyday people. We also need to remember that we were able to rebuild a new tower and our country. I am reminded of this daily when I visit schools and see how well our students and teachers have adapted to their new way of learning. It gives me gratitude and it gives me hope - two things I think we are reminded of on this day and two things we could all use more of these days. 


I hope you have a great weekend.


Take care,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


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

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


Home Language Survey 

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

61st Assembly District 2020-21 Youth Advisory Committee

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


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

Rent or Mortgage Assistance

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

STAR Achievement Recognition Program


Congratulations to the winners for the first week (8/31-9/4)! 

 



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


Student Criteria:

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

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


Reminders


Constitution Day - September 17, 2020

For some events and resources, visit the National Constitution Center. This year students and teachers can join from anywhere for FREE engaging, educational live programs and award-winning resources.Tune in all week long for engaging and interactive programs, featuring National Constitution Center scholars and other special guests!


Writing Contest

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


Employment Resource Center

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

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

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


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



Scholarship Opportunity

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

 

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


We have additional scholarship opportunities and information on our website.


MVUSD Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans Online

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



Riverside County Student Competitions

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


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

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


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

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

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


Free Virtual High-Intensity Interval Trainings - Updated Schedule

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


Professional Development for Students and Parents

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


Annual Information Update

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


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

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

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


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


Internet Access 

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

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

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


Parent Resource Center

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

September 4, 2020 - Scholarships, Hotspot Information and News


Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


On behalf of the board of education, we hope you had a good week and have a great Labor Day weekend. I think, this Labor Day, we have an added appreciation for all the work our teachers and support staff do during a normal school year and all of the extra work they are doing during distance learning. I know our teachers and I also appreciate everything that you are doing to support your child’s learning so far this year.


One more way you can help your child and our teachers is to remind your student that even though our classes are virtual, they should be treated just like they are on campus. That means practicing good citizenship and manners. If they see something, they should say something. We don’t want one or two students to spoil the class for everyone else. 


As a reminder, since Monday is a holiday, we will not have classes or serve Grab ‘n’ Go lunches. Enjoy your day off!


Please remember to be safe - wash your hands often and wear a face covering when you go out. Our country sadly just had its first person die from the flu this flu season. The more we can do as a county, the sooner we can open back up.


Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


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

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

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


Scholarship Opportunity

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

 

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


We have additional scholarship opportunities and information on our website.

Mobile Hotspots

Need a hotspot? To help more residents tap into the internet, the Moreno Valley City Council recently approved the purchase of nearly 100 more mobile hotspots that patrons can check out from the city's three libraries.


Locations and operating hours of Moreno Valley Public Libraries are available here.

Virtual Science and Engineering Fair Expo 2020 

Three Moreno Valley Unified School District students have been invited to exhibit their award-winning research projects at the Virtual Science and Engineering Fair Expo 2020 Event on Saturday, September 26, 2020. 

The EXPO is the premier student STEM Research Conference in the Inland Empire and will support about 300 attendees virtually in one morning. The selected students are:

  • Anthony Saade, Mountain View Middle School
  • Nathaniel Sloup, Ridge Crest Elementary School
  • Ava Rodriguez, formerly at Vista Heights Middle School

Moreno Valley Unified School District in the News


MVUSD Selected to Serve in the Community Engagement

Moreno Valley News - September 1, 2020

The Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) is one of six school districts across the state selected to serve in the Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) Cohort II.


Anti-Bullying Club Recognized with HERO Award

Moreno Valley News - August 25, 2020

Canyon Springs High School’s Anti-Bullying Club, also known as ABC, was recognized as the HERO Peer Club of the Year by the Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation (RMCCF)’s Anti-Bullying Institute on August 19.

Save the Date: September 11 Commemorative Event

We will hold a virtual September 11 memorial at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, September, 11, 2020 to honor first responders and the military. Link will be provided next week.

Reminders


MVUSD Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans Online

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


STAR Program Launch

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


Student Criteria:

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

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


Riverside County Student Competitions

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


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

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


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

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

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


Free Virtual High-Intensity Interval Trainings - Updated Schedule

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


Cal-SOAP College Success Coach Recruitment

If you have or know a college student who comes from a low-income background and needs a job, Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE), in partnership with MVUSD, is hiring College Student Coaches. Please see the attached description for qualification and process. All applicants must apply through EdJoin and you can access the information here: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1315250.  


Professional Development for Students and Parents

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


Grab & Go Lunch Meals - Updates

Monday, August 31, 2020 was the last day for Grab & Go lunches at Alessandro, Serrano, Bayside, and March Mountain/March Valley. We are no longer serving lunch at these sites, but you can still use your meal card at any other school site that is near you. 


Annual Information Update

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


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

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

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


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


Internet Access 

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

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

Meal Service Application

Students attending Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley, Valley View, or Vista del Lago, participate in the National School Lunch Program. A new meal application is required each year to determine eligibility for free meal benefits based on household income. Please complete an online meal application to see if you are eligible for free lunch.


Parent Resource Center

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

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:


We have just finished our third week of Distance Learning. On behalf of the board of education, thank you for making each week better than the last. 


With so much going on in the world right now - from a pandemic to civil unrest and political debates to distance learning - you might feel overwhelmed. Our older children are aware of the news and our younger children observe a lot more than we might think so it’s important to check in with them to see if they have questions or concerns. Here are some tips for talking about complicated issues:

  1. Speak to them in age-appropriate language.
  2. Let them know how you feel and say you know they may have a different opinion on a subject, and that’s ok. 
  3. In addition to asking them how they feel, follow up with asking why they feel that way.
  4. Finally, see if they need any clarification. Perhaps they need a little more explanation or assurance. 

Remember, it’s ok to turn the news off. Take a break and get outside as a family. Or, just spend time together inside so your child knows that they have a safe place to be. 


During distance learning, our school counselors are working. If your child needs to talk to a counselor, please contact your school. We are here for you and our students.


I hope you take time to enjoy your weekend. Thank you again for your part in making distance learning successful. 


Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


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

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

Cal-SOAP College Success Coach Recruitment

If you have or know a college student who comes from a low-income background and needs a job, Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE), in partnership with MVUSD, is hiring College Student Coaches. Please see the attached description for qualification and process. All applicants must apply through EdJoin and you can access the information here: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1315250.  

Professional Development for Students and Parents

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

Extended Help Hours - Updated Hours

The following is the updated schedule for technology support Help Desk (951-571-7676):

  • Saturday, August 29 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 30 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
  • Monday, August 31 - Thursday, September 3 from 8:30 - 9 p.m.


You can call the Technology Help Desk to ask about: 

  • Issues with Clever
  • Chromebook repairs
  • Chromebook issues
  • Access to applications
  • Connectivity issues


Grab & Go Lunch Meals - Updates

Monday, August 31, 2020 is the last day for Grab & Go lunches at Alessandro, Serrano, Bayside, and March Mountain/March Valley. We will no longer be serving lunch at these sites, but you can still use your meal card at any other school site that is near you. 

Annual Information Update - New Videos

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


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

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

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


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



Reminders

Internet Access 

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

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

Meal Service Application

Students attending Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley, Valley View, or Vista del Lago, participate in the National School Lunch Program. A new meal application is required each year to determine eligibility for free meal benefits based on household income. Please complete an online meal application to see if you are eligible for free lunch.


Parent Resource Center

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

 

Clever Help

We know there were some technical difficulties the first day of school regarding accessing Clever. If your students still have issues, please try the following solutions: 

 

Restart your Chromebook. If that did not work, clear the "cache" on a Chromebook by following these instructions: 

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Click More tools Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.
  6. Click Clear data

If you follow these steps and it still does not work for you, please contact the Technology, Innovation, and Assessment Help Desk (hotline) 951-571-7676.

8/25

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:

We have just finished our third week of Distance Learning. On behalf of the board of education, thank you for making each week better than the last. 


With so much going on in the world right now - from a pandemic to civil unrest and political debates to distance learning - you might be overwhelmed. Our older children are aware of the news and our younger children observe a lot more than we might think so it’s important to check in with them to see if they have questions or concerns. Here are some tips for talking about complicated issues:

  1. Speak to them in age-appropriate language.
  2. Let them know how you feel and say you know they may have a different opinion on a subject, and that’s ok. 
  3. In addition to asking them how they feel, follow up with asking why they feel that way.

Remember, it’s ok to turn the news off. Take a break and get outside as a family. Or just spend time together inside so your child knows that they have a safe place to be. 


During distance learning, our school counselors are working. If your child needs to talk to a counselor, please contact your school. We are here for you. 


Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


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


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


Reminders


Internet Access 

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

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

Meal Service Application

Students attending Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley, Valley View, or Vista del Lago, participate in the National School Lunch Program. A new meal application is required each year to determine eligibility for free meal benefits based on household income. Please complete an online meal application to see if you are eligible for free lunch.


Parent Resource Center

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


Annual Information Update - New Help Video

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


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

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

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


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

 

Clever Help

We know there were some technical difficulties the first day of school regarding accessing Clever. If your students still have issues, please try the following solutions: 

 

Restart your Chromebook. If that did not work, clear the "cache" on a Chromebook by following these instructions: 

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Click More tools Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.
  6. Click Clear data

If you follow these steps and it still does not work for you, please contact the Technology, Innovation, and Assessment Help Desk (hotline) 951-571-7676.


The following is the updated schedule for technology support Help Desk until further notice:

  • Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 


You can call the Technology Help Desk to ask about: 

  • Issues with Clever
  • Chromebook repairs
  • Chromebook issues
  • Access to applications
  • Connectivity issues
August 18, 2020

Message From Superintendent


Dear Parents:

Congratulations! You are now a week into distance learning. I hope you are settling into a routine and are finding Distance Learning 2020-2021 engaging and rigorous. I encourage you to contact your child’s teacher to check in - not just if there’s an issue, but to keep open communication. 


Did you know the easiest way to contact your child’s school is through the Q Parent Portal? Because we are starting the year with distance learning, it’s more important than ever that you create a Parent Portal account. The Portal allows you to see your child’s classes, contact their teachers, and update your emergency contact information. This year, you will complete your Annual Information Update (enrollment verification) through the portal. Please see additional resources and how-to videos below. 


To help you navigate through distance learning and the start of the new year, we have some new resources available. We just added some more online parent trainings in case you need help with Google Classroom, Screencastify or Zoom. There are some evening, weekend, and Spanish classes. Click here to see the schedule


Finally, we have swapped out our school closure page with our COVID-19 Updates and Resources page on our website. You can find our distance learning plan as well as our weekly updates posted here, along with other resources and links to help you get a good start to the 2020-2021 school year.



Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


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


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

Annual Information Update

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


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

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

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

Reminders


Is Clever not working for your students?

We know there were some technical difficulties the first day of school regarding accessing Clever. If your students still have issues, please try the following solutions: 

 

Restart your Chromebook. If that did not work, clear the "cache" on a Chromebook by following these instructions: 

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Click More tools Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.
  6. Click Clear data

If you follow these steps and it still does not work for you, please contact the Technology, Innovation, and Assessment Help Desk (hotline) 951-571-7676.


As of Monday, August 17, 2020, the following is the updated schedule for technology support Help Desk until further notice:

  • Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Free Virtual High-Intensity Interval Trainings

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


Work Permits

ALL vacation work permits will expire AUGUST 20, 2020.  Students will NOT be allowed to work past this date, so all permits MUST be renewed for the school year.  Permits will revert back to the in-school permit of 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day.  Students enrolled in the Work Experience Education program are allowed to work the extended hours of 30 hours per week, 6 hours per day and earn 10 elective credits each semester.  Class meets ONCE a week, either every Wednesday (VDL/MVHS) or Thursday (CSHS/VVHS) during “0” period.  March Mountain class meets on Tuesdays. For more information, or to renew your permit, click here.



Grab ‘n’ Go Meals 

Meals will be provided to MVUSD students only and will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. except on holidays. Free meals are provided for elementary, middle and alternative school students (March, Rainbow, Bayside, MVOA, Alessandro). There are income guidelines and applications for free meals at the comprehensive high schools. Please read the below information carefully for more details.


Elementary Students

  1. All new students and returning elementary students will need to visit their enrolled or assigned school to receive a card with a barcode, which they will need to show to obtain a meal.
  2. After obtaining a meal card with a barcode, students will be able to go to any school site to pick up their meals.

Middle and High School Students

  1. Any new-to-the-district students and returning MVUSD students entering middle or high schools need to visit their enrolled or assigned school to receive a card with a barcode, which they will need to show to obtain a meal.
  2. Returning students in middle school and high school can use their student ID from 2019-2020.
  3. Students at Canyon Springs High School, Moreno Valley High School, Vista Del Lago High School and Valley View High School will have to meet the income guidelines in order to receive free or reduced lunch. View the income guidelines here. Those who do not qualify will be required to pay for their meals ($3.00). All student ID will be scanned for eligibility. Breakfast continues to be universally free for all MVUSD students.
    1. NOTE: Households that want to apply for meal benefits, must fill out one application for all children in the household and return it to the nutrition office at 13911 Perris Boulevard, Moreno Valley 92553.  
    2. Online meal applications can be completed  at onlinemealapps.mvusd.net.  Meal applications are also at the Alessandro Registration Center, school sites, and at the Nutrition Services Office located at 13911 Perris Blvd. in Moreno Valley.  
    3. Contact MVUSD Nutrition Services at (951) 571-7500 X17269 for help filling out the application. Households will receive written notification their application is approved or denied for free or reduced-price meals. 

Parents may pick up their student’s meal, but will need one student card per meal. Each lunch will also include a breakfast for the next morning. We will begin the school year by offering meals at every school site with exception to Rainbow Springs and Canyon Springs High School. Canyon Springs High School students will pick up at Vista Heights Middle School. Visit our website for any updates or changes. 


Accommodations for student food allergies (with note on file) will only be available at students’ ENROLLED School.


For more information about free and reduced priced meals, please visit the Nutrition Services Website. 

 

Child Care

The Riverside County Office of Education has compiled child care resources for parents. This includes an online referral system. 


Cub Scouts of America

In Scouting, boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

Find more information about joining a local Cub Scout unit today. 


Free RTA Rides for Students

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


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

More information in English and Spanish.

8/18 Parent Phone Script Call 1-888-676-1171

ID:  140-292-321


  • Good Evening Moreno Valley Unified School District families. This is Superintendent Dr. Kedziora. On behalf of the board of education, thank you for making the start of the 2020-21 school year as smooth as it has been.

  • Congratulations! You are now a week into distance learning. I hope you are settling into a routine and are finding Distance Learning 2020-2021 engaging and rigorous. I encourage you to contact your child’s teacher to check in - not just if there’s an issue, but to keep open communication. 

  • Did you know the easiest way to contact your child’s school is through the Q Parent Portal? Because we are starting the year with distance learning, it’s more important than ever that you create a Parent Portal account. The Portal allows you to see your child’s classes, contact their teachers, and update your emergency contact information. This year, you will complete your Annual Information Update (enrollment verification) through the portal. Please see additional resources and how-to videos below. 

  • To help you navigate through distance learning and the start of the new year, we have some new resources available. We just added some more online parent trainings in case you need help with Google Classroom, Screencastify or Zoom. There are some evening, weekend, and Spanish classes. 

  • Now, I know you like these phone calls but you’re going to need to look at your corresponding email or text to get the schedule for the classes as well as links to help set up your Parent Portal account and other important resources.

  • If you are having technology trouble, you can contact our Technology, Innovation, and Assessment Help Desk at 951-571-7676.

  • As of Monday, August 17, 2020, the following is the updated, extended schedule for technology support Help Desk until further notice:
    • Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 9 p.m.
    • And, on the weekend.
    • Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Sunday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

  • Finally, we have swapped out our school closure page with our COVID-19 Updates and Resources page on our website. You can find our distance learning plan as well as our weekly updates posted here, along with other resources and links to help you get a good start to the 2020-2021 school year.


  • As I conclude all of my messages: Stay in Place. Maintain your Space. Cover your Face.  

  • I hope you have a great rest of the week! We will talk to you again on Friday.

 

August 13, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents:

Today marks the second day of school in our distance learning model. I know there have been some hiccups, but I thank you for working with us and understanding. 

 

The Board of Education and I had an excellent time this week at the Ice Cream Fun Day Drive-Thru at Canyon Springs High School and Vista Del Lago High School. Many of you stopped by to say hi and grabbed some ice cream before starting the new school year. For some of you, it may have been the first time going out with your family. Thank you for joining us on this special day! 

 

On the first day of school, we all dressed up as superheroes to welcome our students back during the Grab & Go lunch meals (see photos). You might have not recognized me, but I was the one in the Captain America outfit! It was a great day seeing all of our students excited about school again and letting me know that they had a great first day of school.

 

Many of you still have questions about schedules, annual information update, Chromebooks, technology and Grab ‘N’ Go Meals. Please read the below updates and visit our social media to see answers to the most commonly asked questions. 

 

Schedules

View School Schedules Here. There are three tabs at the bottom - one for elementary schools, one for middle schools and one for high schools. Click on the appropriate tab and then click on the link to schedule for your school. Please know that a few schedules have been adjusted. Make sure you view the schedules in case they have changed.

 

Annual Information Update

Even if your child is registered for school, you will need to verify their enrollment by visiting the Parent Portal. Please complete this update within the first two weeks of school. Additional information with resources is below.

 

Chromebooks

All students need a Chromebook or internet access in order to conduct their distance learning. Please make sure your child has a working Chromebook. If the Chromebook needs a repair, please bring it to the district office.

After-hours Tech Assistance Now Available

For after-hours tech support, call the Help Desk at (951) 571-7676 from 4:30 - 9 p.m., M-F; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat; and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sun. For after-hours Chromebook deployment or repairs, come to the District Office (25634 Alessandro Blvd.) from 4:30 - 7 p.m., M-F.

 

Grab ‘N’ Go Meals

By this time, we hope you were able to obtain a meal card or are using a student ID card to receive lunch for your child. Your student will need to use their student ID card or get a meal card in order to receive lunch. Free meals are provided for elementary, middle and alternative school students (March, Rainbow, Bayside, MVOA, Alessandro). There are income guidelines and applications for free meals at the comprehensive high schools. More information is below. 

 

Online Parent Trainings

Do you need help with Google Classroom, Screencastify or Zoom? Tomorrow is the last day of the parent training. Click here to see the schedule of classes, available in English and Spanish. 

 

I hope you have a good Friday as our first short week of school concludes. To end the week, we have a virtual premiere of our talented student performance of Disney's "Frozen-Kids Musical!" It premieres Friday, August 14 at 7 p.m. on our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/mvusdyoutube

 

Enjoy the weekend and come back ready to learn during our first full week of the year! Please contact your child’s teacher or principal if you have any questions. As a reminder, now that school is back, our district updates will be on Tuesday and Friday evenings. Schools will have assigned dates during the middle of the week.

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Annual Information Update

Enrollment Verification

 

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

 

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

  1. Videos and Steps to Create a Parent Account
    1. Create an account at bit.ly/QParentConnectReq
  2. Annual Information Update Guide-English / Spanish
  3. Using ParentConnection-English / Spanish
  4. Q Communications for Parents-English / Spanish
 

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

 

Grab & Go Meals

Time and Requirements Have Changed

 

Meals will be provided to MVUSD students only and will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. except on holidays. Free meals are provided for elementary, middle and alternative school students (March, Rainbow, Bayside, MVOA, Alessandro). There are income guidelines and applications for free meals at the comprehensive high schools. Please read the below information carefully for more details.

 

Elementary Students

  1. All new students and returning elementary students will need to visit their enrolled or assigned school to receive a card with a barcode, which they will need to show to obtain a meal.
  2. After obtaining a meal card with a barcode, students will be able to go to any school site to pick up their meals.
 

Middle and High School Students

  1. Any new-to-the-district students and returning MVUSD students entering middle or high schools need to visit their enrolled or assigned school to receive a card with a barcode, which they will need to show to obtain a meal.
  2. Returning students in middle school and high school can use their student ID from 2019-2020.
  3. Students at Canyon Springs High School, Moreno Valley High School, Vista Del Lago High School and Valley View High School will have to meet the income guidelines in order to receive free or reduced lunch. View the income guidelines here. Those who do not qualify will be required to pay for their meals ($3.00). All student ID will be scanned for eligibility. Breakfast continues to be universally free for all MVUSD students.
    1. NOTE: Households that want to apply for meal benefits, must fill out one application for all children in the household and return it to the nutrition office at 13911 Perris Boulevard, Moreno Valley 92553.  
    2. Online meal applications can be completed  at onlinemealapps.mvusd.net.  Meal applications are also at the Alessandro Registration Center, school sites, and at the Nutrition Services Office located at 13911 Perris Blvd. in Moreno Valley.  
    3. Contact MVUSD Nutrition Services at (951) 571-7500 X17269 for help filling out the application. Households will receive written notification their application is approved or denied for free or reduced-price meals. 
 

Parents may pick up their student’s meal, but will need one student card per meal. Each lunch will also include a breakfast for the next morning. We will begin the school year by offering meals at every school site with exception to Rainbow Springs and Canyon Springs High School. Canyon Springs High School students will pick up at Vista Heights Middle School. Visit our website for any updates or changes. 

 

Accommodations for student food allergies (with note on file) will only be available at students’ ENROLLED School.

 

For more information about free and reduced priced meals, please visit the Nutrition Services Website. 

Clever Solutions

Is Clever not working for your students?

We know there were some technical difficulties the first day of school regarding accessing Clever. If your students still have issues, please try the following solutions: 

 

Restart your Chromebook. If that did not work, clear the "cache" on a Chromebook by following these instructions: 

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Click More tools Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.
  6. Click Clear data

We have also posted solutions on our social media on facebook.com/morenovalleyusd and mvusd.net/covid19 website.

PBIS Community Cares

18 Moreno Valley Unified School District schools and seven of our Community Partner Organizations were recognized by the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) Coalition. 

 

The PBIS Community Cares Recognition honors the heroic efforts of districts, schools, teachers, educational staff, community organizations and collaborative partners in providing continued education, meals, and support to all students across the state. This award was established to replace the traditional PBIS Medal awards system, which required data that could not be gathered due to the Covid-19 school closures.

 

The following MVUSD schools were recognized by the PBIS Coalition: 



  • Armada Elementary School
  • Bayside Community Day School
  • Canyon Springs High School
  • Edgemont Elementary School
  • Honey Hollow Elementary School
  • March Mountain High School
  • March Valley School
  • Midland Elementary School
  • Moreno Valley High School
  • Mountain View Middle School
  • North Ridge Elementary School
  • Ramona Elementary School
  • Serrano Elementary School
  • Sugar Hill Elementary School
  • Sunnymead Middle School
  • Sunnymeadows Elementary School
  • Towngate Elementary School
  • Vista del Lago High School 
 

Our Community Partners honored are the CSUSB School of Nursing, Moreno Valley Pop Warner League, Power House Ministries, and Riverside University Health System Medical Center, Soroptimist Club, Towngate PTO and Victory Outreach Church. Congratulations on being a point of positivity during the health crisis!

Frozen Kids Musical Premiere Tomorrow Night

We will have a live virtual premiere of our talented student performance of Disney's "Frozen-Kids Musical!" It premieres Friday, August 14 at 7 PM on our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/mvusdyoutube

 

Please mark your calendars and support our students!

Free Virtual High-Intensity Interval Trainings

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

Reminders

 

Work Permits

ALL vacation work permits will expire AUGUST 20, 2020.  Students will NOT be allowed to work past this date, so all permits MUST be renewed for the school year.  Permits will revert back to the in-school permit of 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day.  Students enrolled in the Work Experience Education program are allowed to work the extended hours of 30 hours per week, 6 hours per day and earn 10 elective credits each semester.  Class meets ONCE a week, either every Wednesday (VDL/MVHS) or Thursday (CSHS/VVHS) during “0” period.  March Mountain class meets on Tuesdays. For more information, or to renew your permit, click here.

 

Child Care

The Riverside County Office of Education has compiled child care resources for parents. This includes an online referral system. 

 

Cub Scouts of America

In Scouting, boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

Find more information about joining a local Cub Scout unit today. 

 

Free RTA Rides for Students

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

 

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

More information in English and Spanish.

 

UCLA SAT Academy

The UCLA SAT Academy will take place virtually from August 15 – September 19. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, students will have 30 minutes of both evidence-based reading and writing and math. On Thursdays, participants will have the option to meet with an instructor for assignment support.

 

This is a FREE, six-week, academically intensive program utilizing Official SAT Practice. Sessions will occur in virtual classroom settings with an instructor and mandatory at home practice. All participants will be provided with a laptop and Wi-Fi access for use during the program, if needed.

More information

Message From Superintendent

August 10, 2020

Dear Parents:

I am so excited that our classes will begin in two days on August 12, 2020! Our schools are looking forward to welcoming you virtually. 


Here is some information to help you prepare for the new school year:


Schedules

You can find all of our schools’ schedules by clicking here. At the bottom of the screen are three tabs - one for elementary schools, one for middle schools and one for high schools. Click on the appropriate tab and then click on the link to schedule for your school. 


Annual Information Update

Even if your child is registered for school, you will need to verify their enrollment by visiting the Parent Portal. Please do this before Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Additional information with resources is below.


Chromebooks

All students will need a Chromebook in order to conduct their distance learning. Please make sure your child has a Chromebook and has logged into it and looked around BEFORE Wednesday. It’s important that they are familiar with logging in and utilizing the apps. 


After-hours Assistance Now Available

  • For after-hours tech support, call the Help Desk at (951) 571-7676 from 4:30 - 9 p.m.
  • For after-hours Chromebook deployment, come to the District Office (25634 Alessandro Blvd.) from 4:30 - 7 p.m.

Grab ‘N’ Go Meals

Grab ‘N’ Go Meals will resume on the first day of school - Wednesday. The time has changed to 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.Your student will need to use their student ID card or get a meal card in order to receive lunch. Your child will need to attend their enrolled school site the first day of school to obtain a card. Please note that high school students who attend one of our four comprehensive high schools must qualify for free and reduced lunch to receive free lunch meals. Breakfast remains universally free for all MVUSD students. Please read the full program details below.


Online Parent Trainings

Do you need help with Google Classroom, Screencastify or Zoom? We are offering online training sessions starting tomorrow, August 11, through August 14. Click here to see the schedule of classes, available in English and Spanish. 


For those of you who have questions regarding PIN numbers or access to Q Parent Portal, please reach out to your school directly. We are all experiencing a high volume of calls, so if you cannot reach someone over the phone, please feel free to contact the school by email. Their email should be listed on their website. 


Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools


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


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


Annual Information Update

Enrollment Verification


This needs to be done for all students before school starts. Prior to COVID-19, parents and students were asked to visit the school campus and submit paperwork such as updating contact information, change of address, and submitting acknowledgement forms. This year, the process is all online through Q ParentConnection.  


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

  1. Videos and Steps to Create a Parent Account
    1. Create an account at bit.ly/QParentConnectReq
  2. Annual Information Update Guide-English / Spanish
  3. Using ParentConnection-English / Spanish
  4. Q Communications for Parents-English / Spanish

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


Grab & Go Meals

Time and Requirements Have Changed


Meals will be provided to MVUSD students only and will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. except on holidays. Free meals will be provided for elementary, middle and alternative school students (March, Rainbow, Bayside, Charter, Alessandro) with the exception of the four comprehensive high schools. There are income guidelines and applications for the high schools. Please read the below information carefully for more details.


Elementary Students

  1. All new students and returning elementary students will need to visit their enrolled or assigned school to receive a card with a barcode, which they will need to show to obtain a meal.
  2. After obtaining a meal card with a barcode, students will be able to go to any school site to pick up their meals.

Middle and High School Students

  1. Any new-to-the-district students and returning MVUSD students entering middle or high schools need to visit their enrolled or assigned school to receive a card with a barcode, which they will need to show to obtain a meal.
  2. Returning students in middle school and high school can use their student ID from 2019-2020.
  3. Students at Canyon Springs High School, Moreno Valley High School, Vista Del Lago High School and Valley View High School will have to meet the income guidelines in order to receive free or reduced lunch. View the income guidelines here. Those who do not qualify will be required to pay for their meals ($3.00). All student ID will be scanned for eligibility. Breakfast continues to be universally free for all MVUSD students.
    1. NOTE: Households that want to apply for meal benefits, must fill out one application for all children in the household and return it to the nutrition office at 13911 Perris Boulevard, Moreno Valley 92553.  
    2. Online meal applications can be completed  at onlinemealapps.mvusd.net.  Meal applications are also at the Alessandro Registration Center, school sites, and at the Nutrition Services Office located at 13911 Perris Blvd. in Moreno Valley.  
    3. Contact MVUSD Nutrition Services at (951) 571-7500 X17269 for help filling out the application. Households will receive written notification their application is approved or denied for free or reduced-price meals. 

Parents may pick up their student’s meal, but will need one student card per meal. Each lunch will also include a breakfast for the next morning. We will begin the school year by offering meals at every school site with exception to Rainbow Springs and Canyon Springs High School. Canyon Springs High School students will pick up at Vista Heights Middle School. Visit our website for any updates or changes. 


Accommodations for student food allergies (with note on file) will only be available at students’ ENROLLED School.


For more information about free and reduced priced meals, please visit the Nutrition Services Website. 

Work Permits


ALL vacation work permits will expire AUGUST 20, 2020.  Students will NOT be allowed to work past this date, so all permits MUST be renewed for the school year.  Permits will revert back to the in-school permit of 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day.  Students enrolled in the Work Experience Education program are allowed to work the extended hours of 30 hours per week, 6 hours per day and earn 10 elective credits each semester.  Class meets ONCE a week, either every Wednesday (VDL/MVHS) or Thursday (CSHS/VVHS) during “0” period.  March Mountain class meets on Tuesdays. For more information, or to renew your permit, click here.


Ice Cream Fun Day



Join us for an Ice Cream Drive-Through to start off the 2020-2021 school year. 


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Canyon Springs High School 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Vista del Lago High School 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Frozen Kids Musical

We will have a live virtual premiere of our talented student performance of Disney's "Frozen-Kids Musical!" It premieres Friday, August 14 at 7 PM on our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/mvusdyoutube


Please mark your calendars and support our students! 




Reminders


Child Care

The Riverside County Office of Education has compiled child care resources for parents. This includes an online referral system. 


Special Education Parent Notification

Last week, we mailed a letter to parents of students with disabilities letting them know how we are going to provide services in their child’s individualized education plan (IEP). Please be on the lookout for the letter if your child has an IEP.


Cub Scouts of America

In Scouting, boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

Find more information about joining a local Cub Scout unit today. 


Free RTA Rides for Students

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


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

More information in English and Spanish.


Dual Language Immersion

Incoming kindergarten students can still apply for the Dual Language Immersion program at Armada, Creekside, Honey Hollow, and Sunnymead Elementary Schools. The DLI program is for those families who would like their kindergartener to grow up to be BILINGUAL, BILITERATE, and MULTICULTURAL. For more information, please view this flyer. To apply, please fill out the application, scan and submit ALL three completed and signed documents by emailing them to mcansino@mvusd.net. You will be contacted later to view the mandatory DLI Parent Meeting presentation.


Chromebooks 

Is your child ready to start the new year online? If you have a Chromebook in need of repair, you may bring it to the district offices and we will swap it out with a refurbished Chromebook. We are located at 25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553 and available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Come to the Human Resources window in the main foyer.


UCLA SAT Academy

The UCLA SAT Academy will take place virtually from August 15 – September 19. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, students will have 30 minutes of both evidence-based reading and writing and math. On Thursdays, participants will have the option to meet with an instructor for assignment support.


This is a FREE, six-week, academically intensive program utilizing Official SAT Practice. Sessions will occur in virtual classroom settings with an instructor and mandatory at home practice. All participants will be provided with a laptop and Wi-Fi access for use during the program, if needed.

More information


Moreno Valley Online Academy

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

August 6, 2020

Message from the Superintendent

 

We are now a week away from the start of classes. Our schools are tirelessly working away on getting ready to open virtually next Wednesday, August 12, 2020. 

 

Tonight, I am excited to present you with our Distance Learning Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year. You can find it on our website: mvusd.net/covid19. The document is based on information that we have been provided as of July 31, 2020, from public health officials, California Department of Education and the Riverside County Office of Education regarding the COVID-19 crisis. 

 

Our district, along with our employee groups, have invested a great amount of effort into completing this guide. If you have any questions about any of the sections in the guide, please feel free to contact the designated people listed in the document, or send an email to publicinformation@mvusd.net and they will direct you to the appropriate person. 

 

As a reminder, all parents or guardians of MVUSD students must log onto the Q Parent Portal and complete the “Annual Information Update” (enrollment verification) for your child. I know this is a new process and not everyone feels comfortable doing this by themselves. So, I am excited to announce that this Saturday, August 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., we will be open to assist families with the following:

  1. REGISTRATION-ON-THE-GO
    The Welcome and Registration Center (23301 Dracaea Ave.) will be open for “Registration On-the-Go” to assist any new-to-the-district families with the registration process. Parents and students will remain in vehicles and will circle around the Student Services and Registration parking lot where they can make a quick stop to receive paperwork, get copies, and/or drop off paperwork. For questions or to request resources, please email Nicole Oliver-Farmer or call 951- 571-7690.
 
  1. CHROMEBOOK SUPPORT
    If you have a new student who has never attended a school in our district, which includes transitional kindergarten or kindergarten students, and were not able to pick up their Chromebook on July 31, stop by to pick up your Chromebook at the district office (25634 Alessandro Blvd.). If your Chromebook needs a repair, you can also swap it out for a refurbished one. You can call Call 951-571-7500 x 17676 for assistance.

  2. ANNUAL INFORMATION UPDATE
    If you have your PIN but need someone to help you walk through the Annual Information Update process on Q Parent Connect or if you are stuck on a specific step, our office will be answering phones to help you through that process. You can call 951-571-7500 x 17625 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. We will be here to support you. 
 

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to your school directly. They are looking forward to working with you and your child. 

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

Ice Cream Fun Day



Join us for an Ice Cream Drive-Through to start off the 2020-2021 school year. 

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Canyon Springs High School 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Vista del Lago High School 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

 

Frozen Kids Musical

Tune in to YouTube on August 14, 2020 to see the premier of our “Frozen Kids Musical”!

 

Annual Information Update

Enrollment Verification

 

This needs to be done for all students before school starts. Prior to COVID-19, parents and students were asked to visit the school campus and submit paperwork such as updating contact information, change of address, and submitting acknowledgement forms. This year, the process is all online through Q ParentConnection.  

 

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

  1. Videos and Steps to Create a Parent Account
    1. Create an account at bit.ly/QParentConnectReq
  2. Annual Information Update Guide-English / Spanish
  3. Using ParentConnection-English / Spanish
  4. Q Communications for Parents-English / Spanish


We will also be open this weekend to walk you through some of these documents if you need assistance over the phone. We will be open on Saturday, August 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to answer your phone calls.



Grab & Go Meals

Time and Requirements Have Changed

 

The current summer meal program will be ending on Friday, August 7, 2020. The fall meal program will begin on the first day of school - August 12, 2020. This means meals will not be available on August 10 or 11. Please note that the time and requirements have changed. 

 

Meals will be provided to MVUSD students only and will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. except on holidays. Free meals will be provided for all elementary, middle and alternative school students (March, Rainbow, Bayside, Charter, Alessandro). Please read the below information carefully for more details.

 

Elementary Students

  1. All new students and returning elementary students will need to visit their enrolled or assigned school to receive a card with a barcode, which they will need to show to obtain a meal.
  2. After obtaining a meal card with a barcode, students will be able to go to any school site to pick up their meals.
 

Middle and High School Students

  1. Any new-to-the-district students and returning MVUSD students entering middle or high schools need to visit their enrolled or assigned school to receive a card with a barcode, which they will need to show to obtain a meal.
  2. Returning students in middle school and high school can use their student ID from 2019-2020.
  3. Students at Canyon Springs High School, Moreno Valley High School, Vista Del Lago High School and Valley View High School will have to meet the income guidelines in order to receive free or reduced lunch. View the income guidelines here. Those who do not qualify will be required to pay for their meals ($3.00). All student ID will be scanned for eligibility. Breakfast continues to be universally free for all MVUSD students.
    1. NOTE: Households that want to apply for meal benefits, must fill out one application for all children in the household and return it to the nutrition office at 13911 Perris Boulevard, Moreno Valley 92553.  
    2. Online meal applications can be completed  at onlinemealapps.mvusd.net.  Meal applications are also at the Alessandro Registration Center, school sites, and at the Nutrition Services Office located at 13911 Perris Blvd. in Moreno Valley.  
    3. Contact MVUSD Nutrition Services at (951) 571-7500 X17269 for help filling out the application. Households will receive written notification their application is approved or denied for free or reduced-price meals. 
 

Parents may pick up their student’s meal, but will need one student card per meal. Each lunch will also include a breakfast for the next morning. We will begin the school year by offering meals at every school site with exception to Rainbow Springs and Canyon Springs High School. Canyon Springs High School students will pick up at Vista Heights Middle School. Visit our website for any updates or changes. 

 

Accommodations for student food allergies (with note on file) will only be available at students’ ENROLLED School.

 

For more information about free and reduced priced meals, please visit the Nutrition Services Website. 

Reminders

 

Child Care

The Riverside County Office of Education has compiled child care resources for parents. This includes an online referral system. 

 

Special Education Parent Notification

Last week, we mailed a letter to parents of students with disabilities letting them know how we are going to provide services in their child’s individualized education plan (IEP). Please be on the lookout for the letter if your child has an IEP.

 

Cub Scouts of America

In Scouting, boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

Find more information about joining a local Cub Scout unit today. 

 

Free RTA Rides for Students

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

 

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

More information in English and Spanish.

 

Dual Language Immersion

Incoming kindergarten students can still apply for the Dual Language Immersion program at Armada, Creekside, Honey Hollow, and Sunnymead Elementary Schools. The DLI program is for those families who would like their kindergartener to grow up to be BILINGUAL, BILITERATE, and MULTICULTURAL. For more information, please view this flyer. To apply, please fill out the application, scan and submit ALL three completed and signed documents by emailing them to mcansino@mvusd.net. You will be contacted later to view the mandatory DLI Parent Meeting presentation.

 

Chromebooks 

Is your child ready to start the new year online? If you have a Chromebook in need of repair, you may bring it to the district offices and we will swap it out with a refurbished Chromebook. We are located at 25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553 and available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Come to the Human Resources window in the main foyer.

 

UCLA SAT Academy

The UCLA SAT Academy will take place virtually from August 15 – September 19. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, students will have 30 minutes of both evidence-based reading and writing and math. On Thursdays, participants will have the option to meet with an instructor for assignment support.

 

This is a FREE, six-week, academically intensive program utilizing Official SAT Practice. Sessions will occur in virtual classroom settings with an instructor and mandatory at home practice. All participants will be provided with a laptop and Wi-Fi access for use during the program, if needed.

More information

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

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

August 3, 2020 - Annual Information Update (Enrollment Verification) Instructions

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear families, 

 

On behalf of the board of education, I hope you had a good weekend. As we head into our last full week before school starts, I hope you are ready to begin the new school year. Please ensure that you log onto the Parent Portal and complete the enrollment verification for your child. This needs to be done for all students before school starts. We’ve created this how-to guide to help you through the process and it is also available in Spanish. 

 

Many people have been asking what the schedule will look like for distance learning. Your school will have that information for you by next week. However, you should plan on having your child receive three to four hours of instructional minutes depending on their grade level. This would include live interactions with your child’s teacher and independent work and assignments.

 

In preparation for the start of school, you should start getting back into a routine of getting a good night sleep so students can be up and ready for classes early. Try to carve out a space for your child to do his or her work. They could start using this space now to read or write and build a habit of work so they are ready to go when school starts next week. 

 

If you have a new student, which includes transitional kindergarten or kindergarten students, and were not able to pick up their Chromebook on Friday, please contact the school to see where and when you may pick it up. 

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to your school’s principal. They are looking forward to working with you with you and your child. 

 

Have a good week!

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Special Education Parent Notification

Last week, we mailed a letter to parents of students with disabilities letting them know how we are going to provide services in their child’s individualized education plan (IEP). Please be on the lookout for the letter if your child has an IEP.

 

Cub Scouts of America

In Scouting, boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

Find more information about joining a local Cub Scout unit today. 

 

Reminders

 

Free RTA Rides for Students

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

 

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

More information in English and Spanish.

 

Dual Language Immersion

Incoming kindergarten students can still apply for the Dual Language Immersion program at Armada, Creekside, Honey Hollow, and Sunnymead Elementary Schools. The DLI program is for those families who would like their kindergartener to grow up to be BILINGUAL, BILITERATE, and MULTICULTURAL. For more information, please view this flyer. To apply, please fill out the application, scan and submit ALL three completed and signed documents by emailing them to mcansino@mvusd.net. You will be contacted later to view the mandatory DLI Parent Meeting presentation.

 

Chromebooks 

Is your child ready to start the new year online? If you have a Chromebook in need of repair, you may bring it to the district offices and we will swap it out with a refurbished Chromebook. We are located at 25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553 and available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Come to the Human Resources window in the main foyer.

 

UCLA SAT Academy

The UCLA SAT Academy will take place virtually from August 15 – September 19. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, students will have 30 minutes of both evidence-based reading and writing and math. On Thursdays, participants will have the option to meet with an instructor for assignment support.

 

This is a FREE, six-week, academically intensive program utilizing Official SAT Practice. Sessions will occur in virtual classroom settings with an instructor and mandatory at home practice. All participants will be provided with a laptop and Wi-Fi access for use during the program, if needed.

More information

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

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

Message From Superintendent

Dear families, 

 

In two weeks, we will be returning to school in a whole new way. I sincerely appreciate you for understanding that this is not an easy process for anyone. Please know that we deeply care about each and every student and staff member, which is why we take this seriously and continue to follow all guidelines set forth by the Riverside County Public Health Department, California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

 

As I mentioned last week, any new students, which includes transitional kindergarten or kindergarten students, will receive a Chromebook on July 31. If you have a Chromebook from last year and need support in preparation for the new school year, please visit the Technology, Innovation and Assessment webpage at https://bit.ly/MVUSD-TIA to submit a request for help. 

 

As a reminder, all students in our district will automatically be registered for the next grade level. However, generally, parents and students are asked to visit the school campus and submit paperwork for enrollment verification such as updating contact information, change of address, submitting acknowledgement forms and so on. This year, the process will be a little different to complete some of those requirements. Please continue to check your emails, phone calls and texts for more information regarding the new process.

 

I understand some student athletes are wondering what they should do during the time that sports are not allowed. We created a list of activities for them to do at home while we get clearance from the county and state to safely resume athletic activities. Please visit our website for more information on at-home sports activities. We hope this information is helpful for your student to stay engaged and maintain focused on their goals.

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Dual Language Immersion

Incoming kindergarten students can still apply for the Dual Language Immersion program at Armada, Creekside, Honey Hollow, and Sunnymead Elementary Schools. The DLI program is for those families who would like their kindergartener to grow up to be BILINGUAL, BILITERATE, and MULTICULTURAL. For more information, please view this flyer. To apply, please fill out the application, scan and submit ALL three completed and signed documents by emailing them to mcansino@mvusd.net. You will be contacted later to view the mandatory DLI Parent Meeting presentation.

 

Chromebooks 

Is your child ready to start the new year online? If you have a Chromebook in need of repair, you may bring it to the district offices and we will swap it out with a refurbished Chromebook. We are located at 25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553 and open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Come to the Human Resources window in the main foyer.

 

Anti-Bullying Club Earns HERO Peer Club of the Year Award

Congratulations to the Canyon Springs High School’s Anti-Bullying Club for being selected to receive the 2020 HERO Peer Club of the Year Award! The club was selected by The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation for creating a respectful, kind, positive and compassionate environment in their community. Stay tuned for information about the live-streamed ceremony: https://www.facebook.com/rmccharitablefoundation/

 

Reminders

 

Graduates Month at March Field Air Museum

All high school, junior college and university graduates are invited to take a special graduation photo shoot here at the March Field Air Museum. Bring your cap and gown along with your school color props to make your photo shoot special.  

What To Bring: 

  •  2020 School ID card or diploma (for FREE admission) 
  • Cap & gown • Props
  • letter boards, balloons (no Mylar balloons) etc. 
  • Your own camera 
  • Friend or family member to help take the picture

 

Friends and family accompanying the graduate will need to pay regular admission fee.

 

UCLA SAT Academy

The UCLA SAT Academy will take place virtually from August 15 – September 19. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, students will have 30 minutes of both evidence-based reading and writing and math. On Thursdays, participants will have the option to meet with an instructor for assignment support.

 

This is a FREE, six-week, academically intensive program utilizing Official SAT Practice. Sessions will occur in virtual classroom settings with an instructor and mandatory at home practice. All participants will be provided with a laptop and Wi-Fi access for use during the program, if needed.

More information

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

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

 

Free RTA Rides for Students

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

 

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

 

Virtual Graduations Available Online

Visit Graduation Central for links to the video as well as photo galleries of each school’s drive-through celebration. The videos feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations. 

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Families, 

 

Today was an incredible day filled with many celebrations!  We started the day off congratulating 80 summer graduates who worked very hard to get their credits and earn a diploma during such a challenging time. We also recognized our seven Students of the Year who recently received $500 scholarships from the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce. Isn’t that amazing? Right after recognizing them, we honored our ASTERISK interns who participated in a five-week internship program this summer. Five of those interns worked in our office, and I am proud to say that these students will move on to colleges and universities in the fall.

 

Earlier this week at the board meeting, I mentioned that our new transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students would be getting Chromebooks on July 31. If you have a new TK or kindergarten student, be on the lookout for additional information with times and directions. In case you missed our email yesterday, also at the meeting, the board voted for the district to start the school year in a distance learning model through October 30. You will get emails with more details from your schools at the beginning of next month. 

 

Today, our board is having a study session to discuss the role school resource officers should have on campus. The meeting will be streamed online, and you can find it by going to mvusd.net and clicking on the board menu tab. We know this is an important issue for you because we had so many of you participate in our safety survey. Tonight’s meeting is for discussion only and the board will not be taking any action. Any decisions will be made and voted upon at future meetings.

 

I hope you have a good rest of the week and a great weekend.

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Connection Warning When Accessing District Resources

Many of you have recently encountered a warning message while attempting to log into one of our district services. For your safety and the protection of data, we use encryption technologies to ensure your access to your data is secure. As new standards are introduced, older standards are retired and often vendors will slowly begin dropping support for these older standards. An example of this you may have seen while accessing your district Outlook mail. We are working to upgrade our systems to ensure we are on the right track to properly implementing the latest in encryption standards while providing you the best experience possible. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to providing you a solution as soon as possible. 

 

In the meantime, you can circumvent this notification by selecting the ‘advance’ button’ and then selecting the ‘proceed’ button. This should work on any browser (Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, etc.). If you would like further information please contact our Technology, Innovation, and Assessment department. 

 

CIF - Fall, Winter, Spring Sports Update

On Monday, July 20, CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) provided an update and released the 2020-21 sports calendar. They have condensed three seasons of sport into two seasons: fall and spring. The first contest date for a fall sport is December 12, 2020 for boys volleyball.

 

An important reminder: The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has specifically confirmed that no team sports, conditioning, or drills are permitted under any of the current guidance. Further, the Day Camp Guidance published by CDPH may not be used as a means to facilitate team condition, practicing, or training for any organized or recreational team sports, including school, club or traveling teams. Recreation team sports will be permitted in a separate guidance from CDPH. 

 

Child Care Resources

The Early Care and Education Unit at Riverside County Office of Education has created a one-page flyer to support families seeking information on child care options as decisions for reopening are being made. Find information on licensed child care facilities available by zip code or program type, as well as the availability and qualifications for cost-assisted (subsidized) child care. 

 

Women in STEAM Conference

Leaders from STEAM industries will be speaking on their background, along with the role and impact of women in STEAM fields. It’s a two-day conference program from August 10-11. For more information or to register for the event, please visit their website or view their flyer.

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

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

 

Applications are now open through July 25. 

 

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

 

Reminders

 

Graduates Month at March Field Air Museum

All high school, junior college and university graduates are invited to take a special graduation photo shoot here at the March Field Air Museum. Bring your cap and gown along with your school color props to make your photo shoot special.  

What To Bring: 

  •  2020 School ID card or diploma (for FREE admission) 
  • Cap & gown • Props
  • letter boards, balloons (no Mylar balloons) etc. 
  • Your own camera 
  • Friend or family member to help take the picture

 

Friends and family accompanying the graduate will need to pay regular admission fee.

 

UCLA SAT Academy

The UCLA SAT Academy will take place virtually from August 15 – September 19. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, students will have 30 minutes of both evidence-based reading and writing and math. On Thursdays, participants will have the option to meet with an instructor for assignment support.

 

This is a FREE, six-week, academically intensive program utilizing Official SAT Practice. Sessions will occur in virtual classroom settings with an instructor and mandatory at home practice. All participants will be provided with a laptop and Wi-Fi access for use during the program, if needed.

More information

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

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

 

Free RTA Rides for Students

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

 

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

 

Virtual Graduations Available Online

Visit Graduation Central for links to the video as well as photo galleries of each school’s drive-through celebration. The videos feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations. 

 

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents, 

 

On behalf of the board of education, I hope you all had a great weekend and stayed safe.

 

We have a busy week ahead of us with lots of work with our board of education and lots to celebrate. Tomorrow, July 21, our board will meet and discuss plans for reopening schools. We already know that we will begin the school year with distance learning, but we will discuss what that entails now and discuss what school could look like when we are back on campus. The board will meet again on Thursday, July 23 for a study session regarding school resources officers and their role on campuses.

 

Also on Thursday, we have three drive-through celebrations. The first celebration is for our high school summer graduates. We have approximately 80 graduates this year and are very proud of them for persevering through this challenging time. We will then have a celebration for our Students of the Year. These seven students all received $500 scholarships from the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce. Finally, on Thursday, we will honor our students who participated in our ASTERISKS internship program. Approximately 50 students got hands-on experience in a variety of areas for five weeks while being paid. We were so fortunate to have been able to offer the program this summer and are grateful to the companies that offered these valuable internships.

 

We have three and a half weeks before school starts. If you haven’t registered your child, make sure you do soon. If your child attended school last year, and did not apply for a transfer from their school of residence, they will be rolled over to the next school year without disruption. TK students will roll to their school of residence unless a transfer to keep them at a different school has been submitted. 

 

Please make sure you do your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The more we do together, the sooner we can get back to school.

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Back to School Update for Parents and Students in Moreno Valley and Perris hosted by Congressman Mark Takano

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 

6:00 -7:00 p.m.

Featuring Superintendent Martinrex Kedziora

Zoom Registration Link: Back to School Update

Submit your questions here or on the registration form.

For more information contact: Alvarez@mail.house.gov or (951) 222-0203Reminders

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

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

 

Applications are now open through July 25. 

 

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

 

Graduates Month at March Field Air Museum

All high school, junior college and university graduates are invited to take a special graduation photo shoot here at the March Field Air Museum. Bring your cap and gown along with your school color props to make your photo shoot special.  

What To Bring: 

  •  2020 School ID card or diploma (for FREE admission) 
  • Cap & gown • Props
  • letter boards, balloons (no Mylar balloons) etc. 
  • Your own camera 
  • Friend or family member to help take the picture

 

Friends and family accompanying the graduate will need to pay regular admission fee.

 

UCLA SAT Academy

The UCLA SAT Academy will take place virtually from August 15 – September 19. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, students will have 30 minutes of both evidence-based reading and writing and math. On Thursdays, participants will have the option to meet with an instructor for assignment support.

 

This is a FREE, six-week, academically intensive program utilizing Official SAT Practice. Sessions will occur in virtual classroom settings with an instructor and mandatory at home practice. All participants will be provided with a laptop and Wi-Fi access for use during the program, if needed.

More information

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

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

 

Free RTA Rides for Students

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

 

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

 

Virtual Graduations Available Online

Visit Graduation Central for links to the video as well as photo galleries of each school’s drive-through celebration. The videos feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations. 

July 16, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents, 

 

I want to thank all of you who participated in our safety survey. Your opinions and concerns are important to us and we had many people complete the survey. Just like the reopening schools survey, we will share the data with you when it is available.

 

Tomorrow, we expect Governor Newsom to make an announcement regarding the opening of schools in California. We hope it will add some clarity for schools and districts as we plan the 2020-21 school year. Each day, new information comes out and changes the course we must take. This is why we have been slow and deliberate in our planning and working with our employee groups and stakeholders. 

 

On Monday, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) is supposed to announce their plan for fall, winter and spring sports. So many of our students participate in extracurricular sports, which play a vital role in teaching students sportsmanship, teamwork and also help in physical and mental health. 

 

We will follow closely both of these announcements as our board plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss and decide on how our schools will reopen in the fall. Thank you for your continued understanding during this planning time. We hope to announce our plan to you next week.

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

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

 

Applications are now open through July 25. 

 

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

Reminders

 

Graduates Month at March Field Air Museum

All high school, junior college and university graduates are invited to take a special graduation photo shoot here at the March Field Air Museum. Bring your cap and gown along with your school color props to make your photo shoot special.  

What To Bring: 

  •  2020 School ID card or diploma (for FREE admission) 
  • Cap & gown • Props
  • letter boards, balloons (no Mylar balloons) etc. 
  • Your own camera 
  • Friend or family member to help take the picture

 

Friends and family accompanying the graduate will need to pay regular admission fee.

 

UCLA SAT Academy

The UCLA SAT Academy will take place virtually from August 15 – September 19. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, students will have 30 minutes of both evidence-based reading and writing and math. On Thursdays, participants will have the option to meet with an instructor for assignment support.

 

This is a FREE, six-week, academically intensive program utilizing Official SAT Practice. Sessions will occur in virtual classroom settings with an instructor and mandatory at home practice. All participants will be provided with a laptop and Wi-Fi access for use during the program, if needed.

More information

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

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

 

Free RTA Rides for Students

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

 

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

 

Virtual Graduations Available Online

Visit Graduation Central for links to the video as well as photo galleries of each school’s drive-through celebration. The videos feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations. 

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents, 

Today, Governor Newsom announced the closure of several indoor activities such as dine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, museums, family entertainment centers and cardrooms. As one of the counties that was on the state’s watchlist, Riverside County was also ordered to close fitness centers, worship services, personal care services, hair salons, barber shops, malls and offices for non-essential sectors. 

 

I know this news may be alarming, but do not lose hope. Together, we can help prevent COVID-19 by taking everyday precautionary measures and reminding others to do the same. When you wear a mask, make sure you cover your nose and mouth. When you wash your hands, make sure you scrub for at least 20 seconds. Please be familiar with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health official guidelines to ensure you are protecting yourself and your family. Student and staff safety is our top priority, and we are doing everything in our power to maintain a healthy, happy and safe environment for all.

 

Since our next update will be on Thursday, I’d like to remind you of our School Safety Survey, which closes on Wednesday, July 15. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey to let us know your thoughts. 

 

Please continue to follow the guidance of public health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.   

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

Graduates Month at March Field Air Museum

All high school, junior college and university graduates are invited to take a special graduation photo shoot here at the March Field Air Museum. Bring your cap and gown along with your school color props to make your photo shoot special.  

What To Bring: 

  •  2020 School ID card or diploma (for FREE admission) 
  • Cap & gown • Props
  • letter boards, balloons (no Mylar balloons) etc. 
  • Your own camera 
  • Friend or family member to help take the picture

 

Friends and family accompanying the graduate will need to pay regular admission fee.

Reminders

 

UCLA SAT Academy

The UCLA SAT Academy will take place virtually from August 15 – September 19. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, students will have 30 minutes of both evidence-based reading and writing and math. On Thursdays, participants will have the option to meet with an instructor for assignment support.

 

This is a FREE, six-week, academically intensive program utilizing Official SAT Practice. Sessions will occur in virtual classroom settings with an instructor and mandatory at home practice. All participants will be provided with a laptop and Wi-Fi access for use during the program, if needed.

More information

 

School Safety Survey

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

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

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

 

Free RTA Rides for Students

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

 

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

 

Run for Hope

10K, 5K run/walk and motorcycle run

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

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

 

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

 

Virtual Graduations Available Online

 

Visit Graduation Central for links to the video as well as photo galleries of each school’s drive-through celebration. The videos feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations. 

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

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

 

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

 

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

 

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

I hope you are staying safe and healthy during this current spike in COVID-19. The unpredictability of the virus continues to make school reopening planning so difficult. However, our goal remains the same - to have a plan to open the 2020-21 school year for the board of education meeting on July 21. We are actively engaged with our stakeholders to come up with a plan that keeps the safety and well-being of our students and staff paramount in our decision-making. 

 

We are also interested in your opinions and concerns about safety, which is why we launched a parent school safety survey this week. I want to remind you that the survey is available for you to take through July 15. It is only nine questions related to school resources officers  and will take you less than three minutes to take, but it will provide us valuable information. Please see the information below. 

 

Did you know that we are not done with our drive-through graduation celebrations yet? That’s right, we have one more on July 23 for our students graduating during the summer. There are many reasons why students can fall short of the credits they need. Those who can make up their credits at summer school will still get the opportunity to “walk the stage” like their classmates did last month. We are proud of all of our students for their persistence and grit as they reach this important and exciting milestone. We look forward to celebrating with them later this month.

 

Please continue to stay safe and follow state and local guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Community Food Drive-Thru

Saturday, July 11, 2020

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or until supplies last

Vista del Lago High School

15150 Lasselle St. 

Moreno Valley, CA 92551

 

Moreno Valley families are invited to stop by the Community Food Drive-Thru, a partnership event with Gurdwara Sahib Riverside and For the People Task Force, this Saturday, July 11, 2020. Families will have the opportunity to take home a food basket of fruits and vegetables.

 

If attending, please wear a mask for health safety and to comply with state regulations.

UCLA SAT Academy

The UCLA SAT Academy will take place virtually from August 15 – September 19. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, students will have 30 minutes of both evidence-based reading and writing and math. On Thursdays, participants will have the option to meet with an instructor for assignment support.

 

This is a FREE, six-week, academically intensive program utilizing Official SAT Practice. Sessions will occur in virtual classroom settings with an instructor and mandatory at home practice. All participants will be provided with a laptop and Wi-Fi access for use during the program, if needed.

More information

Reminders

 

School Safety Survey

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

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

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

 

Census 2020

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

 

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

 

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

 

Note: There is NO citizenship question on the questionnaire.

 

Free RTA Rides for Students

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

 

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

 

Run for Hope

10K, 5K run/walk and motorcycle run

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

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

 

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

 

Virtual Graduations Now Available Online

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

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

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

 

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

 

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

 

Coronavirus Testing

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Parent School Safety Survey

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

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

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

 

Census 2020

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

 

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

 

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

 

Note: There is NO citizenship question on the questionnaire.

 

Reminders

Free RTA Rides for Students

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

 

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

 

Run for Hope

10K, 5K run/walk and motorcycle run

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

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

 

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

 

California Student Academy

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

 

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

 

Virtual Graduations Now Available Online

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

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

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

 

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

 

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

 

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

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

 

Coronavirus Testing

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

California Community Colleges

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

 

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

 

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

 

Anti-Bullying Institute’s Virtual Resources

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

 

ABI also offers the following bullying-prevention resources:

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

 

Learn more at antibullyinginstitute.org

 

At Home Learning Resources

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

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

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

 

 

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Moreno Valley Online Academy

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

 

Free RTA Rides for Students

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

 

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

Celebrate 4th of July Virtually

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

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

 

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

 

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

Run for Hope

10K, 5K run/walk and motorcycle run

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

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

 

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

 

Proceeds from this event will benefit youth in Moreno Valley.

Reminders

California Student Academy

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

 

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

 

Virtual Graduations Now Available Online

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

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

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

 

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

 

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

 

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

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

 

Coronavirus Testing

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

California Community Colleges

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

 

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

 

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

 

Anti-Bullying Institute’s Virtual Resources

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

 

ABI also offers the following bullying-prevention resources:

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

 

Learn more at antibullyinginstitute.org

 

At Home Learning Resources

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

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

June 29, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,



Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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



Virtual Graduations Now Available Online

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

 

Rotary Club of Moreno Valley Scholarships

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

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

 

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

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

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

 

Coronavirus Testing

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

California Student Academy

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

 

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

 

California Community Colleges

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

 

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

 

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

 

Reminders

 

Anti-Bullying Institute’s Virtual Resources

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

 

ABI also offers the following bullying-prevention resources:

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

 

Learn more at antibullyinginstitute.org

 

At Home Learning Resources

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

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

June 25, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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



Virtual Graduations Launch June 27

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

 

Rotary Club of Moreno Valley Scholarships

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

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

 

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

 

United Lift Rental Assistance Fund

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

California Student Academy

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

 

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

 

Reminders

 

Anti-Bullying Institute’s Virtual Resources

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

 

ABI also offers the following bullying-prevention resources:

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

 

Learn more at antibullyinginstitute.org

 

At Home Learning Resources

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

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

June 22, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Virtual Arts Festival Award Winners

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

 

Superintendent’s Award Winners

1st Place

Julian Castillo - Palm MS, 7th Grade

First French Suite - Bass Clarinet Solo

Category: Instrumental Music

 

2nd Place

Sara Jackson - Vista Heights MS, 6th Grade

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

Category: Vocal Music

 

3rd Place

Samantha Blakley - Vista del Lago HS, 12th Grade

Texture is Value

Category: Visual Arts

 

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

Anti-Bullying Institute’s Virtual Resources

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

 

ABI also offers the following bullying-prevention resources:

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

 

Learn more at antibullyinginstitute.org

Reminders

 

Virtual Graduations Launch June 27

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

 

At Home Learning Resources

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

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

June 18, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Virtual Graduations Launch June 27

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

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

 

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

At Home Learning Resources

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Reminders

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

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


June 15, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

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

 

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

 

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



Sincerely,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Reminders

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

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

 

 

June 12, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The survey will be available until June 26.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Reminders

 

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

California Parent and Youth Helpline

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

 

June 10, 2020

 

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Reminders

 

Superintendent’s Summer Arts Academy

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

June 22 - July 17

MWF, 10 - 11 a.m.

 

Open to students in grades 3-12.

Register Now 

 

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

Beginner Camp

June 15-19 

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

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

Register

 

Advanced Camp 

June 22-26 

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

  • 12:30 - 3 PM: Cybersecurity Training

Register

 

Instructor/Coach Training

June 22-26 

(Teachers and parents are welcomed)

  • 9 - 11 AM: Instructor/Coach Training 

Register

 

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

 

Class of 2020



California Parent and Youth Helpline

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

 

Children’s books to Help Talk About Racism

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

 

Elementary Report Cards 

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

 

Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

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

 

Important Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

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

 

Reminder: Online Yoga Classes for Adults and Students

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

 

Student Classes:

 

Dates

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Thursday, June 11

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

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

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

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

 

 

June 8, 2020

 

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

I hope you have a good week and stay safe.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

District News

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

 

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

 

National History Day-California Winners From Riverside County

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

 

Freedom 7: Breaking The American Space Barrier 

Runner-Up – Group Documentary, Junior Division 

Shayna Ashley, Shawn Ashley, Jonathan Serrano, Vincent Ruiz 

Palm Middle School 

 

Florence Lawrence: Breaking Barriers for Women’s Rights 

Honorable Mention – Individual Performance, Junior Division 

Paloma Vargas 

Vista Heights Middle School 

 

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

CHAMPION – Group Performance, Junior Division*** 

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

Vista Heights Middle School 

 

Special Awards

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

Ella Parsons – Vista Heights Middle School

 

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

Paloma Vargas - Vista Heights Middle School

 

Reminders

 

Reopening of Schools Survey

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

 

Dell Sale

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

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

 

Superintendent’s Summer Arts Academy

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

June 22 - July 17

MWF, 10 - 11 a.m.

 

Open to students in grades 3-12.

Register Now 

 

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

Beginner Camp

June 15-19 

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

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

Register

 

Advanced Camp 

June 22-26 

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

  • 12:30 - 3 PM: Cybersecurity Training

Register

 

Instructor/Coach Training

June 22-26 

(Teachers and parents are welcomed)

  • 9 - 11 AM: Instructor/Coach Training 

Register

 

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

 

Class of 2020



California Parent and Youth Helpline

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

 

Children’s books to Help Talk About Racism

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

 

Elementary Report Cards 

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

 

Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

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

 

Important Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

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

 

Reminder: Online Yoga Classes for Adults and Students

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

 

Student Classes:

 

Dates

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Thursday, June 11

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

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

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

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


June 5, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

I hope you have a good weekend. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Reopening of Schools Survey

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

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

Saturday, June 6 

7:00  a.m. 

CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español

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

Dell Sale

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

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

Reminders

 

2020 Superintendent Summer Learning Academy

Academic Enrichment in English language Arts and Math

June 29-July 30

 

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

Register Now

 

Superintendent’s Summer Arts Academy

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

June 22 - July 17

MWF, 10 - 11 a.m.

 

Open to students in grades 3-12.

Register Now 

 

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

Beginner Camp

June 15-19 

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

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

Register

 

Advanced Camp 

June 22-26 

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

  • 12:30 - 3 PM: Cybersecurity Training

Register

 

Instructor/Coach Training

June 22-26 

(Teachers and parents are welcomed)

  • 9 - 11 AM: Instructor/Coach Training 

Register

 

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

 

Class of 2020



California Parent and Youth Helpline

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

 

Children’s books to Help Talk About Racism

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

 

Elementary Report Cards 

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

 

Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

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

 

Important Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

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

 

Reminder: Online Yoga Classes for Adults and Students

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

 

Student Classes:

 

Dates

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Thursday, June 11

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

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

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

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

 

Adult Classes:

 

Dates

Time

Monday, June 8

6:00-7:00pm

 

P-EBT card

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

Apply at ca.p-ebt.org

 

June 3, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

I hope you are all staying safe. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

Superintendent’s Summer Arts Academy

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

June 22 - July 17

MWF, 10 - 11 a.m.

 

Open to students in grades 3-12.

 

Register Now 

Superintendent’s Summer Reading Program Launches June 4

 

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

 

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

Class of 2020

 

Resources

California Parent and Youth Helpline

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

 

Children’s books to Help Talk About Racism

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

 

Reminders

 

Virtual summer learning enrichment opportunities for students

2020 Superintendent Summer Learning Academy

Academic Enrichment in English language Arts and Math

June 29-July 30

 

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

Register Now

 

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

Beginner Camp

June 15-19 

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

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

Register

 

Advanced Camp 

June 22-26 

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

  • 12:30 - 3 PM: Cybersecurity Training

Register

 

Instructor/Coach Training

June 22-26 

(Teachers and parents are welcomed)

  • 9 - 11 AM: Instructor/Coach Training 

Register

 

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

 

Elementary Report Cards 

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

 

Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

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

 

Important Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

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

 

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

Thursday, June 4

2:00 p.m.

 

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

Register

 

Reminder: Online Yoga Classes for Adults and Students

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

 

Student Classes:

 

Dates

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Thursday, June 4

Thursday, June 11

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

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

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

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

 

Adult Classes:

 

Dates

Time

Monday, June 8

6:00-7:00pm

 

P-EBT card

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

Apply at ca.p-ebt.org

 

June 1, 2020

Message From Superintendent

 

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Please stay safe and remain hopeful. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

 

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

 

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

 

2020 Superintendent Summer Learning Academy

Academic Enrichment in English language Arts and Math

June 29-July 30

 

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

 

Register Now

Elementary Report Cards 

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

 

Advancing Equity in an Era of Crisis - Webseries

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

June 3, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent, Moreno Valley Unified School District

 

Dr. Daryl Camp

Superintendent, San Lorenzo Unified School District

 

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

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

Register

 

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

Beginner Camp

June 15-19 

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

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

Register

 

Advanced Camp 

June 22-26 

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

  • 12:30 - 3 PM: Cybersecurity Training

Register

 

Instructor/Coach Training

June 22-26 

(Teachers and parents are welcomed)

  • 9 - 11 AM: Instructor/Coach Training 

Register

 

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

Resources

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

Thursday, June 4

2:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Register

 

National Geographic

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

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

Reminders

DELAC Virtual Meeting

Jun 3, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

 

Meeting ID: 889 0960 4389

Password: 9DpB54

 

Adopt-a-Senior

There is still time to Adopt-a-Senior, as part of the Moreno Valley Education Foundation’s program to show the community’s support of the class of 2020! Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing class and “adopt” a graduate. 

 

Moreno Valley M to Shine in Support of MVUSD

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

 

Important Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch Information

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

 

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

 

Reminder: Online Yoga Classes for Adults and Students

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

 

Student Classes:

 

Dates

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Times/Grades

Thursday, June 4

Thursday, June 11

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

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

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

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