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Family Update 5/20/2022
05/20/2022
RUSD families, click to view the latest updates, resources, and stories.
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Lucy Chavez Becomes Ramona High School's First-ever Individual Aquatics CIF Champion
05/19/2022
Freshman Lucy Chavez has made history by becoming Ramona High School's first-ever Individual Aquatics CIF Champion. Go Rams! Read the full story here.
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Career Technical Education Students Exhibit Diverse Program Offerings At The Seeing Is Believing 2022 Cte Showcase
05/17/2022
On May 11, Riverside Unified School District's Career Technical Education Program held their Seeing is Believing 2022 CTE Showcase. Read the full story!
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Riverside Unified Students Display Passion For Social Change At The RUSD Civics Showcase
05/17/2022
Riverside Unified students displayed a passion for social change at the RUSD Civics Showcase on May 12. Click here to read the full story.
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RUSD Board Of Education Introduces New Student Board Members For The 2022-2023 School Year
05/17/2022
Meet our new student board members for the 2022-2023 school year! All three student board members will be sworn in at the August 25 Board Meeting.
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The public is invited to review the Fundamental Literacy program materials considered for use in secondary reading intervention classes
05/16/2022
The Language! Live reading intervention materials considered for use by the Riverside Unified School District Board of Education for use with secondary students in need of reading intervention are now on display for public review at Grant Education Center. Learn more.
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State Superintendent Visits Riverside Unified School District
05/16/2022
On Friday, May 13, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond made a brief stop at Poly High School to visit with a small group of RUSD leaders, educators and students. Read recap here
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North Students Participate In Pollution Awareness Project
05/13/2022
On May 9, RUSD Board President Brent Lee welcomed students and guests to the fifth annual California Air Resources Board (CARB) Symposium at North High School. Read more.
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Los Angeles Rams Vince Lombardi Trophy Tour
05/12/2022
An invitation for families from Dr. Angelo Farooq, Board President Brent Lee and City partners.
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Student Board Member Emily Torres Receives $1,000 Scholarship from Arlington's Adopt-A-School Partners
05/11/2022
Student Board member Emily Torres earned the first Arlington Adopt-A-School Scholarship of $1,000, which was graciously funded by Adopt-A-School Partners, My Dentist and Orthodontist.
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Employee Recognition 2022
05/09/2022
Congratulations to all RUSD Employees of the Year! Thank you for everything you do for the students and community of RUSD. #RUSDemployeerecognition
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Family Update 5/6/2022
05/06/2022
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Two RUSD Students Participated In The Round Table Discussion To Establish Youth Job Corps, A Statewide Initiative
05/04/2022
RUSD students, Solomen R. Ortiz III from Lincoln High School and Quinn Vellez-Pollard from the Educational Options Center participated in the Youth Job Corps program roundtable. Thank you for representing RUSD! Read more.
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The public is invited to review the History-Social Science textbooks and materials considered for adoption
05/02/2022
The public is invited to review the IB World History and IB Economics textbooks, and Ethnic Studies digital materials considered for adoption. See list of materials here.
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Congressman Mark Takano Visits Two RUSD High Schools To Discuss Social Media, Financial Literacy, And Wellness
04/29/2022
On April 19 -20, Congressman Mark Takano visited Martin Luther King High School and Ramona High School to discuss social media, financial literacy, and wellness. Read the full story here.
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2022 Job Shadow Day with CSEA
04/29/2022
Since 2017, the Riverside Unified School District has made it a priority to have a California School Employees Association (CSEA) Job Shadow Day, in which Board members and the Superintendent are partnered with a classified employee. This opportunity allows CSEA employees to showcase their individual job duties. Click here to view recap video.
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RUSD Holds Family Wellness And Resource Fair At The César E. Chávez Community Center And Debuts New Resource Room
04/28/2022
RUSD’s Family Resource Center held a Wellness and Resource Fair at the César Chávez Community Center this past week! Families enjoyed free Kona Ice and tours of the new resource room now located inside the community center. Read the full story here.
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RUSD Honors 2022 Legacy Scholars At Recognition Ceremony
04/27/2022
On April 20, Riverside Unified School District proudly recognized 30 Legacy Scholars. Legacy helps to increase the number of English Learners that successfully complete the 15 courses required for UC and CSU entrance
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Family Update 4/22/2022
04/22/2022
RUSD families, click to view the latest updates, resources and stories.
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J.W. North High School Dedicates Two Athletic Fields To Former Coaches Charles Leathers And Rich Stalder
04/21/2022
On Thursday, April 7, J.W. North High School held a dedication ceremony to rename two fields in honor of RUSD's former coaches, Charles Leathers and Rich Stalder: the Charles Leathers Track and Field Complex and the Stalder Baseball Field. Read the full story here.
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Ramona High School’s Brian Gallagher Has Been Selected As A Lifechanger Of The Year Award Winner!
04/21/2022
Congrats to Brian Gallagher of Ramona High School for being selected out of more than 850 K-12 school employees across the nation as a LifeChanger winner. Read full story here.
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Arlington Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science Students Placed Top Ten In The State
04/21/2022
From March 24-26, several Arlington High School Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science students competed in the State Health Occupations Students of America competition in Long Beach, where they placed in the top ten. Go lions! Read full story here.
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World Language Program Textbooks Considered for Adoption
04/18/2022
The World Language program textbooks considered for adoption by the Riverside Unified School District Board of Education are now on display for public review at Grant Elementary. Click to read more.
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Riverside Community Members give back to RUSD schools by participating in Sandals Church Dear California Movement
04/15/2022
On Saturday, April 9, Sandals Church recruited community members from across Riverside to participate in campus beautification on four RUSD campuses: Chemawa, Highland, Magnolia, and Washington. Thank you to Sandals and all the community volunteers! Click here for the full story.
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RUSD students recognized at Riverside County Student Academic Awards
04/14/2022
Nineteen Riverside Unified School District students were recognized at the Riverside County Office of Education Student Academic Awards ceremony. Go RUSD! Click to read the full story.
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Family Update 4/8/2022
04/08/2022
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Arlington High School Celebrates Kindness Is Wellness Week
04/07/2022
Arlington High School recently celebrated its first Kindness is Wellness Week, planned by the newly formed Wellness Committee.
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Three RUSD Students Selected To Play Prestigious Southern California Band And Orchestra Association’s All-southern Honor Ensembles
04/07/2022
Three Riverside Unified students were selected to perform in the prestigious Southern California Band and Orchestra Association’s All-Southern Honor Ensembles at Santa Monica High School on April 8 and 9.
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RUSD Students Participate in National History Day Competition
04/06/2022
Congratulations to our 34 extraordinary RUSD students for representing and participating in the 2022 Riverside County National History Day competition. These students are now eligible to advance to the National History Day-California competition!
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Network Outage Affecting Our Phone Lines
04/06/2022
The District is experiencing a network outage that is affecting our phone lines at our school sites and facilities. As of now, we do not have an estimated time of repair. Thank you for your patience. We will keep you updated as information becomes available.
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Family Update 3/25/2022
03/25/2022
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Arlington Lions Honored at March 17, 2022 Board of Education Meeting
03/18/2022
Tonight at the March 17, 2022 Board Meeting, the Board of Education recognized the Arlington High School Football Team for their achievement of being named California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Finalists. Go Lions!
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Superintendent Renee Hill Named Woman of the Year
03/11/2022
On March 8, Assemblymember Jose Medina announced Superintendent Renee Hill as the 2022 Woman of the Year for Assembly District 61
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Family Update 3/11/2022
03/11/2022
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Transitional Kindergarten Registration is Open for the 2022/2023 School Year
03/10/2022
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) registration is open for students who turn 5 between September 2 and February 2. TK is a full day program that gives our youngest learners the gift of time to help build a strong foundation of success in school.
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Health and Safety Guidance Update Released by CDPH
03/10/2022
The California Department of Public Health has released updated health and safety guidance for K-12 schools
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Lincoln Recognized as Model School
02/22/2022
Congratulations to Abraham Lincoln Continuation HS for being recognized as a Model High School by the State of CA. Read more.
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Rethinking “coffee and conversation”
01/14/2022
One district’s approach to connecting with Spanish speaking families
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RUSD Senior, Ellen Nguyen, Awarded $20,000 Arthur L. Littleworth Scholarship to Attend University of California, Riverside
05/06/2021
Riverside - At their May 6, 2021 board meeting, the Riverside Unified Board of Education recognized RUSD Senior Ellen Nguyen, the recipient of the Arthur L. Littleworth Scholarship. Nguyen will use the $20,000 scholarship as she attends University of California, Riverside in the fall.
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John W. North High School Varsity Baseball Field Renamed “Rich Stalder Field”, After Former North Baseball Coach
05/06/2021
The Riverside Unified Board of Education tonight voted unanimously to rename the varsity baseball field at North High School after Rich Stalder, North’s Varsity coach for 23 seasons.
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RUSD Adopts California State Seal of Civic Engagement Resolution
05/04/2021
The Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) Board of Education at its Study Session Meeting held on April 15, 2021 adopted Resolution No. 2020/21-81 to adopt the California State Seal of Civic Engagement beginning with the class of 2021.
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RUSD Adopts Mental Health Awareness Month Resolution
05/04/2021
The Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) Board of Education at its Study Session Meeting held on April 15, 2021 adopted Resolution No. 2020/21-82 to designate May as Mental Health Awareness Month.
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Family Update
Family Update 05/03/21
05/03/2021
We are officially in our final month of the 2020-2021 school year.
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Family Update 04/19/21
04/19/2021
TK-6 Return to In Person Instruction 5 days, Secondary (7th-12th) Return to In Person Instruction Phase 4, Local Assessment Update, Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Town Halls, Important Dates & Reminders
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Family Update 04/13/21
04/13/2021
In-person program: Phase 4 (TK- 6th), In- person program: Phase 4 Secondary (7th-12th), California Healthy Kid Survey, Parent Feedback Survey, Graduation and Promotion, Important Dates & Reminders
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Family Update 04/11/21
04/11/2021
We are looking forward to welcoming all TK-6 in-person students to campus for phase 4 (5 days per week) starting Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
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Family Update 04/05/21
04/05/2021
Program Choice CHANGE Window, Important Dates & Reminders and Celebrations
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In-Person Update
In-Person Family Update 03/08/2021
03/08/2021
As in-person elementary students return to Phase 2 - Hybrid learning 1 day a week, we are hopeful that health and safety conditions allow us to shift to a Phase 3 - Hybrid 2 days a week schedule soon thereafter. Middle and high school students may be able to return to in-person instruction as early as March 29, 2021 pending health and safety conditions.
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Family Update 03/02/2021
03/02/2021
The county’s health and safety conditions are dynamic and we want to provide you with the following updates.
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In-Person Update
In-Person Family Update 03/01/2021
03/01/2021
It has been almost a year since going to and working at school felt “normal”, but we are ready to welcome our elementary in-person students the week of March 8, 2021! Please check the In-person Attendance Guide for your student’s schedule.
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In-Person Update
Opening Schools Family Update
02/24/2021
We anticipate that hybrid instruction may resume as early as Tuesday, March 9 for TK-6 students who are in the in-person program. The TK-6 hybrid schedules for students in the in-person program will be shared on Monday, March 1.
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RUSD Board Adopted Resolution on Climate Change to Positively Affect the Environment and Prepare Students for Clean Energy Jobs
02/19/2021
Schools in California and nationwide have the potential to affect positive, tangible environmental change while preparing students, in their careers and civic life, to be stewards of their communities, the earth and its resources. RUSD is committed to identifying opportunities within curriculum, and providing additional learning and leadership opportunities where possible, that reflect our students’ environmental goals for their civic lives and their academic and professional careers.
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Update on Riverside County School Waiver Applications
11/13/2020
The Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) was notified that the Riverside County Department of Public Health has suspended the ability for schools and districts to apply for a waiver for re-opening K-6 schools to in-person instruction.
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RUSD Teacher Keisa Brown Announced as 2021 CA Teacher of the Year
10/30/2020
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced Keisa Brown, teacher at University Heights Middle School, as a 2021 CA Teacher of the Year.
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National School Counseling Week 2020
02/11/2020
Thank you to our extraordinary school counselors! RUSD counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their strengths and talents to overcome obstacles in life and become better humans.
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Los Angeles Clippers and Kawhi Leonard Donate Backpacks to All 42,000+ Students Across Riverside Unified School District
12/16/2019
The Los Angeles Clippers along with two-time National Basketball Association champion and graduate of Riverside Unified School District (RUSD), Mr. Kawhi Leonard generously donated a backpack to every student across RUSD schools.
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Student Board Members 2018-19
New Student Board Members Sworn In for 2018-19
09/05/2018
Three high school seniors will become the voice for the 42,000 student body of RUSD
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Violence
10/02/2017
If you need a a little guidance on how to shape the conversation about mass shootings and other violence with your kids, check out the resources below.
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New RUSD Student Board Members Sworn In
09/06/2017
Three new student members were sworn into the ranks for the 2017-2018 school year
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RUSD Nutrition Center Food Festival
07/07/2017
Come join us at the RUSD Nutrition Center Food Festival! Apply for 2017-2018 Meal Program before school starts and tour our updated facility!
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Arlington Science Teacher Receives Environmental Educator Excellence Award
04/21/2017
Sheri Harris, who will be given the Environmental Educator Excellence Award in October by the Rivers and Lands Conservancy.
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National School Nurse Week!
National School Nurse Week!
04/05/2017
We want to offer our heartfelt thanks to RUSD’s awesome nursing staff, who are right now enjoying National School Nurse Week!
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