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  • Flu Shot

    We are offering the vaccine to all RUSD employees, students and their families; regardless if you have health insurance or not. Please spread the word to anyone who may not have e-mail access.

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  • Cal Grant Opt Out Message & Form

    The district created the attached form for parents to opt out of the mandate. Please return your opt-out form to the guidance office no later than Monday, December 14. Please see your school counselor if you have any questions. To retrieve the opt out form, click headline.

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  • RUSD Students to Participate in Gallup Poll

    RUSD students in grades 5-12 will participate in the annual Gallup Student Poll again this year beginning September 28th through the end of October. This survey measures student academic and life success - Hope, Engagement, Entrepreneurial Aspirations, and Career/Financial Literacy - through a short 10-15 minute, 24 question, anonymous online survey.

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  • 2016-2017 District of Choice

    District of Choice (DOC) Applications to be Accepted Beginning November 1, 2015.

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  • About National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. (Click the headline for more!)

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  • In Solidarity...

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, students and families affected by the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

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    Riverside Unified School District’s (RUSD) Lake Mathews Elementary School is garnering national attention as a result of its recent announcement as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School.

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  • Press Release - Riverside Unified Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with University of California, Riverside and Riverside City College

    On September 8, 2015 in an historic event, Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) partnership agreement with both University of California, Riverside (UCR) and Riverside City College (RCC), signifying strategic partnerships designed to expand educational opportunities available for students in Riverside. (click the headline above to read more)

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  • RUSD to Announce Strategic University Partnerships at UCR - September 8th, 2015 at 3pm

    University of California, Riverside and Riverside City College will each be signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Riverside Unified School District, signifying their strategic partnerships designed to expand educational opportunities available for students in Riverside. CLICK THE HEADLINE FOR MORE!

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  • RUSD Recognizes our local Fire Department for Water Safety Tips

    On Monday August 17th, RUSD Board of Education recognized Riverside's Fire Department and for their efforts to educate our young students about water safety during the summer. Click the headline to read more!

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  • RUSD to Host All-Employee Professional Development on August 19th, 2015

    RUSD Employees, click the headline for details about the All-Employee PD Day on August 19th, 2015

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  • RUSD's Renee Hill Invited to Sit on Technology Panel at Future Ready's Orange County Regional Summit

    RUSD Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Support Renee Hill was invited to speak on a panel of educational technology leaders at the Future Ready Schools Summit in Orange County! Click the headline to read more.

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  • REEF grant applications now available

    Attention, teachers. 2015-2016 REEF grant applications on available now and due Oct. 2, 2015. Click the headline above to access the application form.

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  • Riverside Unified School District staff development specialists to share expertise at international conference

    Riverside Unified School District Staff Development Specialists Andy Stetkevich and Judy Fuhrman will share their expertise with an international community of educators at the 19th European Conference in Literacy, to be held July 13-16 in Klagenfurt, Austria. Click the headline to read more.

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  • Water is Life Art Contest winners announced

    Congratulations to the Riverside Unified School District winners of the Water is Life Art Contest, sponsored by the Western Municipal Water District. Our elementary division winners are: First Place -- Auniece Fincher, Mark Twain Elementary School; and Second Place – Faith Chirinos, Franklin Elementary School. Middle School winners are: First Place – Selena Yang, Earhart Middle School; and Second Place -- Kelly Spencer, Frank A. Miller Middle School.

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  • Riverside Unified School District partners with local women’s prison to give hope to at-risk students

    At-risk Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) students who successfully committed to improving their grades and attendance received bicycles at a special event on Wednesday, July 1 at the Central Registration Center, 5700 Arlington Avenue. The bicycles were refurbished by inmates and donated to RUSD by the California Institution for Women, working with the non-profit Correctional Employees Youth Group, Continuing the Dream. Click the headline to read more.

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  • RUSD Early Childhood Programs now enrolling students

    The Early Childhood Office is now enrolling 3 and 4 year old children for the 2015-16 school year that starts on August 24. We offer Head Start and State Preschool programs at 19 different school sites. Families must qualify for services based on family size and income. However, a limited number of families who are over income may qualify for a new program where they can pay a small daily fee to participate. We are also offering a new Spanish language program. Space is limited. Please call 951-352-8290 for more information

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  • Starting Blocks celebrates its fifth year of helping children to swim

    This past Thursday, organizers of the award-winning Starting Blocks swim education program celebrated another year of this life-saving program. Click the headline above to read more.

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  • Mark Twain teacher pulls woman to safety

    Mark Twain Elementary School teacher Scott Ebie is being lauded for his heroic efforts to pull a woman to safety after her car somehow ended up in the pond at Riverside National Cemetery. Click the headline to read more!

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  • Transitional Kinderarten and Kindergarten Registration Dates 2015-2016

    Click the headline above for a list of Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration Dates

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  • Arlington High School Choir headed to Carnegie Hall

    Our own Arlington High School Choir will head to Carnegie Hall this week to perform at the world famous venue. . They are part of the Choral Convergence at Carnegie Hall on Friday, June 26 at 8PM.The choir earned the spot after taking first place at a music festival in San Francisco last year. They will sing alone on stage at Carnegie ,then mixed with other choirs for part of the program, which includes the world premiere of a piece written exclusively for this event. In addition, they will be performing the National Anthem on Saturday at the Mets Stadium for the Brooklyn Cyclones game. They successfully auditioned for this opportunity. On Thursday they will perform and have clinics at the Aaron Copland School of Music.Choir Director, Dr. Kellori Dower said, “"I'm extremely proud of the work of my students. We feel very supported by the Riverside Unified School District and the entire community. Thanks to everyone"

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  • Elementary Summer Office Hours and Registration Dates

    Please click the headline above for summer office hours and registration dates.

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  • Secondary Summer Office Hours

    Please click the headline above for a list office hours for middle and high school.

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  • Summerfest kicks off our summer feeding program

    Families are invited to attend the Summerfest event, to be held Wednesday, June 17 at Don Lorenzi Park4230 Jackson Street. There will be free food and activities. Click the headline for more information. And, don't forget...RUSD is once again providing free meals at city parks this summer for children through our FEEDS program!

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  • Veteran honored by Miller Middle School

    More than 70 years ago, Mr. Bud Kaus, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War left his family to serve his country. And on Monday, June 8, the Miller Middle School community said thank you with a flag ceremony that included American and California flags that had been flown over the state capitol. The ceremony took place just days before Flag Day, which is Sunday, June 14. Click the headline to read more

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  • Congratulations, REEF Scholarship recipients

    Congratulations to the 2015 recipients of Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation Scholarship students, given each year to outstanding Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students.Two scholarships are given in honor of former Board of Education members Maxine Frost and Lewis J. Vanderzyl. Clck the headline to read more.

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  • Steven Ybarra, Susan Mills honored

    Congratulations to Sierra Middle School Principal Steven Ybarra, the ACSA Region XIX 2015 Middle Grades Principal of the Year and Susan Mills, the ACSA Region XIX 2015 Personnel/Human Resources Administrator of the Year. Both were recognized at the group's spring ceremony held Friday, May 29 in Palm Springs.

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  • Taft celebrates 25 years!

    Taft Elementary School celebrated their 25th anniversary on Friday, May 29 with a ceremony that included a kindergarten serenade, reflections on the past and future and a celebration of what is yet to come.Click the headline to read more.

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  • Arlington JROTC one of top 3 in state

    Arlington High School’s JROTC has earned the Air Force JROTC 2014-2015 Distinguished Merit Award – an honor that places Arlington’s program in the top 8 percent of the 889 AFJROTC programs worldwide. Arlington is one of only three schools in California to earn the distinction, which recognizes units that go above and beyond expectations. In addition, Arlington AFJROTC instructors MSgt. Johnny Hillary and Lt. Col. Kelly McPeters have earned the U.S. Air Force AFJROTC Outstanding Instructor Award for the 2014-2015 school year. Arlington’s JROTC has distinguished itself by completing 35 community service projects, and contributing 3700 hours of community service. They also worked to raise money for the American Red Cross and assisted in fundraising events to benefit war veterans groups. Way to go, Arlington!

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  • Thank you, volunteers

    On Tuesday, May 26, RUSD thanked our many outstanding volunteers at the Volunteer Recognition Event, held at North High School. Volunteers were treated to a fun evening of performance coordinated by North's own Michelle Grotness, along with Choir Director Thomas Kociela and Band Director Pete Jackson. Thank you volunteers for what you do, day in and day out, to make a difference in our children's lives...to read more about our outstanding volunteers, cick the headline above to read their bios!

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