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3/27/2015 3:09 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News6/1/2015Yes

​Patriot Warrior graduates Elyse Snyder and Ciara Guerrero will play in the NCAA Div. II Championship today. 

Elyse and Ciara now play for CBU. For more info. ​

3/26/2015 4:50 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News8/1/2015Yes

Jurupa Unified School District Parents and/or Guardians:

Please see attached for more information.

Burn Book-Parents.pdfBurn Book-Parents.pdfBurn Book Parents Spanish.pdfBurn Book Parents Spanish.pdf

3/25/2015 9:06 AMDistrict-WideCommunity News4/19/2015Yes



Saturday, April 18, 2015

8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Mission Middle School

5961 Mustang Lane, Jurupa Valley

Keynote Speaker - Congressman Takano

Flyer English.pdfFlyer English.pdf

Flyer Spanish.pdfFlyer Spanish.pdf


3/24/2015 10:29 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News8/12/2015Yes

Head Start/State Preschool/Title I Preschool Recruitment


Jurupa Unified School District’s Head Start/State Preschool/Title I Preschool programs are preparing for recruitment for the 2015-2016 School Year.
The programs are part-day educational programs for young children of low-income families and serve children with disabilities.  Children who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1st are eligible for the programs.  Priority is given to four year old children residing in the Jurupa Unified School District boundary.  Families must meet State or Federal income guidelines.
Eligibility for the programs is based on the child’s age, family size, and income.  Transportation is not provided.  Parents are provided with information on public transportation when needed. 
If you are interested in the program, please click on the link to access the interest form or call 951-222-7850 for more information.  To receive an application by mail, interest forms need to be returned to the School Readiness Center by April 30, 2015.  Registration continues throughout the year.  Please see income guidelines and Interest Form below.
5960 Mustang Lane
Jurupa Valley, CA  92509
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
OFFICIAL application will be mailed to you
This interest form places you on a recruitment list only
Los programas del Distrito Unificado Escolar de Jurupa Head Start/Preescolar Estatal/ Titulo 1 se están preparando para las inscripciones para el año escolar 2015 – 2016.
Estos programas son programas educacionales de medio día para niños/as de familias de bajos ingresos y también sirven a niños/as con discapacidades.  Los niños/as que tiene 3 o 4 años de edad para el 1 de septiembre son elegibles para los programas.  La prioridad se les da a los niños/as de 4 años que residen dentro del lindero del Distrito Unificado Escolar de Jurupa.  Las familias tiene que cumplir con las directrices de ingresos Federales o Estatales.
La elegibilidad para los programas es basada en la edad del niño/a, miembros en la familia e ingresos.  No se provee transportación.
Si usted está interesado/a en el programa, por favor haga clik en el enlace para acceder al formulario de interés o llame al 951-222-7850 para más información.   Para recibir un paquete de inscripción por correo, necesita mandarnos el formulario de interés al Centro de Pre-K School Readiness no más tarde del 30 de abril de 2015.  Las incripciones son continuas durante todo el año escolar.
5960 Mustang Lane
Jurupa Valley, CA  92509
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
El paquete OFICIAL de inscripción se le enviara por correo
Esta forma de interés es solo para colocarlos en la lista para envió del paquete de inscripción
Por favor vea las pautas de ingresos y el Formulario de Interés debajo
3/16/2015 12:38 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News5/1/2015Yes

On Saturday, February 28th, Jurupa Unified School District Teachers and Library staff came together to participate in the District’s Tech Fest 2015, hosted at Mira Loma Middle School. This event was organized by the Technology Department, as a way for teachers to come together and participate in conference sessions to improve their technology skills and usage in their classrooms. Dennis Large, Director of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education, was the keynote speaker for the event. He used his vast experience as an administrator, teacher and current doctoral student to discuss how to navigate the increased access in technology while maintaining a focus on quality instruction.


Some of the sessions offered provided teachers a hands on workshop to be prepared to implement the topic on Monday morning. The teachers and support staff in the district, came out to enjoy sessions that was of interest to them. Sessions offered included: Office 365, Mobi Devices, Class Dojo, iPads, QR Codes, Coding, Gooru and Online Behavior Management systems. Over 100 teachers and library staff were in attendance. 

The event included a Twitter Contest for JUSD staff to post insightful remarks and pictures throughout the day. The winner, Sarah Yates, won donated tickets to a Kings game. The event also featured multiple items donated by JUSD vendors, with over 10 iPads, 7 Mobi devices, 5 Classroom Wireless Presenters going to JUSD teachers and staff.

Students from Mira Loma Middle School’s, Video Production class, taught by Mr. Schumacher were there to capture the event. ASB students from Mira Loma were also in attendance to volunteer and make the event run smoothly. Jurupa’s children are in great hands with these excellent educators, stepping up to make a difference in the lives of our children.


3/12/2015 10:27 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News5/1/2015Yes

​Jurupa Unified is excited to support student success in 2015 and beyond by providing all enrolled students with five full copies of Office 365 ProPlus at no cost! Students are able to download this software from home and use on a PC, Mac, and iPad app due to our partnership with the Microsoft Corporation. You may have seen these software tools online costing hundreds of dollars to purchase for home use. But with Office 365, all Jurupa Unified students have access to the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and 1 Terabyte of One Drive cloud storage. 

More information can be found in the flyer below:

English-Microsoft Office 365 Education Introduces the Student Advantage Program.pdfEnglish-Microsoft Office 365 Education Introduces the Student Advantage Program

Spanish-Microsoft Office 365 Education Introduces the Student Advantage Program.pdfSpanish-Microsoft Office 365 Education Introduces the Student Advantage Program

3/11/2015 2:44 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News3/17/2015Yes

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the GOVERNING BOARD OF JURUPA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, at its regular scheduled meeting to be held on Monday,  March 16, 2015, will conduct a public hearing and receive testimony on its request for a waiver OF ELEMENTS OF Education Code section 41376(b) and (e), pertaining to financial penalties for exceeding the specified average number of pupils per each full time equivalent teacher (due to potential elimination of combination classes  in Grades 4-6).

A copy of the waiver request is available for review at the Jurupa Unified School District at 4850 Pedley Road, Jurupa Valley, CA  92509, in the Office of the Assistant Superintendent Education Services, each school site, the Glen Avon Library, located at 9244 Galena, Jurupa Valley, CA  92509 or attached at the bottom of this notice.
All individuals wishing to submit written comments to the District on the Waiver Request may do so on or before March 13, 2015.  All written comments should be addressed to the Assistant Superintendent Education Services at 4850 Pedley Road, Jurupa Valley, CA  92509.  All individuals wishing to participate in the public hearing regarding the Waiver Request are invited to attend the meeting of the Governing Board at the following time and location:
Monday, March 16, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Patriot High School
Staci A. Della Rocco Performing Arts Theatre
4355 Camino Real
Jurupa Valley CA 92509
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Office of the Assistant Superintendent Education Services at (951) 360-4164.
3/5/2015 8:42 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News2/27/2015Yes


 The Jurupa Unified School District is holding Open

Enrollment for schools within the district beginning:

Monday, February 2, 2015


Friday, February 27, 2015


The District is experiencing growth at many of our schools; however, parents may choose to have their children attend any school in the District, provided space is available.

Students promoting to the 7th or 9th grade, whose school of residence is different than the school that parents wish their child to attend, must complete a new application.


Applications are available only at the Office of the Assistant Superintendent Business Services

4850 Pedley Road

Jurupa Valley, CA 92509




 El distrito escolar de Jurupa ofrece oportunidad de Inscripción  Abierta para la escuela de preferencia dentro del distrito empezando

 lunes, 2 de febrero, 2015


viernes, 27 de febrero, 2015


Aun cuando nuestras escuelas han experimentado crecimiento, los padres pueden elegir que sus hijos asistan a una escuela que no sea la de su domicilio residencial, siempre y cuando haya espacio disponible.


Estudiantes que van a empezar el año escolar en los grados 7 o 9 y la escuela de su residencia es diferente de la cual desean asistir, necesitan completar una nueva solicitud.

Las solicitudes están disponibles en la oficina del superintendente asistente de servicios de negocios.

4850 Pedley Road

Jurupa Valley, CA 92509


3/5/2015 8:40 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News3/4/2015Yes

The JUSD Board of Education is seeking volunteers to serve on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee.  The purpose of the committee is to provide oversight to ensure bond revenues from Measure EE funds are expended for the purposes intended.  All interested parties can pick up an interest form at the JUSD office in the Business Services Department; located at 4850 Pedley Road, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 or you may download the form from the link below. Interest forms will be accepted:  February 18, 2015 to March 4, 2015.

Please contact Susan Fierro at 951-360-4157 if you have any questions.

Committee Application (1).docCommittee Application

3/4/2015 3:31 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News3/27/2015Yes

March 2nd, JUSD Elementary Schools participated in the national “Read Across America” campaign.  The program is in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and to encourage children to read.  The various activities that took place in Jurupa included reading of various Dr. Seuss’ books, free book give away, decorating contests, parents having lunch and reading with their children and staff members dressing as Cat in the Hat during reading time.

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3/4/2015 3:30 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News3/31/2015Yes

The 2015 Riverside County Mock Trial Competition continues for Patriot High School.  Patriot’s team, in their third year of competing took home several medals.  The team also has made the 5th Round (Elite Eight) with a win this past Saturday, moving them on to perform on Wednesday, March 4th.  Michelle Ortiz, a junior, received a Bronze Award for Pre Trial Arguments; Connor Howard, a sophomore, received a Gold Medal Award for his portrayal of expert witness Bernie Worcester and Danielle Ortiz, a senior, received a Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Prosecuting Attorney.  Along with her medal, Danielle also received a paid internship.

Jurupa Valley High School Mock Trial Team, in their fourth year of competition, also received medals.  Sinporion Phuong, a senior, earned a Silver Medal for his portrayal of the court clerk and Kaitlyn McArdle, a senior, won a Gold Medal for her portrayal of the defendant.
Mock Trial competition involves students arguing cases in front of real judges and scored by real attorneys. The competition is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 enrolled in public and private high schools in Riverside County. Teams consist of 8-25 students filling the courtroom roles of defense and prosecution attorneys, witnesses, clerk, and more.
In this year’s event, students argued the fictional case entitled: People v. Shem. People v. Shem is the trial of Evan Shem, who is studying for a Master’s of Fine Arts degree at Hamiltonia University. Shem faces one felony count, theft by larceny, for the theft of Treason, a painting by Fletcher Yazoo.
Congratulations to both teams!
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                  Patriot High School Mock Trial Team


             Jurupa Valley High School Mock Trial Team

3/3/2015 8:23 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News4/10/2015Yes

​Early Kindergarten Registration


April 6 - 10, 2015 


Early registration for students entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten in August 2015 begins April 6 through 10.  Parents are encouraged to check with their assigned elementary school for exact hours of registration.  For a list of items needed to register your child, please see the attached checklist. 
La matriculación temprana para los estudiantes que entraran a Kínder o Kínder de Transición en agosto del 2015 será del 6 al 10 de abril.  Comuníquese con el personal en la oficina de su escuela primaria para verificar el horario exacto.  Para obtener una lista de lo que se necesita para registrar a su hijo/a por favor vea la página adjunta.
2/26/2015 3:58 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News3/13/2015Yes

As part of our annual revision process for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), we have scheduled three parent meetings to gather your input and feedback. 
The meetings will be held on:
Tuesday, February 10th        5:30 pm     Mission Middle School, 5961 Mustang Lane
Wednesday, February 18th   7:00 pm     Jurupa Middle School, 8700 Galena Street
Thursday, February 26th       5:30 pm     Mira Loma Middle School, 5051 Steve Street
We look forward to seeing you there
Please give us your feedback either at one of our meetings or online!
Como parte de la revisión anual del Control Local y Plan de Rendimiento de Cuentas (LCAP), hemos  programado tres juntas para padres donde podrán aportar sus sugerencias y opiniones.
Las juntas serán:
Martes 10 de febrero            5:30 pm     Mission Middle School, 5961 Mustang Lane
Miércoles 18 de febrero        7:00 pm     Jurupa Middle School, 8700 Galena Street
Jueves 26 de febrero            5:30 pm     Mira Loma Middle School, 5051 Steve Street
 ¡Esperamos verlos ahí!
¡Por favor comparta sus pensamientos con nosotros en una de nuestras juntas o por Internet!
2/25/2015 9:32 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News3/6/2015Yes


MARCH 5, 2015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Riverside County Committee on School District Organization to receive public testimony and input from the community regarding the proposal to transfer territory from Jurupa Unified School District to Corona-Norco Unified School District.
6:15 p.m.
4850 Pedley Road
Jurupa Valley, CA
Materials subject to the public hearing will be available at the public hearing.  If you would like to view materials prior to the meeting, they will be made available at the Jurupa Unified School District Office, 4850 Pedley Road, Jurupa Valley, CA.
For more information please call (951) 826-6473.
2/20/2015 1:52 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News3/31/2015Yes

Jurupa unified is pleased to share that Otis Allmon, teacher at Granite Hill Elementary, has been inducted into the University of California, Riverside’s Athletics Hall of Fame. You can read more at UCR's announcement below.


UCR Athletics Hall of Fame Celebration 

2/17/2015 10:11 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News4/1/2015Yes
Last week, Congressman Mark Takano sponsored the “Valentine’s for Vets” event, where students showed their deepest gratitude and respect to the brave men and women who have risked their lives to defend our nation by creating for the veterans handmade Valentine’s Day cards.   Students from Dr. Elliott’s, Ms. Palagi’s and Ms. Balteria’s classes at Pedley Elementary School, and Mr. Solis’ Preschool Class at Van Buren Elementary School participated.  Board of Education Trustee, Robert Garcia, visited the 4 classes to collect the valentine cards and delivered them to our local veterans at Country Village Senior Apartments, American Legion and VFW. 


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2/17/2015 8:12 AMDistrict-WideParent News4/1/2015Yes

LCAP Survey

JUSD will revisit our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals with you annually to ensure they continue to represent our work and priorities.  Your continued participation and feedback is critical in this process and will help guide our future planning and progress. Please take the following short survey to share your thoughts.  Survey​   Thank you.


Encuesta de LCAP

JUSD volverá a examinar nuestras metas de Control Local y Plan de Rendimiento de Cuentas (LCAP) con usted anualmente para asegurar que siga representando nuestro trabajo y prioridades. Su participación continúa y su aporte es fundamental en este proceso y ayudará a guiar nuestra planificación futura y el progreso. Por favor tome la siguiente breve encuesta para compartir sus pensamientos.   Encuesta   Gracias.

2/6/2015 7:59 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News4/30/2015Yes

JUSD Food Service is pleased to announce the launch of our new online payment system for school meals!

Parents/Guardians are now able to make payments online to their student’s meal account.

At no cost, MyPaymentsPlus allows any JUSD family to:
  • Create a free, secured account to manage your student's meal account.
  • Check your student’s current account balance and purchase history.
  • Create settings to receive email notifications when the account reaches a low balance.
  • Download the free mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
  • Make a prepayment into your student’s meal account using a check, credit card, or debit card at

Funds deposited through MyPaymentsPlus are usually available for student use within a matter of minutes.

This feature eliminates the need to send a check to school or worry about lost or forgotten lunch money.

BONUS LUNCH MEAL - For every 10 prepaid meals purchased your student will receive one additional meal FREE!

Create settings to automatically replenish your student’s account when it reaches a low balance.
To create a new account, visit and follow the onscreen directions and register your student using their Student ID number.
Student ID #'s may be obtained by contacting your student’s school site. District Staff with meal accounts may contact the cafeterias for their ID numbers.
JUSD Food Service is excited to offer this new payment option and the added convenience it is sure to bring both parents and students alike! 
1/29/2015 2:03 PMDistrict-WideCommunity News2/8/2015No

Congressman Mark Takano has requested that information on the Congressman’s Workshop on Deferred Action on Child Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) be made available to the Jurupa Community.  Please visit the following links to view information on DACA/DAPA Workshop: 

Rep. Takano - DACA and DAPA Info Session.pdfRep. Takano - DACA and DAPA Info Session.pdf

El congresista Mark Takano ha solicitado que se haga disponible la información acerca del Taller del congresista sobre la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la infancia (DACA)y Acción Diferida para Padres de Americanos y Residentes Legales Permanentes (DAPA) a los miembros de la comunidad en Jurupa.  Por favor visite los siguientes enlaces en la red para ver la información acerca de los talleres DACA y DAPA.

Rep. Takano - Foro Informativo DACA y DAPA.pdfRep. Takano - Foro Informativo DACA y DAPA.pdf

1/12/2015 10:41 AMPatriot HighDistrict News4/1/2015Yes

​Layne Harris' penchant for doodling as a child grew into a passion for drawing as he became a teenager. Now the Patriot High School senior is earning kudos from both teachers and area artists for his ability to draw the world around him.

You can read more about Layne and his talents here:

SKMBT_C55215011210510.pdfStudent Draws World Around Him with Realistic Accuracy

1/8/2015 2:44 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News2/20/2015Yes

​The Jurupa Valley High School Football team has been chosen by Riverside County Office of Education to receive their Academic/Athletic Team Award.  This award is presented to athletic programs that demonstrate a positive relationship between athletics and academics.  This year the JVHS Football team is being recognized as having the highest GPA reported for this sport in Riverside County. 


The team and coaching staff will be recognized at the February 2nd Board meeting.  Congratulations to the team members and coaching staff.

SKMBT_C55215010610450.pdfAcademic/Athletic Team Award Letter

12/3/2014 1:29 PMDistrict-WideCommunity News2/28/2015No

Community News

Notice about Supplemental Education Services (SES) Tutoring


Please note that the Supplemental Education Services (SES) tutoring services window closed for the 2014-15 school year on August 1st, but we are still accepting additional applications by parent request and space availability. 

What are SES tutoring Services? 

Supplemental educational services (SES) are additional academic instruction provided outside of the regular school day and designed to increase the academic achievement of students attending schools in Year 2 or beyond of Program Improvement.

If your children are currently attending an SES school site, did not apply in August - Camino Real, Granite Hill, Ina Arbuckle, Indian Hills, Mission Bell, Peralta, Rustic Lane, Sky Country, Sunnyslope, Troth Street, or Van Buren – and are on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, please contact our office at 951 360-4152 for more information.

If you did not apply in August, don’t miss this additional important opportunity to help your child learn!


Noticias para la comunidad

Aviso sobre los Servicios de Educación Suplementales (SES) de Tutoría


Por favor tome en cuenta que el periodo de solicitud para los Servicios de Educación Suplementales (SES) de Tutoría cerró el 1º de agosto para el año escolar 2014-2015, sin embargo aún estamos aceptando solicitudes adicionales por petición de los padres dependiendo de la disponibilidad.

¿Que son Servicios (SES) de Tutoría?

Los Servicios de Educación Suplementales (SES) de Tutoría es ayuda académica adicional que se ofrece a los estudiantes después de su horario escolar regular y está diseñado para incrementar el rendimiento académico de los estudiantes que asisten a escuelas que se encuentran en el 2º año del Programa de Mejoramiento o más allá.

Si su hijo(a) asisten a una de las escuelas de SES - Camino Real, Granite Hill, Ina Arbuckle, Indian Hills, Mission Bell, Peralta, Rustic Lane, Sky Country, Sunnyslope, Troth Street o Van Buren - y son parte del programa del almuerzo gratuito o de precio reducido, por favor llámenos al 951 360-4152 para más información.

¡Si usted no solicitó estos servicios en agosto, no pierda esta importante oportunidad adicional para ayudar a su hijo(a) a aprender!

11/21/2014 11:22 AMDistrict-WideParent News1/22/2015Yes

Do you have an incoming Kindergartener for the school year 2015-2016?

Would you like your child to be bilingual?

Have you heard about our Dual Immersion Program?


The Dual Immersion program is designed to develop bilingualism and biliteracy in English and Spanish for students who are English speakers and students who are learning English. It is a rigorous program in which students not only will work on academic standards, but in addition they will become fluent in two languages; linguistically and academically. Instruction is provided by highly qualified, trained and specialized teachers.  Parents must attend a MANDATORY informational meeting in order for their child to be officially considered for the program.  Join us for ONE of the scheduled informational parent meetings.  Remember, this is for incoming Kinder students ONLY!


Click here for date, time and location of the meeting or visit our webpage for more information [Dual Immersion webpage].



¿Empezará su hijo/a el Kínder este próximo año escolar 20152016?

¿Le gustaría que su hijo/a sea bilingüe?

¿Ha escuchado sobre nuestro programa de Doble Inmersión?


El programa de Doble Inmersión está diseñado para desarrollar el bilingüismo y alfabetismo en inglés y en español para estudiantes que hablan inglés y estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés. Es un programa riguroso en el cual los estudiantes no solo trabajarán en las normas académicas esenciales, pero además ellos llegarán a tener fluidez en dos idiomas; lingüísticamente y académicamente. La instrucción es proporcionada por maestros especializados y totalmente entrenados.  Los padres deben asistir a la junta informativa OBLIGATORIA para que sus hijos sean considerados oficialmente para el programa.  Acompáñenos a UNA de las juntas informativas para padres.  Recuerden, ¡esto es solo para alumnos que entrarán a Kínder!


Haga clic aquí para ver la fecha, hora y lugar de la junta o visite nuestra página web para más información [Doble Inmersión].


11/12/2014 12:08 PMTroth Street ElementaryDistrict News1/1/2015Yes

​This past weekend, the Troth Street Lego Team, the Thunderbolts, competed at UCR and placed within the top 4. The Thunderbolts now move on to finals at Legoland on December 7th.


Congratulations to The Thunderbolts and Troth Street Elementary.

11/6/2014 2:10 PMDistrict-WideParent News1/31/2015Yes

The Seal of Biliteracy is a special state recognition that promotes and validates bilingualism and biliteracy in English and a second language.  Jurupa has a pathway to recognize students at the end of 6th and 8thgrade who are bilingual and biliterate. Graduating seniors will have the opportunity to obtain the official State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) recorded on their diploma and transcripts.  This is of much value to our students as they apply for colleges and enter the workforce!  Applications are due January 31, 2015.  Click here to find out who is eligible for the Pathway Award at the end of 6th and 8th grade and who is eligible for the high school State Seal of Biliteracy.
El Sello de Doble Alfabetización es un reconocimiento estatal especial que promueve y da validez al bilingüismo y alfabetismo en inglés y un segundo idioma.  Jurupa tiene un sistema de reconocimiento a final del 6º y 8º grado para estudiantes bilingües y capaces de leer, escribir y hablar un segundo idioma.  Los estudiantes del grado doceavo tendrán la oportunidad de recibir el Sello Estatal de Alfabetización Bilingüe (SSB) grabado en su diploma y en sus expedientes de estudios.  ¡Este sello le será de mucho valor a nuestros estudiantes cuando aplican a las universidades o para un empleo!  Las solicitudes deben entregarse a no más tardar el 31 de enero del 2015.  Haga clic aquí para ver quiénes son elegibles para recibir el Reconocimiento a final del 6º y 8º grado y quienes del 12º grado son elegibles para el Sello de Doble Alfabetización.
10/29/2014 3:49 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News1/31/2015Yes

On October 15, 2014 Jurupa Unified received three Model of Excellence Awards. The Model of Excellence Awards are given to cutting-edge district and site-based programs and practices proven successful in improving student academic achievement by combining rigor with excellence, creating a pathway to college and careers. Jurupa Unified was one of only twelve districts to receive such an award. Jurupa Unified was one of only five districts to receive three awards. No other district received more than three. 

Below is a brief description of each program that was selected as a Model of Excellence. 

Collaborative Journey to Common Core

Sonia Porter, Director, Elementary Education

Jay Trujillo, Director, Secondary Education

In 2010, Jurupa USD began planning for implementation of Common Core State Standards and developed a set of guiding principles: Vision, Collaboration, and Accountability. In order to establish a collaborative culture, structures were created or expanded including the Education Services Committee, Secondary Math Program Committee, and CCSS Steering Committee. In the fall of 2012, the Steering Committee participated in a two-day planning retreat where teachers created an implementation plan using key elements including unwrapped priority and supporting standards, unit pacing calendar, guiding ideas for individual units, essential questions, formative assessment/re-teaching opportunities, and suggested strategies/resources that guided the plan. 


At-Risk Ninth Grade Transition - AAA Academy

Michelle Markham, Principal, Nueva Vista High School

Roberta Pace, Principal, Patriot High School

AAA students are Jurupa's most at-risk incoming ninth graders. All had three or more Fs in eighth grade and a cumulative GPA below 2.0 from grades three through eight. AAA implementation elements include acceleration for credit attainment, weekly teacher collaboration, academic support class built into the regular day, advisory period for individual student case management, career exploration and effective technology integration, strategic parent outreach (e.g., regular progress reports, home visits, etc.), four-period day with extended time for class periods (e.g., 80 minutes), ongoing home high school involvement and relationship building, and Link Crew peer mentoring and support services. 


Elementary Health and Fitness Program/100 Mile Club

Jamey Bettencourt, Teacher, 100 Mile Club Head Coach

Jose Campos, Director, Parent Involvement and Community Outreach

Research indicates that healthy and fit students are more successful learners. In an effort to seek out ways to improve students' health and fitness, Jurupa USD identified the 100 Mile Club as a program that could be used to improve student fitness. The goal of the 100 Mile Club is to get kids to be active outside. Many parents choose to run/walk with their students, citing the potential benefits in their own lives, and the value in modeling healthy choices for their children. 

10/28/2014 12:32 PMDistrict-WideCommunity News1/1/2015No

The Town Hall Community Meeting for October 7, 2010, can be viewed online at the below link.

Town Hall Meeting Oct. 7, 2014

10/15/2014 10:41 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/31/2014Yes

If you would like to learn about Jurupa’s new elementary report card, please go to the links below or attend one of four parent meetings.

Parent meetings are scheduled on:

October 16 at Van Buren Elementary School at 6:00 p.m.

October 21 at West Riverside Elementary School at 6:00 p.m.

October 27 at Sunnyslope Elementary School at 8:30 a.m.

October 29 at Glen Avon Elementary School at 9:00 a.m.

View a video about common core by clicking on this link English video on common core for parents

Si le gustaría aprender acerca de la boleta para las escuelas primarias en Jurupa, por favor conéctese a la siguiente página en la red.

Las juntas para los padres serán en las siguientes fechas:

El 16 de octubre en la escuela primaria Van Buren a las 6:00 p.m.

El 21 de octubre en la escuela primaria West Riverside a las 6:00 p.m.

El 27 de octubre en la escuela primaria Sunnyslope a las 8:30 a.m.

El 29 de octubre en la escuela primaria Glen Avon a las 9:00 a.m.

Spanish video on common core for parents ​
9/18/2014 2:58 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/7/2014Yes

The Board of Education of the Jurupa Unified School District will be holding a public hearing to hear comments from parents, teachers, members of the community and bargaining unit leaders on the Pupil Textbook and Instructional Materials Sufficiency Program.  The meeting will be held

Monday, October 6, 2014

6:00 pm

Jurupa Unified School District, Board Room

4850 Pedley Road, Jurupa Valley CA 92509​


For complete details, please see the attached flyer


Textbook Public Hearing.pdfTextbook Public Hearing.pdf

9/15/2014 9:15 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/8/2014Yes
Join Jurupa Unified School District Superintendent Elliott Duchon for a  conversation on K-12 education and working together to provide a quality education for Jurupa's students, and preparing college and workforce ready high school graduates.
Tuesday, October 7th
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Jurupa Unified School District
Benita B. Roberts Education Center
4850 Pedley Road
Jurupa Valley
Please plan on attending and joining the discussion on preparing Jurupa's students for the future.
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