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11/25/2015 1:10 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News2/13/2016Yes

Rubidoux High School’s 2015 men’s cross country team has qualified for the California State Meet Division 3 Championship, to be held at Woodward Park in Fresno, this Saturday, November 28. The Falcons earned the trip by placing 6 in the CIFSS Division 3 Championship last Saturday, November 21, at Mt. San Antonio College. Leading the way for the Falcons was freshman Kevin Ramos, currently running the fastest time for freshmen in the nation. His time of 15:25 set a new Mt. SAC course record for Riverside County frosh runners. Besides Kevin, juniors Erik Gonzalez, Tyler Flores, Humberto Guzman, and seniors Ricardo Sanchez, Alejandro Cadenas, and Freddie Adame make up this competitive squad. Both Rubidoux’s Men’s and Women’s teams were 2015 Mountain Valley League championshions!

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11/20/2015 5:45 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News5/21/2016Yes

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, Sky Country Elementary School held its inaugural 5K Family Fun Run.  Before the race, participants received a goodie bag filled with coupons and trinkets from local businesses. After attaching their race bibs to their shirts and listening to three members of the Sky Country Choir sing the National Anthem,...the race was on! Participants ran/walked the three mile course through the neighborhood streets.  Sky Country staff members worked as crossing guards to protect the runners along the course.  Upon finishing, all participants received a beautiful finisher's medal to proudly take home.  Vendors worked the water stations and were on site to promote their businesses.  With 70+ participants, the race was a huge success!  




11/18/2015 8:20 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News11/21/2015Yes

​    Patriot High School and JUSD artists took home more than their fair share of prizes at last week’s Mayor’s Reception held at Riverside’s City Hall.  Mayor Rusty Bailey and a host of dignitaries and guests honored art students winning juried and popular vote contests during the City of Riverside’s Long Night of Art and Innovation held last month. The top 24 art works were displayed last month in the Taylor Gallery at the Riverside Art Museum. 

      Students from Patriot won 7 of the 15 high school awards, including Best of Show and 2nd place.  Students from Nueva Vista High School took home two awards, while students from Jurupa Valley High School and Rivercrest High School captured one award each. 

      Patriot’s Anthony Real took home Best of Show, winning an I-Pad Mini for himself (and teacher Dr. DeWayne Mason) for his ink drawing titled “Arms Reach.”  Patriot’s Madonna Rondan collected 2nd place and a $150 prize for her watercolor titled “Anything is Possible.”  Among the other winners honored for works voted into the Winner’s Circle by art show visitors were Samantha Andernoro, Patriot; Tara Chavez, Patriot; Jordan Reed, Rivercrest; Indra Torres, Jurupa Valley; Jasmine Lara, Patriot; Natalia Arevalo, Nueva Vista; Cruz Hernandez, Nueva Vista; Madeline Baker, Patriot; and Javier Chavez, Patriot.  

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11/13/2015 11:45 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News2/1/2016Yes

Intensive efforts to conserve energy at Jurupa Unified School District were recently recognized with an Energy Excellence Award that honors a district milestone in energy savings.  The regional president of an energy conservation company that partnered with JUSD to enact responsible, large-scale energy savings presented the Board of Trustees on November 2nd with a plaque and certificate of success.

The award honors JUSD for meeting an ambitious 5-year projection for slowing the growth of district energy costs over time.  The conservation plan, adopted by Jurupa Unified after a comprehensive energy audit in fiscal year 2010-11,  is on track to avoid nearly $8.4 million in higher energy costs over a decade, according to district officials.

JUSD has achieved the projected cost restraints – despite rising energy prices –  by building a culture of daily energy savings, said Trenton Hansen, the district’s assistant superintent of planning and development.  Hansen noted that small measures, such as installing automatic lights and training employees to unplug noncritical equipment when it’s not in use, have added up, over time providing millions of dollars in cost restraints across a district that teaches more than 19,000 students on 25 campuses.

Not only does the conservation plan slow the growth of district energy bills – leaving more money in the general fund for classroom needs – but the focus on daily energy conservation sets a good example for students, said Paula Ford, assistant superintendent of business services. 

The district’s conservation program is part of a mix of initiatives to help keep energy costs in check over over the long term.  Jurupa Unified in recent years has also installed solar-energy systems, replaced traditional lighting with cost-saving LED bulbs throughout the district, and improved the energy efficiency of equipment districtwide.


11/12/2015 12:54 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News6/24/2016Yes

Patriot High School students, under the direction of ASB Advisor Kristina Pico, showed their ASB Warrior Spirit by making the pledge during Red Ribbon Week activities to be drug free. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. In 1988, National Family Partnership sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

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11/4/2015 1:52 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News2/1/2016Yes

Jurupa Unified School District unveiled a new welding program on Monday, Oct. 12, enrolling 26 students in its inaugural class at Nueva Vista High School.  The JUSD program, a partnership with Riverside City College, offers college credit toward an undergraduate certificate in Welding Technology at RCC. 


The partnership gives JUSD students an early toehold in a thriving industry – and is the only program of its kind in the region, said Nueva Vista welding instructor Jim Knieriem, a longtime teacher at RCC.  The program is unique because it puts students “three to four steps ahead of the person who gets out of high school and takes a year to figure it out,” he said.


The welding industry – which faces a 400,000-welder shortage by 2024, per the American Welding Society – requires a range of highly skilled workers.  Not only do welders build vehicles, pipes, bridges and skyscrapers, but they also work on lasers, robotics and other complex technologies in engineering, aerospace and other fields. 


Nueva Vista’s program opens with 15 modern welding labs, built with funds from the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and JUSD’s Measure EE facilities bond approved by voters in 2014.  The coursework will teach multiple welding processes, ideas, theories and metallurgy, Knieriem said, with the quarter’s coursework split between 27 hours of lecture and 81 hours of lab work and hands-on welding.


The latter is ideal for kinesthetic learners, said Nueva Vista Principal Michelle Markham, noting that four of the 26 students in the program are female.  “It is an amazing opportunity to have something like this on campus,” Markham said.


Nueva Vista Continuation High School serves students who have fallen behind in completing high school credits and who, as a result, risk not graduating.  The school helps students catch up on credits while upholding the rigorous California State Standards.


Jurupa Unified School District covers 47 square miles in Riverside County while serving more than 19,000 students on 25 campuses.  The district balances the amenities of a large school district with the personal attention to students, parents and community typically found in smaller operations.


For more information, please contact Nueva Vista Principal Michelle Markham at (951) 360-2802 or



11/3/2015 1:18 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News1/31/2016Yes

The Patriot Cardinal Regiment opened the season with a rare triple win this month at Baldwin Park High School in Baldwin Park.  Patriot competed against 12 other schools in Division 1A and 2A, the category for bands with 1-50 musicians and 51-70 musicians, respectively. 

The Patriot band, which comprises 68 musicians, with 23 in the color guard, outscored all competitors on Oct. 17 in each of three areas, or captions: musical quality, visual marching quality, and overall quality, known as general effect.  “What makes what we did on Saturday special is it’s really hard to win all three in any given show,” said Christopher Case, the director of bands at Patriot.

Yet the Cardinal Regiment matched that feat two weeks later, taking first place in all three captions in its division on Halloween.  The victories included Percussion and Color Guard, and Patriot placed fifth overall in the competition among 15 schools at the Sierra Vista Field Tournament in Baldwin Park.

In all, Patriot’s marching musicians will compete five times this season in a bid to qualify for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association championships on Nov. 21, Case said.  “The Cardinal Regiment has a strong record of achievement at the SCBOA championship level, where in recent years the Patriot band has earned multiple gold and silver medals.

Asked why Patriot’s student musicians are so successful, Case answered: “Their constant pursuit for excellence.  Me harping on them doesn’t hurt.  But (I would credit) their constant dedication to progress and excellence – striving to be the best not just at local shows, but they want to be the best in all of Southern California.”

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11/3/2015 7:47 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News3/12/2016Yes

​The District was recently notified it has been awarded a Golden Bell for its Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program.   The California School Boards Association (CSBA) Golden Bell Awards program promotes excellence in education by recognizing outstanding programs throughout California that contribute to the development and evaluation of curriculum, instruction and support services.  The District will be honored at the annual CSBA Conference in San Diego on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

10/27/2015 5:45 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News2/13/2016Yes

Edgardo Reynoso, senior at Jurupa Valley High School, has successfully completed the requirements to be recognized as a Microsoft Office Specialist for Office Word 2013. Julie Rosa was his Microsoft IT teacher at Jurupa Valley High School. Michael Dumire, computer support technician, provided the IT support for the program. The Microsoft IT Academy course prepares students for industry-recognized certification. This certification proves Edgardo has the ability to use Office Word 2013 for on the job needs and provides valuable distinction to help him enter higher education or the workforce. We are very proud of Edgardo and appreciate the preparation Mrs. Rosa provides to all of her students.
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10/27/2015 5:41 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News2/6/2016Yes

Patriot High School ASB students, under the leadership of ASB Advisor Ms. Kristina Pico, ​recently showed they cared about safe and supportive schools and communities by wearing orange on Unity Day. Unity Day is a day everyone can come together and send one large orange message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.



10/27/2015 3:21 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News12/31/2015Yes

JUSD will host Kaiser Permanente's Thriving Schools Peer Learning Exchange on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:15 p.m. at the District Education Center. JUSD will serve as a model for involving various stake holders and integrating wellness throughout the district in policy and practice.  The District Wellness Committee is led by Jose Campos, Director of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach and Mike Bynum, Director of Food Services.

10/27/2015 2:54 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News4/1/2016Yes

Troth Street Elementary School has selected to receive the Five Star Award by the California Association for the Gifted. The award is given to schools who demonstrated a long-term involvement with the education of the gifted. The Five Star Award will be presented at the upcoming CAG conference scheduled for February 26-28, 2016. ​

10/22/2015 3:07 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/22/2015Yes

Parents of Elementary School Students:  Friday, October 23rd, is a minimum instruction day for all K-6 students.   The ThinkTogether Program will run on a normal schedule.  All students in Grades 7-12 are on a normal school day schedule.

Padres de alumnos de escuelas primarias:  el viernes, 23 de octubre, es un día mínimo para todos los estudiantes en los grados kínder a sexto.  El programa Think Together seguirá su horario regular.  Todos los alumnos en los grados séptimo a doceavo tendrán un horario de clases regular.​ 

10/15/2015 11:45 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/15/2015Yes

Pedley and Rustic Lane Elementary School Parents – As you may be aware, Pedley Elementary and Rustic Lane Elementary are currently without power.  Southern California Edison is working on the problem, but there is no time frame for the restoration of power.  Both school sites will run on a regular school day schedule, so please send your child to school today.  You can reach Pedley Elementary by calling 360-2747 and Rustic Lane Elementary by calling 222-7835.  Pacific Avenue Elementary School has power and is operating on a regular school day schedule.


ThinkTogether afterschool programs will also run on a regular day schedule.


Padres de las Escuelas Pedley y Rustic Lane Elementary- quizá ya sea de su conocimiento, las Escuelas Pedley Elementary y Rustic Lane Elementary actualmente se encuentran sin electricidad.  La Compañía Edison del Sur de California está solucionando el problema, pero no tienen un marco de tiempo para la restauración de la electricidad.  Ambas escuelas mantendrán su horario de clases regular, así que por favor mande a su hijo(a) a la escuela hoy.  Usted puede comunicarse con Pedley Elementary al 951 360-2747 y con Rustic Lane Elementary al 951 222-7835.  La Escuela Pacific Avenue Elementary tiene electricidad y está funcionando clases con el horario regular.


Los programas Think Together también funcionaran con su horario regular.​

10/13/2015 1:10 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/12/2015Yes

Jurupa Valley Parents - Currently, there is law enforcement activity in the parking lot of Field of Dreams, near Jurupa Valley High School.  The law enforcement incident does not involve Jurupa Valley High School and all students and staff are safe.  The Sheriff requests that all students go home immediately and not congregate near the Field of Dreams.  If you have any questions, please call the Superintendent’s Office at 951.360.4168.​

10/12/2015 8:31 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News2/18/2016Yes

On October 2, Mira Loma Middle School Students attended Manufacture Day at SIGMAnet in Ontario. Manufacture Day celebrates modern manufacturing. The event is designed to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Local manufacturers provided detailed discussions and presentations focusing on the diversity of careers available in manufacturing. Students were introduced to Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, virtual welding, drones, how molds are made, and other modern manufacturing. Each stop along the tour explained the process, how the equipment is used, and the skills needed for a modern workforce.



10/11/2015 10:07 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News2/13/2016No

On October 2, Mira Loma Middle School Students attended Manufacture Day at SIGMAnet in Ontario. Manufacture Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of Local manufacturers provided detailed discussions and presentations focusing on the diversity of careers available in manufacturing. Students were introduced to Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, virtual welding, drones, how molds are made, and other modern manufacturing. Each stop along the tour explained the process, how the equipment is used and the skills needed for a modern workforce.



10/8/2015 1:02 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/6/2015Yes

UPDATE: At approximately 9:55 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department lifted the lockdown at Indian Hills Elementary School.  The school has returned to a regular day schedule.

Indian Hills Elementary Parents:  The Sheriff’s Department has requested that Indian Hills Elementary School be placed on a Code Red lockdown due to law enforcement activity in the area.  There is no threat on the campus, and all students and staff are safe and secure.   The Sheriff has requested this as a safety precaution.  If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may call the Superintendent’s Office at 951.360.4168.​


10/2/2015 12:59 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/6/2015Yes

Camino Real Elementary Parents:  This morning, the Sheriff’s Department placed Camino Real Elementary School on a modified lockdown.  On a horse trail near the east side of Camino Real Road, an unattended suitcase was left and its contents were unknown.  In an abundance of caution, the Sheriff’s Department requested the school site be placed on the modified lockdown until the Hazardous Device Team could examine the suitcase and determine the best way to dispose of it.   At no time were Camino Real students or staff in danger.

Due to this situation, Camino Real Road was blocked off from Jurupa Road to Whitney Road for a few hours.  The school district rerouted parents and buses who were picking up or dropping off Kindergarten students to a side dirt road.  We appreciate all the parents who waited patiently to pick up or drop off their student and the Camino Real staff who assisted.  Thank you for following staff and sheriff directions and making the student drop off/pick up situation work smoothly.
The school site was taken off lockdown at approximately 12:30 p.m. and the situation was deemed safe and secure by the Sheriff’s Department.
10/1/2015 9:32 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News3/26/2016Yes

On Sept. 21, hundreds of fourth and fifth-grade students from schools across the Inland area came to Patriot High School in Jurupa Valley for a play about two children who get detention because they won’t stop arguing. Click here to read more.  

9/23/2015 1:54 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/31/2015Yes

We are very proud to announce that Jose Virrueta, Senior at Rubidoux High School, has received one of the two Excellence in the Arts and Sciences award and a $250 scholarship from the Long Night of Arts & Innovation.  The Long Night of Arts & Innovation is the City of Riverside's signature showcase of its best talent in the arts and sciences from local school districts.  The Long Night is also designed to inspire young minds to complete college and seek innovative careers by connecting them with Riverside's best engineers, scientists and artists.  To learn more about the upcoming Long Night of Arts & Innovation activity on October 8th, please visit the following link:    ​


9/21/2015 2:24 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/9/2015Yes

Nueva Vista Continuation High School leadership students, under the direction of ASB Director Mr. Daniel Richards and Ms. Jessica Wheeler, participate in the Happiness Sprinkling Project.

9/16/2015 10:55 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/6/2015Yes
At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, October 5, 2015, the governing board of the Jurupa Unified School District is required to make a determination, through a resolution, as to whether each pupil in the district has or will have by the eighth week of school, sufficient textbooks or instructional materials, or both, to use in class and to take home.
Public Notice is hereby given that a public hearing shall be held at the above-mentioned Board meeting at which the governing board shall encourage participation of parents, teachers, members of the community interested in the affairs of the school district, and bargaining unit leaders.
Please find more information below:

9/15/2015 8:31 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News9/15/2015Yes

NOTICE IS HERE BY GIVEN that the GOVERNING BOARD OF JURUPA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, at its regularly scheduled meeting to be held on September 14, 2015, will conduct a public hearing and receive testimony on compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and Internet Safety Policy.

More information can be found in the documents below.
Notice of Public Meeting - CIPA Policy revised 9-14-15.docxNotice of Public Meeting - CIPA Policy revised 9-14-15.docx

Hold Public Hearing on Compliance with the Children.docxHold Public Hearing on Compliance with the Children.docx

9/4/2015 5:56 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News9/8/2015Yes

This afternoon, there was an intruder on the Mira Loma Middle School campus, right after the end of the school day.  The school was immediately put on lock down and the Sheriff dispatched to the site.  A suspect was taken into custody without incidence, and the school was released from lockdown after approximately 1 hour.   All staff and students are safe.


Esta tarde, había un intruso en el campus de Mira Loma Middle School, justo después del final del día escolar. La escuela se puso inmediatamente en bloqueo y el sheriff envió al sitio. Un sospechoso fue detenido sin incidencia, y el bloqueo fue levantado después de aproximadamente 1 hora. Todo el personal y los estudiantes están a salvo.
8/12/2015 3:05 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News9/16/2015Yes

​​Jurupa Unified would like to welcome our students back for the 2015-2016 school year. To help students and parents make the best of the year to come, the District Attorney of Riverside County has sent out a letter to parents. You can find the letters below.

SchoolDistrict_Truancy Letter_English(D.Postil)_080115.pdfSchool District Truancy Letter English

SchoolDistrict_Truancy Letter_Spanish(D.Postil)_080115.pdfSchool District Truancy Letter Spanish

8/10/2015 8:55 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News10/31/2015Yes

​The Jurupa Unified School District is pleased to partner with Basic Internet to provide affordable access to internet equipment and services. Basic Internet offers 1 GB of 4g service for $10/month. 

Please follow the link below for more information.

Basic Internet - Jurupa

8/10/2015 9:06 AMDistrict-WideDistrict News9/30/2015Yes

​Please find the Daily School Schedules and School Office hours attached below:

Daily School Schedules 2015-2016.pdfDaily School Schedules 2015-2016

School Office Hours.pdfSchool Office Hours 2015-2016 

7/29/2015 1:24 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News9/1/2015Yes

Please be reminded that all bus riding students must have a valid bus pass in order to utilize Jurupa USD transportation for the 2015/16 school year.  Students who require transportation as per their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) are exempt from this process. 

We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2015, our application process will move to an on-line only system, MyPaymentsPlus. For your convenience, you will now be able to apply for and pay for your bus pass on-line.
Once the application is completed, fees will be determined and applied. Parents must check their account 72 hours after completing the application and pay any applicable fees. Once payment is received a bus pass will be issued and mailed to the home address as listed in the student’s school record. Quarter payment plans are available; however, failure to make payments on the assigned due date, will result in suspension of transportation until paid. Coupon booklets may also be purchased on-line. JUSD is not responsible to replace or reimburse any lost, stolen, damaged, or unused coupon booklets. Payments are accepted by check, credit or debit card. All payments must be made on-line, utilizing MyPaymentsPlus at MyPaymentsPlus also offers a mobile friendly application you may download for free.
On-line applications will be available for processing on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at
Thank you for your cooperation as we move into our first year of on-line processing. Once you have completed your application and submitted payment if applicable, your students pass will be mailed to the home address as listed in the student’s school record prior to the first day of school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office at 951-360-4162.
Por favor, recuerden que todo estudiante que aborda el autobús escolar deberá llevar consigo un pase de transporte valido para utilizar los servicios de transportación de Jurupa USD para el año escolar 2015/16. Los estudiantes que requieren el transporte de acuerdo con su Plan Educativo Individualizado (IEP) están exentos de este proceso.
Nos complace informarles que a partir del 1ro de julio, 2015, nuestro proceso de solicitud para el transporte escolar, estará disponible por medio de MyPaymentPlus, un sistema únicamente en línea. Se utilizara la información de la solicitud de alimentos actual para calificar para transportación gratuita o reducida.
Una vez completada la solicitud, se determinaran y aplicaran tarifas. Los padres deberán de revisar su cuenta 72 horas después de haber sometido su solicitud y pagar las tarifas aplicables. Una vez recibido el pago, se enviara un pase de transporte por correo a la dirección del alumno, como aparece en el archivo estudiantil. Tenemos plan de pago disponible por trimestre; sin embargo, si no cumplen su pago para la fecha señalada, el servicio de transporte será suspendido hasta recibir pago. También los libros de cupones estarán disponibles en línea. JUSD no se hace responsable de reemplazar o reembolsar libros de cupones extraviados, robados, dañados o cupones no utilizados. Se aceptan pagos con cheque, tarjeta de crédito o débito. Todos los pagos se deben hacer en línea, utilizando MyPaymentsPlus en MyPaymentsPlus también ofrece una aplicación que pueden descargar a su teléfono móvil de forma gratuita.
Las solicitudes en línea estarán disponibles para procesar el miércoles, 1ro de julio, 2015 en
Gracias por su colaboración a medida que avanzamos a nuestro primer año de proceso en línea. Una vez que usted haya sometido su solicitud y pago, si es aplicable, el pase de transporte de su estudiante será enviado por correo al domicilio de su hogar como aparece en el archivo de su estudiante, antes del primer día de clases. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, póngase en contacto con mi oficina al 951-360-4162.
6/3/2015 2:03 PMDistrict-WideDistrict News8/1/2015Yes

​You can find the 2015-2016 LCAP document here for review.


Please see our LCFF/LCAP page for more information.

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