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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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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


​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.

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!


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.

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 

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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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.


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! 

​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:

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Calling all father figures of preschoolers, kindergarteners and first grade students!  Dad's University is coming to the Glen Avon Library.  Please bring your children to participate in hands-on activities with your kids for a bonding experience.  For more information about date, times and topics, please see the attached flyer.

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