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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].



​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.


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.

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. 


JUSD is pleased to announce ​Hamish De La Cruz, Glen Avon Elementary Alum, has been selected as a Broadcom Masters 2014 Semifinalist for his Chamber, Photo-degradation, Action! science project. Semifinalists were selected from more than 2,054 applicants after each application received three independent readings and evaluations by distinguished scientists, engineers and educators. Nominees qualified to enter the Broadcom MASTERS by being among the top 10 percent of the participants at their SSP-affiliated science fairs. Congratulations Hamish!

Broadcom Masters 2014 Semifinalists​


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.

Dad's University.pdfDad's University.pdf


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