On April 1, 2020 the Riverside County Health Officer, Dr. Cameron Kaiser signed an Amended Order to close schools through June 19th , 2020. Therefore, distance learning is extended to May 28, the last day of school.

    How can I stay current with the latest updates on the Coronavirus?
    All schools in Riverside County rely on the Riverside County Public Health Officer’s web site as a single source of information to ensure we are all sharing the same information countywide.

    Who decided schools would be closed?           
    Cameron Kaiser, M.D. The Riverside County Health Officer. Here’s the official Order that we are currently under.

    Who decides when schools can re-open?
    Cameron Kaiser, M.D. The Riverside County Health Officer, but in collaboration with the Governor and other State officials.

    How long is this school closure expected to last? 
    The Riverside County Public Health Officer extended the school closure order to at least June 19 (2019-20 ends May 28 & Summer School was planned to start on June 1)

    Will the school year be extended?    
    No. Not at this point in time. We do not yet have a determination of how these school closures may impact the school calendar.

    I’m not receiving phone messages from the district. Are messages going out regarding the closures? 
    Yes, calls and emails are being sent out regularly. Messages are sent to the primary number in the school database. To ensure you are receiving the messages, you may contact Blackboard to verify you haven’t “opted-out” of phone calls by calling 1-855-502-7867 or email qnguyen@alvordschools.org.

    Will students have to make up the instructional time due to school closures?
    Unlikely. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction will ultimately make this decision in collaboration with the Governor and the State Board of Education. Based on current information, students will not be asked to make up the time they have missed.

    Will students be required to take any state tests or make up state tests? 
    No. Governor Newsom has canceled the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing and there is no plan to make them up in the future.

    What are some other key dates?
    May 28: Last day of Alvord’s 2019-20 school year
    June 1 – June 26:  Summer school (Virtual/Distance learning only)
    August 10: First day of school 2020-21 (School Year Calendar here)

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