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  • RUSD teachers and instructional aides trained on Common Core

    Every teacher and instructional aide in RUSD will spend today and tomorrow in training sessions on the Common Core State Standards. We will begin full implementation of the standards this year. Every district in our state will be implementing these standards. If you would like to learn more about Common Core and RUSD'S plan for implementation, please click the large yellow button to the right of this home page. Or, click the headline above for a link to more information.

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  • RUSD PROFILES: Trisha Tran, Principal, Alcott Elementary School

    Patricia “Trisha” Tran is the new Alcott Elementary School Principal. Trisha is entering her 19th year in education and comes to us from the Garden Grove Unified School District, where she was an elementary school principal for the past 5 years. Click the headline to read more.

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  • Welcome to our new team members!

    RUSD welcomed more than 300 new members of our team at our annual New Employee Welcome. This event was put on by the district’s Department of Personnel –Leadership and Development and sponsored by Altura Credit Union. We also received a generous donation of goody bags for every new employee from the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. Click on the headline above to read more.

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  • Save the date: Citrus Classic Bicycle Ride to benefit REEF is Oct. 12

    Attention all those who love to bike ride and/or support our schools through the Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation! Click the headline above to see the flyer.

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  • RUSD PROFILES: Carrie Antrim, Asst. Director of Pupil Services/SELPA

    Carrie Antrim is RUSD’s new Assistant Director of Pupil Services/SELPA. She has 30 years of experience in education, and has focused on special education. Just before coming to RUSD, Carrie served as Director of Special Education for the East Whittier City School District. Click the headline to read more.

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  • RUSD PROFILES: Steven Dunlap, Director of Innovation and Learner Engagement

    Steven Dunlap is RUSD’s new Director of Innovation and Learner Engagement, a role in which he will lead efforts to promote personalized learning in RUSD through the use of instructional technology. Click the headline to read more!

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  • 10th annual Riverside College and Career Fair is Oct. 1

    Mark your calendars now for the 10th annual Riverside College and Career Fair, which takes place from 5-8 PM Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Galleria at Tyler. Click the headline above for a flyer with more information!

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  • RUSD receives Gas Company rebate for energy savings

    Representatives of the Southern California Gas Company on Monday delivered a rebate check for $60,251.16 to RUSD. The rebate was a result of the use of energy-efficient equipment at the pools at Poly and Ramona High Schools.

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  • New Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction K-12 appointed

    Mr. Antonio Garcia has been appointed Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction K-12 for the Riverside Unified School District, Superintendent Dr. David Hansen announced this week. Mr. Garcia was appointed to this new position by the Board of Education at their July 28 meeting. Click the headline to read more.

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  • School summer office hours

    Most RUSD school sites are now closed for the summer, but will reopen in mid-August. Please click the headline above for our school schedules.

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  • NBC 4 News team holds Town Hall meeting at Central

    The Channel 4 News Team brought a panel of experts to Central Middle School on Thursday, July 10 to discuss the drought and wildfire dangers and what residents can do about these issues. More than 300 people attended the event which included a panel of experts from the Riverside County Fire Department, Western Municipal Water District, Riverside Public Utilities and the University of California, Riverside. Weathercasters Frtiz Coleman and Crystal Egger moderated the event and newscasters Tony Shin and Patrick Healy also participated. Board President Patricia Lock-Dawson gave welcoming remarks and accepted a $5,000 donation to Central Middle School. Mayor Pro Tem Jim Perry delivered a certificate of recognition from the city to Channel 4 to thank them for hosting the even on this critical issue. Click the headline above to access the Channel 4 news story with more information.

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  • RUSD Board appoints new Chief Academic Officer

    The Riverside Unified School District has appointed its first Chief Academic Officer, Superintendent Dr. David Hansen announced this week.Mrs. Lynn J. Carmen Day was appointed to the new post by the Board of Education at a July 7 Special Board of Education meeting. She will start on Monday, July 14. Click the headline above to read more.

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  • Ramona High School Theater will soon debut a new look!

    After more than five decades of entertaining audiences and providing a place where talented young people have honed their skills, the Ramona High School theater is in need of a makeover. The Riverside Unified School District’s largest auditorium soon will undergo a major renovation aimed at making the facility a true performing arts showcase that highlights not only the arts magnet programs at Ramona, but those throughout the community of Riverside as well.

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  • Headed on an Arctic Expedition

    Eight Riverside Unified School District teachers are headed out on an Arctic Expedition this summer. With an Earthwatch fellowship made possible through the Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation (REEF). Click the headline to read more, including how you can follow the group on Facebook as they are on their learning adventure.

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  • RUSD selected for Phase II of competitive NextGen Systems Initiative Grant

    The Riverside Unified School District is happy to announce its selection as a participant in Phase II of a grant which will help the district to pilot its exciting Personalized Learning initiative. The school-based program, NextGen Systems Initiative, is aimed at helping all students achieve their individual goals. Click the headline to read more!

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  • Students interact with officials in Summer Bridge programs

    Over the past several weeks, students enrolled in RUSD Summer Bridge programs have had a unique opportunity to learn about our community and government by speaking directly with local, state and national leaders. Congressman Mark Takano, Assemblyman Jose Medina, Riverside, City Councilman Mike Gardner, and Darlene Trujillo-Elliot, Assistant to Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey and Riverside firefighters were among those who took part in this project. Click the headline to read more.

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  • RUSD Transportation Department office is moving

    Parents: The RUSD Transportation Department office will be moving effective Monday, July 7, to our Central Registration Center, 5700 Arlington Avenue. This is where parents can go to purchase bus passes, or to obtain general information on transportation services provided by the Riverside Unified School District. The Transportation Department office phone number will remain the same: 951-352-6789.

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  • University Heights students enjoy Breakfast with Congress!

    As part of their National History Day experience, RUSD National History Day competitors Hannah Terao and Koharu Abe, University Heights Middle School, were selected to represent California at a congressional breakfast celebrating History Day on Wednesday, June 18th. As part of that morning, they were able to meet with Senator Barbara Boxer to discuss their research on Japanese-American internment during World War II.

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  • Congratulations, National History Day winners!

    Two RUSD students have been named winners in the Outstanding in State category at the 2014 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, which took place this week at the University of Maryland. Our winners include Rachel Priebe, a Martin Luther King High School student and Haley Hocking, a Frank Augustus Miller Middle School student. Rachel and Haley's projects each were in the top two projects for their categories in California! Haley finished fourth in the nation in her category and Rachel finished sixth in the nation in her category. Click the headline to read more.

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  • North grad tries for spot on pretigious U.S. Marine Corps Band!

    North High School Blue Star Regiment saxophone player and graduating senior Overath Espinosa hopes to be wearing a Marine Band uniform next year. Overath successfully completed an initial audition for the Marine Corps Band and will be practicing all summer to prepare for a final audition this August for placement in the Musician Enlistment Option Program. Click the headline above to read more!

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  • Special Education instructional materials available for review

    Special Education instructional materials for moderate-to-severe special education programs considered for adoption by the Riverside Unified School District Board of Education are now on display for public review in the Administration Building, Second Floor, 3380 Fourteenth Street, Riverside. The public is invited to review and evaluate the instructional materials Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from June 19, 2014 to July 18, 2014.

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  • Summer FEEDS hosts Riverside Summerfest Event

    The Summer FEEDS kickoff event Riverside Summerfest took place June 18 at Don Lorenzi Park. During the event RUSD held a jump rope competition in which over 50 of Riverside's youth participated. The winner was Carli Row from Villegas Elementary School.

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  • RUSD approves first LCAP

    On Tuesday, June 17, the Riverside Board of Education Board of Education adopted the District’s first Local Control and Accountability Plan. This three-year, locally minded plan, was developed during a 7 month process that included substantial community input as well as study on what is already working in our district. You can find the full plan, along with an informational video about the development process at www.successforstudents.org. Or, just click the large red button on this home page.

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  • Welcome, Dr. Hansen and thank you, Mr. Fine!

    The RUSD Board of Education on Tuesday announced that they have appointed Dr. David Hansen to serve as the district’s 11th superintendent. He will start on July 1. The Board also commended Mr. Mike Fine, our Interim Superitendent, on the outstanding job he has done this year. Click the headline above to read more!

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  • Congratulations, Mr. Fine, Leadership Riverside graduate

    Culiminating a week of graduations, our Interim Superintendent, Mr. Mike Fine also graduated Friday and is a member of the Leadership Riverside Class of 2014. Congratulations, Mr. Fine!

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  • RUSD’s first Scholar's Diploma awarded

    Congratulations to Riverside Virtual School Senior Evan Scott, who has earned the district’s first Scholar’s Diploma. This special diploma is designed to recognize the special interests and talents of students who want to showcase their work in a specific research area and includes completion of a capstone research project along with other graduation requirements. Evan will receive his diploma when he walks with other graduates from the Riverside Virtual School at their commencement ceremonies to be held at 6 PM Thursday, June 12 at Gage Middle School. Click the headline to read more about this incredible student.

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  • Congrats to Washington, a California Distinguished School!

    Congratulations to Washington Elementary School, which was honored today as a California Distinguished School! We are being honored today at a ceremony held at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center. Washington, which has been honored in the past as well, was recognized for their efforts and success in making significant gains to close the achievement gap. Way to go, Washington!

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  • Thank you, Dr. Ermert!

    RUSD thanks Dr. William Ermert, who is retiring at the end of this month after 38 years in our district!Dr. Ermert has served RUSD since 1977 as a teacher, high school principal, Assistant Superintendent for Alternative Programs and Services, and Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services (7-12), a position he has held since 2009. Click the headline above to read more!

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  • RUSD preschool programs now enrolling

    RUSD Head Start and State Preschool programs now enrolling. Please call 951-352-8290 for more information. Families must qualify based on family size and income. Students who turn 4 years old on or before September 2 have first priority. Students who turn 4 years old afterwards will be enrolled if space permits

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  • RUSD Personalized Learning Teams meet

    Representatives of the Personalized Learning teams at five RUSD schools chosen for our Personalized Learning Initiative pilot program met recently to go over their plans, to be implemented in the fall. RUSD was one of six districts nationwide selected for Phase II of the NextGen Systems Initiative, a program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Five RUSD schools -- Hawthorne and Liberty Elementary Schools and Gage and Sierra and University Heights Middle Schools -- were selected for this exciting project.

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