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    RUSD joins all county schools and extends school closures to at least May 1

     

    March 19, 2020

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Community Outreach, Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2020-03-19-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

           

    Press Release --- Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:50 p.m.

     

    REDLANDS, Calif. – Earlier today, Superintendents representing school districts throughout San Bernardino County engaged in a conference call with County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre and representatives from the San Bernardino County Department of Health.

     

    Based on the latest information and data related to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interest of student, staff and community and their health and safety, a unanimous decision was made to close schools across the entire county through Friday, May 1. As we get closer to May 1, a collective analysis will be made to determine if it is safe to return to school or to continue to extend school closures.

     

    The Board of Education formally took action this evening to officially extend school closures as mentioned above.

     

    “This is one of the most difficult things we’ve ever had to do as a school district,” said Board President Patty Holohan. “I feel that we are doing the right thing for our students, our families, our teachers and our staff. My heart goes out to them.”

     

    As per the communication you received on Wednesday, March 18, the District will provide meals for children, beginning March 30, throughout the duration of the closure. Further, we will maintain and continuously update online enrichment materials which will be found on our website beginning Monday, March 30.

     

    For more news and information on New Coronavirus 2019 please visit our website at: www.redlandsusd.net/coronavirus.

     

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at

    www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

     

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  • RUSD Board closes schools

    March 14, 2020

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell, 

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Community Outreach, Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2020-03-14-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

           

    Press Release --- Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:45 p.m.

    REDLANDS, Calif. – As of March 13, according to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health – there are no known cases of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in San Bernardino County.

    “With much consideration, the Board unanimously decided that closing schools was in the best interest of our students, staff and teachers at this time,” said Board President Patty Holohan.

    During closed session, the Board of Education unanimously took action to close all schools within the Redlands Unified School District effective March 30 – April 3. There are no classes scheduled from Monday, March 16 – April 3 (this includes Spring Break). Students will return Monday, April 6.

    There will be no change to employee work schedules. Employees will continue to report to work as regularly scheduled beginning March 16.

    “We have been and will continue to monitor this situation on a daily basis and will continue to make decisions in order to protect the health and safety of our students, our staff and our broader community,” said Superintendent Mauricio Arellano.

    For more news and information on New Coronavirus 2019 please visit our website at: www.redlandsusd.net/coronavirus.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

     

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  • Advisory for novel Coronavirus

     

    February 10, 2020

    Contact: 

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Community Outreach, Communication & Social Media Specialist

    No. 2020-10-02-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

    Press Release --- Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

    Redlands, Calif. – The 2019-2020 Flu Season has been complicated by recent reports of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Novel coronavirus is an infection that was recently identified in Wuhan, China. The virus causes respiratory illness. 

    The symptoms of 2019-nCoV infection range from little to no symptoms, to individuals being severely ill and dying. Currently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes that symptoms appear in as little as 2 days or as long as 14 days after being exposed. 

    Some symptoms of 2019-nCoV include, but are not limited to: 

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

     

    There is a very low risk to residents of California from novel coronavirus at this time. It is important to note that the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) is working closely with the CDC to monitor the spread of coronavirus. To date, there are no known cases that have been reported in San Bernardino County.

    According to the California Department of Public Health, face masks are most useful for preventing disease spread when they are worn by people who have symptoms. This is why people are asked to wear a mask at doctors’ offices and hospitals if they are coughing or sneezing.

    Schools can take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases. These precautions are also helpful to prevent the spread of other common illness such as flu and gastroenteritis.

    These precautions include:

    Hand washing often with soap and water for no less than 20 seconds.

    • If access to soap and water is not available, the use of a hand sanitizer is recommended.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth without first washing your hands.
    • Avoid contact with sick individuals.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately dispose of the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched as much as possible.
    • Stay home if you are sick. Those who have a fever should stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine. Those who have severe flu symptoms should contact their health care provider.

     For up-to-date information regarding novel coronavirus, see the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net. Follow @RedlandsUSD on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

     

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  • RUSD notified of potential civil lawsuit 

    January 16, 2020

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Community Outreach, Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2019-05-16-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300


    Press Release ---
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 3:50 p.m. 

    REDLANDS, Calif. – A new law recently enacted by the state of California (AB 218), which went into effect January 1, 2020 – extends the statute of limitations for reporting and filing claims related to the sexual abuse of minors. It affects churches, youth organizations, public schools, and other entities.

    Using this new law, lawyers representing three former Redlands Unified students have informed us of their intent to file a civil lawsuit against the District seeking financial damages for abuse by former teacher Sean Lopez that occurred in 1999. Lopez was convicted nearly 20 years ago of 60 felony counts of child abuse and is currently serving out his 74-year prison term. Our sympathies go out to the victims of Sean Lopez. His acts were despicable, and we are truly sorry that these individuals have been carrying the burden of that abuse more than 20 years later.

    In the Redlands Unified School District, the safety and well-being of our students and staff continue to be a high priority. We launched our new ACT Now initiative in 2018 to encourage staff and students to come forward to report suspicious or inappropriate behavior. If they “See Something, Hear Something or Sense Something,” they are to alert Child Protective Services and law enforcement. The ACT Now initiative includes the adoption of a new Adult to Student policy defining appropriate boundaries, launched an awareness campaign in every classroom in every school, added school resource officers, trained staff to identify signs of grooming behavior by predators, and provided detailed and enhanced campus monitoring. ACT Now is hyper-focused on prevention, awareness, early intervention as well as integrated internal reporting protocols and physical and structural safety. 

    We continue to encourage the entire school community to be vigilant in maintaining the safety of our students and recognize the signs of sexual abuse and harassment and report any suspicions as soon as they occur.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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  • Redlands Unified recognized with distinguished California education honor

    December 13, 2019

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell, Community Outreach,

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2019-13-12-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

           

    Press Release --- Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.

     

    Redlands Unified recognized with distinguished California education honor

     

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) and its Academic Case Carrier (ACC) program were selected as one of 57 recipients of California’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award at the annual event held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis.

     

    The Golden Bell Awards, celebrating their 40th year, were presented by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) to promote excellence in public education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices.

     

    “We are truly honored and humbled by this coveted recognition,” said Superintendent Mauricio Arellano. “This award validates the ‘heart work’ that our ACCs take part in each day. They are truly making a difference and changing the trajectory for our students.”

     

    The Golden Bell Awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address students’ changing needs.

     

    “The ACC program is led by a team of individuals who go above and beyond to support the foster, homeless and other ‘at-promise’ youth in all RUSD secondary schools,” said Dr. Peter Lock, coordinator of elementary counselors and ACCs. “They work with students and families to not only help students graduate from high school, but also determine and build the post-graduation path that students most want to follow.”

     

    Academic Case Carriers work in partnership with academic counselors to help determine the needs and track the progress of the students. They help to facilitate tutoring services, collaborate with teachers and staff, and help students look to the future – whether that is college, a technical career, or the military. 

     

    The ACC program was established in 2016 as a part of the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

     

    This program supports the District’s firm commitment to achieve equality through equity as outlined in the multi-year vision plan RUSD 2025: EXCELLENCE FOR ALL STUDENTS by offering focused and comprehensive support to the its most at-risk secondary students.

     

    The main goals of this program include:

    • Ensuring the student is in the best position to earn a high school diploma
    • Assisting with and connecting the students to, post-high school career and educational opportunities
    • Connect students to school, District, and community resources
    • Work with families, educational rights holders, parents and guardians regarding academic and support strategies
    • Ensure important service providers are included in school meetings
    • Follow up on special education services and modifications (when and where needed)

     

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

     Superintendent, Board Presiden with ACCs

    (L-R: Superintendent Mauricio Arellano, RUSD Board President Cristina Puraci, ACC Diane Baker, ACC Adam Sipes (behind), Coordinator Dr. Peter Lock, ACC Julie Homutoff, ACC Ruth Sotomayor, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Ken Wagner (behind), Counselor Jon Best)

     ACCs with RUSD Board and Superintendent

    (L-R: Row 1 – ACC Julie Homutoff, ACC Diane Baker, Board Member Michele Rendler, ACC Diane Baker, Board Member Patty Holohan, RUSD Board President Cristina Puraci. Row 2 – Counselor Jon Best, ACC Adam Sipes, Coordinator Dr. Peter Lock, Superintendent Mauricio Arellano, Board Member Alex Vara)

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  • Redlands USD expands FREE Breakfast and Lunch program

    August 4, 2019

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Community Outreach, Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2019-04-08-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

    Press Release --- Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

    Redlands Unified School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch/School Breakfast Programs for the 2019-2020 school year.  All students can receive lunch and breakfast at no charge at the following sites:

     

    • Bryn Mawr Elementary School
    • Clement Middle School
    • Cope Middle School
    • CraftonElementary School
    • Citrus Valley High School
    • Franklin Elementary School
    • Kingsbury Elementary School
    • Lugonia Elementary School
    • McKinley Elementary School
    • Mentone Elementary School
    • Mission Elementary School
    • Moore Elementary School
    • Orangewood High School
    • Smiley Elementary School
    • Victoria Elementary School

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    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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  • UC Riverside hosts first RUSD-UCR Summer Engineering Camp

    July 26, 2019

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Community Outreach,Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2019-07-26-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

    Press Release --- Friday, July 26, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

    REDLANDS, Calif. – Today marks the completion of the first-ever Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) - University of California Riverside (UCR) Summer Engineering Camp.

    The RUSD-UCR Summer Engineering Camp, which was held at the UCR campus, exposed students to the applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with the objective to solve real world problems.

     “In early June, I was approached by a colleague who is also an RUSD parent and they had an idea about offering a Summer Engineering Camp at UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering,” said Dr. Ken Wagner, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. “Our Educational Services division worked very quickly with UCR Professor, Dr. Amit Roy-Chowdhury, and STEM for All Foundation supporter, Vikas Srivastava, to put together a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), purchase supplies, and organize the curriculum.”

    UCR faculty members and interns delivered lectures and guided lab exercises that centered on topics such as basic electronics, computer programming language and the use of open-source electronic hardware and software.

    In total, 26 students completed 40 hours of summer learning in a one-week intensive camp. By the end of the week, students had assembled and programmed functional smart robotic cars that were operated by Arduino microcontrollers and ultrasonic sensors.

    The overall hope is that this inaugural RUSD-UCR Summer Engineering Camp will be the first of many opportunities to learn, inspire and collaborate with the university.

    However, with less than 30 seats available, and well over 60 applicants within the first 48 hours of publicizing this opportunity, a difficult selection process took place.

    In the spirit of the District’s firm commitment to achieve equality through equity, and as outlined in the multi-year vision plan RUSD 2025: EXCELLENCE FOR ALL STUDENTS, there was a concerted effort to maintain an equal gender distribution among participants and ensure that at least 60 percent of the participants were from our most underserved populations. Most importantly, it was important that this extended learning opportunity comes at no cost to any student.

    “For some of our students, this was their first exposure to a college setting,” said Superintendent Mauricio Arellano. “For many, this opportunity may have just spawned a career or college aspiration in a STEM-related field.”

    The District is thankful to the families, RUSD staff, UCR staff, parent volunteer and Board of Education for working together and providing support for this educational experience for our students.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

     

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  • Fontana PD notifies RUSD employee arrest 

    May 16, 2019

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Community Outreach,Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2019-05-16-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

    Press Release --- Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

    REDLANDS, Calif. – Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) has been notified by the Fontana Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force that a District employee was arrested on charges related to child pornography.

    As part of the District’s uniform process for investigations, this employee has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the Fontana Police Department’s investigation.

    According to Fontana PD officials, upon inspection of the employee’s work area, there was no evidence of any illicit activities occurring within their work place. Authorities do not believe there are any outstanding victims related to the School District at this time.

    The District will continue to cooperate fully with the Fontana Police Department. At this time, we would like to thank the Fontana Police Department for their communication, direction and support in the handling of this case.

    Anyone with additional information or media inquiries on this case may contact Press Information Officer Daniel Romero at (909) 356-7140 or at dromero@fontana.org. Follow @fontanapd and use #fontanapd.

    RUSD encourages everyone to continue to work together to keep our children safe. If you See Something, Hear Something, Sense Something – Say Something.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

     

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  • RUSD notified of arrest of REV employee 

    February 18, 2019

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell, Community Outreach,

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2019-02-15-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

           

    Press Release --- Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

    REDLANDS, Calif. – Redlands Unified School District has been notified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD) that an employee at Redlands East Valley High School was arrested on charges related to child molestation.

    As part of the District’s uniform process for investigations, this employee has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the Sheriff’s Department investigation.

    According to SBCSD officials, the victim is not a student belonging to the Redlands Unified School District. Authorities have identified the victim as a family member.

    The District will continue to aid and cooperate fully with the Sheriff’s Department. At this time, we would like to thank SBCSD for their communication, direction and support in the handling of this case.

    For the most credible and updated sources of information, visit the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department website: http://wp.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/. Anyone with additional information pertaining to this case may contact the Yucaipa Police Department – Detective Bureau at (909) 918-2305.

    RUSD encourages everyone to continue to work together to keep our children safe. If you See Something, Hear Something, Sense Something – Say Something.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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  • Redlands Unified School District Board adopts new professional adult/student boundary policy

    November 13, 2018

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell, Community Outreach,

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2018-13-11-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

    Press Release --- Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

    REDLANDS, Calif. – The Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) Board of Trustees took action to adopt a new policy aimed to provide all staff, students, volunteers and community members with information to increase their awareness of their role in protecting children from inappropriate conduct, increase their capacity to maintain appropriate professional boundaries and report suspicions or violations to the proper authorities.

    “Redlands Unified is taking the lead by adopting a new board policy tonight that clarifies professional boundaries and unacceptable conduct by employees and implements stringent consequences for violating these standards,” said Jim O’Neill, RUSD Board President.

    As outlined in the RUSD 2025 vision, the commitment to ensure “Learning in Safe and Secure Environments” requires the Board to continually review, analyze and enhance school safety protocols and procedures.

    This new policy – BP 4019.1 Professional Adult/Student Boundaries, helps outline and identify:

    • General professional standards employees are expected to maintain with students
    • Appearances of impropriety (initial grooming behaviors)
    • Boundary blurring violations
    • Serious misconduct
    • Duty to report
    • Progressive discipline

    “It will take more than our administrators, teachers, employees and students watching for danger signs,” said O’Neill. “If anyone sees, hears about or senses something that is not right between a student and an employee, they should feel safe to immediately report it so that intervention can occur.”

    Report suspected child abuse or neglect to the San Bernardino County Children and Family Services 24-hour hotline, 1 (800) 827-8724.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

    For a PDF version of this press release, please click here.

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  •  Recent incidents involving REV High School

    September 22, 2018

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell, Community Outreach,

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2018-22-09-03

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

           

    Press Release --- Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

    REDLANDS, CA – Over the last 24 hours, there have been two separate reported incidents involving Redlands East Valley (REV) High School. These events have led to the arrest and apprehension of two individuals by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

    One incident occurred on the morning of Friday, September 21 and involved a teacher who lit materials on fire at the REV campus. This incident had no direct correlation to the instructional program and compromised the safety of our students.

    Thanks in large part to the swift response and action of the School Resource Officer (SRO) on staff, the situation was promptly investigated and the individual involved was arrested.

    School staff, administration and Deputy SRO David McDermott of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department worked together to extinguish the fire. Thankfully, no students were injured. The teacher was subsequently booked for arson and the investigation is ongoing.

    On the evening of Friday, September 21, a student from REV vandalized the Redlands High School campus. This student was also apprehended and arrested by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

     The Redlands Unified District wishes to commend the promptness of our local law enforcement officers in these matters. As outlined in the RUSD 2025 vision, learning in safe and secure environments and maintaining collaborative community partnerships are top priorities for the District. Evidenced by these events, both our local law enforcement and our District have the shared goal and vision to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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  • Redlands Unified School District works towards an agreement in sexual abuse lawsuit

    August 28, 2018

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Community Outreach, Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2018-28-08-05

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

    Press Release --- Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 12:37 p.m.

    REDLANDS, Calif. – The Redlands Unified School District is working towards an agreement with the parties involved in recent litigation against the District involving sexual abuse claims.

    While the District is unable to speak of any specific details at this time, we sincerely hope this settlement will be a basis for healing for the victims and their families.

    Regrettably, Redlands Unified is unable to erase the repugnant actions of these individuals. Superintendent Mauricio Arellano, hired in September 2017, has directed District administration to join him in thoroughly scrutinizing and examining our current policies, practices, staff training, and reporting protocols. Working in conjunction with the Board of Education, Mr. Arellano is allocating resources to help heighten our vigilance in student safety. The District has contracted with one of the nation’s leading child sexual abuse experts, Diane Cranley, to train our staff on identifying the key warning signs that sexual predators exhibit towards their potential victims. The District has also reinstituted school resource officers at each of our comprehensive high schools as a conduit between staff, students and parents in reporting suspicious activities. The District has also invested in the implementation of the RAPTOR System for all schools as an additional layer of safety to ensure that adults who access our campus are not registered offenders.

    We are imploring our staff, students and the community to act promptly and report suspicious behaviors. We must focus on the tenets of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign so that incidents are appropriately reported to the authorities. We all must work together to keep student safety our utmost priority. As a District, we will act swiftly, responsibly and with authority and determination when it comes to protecting the innocence of the children with whom we are entrusted.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

    For a PDF version of this press release, please click here

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  • Learning Environments that are Safe an d Secure

    August 1, 2018

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    The Redlands Unified School District is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and faculty. The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor Visitor Management System allows us to know who is in our buildings at all times and quickly identify those that may present a danger to our students. The Raptor system will enhance the way we screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

    Upon entering our school sites, visitors will be asked to present a form of government-issued identification such as a Driver’s License, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. If a parent or guardian for any reason does not have a United States government-issued ID, the school staff member may use any form of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system.

    The Raptor system will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our school campuses without our knowledge. The Raptor system checks the visitor’s name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. The registered sex offender database is the only official database checked by the Raptor system. No other data from the ID is gathered or recorded and the information is not shared with any outside agency.

    Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of their visit. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork.

    Thank you in advance for your understanding and your support in enhancing the school safety protocols in our District.

    Redlands Unified School District


    1 de Agosto del  2018

    Estimado Padre/Guardian:

    El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Redlands se complace en anunciar que comenzaremos a utilizar el Sistema de Administración de Visitantes Raptor en todas nuestras escuelas para fortalecer nuestro programa de seguridad  del campus para estudiantes y profesorado.   La seguridad de nuestros estudiantes es nuestra máxima prioridad y el Sistema de Administración de Visitantes Raptor nos permite saber quién está en nuestros campus en todo momento e identificar rápidamente a aquellos que pueden representar algún peligro para nuestros estudiantes.  El sistema Raptor mejorará la manera en que verificamos a nuestros visitantes, contratistas, y voluntarios en nuestras escuelas y nos proporciona un entorno más seguro para nuestros estudiantes y personal.

    Al ingresar a nuestras escuelas, se les pedirá a los visitantes que presenten una forma de identificación emitida por el gobierno, como una licencia de conducir, que puede escanearse o ingresarse manualmente en el sistema.  Si un padre o tutor por alguna razón no tiene una identificación emitida por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos, el miembro del personal de la escuela puede usar cualquier forma de identificación e ingresar manualmente el nombre de la persona en el sistema Raptor.

    El sistema Raptor verificará que los delincuentes sexuales registrados no ingresen a nuestras escuelas sin nuestro conocimiento.  El sistema Raptor verifica el nombre del visitante y la fecha de nacimiento para compararlo con una base de datos nacional de delincuentes sexuales registrados.  La base de datos de delincuentes sexuales registrada es la única base de datos oficial verificada por el sistema Raptor.  No se recopilan ni registran otros datos del ID y la información no se comparte con ninguna agencia externa.  

    Una vez que se apruebe la entrada, Raptor emitirá una etiqueta que identifica al visitante, la fecha y el propósito de su visita.  No será necesaria una etiqueta de identificación  para quienes visitan nuestras escuelas simplemente para dejar un artículo en la oficina o recoger papeles.

    Gracias de ante mano por su comprensión y apoyo para mejorar los protocolos de seguridad escolar en nuestro Distrito.

    Distrito Escolar Unificado de Redlands

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  • 2018-19 Back to School

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  • CIF Championship Girls Tennis Team from Redlands High School

    Redlands High School Girls Tennis Team received their rings and recognition as Division 3 CIF Champions.

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  • Cast and crew of "One Man, Two Guvnors" from CVHS Blackhawk Theatre

    The cast and crew of "One Man, Two Guvnors" from Citrus Valley High School's Blackhawk Theatre Company was recognized for their 1st place win at the California Educational Theatre Association's (CETA) Play Competition during the Tuesday, April 10 Board of Education Meeting.

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  • Redlands Unified School District Press Release

    February 14, 2018

    Contact:

    Attn: News Desk

    MaryRone Shell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Community Outreach, Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2018-14-02-03

    PIO Line: (909) 307-5300

    Press Release ---Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
    Redlands East Valley High School selects new head football coach

    REDLANDS, CA – It’s an exciting time to be a Wildcat. Redlands East Valley High School (REV) has selected its new head varsity football coach – Richard Lunsford.

    While Lunsford has been a head coach since 2012, he has coached high school football for the last 15 years.

    “He will have high expectations both on and off the field to build excellent athletes, excellent students and excellent citizens,” said Jennifer Murillo, Principal at REV. “It is clear that character, leadership and integrity are as important to him as they are to us. They are essential components of the REV Way.”

    In addition to his coaching assignment, Lunsford will be joining REV’s teaching staff as a credentialed physical education teacher.

    “Academics is first and foremost a priority,” said Lunsford. “The majority of my players may not go on to play football after high school, but it is my duty to instill proper education in all of my students so that they all become productive members of society.”

    Lunsford not only commands classroom success, he commends it. He currently has a 100 percent graduation rate. He said he has celebrated those who have been honored as National Football Foundation Scholar Athletes and All State Players.

    He will be joining REV after his third season as the beloved head coach of Arlington High School in Riverside. At Arlington, his team made two appearances in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) – Southern Section post-season playoffs. 

    “Coach Lunsford comes to us being highly recommended as a dynamic leader with a competitive spirit,” said Rhonda Fouch, REV Athletic Director. “These are all tremendous qualities to bring an already successful football program to the next level.”

    Fouch was quick to give credit for the successes their football program has seen in recent years to all the leaders and stakeholders past and present.

    The 2018 REV Wildcat football schedule may be one of the most challenging in the Inland Empire, but Lunsford said he fully embraces the opportunity to prepare his student-athletes to compete at a high level.

    No stranger to the lack of a home stadium, he has vowed to make every field they play on REV’s home field. 

    The selection of Lunsford symbolizes a homecoming itself. At REV, Lunsford will be teaching and coaching in a community he already resides in with his wife of 2 years – Jacqlene Lunsford.

    His official first day is February 20.

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. 

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  • Redlands Unified School District Press Release

    February 8, 2018

    Contact:  MaryRone Shell

    Attn: News Desk

    Community Outreach,

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Communication and Social Media Specialist

    No. 2018-06-02-02

    PIO Line: (909) 307-5300

    Press Release --- Thursday, February 08, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

    Redlands High School announces new head football coach

    REDLANDS, CA – Redlands High School (RHS) announces its new head football coach - Mike McFarland.

    “We are thrilled to hire a high-quality social studies teacher and coach,” said Kate Bartells, Principal at RHS. “His coaching experience is impressive but his ability to develop character and moral values in his students will no doubt lead our Terriers to success on the field and beyond.”

    McFarland’s coaching experience includes working at both the high school and collegiate level over the last 18 years.

    “Coach McFarland’s multi-level experience should serve him well as he prepares the Terriers for competition in both the Citrus Built League (CBL) and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) – Southern Section,” said Patrick Hafley, District Athletic Director.

    As head coach at Temple City High School in Los Angeles, he led his team to two CIF – LA City Section playoff appearances.

    “Redlands High School is very excited to have found a coach with local ties at the high school level,” said Chris Ruhm, Assistant Principal at RHS. “We are confident in his high energy level and his commitment to success for our program.”

    Coach McFarland’s official first day will be March 1. He will be joining RHS after his third season as the Miner’s offensive coordinator at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T).

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlands.k12.ca.us and follow @RedlandsUSD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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  • 1/15/18 - No Classes/No Hay Clases

    January 15 - All schools will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Classes resume Tuesday, January 16.

     

    MLK

    Enero 15 - Todas las escuelas estarán cerradas en observancia del Día del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Regresamos a clases el 16 de Enero.

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  • Redlands Unified School District Press Release

     

    December 15, 2017

    Contact: MaryRone Shell

    Attn: News Desk

    Community Outreach, Communication & Social Media Specialist

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    No. 2017-12-15-01

     

    PIO Line: (909) 307-5300

           

     

    Press Release --- Friday, December 15, 2017 at 4:52 p.m.

     

    REV High School’s beloved head football coach heads to Citrus Valley

     

    Redlands, CA – Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) announces that Kurt Bruich, longtime head varsity coach of Redlands East Valley (REV) High School, is heading to Citrus Valley High School (CVHS).

     

    After a highly successful 16-year tenure at REV, Coach Bruich said he is ready to tackle a new challenge as head varsity football coach at CVHS.

     

    “I am truly excited to be chosen as the next head varsity coach at Citrus Valley High School,” said Bruich. “I am ready to start a new chapter in my career.”

     

    Bruich has led the REV Wildcats to a record 140-46-2 which included 11 Citrus Belt League (CBL) championships, a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) inland division championship, a Southern California regional championship, and a California state championship.

     

    His long list of achievements has not gone unnoticed by the district.

     

    “Coach Bruich is deserving of praise and credit for the outstanding program he has created despite the limitation of not having a home stadium,” said Mauricio Arellano, Superintendent of Schools.

     

    Redlands High School (RHS) and CVHS currently share the use of their facilities with REV.

     

    While sharing a stadium is not a unique situation to high schools across the nation, it can be less than ideal and pose unique challenges with regards to regular practices and games.

     

    The constraints of the district’s budget unfortunately do not currently allow for the construction of a new football stadium for REV with early estimates being in the multi-million-dollar range.

     

    RUSD remains hopeful for a future that may include this endeavor; perhaps in the form of bond measures, with the community’s support.

    The coach’ s official start date is January 8 and he hopes to bring his winning leadership to CVHS.

     

    “I am looking forward to becoming a Blackhawk to instill championship values within the culture of Citrus Valley Football,” said Bruich.

     

    The district hopes for the continued success of the REV football program and looks forward to the winning potential that Bruich could bring to CVHS athletics.

     

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net. Follow @RedlandsUSD on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

     

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  • Redlands Unified School District Press Release

     

    December 12, 2017

    Contact: MaryRone Shell

    Attn: News Desk

    Community Outreach, Communication &

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Social Media Specialist

    No. 2017-12-12-01

    Phone: (909) 748-6784

           

     

    Press Release --- Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

     

    RUSD Bond Refinance Leads to Millions in Savings for Local Taxpayers 

     

    Redlands, CA – Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) has successfully refinanced a portion of its outstanding general obligation bonds which has led to a generation of approximately $16.6 million in total savings for local taxpayers.

     

    “The Redlands Unified School District appreciates the support of the community and is very pleased to be able to deliver significant savings to taxpayers,” said Bernie Cavanagh, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services.

     

    The total savings is a result of refinancing approximately $82 million of outstanding bonds at dramatically lower interest rates.

     

    The original bonds were issued as part of the school district’s Measures R & J bond authorizations approved by voters in 2002 and 2008 respectively.

     

    Proceeds of the original bonds funded critically needed school improvements and facilities and included the construction of both Judson and Brown Elementary and Citrus Valley High School.

     

    Additionally, RUSD successfully refinanced approximately $13 million of the 2001 Community Facilities District (CFD) bonds which resulted in an additional savings of approximately $1.5 million for taxpayers in the City of Highland who pay annually for the RUSD CFD 2001-1.

     

    The refinancing was well-received by Standard and Poor’s credit agency and Moody’s credit agency who both assigned RUSD very high credit ratings based on the school district’s large tax base, healthy financial profile, modest debt burden and investors.

     

    For more news and notifications about the Redlands Unified School District, visit our website at www.redlandsusd.net. Follow @RedlandsUSD on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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  • Redlands Unified School District Press Release

     

    November 30, 2017

    Contact: MaryRone Shell

    Attn: News Desk

    Community Outreach, Communication & Social Media Specialist

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Email: MaryRone_Shell@redlands.k12.ca.us

    No. 2017-30-11-01

    Phone: (909) 307-5300

           

     

    Press Release --- Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 9:45 a.m.

     

    LCAP Geographic Community Input Meetings

     

    Redlands, CA – Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) announces it will host five Geographic Community Input Meetings as a part of the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The first of the five meetings will be held in the Wildcat Café at Redlands East Valley High School.

     

    The meetings will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The first half hour will be led by Superintendent of Schools Mauricio Arellano.

     

    For their convenience, parents, students and community members are invited to choose from the following five dates and locations:

     

    • December 5 – Redlands East Valley High School: 31000 E. Colton Ave., Redlands, CA
    • December 13 – Mission Elementary School: 10568 California St. Redlands, CA
    • January 9 – Beattie Middle School: 7800 Orange St., Highland, CA
    • January 11 – Clement Middle School: 501 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Redlands, CA
    • January 18 – Cope Middle School: 1000 W. Cypress Ave., Redlands, CA

     

    Parents, students and community members are asked to provide much needed feedback about:

     

    • English Learner Programs
    • Safety, Facilities and School Climate
    • Technology
    • Tutoring and Intervention
    • Mathematics
    • English Language Arts and Reading
    • Parent and Student Involvement
    • College and Career Readiness

     

    Join Redlands Unified School District in conversation at one of the LCAP Geographic Community Input Meetings. Stay up to date with RUSD via our website at www.redlandsusd.net. Follow RUSD on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram via the username @RedlandsUSD.

     

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  • County Middle School Students To Attend STEMapalooza On Sept. 15

    NEWS RELEASE

     

    Contact:      Christine McGrew, Dan Evans                                                                1718-013

    Phone:       (909) 386-2413

    Date:          September 8, 2017

                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    County Middle School Students To Attend STEMapalooza On Sept. 15

     

    SAN BERNARDINO – About 360 students from 10 middle schools in San Bernardino County will attend the annual STEMapalooza Student Conference on Sept. 15 at The Way World Outreach in San Bernardino.

          Students will spend the day visiting interactive and engaging exhibits that demonstrate the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – STEM. The event will feature special guest speaker Steward Sumida, who is the Wang Distinguished Professor of Science, Math and Engineering for the California State University system and a professor of biology at Cal State San Bernardino.

          More than 20 exhibitors are expected to participate. Among them are: Air Quality Management District; Auto Club Speedway; San Bernardino Valley College; Cal Baptist University engineering; Chaffey College Intech; Explore Microscopy; Network for a Healthy California; Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in San Bernardino; RoboKong; and the County Sheriff’s Department.

          Participating schools – and their districts -- include:

    ·      Big Bear Middle, Bear Valley Unified;

    ·      Foothill Knolls Elementary, Upland Unified;

    ·      Hesperia Junior High, Hesperia Unified;

    ·      Kolb Middle, Rialto Unified;

    ·      Mesa View Middle, Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified;

    ·      Moore Middle, Redlands Unified;

    ·      Quail Valley Middle, Snowline Joint Unified;

    ·      Terrace Hills Middle, Colton Joint Unified;

    ·      Truman Middle, Fontana Unified;

    ·      Vineyard STEM, Ontario-Montclair.

     

          STEMapalooza is made possible with the funding from Gordon Bourns of Bourns Inc. in Riverside and the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Alliance for Education.

          Additional partners teaming with the Alliance for Education include the San Bernardino Community College District and the MESA Program at UC Riverside.

     

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    RUSD Announces New Superintendent - Mauricio Arellano

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  • All RUSD schools return Wednesday, August 9.

     

    The first day of school for all Redlands Unified School District students is Wednesday, August 9.

    Please see the 2017-18 Calender here: https://www.redlandsusd.net/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=103&dataid=10266&FileName=18-19studentattcal.pdf

    Follow @RedlandsUSD on Twitter and visit www.redlandsusd.net for more updates. 

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