Moreno Valley Online Academy
If you are interested in your child attending an independent learning option for the 2020-2021 school year, please consider the Moreno Valley Online Academy (MVOA). Some of its highlights include small class sizes, access to dual enrollment college courses, online A-G college prep courses, and serves students from transitional kindergarten to twelfth grade. View MVOA’s brochure to learn more.
If you haven’t already, fill out your Census questionnaire today! The census provides vital information for you and your community.
- Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on Census Bureau data.
- It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries.
- Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
- Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.
Visit 2020census.gov to learn how you can complete the questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. Everyone counts, so make sure you and your loved ones are counted!
Note: There is NO citizenship question on the questionnaire.
Free RTA Rides for Students
Thanks to a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program grant, students 18 years of age and younger will be able to take unlimited free rides to campus and anywhere the Riverside Transit Authority buses go for free, anytime they operate. The grant is effective from August 2, 2020, through June 30, 2021, and students will be responsible for paying their normal fare when the grant expires or funding runs out.
Students will simply need to show some form of identification, including a valid school ID, RTA Youth ID card, California driver’s license, or state ID showing they are 18 or younger.
Run for Hope
10K, 5K run/walk and motorcycle run
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Coronado Tidelands Park: 2000 Mullinex Dr, Coronado, CA 92118
Join the Celebration! Top Sponsor & Race Winners ~ Trophies, Prizes and Award Medals! Also, Special Music, Entertainment, Kidz G.A.N.G. Play Zone and lots of Delicious Food! Proceeds from this event will benefit youth in Moreno Valley.
California Student Academy
EdSource is proud to partner with Ed100 and organizations across the state in a unique opportunity for California's young people to develop their leadership skills and learn how they can get more involved in shaping their schools – and be heard at all levels of the education system. As high schools navigate the uncharted process of reopening safely, this four-day virtual conference will equip students with the knowledge and context to have an effective voice in conversations where decisions are made.
No prior experience is required and there is no charge to participate in the conference, but the deadline to apply has been extended to July 10. Learn more and apply today!
Virtual Graduations Available Online
Visit Graduation Central for links to the video as well as photo galleries of each school’s drive-through celebration. The videos feature speeches from the school principal, valedictorian, president of the board of education, and superintendent along with footage of students receiving their diplomas during the drive-through graduation celebrations.
United Lift Rental Assistance Fund
The United Lift Rental Assistance Program is a coordinated effort between Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise to keep 10,000 Riverside County families and residents housed between the months of June and November by providing one-time support in direct rental assistance. Rental assistance is intended to cover 100% of the total passed due rent, up to $3,500 per household. This amount is intended to cover two to three months of rent.
Applications will re-open July 15 – July 25, and the same period each month through November.
Anti-Bullying Institute’s Virtual Resources
The Anti-Bullying Institute (ABI) continues to serve students, educators and parents by providing kindness and bullying-prevention resources. ABI has introduced several new virtual programs and activities, including an IGTV and YouTube mini video series, as well as virtual kindness and shoutout cards.
ABI also offers the following bullying-prevention resources:
Take 30 Webinars - a professional development webinar series on various bullying-prevention topics
Printable materials, such as kindness affirmation cards
Virtual parent and cyber-bullying classes.
Learn more at antibullyinginstitute.org.
California Parent and Youth Helpline
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/.
City of Moreno Valley’s Upcoming 4th of July Contests
The City of Moreno Valley invites all residents to participate in some fun holiday contests!
United We Stand Virtual 6k Run/Walk
MoVal Residents can dress up in their patriotic gear and complete a 6k run/walk, or a hike up Terri Peak. Record your time on any exercise app, screenshot your total distance and finish time, take photos along the walk/hike/run and post with the hashtags #MOVALPARKS #MOVAL6K to be eligible for prizes and medals. Enter July 4-10.
Entry and judging rules and procedures for all these fun events are available on the City's website at www.moval.org/fourth. Entry deadlines vary by event, so enter soon!
Moreno Valley residents can get tested at CVS pharmacies for coronavirus infection. Testing is reserved for those showing COVID-19 symptoms or people in other high-risk categories, not for antibodies. Appointments are required at all three sites:
- Cottonwood Golf Center, 13671 Frederick St., Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Appointments scheduled by phone at 888-634-1123 or online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting. Must meet eligibility requirements.
- CrossWord Christian Church, 21401 Box Springs Road, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call to make an appointment: 1-800-945-6171. Open to all, regardless of symptoms.
- CVS Pharmacy, Lakeside Terrace Center, 26180 Iris Ave., daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Make an appointment online at www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing. Must meet eligibility requirements.