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📄 Welcome Back

Dr. Hansen Welcome Letter.pdf

August 4, 2022

Dear Jurupa Unified community:​

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! I'm very excited to begin this new year, which is full of incredible possibilities. As a reminder, the first day of school is Monday, August 8 and our wonderful JUSD team has been working hard throughout the summer to get our sites ready to welcome students back to school.  

We can't wait to experience the energy and excitement a new school year brings to our campuses and community! We love our students and we are eager to welcome them back to classrooms, where we can empower them to unlock their potential and prepare them to succeed in school, in career, and in life.

JUSD's Vision for the Future outlines our district's path forward as we work to provide an equitable, inclusive, and meaningful learning experience for all students. It highlights five key focus areas: Achievement and Innovation; Systems of Support; Community and Employee Relations; Leadership and Building Human Capital; and Organizational Stability and Fiscal Solvency. You can view the JUSD Vision for the Future infographic here.

This plan was developed through a collaborative process that included input from many educational partners in our district and community. It provides clarity on where we should focus our attention and efforts moving forward as we seek to continually improve and strengthen instructional practices, our educational programs, and our systems of support. These strategies will help us to fulfill our promise of Learning Without Limits for every child.

We are committed to ensuring that every student receives the very best education possible and we invite you to join us in our efforts to provide each child with an exceptional learning experience here in Jurupa USD.

Our district remains dedicated to providing a safe learning environment for all students and a safe work environment for staff.

As we plan for this coming school year, I'd like to share with you the latest California Department of Public Health COVID guidelines as well as other ways we are working to keep schools safe. The complete, updated CDPH guidelines for schools can be found at: K–12 Guidance 2022–23 School Year ( Information also is available on our COVID-19 District Information webpage. 

Some highlights include:​


  • COVID-19 vaccines currently are not required for students; however K-12 school employees still are required by the state to show proof of vaccination or test weekly. Vaccines continue to be recommended as the best protection against serious illness or hospitalization.


  • We will continue to provide testing opportunities to staff, but on a more limited basis. You can find more detailed testing information on our website.


  • Masks remain optional both indoors and outdoors at our school sites; however, the CDPH recommends the use of masks in indoor public settings. We support those who choose to wear a mask, and will continue to provide them to those who request them.

Stay home if sick:

  • Please stay home from work if you are sick; and keep your student home if they are ill. Report a positive case to your school or our contact tracing team.
  • More detailed information about what to do if you are experiencing symptoms can be found on our website.

As we did last year, we will keep you updated as guidelines or mandates change. Please look for messages from our district and visit our COVID-19 District Information page on our website.

Additional Safety Measures

I also want to reassure you that we have many measures in place to keep our campuses safe. For example, we have limited entry points to control who is coming onto our school grounds; we lock all gates during school hours; we have installed perimeter fencing enclosing each campus; and we have visible School Resource Officers (who are sworn Riverside County Sheriff's deputies) on our campuses.

We also check identifications of all who come on our campuses. Visitors should only be on campus for an educational purpose. 

You are also essential to keeping our schools safe. Please continue to be alert and tell school staff and/or law enforcement if you hear or see something that makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. We take every report seriously and investigate these matters fully.​

Thank you, once again, for being outstanding partners in our efforts to maintain a safe and positive school environment. Have a wonderful 2022-23 school year!


Trenton Hansen, PhD​

District Superintendent