Superintendent Rosalina Rivera

  • One Team, One Vision

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  • Superintendent's Message

    Dear Staff, I want to welcome everyone to the 2021-22 school year! It is going to be an amazing, challenging, and exciting year. At DUSD, we have learned that there is no challenge too great if we work together, and if we value everyone's role and contributions. As we start the school year, we need to place the highest priority on creating a safe, nurturing, and welcoming environment for our students, our parents/guardians, and for each other. Every staff member has an important part to play in accomplishing this goal. We have all been through an unprecedented experience, and the effects are still with us. We need to take care of our students, and we need to take care of each other. We are not going back to normal; we are going forward to a new reality, where our students will need us more than ever. Be flexible, be ready to adjust, be ready to make changes, be ready to lead the way ... just as you have for the past 16 months. We've got this! Thank you, and have a great school year! Rosalina Rivera

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  • Remote Learning Academy Information

    Please contact your site hotline to learn more about our remote learning options for the 2021-2022 school year.

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  • DUSD Nurses Giving Shots of Hope

    #Team DUSD: We will continue to work hard and we will do all we can to help meet the fundamental needs of our students and families. DUSD strongly recommends that all staff and community members continue to follow public health guidelines. STAY HOME. WASH YOUR HANDS. WEAR A MASK. BE SAFE!

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  • CAASPP Scores for the 2018-2019

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  • Superintendent's Message March 2021

    For our Staff - I want to THANK YOU for giving all that you can to make each day more meaningful for every student at DUSD. Every effort to go the extra mile for a student matters. Continue your quest to give your personal best! For our Parents - Before we conclude this academic year, I want to THANK YOU for having such precious children. We love serving them and providing an enriched educational experience at DUSD. We appreciate all of your support during the pandemic, and we embrace a bright future ahead of us. For our Students - You have dedicated yourselves to your education. I want to THANK YOU for bringing your best everyday. You are the highlight of all that we plan and do everyday at DUSD. Keep working hard and keep learning. We are DUSD! ...Strong and Mighty! And.... "Together - We will see it through!"

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  • Superintendent's Message - November

    At this holiday season, I want to express my warmest thanks for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to supporting the needs of our students and families of Delano. Your work matters! By sharing your time and talents, you are making a positive difference in the lives of our entire district family. Thank you for your efforts. Please continue to be extra diligent in wearing your mask, washing your hands often, watching your distance, and making wise choices. May this time be one of joy, peace, and comfort as we bring this unprecedented year to a close. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season! Rosalina Rivera

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  • Superintendent's Message August - December

    Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! The start of a new school year is always exciting, and that is especially true this year. We are starting with distance learning, and so for now we will not see our students walking to school, getting dropped off, or exiting from a school bus. Instead, our students are connecting with our teachers and by our support staff. At all of our schools, grade levels, and programs, classes are organized, students are engaged, and the school year is underway. The 2020-21 school year begins under extraordinary circumstances. At DUSD, the essential work of public education continues, and we embrace the challenges. Even as we begin the school year with distance learning, and our students are not yet with us on campus, I want each one of our students to feel special. I want every student to feel special as a direct result of how we engage with them on a day-to-day basis. I want every staff member to be highly proactive in identifying and meeting the needs of our students. Our deepest calling as educators is to help every student that we come into contact with each day to understand the enormous value and potential within them.

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  • Superintendent's Message - June

    There have been many difficult issues that have arrived with great intensity in the past few months. We have continued to live with COVID 19, and we have been powerfully reminded that civil rights remains an ongoing challenge for our country. I am confident that DUSD as an institution is committed to respecting each and every person regardless of background or circumstances, and I am confident that DUSD will continue to be one family that is united in our commitment to equal treatment and mutual understanding. Right now, at this time in our history, there is an undeniable need to seek out the voices of persons who differ from us in terms of race, gender, religion, orientation, or political views. We have been quarantined for reasons of public health, but we cannot quarantine our minds from the voices of the marginalized, the victims of systemic injustice, the people who hold political views that are different from ours. We need to engage with these voices on the most fundamental level, so that this moment will be truly transformative, and will truly move us - all of us - toward a more just and equitable nation.

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  • Retirement Celebration

    Dear staff, Many of our colleagues and friends have made the decision to retire this year. Our retirees have given many years of dedicated service to the children and families of the Delano community. Each retiree, in his or her own way, has furthered the cause of public education and helped to shape the character of our District, and therefore each retiree will always be part of our DUSD family. Please be reminded that we will have a live stream drive-thru at the District on Wednesday, June 10, from 10 am to 11 am., to honor and recognize our retirees. There will be a link on the District website that will allow staff and family members to participate in the live stream. A list of retirees - who have notified us as of this date - is provided below. Also, please view the presentation attached. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Delano community, thank you, DUSD retirees, for your distinguished careers and for allowing us to work alongside you in the field of education. We wish you the very best in all your future endeavors. With gratitude, Rosalina Rivera

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  • Superintendent's Message - April

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  • Superintendent's Message January - February

    Welcome back, District family, and Happy New Year! It’s great to be able to enjoy some vacation time, but it is also great to come back and reconnect with colleagues and with our amazing students. We are beginning a new calendar year, but we are also in the middle of a school year, with many days of instruction and many events and activities to look forward to. As a District, I believe that we are fundamentally strong, and we are seeing many programs, departments, grade levels, and school sites make the jump to the next level of performance and achievement. As a recent example, this is a good place to once again congratulate Morningside School for officially receiving the California Distinguished School Award!

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  • Superintendent's Message - March

    Welcome Back, Everyone! Our school year is off to a great start as we work together as one team with one vision. I wanted to reiterate my remarks from our district breakfast last week. During a visit to the NASA space center in 1962, President John F. Kennedy noticed a janitor carrying a broom. He stopped the tour and walked over to the man and said, “Hi, I’m Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?” The man responded, “Well, Mr. President, I’m helping put a man on the moon.” He was right: although it may have appeared to some that this man was just cleaning the building, the president knew that he played a part of a tremendous endeavor; nonetheless, he was helping to make history.

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  • Superintendent's Message - September

    Welcome Back, Everyone! Our school year is off to a great start as we work together as one team with one vision. I wanted to reiterate my remarks from our district breakfast last week. During a visit to the NASA space center in 1962, President John F. Kennedy noticed a janitor carrying a broom. He stopped the tour and walked over to the man and said, “Hi, I’m Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?” The man responded, “Well, Mr. President, I’m helping put a man on the moon.” He was right: although it may have appeared to some that this man was just cleaning the building, the president knew that he played a part of a tremendous endeavor; nonetheless, he was helping to make history.

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  • Superintendent's Message October - November

    The California Department of Education has released the official CAASPP scores for the 2018-19 school year, and I wanted to congratulate our entire District family on a job well done! With the support and guidance of our teachers and staff, our students’ performance exceeded the Kern County averages in both English-Language Arts and Mathematics. The academic progress of our District is unmistakable; we are succeeding in our most important mission; and we are well-positioned to continue to achieve gains in the coming years. As we move forward, we will continue to show that by working together as one team with one vision, we really can achieve the extraordinary! Rosalina Rivera

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  • SCHOOL ATTENDANCE MATTERS

    September is our annual "Attendance Awareness Month." I am very pleased to report that our attendance rates remain at an all-time high! Our District-wide attendance rate remains close to 98%; this is much higher than the county or state average. There are no unimportant school days. Every day counts! Every staff member makes a difference in creating a positive school culture. Our students love to be in school, because it is a safe, happy, and exciting place to be. Our parents want their children to be in school, because they know the value of education and they know that their neighborhood school cares about their children.

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  • July 2019 Message

    Happy Summer everyone! I hope everyone is getting some time to relax with family and friends. As usual, the District has been busy with many projects. I appreciate the efforts of those employees who have been working diligently to make sure that our schools are looking great and are ready to receive students in August. Most of our staff members will be returning to duty soon, and I am looking forward to seeing all of you at our Annual Breakfast on July 30th and during our staff development sessions.

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  • May 2019 Message

    During the month of May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10) and Classified School Employee Week (May 19-25). I would like to express my gratitude to all our employees for a job well done!

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  • February's Message

    Everyone has a story, and each story is important. At DUSD, we are surrounded by stories of hope, commitment, sacrifice, struggle,and courage.

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  • March's Message

    I realize that some of you may have concerns about the Coronavirus, and about the flu and other health-related issues. We take the health and welfare of our students and staff very seriously. I convened a meeting yesterday with key District staff to discuss and determine how the District can be proactive and systematic in protecting our District family. At this time, we should all exercise personal responsibility and take these important steps to minimize the spread of germs and respiratory viruses. 1. Promote excellent hand hygiene - hand washing and using hand sanitizers. 2. Promote excellent respiratory hygiene - coughing and sneezing into shirt sleeve, handkerchief, or tissue. 3. Discourage students from touching their eyes, mouth, and nose with their hands - use tissue instead.

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  • Words of Encouragement!

    In all the media reports about the COVID-19 pandemic, and in all of the directives and advisories, Delano Union School District Superintendent Rosalina Rivera saw something essential was missing: Words of encouragement. So, she decided to do something about it. That began Friday morning when Jack Tillman, the district’s director of maintenance and operations, and two of his workers, Ralph Cruz and Jose Heredia, installed the first two signs with a simple message of encouragement to not only the district’s students and parents, but everybody driving along Cecil Avenue, one of Delano’s busiest streets, and seeing the Cecil Avenue Math and Science Academy signs. “Together — We Will See It Through” in English, “Juntos — Lo Sobreviviremos!” in Spanish,

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  • How to wear your mask

    Wearing face masks or cloth face coverings helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. For masks to work, they have to be worn properly. Wash your hands before and after wearing the mask and use only the loops of the mask to put it on and take it off. Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that completely covers your mouth and nose and fits snugly against the sides of your face, leaving no gaps. Do not wear a mask that is too loose on the sides. Do not pull the mask low on your nose, below your nose, or below your mouth or chin. Do not leave your chin or your mouth exposed or dangle the mask from one ear. Do not wear the mask in any other way that does not entirely cover your mouth and nose. Do not touch the front of the mask while wearing it. If you use a cloth mask, wash it and dry it daily and keep it in a clean, dry place.

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  • Assembly Bill 856: Pupil Health: COVID-19 Youth Health Information Act

    As schools bring students back for in-person learning, it is important to ensure a safe return to classrooms. Assembly Bill (AB) 856, Pupil Health: COVID-19 Youth Health Information Act, chaptered on July 23, 2021, encourages schools and school districts to provide information to our youth and their families on how to safely return to exercise and physical activity after exhibiting signs or symptoms of, or testing positive for, COVID-19. AB 856 is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has guidelines regarding returning to exercise and physical activity after exhibiting signs or symptoms of, or testing positive for, COVID-19.

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  • REMOTE LEARNING ACADEMY INFORMATION

    Please contact your site hotline to enroll into our remote learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year.

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  • NEWS RELEASE Coronavirus Message

    Delano Union School District continues to take a proactive role in addressing the health and well-being of our students. The circumstances associated with COVID-19 have presented our District with unprecedented challenges. Using the information that is available to us, we are making plans and decisions that are prioritizing the health needs of students, family, and staff. This is an ongoing situation, with new developments and significant uncertainty. The District is in direct contact with the State of California, Kern County, the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, and all state and local public health agencies. To navigate through this difficult time, we will partner with local educational and governmental agencies, and we request patience, understanding, and flexibility from our DUSD family and the Delano community.

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  • Morningside School named a California Distinguished School

    Morningside School is one of the most exceptional schools in California according to the California Department of Education. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the honorees for the 2020 California Distinguished School Award, and Morningside was named on this list of outstanding Schools.

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  • Census 2020

    About the 2020 Census Every 10 years, people across the country and in California fill out the Census in order to have an accurate count of all people in the United States. The Census determines California’s federal funding for important community services that help support our families and fair share of representation in California and Washington D.C. The next Census is in Spring 2020. Let’s ensure all Californians are counted so we can put those resources to good use here at home! https://census.ca.gov/

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  • AVISO A PADRES: CIERRE DE ESCUELAS

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  • National School Breakfast Week!

    "Energize your day with School Breakfast" March 2-6 is National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) Delano Union School District Schools will be bringing awareness by giving out promotional NSBW items to our students while serving Breakfast. Students must grab a school Breakfast in order to receive a promotional item. Please see our attached menu for the days the items will be given out. (Promotional items are limited). Please use our hashtags when posting for Delano’s National School Breakfast Week. #bestchoiceDUSD #SchoolBreakfast #NSBW20

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  • NOTICE TO PARENTS: SCHOOL CLOSURE

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  • DELANO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

    VISION: We are a learning community of educators that holds integrity and excellence as our core values. We are serving families that have entrusted their children to us. We will be deserving of that trust. We will be excellent role models; we will be highly skilled practitioners; and we will be dedicated and proactive in meeting the personal and academic needs of our students and their families. We embrace our responsibility to serve the community and we define our personal success in terms of the success of our students.

    MISSION: Our students will recognize and develop their talents, know that they are valued, and will experience success through a world-class education. Our students will acquire a strong foundation for their future college and career endeavors.

    GOALS: We will provide an environment of academic excellence that will develop creative and critical thinkers. We will engage each of our students as unique individuals in order to prepare them for college and career readiness. We will commit to provide a supportive learning environment that models a strong, positive work ethic, sparks an attitude of inquiry and enthusiasm for learning, and enables our students to become productive and responsible citizens. We will educate all students in a safe and nurturing family environment, where they will learn to be active citizens of a culturally diverse society.

    Every employee will honor students, parents, and community members by providing exemplary customer service.

    “Committed to working together for a better education through excellence"

  • DUSD PE

    Please visit our DUSD PE Website for information on Physical Fitness Activities during the Covid-19 Closure.

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  • Aeries Parent Portal

    DUESD is proud to provide access to the Aeries Parent Portal for students grades 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

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  • Say Something Sandy Hook Promise

    Say Something is a youth violence prevention program from Sandy Hook Promise – a national violence prevention organization. Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows youth and adults to submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others.

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