The Cypress Village Forecast


Monday, 11/16/2020
Front Office Hours: 7:45am - 3:00pm

Tuesday, 11/17/2020
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Upper Grade Music

Wednesday, 11/18/2020
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 2:30pm
IVA Distribution of Materials: 10:45am - 3:20pm  
Minimum Day

Thursday, 11/19/2020
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
PTA Meeting:  9:30am - 10:30am
Upper Grade Music

Friday, 11/20/2020
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Report Cards Posted:  2:00pm
Primary Music

Academic Model Changes & Digital Platforms
If your child is transitioning from one academic model to another, starting this evening through November 15th, scheduling changes will occur.   

When accessing digital resources and learning platforms, students scheduled to move will no longer see the Trimester 1 class after today, November 13th.  Students will have access to their new Canvas course, Clever apps, and district integrated programs for the newly enrolled course on Monday, November 16th

Trimester 1 report cards will be available in Parent Portal once they are finalized by the previous teacher.

If you have any questions, please email

A Note from the School Nurse
We are excited to have some new Cypress Village students joining us next Monday! We would like to take this time to remind and update everyone on health and safety measures that are in place to keep students and staff safe:

  • Daily Home Screening  - Please ensure that you go through this Daily Symptom Screener with your child before leaving for school every day. It is essential that a parent calls the attendance line at 949-936-8901 to notify the school that the student is staying home due to illness or has been in contact with a Covid positive person.
  • Illness on Campus - If a student becomes ill on campus, it will be necessary to send the student home immediately. This year we are taking extra measures to slow the spread of any possible illness by asking that parents pick up students promptly after notification that your student is ill.  
  • Illness Prevention - We have implemented many measures to ensure that students and staff have the resources they need to stay healthy.

We know there is a lot of new information this year and our most important priority is keeping our students safe. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We hope that you partner with us in our efforts for a safe and healthy Cypress Village!

Trimester Academic Model Changes
Cypress Village has over 100 students moving between models at the beginning of the second trimester on Monday November 16th. Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we navigate this uncharted territory.  We are now at capacity or close to it in several classes in the traditional model and in a couple of hybrid classes. All students who are moving should have received communication about the move as well as those whose model change request was unable to be accommodated. In addition to notifying each family with the name and room number of their new class assignment, we also provided them the overview of their new model’s guidelines and procedures. Teachers will reach out to students who will be entering their class in order to provide the specifics of their class management strategies, instructional practices, grading process, etc. and a Zoom link if you are in IVA or Hybrid. 

Optional OCHCA Mask Contest for Students
The OC Health Care Agency has launched a Mask Message Contest designed to engage OC students of all grades in an independent project to help normalize mask wearing. Students can enter one or all three categories:

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19. Prizes include up to $7000 worth of technology for schools.  More information about the contest as well as social media, flyers and a toolkit may be found at Please note this is optional.  If you choose to share information about the contest with your families the toolkit has pre-drafted information, including a flier, which may be helpful.

Free and Reduced Lunch Price Applications Available in the Front Office or On-Line
Students whose families are on limited incomes may qualify to receive free or reduced lunch.  If you would like to apply for your child to receive free or reduced-price lunch, please click here

PTA News
Save the Date - Chipotle Dine-Out Night (All Models)
Chipotle Dine-Out Night is 12/9 from 5pm-9pm. More information to come! Thank you for your support at our last dine out at Chick Fila! 

PTA Membership Drive
The easiest way to support the PTA is to become a PTA member.  It only costs $10 and anyone can join!  We like to encourage both parents to be members, plus grandparents, relatives, friends, teachers, and neighbors!  When you join the PTA, you not only receive voting rights at our general association meetings, but also access to PTA member discounts at national and local businesses. CLICK HERE for membership information. CLICK HERE to join.

Cypress Village’s IVA Distribution Day - Wednesday, November 18th
As we head into the 2nd Trimester of the 2020-2021 IUSD Virtual Academy school year, we wanted to provide you with information regarding access to the learning materials for your students in grades K-6. We will be distributing materials for all Cypress Village IVA students, by last name, on Wednesday, November 18th from the Cypress Village Library. Please review the Cypress Village IVA parent distribution letter for more information: CLICK HERE 

IVA District Newsletter
Please review the most recent newsletter that was sent out to the IVA community today by our Director of Virtual Learning, Kris Linville: CLICK HERE

Picture Day
IVA Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th. More details to come as the date gets closer.

IUSD’s Virtual Academy Website
If you haven’t checked out IUSD’s Virtual Academy website, you can click here for more resources, IVA’s calendar, and more information:

Follow IVA’s Instagram Account: @ivaiusd

Parent Conference Dates:
Spring Conference minimum days - March 22-26

Other Important Dates:

Minimum Days

Tuesday, November 24 Last day before Thanksgiving break

Friday, December 18 Last day before winter break

Friday, January 15 Friday before MLK and Student/Teacher Holiday

Friday, May 28 Friday before Memorial Day

Friday, June 4 Last day of school

You can access the IVA Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year here: IVA 2020-2021 Calendar