The Cypress Village Forecast

forecast

Monday, 1/18/2021
No School - Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, 1/19/2021
No School - Teacher/Student Holiday

Wednesday, 1/20/2021
Minimum Day
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 2:15pm

Thursday, 1/21/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Upper Grade Music

Friday, 1/22/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Primary Music


A Note from the School Nurse
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!

ICCP Scholarship - Funding Available!
Do you need assistance with child care payments for your elementary school-age child? The Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) provides scholarships to income-eligible families to help pay for your child to attend an ICCP child care program.  An ICCP child care program is located on each Irvine Unified School District elementary campus.

Awards to eligible applicants cover a percentage of monthly tuition fees based on demonstrated financial need.  Scholarship payments are made directly to the ICCP child care provider.

 To apply or for more information please visit cityofirvine.org/childcarescholarships or call 949-724-6635

PTA Board Members
Be A Part of the PTA Board
Attention Parents! Elections are right around the corner and we are looking for parents or grandparents that would like to be involved in the PTA Executive Board for the 2021-2022 school year. If you'd like to be involved with all the fun events and programs PTA provides, please fill out this interest form  Information about each position is provided here

Please email info@cypressvillagepta.org with any questions.

2021-2022 Executive Board Positions
President 
Executive Vice President
Treasurer 
VP Membership 
VP Fundraising
VP Programs
Recording Secretary
Parliamentarian
Historian
Auditor 

Picture Day
School picture day will be occurring on Tuesday, Feb 23rd-Thursday Feb 24th. Your child’s teacher will be in communication on which day your student’s class is to be photographed. 

Noon Duty Playground Assistant Needed
If you know of anyone that is positive, fun, and loves working with children: Cypress Village is hiring a Playground Assistant to supervise students during recess and lunch, Monday through Friday from 9:50 AM – 1:20 PM on the days worked. The beginning pay rate is $13.50 an hour. Please complete an employment application through Edjoin. Once you have completed the application, please contact Maureen George at MaureenGeorge@iusd.org or by calling 936-8900 to be considered for an interview.

Elementary Resource Counseling Department
The ERC/Counseling department would like to survey parents of Cypress Village Elementary School in order to help identify what the needs are of the school. This survey will also determine what topics need to be addressed in the classroom and in small group sessions, as well as topics to be discussed at parent educational and informational meetings. This is an anonymous survey. Thank you for your help!
Parents' Survey

Care Solace
Care Solace Mental Health Services
In order to better serve our students, families, and staff, IUSD has partnered with Care Solace mental health services to connect families to outside care providers. Care Solace provides concierge services to assist families in navigating mental health services in the community.  

Care Solace’s team is available 24/7 and can support you in any language.  If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

​​​​​​​Care Solace will assign a personal Care Concierge to support you through the process of finding mental health care.  They will identify available providers who accept your insurance; private, Medi-Cal, sliding scale, or cost-free options.  They will help you book an appointment and check-in with you afterwards to see if you like the provider or need additional support.

Community Mental Health Resources
CLICK HERE to visit our Community Mental Health page. CLICK HERE for Care Solace - Our Mental Health Concierge Services to Connect Families to Outside Resources.

Virtual Parenting Workshops
Irvine Parent Education Programs (IPEP) are FREE seminars and educational workshops offered to Irvine parents throughout the school year. Our goal is to empower parents with the skills and strategies necessary to become active participants in their child’s education. IPEP offers a variety of workshops focused on topics important to parents of IUSD students. Experienced instructors and district-level representatives lead each workshop, providing participants with thoughtful and up to date information. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Coffee with the Counselor
Coffee with the Counselor will be held once per month over Zoom.
"Hot Coffee" Last Wednesday of each month (morning), @ 7:30a- 8:15am
"Iced Coffee" Last Wednesday of each month  (afternoon), @ 1:00p- 1:45p
Join in to learn about how we can work together to build our Cypress Village students' social and emotional well-being. If you are interested in attending, please fill out Google Form  
Hope to see you there!

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


IVA District Newsletter
Our Director of Virtual Learning, Kris Linville, will be sending out the most recent newsletter, by email, later today. This newsletter gets sent out every Friday. Please keep an eye out and check your spam folder in case you don’t receive it. 

Picture Day
IVA Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th. Please use this link to sign up for a timeslot. If you have more than one student in IVA, please fill out the form for each student. 

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: https://iva.iusd.org/

Follow IVA’s Instagram Account: @ivaiusd

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

Other Important Dates:
Minimum Days
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