The Cypress Village Forecast

Forecast

Monday, 2/15/2021
Presidents Day (No School)

Tuesday, 2/16/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Upper Grade Music

Wednesday, 2/17/2021
Minimum Day
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 2:15pm

Thursday, 2/18/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Upper Grade Music

Friday, 2/19/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
ELPAC Testing
Primary Music


Academic Model Change Requests (For 3rd Trimester)
If you are interested in an academic model change for the last trimester of the school year, please complete this survey. Complete this ONLY if you are requesting a change in your child's academic model for the 3rd trimester. The survey closes at midnight on 2/19/2021.  DO NOT complete this survey if you want your child to remain in his/her current placement.

Academic model changes will be considered based on space availability, enrollment, staffing, and while adhering to safety measures.  Please note that changes are not guaranteed.

We have minimal space in our in-person models, especially in traditional. Please note that because of this, fewer academic model changes will be able to be accommodated.

If you have already indicated your interest in changing models, you must still complete this survey.

CLICK HERE to complete the Academic Model Change Request.

Updated School Calendar
Please CLICK HERE for the updated school calendar.

Picture Day
School picture day will be occurring on Tuesday, Feb 23rd-Thursday, Feb 25th. Your child’s teacher will be in communication on which day your student’s class is to be photographed. CLICK HERE for photo package options.

IUSD Annual Survey
Our district’s Annual Survey is now open through February 22.  Please take a moment to complete this important survey.  Your responses are critical in providing feedback about school climate and where resources are focused through the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) process. This interactive process helps IUSD identify annual goals, take action on those goals, and measure progress on academic achievement, school climate, and parent engagement as part of the 10-month LCAP process. To take the parent survey now, click here. Thank you in advance for your participation.  Your engagement, partnership, and support continue to enable IUSD to best serve our students. 

COVID-19 Testing for Students
As part of the Irvine Unified School District’s ongoing effort to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and facilities, the District in partnership with LivingFit Nation Corporate Wellness will offer, at no cost to participants, COVID-19 testing for students. CLICK HERE for February 15th’s Testing Clinic. 

Reminder - Limit Time on Campus
As a reminder, due to Covid, students cannot play on the playground and field before or after school. We greatly appreciate how our families are waiting until 5 minutes before start time and 5 minutes prior to dismissal to come on campus. Thank you for your help!

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.

Free Meal Grab-N-Go Every Monday & Wednesday
Breakfasts and lunches are distributed cold or frozen with heating instructions.  Meals are distributed in front of the Nutrition Services Office at the north end of the parking lot.  Please follow the signs to the curbside pick-up location.  For additional information, please visit our website at iusd.org/nutrition or email nutrition@iusd.org.

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


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.

Care Solace
CLICK HERE for 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.

Virtual Parenting Workshops
The Irvine Family Resource Center is now offering a variety of Parent Enrichment Workshops as well as a 6 week Parent Support Process Group. Please click this link Irvine Family Resource Center Workshop Flyer for more detailed information.

Coffee with the Counselor - CLICK HERE for Flyer
"Hot Coffee" Last Wednesday of each month (morning), @ 7:30a- 8:15a
"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!


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 


IPSF Ambassador Alert - January 2021
GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Educational excellence may have looked different in 2020, but with the help of our community of supporters, IPSF was able to rise to the challenge and provide vital support to our Irvine schools and students. We invite you to view our 2020 highlights video as a way of saying thank you for helping strengthen our mission at a time when it was needed most. We could not do it without you; together we are stronger!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRqDDysZ0_Q&feature=youtu.be

NEW AFTERSCHOOL FUN!

IPSF’s next session of ACE Online offers over 100 fun and engaging after school online classes for students in grades 1-8. We have added exciting new classes including Nintendo Gamemakers, Mystery Science, and Entrepreneurship, to name a few. Registration is now open, and classes will fill up fast! www.ipsf.net/afterschool

REGISTER FOR ENRICHMENT DAY

IPSF is excited to once again offer in-person workshops during Enrichment Day on Monday, February 15 at Westwood Training Center*. Students in grades 1-8 can spend the school holiday learning new skills like chess strategy, magic routines, sewing, or programming BattleBots. 

Our small-group workshops, held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., are designed to create a safe environment for your child to learn, explore, and above all HAVE FUN! Each three-hour class will be limited to a maximum of 10 students and adhere to all local, state, and federal health guidelines.

https://ipsf.net/what-we-do/enrichmentday/


 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. 

Trimester 3 Distribution - Feb. 24th
As we head into the 3rd 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, on Wednesday, February 24th outside of the Library. This will be the same day as Picture Day. There is no sign-up link for the material distribution. Feel free to pick up your materials during your chosen Picture Day time slot.

We ask that you please arrive at your designated Picture Day time slot and wear a mask while on campus. 

  • Our checkout will be operating via a walk-up method. We will strive to maintain social distancing, and will be wearing appropriate PPE. 
  • In order to maintain social distancing and to keep the number of people waiting to a minimum, we ask that you keep the number of people in your party as small as possible.
  • Remember to bring a sturdy bag(s) to carry your students’ books and materials.
  • We will also be distributing our Cypress Village Birthday Pins for January through February birthdays. If you bring your child with you for pick up, our Birthday Banner will be up for photo opportunities.
  • Students will also be receiving Cypress Village Valentines gifts! 
  • In addition, 6th grade students will be picking up their DARE t-shirts. 

Picture Day - Feb. 24th
IVA Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th. Please use this link to sign up for a time slot. If you have more than one student in IVA, please fill out the form for each student. CLICK HERE for photo package options.

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