The Cypress Village Forecast

forecast

Monday, 5/3/2021
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm

Tuesday, 5/4/2021
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Upper Grade Music
ACE - Bot Ann E (iLab):  2:30pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday, 5/5/2021
Minimum Day
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 2:15pm
6th Grade Yard Signs Distribution: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursday, 5/6/2021
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Upper Grade Music
ACE - Robotic Pet Vet (iLab):  2:45pm - 3:45pm

Friday, 5/7/2021
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
School Spirit Day
Primary Music


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

Yearbook
Order your Yearbook today! 
"A Year Like No Other" 
Please visit www.treering.com/validate and use passcode : 1015634838383013
All students, regardless of their model, will be included in the yearbook. Please mention your students grade and email your pictures to yearbook@cypressvillagepta.org to be included in the yearbook page. 

CLICK HERE to learn how to customize your yearbook!

Start Signing Your Yearbook Today!
CLICK HERE to watch a video on how to electronically sign, send, and receive signatures for our Tree Ring Yearbooks! With our students being in different models, this is a great way to ensure that your child gets the signatures they want for their yearbook. Get started today!

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week (5/3 -5/7)
Message from PTA
Cypress Village Teachers and Staff have been working so hard for our kids. Now it is our turn to show our appreciation. Please join the Cypress Village PTA to celebrate our teachers. CLICK HERE for more information. Thank you!

PTA Slate of Nominees for the 2021-2022 Executive Board
We are excited to present our slate of nominees for the 2021-2022 PTA Executive Board! Save the date for our elections at our next PTA meeting.

  • President - Jenny Reyes
  • External VP- Autumn Ceniza
  • Treasurer - Win Chan
  • Secretary - Derrek Gabagat
  • VP of Membership - Svetlana Guryanova
  • VP of Fundraising - Anouk Gorokhovsky
  • VP of Programs - Agnes Nguyen
  • Financial Secretary - Olu Shittu
  • Historian - Esther Kang Loh

Cypress Village Pizza Making Night
Message from PTA
We will be hosting a virtual pizza making night with our very own Mrs. Lambert, Mr. Forster, and Ms. Hulley as our pizza making chefs! CLICK HERE for more information on how you can participate at home with your family!

Class Placement Requests
Every year about this time, the staff and I begin to hear from some parents who want to request a specific teacher or have a special request regarding the classroom placement for their child for the upcoming school year.  Cypress Village recognizes that parents do have valuable information, which could assist in the class placement of their child.  

Examples of this may be:

• an unsatisfactory experience between an older child and a teacher

• neighborhood problems that may necessitate the separation of two children

• description of the traits and characteristics present in a teacher that your child responds to best

We also recognize that parents sometimes have preferences for teachers and may request a specific teacher for their child. Although your request is reviewed, consideration is not given to specific teacher requests. We cannot place children in classes based only on parent preferences or a teacher’s reputation in the community.  Please keep in mind that staffing changes often occur from year to year. This includes teachers that may not return to teach at Cypress Village, new and additional teachers that may be added, and teachers changing grade levels. We group children for instructional purposes, and placing them in classes for other factors would defeat those purposes. Although not guaranteed, requests that include multiple class placement choices have a better chance of being accommodated. Parent requests asking their child to not be placed in a class that includes a specific population of students, a certain classroom composition, or a combination classroom are given no consideration.

In summary, most parents do not request specific teachers for their child or have any additional information to give us, and leave it to us to place their child in an appropriate classroom.  However, if you have pertinent information related to the classroom placement of your child for next school year, please communicate your request in email, with subject line: “Class Placement,” to Mrs. Lambert before May 21st. 

Student COVID Testing
In our continuous effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our classrooms and workspaces, the District will again host a COVID-19 testing clinic for students and staff. The next COVID-19 testing clinic is scheduled for Monday, May 3, 2021 at Northwood High School. CLICK HERE for flyer. Registration is now open for May 3, 2021.  

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.

Irvine Family Resource Center
The Irvine Family Resource Center provides individualized services designed to meet the needs of our IUSD students and community. The IFRC is offering a variety of Parent Enrichment Workshops during the month of May. In addition, the Irvine Family Resource Center is now accepting new referrals for short term mental health services, case management and to assist with resource linkage. Please click IFRC Parent Enrichment Workshops for more information.

Get Ready For Summer With IPSF!
Registration for IPSF Summer is now open! IPSF is excited to be offering both in-person and online summer classes beginning in June for grades K-12. Summer is the time for students to pursue interests, discover new passions, and brush up on fundamentals for the next school year. With hundreds of classes to choose from, your child is guaranteed to have a blast no matter where their interest lies. Preview classes now to start planning your summer fun: CLICK HERE

Scholarships are available for all IPSF programs to families demonstrating financial need. For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE

Bring OC STEAM Fest Home
We’re packaging the hands-on excitement of OC STEAM Fest…In a Box! Take the fun home with IPSF’s STEAM activity boxes, which will be available for online purchase soon, with contactless pick up on May 22, just in time for summer! Each box will contain five interactive activities – one representing each discipline of STEAM. OC STEAM Fest…In a Box is a safe and positive community-building project to rally together in support of our students. Look for more details coming soon!

IUSD Summer Learning Programs
CLICK HERE to learn more about the summer learning programs that IUSD will be offering.

City of Irvine Spring and Summer Recreation Activities
The City of Irvine’s recreation activities newsletter for IUSD, is now available online.  This latest edition includes information about enrichment activities, along with spring and summer camps, for school-aged children. To learn more, including how programs have been modified for COVID health and safety guidelines, click here.  To sign your student(s) up for programs, visit yourirvine.org.  For questions, call 949-724-6600 or email yourirvine@cityofirvine.org.

Spring and Summer Recreation Activities Newsletter for IUSD 
The City of Irvine’s recreation activities newsletter for IUSD, is now available online.  This latest edition includes information about enrichment activities, along with spring and summer camps, for school-aged children. To learn more, including how programs have been modified for COVID health and safety guidelines, click here.  To sign your student(s) up for programs, visit yourirvine.org.  For questions, call 949-724-6600 or email yourirvine@cityofirvine.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.

CHOC Mental Health Awareness Month
CHOC's Mental Health Art & Word Contest: for pre-K through grade 12 students in April (held in advance of Mental Health Awareness Month in May). The theme is "Checking In". Attached is a contest flyer for sharing with colleagues and interested students.  Information can be found at www.choc.org/checkin along with mental health resources.  For your convenience, the contest rules and entry form at that web location are also attached here.  
CHOC Art & Word Contest ENTRY FORM     
CHOC Art & Word Contest FLYER   
CHOC Art & Word Contest RULES

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.

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!

Parent Videos and Resources 
CLICK HERE for short and engaging video Parent Pep Talks designed to offer strategies and suggestions for some of the greatest challenges parents are currently facing.  This series of videos begins with Adult Self-Care because we often take care of our children before we take care of ourselves. They are followed by videos that provide practical strategies for thriving through the ever-complex adolescent years. 


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. 

Cantrell Photos
IVA parents will be able to pick up their child’s photo when Chromebooks are turned in at the end of the year. 

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

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