The Cypress Village Forecast


Monday, 8/23/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm

Tuesday, 8/24/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Upper Grade Music

Wednesday, 8/25/2021
Minimum Day
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 2:30pm

Thursday, 8/26/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Upper Grade Music

Friday, 8/27/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
School Spirit Day
PTA Back-to-School Picnic:  4:30pm - 7:30

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

Bell Schedule
Please CLICK HERE for the updated bell schedule. We have made some small adjustments this school year. Please look carefully at Wednesday dismissal time.

Arrival and Dismissal Key Points
We love seeing all of our wonderful families before and after school. 

Morning Arrival:
Please remember that parents and students are only allowed on campus 15 minutes before your child starts school.

  • Upper Grade- 8:00am
  • Primary- 8:15am

Afternoon Dismissal:
In the afternoon, parents are allowed on campus only at the time of dismissal

  • Primary-2:15pm
  • Upper Grade- 2:37pm
  • Minimum Day-1:20pm

With primary dismissal, please make sure that you are not staying on campus. Our upper graders are still in session and will be using our outdoor learning and physical education areas. You are welcome to visit any one of our awesome nearby city parks in the meantime. CLICK HERE to view a map of where to stand while you are waiting to pick up your student. The nearby parks are circled in blue and our campus boundary lines are in pink.

Lunch & Other Items - Drop-Off Location
If your child forgets their lunch or another important item, you may drop them off at the labeled table near the MPR. Please email your child’s teacher when you drop it off. It also helps to share with your child that if they forget their lunch, to check the table. Teachers are not always able to check their email throughout the day. When in doubt, check the table for the forgotten item. Thank you!

Line Up Map
CLICK HERE for our line up map. In the morning, adults are allowed on campus to accompany their child to their classroom line up location. We will not be utilizing the playground prior to school starting. Students will be expected to line up at their assigned location. All classes will line up at their classroom door, unless their room number is at another specified location on the map. At the end of the day, all students will be dismissed from their classroom doors. 

Drop-off and Dismissal
We encourage families to walk to school when possible and utilize the street parking around the school. We are lucky to have many entrance points on our campus. As we did last year, students will be dismissed from their classroom door. Please park in an area that is closest to your child’s classroom. You do not need to drop-off or pick up your child from the front parking lots. In fact, we encourage you to find an area around the school that works for you and your child since the parking lots can become congested during arrival and dismissal. We have opened both parking lots for student drop-off and pick-up. 

Nutritional Services
All IUSD students will receive free meals during the 2021-22 school year, which includes one breakfast (if breakfast is available at your school) and one lunch. Please note that Nutrition Services will continue to charge students full-price for an additional second meal and a la carte items. Visit in the News section for more information about student meals and IUSD’s Nutrition Services. 

Supply Lists
CLICK HERE to view grade level supply lists and to access voluntary monetary donation links on SchoolBucks. Links are listed within each grade level list. Cypress Village Elementary School will provide all of the necessary supplies for your child to have a quality educational experience. You may, however, choose to assist the school by purchasing supplies for your student. The supplies on the grade level supply lists are not required but are optional, or additional supplies you may wish to include for your child. Each list includes a link for a voluntary monetary donation. These donations help us offset the cost of the items listed at the bottom of the list. We greatly appreciate your support!

All students will need a backpack (no wheels in kindergarten) and a lunchbox if they are bringing lunch/snack to school.  We encourage you to pack food items in tightly sealed containers to avoid any issues. Thank you to our Cypress Village community for generously supporting our school program and assisting our students and teachers. 

Safety Protocols
Your child’s safety is our top priority. We encourage you to read all IUSD Communications emailed to you in order to receive the most up to date information. The Irvine Unified website also provides the latest news regarding COVID-19, as well as many resources for families.

Daily Home Screening
We would like to take this time to remind families to 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. We appreciate your support in keeping our students and families healthy.

Walk and Roll Challenge
Cypress Village’s Walk and Roll Challenge is back for the 2021-2022 school year! This will be a year long program where each month, the classroom with the highest percentage of walkers (and rollers) will earn an outdoor popsicle party with Mrs. Lambert, Mr. Forster and Ms. Hulley. What does it mean to “roll?” Rolling to school means riding on a bike, scooter, or skateboard.

One winner will be determined from the kindergarten classes, the primary classes, and the upper grade classes. Live farther away? No problem. Have your family drop you off at one of the two adjacent parks and walk to school with a buddy. We also encourage families to park at one of the adjacent parks and walk to school with their child(ren). It is a great way to wake up your body and start the day fresh and alert! It also helps with morning and afternoon traffic around the school. This program starts the first day of school, with our first winners being announced at the end of August. We look forward to seeing all our walkers and rollers out there! 

If you plan to “roll” to school, may we suggest reviewing IUSD’s article on Bicycle and Helmet Safety. If riding a scooter or bike, students TK - 2nd must be accompanied by an adult for the entire route (to and from school). And please remember that by law, motorized scooters and segways are not allowed to be operated by children under the age of 16. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Data Confirmation
You will receive notification by email requesting you to complete and update information online through our data confirmation process. You may also find the directions here. It is imperative that this process be completed before school begins. As part of this process, you will be asked to read our Parent Handbook. The handbook covers a variety of pertinent guidelines and policies associated with our school and the district. Please read it carefully and review the information with your child. This information is also available on our school website. 

School Communication - Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook
Every Friday you will receive this email, which we call the “Cypress Village Forecast.” It is also recommended that you follow our Cypress Village Elementary’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. In order for us to effectively communicate with you, it is imperative that we have an accurate email address on file. Changes in your email can be made through the Parent Portal located at or by contacting the front office.          

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.

Our new PTA board is so excited to welcome everyone back for a fantastic 2021-2022 school year! Come on out to our first event and meet the team. We encourage you to sign up and become a member. Every little bit supports your child and our school community. PTA Website: CLICK HERE