The Cypress Village Forecast

forecast

Monday, 9/13/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm

Tuesday, 9/14/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Upper Grade Music
Upper Grade PE
Yogurtland Tuesdays (front of school at dismissal)

Wednesday, 9/15/2021
Minimum Day
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 2:30pm
Restaurant Night:  Chipotle, Woodbury Town Center:  4:00pm - 8:00pm
Primary Music
Primary PE

Thursday, 9/16/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Upper Grade Music
TK PE

Friday, 9/17/2021
Front Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm
School Spirit Day
Primary Music


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.

Yogurtland Tuesdays
Every Tuesday Yogurtland will be outside the front office starting at the 2:15pm dismissal, so you can get your Yogurtland fix for the week! Part of the proceeds go to the PTA in support of our school programs. 

ACE Program 
Registration for the Fall 2021 session at Cypress Village is now open and enrollments are coming in! CLICK HERE to access the online ACE flyer for Cypress Village. There the parents can view the class offerings and click the Browse and Register button to continue with the enrollment process.

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:

  • Call 888-515-0595 anytime
  • Visit Care Solace to learn more and access services

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.

Live Weekly CHOC Mental Health Presentations
The Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) is showcasing free weekly live webinar presentations that feature CHOC expert clinicians speaking on various pediatric mental health topics. CLICK HERE to see a menu of their presentation options and a link to register. We highly encourage families as this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! 

Free & Reduced Lunch - All Free Lunch
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that they will reimburse school districts for free meals to all students, regardless of income in the upcoming school year.  As a result, meals for IUSD students during the 2021-2022 school year will be free.  While meals are free for all students, families are encouraged to complete a free or reduced price meal application to ensure your students receive additional benefits to which they may be entitled. CLICK HERE for more information. CLICK HERE to apply for additional benefits.

Please note that Nutrition Services will continue to charge students full-price for an additional second meal and a la carte items. Visit iusd.org in the News section for more information about student meals and IUSD’s Nutrition Services. 

Operation School Bell Program 
Assistance League® of Irvine is starting our annual Operation School Bell Program, which provides new school clothes, shoes, and backpacks to income-qualified IUSD families.  OSB will be done in a safe environment following COVID protocols.

  • The OSB online application will be posted Monday, August 16, 2021, and thru November 10, 2021.
  • To learn more about this program and fill out the online, fillable OSB Application, click here!

OCTA Youth Ride Free Program - The Orange County Transportation Authority is excited to offer the new “Youth Ride Free” promotional pass. The program is a promotional pass that allows youth 18 and under to ride all OC Bus fixed-route buses for free. The six-month program will start September 2021 and passes will be valid through February 28, 2022. Please Click Here for more information, including the Parent Request Form. 

City of Irvine Fall 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 and camps for school-aged children. To learn more, including how programs have been modified for COVID-19 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.   

Instrument Rental Grades 4-6
Is your child starting a new instrument at school this year? Whether you are looking for a string, brass, or woodwind instrument, IPSF’s Instrument Rental office is ready to assist you! Mark your calendar for IPSF’s Instrument Rental Day on Saturday, September 11. Appointments are required for all new rentals and can be made online beginning Tuesday, September 7. 

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!

School Site Council Members Needed
Looking for a way to become involved? Cypress Village's School Site Council (SSC) is in need of more parent members. The SSC is a collaborative group comprised of staff members and parents that meets 5 times a year. The group discusses various school initiatives and programs associated with the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). It is a great way to get involved in the school and see first-hand, new and existing programs, and to be a part of a collaborative effort to meet the needs of all Woodbury students. If you are interested in being a part of Cypress Village’s School Site Council, please CLICK HERE to fill out our interest form.

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.

Hot Weather Guidelines
As you know during the first few months of the school year, it is not uncommon for us to experience hot weather. Occasionally, the temperatures may reach into the 90s or even around 100. In response, Cypress Village adheres to the County of Orange and Orange County Department of Education's Hot Weather Guidelines for Schools  to determine student activities on those days. The activity heat index takes into account the temperature and humidity present to make recommendations for rest, activity time, and fluid intake.

Based on those activity heat index guidelines, as recommended, we will suspend physical education, conduct physical education during a time in the day when it is cooler, and have the children remain in their classrooms during snack recess and lunch recess. It is important to note, shade is available to students on our playground and activity time during recess and lunch is generally limited to about 20-25 minutes.

Parents can assist us in helping ensure that their children remain healthy and safe on hot days, by following the suggestions below:

  • Have your child wear light weight, comfortable and "breathable" clothing. 
  • Hydration is vital!  Send your child to school with at least one water bottle.  They can refill them throughout the day.
  • Provide your child a hat to wear when outside.

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 www.myiusd.org or by contacting the front office.


Irvine Family Resource Center Services: The Irvine Family Resource Center is now open and taking new referrals. We are offering a combination of in person services and Telehealth sessions. The IFRC typically serves students/parents who are having difficulty accessing their mental health support through their insurance provider due to lapse of coverage, limited amount of sessions, not having mental health coverage within their insurance provider or is having difficulty getting linked to an appropriate provider. If you would like more information in regards to these services, CLICK HERE.


IPSF: Save the Date – IPSF Giving Day Oct. 21
Get ready to once again Turn Irvine Orange in support of educational excellence in Irvine. IPSF Giving Day will be Thursday, October 21 and we need your help to get the word out to WEAR ORANGE and support our schools. Additional info, sample social media posts, and more to come, but please mark your calendar now!


PTA
The PTA is here to support you and your children through this school year and all help of any kind is welcome. Please come visit our website www.cypressvillagepta.org to become a member, pledge, donate and purchase spirit wear!  (Spirit wear ordered will be delivered to your child’s classroom).

Our Reflections Program is well underway.  Participate and tell us through art, music, writing, dance and photography — how YOU will change the world.  Submission deadlines are on October 22.  For more information, visit the PTA Website at www.cypressvillagepta.org.

Cyclone Dads: Calling on all our Cyclone Dads! Let’s have some fun together! Sign up for this year’s Dad’s club so you can get an email about our first meet-up, and we can talk about the best (and most fun) way to support our kids and the families at the school. To sign up, CLICK HERE.

EARN AND LEARN! Shopping, dining or spending some time at the MarketPlace? SAVE THOSE RECEIPTS! Upload them to www.shopandlog.com/TMP. Remember to put it as the school Cypress Village Elementary! Your receipts earn the school cash! It’s that easy!

Restaurant Night September 15: Our first Restaurant Night at Chipotle! Between 4:00-8:00pm, come and get dinner with the other Cyclone families at Chipotle Woodbury Plaza. 33% of all that you order will go back to the school. Make sure you bring the flyer!

Spirit Night September 29: Mooyah Spirit Night, between 4:00 -9:00pm. But wait there’s more! Plan to have some burgers, fries and shakes customized to your liking this evening — AND get part of your receipt donated back to the school!