The Cypress Village Forecast


Monday, 10/5/2020
Front Office Hours: 7:45am - 2:30pm
Fall Conferences
Minimum Day

Tuesday, 10/6/2020
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 2:30pm
Upper Grade Music
Fall Conferences
IVA Only: No School
Minimum Day (HM/TM)

Wednesday, 10/7/2020
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 2:30pm
Fall Conferences
Non-Student Day (HM/TM)

Thursday, 10/8/2020
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 2:30pm
Fall Conferences
Minimum Day
5:00PM - 8:00PM: Spirit Night- Chick- Fil-A Drive Through

Friday, 10/9/2020
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 2:30pm
School Spirit Day (Wear Spirit Wear or School Colors)
Primary Music
Fall Conferences
Minimum Day

Spirit Night- Chick- Fil-A Drive Through
Thursday, October 8th 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us in the Drive Thru for the Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A. Portion of the proceeds will be donated back to our PTA. Please show the flyer digitally or hard copy. CLICK HERE for the flyer. Mobile app orders do not count.

Daily Home Screening for Students 
Parents CLICK HERE. Please complete this short check each morning before your child leaves for school.

Calendar Changes
CLICK HERE for an updated calendar.
Please note that October 12 and February 12 will be restored as instructional days. 

Virtual Parent Conference Week, October 5th - October 9th
Cypress Village teachers will be holding virtual parent/teacher conferences from Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 9.  On Wednesday, October 7, conferences will be held all day and therefore there will be no school for students in K-6th grade.  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are all minimum days with 1st–6th grade students in the traditional model being dismissed at 1:30.  Kindergarten students will remain on their regular schedule during these dates.

Instructional Assistant Needed
We are looking for credentialed candidates (or someone who is either in a teaching credential program or about to begin their program in the spring) for an open instructional assistant position. If you know of anyone, have them apply on EdJoin and then email Maureen immediately to set up an interview.

Walk to School Challenge - Starting October 5th
Cypress Village’s Walk to School Challenge will start on October 5th! This will be a year long program where each month, the classroom with the highest percentage of walkers will earn an outdoor popsicle party with Mrs. Lambert and Mr. Forster. One winner will be determined from the kindergarten classes, primary classes, and the upper grade classes. Live farther away? No problem. Have your parent drop you off at one of the two adjacent parks and walk to school with a buddy. It is a great way to wake up your body and start the day fresh and alert! More information to come!

Mask Requirement Updates
Please visit this link for the updated face covering guidance for IUSD schools, based on the information we received from OCDE last Friday.  Please note that IUSD’s face covering policy has always been and remains more stringent than the state’s.  In July, the Board voted to require face coverings on IUSD campuses and in classrooms for all staff, students and visitors, except for those with exemptions per state guidelines.  This updated content on our website includes information about those exempt, updated guidance on face shields and those who may use them (including teachers, ECLC, TK-2nd grade students, hearing impaired and those exempt), information about masks and implementation on IUSD campuses.

Battle of the Schools
Ask your friends and family to deposit their gently used clothes and shoes in the Tree Machine in front of our school (by the bike racks) so that Cypress Village can win up to $2,000! We appreciate your support! The Battle of the Schools ends October 14th.

Register for Afterschool Classes - Registration is now open!
TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE THIS YEAR AMAZING FOR STUDENTS! As students begin the new school year, it is clear this year they will need our support more than ever! Save the date for IPSF GIVING DAY and let’s Turn Irvine Orange on October 16. Great schools don’t just happen, it takes a community dedicated to educational excellence. A community of people like YOU! To support Irvine students and schools.  

Social Emotional Resources
We acknowledge the increased need for Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) as we plan for a return to school.  Our teachers have been provided resources, lesson plans, and guidelines to specifically address the urgent SEL needs facing our students, namely, building a sense of safety through relationships, routines, and expectations, as well as SEL lessons that foster self-awareness and coping skills.  We have built a “toolkit” for parents as well!  Please see the full toolkit resource here: Parent Toolkit The 3 R's Return to School, or view some key resources below.

Helping Students Transition Back to the School Site
This is a helpful article from Unicef for parents as their children transition back to the school site. Click here

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

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.

PTA News
CY Spirit Wear Available for Purchase

Wear your Cyclone pride and support your home school no matter what model you have chosen this year. Parents, you can order Spirit Wear from the comfort of their home and have it delivered to your doorstep. (shipping charges apply). Click here for details. Please email us at with any questions. 

Hoodie Artwork
T-Shirt Artwork

PTA Membership Drive
The easiest way to support the PTA is to become a PTA member.  It only costs $10 and anyone can join!  We like to encourage both parents to be members, plus grandparents, relatives, friends, teachers, and neighbors!  When you join the PTA, you not only receive voting rights at our general association meetings, but also access to PTA member discounts at national and local businesses. CLICK HERE for membership information. CLICK HERE to join.

REFLECTIONS 2020: I Matter Because.....
Cyclones please submit your original form of artwork by Friday, October 16th. CLICK HERE for Reflections Flyer.

Please review the most recent newsletter that was sent out to the IVA community today by our Director of Virtual Learning, Kris Linville: CLICK HERE

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:

Virtual Parent Conference Week, October 5th - October 9th
Cypress Village teachers will be holding virtual parent/teacher conferences from Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 9. On Tuesday, October 6th, conferences will be held all day and therefore there will be no school for students in TK-6th grade.  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are all minimum days.

Parent Conference Dates:
Fall Conference Date (non-student day) - Tuesday, October 6
Fall Conference Minimum Days - October  5, 7, 8, 9
Spring Conference minimum days - March 22-26

Other Important Dates:

Minimum Days

Tuesday, November 24 Last day before Thanksgiving break

Friday, December 18 Last day before winter break

Friday, January 15 Friday before MLK and Student/Teacher Holiday

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