The Cypress Village Forecast

Forecast

Monday, 9/5/2022 - No School (Labor Day)

Tuesday, 9/6/2022
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Upper Grade Music
Grade Level PE
Yogurtland Afterschool 2:15 - 3:00pm

Wednesday, 9/7/2022
Minimum Day (1:20 Dismissal)
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Grade Level PE
Lunch Time Activities (LTA)

Thursday, 9/8/2022
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Upper Grade Music
Grade Level PE
Lunch Time Activities (LTA)

Friday, 9/9/2022
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
School Spirit Day


CLICK HERE for 2022-2023 school calendar.
CLICK HERE for our events page.
CLICK HERE for 2022-2023 bell schedule.
CLICK HERE for our News Center.

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.

Arrival & Dismissal Key Points
We love seeing all our wonderful families before and after school. Safety is also our number one priority. Please see below for when parents are allowed on campus.

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

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

Afternoon Dismissal:
In the afternoon, parents are allowed on campus only at the time of dismissal. Students are learning all the way up to dismissal time, so seeing parents standing near the classroom door or peering into the classroom windows can be distracting. We appreciate you waiting until dismissal to walk to the classroom. Our front courtyard is a wonderful place to wait until students are dismissed.

  • 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 beautiful 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. 

Lastly, as a reminder, dogs are not allowed on campus. We love our furry friends and you are welcome to wait with your pet outside of our school boundaries.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

CV Dad’s Club
Attention all Dad’s! Are you looking to be more involved in your child’s education? Have you ever wanted to be a part of a fun community involving other fathers? Look no further! The Cypress Village Dad’s Club is gearing up for another fun year! If you are interested, please read the CV Dad’s Club letter by CLICKING HERE. We can’t wait to meet you!

Hot Weather Guidelines
CLICK HERE for the Hot Weather Guidelines for Schools.
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 lightweight, 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 with a hat to wear when outside.

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!

Ask a Scientist Night

Are you interested in participating in the IUSD Science Fair this year? Would you like to ask questions and get advice from an expert? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then Ask a Scientist Night is just for you! On this night local scientists and engineers from our community including business, industry, and UCI will be on hand to advise you on your project. Ask questions and get the expert support that you need to be successful!

CLICK HERE for the informational flyer. 

CLICK HERE for the promotional video.

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 may be made through the Parent Portal located at www.myiusd.org or by contacting the front office.

IUSD Parent Center
Please visit our IUSD Parent Center for events, workshops, support for families, and other resources. The Parent Center is located at 2015 Roosevelt (Building #2), Irvine, CA. It is open 8 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and until 7:00 pm every third Thursday of each month.

On-Campus Volunteers
As we begin the 2022-23 school year, we are excited to have our volunteers back on a more regular basis. In a change from last year, we will no longer require volunteers to upload their vaccination status into our Raptor System.

If you plan on volunteering and working with students, we do ask that you complete the volunteer application below and also ask to take an antigen test and confirm that you are negative for COVID-19 so we can support a healthy school environment.  However, this is not required and we are not collecting the results.  In addition, masking is also recommended for all our volunteers working within the school.       

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. To learn more about this program and fill out the online, fillable OSB Application, 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.


PTA
The PTA would like to thank Cypress Village families for coming out to our first PTA event of the year-Welcome Back To School Family Picnic-last Friday. We hope the event was an enjoyable experience for our families. The PTA Board has many more fun events in store for our community this year. Please mark your calendars for our next big fall themed event on October 28 @ 5pm: Fall Fun Festival with Trunk Or Treat. Additional event details will follow. We welcome volunteers for all our events. We thank those of you who have already signed up to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer or have any feedback from our events that you'd like to share, please send to programs@cypressvillagepta.org. We appreciate your support.

Would you want to win a Class Party? We are about to reveal our PTA Membership Race to 100 Leaderboard soon! Would you love to see your class up there?  You can win a Pizza Party, a Donut Party or a Popsicle Party!  And, if your class gets 100% membership, your class will WIN a party nonetheless!  Sign up today at www.cypressvillagepta.org (and remember to put your child’s grade and teacher!)

Pledging helps our school but also gets you so many more perks!  Our Pledge surprise will be announced VERY SOON!