Dear Cypress Village Families,
Cypress Village is identified as a Schoolwide Title I School. Identified Title I schools are eligible to receive Title I funds if the percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunch is at least as high as the district average. Title I schools receive additional financial assistance to help ensure that all students meet our challenging Common Core State Standards. As an identified Schoolwide Title I School, Cypress Village has received additional funding to support schoolwide programs and systems of support.
What is a schoolwide program? A schoolwide Title I program can be established in order to improve the overall educational program of the entire school, without having to target a specific group of children as eligible beneficiaries. Although schools are not required to identify “eligible” students, they are required to address the needs of students at risk of not meeting the rigorous academic achievement standards. By implementing a schoolwide program in Irvine schools and at Cypress Village, we will shift our focus from identifying individual students and supports, to looking at the overall needs of a school and how Title I funds can support closing the achievement gap for all students.
Attached to this letter you will find our 2020-2021 Cypress Village Parent Notification and our Title I Cypress Village School and Parent Engagement Policy.
If you have any questions regarding Title I at Cypress Village you can contact our Title I Coordinator, Ms. Hulley, MichelleHulley@iusd.org; Assistant Principal, Mr. Evan Forster, EvanForster@iusd.org: or Principal, Mrs. Lambert, JenniferLambert@iusd.org.