Message from Superintendent Walker: On behalf of the IUSD Board of Education and District leadership we wish our IUSD community a happy Thanksgiving! We are truly grateful for our students, staff and families, who have been our steadfast partners as we continue to navigate these unchartered waters together.
Vista Verde K-8 School has been named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, making it one of 367 schools from across the nation to have earned what is widely considered the nation’s highest level of recognition for public and private schools.
As part of IUSD's inclusive and proactive planning for the 2020-21 school year, the District has identified and allocated more than $21 million for health and safety measures. As we prepare to welcome back more than 22,000 students to our campuses and classrooms this article details IUSD process and investments.
Superintendent Walker's message and video to the IUSD community and staff provides important updates and information about the 2020-21 school year, including IUSD's opening and safety planning, Chromebooks, grab and go meals, and more.
Important Update: The IUSD Board of Education approved academic models for the 2020-21 school year and voted to require face coverings/masks. Families have until Sunday, July 19 to make academic model selections. Information and process described here.
A critical component of IUSD's 2020-21 planning is feedback and input from our families. Click on this article to view a list of FAQs submitted by our community and to submit additional questions through our online form.
The IUSD Board of Education has not formally considered the wearing of masks in classrooms by students and therefore has not made a decision. The Board and District leadership will continue to examine the guidelines for Orange County schools, which are evolving, while monitoring health conditions in our county and state before making final decisions.
Today, we informed year round families that the OC Health Care Agency has not finalized guidelines required for schools to safely open to students and staff in time for the start of year round schools on July 15. In addition, the July 1 Special Board Meeting and staff presentation of the proposed academic models has been moved to July 14.
The Orange County Health Care Agency has not finalized the guidelines required for schools to safely open to students and staff in time for the start of year round schools on July 15.
The IUSD Board of Education adopted Resolution No. 19-20-48, proclaiming that Black Lives Matter and calling for a commitment to creating an unbiased and inclusive society through education.