Message from Superintendent Walker: IUSD Family Survey results and update, including next steps and new guidelines from the Orange County Department of Education for the 2020-21 school year.
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During the June 9, 2020 IUSD Board of Education Meeting, the Board called for a resolution proclaiming support for Black lives matter and reaffirming IUSD’s commitment to racial justice.
IUSD's Task Force is considering various plans for the 2020-21 school year to maintain continuity of instruction and provide equity and academic excellence for our more than 36,000 students. Input from our families is critical to our planning process. Please take a moment to read this message and complete the 2020-21 Family Survey.
While this summer may be different than ones before, there are still plenty of activities to look forward to and plan for this upcoming summer break. Here are some tips and suggestions for enjoying this summer!
Northwood High's Mickey Dickson has been named one of six Orange County Teacher of the Year Finalists by the OC Department of Education (OCDE). Dickson, who is a Science Teacher and Coach at Northwood, was also named IUSD’s High School Teacher of the Year in February.
Out of four OC students, three IUSD students were selected for the honor of showcasing their scientific research and innovations at a virtual exhibition for this year’s Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
This year, the National History Day competition has gone virtual but that didn’t stop IUSD students from cleaning up at the state competition. A total of 11 history projects by IUSD students will advance to the virtual National History Day showdown June 14-18.
Although your students may not be able to go to sports practice, music lessons, art classes or other enrichment classes, they can still hone their skills and learn at home.
As part of Earth Day last month, IUSD’s Sustainability team held a poster contest asking students to create an original work of art on a poster demonstrating the theme of “Climate Action” or actions that fight climate change. Students showcased the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling through their artistic educational posters.
The Weekly 5 for May 11-15 offers tips to help IUSD students and families record and reflect on their experiences during this historical moment in our Nation’s history due to the COVID-19 crisis. Students can become a historian or journalist, sharing their unique experiences, while sharpening writing, research, creative and wellness skills.