Mental Health Awareness Week is May 4-8 and is the perfect opportunity for students, staff and families to take care of each other and practice self-care. With the current changes in our world, it is common to experience a myriad of emotions. The loss of normalcy and connection, along with possible economic and health concerns can result in children, teens and adults feeling some degree of grief – a sense of loss and sadness. It’s important to acknowledge these feelings, while learning ways to manage them and to potentially find meaning in them.
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From energy efficiency to recycling, IUSD and our Sustainability Team are dedicated to making our schools and facilities more eco-friendly and sustainable, while educating students and staff.
This week's Good News Around the District features distance learning, creative activities, ideas for exercise at home, messages of hope and encouragement, important reminders, services and supports, and virtual activities that range from performances to school counseling meetings and everything in between.
Great things happened around the District this week! Check out this article for our social media roundup for the week of April 6-10.
For the eighth consecutive year, IUSD has been named one of the nation’s Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. IUSD joins only four percent of school districts nationwide to receive this prestigious honor for its commitment to music and education.
Last week as part of IUSD’s 13th Annual ACE Day, IUSD Board members and administrators shadowed custodians, maintenance workers, clerks and other classified employees to learn more about their jobs and responsibilities.
Appreciating Classified Employees (ACE) Day was established in 2007 by the California Schools Employee Association (CSEA). This day was created in order to recognize and celebrate classified employees while building understanding and relationships between administrative and classified staff.
Education is an essential service. During the closure of IUSD schools and facilities, the District will continue to provide free breakfasts and lunches to any IUSD student who needs them. Read this article to learn more and for additional community resources for families impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.
The outbreak of COVID-19 can result in stress, especially for students who may be struggling to process fear and anxiety related to the disease. This article includes information and resources, which may be helpful for students and families.
Education is an essential service. IUSD's Emergency Distance Learning opportunities will continue as planned. Please check your email for information from your students’ schools and teachers.