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.
The final module, in the six-part Optimistic Household series, is now available. This latest module, Restart Forward Progress, emphasizes that being grateful is a choice, a prevailing attitude that provides a perspective from which we can prevent being overwhelmed by circumstances around us or beyond our control.
The fifth module, in the six-part Optimistic Household series, is now available. This latest module, Uncovering Possibilities with a Growth Mindset, provides tools and activities to help families utilize a growth mindset to cope with life’s challenges.
This latest module, Being Adaptive in the Midst of Uncertainty and Change, provides tools and activities to help families adapt to change, while staying on track and managing goals.
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.
This latest module, Inoculating Your Brain from Anxiety and Stress, provides tools and activities to help reduce and manage stress, including examples of how some types of stress can help us rise to meet challenges.
Two weeks ago, we launched Optimistic Household, which was developed solely for IUSD as part of our ongoing efforts to connect students and families with resources that support learning and social emotional wellness at the highest levels. Module 1 was the first in this six-part series and focused on the importance of building optimism during challenging times. It included a video message from positive psychology expert Shawn Achor, activities and resources.
Friday, June 5 is the last day IUSD meals will be served for the 2019-20 school year. Pick-ups this Friday will be at the same times and locations. For families who need food assistance and other community resources over the summer break, read this article for more information.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits through California’s Pandemic EBT or P-EBT program.
Now more than ever, during uncertain and stressful times, it’s important to manage anxiety and stress, practice self-care and keep up with healthy habits. Making a small change can positively impact your health and wellbeing.