The Speak Up, We Care campaign is districtwide and designed to increase student and parent awareness and access to mental health and wellness services and resources. We want our students to know that their voice matters, they are not alone, there is strength in speaking up, and we are here to help because we care.
Mental Health Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and the multi-tiered supports available for IUSD students.
IUSD wants your feedback on the Annual Survey, which closes Thursday, February 15.
Topics addressed by Superintendent Walker included student centered learning, funding, staff, teaching and learning, facilities, and technology.
Last week, Oct. 23-27, IUSD schools celebrated Red Ribbon Week, a week in which awareness is raised around drug prevention and making healthy choices. This year’s theme in Irvine was “Your Future is Key, Who Will You Be?”
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect for Orange County for Monday and Tuesday with an extension possible through Wednesday. IUSD outdoor activities and practices will be modified accordingly to ensure student safety.
During the last school year, as IUSD was in the process of creating a sweeping new accountability plan, feedback from parents, staff and other stakeholders made it clear that mental health was a high priority. So IUSD created a brand new position -- coordinator of mental health -- and tapped Melissa Di Scala for the role.
You may have already heard about the Orange County Register’s laptop program, which enables supporters of local schools to dispatch a Chromebook to their favorite K-12 campus every time they purchase a new annual subscription to the newspaper. Well, thanks to that program -- forged from a unique partnership involving the Register, FivePoint Communities and the Orange County Department of Education -- 140 Samsung Chromebooks are on their way to classrooms in Irvine.
The Orange County Health Care Agency is advising that higher temperatures are anticipated through the weekend in many Orange County cities, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses. In addition, agency officials say smoke from the San Diego County wildfires could pose an added risk for some residents, noting that the South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for Orange County.