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Heat Advisory

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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.

Q&A: Meet Melissa Di Scala, Irvine Unified's new coordinator of mental health

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.

O.C. Register laptop program helps bring 140 Chromebook computers to IUSD

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.

Health care officials: High temperatures and wildfire smoke could pose health risk

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.

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