IUSD hosted two Portola High School dedication ceremonies to celebrate the District’s fifth comprehensive high school, which opened last August.
On Sept. 25, district officials ceremoniously broke ground on a new campus for Portola Springs Elementary School, and our cameras were rolling. Check out this brief video, shot and edited by IUSD Webmaster Shane Cline.
Recently, we posted this video tour of the new Cypress Village Elementary School. But Cypress Village isn’t the only new school opening in Irvine. Portola Springs Elementary School will also welcome its first batch of students on Tuesday, Sept.
And we’re back. Today marks the first day of the 2014-15 school year for nearly 4,000 students enrolled at IUSD’s four year-round sites. Plaza Vista School, Vista Verde School, Westpark Elementary and Woodbury Elementary all start up in July but take three lengthy breaks during the year. The idea is to give families the choice of an alternate calendar, but Irvine's year-round schools still offer the same number of instructional days as IUSD’s other campuses.
What mascots will represent IUSD’s next two elementary schools?
Before the winter break, the IUSD Board of Education approved a three-year Technology Master Plan outlining long-term strategies for using high-tech tools to improve outcomes for students.
This week, the district’s technology chief and a consultant delivered a follow-up presentation to the board, exploring options for funding those ambitions with a technology bond.
To keep pace with the rapid growth of residential development in Irvine, IUSD is planning to open not just one but two new elementary schools in the fall of 2014.