National, state and local expert health agencies and officials continue to affirm that schools are effectively combating COVID-19 due to stringent mitigation strategies and they have made recommendations for schools to reopen and remain open.
School will resume Monday, January 4, per your student’s regular schedule for both in-person instruction and IVA. Please take a moment to review the following important safety reminders.
Superintendent Walker's message of gratitude, to the IUSD community, includes important reminders to help keep schools safe and open, along with mental health and wellness resources and supports for students and families.
The Orange County Health Care Agency recently announced the winners of their Mask Message Contest, which included several IUSD students. The county-wide contest was designed to promote mask safety and help inform school communities about ways to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Due to effective mitigation strategies to combat COVID-19, schools are not affected by the state's new regional stay at home order. Read Superintendent Walker's update for important information.
IUSD is aware of Governor Newsom's most recent regional stay at home order announced today and we are working with state and local officials to understand what this means for our school district. We will provide an update as soon as we have more information.
Although the Bond Fire does not pose a threat to the City of Irvine or IUSD schools, according to IPD and OCFA, the entire city continues to experience unhealthy air quality. As a result, IUSD is unable to operate HVAC systems, a critical component to COVID-19 safety protocols and therefore IUSD schools will continue in distance learning Friday.
Message from Superintendent Walker: On behalf of the IUSD Board of Education and District leadership we wish our IUSD community a happy Thanksgiving! We are truly grateful for our students, staff and families, who have been our steadfast partners as we continue to navigate these unchartered waters together.
Today, Governor Newsom announced that 41 counties in California, including Orange County, have moved to the state’s most restrictive Purple Tier. Per state guidelines, IUSD and OC schools that have opened for in-person instruction after September 8, when the county was in the Red Tier, may remain open for instruction.