The Irvine Company recently presented IUSD with the eighth installment of its pledge to contribute more than $21 million over 10 years for enriched curriculum in art, science and music.
Established in 2006, the Excellence in Education Enrichment Fund continues to pay for qualified specialists to work in IUSD’s fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms. Students receive two 60-minute science lessons per week, two 40-minute music lessons per week and six hour-long art lessons per year, courtesy of the Irvine Company.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) outline what students should know and what they should be able to do in reading and mathematics from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Aligned with IUSD's own Continuous Improvement Efforts, Common Core promotes the knowledge and skills necessary for competitive colleges and careers, is benchmarked to the standards of the world’s top-performing countries and marks the first time that states have shared a common set of expectations for the nation’s students.
Registration continues for IUSD’s new fee-based preschool, as well as its state-funded preschool for children of income-eligible families. The programs are open to kids ages 3 to 5 and administered by the team of professional educators at the district’s Early Childhood Learning Center.
The ECLC campus is located at 1 Smoketree in Irvine. To learn more, visit the center’s website, or call 949-936-5890.
Irvine Family Resource Center
IUSD parents and families of K-12 children are encouraged to learn more about positive parenting classes and effective support groups offered through the Irvine Family Resource Center. These courses, scheduled throughout the year, provide strategies for eliminating power struggles, teaching critical life skills, promoting responsibility and encouraging problem-solving and good behavior.
Morning and evening sessions are available. To learn more about the center’s programs, click here. For additional questions, contact Susan Holt at 949-936-7502.
December 10, 2013 Board of Education Meeting December 23, 2013 First Day of Winter Recess January 3, 2013 Last Day of Winter Recess (traditional calendar) January 10, 2013 Last Day of Winter Recess (year-round calendar)