United in Support of Educational ExcellenceMarch 26, 2020
To Our Amazing Irvine Community:
As an Irvine resident and parent of IUSD students, I understand all too well the concern and uncertainty that you may be experiencing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and our school closures. The past few weeks have been a challenging time for all of us but I am grateful knowing that our strength as a community will give us the hope that we need to get through this together.
For over 20 years, it has been IPSF’s mission to enrich the educational experience of each child in every school by providing programs for our awesome students, raising funds for our incredible schools, and uniting the community in support of educational excellence. In continuing our mission, IPSF remains committed as ever to being by your side through the weeks and months ahead. Because as a community united in support of our children, we can overcome anything!
Here for You
The health and safety of our students, families, and the greater community are our first priority. While our office is currently closed to the public, our entire staff is still working hard to ensure that operations continue as normally as possible. We are working on virtual options for ACE classes and have retooled our Parents Appreciating Teachers and Staff (PATS) program so that we can send certificates of appreciation to our hardworking teachers digitally.
We continue to work closely with IUSD to ensure that we are responding to the most immediate needs of students and families. As a result, IPSF was able to secure a donation from Google Fiber to help supply emergency internet access for 150 families in need of assistance during this challenging time.
IPSF works with partners throughout the year to ensure that your child has incredible educational opportunities at school, after school, during the summer, and now, while distance learning. Free resources and tools can be found at www.ipsf.net/together, and will continue to be updated. Whether you are looking for a school lunch, or a fun coding activity, or mental health and wellness resources for your loved ones, we’ve compiled resources to help support you through this turbulent time.
In This Together
It takes a community dedicated to educational excellence to make a difference, and that has never been more true than it is today. Teachers are innovating to bring the most dynamic education into their students’ homes; students are being flexible and determined in adjusting to their new learning situation; and parents are showing patience, creativity, and grit in making all of this work under one roof. Thank you for all that you are doing to maintain the continuity of education for your students!
President & CEO
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