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United in Support of Educational Excellence

Please know that the health and safety of our community is our top priority. We appreciate your partnership and will continue to update this site with the latest information regarding the status of IPSF programs or events. 

To Our Amazing Irvine Community:

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. This much has not changed, and IPSF remains committed to being by your side thorough the weeks and months ahead. Because as a community united in support of our children, we can overcome anything!

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 below, 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.

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IPSF is proud to be your partner in educational excellence. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us using the link below. Thank you and be well!

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Partnership in Action: Keeping Students Connected

Emergency Distance Learning has been a huge adjustment for students, teachers, and parents, but for many families, lack of access to technology and digital access creates an even greater challenge. Thanks to support from our partners at Google Fiber, we are helping to close the digital divide by providing more than 150 hotspots to families in need. Internet service, paired with Chromebook access provided by the district, helps to create digital inclusion so that students are able to fully engage in distance learning opportunities during this challenging time. We are so fortunate to be a part of a community that continues to come together in support of educational excellence.


IPSF Updates

ACE Online

Extend learning beyond the school day, even from home! ACE Online offers enrichment classes that allow students in grades 1-12 to connect with instructors and classmates in a virtual classroom. Online classes are kept small to provide individualized instruction and a positive online experience for all students. Classes will begin this fall featuring some our most popular ACE program classes from coding to cartooning!

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ACE Online generously supported by:

“As students in Irvine and all across the country transition to distance learning, they continue to depend on a reliable internet connection. Cox remains committed to serving our customers and ensuring they have the tools necessary to work and learn from home. Now more than ever, we are working hard to support our customers and the communities we serve. This is why Cox is proud to support IPSF’s Afterschool Classroom Enrichment (ACE) Online which provides students live virtual enrichment classes with topics ranging from STEM, coding, digital animation and filmmaking.”  — Jodi Duva | Vice President, Cox Business


Free Online Fun for Kids & Families

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Galileo Anywhere

Our partners at Galileo are offering a variety of activities you can do with your kids each day. Ignite your child’s inner innovator by adding Camp Galileo Anywhere to your daily schedule. They’ll have new activities weekly so keep checking back for more fun for the whole family!

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Genius Online

BrainStorm STEM Education is providing awesome STEM activities free through its Genius Online STEM Learning portal. Students can practice their skills through a wide selection of science, engineering and technology apps including Minecraft, Scratch, and much more!

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Flex College Prep

FLEX would like to offer support for high school families by providing access to its library of online video lectures free of charge. Topics include the SAT & ACT, AP sciences, AP histories, AP maths, and AP English.

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Broadcom Foundation 

To make virtual learning a bit easier, Broadcom Foundation is gathering quality sources of online STEM education content from trusted partners who will help you keep your kids busy, engaged and inspire them to find and follow their passions in STEM.

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

It’s the same Chuck Jones Center for Creativity you know and love, online and available to you 24/7. They are posting projects and ideas for you to do at home by yourself, at home with your children, or with your pet.

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The Young Americans

Get ready to dance with The Young Americans! Get your body moving with these video warm up routines led by YA cast members.

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Child Creativity Lab

Kids and parents can upcycle items from around the house to unleash their inner creative engineer. Check out Child Creativity Lab’s YouTube channel for daily challenge videos.

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Skyhawks

Get active with Skyhawks and SuperTots. They’ve created a family resources directory to help parents find at-home activities, virtual lessons, and lesson plans updated weekly.

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Microsoft

Connect live with Microsoft Store associates for free online training and solutions for working and learning from home. Students ages 8 and older can join interactive workshops like Code Your Own Video Game or Start Your Own Business.

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COVID-19 Resources

Irvine Public Schools Foundation continues to closely monitor the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), following guidelines from our local agencies including the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD), Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), and Orange County Health Care Agency. We continue to work in partnership with the school district and follow their lead. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the District will continue to update our community. To view that latest updates, please visit IUSD’s COVID-19 website at: https://iusd.org/covid-19-resource-page.

RSS Latest News from IUSD

  • Schools not Affected by State's New Stay at Home Order December 3, 2020
    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.  
  • Update: Governor's New Regional Stay at Home Order December 3, 2020
    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.
  • Bond Fire Update: All IUSD Schools to Remain in Distance Learning Friday December 3, 2020
    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.
  • IUSD Announces the 2020 Classified Employees of the Year November 24, 2020
    IUSD congratulates and honors its five 2020 Classified Employees of the Year – Kristine Arebalo, Susan Cortez, Cheryl Deason, Spencer Hoover and Judith Salazar.  
  • We are Thankful for our IUSD Community November 24, 2020
    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.

Keeping our Community Healthy

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Right now, COVID-19 has not been found to be spreading in Orange County, so there are no additional precautions recommended for residents to take. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Stay home except for essential needs.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

Additional Local Agency Resources

For questions about COVID-19 and related medical guidance; federal, state and county health guidelines; child care centers; and other government agency related questions, visit: