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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 include some of our most popular ACE program classes from coding to cartooning!

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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

  • IUSD Extends No Cost COVID Testing for Students, Staff and Staff Dependents March 3, 2021
    As part of IUSD’s ongoing effort to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19, the District has extended no cost COVID-19 testing for IUSD students, staff and staff dependents through April. 
  • Instructional Materials Adoption Preview February 24, 2021
    As part of IUSD's instructional materials adoption process, instructional materials for the content areas of high school Science and History Social Science will be made available for public viewing and recommended to the Board of Education for adoption.
  • Important Updates: End of Year and 2021-22 Planning February 22, 2021
    As we head into the final months of the 2020-21 school year, the Irvine Unified School District has begun initial planning for the end of the current school year and the start of the 2021-22 school year.  Read this article for the full update.  
  • Year Round Schools to Remain on Traditional Calendar for 2021-22 School Year February 22, 2021
    Year round schools will remain on the traditional calendar for the 2021-22 school year with the intention to return to the year round schedule for the 2022-23 school year.  Click here to read more.
  • Students Shine at 40th Annual IUSD Science Fair February 19, 2021
    IUSD students in grades 6-12 participated in the District’s 40th annual Science Fair, presenting an impressive array of biological, physical and engineering projects. USD will advance 137 students to the OC Science and Engineering Fair and 38 students will advance to the Broadcom MASTERS.  

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: