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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

Parents Appreciating Teachers & Staff (PATS)

IPSF kicked off our annual PATS campaign recently to recognize the dedicated men and women of IUSD and raise funds for innovation grants that have the ability to transform student learning. We are happy to let you know that the PATS program will continue digitally! PATS can be purchased online, and your personalized message will be included on a digital certificate of appreciation and sent to the teachers or staff members of your choice via email. Irvine teachers and staff are working harder than ever to equip students with the tools, resources and support that are needed to get them through this time of Emergency Distance Learning (EDL), and your words of gratitude and appreciation can go a long way! And, by ordering PATS, you are also supporting our Innovative Grants Program and making additional funds available to grant teachers with extraordinary ideas to keep teaching and learning in Irvine at the cutting edge of educational excellence.

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Summer Programs

IPSF remains dedicated to providing access and opportunities for each child in every school to explore interests and discover new passions this summer. To protect the health and safety of our entire community, we have made the difficult decision to transition our IPSF Session A, Session B, and High School summer classes to a live, online format.

While we will miss seeing your child in person, we are excited to announce that IPSF’s new online learning option for students in grades 1-12 will feature our most popular and in-demand classes, offered in small groups to provide individualized attention and a positive online experience. Our dedicated staff of IUSD teachers and approved vendors have put together virtual classes designed to deliver the fun and engaging, high-quality programming that you expect from IPSF.
At this time, IPSF specialty camps beginning in late July and August are planned to proceed as scheduled. Any new information regarding these programs will be communicated as updates become available.

IPSF Summer Online Classes

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

  • Optimistic Household Module 2 Now Available June 5, 2020
    Two weeks ago, we launched Optimistic Household, which was developed solely for IUSD as part of our ongoing efforts to connect students and families with resources that support learning and social emotional wellness at the highest levels. Module 1 was the first in this six-part series and focused on the importance of building optimism during […]
  • Congratulations Class of 2020! June 5, 2020
    Congratulations to the Class of 2020! IUSD wishes you the best as you embark upon this next exciting phase of your journey. We are so proud of you!  Check out this article for student-driven video content that captures the spirit of our incredible students. 
  • End of Year Message from Superintendent Walker June 4, 2020
    Superintendent Walker's end of year message includes updates, links to resources and a tribute to the Class of 2020.
  • Food Assistance and Community Resources June 4, 2020
    Friday, June 5 is the last day IUSD meals will be served for the 2019-20 school year.  Pick-ups this Friday will be at the same times and locations.  For families who need food assistance  and other community resources over the summer break, read this article for more information.  
  • P-EBT: Food Assistance While Schools are Closed June 2, 2020
    Due to the COVID-19 crisis, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits through California’s Pandemic EBT or P-EBT program.

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: