Dear Rancho Community,
Many IUSD families and staff continue to be affected by the Silverado fire. As part of the community, IUSD continues to support and provide resources for its families. IUSD sent an email earlier regarding IUSD school closures tomorrow, Wednesday 10/27, and that email is included at the bottom.
At this time, the plan is to resume online virtual instruction for both cohorts on Thursday, 10/29 and Friday 10/30. Please refer to the schedule below. If additional factors require us to modify Thursday or Friday schedules, we'll communicate as quickly as we can.
Thank you for your continued partnership as we field another curve ball from 2020!
Message from IUSD earlier today 10/27...
October 27, 2020
Dear IUSD Community,
Due to the ongoing and significant impacts of the Silverado Fire throughout the city of Irvine, IUSD schools will remain closed and there will be no instruction tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28. This includes IVA and all academic models.
At this time, the fire is only 5% contained and although some evacuation orders have been lifted, a significant number of the 90,000 evacuated residents, including our students, families and staff remain displaced by this and other fires in the region. According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Irvine and surrounding cities are experiencing extremely unhealthy air quality and residents are advised to stay indoors, with windows and doors shut to avoid dangerous particulate matter, which is forecasted to continue into tomorrow. Additionally, parts of Irvine may continue to be subject to Public Safety Power Shutoffs from Southern California Edison, and University and Woodbridge High Schools are still being used as shelter locations for those displaced.
The health and safety of our IUSD community remain our top priority. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and to work with the Irvine Police Department, the Orange County Fire Authority and other local agencies. As we have new and accurate information, we will keep our community informed.