ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 23 - 27, 2020

Hello Everyone,

As this school week comes to an end, I wish to let you know how grateful the Irvine staff is for all of the hard work, effort and adjustments to remote learning (eLearning, Virtual Learning, online learning) that are being made. I can only imagine all the the questions, concerns, and uncertainty that each of you have. Please rest assured that every Irvine teacher and staff member is working hard to connect with you in order to maintain teaching and learning opportunities. So many of the students have already connected with their teachers on various on-line learning platforms, like Google Classroom, Power School, and ZOOM. Your children are already doing the work, participating in virtual meetings, and engaging in the learning process. Parents, I strongly encourage you to take the time to learn how the Irvine teachers and your children are interacting so that learning and teaching continue despite this historic event taking place in our world. Going forward, my suggestions are these:

Establish a daily schedule with your child to do their school work (School is in session. This is not vacation time!)

Have them show you what they are doing

Monitor work completion

Do physical activity. Their PE teachers are posting exercise suggestions

Message and email the teachers and Mr. Gates (bgates@ggusd.us if you need assistance.

Follow all recommended health and safety precautions related to COVID-19.

Special Blessings to you all!

Spring Break is April 6-10!

Together, we got this!

Mr. Gates, Principal

 

 

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

 

On behalf of the teachers, staff, and administrative team, I would like to welcome each of you to the Irvine Intermediate School community. In addition to maintaining a safe, positive, and orderly learning environment, our district and school goals are aligned to support and provide opportunities for all students to find academic success.

Intermediate school is a very important time in a student’s educational journey, because it is when the academic and personal skills developed in elementary school are honed and practiced to build a solid foundation for lifelong success. Intermediate School is a time when students are challenged to learn, think, read, write, and perform at higher levels in all classes.  Also, with the reliance on technology in the 21st century, students will be instructed how to meaningfully use technology to assist their ability to make   meaning and show their understanding of what they are learning.  Additionally, students will be expected to interact with more complex text, to think critically, and to solve problems in a variety of ways to show, demonstrate, and apply their understanding of the state standards. To assist students along the way, the Irvine Staff will also work hard to teach and support them in mastering these rigorous standards and with developing the necessary scholarly habits that will contribute to their success while at Irvine and in the years ahead.

With that in mind, we believe with consistent effort, hard work, and determination all students can be successful.  We expect that as responsible students, they will attend school regularly, be on time for all of their classes, do quality work on all assignments and homework, and have respect for one another and for adults at our school. If students ever need assistance, it is available from teachers and staff before, during, and after school, and during our afterschool intervention programs. Support classes are also available for our students during the school day depending on their needs.

At Irvine, we believe an integral part of providing our students with the best educational experience possible is through open communication between the school and home, and with the direct involvement of parents/guardians in their child’s education.  In order to assist parents with staying informed and involved, all parents/guardians should check grades regularly with the Parent Portal account.  Parents can also email teachers with questions regarding their child’s progress.  If you need assistance with your Parent Portal account, please contact the school office and we can help you get connected.

Lastly, rest assured that your child’s education is in excellent hands of highly trained staff who are professional, caring, hard-working, and dedicated to providing an outstanding education to all students. educational staff, as they actively participate with acquiring those skills to be successful at Irvine, in high school, and in college and careers.

Thank you for entrusting your child with us and please contact the school office if you are ever in need of assistance.  We are happy to help.

Mr. Bill Gates, Principal

Our School

Irvine Intermediate School is at the forefront of instructional technology. Daily, students are using technology to learn 21st century skills they can use throughout the educational careers. Our technology device to student ration exceeds 1:1.  Students have the opportunity to learn on a variety of technology platforms.  For example our students can proficiently move from one platform to another depending on whether they are using an iPad or Chromebook.

Over the past 3 years our spelling bee team has performed very well at the district and county level.

We offer Boys and Girls Club every day after school, Fun Friday classes in areas like Robotics, Rocketry, Cooking, and Photography. We also over after academic support in all subjects. We have an intramural program in which students can participate in sports after school 2 days a week.

We offer 3 wonderful parent education opportunities for our parents during the school year.

  • 40 developmental Assets
  • 10 Educational Commandments
  • Common Sense Parenting

Parents are also encouraged to actively support their child by using the Parental Portal to check grades and email teachers.  Parents are also encourage to support their child by attending performances and by attending parent information nights like our A-G that is an annual program designed to support parents and students transition to high school.

  • Parents of English Learners are contacted and encouraged to attend our quarterly English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings.
  • Parents are notified and encouraged to participate in district and school site advisory groups and task forces.
  • We have 2 community liaison (Spanish & Vietnamese) who are available from 8:00-11:30 every day to support parents.