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  • IUSD and Canyon View are committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and families – it is our top priority.

  • When in-person instruction starts this week, school will look much different than previous years due to new health and safety measures.

  • However, for students, who thrive within in-person settings, physical distancing and personal protective equipment will not diminish the opportunity to engage with other students, teachers and instructional staff in a way that has not been possible since early March.

  • IUSD's planning efforts to open schools are based on current guidance from the California Department of Public Health and our local partners, including the Orange County Health Care Agency and the Orange County Department of Education.

  • We will promote physical distancing measures, healthy hygiene practices, air ventilation and purification systems, stringent cleaning standards, facilities enhancements, smaller cohorting to the extent possible, face coverings, and notifications and reporting as part of our communications.



Practices include but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning protocols are in place to deep clean, sanitize and disinfect.
  • Increased scheduled cleaning and disinfections, including frequently touched surfaces and high traffic areas.
  • Limit sharing of supplies between students to the extent possible and encourage students to take home personal items for cleaning daily.
  • Students will be encouraged to bring refillable water bottles or have an option to use a disposable cup at water filling stations.
  • Playground equipment, lunch tables and other areas will be regularly inspected and cleaned for student use.



  • Parents, together with their students, should complete a symptom self-assessment daily, prior to arrival at school. Parents may use the screening tool daily, prior to arrival at school.

  • Students should not be sent to school if there is ANY indication of illness or possible exposure. This will help prevent the spread of illness to others.

  • All Canyon View staff will complete the Daily Home Screening as well.



STUDENTS Students are expected to wear face masks at all times, unless they are exempt under guidelines (below). In order to comply with CDPH guidance, schools must exclude students from campus if they are not exempt from wearing a face covering under CDPH guidelines and refuse to wear one provided by the school.

STAFF All staff must use face coverings in accordance with CDPH guidelines unless Cal/OSHA standards require respiratory protection.

In limited situations where a face coverings cannot be used for pedagogical or developmental reasons, (i.e. communicating or assisting young children or those with special needs) a face shield can be used instead of a cloth face covering while in the classroom as long as the wearer maintains physical distance from others, to the extent practicable. Staff must return to wearing a face covering when that activity is complete.
Please review full details on IUSD policies/practices for face coverings by clicking here.



  • During regular school hours, we will restrict non-essential visitors, volunteers, and activities involving other groups.

  • In accordance with state and local guidelines, group activities such as assemblies, award ceremonies, athletics, etc. are not allowed. Should this change, we will inform our students and families.

  • We will utilize instructional aides and other classified and certificated personnel to reduce the number of students in a single space. However, in the traditional model, there will be times when the full class will be together in the classroom with the goal of 30 or less students total. When this occurs, appropriate safety measures will be implemented, including the use of three paneled desk guards.

  • To the extent possible:

    • Classroom space will be arranged to remove non-essential furniture, allowing maximum space for students and staff.

    • Student desks will be arranged to face the same direction (rather than facing each other) and spaced six feet from teachers.

    • Routes will be designated for entry and exit to lunch, recess, and other transition times.

  • Staff will be asked to practice social distancing, including but not limited to, when working indoors or outdoor areas, before and after the work shift, coming and going from vehicles, entering, working, and exiting physical buildings or other structures and during breaks and lunch periods.

  • All Students will have a dedicated Chromebook to use at school. Based on the number of devices available at our site, students will NOT need to bring their district-loaned Chromebook to and from school. We are able to assign each on-campus student a device for school use that will not be shared with other students. If, however, you would like to return a borrowed Chromebook, please let your teacher know.



At this time students may not use play equipment. We do plan to provide equipment and allow access to the play structures once health guidelines allow for us to do that safely. In the meantime, our staff is working to provide structured activities and games that are fun, engaging, and that allow for adequate social distancing.

Traditional Model Students

  • Snack/Lunch Overview

    • 1st-6th grade, students will eat and play with their own cohorts in designated areas.

    • IA staff stay with students while they eat at tables

    • Staff will assign tables to allow for 3 students per table

Hybrid Model Students

  • Snack Overview

    • Hybrid students do not have a "Snack" break with students from other Academic Models.

    • Hybrid teachers will structure breaks within classes and to suit the needs of their schedules.

    • Students may bring a snack from home.

  • Lunch Overview

    • Hybrid students do not eat lunch on campus.

    • Students who buy/receive meals from IUSD Nutrition Services may go through our cafeteria line to take a "grab and go" lunch as they depart for home.

Nutrition Services Will Provide Lunch in the Following Ways

Nutrition Services will mark the floor in the cafeterias to promote social distancing and ensure hand sanitizer is available for students.

Elementary, Traditional:

  • Students will come to the cafeteria for their meals.

  • Students will use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the cafeteria and will be required to wear a face covering.

  • All serving lines will be single-sided, and if there are two serving lines in the cafeteria, the student lines will be on opposite sides to promote distancing.

  • Students will line up with 6 feet of distance between each student; markings on the floor will help designate space.

  • Students will line up with their class so that Nutrition Services staff will be able to select students in the point of sale system using photos and/or names in each classroom. This practice will eliminate students entering their number on a pin pad.

  • Nutrition Services staff will be required to wear face coverings, plastic gloves and disposable aprons.

  • A limited selection of entrees and a la carte items will be available. At this time, we do not plan on serving Papa John’s pizza. We will start with offering just 2 entrée choices. There will be no salad bar this school year. Everything served will be wrapped or packaged. Utensils and condiments will be handed directly to the students.

  • Nutrition Services staff will disinfect the high-touch areas between each serving period.

  • Procedures may be modified at a site with an extremely small kitchen.

Elementary, Hybrid:

  • Lunch meals will be available to students upon dismissal at a cafeteria area.

  • Students will use hand sanitizer prior to receiving their meal(s).

  • Students will line up with 6 feet of distance between each student; markings on the floor will help designate space.

  • Nutrition Services staff will be required to wear face coverings, plastic gloves, and disposable aprons.

  • A limited selection of entrees will be available. Everything served will be wrapped or packaged. Entrees will be cold, parents can heat items at home.

  • Students will tell the Nutrition Services staff member their name prior to receiving a meal(s). Student’s accounts will be charged accordingly.

Elementary, virtual and hybrid when not on campus:

  • Daily grab and go meals will be available from 7 – 8 am for families to pick up at the following sites: Jeffrey Trail Middle School, Southlake Middle School, Irvine High School and Woodbridge High School. Meals will also be available from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at Northwood High School, Portola High School and University High School. This is necessary to maintain social distancing and separation from traditional and hybrid students.



Click here to read more about protocols for all OC schools, should students or staff exhibit signs or receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Protocols include reporting to the Orange County Health Care Agency, notifications to impacted families and staff, student and staff confidentiality, cleaning procedures and more.

It is important to note that each situation may be different. The Orange County Health Care Agency has informed IUSD that they will assess each situation and provide a unique response to that situation. The guidelines provide the framework from which IUSD, and all other OC schools, will operate to address each unique situation.

When a student presents symptom(s) of illness on campus, per the guidelines linked here, it will be necessary to send the student home immediately. This year we are taking extra measures to slow the spread of any possible illness by asking that parents pick up students promptly after notification that your student is presenting symptom(s) of illness. In the event that a parent or guardian is not able to pick up immediately we recommend that a backup plan is in place for another adult to pick up the student in a timely manner when parents are unable to do so.

Students with symptoms of illness will be waiting for parent pick up in a secondary health office away from non-ill students. We ask that when picking up an ill child from school, parents wait in the car at the curb outside the front office. Please call the health office at 949-936-6050 once you arrive at the curb and a staff member will walk your student out to you. You will be provided an Illness Notification form that will provide guidelines for return to school.