After careful deliberation, the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) has made the decision to close all IUSD schools and facilities effective Monday, March 16, with an anticipated return date of Monday, April 6. The public health crisis created by COVID-19 has put our institutions, including K-12 school districts, in uncharted territory and we must take steps to prevent the spread of illness. In addition to proactive actions taken by IUSD, we will continue to follow the guidance of public health experts to protect our students, families, staff and the entire IUSD community. As we have more information, we will communicate with our community and provide updates on iusd.org/COVID19. All Athletic events are postponed with the hope that we will be able to resume on April 6.
While we understand this decision is disappointing, we believe that the opportunity to compete in athletic contests does not outweigh our obligation to place the health and safety of all our athletes, coaches, schools and communities. On April 6, a decision will be made to resume athletic events or continue with the postponement.
We will continue to communicate to our students and parents as the situation evolves. Thank you for your support.