IUSD NewsFlash closes the books on the 2013-14 school year


So that’s it. Another school year is in the books. And while we briefly considered recapping the last nine-and-a-half months of district news with a clever rewrite of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” it seemed like a daunting task and we weren’t really sure about the copyright implications.

Beach Chairs Watching OceanThe IUSD NewsFlash team would, however, like to congratulate the Irvine Unified School District’s Class of 2014, and let us not stop there. We’ll also take this opportunity to thank the tens of thousands of students, teachers, parents, staff members, volunteers and community partners who contributed mightily to the success of Irvine’s schools.

Oh, and a special thanks to all of you for checking in with the NewsFlash from time to time. We’ll continue posting items here throughout the summer, but probably less frequently, and we may go dark for a couple weeks as we cash in some vacation time.

But, of course, IUSD doesn’t stay quiet for long. Summer school starts on June 30 for all grade levels, and year-round schools will begin the 2014-15 school year on July 29. Irvine students on the traditional calendar will report back to school on Sept. 2. (You can access the 2014-15 calendar here.)

OK then. That’s all for now. The local beaches are calling.