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Category: Schools

The Critical Role School Nurses Play in Keeping Us All Safe

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the recommended national standard should be one full-time school nurse per school. 

Here in Irvine, there are only 21 FTE (full-time equivalent) school nurses to cover 43 schools.  That’s a problem, especially in the middle of a global pandemic.

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SchoolWatch: The Mental Health of Our Students

Summer’s here!  Usually this news would be greeted with jubilant shouts of celebration.  But with new cases of COVID-19 continuing to surge, parents and teachers are trying to figure out how students will spend the summer and have some fun. 

The traditional summer activities are not available this year. 

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School Nurses are Critical to the Safety of Our Children

School nurses are specially trained and certified.  They understand and educate others about childhood development; they promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case-management services; and actively collaborate with physicians.

As students head back to the classroom, school nurses will be key in keeping our kids safe.

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Lonely Children – Social Media to the Rescue!

When this period of distance learning ends, there will be hundreds of studies released on how it impacted our children.  However, it’s important for us to recognize right now the effects of isolation and loneliness.

Social media can help! I’ve recently learned how a few local moms are using creative ways through social media channels to keep their kids connected to friends and classmates.

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SchoolWatch: The Latest on Irvine School Closures

Due to concerns around the coronavirus outbreak, all Irvine schools have closed. Classes have been moved online.

Irvine Community News & Views has compiled a list of Irvine schools with direct links to each school’s coronavirus resource page.

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Special Commentary: A time for bold ACTION!

Summer 2019 in America drew to an ugly, horrific end.  Mass shootings in August generated scores of new gun-violence casualties and a growing list of newly terrorized communities: Gilroy, California; Dayton, Ohio; and the El Paso, Odessa and Midland communities in Texas. ICNV asked three of our columnists to once again weigh-in on the gun violence issue.

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Extra $$$ Paid to OCPA by Irvine Households Since October 2022

Extra $$$ Paid to OCPA for Electricity by the City (Irvine Taxpayers) Since April 2022



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