Principal's Message

The Shore Weekly | Week of September 27, 2021

Dear Eastshore Community,

What a turnout at Mooyah on Wednesday! Eastshore has an incredibly supportive community. It was such a pleasure to meet many of you in person. Thank you for supporting the school in our first Eastshore Takes Out Event of the year. And thank you to our fabulous PTA for making this happen for students and families!

Upper Grade Families:

On Music days all students need to use the sidewalk to bring their instrument to the MPR. Walking in the parking lot is not safe and we need parent support in redirecting students. Parents, please avoid telling our staff members that your child is allowed to walk in the parking lot. It is very difficult for our staff to serve your children when you challenge important school safety rules. We are a community that works together to ensure students are safe and learn at school. And all of our students are capable of carrying their instruments along the sidewalk on their own to get to the MPR.  Thank you for your partnership. 


Kara Rydman
Principal, Eastshore Elementary School
Irvine Unified School District






Important Documents

2021-22 Eastshore Calendar

2021-22 Eastshore Bell Schedule


Important Dates

Monday, October 4 - Minimum Day

Tuesday, October 5- No School for Parent Conferences

Wednesday, October 6 - Minimum Day

Thursday, October 7 - Minimum Day

Friday, October 8 - Minimum Day


Parent Conferences

These important meetings will be held with each student’s family the week of October 4. Your classroom teacher will reach out to schedule a time.


Data Confirmation

Parents are to log on to their parent portal account and complete data confirmation for their student(s) if this has not been done yet. 

To do this, please visit  at Instructions available here.


Eastshore has a PODcast! 

Check it out by clicking HERE or by finding us on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more. Make sure to subscribe/follow so that you get updated whenever we release a new episode. New episodes will be posted every other week on Thursdays. We hope you enjoy it. Thanks, and easy listening! Mr. Compton and Mr. Sfakianakis






The Irvine Police Department, in partnership with IUSD and the PTA, has created a traffic safety video with important tips for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers in and around school zones, driveways and crosswalks.  When it comes to the safety of our students on the roadways, we're in this together! Let’s get them to and from school safely. 


IPD Traffic Safety Tips:

  • Leave early. You won’t have to rush if you plan for a little extra time.
  • Obey all traffic, bike and pedestrian laws and signs, especially in school zones.
  • When biking or skating wear a proper fitting helmet.
  • Drop children off in the designated locations. Do not allow children to get out of the car in the middle of the street.
  • Remember that everyone has the same goal of getting their children to school safely, so be patient with other drivers and pedestrians.
  • Always obey crossing guards.
  • Always use crosswalks.
  • Do not engage in distracted driving. This is especially dangerous in school zones.
  • IPD traffic officers patrol the streets near schools to ensure safety. Remember to slow down and make complete stops at stop signs.

To watch the video with more safety tips, click here.





The countdown is on! Please join IPSF on September 22 for Igniting Potential. IPSF is joining this community initiative with 17 organizations in support of Orange County youth to raise funds to support critical mental health resources in Irvine schools.



This year, IPSF celebrates the 25th anniversary of supporting the educational experience of each child in every school in the Irvine Unified School District. We hope you join IPSF in celebrating this milestone year and help tell the story of educational excellence by nominating a student or alumni that is making a difference in our community.




Wear orange Thursday, October 21 on IPSF Giving Day to show you value educational excellence in Irvine. Whether you are at school, work, or out in the community, rock your ORANGE to raise awareness about the importance of community support of public education!