IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for March 13, 2023

School Wide Information

Parent Presentation- IUSD, in collaboration with OCDE, will be providing zoom presentations throughout the spring. They will cover topics and challenges that students and families face in relation to school-based mental health. Join us in the discussion! The details for the third workshop of the series are below along with the registration link.

What: Presentation for IUSD Families: “No Filter: Digital health and student relationships with technology”

Who: IUSD Counselors in collaboration with OCDE School Based Mental Health Providers

When: Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How: Fill out THIS FORM and receive access to the Zoom link and/or the presentation recording

CAASP Testing- Each spring, students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) to provide information about their skills in English-language arts/literacy (ELA), mathematics, and science. These computer-based assessments reflect California’s rigorous academic standards, and measure students’ ability to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems—skills needed for success in college or career. Please click HERE for more detailed information on testing dates and additional information and click HERE for the Mandarin translated detailed information.

Multicultural Night- We will be hosting an IVA Multicultural Night on Friday, March 24 from 5:00-7:00PM at Creekside Education Center. Join us for a night of learning about different cultures that represent our students by visiting booths, playing games, and watching cultural performances.

Sign up to get involved by signing up for a booth or participating in the cultural talent show. If you would like to participate, submit your Interest Google Form by Monday, March 6. If you have any questions, you can send an email to Brianna Nguyen, IVA Activities Director at briannanguyen@iusd.org.

Abilities Awareness Event and Community Resource Fair- Join us Wednesday, March 15th from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Northwood High School. This event is intended to bring all of us together including community resources that support inclusive practices in Irvine to celebrate, connect, and inform. Additionally, the event will include music, performances, an art gallery, and more. Food will be available for purchase via food trucks.

PTSA Newsletter- Click HERE for all the exciting things happening with PTSA!

Physical fitness testing grades 7th and 9th : Monday March 13th at 1:45pm at Creekside HS more info found HERE.

Irvine Junior Games- Registration is open for the Irvine Junior Games track meet. The Junior Games will be held Sunday, May 7th at Irvine Stadium. Families who are interested simply need to go to https://irvinechildrensfund.org/irvine-junior-games/ and sign up. Registrations are limited and close on March 17th – the sooner you register the better! For those who don’t know, the Irvine Junior Games are a one-day track and field event for 4th-8th grade IUSD students On May 7th. Proceeds from registrations go to the Irvine Children’s Fund. For questions, please check out this FLYER, or contact the site rep for IVA: JohnHernandez@iusd.org

IPSF Update- Click HERE for all the great programs available to students in IUSD.

IVA MS and HS Live Student Technology Support- Monday-Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m. or by appointment email kylenecarter@iusd.org

Live Student Technology Support: Support Zoom Link

CANVAS Parent Observer Account: Please be sure that you have set up a parent observer account in CANVAS. This is a great way to be involved in IVA and what your student is learning. Canvas Parent Observer Guide Click HERE

Counselor Contact Information

IVA Middle School/IVA HS (last names A-O) Information

Counselor: Joshua Razo

Email: joshuarazo@iusd.org

Office Hours:

Monday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 - 10:00 AM, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Friday 8:00 - 10:00 AM, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Zoom: Mr. Razo Office Hours

IVA HS (last names P-Sh) Information

Counselor: Sam Lane

Email: samlane@iusd.org

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 7:45 - 8:15

Zoom: Mr. Lane’s Zoom Link

IVA HS (last names Si-Z) Information

Counselor: Lauren Yadon

Email: laurenyadon@iusd.org

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 8:00-8:30

Zoom: Ms. Yadon's Zoom Link

Community Resources

Operation School Bell- Click HERE

Care Solace- Click HERE

IUSD Family Resource Center

Say Something Anonymous Reporting

School Resources:

IVA Website Click HERE

Bell Schedule Click HERE

Program of Study Click HERE

Student Calendar Click HERE

Canvas Student Login Guide Click HERE

Canvas Parent Observer Guide Click HERE

Blocksi Account- Click HERE

Speak Up, We Care Click HERE

Paper (Free Online Tutoring) Click HERE

Bell Schedule Template Click HERE

IVA MS and HS Live Student Technology Support

Monday-Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m. or by appointment - email kylenecarter@iusd.org

Live Student Technology Support: Support Zoom

High School Updates

ASB Corner- Check out our ASB Corner for March!

  • ASB Applications are now out! Click here to review the ASB Info Meeting Slides. You can learn about the ASB positions for the 2023/24 school year here. Elected position applications are due on Monday, March 20. Interview position applications are due Friday, March 31. If you have any questions, you can contact Mrs. Nguyen, IVA ASB Director, at briannanguyen@iusd.org.

State Seal of Biliteracy- Seniors interested in earning the State Seal of Biliteracy please click HERE to fill out the form to be considered.

Senior Trip- Please click HERE for all the information regarding the Senior Trip to Universal Studios on Thursday, May 18, 2023. If you are interested in participating please fill out this permission slip and bring it with you when you register and pay in person at Creekside Education Center.

IVC Application Workshops- Interested in applying to IVC. Join us for online application workshops. Click HERE for more information.

IUCPTA Scholarship- The scholarship will go to graduating seniors and will be used towards continued education after graduation. Recipients must attend an accredited college/university, community college, trade or technical school within the first year following high school graduation.Qualifications: This scholarship recognizes students who are PTSA members and whom have performed service activities inside and outside of school.

IUCPTA Senior Scholarship Form: Due Friday April 22, 2023 https://forms.gle/Lb6XEgaSmVwd8uX28

College and Career Information

IVC Application Workshops: See Event(s)

IVC Application Workshops: See Event(s)

College Notes Sheet

FAFSA Information Packet

2022 IUSD Financial Aid Night Video

Website: College and Career

College and Career Resources: Click Here

IVA College and Career Events/Visits

Email: Kaylaramirez@iusd.org

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8-8:25am Zoom Link

Want to schedule a meeting for another time? Email me: Kaylaramirez@iusd.org

Middle School Updates

Trimester Grades- Parent portal is now open for parents and students to view grades. Parents will log on to their portal account at https://my.iusd.org

The Middle School Counseling Canvas is up and running. We will be providing Information on upcoming events around the community, seasonal activity videos, videos on how to stay organized, and much more. Please keep an eye out in your Advisement classes for more information!