IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for September 12, 2022

School Wide Information


Join PTSA- Our PTSA is amazingly supportive of our programs. We hope you will join our PTSA as membership is one of our key fundraising activities. All funds go back to programming for students. Join our PTSA: https://jointotem.com/ca/irvine/san-joaquin-creekside-ptsa


WASC Accreditation Visit: Please join us from 5-6pm on Sunday September 25th to meet our WASC accreditation visiting team and share input about San Joaquin (IVA) High School.


Interested in participating in the IUSD Science Fair? Attend Ask a Scientist/Engineer Night next Wednesday, September 14th, from 6:00-7:15 p.m at the Creekside Education Center. Click HERE for more information.


Special Education CAC Meeting-Sept 15th at 9:30am at Creekside Education Center. There will be a parent presentation on Preparing for & Participating in the Facilitated IEP Process.


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


IUSD Parent Center: The Grand Opening of the IUSD Parent Center is on Thursday September 22, 2022 from 3:30-5:00pm. It is located at 155 Visions Building 2, irvine, CA 92620. For more information please visit https://iusd.org/ipep


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


OCTA Youth Ride Free Bus Pass has been Extended. New Passes Required: The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has extended the program that allows youth aged 6 to 18 to ride OC buses for free to school, after-school activities, jobs and more.The Youth Ride Free Pass program started in September 2021 and was extended by the OCTA Board of Directors. The current “blue” pass will expire on September 30, 2022. The new “orange” pass will be effective now through September 30, 2023. To request a pass, please complete a Parental Request Form (available online here) and provide the completed form to Mr. Sam Lane or Ms. Lauren Yadon, IVA Counselors, who will provide your child with the free pass. For more information, please contact Natalie Hamilton or visit OCTA.net/YouthRideFree.

Forms are available in a variety of languages:

OC Bus Ride Guide – How to Ride:


ASB:Open to middle and high school students-Looking to get involved on our virtual campus? ASB applications are currently open! Apply by filling out this ASB Application. For questions, please contact Mrs. Nguyen, ASB Activities Director, at briannanguyen@iusd.org.


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 Link

High School Updates

Student Advisory Committee- We are looking for two IVA students to join the Student Advisory Committee (SAC). SAC was founded in 2018 to better connect with students related to key District Initiatives. Through the Committee’s work, the District is able to learn more about students’ perspectives and incorporate them into IUSD communications and programs. For more information click HERE and to fill out an application please click HERE. Please submit your application to Ms. Yadon by Oct. 5th,2022 at laurenyadon@iusd.org


IUSD Financial Aid Night is September 28th @ 6:00 PM (Online)- Join IUSD School Counselors and guest speaker Jon Waldrep from the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to learn how you can maximize your student's financial aid opportunities for funding a college education. To register click Here.



College Visit(s):

Lehigh University Virtual Visit: Wednesday 9/14/22 @ 12:15-12:40 Zoom Link

Azusa Pacific University Virtual Visit: Tuesday 9/20/22 @ 12:15-12:40pm Zoom Link


College and Career Information

College & Career: Kaylah Ramirez

Website: College and Career

College and Career Resources: Click Here

Email: Kaylaramirez@iusd.org

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8-8:25am Zoom Link

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

Middle School Updates

Counseling Canvas Page- Starting next week 09/09/2022 The Middle School Counseling Canvas page will be 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!