IVA @ San Joaquin
Weekly Update for October 10, 2022
School Wide Information
October 10th- No School
State of the District Invitation- Please join the IUSD Board of Education and Superintendent Terry Walker for the 2022 State of the District on Tuesday, October 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Woodbridge High School (2 Meadowbrook, Irvine) in the new Performing Arts Center. The presentation will provide an overview of how IUSD’s 50-year commitment to continuous improvement is at the heart of our promise to provide the highest quality educational experience we can envision. Topics will include teaching and learning, mental health and wellness, staffing, investments in technology and facilities to create equitable learning environments for all students, and how the District is maximizing our limited resources as one of the lowest funded school districts in the nation. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Click here to reserve your seats now (limit 4 per person). Visit .iusd.org/state-of-the-district for more information and updates.
Make-Up Picture Day- October 24th from 12-3:30pm at Creekside Education Center.
Red Ribbon Week- Oct 24-Oct 28. Click HERE for all the activities.
Irvine Parent Education Programs (IPEP)- FREE seminars and educational workshops offered to Irvine parents throughout the school year. The goal is to empower parents with the skills and strategies necessary to become active participants in their child’s education. IPEP offers a variety of workshops focused on topics important to parents of IUSD students. See Parent Workshops for October for more information.
School Site Council- Join us on Wednesday October, 12th at 3:30pm via zoom to participate in our School SIte Council meeting. Click HERE for the zoom link. All families are welcome.
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.
IUSD College and Career Fair- Join us at Woodbridge High School on November 7, 2022 from 5pm-8pm. All students, families, and staff are invited to attend this in-person event where you can interact with college representatives, learn about IUSD’s Career Technical Education programs, attend informational panel sessions, learn about community partners and more! Click HERE to register and click HERE for more information.
PTSA Monthly Newsletter- Click HERE for the Monthly Newsletter for all the updates and exciting events happening.
IVA MS and HS Live Student Technology Support- Monday-Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m. or by appointment - email email@example.com
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
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:
- English – OCTA.net/YouthRequest
- Spanish – OCTA.net/YouthRequest_SPN
- Vietnamese – OCTA.net/YouthRequest_VIET
- Korean – OCTA.net/YouthRequest_KOR
- Mandarin – coming soon
OC Bus Ride Guide – How to Ride:
- English – OCTA.net/RideGuide
- Spanish – OCTA.net/RideGuide_SPN
- Vietnamese – OCTA.net/RideGuide_VIET
Counselor Contact Information
IVA Middle School/IVA HS (last names A-O) Information
Counselor: Joshua Razo
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
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
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 8:00-8:30
Zoom: Ms. Yadon's Zoom Link
Operation School Bell- Click HERE
Care Solace- Click HERE
Say Something Anonymous Reporting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Student Technology Support: Support Zoom
High School Updates
Service Academy Information Night- The Office of Congresswoman Katie Porter is hosting two service academy informational nights regarding the service academy nomination process.
The first will be a general informational night, which takes place on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM PT click HERE to register. The second is the Women’s Academy Night, which is geared towards young women interested in attending an academy. That will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM PT click HERE to register.
FAFSA- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens on October 1st. Click HERE for the newsletter on all things FAFSA including, how to complete the application, resources, and workshops available to all families.
IVC Application Workshops- Interested in applying to IVC. Join us for online application workshops. Click HERE for more information.
Bell Schedule for the week of October 10th- Click HERE to see the bell schedule for the week of October 10th, 2022.
October 12th Testing Day Activities
9th Grade - PSAT 8/9 Testing Day
Students need to arrive at the Creekside Education Center, 3387 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92606 at 8:00am to take the EOS Survey before testing begins. Please bring with you a school ID or California ID card and approved calculator, although all questions can be answered without one. Click HERE (Links to an external site.) for the list of approved calculators. Testing will conclude at approximately 12:00PM.
10th Grade - Pre-ACT Testing Day
Students need to arrive at the Creekside Education Center, 3387 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92606 at 8:00am to take the EOS Survey before testing begins. Please bring with you a school ID or California ID card and approved calculator, although all questions can be answered without one. Click HERE (Links to an external site.) for the list of approved calculators. Testing will conclude at approximately 12:30PM.
11th Grade - PSAT/NMSQT Testing Day
Students need to arrive at the Creekside Education Center, 3387 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92606 at 8:00am to take the EOS Survey before testing begins. Please bring with you a school ID or California ID card and approved calculator, although all questions can be answered without one. Click HERE (Links to an external site.) for the list of approved calculators. Testing will conclude at approximately 12:15PM.
12th Grade - No Testing - Arrive at 12:30 PM
Students need to arrive at the Creekside Education Center, 3387 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92606 at 12:30PM. Students will attend sessions about IVC, FAFSA and Budgeting. Sessions will conclude at 3:30 PM. Flyer Link
Real Talk HBCU Edition- Real Talk events were created to provide Black students and their families with the tools they need to start planning for their future. This fall, we’ll connect attendees with Black college reps across the country, financial aid experts with insider tips on finding scholarships, college students who’ll give your students a realistic view of campus life, and Black professionals in tech, sports, and entertainment. Click HERE for more information and to register.
AP Exam Registration- Registration for AP Exams is from October 17th-25th. Students may register at Creekside Education Center between the hours of 1pm-4:15pm. Click HERE for the registration form and for all the details.
Elks Lodge Scholarship- click HERE for more information on multiple scholarships this organization offers.
FAFSA Step by Step Guide and Resources
IVC Application Workshop: See Event(s)
College and Career Information
College & Career: Kaylah Ramirez
Website: College and Career
College and Career Resources: Click Here
IVA College and Career Events/Visits
Monday-Friday 8-8:25am Zoom Link
Want to schedule a meeting? Email me: Kaylaramirez@iusd