IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for May 16, 2022

School Wide Information

Bell Schedules for Middle and High School

High School

High School Final Exam Schedule May 30-June 3

Middle School

Middle School Special Schedule 5/23-5/27

Middle School Special Schedule 5/30-6/3

    AVID- IUSD and San Joaquin High School (IVA) are excited to announce a new course and program, AVID. Advancement Via Individual Determination. Schools throughout IUSD will also be offering this program. The AVID Elective is a 6th through 12th grade component of the AVID Secondary System that prepares students in the academic middle for admission to a four-year college or university.We are looking to recruit incoming 9th and 10th grade students for this exciting opportunity! AVID recruits students who possess individual determination, are college bound, and who would thrive by joining a college going program that supports student academic success. The AVID Elective is considered a credit-plus course, meaning that the AVID elective course is taken in addition to your six courses. Please click HERE for the flyer and more information.

    IVA Fun and Games Night- IVA is hosting a virtual fun and games night on May 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. Please click HERE for the fyler and click HERE to RSVP. Once you RSVP you will be sent the zoom link.

    San Joaquin PTSA Newsletter- San Joaquin Creekside PTSA Newsletter

    IVA Newsletter Interest- IUSD is looking to spotlight the K-12 IVA program in an upcoming district news article. We are currently seeking feedback from families about their positive IVA experiences. If you are interested in being interviewed, and are returning to IVA next year please reach out to SerenaMcKinney@iusd.org.

    IVA Spotlight- Our IVA student, Frankie Holland, was selected to go on to Nationals in the NHD-CA contest that took place yesterday! She is one of two students who will represent California in the Junior Individual Website category in the virtual National contest in June—so, very exciting news!! Her entry title is Interracial Marriage in American History: From Diplomacy to Debate

    Upcoming Parent Workshops

    Mental Wellbeing of Orange County's Children and Youth

    Friday May 13th @ 8am (in person)

    Orange County's Children's Health and Wellbeing

    Tuesday May 17th @ 10am (virtual)

    Cyberbullying and Digital Drama
    *reminder date*

    Tuesday May 17th @ 6pm (virtual)

    IUSD LGBTQ+ Community Group

    Wednesday May 25th @ 4:30pm (virtual)

    Preparing for Critical Moments In Our Students' Lives

    Thursday May 26th @ 5:30pm (virtual)

    If you have any questions please contact Erin Timberman, Coordinator or Parent and Family Engagement, at erintimberman@iusd.org .

    Transition Camp for 22-23 School Year- We will hold Transition Camp on August 9th, 2022 at Creekside Education Center to welcome new and returning students to IVA. More information will be sent out to families.

    IVA School Information for Next Year- Interested in learning more about what next year will look like? Please click HERE for more information.

    IPSF Summer Registration- Choose from over 400 IPSF classes with both online and in-person options to meet the needs of your family. Summer is the time to pursue interests, discover new passions, and brush up on fundamentals for the next school year. Click HERE for more information and to register.

    IPSF Monthly Newsletter-Click HERE for this month IPSF updates and activities.

    IUSD College and Career Fair Information- You can still access all the content from our College and Career Fair. Click HERE for instructions on how to access.

    Mental Health Resources- If your student is looking for mental health resources check out the Mental Health Specialist IVA Office.

    FOR Families provides free information and short-term support to individuals, couples, and families living in Irvine who need assistance identifying and accessing needed services and resources. More information can be found here

    IUSD Nutrition Services- We ask that all meals be pre-ordered in order to eliminate waste. Please complete and submit the form at the link below by 5:00 PM this Friday for pick up next Tuesday morning to ensure that we have a meal ready for your student(s). If you will not be picking up meals for your students, there is no need to complete a form.


    Irvine Parent Education Programs (IPEP) are FREE seminars and educational workshops offered to Irvine parents/guardians throughout the school year. Our goal is to empower parents/guardians with the skills and strategies necessary to become active participants in their student’s education. IPEP offers a variety of workshops focused on topics important to parents/guardians of IUSD students. Experienced instructors and district-level representatives facilitate the interactive workshops, engaging participants in conversations and hands-on activities. Get more information and register on our webpage: www.iusd.org/ipep

    Community Resources

    IUSD Parent and Family Engagement Resources

    Operation School Bell- Click HERE

    Care Solace- Click HERE

    Additional resources:

    IVA Website Click HERE

    Program of Study Click HERE

    Canvas Student Login Guide Click HERE

    Canvas Parent Observer Guide Click HERE

    Speak Up, We Care Click HERE

    Irvine Family Resource Center Click HERE

    Paper (Free Online Tutoring) Click HERE

    High School Updates

    Bell Schedule for last week of school- San Joaquin and Creekside Final Exam schedule

      Mental Health Week- This week is Mental Health Week. See below for all the great activities going on and come join us!

      Mental Health Awareness Monday (5/16)

      -Lunch Activity – Presentation by IVA Mental Health Club Zoom Link

      -Make your background green in honor of Mental Health Awareness

      Wellness Wednesday (5/18)

      -Lunch activity Wellness Wednesday with Ms. Mills Wednesday zoom link Click HERE for more information.

      -Wellness Room

      Friendly Friday (5/20)

      -Lunch activity Mental Health Awareness Month Presentation with OCDE Friday zoom link Click HERE for the flyer.

      Senior Google Drive Information- Digital platforms have transformed the way our students create, save and share work and allows students to store their digital work throughout their careers in IUSD. We realize that students have years of valuable work stored within Google Workspace, Office 365 and Adobe. Please Students who are no longer in IUSD will have all their accounts deleted beginning June 17, 2022. Please move content to a personal Google Workspace account or save files a different way before this date.

      Man KIND OC- The Man.Kind OC campaign is a character building program that shapes

      aspiring leaders on high school campuses. This program will offer a series of interactive workshops for male students in high school to include education on interpersonal relationships, mentorship, skill building, and leadership opportunities; designed to help young people learn the power of empathy, and being a role-model on their high school

      campuses and within their communities. Click HERE for more information and to register.

      Coastline College Summer Course- Coastline College is hosting a Cybersecurity course this summer. Click HERE for more information and to register .

      Senior Information:

      Finals - You will take finals in the final week of May during your regular scheduled classes (May 23 - May 27)

      Senior Activities / Graduation - All senior activities and graduation information should come directly from your Home-Site High School. Many of the schools have "Senior" pages on their websites with the information as well. Below is a table with links to each "Senior" page.

      Irvine HS

      Reach out to Irvine HS

      Northwood HS


      Portola HS


      University HS


      Woodbridge HS


      Orange County High School Career Fair- Looking for employment? Click HERE for the flyer and to register.

      Materials Return- Any materials checked out to students from IVA need to be returned on to Creekside Education Center at 3387 Barranca Pkwy Irvine, CA 92606 in Room N18 on the dates and times below;

      Seniors: Week of May 23rd from 7:30am -4pm

      9th-11th Graders: May 31-June 3rd from 7:30am-4pm & June 6-7 from 7:30-1pm

      Returning to Your Home Site Next Year? If you are returning and have questions regarding your class schedule for next year please reach out to your homesite for specific questions.

      IVC/IUSD Summer College Program- Interested in taking a course over the summer at IVC? Click HERE to learn more and steps to register.

      IVC Dual Enrollment Information- Interested in taking an IVC Dual Enrollment course. Click HERE for the flyer and to register for classes.

      Community Service- Looking to volunteer in the community? Click HERE for upcoming opportunities and if you would like to submit hours for recognition please click HERE for more information and to access the form.

      Community Service Option- Community service is not required for graduation at San Joaquin HS. However, students will be recognized on their transcript if they complete 25 or more hours of community service in one school year. Students must fill out the IVA Community Service form to receive recognition. The form can be found on the IVA website – College and Career Counseling Page – Resources. Students can also email their counselor or kaylaRamirez@iusd.org for the form. They will return the form to KaylaRamirez@iusd.org as well.

      Questions about the FAFSA? Join us every Friday before school to get help with your application. Click HERE for more information and the zoom link.

      To Request An Official Transcript from San Joaquin High School-

      Log on to www.parchment.com Follow the instructions to request an official transcript. You DO NOT need to know your student ID number. (You may type any four numbers in that space). Please be sure to carefully enter your name, date of birth, and year of graduation. If you did not graduate from San Joaquin High School, please enter the year you would have graduated had you stayed. If you have any questions, please contact Ana Resendez at Creekside Education Center at (949) 936-7407.

      College and Career Information

      Next week's IVC Events for IVA

      IVC Application and General Information Support

      FAFSA Friday's


      Office Hours Zoom Link:


      Mornings 8:10-8:30AM

      Afternoons: 3:55-4:15PM

      Email Kaylaramirez@iusd.org for more information

      Counselor Office Hours

      Nancy Nguyen- Last Names A - O

      Every day (Monday - Friday)

      8 - 8:30 am

      Nguyen's Zoom link

      Sam Lane- Last Names P-SH

      Wednesday and Thursday

      8 - 8:30 am

      Lane's Zoom link

      Lauren Yadon- Last Names Si - Z

      Wednesday and Friday

      8 - 8:30 am

      Yadon's Zoom link

      Middle School Updates

      Special Schedules- See below for bell schedules for the weeks below.

      Special Schedule 5/23-5/27

      Special Schedule 5/30-6/3

      School Counselor Office Hours for Students:

      Mrs. Samson

      Every day (Monday- Friday)


      Zoom Link

      Mental Health Resources-

      In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Wednesday (5/18) lunch will be hosted by our awesome counselor Lily Samson…stop by for some mindfulness exercises and stress relief! (zoom link)

      May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Click HERE for resources and support!

      8th Grade Promotion- Please see Save the Date for more information.

      Paper Tutoring: Paper Tutoring is a free resource, giving your student 24/7 access to chat with tutors for live help and assignment support. Paper helps parents and guardians avoid the cost, time, and stress of having to relearn trigonometry and Shakespeare or hire a private tutor to help their child with classwork. Paper can provide support with homework help, writing feedback (i.e. editing essays), and study support. Help is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and French.

      Students can access Paper Tutoring directly from their class Canvas Page.

      Informational video on Paper Tutoring: Paper for Parents & Guardians

      Paper Website: Unlimited Tutoring, Anywhere & Anytime

      FOR Families provides free information and short-term support to individuals, couples, and families living in Irvine who need assistance identifying and accessing needed services and resources. More information can be found here

      Looking for social opportunities for students?

      Let’s Do Lunch

      Does your student want to meet up with friends at lunch? Do they need help with an assignment or need to work on a group project? Or do they just want to meet new people? Let’s Do Lunch! We open a Zoom during lunchtime every Monday-Friday to allow students to meet up with friends and classmates at lunch. They can stay in the main room to chat or get help on an assignment. Or they can move to a Breakout room with friends or other students with common interests. We’d love for them to bring their lunch and stop in to check it out!

      City of Irvine- Middle School Programs

      Middle School Program (MSP): MSP provides a variety of lunch time, after school programs, individual recreation classes and community service programs. MSP is developed in part with student input and provides students opportunities to participate in exciting and creative activities. Students may participate in programs, activities, classes and camps with their neighborhood middle school. www.yourirvine.org/

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      Search "MSP" in filter box at this link: www.yourirvine.org/