IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for October 17, 2022

School Wide Information

Trunk or Treat- Join us on Oct. 28th from 5-7pm at Creekside Education Center for our first ever Trunk or Treat event! Click HERE for the flyer and we hope to see you there!

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- If you are interested in school photos or getting an ID card and you missed Registration Day this summer, we are hosting a Make-up Picture Day on Monday, October 24th from 12:00-3:30pm at Creekside High School (3387 Barranca Parkway).

For anyone who is unable to attend, Sumner Photography will hold their annual Make up day at the Capistrano District Office in about a month. If interested in attending this make-up day, contact their Customer Care Team at (800) 440-2002 to sign up for a timeslot.

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.

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 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

Senior Portraits – Seniors: you should have received a letter in the mail from South Coast Photographic. Senior Portraits are schedule to start on October 22nd. If you did not receive anything from South Coast Photographic, please send an email to kylenecarter@iusd.org.

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.

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 Support:

FAFSA Step by Step Guide and Resources

IVC Application Workshop: See Event(s)

College and Career Information

Irvine Valley College Application Workshop Step 2: Monday October 17 from 4-5pm Zoom

Meet with an IVC Counselor: Marcy Mendoza October 24th at 4pm Zoom

IUSD College and Career Fair November 7th from 5-8pm @WBHS Register

College Notes Sheet

FAFSA Information Packet

2022 IUSD Financial Aid Night Video

IVC Application Workshops: See Event(s)

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

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!