IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for February 27, 2023

School Wide Information

In Person Advisement- Monday, February 27th, is an in-person Advisement from 8:30am-11:30am at Creekside Education Center (3387 Barranca Parkway).

Room Assignments:

  • Learning Center:
    • 12th grade (Alvarado, Kobrine, Faller): Room 5
    • 11th grade (Nguyen, Keil, Gordon): Room 1
    • 10th grade (Cipolla, Muller): Room 3
    • 9th grade (Brooks): Room 4
  • Nutrition Services building:
    • 8th grade (Komara, Jackson): Culinary Kitchen
    • 7th grade (Bryant, Yu): Culinary Dining Room

You don't need to bring any supplies, but wear clothes appropriate for physical activity and bring a jacket.

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.

IUSD Science Fair Winners- The 42nd Annual IUSD Science Fair Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday, February 15th at Jeffrey Trail Middle School. We are excited to announce that Sylvia Liang earned Honorable Mention for her project Factors That Affect Plant Growth and Joshua Pillai earned First Place for his project Novel Bilayer Elasto-Hydrogel Adhesive Film for Facilitating Wet-Occlusive Therapy for Atopic Dermatitis and will advance to the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF).

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

IUSD’s Irvine Family Resource Center is currently offering Parent Enrichment workshops. You can find more information regarding their upcoming Parenting from the Heart workshop Click here for flyer. Additionally, the IFRC will be hosting a Virtual Mental Health Presentation on March 7, 2023 from 6 p.m.-7 p. m. on “Helping Your Child Thrive In An Upside-Down World”. In this presentation, Dr. Peter Nierman, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist from Aliso Ridge, will discuss ways for parents to help their children navigate a rapidly changing world. Dr. Peter Nierman hopes to increase awareness of the unprecedented challenges faced by students today and provide strategies for optimizing effective parenting. Targeted audience: Pre-K to 12th grade parents. Click here to register

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Guerrero, Supervisor of Mental Health Services at 949-936-7502 or christineguerrero@iusd.org

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.

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 more information.

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

Click here for our February ASB Corner Newsletter.

High School Progress 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

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.

Ethnic Studies Parent Committee Members Needed- IUSD is looking for parents to collaborate on the planning and creation of an Ethnic Studies course, a new California graduation requirement for the class of 2029-30. The Ethnic Studies Committee will come together to create a cohesive vision and identify next steps for implementation.

If you are interested in joining the Ethnic Studies Committee, complete this interest survey. We will reach out to you for more information once we finalize the participant list.

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


Elks Lodge Scholarship- click HERE for more information on multiple scholarships this organization offers.

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

CA PTA Scholarship- Two scholarships are available. For more information click HERE.

IUSD & CLAOC Summer 2023 Career Exploration Experience: https://claoc.org/summer-2023-cee/

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

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!