IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for September 19, 2022

School Wide Infromation

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.

PTSA Monthly Newsletter- Click HERE for the Monthly Newsletter for all the updates and exciting events happening.

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.

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

High School Updates

Bell Schedule for the week of October 10th- Click HERE to see the bell schedule for the week of October 10th, 2022.

College Application Workshop Zoom: Join us Sept. 19th at 9:50am via zoom. Any student who is applying to college should attend, and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Join Zoom Meeting


Interested in creating or continuing a club at IVA?- If you are interested in creating or continuing a club, please check out this presentation and fill out this application. Club applications opened on Tuesday, September 6th and will close on Monday, September 19th.

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.

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.


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

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

Northern Arizona University Virtual Visit: Wednesday 9/28/22 @ 12:15-12:40pm Register

FAFSA Support:

Financial Aid Workshop: Wednesday 9/28/22 @ 6pm Register Here

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

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

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!