IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for May 9, 2022

School Wide Updates

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

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.

IUSD 50th Anniversary Photo Contest- Interested in participating in the IUSD 50th Anniversary photo contest? Click HERE for more info and to register.

    IPSF PATS Campaign- You may have recently seen Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s announcement of their 2022 Innovative Grants Program awards. Irvine Virtual Academy has been fortunate to receive IPSF grants in the past, and we look forward to the opportunity to apply again in the future. These grants have the power to bring amazing ideas to life and continue to keep our school and district on the leading edge of innovative teaching and learning! The Innovative Grants Program is made possible by IPSF thanks to the support of parents like you. Donations to the Parents Appreciating Teachers and Staff (PATS) campaign directly support teacher grants. PATS is an easy way to show our teachers, nurses, and staff how much we appreciate all that they do! For a small donation, IPSF provides the teachers and staff of your choice a certificate of appreciation, which includes a personal message from your family.

    To support the PATS campaign and make a donation in honor of a teacher or staff member, please visit: https://ipsf.net/pats. Thank you for your support and appreciation of our school, our classrooms, and our teachers!

    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.

    San Joaquin PTSA Newsletter- San Joaquin Creekside PTSA Newsletter

    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 Infromation

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

    New strategies for a new era in college admissions for families from the Irvine Unified classes of 2023 and 2024. Join Speaker Paul Kanarek on Tuesday, May 10 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Northwood High School, Main Theater. The presentation will cover

    Why are we having this session?

    Many of us had probably surmised that college admissions would be impacted by the combination of the pandemic and the shift to an SAT/ACT optional universe. What Mr. Kanarek has put together for us is a clear and articulate overview of:

    1. How those changes impacted the class of 2022
    2. What future IUSD graduates should view in a different or more focused fashion than have recent graduates
    3. The role of testing (SAT/ACT/AP) over the next 1-3 years
    4. The impact of ongoing societal dynamics on public university admissions decisions
    5. How the more highly selective colleges are adapting to their new realities

    If you’d like to reserve a spot in the live session on May 10, please click here:


    We will also be offering this same event - the following evening (May 11) - as a live webinar from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. If you’d prefer to come to that, please register here:


    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.

    In-N-Out Hiring- In-N-Out is looking to hire high school student this summer. Please click HERE to apply and for more information.

    IVC Dual Enrollment Information- Did you know you can earn college credit as a high school student? Get started on taking college courses and earning early college credit by enrolling an IVC Dual Enrollment course during the 2022-2023 school year! These courses are offered through a special partnership (College and Career Access Pathways - or CCAP) between IUSD and Irvine Valley College. Most courses are offered after school, either in person, hybrid, or online, and are free for IUSD students grades 9-12.

    Please complete this form if you are interested in taking on or more of the IVC dual enrollment courses offered during the 2022-2023 school year. Completion of this form does not guarantee enrollment and courses are subject to change or cancelation (based on low enrollment). CCAP dual enrollment courses are for high school students only (grades 9-12 in 2022-2023 school year). A counselor will contact you regarding next steps if you are interested in any of these 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.

    Senior Graduation Information-

    Graduation Ceremony: Seniors will participate in the graduation ceremony at the senior’s home high school. Please make sure to review the information below by site.

    Diploma: Seniors will receive a diploma from the senior’s home high school

    Final Transcripts: Seniors will request a final transcript from San Joaquin High School (IVA) and it will be noted on your transcript that the student received a diploma from the home high school. To request a final transcript from San Joaquin High School, please follow the directions found here: https://ivasecondary.iusd.org/transcripts

    If you have questions, please contact your IVA counselor

    Graduation Information By SIte- See below for graduation information by homesite.

    Irvine High School:

    • IHS Prom tickets are on sale until April 22nd, so if your student would like to attend, please have them send their first and last name and student ID number to ruthcodde@iusd.org. Your student will be then entered into the webstore database and can purchase a prom ticket online. If you have further questions, please contact the IHS Activities Director, Morgan Rosser, at MorganRosser@iusd.org.

    • Cap and Gown:
      Order directly from Jostens or by calling 1.800.567.8367 (1.800.JOSTENS).
      Graduation date: June 2nd; time TBD
    • Yearbook:
      Senior Ads
    • Other updates can be found via the Weekly Spur

    Northwood High School:

    • Cap and Gown:
      Order directly from Jostens or by calling 1.800.567.8367 (1.800.JOSTENS).
    • Grade Night Info- Click HERE

    Portola High School:

    • Cap and Gown:
      Order directly from Jostens or by calling 1.800.567.8367 (1.800.JOSTENS).
    • Please check the PHS website for important dates for the last week of school and graduation HERE. This includes a FAQ document and Google form to ask additional questions for Portola High School.

    University High School:

    • Order directly from Jostens or by calling 1.800.567.8367 (1.800.JOSTENS).


    • Caps and Gowns:
      Order directly from Jostens or 1.800.567.8367 (1.800.JOSTENS).
      Caps and Gowns are delivered to Woodbridge the week of graduation.
      The $24.70 Standard Cap and Gown Package (which includes a regular 22” tassel) is the only item required for graduation.
      Orders taken until February 25th.
      Questions can be sent to Scott Pennington from Jostens at Scott.Pennington@jostens.com

    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 Information

    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- 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/