IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for March 28, 2022

School Wide Information

Important Dates

Middle School- Schedule for March 28-April 1

High School- Schedule for March 28-April 1

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 Updates

Important Dates

Schedule for March 28-April 1

Course Requests for Next Fall- The window to requests courses for next school year will be open March 28-April 1. Please click HERE for instructions on how to log into your Aeries portal and input your course requests for next fall. All 9th-11th grade students need to complete this step.

Financial Aid Workshop- Still need to complete the FAFSA? Join us at Creekside Education Center on Tuesday, March 29th at 6pm for our workshop. Click HERE to register.

eSport Scholarships- Fact or Fiction? Save the date on this one - April 27th at 7 pm. Email katherine@esportsccp.gg to get the login info.

Drone Class- Coastline community college presents a free Drone Class. Class starts April 9th and meets on Saturday's from 9am-12pm. Students will earn 3 units of college credits. For more information and to register click HERE.

Summer School Information- Summer School is June 9 to July 21, 200 (no school July 4 and 5). Registration will open up on April 12 and will close on April 24 @ 8 PM. Any registrations received after April 24 @ 8 PM will automatically be added to a waitlist – there will be no exceptions. The registration link is included in the 2022 Summer School High School Learning Recovery & Enrichment Catalog, found HERE. Please read all information in the handbook carefully before selecting your classes.

ASB Applications are currently out! Just a reminder that ASB Elected Position Applications are due this upcoming Monday, 3/14 at 4:00PM. Applications for Appointed Positions will close Friday, 4/1. Here are some important resources:

Please contact Mrs. Nguyen, IVA Activities Director, if you have any questions at briannanguyen@iusd.org.

Community College Virtual Fair- Join us March 21-29 during lunch (12:10-12:40). Click HERE for more information and to access the zoom links.

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.

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority Scholarship- The Beta Pi Sigma Sorority, Inc. (BPS) Scholarships are granted to worthy high school and college students to further their education in the business and professional world. BPS has two National Scholarships for high school students. Click HERE for more information and to apply.

IVA Middle School Peer Tutoring Program- is looking for students who are willing to tutor before, after, or during school. If you are interested, please fill out this form. Please reach out to kylenecarter@iusd.org with any questions!"

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:

  • 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.

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.

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.

IUCPTA Senior Scholarship Due April 22, 2022

IUCPTA is pleased to offer one (1) $500 Scholarship for each of the 7 Irvine High Schools. 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.

Applicant must:

- Be a current student in good standing at one of the IUSD High Schools

- Be a current PTSA member and attach a legible copy of applicant's current PTSA card or proof of membership for current school year

- Submit this scholarship application to be received no later than April 22, 2022. APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF RECEIVED AFTER DUE DATE.

Selection Process:

All application forms will be reviewed by a selected group which may include 1 Principal/Administrator, 1 teacher/PTSA Executive Board member, and members of IUCPTA Executive Board. The recipients will be notified via email by May 13, 2002. To apply https://forms.gle/AfLW1zEg2W2uTaaw7

College and Career Information

Next week's IVC Events for IVA

IVC Application and General Information Support

FAFSA Friday's

March Newsletter


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

School Counselor Office Hours for Students:

Arushi Amadi

Every day (Monday- Friday)


Amadi's Zoom Link

Summer School- We wanted to share the latest information regarding summer school with you. Summer School for incoming 7th and 8th grade students is by invitation only and will be held at Jeffrey Trail and Lakeside this year. Middle school programs include Learning Recovery (Math and ELA), MS Math Bridge, ELD and ESY.

LRA, ELD and ESY Dates: June 9 through July 8 (July 4 & 5 off).

Times: 8:20 am to 12:20 pm

Math Bridge dates: June 6 through July 1

Dates: Virtual Orientation – May 26 @ 6 PM; In-person dates – June 6, June 13, June 17, June 20, June 27, July 1 @ 9 am to 10:30 am

Invitations for Learning Recovery and ELD will go out on April 18 and need to be accepted by April 25. ESY invitations will go out on May 2.

Incoming 9th graders, please see the High School Summer School Catalog HERE. Please note that the classes available to incoming 9th graders are as follows:

  • Math Foundations (open to students with a D or F in Math 8) – held at University High School in-person

  • English Foundations (open to students with a D or F in any trimester of and 8th grade English course) – held at University High School in-person

  • Health (virtual)

  • Law and Order (virtual)

  • Cybersecurity (virtual)

  • Medical Terminology (virtual)

  • Veterinary Science (virtual)

  • Principles of Business (virtual)

  • PE (virtual)

  • Drawing

Registration for high school courses will open up on April 12 and will close at 8 PM on April 24. Any registrations received after April 24 at 8 PM will automatically be added to a waitlist. Please read all information in the catalog carefully before registering for any classes.

This information will also be available on the IUSD Summer School website. https://iusd.org/parents/academic-and-student-support/save-date-summer-school-2022

8th to 9th High School Transition Information

April 13th: IUSD 8th grade High School Family Night

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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