IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for November 21, 2022

School Wide Information

Important Dates

No School- Nov. 23-25

Monday, November 21st will be an IN-PERSON Advisement!

During this in-person event, students will have an opportunity to complete collaborative activities with their peers and IVA teachers. Advisement will not be held virtually - this event will take the place of attending via Zoom. In addition, Office Hours will also be cancelled for the day.

Date: Monday, November 21

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm (students attend for the duration)

Location: Creekside Education Center (3387 Barranca Parkway)

Middle School Trimester 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

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

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.

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.

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

UC IRVINE “THEATER OF RESILIENCE” WRITING AND PERFORMANCE COMPANY- Is looking for 5 to 10 high schoolers who would like to work with 15 to 20 UCI students, all working together to write and perform a show, based on their own ideas and experience—stories of resilience and banding together, alternatives to violence in a world of mounting walls. This is a chance to do real work on a university campus (UCI)—with actual undergrads on a project we all do together. Unlike many college programs offered to high schoolers, this one is FREE OF CHARGE. For more information scan the QR code on the flyer. If you’ve got any questions, email jsjenkin@uci.edu.

Girls Meet the Workforce- is a FREE 6-month job readiness experiential opportunity for current 9th through 11th grade girls and girl-identifying students. Participating gives you access to EXCLUSIVE Girls Inc. scholarships, an opportunity to complete a PAID internship, and networking events with top female leaders in Orange County! Its purpose is to help you identify your career interests and prepare you for today’s workforce. You will strengthen your soft skills (e.g. interpersonal communication, leadership, and networking) as well as your hard skills (e.g. navigating Microsoft Office and Google applications) throughout our career-readiness programming. Click PROGRAM OVERVIEW for more information and to apply.

State Seal of Biliteracy- IVA Seniors, please visit bit.ly/SSBinIUSD to see if you qualify for the State Seal of Biliteracy. More information and how to qualify is available at the link above.

IVC Spotlight Week- November 12th-18th IVC will be hosting workshops for all IUSD students. Click HERE for more information and to register for online workshops

FAFSA- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is open. 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.


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.

College and Career Information

IVC Application Workshops: See Event(s)

Career Edge Workshops Dates: 10/22, 10/29, 12/5

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

Trimester 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

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!