IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for Dec. 13, 2021

School Wide Updates

IUSD College and Career Fair will be held virtually on Thursday, February 17, from 5-8pm. Click HERE for more information.

Zoom District Update- On the weekend of December 11th, IUSD will take an important Zoom update. The update will be completed before 8:00 AM on Monday, December 13th. Those using Zoom Client version 5.2.0 or older will be required to update their Zoom application before they will be able to host or join any Zoom meeting. This includes students and staff logging in with personal devices. This should not impact users on a Chromebook.

If you are using an older version of Zoom, please follow these instructions to update: Zoom: Updating Desktop Client prior to December 13th. Contact the Help Desk for any difficulties updating Zoom on your device helpdesk@iusd.org

Holiday Safety- The Orange County Fire Authority has some holiday safety tips to share. Click HERE for more information.

IPSF Monthly Update- Click HERE for the monthly newsletter and new events.

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.


San Joaquin PTSA- Click HERE for the monthly newsletter.

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 Information

Important Dates

Dec. 13-17- Click HERE for Finals Week Schedule

For all IVA Juniors and Seniors:

IUSD High School Student Advocacy trip to Sacramento on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

Deadline to apply: Friday, January 14, 2022 at 4 pm.

One student will be chosen to represent IVA High School in Sacramento. Please see the application for more information here.

Cash For College Webinar-Worried you can’t afford college, university, or vocational school? California is offering thousands of dollars in financial aid to eligible students. Sign up for a FREE Cash for College webinar and learn how to apply.

You’ll learn everything you need to know about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA). You can sign up for a webinar here: https://www.csac.ca.gov/cash-college

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.

CA PTA Senior Scholarships- Due Feb. 1, 2022

$1000 Volunteer Service Scholarship- This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.

$500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship – Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PT office by February 1, 2022. All applicants are notified of their status in March. Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check. Download the application for a complete list of requirements.

Scholarships: https://capta.org/programs-events/scholarships/graduating-high-school-seniors/

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

Naviance- Naviance is a web-based platform designed to help you discover personal strengths and talents, explore careers, research colleges and stay on track to reach your post-secondary goals. Click HERE for more info.

Financial Aid Information- IUSD' s Financial Aid night was recorded and available HERE for you to view.

College and Career Information

Next week's IVC Events for IVA

IVC Application and General Information Support

College and Career Calendar

December 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 Information

School Counselor Office Hours for Students:

Arushi Amadi

Every day (Monday- Friday)


Amadi's Zoom Link

Special Schedule 12/13-12/17

Winter Bowl Registration Now Open

The Tournament of Champions is back! The purpose of these tournaments is to promote school spirit and unite the community through district-wide sports tournaments for elementary and middle school students. The series kicks off with the Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Saturday, January 29, 2022, hosted by SoCal Elite Sports, in partnership with Matt Leinart Flag football. Registration for tryouts is now open! For more info and to register, visit https://ocyouthsports.org/tournament/winter-bowl/.

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

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 Tuesday-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/

City of Irvine Middle School Program Video

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