IVA @ San Joaquin
Weekly Update for January 16, 2023
School Wide Information
Irvine Virtual Academy Receives Honors- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced that Irvine Virtual Academy has been selected for the prestigious 2023 California Distinguished Schools Program. The award program is celebrating its return this year after the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily suspended reporting of state and local student data. Since its inception in 1985, the California Distinguished Schools Award remains one of the important ways to celebrate exceptional schools, districts, teachers, and classified employees for their innovation, talent, and success in supporting students. Click HERE for more information.
PTSA Newsletter- Click HERE for all the exciting things happening with PTSA!
PTSA Fundraiser- Join us at BJ’s Restaurant on Wednesday January 18th from 11 am to 11 pm! Click HERE for the flyer.
Care Solace- IUSD has partnered with Care Solace, which provides concierge services to assist families in navigating mental health services and providers in the community. Care Solace has a dedicated multilingual Care Concierge team of experts available 24/7 to help staff and families through the process of connecting to available, verified community-based mental health providers matched to their needs. Click HERE for more information.
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- JOIN PTSA to help raise funds to send our students to Sacramento: https://jointotem.com/ca/irvine/san-joaquin-creekside-ptsa
Help PTSA send 2 of our high school students and a chaperone to Sacramento to learn about advocating for educational issues. This is an annual PTSA Program when high schoolers from all across Irvine travel with Irvine executive leadership to our state capital for a day. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet other student leaders within our community and share concerns that are impacting our schools and students. If our goal is reached for this program, funds may be used for additional PTSA Programs.
IVA MS and HS Live Student Technology Support- Monday-Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m. or by appointment email firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 8:00-8:30
Zoom: Ms. Yadon's Zoom Link
Operation School Bell- Click HERE
Care Solace- Click HERE
Say Something Anonymous Reporting
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 email@example.com
Live Student Technology Support: Support Zoom
High School Updates
New Office Hours Schedule- Starting Monday, January 23, there will be a new schedule for Monday Office Hours. We are restructuring Office Hours to occur by period before and after Advisement. Please click HERE for the schedule.
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.
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.
IUSD & CLAOCSummer 2023 Career Exploration Experience: https://claoc.org/summer-2023-cee/
College and Career Information
IVC Application Workshops: See Event(s)
IVC Application Workshops: See Event(s)
2022 IUSD Financial Aid Night Video
Website: College and Career
College and Career Resources: Click Here
IVA College and Career Events/Visits
Monday-Friday 8-8:25am Zoom Link
Want to schedule a meeting for another time? Email me: Kaylaramirez@iusd.org