IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for October 3, 2022

School Wide Information

School Site Council- Join us on Wednesday October, 12th at 3:30pm via zoom to participate in our School SIte Council meeting. Click HERE for the zoom link. All families are welcome.


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.


IUSD College and Career Fair- Join us at Woodbridge High School on November 7, 2022 from 5pm-8pm. All students, families, and staff are invited to attend this in-person event where you can interact with college representatives, learn about IUSD’s Career Technical Education programs, attend informational panel sessions, learn about community partners and more! Click HERE to register and click HERE for more information.


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


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


OCTA Youth Ride Free Bus Pass has been Extended. New Passes Required: The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has extended the program that allows youth aged 6 to 18 to ride OC buses for free to school, after-school activities, jobs and more.The Youth Ride Free Pass program started in September 2021 and was extended by the OCTA Board of Directors. The current “blue” pass will expire on September 30, 2022. The new “orange” pass will be effective now through September 30, 2023. To request a pass, please complete a Parental Request Form (available online here) and provide the completed form to Mr. Sam Lane or Ms. Lauren Yadon, IVA Counselors, who will provide your child with the free pass. For more information, please contact Natalie Hamilton or visit OCTA.net/YouthRideFree.

Forms are available in a variety of languages:

OC Bus Ride Guide – How to Ride:


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

FAFSA- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens on October 1st. Click HERE for the newsletter on all things FAFSA including, how to complete the application, resources, and workshops available to all families.


Bell Schedule for the week of October 10th- Click HERE to see the bell schedule for the week of October 10th, 2022.


October 12th Testing Day Activities

9th Grade - PSAT 8/9 Testing Day

Students need to arrive at the Creekside Education Center, 3387 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92606 at 8:00am to take the EOS Survey before testing begins. Please bring with you a school ID or California ID card and approved calculator, although all questions can be answered without one. Click HERE (Links to an external site.) for the list of approved calculators. Testing will conclude at approximately 12:00PM.


10th Grade - Pre-ACT Testing Day

Students need to arrive at the Creekside Education Center, 3387 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92606 at 8:00am to take the EOS Survey before testing begins. Please bring with you a school ID or California ID card and approved calculator, although all questions can be answered without one. Click HERE (Links to an external site.) for the list of approved calculators. Testing will conclude at approximately 12:30PM.


11th Grade - PSAT/NMSQT Testing Day

Students need to arrive at the Creekside Education Center, 3387 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92606 at 8:00am to take the EOS Survey before testing begins. Please bring with you a school ID or California ID card and approved calculator, although all questions can be answered without one. Click HERE (Links to an external site.) for the list of approved calculators. Testing will conclude at approximately 12:15PM.


12th Grade - No Testing - Arrive at 12:30 PM

Students need to arrive at the Creekside Education Center, 3387 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92606 at 12:30PM. Students will attend sessions about IVC, FAFSA and Budgeting. Sessions will conclude at 3:30 PM. Flyer Link


Progres Grades- The parent portal is now open for parents and students to view grades.Please log on to your portal account at https://my.iusd.org.


Real Talk HBCU Edition- Real Talk events were created to provide Black students and their families with the tools they need to start planning for their future. This fall, we’ll connect attendees with Black college reps across the country, financial aid experts with insider tips on finding scholarships, college students who’ll give your students a realistic view of campus life, and Black professionals in tech, sports, and entertainment. Click HERE for more information and to register.


AP Exam Registration- Registration for AP Exams is from October 17th-25th. Students may register at Creekside Education Center between the hours of 1pm-4:15pm. Click HERE for the registration form and for all the details.


Scholarships-

Elks Lodge Scholarship- click HERE for more information on multiple scholarships this organization offers.


FAFSA Support:

FAFSA Step by Step Guide and Resources

IVC Application Workshop: See Event(s)


College and Career Information

College & Career: Kaylah Ramirez

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? Email me: Kaylaramirez@iusd.org

Middle School Updates

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!