IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for March 6, 2023

School Wide Information

AVID Information Meeting- Interested in joining AVID next year? Join us on March 8th during lunch for an information and application meeting. Click HERE for the flyer and HERE on more information about what is AVID. Email Mrs. Chung at donbichung@iusd.org if you are interested in attending.

CAASP Testing- Each spring, students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) to provide information about their skills in English-language arts/literacy (ELA), mathematics, and science. These computer-based assessments reflect California’s rigorous academic standards, and measure students’ ability to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems—skills needed for success in college or career. Please click HERE for more detailed information on testing dates and additional information.

Multicultural Night- We will be hosting an IVA Multicultural Night on Friday, March 24 from 5:00-7:00PM at Creekside Education Center. Join us for a night of learning about different cultures that represent our students by visiting booths, playing games, and watching cultural performances.

Sign up to get involved by signing up for a booth or participating in the cultural talent show. If you would like to participate, submit your Interest Google Form by Monday, March 6. If you have any questions, you can send an email to Brianna Nguyen, IVA Activities Director at briannanguyen@iusd.org.

Abilities Awareness Event and Community Resource Fair- Join us Wednesday, March 15th from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Northwood High School. This event is intended to bring all of us together including community resources that support inclusive practices in Irvine to celebrate, connect, and inform. Additionally, the event will include music, performances, an art gallery, and more. Food will be available for purchase via food trucks.

IUSD Science Fair Winners- The 42nd Annual IUSD Science Fair Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday, February 15th at Jeffrey Trail Middle School. We are excited to announce that Sylvia Liang earned Honorable Mention for her project Factors That Affect Plant Growth and Joshua Pillai earned First Place for his project Novel Bilayer Elasto-Hydrogel Adhesive Film for Facilitating Wet-Occlusive Therapy for Atopic Dermatitis and will advance to the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF).

PTSA Newsletter- Click HERE for all the exciting things happening with PTSA!

IUSD’s Irvine Family Resource Center is currently offering Parent Enrichment workshops. You can find more information regarding their upcoming Parenting from the Heart workshop Click here for flyer. Additionally, the IFRC will be hosting a Virtual Mental Health Presentation on March 7, 2023 from 6 p.m.-7 p. m. on “Helping Your Child Thrive In An Upside-Down World”. In this presentation, Dr. Peter Nierman, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist from Aliso Ridge, will discuss ways for parents to help their children navigate a rapidly changing world. Dr. Peter Nierman hopes to increase awareness of the unprecedented challenges faced by students today and provide strategies for optimizing effective parenting. Targeted audience: Pre-K to 12th grade parents. Click here to register

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Guerrero, Supervisor of Mental Health Services at 949-936-7502 or christineguerrero@iusd.org

Physical fitness testing grades 7th and 9th : Monday March 13th at 1:45pm at Creekside HS more info found HERE.

Irvine Junior Games- Registration is open for the Irvine Junior Games track meet. The Junior Games will be held Sunday, May 7th at Irvine Stadium. Families who are interested simply need to go to https://irvinechildrensfund.org/irvine-junior-games/ and sign up. Registrations are limited and close on March 17th – the sooner you register the better! For those who don’t know, the Irvine Junior Games are a one-day track and field event for 4th-8th grade IUSD students On May 7th. Proceeds from registrations go to the Irvine Children’s Fund. For questions, please check out this FLYER, or contact the site rep for IVA: JohnHernandez@iusd.org

IPSF Update- Click HERE for all the great programs available to students in IUSD.

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.

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

ASB Corner- Check out our ASB Corner for March!

A few highlights include:

  • Multicultural Week: Join us for a of life through the lens of diverse cultures from around the world for Multicultural Nigh on March 24th from 5:00-7:00PM at the Creekside Education Center. We will be having booths where everyone can choose to sign up to showcase their culture, and a cultural theater where you can also dance/sing/perform a skit. There will be henna stalls, game booths, surprise prizes and delectable baked goods. Links to sign up are in our ASB Corner!
  • ASB Info Meeting: Save the date-- Our 2023/24 ASB Info Meeting will be on Thursday March 9. Zoom link is in our ASB Corner!

IVC Preview Night- All high school students and families are invited to attend the Irvine Valley College (IVC) Preview Night event next week on Tuesday March 7th, 2023! This festive event allows families to visit the campus and learn more about what IVC has to offer. IVC is giving a free IVC t-shirt and burger meals from The Habit Burger to the first 1,500 registered attendees. To register for the event, click here.

High School Progress 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

Senior Trip- Please click HERE for all the information regarding the Senior Trip to Universal Studios on Thursday, May 18, 2023. If you are interested in participating please fill out this permission slip and bring it with you when you register and pay in person at Creekside Education Center.

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 & CLAOC Summer 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)

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

Introducing Odyssey! Have you ever wanted to be a part a group of people who share the same interests as yourself? IAn Odyssey is a large group of Phoenixes. Our school mascot is a Phoenix, which means, you're a Phoenix too! Each Monday you will have the opportunity to explore different topics led by your Leadership Council Members from Middle School.

Want to learn more? Join us for an Info Meeting on Monday, March 6 from 12:30-1:00PM on Zoom. This is open to all Middle School IVA Students.

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!