IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for March 7, 2022

School Wide Updates

Important Dates

Middle School- Schedule for March 28-April 1

High School- Schedule for March 28-April 1

San Joaquin PTSA Newsletter- Check out exciting updates San Joaquin Creekside PTSA Newsletter

The Irvine Parent Education Program (IPEP) is hosting OCDE’s Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program to present: Prevention: It Starts with You A Virtual Workshop Focused on Youth Drug Prevention. There will be two presentations presented via Zoom- Tuesday March 8th at 6pm and Wednesday March 9th at 9am. Please email ErinTimberman@iusd.org for the zoom link.

Your Participation is Needed- Each year, our District asks for feedback regarding IUSD’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) from our key stakeholders – students, staff, families and the community. This confidential interactive LCAP process is designed to help IUSD take action on identified goals and priorities, and measure progress on student academic achievement, school climate and parent engagement. Your input is critical to IUSD’s decision-making process and will help guide investments in the District’s priorities.

Click here to share your thoughts and perspectives about LCAP action items for the 2022-23 school year. Some of the action item areas include summer school, Elementary Resource Counselors, graduation support, Career Technical Education, online tutoring and more.
Your participation will only take a few minutes but can have a big impact on IUSD services and programs. All responses are confidential.
The LCAP activity is open through Friday, March 11. For more information about the LCAP and the ThoughtExchange activity, click here.

IPSF Monthly Newsletter-Click HERE for this month IPSF updates and activities.

Mental Health Resources- If your student is looking for mental health resources check out the Mental Health Specialist IVA Office.

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.


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

Schedule for March 28-April 1

Course Scheduling for Next Fall- Counselor will be in Advisements each week to support students with course selection. Juniors- March 8th-11th Freshman- March 15-18, Sophomores- March 22-25

Students please follow the steps below;

1. Talk to your parents about the options available on your course request document.

2. Meet with your counselor and fill out the google form in Advisement.

3. Input your course requests in Aeries/Parent Portal during the week of March 28th .

IVC Dual Enrollment Information- Did you know you can earn college credit as a high school student? Get started on taking college courses and earning early college credit by enrolling an IVC Dual Enrollment course during the 2022-2023 school year! These courses are offered through a special partnership (College and Career Access Pathways - or CCAP) between IUSD and Irvine Valley College. Most courses are offered after school, either in person, hybrid, or online, and are free for IUSD students grades 9-12.

Please complete this form if you are interested in taking on or more of the IVC dual enrollment courses offered during the 2022-2023 school year. Completion of this form does not guarantee enrollment and courses are subject to change or cancelation (based on low enrollment). CCAP dual enrollment courses are for high school students only (grades 9-12 in 2022-2023 school year). A counselor will contact you regarding next steps if you are interested in any of these classes.

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority Scholarship- The Beta Pi Sigma Sorority, Inc. (BPS) Scholarships are granted to worthy high school and college students to further their education in the business and professional world. BPS has two National Scholarships for high school students. Click HERE for more information and to apply.

IVA Middle School Peer Tutoring Program- is looking for students who are willing to tutor before, after, or during school. If you are interested, please fill out this form. Please reach out to kylenecarter@iusd.org with any questions!"

Soft Skills Workshop- If you are in the job market, the Greater Irvine Chamber is offering a virtual soft skills training workshop on Saturday, March 12, 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. Soft skills are personality traits and behaviors that help job candidates get hired and succeed in their work, and include skills such as communication, teamwork and other interpersonal skills. Get more information and register here https://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/career-edge

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.

Rotary Club of Irvine Scholarship-The Club is providing high school juniors and seniors in the Irvine Unified School District an exciting opportunity to earn scholarship funds for their choice of college, university, or trade school. We are honoring students who are willing to become young community service leaders and change agents to create hands-on community service projects which our club members will be happy to participate in. Up to $5,000 will be awarded in scholarship funds, divided among the winners. Criteria, timelines, and details can all be found on Club website, click HERE to apply and for more information. Deadline to submit is March 22,2022.

Community Service Option- Community service is not required for graduation at San Joaquin HS. However, students will be recognized on their transcript if they complete 25 or more hours of community service in one school year. Students must fill out the IVA Community Service form to receive recognition. The form can be found on the IVA website – College and Career Counseling Page – Resources. Students can also email their counselor or kaylaRamirez@iusd.org for the form. They will return the form to KaylaRamirez@iusd.org as well.

Senior Graduation Information-

Graduation Ceremony: Seniors will participate in the graduation ceremony at the senior’s home high school. Please make sure to review the information below by site.

Diploma: Seniors will receive a diploma from the senior’s home high school

Final Transcripts: Seniors will request a final transcript from San Joaquin High School (IVA) and it will be noted on your transcript that the student received a diploma from the home high school. To request a final transcript from San Joaquin High School, please follow the directions found here: https://ivasecondary.iusd.org/transcripts

If you have questions, please contact your IVA counselor

Graduation Information By SIte- See below for graduation information by homesite.

Irvine High School:

  • Cap and Gown:
    Order directly from Jostens or by calling 1.800.567.8367 (1.800.JOSTENS).
    Graduation date: June 2nd; time TBD
  • Yearbook:
    Senior Ads
  • Other updates can be found via the Weekly Spur

Northwood High School:

  • Cap and Gown:
    Order directly from Jostens or by calling 1.800.567.8367 (1.800.JOSTENS).
  • Grade Night Info- Click HERE

Portola High School:

  • Cap and Gown:
    Order directly from Jostens or by calling 1.800.567.8367 (1.800.JOSTENS).

University High School:

  • Order directly from Jostens or by calling 1.800.567.8367 (1.800.JOSTENS).


  • Caps and Gowns:
    Order directly from Jostens or 1.800.567.8367 (1.800.JOSTENS).
    Caps and Gowns are delivered to Woodbridge the week of graduation.
    The $24.70 Standard Cap and Gown Package (which includes a regular 22” tassel) is the only item required for graduation.
    Orders taken until February 25th.
    Questions can be sent to Scott Pennington from Jostens at Scott.Pennington@jostens.com

Questions about the FAFSA? Join us every Friday before school to get help with your application. Click HERE for more information and the zoom link.

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.

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

College and Career Information

Next week's IVC Events for IVA

IVC Application and General Information Support

FAFSA Friday's

March 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

Important Dates

IVA MS Special Schedule 3/28-4/1

School Counselor Office Hours for Students:

Arushi Amadi

Every day (Monday- Friday)


Amadi's Zoom Link

Trimester 2 Report Cards- available to view on Aeries: Portals (iusd.org)

Trimester 3 Course Contracts: Please work with your student to submit course contracts for all classes by March 4th.

8th grade students attending Northwood High School in the Fall- Attention all 8th grade families! Northwood High School has provided some information for all incoming students regarding 8th Grade Family Night (April 13) and 8th Grade Registration Conferences (April 18 - 22). Please use this link to answer a few questions about your conference preferences.

Nutrition Services

Irvine Unified School District Nutrition Services is pleased to offer weekly meals for our IVA families for pick up. Breakfast and Lunch meals for five days will be available for pick up every Tuesday morning from 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM in front of the Nutrition Services Office, located on the campus of Creekside Education Center at 3387 Barranca Parkway in Irvine.

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.https://forms.gle/jgsQG3iisrEKu3Z98

Please note that these weekly meals are only available for current, verified IVA students. Students who are attending traditional schools may receive meals on campus. Pick up of these weekly meals is only available at the Nutrition Services Office location on Tuesday mornings between 7:00 to 7:45 AM. IVA students may not pick up meals at other district locations.

**The boxed meals that were previously provided are not available next week due to ongoing supply chain shortages. Five breakfast meals and five lunch meals will be provided, however the variety of items may be limited based on availability.**

If you have any questions, please contact IUSD Nutrition Services at nutrition@iusd.org.

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

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

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 Monday-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/