IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for April 25th, 2022

School Wide Updates

Parent Survey- If you have not already done so, please fill out the Parent Annual Survey. Your responses help us as we look to shape the IVA program for next year.

IUSD Mental Health Awareness Month Contest Winner- Izabel Vicente was our IVA Mental Health Awareness art contest winner! Congratulations to her and all of our students who entered the contest.

IPSF PATS Campaign- You may have recently seen Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s announcement of their 2022 Innovative Grants Program awards. Irvine Virtual Academy has been fortunate to receive IPSF grants in the past, and we look forward to the opportunity to apply again in the future. These grants have the power to bring amazing ideas to life and continue to keep our school and district on the leading edge of innovative teaching and learning! The Innovative Grants Program is made possible by IPSF thanks to the support of parents like you. Donations to the Parents Appreciating Teachers and Staff (PATS) campaign directly support teacher grants. PATS is an easy way to show our teachers, nurses, and staff how much we appreciate all that they do! For a small donation, IPSF provides the teachers and staff of your choice a certificate of appreciation, which includes a personal message from your family.

To support the PATS campaign and make a donation in honor of a teacher or staff member, please visit: https://ipsf.net/pats. Thank you for your support and appreciation of our school, our classrooms, and our teachers!

IPSF Summer Registration- Choose from over 400 IPSF classes with both online and in-person options to meet the needs of your family. Summer is the time to pursue interests, discover new passions, and brush up on fundamentals for the next school year. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Virtual Mental Health Presentation- IUSD is hosting a Virtual Mental Health Presentation on April 27, 2022 from 6-7pm on How to Navigate COVID-19 Social Anxiety. During COVID-19, children and adolescents experienced a surprising shift in their social relationships. For some youth, adjustment to extended periods of isolation led to self-doubt and a decreased sense of belonging. This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms of social isolation in children and adolescents. The impact of social isolation on interpersonal relationships and school avoidance will also be explored. Targeted audience: Pre-K to 12th grade parents.

To register, click here IUSD Mental Health Speaker Series April 2022

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

IVA High School AP Award- San Joaquin HS was awarded the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding women’s access to AP computer science!

San Joaquin PTSA Newsletter- San Joaquin Creekside PTSA Newsletter

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

IUSD College and Career Fair Information- You can still access all the content from our College and Career Fair. Click HERE for instructions on how to access.

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

Materials Return- Any materials checked out to students from IVA need to be returned on to Creekside Education Center at 3387 Barranca Pkwy Irvine, CA 92606 in Room N18 on the dates and times below;

Seniors: Week of May 23rd from 7:30am -4pm

9th-11th Graders: May 31-June 3rd from 7:30am-4pm & June 6-7 from 7:30-1pm

Returning to Your Home Site Next Year? If you are returning and have questions regarding your class schedule for next year please reach out to your homesite for specific questions.

IVC/IUSD Summer College Program- Interested in taking a course over the summer at IVC? Click HERE to learn more and steps to register.

In-N-Out Hiring- In-N-Out is looking to hire high school student this summer. Please click HERE to apply and for more information.

eSport Scholarships- Fact or Fiction? Save the date on this one - April 27th at 7 pm. Email katherine@esportsccp.gg to get the login info.

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.

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.

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.

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:

  • IHS Prom tickets are on sale until April 22nd, so if your student would like to attend, please have them send their first and last name and student ID number to ruthcodde@iusd.org. Your student will be then entered into the webstore database and can purchase a prom ticket online. If you have further questions, please contact the IHS Activities Director, Morgan Rosser, at MorganRosser@iusd.org.

  • 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).
  • Please check the PHS website for important dates for the last week of school and graduation HERE. This includes a FAQ document and Google form to ask additional questions for Portola High School.

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.

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.

College and Career Information

Next week's IVC Events for IVA

IVC Application and General Information Support

FAFSA Friday's


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

Summer School- We wanted to share the latest information regarding summer school with you. Summer School for incoming 7th and 8th grade students is by invitation only and will be held at Jeffrey Trail and Lakeside this year. Middle school programs include Learning Recovery (Math and ELA), MS Math Bridge, ELD and ESY.

LRA, ELD and ESY Dates: June 9 through July 8 (July 4 & 5 off).

Times: 8:20 am to 12:20 pm

Math Bridge dates: June 6 through July 1

Dates: Virtual Orientation – May 26 @ 6 PM; In-person dates – June 6, June 13, June 17, June 20, June 27, July 1 @ 9 am to 10:30 am

Invitations for Learning Recovery and ELD will go out on April 18 and need to be accepted by April 25. ESY invitations will go out on May 2.

IUSD 8th grade High School Family Night Information by Site

8th Grade Promotion- Please see Save the Date for more information.

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/