IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for February 20, 2023

School Wide Information

Important Dates

February 20- No School- Presidents Day

February 22nd Dine Out:Please join us on February 22nd for our monthly PTSA dine out fundraiser. GroupRaise is asking for 15 RSVP's to ensure this event for us. Please share the word for some yumminess and dollars for our PTSA! đź’— Click on the link to RSVP: https://www.groupraise.com/events/241940-san-joaquin-creekside-ptsa-at-pokeworks

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

IUSD in collaboration with OCDE: will be providing zoom presentations throughout the spring. They will cover topics and challenges that students and families face in relation to school-based mental health. Join us in the discussion! The details for the second workshop of the series are below along with the registration link.

We will be discussing the difference between positive and negative stress. We will also cover the biggest stressors on students, the impact that stress can have on the brain and behavior, as well as steps that parents and other support providers can take to help students dealing with the negative effects of stress.

What: Presentation for IUSD Families: Under Pressure: Teenage stress and the school experience

Who: IUSD Counselors in collaboration with OCDE School Based Mental Health Providers

When: Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How: Fill out THIS FORM and receive access to the Zoom link and/or the presentation recording

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.

Speak Up We Care- We want you to know that every student voice matters and you are not alone. Please reach out, because we care and are here to help you. Click HERE for support and resources.

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.

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

Click here for our February ASB Corner Newsletter.

Ethnic Studies Parent Committee Members Needed- IUSD is looking for parents to collaborate on the planning and creation of an Ethnic Studies course, a new California graduation requirement for the class of 2029-30. The Ethnic Studies Committee will come together to create a cohesive vision and identify next steps for implementation.

If you are interested in joining the Ethnic Studies Committee, complete this interest survey. We will reach out to you for more information once we finalize the participant list.

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.

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

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!