IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for Oct. 18th, 2021


San Joaquin PTSA- Click HERE for the monthly newsletter.

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

Zoom while in the car- Zooming while in a car is not safe nor conducive to learning. Each site campus provides IVA students with a place to participate in class (usually the library/media space). Students who are zooming while in the car will be moved to the waiting room and will be marked absent. Please contact the attendance office to report absences ivasecondary@iusd.org or 949-936-7400. Please refer to our IVA Video Conferencing Etiquette Agreement in our Parent/Student Handbook.

School Site Council- Our school site council is an important part of our school community. It consists of parents, teachers, staff and students. We are needing some parent volunteers to attend our School Site Council meetings this year. Meetings will be on zoom and we will look for a time that works for all participants. Please email Dr. Roberts, our principal, if you are interested at rebeccaroberts@iusd.org

Virtual College Fair- OCDE Presents Virtual College & Career Discovery Fairs on October 20 and 21. Two days of online college and career fairs for middle and high school students, click HERE for more info and to register.

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

The Irvine Family Resource Center is available to IUSD Families and typically serves students/parents who are having difficulty accessing their mental health support through their insurance provider due to lapse of coverage, a limited amount of sessions, not having mental health coverage within their insurance provider or is having difficulty getting linked to an appropriate provider. For more information on their services, click HERE and for upcoming events click HERE.

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


Real Talk Paying for College Workshop- Real Talk, a virtual college exploration initiative designed to connect Black students and families with Black representatives from universities and college access organizations across the country is hosting a Paying for College workshop on Oct 27th and 28th. Click HERE for more information and to register.

AP Exam Registration- If you would like to register for and AP Exam please click HERE for more information. The window to purchase is Oct. 18th - Nov. 1st and will need to be purchased at your home site.

Freshman Impact Program- Freshman IMPACT seeks to offer support and integrate freshman into IVA. If you are a freshman who would like to be guided and given advice, please fill out the Freshmen Mentee Form. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who would like to help these Freshmen may sign the Mentor Form to get started. Click HERE for the flyer and to sign up.

High School IVA Advisement/Flex- Wednesday's and Thursday's will be used as tutorial time. Students will check into advisement with their teacher and complete a form to indicate how they are using the tutorial time. Students will then use the time to see teachers for support.

Financial Aid Information- IUSD' s Financial Aid night was recorded and available HERE for you to view.

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.

ASB Newsletter- Click HERE for the newsletter and email any questions to Mrs. Nguyen, ASB Activities Director, at briannanguyen@iusd.org.

College and Career Information

College Visits

October Newsletter


Set up an appointment

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


Important Dates-

Week of 10/18/21-Teacher Conferences- Click Here for the bell schedule

School Counselor Office Hours for Students:

Arushi Amadi

Every day (Monday- Friday)


Amadi's Zoom Link

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 Tuesday-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!

MS YAT- The Middle School Youth Action Team is helping to provide students with extracurricular activities both virtually and in-person. If you’re interested in participating, www.yourirvine.org.

IPD Youth Bike Safety Training- Join IPD on Saturday October 23 from 8-10 am for bike safety training. Click HERE for more information and to RSVP. Click HERE for important guidelines and legal requirements for motorized scooter safety.

Conference Week 10/18-10/22: During Conference Week, parents who have concerns about a student’s grade or progress in class will have the option to schedule a conference with their student’s teacher(s). Conferences are optional and should only be scheduled if you have concerns. If your student received a D or F grade on their Trimester 1 Progress Report, you must schedule a conference with that teacher and will be given priority over other students. Contact the teacher to make an appointment. If you make a conference appointment with a teacher, both the student and parent/guardian should attend via Zoom. The bell schedule for that week can be found HERE.

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.


Who: IVA Students

What: Baking and Cooking Basics

Where: Zoom

When: Fridays, 10-29- 11/19

Time: 3.15pm-4.45pm

Register: www.yourirvine.org (Course Code: #53948)

For more information email: adeane@cityofirvine.org

Middle School Youth Action Team (YAT): YAT is an after-school community service based program that encourages students to be actively involved in their community. YAT is a great way to earn volunteer hours, get involved, learn new skills, make new friends and make a difference in the community.

IVA MS YAT Meetings will be held October 19th-December 7th, Tuesdays (Virtually) from 4.30-5.30pm.

Cost $10: Includes YAT t-shirt, project supplies and end of session certificate.

Register at www.yourirvine.org using the course #53872.

For more information, please contact Youth Action Team Coordinator Sara Deville at (949) 724-6892 or sdeville@cityofirvine.org

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Search "MSP" in filter box at this link: www.yourirvine.org/