IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for January 23, 2023

School Wide Information

Student 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.

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

Parent Presentation- IUSD, in collaboration with OCDE, will be providing monthly 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 first workshop in January are below along with the registration link.

What: Presentation for IUSD Families: "What did I miss?" Overcoming the Challenges of School Avoidance

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

When: Thursday, January 26th, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How: Fill out THIS FORM and receive access to the Zoom link

Instructional Assistant Employment Opportunity! Multiple openings at schools throughout Irvine Unified School District to support both General Education and Special Education classrooms, as well as substitute positions. Click HERE for more information and on how to apply.

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.

Join PTSA- JOIN PTSA to help raise funds to send our students to Sacramento: https://jointotem.com/ca/irvine/san-joaquin-creekside-ptsa

Help PTSA send 2 of our high school students and a chaperone to Sacramento to learn about advocating for educational issues. This is an annual PTSA Program when high schoolers from all across Irvine travel with Irvine executive leadership to our state capital for a day. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet other student leaders within our community and share concerns that are impacting our schools and students. If our goal is reached for this program, funds may be used for additional PTSA Programs.

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

Sophomore Family Morning- The San Joaquin HS counselors are hosting their Annual Sophomore Family Morning. This is a presentation for all sophomores and their families. We will be delivering information that is needed in preparation for individual sophomore conferences, which will be scheduled throughout February. We will be recording this presentation and posting it on our website, in case you cannot attend. We hope to see you this coming Monday, January 23rd at 8:00 AM via zoom.

PSAT and Pre-ACT Score Back Night- Students who took the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 8/9 or PreACT in October are invited to attend this event on Jan. 24th at 6pm online. Learn about your test results and how they can assist you with college and career readiness. Click HERE for more information and to register.

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.

Girls Meet the Workforce- is a FREE 6-month job readiness experiential opportunity for current 9th through 11th grade girls and girl-identifying students. Participating gives you access to EXCLUSIVE Girls Inc. scholarships, an opportunity to complete a PAID internship, and networking events with top female leaders in Orange County! Its purpose is to help you identify your career interests and prepare you for today’s workforce. You will strengthen your soft skills (e.g. interpersonal communication, leadership, and networking) as well as your hard skills (e.g. navigating Microsoft Office and Google applications) throughout our career-readiness programming. Click PROGRAM OVERVIEW for more information and to apply.

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 & CLAOCSummer 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!