IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for Nov. 1st, 2021

School Wide Information

Important Dates

Nov. 11- No School

Week of Nov. 8th

High School Bell Schedule

Middle School Bell Schedule

Nutrition Services Update- Due to supply chain issues beyond our control, the IVA meals originally scheduled for distribution on Tuesday, November 2 will now be distributed on Thursday, November 4 between 7:00 AM and 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 still ask that all meals be pre-ordered to eliminate waste. Please complete and submit the form at the link below by 5:00 PM Monday for pick up on Thursday 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 the 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. IVA students may not pick up meals at other district locations. Weekly meal pick up on Tuesdays will resume on Tuesday, November 9th. An example of our weekly menu items is attached at the following link: IVA Weekly Menu If you have any questions, please contact IUSD Nutrition Services at nutrition@iusd.org.

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.

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

Nov. 11- No School

Bell schedule for Nov. 8-12

High School Quarter Grades are now available to view in the Aeries Parent Portal. Teachers have reported grades and/or comments for each of their classes. Students who have earned a D or F for this grading period, or who need additional support should attend teacher Advisement on Wednesday's and Thursday's with that course specific teacher. Students will check in with their home Advisement and then be able to log into the course they need.

IVC Spotligh Week- IUSD high schools have partnered with Irvine Valley College (IVC) to provide one week of informational college presentations specifically tailored to IUSD high school students, parents, and guardians. Daily sessions will be offered virtually starting November 15th, 4:30-5:30pm. Please click HERE for more details 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.

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


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

Middle School Information

Important Dates

Nov. 11- No School

Week of Nov. 8th

Middle School Bell Schedule

School Counselor Office Hours for Students:

Arushi Amadi

Every day (Monday- Friday)


Amadi's Zoom Link

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 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!

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/


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

Follow on Instagram: irvinemsp_yat


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

City of Irvine Middle School Program Video

The Great Shakeout: Thursday, Oct. 21, at 10:21 AM was The Great Shakeout, a time where millions practiced Earthquake safety. In order to ensure that you and your family are prepared, please watch the short video below and remember to Drop, Cover and Hold!


Operation School Bell Applications: Open through Nov. 10th, 2021- School supplies and Clothing for IUSD students in need. Click HERE