Enrollment & Registration

Enrollment for new students

New to the district? Please complete the IUSD district enrollment process by clicking here. To complete STEP 3 of the enrollment process or to ask any questions you may have, please email Connie Goltz, Registrar, at ConnieGoltz@iusd.org.  

Registration for Existing Students

 

Incoming 7th grader information

We are looking forward to next year! Below is some information you may find useful:

Course Descriptions

6th grade Parent Information 

Elective Selection Process 

Elective Video

SVMS Virtual Tour

Leadership Information (video) and Application 

Band and Orchestra Placement Information

Science Olympiad- Students interested in this class should sign up.  We will contact all those students who signed up through the Google Form so they can take a test in late May/early June.  This test will help determine placement.

Middle School Functional Program

Middle School ASP Program

PLACEMENT INFORMATION

 

Math

Math Placement into Enhanced Math 7/8 is based on 3 of 4 criteria: Grades of 90% or above in each trimester, End of Course Test score of 80% or above, Basic Skills Test of 90% or above, and Appraisal of Standards of Mathematical Practice.  

 

As always, we will follow the same appeal process as in years past and the dates for the appeal window will remain the same. More information about the appeal process will be available in the math placement letter which will be sent to students/parents through School Messenger.

 

For additional information about our math placement process, please access our website at https://iusd.org/about/departments/education-services/academics/stem/mathematics and click on the tab called “Parent Resources.” We have designed the math pathways to ensure the most appropriate math placement for each student and to ensure that students have multiple opportunities to accelerate, always ensuring that the developmental needs of students are met.

 

Language Arts and Social Studies

We will use multiple criteria to determine a student’s proper placement in Gen-Ed or Honors for English Language Arts and Social Studies:

Students must receive a “yes” response in two of three measures in order to be placed in Honors:

  1. General Ed students must have an “A-“ or above grade in trimesters one and two of 6th grade Language Arts (reading and writing only). APAAS students need a “B-“ or above.
  2. The student must have demonstrated mastery on a summative analytical writing assessment during 6th grade.
  3. Teacher appraises student to be placed in Honors. 

 

Appeal Process for Language Arts and Social Studies

If a student/parent wants to appeal placement, they need to send an email detailing why they believe the child should be in Honors. The email should be sent to the 6th grade teacher and to jeffreymorano@iusd.org. From there, the principal will examine all possible data points to determine placement before communicating the final decision to parents.

 

Timeline for Placement:

Late April/Early May: Parent Notification of Math Placement via School Messenger

April 30th: ELA and SS Course Placement Visible on Parent Portal when Trimester 3 Progress Reports are released.  In order to see placement, please make sure when you are logged into the Portal that you "Change Student" to your child, [PRE-ENROLLED}.   Please see this link for a visual.  Once you have done that, you can access the course requests.  Should you need a visual of that, please click here.

 

April 30th - May 10th: ELA and SS Appeal Window Open

May 11th: Appeal Notifications for ELA and SS

May 12th: Math Placement Letters Emailed via the District Office

May 13th - May 17th: Math Appeal Initiation Window Open

May 19th: Appeal Notifications for Math

 

Students interested in the Blended Learning Program, please see the linked information packet. If you have questions or wish to register, please contact your middle school counselor. The first round of blended learning enrollment and registration for San Joaquin HS and MS is due May 7th by 4pm. Registrations after May 7th will be waitlisted through August 14th. Please sign up through your counselor, 7th grade Debbie McKinnon or 8th grade Alyssa Alexander.

 

**Students’ finalized courses will be available in August.  Courses can be viewed on the Portal at that time.

Incoming 8th grader information

SIERRA VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL

8TH GRADE  COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION

The elective options for the 2021/2022 school year are below:

  • Advanced Art
  • Exploratory Art
  • Exploratory Tech
  • Spanish I
  • Guitar
  • Leadership* (Video and Application)
  • Office Aide (Application and Interview)
  • Photojournalism
  • Video Production
  • Musical Theater *
  • Chorus *
  • Concert Band *
  • Symphonic Band *
  • Percussion*
  • Concert Orchestra *
  • Symphonic Orchestra*
  • Chamber Orchestra *
  • Full STEAM Ahead
  • Exploratory Wheel – Art, Robotics, & Digital Photography (1 trimester each)

Band and Orchestra Placement Information

 

All students will be enrolled in two electives.  Some students will be required to take an intervention course as one of those electives.

 

Step 1: Complete Sierra Vista Middle School’s Online Elective Selection Process

1. Review the Elective Selection Process Video
2. Access Sierra Vista Middle School’s website to access the elective course descriptions
3. Read over Elective Options for 2021-22 (which includes a description of each elective).
4. Access the Elective Selection Form :   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g08YLWqnI7I0k_qSFsG-o0k0W3GL7SRf1cZ1tub...
5. Complete the form

  • Fill in all necessary information
  • The Email Address required at the top should be a parent’s email address
  • Select your elective(s) based on your order of preference (please make 3 different choices)

Appeal Process for Language Arts and Social Studies

If a student/parent wants to appeal placement, they need to send an email detailing why they believe the child should be in Honors. The email should be sent to the current LA and SS teachers and to jeffreymorano@iusd.org by Friday, April 30th. From there, the principal will work with the teachers to examine all possible data points to determine placement before communicating the final decision to parents.

 

**Students’ finalized courses will be available in August.  Courses can be viewed on the Portal at that time.

 

Students interested in the Blended Learning Program, please see the linked information packet. If you have questions or wish to register, please contact your middle school counselor, DebbieMcKinnon@iusd.org.  The first round of blended learning enrollment and registration for San Joaquin HS and MS is due May 7th by 4pm. Registrations after May 7th will be waitlisted through August 14th. Please sign up through your counselor, 7th grade Debbie McKinnon or 8th grade Alyssa Alexander.

 

Middle School Functional Program

Middle School ASP Program

Data Confirmation

The online Data Confirmation website will open on Monday, July 26th, 2021.  The data confirmation process must be completed by all families.  In order to complete the data confirmation process, you must have a Parent Portal account, have internet access and the ability to print a document.  If you do not have a Parent Portal account, see Step #1 below.  If you do not have internet access or the ability to print documents, you are welcome to use a computer and printer at Sierra Vista once the office is open to the public (see dates below). 

 

We are going online this year for all purchases.  All items able to be purchased will be found in the Documents section of Data Confirmation, and it will guide you to myschoolbucks.com where you can buy various items. 

 

**Before you complete your purchases for Sierra Vista, consider joining PTSA.

 

All parents should complete Part 1 and Part 2 for each child attending Sierra Vista by Friday, August 6th, 2021.

 

 

Registration

 

2021 - 2022 REGISTRATION

Registration will be done mostly online this year with parents being able to make purchases through myschoolbucks.com.  All purchases and online data confirmation should be completed by Friday, August 6th so we can prepare items for distribution when students are on campus.  



 

If you do not plan to attend Sierra Vista Middle School, please call the school at

(949) 936- 6600 as soon as possible.

 

Residency Verification

The Irvine Unified School District will once again require residency verification for all IUSD students enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year. This process is an annual legal requirement in California and it helps our district ensure that all available resources are spent efficiently and effectively to the benefit of our Irvine families. Moreover, these additional steps will help provide a full and precise accounting of our student population as we review staffing for the coming year.

For additional information, please contact the Sierra Vista Front Office.

IUSD Required Documents Website

 

Blended Learning

Blended learning is a 21st century learning environment where some of the learning takes place face-to-face in a school setting, and some of the learning takes place in an online environment. The online environment can be synchronous, meaning the students and teachers are interacting in a real-time environment (such as a live, online classroom, or through collaborative documents), or in an asynchronous environment, meaning students collaborate with peers, interact with multimedia content and submit assignments at various time during the school week.

Blended learning requires a high level of personal responsibility, as the learner must take the initiative to show mastery of learning and complete certain course objectives independently. It is important to know that while blended learning allow for some flexibility in terms of when and where assignments are completed, students must meet certain checkpoints and remain on pace throughout the semester. Students in blended learning are expected to show academic integrity and use technology responsibly for the purposes of education.

 

Students interested in the Blended Learning Program, please see the linked information packet. If you have questions or wish to register, please contact your middle school counselor.