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 SVEnroll@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:

6th grade Parent Night Presentation 

Elective Selection Process 

Elective Video

SVMS Virtual Tour

Leadership Information and Application 

Frequently Asked Questions

PLACEMENT INFORMATION

 

Math

Given our current extraordinary circumstances, we find ourselves in a situation where we must change the math placement process. In lieu of administering end of the year assessments for math placement, we will be using the mid-year benchmark assessments that were administered in January 2020. The midyear benchmark assessment will serve as the third measure to make math placement recommendations for the upcoming 20-21 school year. The other two measures that will be used will be grades in math for the 1st and 2nd trimester and the appraisal of student’s mathematical practices and work habits.

 

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

May 1st: 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.

 

May 1st – May 8th: ELA and SS Appeal Window Open

May 4th – May 8th: Math Appeal Initiation Window Open

May 11th: Appeal Notifications for ELA and SS

May 18th: Appeal Notifications for Math

 

Extended Day PE: 

Students who selected a qualifying elective (music) or intervention class are eligible to submit a request for zero period PE. If interested in Extended Day PE (also known as Zero period PE), please fill out the form below and email it to DianaAustin@iusd.org by JUNE 5, 2020 by 2:00pm. You must email a copy of this form by the due date to be considered for Extended Day PE. This form serves to express interest and does not guarantee placement. Students who receive placement in Extended Day PE will be notified on Registration Day August 12 on their student course list. Students must attend Extended Day PE as they would any other class during the regular school day. Excess absences and/or tardies could result in dismissal from the class, and therefore dismissal of their second elective. Extended Day PE allows students to enroll in a second elective. Extended Day PE runs Monday through Thursday 7:05am - 7:55am. 

Extended Day PE Form
Directions to make a Donation Online

 

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, AlyssaAlexander@iusd.orgThe first round of blended learning enrollment and registration for San Joaquin HS and MS is due May 8th by 4pm. Registrations after May 8th will be waitlisted through August 14th. Please sign up through your counselor, 8th grade Debbie McKinnon or 7th grade Alyssa Alexander.

 

**Students’ finalized courses will be available at 3 PM on Wednesday, August 19th.  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 2020/2021 school year are below:

  • Advanced Art
  • Exploratory Art
  • Exploratory Tech
  • Spanish I
  • Guitar
  • Leadership* (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)

All students get ONE  elective.  

* Students who choose a class with a * are eligible to enroll in Extended Day PE and therefore may get a SECOND elective choice.

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 2020-21 (which includes a description of each elective).
4. Access the Elective Selection Form : https://forms.gle/cSEe23xqWVSr4m4L9  
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)

 

Extended Day PE: 

Students who selected a qualifying elective (music), leadership or intervention class are eligible to submit a request for zero period PE. If interested in Extended Day PE (also known as Zero period PE), please fill out the form below and email it to DianaAustin@iusd.org by JUNE 5, 2020 by 2:00pm. You must email a copy of this form by the due date to be considered for Extended Day PE. This form serves to express interest and does not guarantee placement. Students who receive placement in Extended Day PE will be notified on Registration Day August 12 on their student course list. Students must attend Extended Day PE as they would any other class during the regular school day. Excess absences and/or tardies could result in dismissal from the class, and therefore dismissal of their second elective. Extended Day PE allows students to enroll in a second elective. Extended Day PE runs Monday through Thursday 7:05am - 7:55am. 

Extended Day PE Form
Directions to make a Donation Online

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, May 8th. From there, the principal will examine all possible data points to determine placement before communicating the final decision to parents.

 

**Students’ finalized courses will be available at 3 PM on Wednesday, August 19th.  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 8th by 4pm. Registrations after May 8th will be waitlisted through August 14th. Please sign up through your counselor, 8th grade Debbie McKinnon or 7th grade Alyssa Alexander.

 

 

Data Confirmation

The online Data Confirmation website will open on Monday, August 3, 2020.  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 and benefit from your donation with included items such as the yearbook, a Sierra Vista spiritwear t-shirt and our 1st ever Sierra Vista branded mask.  Please refer to our membership and donation flyer for more information about supporting our school and joining our PTSA.

 

All parents should complete Part 1 and Part 2 for each child attending Sierra Vista by Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

 

 

Registration

 

2020-2021 REGISTRATION

Registration will be done online this year with parents being able to make purchases through myschoolbucks.com.  All purchases and online data confirmation should be completed by Wednesday, August 12th 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 2020-2021 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.

By completing the following forms for each of your students, you will be making a formal declaration that your child lives within IUSD’s attendance boundaries.

School websites have electronic versions of the documents available as part of the residency verification process. Also, hard copies are available at the school site upon request. For your added convenience, the forms are also linked above and attached to this email, allowing you to fill them out and print them at home. Completed residency forms should be turned in to your child’s Homeroom teacher by March 29th. A list of acceptable documents included on the Residency Verification Form can also be found by clicking here.

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