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 our Registrar at svenroll@iusd.org.  If you need to register while school is on summer recess, please read this important information:

IUSD 2023 Summer Enrollment Information

IUSD’s One Stop will be open to enroll new students during the summer when school is out of session. If you are newly enrolling to IUSD, please complete the online enrollment application with IUSD HERE and One Stop will contact you to complete enrollment. For families who are returning to IUSD, please contact OSEnroll@iusd.org directly for information. 

Email Communication Through Parent Square

Both Mr. Morano and Mr. Thomas communicate information through Parent Square.  If your child is zoned to attend Sierra Vista, parents should receive emails.  If parents are not receiving emails, they should first update their Parent Square settings using this document.  

Registration for Existing Students

 

We are looking forward to next year!  Below is information our incoming 7th grade families will find useful. 

Important Dates 

SVMS Virtual Tour 

Course Descriptions 

Elective Video From Our Student Group #1 AND  Elective Video From Our Student Group #2

Leadership Information and Application- Students interested in this class should read all information at this link to determine if they would like this as their first choice elective. 

Science Olympiad- Students interested in this class should read all information at this link to determine if they would like this as their first choice elective. 

Band and Orchestra Placement Information

Special Education Information

Elective Selection Process (Incoming 7th Graders).  THIS IS DUE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 21st.

English Language Arts Update:
ELA will have Mixed Ability Grouped classes next year.  Here is the rationale:

Educational research has proven that mixed ability grouping eliminates systematic barriers that may prevent certain groups of learners from accessing invaluable content.  Additional research consistently shows that classrooms of mixed ability students outperform those who are tracked (ie. Gen-Ed vs. Honors). In our ELA courses, students will practice the necessary skills to research, write upper-level essays, read complex novels, non-fiction and primary sources.  Students will also be prepared to give presentations and showcase their work in a variety of ways.  With this new model, our English classes will be smaller in size with strategic clustering of students based on multiple data points and feedback from their current teacher.

Students who previously were identified as “Honors” tend to continue to excel in heterogeneous classes and many times even outperform their tracked peers. Those students who come from non-honors tracking benefit from being engaged in higher order conversations and thinking. Everyone will also gain collaboration skills–inclusive of rhetorical flexibility–so students can solidify and clearly articulate their understanding of the learning targets as they focus on this most important lifelong skill they will use in college and career.

We will balance students and their ability level so there is a healthy distribution of different learners in each classroom.  Students wanting to choose more challenging assignments or participate in enrichment activities to enhance their learning will have the opportunity to do so.

 

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

  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 an Outstanding reader and writer. 

 

Appeal Process
If a student/parent wants to appeal Social Studies placement, they need to fill out this Google Form before the deadline of May 5th. From there, we will use multiple data points and may follow-up with teachers for writing samples and/or further insights.  Placement will be determined and communicated with parents.

We are excited for another great year with you on campus.  You will find the information below helpful for you as you get ready for your 8th grade year.

SVMS Virtual Tour 

Course Descriptions

Elective Video From Our Student Group #1 AND  Elective Video From Our Student Group #2

Leadership Information and Application- Students interested in this class should read all information at this link to determine if they would like this as their first choice elective. 

Office Aide Application- Students interested in this class should read all of the requirements at this link if they are interested and apply if they would like this as their first choice elective.

Science Olympiad- Students interested in this class should read all information at this link to determine if they would like this as their first choice elective. 

Band and Orchestra Placement Information

Middle School Functional Program

Middle School ASP Program 

Elective Selection Process (Incoming 8th Graders).  THIS IS DUE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 21st

The online Data Confirmation website will open on Wednesday, July 12th.  The data confirmation process must be completed by all families by Sunday, July 23rd.  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 Sunday, July 23rd.

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2023-2024 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 Sunday, July 23rd so we can prepare items for distribution in August.

 

If you do not plan to attend Sierra Vista Middle School, please call the school at
(949) 936- 6600 as soon as possible.

The Irvine Unified School District will once again require residency verification for all IUSD students enrolling for the 2023-2024 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 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.