South Lake Newsletter - January 21, 2022


Good Afternoon Sharks,


There is still time to take the District’s Annual Survey, which closes end of the day on Monday, January 24.  Please take a moment to complete this important survey.  Your responses provide feedback about our school’s climate and where resources that benefit South Lake are focused through the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) process. 

This interactive process helps IUSD identify annual goals, take action on those goals, and measure progress on academic achievement, school climate and parent engagement as part of the 10-month LCAP process. 

To take the parent survey nowclick here

We appreciate our partnership and your ongoing support of our community…Go Sharks!

With care,

Belinda Averill



South Lake Announcements

Schedule for Week of 1/17 – 1/21






Anchor Day

8:30am – 2:55pm

Odd Periods

8:30am – 2:55pm

Even Periods

9:20am – 2:55pm

Odd Periods

8:30am – 2:55pm

Even Periods

9:20am – 2:55pm


7th Grade Parents – Health Participation Notification Information

California state law, the California Healthy Youth Act, requires that comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education be provided to students at least once in middle school or junior high school and once in high school. Please read this Health Unit Parent Notification Letter  about the curriculum, instruction and participation options. Our 7th grade Science teachers will be sharing this information with students on Monday.


Science Fair

The 41st Annual IUSD Science Fair will be live on on January 24, 2022!  Visit starting on January 24th to view our incredible student projects! This year, IUSD students in Grades 6-12 had the opportunity to explore their STEM passions through participation in IUSD’s 41st Annual Science Fair. Students who chose to participate submitted a Google Site containing a digital presentation, video, and excerpts from their project logbook.


Intradistrict/School Choice Information

The Intradistrict/School Choice process for the 2022-23 school year window for current 6th through 11th graders opened on January 3th at 8:00am and closes on January 28th at 4:00pm. The Intradistrict/School Choice information is on the district website.  Requests for grades 7-12 will be completed digitally through AERIES parent portal. 


Parent COVID Reminders & Resources

  • Understand that as more students are tested, it is fully expected that case numbers will increase.  

  • Continue daily home screenings.

  • Keep students home if they are sick, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they or a member of their household has tested positive or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

  • Keep students home, if they are suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, and follow the parent reporting instructions

Free COVID-19 Testing Resources

  • State Test Kits: Free at-home rapid antigen test kits provided by the state for students have arrived at South Lake. Please contact the Health Office at 949-936-6707 to request a test or come to the front office.

  • IUSD Test Kits: The free PCR test kits (saliva or nasal) that IUSD has provided, beginning last September, remain available at all IUSD school sites for students and staff. 

  • Community Testing Resources: Click here for more information about additional free testing options for students and families through county and state resources. 

IPSF Information


Only with the generosity from our community of supporters, IPSF continues to rise to the challenge in providing vital support to respond the evolving needs of our Irvine schools and students. Check out our 2021 Year In Review video to see how your support helped strengthen our mission at a time when it was needed most!


IPSF is excited to offer a wide variety of interactive online classes after school for students in grades 1-12. This session features classes to expand students’ creativity like Math, Creative Writing, Cooking, Chess and a selection of Coding and STEAM classes. Registration is now open, and classes will fill up fast!


On Monday, February 21, IPSF will celebrate the districtwide holiday by hosting Enrichment Day. Enrichment Day provides students in grades 1-8 with an educational and fun outlet to explore new topics or learn a new skill. Instructors will guide students through a morning of in-person, hands-on discovery in a variety of engaging subjects that may not be offered in their regular classroom. Registration now open.


Virtual Mental Health Presentation for Parents and Staff

IUSD is hosting a Virtual Mental Health Presentation on February 2, 2022 6-7pm on the topic of Self-Harm and Suicide presented by Hoag Aspire. Suicide rates among our youth continue to rise across the country at an alarming rate, and depression and anxiety are skyrocketing as well. It’s more important than ever to raise awareness about this crisis and work together to prevent suicide in our community. To register, click here IUSD Mental Health Speaker Series Jan. 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Guerrero, Supervisor of Mental Health Services at 949-936-7502 or


Irvine Junior Games

Registration for the annual Irvine Junior Games is now open for you to sign your student up for this event.  This is a one-day track and field event hosted by the Irvine Children’s Fund (ICF).  Athletes can choose any of the running or field events and compete against other students in their age group from other IUSD schools. There is a $40 entry fee for each athlete to compete in as many events as they want. The day of Irvine Junior Game is on Sunday, May 15 at Irvine Stadium. Click HERE to register your student. Registration for this event will close on March 18th.


Mile Challenge Happening Soon

Our annual Mile Challenge Fundraiser will launch at the end of this month. We are still in need of prize donations like movie tickets, gift cards, activity gift cards, vendor gear, or anything else you can think of. To donate, please contact Mr. Kette at Thank you!


South Lake Spirit Wear

If you’re looking to purchase some fun SLMS spirit wear, our ASB has created our very own Spirit Wear Shop at All purchases will be directly shipped to you and a small percentage of your purchase will go to support our ASB.


Paper – Free 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 TutoringPaper for Parents & Guardians 

Paper Website: Unlimited Tutoring, Anywhere & Anytime 


Upcoming Dates:

January 24th – Annual Survey Closes

January 28th – Intradistrict/School Choice Transfer request closes

January 29th – Winter Bowl