Getting Ready for 2017-2018

As the end of this shool year approaches, it’s time to start thinking ahead to next year so you can be as prepared as possible!

Not returning to ICS?

If your child currently in grade K-7 is not returning to ICS next year, and you have not told me in writing yet, please let me know as soon as possible by replying to this email. This applies to you if your child is transferring to a new school for any reason, or if your family is moving out of Philadelphia County. If it is possible your child won’t be returning to ICS but you are not sure yet, please let me know that, too! This helps me immensely in planning enrollment for next year.


Will you be moving within Philadelphia over the summer? Remember that in order to put a new address in the system, we must have a change of address form and proof of your new Philadelphia address in our files. Failure to submit this information in a timely fashion will result in problems with your child’s bus route, and you won’t receive important ICS announcements that are mailed home during the summer. Always contact or x2500 for assistance or with questions!


All students grades K-7: Be sure to complete and return your dismissal forms by May 24. They will be going home with all students in homework folders this week. Please direct all questions to

Students who live more than 1.5 miles from ICS (as calculated by the School District) are eligible for school bus service in 1st-6th grades, and are eligible for Transpasses in 7th & 8th grades. Kindergarten students may not ride the school bus.


Students entering K, 3rd, & 7th grades: By the first day of school, you must submit an updated dental health examination form from a checkup that happened on or after September 1, 2016 (i.e. less than 1 year old). You can use this form, or use a report your dentist provides.

Students entering K & 6th grades: By the first day of school, you must submit an updated physical examination form (not just immunization record–must include physical checkup too!) from a physical that happened on or after September 1, 2016 (i.e. less than 1 year old). You can use this form, or use a report your doctor provides.

Dress Code

Students entering 5th grade: Starting in 5th grade, students may only wear RED polo shirts, and they MUST have the ICS logo on them. You can order logo shirts from Lands’ End, or you can bring your own red polo shirts to Triple Play Sports at 9th & Christian and they will add the logo. (They get extremely busy just before the school year starts, so this is a good project for early summer.)

Note: Cramers is no longer able to supply ICS logo shirts.

We also put out our full collection of gently-used uniform clothes at Back to School Night and report card conferences. You can shop the collection for yourself anytime if you stop through school and inquire at the front desk. If you are cleaning out uniform clothes and they are still in good condition (no rips/stains), please send them to us to add to the collection! We always need logo shirts in large sizes, especially!

Additional FAQ’s

  • Final report cards will be sent home by the end of June.
  • Supply lists for next year will be posted to the website by the end of June.
  • A summer mailing will go home in early August with complete back-to-school information. The information will also be posted to the website at the same time.
  • Teacher assignments will be sent to families as soon as they are finalized (typically about 2 weeks before the start of school).
  • The 2017-2018 calendar-at-a-glance is available here.
  • Back-to-School Nights (tentatively) for 1st-8th graders will be Wednesday, 9/13 (lower school) and Thursday, 9/14 (middle school).

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