Hello ICS families,
Thank you for all your support in making the start of our 2019-2020 school year a wonderful one. Students and teachers wasted no time diving into their learning and community-building routines, and it was a joy to see!
Our PTA is hosting the annual Scholastic Book Fair this week! There are many ways to shop:
- During Back to School Nights this week
- Most classes will visit the fair one time during the school day. Your teacher will probably let you know when it’s scheduled for your child’s class. Students can bring money that day or you can pre-load money into an e-wallet for them at any time
*Please note: PA tax will be charged this year. Books will cost a little bit more than cover price due to tax.
The PTA is still seeking volunteers to staff the fair. Working at the fair is a GREAT way to meet fellow parents, teachers, and very cool ICS children of all ages!
Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case you missed it:
We recommend arriving to school every day by 8:15. Teachers pick students up from arrival rooms at 8:20. Students are marked late after 8:25.
The front door opens at 7:45, and students are NEVER to be left unattended outside of school. There is NO adult supervision before 7:45.
Excusing absences: When your child will be absent due to illness or other unavoidable circumstances, always send an email to email@example.com so that the absence can be excused. If your child will arrive late from a morning doctor’s appointment, remember to bring a note from the doctor’s office. Under PA law, a child is considered truant if they have 3 or more unexcused absences in one school year.
Early dismissals: If you need to schedule an early dismissal for your child due to an unavoidable medical appointment, always email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org on the morning of that day. We cannot schedule early dismissals after 3:00pm. Early dismissals should be very rare (i.e. no more than 1-2 times per school year), as they are disruptive to your child’s learning and the learning of their classmates.
For more information about attendance policies, please see the Family & Student Handbook. Always direct all attendance questions or concerns to email@example.com.
Back to School Night for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grades
Tuesday, September 10, 5:30-7:00 pm
Back to School Night for 5th, 7th, & 8th Grades
Thursday, September 12, 5:30-7:30 pm