Panther Press

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020

ICCS Mission Statement:

Strengthening spirits... minds... bodies... Through the teachings of Jesus Christ.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND IMPORTANT REMINDERS

As we continue to uphold the Louisiana Department of Heath and Center for Disease Control COVID-19 guidelines to the greatest extent possible, please be aware of the following updates and reminders:

  • Students who are absent or who check out during the school day due to illness will be required to have a doctor’s excuse to return to school.

    • New: Students returning to school after an absence should not be dropped off in the morning carline, but should enter through the front doors and present a doctor’s excuse to return to campus.

  • Hallway and classroom procedures, including seating charts and restroom breaks, are being strictly monitored and enforced for student safety in the event of tracing a positive COVID-19 test. Parental support with regard to all COVID-19 procedures is both expected and appreciated.

  • All students must have a mask when dropped off for the school day. Students should not exit your vehicle in the carline if they do not have a mask.

  • Students should bring a water bottle to school each day. If students do not have a water bottle, they will be provided a bottle of water and your FACTS account will be charged $1 per bottle of water provided at the end of each month. Parents should not deliver forgotten items, including water bottles, to students during the school day.


The latest flowchart from the Louisiana Department of Health will be used for quarantining and contact tracing measures. It is provided below for your review. If your student has tested positive for COVID-19 or has had a direct exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, parents must contact Ada O’Quain at ICCS at (337) 433-3497 or by email at asoquain@iccsweb.com to confirm proper procedures for returning to campus.


Parents will be notified if a student tests positive for COVID-19 in their child’s grade level. In the event that students have had direct exposure to someone who has tested positive, parents will be contacted with quarantine details for their student.

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RENAISSANCE HOME CONNECT INFORMATION

Renaissance Home Connect


Students at ICCS use a program called Renaissance at school. This program has a special feature called Home Connect, which students and parents can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet Connection. Home Connect allows you to view information about your student's progress. It also allows you to sign up to receive email notifications after your student completes an activity or assessment at school.


The ICCS Home Connect Website is

https://global-zone51.renaissance-go.com/studentprogress/homeconnect?t=210200

User Name: Student Renaissance Username

Password: Student Renaissance Password

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Students may log into Home Connect through their Clever portal. For more information on the Clever Portal, please see details below. We are looking forward to a strong year of reading growth and success!


Accessing the Clever Portal

Computers or Chromebooks:

To ensure your student can access all resources in Clever with a single click, make sure to download the Clever Browser extension on your student’s device. Directions for downloading the Clever extension can be found here.

To log in, simply navigate to https://clever.com/in/iccsweb


iPads:

Download the Clever iOS app. Once downloaded, you can log in by either scanning your Clever Badge or entering your school-provided username and password.


FACTS Student Portal

Students in the 6th-8th grades can now access the FACTS Student Portal through Clever. Students have all logged in through Clever at school and are able to access homework and grades by selecting the app in their Clever portal.

SIBLING FORMS DUE DECEMBER 18

As we prepare for the 2021-2022 academic year, we need to account for all incoming siblings. Families with incoming siblings (PK-8th Grade) for NEXT school year MUST complete the on-line form provided below by Friday, December 18, in order to secure a guaranteed spot for your child at ICCS in 2021-2022.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wRcJKKlcjIHpwFbgsarpToe-za-KqJlpnYLCj1Lj7nQ/edit?ts=5fad58f0


Please mark your calendars. Re-enrollment for current families (for the 2021-2022 school year) will take place January 11-22, 2021. More re-enrollment details will be communicated in future issues of the Panther Press.


New Family Registration is set for Monday, February 8, 2021. If you know a local family looking for a Catholic School home for their child for the 2021-2022 school term, please direct them to Kay Morgan at kmorgan@iccsweb.com to schedule a private tour of ICCS.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE UPDATE

Tuesday, November 24 will be a half day of school. Dismissal will be at 12 noon. Lunch will be served. Aftercare services will be offered on November 24.


Tuesday, December 22 will also be a half day of school. Dismissal will be at 12 noon. Lunch will NOT be served due to class party schedules. Aftercare services will NOT be offered on December 22.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

ICCS PTO Greenery Committee Chairpersons, Debra Wilder and Tiffany Bordelon would like to thank everyone for purchasing greenery and promoting the sale to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Over 1,110 greenery items were sold this year! Your support and dedication to the ICCS PTO are greatly appreciated.


Just a reminder, local delivery items will arrive at ICCS on Saturday, November 28. In order to guarantee the freshest products, the delivery truck will be traveling directly to Lake Charles from the Pacific Northwest. Parents and/or customers MUST pick up all orders either Saturday, November 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or Sunday, November 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the ICCS Gym. **Please note the ICCS Gym is needed for basketball practice Sunday afternoon (11/29) and for P.E. classes Monday morning (11/30). All greenery items must be picked up before 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 29.


Volunteers are still needed to help unload, sort and distribute greenery orders Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29. For more information, or to sign up to help, please contact Kay Morgan at kmorgan@iccsweb.com ASAP. PTO points will be awarded for time worked.

ROOM PARENTS STILL NEEDED

The following classes are still in need of Room Parents. If you are able to dedicate your time and energy this school year, please contact Ada O'Quain ASAP at asoquain@iccsweb.com, or by calling (337) 433-3497. Class Christmas parties are right around the corner. Room Parents are needed to help coordinate the festivities for each class.


The following classes are still in need of a Room Parent:


1A Mrs. Koenig

2A Mrs. Brown

3A Mrs. Bushnell

6A Mrs. Romano

6B Mrs. Baron

7B Mrs. Thibodeaux

8A Mrs. Ebersole

FIRST QUARTER ENDS SOON

Just a reminder for students and parents, the 1st quarter of the school year will end on Friday, November 20. First quarter report cards will go out Thursday, December 3.

ICCS AND SMCS "ALL IN THIS TOGETHER"

Special thanks to Kim and Chad Moreno for providing "We're All In This Together" stickers for all ICC students and SMCS 5th-8th Grade students. SMCS students and faculty members continue to utilize space on the 3rd Floor Monday-Friday for face-to-face learning. We are thankful for the opportunity to share our campus with our SMCS friends during this time and allow them to meet as a class and school community on a daily basis.


**Daily arrival and dismissal times are staggered. ICCS and SMCS students are kept separate throughout the day in an effort to follow important health and safety precautions and guidelines.

HELP EARN FREE CASH FOR ICCS

LAST CALL FOR YEARBOOKS!

A very limited amount of 2019-2020 ICCS Yearbook copies are still available for purchase. Extra copies are $40 each and will be billed through FACTS and sold on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, or to reserve an extra copy of the yearbook before they are all gone, please contact ICCS Yearbook Sponsor, Mrs. Kyndel Heffer ASAP at kheffer@iccsweb.com.

FIRST PENENCE & FIRST COMMUNION DATES ANNOUNCED

This is a very special year for our 2nd Grade students and families. Please keep them in your prayers as they journey through this important sacramental year.


ICCS First Penance

Wednesday, February 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral


ICCS First Eucharist

Saturday, May 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral

ICCS JOINS #iGIVECATHOLIC GIVING TUESDAY DONATION PLATFORM

Please Save the Date! Immaculate Conception Cathedral School will participate in the #iGiveCatholic Giving Tuesday program on December 1, 2020. On Giving Tuesday, from 12: 00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. ICCS supporters across the country can log on to www.iGiveCatholic.org, search for the Immaculate Conception Cathedral School page and donate $25 or more. #iGiveCatholic on-line donations are secure and tax deductible. Funds will be used to purchase needed technology upgrades and classroom equipment for all grades. Donations will also help ease our school's financial burden caused by Hurricanes Laura and Delta.


https://ncea.igivecatholic.org/organizations/immaculate-conception-cathedral-school-4c79866b-8614-47b7-ae79-5f96de88b983

ERATE SURVEY DUE TOMORROW

ALL ICCS FAMILIES ARE ASKED TO PARTICPATE!


ICCS sends the ERATE SURVEY form home every year for ALL families to complete. We receive funds based on the number of families that complete the survey. The ERATE form is included below. The ERATE Survey form is DUE TOMORROW, Friday, November 13th.

CLASSROOM & SPORTS NEWS

VETERAN'S DAY WALL OF HONOR

Our second grade students created a Veteran's Day “Wall of Honor” this week. Mrs. Brown and Ms. Wilder's students were invited to bring a photo of a loved one or special friend who served our country in the past, or currently. The students will continue to honor and pray for all service men and women throughout the month of November.

MIDDLE SCHOOL VIDEO PRODUCTION ENRICHMENT CLASS IS A BIG HIT

Lights...camera...ACTION! Students in Mrs. Virginia-Kate Jessen's Middle School Video Production enrichment class have been introduced to an array of new production skills this quarter including: screen play writing, cinematography, video editing and MUCH MORE! Students recently wrote their own scripts, acted them out, filmed it and are currently editing the material. A special sneak peek of some of the videos will be featured in a future issue of the the Panther Press. Stay tuned!

GOOD LUCK PANTHERS!

The ICCS 7th and 8th Grade Boy's Basketball teams are scheduled to play in the upcoming Grand Lake Tournament on Monday, November 23 at Grand Lake High School. Best of luck to the ICCS teams! Go Panthers!


ICCS 8th Boys vs. Lake Arthur (5:15 p.m.)

ICCS 7th Boys vs. Grand Lake (6:30 p.m.)

ICCS 8th Boys vs. Grand Lake (7:45 p.m.)

PRAYER AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS


O Mary, you shine continuously along our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.


We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the Cross were near to the pain of Jesus, keeping your faith firm.


You, Salvation of the Roman people, know what we need, and we trust that you will provide for those needs so that, as at Cana of Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this moment of trial.


Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us, He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and took up our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.


We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

QUICK LINKS

FACTS FAMILY PORTAL

Parent Portal access to student grades and assignments.

www.factsmgt.com

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