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IACS Secondary Newsletter October 16, 2020

Upcoming Events

Fri., Oct. 16: End of first quarter

Wed., Nov. 4: Senior project presentations

Wed., Nov. 11: Student individual portraits ("A" day and seniors)

Thurs., Nov. 12: Student individual portraits ("B" day)

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Attendance reminders

If your child has to miss class (whether in person or remote), please contact Brenna Lawson at brenna.lawson@idahoartscharter.org to report the absence.

Morning "drop off" reminder

If you are dropping your child(ren) off in the morning, please do not park in any of the numbered parking spots, as these are specifically designated for specific staff or students.
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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Due to the nature of this school year, we are going to do traditional parent-teacher conferences in lieu of student-led conferences this fall. These conferences will be on as "as needed" basis. If your child's teachers need to meet, you will be contacted to set up a time. Teachers will not set up meetings for students who are showing adequate academic progress.

Remote Learning Parent Hacks

Mrs. DeNinno, instructional coach, has some great ideas to help families be successful with hybrid learning. Please watch!
Remote Learning Parent Hacks (Secondary Campus)

Securly

We have a tool available for you to use to monitor your child’s online activity on their school issued chromebook. We use a suite of products by Securly (www.securly.com). It allows the school to filter content on our devices while away from school. It is our goal and responsibility to provide a safe online environment. We feel that in order for this to be a success, we need your help too.

Securly Home is a product that is available for you to use while our Chromebook devices are in your homes. If you sign up, you can get a weekly report of online activity. If you download the app, you can even pause the internet on the school device while at home. There are several levels of options but we would like to start with the basic features.


We want remote learning to be engaging and accessible. We also want students to be spending their time doing what they should be doing. We recognize this is not always the case. We have had several parents reach out to us wanting a way to control access or at least “see” what it is their child is up to when they might be working independently.


If this interests you, please complete the form below so that we can sign you up. You will get a welcome email from Securly. You will create your account. You can also download the Securly Home app from the app store for your mobile device.

Securly Parent Signup

Parker Portraits

Picture day is Wednesday, November 11, 2020 and Thursday, November 12, 2020. Due to current events and in an effort to keep our staff and your family safe, we are going exclusively to online orders. Please see the instructions below: All orders must be placed by November 12, 2020.

  1. Go to www.parkerportraitsonline.com
  2. Leave STUDENT KEY blank
  3. Click on Job/Event for the drop down menu
  4. Select Idaho Arts Charter Secondary Fall 2020 & Click Open
  5. Enter Student Details
  6. Enter Contact Details & Click Submit
  7. Choose your package
  8. Place your order

No Retake or Absentee day will be scheduled at the school. All retakes will need to be scheduled at the studio.

Strong Families/Strong Students grant

Apply to get a credit of up to $1500 per child for learning related expenses. The application opens on Oct. 21 at www.strongfamilies.gov (do not go to this link before Oct. 21 as it is inactive until that time).
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