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September 2022 Newsletter

POSITIVE START TO 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR

I am extremely grateful to the entire Imagine-Chancellor family for a successful and POSITIVE start to the 22-23 school year. As I start my morning each day, I am blessed to see all the smiling faces of our students as they enter the school. Additionally, it has been a pleasure to meet our new family members and catch up with our returning family members.


Last month, we kicked off the Houses of Imagine-Chancellor! Students demonstrated their house pride at our 1st spirit day which was SPECTACULAR! I can't wait to witness the evolution of these houses throughout the school year!


As we enter the month of September, I am so proud of our Imagine-Chancellor students as they have demonstrated numerous character strengths so far this school year. I have witnessed student leaders emerge as they share ideas and perspectives to promote positive change on our campus.


As teachers inspire and drive students to engage in the learning process, I continue to be amazed over their creativity, curiosity and love of learning. It is vital for the Imagine-Chancellor family to continue to work together to maintain our strong school community and cultivate positivity in action.


To recognize students' actions through character strength implementation, our staff will start to issue Positivity Pennies. I am excited and hopeful to see a record amount of Positivity Pennies issued for the month of September as students promote and live out the positivity in action mindset.


I am forever grateful for the commitment and support from our outstanding teachers, staff, students, and parents. We are Imagine Chancellor STRONG!


With much love and appreciation,

Ms. Standley

Principal

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SCHOOL TARDINESS

Just a reminder, the school day starts promptly at 8:30 am. Students are expected to be in their classroom ready for instruction at 8:30 am. If they arrive after 8:30, they will be marked TARDY. When students are tardy, they often disrupt the classroom learning environment and must "catch up" with the instruction in the classroom. This starts a student's day with an unfair advantage. We have witnessed a large number of students arriving late to school. We want all of our Imagine-Chancellor students to start their day with success, so please ensure your child arrives early and on time. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and support.


*We understand and acknowledge when unforseen circumstances arise (i.e., accidents) and take into account when these things occur so your child is not marked tardy.


Effective, Monday Sept 12th any student who arrives after 8:35 am, must have a parent/guardian/adult sign them into school.

Arrival Procedures

  • Students who are enrolled in before care will be able to enter the campus daily from 7:15-7:45 am off of High Ridge Road. Parents will receive special car tags to identify as before care students.
  • All other students will not be permitted to enter campus prior to 7:50 am.
  • Parents who are not enrolled in before care will enter the campus off of Miner Rd following traffic down Imagine Way. Gates will be open to all students at 7:50 am each morning.
  • Access to the school off High Ridge Road will not be accessible from 7:45 am-8:45 am.
  • All students will use hand sanitizer prior to entering the building.

Dismissal Procedures

· Staggered dismissal times will remain the same:

K-2- 3:00 pm

3rd-5th- 3:15 pm

6th-8th- 3:30 pm


Dismissal Sides

K-2: South side of the school

K-8 students with siblings: South side of the school

3rd-8th students without siblings: North side of the school


  • All students will remain in their classroom during dismissal
  • PikMyKid will be utilized as our dismissal program
  • Parents must check-in using the PikMyKid app or provide the designated staff member the assigned dismissal number for their child(ren). Please place your PikmyKid dismissal tag on your rear view mirror or dashboard for staff to easily see.
  • Gates will be open to all students at dismissal times. Dismissal traffic will flow down Imagine Way (back road off of Miner Rd) and onto north or the south side of the campus based off your child(ren)'s designated side.
  • If you have multiple children in different grade levels, please come at the oldest child’s release time to pick up all of your children on the SOUTH SIDE of the school.
  • Please do not come earlier than your child’s assigned dismissal time. Parents that have children in grades 3-8 that come early will be directed to go around and come back at their assigned time.

EARLY SIGN-OUTS


  1. No students shall be released after 2:30 pm unless the principal/designee determines it is an emergency.

  2. All schools will establish procedures for early release that ensure that all students are treated consistently.

  3. Excessive early sign-outs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis to determine if there is a pattern of non-attendance. Non-attendance for instructional activities is established by tardiness, early-sign outs, or absences for all or any part of the day.

  4. Unless excused under the provisions of this policy, accumulated early sign-outs will be recorded as unexcused absences. (F.S. 1003.02)

Houses at Imagine-Chancellor

We are so excited to bring Houses of Imagine-Chancellor to our school this year. Ms. Standley and Mrs. Houston had the opportunity to visit the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA this summer and were inspired to bring the houses to our school. The importance of the houses is to teach our students the power of teamwork, collaboration, dedication, kindness, and pride for a common cause. Students in K-5 will support the House their teacher is in and learn about the different houses throughout the year.

Middle school students spun a wheel to determine what house they were placed in and will remain in that house throughout middle school. The middle school students will lead the houses and collaborate with the K-5 house members to show their house pride and spirit throughout the school. Each month, houses will host spirit days and students can show their house pride.

We are implementing a point system for each house to compete and earn points for various positive tasks throughout the school day and at school events. Our wonderful PTSA has purchased a house point app that will allow families to track the house points and be alerted when their family member earns a point for their house. Details regarding the app will be forthcoming. Can't wait for families to demonstrate their HOUSE PRIDE!

Below is a link to learn about the different houses.

New and Returning Student Packets

All students were sent home with new and returning student information packets. Please ensure these documents are returned to school as soon as possible. This information is requested to ensure we are up-to-date with all info pertaining to your child. If you have any information that changes throughout the course of the school year, please contact the school so we can adjust our records accordingly.

Imagine-Chancellor Parent Info Hub

To provide Imagine-Chancellor families with easy access to various information in one location, we have created the Imagine-Chancellor Parent Info Hub. This can also be found on our school website.
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SAVE THE DATE

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School Food Services

Imagine-Chancellor Families,

For the past two years, Imagine-Chancellor has been able to participate in a state-funded program that afforded all of our students’ free breakfast and free lunch. While this was wonderful for our families during this time, unfortunately, the program expired as of June 30th, 2022. We are currently awaiting approval from the state to be eligible for this once again.

I know that the grant was a great financial help to our families over the past two years. We were even able to feed members of the community who were not Imagine-Chancellor families through this grant. This was a great privilege for our school.

The updated Free and Reduced Lunch Program application is attached for all families. We strongly encourage all families needing food assistance to apply for the free and reduced lunch program. Please complete the application via the link below as soon as possible. The threshold for qualification changes from time to time and even if you have been denied in the past, you may qualify now.

For the 2022-2023 school year, regular breakfast prices will be $2.00 and lunch will be $3.00. We wanted to get this information to you now for planning purposes, in the event we do not qualify for the grant that supports free meals for the entire school.

Keep in mind, that you can load money into your child’s lunch account at https://www.slalunch.com. We do ask that all parents create accounts to be able to access their students’ transaction histories and add funds.

Daily menu options are featured on our website via the Parent Information Hub.

Again, we know and empathize that the end of this grant may be a hardship for some families. Please apply for the free and reduced lunch program. Depending on the number of people on our campus who qualify for free and reduced lunch this helps makes us eligible for additional grants.

New Testing Family Portal

What is the Family Portal? The Family Portal provides a central location for Florida families to access their students’ statewide test results. The Family Portal will allow families to access test scores beginning with Spring 2021 and download your child’s Individual Score Reports (ISRs). The Family Portal will allow faster access, as well as still provide families access to test results even when your child changes schools or counties.


When scores are initially released from the state, the District loads student test scores into the Student Information System (SIS), typically within 2–3 days. However, please keep in mind the state Family Portal for Spring 2022 will take approximately 30 days to populate results after state release.

Field Trip Chaperone Procedures

Imagine Schools – Chancellor Campus

Chaperone Guidelines 2022-2023


Parent chaperones are the key to a safe and successful field trip or school event. It is,

therefore, imperative that all chaperones follow the school directions and guidelines.

● Chaperones must stay with their assigned group at all times, including waiting

in lines and at the restrooms. NO EXCEPTIONS!

● Chaperones are expected to do a head count at each stop during the day.

● Chaperones may not carry or dispense medication to any child.

● Chaperones may not smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, or use inappropriate

language in the presence of students.

● If a chaperone purchases anything for a child in the group other than their own

child, he/she must purchase for everyone within the group.

● Chaperones must adhere to the time schedule provided by the teacher or

administration.

● Chaperones are responsible for controlling the behavior of all the students in

their group. Students who do not cooperate must be reported to the teacher or

school personnel in charge. Students will not be permitted to be rude or

disrespectful to chaperones or anyone else.

**Bottom line – Chaperones are responsible for having the students conduct

themselves in the manner of what is expected of them at Imagine-Chancellor

each day.


At Imagine-Chancellor, we appreciate our parent/guardian chaperones so that we can

offer these trips to our students. Thank you for the time you are taking to make our field

trips safe and successful.


All chaperones must follow the procedures via the form below to be considered to chaperone a trip this school year. Each year a new form must be completed.

School Uniforms

InUnison will remain our school uniform vendor for this school year. All of the shirt colors will remain the same as well as the shorts/pants colors. If you wish to order online for this year, the link to the uniform website is below.

FortifyFL- Report Suspicious Activity

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.
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Raise Money for our School through Amazon Smile

Introducing a simple way for you to help raise money for Imagine Chancellor PTSA by doing what you already do every day! Rather than shopping at Amazon.com, simply shop AmazonSmile.

When you shop AmazonSmile, nothing changes for you. You will find the exact same products, pricing, and membership benefits. The only difference is that .5% of eligible purchases are donated back to our school. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. You will be asked to select a charitable organization to support. Enter Imagine Schools Chancellor Campus PTA.

ON YOUR COMPUTER:

Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com

Step 2: Follow the website prompts to create your AmazonSmile account. (Note: If you already have an Amazon account, enter your login credentials when prompted for your username and password.)

Step 3: You will be asked to select a charitable organization to support. Enter Imagine Schools Chancellor Campus PTA.

Step 4: Follow the online prompts to complete your setup.

Step 5: Create a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to ensure a percentage of your next purchase goes to Imagine Chancellor PTA.


ON YOUR MOBILE OR TABLET:

Step 1: If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, sign up on your web browser. Simply select your favorite charity to start generating donations, at no cost to you. If you are, skip to Step 3

Step 2: Get the app. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

Step 3: Turn on AmazonSmile Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu. Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

Advertise & Promote your Business

Advertise and promote your business for the 2022-2023 school year. All monies raised directly
benefit our students. Contact lianne.white@imagine-chancellor.com if you are interested.