Rheel News from IMS
School Updates and Information
Drop-off and Pick-up
Please note the reason behind the delay in carline, in the afternoon, is that we continue to keep classrooms separate so they are not able to congregate together in the front glass room like in years past. With all of us working together, we have decreased dismissal time from 35 minutes to 25 minutes!
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR DROP-OFF
-7:45 is early drop-off for needed families.
-8:00 begins regular drop-off
-8:15 is tardy
*The student handbook states that students are tardy if they are not in their classrooms by 8:15. We know that sometimes, there are cars still in line at that time. We will notify teachers if this is the case. We will be going back to our sign posted at 8:15 where parents will need to park and come sign their student in if they arrive after 8:15.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR PICK-UP
-As you pull up, in line, please pull up closely to the car in front of you. This helps us keep traffic flowing and call a few extra names each round.
-Please continue to refrain from cell phone use while in carline. This delays our process and backs up carline.
Thank you for your patience and support as we have worked out some kinks from the beginning of the year.
Please click the image below to review our communication plan.
1) We have a great staff who are here to answer questions
2) We are always looking for ways to keep people informed
3) If ever in doubt, check our website!
4) Make sure you are signed up for SchoolCues and receiving communications from there. Sometimes they end up in spam. If you are having trouble, contact Ms. Brittany
Meet Ms. Blair
Ms. Blair has been with IMS for 4 years as a TA in Upper Elementary. Last year, she began supporting our school communication needs with our social media posts and our digital sign. This year she has taken on a new role for our school. Ms. Blair is our Communications and Service Learning Coordinator. These are areas of passion for her and she has hit the ground running already! Ms. Blair has created a plan for our school to get back to service learning and to increase opportunities with our whole school. Ms. Blair will be reaching out periodically with information and ways for families to participate with monthly drives! Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
Ms. Blair is also in charge of all of our social media posts, our digital sign, and organizing our communication/reminders to families. She works closely with our FSA to support events and create opportunities to connect with our community.
She has a strong passion for service and innovation. We are excited to have her in this role this year and look forward to all she has planned!
We will continue to share any COVID exposures or positive cases as they are shared with us. Please continue to reach out with questions about symptoms, exposures, quarantines, etc.
News from Our Committees
Our school is in process of renewing our Charter with the state. When IMS first applied for our Charter, we were one of the few Charters to receive a 10 year charter from the state. This year is our preparation for our renewal. Our Academic Committee will be helping gather information to show just how much we have done and what we plan to work towards in the future. They are also working with the staff to foster conversations around vertical planning and curriculum.
The committee has met in many different ways over the past few years but this year we welcome some new Committee members. With a fresh approach and perspectives, this committee will be meeting monthly to target areas of need for our school. They will create a plan for our school to present opportunities for our students to experience and learn about the community around them.