Ivy Stockwell Star
January 21, 2022
18- No School, Teacher Professional Learning Day
21- No School, Presidents Day
Conference Sign-up Links will be sent out around mid-February
2- Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00 pm
3- No School Students, Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 am -7:00 pm
4- No School
QUARANTINING or ABSENT STUDENT Classwork Option
Unfortunately, we are experiencing a high number of student absences and quarantines. It is still the case that the vast majority of student quarantines are originating outside of our school. Regardless, it is a significant number that has significant effects on our operations as well as your home/work life.
Even more than last year, the quarantines we are experiencing are disruptive in and (presumably) outside of school. Last year it was more common for entire classes to be quarantined together. They would go out at the same time and return at the same time. While this was not easy, it did give our teachers the opportunity to shift from in-person to virtual instruction for the class.
This year the quarantines are more tightly targeted, and students also have the option to return sooner, based on negative test results after a certain period of time. What this means is that a teacher might have four, or seven, or fourteen students quarantined, and those students will likely be returning on different dates. While we always prefer to have students in school, it does create significant challenges for the teacher, as the teacher is not able to provide instruction at home and in class at the same time. Similarly, it is challenging to plan and prepare materials for those at home when the teacher doesn't know how long they'll be out, and that is a factor outside of their control. The result is that teachers are often spending much of their "plan time" gathering materials, responding to parent questions and email, deconstructing Chromebook carts in order to access the chargers, etc.-- and then the students begin returning within a couple of days, making much of that planning and work moot (and needing to rewire the Chromebook carts, which is a task in itself).
We have arrived at a solution to this problem:
When a student is quarantined, we will send home the student's device (Chromebook/iPad) or a family member can come to the school to pick one up to be used for school related purposes only along with their login information, if needed. Students can then log into their Google Classroom where they will have access to a choice board available with options that students can choose to work on. Always feel free to reach out to your child's classroom teacher with any questions.
Accessing Mid-Year Progress
Please reach out to your student's teacher should you have any further questions regarding your student's scores.
Drop-off Lane is a Hug and Go Lane
The drop-off lane in front of the school is meant to be a Hug and Go. If you would like to get out of your vehicle to assist your child, please use the furthest south lane (across from the parking spaces) or use a parking spot. Doors are opening perhaps unexpectedly and is a safety hazard and can also cause parking lot back-ups if you leave your vehicle or are taking extra time to prepare for the school day while in the lane.Thank you for keeping all of our students safe and helping the flow of busy drop-off morning traffic.
Ivy Cares/Garden Club
Ivy Cares / Garden Club Spring meeting dates are listed below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dorothy Fuller at Dorothy.Fuller@tsd.org or Matt Neibauer at email@example.com .
We will meet on Thursdays, at the benches outside the front doors of ISES,
from 3:10-4:00pm on the following dates:
Student Drop off Begins at 7:40 a.m.
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”
It would be great to hear what you think! Below is a link to provide our school with feedback to help Ivy be the best we can be.
Ms. Anne Marie