Family Newsletter - August 2023
Our Back-to-School mailing will be sent out on Friday, August 4th. There are many important pieces of information in that packet, including your child's placement for the school year. I know the students get so excited for this to come in the mail!
Upcoming Important Dates
Back-to-School Mailings Sent Out Friday, 8/4
Open House Tuesday, 8/15 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1st Day of School Monday, 8/21 8:40 AM – 3:35 PM
No School Friday, 8/25
No School Friday, 9/1 – Monday 9/4
Picture Day Tuesday, 9/12
WATCH DOG Kick-Off Event Thursday, 9/14 6:00 PM @ ICHS Performing Arts Center
School Supply List
At the beginning of every school year, your child’s bus stop automatically defaults back to your home address. Therefore, if your child will be riding the bus to a location other than your home address (a sitter, grandparents, etc.), you must fill out a “Request for Bus Change” form and return it to the office ASAP so the change can be made. Please remember that Imlay City Schools abides by the “One Stop Bussing” policy. If you have any questions regarding our bussing policy, please feel free to contact us.
Our transportation department has a link on the website to check your child’s bus routes for the school year. The page is: https://www.icschools.us/departments/transportation/routes. The routes for the 2023-2024 school year will be posted by the end of the day on August 11th.
Change to Elementary Marking Periods
We are excited to share some upcoming changes to our assessment, report card, and grading system. We know that in order to increase student achievement, we have to maximize time for teaching and learning. We also have to use assessments to drive our instruction and communicate with families about student progress to foster effective partnerships between home and school. With this in mind, grades K-5 will move to a reporting structure that will send home report cards just three times per year (instead of four) starting this school year 2023-2024. You will also notice a few changes on your child's report card from previous years. We are confident that these changes will make the report card more user friendly. Thank you for your patience as we implement this new system.
Peanut Restriction Policy
When deciding if a particular item is safe to bring to school, please use these helpful tips:
It is OKAY to bring if the food label says:
· “Processed in a facility that also processes peanuts”
· “Processed on a machine that also processes peanuts”
It is NOT OKAY to bring if the food label says:
· “May contain traces of peanuts”
· “Contains peanuts”
· “May contain peanuts”
Borland Birthday Treat Policy
Borland Elementary acknowledges that student birthdays are important and they should be recognized and celebrated. As a school, Borland has found it necessary to develop school-wide expectations about celebrating birthdays. Many concerns about nutrition and medical conditions such as food allergies, diabetes, etc. have surfaced in recent years that need to be acknowledged. Students are encouraged to bring in non-food items to celebrate their birthdays here at school. Such items could include: pencils, stickers, small toys, etc.
Thank you for your continued support as we strive to create a safe environment for all students.