IES News and Events
Notes from the Principal
Oct 1 No School (Fair Day)
Oct 2 School Pictures
Oct 4 Report Cards Home
Oct 18 Wampus Cat Night Out- WT CROUCH PARK 6 PM
Oct 23 Progress Reports Home
Oct 29-Nov 2 Drug/Bully Free Week
Nov 1 Fall Festival
Drug/Bully Free Week October 29-Nov 2
Monday- Follow your Dreams- wear pajamas
Tuesday- Stay in the Game, Be Drug/Bully Free! Wear your favorite team shirt/jersey/workout gear
Wednesday-Say Boo to Drugs: Wear costumes
Thursday- Sock it to Drugs- Wear silly socks
Friday- Anything is Pawsible! Wear your favorite Wampus Cat gear
We kicked off our Big Kahuna Fundraiser on Sept 20. This fundraiser helps us to add to our playground and provide other activities for students like water day. This closes October 9.
No School/Early Release
Fall Festival Nov 1
Join us Nov 1 for our annual Fall Festival in the SEC parking lot. We will have games, concessions and a costume contest.
Student Handbook Reminders
*All shoes must have backs
*Shorts/Skirts/Dresses no shorter than 5" above the knee (NO FRAYED CLOTHING)
*Sleeves must be three to four inches wide
*Tights and leggings must be worn with a long shirt that covers the behind
See pg. 48 of the student handbook for additional information
This month we are spotlighting our Pre K staff. In Pre k this school year our teacher is Christal Dominguez. She has been working with Itasca ISD for 4 years. Mrs. Christal wants our community to know "I really love working with this age. They are so much fun and I look forward to getting to see these kids learn new things. I enjoy working at Itasca. We have a great staff and a great group of kids!!" Working alongside her are our paraprofessionals, Ashley Daniels and Rochelle Grisham.
- Identify numbers when out and about (grocery store isle numbers/mile markers)
- Counting forwards and backwards from any number while in the car (backwards from 33)
- Practice skip counting (2's, 5's, 10's, 3's)
- Download some math apps
- Practice math facts in the car (addition/subtraction/multiplication/division)
- Remind them that the MORE they practice, the BETTER they will get!
Please take note that there are a few changes this year to our attendance policy and how/why students would need to make up attendance hours. Every student must attend 93% of the days class is in session to receive credit. Once a student misses more than 93% they must complete attendance makeup to receive credit. Attendance make up is $5 per hour and completed during Night School (Tuesday/Thursday)(3:35-7:30pm) or Saturday school (8-3:30pm).
** Changes ** A student will be required to make up hours even with a doctor's note if they do not attend school on the day of the note. For an absence to count as a medical excuse and not count in the 93% rule, your student MUST attend school during the day either before or after their appointment. If they do not attend school it will count against their 93% rule and be subject to attendance makeup, even with a doctors excuse.
Please do not hesitate to call the school office (254-687-2922 ext 120) with any questions regarding this change.
NOTE: AFTERNOON ATTENDANCE DOES COUNT TOWARD MAKE UP HOURS