COUGAR COURIER

August 24, 2018

Welcome to CIA

CIA Parents, Guardians and Scholars,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Clay International Academy (CIA). The teachers and staff join me in saying we are thrilled to have you as part of our school family. We know this will be an exciting and rewarding year. We are working to ensure that your scholar is successful and achieves academic excellence. Together as parents and educators, we can build a foundation for lifelong learning.

At Clay International Academy we take pride in building relationships with parents and guardians of our CIA Cougars; we value you as a partner in the important job of educating scholars. We welcome your participation and support during the school year.

With children in mind,

Ms. Angela Ruiz, Principal

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Living in an International Baccalaureate (IB) World...

One may ask...Why Clay International Academy? Why an international academy? Why an International Baccalaureate programme?


It is no surprise to any of us that we are living in a rapidly changing world that is becoming more and more connected. The aim of the IB Programme is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


The IB Learner Profile has ten attributes, or core values. Our learners will be: inquirers, open-minded, knowledgeable, caring, thinkers, risk-takers, communicators, balanced, principled and reflective. These attributes are posted on banners throughout the school. You are invited to linger and look more closely at them as you pass them.


Our learners at Clay International Academy will be passionate, life-long learners who will know that how and why they learn is as important as what they learn. At CIA, learning is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected, and based on inquiry, action, and reflection.


Above all, learning at CIA is student centered. Clay Cougars are working together to make a better world through education!

Technology agreement

All parents and guardians of scholars in 6th - 8th grade must complete the technology agreement on/before August 31st. Scholars will not be allowed to take their school-assigned technology home without the completion of the technology agreement.

Parents of scholars in Kindergarten - 5th grade will not be required to complete the survey as their technology devices will remain at school.

To access the technology agreement, click here.

CIA spirit wear is here!

Click here to order official CIA spirit wear.

The Great American Cookie Dough Fundraiser

The Great American Cookie Dough Fundraiser is underway. Help support CIA by selling and purchasing products. Details can be found at the CIA facebook and/or Twitter account.

Items may be purchased by clicking here; enter the CIA school code 5290036. The Fundraiser ends Tuesday, September 4th.

CIA Athletes

If any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade scholar is still interested in joining a fall sport, there is still time! The deadline to join is August 30th. All Athletes must have a physical conducted by a doctor; the physician will upload the results on Familyid.com

Take-home Folders

The CIA take-home folder was designed to assist our Kindergarten - 5th-grade scholars in organizing daily, weekly and long-term assignments. Each scholar received a folder earlier this week that will be used throughout the 2018 - 2019 school year.