IMMS Principal Update
September 21, 2020
Dear IMMS families,
I am honored to serve the IMMS community as principal for the 2020-2021school year. Although things look different this year due to COVID-19, we have already started off great! I am looking forward to continuing to work together to have a geat school year! We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education, especially when we are working together to keep everyone safe and healthy so our school building can remain open. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience (whether they are attending in-person or remotely)
2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
5) Informs you and their teacher if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college
We are excited that we will be welcoming some of our students back in-person beginning Monday September 28th. You selected a method of instruction, either "remote" or "in-person", on a survey the district sent out. Your child will be required to adhere to the method of instruction you chose at that time. Please read the following school procedures and information carefully as there are some new procedures and routines that we have put in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19. It is very important that all parents and students follow school procedures to ensure we have a safe and productive school year.
New Schedule for ALL students
- A clean mask should be worn each day
- Masks must cover the nose and mouth at all times
- Refrain from touching your face or mask
- Clean your mask or dispose of your mask daily
Here is some more detailed information from the CDC regarding "How to Wear a Mask".
Students who walk to school or get dropped off in the front will enter through the main entrance. Students who ride the bus will enter through the back entrance. As students enter the building, they will complete a health screening survey and temperature check. If a student has a fever or triggers an alert on the health screening survey they will be sent to our campus quarantine room and parents will be contacted.
The tardy bell will ring at 7:50am. All students are expected to be in class before 7:50am daily. Students who are tardy to class will face disciplinary consequences. It is very important that students arrive to school at 7:40 so they have time to complete the necessary safety protocols. After completing the arrival procedures, students will report directly to their 1st period class on "A Day" or 5th period class on "B Day". Breakfast will be served in the classrooms.
School attendance is a primary indicator of academic success, and it starts on the first day of school. While illnesses and family emergencies cannot be helped, it is important to ensure your child is on time to school and ready to learn every day. Because attendance is so critical for the quality of your child’s education, Texas has a required school attendance law.
Every absence is counted in a student’s attendance record, regardless of the reason. Even two absences a month for nine months of school can jeopardize a student’s ability to pass a class or graduate from high school.
State law requires children to attend school each day that instruction is provided. The student must be in class at least 90 percent of the time if they are to receive credit for the class.
- If you suspect your child or anyone in your household has been exposed to COVID-19
- If your child or anyone in your household is showing signs/symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing etc)
- If your child or anyone in your household has taken a COVID-19 test and is waiting for results
- If your child or anyone in your household has been told to quarantine by a medical professional
If your child is exposed to COVID-19 at school, you will receive written notification as soon as possible. Open and honest communication is a very important part of us being able to keep our school building open and keep our students and staff safe. Thank you for communicating with us! For more information regarding CISD COVID-19 procedures please refer to our CISD Reentry Guide 20-21.