Bobcat Bulletin

Week of January 4th

From the Desk of Mrs. Schmid

Happy New Year, Bobcat Families!


I hope this finds you all enjoying the final hours of your child's winter break. We hope your child (and their special support person--that's you!) found time to rest and rejuvenate this break. Of all years, this year we especially needed a refresh, a restart, and a new year beginning. We cannot wait to see our Bobcats again tomorrow (Monday!)!


These next months will be filled with planning and excitement as we transition to our hybrid learning plan. Having students back in our hallways is sure to bring a new wave of excitement and energy. Our K, 1, 2, and 5th grade will return the week of January 18th. Our 3rd and 4th grade will join the week of the 25th. We will also begin implementing our district assessments this month, more details will be coming in the next days/weeks.


On January 6th, if your child is participating in hybrid learning, your child's cohort assignment will be viewable on ParentVUE. If your child is part of the A cohort, he/she will attend school from 9:00-11:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays. If your child is part of the B cohort he/she will attend on Wednesdays and Fridays.


In the coming days/weeks we will be communicating information as soon as we are able to help in your planning and preparation. We cannot thank you enough for ALL of your support in 2020 and look forward to 2021, partnering together towards better days ahead!


Respectfully,


Keeley Schmid

Principal

Winter Party: Thank You!

Thank you VERY much to our classroom coordinators for taking these unprecedented times and making our winter parties so fun! Your flexibility, planning, organization, and structure allowed for fun, memorable moments enjoyed by all!

Materials Pick-Up

We are beginning to plan for our January materials pick-up. We will be working on confirming the date this week and will be communicating it with you once confirmed.


Future Dates:

February 15

March 15

April 12

May 31

Pledge of Allegiance

Is your child interested in being showcased on the morning announcements? We are now opening it up to any student in any grade to submit a video of them saying the pledge. WeVideo is the preferred format (students have access to it through their IPSD account) but most formats will work. Please submit the video here. We are looking forward to featuring more of our Bobcats in the announcements!

Zoom Authentication

Thank you to those that participated in the test sessions. Based upon the Zoom Authentication tests, there should be no changes to students logging in tomorrow for learning. If a student is using a device other than his/her Chromebook, it will prompt them to login. If you run into any unforeseen problems, we are here to help!


Is your student's Chromebook ready for learning tomorrow morning? Chromebooks should be charged, checked for any updates, and login information should be close at hand.

Brookdale Chromebook Device Support

Chromebook device troubles? Our Brookdale team is here to help! We have created a system at Brookdale in an attempt to streamline the Chromebook troubleshooting/device replacement. Click here for more information.

Brookdale's Remote Learning Library Book Checkout

Books will be available from 9-4 on Mondays and Thursdays. Click here for more information.

Stay Connected

Stay connected with us as we partner together to ensure the success of your child's education!


Check out who is on the Brookdale Dream Team! Be sure to also check out the addition of Staff Photos and put a face to a name.

Upcoming Dates

School Resumes

January 4, 2021


Hybrid Cohort Assignment in ParentVUE

January 6, 2021


Spirit Day

January 8, 2021


No School: Martin Luther King Day

January 18, 2021


End of Second Quarter/1st Semester

January 22, 2021


Brookdale Virtual Game Night

January 22, 2021


No School: School Improvement Planning Day/Teacher Work Day

January 25, 2021


District Calendar:

http://www.ipsd.org/calendar/SchoolCalendar2021.pdf