Volume 2, Edition 26 April 30, 2021
STINGER SHOUT OUTS
20 or higher on the ACT
1020 or Higher on SAT
Three or Higher on AP Exam
Four or Higher on IB Exam
6 Hrs of Dual Enrollment Credit (with a C or better)
Silver or Higher on WIN
32 or Higher on ASVAB
40 hours of WBL (Senior Internship)
*CTE Completer + Career Certification
Each year, school leaders recommend candidates from the schools of Lexington-Richland District 5 to participate in the district's Leadership Academy. The candidate(s) chosen by their principals are individuals who reflect leadership talents, skills, and a desire to pursue positions in school administration. The program is designed to provide additional training, resources and coaching to help educators reach their full potential.
Ms. Simmons is a CATE teacher, as well as the Future Business Leaders of America sponsor. She also serves as the Advanced Placement coordinator and chair of the college and career readiness committee.
Mr. Yobs is a social studies teacher. In addition to bringing history to life for our students, he assists with testing coordination. He also serves as a liaison with institutions of higher eductation to host classroom interns.
Congratulations to Mr. Lauzon, the Science Department and students involved in these important and educational conservation efforts. #ThisIsIrmo
DON'T FORGET YOUR YEARBOOK
CLASS OF 2021
BE ON THE LOOKOUT
MILITARY SERVICE & ACADEMIES
Each year the South Carolina Department of Education hosts an annual statewide event to recognize high school seniors who have chosen to serve our country by enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces or attending one of our distinguished military service academies. In order to ensure that all IHS students who qualify are recognized, students should complete this form no later than May 2, 2021. If you have questions please contact Ms. Rice, Career Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting Room 106. Upon completing this form you will be contacted with further directions.
The virtual celebration will air on May 27, 2021. A red, white, and blue honor cord will be distributed to all students who qualify to wear at graduation ceremonies.
You can also view the official Decision Day flier, which is attached to this week's Buzz.
NEED TO KNOW
SIC REPORT TO PARENTS RELEASED
It is posted on our school website and can be viewed by selecting the Our School tab, then navigating to the School Improvement Council Page. For your convenience, it is also attached to this week's Buzz.
This document contains wonderful highlights and information. We encourage all to take a few minutes and see just some of the amazing accomplishments that occurred at Irmo High School in a year like no other! #IrmoStrong
These contain very important information for any student and parents/guardians of students taking AP exams. Please click on the fliers and read them carefully to be ready for success!
NEW SEGMENTS COMING
One will be for the graduates of 2021, and one for our rising Seniors, graduates of 2022. Each will be highlighted with the logos featured below. They will contain important dates, information, resources, etc. for this and next year's graduates.
Please make sure to check these out if you have a Senior or rising Senior.
REMINDERS AND INFORMATION
RETURNING MISSED CALLS FROM IHS
DISTRICT WIDE NEWS
P-EBT PROGRAM PROCESS
The SCDE Office of Research and Data Analysis (ORDA) compiles and provides the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) with a student-level data file of potentially eligible students. This file of potentially eligible students is generated from various sources including school and district level data maintained in PowerSchool and the district’s Nutrition program. DSS is responsible for the final eligibility determination and the administration of the P-EBT program.
The following are criteria are used to identify a student as potentially eligible for the P-EBT benefit.
1. Student attends a CEP school or is eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch
HWES, IHS, IMS, LES, NRES, and SOES are CEP schools. Students enrolled at these schools, by default, meet the Free/Reduced requirement to be potentially eligible for the P-EBT benefit.
Alternatively, a student may meet Free/Reduced Lunch status by:
• Completion and approval of the Free/Reduced Lunch application
• The student identified as Head Start in the current year PowerSchool and enrolled in a PK program
• The student identified as SNAP/TANF through a matching process with DSS data
The LR5 Student Nutrition Department can confirm a student’s current F/R Lunch Eligibility status.
Student must be enrolled and participate in virtual learning via a 100 percent virtual schedule or a hybrid schedule and must meet a minimum number of virtual days present.
The student is marked in PowerSchool as virtually present (SC_VTP) one or more days through Meeting attendance (secondary schools) for 50% or more of the day.
Students must be present at least 50% of the day to be counted virtually present (SC-VTP) for the P-EBT benefit.
LR5 school personnel/attendance clerks can confirm the number of SC-VTP present days recorded in a student's PowerSchool attendance record.
SCDE has confirmed via a memo to Superintendents dated 4/20/21 that "The results of the first round of P-EBT payments have highlighted unexpected issues with the systems and data..." In some instances, the calculation method used to process virtual attendance resulted in inaccuracies in attendance counts reported for various student sub-sets.
Schools will continue to review and update student attendance records to ensure a high level of accuracy for the next data collection period. Errors in the calculation of student virtual attendance counts, due to the known errors reported by SCDE, will be corrected prior to SCDE’s next P-EBT data compilation. Missed P-EBT benefits for eligible students that were excluded from this first round of payments in error will be included in the next payment cycle, estimated May 15, 2021.
Link to the IHS Athletics website:
CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Link to the Center for the Arts:
Link to the IHS School Counseling website:
#IrmoStrong #FearTheStingIHS #ThisIsIrmo
Pictured left to right: Randy Williams (installer), Peter Lauzon (Science IHS), Linda Byars (Volunteer, Conservationist, D5 Foundation Member), John McMillen(Science IHS), David Pappas (Science IHS), and Dr. Hazel Walker (Science Department Chair IHS)
Saving the World one panel at a time