IES News and Events

January 2018

Notes from the Principal

We are looking forward to a great first semester at IES. It is unbelievable how fast our fall went and I am sure spring will race by as well. We are committed to working hard to see each of our students work to his or her potential. We will be working on Middle of the Year assessments the next couple of weeks and can't wait to celebrate our students growth. Thank you for the work you do at home to support us. We hope to see you on the 18th at our free Dinosaurs Live event in the cafeteria.

Upcoming Events

Jan 8 First Day of Class/ACE starts back

Jan 10 Report Cards Home

Jan 18 Dinosaurs Live 5-7pm

Jan 21 No School

Jan 29 Progress Reports

Jan 31 Early Release Noon

Feb 1 Early Release Noon

Dinosaurs Live

Friday, Jan. 18th, 5pm

Itasca ISD

Dinosaurs Live is an interactive educational experience that will introduce students and their families to prehistoric times when dinosaurs used to roam the earth. Our team will turn the cafeteria into a land before time and bring 8 different lifelike dinosaurs for families to learn about. Dinosaurs Live is provided 100% free to our school, school district, students, and families. Dinosaurs Live sells popcorn, cotton candy, beverages, souvenirs, face painting, and slide wristbands. We hope you will plan to attend!!

Student Handbook Reminders

Dress Code 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


Please remember that school begins at 7:55 am. Students will be given two free tardies and on the third tardy lunch detention. After a student's fifth tardy, they will receive a morning detention. Our classes start phonics or classroom lessons promptly at 7:55 and it is important that students not miss instruction.

Box Tops

Don't forget to save your box tops. IES participates in Box Tops for Education. This provides us with additional funds for student activities.
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Did you know you can communicate with the office through Class Dojo? You can either send a message to Rebecca- Attendance Clerk or Penny- Secretary as well as your classroom teacher to communicate when your student will be out or have other office communication needs.
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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.


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