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Ingleside Middle School 
iBlast #22
Monday, January 18, 2021
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
W  All Wednesdays going forward -- no Extended Learning Time in afternoon
T   1/19  Return to on-campus learning (new date)
T  1/19  NEW bell schedule -- all 5 periods per day (see below)
W  1/20  AP Capstone Info night -- for 8th grade parents (see below)
Th 1/21  Picture Day -- RESCHEDULED to Feb 2.
F  1/22  IMS Spirit Day -- USA Day
M  1/25 IMS Registration Q&A for current 6th, 7th, and SOL students, 6-7pm (link below)
W 1/27  8th Grade Parent Night at AHS via Zoom, 6pm (see below)
F  1/29  IMS Spirit Day -- Crazy Hair Day
T   2/2   Picture Day -- Retakes/EDL and returning students
M  2/15  No School -- President's Day
M  2/15  8th grade Yearbook Ads due!
I N G L E S I D E   S T R O N G
Reminders:
  • Gates open at 7:20am
  • First bell rings at 7:40am
  • Students must be in their classrooms (or logged on) by 7:45am 
  • Revised bell schedule begins on Tuesday! 
    • Students will attend all classes each day, following every other day white/blue elective schedule. 45min class periods (40min on Wednesdays)
  • In-person and EDL instruction will occur from 7:45-11:55am.
  • Extended Learning Time in the afternoons varies by teacher. The schedule is HERE.
  • Safe Place to Learn Learning Lab (11:55am-2:20pm) still available.
Beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Ingleside students will attend all classes each day following our every other day white/blue elective schedule for 45-minute class periods. This means that students on white days will attend ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and their white day elective and on blue days students will attend ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and their blue day elective. Individual student schedules will NOT change.
  • For in-person learners, there will still be “grab and go” lunch and transportation immediately following our release at 11:55am.
  • Please note the class time differences for Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, we will have a 25-minute Advisory time included with first period to allow for us to continue Second Step and other Social Emotional Learning (SEL) opportunities. On Wednesdays, classes will be 40 minutes, rather than 45 minutes to support this time.
In partnership,
Erin Kadera, Proud Interim Ingleside Principal
FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS:

  • Wednesday, Jan 20 at 6:30pm -- AP Capstone Info night.
    • Arcadia High School was approved to offer the AP Capstone program for the 2021-22 school year! This innovative program will offer our students the opportunity to explore research topics and earn a diploma from the College Board. 
    • https://zoom.us/j/97670059724?pwd=dWJHaFFIVHJJUkdWS05BVE9STDF3QT09 
      Meeting ID: 976 7005 9724      Passcode: 4vX1qu  
  • Wednesday, Jan 27 at 6:00pm -- 8th Grade Parent Night
    • This year 8th Grade Parent Night will be held virtually on Zoom. 
    • Flyer (and link) HERE.
    • The presentation will include a video on course selection and then a live Q & A session with counselors and administration.
    • The presentation should be no longer than an hour and half.
    • Parents from all middle schools are welcome to attend.
    • FYI, AHS will be meeting with 8th grade feeder schools on Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th to present course options. 
  • YEARBOOK ADS now available
IMS REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Current 6th, 7th, and SOL students:
Registration Q&A on Monday, Jan 25, 6-7pm
LINK HERE

From Mrs. Kadera: 
We have created a Google Form that includes all potential elective offerings for each individual grade level. When the links come out, please be sure that your child completes the correct grade level form. It is important to remind everyone that the elective offerings are not guaranteed; classes have to “make” with enough enrollment in order for us to offer them to students.
Each student gets 2.0 credits of electives for the year. This can be a combination of semester and yearlong electives. On the form, following each elective choice, you will see whether it is a .5 credit (semester) or 1.0 credit (yearlong). We request that a parent complete this online Google Form with their child so that decisions are made together and agreed upon. The electronic form will collect email addresses and can only be submitted once.
This is a new way to complete the registration process, so we ask for your patience.
BAND, ORCHESTRA & CHOIR SIGNUPS COMING SOON!

Looking for a class where you will make lifelong friendships, work as a team and make music along the way? Soon you will have the opportunity to sign up for Band, Orchestra, and Choir for the 2021-2022 school year!

We invite you to sign up for any of these ensembles, regardless of what this school year looked like for you. Band, Orchestra and Choir are open to anyone who wants to play an instrument or sing!

Questions? Email dmarable@susd.org (band/orchestra) or sbrauer@susd.org (choir)
2020/2021 YEARBOOKS ARE NOW FOR SALE!

  • Yearbooks are now on sale.
  • $35 until Feb 21, $40 until final deadline of March 12
  • Get your order in today -- please do not plan on purchasing one once the order comes in (books will only be for those who prepaid).
  • Click here to order online through the Touchbase system.
    • Log in (either as your student or with your ParentVue credentials)
    • Click "Items at Student's School"
    • Click "Fees & Club Activities"
    • Click "Student Fees"
    • Click BUY "Yearbook Order 2020-2021"
    • Checkout & email yourself a receipt
  • OR print the attached form, and send in cash or check with your student.
COVID UPDATES:

SUSD has partnered with Embry Women's Health to offer free Covid testing at the Oak Learning Campus.

Drive-thru tests are available 5 days a week, 7am-7pm at 7501 E. Oak St.  Results available within 3-5 days following test.

Click here to read more about Embry's Covid testing.  
To make an appointment to be tested at Oak Learning Campus, click here.

 
TITLE I STATUS STILL IN JEOPARDY!

Our percent of students who qualify for free and reduced has declined to a point that we could lose our Title I status.
  • These funds help pay for one of our counselors, our Instructional Specialist, our intervention teachers, supplies and professional development for teachers, and parent involvement activities.
Your application can be submitted online at Free and Reduced meal applications online.
  • If you qualify, your family not only receives support with breakfast and lunch, but also reduced fees for athletics and other extra-curricular needs.
Please use a computer -- not a phone -- to complete the application.  (The website doesn't work smoothly on a phone...) 

If you need help completing the application, please contact Leticia Pereda, our Community Specialist at lpereda@susd.org, or your child’s guidance counselor. Your help is greatly appreciated!
C O M M U N I T Y   N E W S

WINTER RUNNING PROGRAM

The Arcadia Cross Country coaches are starting a winter running program to prep students for the Spring track season or keep them fit for other sports.
  • The program runs from 11/16/2020 to 1/9/2021 and is for students in 6th through 12th grades. 
  • Runners will have training sessions in the neighborhood 3 to 4 times per week and will be participating in 3 independent local 5K/10Ks (optional).
  • The cost is $75 and includes a race singlet.
  • Proceeds benefit the Arcadia Running Boosters.
  • For more information or to sign-up visit the team's website.
  • Click here for information flyer.
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IMS PTO thanks our generous sponsors!
THANKS for being ALL IN!!
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