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Ingleside Middle School 
iBlast #14
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
T-F  11/9-13  Registration for IMS Online Spelling Bee (see below)
W  11/11  No School -- Veteran's Day
W-F  11/25-27  No School -- Thanksgiving Holiday
TITLE I STATUS (AND FUNDS) IN JEOPARDY!
77 more families needed!!

Our percent of students who qualify for free and reduced has declined to a point that we could lose our Title I status.
  • This is very worrisome as we stand to lose a significant amount of federal funds that support our students and staff.
  • 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.
Please take the time to submit your application for free or reduced lunch as soon as possible.
  • If you qualify, your family not only receives support with breakfast and lunch, but also reduced fees for athletics and other extra-curricular needs.
Your application can be submitted online at Free and Reduced meal applications online.

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!
SPRING SEMESTER LEARNING MODELS

The SUSD Governing Board approved learning models for the Spring Semester which begins in January.  All EDL and SOL students will receive a commitment form (with a student-specific link) to indicate how they wish to proceed in January.

In-person students will not receive commitment forms.  If your student currently attends in-person, and you wish to make a change in January, you must email Mrs. Kadera by Nov 12 to request a model change.
SPELLING BEE!

  1. Register for the Scripps National Spelling Bee's online testing platform here before Nov 13!!
  2. (Watch the video tutorial explaining the registration process here)
  3. Once you have registered one child, it is easy to add an additional child.
  4. Ms. Doan will assign your child the appropriate grade level test.
  5. Your child must complete the test according to the schedule below.  The test can be taken on any device with a web browser (phone, computer, tablet, etc).
  6. Students with the highest scores in the grade-level competition will move on to the school-wide competition.
  7. Our Ingleside champion will then move on to represent IMS in the SUSD spelling bee program.
  8. Please contact Ms. Doan with any questions!!
Important Dates:
Nov 9-13 Registration on website
Nov 17-20  Grade-level Online Spelling Bee
Nov 23  Final round spellers announced
Dec 8-9  Ingleside Online Spelling Bee
I N G L E S I D E   S T R O N G
C O M M U N I T Y   N E W S
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IMS PTO thanks our generous sponsors!
THANKS for being ALL IN!!
Can your business support Ingleside PTO?
Our Business Sponsors are so important to our continued mission of supporting our teachers and students!
Reach out to Bri Crowder, VP of Fundraising, for more details!
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