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Ingleside Middle School 
iBlast #24
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
W  All Wednesdays going forward -- no Extended Learning Time in afternoon
T   2/2   Picture Day -- Retakes/EDL and returning students
W  2/3   Coffee with Principal Kadera, 8am (link below)
F   2/5   IMS Spirit Day -- 80s!  Get RAD!
F   2/12 IMS Spirit Day -- Valentine's Colors
M  2/15 No School -- President's Day
M  2/15 8th grade Yearbook Ads due!
Th  2/18 Coffee with Principal Kadera, 6pm
F   2/19  IMS Spirit Day -- IMS PRIDE! 
W  2/24  IMS Spirit Day -- Wacky Wednesday!
Th  2/25 Virtual NJHS Induction Ceremony 
M-F  3/8-12  Spring Break
I N G L E S I D E   S T R O N G
IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • Please participate in our survey on IMS strengths, challenges, celebrations and failures.  Mid-Year Parent Survey
  • Teacher Schedule for Extended Learning (updated) in afternoons is HERE.
  • Update your contact information in ParentVue HERE.  (Click on My Account, and update phone numbers). The school must be able to reach you. Ensure they have your current info!
  • Encourage your child to use iReady. Great progress is seen in students who engage in their My Path lessons.  Aim for 30-45min/week.
  • SAFETY CONCERN: Students are not using crosswalks at the end of the day. Some are funning across the street to get in parents' cars.  There are some impatient drivers who drive around the waiting lines.  Please encourage/insist that your child use crosswalks!
Hope to "see" you at Coffee with the Principal TOMORROW, Wednesday Feb 3 at 8am.  Join me via Teams HERE.
 
In partnership,
Erin Kadera, Proud Interim Ingleside Principal
FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS:

IT'S TIME TO THINK ABOUT TAXES...AND TAX CREDITS!

One way you can always support your students and schools is through a tax credit contribution.
  • Arizona law allows taxpayers to receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit of up to $200 for individual filers and up to $400 for married filers.
  • Contributions made through April 15, 2021 can still be claimed on your 2020 state tax return or roll over to 2021.
  • Schools depend on tax credit contributions to fund programs and activities that the state and District cannot, such as:
    • the arts
    • athletics
    • field trips
    • tutoring
    • enrichment
    • college and career testing.
  • We encourage you to find out more about this win-win-win - for you, your students and their schools - on our website at https://www.susd.org/Support.
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-19 UPDATES:

Read more about SUSD's Covid-19 response, building specific metrics, and more HERE.

An updated list of testing options:
Oak Learning Campus, Embry Women's Health.


City of Phoenix Mobile Testing

CVS Pharmacy Retail Testing Sites

Walgreens Pharmacy Drive-thru Sites
 
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
CLICK HERE to visit the Community News section of our website!
IMS PTO thanks our generous sponsors!
THANKS for being ALL IN!!
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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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