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Ingleside Middle School 
iBlast #23
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
W  All Wednesdays going forward -- no Extended Learning Time in afternoon
Tu 1/26 IMS CGP Info Meeting, 6pm via Teams (see below) TONIGHT
W 1/27  8th Grade Parent Night at AHS via Zoom, 6pm (see below) TOMORROW
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
Dear Ingleside Families,

What an amazing first week back to in-person and EDL learning! Ingleside is just not the same without the hustle and bustle of our students, so I am grateful we are back! Hopefully, the revised bell schedule is going well for your family. I have heard a significant number of positive responses but need to know if there are challenges as well.

The counselors virtually visited our current 6th and 7th graders during Social Studies classes on Thursday, January 21 to explain the registration process and answer questions.

The individual Google Form links were sent out last Friday. The Google Form includes all potential elective offerings for each individual grade level so 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. I encourage you to use the paper version of the elective worksheet as a planning document, so the Google Form is easier to complete when final decisions are made.

I am excited to share with our community that two Ingleside 8th graders, Savanah S. and Luke A., were winners of ASU’s 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Contest. Both students wrote winning essays about people in their lives that are leaders. They were honored at the Governing Board meeting on January 19 and presented with a 20-21 Challenge Coin. I am so proud of both of these students and grateful to Mr. Wagner and Ms. Doan for encouraging our students to participate in this wonderful opportunity.

Reminder…The Ingleside website provides 24-hour access to the most up-to-date information. The announcements and calendar sections not only include important district information, but also the latest happenings at Ingleside. Please take time to check it out on a regular basis so you are always in the know.

Ingleside’s picture retake/make-up day is scheduled for February 2, 2021 for all new, returning, and EDL students. This is the latest we can have pictures taken and still have them be in the 2020-2021 Ingleside yearbook. All students who do not currently have an ID will get one on this day. Please make sure this date is on your calendar!

Having completed my first semester as Interim Principal here at Ingleside, I continue to reflect daily on my personal and professional strengths and weaknesses. I consistently observe and evaluate what is happening across campus and in our classrooms. One of my professional goals is celebrating our strengths and acknowledging our failures. As I reflected with my boss on my year so far, I believe we have way more celebrations than failures. I believe this is because of our dedicated and focused staff and YOU, our families. Thank you for supporting us during these challenging times! Next week, I will be sharing a Google Form to seek feedback and thoughts on our strengths, challenges, celebrations, and failures. Please be thinking this week so you can provide honest feedback on the survey. Thank you for your continued support! If you have any questions, please contact me.

 
In partnership,
Erin Kadera, Proud Interim Ingleside Principal
COMPREHENSIVE GIFTED PROGRAM at IMS --
Virtual Meet and Greet with Q&A

TODAY, Tuesday, January 26, 6-7pm
  • Learn about program vision and goals.
  • Course offerings
  • Student Expectations
  • How to qualify to apply and how to enroll.
Click HERE for flyer.
Click HERE to join the CGP parent meeting via Teams.
FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS:

  • Wednesday, Jan 27 at 6:00pm -- AHS 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
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
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