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Ingleside Middle School 
iBlast #21
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
W  All Wednesdays going forward -- no Extended Learning Time in afternoon
Th 1/14 Q&A re new bell schedule with Mrs. Kadera -- 8-9am and 6-7pm. Teams links below.
F  1/15  Last day to order yearbook for $30 (see below -- price increases to $35 until 2/15)
M  1/18  No School -- MLK Day
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 -- retakes & EDL students
F  1/22  IMS Spirit Day -- USA Day
W 1/27  8th Grade Parent Night at AHS via Zoom, 6pm (see below)
F  1/29  IMS Spirit Day -- Crazy Hair Day
M  2/15  No School -- President's Day
I N G L E S I D E   S T R O N G
Dear Ingleside Families,

I am very excited to announce a schedule change for Ingleside students. As you know, students are currently attending three classes each day, on a Day 1/Day 2 schedule. Because of Ingleside’s unique schedule, where students attend five classes each day, we have a great opportunity.

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.
  • In-person and EDL class instruction will occur from 7:45am-11:55am.
  • For in-person learners, there will still be “grab and go” lunch and transportation immediately following our release at 11:55am.
  • Our Safe Place to Learn Learning Lab will also be available for those who signed up.
  • Extended Learning Time (ELT) will still be available for all students from 12:40pm-2:20pm every day except Wednesday. Rather than having a set period by period schedule, we will be creative in how we structure this time between 12:40pm-2:20pm in order to allow teachers the ability to make it most appropriate and useful for their individual students/classes. Each teacher will send communication to students and families and post their specific schedule of times on their Google Classrooms.
  • New bell schedules are attached here.
  • 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.
Parent Q&A sessions via Teams:
Thursday, January 14, 8:00-9:00am - Click here to join the meeting
Thursday, January 14, 6:00-7:00pm - Click here to join the meeting

We are very excited to transition to this new schedule on January 19 as we know there are many benefits to students attending all their classes daily, whether in-person or EDL.

Thank you for your continued support! If you have any questions, please contact me. 


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. (Zoom link to be provided at later date)
    • 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. 
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.
  • $30 until Jan 15th ($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.
  • Envelopes for EDL students will be available on Thursday, Jan 21 at Picture Day, if you prefer not to use the online system.
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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Reach out to Bri Crowder, VP of Fundraising, for more details!
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