Sunday, November 9, 2014
Dear ISA Families,
By this time next week, six charter buses packed full of luggage, trip binders, snacks and excited sophomore and juniors students will be on the road, and our freshmen students will be full of anticipation for their departure the following day. As teachers and families complete final preparations for our biggest field trips of the year, we want to share a few medication reminders:
- All medications, prescription and over the counter medications (OTC), must be checked-in to teachers.
- Only FDA approved OTC medications and prescription drugs will be administered. Students may not carry and teachers cannot distribute non-FDA approved items (vitamins, homeopathic remedies). If this presents a serious medical issue, please contact me at email@example.com no later than November 12th to discuss possible options.
- If paperwork, including a doctor’s order, is on file with our school nurse Rebecca Joplin, students may self-carry these three medications: asthma inhalers, Epipens, and hormonal treatments. We can still accept these medications without the paperwork on file; however, students will not be able to self-carry.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to review the October 30th Report Card Night trip presentations, please take a few moments to review the most up-to-date information from your student’s teachers: Freshman Team Travel Presentation; Sophomore Team Travel Presentation & Junior Team Travel Presentation. These presentations, along with additional trip information, are posted on the team Travel Websites for your reference.
If your student has traveled in the past with ISA, you know that we use the ISA science building as the check-in site. Due to construction, we ask that you park in the student parking lot, allowing space for the charter buses behind the science building. When you arrive, students traveling out of state will be able to purchase make-your-own snack bags from the Project Graduation committee for $5 or $8 at the departure times listed below.
Saturday, November 15
- Junior Check-In & Bag Drop-Off: 11:00-12:30 pm (30 minute intervals based on bus assignment)
- Sophomore Check-In:
- 7:45 p.m. (medication to check-in)
- 8:30 p.m. (no medication to check-in)
Sunday, November 16
- Junior Check-In: 5:00 a.m. (goody bags sold only during bag drop off on Saturday!)
Monday, November 17
- Freshman Check-In:
- 7:00 p.m. – last name A-G
- 7:10 p.m. – last name H-O
- 7:20 p.m. – last name P-Z
Before three quarters of our school hits the road next week, we will continue the ISA 2014-2015 recruiting season tomorrow Monday, November 10 at Bradley Middle School as we present at the second of three NEISD Magnet Informational Sessions, which are special events for 8th grade students and their families. We will also be hosting our additional shadowing dates for prospective freshmen (current 8th graders) and their families after returning from Thanksgiving Break. Families are encouraged to register early by completing the ISA Shadowing Form. Our 2014-2015 Freshman Application is also now posted on our website.
Good luck to our freshman and sophomore students who will be participating in simulations on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Working in teams, our freshmen will advocate for a set of environmental policies during their presentations and speeches while our sophomores will participate in an international debate set at the turn of the 20th century about the future of the Congo Free State. These simulations, as well as others that students will encounter during their four years at ISA, are designed to provide opportunities to interpret situations, events, and issues from many perspectives; to defend personal perspectives; and to understand the influences on these perspectives. If you are on Twitter, we will be tweeting out photos of our students in action during these simulations and while on the road next week @ISA_globies.
Finally, the Amigos will meet on Thursday, November 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Sergiovanni Room. All parents are welcome to attend!
Have a great week!