Sunday, August 31, 2014
Dear ISA Families,
We hope that your family is enjoying the Labor Day weekend! After formally celebrating the beginning of the 2014-2015 school-year with another spirited Opening Ceremony Monday morning, we had a great first week of school filled with learning and laughter as well as schedule changes, ID pictures, textbook distribution, summer assignments, and much more.
We believe most of the requested schedule changes have been completed; however, students may see Mrs. Harness or Mrs. Magadance on Tuesday in the counseling office if there are additional requests.
Last Tuesday opening school packets were sent home through students’ English classes. If you have not already done so, please review the packet materials. While some forms are optional, the three items below must be returned to your students’ English teacher:
Student Emergency Form
Student Parent Handbook Acknowledgement Form
Family Survey Form
Student Directory Information Release Form (If not completed at Hot Diggity)
Military Connected Student Data Form (If not completed at Hot Diggity)
Registration Verification Information Card (If not completed at Hot Diggity)
We ask for your assistance in returning these items to school on Tuesday if you have not already done so. The timely return of opening school documents as well as travel documents that you will receive throughout the year is an enormous help to your child’s teachers and to the school. With so many forms required for our unique field trips and travel experiences, we very much appreciate your assistance and reminders to your child to turn in the paperwork.
Although we are only one week into the new school year, teachers have begun preparations for the grade-level travel experiences. On Tuesday, September 2nd, the Freshman Team and the Senior Team will host parent meetings beginning at 6 p.m. Freshmen parents will meet in the Lee Library Multipurpose room, and senior parents will meet in the ISA Sergiovanni Room. While students may attend the meetings, they are not required to be in attendance. Teams will explain how the travel experiences tie to students’ core curriculum and learning, share important travel and safety logistics, ask for volunteers to chaperone, and answer questions. And, of course, there will be additional travel paperwork to complete, so please bring a pen if you would like to submit the paperwork on Tuesday rather than risking it going into a backpack and never coming out! While we know the beginning of the school-year is extremely busy for families as well as school personnel, we appreciate your efforts to attend these important meetings.
Our Model United Nations San Antonio (MUNSA) staff asked me to invite the ISA community to a fundraiser on Wednesday at Beto’s Comida Latina from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in support of Opportunity International, which provides microloans to entrepreneurs in newly industrialized countries. Families can enjoy an empanada and a performance by the ISA teacher band The New Deal (8 p.m.) while knowing that 20% of the proceeds will be donated to this year’s MUNSA humanitarian effort!
Finally, as a reminder students and their families are encouraged to read the ISA Daily Student Bulletin on a regular basis; it is updated daily with new announcements and opportunities. It can be accessed through the link above or directly off of the ISA homepage under campus links.
Have a wonderful holiday and week.