Indian Valley Local Schools issued an update detailing what families in the district can expect following announcements that schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year.
The following information was issued by Superintendent Ira Wentworth:
(Updated April 21, 2020)
1. 8th Grade Dance
Regretfully, the 8th grade dance originally scheduled for Friday, May 1 has been cancelled.
2. 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
The trip as scheduled for May 2020 is postponed. Fortunately, the trip was able to be rescheduled for November 18-20, 2020.
3. AR Auction
Students will still be rewarded for their hard work and Accelerated Reader points earned toward the auction.
The AR auction will be held when students return in the fall.
AR Points Earned During Remote Learning
On May 14, a remote raffle for prizes will be held to reward students for their continued efforts to read during Remote Learning. For more information from Mr. Page and Mr. Wells, please click here.
4. Chromebook Return and Last Week of School Schedule
Coordinating the return of approximately 1,500 student Chromebooks requires a measure of organization. The sequence below provides the approach we will use to collect Chromebooks while still permitting students time to complete their assignments at the end of the school year.
Method for Chromebook Return
Chromebooks may be returned 1) to the school office, or 2) by way of one the school buses delivering lunches. For your reference, the school bus lunch schedule can be found by clicking here.
Due to the prohibition on mass gatherings for the foreseeable future, graduation will not be held in the traditional format.
for the following:
Again, more specifics will be released as plans are finalized.
The Indian Valley Foundation (IVF) Scholarship banquet for this spring has been cancelled, but their awarding of scholarships has not. The IVF is mailing certificates of notice to scholarship winners along with instructions on how to redeem the scholarships.
7. Kindergarten Registration
The traditional onsite Kindergarten registration for incoming Kindergarten students (Class of 2033) is cancelled. Additional details and reminders are provided below.
A student must be five (5) years old or older on or before August 1, 2020. This means a child’s birth date must be on or before August 1, 2015.
Beginning May 1, visit ivschools.org and click Student Registration found in the left hand column to enroll your incoming Kindergarten student for the 2020-2021 school year.
Download the following Kindergarten Forms by going to ivschools.org –> Departments –> Wellness
These forms can also be found by clicking here and will need to be submitted by the first day of school, which is August 12, 2020.
Building and Classroom Assignments for Kdg
A letter will be mailed the week of July 27 indicating 1) the elementary building your child has been assigned, and 2) to which specific classroom in that building.
8. Last Student Day
At the April 20th regular Board meeting, the Board of Education approved the following modifications to the school calendar. These changes will impact Remote Learning for students during May 2020.
Friday, May 15 becomes an Instructional Day and no longer a Calamity Make-up Day
Friday, May 22 becomes the Last Student Day
9. Lunch Account Balances
For graduating seniors, our Food Service Department will be issuing refunds for any remaining balances in students’ PayForIt accounts, as long as all school fees have been paid.
Regretfully, our Junior/Senior Prom scheduled for this May is cancelled. However, it is recognized that one tradition of prom is for students to get dressed in formal attire and have family members take pictures at a variety of locations in the area.
Any other questions regarding the Virtual Prom may be directed to High School Choir Director and Prom Coordinator, Melanie Glazer.
11. Report Cards
Report cards will be available electronically via Progress Book beginning Thursday, May 28.
12. Senior Scholarship and Awards Banquet
The Senior Scholarship and Awards Banquet for this spring is cancelled. However, to honor these students for whom there is no banquet, a list of scholarship and award winners will be included in the graduation program for the Class of 2020.
13. Seniors – Special Acknowledgement for the Class of 2020
On Saturday, May 2, Athletic Director Nick Swaldo will provide 20 minutes and 20 seconds of stadium lights at Kelley Field in honor of our graduating seniors.
Yearbooks for the 2019-2020 school year will still be produced. Pictures of spring activities, concerts, and sports will obviously be absent. However, we would like to chronicle the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on student life.
We invite students and families to email pictures of how you are spending your quarantined Remote Learning days. Please use these building specific email addresses for submitting pictures:
Orders for 2019-2020 yearbooks are still being accepted. Click here to place your order online. Select the school building yearbook of choice from the left hand column