From the Office
Because it is the season, we want to let you know what to expect if school needs to close for bad weather. Usually we follow the decision of the Monona Grove School District as to closings, and we will continue that practice for days that MG is in-person (starting Jan. 25th). The factors they consider to determine if schools will be CLOSED:
- Large amounts of accumulation
- Drifting and blowing
- Unsafe road conditions throughout the district
- If a Wind Child WARNING is issued by the National Weather Service, schools will most likely be closed.
- If a Wind Chill WATCH is issued, schools will be open.
A decision to delay or close schools will be made by 6:00 a.m. on school days. Parents who feel the weather conditions pose an undue risk for their child are encouraged to use their own judgment in making a decision whether or not to send your child to school. Students kept home due to this parental decision will be considered excused.
Until MG is in-person, or on Wednesdays when they are not, the decision will be up to me, and I will use the same criteria. IHM will use our emergency parent alert system to let you know if school is closed, whoever is making the call. Please note that if school is closed for a weather event, it will NOT be a virtual day. It will be a traditional snow day off of school, and the students will not have synchronous school work.
If you are interested in our Virtual Enrollment Events for ECE, 4K, Kdgn. or Middle School on Sunday, Jan. 31st please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the level you would like to attend, and Mrs. Winter will send you the link. It is a great way to learn about the programs, and to get your questions answered. Please share that date if you know of a family that is thinking of IHM for one of those classes.
The Eagle’s Nest, IHM’s used uniform store, will have shopping hours available in January! To sign-up for a time, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094aa5aa29a75-eagles
Cocoa and Canvas is back this year… in a virtual format. See the linked flyer for details. Email Elizabeth Hartung email@example.com
Catholic Schools provide a firm foundation for the growth and development of your child. Pray for a year filled with faith and learning. Let us be a community of service to one another and to our world.
Callie Meiller, Principal