Every 7 years, IHM goes through a two-year self-study process in order to be accredited through the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Association (WRISA). This is the first year of that process, and one of the things we must complete is a parent survey. Please watch for an email from the Diocese of Madison with this very important survey, and take the time to fill it out to assist us with our accreditation process.
You may be wondering if the new Executive Order #10 from Dane County affects IHM. It does not! We will know more about our status after the Supreme Court hears the case on Dec. 8th, but as of right now we are allowed to be in-person.
We are asking all IHM families that have students who attend in person to please be very careful over Thanksgiving, think of your school and help keep us open by avoiding getting together with those outside of your household! Please remember that your choices WILL directly affect the entire IHM community and whether we will be able to stay open and in–person. If you do travel or get together with those outside of your household, we ask that you do virtual learning for the week after Thanksgiving. Please let your teacher know by this Friday, Nov. 20th if your students will be virtual the week after Thanksgiving. There is a flyer from the Wisc. Dept. of Health Services about how to celebrate the holidays safely linked below. Thank you for following guidelines as much as you can and for communicating with IHM School! We want everyone to be safe and healthy!
This is usually the time of year we are planning our Grandparents Day to invite our beloved Grandparents and other special people into the building. Because that can’t happen this year, we will send out a link next week of a Grandparent’s Day Prayer service to share with our beloved Grandparents and other special people!
Conferences are virtual this year over Zoom, and will be held on Tuesday, November 24th. Teachers will send out the link to their Zoom conferences on Monday, November 23rd. At your conference time, log into the Zoom conference (click on the link in the email). The teacher will let you in from the waiting list at your conference time. If you have not signed up a for a conference time, one was assigned and emailed to you.
Report Cards will be available for grades K-8 on Wednesday, December 2nd. The report cards will be available on your FACTs account.
Advent Prayer Services will also be virtual this year! We will share the link in the Eagle Express each week of Advent starting on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd. ECE and K-8 students will watch the prayer services in their classrooms on Wednesday or Thursday of each week.
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