Eagle Express 2/17/2021

From the Office

Dear Parents,

We are hearing that IHM teachers will be eligible sometime after March 1st to begin receiving COVID vaccines. We are excited about this possibilty! However, with the knowledge that the vaccine can cause flu-like symptoms, especially after the 2nd shot, we did want to warn our parents that there may need to be last-minute asynchronous learning days (work sent ahead, no in-person or virtual school) depending on the individual teacher’s reactions to the shots. We will try to work together to minimize disruptions, of course, but we are working with limited substitute teachers, and if there are multiple teachers out we will not be able to cover. Of course, we will let you know the plans as soon as we know! Please continue to read the Eagle Express and other communication emails!
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.
God Bless,
Callie Meiller, Principal

Office Reminders

  • The IHM federal tax ID number is 39-0828125
  • If you need to find out how much you paid in tuition or child care last year for tax purposes, please follow these steps:

    -Log into your FACTs tuition account
    -Click the “View Details” link just to the right of “Payment Plan & Billing”.
    -Use the drop down menu to make sure the box below the words Transactions says “All”.
    -Click the box “View Payment Summary”. The screen will give you a total of what you paid in each category.
    -If you need more help, please email Bernie Heit at bheit@ihmparish.org

  • Current ECE and K-7 families will be charged a non-refundable re-enrollment fee of $75 per family on the February 25th FACTs account, unless we have heard from you that your plans have changed for next year.
  • February is Heart Heath awareness month and with that we are kicking off our 2nd Annual Kids Heart Challenge! If we have 50% of our families register online our school will earn $150! Go to : http://www2.heart.org/goto/IHOM

    If you have any questions about the kids Heart Challenge contact Mrs. Snider at jsnider@ihm-school.org.

  • If a student has been exposed to a positive COVID case, IHM requires 10 days of quarantine from school or proof of a negative COVID test taken the 7th day after exposure, as long as the student is totally symptom-free. We will also support families who choose to keep their children home for the full 14 day quarantine, which the CDC recommends is still the safest course of action.
  • If your child is home because they are sick, we encourage them to rest and recover. Teachers ask that they not log into their classes if they do not have the materials. Thank you for keeping sick kids home to recover!
    If your child will be home for more than a few days, you can request virtual learning materials. Teachers need at least 2 school days to prepare materials. Please contact the teacher directly if you need materials.
  • Use this site to order IHM Spirit Wear: https://ihm.socceretcdirect.com/index.php?route=common/home Click on “School Delivery” under Delivery Method, orders will be delivered to IHM, and we will send them home with your child as soon as we receive them! Quick Tip: If you add your name to the bottom of the order, where it says “Name if applicable,” it will add your child’s name to the piece of clothing.

Thank You!

 A big “Thank You” to Mr. Hegge for taking such good care of our school and church, especially moving ALL of the snow all winter long, going onto the roof in -20 windchill temperatures, and making sure we don’t slip on the ice! Say “thanks” to the hardest working person at IHM!

HSA News

The 2nd half of the HSA Fee for our K-8 families that is normally charged in February will be moved to March starting this year, in order to not be the same month as our Re-enrollment fee. Grades K-8 can expect a $60 fee in March.

It’s time for our annual IHM Fabulous Lenten Fish Fry’s! We are stilll looking up for helpf for the event on Friday, February 26, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aa4ab2da4fa7-carryout. Another way that you can support the events is by helping to spread the word to friends, family and co-workers, and by stopping by for a delicious meal!

Did You Know?

IHM will again be holding a summer program for kids from 4K-6th grade, and the ECE will be running throughout the summer, as well! Look for more information on both programs coming soon!

This week’s links 

In your child’s backpack
Nothing from the office, but check in case your child’s teacher sent something!