From the Office
Next week Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 22 & 23, are the days of our Site Visit, for our WRISA Accreditation. We will be hosting 4 area teachers and principals who will be observing and conducting interviews as the final piece of our accreditation. Please pray for our visitors and our staff next week that the accreditation team feel welcome at IHM, and we all teach each other a few things!
Today is the last day of Priority Application for our school and parish families. If you haven’t already completed these things:
- If you have a student that will be new to IHM in 22-23, please fill out the application in order to secure their place in the class.
- If you have a ECE or 4K student that you want to attend IHM in the Fall, please fill out the survey found here about your plans for the 2022-2023 school year: https://forms.gle/zDqomonaQEnGScku9.
After today, applications will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and our families won’t have priority, and the Enrollment Fee goes up from $75 to $200 per student ($100 credited after school starts)
It has come to our attention that the form for ordering the Talent Show DVD was not working! It is fixed now! Order before Friday, Feb. 18th here: https://forms.gle/fAsndxMYUJVqg9NW9.
Dane County has indicated that the County mask mandate will end as of March 1st. Masks at IHM are mandatory until March 1st, after that they will be optional but highly recommended, unless the County Mandate changes again, or the Covid situation changes. The CDC still recommends that K-12 schools stay masked. Our current quarantine policies will remain the same for the time being. Please note that the Monona Grove 4K students will need to follow the policy of the Monona Grove School District regarding masking. All staff with 4K will also be masked.
A reminder about morning carline drop-off. For student safety, please, if you need to get out of the car to help your child at drop-off, or will take more than a minute, park in the parent parking lot between the gym and the church, and walk your child over to the playground area. Student safety is our top priority!
Another policy reminder, as Spring Break approaches, we would like to remind all of our families about IHM’s policy from our handbook for requesting homework ahead of vacation or absences:
“When a student is absent due to a family vacation, it is extremely difficult to anticipate what homework will be assigned because lesson plans are based on students’ reaction and application of material. Students who are absent from school due to vacation will have their assignments collected in a portfolio until their return. The student can make arrangements with each teacher regarding the due dates of the assignments. No assignments will be given in anticipation of a vacation.”
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