From the Office
Congratulations to our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Cayla Hess, her husband Eion, and daughter Maddie on the birth of their baby boy last Monday, Chip! Welcome to the IHM family Chip! Mother and baby are doing well!
Click here for an inspiring message from Michael Lancaster, Superintendent of Catholic Schools: Michael Lancaster Video.
Watch your inbox this week for a re-enrollment email for the 20-21 school year. If your child will attend IHM in the Fall, you will need to complete the re-enrollment. The forms will be mostly filled in, you will only need to change or add new information. Because we are using FACTs for Application and Enrollment this year (which is a new process for us), we have had to change the names of our processes to match FACTs:
- What we used to call Enrollment (in January), we now waive for current students, and call Application for new students.
- What we used to call Registration (happened in the summer) we now call Re-Enrollment for Current Students, and Enrollment for new students.
It is confusing, but just follow our lead and we will help you through!
We are also using FACTs for our Grant & Aid
process starting this year. The Grant & Aid application is available here: Grant & Aid Application
The Tuition amounts for the 20-21 school year are linked at the bottom of this letter. Approximately 25% of our students use some kind of financial aid. We encourage you to apply if you feel like you need it. Please let us know if you have any questions.
One last, but most important thing: We understand that this time is weird, hard, filled with hidden blessings, and experienced differently by all members of our community at different times! We want you to know that we will continue to try to move learning forward for your children and give them as much as they need when they need it, but that we understand that everyone, students and parents, is doing their very best with what they have.
Based on the results from the survey last week, it seems like balancing parents work life with student learning is the biggest challenge our families are facing, and we want to help with that. After talking to the teachers today, starting next week we will be moving to a 4-day work schedule. Teachers will assign only 4 days of work for students, and you can have those days be whatever works for you. Please take the extra time to catch up, do your own work, or recover as a family, whatever you need. Teachers will continue to post optional work (labeled as such), for those who need more to do. And as always, please let us know how we can help! We will get through this, together!
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