Independence Primary School

Independence Primary School

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7600 Hillside Road
Independence, OH 44131

Grades Preschool – 4

TJ Ebert
Fax: 216/642-5851

School Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

New Birthday Treat Policy at IPS

Birthdays are special occasions and we love to celebrate them. Our primary school, however, has found that we need to make a change in our birthday treat policy. Due to the increased number of severe food allergies (peanut, tree nuts, eggs, seeds, gluten, sugar, dairy, etc.), we are joining the many schools that have already adopted a modified birthday treat policy. A committee of stakeholders within IPS has met to discuss and come up with birthday options for our students.

What does this mean? It means that birthdays can be celebrated at school with cookies provided by our food services or, alternatively, by non-food items that are brought into school. Some examples of acceptable non-edible treats include pencils, stickers, temporary tattoos, erasers, silly bands, or any other similar item.

The cookie option through our food services will ensure that the food is safe for ALL students. For $12.00 you can have fresh baked cookies from the IPS cafeteria delivered to the classroom for your child’s birthday. The link to order is below and must be completed and submitted at least two weeks in advance. 

We recognize that this is a shift from what we have done previously, but we feel that for the safety of all students, we can no longer support the edible birthday treats from outside of the school. We still want to celebrate this important day in your child's life; we just want to do it in a manner that all children can participate.

Thank you for your support!

Mark Your Calendar...

January 2020 
24th - In-Service for Staff - No School for Students
29th - Girls Basketball (3rd/4th Grades) - 7:15-8:15 a.m. - Gym
29th - Candid Picture Day
30th - Spanish Club (Grades K-4) (Cleveland Spanish Academy) - 7:30-8:15 a.m. - Flexible Learning Space 
February 2020
4th - Student Council Meeting (3rd/4th Grades) - 7:45 a.m.
5th - Girls Basketball (3rd/4th Grades) - 7:15-8:15 a.m. - Gym
6th - Spanish Club (Grades K-4) (Cleveland Spanish Academy) - 7:30-8:15 a.m. - Flexible Learning Space 
6th - IPS Choir Rehearsal (3rd/4th Grades) - 7:45-8:25 a.m. - Music Room
7th - BYOT (4th Grade) - 7:30-8:15 a.m. - Computer Lab 
7th - PTO Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
12th - Girls Basketball (3rd/4th Grades) - 7:15-8:15 a.m. - Gym
12th - Green Thumb (3rd Grade) - 3:15-4:15 p.m. - Cafeteria
13th - Spanish Club (Grades K-4) (Cleveland Spanish Academy) - 7:30-8:15 a.m. - Flexible Learning Space
13th - IPS Choir Rehearsal (3rd/4th Grades) - 7:45-8:25 a.m. - Music Room
14th - Valentine's Day Parties
16th - IPS PTO "Me & My Guy" Bowling Bash - Noon-2:00 p.m.
17th - Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL
19th - Art Club (Grades 3 & 4) - 7:15 a.m. - Art Room
19th - Girls Basketball (3rd/4th Grades) - 7:15-8:15 a.m. - Gym 
19th - Green Thumb (4th Grade) - 3:15-4:15 p.m. - Cafeteria
20th - Spanish Club (Grades K-4) (Cleveland Spanish Academy) - 7:30-8:15 a.m. - Flexible Learning Space
20th - IPS Choir Rehearsal (3rd/4th Grades) - 7:45-8:25 a.m. - Music Room
20th - Spring Picture Day 
21st - IPS Preschool Screening for Incoming Peers
26th - K-Kids (2nd/3rd Grades) - 3:15-4:15 p.m. - Cafeteria
27th- Spanish Club (Grades K-4) (Cleveland Spanish Academy) - 7:30-8:15 a.m. - Flexible Learning Space
27th - IPS Choir Rehearsal (3rd/4th Grades) - 7:45-8:25 a.m. - Music Room
28th and 29th - IPS PTO Drama Club presents "Annie" - 7:00 p.m. - Middle School Auditorium
2nd - 6th - Right-to-Read Week
2nd - Independence Schools Cavs Community Night - 7:00 p.m. - Rocket Mortgage Field House 
3rd - Student Council Meeting (3rd/4th Grades) - 7:45 a.m.
5th - Spanish Club (Grades K-4) (Cleveland Spanish Academy) - 7:30-8:15 a.m. - Flexible Learning Space 
5th - IPS Choir Rehearsal (3rd/4th Grades) - 7:45-8:25 a.m. - Music Room
6th - Panorama (4th Grade) - 10:00 a.m.

Winter Concert (3rd/4th Graders)

To recapture the memories of the 2019 Winter Concert, "The Polar Express" featuring our third and fourth graders, please click on the link below.
Happy Holidays!
Click here to view the Winter Concert.

IPS PTO Drama Club Rehearsals

These rehearsals will be held at the Primary School until 5:30 p.m.
Please pick-up your child in the front circle and remain in your car. Your child will be sent out to you. 
Blue Cast:   Mondays and Wednesdays (January 13, 15, 22, 27, and 29) (February 3, 5, 10, 12, and 19)
Gold Cast:  Tuesdays and Fridays (January 14, 17, 21, 28, and 31) (February 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, and 21)
The week of February 24th, the rehearsal schedule may be altered. Please check the PTO website or here.  

Online Forms/EMAs are open for the 2019-20 School Year

On July 31, 2019 Independence Local Schools Online Forms (OneView) will be open for you to update medical information and contacts for each child attending our district.  This information must be completed in order for your child to participate in sports/extracurriculars, attend field trips, and participate in regular school activities.  

When you log into your account, the system will rollover the majority of information that you completed last year.  While information will be in the system, please take a moment to review the information for accuracy.  

*Accurate  information is vital for communication and safety.  

Below is  a link to the OneView Portal.  If you have forgotten or misplaced your login information, there is a link “Lost Password” to retrieve that information.

OneView Portal:

We are looking forward to an exciting 2019-20 school year.  There are many exciting initiatives in each building designed to continually improve the education we offer the community.  We appreciate your support.

Not receiving communications sent from the building?

If you would like to be added to the Parent Listserv for Independence Primary School.  Please follow this link (click here) and complete the required information.  If you are already recieving the monthly newsletter from the Principal, then you are already on the Listserv.  Thank you.

Afternoon Car Riders 2019-2020

Students who are afternoon car riders will be able to be picked up in our school's back parking lot. This will pertain to students who are picked up five days a week OR set days for the entire school year. If interested, please click here to carefully read our car rider procedures and to complete the authorization form. The authorization form is below. Please drop off the completed form to the office prior to Open House or the evening of Open House. Your nametags will be ready before you leave Open House. The student pick-up procedure will begin on Wednesday, August 28th (grades 1-4) and Tuesday, September 3rd (kindergarten). 
If you have any questions, please call the office at 216-642-5870, ext. 1401. 
Authorization Form (pdf format)
Authorization Form (rtf format) 

School Fees 2019-2020 School Year

Grade Level Fees (K-4) -- $80.00
Kindergarten Magazine Fee -- $6.35
1st Grade Magazine Fee -- $6.35
2nd Grade Magazine Fee -- $6.35
3rd Grade Magazine Fee -- $6.35
3rd Grade Recorder & Song Book Fee -- $8.00
4th Grade Magazine Fee -- $4.95
Please make checks payable to:  Independence B.O.E. Thank you!
On-Line Lunch Menus

On-Line Lunch Menus

Lunch: There's An App for That! Independence is moving its menu from paper to cyberspace. Parents and students can now find nutritional and allergen information with the push of a finger or the click of a mouse.

On the Web: CLICK HERE
On iTunes:
Google Play: CLICK HERE

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