Independence Primary School

Independence Primary School

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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events...

September

21st - IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track
23rd - Walk to School Day/Breakfast Buddies - 8-9 a.m.
23rd -  IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track 
25th - PTO Fall Resale
27th - Waiver Day - No School for Students
28th -  IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track 
30th -  IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track 

October
1st - PTO Meeting - 9 a.m. - IPS
5th -  IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track 
7th -  IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track 
8th - NEOEA Day - No School - Enjoy the three-day weekend!
11th-15th - PTO Fall Book Fair
11th-15th - I-Pride Character Week
12th - Picture Day - Say Cheese!
12th -  IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track 
13th - NED's Virtual Assembly
14th -  IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track 
16th - PTO Party for a Purpose - Fall Fundraising Gala
19th -  IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track 
21st -  IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track 
21st - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 3:30-8 p.m.
26th - 3rd Grade Fall State Testing (E/LA)
26th -  IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track 
27th - 3rd Grade Fall State Testing (E/LA)
28th -  IPS Running Club - 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Old Middle School Track 
29th - End of the 1st Grading Period
29th - Halloween Costume Parade/Parties - 9-11 a.m.
30th - PTO Trunk or Treat - 2-5 p.m

School Supply List for the 2021-2022 School Year

School Fees 2021-2022 School Year

Grade Level School Fees (K-4) -- $80.00

Kindergarten Magazine Fee -- $5.90
1st Grade Magazine Fee -- $5.90
2nd Grade Magazine Fee -- $5.90
 
3rd Grade Magazine Fee -- $5.90
3rd Grade Recorder & Song Book Fee -- $8.00
 
4th Grade Magazine Fee -- $6.55
 
Please make checks payable to:  Independence B.O.E. Thank you!

Planned Absence Procedure and Form 2021

DISTRICT PROCEDURES:
1. Parents should submit a written request to the building principal two weeks in advance of the scheduled vacation and indicate the time period involved.  Please click here for the "planned absence form."

2. The building principal is authorized to approve vacation requests under the following provisions:
a. Vacation days should not exceed five (5) school days. These absences will count in the total accumulated as stated in the Board Policy on Excessive Absences. 
b. Arrangements with teachers to obtain classroom assignments will be made by parents in grades K-4 (grades 5-12, see reverse side). 
c. All missed assignments are the student's responsibility. One make-up day for each day of absence shall be approved (Ex: 2 days for 2 days missed).

Birthday Treat Policy at IPS

Birthdays are special occasions, and we love to celebrate them. 

However, our primary school 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, seeds, 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 develop 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, non-food items 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 is nut-free, all organic, and dye-free. 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 we can no longer support the edible birthday treats from outside of the school for the safety of all students. We still want to celebrate this important day in your child's life; we want to do it in a manner that all children can participate. 

Thank you for your support!
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:
CLICK HERE
Google Play: CLICK HERE

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