Independence Primary School

Independence Primary School

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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events...

Welcome Back!  We missed you!
18th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School - Have a wonderful three-day weekend!
21st - End of the Second Grading Period
22nd - Staff In-Service Day - No School for Students - Enjoy your three-day weekend!
29th - Report Cards (Grades K-4) will be posted online by 4:00 p.m.

5th - IPS PTO Meeting - 9:00 a.m.

IPS Integrated Preschool Program Info. & Application

The Integrated Preschool Program at Independence Primary School currently has openings for the 2021-2022 school year. Information about our program and application can be found below. The application deadline is Friday, January 29th, 2021. Screening for all incoming peers will take place on Friday, February 19th, 2021. For more information, please contact Lauren Salcer at 216-642-5870, ext. 1438 or [email protected].

Preschool Peer Applicants must:

  • be residents of Independence

  • be three (3) by May 1st, 2021 (NEW)

  • less than six (6) by August 1, 2021

  • be fully toilet trained

  • demonstrate strong communication and language skills

Preschool Peer Information

Preschool Peer Application ONLINE (Now Available)

If you are unable to complete the application online, please stop by the 

Primary School to pick one up.

 The application deadline is Friday, January 29, 2021.

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 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, 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!

Planned Absence Procedure and Form 2020

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).

School Fees 2020-2021 School Year

Grade Level School Fees (K-4) -- $80.00
Kindergarten Magazine Fee -- $6.55
1st Grade Magazine Fee -- $6.55
2nd Grade Magazine Fee -- $6.55
3rd Grade Magazine Fee -- $6.55
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!

School Supply List for the 2020-2021 School Year


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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