Independence Primary School

Independence Primary School

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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events...

1st - Report Cards Posted On-Line (Grades 1-4)
2nd - 9th - Spring Break - Enjoy your time with family and friends!
12th - Welcome Back!
14th - Running Club - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
16th - Kindergarten Registration/Screening (Any questions, please call the office at 216-642-5870, ext. 1401.)
19th & 21st - Grade 4 E/LA State Testing
20th & 22nd - Grade 3 E/LA State Testing
21st - Running Club - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
23rd - Kindergarten Registration/Screening (Any questions, please call the office at 216-642-5870, ext. 1401.)
28th - Running Club - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
30th - IPS Preschool to Kindergarten Appointments 
30th - Waiver Day - No School for Students - Have a fabulous three-day weekend!

3rd & 5th - Grade 3 Math State Testing
4th & 6th - Grade 4 Math State Testing
5th - Running Club - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
7th - PTO Fun Run
12th - Running Club - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
13th - Art Show - Elmwood Park Ball Fields
14th - Art Show Rain Date
19th - Running Club - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
25th - Last Day for Preschoolers - Have a fun-filled summer!
25th - Running Club - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
27th - Kindergarten Bridge Ceremony
28th - Preschool Graduation - 10 a.m.
31st - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL - Happy Three-Day Weekend!  Enjoy!

1st - 4th Grade Recognition Program - Middle School Auditorium - 6:00 p.m.
2nd - Running Club - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
4th - Field Day
7th - Field Day Rain Date
8th - Last Day of School - Dismissal at 2:15 p.m.
11th - Report Cards Posted On-Line (Grades K-4)

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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