Independence Primary School

Independence Primary School

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Summer Wishes!

Have a fun-filled, safe summer vacation!  See you in August!

School Supply List for the 2021-2022 School Year

Planned Absence Procedure and Form 2021

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. 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!

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events...

19th - PTO Ice Cream Social
23rd - Open House - More information to follow...
25th - First Day of School (Grades 1-4) - Welcome Back!

Kindergarten follows a different beginning of the year schedule:

  • Kindergarten students will schedule for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) on Wednesday, August 25 or Thursday, August 26 - Please look for an email in early August with directions on how to schedule a time.

  • Group A (A-L) - Friday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 31

  • Group B (M-Z) - Monday, August 30 and Wednesday, Sept. 1

  • All Kindergarten students will start together on Thursday, September 2nd

1st - First Day of Preschool

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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