IHS Weekly Blast - 5/29/2020
Principal's MessageDear Irvington Students and Families,Happy Friday! I have a lot of exciting news to share today! First, students from the Irvington High School Chapter of the National Honor Society spent time this spring creating a website full of resources. There are resources for students of all ages - elementary, middle, and high school. There are academic resources, fun age-appropriate activities, and family fun activities. We would love to see everyone access and utilize this website - either now or over the summer. Take a look, bookmark it, and enjoy!Please note - while most of the websites that are linked to from this website are accessible on district devices, there are a few that might be blocked. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cassidy.As we near the end of the school year, I wanted to share that we will close report card and transcript access in Home Access on June 2nd so that grades can be calculated. You will still have access to view classwork grades on and after June 2nd. Final report cards will be available on Home Access on June 30th at 3pm. If you have any questions or encounter any issues related to this, please contact your School Counselor:Ms. Colman A-CMs. Attenello D-JMr. Lund K-PMs. Kruge Q-ZPlease also read below for important news and reminders:IHS will be OPEN to Students on June 5th: On Friday, June 5th, the building will be open for students to come and collect any required items from their lockers, musical instruments or other work. This will also be the primary opportunity for students to return their textbooks. However, please note that there will be opportunities to enter the building during the summer. That said, in order to complete the required cleaning of the building, lockers will be emptied by custodial staff subsequent to the June 5th date. Clothing items will be placed in the building Lost and Found. If students do not have textbooks or materials in their lockers, there is no need to enter the building.In order to maintain safety and appropriate social distancing, students will be allowed to enter the building via the schedule outlined.Please click Here for the schedulePlease also note these important guidelines when preparing to come to school on 6/5- Students should:
We thank you in advance for your adherence to these guidelines. These are challenging times and we recognize that there may be need for flexibility in scheduling. If you have any concerns with your or your child’s abilities to adhere to these guidelines and schedule, please reach out to your counselor so that we might identify an alternative plan.Thank you very much and have a wonderful weekend,Juliet
- Bring and wear masks and gloves throughout their time on campus. This is a requirement for entry into the building. The building may have a small supply available, but to guarantee access, students should look to bring their own.
- Remain in their car until their allotted time.
- Enter and exit through the atrium doors only. Other entrances will be locked.
- Check in and our with an IHS staff member when entering and leaving the building.
- Adhere to social distancing guidelines while waiting to enter the building and while within the building.
- Not use this time to socialize with friends.
- Bring any necessary bags to carry items home.
- Email Nurse Basha (Elizabeth.Basha@IrvingtonSchools.org) in advance if you plan to collect medications.
- IN ADVANCE of June 5th- Prepare textbooks for returning by making sure their name is clearly. labeled, either on a post it note on the inner cover or by putting the books in a labeled bag.
- Exit the building immediately upon the announced end of the visitation window.
- Not come to school on 6/5 if they do not have materials to collect or return.
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Student Council Corner
Brought to you by Ms. Cutignola, Mr. Berkowitz and our Student Council RepresentativesBelow are links to this year's Student Council Irvington Choice Awards. For the first time in the Irvies brief history the award show that looks to celebrate and honor all things Irvington High School and it's community was forced to make the show virtual. Congratulations to all the nominees, winners, presenters and talents that came together to celebrate Bulldog pride!!Part 1Part 2
National Honor Society CornerAs shared above, students from the Irvington High School Chapter of the National Honor Society spent time this spring creating a website full of resources. There are resources for students of all ages - elementary, middle, and high school. There are academic resources, fun age-appropriate activities, and family fun activities. We would love to see everyone access and utilize this website - either now or over the summer. Take a look, bookmark it, and enjoy!Please note - while most of the websites that are linked to from this website are accessible on district devices, there are a few that might be blocked.
Meal Distribution Update & Additional SupportMeal distribution continues to be available at the Main Street School parking lot from 9am - 10am. Food will then be distributed in the Tarrytown Crossing/Tallyrand parking lot near the playground from 10:15-11:15am. Both breakfast and lunch are available for a “Grab and Go” pickup. Parents, neighbors, and/or friends may pick up food for students. Additionally, every Friday we are distributing meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Food is available for free for all Irvington UFSD students and can be picked up by family members, friends and/or neighbors. This means that no child or family will be identified as being eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch when going to receive food. Students and families are asked to pick up the day’s food and return home and maintain social -distancing. Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions or concerns related to meal pick-up.Please know that the Irvington School District is here to support all families during these challenging days. Please take a moment and complete this survey. Doing so will help our district social worker, Gina Menendez, connect with families that may be in need of support to secure food and other resources.
Ms. Gamar's CornerClick the "#VirtualHighFive" to view the flyerMay is Mental Health Awareness Month.There has never been a more appropriate time to address Mental Health. Now more than ever, we need to find ways to stay connected with our community. No one should feel alone and without information, support and help they need.Social distancing is key, but that doesn’t mean social isolation. And the Virtual High Five was born- messages written on hands to unite Irvington Students, Faculty and Staff in the plight to do the right thing, be responsible, and stop the spreadWe're in this together!.