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how to talk to children about covid-19

HOW TO TALK TO CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19
Article from the National Association of School Psychologists
We urge parents to take a few moments to read this helpful information from the National Association of School Psychologists (www.nasponline.org), to learn what you can do to help your child(ren) understand and cope during the current COVID-19 health emergency.

You can access the article by using the camera function on your smartphone to scan the QR code in the graphic above (instructions to use QR codes are here). Or, you can use this LINK to access the article.

If there is anything the school can do to help families, please call 414-525-6100 or email jdropik@ics-edu.org.
how to talk to children about covid-19 2020-03-27T18:50:10+00:00

ipad pickup tuesday, march 24th, 10am to 7 pm for k5 & first graders

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF ICS K5 AND FIRST GRADE STUDENTS, PLEASE NOTE:  Beginning April 6th, all ICS students, including K5 and 1st Grade, will be required to participate in Remote Learning.

Our teachers and administrators are working together to ensure that instruction materials are ready and with that, we are asking parents to help their children be ready for this new learning experience as well. 

Readiness means that all students will need a computer for learning.  ICS students in K5 and 1st grade will be assigned an iPad to use for Remote Learning. Student iPads can be picked up at ICS on Tuesday, March 24th, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Please know that we will work individually with families who have limited access or no access to the internet at home.  Please also note that parents/guardians will need to sign a release form in order to check out student iPads.

We are grateful for your patience and support as we observe health guidelines and comply with local, state and federal authorities to make decisions in the best interest of our students, staff and the greater community. We recognize that closing places a significant burden on families, so we are looking for ways to lessen that burden including providing Remote Learning opportunities for all of our students.

Remote Learning is a new experience for all of us!  We are excited about this new challenge and the possibilities that Remote Learning can offer to our students!

Please continue to take necessary precautions to stay in good health and if you have any questions, please call 414-525-6100 or email jdropik@ics-edu.org.

 

ipad pickup tuesday, march 24th, 10am to 7 pm for k5 & first graders 2020-03-23T16:57:33+00:00

ics remote learning begins april 6th!

Beginning April 6th, all ICS students in grades K4-8 will be required to participate in Remote Learning.

Our teachers and administrators are working together to ensure that instruction materials are ready and with that, we are asking parents to help their children be ready for this new learning experience as well. 

Readiness means that all students will need a computer for learning. With that in mind, Chromebooks have been assigned to students in grades 2-8 and many parents have picked them up already. If you have not picked up your child’s Chromebook, please do so on Tuesday, March 24th, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. 

ICS students in K5 and 1st grade will be assigned an iPad to use for Remote Learning. Student iPads can be picked up at ICS on Tuesday, March 24th, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Please know that we will work individually with families who have limited access or no access to the internet at home.  Please also note that parents/guardians will need to sign a release form in order to check out student Chromebooks and iPads.

We are grateful for your patience and support as we observe health guidelines and comply with local, state and federal authorities to make decisions in the best interest of our students, staff and the greater community. We recognize that closing places a significant burden on families, so we are looking for ways to lessen that burden including providing Remote Learning opportunities for all of our students.

Remote Learning is a new experience for all of us!  We are excited about this new challenge and the possibilities that Remote Learning can offer to our students!

Please continue to take necessary precautions to stay in good health and if you have any questions, please call 414-525-6100 or email jdropik@ics-edu.org.

 

ics remote learning begins april 6th! 2020-03-23T16:46:32+00:00

school is closed march 17 – april 5

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ICS STUDENTS AND STAFF. Governor Tony Evers signed an Order on Monday, March 16, 2020  that prohibits the gathering of 50 people or more, beginning at 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17th. With this order, we cannot hold classes tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17th). We apologize for the late notice, but we must comply with the Governor’s Order.

Staff will report to work on Tuesday to continue putting together learning opportunities for students, including a Chromebook Take-Home Program for ICS students in grades 2-8.

CHROMEBOOKS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITY PACKETS:
ICS students in grades 2-8 can pick up Chromebooks and learning opportunity packets on:
• Tuesday: 3 – 5 pm
• Wednesday: 8 am -12 pm
• Thursday: 8 am – 4 pm

EMERGENCY BREAKFAST & LUNCH MEALS FOR STUDENTS:
ICS families who would like to be included in the Free Breakfast and Lunch Program, beginning on Wednesday, March 18th, please call us at 414-525-6100.

Please continue to take necessary precautions to stay in good health and if you have any questions, please call 414-525-6100 or email jdropik@ics-edu.org.

 

school is closed march 17 – april 5 2020-03-17T02:37:24+00:00

our ways events february & march

Our Ways ensures that culture is the heart of our school in many ways, including cultural programming for families and our community!  From field trips, to drumming, special crafting for Alumni, to traditional song and dance, Indigenous games, cultural movies and so much more!  See our flyer for more information and stay tuned for updates!  (Dates and events subject to change / weather permitting.)

our ways events february & march 2020-01-31T01:03:34+00:00

stem fair 2020: ics 7th grade presentations

ICS 7th grade students, who are budding STEM geniuses, are passionate about learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics that’s infused with culture!  Here at ICS, we encourage creative and exciting hands-on project based learning everyday, but especially for STEM Fair!

stem fair 2020: ics 7th grade presentations 2020-01-30T17:36:49+00:00

1st annual winter round dance

Our 1st Winter Round Dance was a huge success! We had over 150 people bravely face severe winter conditions to be with us. Founding Mother, Marj Stevens, along with Ernie Stevens Jr., who is a former ICS student and currently the President of NIGA, were there too. We began the night with a Winter Feast, followed by group tours of the school, pipe ceremony, opening words and songs for the Round Dance. Beautiful night, all in all!

1st annual winter round dance 2020-01-22T19:34:51+00:00

FLU FACTS!

Flu season is here and we want everyone to stay healthy and to be informed. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has information that can help. To read more, CLICK HERE.

FLU FACTS! 2020-03-03T13:23:08+00:00

check out our new wall!

New graphics were installed over winter break that carry our school’s Mission, Vision, the Seven Sacred Gifts and our new Land and Water Acknowledgment. We see this as a wonderful way to celebrate what makes ICS special and to educate our students, staff, teachers and community members. You’ll find this new art installation on the wall between Community Main and Place of Nations.

check out our new wall! 2020-01-06T15:12:47+00:00