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7:00 p.m. - Anticipated Executive Session
7:30 p.m. - Public Session
John Jay High School, Library
District Office, Conference Room
District Office, Conference Room
September 7, 2018
Dear IM Families,
Welcome to the new school year! The first week of school at Increase Miller has been a great success! In the classrooms, both teachers and students are engaged in learning and they are working together to create a community that focuses on Kind, Responsible, and Safe.
This week, students and teachers have also been busy unpacking and organizing their supplies, learning routines, and following the procedures for our first bus drill and fire drill today.
Fire drills are important to ensure the safety of all our students. We also implement additional school safety drills including lock-down drills, lock-out drills, shelter-in-place drills and emergency evacuation and dismissal drills. We must conduct these drills in accordance with New York State Law under Project SAVE regulations. For emergency dismissal drills or early closings, you will be contacted using the automated notification system. The automated notification system will contact you based on the information you provided. If any of your contact information should change during the course of the year, please notify the main office so that we can update our records. Additionally, please review your family plan with your child so they are aware of what to do when we must dismiss in an emergency. For further explanation of these drills, you may review the Family Handbook on our school website or attend the first Principal’s Coffee scheduled for Tuesday, September 18th at 9:30 a.m. in the cafetorium. Immediately following is a PTO Meeting at 10:00 a.m.
As a reminder, dismissal is at 3:40 p.m. Unless a parent or guardian has signed and sent in a note changing dismissal procedures, (CCC, pick-up, etc.) children ride their regular buses to their designated bus stops. When phone or email notification is necessary, please contact the office before 11:00 a.m. to ensure the information is relayed and followed.
Today we are having our first school assemblies with K-2 and 3-5. We will welcome children back as a school community and highlight our Elementary Code of Conduct, Be Your Best, for the students, emphasizing the importance of being Kind, Responsible, and Safe. Our Be Your Best was backpacked earlier this week. Please review the Be Your Best Code of Conduct with your child and return the signed acknowledgement form in the back of the book by Friday, September 14th.
Calendar Reminders The staff and I are looking forward to welcoming you for parent Curriculum Nights to meet your child’s teacher, learn about the grade level academic program, and receive general information about the classroom activities.
Curriculum Night for K, 1 & 2 Thursday, September 20
Curriculum Night for Grades 3, 4, and 5 Monday, September 24
Presentations will begin at 7 p.m.
School is closed on Monday, September 10th and Tuesday, September 11th for Rosh Hashanah and Wednesday, September 19th for Yom Kippur.
We look forward to seeing your children on Wednesday, September 12th and seeing all of you soon!
Kerry Ford & Andy Galotti