|High School Back to School Night||Tue, 26 Aug. - 7:00PM - - 9:00PM|
|Middle School Back to School Night - Gymnasium||Wed, 27 Aug. - 7:00PM|
|Elementary School Back to School Night||Thu, 28 Aug. - 7:00PM - - 9:00PM|
|PTA Get Together - Upper Commons||Fri, 29 Aug. - 5:00PM - - 7:00PM|
|After School Activities (ASAs) Begin||Mon, 1 Sep|
Mother tongue maintenance classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 2:15—3:15 PM beginning 3 September. They are offered for students in grades 1—12. If you are interested in signing your child up to participate in the MTMP, or if you are interested in facilitating a home language group, please email Monday Wa-kyendo. For more information, click here.
New parents and students can have their pictures taken at the new reception “The Residence” to get an ID. Nannies and drivers will also need an ID to pick up or drop off students. Please collect a form at the reception desk and submit the completed form along with the nanny/driver’s passport sized photo.
Due to scheduled PE classes and ICS athletics and activities, the track will only be available to parents on the following days.
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (between 6:00 AM—8:00 AM and after 5:15 PM)
- Wednesdays between 6:00 AM—8:00 AM and after 3:30 PM (except when ICS games or community events take place)
- Saturdays between 6:00 AM—8:00 AM and after 2:00PM (except when ICS games or community events
- Sundays, available all day (except when ICS games or community events take place)
Our facilities are intended to supportstudents curricular and extra-curricular activities and these must be given priority over occasional use by members of the community. Please schedule your exercise times around these hours so as not to cause any inconvenience to your times. There will also be times throughout the year that the track will be off limits and we reserve the right to close off the track at short notice on such occasions.
Thank you for understanding and supporting our educational programs.
Students in all grades have been given handbooks to take home, which includes information about technology and our responsible use policy.
This policy governs the actions of all members of the ICS community – students, parents, teachers, staff members, etc. while using the internet and our school network. This policy document is also posted on our website.
We ask all parents to help us by both discussing this policy with your children – and helping us to enforce it with them – and by following it yourself when at ICS. In particular, we ask all parents to please respect the fact that we have one shared internet connection for all students, teachers, staff members and parents. Streaming videos, heavy downloading of files, video chats all use up large segments of our bandwidth and can make it difficult for teachers and students to use the internet for academic purposes. Parents are asked to restrict these uses of the internet to times outside of class hours.
It's time to think about signing up for the ICS Mother Tongue Mainte- nance Program (MTMP)! Research tells us that children learn English bet- ter when they can scaffold their learning alongside their home language. Home languages are also fundamental to a child’s identity in a new envi- ronment.
The MTMP will not establish its own curriculum or attempt to follow other programs, but will simply reinforce the work done in English at ICS and strive to meet the language needs of the students enrolled. They will be multi-age groups.
Last year the following languages were offered:
Amharic, Arabic, Bangla, Danish, Estonian, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Setswana, Shona, Somali, Spanish, Swahili and Swedish.
Mother tongue maintenance classes will be held on Wednesday after- noons from 2:15—3:15 PM beginning 3 September. They are offered for students in grades 1—12. If you are interested in signing your child up to participate in the MTMP, or if you are interested in facilitating a home lan- guage group, please email Monday Wa-kyendo.
Please include your child's name, grade and home language, or if you are volunteering to facilitate a group, include the language you would like to offer. Facilitators will be provided a classroom on campus and access to school resources when needed.