Public Notice

Notice: The IESDB Board of Directors will be holding a Regular Board Meeting November 110th, 2020. The meeting will begin at 2:00 pm.

Covid-19 Response - Updated 10/26/20, 10:00 AM

Stakeholders, Parents, and Community Members,

First, as always, we want to provide a safe supportive learning environment for our students, many of whom fall within very vulnerable health categories.

As a Leadership team, we have analyzed data and have noticed the spread and number of cases moving fast, and not in a good way. We also have had significant staff shortages, directly linked to quarantine and COVID related issues, which have impacted all departments.

At this time, it saddens me to say, I do not think we can meet all the criteria we need to do this well and safely in an “in person” environment. Subsequently, we have concluded that the safest, and best, way to provide education is through digital means. We have decided to begin this plan starting October 26, 2020.

All students and staff who are on our campus (those who can put on and take off masks unassisted) will still be required to wear PPE within the CDC recommendations

Be Well, Be Safe, We got this!!!

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cash cab costume with passenger, driver and two helpers

If you had stopped by ISDB on October 31, you would have seen the Elementary and Special Needs students thrilled to be dressed up in all sorts of creative costumes. Their teachers use the opportunity of this day to make the traditional Trick or Treat custom come alive in the school building, which includes teachers having goals for their students to stretch their skills to communicate with multiple adults in the school as they stop in offices to ask for “treats”. (None of them were really planning for any “tricks”!)

Before heading out from their own classrooms, the teachers intentionally practice the expectations for the communication needed for the typical Trick or Treat interaction-- with their students, some of whom are learning to use alternative modes of communication. The staff around the school gain great joy in supporting the students in these communication opportunities, as the students come in to show off their costumes and ask for that treat! This photo features a young preschooler whose desire was to be “a fish” for Halloween. His teacher, Jodie Hamilton, obliged him preparing a variety of details for the full costume--- she was the fisherwoman and he was the fish! Wherever they went in the school, staff and other students were treated to see them “act out” Fisherwoman Jodie swooshing her fish net to “catch” her student. He was delighted every time!