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Important Message from ICS Superintendent
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT, DR. STU CAMERON
Welcome Back In just a few weeks we will welcome our students back to school! The first day of school for students is Monday, August 23.  If you have had the opportunity to drive by campus, you have seen that work is being done throughout all of the school buildings. This work is a direct result of the no tax rate increase bond which was approved in November of 2019. Each of these important projects is geared towards updating facilities/infrastructure, improving student safety, updating learning environments, and creating new learning spaces. There are exciting things on the horizon for students attending Imlay City Schools. I am looking forward to a successful year for all of our students. 
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Annual Notices for the 2021-2022 School Year Schools are required by law to provide annual notice of certain practices, procedures, and information to students, parents, families, and the public. Please visit our Legal Notices website at www.icschools.us/admin/legal_notices to view them. You may also request a hard copy of these notices from the office of your child’s school. 
Bus Routes Bus routes for Imlay City Schools will be available by August 13, 2021. They will be posted on our district website at www.icschools.us in the “Transportation” section of the “Departments” tab. Please note, a child’s bus is determined by their home address. Information about sitters, daycare, or alternative addresses that you may have arranged in previous years, is not automatically carried over to the current year. Hence, please let your child’s school office know, ASAP, if your child needs busing to or from an address other than the home address. Our transportation department also has a Facebook page, “Imlay City Schools Transportation”, to which important and timely information is posted. 
District Building Start and End Times Weston Elementary (Pre-K, K-2): 8:50 AM-3:45 PM  Borland Elementary (3-5): 8:40 AM- 3:35 PM  Imlay City Middle School (6-8): 7:30 AM-2:20 PM  Imlay City High School (9-12): 7:25 AM-2:15 PM  Venture High School (9-12): 7:30 AM-2:20 PM
Students New to ICS Students who are new to the district should enroll before the first day of school. Families are encouraged to register each student at the appropriate building between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM, M-F. Proof of residency, immunization records, original birth certificate, and identification are required. 
Latchkey/Childcare Weston Elementary offers before and after school latchkey for students in grades PreK-5. In addition, full-day childcare services for preschool-aged children is also available. Children must be at least 2y6m and potty-trained. Latchkey is available Monday through Friday, before school, beginning at 6:00 AM and after school, until 6:00 PM. If you have any questions or would like to register your child for either program, please call (810)724-9812.
Preschool The Imlay City Preschool Program and the Imlay City Schools Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP, for 4-year-olds) will hold an Open House on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 AM and 2:00-5:00 PM. On Tuesday, September 7, preschool students with the last names beginning with letters A-L will attend school. On Wednesday, September 8, students with last names beginning with letters M-Z will attend. Then, all preschool students will attend on Thursday, September 9. More information is available by calling (810)721-9453.
Weston Elementary Welcome back packets and student classroom assignments will be mailed home the week of August 2. Meet the Teacher Night for BK-2nd grade will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Doors will open each morning at 8:40 AM and students will head directly to their classrooms for breakfast. Staff members will be available to help all children to their classrooms. Questions can be answered by calling (810)724-9812. 
Borland Elementary Welcome back packets and classroom assignments will be mailed home August 4. Meet the Teacher Night for students in grades 3-5 will be on Tuesday, August 17, from 5:00-8:00 PM. Students should report directly to their classrooms on Monday, August 23, for their first day of classes. Staff members will be available to help children to their classrooms. Doors will open, each morning, at 8:30 AM and breakfast will be served in classrooms. Questions can be answered by calling (810)724-9813.
Imlay City Middle School Schedules and school information will be mailed home by August 6. Students should bring their schedules on the first day of school. Doors open at 7:00 AM. Students should report directly to their first-hour class by 7:30 AM. Middle School Open House will be on Tuesday, August 17, 2021: 6th grade from 5:00-6:30 PM; 7th and 8th grade from 6:30-8:00 PM. Questions can be answered by calling (810)724-9811.
Imlay City High School Student schedules will be mailed home the week of August 9. Students should report directly to their first hour on the first day of school. The counseling office will open on Wednesday, August 11, for new enrollees or questions. The first day of school is a full day of instruction with a closed campus in effect. Students attending classes at the Education and Technology Center will begin classes on August 24. Questions can be answered by calling (810)724-9810.
Venture High School Students attending Venture should report directly to the Venture building on the first day of school. New enrollees may make appointments through the Imlay City High School counseling office. The first day of school is a full day of instruction with a closed campus in effect. Students attending classes at the Education and Technology Center will begin classes on August 24. Questions can be answered by calling (810)724-9810.
2021-2022 Board of Education Meetings  The Imlay City Board of Education will hold regular meetings on the following dates and times during the 2021-2022 school year. Regular meetings will be held on the fourth Monday of each month with the exception being December which will be held on the second Monday and March which will be held on the third Monday. 2021 meeting dates are July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, and December 13. 2022 meeting dates are January 24, February 28, March 21, April 25, May 23, and June 27. The meeting calendar and additional Board information can be found on the “Board” tab of our website at www.icschools.us

School-Year 2021-2022 FREE Meals for Children
For the 2021-2022 school year, ALL Imlay City Schools students will be able to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO COST. This is excellent news! However, we will still need households that may qualify for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program to complete an application. This information is critical in determining the funding our district receives from a variety of State and Federal programs. Buildings will be providing these applications for students in their back-to-school mailings and they will be available in the offices of each building. 


Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19

EO under MCL 333.2253 requires that school districts, within 24 hours of being notified by a local health department of a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, provide public notice to the school community on our website. This communication will be provided below. For information about measures in place, throughout the ICS district, to prevent transmission of COVID-19, as well as measures that individuals can take to prevent transmission, please see our COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan-Updated 4/22/2021

COVID-19 Important Links/Information

May 11, 2021: Revised "Close Proximity" Notification

May 7, 2021: Revised Quarantine Notification

May 5, 2021 MDHHS Facial Covering Information Letter - May 5, 2021

April 19, 2021: Preschool and Childcare Mask Mandate Letter

April 7, 2021: Isolation and Quarantine Updated Guidelines
April 7, 2021 Notification: Return of 14-Day Quarantine

3/22/21 Notification of Remote Learning for all ICS Buildings
3/19/21 Notification of ICHS Remote Learning March 22-25
3/18/21 Notification of School Cancellation for March 26

December 2020 Modified Quarantine Memo


11-13-2020 COVID-19 Information Update-English
11-13-2020 COVID-19 Information Update-Spanish
11-13-2020 COVID-19 Information Update Video

Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan
ICS School Closure Learning Information and Schedule 2020-2021 

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan-Updated 4/22/2021 ICS Student Health Screening Document ICS Safe Return to School Plan FAQ CEC Fall 2020 Special Education FAQ ICS Mask Medical Exemption Form

Online Payment System

Imlay City Schools uses My School Bucks to provide families an opportunity to conveniently make deposits, view balances, and see the activity of their student’s lunch account(s). You may make deposits to your student’s account by using this online system. Visit My School Bucks directly at www.myschoolbucks.com or access it through the ‘Parents’ section of our website at www.icschools.us . There is a $2.49 fee per transaction. You may place funds into more than one account within a single transaction and there is no limit on the deposit amount. The Imlay City School district does not receive any portion of this transaction fee. The transaction fee is charged by My School Bucks and their processing company; Heartland, for using their service.
 

Substitute Teachers Needed

Imlay City Schools is looking for substitute teachers! Pay is $100.00 per day and your day includes FREE lunch and FREE childcare (for children ages 2 years 6 months (must be potty trained) - fifth grade. 

If you, or someone you know, is interested, please visit www.edustaff.org to register and complete the required information. If you have any questions, please call 810-724-2765. 

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