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Mum Fundraiser!

Orders Due September 11, 2020. Please submit your paper order along with cash or check made payable to IDEA. You will then be given tickets to pick up your Mums at Malerba's in Norwich.
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School Calendar 2020/2021 Hybrid Model

IDCS will be implementing a Hybrid Model Calendar
~Week 1 will be a staggered start with 1/2 days (8am-12pm)
~~Cohort A, Grades K/1, 2/3, 6 will attend on 8/31 (distance learn 9/1, 2, 3, 4)
~~Cohort A, Grades 4/5, 7/8 will attend on 9/1 (distance learn 8/31, 9, 2, 3, 4)
~~Cohort B, Grades K/1, 2/3, 6 will attend on 9/3 (distance learn on 8/31, 9, 1, 2, 4)
~~Cohort B, Grades 4/5, 7/8 will attend on 9/4 (distance learn on 8/31, 9, 1, 2, 3)
~Week 2 (minor adjustment due to Labor Day)
~~Cohort A, Grades PK-8 will attend on 9/8, 9/9 (distance learn 9/10, 9/11)
~~Cohort B, Grades PK-8 will attend on 9/10, 9/11 (distance learn 9/8, 9/9)
READ ON FOR FULL SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR
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Conversations on Race

We, as a staff, stand with individuals and organized groups who are protesting against racial injustices in Norwich, in Connecticut and across the United States. We support IDCS staff and students who have protested for racial justice. As our country grapples with the injustices of racism, we need to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” One of IDCS’ core tenets is Integration of a Critical Curriculum: IDCS teachers/staff embraced critical pedagogy/instruction to support critical thinking in all content areas. Critical pedagogy is a progressive teaching philosophy that challenges students to examine power structures and patterns of inequality within the status quo. All US citizens and residents, and specifically people of color, must live in a country that is just and fair.
Cheryl Blanchard-Governing Board President
Dr. Ellen Retelle-Director
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Yearbook 2020: Order your 8th grade shout out today! DUE APRIL 20, 2020

Due to the COVID 19 Crisis we will ONLY be accepting shout outs to individual 8th grade students or the 8th grade class as a whole. We are not accepting any further business advertisements (any previously ordered business advertisements will be honored). Please follow this link to order a shout out for one (or more!) of the awesome IDCS class of 2020 graduates.
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