IDCS Weekly News ~ March 6, 2020

The Uncas Health District is having an informational session for the general public on Monday, March 9th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich, CT.  There will be information given and an opportunity for the public to ask any questions they may have regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
Student Drop Off:  Student drop off starts at 7:30 a.m.  Please do not drop off your child at school before 7:30 a.m.
 
Student Led Conferences:  Sign up for student led conferences was done digitally this semester.  Sign Up is now CLOSED.  If you did not sign your child up for a conference, your child's teacher will assign a day and time for the two of you to come in.  You will receive confirmation of this day and time in your email.  Those families who were assigned a day and time by their child's teacher will also receive a paper notification that should be signed and sent back to school with your child.
 
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, MARCH 13
 
Scholastic Book Fair: All students will receive a $5.00 credit toward the purchase of a book for the March 2020 Book Fair.  Click this LINK to sign up for ewallet, purchase books online or volunteer.
 
Hours of Operation:     Tuesday, March 10 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  
                                    Wednesday, March 11 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
                                    Thursday, March 12 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Classroom Visits:        9:00 a.m.: Mrs. Jen
                                    9:30 a.m.: Mrs. Hawk and Ms. Maletz
                                   10:00 a.m.: Mrs. Strong's AM Class and Mrs. Murphy
                                   10:30 a.m.: Mrs. Temple and Ms. Allard
                                   11:00 a.m.: Ms. McGuckin
                                   11:30 a.m.: Mrs. McOmber and Ms. Bouregy
                                   12:00 p.m.: Mrs. Cronin and Ms. Gant
                                   12:30 p.m.: Ms. Osten and Mr. Cyr
                                   1:00 p.m.: Mrs. Strong's PM Class and Mrs. Adams-Barrientos
                                   1:30 p.m.: Mrs. Dearborn 
 
Kids Heart Challenge:  Students at the Integrated Day Charter School are participating in the Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart) during the month of March.  They will be learning about how to be "heart healthy", and about ways that they can help with others with special hearts.  Part of the Kids Health Challenge is fundraising.  Students will be sent home with envelopes that contain some information about how they can raise money online by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge free app or going to the Kids Heart Challenge website and joining the Integrated Day Charter School team.  The due date of donations/envelopes is Friday, March 20.
 
Event Dates and Times
  • K/1: Monday, March 16 at 1:45 p.m.
  • 2/3: Monday, March 16 at 9:30 a.m.
  • 4/5: Tuesday, March 17 at 12:40 p.m.
  • 6: Thursday, March 19 at 8:25 a.m.
  • 7/8: Friday, March 20 time TBD
 
Foundation Fundraiser at Cafe Otis:  March 21 at 6:00 p.m. - A Delicious Dinner Fundraiser - Bourbon Tasting & Silent Auction - Tickets $50 - Click HERE to reserve your tickets!
 
Annie Jr. - Play by IDCS Students!  March 26 and 27, 6:00 p.m. at Kelly Middle School
 
Basket Raffle:  April 3, 2020 - Click this LINK for more details.
 
Director's Drop In:  Wednesday, March 11, 2:30-2:30 p.m. If you would like to speak with Dr. Retelle about any issue, please stop by her office.
 
Yearbook:  It's time to start thinking about end of the year/graduation messages.  Also please start finding photos that you would like to use, digital images only.  More information coming soon!
 
Social Media:  Every moves kids make is tracked online.  Protect their privacy today.  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-rights
 
Smithsonian:  NASA names its next Mars rover "Perseverance"  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/nasa-names-next-mars-rover-perseverance
 
Lost & Found:  Bins are located near the former main entrance area.  Please go through the lost and found during conferences.  All items remaining on Monday, March 16th will be donated.