News & Announcements

Family Newsletter ~ January 15, 2021

FULL REMOTE LEARNING MODEL will continue through Friday, January 22nd due to data metrics supplied by the Uncas Health District, including the high rate of positive cases (12.7) in Norwich.

NO SCHOOL Monday, January 18th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

WORK DROP OFF/PICK UP Wednesday, January 20th 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

RETURN TO HYBRID/COHORTS: We hope to return to the Hybrid Model of In Person Learning on January 25th. A final decision will be made on January 21st.

A REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR is available on our website at

IDCS will be FULL REMOTE January 4 - 15

Current remote learning students will continue to work with their remote learning teachers; cohorts A & B will work with their home room teachers. There will be a student work pick up / drop off on January 6th. Read on for more details.

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.

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)

Hot Cocoa & Fiction

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of hot cocoa and storytelling!
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