News & Announcements


Please read on for a letter from Dr. Ellen Retelle regarding the reopening plan. Please complete the reopening plan survey at by August 10, 2020.

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

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.

IDCS Survey Regarding Online Learning

IDCS is responding proactively to situations related to COVID 19. And, our goal is to keep IDCS open. If we had to close the school, there may be a possibility for our teachers/students to engage in online learning.  Please click on this News Article to complete the survey.
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