Italy Independent School District 300 College Street Italy, Texas 76651 972-483-1815 Italy ISD Approves 2023-2024 4-Day Instructional Week School Calendar On Monday, January 23, 2023, during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Italy ISD Board of Trustees, the 2023-2024 School Calendar was approved. The 2023-2024 school calendar will be different from previous calendars as it includes a 4-day instructional week for students and staff. Students and staff will attend school Monday-Thursday with most Fridays set aside for campuses to use as Intervention and Support days or for staff to attend and participate in professional development. Fridays will also include opportunities for extra-curricular activities. The research and planning for the possible change in the calendar began earlier in the fall with a general staff survey on how much interest there might be in pursuing the change. District representatives also attended workshops in the area being conducted for other districts interested in the alternate calendar. Campus presentations were made to provide additional information as well as meetings with the district’s site-based decision making committee. Finally, a survey along with a draft calendar and frequently asked questions were made available to students in grades 7-11, parents, families and community members via Facebook and the district website. Why did Italy ISD consider a four-day instructional week and approve the change? The primary reasons are to retain and attract quality teachers and staff, provide stability and quality instruction for students, boost student and staff well-being, maintain strong student attendance and give time back to students and staff to improve overall performance and quality of life. Italy ISD is unable to pay employees the same salaries as the larger school districts that are in the area. The district hopes this helps give Italy ISD a competitive edge in hiring employees. By being able to hire and retain the highest quality and experienced teachers and support staff, the quality of instruction and student success should increase. The 4-day Instructional week also has the potential to attract more students to the district. Making this change should have a positive effect on student and staff morale and having off one day a week will help with attendance rates of students and staff alike. Staff and families can use the day during the week to schedule appointments, take care of family obligations, etc… that often take them out of school. The 2023-2024 board-approved calendar and FAQ document can be found at this link: https://5il.co/1li36 https://5il.co/1li37 Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
5 days ago, Michael Steinmetz
Calling all Highschool Students: Is your student interested in Dual Credit at Navarro College here on Campus and needs to take the TSI? We have the TSI test scheduled for February 1, 2023. You may also be interested in attending the Fort Worth ISD's 13th Annual College Fair 2023 on Saturday, January 28, 2023. We’re excited to offer solutions to our students as they prepare to navigate their life AFTER high school. Please see the 2 attached flyers and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
18 days ago, Michael Steinmetz
Flier 1
Flier 2
To all Italy ISD Headstart and PreK families, As we continue to work through plans and respond to situations arising from our Christmas flooding at Stafford, we have discovered additional classrooms that will be impacted by the repairs.  The Headstart and Prekindergarten classrooms will need to temporarily relocate. Central Baptist Church has graciously agreed to allow those classes to utilize their Family Life Center for the short period of time we anticipate needing to be out of our Stafford classrooms beginning January 5th. STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE DROPPED OFF IN THE MORNING AND PICKED UP IN THE AFTERNOON FROM STAFFORD.  Students will eat breakfast at Stafford. After breakfast, a bus will take them to Central Baptist Church.  Lunch will be delivered to them at Central Baptist by our Food Service department.  At the end of the day, students will be brought back to Stafford for regular dismissal procedures.  If you need to pick up your student during the school day, you MUST come to Stafford first to officially check them out of the office.  You will be provided a checkout pass to take to Central Baptist and present to the teacher.   STUDENTS WILL NOT BE RELEASED FROM CENTRAL BAPTIST WITHOUT A CHECKOUT PASS THAT WAS GIVEN FROM THE STAFFORD OFFICE!     Thank you so much for your patience, understanding and cooperation during this time.  It's just another example of our strong and supportive Italy ISD Family!!!
27 days ago, Michael Steinmetz
Last night, December 24th, a broken water pipe was discovered in a classroom in the 1st/2nd grade hall at Stafford Elementary. The hallway, restrooms, and a majority of classrooms in that area sustained significant water damage. Late last night our maintenance and custodial crew moved furniture out of classrooms as a company arrived to pump water out of the building. This afternoon, a restoration company arrived to begin the process of removing wet sheetrock, wet carpet, etc.... to begin restoring the space for use. You will see activity going on at Stafford for the remainder of the break and for a period of time when we return. Please stay away from the campus so the workers are able to work without interruptions. When students return to school on January 5th, classes affected by this unfortunate incident will be temporarily relocated within Stafford so school can continue until the work is complete and they can return to their classrooms. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together through this challenge and restore Stafford Elementary.
about 1 month ago, Michael Steinmetz
Power lifting Schedule for Italy ISD
about 2 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Power LIfting
Please see flier.
about 2 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Math Strong
Italy ISD is exploring the idea of a 4-Day Instructional Week calendar to pilot beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. For many, a 4-day Instructional Week may seem like a new idea. However, more than 1,600 schools around the US and more than 40 schools in Texas currently offer a 4-day instructional week calendar. Even more Texas schools are considering the move to a 4-Day Instructional Week Calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. The 4-day instructional week calendar has allowed innovative school districts across the country to attract and retain high-quality teachers to provide effective instruction for students. Please take a few minutes to access a Sample Calendar, a document with Frequently Asked Questions, as well as a survey to provide your input at (Survey Closed) Your time, attention and input is appreciated. Or Visit https://www.italyisd.org/ News to view and complete Survey
about 2 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Italy ISD
Veterans, parents, and Italy citizens, Please be our guest on Friday, November 11, 2022, as we honor the veterans of our community. Italy High School will host its annual Veteran's Day Ceremony on Friday at 10:00AM in the Old Gym. Veterans, come let us honor you on this special day. Italy citizens, come show our students the importance of honoring those who fought for our freedom. We hope to see you on Friday at 10:00AM in the Old Gym. You may park at the east end of the Old Gym, and enter directly in the front doors of the gym.
3 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Please read: Navarro Flier
3 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Navarro Flier
TODAY is the last day to order a yearbook at the lowest price of $45! Act fast, before the price goes up! ORDER TODAY WHY PAY MORE LATER? LIMITED TIME OFFER Get four free icons (valued at $20.00) when you upgrade the cover by adding a student name for $8.00. The offer ends TODAY Friday, October 28, 2022. FREE ICONS › https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1079390/Italy-High-School/2023-Yearbook/20220927211503120125/CATALOG_SHOP/?utm_content=453275&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=YBK_CMP_HS_BE_LC0_NL_E4_20221027&utm_source=sfmc&utm_id=2feea41c-1729-42e4-a080-199c5c0e183a&utm_term=All+Subscribers *Credit card installment plan available on orders of $30 or more
3 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Italy vs. Kerens Varsity Football Game RESCHEDULED!
3 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Varsity Resch
RED RIBBON WEEK
3 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
RED RIBBON WEEK
Car Window Decals
3 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Decals
Shout out to Italy ISD Principals
3 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Principals
Dear Seniors 2023 Parent/Guardian: In 2022, Texas Education Agency (TEA) has implemented NEW graduation requirements for graduating Seniors. The reasoning behind the requirement is a large amount of "untapped federal resources available for post-secondary education.” In better terms, there are funds available for education that are now being used and TEA wants our students to have every opportunity available to take advantage. Many parents have started the process of working through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) because their student is applying to a higher institution or trade school. Students do have additional options and the high school counselor will be discussing this with your student next week. We see that this seems overwhelming and we are inviting representatives from Navarro College financial aid department to assist you here at Italy High School. Students are asked to bring their laptop and representatives can assist in the process. This event will be Wednesday, November 2nd at 5:30-7:30pm in the OLD Cafeteria. Attached you will find resources for this process. As a reminder - Italy ISD does not have a computer lab, so students are asked to bring their laptop to complete this online process. Should you have questions, feel free to reach me at 972.483.7411, extension 1214. We will work through this together! Go Gladiators! COMMON QUESTIONS: What does FAFSA stand for? Free Application for Financial Student Aid What can I do prior to attending the FAFSA Night? Students need to create a FSA ID at www.studentaid.gov Can I use my school email address? Your school email will be deleted once you graduate. Create an account - using an email address OUTSIDE of school email.
3 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
FASFA PIC
Order today with our JPay™ interest-free payment plan.* ORDER TODAY WHY PAY MORE LATER? Order a yearbook for your student by Friday, October 28, 2022 and you’ll get it at the lowest price of the year! $45 Early Bird Sale! http://click.e.jostens.com/?qs=8a0e3d05e744ef52592b591fa6059e34a8631b409a1374a359fc08a03af0ac89461e6e2dbf683056b98d3abce1b4eae749b70fbc286b13bcb0a2a9c2ce4332b4› LIMITED TIME OFFER Get four free icons (valued at $20.00) when you upgrade the cover by adding a student name for $8.00. Offer ends Friday, October 28, 2022. http://click.e.jostens.com/?qs=8a0e3d05e744ef52b326e491323fb17e8febfa3849b214137888a5ea7373148cacff720787f00ae6ce0dbc6b4094845f4c7214e2193706819fafc14e529c71c6 › *Credit card installment plan available on orders of $30 or more.
3 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Attention Fire alarms at the high school were activated at approx. 11 AM. Current smoke tests of the sewer lines being conducted by the city caused the sensors to go off. Everyone is accounted for and safe.
4 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Italy JV Football Game this week with Itasca has been cancelled. Itasca will not have a JV for this weeks game. Please share. Thank you.
4 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
See informatio about Carter Blood Drive
4 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Blood Drive
Juniors & Seniors ~ The deadline to register for the ACT is today, October 4th. Mrs. DeBorde Italy Junior High/High School
4 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
ACT Test