Italy ISD Health Services Students, teachers, and staff who have symptoms of infectious illness, such as influenza or COVID-19, should stay home and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and care. Staying home when sick with COVID-19 is essential to keep COVID-19 infections out of schools and prevent spread to others. Confirmed Positive: School systems must exclude students from attending school or any school events in person who are actively sick with COVID-19 or who have received a positive test result for COVID-19. Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19 symptoms or is test-confirmed with COVID-19 until the conditions for re-entry are met. The readmission criteria for COVID-19 is as follows: If symptomatic, exclude until at least 10 days have passed since testing positive, are fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours, and other symptoms have improved. Children who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms must stay home until at least 10 days after they day they were tested. Confirmed Exposure: School systems are not required to conduct contact tracing. Members within the household of a COVID positive individual will be considered close contacts. Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 10 days after their last exposure to that person. However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria does NOT need to stay home. • Someone who has been fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms of COVID-19. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and should wear a mask indoors for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative. OR • Someone who has had COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months AND • Has recovered AND • Remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath) Notifications: Italy ISD will only notify the student, student’s parents, and staff of specific lab confirmed COVID cases, and request that they self-monitor for 14 days. If any individual feels as if they, or their student, was a close contact of a lab confirmed positive COVID case, said individual is to report such information to campus administration and it will be investigated on a case by case basis by the Italy ISD COVID response team for further appropriate action. Italy ISD will communicate through a letter to the parents when a COVID positive case has been identified on their child’s campus. No specific student information will be included. Italy ISD will notify the proper authorities of a confirmed case in the school. Classwork during Quarantine: When quarantined at home, students are encouraged to monitor activities and assignments on their Google classroom accounts and complete work as much as they are able. Communication with teachers through Google classroom and email is encouraged as they complete assignments. This will help to minimize the long term effects on their academic progress up their return. REV: 08/19/2021
3 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
School starts TOMORROW, August 16th bright and early for all Italy High and Jr. High School students!!!!! We are SO excited to see everyone tomorrow morning!! The bell rings at 8:00 for 1st period! Don’t be TARDY!! Doors will open by 7:20 and breakfast will begin soon. All students will be able to have free breakfast and lunch for this school year. If students have their schedule, they will go on to class at 8:00. For any student who does not already have a schedule, parents will need to make sure all registration is completed before a schedule will be given to a student. Any student requesting a schedule change will follow their current schedule until schedules are officially changed. Students should come in dress code ready to hit the ground learning! School will be dismissed at 3:40. #OneTeamOneItaly
4 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Welcome back to School!!! Please read message below for 21-22 registration and schedule pick up instructions. Registration for the new 2021-2022 school year for Italy ISD all grades opens up first thing tomorrow morning. All registration will be conducted online in the Ascender Parent Portal just like last year. There have been some updates to the Ascender parent portal, the new link to the parent portal is https://portals10.ascendertx.com/ParentPortal/login?distid=070907 Your login from last year will be the same as last year, if you have forgotten your password please click on the forgot password or forgot user name link to reset them. Once you are logged in you will see your students already waiting for you to continue their registration. For new student registration, please click on the Create Account tab to begin registering a new student who was not in Italy the year before. Please continue the registration and verify that all the information is current and up to date. Please double check the address information for parents, students, and emergency contacts is correctly entered into the correct space. This information is important and needs to be accurate so that when Italy ISD sends out messages and alerts that they go to the correct people. If you have any trouble with getting your user name or passwords, please contact the campus secretary of either school for assistance. The new Principal for Italy High School has a document for the Jr High and High school students and parents. Please read it carefully so you will know what is expected to have a smooth registration for the new year. https://5il.co/w3ot Document Need to Knows About Schedule Pick-Up What is NEW? ● New Principal - Sharon Graves ● New Counselor - Meredith DeBorde ● New School Hours: 8:00 am - 3:40 pm ● New Law Regarding Required Intervention ○ Any student who was not successful on a STAAR or EOC test is required to have intervention. This means that there may be an Academic Support class on the schedule and that can’t be changed. This does not mean that any student is less than another student or that we are just concerned about the performance on the STAAR test. We will use this classroom opportunity to close gaps that may have resulted from COVID, help students recover credit that may have been lost in a previous course, assist students focusing on the ACT, SAT, or TSI, or give students extra tutoring opportunities in preparation for a future STAAR or EOC. What do you do FIRST? ● Complete the online registration process - this MUST be completed before any schedule will be given to a student ● Make certain that your student is up to date on immunization requirements. ○ All incoming 7th grade students have required vaccinations. ○ Anyone new to the district must provide a complete vaccination record. ○ If your student has medical concerns, please begin the paperwork process with your physician now so you can bring the necessary paperwork needed to have medications on campus. This is especially true for students who may have asthma, seizures, severe allergies, and diabetes. What do you BRING? ● Proof of Residency ○ Water bill ○ Electric bill ○ Rental agreement ○ Contract on house ● Photo ID of the person registering the student - can be uploaded while completing online registration. We can make a copy of this if unable to upload. ● If your student will be driving to school and will need a parking permit, we must have: ○ $20 for parking permit (cash or check only) ○ Copy of student’s driver’s license ○ Copy of insurance that has your student’s name on it ● You can pick up your students' chromebook if the chromebook fees have been paid for the new school year.(cash or check only) Fees are $25.00, $15.00 for reduced lunch, $10.00 for free lunch if you qualify. Please complete the Free and Reduced Lunch form online. No schedule will be issued without ALL online registration components completed!!!!! No schedule will be changed the day of pick up!!! What DAY and TIME do you COME? ● Incoming 12th and 11th Grade - Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -- 8:30 am -10:30 am ● Incoming 10th and 9th Grade - Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -- 10:30 am - 12:30 pm ● Incoming 8th and 7th Grade - Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -- 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm ● Anyone unable to come during designated time above may come on Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm What ELSE??? ● Meet the Teacher and Walk your schedule - Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm ● Counselor will have office hours for schedule changes if needed ● Chromebooks can also be picked up on the first day of school, and the first week of school, by the student. They would still need to bring their chromebook fees, cash or check will be accepted at the school, fees must be paid before receiving a chromebook.
4 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
PRE-KINDERGARTEN Round UP Qualification August 11t h - 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. August 12t h - 2:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. August 13t h - 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Must be 4 on or before Sept. l5t, 2021 PRE-KINDERGARTEN ELIGIBILITY REQUIRMENTS 1. Unable to speak or comprehend the English language 2. Qualify for Free or reduced lunch program 3. The child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty (Must be active duty the first day of school) 4. Child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving active duty. 5. Homeless (lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence) 6. Is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing. This also includes children who have been adopted or return to their parents. ITEMS NEEDED: To enroll your child, please bring the following documents...... 1. Proof of Residency (a utility bill with name and physical address) 2. Official Birth Certificate 3. Child's Social Security Card 4. Up to Date Immunization Record 5. Copy of Parent driver's license 6. Proof of Income *IF YOU DO NOT QUALIFY BY MEETING THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS* There is a tuition based Pre K program that will be offered at a fee of $400.00 a month if there are available spots. Contact Stafford Elementary for more information.
4 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Italy ISD is looking for an Early-Childhood certified teacher who is interested in teaching our wonderful Headstart-Prekindergarten students that attend Stafford Elementary School. If you are interested, please apply at the following link: https://www.teacherjobnet.org/Jobs/Jobpost.exe?Action=page3&JobCategory=1&JobType=ALL&District=Italy Thank you!
4 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Welcome back to School!!! Please read message below for 21-22 registration and schedule pick up instructions. Registration for the new 2021-2022 school year for Italy ISD all grades opens up first thing tomorrow morning. All registration will be conducted online in the Ascender Parent Portal just like last year. There have been some updates to the Ascender parent portal, the new link to the parent portal is https://portals10.ascendertx.com/ParentPortal/login?distid=070907 Your login from last year will be the same as last year, if you have forgotten your password please click on the forgot password or forgot user name link to reset them. Once you are logged in you will see your students already waiting for you to continue their registration. For new student registration, please click on the Create Account tab to begin registering a new student who was not in Italy the year before. Please continue the registration and verify that all the information is current and up to date. Please double check the address information for parents, students, and emergency contacts is correctly entered into the correct space. This information is important and needs to be accurate so that when Italy ISD sends out messages and alerts that they go to the correct people. If you have any trouble with getting your user name or passwords, please contact the campus secretary of either school for assistance. The new Principal for Italy High School has a document for the Jr High and High school students and parents. Please read it carefully so you will know what is expected to have a smooth registration for the new year. https://5il.co/w3ot Document Need to Knows About Schedule Pick-Up What is NEW? ● New Principal - Sharon Graves ● New Counselor - Meredith DeBorde ● New School Hours: 8:00 am - 3:40 pm ● New Law Regarding Required Intervention ○ Any student who was not successful on a STAAR or EOC test is required to have intervention. This means that there may be an Academic Support class on the schedule and that can’t be changed. This does not mean that any student is less than another student or that we are just concerned about the performance on the STAAR test. We will use this classroom opportunity to close gaps that may have resulted from COVID, help students recover credit that may have been lost in a previous course, assist students focusing on the ACT, SAT, or TSI, or give students extra tutoring opportunities in preparation for a future STAAR or EOC. What do you do FIRST? ● Complete the online registration process - this MUST be completed before any schedule will be given to a student ● Make certain that your student is up to date on immunization requirements. ○ All incoming 7th grade students have required vaccinations. ○ Anyone new to the district must provide a complete vaccination record. ○ If your student has medical concerns, please begin the paperwork process with your physician now so you can bring the necessary paperwork needed to have medications on campus. This is especially true for students who may have asthma, seizures, severe allergies, and diabetes. What do you BRING? ● Proof of Residency ○ Water bill ○ Electric bill ○ Rental agreement ○ Contract on house ● Photo ID of the person registering the student - can be uploaded while completing online registration. We can make a copy of this if unable to upload. ● If your student will be driving to school and will need a parking permit, we must have: ○ $20 for parking permit (cash or check only) ○ Copy of student’s driver’s license ○ Copy of insurance that has your student’s name on it ● You can pick up your students' chromebook if the chromebook fees have been paid for the new school year.(cash or check only) Fees are $25.00, $15.00 for reduced lunch, $10.00 for free lunch if you qualify. Please complete the Free and Reduced Lunch form online. No schedule will be issued without ALL online registration components completed!!!!! No schedule will be changed the day of pick up!!! What DAY and TIME do you COME? ● Incoming 12th and 11th Grade - Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -- 8:30 am -10:30 am ● Incoming 10th and 9th Grade - Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -- 10:30 am - 12:30 pm ● Incoming 8th and 7th Grade - Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -- 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm ● Anyone unable to come during designated time above may come on Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm What ELSE??? ● Meet the Teacher and Walk your schedule - Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm ● Counselor will have office hours for schedule changes if needed ● Chromebooks can also be picked up on the first day of school, and the first week of school, by the student. They would still need to bring their chromebook fees, cash or check will be accepted at the school, fees must be paid before receiving a chromebook.
4 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Please see Italy ISD 21-22 Return to School Plan at the link below. https://5il.co/w24h
4 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
New and Returning Student Registration will begin July 28th. Watch for more information coming soon!
4 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Did your child receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program during the 2020–21 school year? If so, your family may be eligible for P-EBT benefits to purchase food. The P-EBT application opens June 2. For more information: Website: hhs.texas.gov/pebt Phone: 833-442-1255 Spanish https://5il.co/t4u9 English https://5il.co/t4ub
6 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
McDonald’s North Texas is offering free breakfast to teachers, administrators and staff (with valid ID) to show their appreciation for the hard work educators have displayed this last year. Visit a nearby location from May 3-7 for a free breakfast sandwich or bakery item, along with any size hot or iced McCafé Premium Roast Coffee.
7 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Italy ISD welcomes our new High School Principal, Sharon Graves. Go Gladiators!
8 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
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Italy ISD would like to congratulate Lee Guidry, CAP instructor at Italy ISD, for receiving the Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award! He received this award for his development of aerospace leadership curriculum that ties into the government and public administration strand of Texas’ career and technical education. Also, He implemented a drone flight school that allows cadets to earn their FAA part 107 commercial drone license before graduation. The Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award is a national-level award established to recognize and reward any Civil Air Patrol member who is a certified K-12 teacher for outstanding accomplishments in Aerospace/STEM education and for possessing those honorable attributes we expect from American teachers who are inspiring the next generation of aerospace-related STEM citizenry. Congratulations Mr. Guidry on a Job well done!
9 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
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March 11, 2021 Response to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order Concerning Masking Within Governor Greg Abbott’s recent executive order GA-34, the Governor instructed public schools to continue to operate under the standard health protocols and guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). At this time, TEA continues to require schools to perform contact tracing in response to all confirmed cases of COVID-19, and require all individuals who have had close contact with the person who has COVID-19 to be quarantined. As a relief from the quarantine requirement, TEA allows school districts to consider the wearing of face coverings. Italy ISD has utilized this relief throughout the pandemic in all situations where consistent and faithful mask wearing can be verified. Due to our consistent efforts to enforce the wearing of face coverings among students and staff, we have been able to keep the numbers of required quarantines relatively low among our student population. This has enabled the vast majority of our well student population to continue to come to school each day for in-person instruction and activities. WIthout the consistent presence of face coverings, the number of our required quarantines would have been significantly greater. Spring is a very busy period of time and we do not want to face the difficult decisions we were forced to make this time last year. As a result, following the standards and guidance from TEA, Italy ISD will continue to require all staff and students to wear face coverings this school year. We believe this requirement best protects the ability of our staff and students to continue to have school in-person and minimize the chances of having to cancel spring activities. We have faithfully worn face coverings throughout this school year. Maintaining this practice for the remainder of the school year is a benefit for our students, staff and families.
9 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
ATTENTION PARENTS: Due to inclement weather and power outages, Italy ISD will be closed for the remainder of the week. Italy ISD will re-open at our normal time on Monday, 2/22. Stay safe and we will keep you updated.
10 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
ATTENTION PARENTS: Due to inclement weather and no power or internet, Italy ISD will be closed on Wednesday, 2/17 & Thursday, 2/18. Stay safe and we will keep you updated!
10 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
ATTENTION PARENTS: Due to inclement weather and power issues, Italy ISD will be closed on Tuesday, 2/16
10 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Attention Staff. No staff development tomorrow, Monday 2/15. Enjoy your day off, and remember that students have a holiday on this day. More information to come about Tuesday, 2/16 and Wednesday, 2/17.
10 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
Awesome School & Community Collaboration. Got the water trough refilled! Enough water to take care of animals through Wednesday. Thanks to Mr. Larry Eubank and Mr. Glover for your help!
10 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
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Attention Italy ISD parents: Italy ISD will be closed tomorrow February 11th due to inclement weather. Thank you.
10 months ago, Michael Steinmetz
The Italy Independent School District would like to direct you to the Italy Police Department's Facebook page for further details regarding today's LOCKOUT at Italy ISD.
10 months ago, Michael Steinmetz