PARENTS
IPAT

Research overwhelmingly indicates that parent and/or guardian involvement not only positively affects student achievement, it contributes to higher quality education and better performance of schools overall.

At ISAAC we encourage parents and guardians to get involved in the ISAAC community by volunteering 10 hours a year, which includes getting involved in the ISAAC Parent Action Team (IPAT).

IPAT
IPAT

ISAAC PARENT ACTION TEAM (IPAT)

IPAT is a group of parents, guardians and educators from ISAAC working together. All parents and guardians of ISAAC students are welcome to attend all, any or some of the monthly IPAT meetings.

The main goals of IPAT are to provide:

  • An open communication forum for parents and guardians to speak with the school educators and administrators. IPAT meetings are an excellent opportunity to learn about what is going on at school, ask questions, suggest improvements and more.
  • Fundraising opportunities to benefit our school and students. ISAAC (as are most schools) always in need of additional money to support activities beyond the traditional school day. Some examples include the annual camping trip to Camp Hazen, designing and printing the annual yearbook, and other curriculum enhancement trips and activities.
  • School-wide community development events. In order to encourage one of the goals of a school which purposely draws from multiple towns, we think it is important to encourage a few school-wide "get-togethers."

We look forward to seeing you at any of the upcoming IPAT meetings in the upcoming school year. Dates are sent out to all families via email and posted on the ISAAC Facebook page.

For information about the Parent Action Team at ISAAC please contact Mildred

IPAT
SCHOOL CLOSING & DELAYS
DELAYS, CLOSINGS & EMERGENCY INFORMATON

Due to inclement weather and/or emergencies, school schedules may be impacted and adjustments will take place. In addition to the ISAAC School messenger service, Alert Solutions, the stations listed below will provide early closing information. Please make it a habit for your family to tune in to a local television station each morning as you prepare for the day or review the ISAAC website. Announcements of delayed openings or school cancellations begin about 6:00 A.M. and will be broadcast over the following stations:

Television Channels: Channel 3 (CBS) & Channel 8 (ABC)

ALERT SOLUTIONS

ISAAC uses the Alert Solutions messenger service to notify parents, guardians, and/or the designated student emergency contact, of pertinent information regarding your student and school. The school uses this notification system for the following:

  • Daily notification of student absence
  • Delayed school openings
  • Early dismissals due to weather or school emergencies
  • School or district surveys
  • Notification of upcoming school events
  • Low or negative lunch balances
  • Other important information families may need to be aware of.

It is important that all emergency numbers are kept up to date to ensure that parents, guardians and/or emergency contacts receive this important message.

SCHOOL UNIFORM
School Uniform
School Uniform

The uniform for ISAAC is comprised of the following:

  • Black, blue,red, grey or yellow polo shirt with the ISAAC logo
  • Tan or black khaki pants or shorts
  • Close-toe, close-heel sneakers, shoes or boots
  • Jackets with the ISAAC logo (only) are permitted

Uniform shirts, jackets and sweatshirts must be ordered through the online store only. All tops must have the ISAAC logo. You may buy the uniform pants elsewhere (Wal-Mart, Target, Old Navy, Gap etc.).

The following are the requirements of the dress code:

  • Clothing must be properly fitted (not too large or too tight)
  • Pants/Shorts should be made of khaki material (black or tan only) and loosely fitted. Tight-fitting (yoga style) pants are not allowed.
  • Pants/Shorts must be worn at waist level with a belt.
  • Shorts must be no shorter than 1/2" above the knees.
  • Flip flops, sandals, slides, or high heels are not allowed.
  • Hats, coats and gloves must be stored in a locker.

Please also refer to the Parent/Student Handbook

ISAAC has two approved uniform partners: School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger andDarter School Uniforms. Click below to order your logo wear from either of our school uniform partners.

Ordering Instructions

  1. Go to www.globalschoolwear.com
  2. On the Find Your School page, please enter either your Partner School Code INTE02 or search by school name and location. Please also select your student’s grade, gender and program type.
  3. The website will automatically apply logo requirements (or options) as determined by your school’s administrative team.

Or order through our second approved uniform partner Darter. Simply click on this link to place your order: http://www.darterschools.com/isaac/

School Uniform Update

We are pleased to announce that Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication has chosen School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger as an approved uniform partner for the upcoming school year.

To make your shopping experience simple and stress-free. Please take a moment to read the instructions below.

Ordering Instructions

  1. Go to www.globalschoolwear.com
  2. On the Find Your School page, please enter either your Partner School Code INTE02 or search by school name and location. Please also select your student’s grade, gender and program type.
  3. The website will automatically apply logo requirements (or options) as determined by your school’s administrative team.

Now you have two options for ordering logowear. Darter is also still an approved uniform partner for the upcoming school year. http://www.darterschools.com/isaac/

School Uniform Update
SCHOOL MEALS

Lunch & Breakfast

School breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are available for all students. Meal service is provided by SLA management and adheres to the National School Lunch Program. The program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, free lunches to children each school day.

All meals are consistent with the USDA Dietary guidelines for Americans and are made and served in a sanitary environment that is essential for each student’s needs.

The food service program strives to provide all students with the ability to make healthy food selections on their own.

You will also see interactive menu features that will provide valuable  nutritional information as well as information allergens.

Interactive Menu Features:

Nutritional information Hover your mouse over a menu item to see the nutritional label.

Allergens - Click on an allergen to the right of the menu: Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Soy, and Wheat.  All menu items that contain the selected allergen will be highlighted yellow on the menu.

ISAAC and SLA management are committed to providing a variety of appealing and nutritious meals to our students.

TRANSPORTATION

Bus transportation is available for many of the towns, offering morning pickup and afternoon drop-off. For the convenience of our families, we are providing links to Districts' Transportation departments. Please use this information to review your child's school bus stop and pick-up/drop off time. If you have any question about transportation, please contact your district bus transportation center. Links to district bus information are provided below.


NO BUS SERVICE DAYS

The school buses from Groton, Ledyard and Montville follow the Regional Multicultural Magnet School (RMMS) calendar. Therefore, there are some days in which ISAAC students from these towns will not have bus transportation to and/or from school. Communication will be sent out via email as a reminder on these dates or posted on the ISAAC Facebook page. You can also contact the bus company by using the information listed above for up to date and accurate bus information that may impact your child. As always you can call the ISAAC main office if you have any questions at (860) 447-1003.