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).
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 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) is always in need of additional money to support activities beyond the traditional school day. Some examples include the end-of-year field trips, 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 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.
SCHOOL CLOSING & DELAYS
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)
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
- 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.
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.
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.
- East Lyme & Niantic Bus Route Information
- Groton Bus Route Information - Groton Transportation Contact Page
- Ledyard Bus Information Questions: Jason Lathrop (860) 464-9255 x215, or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Montville Bus Information Questions: 860-848-3878
- New London Bus Schedules - NLPS Transportation Page. Three days for request processing required: 860-443-0317
- North Stonington Bus Schedules
- Norwich - Transportation not provided. There are parents from the Norwich area who car pool to and from school. Another resource for Norwich Students is Southeast Area Transit (aka Seat Bus).
- Waterford - Waterford Transporation Contact Page - For questions or to receive route information please call: 860-443-2244. Bus routes are subject to change daily throughout the school year due to traffic, weather, driving conditions, and new ridership.
- Stonington: Questions: Bill King, Business Manager, Stonington Public Schools 860-572-0506 ext. 102 or email@example.com. Bus Service in Stonington is provided by First Student, Inc.
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.