Dear IRCS Families,
As we plan for the opening of school, our focus is to ensure the safety of every student and staff member. It has become clear that preparation requirements for the start of school cannot be completed within the original start date of August 12, 2020. To ensure our staff is ready to fulfill requirements associated with CDC guidelines, we have made the decision to delay the start of school for students to Monday, August 17, 2020.
We are finalizing our plans for both the Face-to-Face and our virtual models, which are focused on providing the safest environment and highest quality education possible. To account for the loss of instructional time, IRCS will convert the half-days of October 9, 2020 and March 12, 2021 to full days. The following changes are also being made and announced at this time to assist in your planning:
The Monday, August 10th School Wide Parent Orientation is cancelled and will be offered in two sessions that will be Face-to-Face and streamed on IRCS Live!
The Elementary Orientation is Tuesday, August 11th at 6:30 pm, Face-to-Face in the Worship Center and streamed on IRCS Live!
The Middle/High School Orientation is Thursday, August 13th at 6:30 pm, Face-to-Face in the Worship Center and streamed on IRCS Live!
The Middle/High School New Student Breakfast is being moved from Tuesday, August 11th to Friday, August 14th. This event will be held in the cafeteria from 9:00 to 11:00 am.
School Wide Open House on Tuesday, August 11th is being moved to Friday, August 14th.
Individual Elementary teachers will send invitations to families to allow them to sign up for a specific time to meet their teacher face-to-face or virtually. For elementary families, this meet the teacher event will replace the August 17th Parent Night.
Middle and High School students will be pick up their schedules and course information from individual teachers on Friday, August 14 according to the schedule below. This event will replace the August 17th Parent Night for 6th – 11th grade.
- 11th & 12th – 8:00 to 10:00 am in Gym
- 9th & 10th – 10:00 to 12:00 in Gym
- 7th & 8th – 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Gym
- 6th – 10:00 to 12:00 in room FC 208
The August 20th Senior Parent Night will remain on the calendar; however, it will be moved to the Fellowship Center (Cafeteria) at 7:00 pm.
These revisions to the IRCS 2020-21 Instructional Calendar will be updated on the IRCS website to assist families with planning. Additional information about our face-to-face and virtual learning plan will be communicated next week.
Thank you in advance for support as we work through this unique situation.