Yesterday was a fantastic Grandparents Day with an inspiring program and delicious lunch (made by Barbara Chambers). (See a some sample photos below) It was a pleasure to meet grandparents and special friends of some of our new students and get reacquainted with some who have attended several of these celebrations. One grandmother (Yvonne Klopfenstein) has had at least one of her grandchildren at ICA for the last 12 years!
Inclement weather notices:
With the winter weather seeming to click into high gear today, I would like to remind you of how to know if there is or is not school on a questionable day. Here are the ways to get the informaiton in the order I update them on a day when school is cancelled unexpectedly:
1. Phone tree: Our phone tree system calls each number listed for a family with the message in the order listed in Gradelink until it gets a pick-up (it does time out after so many tries). If possible, I try to activate this by 6 am.
2. ICA Facebook closed group
3. ICA phone message (360-221-0919)
4. ICA webpage (front page)
5. TV/radio. I don't contact them directly any longer, but it is most often the case that if the South Whidbey School District it listed as not having school or running two hours late, ICA will be following the same schedule for the day.
If there were a power outage or some other unforseen event requiring us to dismiss school during the school day, the phone tree would be activated with the message that students will need to be picked up. Note: If our power is out, we are required to close school after two hours.
Since my power just flickered, I think I'll sign off for today!
Enjoy the blustery evening!
Island Christian ACademy
Decidedly Academic - Distinctively Christian.
A few of our wax museum participants
Electives week with Detective Farr from Island County
Service Project, Langley
High School students visit the capital building in Olympia
Spelling bee winners
Sno-Isle Skill Center graduate and ICA senior
Secondary Leadership Retreat
Community service project at the Island County Fairgrounds
Northwest Institute of the Literary Arts winners