Daily Notices:


6 October Updates

New notices in red

  1. Middle School residential day 3. The students are tired after another very long day and early start, but are still in good spirits and having a great time.

  2. Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland - please see this update

  3. Flu Jabs. At school on 12 and 13 December. More information will follow

  4. 2023 Graduation. This form was sent to your child in Grade 12 to help prepare for the 2023 Graduation. Please discuss with them whether they would like to buy or hire a cap and gown. This choice will be put on your IPAY Impact Account. Any questions contact Alison Yesildag

  5. Menu. For w/b 3 October follow this link

  6. Healthy Lifestyles Week. This letter went out recently to Elementary families.

  7. 50th Anniversary Time Capsule. Please submit your ideas here.

  8. Swimming Timetable. Please sign up here - free sessions for parents and staff (places are limited and subject to change).


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Daily Routines (in the school building)

Before leaving home:


Please email the school before 8.15am on each day of absence:

Please include your child’s full name, Grade and reason for absence. Follow the links for further information on attendance and illness/exclusion from school. In Semester 2, Grade 12s may receive off campus privileges.


Travelling to School

Contact our transport coordinator, Ron Falconer at rfalconer@isa.aberdeen.sch.uk for information about buses. Our website has a list of the main routes and the bus conduct regulations. You can find all the routes with (approximate) pick up times and stops from this link and additional guidelines for parents here.

Follow the link for more information on safe cycling.


Food at School

Lunches are ordered from a hot counter service at the time of the student's allocated lunchtime.

If you don't want a school meal please prepare a safe packed lunch for your child.

Middle school 11.20

High school 11.30

K-2 12.10

3-5 12.40

The weekly menu is posted in the daily notices, the price list can be found here.

Students bring in their own snacks for break time, due to allergens we ask that they don't bring in Nut products, and don't share their items with each other.

ISA makes every effort to make the building safe for students with allergens, but we cannot guarantee it and it is important that your child know how to keep themselves safe. allergen information can be found on the menu.


PE

You can find the elementary PE supply list here.


Forgotten Equipment

If you child has forgotten anything, usually we can lend a replacement. We can provide food, water, pens, paper, pencils or spare Chromebooks. Don't feel you have to rush back to school

Forms

The following forms should be checked and updated every year in August, and then used to submit any changes as the year continues.


For PreSchool to Grade 12 (Each Year)

  • 1A - Contact Details: Contacts & emergency contacts - please update as needed

  • 1B - Code of Conduct relevant to school (either ES or MS/HS) - this must be completed each year with the student made aware of it.

  • MED2 - Student Medical Record - Full medical form including allergies, medication allowed. Please keep updated.

  • 1D - PTO Details - Collection of contact details for use by PTO

  • 1E - Image Consent - this is automatically carried over from year to year; you can intervene to change your consent but must also alert the divisional secretary.

  • 1F - Field Trip Consent - this is automatically carried over from year to year; you can intervene to change your consent but must also alert the divisional secretary

  • 1G - Climbing Wall Consent - this is automatically carried over from year to year; you can intervene to change your consent but must also alert the divisional secretary

  • 1H - Lunch Account Setup - Includes option to register for iPayimpact which is then viewed by Business Office who contact you with details - only required once

  • 1J - Bus Request - Yes / No for school transport - this is automatically carried over into a new school year, but you can intervene to change your mind. (not Preschool)

  • 1K - IT Code of Conduct - including agreement to the Damage / Loss Liability Policy, particularly relevant from Grade 5 - 12 with school issued Chromebooks. This must be completed each year, with the student made aware of it.

  • 1M - Passport Details - required for students travelling on school trips abroad.


For PreSchool (once only)

  • E011 - Pre-School Changing Letter

  • E012 - PreSchool Parent Questionnaire

  • E013 - Attendance Request Form

General Expectations

ISA’s approach to behaviour issues is outlined in its philosophy statement. Students have both rights and responsibilities, and are expected to follow a Code of Conduct. ISA has outlined expectations and consequences including digital citizenship but this is not an exhaustive list. We also set out specific expectations for buses, student dress, lunchtime, changing rooms and mobile phones. The school has the right of reasonable search.


ISA has specific policies on using the playground, bullying, academic honesty, IT acceptable use, and controlled substances.

Guiding Statements, Policies and Strategy

ISA decisions are guided by a series of statements, most importantly its mission, vision and values, but also ones on internationalism , racism,and teaching and learning.

ISA’s decisions should be consistent with its Board Policies which cover the School And Its Goals, the School Board, Fiscal Management, Business Management, Personnel, Health Safety Security And The Environment, Instruction, Students, School Community Relations, Data Protection, and Child Protection.

In addition, there are school based policies for assessment, academic honesty, language, inclusion, and IT.

The school’s current 5 year strategic plan began in 2019 and consists of four parts: identity, curriculum, technology and staff capacity.

Links to Other School Systems

ISA’s student management system is called PowerSchool. You should have a username and password. If you don’t (or have forgotten it) please contact our tech support team. You can check your child’s timetable, including which class they are in at the moment; for Middle and High School students you can check their current grades as well.


You can find lots of ebooks on Destiny, our library system; you can use it to borrow books under our ‘Click and Collect system.’ Students can also access educational resources such as BrainPop, EBSCOhost, Britannica School, News Library, and World Book. If your child has forgotten their login information contact library@isa.aberdeen.sch.uk

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