Daily Notices (suspended for the summer):

Summer Holiday

ISA has broken up for the summer holiday.


Staff will return for in-service days from 12 August 2021.

Virtual New Family Orientation takes place on Tuesday 17 August between 1pm and 3pm. The link for orientation will be posted here on that day.

The new Grade 12s have a ‘core work’ day on Wednesday 18 August between 10am and 2pm


Students’ first day back is Thursday 19 August.


Although students and teachers are away over the holidays, the building will be staffed. Call 01224 730300 for general enquiries.


Lateral Flow Tests. Eligible students do not need to keep testing over the summer. However, they can use the universal testing offer. They should pick up at least one test so they can start the week before our August return.


If you are travelling abroad, please remember that quarantine rules can change suddenly. It is best to be back in Aberdeen 10 days before the start of the school year. Information about green, amber and red travel locations can be found here.


Upcoming Events

Quick Links

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 9 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

The school’s kitchens are closed until we review our measures against the pandemic. 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. Please take care to prepare a safe packed lunch for your child, and to protect other children when bringing food into school. Students must use their own utensils and please ensure they bring in enough to eat and drink each day.


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. If there is something else you must urgently deliver please ring reception on 730300 to arrange a delivery time. When you get to the building wait outside the main student entrance and then ring 730300 again. Someone will come out to collect the item, and will make sure it gets to your child.

Forms

The following forms will be on Powerschool from 3rd August 2020


For PreSchool to Grade 12 (Each Year)

  • 1A - Contact Details: Update on contacts & emergency contacts - please updated as needed

  • 1C - Student Medical Update - Full medical form including allergies, medication allowed. Please keep updated.

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

  • 1H - Lunch Account Setup - Includes option to register for iPayimpact which is then viewed by Business Office who contact


For Preschool to Grade 12 (New to School or a Division)

  • 1E - Image Consent - this is automatically carried over; you can intervene to change your consent.

  • 1G - Climbing Wall Consent - this is automatically carried over into a new school year.

  • 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)


For PreSchool (once only)

  • E011 - Pre-School Changing Letter

  • E012 - PreSchool Parent Questionnaire

  • E013 - Attendance Request Form


For Elementary (once only)

  • 1B - Code of Conduct - ES - Student agrees to abide by code of conduct - this is automatically carried over into a new school year.

  • 1F - Field Trip Consent - ES. General agreement to Field trip code of conduct, but separate form for each trip too. this is automatically carried over into a new school year.


For Middle/High School (once only)

  • 1B - Code of Conduct - MS/HS - Student agrees to abide by code of conduct - this is automatically carried over into a new school year.

  • 1F - Field Trip Consent - Consent to go on all MS/HS Field Trips which are ‘Day’ only. this is automatically carried over into a new school year.




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

Daily Notice Archive

16 June Update

New notices in red

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Summer holidays. School ends 11am today.

  3. ES End of Year Slideshow. For a link, please contact Mr. Kajiwara (mkajiwara@isa.aberdeen.sch.uk).

  4. Lateral Flow Tests. Eligible students do not need to keep testing over the summer. However, they can use the universal testing offer. Nevertheless, they should pick up at least one test so they can start the week before our August return.

  5. Congratulations to our MS Awards recipients.


15 June Update

New notices in red

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Hot Lunches For w/b 14 June here

  3. Precautionary measure. We are asking members of Grades 7 and 8 to remain at home today due to a positive Covid test result within this bubble. The school is liaising with the NHS over next steps and we will be in touch later today with further information once they have reviewed the risk assessment management form we have shared with them.

  4. Lateral Flow Tests. Eligible students do not need to keep testing over the summer, but should pick up at least one test pack so they can start the week before our August return. They can use the universal testing offer if they wish to continue testing over the summer.

  5. Summer holidays. School ends 11am tomorrow.


14 June Update

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Hot Lunches For w/b 14 June here

  3. Grade 5 Celebration Assembly. Please login here at 8.20 for an 8.30 start. Remember to turn off your mics and cameras.

  4. Middle School Arts Afternoon. In anticipation of this afternoon's event - let’s kick off with a piece performed by Karen Otsuki called Blumenlied

  5. The MS Arts Afternoon is 1 hour 15 minutes long. Please start it at 1:40 Today’s event showcases some outstanding talent from our Middle School. Everyone should be proud of their impressive work.

  6. Grade 6 Computer Science. Students must return the following items to the tech hub before Wednesday: Microbit board; Connector USB Cable; Battery Pack with 2 green batteries inside; 1 Crocodile clip; Microbit Plastic Cover

  7. Grades 6, 7, 8 House Challenges on 15th June. The Middle School students will have an afternoon of house challenges and a BBQ to round up the end of the school year. Feel free to send your child in with snacks that day rather than lunch.

  8. Exam schedule for G9/11 is here.

  9. Leaving ISA. Please read the leaving procedures.



11 June Update

New notices in red

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Hot Lunches For w/b 7 June here and for w/b 14 June here

  3. FINAL CALL FOR LOST PROPERTY! Everything will be donated to charity at the end of the semester. Please take a look here

  4. Grade 6 Computer Science. Students must return the following items to the tech hub before Wednesday: Microbit board; Connector USB Cable; Battery Pack with 2 green batteries inside; 1 Crocodile clip; Microbit Plastic Cover

  5. Virtual Coffee with the Head of School. Follow this link for a 10am start this morning.

  6. All Library Books Due and Summer Holiday Book Borrowing. Please read this message from the librarian. Find the library catalogue here.

  7. Exam schedule for G9/11 is here.

  8. Leaving ISA. Please read the leaving procedures.



10 June Update

New notices in red

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Hot Lunches For w/b 7 June here

  3. Millport trip. This letter went out to Grade 11 parents yesterday.

  4. Middle School Arts Afternoon. Monday, June 14. Check this link.

  5. Found. A silver Pandora bracelet was found in the games hall. See Mr. DeGraw if it might be your jewelry.

  6. FINAL CALL FOR LOST PROPERTY! Everything will be donated to charity at the end of the semester. Please take a look here

  7. Activities. The Circus Club has concluded and we will not meet next week.

  8. End of school year. This letter went out on Monday to all parents.

  9. Bus intentions for 2021-22 school year for non-corporate fee payers. Please see this letter and fill in this form if you want to use the bus service next year.

  10. All Library Books Due and Summer Holiday Book Borrowing. Please read this message from the librarian. Find the library catalogue here.

  11. Exam schedule for G9/11 is here.

  12. Leaving ISA. Please read the leaving procedures.



9 June Update

New notices in red

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Hot Lunches For w/b 7 June here

  3. Activities. The Circus Club has concluded and we will not meet on Monday or Tuesday next week.

  4. Bus intentions for 2021-22 school year for non-corporate fee payers. Please see this letter and fill in this form if you want to use the bus service next year.

  5. ISA French Newspaper. Latest edition is here.

  6. All Library Books Due and Summer Holiday Book Borrowing. Please read this message from the librarian. Find the library catalogue here.

  7. Exam schedule for G9/11 is here.

  8. Leaving ISA. Please read the leaving procedures.



8 June Update

New notices in red

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Hot Lunches For w/b 7 June here

  3. Grades 6, 7, 8 House Challenges on 15th June. The Middle School students will have an afternoon of house challenges and a BBQ to round up the end of the school year. Feel free to send your child in with snacks that day rather than lunch.

  4. ISA French Newspaper. Latest edition is here.

  5. ISA CT Pod : A monthly teacher podcast on Computational Thinking. You can listen to all this year’s episodes here.

  6. All Library Books Due and Summer Holiday Book Borrowing. Please read this message from the librarian. Find the library catalogue here.

  7. Exam schedule for G9/11 is here.

  8. Leaving ISA. Please read the leaving procedures.



7 June Update

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Hot Lunches For w/b 7 June here

  3. ISA French Newspaper. Latest edition is here.

  4. PTO Meeting from 9.30am. The link is here.

  5. ISA CT Pod : A monthly teacher podcast on Computational Thinking. You can listen to all this year’s episodes here.

  6. All Library Books Due and Summer Holiday Book Borrowing. Please read this message from the librarian. Find the library catalogue here.

  7. Exam schedule for G9/11 is here.

  8. Leaving ISA. Please read the leaving procedures.



4 June Update

New notices in red

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Hot Lunches For w/b 31 May here and w/b 7 June here

  3. Virtual Coffee with the Head of School. Follow this link for a 10am start this morning.

  4. Grade 8 trip. This letter went out to parents yesterday.

  5. ISA CT Pod : A monthly teacher podcast on Computational Thinking. A small group of ISA teachers has been producing a monthly podcast examining computational thinking as a problem solving approach in classes. You can listen to all this year’s episodes here.

  6. All Library Books Due and Summer Holiday Book Borrowing. Please read this message from the librarian. Find the library catalogue here.

  7. Exam schedule for G9/11 is here.

  8. Leaving ISA. Please read the leaving procedures.


3 June Update

New notices in red

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Hot Lunches For w/b 31 May here

  3. Lost property. Please see the new site.

  4. All Library Books Due and Summer Holiday Book Borrowing. Please read this message from the librarian. Find the library catalogue here.

  5. Exam schedule for G9/11 is here.

  6. Leaving ISA. Please read the leaving procedures.


2 June Update

New notices in red

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Hot Lunches For w/b 31 May here

  3. Lost property. Please see the new site.

  4. All Library Books Due and Summer Holiday Book Borrowing. Please read this message from the librarian. Find the library catalogue here.

  5. Exam schedule for G9/11 is here.

  6. Leaving ISA. Please read the leaving procedures.



1 June Update

New notices in red

  1. Covid-19 Symptom declaration. Please make sure you have filled in the form before leaving home or 7.45am at the latest. Please fill in the morning only - the form is reset at 6am each day.

  2. Hot Lunches For w/b 31 May here

  3. All Library Books Due and Summer Holiday Book Borrowing. Please read this message from the librarian. Find the library catalogue here.

  4. Exam schedule for G9/11 is here.

  5. Leaving ISA. Please read the leaving procedures.



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