Greetings IA Families,
It’s a great day at Imagine Andrews! Please use the links below to access important facts about grading for elementary & middle school:
August 30, 2019
Greetings Imagine Andrews Families,
It’s a great day at Imagine Andrews! We have arrived at the first week of school! The staff is looking forward to welcoming families. Please see below for information about the week. Read carefully – answers to many frequently asked questions are found below.
Thank you for choosing Imagine Andrews Public Charter School. We value your partnership and we will be working hard to fulfill our vision of creating a school culture that prepares scholars for academic success and beyond as a leader to advance in a global community in which they live.
We use Classroom Dojo as our primary means of daily communication. Once your child’s teacher shares their Classroom Dojo code with you please create a Classroom Dojo account so you can stay updated with the happenings of the school. You can also follow us on Twitter @ImagineAndrews.
Arrival and dismissal
The doors will open for all scholars at 8:05 a.m. For the first day of school, parents can walk their child directly to the classroom. Scholars purchasing school breakfast will be permitted to purchase breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m. Scholars may purchase breakfast daily from 8:00 a.m.-8:20 a.m. The instructional day begins at 8:30. Please come on time.
All scholars in grades K-4 will be dismissed at 2:40 p.m. and scholars in grades 5-8 will be dismissed at 3:10 p.m. Parents who have children in both elementary (K-4) and middle school (5-8) should not pick up their children until the 3:10 p.m. dismissal. Kindergarten-fourth grade scholars who have siblings in middle school will be placed in a supervised classroom until their older sibling is called over the walkie-talkie to be dismissed. This process will help the car line be more efficient, operating at a steady pace.
Please do not drop off or pick up your child(ren) on San Antonio Blvd and adhere to the speed limit. Security forces will issue speeding citations. If you receive two speeding citations, you may be suspended for a minimum of 30 days from driving on Joint Base Andrews.
Morning Car Line Procedures
After-School Car Line Procedures
In order to create a consistent and safe environment that is free of distractions, Imagine Andrews Public Charter School has instituted a uniform dress code for all students. Uniforms can be purchased from FlynnO’Hara Uniforms.
Scholars have the option of bringing a lunch from home or purchasing a lunch at school. We do not warm up lunches, so please do not send your child with a lunch that needs to be warmed. Lunch for scholars in grades K-6th grade is $2.75. Lunch for scholars in 7th and 8th grade is $3.00. Lunch can be purchased at myschoolbucks.com. You will need your child’s student ID to register. You may also pay for your child’s lunch using cash, cashier’s check or money order. You will have to send payment to the school cafeteria so your child’s account can be updated.
We are asking that all Imagine Scholars purchase an agenda book. Agenda books will be on sale for $5.00. Agenda books can be purchased from the school beginning on September 4, 2019. Agenda books improve organization, enhances student responsibility, and promotes home/school communication.
Does your child have their immunizations for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year? Current sixth-grade students will need the Tdap and Meningitis vaccines to enter 7th grade on September 3, 2019. Enrolling kindergarten students will need two doses of Varicella (chicken pox vaccine).
H. Douglas Rice II
8:00 a.m. Door open for breakfast
8:05 a.m. Doors open for all scholars
Staggered Scholar Dismissal – (K-4) 2:40 p.m. (5-8) 3:10 p.m.
SCHOOL BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 8:30 a.m. EVERYDAY
Arrival and dismissal times will be strictly enforced. Scholars are not to be left unattended outside of the building in the morning. Grace will be given on inclement weather days and days when there is a delay at the gates.
DROP OFF/ PICK UP AND TRAFFIC PATTERN
Parents are expected to drop off and pick students up in accordance with the school hours noted earlier in this handbook. Parents should know and follow the recommended traffic pattern and procedures when picking up and dropping off students. In an effort to promote safety, Imagine Andrews reserves the right to update traffic patterns as needed.
Please keep in mind that the following traffic pattern has been developed with student safety in mind and to expedite the drop off and pickup process. With that said, we ask that parents remain patient during drop off and pickup. Please read very carefully and see the succeeding diagram:
1. Non-base parents should enter base using the main gate, make a right at the first traffic light onto Perimeter Rd. Perimeter should be taken all the way to San Antonio Blvd. where parents will make a left turn.
2. All parents/cars should approach Imagine Andrews heading west to East on San Antonio Blvd. This means when approaching Imagine Andrews, the school should be on your right.
3. Parents should make a right hand turn into the parking lot and proceed around the lot “banked” closely to the curve.
4. For those who are leaving base, they should continue heading east (right hand turn out of the school lot) on San Antonio to Virginia Ave
At 8:05 a.m. there will be a team of staff members assisting with opening car doors and assisting students with moving from the cars to the entrance doors. Parents are not permitted to get out of cars in the line. Please ensure that your students have their outer garments, backpacks, materials, instruments and other belonging with them as you approach the carline. There will not be time to for parents to stop or get out of the cars. Please be sure that car seats are places on the curb side of the for easier access.
After-School Carline Procedures
• All independent walkers & bike riders are called on the walkie-talkie first.
• If you are walking to get your children in grades K-4, please sign the clipboard located outside
the exterior doors. Someone will call them on the walkie-talkie.
• If you are in the car line, please do not get out of your car. Have the “I am picking up” sign on
your dashboard so that your child’s name can be called over the walkie- talkie.
• If you are picking up a scholar in grades 5-8 and arrive early, during the K-4 dismissal, park in
the inner circle of the car line.
• Keep the exterior front entry way clear. A place will be designated for parents that is off to
the side of the entry way, so it is clear and is not a fire hazard.
• Students in grades 5-8 are welcome to be picked up, with your permission, at the building
facilities next door to us.
Additional Expectations for Parking Lot / Car Line
Kindergarten: Ms. Reavis (246)
Kindergarten: Ms. Norred (201)
1st Grade Ms. Marshall (202)
1st Grade: Ms. Martin (222)
2nd Grade: Ms. Carter (206)
2nd Grade: Ms. Beaton (207)
3rd Grade: P. McIlmail (211)
3rd Grade: C. Copes (217)
3rd Grade: Ms. Lande (221)
4th Grade: Ms. Gaston (212)
4th Grade: Ms. Cook (216)
5th Grade: Ms. Warner (226)
5th Grade: Ms. Snipes (242)
6th Grade: Ms. Frager (227)
6th Grade: Mr. Hardy (241)
7th Grade: Ms. Barrett (231 )
7th Grade: Mr. Mirasol (237)
8th Grade: Mr. Riggs (232)
8th Grade: Mr. Greene (236)
I have attached the base access form for the 2019-2020 school year. Please print the form, complete it and scan it back to Ms. Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org and CC Ms. Hall at email@example.com. All forms must be submitted by August 19. It would be best to send them as soon as possible.