IES is happy to celebrate Kindness week this week! Each day, students are encouraged to participate in the fun themes and kindness-related activities! Please feel free to have your students join in the fun! A complete schedule for the week can be found at the following link: http://bit.ly/3a1Nnyy
Iroquois Elementary School is committed to providing safe and fun holiday parties this year. As a reminder, we will be hosting a belated winter party on Friday, January 22nd. Students will be provided with a snack, craft, and will be allowed to wear PJs. Valentine’s Day will be celebrated in the classroom on Friday, February 12th. In order to maintain our COVID-19 mitigation strategies please refrain from sending in candy, goodie bags, cards and/or other items. Students will still have the opportunity to celebrate because the teachers and staff at IES will be planning and running the Valentine’s Day parties in a similar fashion to the Halloween and Winter parties! The party activities will allow for students to stay in their classroom and remain socially distanced. Treats, snacks, and activities will be provided by the district. We ask that if you would like to contribute to the parties, haven’t done so already, and are able to, please send in $1 to your child’s classroom to help cover the cost of the Valentine’s Day party. Please send in the money by Friday, February 5th. If you have any questions or concerns reach out to the IES office at 814 899-7643. Thank you!
Good Morning IES Braves! On Friday, January 22nd, the elementary school will be hosting a belated classroom winter celebration as promised! All students will receive a craft and snack. We will also be celebrating exceptional student behavior during the 2nd quarter. Students will be permitted to wear PJs and any student who received a Bee during the 2nd quarter will be eligible to win a prize basket. We are excited to be able to reschedule this celebration for our students. Go Braves!
On the morning of Wednesday, January 13, 2021, we were informed of one positive COVID-19 case impacting Iroquois Elementary School. The Iroquois School District has followed the health and safety plan in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The individual was last on site on Friday, January 8, 2021 and all contact tracing is complete for the school building. For all details, please see link to the entire letter to parents and staff from the Superintendent and Elementary School Principal. Link to letter: http://bit.ly/35yktEP
Good morning IES families! The school year is well underway, and our students are doing great! Teachers have been working hard to continue meeting the needs of each and every student in their classrooms, while maintaining a safe learning environment. Parent/teacher conferences are an opportunity for teachers to share the academic strengths and discuss the social progress of students. This year you will have the option for either a phone conference or a Zoom video conference with your child’s teacher on Tuesday, January 26. We are using an online system, PTCFast, for scheduling the conferences this year, which makes sign-ups as convenient as possible. When signing up, please list either phone conference or Zoom meeting in the space provided. Please visit the following website to register for a conference time. If you do not have internet access, please contact us via phone at 814-899-7643 x2000 to set up your conference. Thank you! Conference Link: https://ptcfast.com/schools/IES
Good morning IES Braves! As the weather continues to become colder and snowier, please remember to send students to school with coats, boots, hats, and gloves. One of the parameters for outside recess includes a real feel temperature above 25 degrees. Students will continue to go outside for recess as long as the weather conditions allow it. If you need assistance please reach out to the front office at [(814) 899-7643 x2000] . Stay warm!
Good afternoon! As another month of school comes to a close, we have new Braves to celebrate! Please take a moment to view the December Principal's Braves to Brag About video! The video highlights some of our amazing IES Braves and their accomplishments! Link to video: https://youtu.be/C4sJSPTE4w8
In the afternoon of Tuesday, January 5, 2021, we were informed of one positive COVID-19 case impacting Iroquois Elementary School. The Iroquois School District has followed the health and safety plan in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The individuals was last on site on Monday, January 4, 2021 and all contact tracing is complete for the school building. For all details, please see link to the entire letter to parents and staff from the Superintendent and Elementary School Principal. Link to letter: http://bit.ly/3pQ3Dsx
In the morning of Tuesday, January 5, 2021, we were informed of one positive COVID-19 case impacting Iroquois Elementary School. The Iroquois School District has followed the health and safety plan in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The individuals was last on site on Monday, January 4, 2021 and all contact tracing is complete for the school building. For all details, please see link to the entire letter to parents and staff from the Superintendent and Elementary School Principal. Link to letter: http://bit.ly/35b564Z
Hello IES families! I wanted to remind you that Iroquois Elementary School will resume in-person instruction this Monday, January 4, 2021. As we head into the new year, let's continue to work together in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 by keeping children home if they are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms and maintaining communication with the elementary school office [(814) 899-7643 x2000] and Assistant Pandemic Coordinator [(814) 899-7643 x6109] if anyone in your household is identified as a close contact or tests positive for COVID-19. We look forward to welcoming back our faculty, staff, and students on Monday, January 4, 2021. Thank you for your continued support!
Good afternoon IES families! We've missed seeing our students and can't wait to welcome them into IES when school resumes for in-person instruction on Monday, January 4, 2021. Until then, we wanted to share some holiday cheer and wish you health and happiness for the new year! Video Link: https://youtu.be/ipwuAwKVOhU
In the morning of Friday, December 18, 2020, we were informed of two positive COVID-19 case impacting Iroquois Elementary School. The Iroquois School District has followed the health and safety plan in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The individuals have not been on site due to remote learning, and no on-site contact tracing was required for the school building. For all details, please see link to the entire letter to parents and staff from the Superintendent and Elementary School Principal. Link: http://bit.ly/3nzYgNv
Spreading hope and good cheer! This December, IES started a Pen Pal project to share hope and cheer with local Long-Term Care facilities. Prior to our switch to remote instruction, our students made 213 Holiday Cards with kind messages for residents. We were able to send some to every facility in Erie County and one in Crawford County! Thank you, Braves, for your kindness. Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible & have great day!
If your student attends in-person instruction at IHS or IES: On Wednesday, December 23rd, students attending the high school will receive two days of meals to take home with them. Meals for the week of Christmas break can be picked up at the Iroquois Elementary School distribution site on Monday, December, 28th from 10 – 11 am. Students attending Iroquois Cyber Academy or in Virtual Learning Status at their school: All Children 18 and under are eligible – do not have to attend Iroquois schools Meals will be distributed on Monday and Wednesday December 21st and 23rd from 10-10:30. For the week between Christmas and New Years, there will be one distribution date on Monday, December 28th at Iroquois Elementary School only from 10 – 11 am, that will include 7 days of meals. Distribution will return to the regular distribution schedule at both schools on Monday, January 4th from 10 – 10:30 am
Please see the letter at this LINK for current meal distribution updates or go to NEWS on any of the District websites.
Dear Iroquois School District Community, As previously communicated, the Iroquois School District believes that face-to-face instruction is better academically for our students. We also believe that students and adults are safe in school, as long as proper mitigation efforts are followed. More and more research supports this decision, and we will continue to offer in-person instruction as long as we can continue to do it safely. As you are aware, Iroquois Elementary School continued virtual instruction today due to a shortage of available substitutes to safely cover the building. At this time, Iroquois Elementary School will not be able to re-open for face-to-face instruction until Monday, January 4, 2021, due to a limited number of personnel available to staff in-person instructional needs. For the remainder of this week, December 15-18, 2020 and next week, December 21-23, 2020, students are expected to continue remote instruction by following the schedule provided by IES. As we continue to navigate the changes presented to us regarding in-person instruction, we will communicate our instructional plans to you as soon as possible. For questions regarding instructional expectations/needs at IES, please call (814) 899-7643 x2000. For questions regarding technology help, please call (814) 897-2416. For questions regarding COVID-19, please call (814) 899-7643 x6109. Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely, Jennifer Foutz
Good afternoon IES faculty, staff and families! I wanted to thank you for your efforts this week to make these four days of virtual learning a success. I appreciate your communication with the school to help ensure students were able to continue learning and stay connected. At this time, IES will continue two more days of remote learning on Monday, 12/14 and Tuesday, 12/15. Students will need to log in for their LIVE instructional sessions and complete work assigned by their teachers. At this point, we plan to return to the building for in-person instruction on Wednesday, 12/16. Thank you again for your support of our school. We can't wait to greet our students when they return to the building. Have a great weekend and please stay safe!
Iroquois Community - As you are aware, both Iroquois Jr./Sr. and Iroquois Elementary School switched to virtual instruction last week due to recommendations put into place by the Dept. of Ed in regards to COVID-19 positive/probable cases in schools. Iroquois SD believes that face-to-face instruction is better academically for our students. We also believe that students and adults are safe in school, as long as proper mitigation efforts are followed. More research supports this decision, and we will continue to offer in-person instruction as long as we can continue to do it safely. On Mon., December 14, Iroquois Jr./Sr. High will be open and operate as scheduled. Iroquois Elementary School will not be able to re-open until Wed., December 16. Currently, IES is suffering from a shortage of subs to cover the building. We hope this problem is rectified early next week. If our efforts come up short, we will communicate our plans to you. Thank you for your continued support, and please stay safe. Shane Murray
On the evening of Tuesday, December 8, 2020, we were informed of one positive COVID-19 case impacting Iroquois Elementary School. The Iroquois School District has followed the health and safety plan in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The individual was last on site on the afternoon of Friday, December 4, 2020. For all details, please see link to the entire letter to parents and staff from the Superintendent and Elementary School Principal. Link: https://bit.ly/3qE4X34
Good afternoon! In an effort to better assist you with your students' needs during virtual instruction, please use the following information to determine how we can help answer your questions. For questions regarding instructional expectations/needs at IHS, please call (814) 899-7643 x1000. For questions regarding instructional expectations/needs at IES, please call (814) 899-7643 x2000. For questions regarding technology help, please call (814) 897-2416. For questions regarding COVID-19, please call (814) 899-7643 x6109. Thank you!
Good afternoon! As another month of school comes to a close, we have new Braves to celebrate! Please take a moment to view the November Principal's Braves to Brag About video at the following link. The video highlights some of our amazing IES Braves and their accomplishments! Video Link: https://youtu.be/tnn5tJK4kgE
Good evening families! As the weather turns colder and snowier, please remember to send students to school with coats, boots, hats, and gloves. One of the parameters for outside recess includes a real feel temperature above 25 degrees. Students will continue to go outside for recess as long as the weather conditions allow it. Thank you!
Good morning families of the Coolest School in Erie! We are excited to announce that we've won the How Cool is Your School competition! In addition, I wanted to remind families that Thanksgiving break begins on Thursday, November 26. School will be in session on Wednesday, November 25 and classes will resume on Tuesday, December 1. The most current version of the school calendar can be found at the following link and a hard copy will be sent home with students today. Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving! Calendar Link: https://bit.ly/2UXQAba
Link to update on Meal Distributions for the Thanksgiving Break: https://www.iroquoissd.org/article/354608?org=iroquois-school-district
See updates for meal distributions around the Thanksgiving Break at the following link: https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-e5d247eb-9412-41f7-9686-40d7d253af75/articles/meal-distribution-during-thanksgiving-break Information is also posted on District websites under News! Happy Thanksgiving!
Good Morning ISD Families! We hope you saw our news broadcast on Erie News Now this morning featuring our Covid Busters! Today is the LAST DAY to vote for IES in the How Cool is Your School contest. Click the link below to vote. We are currently in first place and voting ends at midnight! https://www.erienewsnow.com/coolschool
Good Afternoon Braves! Just a quick reminder about Iroquois Elementary School's Title 1 Parent Meeting tonight at 6PM via Zoom. Click the link below to join at 6. "See" you then! https://iroquoisiu5.zoom.us/j/4780373689
Good Morning ISD families! The elementary school will be hosting a Title 1 Parent Meeting on Thursday, November 19th at 6PM via Zoom. Topics for this parent meeting include remote learning support, Schoology help, and review of the Title 1 Parent Compact. A link for the Zoom meeting will be posted on the IES website on Thursday prior to the meeting. Hope to "see" everyone there!
Hello Iroquois Families! Our fundraiser has arrived! It will be available for pickup on Thursday, November 12 from 3:45 pm until 6:00 pm. Please pull into the bus loop on Tyndall Avenue and stay in your car. A staff member will come out to your car and ask which order you are picking up, and then they will then bring it out to your car. Thank you so much for supporting Iroquois Elementary School!
Good morning IES Families! Faculty and staff submitted nominations through the month of October for students they felt should be honored with a shout out in the Principal's Braves to Brag About video. Congratulations Braves! video link: https://youtu.be/tokDhZoy1QQ
Good afternoon IES Families! Just a reminder, Iroquois Elementary School is still a finalist in the "How Cool is Your School" contest! Votes can be cast DAILY so remember to log on, click, and vote for our COVID Busters! Click the link and vote everyday from now until Friday, November 20th. https://www.erienewsnow.com/coolschool
Mrs. Flagg does it again! She is the school's Queen Bee for the month of November. Mrs. Flagg has given out the most Bees in October to her students and gets to keep her title. Mrs. Tombaugh is our Princess Bee for recognizing the highest number of students for their Bee Behavior as a non-homeroom staff. Be Safe. Be Kind. Be Responsible.
Good evening IES Families! It's time to grab your candy, favorite snack, and a drink because we are proud to present our 2020 Virtual Halloween Parade! We hope you enjoy seeing all the police officers, ninjas, princesses, dinosaurs, and spooky scary skeletons that filled the school with laughter today. Click the link to watch and Happy Halloween! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY6Ob0WBWSU&feature=youtu.be
Good afternoon Iroquois Elementary School families! We are working hard to put together our virtual Halloween Parade to share with you. We encountered some technical difficulties this afternoon that prevented us from having the video ready by the end of the school day, but rest assured the IES Virtual Halloween Parade will be coming to a screen near you soon! Thank you for understanding!
Happy Friday, everyone! Our students are finishing up an exciting Red Ribbon Week with a Door Decorating Contest. We would like to invite you to help us decide the winner. Click on the link below to view pictures of all our creative doors and cast your vote. Voting will close Sunday at 5pm. We will share winners with you on Monday! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdk3rCm2k_o0zRAUSc3t0Wne67EZ4usfUEUxDdsyJTzYKqo-g/viewform?usp=sf_link
Good morning, IES families! The school year is underway, and we are off to a great start! Teachers have been working hard to get to know each and every student in their classrooms, while maintaining a safe learning environment. Parent/teacher conferences are an opportunity for teachers to share your child’s academic strengths and discuss his/her social progress. This year you will have the option for either a phone conference or a Zoom conference with your child’s teacher on Thursday, November 5, 2020. We will not be conducting any in-person conferences. We are using an online system, PTCFast, for scheduling the 1st semester conferences this year, which makes sign-ups as convenient as possible. When signing up, please list either phone conference or Zoom meeting in the space provided. Please visit the following website to register for a conference time: https://ptcfast.com/schools/IES If you do not have internet access, or need help with the sign-up process, please contact us via phone at 814-899-7643 x2000 to set up your conference. Thank you!
Good evening, IES families! A letter with information regarding this year's Halloween festivities was sent home with your student today. The letter was also posted under the news section on the Iroquois Elementary School webpage. Please contact the IES office with any questions! Thank you! Link to News: https://www.iroquoissd.org/o/elementary/news
Good morning parents! Please click on the attached link to learn more about how to connect with your student's Schoology Account. If you have additional questions, you can reach out to your student's teachers and/or the Iroquois Elementary School Office. Thank you! Video Link: https://bit.ly/3jzy7LP
Hello families! It is not too late to turn in your fundraiser packets or to order online. We can only accept fundraising packets until Monday, October 26. Thank you for your support!
Iroquois School District is committed to providing access to nutritious meals to school students, and recent USDA waivers allow the district to continue to provide meals to students in person and via cyber learning seven days a week. All elementary students will be coming home today with a large bag of food. This food is perishable, so please make sure it makes its way out of book bags and into the refrigerator. Have a great weekend!
Good Morning Braves! Just a friendly reminder as the weather gets colder, students can not be dropped off at the elementary school until 8AM every day. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure students are staying safe and warm.
Please see letter from District administration regarding October 19 positive COVID case confirmed at High School. Link to letter: https://5il.co/m9dq
See new Meal Distribution Information and Directives for 2020-21 School Year at the following link: /o/iroquois-school-district/page/covid-19-district-info
Good morning families! This year our classroom holiday parties will look different due to the fact we are unable to have volunteers in our classrooms. However, students will still have the opportunity to celebrate because the teachers and staff at Iroquois Elementary School will be planning and running the holiday parties! All party activities will allow for students to stay in their classroom and remain socially distant. These parties will include school provided activities and treats. Please refrain from sending in candy, goodie bags and/or other items. We ask that if you would like to contribute to the parties, and are able to, please send in $3 to your child’s classroom to help cover the cost of the holiday parties. If you would prefer only donating to the Halloween party at this time, please send in $1 by Friday, October 23rd. In addition, our Halloween Parade will be virtual this year! Students are encouraged to come to school in costume. Photographs of students will be taken, and a virtual parade will be created and released to teachers and families to view. If you have any questions or concerns reach out to the IES office at 814-899-7643 x 2000. Thank you!
Good afternoon IES families! Our Fall Fundraiser is almost over. Please make an extra special effort to get the word out to friends, family members, co-workers, and colleagues to let them know how they can participate and help our school reach its goal. Order forms and money must be turned in to school on Monday, October 19th. Thank you for your help and participation!
Picture day for Iroquois Elementary students enrolled in the Iroquois Cyber Academy will take place on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 7:30AM until 2:30PM. When signing up, please make sure to select one timeframe for EACH CHILD NEEDING PHOTOGRAPHED and make sure to sign up for the correct camera. Please visit the following website to register for a picture time: https://ptcfast.com/schools/IE... If your student is in Kindergarten through Grade 6, select the following option: Iroquois Cyber Academy Elementary Picture Sign-ups You can review package choices by clicking: https://bit.ly/2I7OQc9 The deadline for picture day sign-ups is Wednesday, October 21. If you have any questions regarding sign-ups please contact the IES office at (814) 899-7643 x2000.
Hello IES Families! We are excited to offer our After-School Tutoring and Homework Help programs again this year. These help sessions will be virtually conducted via ZOOM and are available for BOTH our students attending school and our students in the ISD Cyber Academy. If your student is interested in After-School Tutoring or Homework Help, please fill out the form at the following link: https://bit.ly/3hFXJGg
Hello Iroquois families! Our Fall Fundraiser is about to begin and we are very excited about this year’s program! Your student will be bringing home a fundraising packet tomorrow, Friday, October 2, 2020. Participating has NEVER been easier with our “Hybrid” process. In addition to our traditional way of fundraising - taking brochures around to friends, family and co-workers, filling out order forms and collecting money - you can also help people support the sale ALL ONLINE ! All you have to do is share - share - share the information from the packet you receive in school. Emails, text messages, social media, the ways are “virtually” endless in getting the information out to supporters and make this the BEST fundraising year ever!! If you don't receive a packet tomorrow OR you misplace it? No worries! Contact the school for more information. The sale begins tomorrow, October 2, and ends October 19. Ship to School items and Prizes will be delivered November 12. Please contact email@example.com for help in registering or for questions. Thank you!
Today is the last day to participate in the Thoughtexchange gathering feedback that will help the District continuously improve our response to COVID-19. Help us to improve our approaches to the constant changes we experience due to the pandemic. Thank you! https://my.thoughtexchange.com/440371994
In an effort to continuously improve the District's response to the COVID-19, we are asking for your feedback. Your participation in the Thoughtexchange found at the link below will help us to improve our approaches to the constant changes we experience due to the pandemic. THOUGHEXCHANGE link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/440371994 Thank you!
A message from VLN for our ISD Cyber Families: We understand how challenging the system performance issues we have experienced over the last week have been for the district and your cyber families and we sincerely apologize for the difficulties and frustrations they have caused. While we worked hard to anticipate and prepare for the impacts of a significant increase in enrollments in our programs due to the pandemic, we were unable to predict the effects certain aspects of this growth would have on our system. Over the last several days our Technology Team has worked tirelessly and we have taken significant steps to restore system performance, including the following actions: • Increased server capacity – processing and memory • Optimized core performance for main student interface during heavy workloads • Separated application and file servers for increased performance and scalability • Offloaded textbook downloading to a separate sever Specific to the past 24 hours, we’ve added a second server to handle the higher volume of system service calls. This additional server appears to have greatly improved traffic flow to and from the database. Additionally, we’ve also offloaded the textbook downloading to a separate server to resolve slowdowns in the system created by this functionality and to prevent download timeouts. We’re continuing to monitor traffic and system performance in both of these areas and will respond quickly to make any additional adjustments that are needed. We intend to provide daily updates on the system status moving forward to keep you well informed. As always thank you for your patience and support as we work to make this right for you, your students and your families.
ISD Cyber Families: We share in your frustration with the VLN technical difficulties. To accommodate our students, we are moving the due date for Modules 1 & 2 to Sunday September 27th at midnight. Work for module 3 will begin on Monday, September 28th. All due dates for future modules will now be Sunday nights at midnight. Thank you for providing us with feedback on your cyber experience.
It’s Iroquois School District Spirit Week! We would love for you to participate! Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – Team Tuesday- Wear your favorite team jersey or apparel! Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – Classy Day- Get dressed up! Thursday, September 24, 2020 – USA Day- Wear your best Red, White & Blue Apparel! Friday, September 25, 2020 – Black and Gold- Get decked out in your Iroquois Best!
Hello IES Cyber Academy Parents! Below is the latest information we have received from VLN regarding fixing the technological issues they have been experiencing the last few weeks. We will keep you updated regarding any additional information we receive from VLN. Thank you for your continued patience with the matter. From VLN: Our Software Team has been working diligently throughout the weekend and we have made significant progress in restoring access and performance throughout the system for students. The team continues to work on a detailed review of our entire code and additional adjustments will be made as we find it necessary to improve the user experience. Students will notice that in an effort to further streamline the system, we have temporarily removed the Progress Indicator Gauge and Individual Status Indicators that appear below each course. These tools will be added back into the platform in the future. We apologize for the frustrations caused by last week’s system issues and we want to assure you that we are fully committed to providing a successful learning experience for your students and families.
Hello IES Families! We are excited to offer both our Friday Fun Clubs and After-School Tutoring programs again this year. Both programs will be virtually conducted, but we are looking to determine who might be interested in these valuable opportunities! Neither is mandatory, but we would love to have you! If your student is interested in TUTORING, please respond no later than Friday, September 18, 2020 by filling out the form at the following link: https://bit.ly/3hFXJGg If your student is interested in FRIDAY FUN CLUBS, please respond no later than Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by filling out the form at the following link: https://bit.ly/2Rwr9vz
The following classrooms will have their pictures taken on Tuesday September 15: Miss Pamula, Mrs. Kiddo, Miss Korin Koeth, Mrs. Bayhurst, Ms. Durovchic, Mrs. Falbo, Miss Karisa Koeth, Mrs. Dugan, Miss Muffie, Mrs. Eberlein, Mr. Trapp, Mr. MacKelvey, Mrs. Buzard (Ms. Kelly), Mrs. Flagg, Mr. Fenner, Mr. Cadden (Miss Pike), and Ms. Durante. The following classrooms will have their pictures taken on Wednesday September 16: Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Porter, Ms. Blacksten, Mrs. Zukowski, Mrs. Olmstead, Miss Schlee, Mrs. Timon, Mrs. Lesik, Mrs. Smith (Mrs. Kehl), Miss Benek, Mrs. Luke, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Rhoads, and Ms. Graham.
Attention Iroquois Cyber Academy Students! Your picture day is scheduled for 10/26 at the high school. Registration information will be released soon!
Attention ISD Cyber Families! Families of students enrolled in the Iroquois Cyber Academy who are picking up meals are asked to pick them up in front of the district office. Please do not enter the bus loop. Information regarding meal distribution for cyber families is located at the IES Cyber Cafe Resource page. Link: https://sites.google.com/iroquois.iu5.org/ies-school-resources/home
Hello IES families! I wanted to send a reminder about IES dismissal procedures. Walkers in grades 3-6 will be dismissed at 2:55 from their classrooms to exit at the Morse Street doors closest to the playground. Walkers in 2nd grade will be released from their classrooms beginning at 2:55 and will exit through the doors closest to the Iroquois Elementary Sign . Walkers in grades PreK through 1st grade will be waiting at the doors closest to the Iroquois Elementary Sign on Morse Street for parent/guardian or older sibling pick up once they've been released from their classrooms at 2:55. Parents waiting to pick up students should wait in the grassy areas or on the lower sidewalks. Please refrain from waiting on the sidewalk right outside the doors. In addition, we are asking that parents wear masks when picking up students when social distancing can not be maintained. Car rider dismissal will begin at 3:10 from the front entrance of the building. Car riders will be dismissed to the gym where they will wait in socially distant household groups until their ride arrives. All bus students will be dismissed to their busses as they arrive, beginning at 3:05. If you have any questions regarding dismissal please call the IES office at (814) 899-7643 x2000. Thank you!
Hello Braves, I hope everyone had a wonderful first day of school! It's that time of year again! School is back in session and our AmeriCorps Members will be offering Virtual Friday Fun Clubs! We want to hear from you about which clubs you would like us to offer. Go to this link to learn more and vote on your favorite options. If you would like to participate in this survey, please complete it by Friday, September 18th, 2020! Click here for the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nPOPGgSkCgpIWQOoeIOitq_VoFgzxxcTaySGGSG3Fc0/edit
Bus routes for this 2020-2021 School Year have been posted to the Transportation page on our website! OR go to our News for the link! Changes or adjustments to the routes will always be made to our website! Have a safe and successful school year!
Attention Families of IES Cyber Academy Students! Click, and bookmark, the link below to stay up-to-date on all things regarding the Iroquois Cyber Academy for elementary students. Families will be able to request tutoring or enrichment services, participate in weekly "virtual meet-ups" and even earn Cyber Bees! Technological support is also available, including a video regarding printer setup. As a reminder, the first day of school for students in the Iroquois Cyber Academy is Tuesday, September 8th. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the front office at 814 899-7643. IES Cyber Cafe Connection Link: https://sites.google.com/iroquois.iu5.org/ies-school-resources/home/the-20-21-school-year/cyber-cafe
Good Evening IES Braves! Our Virtual Open House experience is ready for you! Use the following link to go to the Iroquois Elementary School Resources page, where the Virtual Open House is the at the top. In addition to individual classroom experiences, there are videos regarding changes to common building procedures. Enjoy this Open House experience! We can't wait to see you in person on Tuesday, September 8th for the First Day of the 2020-2021 School Year! Link: https://sites.google.com/iroquois.iu5.org/ies-school-resources/home
Meals for Iroquois Cyber Learners Available! Must submit application for service. For all info and application, see the ISD website's COVID-19 News and Updates page.
Good Evening IES Families! If you have purchased supplies for your student and would like to drop them off at the elementary school before the start of the school year, please plan to stop in to IES between 8:00 am and 3:00 PM starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 2, on Thursday September 3, or Friday September 4. Please put all supplies in one bag, and label them with your student's name and homeroom teacher. We will deliver them to the classroom in preparation for the first day of school! If you have any questions, please contact the IES office at (814) 899-7643 x2000. Thank you!
Hello Braves! Just a reminder that we are still accepting responses from our 5th and 6th graders to pick between "Intro to Band" and "Intro to Chorus" for music during the 2020-2021 school year. If you are attending school in person and in the 5th or 6th grade, please click the link below and fill out the attached form for your selection. All selections are due by Wednesday, September 3rd. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/3zaLyCu9xgZ4VmGd7
Good afternoon IES families! At this time, we are unable to host a traditional in-person Open House. However, we are pleased to invite you into the building virtually! Our virtual open house will begin Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 pm. At that time, we will send a link to the event which will highlight teacher classrooms and additional building procedures. We hope you will “attend” to get a sneak peek of your classroom! In preparation for Open House and the start of the school year, letters regarding homeroom teachers and transportation were mailed today. If you have any additional questions, please contact the IES office at (814) 899-7643 x2000. Thank you!
The Iroquois School District is offering COVID-19 Testing for interested District employees and Iroquois students on August 31st. For all details and link to schedule your appoint, go to /o/iroquois-school-district/page/covid-19-district-info
Good afternoon IES families! We have created a quick reference website where you can find information about the upcoming school year, such as building procedures, materials to help your child transition back to school, and support resources available at IES. The site will be updated regularly. Check it out at this link: https://sites.google.com/iroquois.iu5.org/ies-school-resources/home
Hello Braves! We are excited to allow our 5th and 6th grade students to pick between "Intro to Band" and "Intro to Chorus" for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are attending school in person and in the 5th or 6th grade, please click the link below and fill out the attached form for your selection. All selections are due by Wednesday, September 3rd. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/3zaLyCu9xgZ4VmGd7
A Meal Distribution Update has been posted to the district websites. Provision of meals has been extended through August 28th. For all details, refer to the NEWS articles on all district websites. www.iroquoissd.org
Dear IES Braves! We are "All in this Together" for the 2020-2021 school year and can't wait to welcome you back into the Greatest Elementary School on the Planet soon! Please check out the video at the following link for a special message! Video Link: https://youtu.be/QeVjkFklCOc
Hello Iroquois Elementary Families! We are very excited to be in the final stages of preparing for our students' return to school. At this time, students have been placed into homerooms for the upcoming school year in Infinite Campus. However, rosters, and therefore homeroom teachers, are subject to change based on enrollment and creating balanced classrooms. It is likely that homeroom assignments may change, so we appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we prepare for a safe return to school. A letter was mailed to all families today outlining details about returning to school. Please contact the Iroquois Elementary School office at (814) 899-7643 x 2000 with any questions. Thank you and have a great evening!
Last chance to support our students by making a contribution on 2020 Erie Gives Day today between 8AM and 8PM! The ISD Foundation is a participating non-profit and your contributions will benefit our own community. www.eriegives.org All donations qualify for a tax deduction for 2020. Thank you!!
After detailed discussions at last night’s ISD Board Committee meetings, it has been decided to move the first day of school for all Iroquois students for the 2020-2021 School Year to Tuesday, September 8, 2020. More detailed information to follow shortly. Stay healthy!
Please consider supporting the students in our district by participating in the 2020 Erie Gives Day, on Tuesday, August 11th from 8AM to 8PM! The ISD Foundation is a participating non-profit and your contributions will benefit our own community. www.eriegives.orgAll donations qualify for a tax deduction for 2020. Thank you!!
Please consider supporting the students in our district by participating in the 2020 Erie Gives Day, on Tuesday, August 11th from 8AM to 8PM! The ISD Foundation is a participating non-profit and your contributions will benefit our own community. www.eriegives.orgAll donations qualify for a tax deduction for 2020. Thank you!!
Please consider supporting the students in our district by participating in the 2020 Erie Gives Day, on Tuesday, August 11th from 8AM to 8PM! The ISD Foundation is a participating non-profit and your contributions will benefit our own community. www.eriegives.org All donations qualify for a tax deduction for 2020. Thank you!!
Hi IES Families! Just a reminder, we are asking any family who is interested in the Iroquois Cyber Academy to please return completed applications by Monday, August 10th. Applications can be returned to the Elementary Office or emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iroquois SD has job openings available! IMMEDIATE need for Bus Monitors/Cafeteria Monitors. $13.07 per hr. For details on this position and all other employment opportunities at ISD, check out our employment page on the District website, www.iroquoissd.org.
Hello IES Families! If you were unable to join us last night for the ISD Cyber Academy Town Hall, you may view the ZOOM meeting using the link below: https://youtu.be/ZUrQjnhFDDA If you are interested in registering for the ISD Cyber Academy, please submit a completed application to the building administration as soon as possible.
Interested in the Iroquois Cyber Academy? Join us TONIGHT August 4th at 6pm for a ZOOM town hall meeting with representatives from VLN and the ISD Assistant Principals. The ZOOM meeting will be recorded and shared for those unable to join us live. Use the following information to log in: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87568526072?pwd=cXFjQUV6L0FiT2RDdUlvMzNjWVFBQT09 Meeting ID: 875 6852 6072 Passcode: c6jGiu
Please check the news section of the IES webpage for new information regarding school re-opening. If you have not yet completed the parent survey about Fall enrollment, please use the following link to communicate your preference: http://bit.ly/iroquoisparentsurvey Thank you!
NW Tri-County IU 5 and the public schools in Erie, Crawford and Warren counties are providing an update on Covid-19 for parents at: https://vimeo.com/439713174/377c2a34ab
Interested in learning more about the ISD Cyber Academy? Join us via Zoom for an overview of the program on August 4, 2020 at 6pm. A link will be shared at a later date!
Good morning! If you were unable to come to IES to pick up an enrichment packet for your student, please stop by any day Monday-Friday between 7:30 and 3:30 to pick up some activities and a free book for your student to enjoy! We have materials for all students beginning with PreK up through students entering 7th grade in the fall! We can't wait to see you!
Reminder: Please come to IES for your summer enrichment activities today, Tuesday, July 21 from 3:00-5:00pm. We can't wait to see you!
Reminder: Please come to IES for your summer enrichment activities today, Thursday, July 16 from 3:00-5:00 pm, Friday, July 17 from 1:00-3:00 pm, or Tuesday, July 21 from 3:00-5:00pm. We can't wait to see you!
Reminder: Please come to IES for your summer enrichment activities today, Wednesday, July 15 from 9:00-11:00 am, tomorrow, Thursday, July 16 from 3:00-5:00 pm, or Friday, July 17 from 1:00-3:00 pm. We can't wait to see you!
Good evening! As we prepare for next school year, we wanted to offer incoming Pre-K through outgoing 6th grade students fun activities to grow their reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Next week, we will offer three opportunities for families to pick up grade-level activities for students to enjoy. Please come to IES for your enrichment activities on Wednesday, July 15 from 9:00-11:00 am, Thursday, July 16 from 3:00-5:00 pm, or Friday, July 17 from 1:00-3:00 pm. We will offer one additional date the following week for enrichment packet pickup on Tuesday, July 21 from 3:00-5:00 pm. We can't wait to see you and look forward to celebrating your hard work once school resumes in the fall!
Iroquois Athletics - See latest info on IHS Athletics webpage, https://www.iroquoissd.org/o/jr-sr-high-school/page/athletics--797
There has been a change in the Iroquois School District Kindergarten Registration process. Please come to Iroquois Elementary Office to receive a packet or call 899-7643, ext. 2001 to have a packet mailed to you.
We wanted to give you an update on the Elementary School yearbooks. Due to numerous errors, they are being reprinted. We will message you when they are available.
A Meal Distribution Update has been posted on the District websites and can be found at this link: https://www.iroquoissd.org/article/263886?org=iroquois-school-district
The Final Episode of the Masked Singer is here! Thank you to the faculty and staff who participated and the families who shared this fun and entertaining journey with us! I hope you enjoy the last video! Video Link: https://youtu.be/NCjRJmrieCU
Hello IES Families! If your student is enrolled in Summer Tutoring, packet pick-up will be Wednesday, June 10th, 2020, from 4 – 7 pm. When you arrive for packet pick-up, you can pull into the drop-off line and remain in your car. The AmeriCorps members will be there to give you the appropriate packet for you child(ren). If your student is participating in Summer Tutoring, and you have received technology from the school, you may keep it for the length of the Summer Tutoring program. A time for drop-off of these devices will be determined at a later date. Also, if you have not already done so, you may pick up student belongings at these times, as well. You may also pull into the drop-off line and remain in your car and an AmeriCorps member will bring out your student’s belongings.
REMINDER - Your input is important to us! Please participate in the Thoughtexchange regarding our school reopening plans for next year. Deadline to participate is June 9th at Midnight.
A school year at the Greatest Elementary School on the Planet isn't complete without the IES Field Day dunk tank! We hope you splish, splash your way into summer! Video Link: https://youtu.be/dC109_R7Lio
REMINDER - Your input is important to us! Please participate in the Thoughtexchange regarding our school reopening plans for next year. Deadline to participate is June 9th at Midnight.
Hello, IES Families! It is the last day of school and our Virtual Move Up day is here! Students can meet some of their teachers and learn what awaits next year. We will keep updating the site today with more content as it comes. Check it out at this link: https://sites.google.com/iroquois.iu5.org/iesmoveupday2020/home "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy"- Anne Frank
Parents - we need your input on the reopening of District schools to assist us in our reopening plan for the fall. To gather your feedback, we're using a tool called Thoughtexchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued. Go to this URL to participate: https://www.iroquoissd.org/article/256249?org=iroquois-school-district Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Check out students being safe, kind, and responsible this week along with and a special challenge from Miss Pierce! YouTube Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMxdkge_UG5cdqsdUDZ3sSe_4TvYZ1c3Z Miss Pierce's challenge Video Link: https://youtu.be/f8ySZ9rAvYw
Good Morning parents and students of the Greatest Elementary School on the Planet! As our students finish up the school year, please plan to return completed packets to IES by 3:30 on Wednesday, June 3. The IES office is open from 7:30-3:30 daily for packet drop-off. Check with your child's teacher regarding the due date for virtual assignments. Report cards will be mailed on June 9. Thank you!
Erie Front Porch Fest - June 6, 2:00 PM. Replacing Food Truck Festival event for 2020. More info under News on all Iroquois website.
Check out this week's birthday celebration, students being safe, kind, and responsible, and The IES Puppy Bowl! YouTube Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMxdkge_UG5cdqsdUDZ3sSe_4TvYZ1c3Z Puppy Bowl Link: https://youtu.be/YomhLj8l_aM
Good morning! If you are in need of a packet for the last two weeks of school, packet pick-up at IES is today from 9-noon. Completed packets can be turned in at this time as well. Thank you!
Check out this week's birthday celebration, students being safe, kind, and responsible, and Episode #4 of the Masked Singer! YouTube Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMxdkge_UG5cdqsdUDZ3sSe_4TvYZ1c3Z Masked Singer Video Link: https://youtu.be/Gi3uKsoLXu0
Hello, IES Families! We are happy to present to you our annual Career Day, virtually! Check out our Virtual Career Day website at https://sites.google.com/view/iescareerday2020/home and have fun exploring activities & videos from our community professionals!
Good evening! If you still need to pick up your student's belongings, please come to the IES bus loop tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, between 9am and noon. You may also return library items at this time. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! Thank you!
MEAL UPDATE- Distribution following Memorial Day holiday will be on Tues., May 26 (11 am-1 pm). May 29th distribution returns to 9-11 am at both locations. Tuesday distribution includes breakfast/lunch for 3 days. Friday distribution will include breakfast/lunch for 4 days.
In the spirit of nicer weather, Mrs. Barringer would like to offer a great resource if you'd like to participate in an at-home field day with many fun events using common household items! Send us pictures of your field day fun! Video Link: https://openphysed.org/fielddayvideos
Good afternoon! If you were not able to pick up student belongings at IES, there are 2 additional pick-up times. You may pick up from 5:30-7:00 pm on Weds, 5/20 or from 9:00am-12:00pm on Thurs, 5/21. Library books can also be returned! Call the IES office with questions. Thanks!
Printing of our yearbooks have been delayed due to the stay-at-home order. A message will be sent out to everyone that has ordered a yearbook with pickup details once they arrive. At this time there are no extra copies. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
PreK Registration - Please call the Iroquois Office @ 899-7643, ext. 2001 to have the PreK Enrollment paperwork mailed to you. Child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2020.
Iroquois School District is updating its Kindergarten Registration process. Click on the link to begin your journey in the Best Elementary School on the planet. Link: https://tinyurl.com/isdkinder
Good afternoon! Beginning Monday, May 18, parents/guardians will be given a designated time to come to IES to pick up student belongings. The schedule for distribution is posted in the news section of the IES website. Please call the IES office with any questions. Thank you!
Good morning! As a reminder, packet pick-up will be today from 9:00-Noon at IES; completed packets from the prior weeks can be turned in during this time. If you requested technology through the survey, you can pick up your device at IHS from 9:00-11:00 AM tomorrow, May 12.
Good afternoon IES parents! The Iroquois School District would like to hear from you! If you have a student who attends IES, please click on the link to the Thought Exchange and follow the steps to provide feedback. Thank you! Link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/989640902
Packet pick-up for IES will take place Monday, 5/11 from 9am-12pm. Completed packets can be turned in at IES any weekday from 8:30 to noon. Technology pick-up requested through the survey will take place at IHS from 9-11 on Friday, 5/8 during meal distribution. Thank you!
Happy Friday! Tune in and help IES solve the mystery of the disguised characters from the Greatest Elementary School on the Planet in Episode #1 of the IES Masked Singers/Readers! Have a great weekend! Video Link: https://youtu.be/oRpxAXXeBqU
Good morning! Gym, Health, Art, Music, Band, Chorus, STEM, Guidance, and Library will not be graded at IES for the 4th quarter. Specialists will provide students with lessons to allow them to explore areas of interest. Participation is not mandatory, but encouraged. Thank you.
Find out how to recognize your child being Safe, Kind, and Responsible at home! Mrs. Smith, school counselor, has a special message just for you! Video Link: https://youtu.be/BVE5Qnc7c8M
Meal distribution will occur on Tuesdays & Fridays each week from 9–11 AM at both sites. Tuesday distribution will include breakfast & lunch for 3 days (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday). Friday distribution will include breakfast & lunch for 4 days (Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday).
ISD has a new page titled COVID-19 DISTRICT INFO on our website for all things affected by COVID-19, including meal distributions, Continuity of Education Plan, etc. The page is located at the top of the District's website menu. Please check daily for any new information.
Safety Town has been canceled for the 2020 year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic crisis.
Good morning from the Greatest Elementary School on the Planet with a yearbook update! The order has been placed and is being printed now. We will contact your to arrange pickup after they arrive. Pickup may not occur until there is a change in the stay at home order.
Important School Closure Update from PA Secretary of Education. See full details on ISD websites under News.
There will be no lessons from 4/9-4/13. Paper packets will be available in the IES car pick up line from 9-noon on 4/14. Please take a packet only if you are unable to view the work digitally. Meal distribution is 4/14 from 11am-1pm and 4/17 from 9-11am at IHS and Wesley UMC.
Hello IES families! Life has been different due to the Coronavirus, and it is natural for students to have questions! Here is a great resource that might help with some of those: https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/
ISD Board Committee meetings for April 14th have been canceled. All matters will be handled at Full Board Meeting on April 21st.
Meal service update for next 2 weeks posted. See NEWS on all District websites for newest dates and times.
IES wants to wish a very Happy Birthday to some Braves that are celebrating this week! Video Link: https://youtu.be/29z1d1Hcnks
Attention students who were members of the Culture, STEM, Geography, Poetry, and Writing Friday Fun Clubs: Your Friday Fun Club advisor has created a TEAM for you and is still planning to conduct club meetings on Fridays. Please check your TEAMS account for more information!
More students have been going on BRAVE adventures! TJ's brave went to virtual karate, TJ and Kenzie's Braves helped with school work, and David's Brave met his Guinea Pig. Keep sharing your BRAVE adventures by sending your pictures to JFoutz@iroquois.iu5.org.
We miss our students and want to make sure they know we are thinking of them. Please check out the video at the following link for a message from your IES faculty and staff. Stay safe and healthy Braves! Video Link: https://youtu.be/47_0KWDJABk
Dear IES students & families! As your building School Counselor, I want to assure you that I will continue to be available to you for support. I will hold daily office hours from 10-11 AM and 3-4 PM. I can be reached at email@example.com or by phone. Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible & have a great day!
The rumor spreading around recent social media stating that grade levels for this school year will need to be repeated is FALSE. See website news for full statement from ISD.
Children no longer required to accompany parent for meal distributions provided by ISD. See ISD website News for all details and updates.
IES review packet pickup will take place from 9am-noon on April 1st. Please pull up to the curb in a single file line. Staff will deliver the packet to your car, please do not exit your vehicle. Families utilizing online instruction will not need to pick up a packet. Thank you.
IES wants to wish some very special Braves a Happy Birthday! Video Link: https://youtu.be/LOkS8vt2GzU
Parents - Please spread the word and encourage other parents and students to download Iroquois' App and allow its notifications in order to hear important updates and information as soon as possible. Go to the Apple Store to download Iroquois app. Stay safe!
See new letter from the Superintendent to Parents/Guardians on District websites and ISD app.
Good afternoon! Please view the video at the following link for information regarding the resources posted on the district website. https://youtu.be/Y0BqSvbVfas
Letter to ISD Families Posted on District Websites
March 19th Meal Update Posted on District Websites
UPDATE ON STUDENT MEAL PROVISIONS
UPDATE - Extended Hours and Locations for Student Meals posted on District Websites
Latest Coronavirus Update on ISD Websites
Yearbook ordering is here! You can order on line at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the yearbook ID code: 11471320.
The WQLN Reading Competition has come to a close. Please send in your student's reading log for final tabulation!
Picture retake day is tomorrow, Friday, November 8th. If your child's picture is being retaken, please return the unwanted picture package tomorrow. If you did not previously order pictures, it is not too late. Please contact Ms. Womack in the school office for details.
#PYDONEFAMILY will be hosting a “Meals Matter” family dinner on Wednesday, November 20th from 6-8pm at Iroquois Elementary. Join us for a family-style dinner, highlighted speaker, and game night. Child care will be provided in the gymnasium. This event is FREE but you must RSVP to Julia Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 15th.”
Friday, November 8th is picture retake day! Remember to send your original package in with your student if you are having your picture retaken.
4th graders made this awesome video to share the message to "Stay Drug Free". It was also shared with the Junior High. Click this link and enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTtK1NwfHXA
Pickup for our fundraiser will be Monday, October 28th from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the gym. If you arrive before 3:30 please park in the district parking lot on Tyndall Avenue. Please do not park in the bus loop driveway until after the buses have left. Thank you for your support!
IES Families: Students at the greatest elementary school on the planet (IES) will not have school on Monday, October 14, 2019 due to teacher inservice training. Have a great weekend.
The IES fundraiser ends on Monday, September 30th, so please make sure to support the Greatest Elementary School on the Planet by contacting your favorite IES student to purchase some products! Student order forms with money are due on Monday, September 30th as well. Thank you!