The Hawk: August 23, 2019

August 22, 2019 6:48 pm


See You Soon Edition

Dear IACS Community,

It was great to see so many students and families attend the ice cream socials this week. These events have been a staple of our school community for over twenty years- a testament to the power of ice cream!

Of course these events can’t happen with our amazing parent volunteers from the Innovation Academy Community Association (IACA). Special thanks to parents Faby Kelley and Jessica Francisco who were the coordinators for the event as well all the volunteers who scooped, set up and cleaned up.

Enjoy this beautiful weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday morning for the first day of school!

In partnership,

Greg Orpen

Head of School

All School News

Important information about drop off & pick up – Please review

Please take a moment to review this information regarding drop off and pick up at IACS. While it’s helpful information for all, it’s especially important for families new to IACS.

2019-2020 School Calendar Check out our Web site for any updates or additions to the calendar.

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You can find more information about the Nutrition Program here as well as links to the menus and online cafe payments.

The Performing Arts Program is looking forward to the fall production of "So, You Want to Be A Cheerleader" and "Bring it On!" Middle School students in "So, You Want to Be A Cheerleader" – please remember that your rehearsals are on Wednesday early release days, 12:30-2:30 starting on September 4. Students in "Bring It On" – please check your email for rehearsal details. Questions? Please email Thank you!

High School News

IACS welcomed nearly 100 new students today for an orientation. Students were introduced to our faculty and staff, met students in their advisory, played some ice-breaker games, walked one of the trails, went on a scavenger hunt around the school, and most importantly, got to know their new classmates. A big thank you to all of our upperclassmen that came in today to help organize and plan the orientation.

It is time to sign up for fall sports!

Please see below for registration links for Soccer, Volleyball and Cross Country

HS Registration instructions along with details for each team can be found here.

MS Registration instructions along with details for each team can be found here.

Contact the Athletic Department at with any questions or concerns.

Social Media

If you’re inclined to use social media, please consider following our new "official" Facebook page at

or our follow us on Twitter at

Starting the summer at #17 on the IACS admissions waiting list was tough for Katalina Thompson, but she was super hopeful that she would be able to join her friends who had already been accepted at IACS. Yesterday her mom (Kristina Moore) got the call that Katalina would be IACS’ newest 5th grader, just in time for last night’s middle school ice cream social and she is "SO EXCITED!" Click on the video below to hear all about it in her words. (turn volume way up)

So Excited for 5th grade at IACS


IACA would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who helped to set up, scoop or clean up after this week’s Ice Cream Socials, we couldn’t do it without you!

It was great to see so many folks filling out CORI forms, if you didn’t have a chance to fill one out at the socials, please stop by the front office with your driver’s licence to complete one.

Looking forward to seeing you at our first IACA meeting Wed Sept 11th at 6:00pm in the IACS Library. (2nd floor)