The Hawk: August 24, 2018

August 23, 2018 6:48 pm


IACS Back to School Newsletter

Dear IACS Community,

While our editions of The Hawk will normally contain a healthy dose of updates from the classroom and beyond, I’d like to send a few reminders regarding everyone’s favorite topic: traffic. The majority of our 800 students arrive in cars and while our staff works hard to make morning drop off and afternoon dismissal as smooth as possible, it requires everyone’s cooperation.

With that said here are some reminders that will go a long way:

Morning Drop Off:

  • Middle school students should be dropped off at the large parking lot near the track and field. Please follow directions of staff by driving until you are told to stop and unload at the sidewalk next to Landberg Hall. Unloading students at or near the flagpole creates major backups onto Tyng Road and more importantly presents a safety concern for students exiting their car.

  • High school students should be dropped off at the parking lot near the auditorium. Cars take a right hand turn upon entering the lot and circle around to the middle section of the lot to drop off.

  • Carpools with middle and high school students may use either lot.

  • Getting ready in the morning is a challenge for everyone, however our parking lots at 7:40 am are very calm and not so much at 7:55 am. Any extra self-direction you can muster up among your crew will make for easier drop offs.

  • Afternoon Pick Up:

  • Middle school and high school students in carpools will be dismissed to the same locations as morning drop off.

  • Please do not enter our parking lots before 2:30 as there may be school related activities occuring.

  • Please do not park on the street for pick up. It presents a safety hazard to cars traveling on Tyng Road, not to mention the students that run across the parking lot to get to their cars. Families who have unique needs during the afternoon should contact school administration so we can problem solve.

  • Remember, at the end of the day it’s about keeping Ozzie happy…

    Have a great weekend,

    Greg Orpen

    Head of School

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    IACS School Nutrition Program:

    IACS prepares nutritious breakfast and lunch meals onsight each day. We offer a daily special plus a variety of sandwiches, salads, yogurt parfaits, snacks, and beverages. Additionally, we offer vegetarian options daily and gluten-free options upon request. This year we have added lactose-free milk to our menu as well.

    To better serve IACS families, an innovative point of sale (POS) system, specifically designed for school nutrition programs is available. Using the School Payment Portal parents have the option to pre-pay students’ meal accounts, monitor menu choices and account balances, restrict purchases as well as set spending limits. Students enter their PIN# to make purchases in the cafe. For parents who prefer to not pre-fund meal accounts,IACS cashiersalso accept cash or checks at the register.Contact if you didn’t receive a PIN# for your child(ren).

    IACS participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced-price meals or if you have any questions about the School Nutrition Program, contact Karen Drake, Director of Food Services,

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    Click HERE to view the IACS 2018/2019 School Calendar

    Theatre News

    The IACS Performing Arts Program is looking forward to an exciting year!

    Mark your calendars for the Tony-Award-Winning Musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: November 15, 16, 17. Keep an eye on The Hawk for details!

    Are you in Middle School and want to be in The Phantom of the Opera but didn’t get a chance to audition? Please email for details.

    Middle School cast rehearsals are on Wednesday early release days, 12:30-2:30, starting on September 5. See you there!

    Thank you to all of the summer campers for 3 amazing weeks! Enjoy the photos, including our NYC performance, on Facebook! Look up "Innovation Academy Performing Arts"!

    Questions about the Performing Arts Program? Email


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