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STUDENT. 2013. 2014. ORIENTATION. Dear Parents and Students,. We would officially like to welcome all new Eaglets to our family. We have been working hard all summer to improve our facilities, curriculum and staff. . INTERNATIONAL STUDIES. CHARTER SCHOOLS.
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STUDENT 2013 2014 ORIENTATION
Dear Parents and Students, We would officially like to welcome all new Eaglets to our family. We have been working hard all summer to improve our facilities, curriculum and staff. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CHARTER SCHOOLS “Disce Quasi Semper Victurus” “Study like you will live forever”
Recognitions International Studies Charter Middle School (ISCMS) has achieved a remarkable goal by ranking in the top 5 middle schools in Miami-Dade county and 9th in the state of Florida. ISCMS has been an “A” school for three years in a row.
Recognitions • International Studies ranks as a gold medal winner. We are #2 in Florida and #15 in the nation out of 22, 000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Colombia. • International Studies ranks #65 in Florida and #290 in the nation and only 1,930 of the top high schools in the nation are ranked. • International Studies ranks #32 in Florida and #447 in the nation and only 1,000 of the top public high schools in the nation are ranked.
PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW Administration Victoriano Rodríguez Principal Janette Cruz Assistant Principal
Student Services Ms. Teresa Valdes: E-Mail TereValdes@dadeschools.net Office Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:30AM -2:30 PM By APPOINTMENT ONLY, unless it is an emergency Services Provided: Course Credit Analysis Assistance with Subject Selection Probation Meetings Assistance with Schedule Changes Advisement regarding course/credit recovery Counseling Facilitator of Parent/Teacher Conferences Facilitator of Student/Parent Conferences
CAP (College Advising Program) Dr. Jon Page: E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 305-904-2906 Office Hours: By Appointment Only Services Provided: Assistance with College Preparation Assistance with College Selection Assistance with College Financial Aid Assistance with Scholarship Information Assistance with Bright Futures Assistance with Subject Selection Assistance with Course Credit Analysis
I.S.C.H.S Activities • www.ischs.net ischsactivities.gmail.com Nationally Recognized Clubs Key Club Mu Alpha Theta National Honor Society National Junior Honor Society Class Clubs Middle School Officers Class of 2014(Seniors) Class of 2015(Juniors) Class of 2016(Sophomores) Class of 2017(Freshmen) Interest Clubs Audio/Video Club Art Club Bible Club Drama Club Eagle Athletics Club Film Club Musical Theater Club Yearbook Club Language Clubs French Club Italian Club Spanish Club Inter-Organizational Council Student Government Association Parent Volunteer Hours, Student Community Service
I.S.C.H.S Athletics Alfred Mitat305-643-2955 Ext 207 ISCHSATHLETICS@GMAIL.COM Athletic Website: www.c2cschools.com/ISCHSEAGLES • How to join a team @ ISCHS • Attend sports meeting on August 21,2013. Students must have all eligibility requirements to participate. • Middle / High School will be available on the Athletics website. • Basic Eligibility requirements: (HS has further requirements) • Submit school Insurance $20 • Submit MDCPS Physical Packet • Maintain GPA 2.5 unweighted • Submit ISCHS Athletics- Parent & Student Contract • HS Sports • Fall • - Girls Volleyball • - Boys Flag Football • Winter • - Girls & Boys Soccer • - Girls & Boys Basketball • Spring • - Boys Tennis • - Girls Flag Football • - Boys Volleyball FHSAA Site - www.fhsaa.org
People you should know Main Office Lourdes Vasquez Registrar Liaran Aleman Attendance Clerk LeonelaRoheidy Administrative Assistant
People you should know Main Office Maria de Armas Cafeteria Manager Maria Rodríguez School Treasurer
People you should know Security Jesus de Armas Christopher Troy Vilim Jose Alvarez
Opening of School: Pick Up/Drop off Procedures • Students MUST be dropped off and picked up on the intersection of 9th Street and 25thAvenue • This may be accessed from either 27th Avenue or 24thAvenue • Security will be located at this location to ensure safety and facilitate timeliness • ISCHS does not provide transportation; however, we have flyers of available bus companies (located in the main office). • You may also check MDCPS’ website for an approved bus list(www.dadeschools.net)
Opening of School : Security/Medical Concerns • Parent visit restrictions: • Parents are not allowed to drop off food or supplies in the main office • Parents are not allowed to accompany students to class or walk the hallways • Every parent volunteer must be cleared through MDCPS background clearance in order to volunteer
Security and Medical concerns • In order to maintain a safe learning environment, our school employs several security guards and maintains locked facilities • Please see the main office if you have any allergies or medical concerns • All medications must be administered to students by office personnel
Bell Schedule All students should check student portal on Miami Dade county public schools website for their class schedule. Students will be directed on the first day of school
Discipline Policy Detentions • Must be served within 48 hours • Parents must sign detention slip • Detentions will be served in room 101: • Middle School 8:00am- 8:30am • High School 2:35pm- 3:05pm
Discipline Policy Code of Student Conduct/ Cell Phone Policy • Electronic devices will not be given back to students under any circumstance. • To reclaim a device, the student’s parents must come to the main office to pick it up • If a student needs to use the phone, they may use the phone in the main office. • Parents are not to contact students during school time on their cell phones
Discipline Policy Social Networking • Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Instagram, etc. • Social networking of any kind is not permitted during school hours • Students are not to use social networking to send obscene or inappropriate materials • Ex. Threats, hacking, damaging equipment, nude or semi nude photos(please refer to the student code of conduct) • Parents are responsible for monitoring and regulating student’s use of electronic devices
Communicating with Teachers • Website- via email • Phone call to teacher • Counselor • Administration • Please allow 48 hours for a response.
Uniforms High School Uniforms: Navy Blue Polo with School Logo Striped Rugby Navy Blue and White Shirt (All shirts must be tucked in) Khaki Dickie Pants with School Logo Navy Sweater with School Logo Black or Brown Belt Black or Brown shoes Spirit Shirts may be worn on FRIDAYS ONLY!!! This does NOT include PE Shirts/Field day. Uniforms may be purchased from All Uniform Wear: 200 NW 27th Avenue (305) 649-2749
Lunch/Breakfast • A catered meal will be available each day for students to purchase. • Parents may pre-pay (cash or check) the meals however they like (daily, weekly, monthly, annually). • Our cafeteria manager, Maria de Armas, will be available from 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. • Students may also bring their own food or make purchases from the vending machines. Our menus will be available on our website a month in advance.
Parent Volunteer Hours • Parents/Guardians are required to volunteer at least thirty 30 hours per school year (3 hours per month) at International Studies Charter Schools. • All hours must be completed prior to the end of May • GRADES 6-11: Failure to complete the 30 hours will result in your child being placed on the waiting list for the following school year and not automatically re-registered • For more information about volunteer opportunities, please see the school’s website or contact the PTSA
Before/After School Care Program • Students are not permitted to be on campus 30 minutes prior to the opening of school or 30 minutes after dismissal unless participating in an extracurricular activity or the after school care program. • In order for students to remain on campus after school, they need to be enrolled in an after school activity or sport or be enrolled in the after school care program.
Before/After School Care Program • First hour dedicated to home learning • Tutoring available • Light Snacks provided • Entertainment: • Academic activities • Foosball, Nintendo Wii, and Ping pong • Outdoor Sports Before Care 7:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. After Care High School: 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Middle School: 3:30 p.m.-6.00 p.m.
PTSA International Studies Charter School supports the mission of our local Parent Teacher Association of being a powerful voice for all children, a resource for families and communities, and an advocacy agency for education and well-being of every child. President - Rosa Valdes Vice President (Middle School) - Suzanne Santiago Vice President (High School) - Robert Medell Treasurer - Dulce Del Pozo Recording Secretary - Janet Ferra Corresponding Secretary - Karen Loucel
School Contact Information 807 SW 25th Ave Miami, FL 33135 Phone 305-643-2955 Fax 305-643-2956 Website: www.ischs.net