2020-21 School Year Updates
Key SY20-21 Info
  • Ingenuity Prep will start the 2020-21 school year virtually for all students. We will regularly be assessing conditions to inform our planning and eventual return to in-person instruction in our school buildings as soon as possible. However, given all current factors, we believe it is likely that in-person instruction may not be possible until after we return from Winter Break.
  • The first day of school for students is August 31. Our updated SY20-21 Academic Calendar is available to view here.
  • We will continue to update this page leading up to the first day of school and throughout the year. 

Information shared in previous week’s updates can be found in the links below.

Latest Updates

Updated August 12, 2020

  • DATE CHANGE: Student Chromebook & Materials Pick-up
  • Beginning of Year Diagnostic Assessments will start the week of August 24th
  • Additional information on Virtual Home Visits
  • Meal Service Will Be Available During All Virtual School Starting on August 31st
  • Reminder: Virtual Back To School Night will be August 20th from 5:00-6:30pm
  • Reminder: Refer Families to Ingenuity Prep and win $50!

Read below for more info!

DATE CHANGE: Student Chromebook and Materials Pick-up

Due to a delay in receiving part of our Chromebook shipment, we need to adjust the dates and times for Chromebook and supply kit distribution. Distribution will now follow the schedule below.  

It is important that every family picks up Chromebooks for their student(s) on these days.  Unlike last Spring, using an Ingenuity Prep Chromebook will be a required part of our virtual academic program.

Families must complete the family survey and technology agreement here before picking up a Chromebook.

    • Middle School Academy (5th – 7th) — Wednesday & Thursday, August 19th & 20th (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
    • Early Childhood Academy (PreK – K) — Tuesday & Wednesday, August 25th & 26th (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).
    • Elementary School Academy (1st – 4th) —Tuesday & Wednesday, August 25th & 26th (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

If you have a student in more than one academy, you should plan to come in the pick-up window for your oldest student. 

Please wear a mask when you come to pick up materials and practice social distancing. Please see the schedule below for the day to pick up your student’s Chromebook and supplies:

If you still have your Chromebook from last year, you must use it for the upcoming year. If the Chromebook is broken, please bring it during your academy pick up time to receive a new one. If it is lost, please let us know during your academy pick up time and we will provide a new one. Starting this year, students with lost or broken Chromebooks will pay a fee to replace or repair the Chromebook.

Beginning of Year Diagnostic Assessments

To ensure we are best prepared to instruct your child at the start of the year, we will be giving each student a  diagnostic assessment in reading and math. A diagnostic assessment is a test that identifies your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses in preparation for grade level content. We will use the data we collect to make informed decisions about how to best close any academic gaps that exist. All assessments will be given online using the school issued Chromebook. Our goal is to test all K-7th students on most of the assessments before the start of the year. We will assess all of our PK3 and PK4 students at the start of the school year. Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you in the coming week to schedule a testing block during the week of August 24th.

Virtual Home Visit Updates

We are excited to kick off our virtual home visits for the 20-21 school year. A virtual home visit is an opportunity for parents/caregivers, the student and the teachers to connect on how each can best support the academic and social emotional hopes and dreams for the student.

In Pre-K through 4th grade, we would like to take the first 15-20 minutes of the beginning-of-year testing window you choose to hold this meeting. Teachers will share more information when they reach out to schedule your child’s assessment window.

In 5th through 7th grade, teachers will reach out to schedule separate times to connect for the home visit outside of the testing block as we will need the full testing block to give our middle schoolers their diagnostic assessments.

Reminder: Virtual Back to School Night on August 20th

Please save the date for our virtual Back to School Night on Thursday, August 20th from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. During Back to School Night, you will learn more about the upcoming school year and virtual learning as well as meet academy leaders, preview virtual learning platforms, review attendance policies, understand student expectations, and more! 

Please see the links for each academies Virtual Back to School Night.

Academy Zoom Link Passcode
Early Childhood Academy (PreK3 – K) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85239035884?pwd=WEdqTjBiQzRWRDk5ZHhrVnZmMUxzUT09 815165
Elementary School Academy (1st – 4th) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86118893951?pwd=MGowWkl0Ym9qY2lBK2wwVEtIS0U0Zz09 976295
Middle School Academy (5th – 7th)  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88551793412?pwd=VEJPalExYWh3ZkNYdi9CbGFCMW9vdz09 182972
Meal Service During All Virtual School

Starting August 31st, Ingenuity Prep will provide meals for students on a daily basis from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM while school remains virtual.  Students or their family members can pick-up student meals. Multiple days of meals can be picked up at one time.  Meal pick-up will be located by the 3-5 entrance.

Reminder: Refer A Family To Enroll

Do you know a family looking for a GREAT School?  Ingenuity Prep still has limited seats.  Refer a family here and earn $50 if they enroll.

Referral awards will be given for students who apply on or after August 1st and enroll by September 15th.