Updated March 30, 2022

SY22-23 Updates for Families

As we move into the final couple of months of the 2021-22 school year, we’re also well underway in our planning for next school year. We are looking forward to a school year that is hopefully minimally impacted by COVID and continues to move us closer to more normal operations. In preparation for next school year, we wanted to share with you a couple of updates.

Daily Schedule

In SY22-23, we’re making two changes to the daily schedule. First, the school day will start at 8:20 a.m. each day. The doors to the school building will open at 8 a.m. when breakfast begins. We will continue to run our free before school program which will start at 7:15 a.m. each day. 

Second, we are changing the dismissal time on Wednesdays to 2:15 p.m each week. Dismissal will remain at 3:40 p.m. all other days of the week. We will continue to run our after school program from immediately after the school day ends until 6 p.m. each day (including Wednesdays).

We’re making these changes to enable our staff to meet before the school day each day and on Wednesday afternoons for the purposes of strengthening our academic program. We don’t take the changes lightly as we know these changes are likely to have an impact on you and your family. However, in our current schedule staff have very little time to meet, plan, and collaborate, and this change will provide our staff more time to do so, which helps us be better for your students.

SY22-23 Academic Calendar

We’re happy to share with you that we’ve finalized our academic calendar for next school year and our first day of school will be Wednesday, August 17. Click here for the full calendar. You can also find the calendar on our website under the Families section. We encourage you to review the calendar and make note of important dates for your planning purposes.

Lastly, we’ll again be hosting our annual Back to School Night event – in-person! – on Monday, August 15. We’ll share more details over the summer as we get closer to the next school year.

As always, we want to thank you for your ongoing partnership with us in providing the best possible educational experience for your students. We very much hope that all families complete re-enrollment which opens this Friday, April 1st so we can ensure all of our students return with us next school year. 

If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to your student’s teachers and/or Academy Principal and they’ll happily support you in any way possible.

Seeking a New Parent Board Member for SY22-23

Are you interested in helping to shape the future of Ingenuity Prep? Do you have strong relationships with other Ingenuity Prep families and a desire to help make sure their voices are heard? Are you looking for a way to be even more impactful in your community?

You could be a great candidate to join our Board of Trustees! The application opens tomorrow and applications are due on Thursday, April 14. Read the full description here — including an overview of the application process, key dates, and the board member job description.

If you’re interested in learning more, please come to our Information Session with our Board Chair and a current Parent Board Member this Wednesday, 4/6, from 6 – 7 PM!

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Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The order is completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. You may order and receive more details about the tests here.

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