Preparing for the new school year
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School Supplies

School Supplies List for Middle School at IVA:

1. Dry erase pen (always have at least one that is working)
2. Pencils
3. Ballpoint pens (black or blue ink)
4. Pink eraser
5. Pencil sharpener (hand-held with a top)
6. Loose-leaf notebook paper (college ruled)
7. One 1.5”-2” three-ring binder
8. Tabbed binder dividers
9. Four college-ruled composition notebooks for each of your core subjects (math, science, English, social studies)

Tech supplies
10. Personal earbuds
11. Stylus for iPads

*a student planner will be provided for each student by the PTSA 

Wed, July 27 - State Test Scores mailed home for IVA students in the 2015-2016 school year

Fri, Aug 12 - Summer at IVA: Parent Night Out at the Horejsi's home - 7:00pm parents only

Mon, Aug 15 - Mon, Sept 5 - The IVA Webstore will be open for Spirit Wear orders

Mon, Aug 22 - Student Leader Training for Orientation
(returning IVA students) 9:00am to 11:00am, Rec Center

8:30 am Student Leaders set up
9:00 to Noon - New Students
11:00 to Noon - New Parent Orientation

Wed, Aug 31 - First Day of School
8:20 to 8:50 am Opening Ceremony on the Plaza - Families Welcome. School is out at 3:14 pm.

Yes! We have LOCKERS

Students will receive a locker on the first day of school. They can store their PE clothes, extra dress clothes, and school supplies in their locker.
Dress Code
Spirt Wear Webstore Opens August 15th
Spiritwear at IVA
The IVA Webstore will open on Mon, August 15 and remain open through Mon, September 5. Order your t-shirts and sweatshirts online and get them delivered to the school. More details will be included in an email announcing the open window. Just in case deliveries happen shortly after the school year begins plan, on wearing the Orientation shirt on the first day of school and a blue, gray, or black collared shirt in the first week. 
Academic Calendar
First Day of School: Wednesday, August 31st

Join your kiddos to kick-off the school year with an Opening Ceremony on the first day of school. The Ceremony will be held on the plaza in front of the school office from 8:20 - 8:50am. Families are welcome!

Students may be dropped off at our Elm street gate between 7:50am and 8:20am to play and be guided through the school for the opening ceremony on the plaza. Parents - drop off your kids can come around to the plaza to join us.

The first day of school is a regular scheduled day with a 3:14 pm release.

Check our website for our Academic Calendar and Bell Schedule.
State Test Results are in!
IVA received our school-wide test score results along with individual student reports. IVA families that tested with us in the 2015-2016 school year are receiving individual results sent out in the mail today.

These tests are based on California’s challenging academic standards, which include the ability to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems—the very skills needed to succeed in college and a 21st century career. These skills take time and effort to master, and at IVA these are practices are in line with the development of students intellectually virtuous thinking and character.  

At IVA, we see a student’s test results as only one measure of his or her academic progress. As a school, we can use the results to identify specific areas in which to focus more attention in the next school year, and teachers can use the results to identify and address individual student needs.

*The state has not yet released LBUSD or the state of CA results but we can review our results compared to last year's overall results.

The IVA staff is committed to the continued growth of our students and our own continued growth as professionals and we use these results to examine and improve our teaching. To learn more about the impact of test scores on the High School CHOICE process in LBUSD, read more here. To learn more about where our 8th graders are going to high school and how they felt about their 3 years with us read our counselor, Mr. Mikaele's newsletter from the spring here. All newsletters are archived on our website here

We are proud of our students’ hard work and growth at IVA, and while we recognize that our focus on intellectual character growth is important for many other reasons, we’re excited that our test scores reflect the effectiveness of our approach.
Orientation - August 23rd at 9:00 am
New students - remember to come to Orientation on August 23rd 9:00am to Noon to get to know IVA students, meet your teachers, tie-dye your own IVA t-shirt, and play! Parent Orientation is from 11:00am until Noon. 
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