Immaculate Heart Central School
PreK-12 School Principal
- January 2018
- IHC Community Letter - March 1, 2019
- 2019-2020 Tuition Rates Letter (Blank)
- Uniform Update Letter
- Uniform Update_March 2019
- Virtual High School - Message from June 2019
- School Update - June 14
- IHC's 2019-2020 Student Government Application
- Strategic Plan Questions and Answers - June 26, 2019
- IHC Hires Next PreK-6 Vice Principal_July2019
Click Here to Download official Press Release from June 12, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We’re almost there, IHC Families!
The clock is ticking, and the school year is almost over. Get ready to exhale!
Here’s what we accomplished in these past weeks and where we’re headed:
Musicals and Art Show
The K-3 and 7-12 students performed their musicals. They were well attended and enjoyed by our students, families, faculty, and staff.
Students’ artwork pieces were also on display at both campuses.
We have very talented and creative students!
Thank you again to our fine arts team for cultivating our students’ creativity.
Virtual High School
Like I noted in an earlier message, IHC partnered with the Virtual High School to offer more opportunities for grades 6-12 students to take courses we don’t offer on campus. Students have already begun to reach out about enrolling in a course, including a sixth grader! VirtualHighSchool_
Student Government and Student Government Leadership Class
The 7-12 Student Government (not Student Council) will be installed for the 2019-2020 school year. Rising seventh through twelfth-grade students must apply by picking up an application from the main office at the high school or from the intermediate campus and top candidates must be interviewed by a committee of faculty and staff. Only two students per grade will be chosen. Students in the government will be automatically enrolled in the Student Government Leadership class. Officer roles will be determined within the newly formed group. Application Deadline is June 27, 2019 Student Government Application.pdf
In the past weeks, we’ve had to make some staffing adjustments for the next school year. Some teachers will be leaving us. You also recently learned that Kari Conklin is retiring.
We also hired a new part-time athletics director and a full-time guidance counselor. We will share the names of our new team members at the close of the school year.
Staffing and schedule adjustments are still a work in progress. We’ll keep you posted as often as it is possible.
We just held our 6-8 and 9-12 awards ceremonies this week. Our faculty, office staff, cafeteria, and administration team worked very hard to organize the events. The ceremonies were well attended, too. Moreover, some of us will meet this evening at St. Anthony’s Church for the sixth grade Mass.
We have had to make some adjustments in giving out 5-6 awards. Once those plans are finalized, we’ll update the families.
Moreover, we are now putting the final touches on the other upcoming events, such as the Baccalaureate Mass, High School Graduation, End-of-Year Elementary Mass, Field Trips, Regents Exams Administration and Grading, Elementary Family Picnic, and the reconfiguration of the elementary.
Elementary Consolidation Update
The 4-6th graders will join their PreK-6 classmates at the Holy Family campus next school year. PreK-K will go to the Greystone and 1-6 will be housed in the main building.
The work on the Greystone has already begun and will continue through the summer.
Classroom assignments are also being finalized.
Again, when possible, we'll provide you with updates.
As I noted before, we are moving to one system. Again, FACTS, our tuition management company, bought Wren Web, a student data management system. FACTS-SIS will replace My Student’s Progress and PowerSchool. Families will love accessing one system for all their needs, including grades, receiving parent communications through their messaging system, and paying bills, like after-school care. We’re even looking into going cashless for cafeteria payments.
The implementation process began early spring and will continue through the summer. We’ll keep you posted as often as it is possible.
There is so much going on, expected and unexpected, but I just wanted to give you a shout out.
Thank you again for your patience and continued support of our school.
Have a terrific weekend!