Hello Innovator Families,
Welcome to the launch of the school year. I hope all of our school families are safe and well and have had some quality time as a family during this very challenging summer season. I am so pleased to be returning as your principal at the IDEA Academy @Cottonwood, a 2020 AVID Showcase School and home of the newly WASC-accredited Innovators! Joining me as a part of our administrative team are Sandra Jones, our new vice-principal and Kristen Charlick, school counselor.
Our staff and I are excited to welcome your children back to school! I also understand that many families are anxious about what this year may bring. Please know that it is our goal to provide all of our students with the best education possible. We are committed to taking these unprecedented circumstances and developing creative new ways to challenge and support your children’s academic and personal growth. We are committed to making 2020-2021 a year marked with memories (the good kind), special experiences and rigorous learning for your children!
School Plan for Safe Reopening
Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools
Please Update Your Back to School Information in PowerSchool for the 2021-2022 School Year
If you have not yet done so, it is imperative that you visit the Parent Portal as soon as possible by logging on to your PowerSchool parent account to update your parent contact and other Back to School information. This is the only emergency and contact information that the school office will have on file for your child and we need to be able to contact you when necessary. You will be able to update your contact information, emergency contacts, and your child's medical information, so that it is current and accurate. See the quick start steps below to get started and refer to this letter for full instructions and frequently asked questions:
Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions Updating Your Child's Information in PowerSchool
From the Parent Portal:
1. Select the student you wish to register along the top.
2. Select "Back-to-School Registration" on the left side.
3. Agree to the terms and conditions.
4. Select Begin Forms.
*Please note, the link above is unavailable in the PowerSchool parent app. You must use a web browser to access this information.
Weekly dialer messages will be sent along with announcements posted on Class Dojo and through the IDEA Academy PTA Facebook group. Please also check the district Facebook page, as well as the district and school website frequently. Please be sure that your email address and phone numbers in PowerSchool are accurate so that you will receive important school news.
So that you can locate school announcements in your inbox, know that all automated e-mail announcements from our school will come from email@example.com.
The school office is open Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm for phone service and curbside pick-up/drop-off only. The telephone number is (661) 267-2825.
School uniforms are required while attending school.
We are a proud AVID school and will continue to promote the wearing of college shirts each Thursday.
Wearing an IDEA Academy spirit shirt on Fridays is also encouraged.
Thank you, families, for your support. We will take these unique circumstances and turn them into a rewarding new year. That is exactly the kind of thing that Innovators do! Take care of yourselves. You continue to be so dearly missed!