ISY Elementary School Faculty Blog

Last Week

Mike Simpson

June 3, 2022

While we have one more week to go, this will be our last Faculty Blog post for the year. 

Over the summer, I hope you can all take a bit of time to reflect on your contribution to an amazing team effort that kept our students happy and learning. We’ve had to struggle through all sorts of challenges this year and the way we kept focused on our students and supported each other is something that we can be really proud of.

We are saying goodbye to some wonderful colleagues this year. On behalf of our whole Elementary School team, thank you for all that you have done to make our school a place that our students love so much. 

Next year will be a busy one as we build on what we learned this year and revive some things that circumstances have prevented us from doing for a while. But that can all wait until next year!

We all know we are doing our best…. even when we are not at our best!

Check in. How am I? What do I need? How are they? What do they need from me?

Ask for help and be helpful.

Be present and patient. Take time to fully understand others and allow time for others to understand you. Pausing, Paraphrasing and Posing Questions promotes our common understanding.

Share your ideas and be open to the ideas of others. Once shared, they become our ideas and anything could happen!

Withdrawing Students

If you hear from a family or child that they might not be returning to ISY next year, please let Nimmi know so she can follow up with the parents.


Here is the link to the ES Quarter 4 Schedule which is also available on the Elementary School Faculty Pages.


Here is the Q4 Supervision Schedule that we will use for Quarter 4.

This week:

10:00 – 10:20 Grade 2-5 Recess Locations

  • Front Steps End of Field / Front Steps Playground: Grades 2/3
  • SAS Building End of Field / A Building Playground: Grades 4/5

8:00 – 8:20 Before School Play Duty

Update: Students are allowed on campus before 8am but before school duty will still begin at 8am.

Here is the Before School Play Duty Schedule that we will use for Semester 2.

People on duty this week:

  • Monday: Kristi
  • Tuesday: Laura
  • Wednesday: Rosita
  • Thursday: May Khine
  • Friday: Ian

End of Year Assembly

Friday, June 10 at 11am

There will be an End-of-Year Assembly on the last day (Friday, June 10) at 11:00am in the gym. This will be a joint assembly with the Secondary School. 

Students will be dismissed from the gym after the assembly at 11:30am so students will bring their bags.

End of Year Celebrations – Thursday or Friday

Homeroom teachers, if you are planning to have an end of year celebration with your students, please plan for this for Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. We will not have specialist classes on Friday morning. It is ok for students to bring food to share but please remind students not to bring single use plastics and that we also want to avoid any wastage of food. 

 Please reach out to Sandy or I if you have any questions as we finish up the year.

Semester 2 Reports

Thanks for all the work you have put into these reports and to report writing and parent communication throughout the year.

Please have your comments and grades into Powerschool by 12pm Monday.

We will get links to the PDFs versions of the reports if you want to check them again on Tuesday.

Reports will go out on Wednesday.

ZOOM LINKS (Semester 2)

Here is a link to the Zoom Links that we will use for Semester 2.

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