Family Update 8/13/21

Happy Friday IRE Families,

We are so excited to have our students joining us next week! We have been working hard to get the building ready and are eager to have our students join us. As of today, we will be welcoming 363 students next week at IRE. We cannot wait to see all of their smiling faces! They energize us! We are here to love and support our students! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or to the main office. We are here to help!

Please see the important information below as you prepare for next week. 



- What begins here WILL change the world! 

TUESDAY - 8/17

  • Walkthrough & Curriculum Event

    • We are trying to limit the number of visitors in the building for safety purposes. If you are able to have just one parent/guardian accompany your child, we appreciate it

    • Masks are required for all students

    • Masks are strongly recommended for all adults

    • You will start in your child’s classroom where you and your child will meet your teacher for approximately 10-15 minutes. Students will then head outside to play on the playground and have popsicles courtesy of our amazing PTO. Parents and guardians will remain in the classroom while teachers share curriculum and communication information. We will have teaching staff on the playground watching students.

      • AM KG 10-10:35am

      • PM KG & 1st Grade 11:00-11:35am

      • 2nd & 3rd Grade 12:00-12:35pm

      • 4th & 5th Grade 1:00-1:35pm

      • A bus driver will be in the cafeteria to answer any parent questions about transportation



  • First day of School

  • School hours 

    • Grades 1-5 

      • 9:10am-3:40pm (doors open at 9:00am)

    • AM KG 

      • 9:10-11:50am

    • PM KG 

      • 1:00-3:40pm

  • Phase in day for ½ of KG students



  • Phase in day for ½ of KG students


FRIDAY - 8/20

  • All KG students 





  • Return to School Protocols

    • Masks

      • All students are required to wear masks on the bus and in school

      • Masks are strongly recommended for all staff and visitors in the building

    • Breakfast

      • Free 

      • Teachers will record who wants breakfast when doing morning attendance

      • Students will pick up breakfast from the cafeteria at dismissal time to be eaten the next morning

    • Lunch

      • Free

      • Grab and Go - No codes 

      • Teachers will record who wants lunch when doing morning attendance

      • Students will be in classroom cohorts and have assigned seats in the cafeteria

      • Masks are to be on when not eating

      • Students will be released to recess once done eating

    • Recess

      • Masks not required

    • Classrooms

      • Teachers will maximize the classroom space for social distancing purposes

      • Students will have assigned seats

      • Scheduled hand washing and cleaning protocols

      • Shared supplies are allowed

    • Water Bottles and Snacks

      • Water bottles and snacks are permitted

    • Latchkey

      • Masks required for all students

      • Scheduled hand washing and cleaning protocols

    • Limited visitors in the building this year

      • IEP and 504 meetings will be virtual 

      • Student sign in and sign out will be done in the vestibule

    • New Quarantine Guidelines from Ohio Department of Health


  • No School - September 6​​​​​​​

  • Picture Day - September 7