Uptown Campus Procedures
Please find below all the information you need when returning to the school building for the academic year 2020-21.
To Uptown Campus families not currently participating in Parent Choice ICP,
- 3rd grade students return to in-person instruction in the school building on Monday, September 21
- 4th-5th grade students return to the building on Monday, September 28.
Students returning to the school building will be attending four days per week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Wednesday all students continue with learning at home. For more details, please visit your Campus Community page.
As per Head of School communication to families and staff on 7/16/20 – Childcare (Early Bird/Prime Time) will not be offered from August through October 9, 2020. Re-evaluation will happen in the fall prior to October Break. We will evaluate how our systems are working and if mixing student cohorts/class sections is an acceptable practice under that Phase of operation.
Wearing a Mask
Wearing a mask properly (over your nose and mouth), keeping your distance when possible, and washing your hands/using hand sanitizer are the most important things you can do to keep yourself and everyone around you healthy. It is also pretty international. Students all over the world are doing the same thing. ISL students can too!
Drop off and Dismissal
Morning Drop Off:
ISL’s Uptown campus opens its gates at 8:15 am. Parents may make use of a carpool line at either the Magazine St. (one way heading uptown) or Camp St (one way heading downtown).
Students will not enter through the front office.
Staff are available each morning to open car doors and welcome your student to school.
Students should have their mask on and properly secured before entering the school gates.
Only students may enter the building.
Students should use a squirt of hand sanitizer or stop by the brand new handwashing stations when entering and proceed directly to their classroom.
Please be mindful that Camp and Magazine streets are open to regular traffic. Drivers in the drop off line must pull up curbside and never stop and let children out from the left-hand lane.
Many families prefer to park in the neighborhood and walk their children to the gate.
Terpsichore St. is used for school bus drop off. Please do not park or block this street.
There are bike racks available if students are biking to school. Bikes should be secured with an appropriate lock to the bike rack not to street signs, or to the railing around the landscaping.
Gates close promptly at 8:30 am. Students arriving late to school (after 8:30 am) must enter through the main doors on Camp St.
Students will NOT be released early from school within 30 minutes of dismissal time during which the front office will close.
Teachers will walk all other students out to the blacktop and will stand in a designated location.
Parent/guardian will pick up the child from the teacher on the blacktop.
Parents/guardians should maintain their physical distances from others to the greatest extent possible.
Parents/guardians should not congregate outside the gate.
Parents/guardians MUST walk onto the blacktop for pick up and wear a mask.
This is no longer the time to chat with the teacher about how the day went or to allow children to run and play with each other on the blacktop. We need the pick up process to go as quickly as possible. Please make an appointment for a Google Meet if you would like to speak to your child’s teacher. Wednesday is a great day for that.
Please remember Camp St is a NO PARKING ZONE
There is currently NO AFTERCARE. Children must be picked up by 4:15 PM.
Rainy Day Dismissal:
Parents/guardians picking up must walk into the building and proceed to the classroom to pick up the child.
Parents/guardians should maintain their physical distances from others to the greatest extent possible and MUST wear a mask.
It is important that the adult picking up knows the name of the teacher and room number so they can successfully pick up the child.
Parents/guardians (except for 3rd Grade French) will enter at the Terpsichore (cafeteria) doors. Ms. Marta Carbajo’s class will exit via the emergency exit doors Stairwell C . These doors exit onto Terpsichore. Ms. Alma Behrhorst’s class will exit via the front office to Camp Street.
French 3rd grade is located in the cottage. Parents will enter via the blocktop and proceed to the cottage for pick up.
Celebrating your child’s birthday at school
Your child’s birthday is a very exciting day. We understand that everyone celebrates differently. For this reason, please adhere to the following.
- Submit an email request to the teacher and cc Ms. Martha Pena (Family Liaison) or Mr. Richard Fonseca (Office Assistant) in the front office at least 72 hours prior to the requested day
- Please bring all supplies needed. Ex: plates, napkins, utensils, etc.
- We can not provide supplies.
- If you do not wish for your child to attend birthday celebrations, please inform the teacher and other arrangements will be made.
Main Office Phone Number: 504 654 1088
Main Office Fax Number: 504 654 1086
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday– School building is closed
Office closes 30 minutes prior to dismissal every day.
No early checkouts at this time.
Click here for more details on school hours, entering the building, breakfast, entering the classroom, lunch/recess, regular dismissal, or rainy dismissal.