Westbank Campus Community

 

 

WELCOME TO YOUR 

WESTBANK CAMPUS COMMUNITY PAGE

 

Our ISL Campus Community page provides families with links to your Campus Tid Bits (Weekly Newsletter), special Westbank Campus Announcements, and Campus Activities. On this page, you can stay connected to your Westbank Campus updates from your Family Liaison and Campus Principal.

 

 


 

Important Dates

For the 2021-2022 Year at a Glance calendar, click here.

School-wide calendar

 

November 2021:

  • 11/20: No Aftercare, last day before Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/22-23: Teacher Professional Development (School Closed)
  • 11/24-26: Thanksgiving Break (School Closed)
  • 11/29: Classes Resume
  • 11/30: 5th Annual Science Night Extravaganza at ISL’s Uptown Campus 5:30-7:30 PM CST

 

December 2021:

  • 12/10: Health Heroes 2nd COVID Vaccination for Students
  • 12/17: 1/2 day – Records Day (No aftercare available)
  • 12/20-12/31: Winter Break (School Closed)

 

January 2022:

  • 1/3: Classes Resume
  • 1/5: Report Cards Issued
  • 1/5: Group & Make-up Picture Day
  • 1/15: ISL Open House @ 10 am – 11:30 am
  • 1/17: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (School Closed)

 

 

 

 


Head of School Announcements

October 20, 2021: A Message from the Head of School has been emailed to all ISL families. Click here to view or visit the Head of School Corner on our website. Please check your inbox. If the message is not available there, check your “Promotions” or “Spam” folder. Depending on your security settings, the newsletter may have been stored in a different folder. If you continue to experience difficulties, please contact your Campus Family Liaison for assistance.

ISL Families can find all links to the Head of School Announcements on our HOS Corner.

 


 

ISL Support Services

 

The following email was sent to families from the Social Work Department at ISL.

Community Resources for Ida Recovery:

During this time of recovery, ISL would like to provide resources for families that need assistance with recovery efforts. You can visit this page to see a list of resources that we have compiled.
 

 

Information from your Campus Principal

To view the letter sent out to our “Welcome Back” Westbank Families, click here.
To view Mr. Ferguson’s letter sent out to families, click here.
 

 

 

Campus TidBits Weekly Newsletter

 

During the school year, you will receive a weekly newsletter from your Campus Family Liaisons. It will include the latest announcements and other reminders. This newsletter is emailed to families on Thursdays. We encourage you to refer to your weekly newsletter to read about the activities taking place the following week at your campus and to receive important information and reminders.

We have updated our mailing list for the 2021-2022 School Year. If you would like to re-subscribe, please visit this page.

Not receiving your Campus Tidbits?

Subscribe to the Westbank Weekly TidBits Newsletter by clicking here

To view the most recent issue of this weeks Tidbits, click here.

To view past issues of your Campus TidBits, please click here.

 


 

Before & After Care Programs (2021-22)

ISL EARLY BIRD AND PRIME TIME

As per HOS letter to families, we are beginning After Care at the Teche and Olivier Buildings on November 1st.

Below please find the information for hours of operation, fees, payments and other details about the program. 

 

PRIME TIME (After School Care)*

  • Olivier Building:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (except Wednesdays)- 3:45pm-5:30pm
    • Early Dismissal Wednesdays- 2:45pm-5:30pm
    • Pick up location: Modular Building. Call the number posted on the Olivier Street side (near the playground) for entry
    • Drop-In Service: There is a Prime Time drop-in service available for students who are not registered in an Prime Time (After School Program). Fees must be paid in full the afternoon of service.

 

  • Teche Building:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (except Wednesdays)- 4:00pm-5:30pm
    • Early Dismissal Wednesdays- 3:00pm-5:30pm
    • Pick up location: Front Entrance
    • Drop-In Service: There is a Prime Time drop-in service available for students who are not registered in an after school Program. Fees must be paid in full the afternoon of service.

 

FEES AND PAYMENTS

  • Monthly payments can be made by cash, check, money order, or debit/credit card. You may also pay monthly fees on-line at www.myschoolbucks.com. My school bucks is the preferred method of payment. Click here for Fee information and other details.

 

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS: 

  • After School Programs do not operate on ½ school days nor on the final school days before Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks.
  • *Students who remain on campus more than 15 minutes after dismissal and who are not registered in the after school program will automatically be checked into drop-in and charged $20. Fees must be paid in full the afternoon of service.

 

CONTACT

 

 

Food Services

Visit the Food Services page for the following:

  • Application for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits
  • Application for Free/Reduced Meal Benefits
  • ISL Café Menu
  • All students will receive free meals for the 2021-22 school year
  • Special diet requests for the 2021-22 School year must be supported by a signed diet prescription form by a licensed medical authority.  Menu substitutions will be made for students with a documented medical needs. For a copy click here

Any questions or concerns regarding Food services, Meal distribution or pick up, and any dietary or food safety, please reach out to:

Melissa Boudreaux (Director of Food Services): (504) 444-2696 mboudreaux@isl-edu.org

Important information for all families — Please Read:

Food Services is asking ALL ISL Families to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch, even if you do not believe that you will qualify. Please visit this page to apply.

 


 

Message from Information Technology

 

Clever Access

For a student that would like to access the Clever portal from a non-ISL device, please see the attached document for instructions. If you need any further assistance, please contact our helpdesk at techsupportstudent@isl-edu.org.

Clever Login Information

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

About the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount for up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Families are encouraged to check eligibility with local providers before filling out the online application through GetEmergencyBroadband.org. This is a national application, so families can expect a quicker response time with local providers.

TO APPLY FOR BENEFITS THROUGH COX COMMUNICATIONS, CLICK HERE

TO APPLY FOR BENEFITS THROUGH AT&T, CLICK HERE

TO LEARN MORE AND CHECK ELIGIBILITY, CLICK HERE

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Tech Support Issues

If you have issues with an ISL-issued Chromebook or your student’s ISL Email account, please email techsupportstudent@isl-edu.org. Include the following information when you email us:

  • Student name

  • Student campus

  • Student grade

  • Description of the issue you are experiencing

  • For issues with the Chromebook, include the asset tag number found on the red sticker on the bottom of the device

  • List of the troubleshooting steps taken (i.e. resetting  internet, rebooting the device, etc.)

For account information for iReady or other resources used within your student’s class (links to Google Meets, information on curriculum resources, etc.) please reach out to your student’s teacher directly.

NOTE: We auto-close tickets if we do not receive a response within 24 hours.


 

COVID-19

 

Please visit the ISL COVID-19 page to view school-wide policies, plans, and FAQ documents for the 2020/2021 school year.

 

 

ISL Family Engagement

 

 

To view the recording from the Welcome Back Virtual Orientation that was held on August 10, click here.

 


ISL Photo Policy

Click here for the ISL Photo Policy

 

 


 

To contact your teacher

Click here

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact your Family Liaison: Alexander Andrésonaandreson@isl-edu.org