As you know, today and Friday are scheduled as Asynchronous Student Support Days in order to accommodate our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for employees. The Chesapeake Health Department has just informed us that 1,000 vaccines, originally scheduled for administration earlier in the month are now available. We sincerely apologize for the late notice, however, we must give those vaccines on Thursday, February 25 or we will lose the opportunity. Administering that many vaccinations in one day will require all our health services staff and administrative support. Therefore, we are adjusting our school calendar to add tomorrow, Thursday, February 25 as an Asynchronous Student Support Day. Again, Thursday, February 25 will be an Asynchronous Student Support Day and all students will be learning online from home.
We understand that this schedule change may be an inconvenience and we apologize again for the short notice, but we cannot miss this important opportunity to ensure our employees have access to the vaccine. Part of the challenge was merging two days of vaccinations into one day which has put an increased stress on our employees. We appreciate your understanding as we make every effort to make our schools as safe as possible.
Parents and Guardians of 8th grade students,
Please complete the appropriate survey below so that we can make final preparations for the 8th grade writing SOL tests. Please complete the survey by Tuesday, February 23.
On the survey, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Once you submit your survey, someone from the testing team will be in contact with you.
Indian River Middle School Congratulates our Amazing
Honor Roll Students!
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William & Mary’s SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students. The program is not meant to replace the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able children to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts. Click for More Information.
Summer 2021 SEP registration is now open for high ability students in grades 2-12. William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education is excited to offer 2 weeks of virtual opportunities with courses available in the morning and afternoon each week. We have virtual courses available in the areas of robotics, civics, STEM, coding, writing, social science, and many more. Please click here to see our Summer 2021 brochure for more information.
Families of 7th and 8th grade students are encouraged to attend Thursday, March 18th at 6pm for a virtual event to learn more about college knowledge and opportunities. Registration is required, and names will be drawn for gift card prizes. Click the flyer for details and the registration link. Visit www.accesscollege.org for more information about this FREE organization.
IRMS will host a presentation specific to parents/guardians at our Ending the Silence Family Empowerment Webinar on Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 PM. It is our hope we can grow the movement to end stigma related to mental health and encourage families to seek appropriate interventions when needed.
The following days will be Asynchronous Online Learning Days for all students and teachers (grades PreK-12). This change was made to accommodate the district COVID-19 Vaccine clinics.
Student expectations on asynchronous days include:
- Complete assignments for the week
- Work on projects
- Reach out to teachers or school counselors by email with questions or concerns
- Participate in virtual small group activities as appropriate
- Work on enrichment activities, as appropriate
- Read, journal, and/or explore interests
The IRMS School Counseling/Guidance Department is beginning the scheduling process for the 2021-2022 school year. All Current 6th-8th grade students will be able to enter their 2021-2022 course requests starting at 8:00am on Monday, January 18 until 11:59pm on Friday, January 22.
Please see the various video, documents and information links below. If you have any questions, contact your school counselor. Pay special attention to the respective school/grade level information and deadlines.
Current 8th- Rising 9th
Scheduling 8th graders for IRHS Parent Video
Current 7th- Rising 8th
IRMS 2021 2022 Electives Rising 8
Current 6th- Rising 7th
IRMS 2021 2022 Electives Rising 7
IRMS MUSIC TEACHERS VIRTUAL
MEET AND GREET
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19TH at 6PM
Students! Have you always wanted to learn to sing or
play an instrument? Now’s your chance!
It’s time to pick your electives for next school year and
the IRMS Music Department wants YOU to pick music!
Please join us for a virtual Meet and Greet and
informational meeting to learn all about being a IRMS
music student! Use the Zoom Meeting Number below.
Meeting Number: 980 8589 6901