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Mission Statement-Motto-Song-General Information

AlabamaReading Initiative & Torchbearer School

MISSION STATEMENT

 The mission of Indian Springs Elementary School is to promote growth and learning in a safe, caring environment with the help of teachers, families, and community.

 

MOTTO: Excellence in Every Way Every Day

 

BELIEFS OF INDIAN SPRINGS

         WE BELIEVE:

  • Learning is the most important reason why students are in school.
  • Successful education is a partnership and the shared responsibility of students, educators, parents/guardians, and the community.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs.
  • Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches that will encourage them to achieve their highest potential.
  • Connecting education to real life experiences empowers all students to become responsible citizens and life-long learners.
  • A competent, dedicated staff is an invaluable resource for the successful education of students.
  • Smaller classes enable children to benefit from more individualized instruction.
  • Everyone deserves to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect, and has the right to a safe and secure educational environment.

 

SCHOOL SONG

We are proud to go to Indian SpringsWhere we grow and we learn all year long

                     With our teachers help, we live responsibly

And our hearts and our minds grow strongAll the friends we'll meetDuring school days so brief

We’ll remember our whole life through

So to Indian Springs, our school so dear

We pledge our allegiance to you!

Kyrah Drasheff, Teacher

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 WEEKLY NEWSLETTER, The Indian Springs Signal Post is the schools main avenue for communicating with our parents. As a general rule, the newsletter will be sent home each Monday. The Signal Post is also posted to our website. The newsletter will contain announcements concerning pertinent events, activities, and other important information about the school and/or the school district. It is extremely important that parents read the weekly school newsletter.

SCHOOL VISITORS

 Parents are always welcome to visit the school.  It is required that any person entering the building during the school day must go directly to the office. · Visitors must sign in upon entering the building and sign out when leaving the building.· Visitors must wear a VISITOR’S/VOLUNTEER’S BADGE!· Conferences are scheduled with the teacher before/after school and during the teacher’s planning time. · Volunteers are welcome! Teachers always need help with tasks.· Unnecessary interruptions consume time and hinder the instructional program.· No students will be permitted to leave the building with a visitor unless this has been done through the school office. These security measures are for the protection of our students!

School Schedule

 Take-In Bell:  8:00 a.m. 

Tardy Bell- 8:15 a.m.

Dismissal   3:00 p.m. (Car riders and Walkers) 3:15 p.m. (Bus Students).

Please see that your child arrives at school between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. NO EARLIER. Please be prompt in picking up your child after school. Assigned teachers are on duty to supervise children at 7:30 a.m. and until 3:30 p.m. This will help safeguard our children. Students who are not picked up by 3:30p.m. are placed in the school's After Care program at a cost of $8. Your help and support will be appreciated.  If there is a change in the way your child is to go home, YOU MUST WRITE A NOTE TO HIS/HER TEACHER STATING HOW YOUR CHILD WILL BE GOING HOME!  Your cooperation and support are necessary for the safety of all children. 

TITLE I SCHOOL 

The purpose of the Title I program is to provide financial assistance to local school systems to help meet the needs of students who are participating in the free or reduced Meals program. Federal funds are channeled through the Alabama State Department of Education to local school systems. All Title I monies supplement the instructional programs of the local school system. Indian Springs uses title 1 funds to provide intervention to all students needing additional instructional support in order to meet state standards.


Response to Instruction (RTI)

 

 Response to Instruction (RTI) is a problem-solving based, collaborative approach to identifying and meeting the needs of all students.  Teams of teachers and support staff meet a minimum of once per month to analyze student data, which may include attendance, behavior, tests, grades, work samples, etc., in order to determine the need for, type and degree of interventions needed to support student learning. Response to Instruction(RTI) is a general education initiative. It is used to ensure that all students receive research-based, tiered instruction prior to a special education referral.


History of Indian Springs-Current Location

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The twenty-acre site of the present Indian Springs School was donated to the Board of School Commissioners by Mr. Mayer Mitchell.  The school was constructed in 1963 at a cost of $401,401.79.  It consisted of 12 classrooms, an office area, library and cafeteria.  It housed students in grades one through six.  Miss Elizabeth Tate was the principal.

The Annex building was completed in 1982. This addition allowed our school to have twenty-two classrooms for grades Kindergarten through five.  In 1992, a large playground was built through the efforts of parents and faculty members.

In 2014, Indian Springs Elemntary School was updated and renovated.


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