Okma Weekly Message June 1, 2020
Greetings IA Community,
IA FRONTLINE WORKERS - THANK YOU!
Thank you to all the front line workers in our IA community serving and sacrificing to keep us safe and take care of those that are ill!
We would love to continue to highlight more of our front line workers next week. Please submit your picture and information here: https://forms.gle/D2rwx2HvycYEKMf29.
IB results will be released after 10:30 AM on July 6. To get your results, students will need to log onto candidates.ibo.org and enter your Personal Code and PIN. To locate those numbers, visit Mangebac, then click on IB Manager, and Plan. You will see them listed on the right side of your screen. Remember the Personal code and PIN are case sensitive. Please remember to use either Google Chrome or Firefox. DO NOT USE SAFARI!
IB Results to Colleges: Each university selects to receive the results electronically or by mail. The college seniors indicated in the 2020 Exit Survey is where the results will be sent. If students wish to send results to additional universities once scores are released, a request can be submitted on the IB website. However, be advised there is a small fee associated with additional requests.
This Google Doc titled “IB RESULTS - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW AND MORE” has answers to many of the most common questions, including what to do if your results are not what you hoped they would be.
9TH - 11TH GRADERS
Linked here is a video that Dr. Smith created to help parents better understand how to view grades in MiStar. If you have questions about your student's academic performance in their classes, please contact their teachers directly by email.
Starting this week, staff will have opportunities to collect belongings. Shortly after, students and families will be invited in to collect belongings.We will communicate the plans for these opportunities starting next week.
senior shout out
Mashiur and Selina would like to shout how proud they are of their eldest son 'Raphael Rahman' for graduating Magna Cum Laude, and for receiving a Departmental Award along with National Merit Recognition! Raphael will be attending the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor this Fall. What an awesome job Raphael, we love you!
If you have a senior that you would like to give a shout out to, please pass your message along to Mary Miner
Our Amazing Kids
A couple of juniors created a website (aptly named "The Hexagon") that provides our classmates (and staff) with activities and exercises that are proven to help mitigate stress and anxiety. Although the internet provides plenty of resources, nearly all of the exercises and resources we have included come from students and staff at the IA to help encourage our sense of community. Each activity page includes research backing its effectiveness for improving mental health and an inspirational quote to help everyone understand the purpose in doing these activities. We have also included a school news tab to keep everyone up to date and centralize news feeds (including a link to the newsletter!). The website also has a connections page to showcase some of the awesome work everyone has been up to while in person classes are suspended.
If you have any outstanding PTIA reimbursement requests please send them as soon as possible to Dawn Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org
New PTIA Mentor Program – Volunteers Needed!
The PTIA is launching an Incoming Family Mentor program, and we need YOU to help make it successful! Do you remember what it was like when your student started at the IA? So many questions, and you barely knew anyone. Now you have the opportunity to help ease the transition for new families: be a resource for them by answering questions, providing tips, and inviting them to meetings and to get involved. Each mentor will have up to 10 families that MAY contact them. We do not anticipate that being a mentor will be a big time commitment, and you can work your interactions with your families around your own schedule. Please join us on this new venture!
Check the Sign-Up Genius for more details.
HELP NEEDED: Still looking for a brave sole to volunteer to help with IA Beautification for the inside and outside of our awesome school. If interested, contact Sue Tang at email@example.com.
IA Chorale Virtual Choir Performance
When schools were first shut down in March, Choir Festival was also cancelled. Chorale students, as well as IA Choir alumni also stuck at home, submitted video and audio recordings to contribute to a virtual choir performance. We hope you enjoy the results of this long, but rewarding process! https://www.youtube.