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Back to School Checklist

Welcome back to school!
Here is important information to review as you prepare for the new school year.


  • Update your family calendar with all of the Island Park activities and events. Here are helpful links:
  • Find out your child’s Teacher Placement Information by logging onto Skyward Family Access (available on August 24 at 8 am).
  • Complete the Back to School Parent Pack (available on-line starting August 25th). In the Parent Pack you will be able to:
    • Pay your Student Fee (School Supplies and Field Trips).
    • Purchase an Eagle Book for your child (book donation to Island Park Library on behalf of your student).
    • PTA Membership (paid membership receives access to password-protected online directory).
    • Contribute to the Ask Campaign (donations are tax deductible).
  • Order your 2017-18 Island Park Yearbook.
  • Order your Eagle Spirit Wears.
  • Sign-up to receive Eagle E-News and communication from the Island Park PTA. (NOTE: If you are already receiving the Eagle E-News, you are already subscribed and do NOT need to sign-up again).
  • Join the Island Park PTA Facebook Page.
  • Sign-up for the School Alert System.
  • Be sure to view important information about your child’s first day of school from MISD.
  • RSVP – Don’t forget to complete all the district forms, permission slips and notifications required for the start of school via Skyward Family Access.  Forms should be completed prior to first day of school (August 30 for Gr. 1-5, Sept. 5 for K)
  • If your child is buying lunch at school, view information on how to add money to your child’s account at Food Service.
  • If your child is taking the bus to school, view information about Island Park bus route.

Important Dates for Fall 2017-18

  • August 24: Teacher Placement Information available on Skyward beginning at 8 am
  • August 25: Parent Pack launch – look for your email!
  • August 29: Meet your teacher at Island Park Open house, 10-11 am
  • August 30: First day of school for 1st – 5th grade students. NOTE: This is an early release day like all Wednesdays throughout the year. Student will be dismissed at 2:05 pm.
    • 9:15 am – Opening Day Coffee in the Multipurpose Room. All K-5 families are welcome; we encourage you to come make new parent connections and learn about PTA volunteer opportunities.
  • August 30, 31, & September 1: Kindergarten Family Connection Conferences (by appointment, please contact the school office if you did not receive a date and time or need to change a previously scheduled time).
  • September 4: Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
  • September 5: First Day of School for all Kindergarteners. Regular dismissal – 3:45 pm.
  • September 13: K-5 Curriculum Night
    • K-2   5:00-6:00 pm
    • 3-5   6:00-7:00 pm
  • September 15: Back to School Bash (Family Social).
  • September 25 & 26: Picture Day (more information to follow).
  • October 11: District New Families Event, 6:00-8:00 pm Island Middle School Commons.


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