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Accreditation Renewal

Innovations is in the process of renewing its accreditation as a quality k-12 charter school. This is a lengthy process involving a school self-study, observations, interviews, and the completion of surveys.

The accreditation team will be at the school on January 22-23, 2019, to speak with parents, students, and staff. They will be visiting classrooms and looking at the educational practices of the school. The following are items they consider to be critical for a high quality school:

  • Clear direction
  • Healthy culture
  • High expectations
  • Impact of instruction
  • Resource management
  • Efficacy of engagement
  • Implementation capacity

As we move through the study, please look throughout the school for more information. It is important to us that you understand and have a voice in the process. Please complete the parent surveys at your parent-teacher conferences. Thank you.


School Meals

Please take the time to check with Mr. Troy or Mr. Michael to see if your child still qualifies for free or reduced meals. We recently pulled a report that noted that 70 families need to reapply immediately to obtain free or reduced meals for their children.

Applying each year is mandatory for the state and federal government. It can be done online or at school. Please check with the ladies in the office to see if they can help you with this. We want to make sure your child can still get a breakfast and lunch each day.


Trunk or Treat

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, for our annual trunk or treat event! Trunk or treat will run from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. If you can donate a bag or two of candy, please drop them off at the campus as soon as you can. We used 45 lbs. of candy last year, so we would appreciate your support! Please check out our trunk or treat flyer for all the details.


SafeVoice

Students, parents, and faculty throughout Nevada now have access to SafeVoice, an anonymous reporting system used to report threats to the safety or well-being of students. SafeVoice was established by the Nevada Department of Education under SB 212 in 2017 to protect student wellness, prevent violence, and save lives. 

In partnership with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the SafeVoice program provides students a safe place to submit tips concerning their own safety or that of others. A fully trained professional team of experts responds in an appropriate manner 24/7/365. Tips always stay anonymous. 

Please see the information below to learn more.

SafeVoice - download the app - Hotline: 1-833-216-7233 - Report School & Student Safety Concerns 24/7/365 - www.safevoicenv.org


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are on Thursday, October 18 and on Friday, October 19. We will dismiss students at 12:00 p.m. on both days. Our faculty really values this opportunity to share good news about the many ways the children are growing and to collaborate with parents to improve their learning. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy work days to participate in these important conferences.


School Uniforms

School uniforms have been a point of conversation for many years. Some parents and students like uniforms and others do not. As you all know, Innovations students wear school uniforms. Our uniform policy was set for the following reasons:

  • Uniforms help remove distractions in the classrooms by providing a common ground for everyone.
  • Students focus on what they learn in class, rather than what they wear.
  • School uniforms help improve community and school spirit as a unified color reduces competition.
  • Many students feel pressure to wear stylish clothes to school. Some of these can be very costly. Uniforms take away the high cost of these clothes and reduces economic and social barriers leading to bullying.
  • Uniforms lessen the displays of vulgarity and gang reference that encourages hostility. Wearing uniforms creates a neutral environment for all students.
  • Wearing uniforms encourages self-expression on the part of students. They can creatively find other ways to express themselves and their personality through achievement rather than through clothing choice.

Please be sure your child has his/her uniform on each day. Our white polo shirts for Fridays are still available for purchase in the office. Thank you.


Immunizations

Having the proper immunizations for your children to enter and remain in school is a critical piece of student enrollment. When you take your child for his/her shots, please make sure that we get a current copy of these records for our reporting purposes.

If you have a child who will be entering the 7th grade next year, it is mandatory for him/her to have the TDAP shot to be in school. The law will not allow us to admit or keep your child without this shot.

Please call Laurie at (702) 216-4337 to find out more information and to find out where to go to get this shot for your child.