Welcome to Indus School
August 5, 2014
Dear students and parents,
Wow, where did the summer go? Four weeks from today, busses will be pulling into school and another year will begin. I am thrilled to welcome you back to school for the 2014-2015 year at Indus! The faculty and staff are busy preparing the school and classrooms for an exciting year of learning and growth. We are looking forward to hearing about your summer adventures, getting caught up with returning students, and meeting the newest members of the Indus Nation.
Student success is the goal of every staff member at Indus. I firmly believe that with the guidance, support and encouragement of our professional staff, every student is capable of reaching their full potential. As a school, we are prepared to offer however much time and support is needed to ensure a successful outcome for your child. As the Indus principal, I ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school every day and also by making sure that your child gets sufficient rest at night. I would also ask that you encourage your child/children to read for pleasure at least 30 minutes every night, as well as monitoring your child’s homework and academic progress (through the JMC on-line access portal), and asking your child to share every day what they learned at school.
On the elementary side of Indus, teachers send home important information about events each week, so it is a good idea to check backpacks frequently. Another great resource for real-time information about Indus happenings is the school website (www.indus.k12.mn.us) From time to time, we may also make automated or personal phone calls to parents, so please make sure we have your current phone numbers.
Finally, we urge you to become a part of the Indus Nation! There are numerous ways for parents and other family members to be involved in school activities, depending on the amount of time you are able to commit. You may want to consider working with the World’s Best Workforce Committee, whose task is to develop a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning. There are also many opportunities to help in the classroom, with field trips, and attend some or all of the many school events.
The staff and administration of the Indus School are excited to welcome you back!
The mission of the Indus School is to prepare communities of tomorrow by promoting life long learning, positive values, school pride, mutual respect, and individuality.
Indus is the Small School Making a Big Difference. Our small class sizes give your student big opportunities. Indus understands that early childhood education is key to a student's success throughout their K-12 career. Indus offers Pre-school for three and four year olds as well as full-day, every day Kindergarten to ensure success in grades 1 through 6. In addition to a solid foundation in the core academic areas, Indus offers your high school student choices with robust offerings in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences, Art, Music, and Industrial Technology. The availability of two fully equipped computer labs, SmartBoards in each classroom, and wireless/mobile technologies including iPads, allow for students with varied learning styles to get what they need to succeed in an ever changing world.