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Independence Elementary School

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We, at Indep​​​endence Elementary School, as compassionate professionals, will inspire and empower our students to become independent thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners by building relationships, having high expectations, providing a safe and nurturing environment and embracing the community.​​​​

Take Your Parents to PE Week

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Parents, you are invited to the first ever Take Your Parent to PE Week, September 25-29. This is a great opportunity to come see some of the engaging activities your child is participating in to become Physically Literate. To sign up, simply click on the link below to fill out information to inform me of your planned attendance. By Pre-Registering, this allows me to plan my lessons accordingly to the number of guests we will have in class. Because we will be up and moving to participate in a variety activities, it will not be a safe environment for preschoolers to attend.  


Link to Pre-Register for Parents to PE Week:  (If you have more than 1 child at IES,  please fill out a separate form for each child that you plan to participate during their PE class)


PE schedule:

  9:05-10:05    3rd Grade

10:10-11:10    4th Grade

11:50-12:50    1st Grade

12:55-1:55      Kinder

  2:00-3:00      2nd Grade

Student Safety Updates


Please take a few minutes to watch the attached video regarding student safety and how you can help keep safety our number one priority.

Also, Kinder and First grade parents, please review the attached letter from Mrs. Edgar regarding changes to dismissal procedures starting Monday, August 21.

Have a great weekend!

-Mark T. Basham, Principal​

Family Partnerships

​At IES we believe that your child's education is a shared responsibility between their home and their school. In order for our students to be successful, we want to partner with parents to support students' academic and social emotional growth. To support our commitment to partnering with our parents, we want to share our vision for partnering with our families.​  

Please see the attached letter sharing our committment to partnering with our families and a welcome letter from our PTA President Maricarmen Vazquez.

-Mr. Basham

Arrival and Dismissal Plan

​Over the years we have listened to parent and staff input in order to develop the safest procedures for arrival and dismissal. Attached are explanations of arrival and dismissal procedures with accompanying diagrams. For returning parents, we have not changed from last year. However, we encourage you to review them as this may be different for you with your child's new grade level.

Please note that school doors open at 7:25.

​Dismissal begins at 3:14.

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