Back to School: Happy First Week of School, IDEA!

Welcome back, Team & Family! We are so excited to kick off a brandnew year of school here in Texas.  

This year, IDEA’s Texas region will welcome families at 11 new campuses for the 2020-2021 school year including IDEA Palmview, IDEA Harlingen and IDEA Sports Park in the Rio Grande Valley, IDEA Converse and IDEA Hidden Meadow in San Antonio, IDEA Round Rock Tech in Austin, IDEA Edgecliff in Tarrant County (Fort Worth), IDEA Horizon Vista in El PasoIDEA Travis in Midland and IDEA Hardy and IDEA Spears in Greater Houston.  

The launch of campuses in both Midland (Permian Basin) and Greater Houston mark IDEA’s first schools in each region. 

“As we prepare for a new year of success and achievements, we recognize that it will be an unusual year, but IDEA’s keen focus on rigorous academics and high expectations for student learning will not change,” says JoAnn Gama, Co-Founder, CEO and Superintendent of IDEA Public Schools. “We will continue to challenge our scholars to raise the bar on achievement as they work to and through college.” 

IDEA Public Schools will continue to provide meals to all students via curbside meals. Parents can pick up breakfast and lunch in bundles for multiple days 

  • Beginning on Mondays, parents can pick up meals for Monday and Tuesday 
  • Beginning on Wednesdays, parents can pick up meals for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 

If you miss a Monday or Wednesday, don’t worrywe will still be providing meal pick up service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. All meals are served cold (for food safety) and will include heating instructions so your child can enjoy them later. 

Meal pick-up times include Monday and Wednesday: 7:30 a.m 11:30 a.m., and 4 p.m.  6 p.m.; and Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Meals can be picked up at your closest IDEA campus. Just simply hold up your child’s IDEA student ID (preferred) or place by the front windshield as you pull up. Although an IDEA student ID badge is preferable, you may also show an IDEA enrollment letter as well. 

And one last reminder: Parents, we need your help in making this school year a great success. Remember, your child must sign into class, even virtually, to be counted “in attendance” for the school day 

Here’s to a wonderful first day of school and safe and successful new school yearIDEA! 

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