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August 24, 2021

Letter from the New Principal

WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE HERE!

Dear Inkster Preparatory Academy Students, Families, Teachers and Community,

It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Inkster Preparatory Academy. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with high performing students, extremely dedicated staff and a supportive parent and school community. Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to build upon the excellence of our young scholars. My official start date at Inkster Preparatory is August 23. Pamela Farris and staff have been working diligently for a strong school opening.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-five years. I have worked with students ranging in age from Kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of roles. I have been a self-contained classroom and special education teacher, K-8 instructional coach, Assistant Principal and Principal across the Metropolitan Detroit area.

My initial goals are two-fold: a strong school culture and instructional leadership to move every student each day towards career and college readiness. We will focus on the skills our students need to be successful in school, on tests for careers and college, as well as the rapidly changing job market. I do believe authentic literacy and math logic are common skills that binds all of these together, as our students will be reading, writing, speaking, reasoning and solving problems every day in all of their classes. I believe these skills are necessary for every student to acquire in order to be successful in their future endeavors.

Successful schools have very regular communication, community and parent partnerships. An old African proverb states that “It takes a village.” As my partner in learning thank you in advance for joining being a part of the village to move students towards excellence. We will get to know your student to ensure they develop the academic foundation skills and positive character in preparation for high school.

I value the feedback from our Parent Partner community and staff. Please feel free to contact me at the school, mobile phone by text, email at ricardomartink12@gmail.com, or social media to discuss our school and our path to greatness.

I look forward to working with the Inkster Preparatory Academy teachers, staff and community to ensure that we have a safe and very productive 2021-2022 school year together.

Ricardo Martin, Ed.D. | Principal
Always Mentoring and Coaching in Excellence

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March 17, 2021
February 11, 2021
February 1, 2021

IPA Partners with Youth For Global Health & Social Justice

 

Inkster Preparatory Academy is excited to announce our partnership with the Youth For Global Health & Social Justice. IPA students will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students across the world to bring awareness to every country’s right to clean water sources.

IPA students will also participate in STEM projects with local area scientists and engineers.

To learn more about this wonderful program at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnership/?p=35967

 

 

September 9, 2020
August 24, 2020

Online & Hybrid Student Internet Reimbursement Policy

 

Internet Service Provider reimbursement is available to students enrolled for the 20-21 school year. Eligibility for reimbursement is dependent on the family qualifying for the National School Lunch Program and other requirements outlined below.

  • Amount: $25 per month, per household (not per student)
  • Payment: Twice per year (February 2021 & August 2021)
  • Eligibility & Requirements:
    • Family must qualify for the National School Lunch Program
    • Student must be enrolled in the Online or Hybrid learning model for the 20-21 school year
    • Student & family must be in good standing with the school (verified home address on record, active enrollment, regular attendance, participation in state and local testing requirements, etc)
    • Reimbursement is per household (not per student). Families with students residing in multiple households are not eligible for multiple reimbursements. In this situation, families must determine a primary household and submit receipts accordingly.
  • Process:
    • Families will be required to submit receipts from their Internet Service Provider to the school office:
      • No later than January 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in February for the months of August-December 2020.
      • No later than July 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in August for the months of January-June 2020.
    • Families will be asked to verify their mailing address with Proof of Residence documentation prior to the distribution of the reimbursement check.
  • Exceptions:
    • Reimbursement will be pro-rated for any partial months the student is actively enrolled. For example, if the student is actively enrolled fewer than 15 calendar days, the reimbursement amount will be process at $12.50 for the month.
    • Students enrolled in the Traditional model who meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible for reimbursement if the school is required to suspend face-to-face learning for a period of time based on public health guidance and in coordination with ACCEL Schools and local public health officials.

Read the full policy (PDF):  2056 – Internet Reimbursement Policy

 

August 14, 2020

A Day in the Life: Your Plan for Successful Online Learning

 

New to online learning? Worried about preparing for fall? Want to make sure your child can stay on track?  Don’t worry, we have you covered!

 

We have created a plan that is simple to follow no matter what grade your student is in!

  • Every day, make sure your student is logged in by 8:00am
  • Every day, your student will meet online with their teachers. You will be provided with a schedule the first week of school.
  • Not all learning will happen online. There will be time every day to students to practice what they have learned independently offline.
  • Your school will give you a schedule to help keep you on track and prepped for success.

You and your student have a login. You have a schedule. You have great teachers.

We just need a couple of things from you to help make this a great year.

  • Set up a work area for your student that is quiet and free of distractions.
  • Log in to Canvas every day with your observer account to help your student stay on track.
  • Take the parent orientation course to teach you about all the great tools that Canvas has to keep you and your student on track.

Get school updates, learning resources, tech support, and more in the tabs on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Ready for the school year? You’ve got this!

 

July 28, 2020
July 9, 2020

20-21 Learning Options for Students

We are happy to announce that our students will have multiple learning options for the 20-21 school year:

  • Traditional  In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures.
  • Online At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning.
  • Hybrid A mix of Traditional and Online learning with in-person and at-home components.

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing more detailed information. Please:

  1. Check your email, school website & Facebook page the Week of July 13 for further description of these models including logistical details like safety protocols, technology, and transportation.
  2. Plan to attend our upcoming Online 20-21 School Year Information Session—date and time will be announced soon!
  3. After attending the info session, please select the option for your student(s) by Friday, July 31st. Your student will be enrolled in the Traditional Cohort unless we hear a different selection from you by 7/31. To select your options, visit: www.accelschools.com/Fall2020

Thank you. We look forward to educating your student this school year!