Ms. Laura Taylor, Math Department Chair, has been instrumental in designing and developing meaningful and engaging programming for Flex Fridays. Every week, she collaborates with teachers who lead sessions to engage students with complex or inspiring ideas and she connects or supports them with business partners and organizations. I’m so thankful for all the work Ms. Taylor and IA teachers have done. Please read her message below regarding the new format of Flex Fridays. On a separate note, make sure you read my update regarding carpool and the front parking lot. New rules will be enforced starting on Monday.

Scott Kent

Message from Ms. Laura Taylor:

The first spring Flex Friday in healthcare was a huge success: some students engaged in music therapy, art therapy, and design thinking, others travelled to a horse farm and learned how horse therapy can help the individual build confidence, self-efficiency, communication, trust, perspective and social skills. Students also toured Thrive, a co-working space, to gain insight on how to create calm and relaxing workspaces to implement at IA. 

As you may have noticed, we followed a new schedule today with the tutoring hour at the beginning of the day and the first session starting at 10am. This seemed to be a huge success as it gave students time to complete asynchronous assignments, speak with teachers, and get help prior to the business of Flex Friday. Please refer to the FAQ below for answers to questions that were submitted through the form regarding our Flex Friday expectations.

Laura Taylor

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