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Community Update for September 17

Dear ISA Families,


Beginning on Monday, September 18, 2023, tickets go on sale for the LEE/ISA/NESA/STEM At Last We Meet Homecoming Dance from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Littleton Gymnasium on Saturday, October 7, 2023! Tickets cost $20 through September 29th. Beginning on October 2 and through October 6, ticket prices rise to $25 and NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! If an ISA student would like to invite a non-LEE/ISA/NESA/STEM guest, there are guest approval forms available in the ISA Main Office. This outside guest form must be submitted and approved before tickets can be purchased!


Continuing this week ISA will host PSAT/SAT preparation sessions in Reading and Math. Here is the schedule:

  • Reading (Mondays 4:20 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.) in room S-102*

  • Math (Wednesdays 4:20 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.) in room S-103

Sessions will focus on skills and items students can expect to see on the PSAT and SAT, and we encourage 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to attend. Ninth grade students will be accommodated if space is available and everyone is encouraged to join the Google Classroom for practice resources. Click HERE for the Google Classroom join code!


*This week’s Reading session has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 19th!


On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, we invite families to campus for a PTSA General Meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the PAC. If you have not joined the campus PTSA click HERE and learn more about the PTSA HERE. Following the general meeting, families are invited to follow your student’s class schedule, meet their teachers, and live a day in their school life compressed into about 90 minutes! Here is the bell schedule for Tuesday below:

  • 1st period - 6:35-6:40

  • 2nd period - 6:45-6:55

  • 3rd period - 7:00-7:05

  • 4th period - 7:10-7:15

  • 5th period - 7:20-7:25

  • 6th period - 7:30-7:35

  • 7th period - 7:40-7:45

  • 8th period - 7:50-7:55

On Wednesday, September 20, 2023, we celebrate the 14th annual LEE-esta! This neighborhood parade and pep rally is a fantastic way to celebrate the LEE/ISA/NESA/STEM community. The parade route starts and ends in the band parking lot and campus clubs and organizations will host booths with food and activities. Food booth sales will include festival favorites like sausage wraps, corn in the cup, hot dogs, drinks, and more. Enjoy dinner and support the individual organizations hosting each booth with your purchases. The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a whole community pep rally. Come celebrate with us on Wednesday!

A reminder to our students who participate in UIL extracurricular activities that the UIL eligibility deadline for the first six weeks is Friday, September 22, at 4:30 p.m. students must be passing their classes to maintain eligibility for participation. Students who may be eligible for a UIL waiver can request one from the ISA Main Office beginning on Monday, September 18, 2023.  Waivers should be completed and submitted to Mr. Magadance by Friday, September 29. Please contact Mr. Magadance at with questions!

We continued to ask that ISA families return CEP eligibility surveys distributed in early August. CEP helps us ensure that all students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch at school daily. Thank you to families who have already returned this important survey! Surveys can be returned to the ISA Main Office. If you have not seen this form, please take time to ask your student about this important survey! Additionally, at the end of business Monday, September 18th, ISA will push out a text request offering families the option to submit CEP information electronically! This text will be sent to the parent/guardian who is listed as the Primary Contact in Skyward: Family Access. This notification will only be sent to families who have not yet responded to the survey. ISA families who do not have a text capable device and/or who have not returned the family survey can still return their paper copy to Veronica Villarreal in the ISA Main Office! Thank you to all of our families who have already responded to this important survey, and thank you to families who will respond this week!

Looking ahead, SAVE THE DATE! The Annual 9th Grade Community Garage Sale will be Saturday, September 30 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm., and directly benefits our 9th grade travel experience to Houston, Texas!

We need your help!

  • VOLUNTEER: We need volunteers to receive donations after school from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023 and to set up, work, and clean up on the day of the sale 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Students will earn service hours! SIGN UP HERE or paste this URL into your browser:

  • DONATE ITEMS: If your family has items you would like to donate to the garage sale, now is also a great time to begin to gather these items! Household items and appliances; tools; toys; garden items and equipment, furniture, and gently used shoes have been popular in the past. New this year: DONATIONS OF CLOTHING AND BOOKS ARE ENCOURAGED! Goodwill will pay us for every bin of clothing and books we can fill! However, please refrain from donations of outdated technology. ALL ITEMS NEED TO BE DROPPED OFF FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 FROM 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • BIG ITEM PICKUP: We have a few trucks to pick up large donation items on Friday, September 29. Sign-up above!

Finally, our next early release Tuesday is scheduled for next week on Tuesday, September 26th. Students will be released at 2:00 p.m.

Have a great week!



Steve Magadance and the ISA Faculty