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Community Update for November 6

Dear ISA Families,


By this time next weekend, six charter buses will be on the road to New Mexico and Alabama, and three additional buses will leave for Houston on Tuesday morning. Trip check-ins for our 10th and 11th grade travel experiences will happen in the ISA science building. The buses will be staging in the parking lot located in front of the LEE main building adjacent to Jackson-Keller. Families are encouraged to park in the administrative lot near the gym or in the student lot near the band practice pad. On Tuesday, buses will stage in the large parking lot on the east side of the campus, and our 9th graders will check-in in the PERC! Below are more details about check-in and links to each traveling team’s presentations from October 27, 2022:


Saturday, November 12

  • Junior Check-In & Big Bag Drop-Off in S-109 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (25 minute intervals based on bus assignment - Slide #4) Junior Team Travel Presentation.

    • 11:00 a.m.-11:25 a.m. Bus #1 

    • 11:25 a.m.-11:50 p.m. Bus #2 

    • 11:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Bus #3

The Junior team is also requesting donations of cases of bottled water for the trip.


  • Sophomore Departure Check-In:

    • 8:45 p.m. (if your student has medication to check-in) - S-106

    • 9:30 p.m. (no medication to check-in) - Girls S-107, Boys S-109

    • 11:00 p.m. Departure!

    • Sophomore Team Travel Presentation

Sunday, November 13

  • Junior Bag Check-In & Drop-Off in S-109 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. 

The Junior team is also requesting donations of cases of bottled water--and pens--for the trip.


Tuesday, November 15

  • Freshman Check-In: Please arrive between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at the PERC! The Freshman team reminds families that check-in could take between ½ to 1 hour.

Wednesday, November 9, is the deadline to submit medication to our campus Nurse, Crystal Rios!

On Monday, November 7, Ms. Kohlmetz and Mr. Castillo will host a virtual meeting at 5:00 p.m. to discuss ISA International Travel Experiences. Information about our summer trips to Germany and Cambodia will be shared! The application deadline for Germany and Cambodia will be Friday, November 11. Join the meeting at this link:

On Thursday, November 10, the ISA Amigos will hold their monthly board meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the ISA Flex Space (S-103). This meeting is open to all!


On Friday, November 11, Jostens will return to campus to accept cap & gown and graduation announcement orders from seniors. Seniors can submit their orders during all three lunches!


Also, November 11, is the credit card payment deadline for AP Exams! Credit card transactions can be submitted through Skyward: Student Access--not Family Access. HERE are instructions about how to submit payment. Cash payments can be submitted to Ms. Schramm in the LEE Counseling Office.


Our Campus PTSA would like to share the following updates with the ISA Community. Click HERE to learn more!

Looking ahead, NEISD will host our annual College & Career Expo on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, in Expo Hall 2 at the Freeman Coliseum (3201 E. Houston St., 78219) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We expect more than 100 colleges and universities and 30 area businesses to attend this event making it a great opportunity for students to explore post-secondary school opportunities!

Finally, this year Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, is a student and teacher holiday! We look forward to seeing students on Monday and again on Wednesday after the holiday.


Have a great week!




Steve Magadance and the ISA Faculty