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August 11th Lottery

posted Jul 6, 2016, 10:35 AM by Greg Orpen

IACS will be holding its third lottery for the 2016-2017 school year on Thursday, August 11th at 4 pm.  Applications can be found on our website or picked up in our main lobby.  Please send questions to Kathleen Feeney by email (kfeeney@innovationcharter.org) or phone (978.649.0432 x2218). All applications for the lottery must be received by 12 noon on Wednesday, August 10th.

2016-2017 School Year Calendar

posted Jun 8, 2016, 11:27 AM by Greg Orpen   [ updated Jun 10, 2016, 1:45 PM ]

Dear IACS Community,

We have confirmed our school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.  A PDF copy has also been attached at the bottom of this page.




Invitation to Bid

posted Jun 8, 2016, 8:27 AM by Tom Hinkle

Innovation Academy Charter School invites sealed bids for the following serves: Janitorial Services.  Bid packages are available electronically by emailing cgraves@innovationcharter.org.  Site visits are required prior to submitting a sealed bid.  Sites visits can be scheduled for June 20 through June 24 with Bob Feeney at Innovation Academy Charter School, 72 Tyng Rd, Tyngsboro, MA 01879, rfeeney@innovationcharter.org or 978-649-0432.  Site visits will not be allowed without previously scheduled time.  Seale bids must be received at Innovation Academy Charter School, 72 Tyng Rd, Tyngsboro, MA 01879 no later than 4:00pmFriday July 8th.  Bids should be directed to the attention of the Business Office.  Bids may be sent via certified mail or overnight mail prior to bid date or delivered in hand on the bid date.

IACS Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast June 9th

posted May 14, 2016, 2:33 AM by Melissa Kapeckas

Please join IACS Head of School, Greg Orpen on Thursday, June 9th from 8:15-9:15 in the IACS Cafe for our annual IACS Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.  Kindly, RSVP to kdrake@innovationcharter.org by May 23rd.

5K Raffle Reminder

posted May 14, 2016, 2:33 AM by Melissa Kapeckas

Help IACS achieve our goal of installing water filling stations in our buildings.  The most efficient method to purchase tickets is to go online at:

https://www.raffleriver.com/app/raffle/3816-5k-Raffle-Innovation-Academy/


Library Updates

posted May 14, 2016, 2:32 AM by Melissa Kapeckas

Please click here: https://www.smore.com/qcffr  to see what's going on in the Library!

Surviving Allergy Season-Notes from the Health Office

posted May 14, 2016, 2:31 AM by Melissa Kapeckas

Spring is here! Together we can help minimize discomfort and lost class time for those who struggle with seasonal allergies. Here are some tips/requests  from the Health Office:


1. The Health Office does not stock allergy medications. Please administer allergy medications at home.  You are welcome  to  bring  in allergy medications to be left in the Health Office.   Please remember that students are not allowed to carry medications themselves: all medications must be administered through the Health Office.


2. Most healthcare providers  recommend that you begin taking your daily allergy medication early in the season before pollen counts peak and before symptoms start.


3. We advise students  go into the bathroom and wash their hands and face when returning into the building after recess/Challenge/PE class.  This helps remove pollen from hands and arms, reducing eye and nose exposure.  Please help reinforce this practice by reminding your children.


4.  Taking nightly showers helps remove pollen from hair and skin and can really make a difference, sometimes more than one shower a day is needed.


5. Minimize exposure to  the early morning, high pollen count by keeping car windows and vents closed on the ride into school.  

Communities in Crisis: The Faces of Addiction

posted Apr 26, 2016, 1:41 PM by Greg Orpen

May 5th6-8:30pm at IACS  (auditorium)  Drug overdose is now the #1 cause of accidental  death in the US. Please join us for a timely and important discussion about the opioid and heroin crisis affecting our nation and our local area community.  This event will bring together various speakers and resources from the Greater Lowell area  and is for parents, staff and students grade 8 and above.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  


April Breakfast & Lunch Menu

posted Apr 1, 2016, 1:49 PM by Melissa Kapeckas

The April Breakfast and Lunch Menus have been posted.  CLICK HERE TO ORDER.  

While pre-ordering is preferred, all meals are available cash & carry. To preview menus going to Breakfast & Lunch Menu. Please email kdrake@innovationcharter.org if you have any questions, comments or requests about the School Nutrition Programs your feedback is always welcome.

Monday, March 21st 2-Hour Delay

posted Mar 21, 2016, 2:56 AM by Greg Orpen

Due to the overnight snow, IACS will have a 2-hour delayed opening today. 

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