2020-04-10 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

April 10, 2020

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Hello ISLA families and students!

I hope all of you are doing well and staying healthy! I miss seeing each and every one of you! I wanted to let you know that I will be available by phone for you or your student with any questions or concerns you might have.

I will be available by phone every school day from 9 AM to 11 AM. To reach me, you can call the main office number for ISLA and the call will be transferred to me. If your child would like to chat with a familiar person, we can also arrange for a video call through Zoom. And you can always reach out to me by email, and I will reply ASAP.

Thank you! Take care, be well and stay active!

Contact Info
Tanya Nelson RN, LSN
ISLA main office number: 952-746-6020
Email: tnelson@isla-academy.org

PTO Board Positions Available!

Do you love the ISLA community? Do you have ideas for making it even better? Have you ever considered joining the ISLA PTO Board? Now's the time!

To learn more about the open opportunities signup using link below and someone from the board will be in contact to answer your questions - Your interest is confidential and you are not making any commitments by adding your name below.

We would love to hear from you and answer your questions! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa4a62aa1ff2-isla13

All roles will be transitioned and supported through the 1st year.  Thank you for considering joining this dynamic group!

ISLA Board Elections

Election for ISLA's board of directors for the 2020-2021 year will take place on May 19, 2020.

For the slate of candidates click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qn9CEc6IOstWzJeEDdORe4cWIOe-Oem4/view?usp=sharing

For candidate biographies click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/156cD_fhLrbqvkKvdhdnZYMCpxdAlp9DB/view?usp=sharing

Help Improve the Lives of ISLA Faculty and Staff!

The ISLA Human Resource Committee is currently recruiting members, and we'd love to have you join us! The H.R. Committee is an advisory committee to the ISLA Board of Directors, made up of parents, community volunteers, ISLA faculty, staff, and administration.  We provide recommendations, guidance, assistance, and support to the Board and the ISLA administration with respect to a variety of human resources matters. As a part of this Committee, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of the amazing faculty and staff of ISLA.  We regularly solicit employee feedback and recommend actions to increase employee engagement and satisfaction.  A few of our many accomplishments from the past few years:

  • Started an education reimbursement program
  • Introduced paid sick time for hourly employees
  • Conducted salary market analysis resulting in a market adjustment for teacher salaries
  • Provided contracts for administrative support staff for the first time
  • Added an additional prep period for teachers & an additional position (Media Specialist)
  • Added 4 paid leave days for hourly staff
  • Signed a 3-year contract with our Executive Director
  • Added ISLA-paid short-term disability benefits

Come join our team!  No experience necessary, but H.R. or employment law experience would be wonderful! If you are interested, please contact Kris Taylor, the current H.R. Committee Chair, at ktaylor@isla-academy.org.