October 4, 2021

The Owl 9/13

Virtual Curriculum Nights

All parents are encouraged to attend ISP Curriculum Night(s), when teachers meet with parents as a group to share information about our academic program, homework and expectations for the year. Speak with homeroom and English teachers. 

 TUESDAY, SEPT 21st: PREK, LOWK, KINDERGARTEN, & FIFTH GRADE (plus Japanese 4th for Homeroom)

  • 5:00-5:15: Introduction by Education Leadership Team
  • 5:20-5:50: PREK, LOWK, KINDER, 5th GRADE HOMEROOMS (& TAKA’s 4th) 
  • 6:00-6:30: 5th GRADE ENGLISH


  • 5:00-5:15: Introduction by Education Leadership Team
  • 5:20-5:50: 
  • 6:00-6:30: 


  • 5:00-5:15: Introduction by Education Leadership Team: zoom.us/my/bodotis
  • 5:20-5:50: 
  • 6:00-6:30: 


Picture Day

Picture Day is Monday,  September 27th! 

Picture day information and online ordering are now available by visiting dorianstudio.com and searching for your school’s name. Your online order can be placed before and up to four (4) days after picture day. 

Online pre-orders using your school’s access key are available up to 4 days AFTER picture day.  For order accuracy, please return your completed envelope on picture day for all payment types. 


Quarantine Information

While Multnomah County dictates the absolute minimum day a student or staff can return to school (on day 11 following exposure, under current Covid-19 conditions), schools can elect to adjust or modify to a longer quarantine date based upon specific circumstances. Here are the basics: 

  • The quarantine date count starts 1 day after exposure. 
  • Students return on Day 11, if they do not become ill during their quarantine 
  • We have the latitude to go up to 14 days, given particular circumstances such as the number of persons becoming positive, faculty infections, etc.
  • Quarantined individuals should continue to self-monitor for symptoms for up to 14 days after exposure.
  • Quarantine means those who were directly exposed cannot go out, run errands, have a playdate, or visit friends.
  • If you have another student attending school at this time, they may stay with their class, unless your child from this cohort develops symptoms of illness.

It’s important to notify us immediately during the 10 day period if:

  • Your child develops a cough, fever of 100.4 or more, shortness of breath. 
  • Your child gets tested for COVID-19 during this period, and the results.
  • A member of your household becomes ill with COVID-19. 

We strongly recommend that you test your child and any siblings and/or unvaccinated individuals in your household between Day 3-5 of exposure.


We also want to clarify what happens in regards to siblings of students who are asked to quaranting because of potential exposure:

  • Sibling to someone who is exposed but not positive: do not need to quarantine but monitor for symptoms for up to 14 days after exposure of quarantined student.
  • Sibling to someone who is symptomatic or tests positive: eeds to start quarantining.
    • If sibling does not test positive, they still have to quarantine for another 10 days beginning on the last day of the positive student quarantine

We understand that this time is stressful. We are all in this together and need to work together to keep each other safe. We do not want to risk bringing back a class too early in order to have someone become positive and then result in sending the entire class back into another full length quarantine.




If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you were a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you should get tested regardless of your vaccination status. Close contact means being within six feet of someone for 15 minutes or more over the course of a day, with or without a mask or face covering. 

If you are getting tested because you had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it’s best if you wait three days after you were together before taking a test. The test is less accurate if you get tested too soon. You should stay home and away from others while you wait.

If I’ve been fully vaccinated, should I still get tested?

While breakthrough cases are uncommon, fully vaccinated individuals should still get tested if they have symptoms of COVID-19. If you were a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you should also get tested. 

Please do not visit an emergency department for testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms. Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19.

Test site finder:



Late Arrival / Early Pickups

If you arrive late at school, please check in with the front desk at Stearns for PreK, LowK and Kinder; check in with the front desk at Hilltop for 1st-5th grades, this includes all students in Learner’s Hall. For early pick up, please go to the same locations you would for late check in. If your child is in Learner’s Hall, you will still need to check in at the Hilltop front desk for early pick up. For both early pickup and late arrivals, please do not forget to use your SchoolPass App. Thank you.



Parents, grandparents, graduates and friends of ISP are all invited to volunteer. Family volunteers enrich the ISP experience for children, families and staff in so many ways! They contribute as field trip chaperones, guest speakers, organizers, and cheer leaders, and support school values at home and throughout their children’s lives.

Sign up for a volunteer opportunities here. The ISP Parent Network offers wonderful, diverse ways to help the school. For more information, go to intlschool.org/volunteer.

Submit a background check form and proof of vaccination for volunteering. All classroom, campus volunteers & field trip chaperones must submit a new background check every 2 years. See. Fill out a background check here, take a clear photo of your vaccination card, and deliver them to a front desk or upload them to our secure site here.