WELCOME TO INDIAN HILLS.....HOME OF THE COUGARS
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Indian Hills is located in south Pocatello and serves approximately 580 students, kindergarten through fifth grade. Our highly qualified staff is focused on providing your child with the tools they will need to achieve a high level of learning.
Mission Statement: Learning today for the possibilities of tomorrow.
Vision Statement: The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District is a community of children, parents, educators and patrons working collectively toward a common purpose to graduate learners with the skills to be successful contributors in a changing, diverse world.
- We believe all learners can learn and reach their potential
- We believe that every learner is unique and by using a variety of teaching strategies, learners can succeed
- We believe that learners will be successful if they are held to high academic and behavioral expectations
- We believe in providing a positive and encouraging atmosphere where all learners are engaged in their learning
- We believe in promoting a safe, respectful environment where every learner contributes and feels valued
- We believe communication is essential in learning relationships
Student Achievement: The year is divided into three trimesters. A standards-based progress report will be sent home at the end of the trimester. The standards raise expectations for student learning at every grade level. The standard-based report card and standard-based grading system are aligned to clearly communicate information about your child's progress towards meeting the standards. This system helps teachers, students and parents focus on important standards at each grade level. More information about the standards-based progress reports can be found on the district website. Please use Infinite Campus to track your child's progress.
Attendance every day is extremely important for your child. We understand there will be times when an absence is unavoidable. Please call the school if your child is going to be absent or tardy. This is important to confirm your child is safely in your care if not at the school. If available, please provide medical documentation for absences. District policy states that parents must be notified by letter when a child has been excessively absent, regardless of the reason for those absences. After a student is absent for 11 or more days, a meeting will be held at the school. According to district policy, for student absences that reach 18 days, the student may be referred to Attendance Court.
Please make every effort to have your child at school by 7:55 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m. Students who are tardy must enter through the main doors of the school with a parent and check in at the office.
If you must check out your child during the school day, please come to the office to sign them out and we will have them meet you there. If your child returns before the end of the day, we ask that you stop by the office to sign them back in. If someone other than those listed as emergency contacts for your child is to pick them up, pelase let the office know. We will only allow your child to leave with people you have identified on the registration form as a contact.
Drop off/Pick Up & Parking Lots: Students are not allowed to cross through any of the parking lots. Students may be dropped off or picked up in the lot in front of the school. The first lane closest to the school is for drop off/pick up only. It is not to be used for parking. Students may also be picked up across the playground at the parking lot for the Edson Fitcher Nature Area. All students and parents need to use the crosswalks and the crossing guards to cross Bannock Highway and Cheyenne Avenue. Please do not park in the faculty parking lot.
Communication is a key factor in your child's success. Our teachers are available before or after school to meet/talk to parents by appointment. They may also be reached via email. Email addresses are the first six letters of their last name and the first two letters of their first followed by @sd25.us. (Please see the Faculty page for a complete list of email addresses). If you do not get a response back from the teacher, be sure to make a call. Sometimes the district filter system will put emails in the "junk" folder until teachers note to allow them.
Newsletters are distributed by the principal each month. These give updates on school wide activities and events. Please check your students backpacks/homework folders for them.
Infinite Campus is another great tool used to communicate with parents. If you have not signed up for an account, please contact the office for instructions on how to proceed.
Emergency Contact Information: Please make sure we always have your current emergency contact information so that, if needed, we can contact you quickly.
Parent Visitors and Volunteers are always welcome! When you visit the school, we ask that use the doorbell at the front doors, show your id, be buzzed in and then sign in at the office and wear one of our visitor stickers during your time in the building. The safety of your child is a prime concern for all of us. If you would like to volunteer in your child's classrooms, please contact the teachers.
Please be sure your child knows what he/she is to do after school before he/she comes to school in the mornings. If an unexpected emergency arises and your child needs to receive a message during the school day, the office will pass the message along. Please call well before the end of the day so there is time to get the message to your child.
We ask that students not bring electronic devices (cell phones, smart watches, etc.) to school since we cannot guarantee their safe-keeping. If students do bring them, they are to be kept in a safe place and turned off during the school day.