Student & Family Resources
Here are handy links to some key resources and documents to help you find your way. Please reach out to staff members at any time with any additional questions you may have.
Health Guidelines: When to stay home from school?
Sometimes it is not easy to figure out if your child needs to stay home from school.
We hope these guidelines will help you with your decision.
School ToolSchooltool provides easy access to current information to keep students and parents informed and connected to teachers and staff. With Schooltool you can easily e-mail teachers with a click of a button, access grades, in-progress averages, and assignment grades as well as view attendance and discipline history for your student.
Student HandbookThe Student Handbook describes how our mission and vision translate into practice. It is intended to be a starting point, and each year our growth and development as a school community will be reflected in this document. Addendums of the Handbook will be published as needed to keep you abreast of our development.
Graduation RequirementsOur core academic courses focus on four traditional subject areas: science, social studies, literacy, and mathematics. Students gain essential skills and knowledge while investigating critical sustainability and social justice questions and themes. Traditional learning will dovetail with a “whole earth approach” to motivate students to make concrete changes in their communities.
Curriculum OverviewNew Roots students engage in a four-year sequence of courses in each core curriculum area: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and English. Themes and essential questions provide opportunities for integration across disciplines. Interdisciplinary community-based projects draw on all core subject areas, with arts instruction infused throughout the curriculum.
Academic CalendarThe Monday – Friday daily schedule at New Roots starts at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm, except Wednesdays when students have early dismissal at 2:30pm. The academic calendar resembles the ICSD calendar with a few exceptions.
Ithaca Parent & TeenHelping families decide what to do since 1990, from vacation and summer camps to education, healthcare, entertainment, dining and home care, to financial matters and college prep, read the latest online or pick up a copy at any of hundreds of area newsstands. For more information call 607.327.1226.
Farm to School Meal Program
Our Farm to school lunch program is nothing like the school lunches parents may recall from high school!
All students enjoy a FREE breakfast and lunch featuring locally-sourced ingredients from our Farm to School
meal program, every day!