Ida B. Wells Academy

Dedicated To Excellence

  • Please click here Covid 19 Protocols 20-21

    Comments (-1)
  • Covid 19 Fast Facts

    Comments (-1)
  • QUarantine Meal Distribution

    Beginning Monday, September 20, 2021, SCS Nutrition Services will provide free breakfast and lunch meals to students who are in quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test or are deemed a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

    The meals will be distributed through a touchless drive-thru process -- the same process used for bulk meal distribution -- at each location to prioritize safety. Parents MUST have their child's PowerSchool ID to receive the meals.

    For more information on distribution and verification requirements, click HERE.

    Comments (-1)
  • There are no upcoming events to display.

View Calendar
  • Greetings Parents and Students,             10-25-2021


    This is Dr. Moore with a quick preview of our week at IBWA.


    • Parents, we are celebrating Spirit Week and students are allowed to participate in the dress down days.


    • Report cards will be distributed Wednesday October 27, 2021.


    • Parents, tutoring will take place on Monday and Wednesday of each week from 3:30 until 5:00 pm. If you want your child to participate in the after-school tutoring program, please contact the school.


    • Parents, please send students to school with their devices. If devices are damaged there will be a fee to repair the device.


    • Parents, students can work on I-ready at home. Students are required to have 90 minutes in reading and 90 minutes in math


    • Uniforms are expected to be worn everyday unless it is a dress down Friday. Uniform shirt colors are Black, White, Gold and Blue.
    • Reminder school starts promptly at 8:15 am and dismisses at 3:15 pm.


    • Words to remember:

    Summarize - a brief statement that contains the essential ideas of a longer passage

    Synthesize – to combine the constituent elements of separate material into a single or unified entity

    Text Structures – patterns used by authors to organize written information


    • Finally, I would like to acknowledge our Eagles who will celebrate birthdays this week they are as follows:


    Dorian Bradford               10-26

    Jayla Mathis                     10-27


    • Birthday Eagles we wish you a Happy Birthday and to all IBWA eagles we wish you a great week of school. Until next week remember:


    “Teaching kids to count is fine but teaching them what counts is best.”






    Welcome Back GIF by Coates Group (GIF Image

    My child has been exposed to COVID-19. What happens next?


    Your child has tested positive for COVID-19.
    Your child has had contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19.
    Your child has been told to stay out of school by the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD), SCS Contact Tracing Team, or your child's principal.


    If a student tests positive for COVID-19, he/she will not be permitted to return to the school building until the specific number of days required by the CDC/Health Department has been met, even if they do not develop symptoms.

    Once the specified time period is over, these individuals may return to school with documentation of clearance.
    For additional questions, contact your child's school.


    If students are not permitted to return to the school building or when schools are closed, students will participate in virtual asynchronous learning (independent study).

    In some cases, additional academic arrangements may be necessary.


    If your child is out of school due to illness, please notify the school.
    Parents should keep their contact information up-to-date with their schools to ensure they receive notifications.
    Monitoring student symptoms, wearing of masks, social distancing when possible, frequent washing of hands, the use of sanitizer, and cleaning protocols will all reduce the chances of COVID-19 passing from one person to another.