November 2022 Updates & ASB News

This article was last modified on November 1st, 2022.

From the Desk of Dr. Esposito

The first part of the 2022-2023 year has gone by quickly, and it has been an exciting time. Parents have attended with their children’s teachers during parent-teacher conferences at the end of October.  We are thankful for the many things as we reflect. Please let us share just a few them with you:

We are thankful for our students who come to ICA every day ready to learn. They provide us all a daily reminder of why we are here and what is essential.

We are thankful for the support of the parents.

We are also thankful that our parents have kept the trust and confidence in us.

We are thankful for Mr. Maldonado, Mrs. Lagergren, Mrs. Saifi, Mr. Kast. Ms. Jennings-Bass, Ms. Sepulveda, Mrs. Gjerde, Mr. Crist, Mrs. Ratajesak, Mrs. Woolley, and Mr. Strey who care about student success and have the best interests of our students in essence. We see dedicated and hard-working individuals going above and beyond to make sure that great things happen in our school. They do make a difference, and our students benefit from those efforts.

I would like to wish all of you and your families a healthy, relaxing and Happy Thanksgiving!

Key Upcoming Dates:

Veterans Day Holiday November 11, 2022, NO SCHOOL
Thanksgiving Holiday November 24- November 25, 2022
First Semester Finals Week December 12-December 15, 2022
Semester I ends Thursday, December 15, 2022
Graduation Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Have a great November!
Dr. Esposito
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“Our goal is to develop our students, to earn what we get, to learn, to develop unselfish attitudes. If we achieve that, the result is that we’ll win.” – Marv Levy

Daily ICA Student Checklist

Monday Complete one lesson/box in every subject in your Edmentum class shell
Tuesday Complete one lesson/box in every subject in your Edmentum class shell
Wednesday Complete one lesson/box in every subject in your Edmentum class shell
Thursday Complete one lesson/box in every subject in your Edmentum class shell
Friday Complete PE Log for the week and one lesson/ in your Learning Paths (ELA/READING/MATH)
Daily Check your Helendale email & your Edmentum messages. Fill out your PE Log.


DO NOT SKIP TUTORIALS or your instructors will fail you for that lesson;

DO NOT SKIP Unit Activities they are worth 10% of your final grade, try your best and talk to your teacher if you need help.


Be sure to check and see if your ICONS are Green, if they are in red you are behind and are in danger of failing the class and will not be able to compete in activities.


Check in with your Homeroom Teacher every day:

Grades TK-5 – Log into each of your classes and Learning Paths every day and check in with Mrs. Lagergren daily for your meeting times. Also, you should complete one Progress Check each week in ELA; Math; and Reading

Tech Helpline number is 760-221-7144.

Mr. Strey’s Stuff: Tech Information You Need To Know

Tech Line Hours 8:30-2:30 | Mon – Fri

Helpful Links:

Facebook-  https://www.facebook.com/ICAcademy1
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/p/CZHvRO6pwUh/
To enroll today – https://independencecharteracademy.com/
Edmentum – https://www.edmentum.com/product-login
Aeries – https://helendalesd.asp.aeries.net/
Clever – Clever.com


Follow the instruction below to download – parents and staff can also download this app as well!

Scan the QR Code for onespot APP
Click on the QR code for the iOS instruction video
Click the one-spot picture for Chromebook directions.


Tutoring Schedules By Subject

Grades TK-5 Live Tutoring Schedule:

Grades TK-5 Live Tutoring Schedule

Grades 6-12 Live Tutoring Schedule:

Grades 6-12 Live Tutoring Schedule


ASB News

Welcome Back to School ICA! Below is the video recording of the Virtual Orientation we held on Zoom. There is a Google Form that each student should complete after viewing the Orientation. This Form will count for points in your homeroom course, so be sure to submit it!

Orientation Recording
Orientation Google Form

-Ms. Gjerde


Your ICA Staff is working hard to put together a yearbook for the 2022-2023 school year. If you haven’t already, please be sure to stop by the ICA office to take your yearbook picture. Seniors please submit a baby picture as well.  Email them to Hsaifi@helendalesd.com  – We would also love to include any pictures of vacations, sports, and/or extracurricular activities you would like to share. Please send your pictures to hsaifi@helendalesd.com.

-Mrs. Saifi

Crist Counselor Corner

We have completed the first quarter which marks the ½ way point between the beginning of school and the end of the first semester. If you are in 7th – 12th grade the grade you are awarded at the end of the first semester will be placed on your permanent transcript. This important document will follow you your entire life!

It is important to do your best not only for graduation credits but for future endeavors as well.

If you go on to further education, like community college or a university, you will need to share your transcript. If you opt for a trade school, you will need to produce your HS transcript. If you join the military, you will need to show your high school transcript. If you apply for a job most times you will need to deliver your high school transcript.

As you can see this is a VERY important document; make it reflect your best effort!

If you have questions or concerns,  simply contact me at bcrist@helendalesd.com and I will be more than happy to assist you.

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