September 2022 Updates & ASB News

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

From the Desk of Dr. Esposito

Hello and Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

We have had a very smooth beginning to our school year and the students and staff are doing a fantastic job with the start of the year. Below is a sample schedule in which all students can be successful.

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 ICA Student Checklist

CHECK your Helendale email daily,

CHECK your Edmentum messages.


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.

Key Upcoming Dates

Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 5 NO SCHOOL
Grading Period 1 Ends October 7, 2022
Fall Break October 10-October 14, 2022
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 September!
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


Follow the instruction below to download – parents and staff can also download this app as well!
QR Code for onespot APP

Tech Information

Tech line hours 8:30-2:30
Monday to Friday

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

Tutoring Schedules By Subject


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 wiell count for points in your homeroom course, so be sure to submit it!

Orientation Recording

Orientation Google Form

-Ms. Gjerde

If you are interested in joining ASB this year, please email mgjerde@helendalesd.com.

JROTC    Mr. Maldonado

SIGN-UP TODAY Rmaldonado@helendalesd.com and Jstrey@helendalesd.com


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 are off to a great start in 2022-23!

The advantage of Independent Study is students can begin working immediately when enrolled. There is no lag time involving setting classroom rules, developing seating charts, etc.  In a regular setting students also waste time transitioning between classes, getting settled in each class period as well as the normal distractions of other necessary administrative tasks associated with a traditional school setting.

Many of our students have already completed several assignments, some even completed up to a quarter’s worth of school work!

As a parent, you can assist by monitoring your student’s progress from home. This is as simple as asking your child to see his progress on at least a weekly basis. Students at ICA are required to work on each of their classes daily, Monday thru Friday.

Your child has been issued a chrome book where they can access assignments. You can request to see your child’s progress by looking in his chrome book and contacting his teacher. If it does not appear as his progress is sufficient, contact his teacher.  Students are all appraised of the process to access their teacher.

If you have difficulty with this process simply contact me at bcrist@helendalesd.com and I will be more than happy to assist you.

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