ISI connects languages, cultures, and people from every corner of the world.
The inaugural ISI International Week will celebrate our diverse and vibrant community
by sharing the cultures of the 50+ nationalities represented at ISI with Central Indiana.

International Week is seeking volunteer support!

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EvENTS SCHEDULE

This ISI community favorite is back with a new date and time and with an exciting new announcement!
 
ISI parents, alumni, and community partners (ages 21 and over only) will come together to celebrate the start of the school year, and the official launch of the ONE ISI Capital Campaign. 
 
Child care at the 49th Street Building and Blackwell Building will be extended until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17.
 
Event parking at Newfields is available in an underground garage or the large surface lot near the museum, however space is limited. Guest are encouraged to carpool if possible.
 

THANK YOU WINE AND CHEESE EVENT SPONSORS!

 

 

Experience, taste, and celebrate the world at this new ISI combined event! 

The school day will conclude with faculty, staff, all ISI students and parents convening on the N. Michigan Rd campus for a beautiful display of clothes and flags of different countries at this new ALL SCHOOL event. The celebration extends into the evening with the International Festival, another new event open to our school and the entire Indianapolis community.

IMPORTANT PARENT ARRIVAL AND STUDENT PICKUP DETAILS

Lower School Details for the Day

OVERVIEW
The inaugural ISI Parade of Nations and International Festival promises to be a special day for our school community bringing all grades together on the Michigan Road campus.
 
Due to the scope of these events, families' daily routines - particularly related to issues of parking and student pickup - will be very different from a typical day. We ask you to be prepared for these changes and willing to work with faculty and staff to make the day as joy-filled and smooth as we know it can be. 
 
Special dress code note to Lower School families: pre-elementary students should bring their national dress clothing with them to school and they will change into that clothing at school. Elementary children may wear their national dress to school, however, if there are worries about clothing getting dirty or the dress is difficult to play in, children can bring in clothing and change at school.
 
EVENT TIMELINE

2:00-2:15 p.m. - Arrive at campus and get seated. Parents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as there is limited seating surrounding the track 

3:30 p.m. - Parade of Nations concludes and dismissal will begin from the Taurel Building

3:30 p.m. - International Festival begins on the Upper School campus 

4:00 p.m. - Child care begins at the Taurel Building for all enrolled students

6:00 p.m. - Child care ends: all students must be picked up from the Taurel Building by this time 

8:00 p.m. - International Festival concludes 

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
All families attending the Parade of Nations, the International Festival, or both events will be met by ISI faculty and staff members at the entrance of the Michigan Road campus.
 
Families will be asked their plans for the evening, e.g. the events they plan to attend or if they are only arriving for a student pickup, at the campus entrance.
 
Faculty and staff will assess a family's plan and provide instructions on where to park and/or pull-in for student pickup on a case-by-case basis.
 
The grass lot in the center of the North Michigan Road campus, the paved lot at the Taurel Building as well as an overflow lot at the Light of the World Church just north of the Michigan Road campus will provide the parking spots for the day. 
 
PICKUP PROCEDURES
Parents or guardians may NOT pick their child up directly from the Parade of Nations due to safety protocols. All students will complete their parade route and return to the Taurel Building.
 
Only after all students are safely inside the building and accounted for will the pickup process commence. 
 

All student pickups - for all grades pre-elementary through 12 - will occur at the Taurel Building only.

Pickups will be by walk-up to the building only. There will be NO carline or drive-in pickups. Parents who have not already parked for the Parade of Nations will be provided spots in the Taurel Building paved lot to park and complete the walk-up pickup process.

Parents or guardians who are picking up students from another family must have a note, text, or e-mail proof with permission from the students' parents or guardians.

Please be aware that due to these safety protocols dismissal may take longer than usual, and we ask for your patience as we safely pair students and parents inside the Taurel Building.

Upper School Details for the Day

OVERVIEW
The inaugural ISI Parade of Nations and International Festival promises to be a special day for our school community bringing all grades together on the North Michigan Road campus.
 
Due to the scope of these events, families' daily routines - particularly related to issues of parking and student pickup - will be very different from a typical day. We ask you to be prepared for these changes and willing to work with faculty and staff to make the day as joy-filled and smooth as we know it can be. 
 
Special note to Upper School families: students are asked to arrive at school in their national dress clothing.
 
TIMELINE

2:00-2:15 p.m. - Arrive at campus and get seated. Parents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as there is limited seating surrounding the track 

3:30 p.m. - Parade of Nations concludes and dismissal will begin from the Taurel Building

3:30 p.m. - International Festival begins on the Upper School campus 

4:00 p.m. - Child care begins at the Taurel Building for all enrolled students

6:00 p.m. - Child care ends. All students must be picked up from the Taurel Building by this time 

8:00 p.m. - International Festival concludes 

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
All families attending the Parade of Nations, the International Festival, or both events will be met by ISI faculty and staff members at the entrance of the Michigan Road campus.
 
Families will be asked their plans for the evening, e.g. the events they plan to attend or if they are only arriving for a student pickup, at the campus entrance.
 
Faculty and staff will assess a family's plan and provide instructions on where to park and/or pull-in for student pickup on a case-by-case basis.
 
The grass lot in the center of the North Michigan Road campus, the paved lot at the Taurel Building as well as an overflow lot at the Light of the World Church just north of the Michigan Road campus will provide the parking spots for the day. 
 
PICKUP PROCEDURES
Parents or guardians may NOT pick their child up directly from the Parade of Nations due to safety protocols. All students will complete their parade route and return to the Taurel Building.
 
Only after all students are safely inside the building and accounted for will the pickup process commence. 
 

All student pickups - for all grades pre-elementary through 12 - will occur at the Taurel Building only.

Pickups will be by walk-up to the building only. There will be NO carline or drive-in pickups. Parents who have not already parked for the Parade of Nations will be provided spots in the Taurel Building paved lot to park and complete the walk-up pickup process.

Parents or guardians who are picking up students from another family must have a note, text, or e-mail proof with permission from the students' parents or guardians.

Please be aware that due to these safety protocols dismissal may take longer than usual, and we ask for your patience as we safely pair students and parents inside the Taurel Building.

THANK YOU PARTICIPATING FOOD TRUCK PARTNERS!


 

ISI athletes shine on the court and the field before all students take to the dance floor in a weekend show of ISI pride. 

Homecoming games begin with girls volleyball on Friday evening. Grades 5 through 8 teams take the floor beginning at 5:00 p.m. The high school varsity team takes on Greendwood Christian Academy at 7:00 p.m.

The boys soccer team will play Saturday morning, taking to the pitch at 10:00 a.m.

The weekend's Homecoming festivities close out with the annual High School Homecoming Dance on Saturday night. Hosted in the Black Box Theatre, the dance starts at 7:00 p.m. and is free of charge. The dance will end at 10:00 p.m.


Events Schedule

Specific events details, including times and locations, will be available in August at the start of 2019-2020 academic year, posted both here and to the ISI calendar.

Monday, September 16

Upper School Spirit Day
 

Tuesday, September 17

Upper School Spirit Day
 
Wine & Cheese (Deer Zink Pavilion at Newfields) at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18

Upper School Spirit Day
 
LS & US Joint Parent Coffee: International Mindedness at 8:30 a.m. at the Taurel Building library. 

Thursday, September 19

Upper School Spirit Day
 
 

Friday, September 20

Upper School Spirit Day
 
Parade of Nations at 2:00 p.m. on the N. Michigan Rd. campus athletic field.
 
Girls Varsity & Middle School Homecoming Volleyball from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Blackwell Building gymnasium.
 
ISI International Festival from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the Blackwell Building grounds.

Saturday, September 21

Boys Varsity Homecoming Soccer at 10:00 a.m. on the N. Michigan Rd. campus athletic field. 
 
High School Homecoming Dance from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Taurel Building Black Box Theatre. 

THANK YOU INTERNATIONAL WEEK SPONSORS!

For information on International Week sponsorship opportunities,
please contact Kristen Kaiser by phone at 317-923-1951 ext. 326 or kkaiser@isind.org