No School Students Oct. 24th/End of 1st Q Oct. 20th




Visit the Secondary Program’s new Course Pages section!

The new grade book program is being linked to each core course

and will be ready by the end of this week.

The Elementary Level and Upper School Class pages

may also be accessed through

the Programs Section of the school website


Thanks for your understanding and assistance!!

Remember your gold card for dismissal

whether you will be in the car line or coming to pick up.

You must have this card any time you come to either campus.

Please be patient for the next few days.

We recommend parking and picking up if you see the lines for car line are long.


Updated Dress Code for 2014-2015

Click Here for details!


Check out our Island Village FACEBOOK page

and Community News on this Website for photos of the all activities!




If you are new family interested in attending our school for next year you must fill out a letter of intent to start the process. The link for the Letter of Intent can be found on the front page of our Website under the slide show.

If your child is currently in our early childhood program or is a sibling of a current IVMS student, you must fill out a letter of intent during this window in order to be eligible for your child to attend next year.

If your 8th grade child is interested in attending high school for next year, please do fill out a letter of intent. If you child is currently and 8th grade student at IVMS, you do not need to wait until the open enrollment period begins. We are only accepting returning students and siblings at this time for grades 8, 9, and 10. Returning students for grades 9 and 10 include those who graduated from the IVMS 8th and 9th grade levels in the 2012-2013 school year or students who have successfully completed at least a year in our program.*

For the most up-to-date times for the bus transportation, click here (updated 9/23/13)


New to School Checklist:

Using the links below the slide show on the front page of the IVMS Website:

–1. IMPORTANT TO DO! Sign up for our parent and family email list once you have enrolled.

–2. Sign up for busing if your child is enrolled and needs transportation this year.

–3. Download the IVMS Student and Family Handbook.


1. Meet our faculty and staff in the staff section of our Website.

2. View our parent section to order uniforms today!

3. Visit to create a lunch account.

4. Visit us on Facebook to keep up with the latest happenings!

5. Make sure you update your emergency contact information so that we have working phone numbers as well as email and regular mail addresses.

6. Keep us updated on who is allowed to pick up your child.

7. Call us if you have questions: 941-484-4999 Venice and 941-954-4999 Sarasota.


Clarification of Dismissal Procedures -

Here is some important information about school hours and dismissal for each program and campus. Please make sure you are aware what time your child’s program ends. School and program hours are also published on our Website in the Contact Us section as well as in the Student and Family Handbook that can be downloaded from the front page of the IVMS Website (the link is found under the slide show).


All students are dismissed at the same time at the Sarasota campus, which is at 2:30 PM. Students may be picked up from enrichment until 3:30 PM. 

VENICE CAMPUS – FIRST DISMISSAL is between 3:15 and 3:30 PM. 

ALL ELEMENTARY AGE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDENTS at the Venice campus are to be picked up during the elementary dismissal between 3:15 and 3:30 PM.

Students in LE 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 should be picked up from the main campus car line.

Students in LE 8, 9 ,10, and 23 should be picked up from Kilpatrick Rd. car lines.

Younger siblings in LE 8, 9, and 10 will be walked over to the main campus before the first dismissal begins.

VENICE CAMPUS – SECOND DISMISSAL is between 3:45 and 4:00 PM.

2ND DISMISSAL at the VENICE CAMPUS is for Upper School, Secondary Program, and Elementary Program siblings of older students only.

All ELEMENTARY AGE SIBLINGS OF UPPER SCHOOL AND SECONDARY STUDENTS at the Venice campus are to be picked up during the upper school and secondary program dismissal between 3:45 and 4:00 PM.

This means LE: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 19, 20, 21, 22 and elementary age siblings of older students.

Please do not get into the elementary carline in Venice if you have children in the upper school or secondary programs. This will only delay both dismissals.


FOR EVERYONE: If you park and pick up your children,


It is imperative that the educators focus on getting students to the bus and to their cars. If the educators cannot hear the walkie talkies, they cannot respond as needed to the folks outside trying to get everyone home on time.

It is critical that everyone stay focused on getting students home during dismissal. We depend on your help to refrain from wanting to engage in conversation at this time. We DO want to talk with you, but the end of the day must be reserved for getting students home safely!

Thanks for your understanding and support!!

Dr. Kym Elder, Executive Director