Dear IATS Parents and Students, 

I want to welcome all our current students back for what will be another great year. To our new students, I am excited that you are now a part of our school community and want you to know if you need help or have questions, please reach out to any of our staff. We are here to help. For returning students continue your welcoming spirit and engage with our new students as learning the ropes of a new school can be difficult.

The opening of the upcoming school year is just around the corner and we have some new and exciting changes coming your way for the SY 2021-2022. Here are the changes that are coming your way.


Expansion of our Farm Campus 

We are adding two new farm campuses which will allow our students to attend Active Participation Days at a campus closer to your home. Our Regional Farm Campus will be located. 

Northern Regional Farm Campus  

Jasper County Fairgrounds
2671 W. Clark Street
Rensselaer, IN 47978 

AGRICULTURE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION DAYS – Every Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST

STEM/TECHNOLOGY ACTIVE PARTICIPATION DAYS – Every Thursday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST

 

Central Regional Farm Campus (We are moving from our current location)

IATS-Hensley Regional Farm Campus
5894 S. 200 W.
Trafalgar, IN 46181 

AGRICULTURE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION DAYS – Every Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM EST

STEM/TECHNOLOGY ACTIVE PARTICIPATION DAYS – Every Friday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM EST

Southern Regional Farm Campus 

Stendal Regional Farm Campus
4445 E. County Road 900 South
Stendal, IN 47585 

AGRICULTURE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION DAYS – Every Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST

STEM/TECHNOLOGY ACTIVE PARTICIPATION DAYS – Every Monday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST


 Educational Option – IN PERSON APD or VIRTUAL 

This year your student will have the option of either attending our Active Participation Days in Person at one of the locations above of your choosing. You can participate in either the Agriculture Program or STEM/Technology Program. You can participate in both programs if you want to. If your student just wants to participate in IATS doing just the VIRTUAL program, you can do that as well. If you have not determined what you will be doing for the SY 2021-2022, please contact Sarah Haag at (317) 953-1302 or by email at shaag@indiana.ag. 


New Staff

I am excited about the new staff that has joined our school this year. Let me introduce you to our new staff:

Jen Clark – Student Learning Advocate
Anna Mundy – Student Learning Advocate
Jennifer Deniston -Student Learning Advocate
Sara Shaver – Student Learning Advocate
Brianna Heminger – Special Education Support Staff
Ziporah Rascoe – Educational Specialist
Ivan Blount – STEM Instructor
Jenn Lightcap – Director of Guidance

Our new staff brings many years of experience, and we are excited to have these outstanding professionals on our team. They are here to serve and to provide support to you and your students. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them even if it is just to say hello.

Your Student Learning Advocate will be contacting you within the next 10 days to welcome you to a new school year. You can let them know what you will be wanting to do at that time as well.


Academic Course Schedule 

Your academic schedule is being loaded up into Edgenuity and will be ready for you to access and start on August 12th. If you have any questions in regard to your academic schedule, please contact Sarah Haag, shaag@indiana.ag, and she will take care of you.

 
Please call us with any questions you may have. We are excited to get the school year rolling and look forward to serving you.

Sincerely, 

Keith A. Marsh
Executive Director