Until IWA reopens on February 10, students will adhere to this remote synchronous learning schedule and are expected to abide by the remote synchronous learning guidelines.
Our COVID-19 policies are outlined below, and can also be found on pages 4 and 5 our our Third Quarter Education Guide.
Protect Yourself and Others
Masks are required for everyone on campus.
Every person who enters the school building during school hours has their temperature checked. Students have their temperature read with a touchless thermometer before entering the building. Anyone with a temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be denied entry.
All faculty, staff and students must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to coming onto campus each day. Parents and guardians are responsible for completing the self-screening agreement in myIWA. The agreement asks:
- Has the individual recently begun experiencing any of the following in a way that is not normal for him or her:
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
- Loss of taste or smell
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Shaking or exaggerated shivering
- Significant muscle pain or ache
Any student, faculty or staff member who exhibits one or more COVID-19 like symptoms in a way that is not normal for them must stay at home and notify Jessica Umana, COVID-19 compliance coordinator, via email.
Students, parents, faculty and staff members must notify the school via email and stay home if any of the following situations occur:
- A student, a family member or a person with whom the student has come in close contact has a lab-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19
- A student has symptoms consistent with a presumptive positive case of COVID-19
Any faculty, staff, student or campus visitor who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 must stay at home throughout the infection period, and cannot return to campus until the school screens the individual to determine if the conditions below for campus re-entry have been met:
- At least 72 hours have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications)
- The individual has no symptoms
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
- The COVID-19 compliance coordinator will perform contact tracing to the best extent possible following a lab-confirmed case on campus.
If a student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, she will be presumed positive. Parents will be contacted to arrange for immediate dismissal from school. Parents must arrange for their students to be tested for COVID-19 or arrange a consultation with a medical professional within a 24-hour period. The student may not return to school until cleared by a medical professional or until receiving a negative COVID-19 result without symptoms. Test results may be forwarded to
Cfirstname.lastname@example.org prior to the student returning to campus or students may bring results upon their return to school.
In the case of a positive or presumptive positive COVID-19 case among a household member of one of our students, the following conditions must be met before returning to campus:*
- At least 72 hours have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications)
- The individual has no symptoms
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or since an individual was identified as being in close contact with someone who had tested positive. If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above stay-at-home period, the individual must either (a) obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis or (b) receive two separate confirmations at least 48 hours apart that they are free of COVID-19 via acute infection tests at an approved COVID-19 testing location found at https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/. The first day of testing would have to be 6 days after symptoms or close contact.
* These guidelines also apply to faculty and staff.
Anyone who has had close contact with someone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 should follow the Presumed Positive expectations above.
Close contact is defined as:
- Being directly exposed to infectious secretions from an individual who is lab-confirmed with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on while not wearing a mask or face shield)
- Being within six feet of an individual who is lab-confirmed with COVID-19 for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask or face shield
- Close contact, even with a mask on, is still considered close contact
- In the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, they are presumed infectious at least two days prior to the confirming lab test
Consistent with school notification requirements for other communicable diseases, IWA will notify all faculty, staff and parents via email if a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among anyone on campus. Additionally, IWA must notify the Houston Health Department in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston will also be notified. HIPPA prevents us from revealing the identity of any individual who is presumed positive to anyone besides the above organizations.
Remote Learning Guide Q3
Education Guide Q3
Daily Self-Screen Questionnaire
September 21, 2020 video update: returning to campus
July 27, 2020 video update
July 27, 2020 Back-to-School Plan
July 20, 2020 Hybrid Learning Plan
While all students are welcome to bring their lunch from home, any student wishing to purchase lunch from The Simply Fresh Kitchen must order in advance.
For a complete list of ordering instructions and current menus, click here.
Student Parking at IWA
LAM is once again offering parking for all IWA student drivers. Those interested in obtaining a spot, please read and complete this form.
IWA Parking (Seniors only)
There are a designated number of parking spaces in the IWA lot for seniors. Spaces are allocated via lottery. Senior students who want their names placed in the lottery should read and complete this document. The lottery will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.
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Every Friday at 3 p.m. during the school year, Incarnate Word Academy sends out our weekly newsletter to students, faculty and staff. To be added to our Weekly Word mailing list, email email@example.com. To catch up on what you may have missed, click the links below.
April 30, 2021
What's inside: Freshmen Ace National Exam, Celebrating Foundation Day, College Counseling News - Class of 2022, IWA Falcons softball team beat Concordia Lutheran Academy, Impact Dance Team Auditions, Summer Camp Registration is Open
April 23, 2021
What's inside: Academic Awards Night, Teens 4 Unity Talent Show, Impact Dance Team Auditions, Musicals Medley, track and field team members have qualified for the state meet, Collecting for Casa de Esperanza, Helping Mothers in Need, Art Supplies Collection, Sports Equipment Collection Drive, Summer Camp Registration is Open, 2021 IWA Gala and Auction
April 16, 2021
What's inside: Updated Spring Calendar, 2021 - 2022 Registration, Academic Awards Night, Honor Society Inductions, Spotlight on Service, Art Supplies Collection, Sports Equipment Collection Drive, Collecting for Casa de Esperanza, Talent Show, Musicals Medley; Save the Date, Athletics News; District Meet, Summer Camp Registration is Open
April 9, 2021
What's inside: Honoring the Class of 2022, Schedule Changes, 2021-2022 Registration, Final Exams Reminder, PSAT and SAT News, Class of 2022 College Planning Night, Spotlight on Service, Leading With Service Class Donation Drive, Students Collect Donations for Casa de Esperanza
April 1, 2021
What's inside: A Celebration of Faith and Sisterhood, Astros Home Opener, Spring Calendar Updates, 2021-2022 Registration, Final Exams Reminder, PSAT and SAT News, Class of 2022 College Planning Night, Junior Ring Ceremony, Leading With Service Class Donation Drive, IWA Students Work to Help Elderly, Get Something Give Something, Wine and Whiskey Wednesdays, Summer Fun at IWA
March 26, 2021
What's inside: Registration for our 2021 - 2022 academic year is now open, 3rd Quarter Report Cards, An Update on Final Exams, PSAT and SAT News, Class of 2022 College Planning Night, Senior/Junior Prom, IWA Students in "Godspell" at STH This Weekend, Impact Dance Team Concert, Audition for Our Spring Musical, Falcon Basketball Team banquet, Leading With Service Class Donation Drive, Wine and Whiskey Wednesdays
March 12, 2021
What's inside: Seniors Speak About Service Learning, Spotlight on Service, Incarnate Word Academy Gala and Auction, Wine Pull Wednesdays, Congratulations to Our Falcon Raffle Winners, Falcons Shine at Track and Field Meet, Spring Musical Auditions
March 5, 2021
What's inside: Falcon Family Reveal is a Morning of Fun at the 609, Course Selection 2020 - 2021; students must register with their respective advisor, Service Learning Fair is on March 9, Spotlight on Service, Falcon Theatre "Steel Magnolias" is March 5-7, Winter Sports; Basketball Playoffs, Swim State Meet, Soccer Team to Playoffs, Falcon Raffle Total Ticket Sales and Donations
February 26, 2021
What's inside: Course Selection 2021 - 2022, Falcon Family Reveal is on March 2, All-School Mass on March 5, Spotlight on Service, Falcon Theatre "Steel Magnolias" March 5-7, Falcon Raffle Ends March 5 at 4 p.m., Falcon Raffle Weekly Winners, Congratulations to our Falcon softball team, STH Cheerleading tryouts
February 19, 2021
What's inside: A Note From Sister Lauren Beck, Falcon Family Reveal Rescheduled, 2021 - 2022 Course Selection Update, Spotlight on Service, Teens 4 Unity Talent Show new date is April 23, Falcon Theater "Steel Magnolias" Work Day Cancelled, STH Cheerleading Tryouts
February 12, 2021
What's inside: Ash Wednesday is on Feb. 17, Course registration meetings begin next week, Spotlight on Service, Teens 4 Unity Talent Show new date is April 23, Sign up for "Steel Magnolias" Work Day, Show Your Love for IWA, STH Cheerling Tryouts, Falcon Raffle Alumnae Phone Bank, Annual Fund Weekly Winners
February 5, 2021
What's inside: Leading With Business Class Donates Its Earnings, Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences on Friday, Feb. 12, Spotlight on Service, Swim Team Heads to State, Falcon Raffle Weekly Winners, Pink Out is on Feb. 10, Evalyn Navarro and other members of IWA's newly formed Origami Club
January 29, 2021
What's inside: IWA has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award, Tuition Update, Financial Aid and Scholarship Deadline is Feb. 1, Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences is Feb. 12, Celebrating Catholic Schools Week, IWA Students Earn Writing Honors, our seniors' service projects highlights students working with a variety of nonprofits, Teens 4 Unity Talent Show is on Friday, Feb. 4, Valentine's CandyGrams, NACAC Virtual College Fair is Sunday, Jan. 31, Falcon Raffle weekly winners
January 22, 2021
What's inside: IWA students watched the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as he became the 46th president of the United States, Financial Aid and Scholarship Deadline is Feb. 1, PSAT On Campus, Regional and All-State Honors for IWA Students, We begin our weekly look at student service projects today, showcasing the work of Catherine Miller '21 and Piper Bratton '21, The 2021 Falcon Raffle kick-off, Yearbook Ads on Sale Now
January 15, 2021
What's inside: We are excited to welcome a student teacher to Mr. Comer’s biology class beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.
January 8, 2021
What's inside: Annual Talent Show Video Auditions, Third Quarter Educational Guide, daily schedule, IWA alumnae came back to campus (virtually) to discuss their transition to college, Class of 2020 returned to the 609 to pick up their yearbooks, Falcon Theatre members will strike the "Hamlet" set that's been on stage in our
auditorium, "Steel Magnolias" Auditions
December 18, 2020
What's inside: Notes about upcoming Christmas Break; meet Kate Sullivan '20 and read her story about participating in a leading science program; Third Quarter Education Guide now available; see our new 2021 spring semester schedule; get your health records in; news about lunch services; watch "Tales of a COVID Past," our original theater production; check out our Falcons in St. Thomas High School radio plays; see scenes from our Wellness Week activities; news about our annual Returning Graduates Panel
December 11, 2020
What's inside: Our Leading With Service classes launch online fundraisers, schedule changes through Christmas Break, Wellness Week activities, watch "A Choral Rosary," Falcons on stage at St. Thomas High School and at IWA, soccer victory over The Village School, yearbook ads on sale now, Advent at IWA
December 4, 2020
What's inside: You helped make Giving Tuesday a huge success, schedule changes through the Christmas Break, watch "A Choral Rosary," soccer team beats Beaumont Kelly for the first time ever, basketball defeats Kinkaid, Returning Graduates Panel scheduled, apply for Ecoteen program, news about our all-school Mass of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, what's happening at IWA for Advent, Mothers' Club collecting donations for faculty and staff
November 20, 2020
What's inside: Our faculty and staff share why they wear masks, schedule changes after Thanksgiving, "A Choral Rosary" premiers Nov. 20, two choir members receive all-state honors, celebrating the Class of 2021, basketball victory, Senior Retreat offers a time for reflection, help our Mothers' Club collect donations for our faculty, Young Womens Leadership Conference wrap-up, scenes from Fall into Sisterhood event
November 13, 2020
What's inside: We're back on campus Jan. 11, 2021, save the date for "A Choral Rosary," uniform sale, Young Women's Leadership Conference, is coming up
November 6, 2020
What's inside: one of our students volunteered at the polls on Election Day, schedule changes for next week, choir members make all-region, sign up for our Fall into Sisterhood event, check out how one of our Falcons is leading the band, all-school wellness assembly coming up, cross country finishes 5th in state, first look at Cocoa & Bark
October 30, 2020
What's inside: Freshman Retreat is a time for fellowship, meet our Buzz correspondents, get ready for our Fall into Sisterhood event, winning volleyball news, information about All Souls' Day, Stanford University offers a winter break enrichment opportunity, Penny Wars, wellness news, scenes from Red Ribbon Week.
October 23, 2020
What's inside: We're planning to come back to campus five days a week, second quarter education guide is now online, get ready for Red Ribbon Week, Freshman Retreat is coming up, Penny Wars are back, congratulations to Ms. Garcia on her wedding, check out what our forensic science class is doing
October 16, 2020
What's inside: IWA students launch a business to upcycle fast fashion, first quarter grades now available, watch our college financial aid presentation, scenes from our faculty retreat
October 9, 2020
What's inside: Meet Isabelle Lavoie '23, details about our all-school Mass on Oct. 14, financial aid details for college, check out our virtual club fair.
October 2, 2020
What's inside: Class of 2021 Ring Ceremony and Mass, schedule changes for the week, help us keep our technology grants, reminders about the carpool line, cross country shines in La Porte, altar server training, be part of Young Life Houston, Mr. Moudry offers tech support, check out the work by students in our textiles class.
September 25, 2020
What's inside: Welcome back, watch our College Admissions 101 video chat, upcoming college admissions sessions on financial aid and virtual school visits, Freshman Flex is back, all-school Masses resume, be part of Young Life, enter our spirit t-shirt contest
September 18, 2020
What's inside: An update on our hybrid learning plans from Sister Lauren, a video of how Monday's return to campus will look, details about the daily self-screening questionnaire, meet Woman of the Word Fiona Cosgrove '22, view our College Admissions 101 discussion, who's on campus next week for virtual college representative visits, a new campus ministry offering, meet our carpool line winner, important information about student parking, send us your entries for our school spirit T-shirt contest and check out our cross country team's accomplishments
September 11, 2020
What's inside: Claire Michael '23 is this week's Woman of the Word, the importance of flu shots, details about our College Admissions 101 info session, 30-day scripture challenge, date set for senior ring ceremony, shop and give back to IWA, meet our principal's new granddaughter.
September 4, 2020
What's inside: Women of the Word Spotlight on Sofia Garza '21, changes to next week's class schedule, Trinity University hosts chats for interested families, PSAT opportunity, we need your feedback on Follow Your Daughter's Schedule Night, Campus Ministry hosts an event for our foundress, Emily York '21 is named cheer captain, high school seniors who are 17 years and 10 months old can register to vote, Kate Sullivan '21 visits Hillsdale College and meets a fellow Falcon.
August 28, 2020
What's inside: IWA students star in new school video; Women of the Word Spotlight: Maddie Taylor '21; myIWA is on Quickl;inks; reschedule volleyball tryouts dates; this week's college visits; CMT offers Divine Mercy Chaplet every Friday; a peek inside the Impact Dance Team auditions
August 21, 2020
What's inside: Women of the Word Spotlight: Dana Theroux '21; Follow Your Daughter's Schedule Night; Quicklinks access to myIWA; volleyball tryouts; news about our Ring Ceremony and other news from the Campus Ministry Team; virtual college visits; "Be Pawsitive" photos
August 14, 2020
What's inside: A welcome from Sister Lauren, a reminder about our Return to Learning Plan, details about Spirit Week, meet the new faces at IWA, update on service hours, news about our athletic offerings, Mothers' Club social gatherings