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Dear Inverness Elementary School Families,

Welcome Back! I hope you had a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high expectations for learning.

New Staff
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff as well as returning staff in new positions. We are delighted to welcome the following new staff to the Inverness University family:

  • 1st Grade-Mrs. Susan Spencer
  • 3rd-5th ELA- Ms. Katie Brooks
  • 3rd-5th Math-Mr. Jack Alexander
  • 6th-8th ELA-Mrs. April Watson
  • 6th-8th Math-Mrs. Polyneise Redd 

School Hours:  7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. for ALL students, including Pre-K 

In the interest of safety, please do not drop off your children before 7:00 a.m., as there is no supervision before that time. Also, please be sure to pick up your children by 3:20 p.m. in the afternoon. No student can be picked up after 2:30 (district rule). Please try to schedule all appointments after the school hours.

  • Beginning Monday, August 13th, all Pre-K students will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. MDE guidelines require that they are in attendance for 100% of the school day.   
  •  Parents are to pick them up in the west parking lot. Teachers will escort them out to your cars.


Arrival times: Our school day begins at 7:30 a.m. every day. Please be sure to have your child/children here by 7:20 a.m. so they can eat breakfast and be ready to start learning at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast is from 7:00-7:25. Students who are consistently tardy are at a clear disadvantage and usually arrive feeling frantic and unprepared. All students who arrive after 7:30 a.m. must be escorted into the building and signed in by a parent. Should you not come in to sign your child in, you will be called to pick him/her up for the day. If your child will not be present, please call and inform the attendance office at (662) 265-5752.

The hours of school operation will be strictly enforced to ensure uninterrupted teaching and learning.

Curriculum & Instruction

In an effort to provide students with additional academic support, the district incorporated a 30 minute block of time to the instructional day for intervention. Every staff member provides academic support to an assigned group of students. The intervention period is held during the first 30 minutes of the school day from 7:30-8:00, the reason behind the mandatory arrival times for students. Secondly, to ensure that students receive the maximum amount of instruction time as required by the state, the district is enforcing a no pick up after 2:30 rule.

Last year’s district-wide focus was Math. This year the district’s focus is English Language Arts. Students will receive textbooks for Reading. So, we are asking your support in ensuring that students are (1) taking care of the textbooks to prevent from having to be fined at the end of the school year and (2) completing reading assignments assigned by their teachers. I truly believe the more students read, the more they know.

Parental & Community Support

We will be seeking your additional support with fundraisers and other events to support our children. I appreciate your commitment to insuring that Inverness Elementary School’s strive to become a celebrated and successful school. I eagerly look forward to working with all students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Let’s work together to make Inverness University grow in all areas. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.


Warmest Regards,  

Brenda Singleton  

Principal Inverness Elementary 


3rd Grade Reading Assessment - 2018 → Click here for pdf.file 







Pre-K /School Supply List