Return to Headlines

May 3, 2024 - Principal's Message

Dear incoming II students and families,

Happy Friday!

It was another busy week at the II as I continued meeting with teachers and administrators to solidify plans for the Fall of 2024.  Starting next week, we will launch our three-phase transition program to prep students and parents/guardians for the Grand Reopening of the intermediate building. 

The first phase of the transition to the II will entail students boarding a bus with their teacher and heading to the main campus.  Upon arrival at the II, students will be greeted and brought into our newly renovated cafeteria for a brief presentation on daily life as a 4th or 5th grader at Iroquois Intermediate.  Small groups of students will be led by a staff member on a tour of the building and grounds.  Current 5th grade students will also facilitate a Q&A session that will provide your child(ren) the opportunity to hear about the process of coming to the main campus from peers who have lived it.  Students and their teachers will then head back to Elma, Marilla or Wales for the rest of their school day.

I am excited to welcome Marilla (Thursday 5/9/2024) and Elma (Friday 5/10/2024) 3rd grade students for their visits.  Early next week, please look for a more comprehensive communication from me regarding dates, times and activities planned for Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the orientation program.

If at any time throughout the process you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at or 716-652-3000 x5000.

Have an amazing weekend!

Mr. Ryan Harding
Iroquois Intermediate Principal