Important Information


Wednesday Office Hours:


Faculty Office Hours:

Block's Wednesday office hours are from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch is from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Hybrid School Schedule

Virtual Schedule Beginning November 12th


Click here for the schedule:     Virtual Schedule Block Revised 11-12-20.pdf 





IDOE Letter to Parents


Remote Learning and Testing Letter to Parents

Click here to access the letter:  Letter to Families.pdf

Spanish version:  Remote Learning and Testing Letter to Families_Spanish.pdf 

Parent Tech Support


Click this link for technology support:


Block Middle School Administrators


Block's Administration 

 Principal: Mrs. E. Quiroga (
219-501-2005 - cell number

Assistant Principal: Ms. K. Hildenbrand (



Safety Guidelines

Staff and Students...
Wash your hands, watch social distancing, and wear a mask (over your mouth and nose).  


Here is where you will find resources to assist with preparing our students for this year's ILearn testing.

Upcoming Events

  • School City of East Chicago, Administration Building, 1401 East 144th Street, East Chicago, IN 46312 VIA LIVE STREAM


    School City of East Chicago
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The Importance of School Attendance

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.

But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences can affect kids as early as Kindergarten.

For example, young elementary school students who miss an average of just two school days per month often have difficulty keeping up with their peers academically and tend to fall behind in reading. But when students are able to read on grade level by the end of third grade, which is when kids transition from learning to read to reading to learn, they are three to four times more likely to graduate high school and attend college, post-graduate, or professional development classes than their peers who struggle with reading.

As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority. By figuring out the reasons for your child’s absences—whether they’re physical or emotional—and taking advantage of support services—such as free tutoringstudent mentoring and afterschool activities—you can help set your child on the path to success.




Twenty-First Century Scholars Information

 Click Link to Download the Presentation:  Twenty First Century Scholars 2020 campaign 

Important Information


Click on the red link below for more information on the Twenty-first Century Scholars program.



Hybrid School Rules


Guidelines for Students Attending School Traditionally

  • Wear masks at all times over mouth and nose
    • May remove to eat breakfast and lunch but return mask to the proper position when done eating
  • Dress appropriately for school
    • no leggings
    • no jeggings
    • no flip-flops of any type
    • no hoods on heads in school
  • No cell phones in school

Bus Schedule



Here are the Bus Routes

Click: Bus Routes.pdf

Breakfast and Lunch!