Block Middle School Says.... 
Students return to school on August 16th.
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We are excited to have everyone back in the building for traditional learning.  School starts on Monday, August 16, 2021.  Doors will open for students at 8:20AM.  Students should be in class before the 8:30AM bell.  Students will be dismissed at 3:30 PM.

I would like to update you on a few things for this school year.

  1. Arrival & Dismissal:  We will now have the buses dropping off students and picking them up in the front of the building at Door A.  Car riders will be dropped off & picked up at Door H.  Walkers will enter through Door D.
  2. Masks:  Masks are still required when riding the school bus and when in the building.  Masks should cover the nose and mouth.
  3. Uniforms:  Students must wear their red, white, or blue shirt with blue or khaki pants.  Some items that are not allowed include hoodies, leggings, slides, & crocs.
  4. Backpacks:  Backpacks are recommended for students to transport their devices back and forth between school and home.
  5. Lockers:  Students will not be issued lockers this year.
  6. Registration:  Registration is now open in Skyward.  Parents are asked to please login to Skyward and complete the registration process.  If you need help or assistance, we will be available to help with registration at Block on Monday, August 2 from 9-1 and Tuesday, August 3 from 1-5.  There will also be assistance available at Central on August 4 from 9-6.
  7. Schedules:  Please use Skyward to access your schedule prior to coming to school.
  8. Supplies:  Please make sure that students have basic school supplies like pencils, notebooks, and paper.



7th Grade Orientation

Friday, August 13, 2021

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Bus Pick-Up for 7th Grade Orientation Begins at 8:00AM.

Students will report to the cafeteria to get a copy of their class schedule, receive some school information, and find where their classes are.

Orientation is only for incoming 7th graders.

Incoming 8th graders should find their schedules in Skyward.

Band Classes at Block Middle School


New: Join Band at Block Middle School!!
Click the link to see the video:  Come Be A Part of the East Chicago video 1.mp4 


Block's Administration 

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

Assistant Principal: Ms. K. Hildenbrand (



Twenty-First Century Scholars Information

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


K. Hildenbrand's iLearn Headquarters


iLearn ran smoothly. You did an amazing job. Thank you!

Parent Tech Support


Click this link for technology support:



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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Bus Schedule



Here are the Summer School Bus Routes

Click:  2021-06-04 - Block Summer School Bus Routes.pdf