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: http://www.scec.k12.in.us/parent_tech_support
2020-21 School Calendar
Body Safety Info for Parents
Click here for flyer in Spanish: Seguridad de corporal Dec 2.pdf Body Safety Talk with Parents/Guardians
Hello Parents & Guardians:
Please join the "Social Emotional Team”, from Block Middle School. The school counselors and social worker will host a session on Body Safety, Erin’s law which is mandated by the state of Indiana, SEA 355.
In the session you will receive resources K-12 on how to talk to your children about Body Safety and Child Abuse/SEA 477. This session will be virtual.
Date: December 2, 2020
Meeting ID: 883 7778 9808
Meeting Passcode: KZjj6a
Hope to see you there!
Any questions or concerns please email: Sbradley@ecps.org
Erin's Law - Letter to Parents
Body Safety Presentation for Students
Click Here for Parent Letter: ERIN'S LAW BODY SAFETY LETTER.pdf
Block Middle School Administrators
Change in Early Dismissal Rules
Under the "compulsory attendance" laws in Indiana, children must regularly attend school from the age of seven to the age of eighteen. Attendance is an essential component of a student’s academic success. We want your children in school all day, every day. If they are absent an entire day or even a half day, the students are missing out on valuable instructional time. With this in mind, effective February 3rd, 2019, early dismissal will stop at 2:30 p.m.
Here is where you will find resources to assist with preparing our students for this year's ILearn testing.
- Edcite ILearn Practice (edcite.com)
- Lumos Learning Practice Questions by Grade Level (https://www.lumoslearning.com/llwp/resources/ilearn-practice-tests-sample-questions.html)
- IDOE ILearn Sample Questions and Scoring (https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn-sample-items-and-scoring)
School City of East Chicago, Administration Building, 1401 East 144th Street, East Chicago, IN 46312 VIA LIVE STREAM www.scec.k12.in.us
REGULAR SESSION BOARD MEETINGSchool City of East Chicago
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 tutoring, student mentoring and afterschool activities—you can help set your child on the path to success.
EN ESPAÑOL: http://es.absencesaddup.org/
Twenty-First Century Scholars Information
Click Link to Download the Presentation: Twenty First Century Scholars 2020 campaign
Click on the red link below for more information on the Twenty-first Century Scholars program.
21ST CENTURY SCHOLARS ENROLLMENT AND SSP VIRTUAL EVENTS AND SUPPORT.pdf
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
Here are the Bus Routes
Click: Bus Routes.pdf
Breakfast and Lunch!