New Administration...

Block's Administration 

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

Interim Assistant Principals: Ms. L. Padilla ( and Ms. K. Hildenbrand (



Good-bye to 8th Graders

Letter/Video to Students 


(Click blue links to access.)

Good-bye video for 8th graders, please click link:

From Ms. Ewing, 8th grade Social Studies:   Good bye letter to students_Ms Ewing.pdf 

8th Grade Parade

8th Grade Celebration

The block team will be hosting a drive-by parade for the 8th graders on 27th at 1:00 pm.   If you will be attending the parade with your student, you should get there between 12:30 and 12:45 to get the cars organized.

We will be lining up the cars in Washington Elementary’s north parking lot (by the library),  From there, you will turn left on to Alder and then left on to Cardinal Dr.  Teachers will be in front of Block to cheer your students on to 9th grade.  We will be giving the students their certificates as they pass by the front.  Please review the map to the right.



Items Left Behind



Items Left Behind

Block parents, if your child left something important in their lockers or in a class, please make an appointment with Ms. Quiroga at Block to arrange for pick up. 

Dates for pick are:

May 22nd from 10 to 1
May 26th from 1 to 3
May 27th from 10 to 1

Mrs. Quiroga’s number is 219- 501-2005.  

You must wear a face mask and gloves to enter the building.   No exceptions!

How to Access Canvas

Please Click Here for Instructions to Access Canvas


English Language Learners


English Language Learners school support.pdf 





Food Pantry


Mobile Food Pantry Information - May 12th 




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, early dismissal will stop at 2:30 p.m.


Stop Bullying Hotline - 219-354-9655



The School City of East Chicago has established a COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL "Stop School Bullying Hot Line" which can be reached
 24 hours a day at telephone number 219-354-9655.

This HOTLINE number is being made available to provide students, parents, family members, and concerned citizens with an opportunity to anonymously report information about bullying incidents that place the Safety and Security of  School City of East Chicago Students and Staff at Risk!

If immediate assistance is needed, 'HOTLINE' Callers are instructed to contact the East Chicago Police Department at '911,' or the Lake County Emergency Communication Center at (219) 660-0011.


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

Block's Bus Schedule


Click the link below:

Block's Bus Schedule  


Upcoming Events

View Monthly Calendar


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.





  • New Student Hours for 2018-19
    Pre-K: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Elementary Schools: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
    Middle School: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
    High School: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM)

  • Middle School Code of Conduct and Dress Code

2019-2020 School Supply List


Click the link below for Block's class supply lists:

 Block Supply Lists 2019-20.pdf 

Student and Family Survey


Students, please fill out the following survey:
Click on the link and enter your 9-digit STN to take the survey.

Parents/Guardians, please take the following survey:
The family survey can be completed by clicking on the following link: Block Middle School Family Survey

2019-2020 School Calendar