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
Doors for Traditional Students
Beginning the 26th
Car riders will enter and exit through Door A.
Walkers will enter and exit through Door D.
Bus riders will enter and exit through Door H.
Hybrid School Schedule
Hybrid Schedule Beginning October 26th
Click here for the schedule: Hybrid Schedule Block.pdf
Bus Schedule Beginning Oct. 26th
Here are the Bus Routes Beginning October 26th
Click: Bus Routes.pdf
Traditional School, for Those Returning
Traditional School Instructions
The first day of traditional instruction will be on Monday, October 26, 2020. In-person learning will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday will be an e-learning day at home. The instructional day will begin at 8:30 AM. The doors will open for students at 8:20 AM.
Students should bring school supplies including a backpack to school to transport their School City of East Chicago device to and from school. The device will be used for instruction in school on Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday, the students will take their device home for e-learning on Wednesday. On Thursday, students must return their device to school to be able to complete their work. The device will remain at school until the following Tuesday. Dismissal will be at 3:30 PM.
If you have opted for Virtual Learning, be sure to follow the regular schedule.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Spirit Week!
See Attachment for Spirit Week Themes - Dress Like: Red Ribbon Week 2020 Spirit Week.pdf
Monday - Dress like your favorite super hero.
Tuesday - Wear something from your favorite sports team.
Wednesday - Red Ribbon Wear!
Thursday - Peace Out to Drugs! Wear tie-dye Day!
Friday - My future is too bright for drugs - wear neon colors!
Twenty-First Century Scholars Information
Click Link to Download the Presentation: Twenty First Century Scholars 2020 campaign
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/
Block Middle School Administrators
BLOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL
WHEN: OCTOBER 28, 2020
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION:
Meeting ID: 863 7752 1146
Please join us in discussing how Block’s English Language (EL) Program services will benefit and ensure your child has a successful school year.
EL PROGRAM OVERVIEW
21 ST CENTURY SCHOLARS
ZOOM MEETING REQUIRES YOU TO BE VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES WITH NAME ON SCREEN
REUNIÓN DE PADRES VIRTUAL
ESCUELA INTERMEDIA BLOCK
REUNIÓN DE PADRES VIRTUAL
CUÁNDO: 28 DE OCTUBRE DE 2020
HORA: 1:00 p.m.
INFORMACIÓN DE LA REUNIÓN DE ZOOM:
Meeting ID: 863 7752 1146
Únase a nosotros para discutir cómo los servicios del Programa de Idioma Inglés (EL) de Block se beneficiarán y garantizarán que su hijo//a tenga un año escolar exitoso.
DESCRIPCIÓN GENERAL DEL PROGRAMA EL
ESTUDIANTES DEL SIGLO 21
LA REUNIÓN DE ZOOM REQUIERE QUE SEA VISIBLE EN TODO MOMENTO CON EL NOMBRE EN LA PANTALLA
Free Food_Mobile Market
Breakfast and Lunch!
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.
Stop Bullying Hotline - 219-354-9655
STOP SCHOOL BULLYING HOT-LINE
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.
- 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)
- 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
Block MS Welcome Back
Title I Parent Presentation
Please click the link below for the Title I parent presentation.
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