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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)
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
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/
Here are the Bus Routes
Click: Bus Routes.pdf
Communities in Schools
Communities In Schools
Click link for flyer: CommunitiesInSChoolsOfLakeCounty_ParentAcademyFlyer.pdf
2020-21 School Calendar
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