Cougar Courier

Welcome from Dr. G!

The Journey Begins!

August 2, 2019

Hello! I want to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. My name is Dr. Nicole Garcia, and I am the new principal of Clay International Academy. I am looking forward to the first day of school, and our custodial staff has been working diligently to make sure our school is ready for scholars on August 15th. Phase II of construction is under way and while there is still work to be done, it's looking great! The lockers in the front of the school have been repainted, new carpet was laid throughout the first floor, the library has new ceiling tiles and lighting, and the front offices are being updated to meet the demands of the 21st Century! Please be patient as we continue to navigate construction and train the new members of our office staff who will begin next week.


Nicole Garcia, Ed.D

Get Involved in Fall Athletics!

How do I register my scholar?

1. Register your scholar(s) on FamilyID-

2. Pay the $20 insurance fee (non-refundable) using the FamilyID website.

3. Make sure your scholar has a physical dated on or after April 1st.

Practices begin August 5th for most sports.

Football begins August 5th. Practice is from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Cross Country began August 1st and practice is from 3:00-5:00 p.m. M-TH. Meet on the South East lawn off of Helman St.

Girls' soccer begins August 5th. Practice is from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Volleyball begins August 5th. Practice is from 11:00-2:00 p.m.

Boys' soccer will be on Monday and Wednesday from 10:00-2:00 p.m. Please meet at door 17

A special thank you to Coach Bynum who wrapped up three weeks of athletics camp at CIA. The scholars had an amazing time! Check out some of the amazing pictures from camp below.

About CIA

We are a K-8 public school in the South Bend Community School Corporation. One Team. One Dream.

Parent Q&A

Tuesday, Aug. 13th, 6-7pm

52900 Lily Road

South Bend, IN

Please join the CIA administrative team for a Q&A night. We will share information about first day procedures, IB candidacy, our vision and mission, and how you can support literacy at home.

The Administrative Team

Assistant Principal, Sean Dillon and Principal, Dr. Nicole Garcia enjoyed listening to the keynote speaker, Mr. Ken Shelton at the 2019 EdTechintheBend Conference! #ETITB19 #techquity
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