JRPLA Newsletter

School Starts August 11th!

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION!

Attention Scholars and Parents,


As of July 31st, James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy will be starting the 2020-2021 school year VIRTUALLY! We will go E-Learning starting August 11th until September 8th, 2020. The process of receiving your scholars devices will remain the same.


Drive Thru Times and Days:

Tuesday August 4th-7/8th Grade pickup

Wednesday August 5th-9/10th Grade pickup

Thursday August 6th-11th Grade pickup


  • All grade levels will be able to pick up devices from 10am-4pm.


  • JRP Staff will include directions on how to login into blackboard, schedule for your scholar's classes, JRP hours of operations, and more.


***Mask will be mandatory for all students/parents and staff to wear during the event.***

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E-Learning Option @ JRPLA

If a parent/guardian opts for their scholar to do 100% e-learning from home, JRPLA will offer that choice.

If this is the option you choose, you must understand that your scholar will be e-learning for an entire 9 weeks. There will not be an option to leave e-learning during the 9 weeks.

In order to indicate your choice for 100% at-home e-learning, please contact:

mbrown@phalenacedmies.org or bgillard@phalenacademies.org by email or call 317-552-1600

Please provide the following information:

* indicate your scholar is a JRPLA student and you are opting for them to do at-home e-learning for at least the first nine weeks of school

* your name

* your scholar's name

* scholar's grade level

* a contact number where you can be reached

Check Out Your Scholar's Technology

Email Mr. Brown or Mr. Gillard for Student ID. mbrown@phalenacademies.org bgillard@phalenacademies.org

Recent News

Transportation- this is still being determined. As in several school districts, it is highly encouraged that scholars walk or ride in a car instead of riding a bus if at all possible. If your scholar is unable to walk to school or be dropped off/picked up, more information will be provided when possible.


School opening/dismissal times- Doors will open at 7:15am. Dismissal will begin at 2:15pm.


If you need help with devices or enrollment or similar, please use the following contact information:

Email- Helpdesk@PhalenAcademies.org

Call- 888-655-0777

Submit a ticket: https://helpdesk.phalenacademies.org/knowledge

Welcome Back JRP Scholars

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NEWS!

School opening/dismissal times- Doors will open at 7:23am. Dismissal will begin at 2:15pm.


  • Our building will open at ½ capacity.
  • Scholars will attend school on a week IN the building/week doing at-home e-learning alternating schedule. (Assigned weeks/groupings coming soon.)
  • Scholars will be provided food for their at-home e-learning week
  • All staff and scholars will be required to wear masks and/or face shields while at school.
  • Scholars should wear a mask TO school; they will be provided a mask to wear during the day; all school masks will be laundered every Friday
  • Scholars who ride the bus must wear a mask while on the bus.
  • Temperatures will be taken daily. No scholar with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be permitted to stay at school
  • No parents or outside visitors will be allowed inside the school building at any time
  • CDC health and safety guidelines and procedures will be implemented
  • The building will be sanitized daily
  • No water bottles should be brought from home; we will provide disposable water bottles for scholars

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School Uniform

As you prepare to start the school year, please be sure you are following our dress code.


Shirt: Long or short sleeved polo. No t-shirt style shirts.


Undershirts: Long or short sleeves.


Bottoms: Pants/Shorts/Skirts. Solid black or khaki. No jeans or cutoffs. Fastened at the waist.


Sweater/Sweatshirts: V-neck, crew neck, or cardigan.


Shoes/Boots: Closed heel or strap heel. Closed toes. Any color acceptable.

James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy

James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy is an A rated, tuition free charter school serving grades 7-11. Our scholars experience hands-on learning with high-quality teachers in small class sizes. We work to help our scholars master key academic skills, and demonstrate strong character, as exhibited by: honesty, service to others, a superior work ethic, and a strong vision for and belief in their futures.