October News second edition

Hoosier Indy - October 2020

A Note From Your Principal

Wow!! This year is really flying by! I hope everyone was able to take the few days for fall break to rest, relax, enjoy the weather and spend quality time with family! We have seven (7) weeks left in the first semester. Please help your student focus on completing lessons, attending class connect sessions, and completing MindPlay and Ascend requirements. We want to finish the semester out strong, and keep up the amazing work your children have been doing! If there are any concerns or questions about class content, please contact your teacher as soon as they arise so we can address in a timely manner. If your student will be absent, please report the absence to our attendance line. All absences will be unexcused unless accompanied by a doctor's note, K12 helpdesk ticket number, or communication from our attendance specialist.

Mrs. Randi Tolentino, Hoosier Indy Principal

Indiana Department of Education Survey

Please take a moment to fill out this survey for the Indiana Department of Education. If the link does not work, please copy and paste into a new web tab. bit.ly/csifamily

Daily Announcements

Did you know that your students get a daily announcement video from Mrs. Tolentino (Mrs. T.)?

Most include a word of the day, some fun fact and/or a daily joke!

Visit this link to see for yourself!

Scholastic Book Club Orders are still available!

Dear Family,

NEW! During the COVID-19 crisis, you can choose to have your child's online book order shipped right to your door or delivered to me with our class order.

All orders earn FREE Books for our school; thank you for your support!

Connect & Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/L3NXT

Shop the flyers for our grade with your child: https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=670605

Please feel free to forward the Class Page link to extended family and friends who may want to support your child's reading.

Class Code: L3NXT

Poster contest winners announced!

Students submitted poster entries for the Attendance Matters poster contest. The following students were chosen as our winners. Each student was rewarded a book of their choosing from Scholastic books! Congratulations!

Khloe M. (photo featured on the right)

Cydnie S.

Aundris B.-T.

Katie H.

Hoosier Hangout for students in grades 6-8

Wednesdays at 4pm EDT there will be a session on the class connect schedule called Hoosier Hangout. We play games, have discussions, and just hangout!

Come join us!

Sessions will occur every Wednesday at 4pm EDT.

This session is for both Insight and Hoosier Indy students.

Want to be part of the PTO? The next meeting is November 3rd.

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Mark Your Calendar

  • November 3 - Parent & Teacher Organization meeting
  • November 25 - 27 Thanksgiving/No School
  • December 21- January 4 Winter Break

Additional information, including times and locations will be sent as the dates approach.

Congrats to our top Epic! readers


Alexander B.

Alexander N.


Joshua B.

Mackenzie A.

Khloe M.


Naaman H.

Savannah B.

DeAngelo J.

If you still need to join, just go to getepic.com/students and enter the class code: myt9656

GetEpic! has books available in other languages!

Adventure & Art for students in grades K-5

For the next 6 weeks you will see an invite on the class connect schedule for this event.

It will happen on Thursdays at 3pm EDT.

Each week we will take an adventure to a different country. After our adventure we will do a drawing of something from our trip.

Each of these sessions will be recorded in case you miss it.

Photo: Khloe's tiger drawing from our trip to China.

K12 Video Contest: Win an Echo Dot!

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What to submit in your video

The Virtual Education Experience video submissions will highlight success stories of diverse students in various K12 schools. We are looking to highlight a variety of students and teachers to share their success stories in online education with K12. Additional requests of sample writing and/or art may be added to the videos. A video release form is required and can be found here: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/585009e84de3b/web/

Entries are due by October 30th.

Shop delivery or pickup? Submit your receipts!

If you shop online, use a delivery service, or schedule grocery pick-ups, you can forward your receipts!

Box Tops for Education


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Just for Learning Coaches

Coach to Coach is a 30 minute session offered year round. Hear from a veteran learning coach on relevant topics, such as What to Expect and Best Tips and Tricks. Join in the discussion with other coaches from across the nation.

Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K12C2C

Learning Coach Café is a 60 minute drop in session offered year round where coaches can ask school questions or chat with other coaches. It is an informal chat led by a veteran learning coach. The Café is a great place to meet other coaches, receive support, and offer support.

Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lc_cafe

Facebook Groups

K12 New Learning Coaches for NEW Learning Coaches: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewK12LearningCoaches/

K12 Learning Coach Café for ALL Learning Coaches: https://www.facebook.com/groups/K12LCCafe/

We also have a LC group just for Hoosier families!



Do you have a great story to tell about your student(s) and the role that online and blended school has played in their lives? Are you interested in sharing your story with local reporters and media outlets?

If so, please submit it to Project Elevate, our story-collection tool, and we’ll contact you for possible media opportunities. You can submit your story online or via the free K12 Project Elevate app for iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play) devices.