Cougar Courier

September 19, 2020

Greetings from Dr. Garcia!

I want to thank everyone who participated in our Spirit Week! I know it looked differently this year, but we loved seeing our Cougars participating online. We want to give a special thank you to the families who attended the drive-thru parade. It was a joyful experience for all who attended. The CIA Leadership Team would also like to thank Paleteria y Neveria La Rosita for their help with the paletas.

Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on September 15th. Expanding our understanding and appreciation of different cultures is a kay aspect of the IB approach to teaching and learning. We strive to cultivate globally-minded scholars who recognize that we are all connected and part of a larger community. We hope that the next month will provide scholars the opportunity to learn more about how our world, and local community, has been shaped by the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx people.

On Monday, September 21st, the School Board will vote on a re-opening plan. Please tune in and complete the eLearning preference survey. You can find the link to the survey here:

Once a re-opening plan has been approved and the survey window closes, I will begin to share information about re-entry. We thank you for your patience, encouragement and support during this unprecedented time. Please know that we have been working diligently to prepare the building for reopening.

I hope everyone is able to enjoy the weekend, and we look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.


Dr. Garcia

First Edition of It's a Great Day at Clay!

Spirit Week Celebrations

Spirit Wear is In!

If you ordered spirit wear, call the office and schedule a time to pick up your items. The office is open from 8:00-4:30 pm. We plan on doing another sale in November for those who missed the beginning of the year deadline.

Curbside Library Book Pick-Up

DJ Manou at WSBT interviewed SBCSC librarians Dee Simpson (Clay International Academy) and Philip Dallmayer (Jackson Middle School) about the district’s new curbside pickup program, #BookstoGo. See the story here. Remember, students can order books online and request them to be sent to the most nearby school.

College Go Week!

In Indiana, College Application Week is part of Learn More Indiana’s annual College GO! campaign. This year’s College Application Week is September 21-25, 2020. Review this link for a list of events being held across the state of Indiana.


Calling all parents and guardians! We need you to be part of the CIA Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO). Please contact us at for more information about how you can get involved.

Mark your calendars! We will be hosting a fundraiser at the Eddy Street Commons Chipotle on October 7 from 5:00-9:00 pm. We will be sharing the electronic flyer soon.

Dates of PTSO Meetings (all are virtual and held on Zoom). Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.

October 21

November 18th

December 16th

January 20

February 17th

March 17th

April 21st

May 19th

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Dates to Know

September 15-Oct. 15th: Hispanic Heritage Month

September 21: Virtual School Board Meeting at 5:30 pm

September 21: Larry Morningstar Invite @ Charles Black Center. 5:30 pm

September 22: Volleyball at home. 5:30 pm (limited to parents of players)

September 23: Football at Jefferson 5:30 pm

October 7: CIA PTSO Chipotle fundraiser 5:00-9:00 pm (Eddy Street Commons location)

October 9: Teacher Record Day. No school

October 12 &13: Fall Break. No school