The View from Blue

BLUE ACADEMY F.A.M.I.L.Y. FORGET ABOUT ME I LOVE YOU

A Note from Mr. Allen

Dear Blue F.A.M.I.L.Y.


We want to thank you for a wonderful first quarter of our school year. We are definitely going through unprecedented times but I continue to be extremely Decatur Proud of our students and teachers at Blue Academy for their hard work and dedication.


It is truly an honor to serve as your principal. I love coming to Blue Academy and watching your children grow and learn everyday. We could not do this without your support, we are truly STRONGER TOGETHER!


Please see the reminders below.


1. Report Cards and student benchmarking data were sent home on Wednesday October 7th, 2020.


2. MSD of Decatur Township Fall Recess is October 12th, 2020-October 23rd, 2020. (No School)


3. October 26th-30th will be Virtual Grandparents Week at Blue Academy. Please pick a time that week that works with your grandparents and complete the fun activities virtually over Zoom or Facetime. Click on the link here.


4. Blue Academy Picture Retake Day will be on Thursday October 29th, 2020. Please see the order form below. Remote Learning students will be able to come into Blue Academy to have their picture taken at 4:00pm. Please enter door #14 off of Epler Road. Due to COVID-19 restrictions only students will be allowed to enter the building.


5. For Remote Learning parents check out this great opportunity below from Insight Education Group, a great MSD of Decatur Township partner. In order to support you as you navigate virtual learning with your kids, the experts at Insight Education Group have developed a series of workshops to equip “Home Learning Coaches” with the appropriate ideas, tools, connections, and conversations to ensure the success of both adults and children.


6. Please see the Zonar My View real time bus locator app. Our school code is 530049. This information was sent out on Parent Square but we wanted to send it again as a friendly reminder.


7. Tuesday November 3rd, 2020 will be an eLearning Day for all students in MSD of Decatur Township. Students will stay home and learn remotely from their iPads.


8. Quarter 2 Mid-terms will be on Wednesday November 18th with reports being sent home on Wednesday November 24th.


9. Thanksgiving Recess will be on Wednesday November 24th-Friday November 27th.(No School)


10. Another friendly reminder that lunch is free to all MSD of Decatur Township students until December. Refunds have been applied to each students Skyward account.


11. Hybrid and Remote Learning Meal Pack order form is listed below. All meals will be picked up at DTSE on Wednesdays (including Fall Break) from 11:00AM-12:00PM or 4:00PM-5:00PM and will be free through December 2020. This information is also available at http://www.decaturproud.org/child-nutrition.


12. We are excited to announce we will be preparing a virtual Veterans Days presentation that will be sent to all Blue Academy Family's via Parent Square on November 11th. We will have our annual recognition of each branch of service as well as singing and activities from your Blue Academy students. Please refer to the flyer sent home with your child today.


We hope you have a relaxing and safe Fall Break.


As always, TOGETHER WE ARE DECATUR PROUD!


Adam C. Allen

Principal, DELC: Blue Academy

IREAD ASSESSMENT UPDATE

Indiana education officials have given the school district a plan to administer the IREAD-3 test this fall. The IREAD-3 assessment is a summative assessment that measures foundational reading standards through grade 3.This assessment was scheduled for March 2020, however, due to COVID-19, the assessment was suspended. All students in 4th grade will be taking the IREAD-3 assessment this fall. Our 4th Grade in-person students will be participating in this assessment on November 2, November 4th & November 6th. Our 4th grade remote students will participate in-person on November 4th. Mrs. Gettinger has already reached out to all of our 4th grade remote students' families, and more information will be coming through Parent Square. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gettinger (317-856-4100 ext.09303).
MSD of Decatur Township Culture Guide

Thank you for your commitment to our school community and our families. We are stronger together as we take advantage of our common language through our Decatur Culture Guide.

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180 Days of Learning at Blue Academy

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MSD of Decatur Township Child Nutrition

Please click here for breakfast and lunch menus and nutrition information for Blue Academy.

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Volleyball Clinic at Blue Academy

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Insight Education Group: How to be an Effective Home Learning Coach

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COVID-19 Screening for Parents

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Remote Learning Meal Pack Order Form

Please click the button to order 5 day meal packs for your remote learning student.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

We are all going through a new experience together as a community, even though we have social distance between us. I know this has been tough for many of us and finding our new normal might take some time. One concern I wanted to assist with is helping families with resources. During this difficult time, finding resources and navigating them can be difficult, especially if you are in crisis or in immediate need. I have collected resources in and around Marion County, to assist families in need. Some of the resources are specific to Covid-19 in regards to availability, times, and changes to expectations in getting the resource. Those specifications have been listed on the resource sheet, and could be time sensitive.

Here is a list of the resources that you will find in Resources for Families:


  • Resource assistance - sites with a variety of resources or community connections
  • Food assistance
  • Utilities/Housing assistance
  • Internet assistance
  • Legal assistance
  • Self help assistance - counseling and crisis
  • Family and children assistance
  • Covid-19 Health
  • Parenting and Child activities/resources -

I am sure that there are other resources available that I have not come across or am unaware of at this time. If you have a resource that is not listed, please email me and I will add it and provide updated versions as needed (jking@decaturproud.org). If you are having difficulty using one of these resources or cannot find a resource, again please email me and I will try my best to assist you. I will be available through email on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during our regular school hours of eLearning .



I look forward to the day we get to see all of our student's smiling faces!

Stay safe and healthy Blue Academy, Together we are Decatur Proud!



Jalaina King

Community In School Site Coordinator

Blue Academy

jking@decaturproud.org

H.A.W.K.S. ACT- "THE H.A.W.K.S. WAY"

HONEST

  • Tell the truth ALL the time
  • Do your own work

ACCOUNTABLE

  • Responsible
  • Be a “Team Player”

WITH RESPECT

  • Golden Rule in Life- Treat people the way you want to be treated.
  • Do what the teacher/adult asks you to do the first time.

KIND

  • Say something nice to someone outside your class
  • Choose your words wisely

SAFE

  • “See it, Say it, Report it.”
  • Do not be afraid to tell an adult if something seems wrong or out of place
Canvas Login

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Canvas Parent Instructions

Instructions for Parents to Create a Canvas Account

Skyward Login

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DECATUR CENTRAL ATHLETICS

Official Website for your Decatur Central Hawks!

Decatur Early Learning Center: Blue Academy

Adam C. Allen, Principal

Erin Gettinger, Assistant Principal

Sue Keene, Lead Teacher

Jalaina King, Communities in Schools Site Coordinator


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