March Newsletter

Indy Learning Center, Grades K-8

Welcome to the Hoosier Academy Newsletter

Welcome to March!! We are certainly lucky to have missed all the horrendous winter weather we could have had this year. I and the staff at Hoosier Academy would like to thank you for your efforts to get your students to school even when the weather was questionable! We will be having ILEARN testing coming up, and as such, we have several preparation strategies occurring all over the building! Some easy tips for parents to help prepare students for testing are: Make sure they eat a solid breakfast, get plenty of sleep, and remember the strategies their teachers have been showing them. As always, contact the school with any questions you may have!

Best Regards,

Principal Miranda Tolentino

Upcoming Events

  • Understanding Disabilities - Blackboard Presentation, March 9 @11:30am
  • CANCELLED Bankers Life Fieldhouse Tour, March 16 @ 2pm
  • Teacher Work Day, March 16
  • March 16 – March 20: Book Fair (Jungle themed)

  • March 17th: St Patrick’s Day-Wear Green (Spirit Day)

  • March 18th: Jungle Gear or Favorite animal (Spirit Day)

  • How Conservation Biologists Save Species – Blackboard Presentation, March 23 @ 1pm
  • March 25th – Pi Day Celebration (during Electives)

  • Young Authors: How to publish a book - Blackboard Presentation, March 30 @ 10am

Indiana Department of Education Survey

Dear Families,

Our district values your feedback! We are currently surveying Hoosier Academy families in order to gain insight into your perception of our school and district effectiveness. To ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career, we need your feedback. We want to know what you think. Our district has partnered with Panorama Education to conduct our 2019-2020 Family Survey. Panorama safeguards your privacy, keeping your responses confidential. The survey shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete, and will be a valuable source of information for us as we work to make our schools and district as good as they can be. You may complete the survey online between NOW and March 15, 2020 using a computer, tablet, or smartphone by visiting the website and entering your school’s access code if prompted: 2527family We thank you in advance for your thoughtful responses. If you have any questions about the survey administration, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [contact information]. Thank you, Hoosier Academy

School Closing and Delays

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified via phone, text, and email (if all three communication methods are provided). In the event of a delay, or school closure, if your student is at home working virtually, their classes will continue as normal. If the delay or closure falls on an in building day, please follow the protocol you receive in the communication.

How sick is too sick to send to school?

How Sick Is Too Sick? General Guidance Document from the IDOE How Sick Is Too Sick? offers parents and educators general guidance on when to send a student to school and when it is best to keep him/her home. See attachment below.

Join us for k12 national clubs

School is in session! We've been busy lining up our list of K12 National Clubs and can't wait for you to sign up for the ones that interest you.

IMPORTANT things to keep in mind as you choose your club(s):

  • Clubs meet from late September through early May.
  • Club meetings are one hour long, and meeting times vary depending on the club and your time zone.
  • Please select no more than four clubs.
  • Allow two to three weeks for your sign-up details to be processed.
  • Once your club registration has been processed, you'll receive an email from your club teacher, and club meetings will appear on your Class Connect schedule.
  • Email reminders will be sent one week prior to club meetings.
  • Email with questions regarding K12 National Clubs.

Attendance Matters

Attendance reminder – As a reminder, it is up to the Learning Coach to input attendance for virtual days. These days count toward the mandatory attendance rule and if your student accumulates 10 unexcused absences, they can be referred to truancy court.

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

We have noticed an increase of students who are either arriving late to school, or consistently being picked up past the dismissal time of school. As a reminder the following are the school's arrival and dismissal times:


Arrival 7:45 a.m. with students are counted late as of 8:00 a.m.

Dismissal 4:30 - 4:45 p.m.


Arrival 8:00 a.m. with students counted late after 8:15 a.m.

Dismissal 3:30-3:45

If a student is late arriving to school, or being picked up to dismiss early, a parent or guardian MUST come into the building to sign their student in/out. All students must be picked up on time in order to facilitate the best use of the school day and the planning time of our teachers.

Please be respectful of our staff's time and dedication to providing the best education for your student by getting them here on time and picking them up on time as well. If you have questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact the school directly.

Cobra Action Plan for Behavior

All Hoosier Academy students will begin using the Cobra Action Plan for behavior in conjunction with our Student Code of Conduct which begins on page 80 of our school handbook. Emails went out to families with the plan attached, and you can find a copy of it and the handbook linked below as well. If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Need to talk with your student's teacher?

If you would like to speak to your student's teacher, please schedule an appointment with them. Many times parents want to pop in a few minutes early at pick up or stay a bit after drop off, and teachers are unavailable due to teaching their classes. To guarantee that your concern gets the attention it deserves, an appointment is the best way to ensure your needs are being met. If you have questions, please contact the school.

WOW awards

WOW awards – We continue to see WOW awards being given to students for work completion, positive attitudes and making good choices! Please make sure to ask your student what a WOW award is if you don’t know, and how many they have earned!
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