December News

Insight School of Indiana, Grades 7-12


As we move into the month of December, we pause to give thanks for all of our families, students, staff, and administrators. We are grateful for the time you spend with us to grow and learn together. With just three weeks left, I’m sure you’ve had plenty of communication about NWEA. Keep the dates in mind to support your student to do their best and show what they know. In addition, this is an important time to complete outstanding work in all classes. If you need support, check in with your advisor, homeroom teacher, counselor, teachers or me. We are all here to support our students to success so don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, successes, and concerns. Thank you for your support of our school.

Sincerely, Amy Torres Principal – Insight School of Indiana

Project Elevate

We launched the Project Elevate App! Now our great teachers-staff-students-and families can submit stories on-the-go.

Also, given that it’s now the holiday season, think about using the Event Form on the App as a great way to let us know about any Community Giving or Charity events you have planned.

Update Attendance Daily

    • Class Connects— attendance updated within system while student attends a CC with a teacher. Students are required to attend daily live instruction.
    • In addition: • Learning Coach — enter attendance for student learning activities outside of CC. These are not automatically counted toward attendance so the learning coach must enter them: Recordings K12 course work in the OLS or D2L Office Hours attended for extra support Other school related activities Fitness activities for PE.
    • Monday attendance must equal 6 hours as well.

A note from your advisors regarding attendance

Remember grades 6-12 are required to have 6 hours of attendance each day and K-5 are required to have 5 hours each day. This includes Monday's. Attendance includes online and offline time. If you do not have any required class connects you still need to make sure you have the required hours for the day. You would need to make up those hours with Mindplay, Ascend, watching recordings, working on lessons, etc. All of that would be offline time that the LC needs to manually log for attendance. Remember when the LC is logging attendance this time should only be for the work being done offline. The system is calculating all the online time. If you have any questions about attendance please reach out to your advisor.

Head of Schools Hangout

Who said volunteering has to be a difficult process?

Volunteering your time can make a big difference at our school. Here are a few ways that you can volunteer at our school and be an even more active member of our Hoosier Family.

Attend school board meetings.

You will have the opportunity to provide your input during our public comment section as well as get an inside view on how our school board makes decisions that affect your scholar.

Share your time and talents.

Teachers often need parent volunteers to help with small-group activities, reading to our scholars, or guest speakers.

Organize a workplace tour.

Do you work for a company that would be an interesting place for a field trip or an internship for our CTE Program? Suggest a class visit to your office.

Start a cleanup crew.

Are dead plants and scrap paper the primary decor at our school and administration building campus? Why not designate one Saturday or afternoon as “School Cleanup Day”?

Nurture your green thumb.

Have you noticed that the school and administration building grounds could use a little TLC? Please feel free to speak to the principal about gathering a group of parents or scholars to plant shrubs or flowers in a few spots around the school.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, December 9 Pigasus Pictures Tour (virtual field trip)

  • Wednesday, December 11 Game Night (virtual event)

  • Wednesday, December 18 Middle School Winter Dance

  • Friday, December 20 - end of second 9 weeks

  • December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020 Winter Break (No School)

  • Tuesday, January 7 - Second Semester Begins
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Open Talk Time on Mondays at 10:30am with Mrs. Williamson, Family Resource Coordinator

Students and Learning Coaches are invited to Open Talk Time with Mrs. Williamson, Family Resource Coordinator every Monday from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. This is an optional time for you to come and chat privately about feelings, situations going on at home or school, or any needs you may have. Mrs. Williamson is here to help with social and emotional issues, as well as to help students and families connect with any resources they may need to live full, happy, and healthy lives. Students may also have additional Open Talk Times on their schedules. Please see your individual schedule for details.
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