Falcon Flyer

Fall Creek Intermediate

Summer 2015

Welcome to FCI!

We are looking forward to greeting our Falcons very soon! Until then, enjoy the remaining days of summer with family and friends!

Please look for a Skylert to be sent bimonthly from FCI providing you with a link to the most recent FALCON FLYER newsletter. This will be how we will keep you up-to-date with events and happenings at FCI. Please feel free to share the link with other FCI families who may have not received the Skylert. In addition, please suggest to them that they verify current contact information in Skyward as this is where information for future Skylerts is pulled from. Communication is extremely important to us, and we value your involvement!


  • The office will be reopen July 28th-Aug 7th from 7:00am-3:00pm.
  • School year office hours begin August 10th-May 26th from 7:00am-3:30pm.

Upcoming 2015-16 school year dates @ FCI

  • by 8/10 - Schedules posted in Skyward; a Skylert will notify of posting
  • 8/10 - Annual Ice Cream Social - 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at FCIS.
  • 8/12 - First day of school for students (All students will report to the gym.)
  • 8/18 - Meet the Teacher Night - sixth grade from 6:00pm–7:00pm; fifth grade from 7:30pm–8:30pm

2015-16 Revised Intermediate Schedule

Please note the revised intermediate school hours throughout the district:

  • Breakfast – 7:15am (Bus students will be dismissed for breakfast at 7:15am or upon arrival if after 7:15am.)
  • Arrival bell – 7:25am (Students dismissed from buses and car drop-off line.)
  • School begins – 7:35am (Students will be tardy after 7:35am. Parents must sign-in their child in the office after 7:35am arrival.)
  • Dismissal – 2:45pm

Bus Information

Bus information will be available through Family Access in Skyward by the beginning of August. You will receive a Skylert from the HSE Transportation Department when routes have been completed and information entered into Skyward.

For additional information related to district Transportation and expectations, please access the district website at: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/about/transportation.aspx.

Supply Lists

As we will be waiting on academic placement for some students at FCI until the first week of August, students will be assigned to classrooms/teachers at that time. In an effort to minimize multiple trips to purchase school supplies, please expect to receive a supply list from your child's team of teachers the first week of school.

Sending your child with the following basic items on the first day will be sufficient:
  • iPad
  • Notebook
  • Folder
  • Pencil and Pen

Note: As lists are updated they will be posted on the FCI website as well as provided to your child. (http://www.hse.k12.in.us/fci/home.aspx)

iPad Use in HSE Intermediate Schools

This is a reminder that all intermediate students throughout the district are required to have an iPad as part of their instruction materials. Look for more information to be distributed this month from the district Technology department related to both rental and purchase options.

For more information on the use of iPads in the classroom and the HSE21 initiative, access the district website at: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/academics/hse21/.

**The mission of HSE21 is to equip students with the content knowledge, unique skills, and new literacies they will need to contribute positively in their communities and succeed in the 21st-century global economy.**

iPad Apps

All apps to be downloaded on your child's iPad will be downloaded at home not at school. A list of those apps will be sent home with your child by his/her team of teachers. Generally, an advanced notice of 3-5 days at minimum will be given to ensure downloads are complete prior to needing in the classroom.

Students are permitted to download other apps with parent approval and appropriate leveled rating. Suggestion: Have students create a separate folder for those apps to keep separate from school apps for organizational purposes.

District Calendar - 2015-16

Check out the district calendar for 2015-16 and associated dates: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/ADM/calendars/districtCalendar1516.pdf

Note that on Staff Professional Development days (9/11, 10/2, 1/15, 2/5), intermediate students are released at 11:00am.

Background Checks

If you are planning to volunteer/participate in events during the upcoming year, you must have a background check on file. Background checks remain active for three years. Additionally, all volunteers are required by law to complete the HSE Anti-Bullying training webinar. Background check information and anti-bullying training may be accessed at: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx.

For future reference, note that most background checks take a minimum of 3 days to run. If you are unsure of your background check status, you may inquire by emailing FCI front office staff at FCI-general@hse.k12.in.us.

Dedication of College and Career Academies

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is pleased to cordially invite the school community to the College & Career Academy Dedication and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies for Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern High Schools. The ceremonies for each campus are slated as follows:

  • Fishers High School - ​7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. , August 5, 2015.
  • Hamilton Southeastern High School - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 6, 2015.

The public is encouraged to attend one or both the ceremonies. Each will feature student,

staff and administrative voices as well as special presentations from the Skillman Corporation and Fanning Howey. The academies will open for tours following the ceremonies. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact HSE Director of School and Community Relations Bev Smith at (317) 594-4100 or bevsmith@hse.k12.in.us.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation (HSSF)

Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation enhances educational opportunities, inspires excellence and engages the community to foster a legacy of achievement. Since their inception in 2001, the Foundation has reinvested more than $1 million into HSE schools through innovative projects ranging from literacy and STEM to fitness and the arts.

You can be a public education champion too. The Foundation is currently looking for volunteers in the areas of marketing (brochure and video development, data management, office administration, fundraising, and event planning.

Contact Freedom Kolb if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or committee member! Don't forget to stay current with Foundation news, by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or learning more at www.hsefoundation.org

District Happenings...

Check out the FCI website (http://www.hse.k12.in.us/FCI/news/) for more activities occurring throughout the district.

What's Happening @ the Creek

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FCI office reopens at 7:00 am

Monday, August 10, 2015

Teacher Orientation/ Work Day

3:00-4:30pm - Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Teacher Orientation/Work Day

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

First Day of School for Students

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

6:00-7:00pm - Meet the Teacher - 6th Grade (Parents only)

7:30-8:30pm - Meet the Teacher - 5th Grade (Parents only)

******* Important FCI Procedures for 2015-16 *******

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE!! --- Pick-up/Drop-offs

If your child is a car rider, it is imperative that drivers pick-up/drop-off students in the line that forms along the outside of the parking lot/curb. To be more specific, do NOT park your car and walk your child across the parking lot to the sidewalk at drop-off in the morning. Do NOT park your car and walk up to the curb to walk your child from the curb to through the parking lot during pick-up.

ALL exchanges for which you need to park will require you to accompany your child into the office to drop-off and sign in OR pick-up your child from the office and sign out. While this may add a few extra minutes to the exchange, the safety of all is our utmost concern.

In addition, if you arrive early to drop-off students and decide to park in the lot until drop-off begins, you MUST get in the line to drop your child off at the front and not cut through and jump to the front of the line. Do NOT cut to the front of the line. Given that on any given day we have hundreds of students dropped off, it is imperative that everyone follows the procedures. Safety of all is imperative. Thank you in advance.

Student Transportation

FCI Attendance Line ~ 915-4228.