Phalen Leadership Academy 48
Greetings PLA Families,
PLA 48 Vision: To empower all scholars to become life-long learners who are fearless leaders
in pursuit of academic excellence and compassion for the community.
Week 03/06/2022 Weekly Newsletter
What a great week at PLA @48! Our scholars and staff are working really hard! We are so
thankful for our families, scholars, staff, and community who support this school! We are
beginning to make strides towards achieving our goals! Let's continue to push forward as we
all enter a busy time of life with the holidays fast approaching. Continue to talk to your kids
about the importance of maintaining good attendance, completing their work, and giving their
best effort on a daily basis to learn all they can!!
If you need any assistance or have any question contact us today!!
Mr. Lawrence Courtney, Principal
Ms. Cassandra Wallace, Office Admin Assistant
Non-Negotiable Behaviors at PLA 48
We value our scholars here at PLA 48. We expect them to rise up and meet certain
expectations in the classroom, hallway, cafeteria, and on the bus. We have seen a rise in
unwanted behaviors recently. We value our parental support that you provide to us as we strive to make PLA 48 the best school in the Indianapolis area. We have identified five non-
negotiable behaviors that if scholars choose to act upon severe consequences will result. We
are making you aware so that discussions can be had at home to remind scholars of the
actions they should avoid in order to make their learning experience the best it can be.
The following will result in suspension from school/bus or both:
1. Fighting (this includes play fighting that leads to a further altercation)
2. Using profanity, cursing, or lewd actions or words
3. Leaving designated area without permission (ie: walking out of class)
4. Failure to report to an assigned area (ie: being sent to the dean's office or back to class)
5. Verbal/Physical aggression towards other scholars or adults
Cold Weather Dress Code Reminder
Please have scholars dress appropriately for the weather as we begin to experience more cold
weather outside. Hooded sweatshirts and jackets are not allowed in the school building at anytime during school hours. Scholars may wear solid color sweaters or sweatshirts(red, white, gray, or black) with no hood or logos larger than one inch unless it is Phalen gear. K-3 scholars wear red tops, 4-5 wear gray tops, and 6th grade wear black or white tops.
Pants or skirts can be black or khaki.
If your scholar(s) OR someone in your household test positive for COVID they will have to quarantine for 5 days from the day that they tested positive as well as have a negative test with a negative result from their last 3 days of quarantine. They must also be symptom free for 24 hours.
If you have any questions, please let us know!
All scholars should be dressed in accordance with the school's uniform policy. The dress
code is as follows:
KDG-3rd Grade-Red Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants
4th-5th Grade-Gray Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants
6th Grade-Black or White Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants
All scholars may wear Phalen branded attire regardless of coordinating grade level color.
Please be aware that our deans and teachers will be reaching out to families for scholars that
are out of compliance.
PLA University is currently enrolling! If you are interested in free job training in the fields of
information technology, advanced manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, health and life
sciences, or entrepreneurship, enroll today! Classes are open to all family members of our
PLA scholars. Visit PLAUNIVERSITY.ORG
Scholars are late as of 9:30am, your scholar must be here before 11:00 am in order to stay for the school day, unless you notify the school before 10am. As of 11:00am they are marked absent for the day. Please be aware that you must walk your scholar in and sign them in when they are tardy.
- As we go into the warmer months we are asking families to send in 1 pair of change of clothes for grades 2-6 and 2 pairs for PreK-1st
- Please do not park in the bus lane or ont he south side of the school(the side closest to the apartments)
- As of 3:15pm the front office is closed to early dismissials please plan accordingly.
- If your child is sick with a stomache ache/virus please keep them home!!
We are aware other surrounding schools have ended their masks policy, however at PLA 48 ALL scholars, parents, guests, staff, etc. are required to still wear masks when you are here in the building. There are no exceptions to this rule for anyone. We are safe first here at PLA @48. We will reevaluate the situation at Spring Break to decide if we will drop our mask mandate depending on the status in our community.
Phalen Leadership Academy School 48 is committed to delivering an exceptional education to
all scholars. Our rigorous approach to education is based on the Phalen Leadership Academies
Core Values of Children First, Respect, Determination, Continuous Improvement and Gratitude.