December News Second Edition

Insight School of Indiana, Grades 7-12

Greetings,

Congratulations to all our students and families for a successful semester. We are not quite done so please stay focused and complete those outstanding assignments as we head into the last week of 2019. Please take a moment to reflect on the semester as you go into the winter break and find your Growth and your Challenge! We would love to hear about these as you reflect. They might be a growth in a content area or with a social activity. A challenge might be what you are going to do next semester to further improve your educational journey.

We are excited to hear about these! Use the form below.

As you plan your second semester, check in with your counselor or graduation coach to view your graduation plan. This tool allows families to work toward the end goal of on-time graduation. Please let us know how we can support you and your family. I'll be available over most of the break, reflecting and preparing, so feel free to reach out with questions.

Have a wonderful winter break!


Sincerely,

ISIN Principal Amy Torres

Middle School schedule will remain the same for the last week.

Change in High School Schedule for December 19 and 20

Students will attend shorter classes to prepare for the end of the first semester.

Teachers are available in the afternoons as needed.


Thursday, December 19th

Pd. 1 9:00-9:40

Pd. 2 9:45-10:25

Pd. 3 10:30-11:10

Pd. 4 11:15-11:55

Lunch 12:00-12:25

Help Sessions and NWEA Make-up 12:30 - 4:00


Friday, December 20th

Pd. 5 9:00-9:40

Pd. 6 9:45-10:25

Pd. 7 10:30-11:10

Pd. 8 11:15-11:55

Lunch 12:00-12:25

Help Sessions and NWEA Make-up 12:30 - 4:00

Head of Schools Hangout

Top Benefits of Family Time


How many times have you heard that it takes a village to raise a child?

Well guess what, its true When families and community members take part in student learning, students grow in their academic performance and have advocates that foster success, thus increasing the confidence of our scholars at school and in taking on more rigorous courses and projects.

Here are the top benefits of family and Community engagement:

  • Increased Student Achievement
  • Growth in Attendance and Behavior
  • Enhanced Staff Understanding of Family-Community Needs
  • Stronger School Reputation


So over the holiday break, please try some of these family and community engagement activities:

  • Cook a meal together.
  • Write down an important event in your family’s history.
  • Family game night.
  • Have a family craft night.

Upcoming Events


  • 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

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.
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