September News

Hoosier Indy - September 2020

A Note From Your Principal

We are finally settling into a routine here at Hoosier Academy! Students are learning, teachers are learning individual needs and creating lessons to meet them, and everyone is excited to be getting into a schedule!

Please make note of the new attendance line and email where you can report absences, medical appointments or address other attendance concerns.

Also, please remember that the best way to get help with your computer, or curriculum materials is to submit a case ticket to This will give you a confirmation/ticket number that you can reference when communicating with staff regarding issues that may prevent your student from completing assignments/logging into class.

As always please reach out to any of us (your teachers, advisor, counselor, myself) with any concerns or questions you may have! We are here to serve you!

Mrs. Randi Tolentino, Hoosier Indy Principal

The Power of Yet

What does it mean to educate the "whole child"? This has been the essential question of our staff’s Multi Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Professional Learning Community (PLC). Our team completed professional development during their first week back to school to help us understand that educating the whole child is not just teaching them the Indiana standards or national standards associated with our core curriculum, but teaching and supporting both behavioral and emotional needs. As you can imagine, the need for social and emotional support has grown tremendously with the onset of the pandemic. To learn more about MTSS, please click on the following link.

In the weeks to come, our team will begin reviewing your student's first six weeks of performance and will determine if your student is in need of additional literacy, math, or behavioral/emotional support. Think of this as a menu of interventions that our teachers can refer to and select the best option for your student's need based upon the individual student's data.

This work goes hand in hand with our staff developing a growth mindset. Please take some time to view The Power of Yet video. Take the MTSS Challenge! Please send me an email at to let me know that you are receiving our newsletters and your reaction to The Power of Yet video.

Warmest regards,

Dr. Janice Silver, Head of Schools

Daily Announcements

Did you know that your students get a daily announcement video from Mrs. Tolentino (Mrs. T.)?

Most include a word of the day, some fun fact and/or a daily joke!

Visit this link to see for yourself!


Mark Your Calendar

  • October 14, 2020: Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 16-19, 2020: Fall Break
  • October 27, 2020: First Quarter Awards

Additional information, including times and locations will be sent as the dates approach.

2020 Indiana Digital Citizenship Week is September 14-18

School corporations participating in Indiana Digital Citizenship Week signal their commitment to empowering Indiana’s K-12 students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly with technology both in and out of school.

Click here for resources for Digital Citizenship Week

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K12 national clubs coming soon!

We're hard at work finalizing club offerings for the 2020–2021 school year. Clubs will start in mid to late October, and we'll provide information by the end of September. Watch the K12 website and school announcements and newsletters for updates.

Just for Learning Coaches

Coach to Coach is a 30 minute session offered year round. Hear from a veteran learning coach on relevant topics, such as What to Expect and Best Tips and Tricks. Join in the discussion with other coaches from across the nation.

Registration Link:

Learning Coach Café is a 60 minute drop in session offered year round where coaches can ask school questions or chat with other coaches. It is an informal chat led by a veteran learning coach. The Café is a great place to meet other coaches, receive support, and offer support.

Registration Link:

Facebook Groups

K12 New Learning Coaches for NEW Learning Coaches:

K12 Learning Coach Café for ALL Learning Coaches:

We also have a LC group just for Hoosier families!

Bookmark the New User Friendly Learning Coach Lounge

All the resources you need in one place!

Mobile reference page for LCs

Prefer to use your mobile device? We have that cover too! Just bookmark this reference page on your phone's browser.

Click here


Do you have a great story to tell about your student(s) and the role that online and blended school has played in their lives? Are you interested in sharing your story with local reporters and media outlets?

If so, please submit it to Project Elevate, our story-collection tool, and we’ll contact you for possible media opportunities. You can submit your story online or via the free K12 Project Elevate app for iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play) devices.

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