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Print this articleKesling Campus -January 21, 2020

Parent/Guardians,

Our corporation crisis response team met this morning to discuss a strange phone call that was brought to our attention.  The circumstances and information we were provided led us to believe that someone was playing a prank on our Kesling Campus schools and our local authorities. 

We did not receive word of a threat, however, to be safe we operated as usual with the exception that key staff at the Kesling Campus were on alert and additional officers were present on campus. 

By mid-day the authorities had identified the source of the prank and intervened to prevent further disruption of our processes. 

Our thanks go out to La Porte city and county police officers for their support. 

 Mr. Mark D. Francesconi, Superintendent

Print this articleBoston Building Project Plans

Please click on the link below to view information regarding the plans for the Boston building. 

Attached documentBoston Building Project Plans

Print this articleRun, Hide, Fight

The La Porte Community School corporation has adopted a crisis response tactic for students and staff known as Run, Hide, and Fight.  This particular response slogan and tactic has been widely accepted across the nation as a simplistic way to educate staff and students how to respond to an active threat if it were to occur at school.

This year, staff and administration began what will be ongoing training on Run, Hide, Fight.  Run, Hide, Fight training is intended to help students and staff act quickly and rationally in the event that they are faced with a threat.   We are beginning to engage students in discussion surrounding the Run, Hide, Fight posters that are being displayed in every classroom. 

Discussions and training that we have with high school students will be much more detailed than with elementary students.  The use of the word fight calls for some explanation.  We want to be very clear that we are not advocating that students fight or teaching them how to fight.

Fight in this sense essentially means to do as a last resort, faced with an offender, defend yourself.  Fighting, in cases of elementary and middle school students may simply mean distracting, screaming, and throwing items at hand. We know from incidents across the country that anything our students and staff can do to buy time for the authorities to act is important. 

Click on the link below to review a Run, Hide, Fight presentation/explanation. This will be beneficial in the event that you discuss the tactic with your children.  It is also important to remind children that our schools are in fact safe and the likely hood of us ever needing to use these tactics are slim.  Failure on our behalf to prepare, however would be negligence.

Attached documentRun, Hide, Fight Presentation

Print this articleeLearning Parent Survey Results

La Porte Community School Corporation

eLearning Update

November 14, 2019

Why We Do eLearning Days

La Porte Community School Corporation implemented eLearning days for purposes of providing valuable educational experiences that teach our students life skills via modern technology. Using a blended learning model of technology and traditional learning methods, students are taught not only how to learn in a digital environment but also how to work independently or in a collaborative setting.

 

Intended outcomes for eLearning:

  • Students gain experience in online course work, digital curriculum, and technology that they will need for future college and career purposes.
  • Staff gain knowledge on the use of technology as an educational tool as well as curriculum development.
  • State standards for computer science curriculum are embedded in classroom assignments and activities.

eLearning days have not been implemented to be used in place of a cancelled school day. 

We are not ruling out the potential for using an eLearning day in the future on a day when school is cancelled.  At this time, survey results continue to reinforce that many parents and students are still struggling on our planned eLearning days with limited computer/internet access, limited familiarity with school online resources, and planning time to work with their children to assure work is completed. The school system continues to work on our intended outcomes and to address the shared concerns to guarantee a successful experience for all students.  At this time, the areas of needed improvement would be magnified if students and parents had to wake up in the morning on any given day of the week to find out that school was cancelled and the day was going to be an eLearning day.

You can view the results by clicking the link below.

Attached documentClick for Survey Reults

Print this articleSchool Guidance for Management of Bed Bugs

Indiana State Department of Health -School Guidance for Management of Bed Bugs

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Print this articleOffice of Student Assessment-Literacy Update

Please click on the link below to review the Office of Student Assessment-Literacy Update.

Attached documentOffice of Student Assessment-Literacy Update

Print this articleOnline Fee Payment Now Available

Parents may now pay book rental fees online through Skyward Family Access. Please click on the link below for step-by-step instructions.

Attached documentOnline Fee Payment Process

Print this article2019-2020 Textbook Rental, Fees, and Supplies

Kindergarten - $151.00
First Grade - $157.00
Second Grade - $140.00
Third Grade - $149.00
Fourth Grade - $153.00
 
 
Book rental and fees at Kesling Intermediate School, La Porte Middle School and La Porte High School are based on each individual student’s class selection.
 

Print this articleLPCSC Disability Awareness Campaign

Please click on the link below to view a presentation regarding the LPCSC Disability Awareness Campaign.  Thank you to our special education administration and staff for their efforts in creating this presentation to increase public awareness!

Attached documentDisability Awareness Campaign

Print this articleATTENTION ALL JOB APPLICANTS

La Porte Community Schools has launched a new on-line application program. If you previously submitted an application and still want to be considered for a position, you must submit a new application. Administrators will be accessing applications in the new system after March 6, 2017. You may access current vacancies and submit a new application by selecting EMPLOYMENT in the blue band on the left side of the home page or by going to https://skyward01.lpcsc.k12.in.us/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsFin/rapplmnu03.w.

Thank you.

Print this articleAnti-Harassment Policy

By clicking on the link below, you will be directed to NEOLA, where you may view the updated Anti-Harassment Policies numbered 1662, 3362, 4362, and 5517.

More informationAnti-Harassment Policies

Attached documentLPCSC Bylaws & Policies

Print this articleLPCSC Seclusion and Restraint Plan

Please click on the link to view the LPCSC Seclusion and Restraint Plan

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Core Values

We Believe…

  All children can learn, we can teach all students, and there are no exceptions.
  All students will be challenged throughout their academic career to reach their maximum potential.
  Children are unique and their self esteem will be fostered to become successful.
  In mutual respect in every interaction with students, staff, parents, and community.
  A positive attitude creates a successful working and learning environment.
  Personal and professional integrity is critical to the learning process.
  District employees are highly valued resources.
  Decisions will be information and data based in the best interest of students.
  Accountability for student achievement is critical.
  A collaborative team approach is essential to ensure high performance.
  In an environment in which continuous improvement is embedded in our culture.
  In a safe and secure learning environment.
  Diversity is an asset that is to be valued and respected.

Non-Discrimination Statement

No person shall be excluded from participation in the educational programs, activities, instruction and facilities of the La Porte Community School Corporation, or denied the benefits of or otherwise subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin or handicapping condition including limited English proficiency.

For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the following persons:

  • Personnel and Section 504: Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Steve Manering, 1921 ‘A’ Street, La Porte, IN 46350, 362-7056
  • Facilities: Director of Facilities, Mr. Marc Cizewski, 205 Rumely Street, La Porte, IN 46350, 362-7145
  • Liaison for Homeless Children: Sarah Fine, La Porte High School, 602 F Street, La Porte, IN 46350, 219-362-3102

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