Monday, January 30, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (approximate)
Crichfield Elementary School will be without phones, internet, e-mail, etc., for system maintenance.
If you feel the office needs information about your student (i.e. early pick up, pick up at dismissal, etc.) please send a note.
We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.
If you would like to get in touch with a staff member via e-mail, go to the LaPorte Community School Corporation website and click on the "Staff Directory" link on the left side.
LPCSC Home Page
Parents: Please take a moment to log on to your Skyward account and make sure the information (phone numbers, emergency contacts, address, etc.) are correct. It is very important we have current information on all our students in case of an emergency.
K-Kids Important Information
Parents are responsible for providing transportation home. Students will exit through the gymnasium doors.
Community Volunteer dates will be scheduled on a monthly basis.
Skyward Account Activation Instructions
Little Learner's Preschool
Little Learner’s Preschool is located at the La Porte High School and serves students with disabilities such as a Developmental Delay and/or Speech and Language Impairment. If you have or know of a student that is 3-5 years of age and you suspect that he/she may have a delay in the area(s) of motor, concepts, language, self-help, or social skills, please contact Jean at the preschool office (324-3287) to submit a request for an evaluation. If the child qualifies to receive extra support with any of the above mentioned areas, he/she would have the opportunity to attend the preschool program 3-5 days a week. Programming is free and bus transportation is provided.
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For the safety of our students, no dismissal changes will be allowed unless the office has received direct contact from the parent or guardian. 2:30 p.m. is the latest we will accept changes. Thank you for your cooperation.
Volunteer Background Check
Any person wanting to volunteer, eat lunch, help with class parties, etc., must have a background check form on file. Turn in completed (both sides) form to the Crichfield office.
The background check form is good for one school year. If you have students in multiple schools, you will need to complete one for each school.
Thank you for helping ensure the safety of students, staff and families of the La Porte Community School Corporation.
Volunteer Background Check
Due to the restricted capacity on busses, changes in routes must be approved by the Bus Garage directly. Please call 219-362-1023.
5th Grade Athletics
Any 5th grade student wanting to participate in Track, Basketball or Ring Toss must have the following documents on file:
- IHSAA Physical File (link provided below)
- Athletic Handbook Page 5 (download PDF)
- Concussion Acknowledgement Page 6 (download PDF)
ISHAA Physical Form
Athletic Handbook Pages 5 & 6
CONGRATULATIONS MR. BRIGGS!!
2016-2017 Book Rental Fees
CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLY. No cash will be accepted.
1st Grade: $172
2nd Grade: $157
3rd Grade: $156
4th Grade: $141
5th Grade $143
SUPPLY LIST 2016-2017
Students in grades K-5 are eligible for FREE breakfast for the 2016-2017 school year.
Doors will open at 8:15.
WE'RE A 4-STAR SCHOOL
WE'RE A 4-STAR SCHOOL!!
Hard work pays off. Great job Cougars!!
New Student REGISTRATION
Kindergarten children must be 5 years old by August 1, 2016.
Please have at time of registration:
√ Registration forms
√ Birth Certificate from Health Department (hospital certificate will not be accepted)
√ Proof of Residency (utility bill - NIPSCO, cable, satellite)
√ Current Immunization records.
You've Got VOICE Mail
We receive several calls during the day from parents who ask "did you just call me?". Please check your voicemail before calling the school. Most often it is your child wanting something or to ask you a question. If anyone from the office calls you, they will leave a message. Thank you for your compliance.
WELLNESS & HEALTHY EATING AT SCHOOL
Please read the attached brochure from our Food Service department. Many changes are taking place that will affect the types of foods brought in to our building.
Eating Lunch with your student(s): NO fast food or pop/soda. A note or phone call to the school must be received by 9 a.m. in order to eat with your child. If you are purchasing a hot lunch, you may NOT pay for it with your child's lunch account.
Birthday Celebrations: Please refer to the Healthy Foods List. Only foods listed on the Healthy Foods List will be allowed in the building. No exceptions.
Food Service Brochure 2015-2016
Parking - Please Read
Please refrain from parking alongside Country Club Drive and Kowal Drive when picking up students at dismissal. This recent practice has caused a great deal of frustration with residents as it has created an unsafe environment for homeowners and secondary students that are being dismissed from buses.
I realize that the newly adopted parking lot procedures have not expedited a faster pick up time. However, it has secured the safety of students. The safety of students is our priority and I appreciate your attention to this matter.
Ms. Donna D’Elia, Principal
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All students are assigned a bus from school.
If your student will not be riding the bus, you MUST contact the school by 2:30 that day to let us know your student's dismissal plan. If we do not have this information, your student will be put on the bus. No exceptions. Make sure your student has a Transportation Form on file.
Parking Lot Changes!!!
Welcome Back Crichfield Families!
The safety of our students is a top priority for both parents and staff members alike. In order to secure a safer arrival and dismissal process, there have been some changes to our parking lot.
- All cars will now enter and exit via Johnson Rd. for arrival and dismissal times.
- All buses will now enter and exit via Country Club Dr. for arrival and dismissal times.
- A gate and chain posts have been installed to ensure separation of car and bus traffic.
We encourage you to have your student(s) ride the bus to and from school each day, as our parking is very limited on space.
If you choose to drop your student(s) off at school in the morning, you may do so via the Johnson Rd. entrance and drop your student curbside at the Gymnasium entrance on the west side of the building. Students may be dropped off beginning at 8:15 if they are eating breakfast at school. Students that are not joining us for breakfast, may be dropped off beginning at 8:25. Students will not be let into the building until this time, as supervision will be provided, beginning at 8:25. The first bell rings at 8:35.
If you choose to pick your student(s) up at dismissal time, please plan for additional time, as this process has changed. Drivers will now enter via the Johnson Rd. entrance only and follow the arrows around the parking lot, to form a pick-up line curbside at the Gymnasium entrance on the west side of the building . The pick-up line is a single row of cars, to ensure students safely enter their car from the sidewalk. Drivers will remain with their cars and student(s) will load curbside. Once students have loaded, cars may leave the curbside line to the left and exit via Johnson Rd. As cars pull away, the line will continue to move forward. Please do not motion for your student from the parking lot or rear of the line, as we will ask students to remain on the sidewalk until their car is curbside in the line. Please note that this process will take longer, however students will be safely waiting for your arrival on the sidewalk and all cars will be safely traveling in the same direction, without bus interference.
The staff appreciates your understanding and patience as we work through this new system. We are confident this new process will make the parking lot a much safer place for both students and drivers!
HELP US KEEP STUDENTS SAFE
When dropping off and picking up students, please be aware that children are present. It is critical that cars entering and exiting the parking lot drive slowly and cautiously. Pedestrians and busses have the right-of way to ensure student safety.
Eat Breakfast at School
Mornings can be really crazy – the alarm doesn’t go off – the kids don’t want to get up – there’s no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes – or they’re just not ready to eat. Or maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you.
Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.
Breakfast at school is affordable, too. If you qualify for free and reduced priced meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.
Help your child start the day right with school breakfast!!
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8:35 am – 3:10 pm