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Preschool Registration

Thursday, April 11, 2019

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.


MUST have at time of registration:

√ Registration forms

√ Birth Certificate (only birth certificates issued by state or health department will be accepted.)

√ Proof of Residency (copy of a NIPSCO bill, TV Service bill, Trash bill; no general mail will be accepted)

√ Current Immunization records


Important:  all paperwork listed above must be turned in at time of registration to ensure your student’s admission.

No early paperwork will be accepted.

  • Only students residing within the Crichfield district may attend.
  • Students must be 4 years old by August 1, 2019
  • Preschool is free for families who live within the La Porte Community School Corporation district.

Enrollment Form


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Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, March 14, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Kindergarten children must be 5 years old by August 1, 2019

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

Parents must enroll their child at the elementary school in their attendance area.  If you are not certain of your elementary attendance area, please contact the Educational Services Center at 219-362-7056.

Enrollment Form

Buffalo Wild Wings Give Back Night

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

23 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte

Proceeds from all FOOD sales (dine in or carry out) will go to Crichfield!


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As you know, we have been participating in exciting S.T.E.A.M. engineering projects that get students involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. These lessons are hands-on, engaging projects.  We would like to build grade level Makerspaces.  The Makerspace is a collaborative workspace for making, learning, exploring, and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.  We need your help collecting materials. These materials will be placed in shared learning spaces throughout our school for student use. We thought with the holidays coming up, this would be a great time to start collecting items for our Makerspace Material Drive.  Here are some things that we can use:

  • plastic fruit containers
  • lids of any size
  • oatmeal or coffee canisters
  • shoebox lids
  • rolls from wrapping paper
  • cardboard tubes
  • bubble wrap
  • old cd’s
  • coffee filters
  • toothpicks
  • q-tips
  • paper or plastic plates
  • paper or plastic cups
  • plastic spoons
  • cotton balls
  • straws clothespins
  • popsicle sticks
  • coffee stirrers
  • aluminum foil
  • saran wrap
  • string or yarn
  • rubber bands
  • paper clips
  • pipe cleaners
  • wire
  • tape
  • playing cards
  • index cards

Students may start bringing items in after winter break.  Thank you for your help.


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School will be in session on Friday, February 15.


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Parents are responsible for providing transportation home.  Students will exit through the gymnasium doors.

Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Community Volunteer dates will be scheduled on a monthly basis.

Volunteer Background Check

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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.

Background Check Form 2018-2019

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ILEARN Assessment Information for Families

Online Book Rental Payment

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


2018-2019 School Year

Kindergarten - $133.00
First Grade - $171.00
Second Grade - $157.00
Third Grade - $158.00
Fourth Grade - $146.00
Fifth Grade - $146.00

Online Book Rental Payment

New Student Registration Form

Supply List 2018-2019

Join the Crichfield PTA


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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 follow their plan on the transportation form. No exceptions.  Make sure your student has a Transportation Form on file.

Transportation Form



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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.

Healthy Foods Brochure 2016-2017

5th Grade Athletics

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Attention Parents

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)

No Exceptions. 

ISHAA Physical Form

Athletic Handbook Pages 5 & 6


Bus Changes

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Due to the restricted capacity on busses, changes in routes must be approved by the Bus Garage directly.   Please call 219-362-1023.


You've Got VOICE Mail

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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.

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Parking - Please Read

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Dear Families,

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.


Mrs. Donna Biggs, Principal

Student Arrival Times

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8:15 - free breakfast for all students

8:25 - general admission (students wait in gym)

8:35 - 1st bell rings

8:45 - 2nd bell rings (if students arrive after 8:45, they must be brought by parent/guardian to the main office)


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Hard work pays off.  Great job Cougars!!


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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten children must be 5 years old by August 1, 2018. 

Please have at time of registration:

√ Registration forms

√ Birth Certificate

√ Proof of Residency (Utility Bill)

√ Current Immunization records. 


Enrollment Form

Library 360 Replacement Cards

If your student needs a replacement Library 360 card, please click on the link below and select "What if my student lost their card."  Follow directions.

Library 360



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. 

Skyward Log-In

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.

Harrassment Policy

Accelerated Reader

Our school goal is for every student to achieve at least 85% comprehension when reading within their ZPD.

Renaissance Home Connect Information

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