Blackford Elementary School

School News

Updated 7 min 50 sec ago

Please continue to check this website for important dates and details regarding the 20-21 school year as we are still making plans and finalizing details for students to return in August. Plans can change quickly and it is important to check this website often for the most current details. Below are important dates and reminders.

FREE Virtual Summer Camp Opportunity:

  • Cardinal Kids Creativity Quest and Camp Cardinal are hosting free summer programming! With 16 available spots per session, sign up as soon as you can! Registration for all sessions opens on Thursday, June 18, at 12:00pm and registration will close when all spots have been filled or until 11:59 pm the night before the session begins. You may register your campers via our registration portal (Active) using this link.

Summer Learning Activities:

Meal Distribution:

  • Free Meal Pick-Up Informa

Summer Resources and Support:

  • If your family needs resources and support during the summer, please take a look at the Covid-19 Community Resource Page. Resources are listed at the bottom of the page.

TK/Kindergarten Information & Orientation:

  • We will be posting a virtual orientation on this website in August. More information will be posted and emailed with date and time.
  • We will email incoming TK/Kindergarten parents important information as we get closer to the start of the school year. If teachers need to academically assess students before the start of the school year, we will notify parents by email.

First Day of School:

  • August 24, 2020

Updated Sun, Apr 26th

Hello Blackford Families, 

We hope you are all staying healthy. Please use this link ( to access our new Distance Learning Website where you will find all of the distance learning grade level plans and resources. Moving forwad all materals will be updated there. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask your teacher or contact the front office.  We miss you all and hope you are well. 

Updated Mon, Aug 3rd

To all of our volunteers... thank you so much for all of your love and support throughout this year. While we would love to celebrate you in person, since we can't at this time please enjoy this video expressing how much we appreciate you. Have a wonderful summer!

Updated Wed, Jun 10th

With the end of the school year approaching, each grade level has a designated day where teachers will hand out any remaining materials/personal items to students. Below is the designated locations and pick-up times for your child(ren)'s grade level and signs will be posted. Please make sure to wear a mask when you come.

TK/K: Spring Pictures only 5/28, 5/29, 6/4 & 6/5 11:00-12:00 in Cafeteria. If you have other items needed from the classroom, arrange that pick-up with your child's teacher.

1st Grade: 6/2 10:00-12:00 front of school, side gate near room 1 (kindergarten area). Signs. On 6/9 from 11:00-12:00 in Cafeteria.

2nd Grade: 6/3 10:00-12:00 front of school, main gate near front office. 6/9 11:00-12:00 in Cafeteria.

3rd Grade: 6/4 10:00-12:00 front of school, main gate near front office. 6/10 11:00-12:00 in Cafeteria.

4th Grade: 6/5 10:00-12:00 side gate on Leigh Ave., behind Cafeteria. 6/10 11:00-12:00 in Cafeteria.

5th Grade: 6/8 10:00-12:00 side gate on Leigh Ave., behind Cafeteria. 6/10 11:00-12:00 in Cafeteria.

Updated Wed, Jun 10th

We are already planning for the 2020-2021 school year. In order for us to appropriately plan for class sizes, we need to know whether you child(ren) are returning to Blackford. Please complete the survey for each child that CURRENTLY attends Blackford. You will need to do a separate survey for each child. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Intent to Return Survey

Updated Wed, Apr 15th

We wanted to provide you with some basic tools for how to log-on to your child's Chromebooks, as well as Clever. Clever takes your child to their Google Classroom and SeeSaw assignments, as well as other tools and resources their teacher has provided for them.

For how to add a user to a Chromebook, click on this link or watch this video.

For how to log-on to Clever, click on this link or watch this video.

If you need further assistance, please contact your child's teacher.

Updated Wed, Apr 15th

Dear Students and Families,

  We miss you all dearly and hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Please take a moment to watch this video and know we are all in this together! We can't wait to see you all soon.


Ms. Frese and Mrs. Jasper

Updated Mon, Apr 20th

We hope that you are doing well during this time. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to provide distance learning for your child(ren).  If you have a student at Blackford who is in TK - 5th grade, you may check out a Chromebook Thursday, 4/16 and 4/17 between 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Also, you can check out a device for all CUSD students in your home. This allows for all children to have a device and access content at home. We hope that everyone is staying healthy during this time.

Updated Tue, Mar 17th

Come out and support Blackford Students! 2nd-5th grade students will be performing Winnie The Pooh Kids. They have been rehearsing and preparing since December 2019. The play will take place on February 13th and February 14th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased before the show or at the door. This is a great family experience and way to show support to fellow Bobcats! Tickets are $5.00 for children and $10.00 for Adults. To purchase tickets online, please visit Don't miss out!

Updated Thu, Jan 30th

Twin Day is our next spirit day on Friday, January 24, 2020. Students can dress alike with a friend or multiple friends. Come and show your spirit Bobcats!!