Blackford Elementary School

School News

Updated Fri, Oct 23rd

Please enjoy this weeks announcements! 

Updated Fri, Oct 16th

Please enjoy our weekly Blackford Broadcast

Updated Sun, Aug 23rd

Hello Blackford Families, 

We are so excited to be starting another year of learning. Please use this link ( to access our Distance Learning Website where you will find grade level plans, resources and office hours to support with technology or academic needs.  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 Tue, Sep 29th

We are excited to have the first English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting of the school year. The purpose of this meeting is to support parents with English learners. If you are a parent with a child who is an English learner, we encourage you to attend. During this meeting, we will introduce the ELAC board members, discuss the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), talk about the importance of attendance and remind everyone about parent conferences. There will also be time at the end to ask questions.

Please use this Zoom Link to attend the meeting or you can sign-in with the information below as well:

Meeting ID: 837 2940 8066

Passcode: 796418

Updated Wed, Sep 23rd

The Family Engagement Institute (FEI) through Foothill College is offering a college class for parents explaining how to support their child(ren) during distance learning. Please look at the flyer in this post for more information.

PDF iconBlackford_FEI_Flyer.pdf

Updated Wed, Aug 19th

Here is a guide to help navigate through some of the technology platforms that we will be using as a site. We know that there will be a learning curve in regards to technology so please don't hesitate to reach out and ask for support. 

Updated Wed, Sep 2nd

Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year. We are so excited to begin another year of learning, adventure, and fun. To get started we wanted to share some pertinent information with all of you. 

  • School begins via distance learning on August 24th.

  • School starts at 8:30 am
  • Campus will remain closed to both students and families during phase one of distance learning. We will update everyone if this changes.   
  • Materials will be distributed according to grade level based on the following schedule. Please come to Blackford's cafeteria during your student's assigned grade level time. Please make sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

Thursday, August 20th 

TK/Kinder: 8:30 - 9:30

1st Grade: 9:30 - 10:30

2nd Grade: 10:30 - 11:30

3rd Grade: 11:30 - 12:30

4th Grade: 12:30 - 1:30

5th Grade: 1:30 - 2:30

  • Please take a moment to look at this guide to distance learning as there is a wealth of information that will be useful during this time of learning.

  • Your child's placement for the 2020-2021 school year will be emailed to you on Wednesday, August 19th. 

  • Please continue to check the website for updates. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer! 

Corrine and Jen

Updated Fri, Aug 14th

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 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.