Blackford Elementary School

Information for the 2019-2020 School Year

We hope you're enjoying your summer break! Here is some info and important dates coming up...

Wednesday, August 14th 

TK/KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION – This orientation will take place online this year so that all incoming parents have access to this information at their fingertips when you have a moment to watch it. Please check this website on Wednesday, August 14th for the video and more information.   

Thursday, August 15th 
FREE BACKPACKS- We will be giving away free backpacks to any Blackford Student (limit one backpack per student) that would like one on Thursday, August 15th from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm in the front office.

Wednesday, August 21st at 5:00 pm
CLASS PLACEMENTS EMAILED – This year, we will be emailing all students their classroom placement on Wednesday, August 21st at 5:00 pm. If you do not receive an email, we will have many people helping prior to the start of the school day on Thursday, August 22nd who will be able to give you the name of your child’s teacher.

Thursday, August 22nd
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – School begins at 8:35 am and ends at 2:50 pm (for TK, Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade) and 3:00 pm (for 4th and 5th grade).

COFFEE AND KLEENEX –At 8:50 am, after you have dropped off your child in the classroom, feel free to come to the Multi-Use room to meet other parents and hear from the Principal and Assistant Principal. This is very informal and is an opportunity to meet and greet as we know sometimes the first day of school can be hard on parents with saying goodbye to their little ones.

Tuesday, August 27th

KINDER PLACEMENT- Kindergarten students are given temporary class placements for the first 3 days of school. This gives all of our teachers an opportunity to meet all kindergarten students and gives our students a chance to meet all of our teachers. Kinder students will receive their final permanent classroom placement on Tuesday, August 27th. Please check in with a school staff member in the TK/Kindergarten yard before school starts on Tuesday August 27th or check the posted lists in the TK/Kinder yard for your students final placement.  

Tuesday, August 27th
6:00-6:40 pm: TK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades (in your child's classroom)

6:40-6:50 pm: Transition Time

6:50-7:30 pm: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades (in your child's classroom)

Tuesday, September 10th
BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Please join us for our Back to School Picnic. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as a Blackford community and meet other families in a relaxed environment. Please bring your family and a picnic dinner to enjoy, and join us on the upper yard grass area from 5:00 pm-6:30pm on Wednesday, September 12th. See you there!