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Blake improves to a B!

We are proud of our students and teachers who worked so hard last year.  Blake improved to a school grade of a B for the 2016 school year!  #WhyBlake hard work pays off!

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16-17 Supply Lists

Want to get a head start on next school year?  Here are the supply lists for the 16-17 School year at Blake Academy.

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Dress Code at Blake Academy

 

 The Uniform Dress Code does not allow for clothing with colored trim, stripes, embroidery, decoration, etc. It also does not provide for overalls (overalls with pants or shorts), sweat pants, knit pants/skirts, etc.

Bottoms: khaki/tan or blue jeans

  • shorts, pants, skorts, skirts, skirted jumpers
  • khaki/tan pants or shorts are to be worn Monday – Thursday
  • jeans may be worn on Friday only unless otherwise specified
  • must be plain, solid-color twill, corduroy or denim fabric
  • Pants will be hemmed-no cut-offs or frayed edges-free from tears
  • NO holes or cut offs allowed.

Tops: Collared Burgundy polo with Blake emblem 

  • must have long or short sleeves
  • knit polo-type or woven dress shirts, blouses, turtlenecks
  • Blake Friday t-shirts are OK on Friday (available through the school office)

Other dress code rules

  • a belt is required if the garment has belt loops
  • shirts (including t-shirts) must be tucked in
  • hooded sweatshirts and jackets are allowed but must be free from designs– Black only
  • shorts/skirts must be mid-thigh or longer
  • clothing or footwear that is construed by the principal or designee as hazardous or dangerous to the health of the student or others can be prohibited
  • clothes must be appropriate size, with waist of garment worn at student’s waist; clothing that is too tight or too loose is not appropriate for school
  • school administrators will determine if clothing is appropriate for school and complies with district rules
  • MANDATORY tennis shoes on Physical Education days
  • Natural hair color only
  • Student IDs must be worn and visible around the neck
  • Shoes must be closed toed and back straps

 

If you have any questions regarding our dress code, please feel free to contact the main office at (863) 499-2870.


2016-2017 Blake Calendar

Want to know what’s going on at Blake Academy?  Subscribe to the calendar by clicking the Add button and choosing where you want to connect it to always be updated.  You can also print out a calendar to put on the refrigerator by clicking here.  The calendar is also available in your child’s agenda.

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2016-2017 Testing Calendar

It’s never to soon to start getting ready for the FSA tests.  Click here to see the dates we will be testing.

 

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Summer Learning

Summer time is here, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop.  Keeping brains active all summer will make sure that you are ready for next school year.

Click here for games (with secret learning hidden inside).

Click here for a list of other great websites for kids of all ages.


School Public Accountability Report now available

The School Public Accountability Report is now available.  Click here to learn how Blake Academy compares with the district and state averages.


Understanding your Child's FSA Scores

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Starting last year all students in Florida in 3rd – 12 grade began taking the FSA exam.  You should have received a score for your child from the testing last school year.

Click here for help understanding your child’s FSA score.

Click here to find testing dates, end of course and end of year exam information and resources to help your child get ready for the FSA test.


New Electronics Policy

In an effort to minimize distractions and increase learning, this year at Blake all cell phones and other electronic devices are to be away in a backpack while on campus. Electronics may be used for educational purposes during class if the teacher has allowed it.  Any emergency communications can be made by calling the office.

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Do you have Parent Portal?

Find out everything you need to know about what your child is doing at school in one easy place, the parent portal. Already signed up for the Parent Portal?  Click here to log in.  Need to get signed up?  Click here for the Parent_Portal_PIN_Request_Form.  Want to learn more?  Click here.


ACCEL accelerated information

Accelerated Programs | Staff | Polk County Public Schools

All Polk County Public Schools  provide educational options that provide academically challenging curriculum or accelerated instruction to all eligible K-12 students and inform parents and students of these options. As defined by this legislation, Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options must include:

  • whole grade and mid-year promotion
  • subject matter acceleration
  • virtual instruction in higher level grade subjects
  • a high school Credit Acceleration Program (CAP) via End of Course Exams (EOC)

Parent/Guardian must contact their child’s school to submit a Request for Academic Acceleration form prior to June 11th to request acceleration screening for placement the following school year.

Click Accelerated Letter May 2015 to read the letter about ACCEL from Superintendent LeRoy.


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