Accepting Transfer Students: PTSC Weekly Update April 14, 2014

Posted: April 14, 2014 in Building Relationships, Communication, Culture of Achievement, Instruction, Instructional Leadership, Leadership
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PTSC Accepting Applications for Student Transfers

PTSC will be accepting applications for transfer students for the 2014-2015 school year until May 30, 2014. To be eligible for transfer, the family must provide 18 months of disciplinary documentation to the school at the time the application is made. An application will be considered incomplete without this information from the previous school. Incomplete applications will not be considered for acceptance. This criteria will be used to determine if the student meets the requirements for attendance. According to criteria established by the law, the building principal and superintendent shall deny a transfer request based on one or more of the following criteria:

  1. The student has been suspended or expelled for more than 10 school days in the 12 months preceding the request for transfer.
  2. The student was suspended or expelled for possessing a firearm, deadly weapon, or destructive device in the preceding 12 months.
  3. The student was suspended or expelled for causing physical injury to a student, school employee, or visitor to the school.
  4. The student was suspended or expelled for violating a drug or alcohol rule.

PTSC has capacity to enroll the following number of transfer students by grade level:

  • K: 15
  • 1: 13
  • 2: 2
  • 3: 8
  • 4: 8
  • 5: 11
  • 6: 5
  • 7: 4
  • 8: 9
  • 9: 14
  • 10: 17
  • 11: 6
  • 12: 20

Please contact Linda Dusek at 219-477-4933 ext. 1000 if you are interested in applying.

PTSC Standouts:

Congratulations to artist Destiny Billings whose poster design was chosen by the Porter County Substance Abuse Council for the annual Drug Free Red Ribbon week. Destiny will be awarded $100 and her design will be reproduced and displayed throughout Porter County during the month of October.

Congratulations to Rachel Cantwell setting a new school record and winning Pole Vault and for her 1st place finish in high jump last night at Portage.

Congratulations to Lindsey Pate on her 3rd place finish in Long Jump!

  Dr. Schmidt has been nominated for a Bammy Award in the category of Superintendent.  You can visit and click on “Vote” and pick the “Superintendent” category if you would like to vote for her. Dr. Schmidt states that is an honor just to be nominated!

Important Dates:

  • April 15, 2014:  American Teens in Crisis Conference (
  • April 21, 2014:  Regular day of school–snow day make up day for January 8, 2014
  • April 21-June 4, 2014:  ECA Algebra 1, English 10, and Biology 1 Testing Window
  • April 28-May 13, 2014:  ISTEP+ Multiple Choice Online Testing Window Grades 3-8 (extended window)
  • May 5-23, 2014:  CoreLink Online Assessment Grades 3-8 (extended window)
  • May 23, 2014:  BGHS and BGMS Band Concert at 7 pm at BGHS.  Come out and enjoy the last band concert of the year!
  • June 2, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on January 27, 2014
  • June 3, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on January 28, 2014
  • June 4, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on February 5, 2014
  • June 5, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on March 12, 2014
  • June 8, 2014:  BGHS Graduation

Things to Know:

  • Every Wednesday is a 30-minute delayed start.  If we have a 2-hour delay, students will arrive at school 2 hours after the regular start time for the building.
  • Now hiring substitute teachers!  Please contact Linda Dusek at the administration building if you are interested in substitute teaching and she will help you start the application process and discuss qualifications.
  • We are also looking for bus drivers to drive our extra-curricular runs.  If you are interested, please apply online.
  1. joe wilson says:

    I followed the link to “view comments” and I’m now logging in to do so……. why don’t I get taken to a “view comments” section?

    • Can you help me? I’m not sure where you are trying to view comments. If you provide just a few more details I will do my best to try to get you to the spot you are trying to find!

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