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Posted On: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 11:44



                                                                   Spring 2016 ISTEP +

July 2016,

Dear Parent or Guardian

Your student’s Spring 2016 ISTEP+ results are now available for you to review through the ISTEP+ Parent Portal. Through the Parent Portal, you will be able to view preliminary results, including your student’s current score and performance level (Pass+, Pass, or Did Not Pass) and written responses to ISTEP+ Part 1 questions for each subject area of your student’s test. After reviewing this information, you may also request that your student’s response to one or more questions from ISTEP+ Part 1 be rescored.


The ISTEP+ Parent Portal can be accessed through August 12, 2016 at  using a standard web browser.

Please note the following:

  • Claim Codes* are case sensitive. Enter the characters exactly as they are shown.
    • *See Important Note below regarding your child’s Claim Code.
  • Detailed instructions for using the ISTEP+ Parent Portal will be available on the login page.


  • If the performance level for a test is shown as Undetermined, your student’s Part 1 and/or Part 2 test for that subject area may have been incomplete, not taken, missing, or not matched due to an incorrect name, date of birth, or Student Testing Number (STN). In this case, written responses may or may not be available to view.


  • Images taken from braille, large print, or loose-leaf computer-generated documents may show responses to multiple questions. In these cases, only the parts related to each question were used in scoring.


  • Copies of Part 1 questions, scoring rubrics, and sample student papers will be available beginning June 30 on the IDOE web site at: Please review these materials carefully before deciding whether you want to request a rescore for any question.


If a score is shown as Undetermined (UND) and you have reason to believe your student did complete both parts of his or her test, or you have questions about the responses shown for your student, please contact us. Inquiries from schools will be given priority, so we will contact the IDOE and Pearson on your behalf to obtain a response that we can share with you directly.



You may access your child’s CLAIM CODE through Infinite Campus. Each child’s code is specific to him/her. If you have more than one child who took the Spring 2016 ISTEP+, each child will have a different code.

Posted On: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:55


            Thompson Crossing  Elementary Summer Newsletter 2016


Upcoming Dates

July 25thIce Cream Social/ Back to School Night

Kindergarten:           5:00-6:30pm

Grades 1-5  :            6-7:30pm

July 27th – First Day of School for Students (3:20 Wednesday Dismissal)


**Ice Cream Social/Back to School Night:  New this year for ALL Franklin Township Elementary Schools, the Ice Cream Social and Back to School Night are the same evening.  Please bring school supplies to drop off to your classroom, and your teacher will be there to greet you.  They will also provide a link to their classroom expectations and procedures for you to review at your leisure and as needed throughout the year.  There will NOT be a separate Back to School night, but our wonderful teachers are ALWAYS open to communication, conferences, meetings, etc! J  We are confident though that the online presentations will answer your questions about the basic procedures and philosophies of the classroom and that you will find it convenient to access this information from Day 1 of the school year!

Registration for New Students

Registration is on going through the summer for new students for all grade levels. Registration is completed at our Administration building located at 6141 S. Franklin Road. Their summer hours are 9am- 3pm and can be reached by phone # 317-862-2411. If you are aware of any new student to FTCSC or TC please encourage the family to register as soon as possible for planning purposes.  This affects staffing and class sizes!!

Please Take the Time to Update the Infinite Campus Portal

To ensure you are receiving the most updated information from Thompson Croosing or FTCSC via email or mail, please visit your infinite campus parent portal to update all information.

Please follow this link to Infinite Campus and follow the diretions on the page:    


Student Pictures and Picture Make-up Day

Our fall picture day is scheduled for August 11th and our make-up day is scheduled for September 30th. Students will come home with information and and ordering forms prior to the date. Our pictures are taken by Lifetouch.

Book Rental Fee Ranges for 2016-2017

Textbook rental may be collected on July 25th at our Ice Cream Social and anytime after the first day of school. Please remember that all textbook rental fees are due within the first two weeks of school unless your family is applying for textbook rental assitance/free-reduced lunch or you are returning a signed payment plan into the Secretary/Treasurer. Forms will come home with each student within the first two days of school.

 *Online payments are coming soon to FTCSC, information will be coming when this is available.

KDG.- $103.98

1st Gr.- $126.43

2nd Gr.-$102.91

3rd Gr.-$112.57       REACH $98.59

4th Gr. $111.15        REACH $101.59

5th Gr. $114.68       REACH $88.90


Student Drop-off/Pick-up

For the safety of our students, it is important that all persons picking up or dropping off students use the proper procedures. Students may not be dropped off before 8:40 a.m. With security procedures, the front door will not be unlocked until 8:40 a.m. and students should not be allowed out of an automobile until that time.  We also understand that the drop off line gets long in the morning, but please be patient and take the time necessary to make it safe for all our students, parents, and staff. When dropping off students before and after school, please use the main entrance area only. Make sure that you follow the drive through and drop off lanes. Also, make sure that students get out on the curb or left-side of the car. There is no passing in the drop off lane.  Your patience is always appreciated! 


Appointments/Early Dismissals

On the day of your student's appointment, it is very important that you have your student bring a note to their teacher or the office before school begins for the day.  The note should state what time and why they are leaving.  **Prior notification completely eliminates a classroom disruption and helps to assure that your student will be waiting in the office and ready to go when you come to sign them out.  We understand that last minute things come up, but we do ask that you keep walk-up requests or last minute phone calls to a minimum.  If you need to pick up your student and didn’t send in a note, please call our attendance line and leave a message with the students name, and time of pick up.   When picking up your child for appointments, please go directly to the Main Office to sign them out.  When a student returns from a mid-day appointment, the student should sign back in at the Main Office and turn in his/her doctor's note if they have one.

Absences During the School Year

Students should be fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication (i.e. Tylenol) for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has an illness associated with vomiting and/or diarrhea, they should not return to school until 24 hours after the last episode. This helps prevent further spread of viruses and bacteria, and to promote a healthier environment for all. Our goal at Thompson Crossing is to keep kids healthy and in school. It is important for all students to adhere to our illness guidelines in order to reach this goal.

Attendance is extremely important.  If your child is not in our classrooms, they cannot learn and be exposed to the same content as their teacher presents.  However, everyone becomes ill at various times and we understand!  If your child is going to be absent, please call our attendance line at( 317) 860-4678 by 9:15 AM.  Our data clerk will check the line daily to record absences.  Follow the steps below:

  1. Date of phone call
  2. Name of parents/ guardians
  3. Name of student
  4. Reason for absence
  5. Number of days for the absence 

If you need to leave a personal message for your child’s teacher and/or request homework, please call the teacher’s voice mail number. 


We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer with family and friends.  May it be a summer full of memories and good times for each of you.  We look forward to a phenomenal 2016-2017 school year!

Posted On: Monday, May 9, 2016 - 13:35

It is hard to believe that we have almost reached the end of the 2015 - 2016 school year.  We are now planning for the next school year.  We know that there are going to be a great number of changes this summer before we start back to school on July 27.  If you know that you are going to have a change of address, phone number, or need to modify the information that you have on file, you can now do it online through Infinite Campus.  In order to access this feature you MUST have signed up for access to the parent portal.  If you follow this link: you will be directed to the IC page.  Once you have access to the portal, please make sure you read the District Announcement Section.

Posted On: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 15:31

Parents of current 5th grade students:

Immunizations of meningitis and Tdap are needed for the start of 6th grade.  Please call the doctor now to schedule an appointment prior to the start of school so that your student will have the shots that Indiana requires for middle school.  When you have an appointment date and time, please let the elementary school nurse know so that it can be recorded. Requirements are grade level-based, and not dependent on age of students entering 6th grade.  Call now for the best availability of appointments.

Parents of current high school juniors:

Two doses of meningitis are needed for the start of 12th grade.  Please call your student’s doctor now to schedule an appointment prior to the start of school so that your student will have complete shots as designated by the state of Indiana.  Please call the nurse at 803-8304 to advise her about the date and time of appointment.  Students are expected to have the shots at the beginning of the school year.  Call now for best availability of appointments.

Please follow the links to the immunization charts:

Immunization Requirement Chart                               Immunization Requirement Chart (Spanish)

Posted On: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 15:27

It is amazing what can be found when spending some time on Google.  Most recently we discovered that the official holiday for New Year’s Day in 2017 will be on January 2!  The approved calendar for the 16-17 school year indicated that students in Franklin Township would be returning to school on that day after the winter break.  This new information has caused a shift of days in the calendar.

The link to the calendar shown below will take you to the new version of the calendar with the corrections.  The modification is that students WILL attend school on Friday, December 16.  The teacher work day has been moved to Monday, December 19, 2016.  With this change, students and staff will return to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

2016 - 2017 Calendar Changes

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Posted On: 2016-08-25

Sharing for our amazing Art teacher, Mrs. Billue... I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I've created a classroom project request through, an award-winning charity. Donations of any size will help my kids. Right now, any contribution you make to my project will be doubled by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Your donation will brighten my students' school year, and you'll get heartfelt thank yous from my class and photos of your gift in action. Here's my classroom request: Sketchbooks for All: What A Genius Idea! When each student has their own sketchbook, they have a record of their artistic development! Their skecthbook is a place to keep all their ideas, art information and is of course a place to practice! It is an essential part of the art education experience. To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, just make a contribution on that project page - donations will be doubled automatically, but only while funding lasts. If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. My students and I greatly appreciate your support. Cristi Billue

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Posted On: 2016-08-24

Today the 3rd grades had two "Mr. Youngs" sharing their knowledge with their classes! Mr. Young's dad, Fred Young, brought in his 1925 Ford Model T to show the third graders. What a treat to hear about, and see firsthand, what changes have been made over the years!

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Posted On: 2016-08-23

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Posted On: 2016-08-23

Our 5th grade student leaders opened up the TC Bookstore today! Students can purchase a variety of items using their STAR tickets they have earned for good behavior. Each grade level has a different day of the week to shop. #ignitingthefuture #studentleadersip

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Posted On: 2016-08-22

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Posted On: 2016-08-22

This year ALL of the money we raise will be benefiting Riley Children’s Hospital through the Riley Dance Marathon! Help get the word out so we can raise as much money as possible for Riley Children’s Hospital (and beating Roncalli is an added bonus)!

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Posted On: 2016-08-15

The FC Student Council is VERY proud to announce this year's Homecoming Parade Grand Marshall: Mrs. Earlene Cougill PLEASE JOIN IN ON THE FUN AND COME TO THE PARADE—this year’s theme: “Franklin Township Schools are OUTTA’ THIS WORLD!” This year’s annual Homecoming Parade will be on Thursday, September 22nd in downtown Wanamaker along Southeastern Avenue beginning at 5:30 p.m. If your non-profit group is interested in participating in the parade, please contact Franklin Central High School Student Council Co-Sponsor Lisa Laker at by September 15th.