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Dear Parents,

  • Thank you for your interest in the Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA). PLA provides a rigorous and well-rounded learning experience for our scholars, and we aim to create a welcoming environment for all parents.

    We know that you are your child’s first and most important teacher. We also know that you are our most important partner in ensuring that our scholars achieve everything they are capable of achieving. At PLA, we actively work to partner with you to ensure that your child receives an exceptional education. Below, you can find some of the ways in which we work to partner with our families:

    • We hold a Parent Orientation, where we share our vision for your child’s education;
    • Teachers provide regular reports on your child’s progress;
    • Parent-teacher conferences enable you to meet with your child’s teacher;
    • We invite you to attend field trips, to sit in on classes, or participate in other ways, and;
    • We hold fun family events and parent events such as “All Pro Dads.”

    We look forward to working with you to ensure that we provide the best education possible for your child.


    Arrival/Dismissal Times for The 2022-23 School Year

    Doors Open: 7:20 AM

    **DO NOT drop your scholar off before 7:20am. We do not have the personnel to monitor for behavior and social distancing.

    Dismissal: 2:15 PM


  • School Health & Nutrition

    At PLA@103, all students are provided a healthy, nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost through the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.
    If your student has an allergy or needs a food accommodation, please complete a meal accommodation form and return back to the school nurse. All meal accommodation forms must include a physician signature.
    School Wellness 

    Click HERE to review the Wellness Policy. All stakeholders are able to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy. For more information or upcoming review meetings, please contact the school office or click the link below regarding upcoming events.
    Summer Meals 

    When school is not in session, the Summer Meals Program (SFSP) provides free meals to kids and teens in low-income areas. Click the link below to quickly and easily find summer meal sites near you. 


    Non-Discrimination Statement
    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

PLA@103 Admin Team

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    Food Service Management Company (FSMC) Request for Proposals (RFP)

    This solicitation is for the purpose of entering into a contract for the operation of a food service program for Phalen Academy, herein after referred to as the School Food Authority (SFA). The bidder is herein referred to as the Food Service Management Company (FSMC). The final contract will be between the FSMC and SFA.

    A meeting with interested bidders to review the specifications, to clarify any questions, and for a virtual walk-through of the facilities with school officials will be held on May 10, 2024, at 10:00 AM ET via a Teams meeting link. Attendance is optional. Virtual meeting details and materials may be obtained by contacting Paul Farrington at or (317) 797-8078 and Jenna Foster at or (504) 370-76235.

    The comprehensive RFP can be found on the PLA website at: FSMC RFP SY 2024-2025. 

    Proposals are to be submitted to: Phalen Academy c/o Paul Farrington 4352 N Mitthoefer Rd Indianapolis, IN 46235 Public opening of proposals will be held virtually at 2:00 PM ET, May 24, 2024. Proposals will not be accepted after this time. Proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked Food Service Management Company Bid or by emailing with the subject line Food Service Management Company Bid. Virtual meeting details and materials may be obtained by contacting Paul Farrington at and Jenna Foster at

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