The Lion’s Roar Home of the Lions

8/21/2020

Every Day, Every Child, Whatever It Takes

At Lakeside Elementary our mission is to connect tradition with innovation, in a safe and caring environment, that provides exceptional learning experiences and fosters meaningful relationships for ALL Warren students, families and employees.

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Hello Lakeside Parents and Guardians,


Going to school during a pandemic is new to everyone. MSD Warren's S.A.F.E Reopening Plan provides a comprehensive framework within which students and staff can be safe. Our staff will continue to emphasize social distancing, hand washing/sanitizing, and face coverings with students. Parents are reminded that students exhibiting symptoms should be kept at home, and that the school response to positive cases will be consistent with Warren's Plan. Please don't hesitate to reach out to teachers, counselor, administrators with questions or concerns - We are in this together!


Thank you for taking time each morning to screen your child before coming to school each day. Please continue to do so. Below are symptoms impacting consideration for exclusion from school:


  • A fever of 100.0° F or greater
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


Students and employees should be excluded from school if they test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit two or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 that are not otherwise explained based on ISDH / MCPHD guidance. If in doubt, please don't hesitate to call school at 317-532-1850 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.


Virtual Families: We are providing device support at Moorhead Community Resource Center weekdays from 11:00 - 1:00 if you need a device or your device needs repaired or replaced. If you have technical support needs, logging in, or accessing content, please communicate this to your child’s virtual teacher.


As always, I thank you for your continued support of Lakeside Elementary! Take care, be safe, and have a great weekend!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Smith

Warren Early Childhood Center

The Warren Early Childhood Center is now enrolling children for both full-day and half-day preschool classes. ECC is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program and is rated a Level 4 center on Indiana’s Paths-to-Quality.

Our staff works diligently to provide a safe and nurturing environment so the social and emotional needs of children can be met. We also believe in learning through play. Play is an important component of healthy brain development. It assists with developing social skills, thinking skills, problem-solving, and self-confidence; all the skills necessary for children to learn both academically and about the world around them. ECC accepts CCDF and On My Way Pre-K vouchers. Please call Mary Crabtree in our front office to make an appointment to register, 317-869-4751.


Message from Dr. Hanson (8/19/2020)

VIRTUAL Families,

August 19, 2020


Good Afternoon Warren Township VIRTUAL Families,


As you are aware, we experienced some issues to begin the school year with our VIRTUAL Option and we have been working hard to continuously improve and to make adjustments that ensure that our students whose families selected the VIRTUAL learning option for the 20-21 school year receive the best experiences we can offer their children with VIRTUAL learning.


Based on the VIRTUAL enrollment and volume of requests for this option, it has become necessary to add more teaching staff to our team. This allows us to balance class sizes and provide more targeted support to our students within the VIRTUAL classroom. At this time, we are rebalancing our classroom rosters so that we can better serve the needs of our students and support instruction. This means that some of our families and their students will receive a new teacher.


Reassigning classes and teachers after the start of the school year is one of the more difficult decisions we have to make. We have done our very best to place students strategically and with great care and thought.


Warren Township's VIRTUAL Option is committed to providing our students with an exceptional learning experience, we know that we still have a way to go and we will continue to grow and improve. We are going to continue to make every effort to ensure that our students have the best learning experiences possible.


If you have any questions, please contact your student's home school or the Office of Educational Programming at 317.869.4349 or 317.869.4350.


Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Mrs. Griffin, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programming

Health Heroes

Health Heroes will be at Lakeside Elementary on the morning of Tuesday, August 25th to provide free flu shots to students. Information and permission slips are being sent home today, Friday, August 13th. If you would like your child to receive a flu shot here at school please fill out the consent form completely and return it to Mrs. Wolf, Lakesides' Clinic Nurse.


Virtual students can receive them as well. If you would like your virtual student to receive a free flu shot; it will be available at Morehead Community Center, located at 8400 E. 10th St. from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 27th. Information and consents can be obtained when you arrive. Please let Mrs. Wolf know if you are interested so that she can give Health Heroes an estimated number of students who are interested.


Mrs. Wolf can be reached at 317-532-2855 or by email at ewolf@warren.k12.in.us

Student Devices -- Please Return Student Devices

Students who will be physically present at Lakeside for the 20-21 school year are asked to bring their devices back to school with them as soon as possible. Items to be returned are:


  • iPad or Chromebook
  • Charging/Power Cord
  • Device Case with keyboards


Students who will be participating in virtual learning will keep their devices at home with them in order to support their learning. If students have not brought devices back to school yet, please do so next week! These devices are needed in the classroom for different learning activities. We appreciate your support in getting devices returned to school as soon as possible!

Virtual Student



Virtual Instructional Guide and Weeks At-A-Glance

We have heard from our parents that the VIRTUAL schedule can be confusing for our students. In response to this feedback, we are designating specific days to our Black and Gold Cohort students in grades K-6th grade. Starting on Monday, August 24, 2020, students will follow the schedule below. *On shortened school weeks, there will not be an Friday Academic Enrichment Friday.


  • Black Cohort (A-K)

    • Mondays and Wednesdays: Direct Instruction Day

    • Tuesday and Thursday : Application Day

  • Gold Cohort (L-Z )

    • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Direction Instruction Day

    • Monday and Wednesday: Application Day

  • Black Cohort and Gold Cohort

    • Fridays: Academic Enrichment Days


Friday Academic Enrichment Days are designed to ensure there is more feedback and attention to student needs as well as creating increased opportunities for student and family support. Student experiences on Friday Academic Enrichment Day will include a playlist; however, will provide more opportunities for enrichment, reflection and targeted supports for students. Please visit MSD Warren’s Virtual Instructional Guide and Weeks At-A-Glance to learn more.

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Attendance

For the 2020-2021 school year, Warren Township has transitioned to a new student information system called Synergy allowing our parents and caregivers to have improved access to school information through the parent portal called ParentVUE. We are aware that at his time some students’ attendance records are reflecting students are absent, when in fact they were present. This is mostly the case for our students who are attending school VIRTUALLY on application days or in the VIRTUAL opinion full-time. We want to assure you that teachers are keeping accurate attendance records and that we are working to correct attendance records for all our students.




A Note from Nurse Wolf

All vaccines need to be up to date. Nurse Wolf has and will continue to send out several notices to students who are not up to date. Please call the Health Dept to schedule those shots asap. Health Dept 317-221-7300.


Immunization Reminder:


In order for our schools to be in compliance with the state laws regarding immunizations, please make sure that your student(s) have their updated information on file with your school's nursing staff. All student vaccines must be on file and up to date by September 21, 2020, to avoid exclusion. Please make your school's nursing staff aware of any upcoming appointments for vaccines, or if there are any medical or religious objections to your student receiving his or her vaccines


Also, PLEASE inform your school's nurse of any chronic health conditions that the school should be made aware of, and that your student's medical emergency information is up to date.


MEDICAL EMERGENCY FORMS. These forms came home the first day of school. It is very important to fill these out and return them to the school as soon as possible.

Tip from Tech

Your student's password can now be found on ParentVUE Student Info tab. Look for "Warren Password". Parents can click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see it right after the bus information.

Back to School Drive through - Free Backpacks, Supplies, and Masks

There is a big back to school distribution happening tomorrow, Saturday the 15th. They are distributing free backpacks, school supplies, and face masks! Prairie Farms Dairy will also be giving away gallons of milk to families in attendance


When: Saturday, August 15th

Where: 4160 N. Keystone Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46205

Hours: 10:30am-12:30pm - Enter from Fall Creek going south on Keystone which is the first entry to the lot.

Eligibility: K-12- no more than 2 backpacks given unless children are present in the car.

COVID Screening and Quarantine Information:

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School Hours

Buses/Cars Unload 7:55am 8:05am School Begins

3:05 School Ends 3:10 Buses Depart


Students will not be released from vehicles or school buses

before the a.m. start time. Students must remain in their

vehicle until a Lakeside staff member signals their release.

When a student arrives late, an adult needs to escort

the child to the front door to be buzzed in (no drop-offs). Students only will come to the front office where they will receive a late pass before going to class.

Attendance Calls

Attendance: 532-2850 Parents, please call by 9:00 am each day to report an absence. Please leave the name and room number of your child, your name and the reason for the absence. Please send a note/doctor’s note back to school with your child.

Stay Connected!

Please continue to monitor our website, mobile app, school newsletters, and our social media accounts for updated information. If you haven’t already done so, please consider following Lakeside on Twitter and/or Facebook…


Twitter: @Lakeside_Lions

Facebook: @LakesideLionsDen

School Webpage: https://lakeside.warren.k12.in.us/

Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.

OUR VALUES

Respect for Diversity

Academic Excellence

Commitment to Community

Personal Learning Experiences

Equitable Access to Opportunities

Strong and Supportive Relationships

Year Books

Lakeside families, if you have purchased a Lakeside yearbook for your student and was not able to pick it up during our distribution days we will pass them out to students the first few days back to school. If your student is attending Warren's virtual school or you would like to purchase a yearbook please call the office and we can arrange a pick-up time.

Warren App!

Lakeside Families, stay informed with the latest Learn at Home information, staff contacts, social media access, and news updates. It’s everything Warren Township, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2Fp2N3T or iPhone: https://apple.co/2quwRR9.

CAR RIDERS/DAYCARE Student Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures

We ask that our parents follow these guidelines to ensure that every student has a safe arrival and dismissal:


All students will be required to be dropped off and picked up through the car rider line to maintain safety standards. Parking at the front and East end of the building and walking children to and from the entrances will not be allowed. We want to prevent children and adults walking through the path of cars or buses on the property at any time.


Staff members will be present outside beginning at 7:55 a.m. each morning for student drop-off. Please do not release your children until a staff member signals the beginning of our process. Students will not be counted tardy until 8:05 a.m. Our afternoon pick-up procedures will begin at 3:00 p.m. If you are in a hurry, you are encouraged to be at or near the front of the line. We will implement our dismissal procedures as quickly and safely as possible for all.


Thank you very much for your support with helping ensure Lakeside maintains safety as our priority during our student entrance and dismissal each day!


DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR CAR RIDER SIGN IN THE FRONT OFFICE!!

SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE

The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.