Lowell Lantern

May 21, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Lowell Families,


What a great week we have had with our students! This was a special week for our 4th Graders as we held our 4th Grade Appreciation & Recognition Ceremony to honor their hard work and their near completion of their elementary school years! It is always bittersweet! We also had a fabulous party for our 4th Graders today to celebrate them! Students were outside for the afternoon listening to music, dancing, playing games, enjoying a pizza lunch and more! Great fun for everyone! A special thanks to our Lowell PTA for supporting today's celebration!


Next week is our last week of school for the 2020 - 2021 school year. We have so many great experiences planned for next week. We look forward to having all of our students at school and enjoying this time with them before break! All of our students are encouraged to attend school in person and virtually through the end of the school year!


Students will participate in our 4th Quarter CORE Celebration on Thursday, May 27 and we will have Field Day on Friday, May 28! They won't want to miss these fun experiences!


As a reminder, next Thursday, 5/27 and Friday, 5/28 are early release days for all students. Elementary students will be released at 2:05pm on both days. Please plan accordingly for bus drop offs and for car rider pick ups.


We are looking forward to a fabulous last week of school with our Lowell students!


As always, please let us know if you need anything! Thank you for your support of Lowell! Take care and be safe!


Your Principal,

Mrs. Griffin

Yearbooks are Here!

Our Lowell Elementary yearbook has arrived! Yearbooks have been distributed and sent home with students who pre-ordered.


We have a limited supply of yearbooks remaining. If you would like a 2020-2021 Lowell yearbook, please send in $20 (cash or check to Lowell) with your student or stop by the office. Yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Get yours now!

EARLY RELEASE DAYS ~ May 27 & May 28


Just a reminder that both Thursday, May 27th and Friday, May 28th are Early Release Days for Students.


Elementary students will be released at 2:05pm on both days. Please plan accordingly.

last day for backpacks

The last day for students to bring backpacks to school will be Thursday, May 27. Students should take iPads home in their backpacks on Thursday.


Both iPads and backpacks should stay home on Friday. Students should NOT bring iPads or backpacks to school on Friday.

Does your child have medication at school?

ALL MEDICATION MUST BE PICKED UP BY THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL.


Please make arrangements to have your student's medication picked up no later than Friday, May 28, 2021. All over-the-counter and prescription medication left at school will be disposed of on June 1, 2021.


NO MEDICATION WILL BE SENT HOME WITH YOUR STUDENT.

fully virtual student textbook / material collections

Student Textbook/Material collection begins the week of May 24. All textbook/materials must be returned to Lowell.


If you are in doubt as to what to return or have questions on what your student still has at home, please contact our secretary Kathy Coram at 317-532-3904 or email her at kcoram@warren.k12.in.us


It is important to turn in materials by Friday, June 4th, to avoid being charged for their replacement.


**Fully virtual students NOT returning to Warren in the Fall should begin returning their technology (including hotspots) beginning, Friday, May 28th.

summer servings ~ food distribution

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K -12 summer reading ~ #warrenreads

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indy public library summer reading program

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invest in warren district newsletter ~ may 2021

Please take a few minutes to review the District Newsletter for May.


Access the newsletter at the following link: https://5il.co/swta


Access the newsletter in Spanish at the following link: https://5il.co/sx6d

2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program

MSD of Warren Township will continue to offer a virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment in the 2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program is limited to a select number of students, and an application is required. Families who wish to participate are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


To learn more about our 2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program and how to apply, click here.

2021 At-Home Summer Learning Parent/Caregiver Guide

KINDERGARTEN CAMP for INCOMING 2021-2022 KINDERGARTENERS

Incoming 2021-2022 Kindergarteners are invited to attend Kindergarten Camp at Lowell on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Parents/Caregivers can choose between two sessions: 9:30am or 12:30pm. Parents are required to stay with children during Kindergarten Camp. Registration is required. Please see the flyer below for registration information.


Register at the following link: https://bit.ly/2RhdPhV

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msd warren township transportation hiring fair

Click here for more information on the MSD Warren Township Transportation Hiring Fair

https://www.warren.k12.in.us/article/455480?org=msd-of-warren-township

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Now Enrolling NEW students for 2021-2022

If your child currently attends a Warren Township school, you do not need to complete online enrollment. Current students who live within Warren Township boundaries will be registered automatically for the next school year. For more information, click here.

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Sheldon's Daylight Camp

Space is limited to the first 100 campers. Register today at https://sheldonday.net/sdc-2021

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SONNY DAY SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE FOR 2021-2022

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COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE

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Asante Art Institute FREE performing arts opportunity for youth ages 6-12

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Asante Art Institute FREE performing arts opportunity for youth ages 12 - 18

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FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP ~ Grades K - 8 ~ May 17 - 21

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Registration for Baseball & Softball Now Open

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Cumberland Trails Day ~ June 5

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Reactivating an iPad to Receive Updates ~~ How to Video

In order to help with some of the recurring app issues some students are experiencing with their iPads, we are sharing this quick how-to-video. This reset will put the iPad into the JAMF management system and allow us to ensure there are fewer issues. After resetting the iPad, you MUST go back into Settings on the iPad and add the student's Apple ID. The Apple ID is the student's email and password. If you have any issues, you can contact technology via the helpdesk or the Moorhead Chromedesk.


Parents: Reactivating an iPad to Receive Updates - YouTube

MOORHEAD COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER


Moorhead Community Resource Center (MCRC) is now open and ready to provide services and supports to our Warren Family! We are so excited to have this fabulous center in Warren Township and look forward to serving our Warren Families! You may access the MCRC webpage here: https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/moorhead-community-resource-center--2



Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm & Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm

Main Line: (317) 532-3854

Outreach Line: (317) 608-0545

Email: MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us

Address: 8400 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

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FROYO FRIDAY DURING LUNCH

Students will be able to purchase a FROYO (frozen yogurt) treat for $1.00 during their lunch period.


FROYO will be available for purchase at lunch every Friday.

School Menus

Click on the link below to access school breakfast & lunch menus.


https://warren.nutrislice.com/

Lowell Construction Updates

Exciting week at Lowell ~~ Cafeteria & Gym are open! 2nd graders moved into their newly renovated classrooms! Love all these changes!

Food Distribution Information

Now that our students are returning to school, we will be making a couple adjustments to our food distribution schedule. Virtual and Hybrid families can pick up food on Tuesdays from either 8:00 - 9:30 AM or 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Moorhead Community Resource Center located at 8400 East 10th Street.
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WARREN FOOD SERVICE POSITIONS AVAILABLE. APPLY TODAY!

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Parent VUE Portal

Synergy has a ParentVUE portal that parents can use to monitor students grades, attendance and discipline. Parents can view their students "Warren Password" on the ParentVUE Student Info tab. Parents can click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. They will see their students' passwords right below the bus information.


Need help creating your account?: Click here for assistance

SCREENING REMINDERS

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SCREEN YOUR CHILDREN FOR SYMPTOMS EACH MORNING PRIOR TO SENDING THEM TO SCHOOL. IF IN DOUBT, PLEASE CALL THE FRONT OFFICE AT 317-532-3900.


IN ADDITION IF YOUR CHILD IS SYMPTOMATIC OR ILL AND NEEDS TO REMAIN AT HOME, PLEASE CALL THE FRONT OFFICE TO REPORT HIS/HER ABSENCE AND SYMPTOMS.


IF A PERSON OR FAMILY MEMBER IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS BEEN TESTED FOR COVID AND IS AWAITING RESULTS, YOUR CHILD SHOULD REMAIN AT HOME UNTIL THOSE RESULTS ARE KNOWN. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO COMMUNICATE THIS.

TECH SUPPORT

To increase our tech support for students and families, we are expanding our technology help desk hours at Moorhead Community Resource Center.


Starting next week, hours will be M-F from 7:30 - 8:30 AM and 11:00 - 1:00 PM. K-4 VIRTUAL students with iPad issues should be brought here.


Chromebooks can still be brought to any of the three Intermediate Middle Schools during school hours, 9:00 - 4:00, Monday - Friday or the Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period, Monday - Friday.


If for some reason you are not able to access the above times and locations, you can also submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ by clicking on Technology Tab under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info.

Wifi Hotspot

If your household is in need of a hotspot to support virtual learning, please complete the request form below. Once completed, Hotspots will be available to pickup at school. We will contact you when pick-up is available. If you need assistance with completing the request form, please call our front office at 317-532-3900.
Wifi Hotspot Request

Click here to request a Wifi Hotspot

ARE YOU IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL SUPPORT?

If you have other needs beyond what is being provided, you can access the following resources:

  1. Contact your child’s counselor or administrator. All of our schools are open during normal school hours.

  2. Share your request through our district outreach hotline at 317-608-0545 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us.

  3. Visit our Moorhead Community Resource Center ~~~ Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 8:00 - 4:00 or Tuesday / Thursday - 8:00 - 8:00.

LOWELL ELEMENTARY COUNSELING SERVICES PARENT/GUARDIAN REFERRAL FORM

Mrs. Hand, our school counselor, is available to support all of our Lowell students. A student may be referred to the school counselor by a parent/guardian, staff member or the student may refer themselves.


If you are interested in counseling services for your child, please click on the link below and complete the referral form for Mrs. Hand. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhMbp6BSh7ti1I6Nc6ar3-LjYr-cqbFUzhxIesLZmRXiqa3w/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0


Mrs. Hand has also created her own website where families can access information and resources. Please visit her website at the link below.


https://sites.google.com/warren.k12.in.us/lowell-school-counselor/home

PLEASE JOIN THE LOWELL PTA

Our Lowell PTA provides so much support for students, families, and staff. Please consider joining the PTA! It does not mean you must volunteer for events; however, joining the PTA allows you to advocate for your child and others.


For every membership bought, you will receive a discount card that provides great deals to businesses on the eastside. So your membership could be free with the great deals you get.


Please click on this link to become a member.

https://indiana-congress-of-parents-and-teachers.square.site/

VIRTUAL STUDENTS AND PARENTS/CAREGIVERS




Please read the important information below for those studehts enrolled in the virtual learning academy.

Are You a Virtual Student Who is Having Technology Issues?


The technology help desk is located at Moorhead Community Resource Center. Please drive through the gate on the west side of the building and enter through door 11 located at the rear of the building near the playground.


To increase our tech support for students and families, we are expanding our technology help desk hours at Moorhead Community Resource Center.Starting the week of February 15, hours will be M-F from 7:30 - 8:30 AM and 11:00 - 1:00 PM. K-4 VIRTUAL students with iPad issues should be brought here.


Chromebooks can still be brought to any of the three Intermediate Middle Schools during school hours, 9:00 - 4:00, Monday - Friday or the Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period, Monday - Friday.


If for some reason you are not able to access the above times and locations, you can also submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ by clicking on Technology Tab under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info.

AMAZON SMILE

Did you know that Amazon donates money to approved charities and the Lowell PTA was just approved as a charity?


If you use Amazon or have an Amazon Prime Account, money may be donated to Lowell with NO extra charge to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.


Please see the flyers below for easy ways to donate to Lowell. Share with your friends and family!

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BOX TOPS ARE GOING DIGITAL!

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SELF-SCREENINGS

Thank you for taking time each morning to screen your child before coming to school each day. 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 317-532-3900 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.

MSD WARREN TOWNSHIP S.A.F.E. REOPENING PLAN

Please refer to the 2020-2021 MSD WARREN TOWNSHIP S.A.F.E. REOPENING PLAN regarding our safety procedures and guidelines. The plan can also be found on our school and district websites.

Covid Screening & Quarantine Information

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CAR RIDER INFORMATION

Our car rider line has changed locations! The car rider drop-off and pick-up line is now on the SOUTH SIDE (Raymond Street) of the building. DO NOT ENTER OFF OF HUNTER ROAD. All car riders will enter the line off of Raymond Street. There is a circular drive that cars will follow around to the sidewalk. Pull your car to the end of the sidewalk, place your car in park, and wait for staff to signal that students may be released from cars. DO NOT RELEASE STUDENTS UNTIL STAFF IS OUTSIDE AND INDICATES THAT STUDENTS MAY BE RELEASED FROM VEHICLE. WE WILL BEGIN TO RELEASE STUDENTS AT 7:55AM. STUDENTS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN EXITING THE VEHICLE. PARENTS ARE TO REMAIN IN CARS AT ALL TIMES AND CANNOT EXIT THE VEHICLE TO WALK STUDENTS INTO THE BUILDING.


Students will only be released on the sidewalk side/passenger side of the vehicle. Please make sure your child is sitting on that side of your vehicle. When the sidewalk is cleared of students, cars will be released by staff to exit back out onto Raymond Street. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE YOUR CAR UNTIL STAFF INDICATES IT IS SAFE TO MOVE. DO NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR RIDER LINE TO MANUVEUR YOUR CAR AROUND OTHER CARS. STAY IN LINE AND FOLLOW THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU SO WE CAN EXIT SAFELY. When the next row of cars are lined up along the sidewalk and are stopped and in park, staff will release the next group of students into the building.


OUR PRIORITY IS TO KEEP STUDENTS AND STAFF SAFE! PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES AND TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE LOWELL STAFF. WE APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION.


Please make sure your child has backpack/supplies ready and that good-byes are said before it's time to exit the car. We will not have time to retrieve items or have prolonged good-byes in the morning. We appreciate your help with this!!


Review the map below to see the entry/exit location and the path for the car rider line. We appreciate your patience as we all learn this new system.

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SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS

Please remember that our Lowell Campus is a smoke-free campus. There is no smoking allowed anywhere on Lowell grounds. This includes smoking in your cars while on the Lowell Campus. Please refrain from smoking on school grounds if you are picking your child up or dropping your child off at school. We appreciate your support with this policy!


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School District Publication/News Media Use

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STUDENT SUCCESS HANDBOOK

Click on the link below to access the 2020-2021 Student Success Handbook.


Student Success Handbook 2020-2021

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