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Eastridge's Weekly Update for Students and Caregivers
Week of September 11, 2020
This document has been updated to reflect the latest guidance from the health department.
Journey of a Graduate
This week we highlighted the skill of collaboration. Student learned that collaboration involves listening and asking good questions to gain a deeper understanding of others perspective. Students also learned what it means to practice active listening. When we practice active listening we make eye contact, offer empathy, and wait our turn to speak. When we practice this skill we do a better job of making and keeping friends. We also gain respect from our friends and other people in our lives.
Learning Option Change Request Form
The window for changing your child from in person to virtual and virtual to in person is open now. Here are a few more details:
The request window opens on Friday, September 11 and closes on Monday, September 21 at 3 p.m. No request will be accepted after the window closes.
Families who wish to request a change should submit one form per child. *If families have a student in another building, they will receive a Learning Option Change Request form and information directly from each student’s school.
This form should only be completed by those who want to change their learning option. *If you do not want to change your current learning option, please do not fill out the form.
A valid parent or caregiver email address is required to submit a Learning Option Change Request form. This email address will be used to send a request confirmation and other important information. Please check and double check that the correct email is entered and be sure to check your inbox daily. (***This should not be a student email or an @warren.k12.in.us).
Please note: At the beginning of the school year, students in grades K-8 were asked to make a 9-week commitment to their chosen learning option. Grades 9-12 were asked to make an 18-week commitment and therefore will receive learning option change request information at a later time.
NWEA Testing for Virtual Students
Virtual students are being given the opportunity to engage in NWEA testing between September 14th - 25th. Below are a few parent resources that will come in handy during testing:
NWEA Update (in-person)
Congratulations to our students (in-person) for finishing up their first round of NWEA testing! We have a few remaining test make-ups, but most students have completed their test. We look forward to sharing their scores and explanations of scores at Parent Teacher Conferences.
Main Office Safety & Security Updates
Please carefully review the following reminders:
- Any parent/guardian who needs to pick up a student or visit a classroom MUST have a valid photo ID in order for your child to be released to you. Please be prepared with this when you enter the building to sign out your child, as our receptionist will ask for it each time.
- Should you need to notify your child of a change in their PM transportation (for example: telling them to be a bus rider, rather than a car rider) please try to notify the office prior to 2:00 p.m. in order to allow enough time for the message to reach your student.
- We will no longer allow students to wait in the main office for a parent who calls in advance to say they are a few minutes away from campus; this presents a security risk for our students. If you need to pick up your child early from school, please budget enough time to come in, sign them out, and for our office staff to get them out of class.
CORE STUDENTS Week of September 11, 2020
CORE STUDENTS Week of September 4, 2020
Eastridge Elementary PTA membership
Join Eastridge PTA this year, the membership is $7 and receive a Warren community discount card. Our PTA has a goal of reaching 60 members by October 1st. When this happens, the students will receive a special surprise at recess.
Please visit our website to join virtually
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS YEAR!
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.
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.
Covid Screening & Quarantine Information
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
● Muscle or body aches
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Sore throat
● Congestion or runny nose
● New loss of taste or smell
● Nausea or vomiting
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 317-532-3150 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.
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.
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2020 Pesticide Notification Registry
The Indiana Pesticide Review Board has regulations that impact how school corporations may use pesticides on school grounds. MSD Warren Township follows these guidelines and we are inviting parents and guardians to join our Pesticide Notification Registry. By signing up for this registry, you will be notified via email at least 48 hours prior to a pesticide application at your child’s school, subject to certain exceptions. You will be invited to sign up for this notification each school year.
You will need to sign up for this notification every school year.
If you would like to participate, please complete the required form found at www.warren.k12.in.us.
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 Eastridge on Twitter and/or Facebook…
School Webpage: https://eastridge.warren.k12.in.us/
Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.
Warren’s 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.
MSD Warren will graduate students who exhibit the skills and dispositions of the Journey of a Graduate.
Citizenship - Contributing to our community in a meaningful way
Collaboration - Working with others to achieve better results
Communication - Expressing ideas through listening, discussion, and awareness of impact
Content Knowledge - Developing a strong foundation to support future learning opportunities
Critical Thinking - Engaging in analysis and reasoning to arrive at a conclusion
Resilience - Using skills and strategies to thrive, adapt and overcome challenging situations
MSD Warren Values...Academic Excellence, Commitment to Community, Respect for Diversity, Personal Learning Experiences, Equitable Access to Opportunities, Strong and Supportive Relationships