LIS Weekly

Week of December 7th, Issue 15

Reentry Transition Request Form

In alignment with our reentry plan, we are providing families with an opportunity to change their selection between desired learning models (in-person or remote) for the 3rd nine weeks.

If you are interested in switching your student from in-person to remote or remote to in-person for the 3rd nine weeks, please complete the

DSC Learning Model (In-Person/Remote) Reentry Transition Request Form beginning on Monday, December 7th. If, however, you wish for your student to stay in his/her current learning model, then you do not need to complete the form.

The window for completing this form is December 7, 2020 – January 4, 2021. Requested changes will take effect on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Families with more than one student must complete a separate form for each student if you are requesting a change.

Based on the number of changes that take place, particularly at the elementary level, some students will receive teacher/class changes. All schedule changes will be shared by your student’s respective school.

Selections will be in effect until March 19, 2021 (end of the 3rd nine weeks).

Meal Distribution

Free Meal Pickup for ALL CHILDREN. 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals will be distributed once a week on Wednesdays between the hours of 3:30-5:30 p.m. (no meals available on Wednesdays December 23 and 30 due to Winter break) at the following sites:

Yost Elementary - 100 W. Beam St., Porter

Enter parking area from Beam St. Go left down the hill. Stay left of cones and follow drive around to back of the building for meal pickup at the Food Service Pickup Window.

Chesterton High School - 2125 S. 11th Street

Enter parking area from 11th Street by the Football Stadium and follow signage to back of the building for pickup.

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a cancellation of activities/programs on a Wednesday due to inclement weather, meal distribution will be conducted the following day, Thursday.

If you will be picking up meals for a child with food allergies, please contact the Child Nutrition Director, Tammy Watkins, at 219-983-3700 for detailed information.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences: If a parent would like to schedule a meeting with one or more of their child's teachers please contact the teacher directly to set-up a day and time. Days and times are below:

Wednesday, January 20 from 7:30 - 11:30 AM

Wednesday, January 27 from 12:00 - 3:30 PM

Remote Learning: Student Expectations

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Remote Learning: Wednesday Expectations

LIS will continue to make instructional aides available on these days so your child can get classwork/homework help via Zoom. Zoom links can be found on your child's teacher's Canvas page.
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After Hours IT Support

Duneland School Corporation is happy to announce that we will now be offering after-hours technical support to our Duneland community. If you have any issues that require technical support you can call 219-983-3759, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until 7PM.

IT Support

The Duneland School Corporation IT department is committed to making hybrid and remote learning models as successful as possible. To get your problems solved as fast as possible:

  1. Open a new Freshservice ticket:
    1. AV number is typically located on a sticker on the back/bottom of the device
      1. Serial number is also acceptable
  2. Open a Freshservice ticket by sending an email to:
    1. Please be sure to include email address, student or staff name, and a description of the problem
  3. Please use the above best methods to contact the DSC IT Department.

Device Repair

In some cases there will be issues that cannot be resolved remotely. If you have a device that has sustained physical damage (i.e. cracked screen, broken keyboard), please fill out the form below. After submitting the form, a member of the IT department will contact you to schedule your service appointment.

DSC - Device Repair Form

Skyward Gradebook

It is important that parents and students are staying up to date with the Skyward gradebook. Teachers are constantly updating their grades and it is important that students see their teacher's feedback to ensure they are staying on pace in class. With remote and hybrid learning it is more difficult than ever to stay organized with assignments and due dates. By visiting the gradebook weekly, it will go a long way in helping students stay on the right track.

Log in to Skyward here

Canvas Parent Observer

Be sure to sign up to be a parent observer on Canvas. This will allow you to view your child's account. Get the sign up directions here.