December 13, 2020
From the Principal
The 20-21 school year has been like no other students have faced before. In Warren, we have prioritized safety while providing students opportunities learning in ways we would never have envisioned just a year ago. The impact COVID19 has had on our students was undoubtedly unavoidable. Warren's teachers have responded to this challenge in an incredible way. Their limitless dedication to our students demonstrates their compassion and commitment toward our students.
Teachers and students alike have had to navigate the effective teaching and learning of instructional and application days in our schools. In an effort to be responsive to this unique circumstance students who have struggled to earn a passing grade for each class will continue to be supported in the following ways:
Tutoring/remediation opportunities will be available both virtually and in-person.
Schools will continue to reach out to parents/caregivers as they identify students who are struggling with academic achievement and/or social emotional needs.
Students who fail to earn a passing grade for a course will be given a “No Grade” (NG) on their report card in replacement of an “F.”
It is important to know that when a student receives a “NG” on their report card, it is a clear signal that additional learning is required to successfully complete the school year. A grade of “NG” will impact a students participation in extracurriculars in the same way a failing grade does. It will be transcripted into the students academic history that the student did not successfully complete the class. While students are accountable for their grades, we do not believe grades are the primary motivation for a student's success. It is our hope that a “NG” will communicate to students they did not meet the requirements of the class but recognize the extenuating circumstances that accompany learning during the COVID19 pandemic. A “NG” will factor into a student's end of year grade at the percentage received in the gradebook.
We have all been impacted by COVID19 in some way. This reporting option provides students an opportunity to recover and provides some relief from drastic consequences a failing grade would have on their future success and aspirations.
Term 2 grades will be posted on Friday afternoon to StudentVue and Parent Vue. Students must have all Term 2 assignments submitted by the end of the school day on Tuesday, December 15, to allow for teachers to calculate grades.
Parents are encouraged to stay on top of their students' virtual learning, and MSD Warren has a number of ways to assist:
If you have any technology needs, you can access one of the following supports:
Technology Help Desk at Moorhead Community Resource Center from 10:00am-2:00pm, Monday - Friday. iPad concerns should be directed here.
Raymond Park IMS, entrance #1, during school hours (8:30am-4:00pm).
Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period.
Submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ by clicking on Technology under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info.
If you have any academic needs, you can access the following supports:
Contact your child's teacher(s) for support. Teacher contact information is available on the RP website under the Explore Tab, then select STAFF.
Contact your child's school counselor or administrator. Contact information is available at the bottom of this newsletter.
Visit our district website's transition to virtual learning page for more information and resources.
If you have other needs beyond what is being provided, you can access of the following resources:
Contact your child’s counselor or administrator. Contact information is available at the bottom of this newsletter.
Share your request through the district's outreach hotline at 317-608-0545 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us.
Visit Warren's Moorhead Community Resource Center. Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 8:00am - 4:00pm or Tuesday / Thursday - 8:00am - 8:00pm.
The district has also created a Warren Township Family and Caregivers Resource Page that can assist in accessing learning platforms and monitoring students. Guides in navigating Canvas and ParentVue are popular items within this resource.
Food distribution will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Warren Central High School, Creston/Raymond Park/Stonybrook Intermediate Middle Schools, and Moorhead Community Resource Center. Food is available for all children 18 or younger. Children do not need to be present. If you are picking up multiple meals, you are encouraged to bring a bag or box.
2020 continues to be a year of unprecedented events - but it is almost over! In the meantime, we are continuing through a holiday season within which students will be taught virtually, and health officials continue to warn against holiday gatherings. A season where fellowship with family and friends typically brings about joy is now threatened by potential feelings of loneliness due to restricted travel and social distancing. Please be safe in the weeks ahead, be intentional about checking in with family and friends, reinforce the importance of our Ranger students remaining engaged in school each day, and don't hesitate to reach out to RP with needs and concerns.
Proud to be a Ranger,
24 hour Attendance hot line 317-532-8900-press 1
Just a reminder that our attendance line remains active. Please call 317-532-8900 and press “1” for the attendance line any time your student will miss part or all of any virtual or zoom school day for a doctors appointment, illness, funeral or any other reason.
Doctors notes can be brought to the school, emailed to Ms Thompson at email@example.com or faxed to 317-532-8999.
5th through 8th Grade District Swimming & Diving Callout Meeting
5th through 8th Grade District Swimming & Diving Callout Meeting-
December 16th at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom:
National PTA School of Excellence Application
Our RPIMS PTSA is applying for the National PTA School of Excellence program. They are Step 5: Building Our Team: Brainstorming Sessions of the application process. This week we are going to schedule brainstorming sessions to start to implement our plan to host 5 zoom sessions discussing the following topics. Please join us using the Zoom links below.
* Topic A: ParentVUE/StudentVUE/Canvas - Amy Piskoty, and Robin Calmes
December 1st @ 10:15 am
* Topic B: Classroom Software Applications- Leondra Radford, Jennie Wenning, Karen Cheek and Tonia Turner
December 1st @ 5 pm
* Topic C: Internet Safety— Accessing Inappropriate Websites- Bill Halpin and Christyn Winkle
December 3rd @ 4:15 pm
* Topic D: Internet Safety—Bullying—Jina Simmons and Kathryn Basham
December 1st @ 4:30 pm
* Topic E: Impact of Social Distancing on Our Students—Katie Piatt and Diane Simon
RP Athletic Safety Guidelines
Guidelines for Winter Events at Raymond Park (revised 11/16/20)
- Admission will be limited to parents and guardians only.
- Tickets will go on sale on site 45 minutes before the start time of the event.
- No admittance will be permitted after halftime of the 8th grade game.
- Tickets will be $5 per person, cash only.
- Face coverings are REQUIRED for all spectators.
- Face coverings are recommended for all coaches and players while on the bench.
- Locker rooms and hand sanitizer will be available.
- Storage totes will be available for players to keep their masks in while playing.
- Players must bring their own water bottles.
- Families may sit together but must use 6 feet of social distancing from other family units.
- Avoid congregating near concessions and bathrooms.
- Concessions will be provided utilizing guidelines from the ISDH and MCPHD.
**Please note, all guidelines listed above follow the direction provided by the MCPHD, IHSAA, and NFHS**
2020-2021 RPI&MS Car rider procedures
Raymond Park PTSA
RP PTSA membership signups will be accepted ONLY through our online square website.
To join, please click on the PTA button below or go to raymond-park-ptsa.square.site and select the membership option that works for you.
Dr. John Kleine - Principal
Dr. Leondra Radford - 5th Grade Dean
Mrs. Adrienne Mathews - 5th Grade Counselor
Mrs. Jina Simmons - 6th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Andrew McAulay - 6th Grade Counselor
Ms. Amy Piskoty - 7th Grade Dean
Ms. Katie Piatt - 7th Grade Counselor
Mr. Bill Halpin -8th Grade Dean
Mrs. Irish Parish -8th Grade Counselor
Lisa Stewart - Nurse