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January 4, 2021

Welcome Back!

I hope your families had a relaxing winter break and a fabulous holiday season! School is back in session starting today, January 4th! We are excited to start our 3rd quarter of learning with our Lowell students!

As a reminder, virtual learning will continue for all students over the course of the next two weeks. As of right now, in-person students are scheduled to return to school on Tuesday, January 19.

We appreciate your support in helping your children get logged onto zoom meetings with their teachers this week and get re-engaged in school! We are looking forward to a great 2nd semester of learning!

Please see important information below regarding the 2nd semester learning option change request form and material pick-up for 3rd quarter.

Take Care and Happy New Year!

Mrs. Griffin

2nd Semester Learning Option Change Request

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LEARNING OPTION CHANGE REQUEST ~~ Window Closes Friday, January 8, 2021

Want to change your child’s learning option from 100% VIRTUAL to IN-PERSON or vice versa? Now is your chance! The Learning Option Change Request window for Grades K-5 is open now through this Friday, January 8, at 3:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Learning Option Change Request Form is to allow families to change their child's Learning Option for the entire second semester, either from 100% VIRTUAL to IN-PERSON or from IN-PERSON to 100% VIRTUAL learning if you desire a change.

  • Click Here for Lowell Elementary's Link -- The Learning Option Change Request Form link is also available on our school website.
  • Please complete a separate form for EACH child.

  • Please submit your request as soon as possible. This allows our school staff time to begin planning for your students' needs. No request will be accepted after the window closes on Fri., January 8 at 3 p.m. This will be the last opportunity to change your classroom environment for the 20-21 school year.

  • The request form should only be completed if you want to change your child's learning option as of Nov. 20, before the mandatory district-wide transition to VIRTUAL. *If you do not want to change your learning option, please do not fill out the form.

  • Grades K-5 will continue to follow their current virtual schedule through Friday, Jan. 15. Second Semester Learning Option changes (Grades K-5) will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

  • When the Learning Option Change Request window closes, staffing changes will be made to support the high volume of requests. Due to these staffing changes, it is possible that your student may be assigned to a new teacher for the second semester.

  • This is the last window to request a learning option change. There will not be another opportunity to communicate a change. Students will finish the school year in this option.

  • Information regarding the Learning Option Change Request window for Grades 6-8, which opens in mid-January, will be shared with families next week. The request window for Grades 9-12 has closed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school's front office at


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Textbooks and materials that your student will need for the 3rd quarter may be picked up the week of January 4th during normal school hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm. In addition, materials may be picked up Tuesday, January 5 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. If other times are needed, please call the front office at 317-532-3900 to make an appointment.

Parents/Caregivers of students who are participating in the Virtual Learning Academy (those students who have been all virtual for the entire 2nd quarter or school year) should plan to pick up materials for their students. There are new materials that students who are remaining virtual for the second semester will need.

Parents/Caregivers of in-person students who have transitioned to virtual learning due to the mandatory transition started in November should first check with their child's teacher to confirm if any new materials are needed.

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