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Lakeside Elementary is where everyone is valued and respected. Our mission is to connect tradition with innovation, provide exceptional learning experiences, foster meaningful relationships, and inspire a passion for learning in a student-centered, safe and caring environment for all students, families, and employees.

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Hello Lakeside Parents and Guardians,

On Monday, September 21, students will be bringing home Parent/Teacher Conference sign up forms. Conferences will be a 15-minute time slot through a zoom or phone call. Please remember that our annual parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 11:00 am-7:00 pm. It will be critical to schedule an appointment to ensure you have an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher. Remember students will not attend school on this day.

Warren Parents and Caregivers, here is the link to our Student Success Handbook. This handbook is updated every year to include information about how we keep students and staff safe at school, along with resources for families to access as well as information on district procedures and policies. This handbook is also shared with students. Please take a moment to review and complete this as an acknowledgement that you have received the handbook. Please reach out if you have any questions.

As always, I thank you for your continued support of Lakeside Elementary! Take care, be safe, and have a great weekend!


Mrs. Smith


The Learning Option Change Request form is due on Monday, 9/21 at 3 p.m. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Lakeside Families Only Please Click Here for the form.

The students were so excited about their new book! Thank You Warren Arts and Education Foundation!

The Warren Arts and Education Foundation received a generous donation of books from the Molina Foundation. The Molina Foundation is a national nonprofit organization focused on reducing disparities in access to education and health. This mission of WAEF is to empower students and educators and remove barriers to learning in support of the whole child. WAEF has been working tirelessly to sort and box all the donated books to distribute to our students and teachers. This past week, students of Lakeside received several books to take home. We hope your child enjoys the books and continues to develop the love of reading.

College Go Week - September 21-25, 2020

All week, students can wear college, Warren, or Lakeside shirts. Students and staff may wear jeans any or all days for $1 each day. Proceeds will support student activities.

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College Go Week! is dedicated to helping students find the right college that fits their personality and interests by providing information and opportunities to explore and plan for education beyond high school. College GO Week! gives students options to research schools and visit campuses, and then guides them through the steps of preparing and applying for college. There is a recommended focus for activities at each grade level: Elementary level activities focus on college awareness and why college is important. Intermediate/Middle level activities focus on career exploration, degrees and certifications. High school level activities focus on finding the right school/program, financial aid and the application process. For more information visit:


Parents, please ensure that your student(s) come to school every day with a clean and durable mask. Lakeside has provided each student with a mask, if you have further needs please reach out to your student's teacher. All students received a washable face mask at school We have extras should a child need another in the future. Remember, washing masks daily is important!


  1. Talk about it - Empower them by sharing how wearing a face mask gets them involved in the fight against COVID-19. Remember, wearing a face mask helps to slow the spread of the virus!
  2. Make sure you are wearing a face mask, too - this will let your child know they are not alone and that you, too, are doing your part to slow the spread of the virus.
  3. Put a face mask on their favorite stuffed animal or toy - share photos of other kids wearing a mask. Showing kids like them or having their favorite toy wear a face mask will help to normalize this change.
  4. Remind them not to touch their masks - keeping hands away from their face will help prevent the transfer of germs from hard surfaces to their masks.
  5. Washing hands is key to slowing the spread - encourage your child to wash their hands before applying and removing their mask.


COMMUNICATIONS: Please reach out to your teacher(s) when you need support. You should also reach out to your homeschool for support.

NWEA: If you have not taken NWEA with your teacher, please ensure that you are reviewing your email and teacher communication daily. It is important that students are given this opportunity to show what they can do.

CONFERENCES: Conferences will take place after Fall Break. Families will meet with their first-quarter teacher to celebrate their efforts in the first quarter. October 22nd is a non-school day for all students in Warren Township due to Parent-Teacher Conferences. (October 22nd is NOT an Enrichment Day.)

***ALL FAMILIES should have a conference with their first-quarter teacher. This means that some students will be in a new learning environment while having conferences with their first-quarter teacher.

  • Example: Mrs. Thomas was John's virtual teacher in quarter one. John is now an in-person student being taught by Mr. Henry. Mrs. Thomas needs to meet with John's family for a conference.
  • Example: Some students have had three teachers (2 virtual teachers and 1in-person) in the first quarter. The teacher that has the student at the end of the first quarter needs to have the conference.

SUPERINTENDENT'S CANVAS MESSAGE: Starting Monday, September 21full time VIRTUAL K-12 students and ALTERNATING DAY 6-12 students will be required to mark their own attendance in Canvas on days they are not in their school building. Staying active and engaged in each Canvas course is critical for learning and success both short term and long term. Schools and teachers will communicate additional information including sharing tutorials that detail the simple process students will take to mark themselves present for each class period. If you have any questions, please reach out.

Using Canvas for attendance:

****Instead of teachers taking attendance, the following will now occur:

  1. Students (families) will sign into CANVAS and click their class and then hit the attendance verification.

  2. The teacher will log into Synergy and submit the attendance for that day.

  3. The following morning, building secretaries will get an email of students who did not indicate their attendance for the previous day.

  4. The building secretary will go in and mark the student absent for the previous day.


    1. In the long run, we are trying to make the attendance process more streamlined. Once this becomes a routine, it should help simplify the attendance process for everyone.

    2. Other districts that have made this transition noted and they have indicated that this takes about 10 days and then the process is pretty smooth.

The following links are Parent Resources:

GRADES: If conferences and the end of our first quarter are coming, then grades must be right around the corner as well. Yes, this is correct. More information to come soon...

TOWNSHIP SURVEY WINDOW: Over the next two weeks, Warren will have the opportunity to survey 3rd-8th grade students in an effort to receive feedback on their social and academic experience here in Warren Township. The survey window closes on 10.2.2020.

Virtual Learning: What to Expect:

Our breakfast and lunch distribution for all VIRTUAL students will continue to be Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:00 - 9:30 at Moorhead Community Resource Center. Also, we have added Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:00 as an additional distribution time. I would also like to remind our 6-12 students that we are offering a take-home meal for your VIRTUAL Application Day.

Message from Dr. Hanson (9/6/2020)

Click here to read a message from Dr. Hanson:

Kona Ice is Coming!

Kona Ice will be here during your child's lunch/recess time on Friday, October 2. Prices range from $2-$5. Proceeds will support student activities.

COVID Screening and Quarantine Information:

MSD Warren's S.A.F.E Reopening Plan provides a comprehensive framework within which students and staff can be safe. Our staff will continue to emphasize social distancing, hand washing/sanitizing, and face coverings with students. Parents are reminded that students exhibiting symptoms should be kept at home, and that the school response to positive cases will be consistent with Warren's Plan. Please don't hesitate to reach out to teachers, counselor, administrators with questions or concerns - We are in this together!

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
  • 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 317-532-1850 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.

Lakeside Dress Guidelines

Just a reminder that Lakeside is a uniformly dressed school. Click this link below to download the current Lakeside Dress Policy for the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact the office with any questions.

Student Devices -- Please Return Student Devices

Students who will be physically present at Lakeside for the 20-21 school year are asked to bring their devices back to school with them as soon as possible. Items to be returned are:

  • iPad or Chromebook
  • Charging/Power Cord
  • Device Case with keyboards

Students who will be participating in virtual learning will keep their devices at home with them in order to support their learning. If students have not brought devices back to school yet, please do so next week! These devices are needed in the classroom for different learning activities. We appreciate your support in getting devices returned to school as soon as possible!

VIRTUAL Students and Parents/Caregivers!

Don’t forget that we will continue to distribute breakfast and lunches for all VIRTUAL students on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8 AM-9:30 AM at Moorhead Community Resource Center. We have also added a Tuesday distribution time in the evening from 4:30-6:30PM.

Thank you for continuing to use Moorhead Community Resource Center to support your device needs. Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday, from 11-1 PM. **Your technology needs can also be supported through submitting a helpdesk ticket through IncidentIQ Support System. If you are in need of a WiFi Hotspot, you can use IncidentIQ Support System to make the request or you can contact your homeschool.

Warren has added remote support for parents using its incident system (IncidentIQ). IncidentIQ offers parents a quick and simple way to submit help requests.

Categories include:

  • Broken device

  • Cannot connect to WiFi

  • Missing charger

  • New virtual student device request

  • Parent account or password issue

  • Student account or password issue

  • Request T-Mobile hotspot

Visit the Warren website or click here to open parent support. To open multiple tickets, please click the link (it will be provided again after a ticket is submitted). The "Go Back" button at the bottom of the screen will work. Clicking the back arrow on the browser will produce unexpected results. If you find yourself unable to get back to it, close the browser tab and open it in a new tab.

Lakeside Title I Annual Parent Meeting

September 29, 2020

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Lakeside Elementary School

Please join us as we provide information to parents about Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Title I is the federal program that allocates funding to local school districts to improve the academic achievement of low performing students, particularly in English Language Arts and/or Math. Your child is currently receiving additional help in one or both of these areas. At this meeting, we will talk about our Title I program in addition to the following items:

  • Title I Program

  • Title I School-Wide Program (SWP)

  • Description of Title I Program at Our School

  • Parent Engagement Opportunities

  • Title I Parent Involvement Policy & Family School Compact

  • Title I Parent “Right to Know”

  • How Parents Can Help

  • Questions & Contact Information

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 874 5098 6157

Passcode: Lakeside


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.

A Note from Nurse Wolf

Vision and Hearing Screening:

Vision and Hearing Screening will take place next week Sept 15-17.

Hearing 1st and 4th

Vision 1st and 3rd

If you choose not to have your child tested please email or call Nurse Wolf (317) 532-2855 or

Immunization Reminder:

All vaccines need to be up to date. Nurse Wolf has and will continue to send out several notices to students who are not up to date. Please call the Health Dept to schedule those shots asap. Health Dept 317-221-7300.

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.

Tip from Tech

Your student's password can now be found on ParentVUE Student Info tab. Look for "Warren Password". Parents can click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see it right after the bus information.

We want your child to be as successful as possible at school. Success in school is not just about reading and math. It is also about knowing how to learn and how to get along with others. We will be using the Second Step program in your child’s classroom to teach critical life skills such as: Skills for Learning, Empathy, Emotion Management, bullying prevention, and Problem Solving.

For more information and resources click here.

2020 Census

The 2020 Census is open until September 30th. The results of the Census help support our communities with financial resources for safety, education, roads, and other public services. The Census can be completed online at

Sonny Day Pantry

Sonny Day Pantry is holding a food and clothing distribution this Saturday, September 12th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Sonny Day is currently working out of Highlander Park located at 10502 E. 21st Street. Items are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Indianapolis Public Library

We have been asked to help out the Indianapolis Public Library and their strategic planning process. This survey is open for everyone – not just people who use the library! There’s a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card as an incentive! The survey is due on Sept. 12 and can be found at

School Hours

Buses/Cars Unload 7:55am 8:05am School Begins

3:05 School Ends 3:10 Buses Depart

Students will not be released from vehicles or school buses

before the a.m. start time. Students must remain in their

vehicle until a Lakeside staff member signals their release.

When a student arrives late, an adult needs to escort

the child to the front door to be buzzed in (no drop-offs). Students only will come to the front office where they will receive a late pass before going to class.

Attendance Calls

Attendance: 532-2850 Parents, please call by 9:00 am each day to report an absence. Please leave the name and room number of your child, your name and the reason for the absence. Please send a note/doctor’s note back to school with your child.

Stay Connected!

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 Lakeside on Twitter and/or Facebook…

Twitter: @Lakeside_Lions

Facebook: @LakesideLionsDen

School Webpage:

Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.


Respect for Diversity

Academic Excellence

Commitment to Community

Personal Learning Experiences

Equitable Access to Opportunities

Strong and Supportive Relationships

Year Books

Lakeside families, if you have purchased a Lakeside yearbook for your student and was not able to pick it up during our distribution days we will pass them out to students the first few days back to school. If your student is attending Warren's virtual school or you would like to purchase a yearbook please call the office and we can arrange a pick-up time.

Warren App!

Lakeside Families, stay informed with the latest Learn at Home information, staff contacts, social media access, and news updates. It’s everything Warren Township, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: or iPhone:

CAR RIDERS/DAYCARE Student Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures

We ask that our parents follow these guidelines to ensure that every student has a safe arrival and dismissal:

All students will be required to be dropped off and picked up through the car rider line to maintain safety standards. Parking at the front and East end of the building and walking children to and from the entrances will not be allowed. We want to prevent children and adults walking through the path of cars or buses on the property at any time.

Staff members will be present outside beginning at 7:55 a.m. each morning for student drop-off. Please do not release your children until a staff member signals the beginning of our process. Students will not be counted tardy until 8:05 a.m. Our afternoon pick-up procedures will begin at 3:00 p.m. If you are in a hurry, you are encouraged to be at or near the front of the line. We will implement our dismissal procedures as quickly and safely as possible for all.

Thank you very much for your support with helping ensure Lakeside maintains safety as our priority during our student entrance and dismissal each day!



The window for K-8 families to request a change from IN-PERSON to VIRTUAL or VIRTUAL to IN-PERSON for the 2nd quarter will be open from Friday, September 11th to Monday, September 21st. The schedule change will officially take place after the fall intersession break on Monday, October 19th. Lakeside Families, Please click here for the form.

  • 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

  • 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.

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Warren Early Childhood Center

The Warren Early Childhood Center is now enrolling children for both full-day and half-day preschool classes. ECC is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program and is rated a Level 4 center on Indiana’s Paths-to-Quality.

Our staff works diligently to provide a safe and nurturing environment so the social and emotional needs of children can be met. We also believe in learning through play. Play is an important component of healthy brain development. It assists with developing social skills, thinking skills, problem-solving, and self-confidence; all the skills necessary for children to learn both academically and about the world around them. ECC accepts CCDF and On My Way Pre-K vouchers. Please call Mary Crabtree in our front office to make an appointment to register, 317-869-4751.


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.