Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 3 - Friday, August 13, 2021

Dear SCE Families

Thank you for your attendance and communication earlier this week with Meet the Teacher and getting back into school routines. It is an early morning and we know both staff and students are adjusting to the new hours. Thanks for doing your part with providing grace and being patient while we continue to make adjustments for the need to include the possibility of virtual learning at the same time.

Both Mrs. Rich and Miss Vetter are excited to be here and continue to learn all about what makes Sand Creek Elementary a special place.

Your Admin Team

School Hours are 7:40AM - 2:10PM

Click to visit the HSE District Website

Principals in the Park

Important Events at SCE

  • August 9-20 - Speech and Hearing Screenings for K-2
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - Principals on the Playground, 5-6PM
  • Wednesday, August 25 - Picture Day
  • Monday, September 6 - Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, September 13 - PTO Meeting via Zoom, 6:30PM
  • Friday, September 24 - Scheduled E-Learning Day, NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, September 28 - Picture Retake Day
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Message from the Attendance Secretary

If your student will be late (after 7:40AM) or absent, please contact us as soon as you know.

  • You can call the Office staff between 7AM-3PM daily at 317-915-4270.
  • You can leave a voicemail on the Attendance line any time of day or night.
  • You can email and your student's teacher.

We need a reason for each student's absence every day. Our nurse will follow up if needed. Thank you!

The lunch menu has updates. Please click below for the latest changes and replace your copy at home.

Let's Eat Lunch! August 16-20 is Blue Week 3

Click above to visit the HSE District Food Services page for most current menus.

Important Covid19 Information

Please remember to send your student to school only when healthy.

  • If your student is ill and has any of the symptoms of COVID listed below,
  • we encourage you to get your student tested using a PCR test.
  • PCR tests are the most accurate with less risk of a false positive or negative result.

A PCR test is free through the Fishers Health Department:

COVID Vaccine | Fishers, IN - Official Website

A PCR test is free through the Indiana Department of Health:

ISDH - Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19 Testing Information

Please do not send your child to school ill or while waiting for COVID test results.

A copy of a negative COVID test result must be provided to the school before your student returns to class.

A visit to your physician is also suggested if you feel the illness is not COVID-related.

A doctor's note is then needed for your student to return to school.

Symptoms to monitor for:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Great News! School Dismissal Manager COMING SOON!

We know that communication is important regarding transportation. In order to be most efficient with communication and ensure our dismissal process has safety as a top priority we will transitioning to using School Dismissal Manager very soon and not rely on students transporting messages to staff.

  1. Be on the lookout for more information from Mrs. Rich regarding details for families.
  2. You will receive directions on how to set up your personal account soon.

  • All dismissal changes will be done by families online.
  • Changes must be made before 1 PM to alert classroom teachers.
  • Teachers will be instructed to use Dismissal Manager for dismissal and not able to check email or accept notes regarding transportation changes.

Art Class Highlight

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Visitors in Building

Volunteers are welcome in classrooms again!

At this time, lunch visitors are not permitted per district policy.

  • All volunteers are required to wear a mask during school hours, regardless of vaccination status.
  • In order to volunteer or attend any future field trips - all adults are required to have a current background check on file.

Call the school at 317-915-4270 to find out if your background check is current.

Check the Visiting and Volunteering page on SCE's website to submit a background check.

Kroger Community Rewards

Link your Kroger Card to Sand Creek Elementary and support your school each time you shop!

1. Create a digital Kroger account

2. Link your card to "Sand Creek Elementary" under Kroger Community Rewards.

3. SCE earns money to support students!

Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates

Recreational Basketball - Swish. Did you hear? Registration is open and runs through August 31st for boys and girls interested in skill development and building a love for the game. Open to kindergarteners through 8th grade, the girls season runs from Nov. to early March. Boys (K) plays from Jan. - March, (1st-6th) Nov. - March and (7th/8th) Jan. - March. Opportunities for boys Rec Plus (3rd – 8th) is also available. Information and registration can be found here.

HSE/Fishers Girls Travel Basketball – Find try out information for travel basketball for girls in 3rd – 8th grade here. Athletes must be registered to attend at

HSE/Fishers Boys Travel Basketball – Season information and try out dates will be announced soon here.

Boys Lacrosse Stick Skills Sessions – Join Mudsock Boys Lacrosse for an 8-week stick skills and training program this fall during the offseason. Offered for players in 8U-14U on Wednesdays and Sundays from August 15th - October 6th. Registration is open at Find more information here.

NEW: Boys Lacrosse Travel - Find try out and season information for travel lacrosse for 12U and 14U divisions here.

Everyone Plays. Registration scholarship opportunities are available for families on free or reduced lunch within the district. Families can apply for one per season per child and must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For winter sports these dates are 8/1 – 8/31. Email for more information.