Tribe News

October/November 2021

Note from the Principal

Dear Mohawks,

The first 9 weeks are in the books and we are charging ahead to the second half of the first semester. I'm looking forward to seeing many of you this week at our parent-teacher conferences.

Be on the lookout for information from the SES tech department about datacasting. Mr. Taylor shared the following information with administrators about datacasting, "Datacasting is made available to all students attending Shelby Eastern Schools at no cost to the family or to the school district. All expenses are covered by a grant from the State of Indiana to the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations. Datacasting makes it possible for a student to receive content from each of their teachers' Google Classrooms on their district-provided Chromebook at home even if the family does not have Internet access. We will begin sending datacasting equipment home with students beginning Monday, October 25. Families that are interested will sign up via a Google Form that will be advertised via Thrillshare, our website, and the district newsletter."

Please make sure to review all the upcoming events for the remainder of October and November. Fall Break begins Friday morning. I hope you all have a wonderful time away from school.



Mrs. Speidel

Related Arts Update

Mrs. Perry: 5th graders have been working on their Anti-Drug Calendar posters.

Grades K-4 have been working on the Too Good program. We have been discussing goals. They have learned about the steps for creating goals (Step 1: Name it, Step 2: Picture yourself doing it, Step 3: Say "I can", Step 4: Think about how to do it, Step:5 Go for it, Step 6: Celebrate your success) and they have been identifying people who can help them reach their goals.

Mrs. Albakaa: As a whole we have been working on Veteran's day music. My younger classes have been exploring their four voices and working on the beginnings of rhythm reading and movement to music. Older classes have been working on complex dotted rhythms, harmony and melody, and working with boomwhackers. 3nd-4th graders are starting a Boomwhacker composition project this week.

Ms. Corlett: We've been busy doing all kinds of activities from stretching out to playing a good game of kickball. Tag games are always favorites, relay races, scooter riding, bean bag tossing, and jump roping are some highlights. Students are hitting standards and not even realizing it. Skeletal system is coming up. Students are recognizing the value of PE for their health, enjoyment, challenge, self expression, and social interaction.

PTO Update

The Walk-a-thon raised over $8000 for PTO to purchase STEM equipment to use in each classroom. Our next meeting is October 25th at 7pm in the cafeteria. We will be finalizing details for Grandparents Night held November 17th. We will also be planning our crafts for our Christmas shop we do each year. If you are interested in helping with either event, please reach out to Lynnette Thomas (317-625-3274), or come to our next meeting! We love more input and volunteers!



Future Events

50's Day to celebrate the 50th day of school!

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 8am


Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 3:30pm to Thursday, Oct. 14th, 7pm


Fall Break

Friday, Oct. 15th, 8:15am to Friday, Oct. 22nd, 3pm

Enjoy the time away

PTO Meeting

Monday, Oct. 25th, 7pm

WES cafeteria

Red Ribbon Spirit Week

Monday, Oct. 25th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 29th, 3pm


Monday: Our Dreams Are Too Big for Drugs- Pajama Day

Tuesday: Hats Off to Being Drug Free- Hat Day

Wednesday: "Red"y to Live a Drug Free Life- Wear Red

Thursday: Team Up Against Drugs- Wear your favorite team gear

Friday:Say Boo to Bullying and Drugs- Wear Costumes

Halloween Parties

Friday, Oct. 29th, 1:30pm

WES Classrooms

Picture Retakes

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 8am


Veterans' Day Program

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 1pm

Waldron High School Gym

Grandparent's Night

Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 6pm

WES cafeteria and gym

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 24th, 8am to Sunday, Nov. 28th, 3pm

With family and friends

Important Reminders

  1. Remember to call the office with ANY changes to transportation and absences.
  2. Please call the office before 2:30 to make changes to afternoon transportation.
  3. If your child is absent due to an appointment, please get a note from the Dr.'s office and turn it into the front office.
  4. Contact the office if you know your child will be absent from school.

Shelby Eastern Schools Updated Quarantine Guidance Contact Tracing/Quarantining 9/7/21

When a student tests positive for COVID we will identify (Contact Trace) students who may have been exposed to the positive student or staff. Contacts are identified as students who were within 3 feet of that person for 15 or more consecutive minutes. When a close contact is identified at school, these factors will be considered before a symptom-free student is sent home for quarantine:

1. Was the student wearing a mask? If so, remain at school.

2. Is the student vaccinated against COVID 19? If so, remain at school.

3. Has the student themselves tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days and able to provide test results to administration? If so, remain at school.

4. If the student was not wearing a mask, they can choose to wear a mask for a period of 7 to 10 days and remain at school. (7 days is allowable if the student can produce a negative test after day 5).

5. If the student doesn't qualify for any of the above, they will be asked to quarantine at home for 10 days or return after 7 with a negative test administered on day 5 – 7.

6. Student athletes who cannot answer “yes” to questions 1-3 would be excluded from athletic contests for a minimum of 7 days if identified as a close contact. During that time, athletes may practice, but must wear a mask.