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New Britton Elementary

September 4, 2020

News from Mrs. Mankin

Dear Bulldog Families,

As we prepare to return to school in our hybrid/50-50 model, we are following our HSE Operations Plan as well as our more specific New Britton Operations Guide to ensure the health and safety of staff and students at school. We would like to highlight some important health information for families.

The Indiana Health Department has recently updated the COVID-19 symptoms list. Please refer to this list when determining whether your student can attend school. Do not send your child(ren) to school if he/she is exhibiting any of these symptoms. Contact your healthcare provider and seek guidance on whether to proceed with seeking an alternative diagnosis (non-COVID 19), seeking COVID-19 testing, or proceeding with an isolation period. This is the same list our school nurse, Mrs. Cernero, will use when determining if a student may need to go home from school.

  • Fever > 100.4
  • New, uncontrolled cough (causing breathing difficulty)
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
  • Loss of smell/taste
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

When will my child be sent home from school?

If any child displays any of the above symptoms, (from the Indiana State Department of Health) while at school, the school nurse will assess the student. The school nurse will collaborate with parents and healthcare providers, when necessary, to make reasonable decisions on the dismissal of students from their school day. (Please note: Some conditions MUST dictate exclusion, i.e. fever).

Other things to consider if you child(ren) show COVID-19 symptoms:

Was your family/child(ren) in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with a CONFIRMED COVID 19 positive person?

  • If yes, and your child(ren) is symptomatic and a close contact, begin isolation and contact your healthcare provider.
  • Your healthcare provider can collaborate on seeking an alternative diagnosis (non-COVID 19), seeking COVID 19 testing, or continuing with an isolation period.

The links below contain additional information regarding symptoms and steps to take.

We understand that this is a stressful time for every member of our school community. Please know that we will partner with you to decrease any chance of stress or worry that may arise for you and/or your children. As always, thank you for your continued support!


Lori Mankin, Principal

HSE Elementary Schedule - Phase 2

We will begin week 1, on Tuesday, September 8th so the red group will be attending in-person. Remember that the red group always attends in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays. The blue group always attends on Thursdays and Friday. Wednesday is the day that alternates between the two groups for in-person learning. Please reach out to your student's teacher or the office if you have any questions.
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School Car Rider Drop-off/ Pick-up Procedures

New Britton Elementary

School Car Rider Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures

The following procedures are intended for the safety of your children. Thank you for helping keep all our students safe.

School car rider drop off begins at 9:35 AM, after 9:45 you will need to park and walk your child into the front office at Door 1. During the first couple weeks of school, we will allow for more time at car drop off.

  • Please follow the green line around the east side of the school. Continue back to the front near door #2 & #3.
  • Please pull your car up to the first set of cones to keep the flow of traffic moving.
  • Please ensure your child exits the vehicle on the curbside right next to the sidewalk. Exiting the car to left/onto the parking lot is dangerous. Car seats/booster seats may need moved.
  • Children should be able to open the door themselves (teachers/staff will assist if struggling, but independence is the goal).
  • Never bypass a car in the drop-off/pick-up line. You must remain in your spot so as to ensure safety for students and staff.

Car riders will be released from class at 3:10 PM.

  • Please follow the green line around the east side of the school. Continue back to the front near door #2 & #3.
  • There will be a staff member asking for your ‘FastLane’ number. This number is provided through our dismissal system “School Dismissal Manager”. Please call the office if you do not have a ‘FastLane’ number.
  • This number will be sent inside the building for your student to be dismissed.
  • Please pull up to receive your student.
  • Please do not pull away until the vehicle in front of you has pulled away.
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Related Arts Change with Virtual Learning

Starting next week (Phase 2), Related Arts classes will change from daily rotation to a weekly rotation. Students will have the same Related Arts class Monday through Friday. Students attending 100% virtual will have self-paced lessons and assignments on Canvas*. Students attending 50% virtual/50% on-site will attend Related Arts classes in person on the days they are at school and will go to the virtual instruction page for their assigned Related Arts course on the days that they are virtual. Any student on-site may be asked to bring their iPad to Related Arts class.

Global Studies Video

*Miss Coffman, will soon send specific directions for Global Studies. Please check out her video.*

To access any Related Arts virtual lesson, sign into Canvas via hseschools.org using Google Chrome (Do not use the Canvas app), click on dashboard, select course card for the Related Arts class assigned for the week, click on “virtual instruction” and follow the directions given by the Related Arts teacher.

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Virtual Enrichment Opportunities

Starting on Tuesday, September 8th, we will be offering open (no need to sign up) enrichment/extension opportunities to our virtual learners in the afternoon. Offerings will be held at 1:00, 1:30, and 2:00 each day. Some sessions are K-2, some 3-4, and some are available to ALL learners.

Please have your student access this information by going into Canvas and selecting the Media Center Course (see picture below) from his/her dashboard. Then follow the directions under each image below. We are excited to meet with your children during these times.

Bulldog Safety Team Work - Doing Our Part for Health and Safety

School Lunch News

Student school lunches will be served in paper bags as an increased safety measure. They will still have several lunch options; teachers will be taking a lunch count in the morning each day.
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School Meal Prices

Grades K- 6 Lunch $2.80
Breakfast $1.25
Milk $.50 (both meals)

To fund lunch accounts and to pay school fees.

Free and Reduced Lunch Information

Free and Reduced applications are due no later than Wednesday, September 16th.
HSE food service

Free and Reduce Application

Book rental and School Fees 2020-21

2020-21 book rental fees are posted to skyward. Please log into skyward to view the fees and use the instructions posted below to pay the fees in e-funds by October 2nd.
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HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! will has no length limitations or the need to remember a short code. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.

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PTO News

Hello New Britton Families! We hope your year is off to a great start. As we head back to school next week, the teachers and staff have some items they are in need of in order to make NBE a safe learning environment. Please check out the links below and consider making a donation using their Amazon Wish Lists! This will be updated as we receive more lists. Please check back often.

As always, thanks for your support!


Upcoming Dine 2 Donate

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Dine 2 Donate

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 5-9pm

11715 Allisonville Road

Fishers, IN

Student Handbook 2020-21

New Britton Elementary School

Mrs. Lori Mankin, Principal

Mrs. Katy Lee, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sherri Leiner, School Counselor