Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 3 - Friday, August 20, 2021

Picture Day

Dear SCE Families

Thank you for coming out on Wednesday to meet the Principals in the Park! We felt welcomed and a lot of encouragement from the community in which we are proud to serve. It has been a great week of teaching and learning. We have started our beginning of year assessments. Thank you for encouraging your child at home to do their best.

On Monday our Fall Fundraiser kicks off. Please spread the word to your neighbors and family members that want to help support SCE - we would love to celebrate with with a comfy cozy day before September if we meet our 1st goal of $3000! Family members from far away may even help support your child's school if not comfortable coming to upcoming events. Thank you in advance for considering.

We have picture day coming up next week on Wednesday!

We thank you for ensuring your child is transitioning back to masks at school. Adults and students are required to mask while indoors during instruction. We have used the beautiful weather to be creative outside with lessons and activities. Our numbers of close contacts have decreased from one week ago to this week so we will continue our "teaming" approach with distancing, cohorting, and hand washing.

The School Dismissal Manager system is currently being merged in our front office and we hope to transition very soon. Please contact us with any questions and have a wonderful weekend.

Your Admin Team

Dates Coming Up!

  • Aug 23-Sept 3 - NWEA Testing for Reading and Math K-4
  • Monday, August 23 - Fall Fundraiser Kick Off
  • Wednesday, August 25 - Picture Day
  • Monday, September 6 - Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, September 20 6:30-7:15 PM - PTO General Meeting via Zoom
  • Friday, September 24 - Scheduled E-Learning Day, NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, September 28 - Picture Retake Day
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First General PTO Meeting Coming Up- Don't Miss It! (via ZOOM!)

Our first general PTO meeting will be via zoom on September 20 from 6:30-7:15 PM. This is your chance to meet our Executive Board, find out about upcoming events and ask any questions about getting involved as a family member in our SCE community.

Email PTO to receive Zoom Info:

Follow SCE PTO on Twitter: @SCE_PTO_Fishers

Follow SCE PTO on Facebook: @sandcreekPTO

Text Notifications: Text @scouga to 81010

Snack Attack

Fishers Youth Assistance is pleased to offer Snack Attack again this school year and support our students in HSE. Snack Attack is a simple program designed to provide snacks to students needing a little extra nourishment through the weekend. All students who have a need are welcome to participate.

If you are interested in having your student participate or have questions, please contact:

Jennifer Jacks, SCE School Counselor

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. Leaving a message is fine 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.

Important Covid19 Information

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

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.

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

School Dismissal Manager will be launching mid September.

  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, please do not delete this email.
  3. We will notify families when we have a confirmed launch date.

  • 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.

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.

Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates

Visit the Community Insider Page for more information.