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Eastridge Elementary School March 1, 2020

New Visitor Procedure

Please click the link below to review our updated school visitor policy. Thank you for your support in helping keep Eastridge a safe and secure environment!

New School Times

School Day - 8:05AM - 3:05PM

Doors Open - 7:55AM

Tardy Bell - 8:05AM

Morning Car Rider Reminders

Please note that in the mornings you and your student must be in line and unloaded by 8:03 am at door #13. The door will lock automatically at 8:03 am and you will then need to bring your student to the front office for drop off. Any students dropped off at the front office after 8:05 am are considered tardy and must be signed in by an adult.
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  • March 2nd--> Community Listening Session (see information below)
  • March 5th--> Cookies & Canvas @ 6PM (PTA Sponsored Event)
  • March 6th--> Free Magic Show @ WCHS Performing Arts Center (see information below)
  • March 13th--> STEM Night @ 6:00PM
  • March 13th--> 3rd Quarter Report Cards will be coming home
  • March 16th - 20th--> 3rd Grade IREAD 3 Assessment
  • March 20th--> 3rd Quarter CORE Carnival & Last School Day before Spring Break
  • March 21st - April 5th--> Spring Break for all Warren Township Schools
  • April 6th--> School Resumes
  • April 13th--> Kindergarten Round-up @6:00PM - 7:30PM (Eastridge Elementary)
  • April 15th--> Skating Party @ Roller Cave
  • Apr. 20-May 15 ILEARN
  • April 24th--> Spring Fest (Carnival Games...Food...Fun)
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Community Listening Session

MSD of Warren Township is excited to be the host of the first Community Engagement Network Community Listening Session on Monday, March 2nd from 6-8 PM at the Warren Education and Community Center located at 975 North Post Road. This is an opportunity to bring the Far Eastside community together to engage with one another, connect resources, and speak about issues of concern amongst a diverse group of community members.


Community leaders, City Councillor Michael-Paul Hart, Superintendent of MSD Warren Township, Dr. Tim Hanson, Founder of the Ross Foundation, Dee Ross, IMPD Community Liaison, Gregory Merriweather, and community member Whitney Yates will provide some information about their community involvement. The remainder of the evening will be allocated for members of the community to share information, ask questions, and engage in community discussion. All are invited to attend. We look forward to this opportunity to engage with our community to build our community!

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Below is a letter from MSD of Warren Township regarding the outbreak of novel virus infections. The safety and well- being of our staff, students and families is first and foremost at Eastridge. Please take a moment to read this important message.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR VIRUS INFECTIONS

February 28, 2020


Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. While the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers this to be a serious public health threat, based on current information, the immediate health risk from ­­­ to the general American public is considered low at this time. That said, we will continue to take proactive preparedness measures as more cases are likely to be identified in the United States.


Our school district is working closely with state and local health departments to review and update emergency preparation plans in the event of a pandemic. Our Operations Department continues to work diligently to ensure a cleanly environment for both students and staff. In the event of a confirmed case in the MSD of Warren Township, appropriate measures would be taken with the guidance of the health department.

It is important to have correct information about the Coronavirus. Click here to access CDC information on the virus.


At this time, the MSD Warren Township will monitor students using normal school procedures to assess symptoms. Patients with confirmed 2019-nCoV infection have reported mild to severe respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. We continue to encourage all student and staff to practice good heath hygiene to prevent the spread of any illness, including viruses.


These steps include:

· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

· If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick

· Stay home when you are sick – fever free for 24 hours without use of medication

· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Spanish Version

El 28 de febrero de 2020


Los brotes de nuevas infecciones por virus entre las personas son siempre un problema de salud pública. Mientras el departamento de Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considera que se trata de una amenaza grave para la salud pública, según la información actual, el riesgo inmediato es considerado bajo en este momento. Dicho esto, continuaremos tomando medidas proactivas de preparación a medida que se identifiquen más casos en los Estados Unidos.


Nuestro distrito escolar está trabajando en estrecha colaboración con los departamentos de salud estatales y locales para revisar y actualizar los planes de preparación para emergencia en caso de una pandemia. Nuestro Departamento de Operaciones continúa trabajando diligentemente para garantizar un ambiente limpio tanto para los estudiantes como para el personal. En el caso confirmado en el Distrito de Warren, se tomarán las medidas apropiadas con la guía del departamento de salud.

Es importante tener información correcta sobre el coronavirus. Haga un clic aquí para acceder más información.


En este momento, el Distrito de Warren supervisará a los estudiantes usando los procedimientos escolares normales para evaluar los síntomas. Los pacientes con infección confirmada de 2019-nCoV han informado síntomas respiratorios leves a severos, que incluyen fiebre, tos y dificultad para respirar. Continuamos alentando a todos los estudiantes y al personal a practicar una Buena higiene de la salud para prevenir la propagación de cualquier enfermedad, incluidos los virus.


Estos pasos incluyen:

· Lávese las manos con frecuencia con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos

· Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol

· Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca con las manos sin lavar

· Evitar contacto con personas que están enfermas

· Quédese en casa cuando esté enfermo. Volver a la escuela sin fiebre durante 24 horas sin el uso de medicamentos.

· Cubra su boca con un pañuelo desechable al toser o estornudar y luego tírelo a la basura

· Limpiar y desinfectar objetos y superficies que se tocan con frecuencia

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Hero Call: Pennies for Patients

Thank you for supporting this very important cause. On Friday we ended the challenge. Next week we will announce how much we collected and donated to the organization.


When heroes work together, we change cancer.

We've got your school year covered! Great memories are captured in pictures in your 2019/20 Eastridge yearbook. They are available for $12. and our order deadline is March 12, 2020. We take cash or checks should be made out to Lifetouch.

Order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com

Yearbook ID Code is 13516920


MEMORIES ARE MADE TO BE REMEMBERED

Please do not bring toys to school...

Please do not allow your children to bring their toys, sports equipment or precious items to school to avoid any loss or damage and upset. The school will not take responsibility for loss or damage of personal items.

Recess

We believe that recess is an important for students both socially and physically, however there may be times where students are not feeling well. If a parent requests their child to remain indoors, they can write a letter with that request for up to 2 days. If it is longer than 2 days, a note from a doctor would be required to keep the student indoors for recess. Occasionally, Indiana weather conditions require outdoor recess to be canceled. When temperature or heat index is above 90 students will not participate in any outdoor activities. In addition, when temperatures and/or wind chills are below 20 students do not have any outdoor activities.
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Attendance Matters, Facts Matters, Information Matters

Why attendance matters?


Fact: Missing just 2 days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year.


RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ATTENDANCE IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. Every school day counts in a child's academic life...A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. The effects of lost school days build up one absence at a time on individual students. Please ensure that your child understands the importance of good school attendance and is at school every day. Every day matters! Every day provides important learning opportunities! Set your child up for success by developing these good habits now!


MSD of Warren Township Attendance Policy Reminder

Students with 7 or more absences will provide a doctor's excusal for each absence. Parents should send medical excusals to the classroom teachers when the student returns to school. Medical excusals will be counted as excused absences. Our goal is to ensure that your child's attendance is accurate.


Attend today. Achieve tomorrow.

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COREtastic Students

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IREAD 3

3rd Graders will take the IREAD-3 Assessment during the week of March 16 - 20. This is a critical statewide standardized assessment. The Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) assessment measures foundational reading standards to Grade 3 students each spring. Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 is a summative assessment that was developed in accordance with House Enrolled Act 1367 (also known as Public Law 109 in 2010). For further information on IREAD-3 you may visit the IDOE website at https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/iread-3

ILEARN

3rd and 4th Graders will take the statewide assessment called ILEARN. The ILearn testing window opens on Monday, April 20. ILEARN measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards. ILEARN is the summative accountability assessment for Indiana students and assesses the areas of Language Arts and Math. Fourth grade will have an additional Science assessment that they will complete. For more information about ILEARN, please visit the IDOE website at https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn
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School Safety

In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.

We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.

  • Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

  • Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.

  • Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.

  • Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills is paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 500 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.

I appreciate your support and ask that you reach out with any questions.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE

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.

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Notes from the Nurse

Please keep your child at home if he/she has a fever of 100 or higher. Do not give your child Tylenol to get the fever down and send to school. Students must be fever free for 24 hours without taking medication before returning to school.

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Lost and Found

There is a continuous Lost & Found table set up in the cafeteria. All clothing items and lunch boxes left outside during recess are sent to the table. Please encourage your child to check the table for their items during lunch. Lost jewelry, glasses and other miscellaneous items will be in the office. Identify them and they are yours again!
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Lunch Menu

Warren Township Schools, in partnership with Chartwells K12, publish breakfast and lunch menus through Nutrislice - an interactive website and a free smartphone app. Our school community can access our menus anywhere, anytime! Click here for the menus or download the menu Nutrislice app.
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Breakfast / Lunch

Breakfast

Breakfast is served each morning from 7:55AM - 8:20AM


Lunch Times for the 2019-2020 School Year

Kinder Lunch - 10:45AM - 11:15AM

4th Grade Lunch - 11:18AM - 11:48AM

2nd Grade Lunch - 11:51AM - 12:21AM

3rd Grade Lunch - 12:24AM - 12:54AM

1st Grade Lunch - 12:57AM - 1:27AM

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Healthy Celebrations

While we love to celebrate, please remember that there is a “no birthday treats “ guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas please visit the district wellness policy by clicking on this link. Also, note that no birthday invitations are allowed to be distributed at school. It is school policy.

PTA Corner

Some other future events that are in the works for this spring semester include, a 'Cookies N' Canvas' event in March, Spring Fling in April, Teacher Appreciation week in May. If you would like to volunteer with any of these events, we invite you to come to our April 28th PTA meeting.


As always, our school collects Box Tops. You can still find traditional clipped box tops on select items in stores or use the new Box Top For Education app from your phone. Simply take a picture of your receipt and box tops are automatically added!


Lastly, did you know the Census is this year? Did you know young children are the most unaccounted for population? When counting please make sure to count children and adults where they sleep at night. The Census is vital to our schools as it helps to determine how much federal money our school will receive. Census counting begins online in March 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.census.gov/


Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to be more involved with PTA. We are here to help support our school families and advocate for our children.


Thanks so much,


Tabitha Jackson

Box Tops

Thank you for supporting Eastridge Elementary. Please continue to send in your box tops!!

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Box Tops App

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. With the Box Tops for Education app, you can turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school.

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New Warren App and Website

Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.

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