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Eastridge's Weekly Update for Students and Caregivers

Week of February 12, 2020

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Important Dates

February 18th

  • Roller Cave Skating Party
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February 24th - 27th

  • Vision and Hearing Screenings

eLearning and Student iPads

This is a friendly reminder that there is no school on Monday for students and Tuesday is an eLearning day for staff professional development purposes. Students will access their classwork via Canvas/Seesaw and can reach out to their teacher for additional support. We look forward to seeing students back on Wednesday.

In preparation for Tuesday, student devices & chargers are being sent home with all students today. Moving forward, devices will be sent home on a nightly basis with all students, providing additional technology access at home. As we prepare for devices to go home on a nightly basis, we need your help in making this transition is successful. Please be sure the following steps are taken each evening as you prepare your student for the next school day:

- Students should remain signed in to their Apple account

- iPad & keyboard is cleaned on a daily basis

- iPad is fully charged

- iPad & keyboard are placed in book bag each evening

We appreciate your support and help in preparing your student for success. As always, please reach out to your teacher for additional questions.

Health Update

Please remember to communicate with the school if your son or daughter is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or has been tested for COVID-19. In both of these situations, we ask that you keep your child at home until the symptoms have gone away or you have received the results of the COVID test.
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Winter Recess

School Board and School policy encourage outdoor recess for our K-4 students whenever possible to encourage activity and social playtime. Our threshold for cold weather is 20 degrees. When the temperature falls below 20, students will have recess indoors. The 20 degree temperature would also include wind chill. In other words, if the temperature is 25 but the wind chill falls below 20 degrees, students would remain indoors for recess. If students are not feeling well or parents want them to stay in for health reasons beyond 1-2 days, a doctor's note is required.

Teaching and Learning Emphasis

At Eastridge Elementary, we want our students to be strong readers! There are 5 major components to reading. I will be sharing information on each of the 5 components of reading over the next several weeks and activities you can do at home to help your student develop strong reading skills.

Last week we talked about Phonemic Awareness. Phonemic awareness is the ability to segment and manipulate the individual sounds in spoken words.

Before children learn to read print, they need to become aware of how the sounds in words work. They must understand that words are made up of individual speech sounds, or phonemes. Below are some articles and activities to try at home.

Next week we will focus on phonics. Click on the button below to view phonemic awareness games.

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Update: Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)

Important P-EBT Update - FSSA has updated its estimated issuance date to February 28, 2021, so you may hear from families who are concerned when they don't receive cards this week as expected. Please share the updated estimated issuance date of Feb. 28, 2021 with families in this week's newsletter, and with staff who may be fielding questions. I've attached P-EBT flyers that reflect the new date in English and Spanish (***Note: The FSSA flyers direct families to contact their school with questions). For more information, visit https://www.warren.k12.in.us/article/388678?org=msd-of-warren-township, which includes links to FSSA P-EBT webpage and FAQs.

"All Warren Township Schools will participate and provide the necessary data to the Division of Family Resources for the 3rd round of the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT). The funds will begin to be mailed out to your home on January 31, 2021. It is essential that you keep your card, as additional P-EBT assistance will be loaded back onto this same card. Again, PLEASE KEEP THIS CARD. For additional questions or information, please feel free to call our Food Service Department at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389, or you can visit https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/dfr-policy-changes-and-actions/pandemic-ebt/.

If you should happen to move and need to complete a change of address form, please visit the following link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ur-ZIQmkE0wxBi0WTPYjbJ_x7DdGCFIvwlvRHlpyNNUN1pDMjdWOE1EQ1o5QTJQTkNJTFY0UVlCUi4u"

Along with this, I have included an additional flyer for your review.

The assistance is only for students in grades K-12. Early Childhood and Adult Education does not qualify.

For additional information about P-EBT, please feel free to visit: https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/dfr-policy-changes-and-actions/pandemic-ebt/

Please let me know if you have any questions.

(Mason Gallmeyer / Asst. Director of Business Operations & Contract Services / 317-869-4389)

Tech Support

We are expanding our technology help desk hours at Moorhead Community Resource Center! Our new hours will be Monday-Friday from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. K-4 VIRTUAL students with iPad issues should be brought here. Chromebooks can still be brought to any of the three Intermediate Middle Schools during school hours, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday,, or the Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period, Monday - Friday. If you cannot access the above times and locations for some reason, you can also submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ here.

If you are in need of a Hotspot please use the link below to make your request.


If you are in need of Parent Tech Support please use the link below.

Moorhead technology help desk is located at door 11 at the rear of the building near the playground. Please drive through the gate on the west side of the building and, after parking, enter door 11 for assistance.

Moorhead Community Resource Center

The Moorhead Community Resource Center (MCRC) will remain open during the VIRTUAL window and is committed to providing Warren Township families and students with programs and services in a safe, non-judgmental environment where families feel welcome and supported.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Main Line: (317) 532-3854

Address: 8400 E 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

For more information about the Moorhead Community Resource Center, click here. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, please reach out to your child's home school or contact us through the Community Outreach hotline at 317-608-0545.

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Click the buttons below for helpful information!

Parent Recommendation Form for High Ability Program

Parents may refer their child for high ability consideration for the 2021-2022 school year. Complete this form to do so. The window is open through March 26th to collect the recommendations. A recommendation does not guarantee placement.

Helpful Tips and Links for Virtual Learning

Trouble Shooting Tips to help with Virtual Learning.

Title 1 Presentation

Title 1 is a federally funded program that provides support for students and groups of students who are at risk of not mastering Indiana Academic Standards. In Warren Township, all elementary schools and middle schools are Title 1 served schools.

Updated S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan See Page 10

This document has been updated to reflect the latest guidance from the Marion County Health Department.

Stay Connected!

Please continue to monitor our website, mobile app, school newsletters, and our social media accounts for updated information. If you haven’t already done so, please consider following Eastridge on Twitter and/or Facebook…

Twitter: @eastridgeelemen

Facebook: http://eastridge.warren.k12.in.us/

School Webpage: https://eastridge.warren.k12.in.us/

Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.


Warren’s mission is to connect tradition with innovation, in a safe and caring environment, that provides exceptional learning experiences and fosters meaningful relationships for ALL Warren students, families and employees.

MSD Warren will graduate students who exhibit the skills and dispositions of the Journey of a Graduate.

Citizenship - Contributing to our community in a meaningful way

Collaboration - Working with others to achieve better results

Communication - Expressing ideas through listening, discussion, and awareness of impact

Content Knowledge - Developing a strong foundation to support future learning opportunities

Critical Thinking - Engaging in analysis and reasoning to arrive at a conclusion

Resilience - Using skills and strategies to thrive, adapt and overcome challenging situations

MSD Warren Values...Academic Excellence, Commitment to Community, Respect for Diversity, Personal Learning Experiences, Equitable Access to Opportunities, Strong and Supportive Relationships

Eastridge Elementary School

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.