Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 6 - Friday, September 10, 2021

Dates Coming Up

  • TODAY - Perfect Pastries Fundraiser Sales Due; online sales close at end of day
  • Tuesday, September 14 - Body Safety for First, Third, and Fourth Grades
  • Wednesday, September 15 - Body Safety for Kindergarten and Second Grades
  • Monday, September 20 - PTO General Meeting via Zoom, 6:30-7:15 PM
  • Friday, September 24 - E-Learning Day via Canvas, NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL or Zooms
  • Tuesday, September 28 - Fall Picture Retake Day
  • Friday, October 8 - End of First Quarter
September 10

September 11 Anniversary

"Most of us remember the morning of September 11, 2001. Where we were; what we were doing; who we called. But as the 20th anniversary approaches, we find ourselves living in a time when many of our schoolchildren were either born after that date, or were too young at the time to remember the attacks. For those kids, here are eight thoughtful, sensitive children’s books about September 11, 2001."

Please click on the link below if interested in using the power of a picture book to help your family tell the story of an important day in history.

All students participated in a moment of silence this morning in honor of the men, women, children, pilots, military, police officers and fire fighters that dedicated their lives to protect our safety and freedom.

The Perfect Pastries Fundraiser was a Huge Success!

Congratulations, SCE! You did it!

We reached our goal of $10,000 in sales and we get another reward!

On Tuesday, September 21, be ready to dance at recess

because we earned a DJ!

Thanks so much for supporting our school.

HSE District Calendars

Link to the HSE School District page with calendars for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.

School Dismissal Manager - System is a GO

We are launching next week!

Families - your responsibility is to:

1. Be on the lookout for 2 emails next week. One from Mrs. Rich via Skylert. One from School Dismissal Manager with login and password information to set your default dismissal.

2. ALL families must complete the step of putting in how your child gets home on a typical day. The last day to set a default is Monday September 21 (you may set different defaults for different days of the week).

3. Determine if one family member will create exceptions as needed or if all family members will have control to make exceptions.

  • It is imperative that your child's default is set within the transition week as this will lock in and only the Office will be able to change defaults after September 21.
  • We will continue with our current call-in dismissal system and SDM the week of September 20-24, to allow time to transition.
  • Starting September 27, notes and emails will no longer be accepted to change dismissal.
  • All dismissal exceptions must be completed by families online before 1 PM.
  • Teachers will be instructed to use only SDM for dismissal starting Monday, September 27.

Thank you to Everyone Who Donated!

SCE is proud to have supported local food pantries with donations of mac & cheese cups and oatmeal packets. We greatly appreciate everyone who gave!

It's Spirit Wear Time!

It's time to order Spirit Wear! Check out the selection at this link.

Shop the Spirit Wear Store Here

Want to see what your child is up to during the day?

Sand Creek Elementary has an official Twitter page where we blast out photographs of awesome moments caught on camera daily!

Help us reach our goal of getting 1000 followers, we are SO close!

Don't miss out and follow @SCECougars now!

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

September 13-17 is Week 1

Attendance Updates

If your student will be late (after 7:40AM) or absent, please contact us as soon as you know.
  • If your student will be out for travel or another reason, please contact us!
  • You can call day or night at 317-915-4270. Please leave a message after hours.
  • You can email the attendance secretary at, and your student's teacher.
  • We also use an app called Talking Points to send text messages to families of absent students.
  • We need a reason for each student's absence every day. Our nurse will follow up if needed.
  • School Dismissal Manager will also be an absence reporting option soon.
Return to In-Person Instruction Plan

Details on school protocols, mitigation strategies, the HSE District COVID dashboard, and self-reporting forms are all here.

First General PTO Meeting Coming Soon

Our first general PTO meeting will be via Zoom on Monday, 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:

Fishers Community News

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Volunteering and Chaperoning

  • All volunteers are required to wear a mask during school hours, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All volunteers are required to have a current background check on file.

Call Sand Creek 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.