Academics, Attitude, Action --- May 15, 2020
Renaissance Mission Statement
"Our mission is to help students identify and learn how to cope and overcome their academic and behavioral challenges in order to become productive and responsible members within Warren Township school population and community at large."
"I never lose. I either WIN or Learn." Nelson Mandela
A Message From The Principal
I hope this finds you well and safe. We are entering into the final few weeks of the semester/school year. Reminder that you should continue to work daily and push to complete all assignments by next Friday. Seniors, completion of all coursework is essential for you to be able to graduate. Teachers have continued to tell you throughout this entire Elearning to keep working. At no point should you have stopped working unless you were done with the class.
All students are encouraged to go back through all emails or reach out to your advisory teacher to find out what you should be working on and/or what you have left to complete.
Seniors, please note that graduation requirements have not changed. You are still in need of the required credits and required to be working to complete those classes.
Phone calls and emails will be going out detailing the end of the year close out and process for returning devices and/or picking up items left at school. You should have received the district wide call earlier this week detailing how you can sign up to retrieve items left at school. You may also reach out to your advisory teacher if there is something at the school you need to pick up.
Lastly, Cap and Gown Pickup Make-up day was this past Tuesday. If you did not have a chance to pick up your cap and gown please email your advisory teacher. Also, don't forget that you need to submit a picture of yourself in your graduation cap and gown no later than 11:59pm, May 20th. Please adhere to the guidelines provided.
For those of you who are registered for summer school please make sure you are checking your email for details on course enrollment. Summer school is scheduled virtually from June 3-June 26th and is being facilitated by Warren Central High School.
Again, please make sure you are continuing to work on your school work and checking your email daily.
VIRTUAL GRADUATION INFORMATION
Seniors should be receiving an email from "Marching Order", which is a company helping to build our virtual graduation. Please check your Spam Folder if you do not see it in your email. The email contains student specific login information as well as the link for accessing the website for uploading information and a picture. You will enter names with phonetic spellings and have the option to record your name so that the reader will say it correctly.
The deadline for photo submissions has been extended to Wednesday, May 20th at 11:59 PM. Please be reminded that all caps and gowns must be worn in their original form. Photos will not be accepted if caps and gowns are altered in any way. Additionally, please adhere to the following guidelines:
- All gowns should be completely zipped for the photo.
- Caps should be on and worn straight, with the tassel on your right.
- Please refrain from wearing sunglasses.
- Only wear school or military issued cords and stoles.
- Photos should only be of the individual graduate.
- Choose a school appropriate background for your photo.
Device Help Desk--
If you are experiencing any trouble with your device please note that you may take your device to Warren Central High School Drive Thru Helpdesk. Help is available Monday-Friday, from 11-1pm at door 70.
Free Lunch Available-- Expanded Food Outreach--
In response to a change in participation numbers, we will be making a couple of adjustments to our food outreach program starting the week of May 4th. We will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-1 at 11 locations. Renaissance School, located at 30th and Post Road will be a new site and will replace Hawthorne Elementary. Wednesdays will continue to be 5:30 - 7 at 2 locations. Lakeside Elementary and now our Moorhead location at 8400 East Tenth Street will be a new site. Because there is a need for a refrigerated space, we could no longer use Post Road Christian Church.
If you find yourself in need beyond what is being offered, a District Community Outreach hotline and email have been created. You can either call 317-869-4308 or email MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us with your information. Someone from the district will contact you as soon as possible.
Middle School Moment
- Middle School Students Assignments will be emailed to student Monday by 9am.
- All assignments, links, and instructions for all classes will be included in document.
- Students will complete work via IXL, CNN News, and other assignments designed by teachers.
- Student may pick up a device at WCHS, door 70 M-F, from 11-1. Indicate that you are a Renaissance student.
- Students receiving assignments from their home schools may choose to just work on assignments from Renaissance instructor or complete work from both home school and Renaissance.
- Teachers will be reaching out to students directly via Zoom, Google Meet, or via phone every Tuesday/Thursdays.
- Teachers are available Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Friday's students will have an opportunity to access Learn at Home Choice Board eLearning
Middle School Team
CORE/Success, Mrs. Shaw, email@example.com
Math: Mrs. Nowling, firstname.lastname@example.org
English: Ms. Craycroft, email@example.com
Summer School Details
SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Summer School will be in a virtual format from June 3rd through June 26th. Registration is closed.
CHROMEBOOK AND WIFI UPDATE
If you are experiencing issues with your Chromebook or charger or may have left it at school, please visit the drive-thru ChromeDesk at door 70 (Walker Career Center main entrance) Monday through Friday 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Make sure to bring your student ID with you.
There are three WiFi locations that have been set up that are accessible on campus. Lot 5 (outside of the freshman academy), Lot 7 (west of the football field), and Lot 8 (east of the football field) will have accessible WiFi from 7:00 am-8:00 pm daily. These options should be used only when necessary. Please remain in your vehicle and park with at least two parking spaces between each car. If you walk to school to access WiFi, please find a space to sit that is isolated and away from others. It is important that we adhere to all CDC guidelines and continue the practice of social distancing. Warren Police will be patrolling the campus and will monitor those using the available WiFi.
Counselor Corner -- Conversation With the Counselor
The FAFSA deadline has been extended!
How did your first week of e-learning go? As a school counselor who is used to seeing people face-to-face each day - it has definitely been an adjustment. I have enjoyed speaking with students and families on the phone. Seeing them in our Zoom meetings has been fun too! I miss our Renaissance students a lot!
As we all continue to adjust to this "new life" of self-distancing it is natural for everyone to be overwhelmed - kids and adults alike. Parents might feel the stress more than others as they try to continue working and homeschool their children. Take a look at this Sesame Street PSA for parents that will hopefully put a smile on your face.
For students and adults this 15 minute video gives great tips on managing stress and boredom. This school counselor from Illinois goes through several techniques and apps to help your mental health.
Please know you are not alone and we will get through this together. Please contact me if you need assistance with anything.
Senior Student Success
College and Career Planning
Led by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Learn More Indiana is a partnership of state and local organizations working to help Hoosiers of all ages complete education and training beyond high school. Go to this website and take personality quizzes, research potential careers and educational opportunities, build a resume and more!
Financial Aid Information
Is your student a 21st Century Scholar? Log on to ScholarTrack to check your student's enrollment status, update contact information or check progress on their required ScholarTrack activities.
Financial Aid for Seniors
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications are available on October 1, 2019. Stay tuned for information about a FAFSA Completion night at Renaissance when we will go through the application process.
Also, be sure to follow the College and Career Readiness page on twitter for regular updates!