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Eastridge Elementary School August 11, 2019
Greeting Eastridge Families,
We have had a fantastic 10 days of school at Eastridge! This week, our staff has been busy continuing the important work of teaching C.O.R.E. principles in all settings across the school. The acronym C.O.R.E. standards for Civility, Order, Respect, and Excellence. C.O.R.E is what we stand for at Eastridge and in the entire Warren Township community. We are explicitly teaching expected behaviors from the time students get on the bus in the morning, until the time they get off the bus in the afternoon. Each student will be expected to know the desired behaviors and will be responsible for doing his/her part in helping school staff in developing a safe and positive environment for everyone. We will also appreciate your support with C.O.R.E. at home! Safety and security are paramount each and every day, and I thank you for your efforts with ensuring expectations are respected.
Attendance Matters, Facts Matters, Information Matters
1. Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. One in 10 kindergarten and first-grade students are chronically absent. Read more...
2. Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade or be held back. Read more...
3. Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence. Read more...
4. When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating. Read more...
School Safety Reminders
*Important safety reminders regarding our procedures. Please note that some of our school safety procedures must remain confidential and internal for purposes of emergency prevention and protection.
Students should arrive at school no earlier than 7:55 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time.
Car riders -Stay inside your vehicle and follow car rider procedures at all times.
All secure entrance and visitor check-in procedures remain in place through the main office, and we appreciate your patience while you are waiting in the office.
All visitors will be required to show ID upon entering the front doors. In addition, an ID will be required so that we may verify a background check on file, and issue a visitor badge.
Visitors to our school will not be permitted in hallways during arrival and dismissal times, and parents will not be allowed to walk students to class. Kindergarten parents can walk their student to the cafeteria at 8:05 AM.
Background checks may take several days/weeks to process. Please be mindful of the length of processing prior to scheduling your school visit.
Visitors or Parents should schedule visits in advance with students teacher to visit classroom during instructional times.
Visitors or Parents will not be allowed to attend recess sessions.
Every adult in the building must wear a school-issued ID at all times.
- Visitors Background Checks: Volunteers must have a valid background check on file in the front office as well as be included on a students emergency contact form for any type of school volunteer opportunities. If you would like to complete this process or have any questions please stop by our front office.
- Student Absences: If your child is ill and will not be at school, please call the front office at 532-3150 to report his/her absence. Please call and report if your child will be arriving late to school due to a doctor’s appointment. Doing so helps us to know that your child is safe and with you.
SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/ NEWS MEDIA USE FOR STUDENTS
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 recognition if you notify your child’s school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.
Breakfast / Lunch
All Warren Township Students will now receive breakfast and lunch for FREE
No application required, all students enrolled in a Warren Township school will have access to FREE lunch and breakfast
Free meals are all comprised of lean proteins, healthy whole grains, and unlimited fresh fruits and vegetable. A La carte items, add-ons, and snacks & beverages will still be available for purchase.
This program is separate from receiving textbook assistance. Please complete a 19/20 application for Textbooks @ your student's school.
For more information about free breakfast and lunch at MSD Warren Township Schools please contact: Bob Horan, Resident District Manager, Robert.Horan@compass-usa.com or 317-869-4466
Lunch Times for the 2019-2020 School Year
Kinder Lunch - 10:45AM - 11:15AM
1st Grade Lunch - 11:18AM - 11:48AM
2nd Grade Lunch - 11:51AM - 12:21AM
3rd Grade Lunch - 12:24AM - 12:54AM
4th Grade Lunch - 12:57AM - 1:27AM
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.
Parents and students at Chartwells districts across the country have access to descriptions, images, and nutrition and allergy information for all menu items. Our menus are also accessible on the web, mobile devices, tablets, and as a traditional PDF that can be printed and put on the fridge. We have developed our own portfolio of beautiful photos of our recipes and created exciting content and nutrition education that engages both students and parents!
Chartwells will provide reasonable modifications to students with medical needs/disabilities on a case-by-case basis with proper medical documentation from a physician or medical provider. Please contact Resident Dietitian, Haley Quade at 317-869-4441 for more information.
Warren Homefest 2019
Warren Homefest 2019 is quickly approaching on Friday, September 6th, and we have booth space available for your organizations, clubs, and athletics. Booth space reserved before Friday, August 9th will cost $20 per booth for everyone else but, for you, IT'S FREE!
Please complete the attached form and return to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to set up a booth for your organization.
If you know any business owners who'd like to showcase their products or services at this year's Homefest, feel free to forward this to them. Booth space can still be reserved after August 9th, but it will be $30 per space for anyone that is not a Warren org or club. Informational flyer also attached.
Registration for PAYING booth space ONLY can also be done online. Scroll past the Fun Run registrations to find Vendor Registration and follow the directions. Warren Township Council of PTAs
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.