Southeastern Scene

Weekly Happenings at Southeastern Elementary

Principal's Postings

Welcome to the September 11, 2020, edition of Southeastern Scene.

Dear Southeastern Families:

We would like to take this moment to extend our sincere appreciation to all in our educational community. We are so grateful for your flexibility, your kindness and the grace you have given us as we navigate new schedules, procedures and routines. We feel incredibly cared for and loved as Wish lists have been filled, beautiful hand- made masks have been delivered and kind words have been shared in abundance. Thank you for a wonderful week filled with learning, loving and wonder. We look forward to see unlocking more learning next week.

Yours in education,

Mrs. Chastain and Mrs. Monkul

Counselor's Corner

Snack Attack Program returns

The Snack Attack program is back. This program, supported by the Fishers Youth Assistance Program, is designed to provide students a little extra nourishment for the weekend until they can receive a hot meal at school on Monday.

Here's how the program works. Your student will pick up a small sack of food to be taken home over the weekend. The sack is filled with individually wrapped snacks. The type of snacks will vary each week. Please let us know if your child has a peanut allergy as he/she will receive a special bag of peanut-free snacks.

There is no cost to you or the school. If you are interested in having your student participate in FYAP's Snack Attack, please contact SES School Counselor Jen Smith at

One-on-One Counselor meeting

If you would like for your student to meet with Mrs. Smith, please sign up for an individual appointment via the Calendly link here.

SEL Zones of Reflection

Last week our SEL enrichment activity was a review of the Zones of Regulation and an introduction to strategies that can be used to help us move through the zones.

The Zones of Regulation uses four colors to help children self-identify how they’re feeling and categorize it based on color. It also helps children better understand their emotions, sensory needs, and thinking patterns. Please access the attachment below for a worksheet you can use with your child(ren) at home.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, September 14th, week 2 of instruction. Red Group attends in class Monday and Tuesday, and virtual Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Blue Group attends virtual Monday and Tuesday, and in class Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Wednesday, September 23rd, PTO Fall Flower Fundraiser contact free pick up. Volunteers needed. Please see PTO Newsletter below for more information.
  • Friday, October 2nd, deadline to pay school fees posted to family Skyward Accounts.

Phase 2 Virtual Schedule

Phase 2 schedule has begun. Please see the schedule below for the week 1 and week 2 red and blue group on-site days. This next week will be week 2. Questions? Please call the front office at 317-594-4340.
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HSE Operations Plan

Parents, please click this link to read the HSE Operation Plan for reopening. Questions about mitigating spread and facility modifications can be found on pages 27 through 36.

Virtual Enrichment

Virtual students are being offered two enrichment sessions per day:

  • The first enrichment session will begin at 1:45 and is divided by grade level groups. K-2 or 2-4. Please choose the one you feel best fits your learner.
  • The second enrichment session will begin at 2:30 and is open to all grade levels.

Students can access these virtual sessions through the Library course on their Canvas dashboard. There they will find the button (see button image below) to take them to the Zoom links for each day.

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Arrival and Dismissal

In order to keep our students safe as they enter the building, the following procedures have been put into place:


  • Pull into SES parking lot on the right and form two lanes.
  • Once arriving at orange cones, merge into one lane.
  • Watch for staff member to motion you to pull forward, and then motion you to stop and put your car in park.
  • Watch for staff member to wave students in.
  • Students may only exit car onto the sidewalk. Students may NOT exit car on driver's side of the vehicle.
  • Parents will need to stay in the car. Staff will assist students out of their cars.
  • Students may enter the building at the 9:40 a.m. bell.


  • Pull into SES parking lot on the right and form two lanes.
  • Once arriving at orange cones, merge into one lane.
  • Watch for staff member to motion you to pull forward, and then motion you to stop and put your car in park.
  • Please place a piece of paper with your child/children's first and last names visible in the front windshield.
  • Students will enter the car from the sidewalk. Students may NOT enter the car on driver's side of vehicle.
  • Parents will need to stay in the car. Staff will assist students into their cars.
  • Students will be dismissed at 3:15 to the car rider area.

Please see car rider map below.

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Nurses Notes

If your child is joining us in person and has a chronic medical condition that we would need to be aware of, please provide a physician’s statement to Nurse Linda Brown as soon as possible at It is also recommended that students have a change of clothes in their backpacks to accomodate any health needs.

Also, students are asked to stay home from school if any symptoms of illness are present. Please see below for at-home screening steps:

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Creative Learning

HSE Body Safety Parent Information Night

Each school year the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide provides education curriculum for students in our district on child abuse prevention. Parents may register for this zoom parent night by clicking this link. Please see below for more information.

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Lunchroom information


Below is the lunch menu for the first two weeks of school. Next week will be the week 2 menu. Two hot lunch entree choices are available each day. Alternative daily choices will be a turkey & cheese roll-up or a cheese roll-up. Students getting a lunch will receive a fruit, vegetable and milk with their entree. Students will need to tell their teachers in the morning of each day what their lunch choices will be for that day.

HSE Food Services is pleased to announce that the USDA has approved a nationwide waiver due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic that allows ALL students, regardless of socioeconomic status, to receive FREE meals at school. The Indiana Department of Education has now given Indiana schools the approval to start. HSE Schools will start this program effective immediately. According to the USDA, this program is currently in effect until December 31, 2020 or until funding runs out.

What is considered a free meal?
Students can receive 1 FREE lunch AND 1 FREE breakfast per school day. Due to the later start time of 9:45, Elementary will not serve breakfast unless pre-ordered. If your student needs breakfast, please pre-order breakfast and pick up Tuesdays at HSE or FHS. Parents receive a weekly email with this information through the virtual order form that is sent out each week via skylert from HSE food service. Meals must meet the existing USDA guidelines that HSE Food Services has followed in order to be free. This includes an entrée, fruit, vegetable and milk. The meal must contain at least 3 components, one must be a fruit or vegetable. Ala carte items will still be an additional charge. These items include extra entrees and milk and snacks/drinks.

A Gluten free option is also available. Please contact cafeteria Manager Beth Verhoestra at if interested.

Lunch money accounts can be used to purchase a la cart items. There are several options available for families to use when making a payment to their student’s lunch account.


- Online, pre-payments (efunds)

- Cash (please put in envelope with students first and last name)

- Check

When sending check it is extremely important to have the student name and ID number written on the check memo line and/or the envelope. This will ensure the funds are placed on the correct account.

In addition, we have an online payment system for families to use to make pre-payments on student’s accounts. This system is EFunds and a link directly to their site is below. Please remember payments made using the online system must be made prior to midnight in order to be available the next day. EFunds is available now to make payments. Please access this link for EFunds.

Food Allergy Concerns: Contact Cafeteria Manager Beth Verhoestra at for more info.

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Front Office Procedures

Reporting Absences

Parents, please notify the front OFFICE in regards to absences and late arrivals. You can leave a message on our attendance line by calling (317) 594-4340. Please leave detailed information, including student's first and last names with spelling, teacher's name, grade, and reason for the absence or late arrival. If late arrival, please include approximate time student will be arriving.

Leaving early for appointment

If student needs to leave early for any reason, only family and individuals listed on the student's approved Skyward list can pick up the student. In the student's Skyward account, under the "Family" and "Emergency Contact" tabs, you may list people approved by you to pick up your student. Those individuals MUST show a valid driver's licence when picking up the student. When arriving, please ring the silver button to the immediate left of the glass door closest to the front office. We must limit the number of non-staff inside the building. Please wait inside the vestibule while we get your student for you.

Forgotten Items

If a student forgets an item at home and a parent needs to drop off that item after school has begun, that item may be dropped off in the front office vestibule. There is a table right inside the first set of doors on which you can place the item. Please have student's first and last names, and teacher's name, on the item and we will deliver it to the student.

Dismissal Manager

Southeastern Elementary is utilizing Dismissal Manager for daily dismissal changes. Each family received specific login credentials from Dismissal Manager (please look for email from Dismissal Manager). If you need to change your student's regular dismissal for that day, you will need to log in to your Dismissal Manager account and make the necessary changes by 2:10 p.m. A list will be generated before the end of the school day with all of the dismissal changes for that day.

SES Library Virtual Check Out Information

Curbside library pick-up services for SES library books will continue for virtual students only. Follow the steps below to help your students take advantage of our curbside hours and enjoy some of our beautiful books during virtual instruction!

Make sure a parent or adult will be able to come to curbside hours.

· Follow the steps in the video below to place holds for books.

· You may place holds on up to 2 books at a time.

· Only place holds for books that are “in.

· Holds must be placed any time before noon the day prior to planned pick up.

· Books will be available for pick up inside the vestibule doors until 4:00 p.m.

· Return books to the "drop-off items" table when you come to pick up your new books.

· If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Robinson.

317-594-4340 x-2394

Below is a link to a video that shows how to:

· login to Destiny

· Place a hold for curbside pick up

Please access video link here.


Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates

Recreational Basketball Registration - Swish. Did you hear? Registration opens Sept. 11th and runs through Oct. 31st for boys and girls interested in skill development and building a love for the game. Open to kindergarteners through 8th grade, the girls season runs from Nov. to early March. Boys (K) plays from Jan. -March, (1st-6th) Nov. - March and (7th/8th) Jan. - March. Opportunities for boys Rec Plus (3rd – 6th) also available. Information and registration can be found at

HSE/Fishers Girls Travel Basketball - Tryouts for Travel Basketball for girls in 3rd – 6th grade will take place on September 21st and September 22nd for Fishers and 22nd and 23rd for HSE. Program information and tryout details can be found here Athletes must be registered to attend at

HSE/ Fishers Boys Travel Basketball - Tryouts for HSE and Fishers Travel Basketball for boys in 3rd – 6th grade will take place on September 20th and 27th. Program details and tryout details can be found here Athletes must be registered to attend at

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts will have an outdoor slime party for anyone interested in joining scouts. Please click this link for more information.

Girl Scouts

If you have a student interested in participating in Girl Scouts, please click this link for more information.

PTO News

We have a wonderful PTO here at Southeastern Elementary.

Please check the latest PTO news by clicking this link.

Stay connected with Southeastern PTO


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HSE Report It!

HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! has no length limitations. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.

Please access Report It information here.

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