The Lion’s Roar Home of the Lions

Week of April 10, 2020

Every Day, Every Child, Whatever It Takes

At Lakeside Elementary our mission is to provide diverse opportunities for learning as appropriate for each student to become productive members of society.

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Hello Lakeside Families,


I'm excited to say that on Wednesday we were able to distribute over 400 student devices. If you missed Wednesday's opportunity there will be one last opportunity next Wednesday evening from 5-7 pm at Lakeside.


Just a reminder that our Learn at Home Lessons and choice boards will be available for students at 8 am on Monday morning at bit.ly/msdwarrenlearnathome. I know that teachers have been reaching out this week and are very excited to begin working with our students next week.


I also want to remind you about our updated food outreach plan. Continuing next week, we will be distributing 6 meals on Tuesdays and 8 meals on Fridays at now 11 locations throughout the township from 11:00 -1:00. Wednesday evening outreach sites are Post Road Church and our very own Lakeside Elementary from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.


Finally, I want to provide two contact numbers you can reach out to for assistance. If you have questions about Learn at Home, device distribution, or technology, please contact our eLearning/Learn at Home hotline at (317-608-0545) or email MSDWarrenELEARNING@warren.k12.in.us.


If you find yourself in need beyond what is being offered, please call our District Community Outreach hotline at 317-869-4308 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us and someone will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.


I hope that you and your family have a great weekend and as always, I thank you for your continued support of Lakeside Elementary!

Stay Safe & Take Care!


Your Principal,

Mrs. Smith


If you haven’t already done so, please consider following Lakeside on Twitter and/or Facebook… Twitter: @ Lakeside_Lions Facebook: @LakesideLionsDen

Check out our webpage:https://lakeside.warren.k12.in.us/o/lakeside-elementary

2nd & Final District Wide Device Distribution

In order to facilitate high quality Learn at Home activities, we will provide a school-issued device for any student who needs one during this time. Devices will enhance the learning process and provide opportunities for students to interact with their teachers and classmates virtually. Interested families should complete a Device Request Form located on our school website as well as social media pages. In order to facilitate a safe and efficient process, our school has been assigned a date and time for devices to be picked up. The 2nd and Final Warren Township wide device pick-up for Lakeside will be tomorrow, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from 5-7.


If you arrive without completing the form, you will be asked to complete the form before a device will be issued.

In the interest of health, safety, and security for all, Lakeside Elementary will be

utilizing the following procedures for tomorrow’s device deployment. Governor Holcomb has called all of us to practice appropriate social distancing including limiting the number of people gathering in one place. For the protection of all families and school staff, please remain in your vehicle at all times. A school staff member will meet you at your car to check-in and will deliver you your child’s school-assigned device through your car window.


We are anticipating many people showing up and to best serve you, enter our campus off 21st street. Please enter the West entrance to our campus and follow the arrows along

the west side of the building and if necessary complete the loop in the back of the

building and along the curb toward door 1 (main entrance). Following the outlined procedures will expedite the process for everyone.

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Device Support

Hardware Support

  • Drive through device support will be located at the following locations

    • Walker Career Center - Daily, 11-1pm, Door 70

    • Creston - TBD

    • Raymond Park - TBD

    • Stonybrook - TBD

Technical Support

  • eLearning Hotline will be communicated as a number to contact with technical issues (317-608-0545).

OUT REACH

I also want to remind you about our updated food outreach plan. To provide increased quantities of meals and to lessen the need to travel on a daily basis, we are adjusting and expanding our food outreach program. We have added a Wednesday evening food outreach site at Post Road Christian Church and now Lakeside Elementary from 5:30 - 7:00. Wednesday locations will distribute a total of 8 meals. Starting next week, we will be distributing 6 meals on Tuesdays and 8 meals on Fridays at now 11 locations from 11:00 -1:00. Eastridge and Hawthorne will be added as Tuesday / Friday locations.

Finally, I want to provide two contact numbers you can reach out to for assistance. If you have questions about Learn at Home, device distribution, or technology, please contact our eLearning/Learn at Home hotline at (317-608-0545) or email MSDWarrenELEARNING@warren.k12.in.us.

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.

Please continue to monitor our website, mobile app, school newsletters, and our social media Twitter and Facebook accounts for updated information. Be safe!

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COVID-19 District Webpage

In our continuing efforts to keep our Warren families informed, we have a dedicated COVID-19 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage that may be accessed at this link: https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/covid-19-coronavirus-disease-2019. We will continue to provide any updates through our digital app and this district website.

Free Internet Resources

Sprint, AT&T, T-mobile, and Verizon are unlocking hotspot access to everyone's cell phones. Please see the links below for more information.


Below are a couple of resources for families without internet access:

1. Free internet that AT&T is offering.

2. Here is another link for families without internet.

Parent & Caregiver Survey

Communication is more important than ever, we need your thoughts. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the following survey:

English - bit.ly/ENGSURSBWT
Spanish - bit.ly/SPANSURSBWT

Warren App!

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.

Playworks @ Home Resources

Playworks has for over 24 years focused on bringing games and activities to schools, while creating a safe and healthy recess for students. We are now, more than ever, committed to responding to the need for continued healthy activities at home through several resources we are offering for free:

  • Play at Home Webpage: A library of videos and other resources featuring games and activities families can play at home. Each meeting the CDC requirements of social distancing and limited equipment. All available free on the Play at Home webpage

  • Play at Home Playbook: This game guide has a variety of games and activities families can do in their own home, with little to no equipment necessary.

  • Live Virtual Recess: A Playworks Coach leading a morning warm-up, a midday game, and an afternoon cooldown each day. Anyone can tune into Facebook Live Monday- Friday at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm EST and play along.


Daily schedule - Facebook Live Recess


12:00PM - Morning Stretches & Warm Up


2:00PM - Recess Game


4:00PM - Afternoon Cooldown & Cheer


Families can also connect with us on Facebook (@makereccesscount), Twitter (@playworks), and Instagram (@playworksrecess). Understanding that not all families have access to internet capabilities, if there is an option of being able to print the game guides and distribute them with meals for the students, please let us know how we can support this.



How Can I Keep Them Busy?

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Free Community Resources!

Community Compass launched an app recently to help users find food pantries, farmers’ markets and hot meal sites. It is also designed to navigate a variety of nutrition assistance programs, such as the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs. The project was funded by the City-County Council and overseen by Office of Public Health and Safety. For more information, call 317-434-3758 for visit https://www.indyhunger.org/compass

Below you'll find a few links to the Indianapolis Public Library with LOADS of information and ways to access materials with and without a library card. This is exciting for students and families!