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Eastridge Elementary School April 3, 2020
While I know the last few weeks have not been typical, I do hope that your families were able to rest, relax, and have some fun over spring break! Please read through this newsletter carefully as it has information on the upcoming Learn at Home Activities and the device deployment procedures. I know this is a challenging time for everyone, but please know that we are here for you and focused on reconnecting with students as we prepare to start Learn at Home Activities.
Per Governor Holcomb’s executive order, all Warren Township schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. While we are heartbroken over this news, we do understand the need to keep everyone safe. We miss all of our students and families terribly! Even though we will not be meeting in person, we are excited to reconnect virtually with students via Learn at Home activities starting the week of April 13th.
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 at bit.ly/msdwarrendevicerequest so we can prepare devices to be picked up. In order to facilitate a safe and efficient process our school has been assigned a date and time for devices to be picked up.
Eastridge ‘s assigned distribution date is Wednesday, April 8th.
Grades Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd will have pick up times from 9:00am - 12:00pm.
Grades 3 and 4 will have pick up times from 12:00pm - 3:00pm.
The Device Request Form is accessible with any device (cell phone, computer, tablet). If you arrive without completing the form, you will be asked to complete the form before a device will be issued. During distribution, all family members should line up in our school's designated car rider line and remain in their vehicle at all times. Our car rider line is located in the back of the building by door 13. Cars should line up along the curb and pull to the end of the sidewalk. Again, please remain in your vehicle at all times. A school staff member will meet you at your car to check in and deliver the device to you.
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 5:30pm - 7:00pm. 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 11:00am -1:00pm. 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. Please reach out to me at 317-532-3153 or email@example.com with any questions. Give your children big hugs from all of us at Eastridge! We miss you!! Be safe and take care!