Renaissance Revival

Academics, Attitude, Action --- November 13, 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."

Inspiration


"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good people."

Martin Luther King Jr.


"Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."

Rep. John Lewis

A Message From The Principal


November 13, 2020


Renaissance Parents and Caregivers,


We shared information yesterday regarding the Marion County Health Department’s requirement to move to virtual for K-12. We know this change can be overwhelming and create many questions that need to be answered. We are working to get these answers to you as soon as possible. Please know that Renaissance is here for you to answer questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or school. We may not have answers to everything at this time, but will work hard to communicate with you as soon as we do.


In order for our teachers to properly prepare for virtual learning Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th will be eLearning days. These days will be different from virtual learning that your child will begin on Monday, November 30th. On these days students will log into Canvas and complete independent activities. Teachers will be available to answer questions from 11:30-2:30.


Please find the most up to date information we have on this transition to virtual below.

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EBT Cards--

This provides an overview of the EBT cards some parents will receive.

https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/dfr-policy-changes-and-actions/pandemic-ebt/

Student Success Handbook!

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Warren Parents and Caregivers, here is the link to our Student Success Handbook. This handbook is updated every year to include information about how we keep students and staff safe at school, along with resources for families to access as well as information on district procedures and policies. This handbook is also shared with students. Please take a moment to review and complete this as acknowledgement that you have received the handbook. Please reach out if you have any questions.

District Covid-19 Data


MSD Warren Township COVID-19 data will be updated and shared each Friday on our district website which can be accessed HERE. Included in this data are the number of positive cases by school/facility as well as the total number of individuals (students and staff) who were required to isolate or quarantine. Individuals that are in isolation may or may not have COVID-19 and may or may not have been exposed within Warren schools/facilities. Isolation and quarantine are used to slow the spread of COVID-19.


**These numbers do not mean that a school or facility is unsafe for students and staff, rather that precautionary steps are being taken to protect all students and staff. We will continue to communicate with staff and families if they are identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case.

Tech Support --

Beginning Monday, October 26th the Moorhead technology help desk will move to door 11 at the rear of the building located near the playground. Please drive through the gate on the west side of the building and, after parking, enter door 11 for assistance.


  • The Technology team will keep the same hours for the help desk: Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 11am to 1pm.

  • Make sure to check Canvas and your email daily for assignments and instructions.
  • In need of a hotspot reach out to school at 317-532-2996.

ParentVue

Parents can view their students "Warren Password" on the ParentVUE Student Info tab. Parents can click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. They will see their students' passwords right after the bus info.

Canvas/Synergy Help!


1.) Take a deep breath

2.) Go to google.com

3.) Go to manage accounts

4.) Go to manage accounts on this device

5.) Log-out of ANYTHING that is NOT your warren email account

6.) Now try to log-in by going to warren.instructure.com (Please do not attempt to log-in with clever)


Still blocked?!?!

1.) Clear cookies and cache

Need Help with Navigating Canvas....Check out the enclosed video!


The video below is a tutorial on how to access Canvas and to navigate it. Thank you to WCHS Math Teacher, Mrs. Julie Ritchie for this easy to understand video.


Please note: The video is an example from an Algebra 1 class. You may not be in this class or have this teacher, but it is will still help you with any of your classes.


CANVAS TUTORIAL

School District Publications/News Media Use





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.

Immunizations Reminders

In order for our schools to be in compliance with the state laws regarding immunizations, please make sure that your student(s) have their updated information on file with your school's nursing staff.


Students attending in person must have updated immunization records on file to attend or have communicated to nurse or administration that an appointment has been scheduled. All virtual students vaccines must be on file and up to date by January 4, 2021, to avoid exclusion.


Please make your school's nursing staff aware of any upcoming appointments for vaccines, or if there are any medical or religious objections to your student receiving his or her vaccines


Also, PLEASE inform your school's nurse of any chronic health conditions that the school should be made aware of, and that your student's medical emergency information is up to date.

Moorhead Community Resource Center--- Now Open!



Warren is excited to expand our community outreach and support with the opening of the Moorhead Community Center. This location will be a hub of resources for our families, including access to Sonny Day Outreach programming for food, toiletries and clothing, along with partnerships with other community support agencies. Feel free to stop in and see what great resources are available for you and your family.

Food Pickup --8400 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Pick ups are Tuesday morning OR Tuesday afternoon.


You will receive five breakfast and five lunch at that time (meals for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday)


For those of you who are new to your student being a 100% virtual learner, we provide five breakfast and five lunch every week for your student(s).


We ask that you sign up using the link below so that we have an idea of how many meals to prepare.


Thank you.

https://forms.gle/ufPcDgbSfDshtiAC8

Free and Reduced Lunch/Textbook Rental Forms


If you qualify for and wish to receive Free/Reduced Textbook Rental this school year and you are not Directly Certified, you will need to complete an application either online at lunchapplication.com or by stopping by front office to pick up a paper come. .

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Self-Screening

We are asking that each student "self-screens" daily. The following questions should be asked and answered daily. If a student answers "YES" to any of these questions we would ask that they stay at home and notify the school immediately.



  1. Are you currently experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or at least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell?

  2. Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19?

  3. (3) Within the past 14 days, have you been in close contact (within 6 feet for more

    than 15 minutes) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

New Student Information System-- Synergy

Warren is excited to announce that we have upgraded to a new student information system called Synergy. This means that our old parent portal, Tyler, will be going away. Instead, the parent portal will be upgraded to Synergy’s ParentVUE. ParentVUE is an online tool to help you monitor your student’s education. It allows you to update contact information and provides you with access to the latest information about your child’s attendance and scheduling. Our middle and high school families can view class assignments, report card grades, and course history with ParentVUE.


Once ParentVUE is available, parents who have a previous Tyler account will receive an email with instructions about setting up your new username and password. If you do not have a Tyler SIS account, please complete a registration form located on our parent portal webpage and return it to your school to begin the process of activating your account.


ParentVUE is a great way to stay connected with your student's school and track their academic progress. It also helps us stay in contact with you!

Chromebooks! Please Bring Your Device Daily!

In an attempt to keep students safe we are asking that students bring their individual devices from home to school daily. There will be no sharing of Chromebooks. Chromebooks will not be available in classrooms. Students will need to bring their devices, charging chords, and cases everyday to school.

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