MSD OF DECATUR TOWNSHIP
DISTRICT NEWSLETTER - BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION - JULY 2023
DISTRICT NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2023
A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Decatur Township families,
I hope this letter finds you well, while enjoying the close of a beautiful fall season. The month of November is a busy and productive time in our schools. We encourage you to check in on your child’s grades through Family Skyward Access and keep in close communication with your child’s teacher(s) as we approach the midterm of the second quarter.
We are Decatur Proud to give a shout-out to the Decatur Central High School Student Council for their Safe Halloween event last week. Over 500 families participated, and we are grateful to the staff members and student volunteers for organizing this community event that was enjoyed by so many. Safe Halloween is an excellent example of our mission to be Student Invested, Community Connected.
Please mark your calendars for these important dates and events as you plan for November:
Next Tuesday, November 7th, will be an eLearning day. Students will complete assignments through Canvas from home to count as attendance for this day. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions, or students can contact teachers through Canvas messages.
We look forward to celebrating our Veterans on Friday, November 10th, with programs at many of our schools. We hope you can attend and invite Veterans you may know. We are thankful for all Veterans and your service to our country!
November 6th-10th is National School Psychology Week. Our school psychologists are valuable members of our school community and do much to help our students to thrive! Thank you School Psychologists!
We hope you will also join us for the Decatur Central High School Theatre Department’s presentation of “Freaky Friday, the Musical,” November 17-19th. See the link below to purchase tickets to enjoy this performance from our talented students!
In closing, Thanksgiving Break is scheduled Wednesday-Friday, November 22nd-24th. We hope you will enjoy this special time of thanks with your friends and family. In Decatur Township, we are thankful for all of our students, staff members, families, and community members!
Together we are Decatur Proud!
MSD of Decatur Township
October in Decatur Township
MEAL BENEFIT APPLICATION
Apply for Free & Reduced price meals HERE!
Eligibility results will be emailed or mailed. You will also have the option to print the meal eligibility letter to keep for your records. Only one application per household is needed.
Important: A new application must be filled out each year for meal benefits to continue. Meal benefits begin when the application is approved. Applications in other languages will be provided upon request to the Child Nutrition Department.
PURCHASES & ACCOUNT INFO
Check out our new lunch portal! You can monitor purchases, complete a meal benefit application, and much more!
Register here: https://linqconnect.com/WPME5A
MSD of Decatur Township Child Nutrition Department
5275 Kentucky Ave., Indianapolis IN 46221
STUDENT FEE CHANGES
K-12 Curriculum Fee Changes for 2023-2024
The state legislature has determined that schools can no longer charge fees for educational materials. As a result, MSD of Decatur Township families will not be charged textbook fees for the 2023-2024 school year. Parents and students will continue to be responsible for any lost or damaged educational material, including but not limited to, lost textbooks, lost or damaged iPad and related components, library books, cafeteria fees, extracurricular activities, fundraising, and NSF check fees.