Academics, Attitude, Action --- July 24, 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."
"I never lose. I either WIN or Learn." Nelson Mandela
"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.
A Message From The Principal
The first day of school for all Renaissance Students will be August 6, 2020. Students attending Renaissance will attend Mon-Fri. We will still maintain our half day schedule with students either attending in the AM from 8:55-11:55 or in the PM from 12:55-3:55.
I am working closely with teachers to decided how we provide a safe learning environment for all. Please note the goal will be to limit as much movement throughout the building as possible. We also will be requiring MASK in all areas of the buildings, including the classrooms.
Hot breakfast and lunch will be offered but we are still working on a plan for how to safely distribute those meals.
In preparation for the school year please note that students will need to bring their Chromebooks back and forth to school daily in their carrying cases. BACKPACKS OR DRAWSTRING BAGS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.
Again, I am excited to work with our students in person and will continue to keep you informed on decisions being made.
Superintendent Message --Dr. Hanson
Last week, our school board approved our 2020-2021 S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan which included a modified start date of Thursday, August 6th. Our full reopening plan can be found on our district website. We will continue to monitor the local COVID-19 data and consult with the Marion County Public Health Department and make adjustments as needed to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
With the deadline for families to select VIRTUAL being July 20th, our teams are now working diligently to schedule courses, create bus routes, and develop class rosters for all of our IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL students. Families can expect to receive information on these things next week and the first week of August.
Families with students in grades 9-12 who selected the VIRTUAL option will receive a phone call from their school counselor to assist with scheduling their classes for the upcoming school year. Please allow a few days for counselors to reach out to all of their students.
Our food outreach will no longer be operating on Wednesday evenings. Our food outreach will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00 - 1:00.
Warren's Sonny Day Community Center will have a distribution this Thursday, July 23 from 6 - 7:30 pm at Highlander Park. Via a drive through distribution, the Eastside Rotary Club will be volunteering and giving out food & toiletry items, school supplies and school clothes.
I appreciate the patience and understanding that our families and staff have displayed during this ever changing situation. We will continue to be deliberate and mindful of creating plans that provide the best experience for our students and staff.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jul 28, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: MSD of Warren S.A.F.E. Reopening Community (Staff and Parent/Caregiver) Webinar with Dr. Virginia Caine
Register in advance for this webinar:
- The Warren Community Family Resource Center, in cooperation with MLT Mentoring & Sonny Day, will be hosting a food distribution with fresh produce and meat from Gleaners. The distribution will take place on Monday, July 27th beginning at 3:30 pm and ending no later than 5:30 pm at the new Moorhead Community Resource Center, located at 8400 East 10th Street Indianapolis Indiana. Supplies are limited, so distribution will be on a first come first serve basis. We would like to thank all of our families for allowing us to serve you during the summer months during these difficult times.
- Reminder of School Start Date - August 6th
- Please reach out to Renaissance directly with any registration needs.
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?
Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19?
Within the past 14 days, have you been near anyone who has been diagnosed with or experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19?
Warren Township is accepting new registrations for the 20-21 school year. If your student ended the school year in a Warren Township school you do not need to take any additional action to be registered for school. If you are new to Warren Township and want to register your student for the upcoming school year you may register in multiple ways:
- Online - Goto the district home page www.warren.k12.in.us and select the 20/21 Registration / Enrollment Link.
Our registration hotline (317-608-0545 or WarrenRegistration@warren.k12.in.us) is available to assist all new and returning families with all of their registration needs. Our school offices are scheduled to open on Monday, July 20th. If you have any registration needs before the 20th, please reach out to the hotline or attend one of our centralized registration events.
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.