Creston Community News

October 16, 2020 - Preparing for the Return from Fall Break!

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See Below to access your child's Term 2 Schedule! (Click the green button that matches your child's grade level & learning environment).

Grade 5 IN PERSON - Term 2 Schedule

(No changes from Term 1)

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION from the PRINCIPAL

IF MONDAY or TUESDAY WILL BE YOUR STUDENT'S FIRST DAY ON CRESTON'S CAMPUS FOR THIS YEAR (if they were a virtual learner during Term 1), THESE STUDENTS SHOULD REPORT TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING:

  • Grades 5 and 6 = report to Auditorium
  • Grade 7 = report to LGI Room
  • Grade 8 = report to Mr. Day's Office (Room 105)



Fall conferences are scheduled for THURSDAY, October 22nd. This is a NON-SCHOOL day for ALL 5th - 8th grade students. Parent Conferences will be held VIRTUALLY - look for a special mid-week email coming from CIMS on Wednesday, October 21st with Zoom links for each teacher - this will help you connect with your assigned conferencing teacher conference day!

  • You should have already received information related to conferences from one of your child’s teachers. If not, you'll receive it after fall break!
  • Please note that students will conference with a Quarter 1 Teacher, so even if they have a schedule change starting October 19th, their conference will occur with someone who taught them during Quarter 1.
  • Please make sure to check with your student to see what communication they’ve received about conferences, and respond accordingly. Details may have also been sent to your email.
  • Term 1 Report Card grades will be discussed/shared during Conferences.
  • If you do not yet have access to ParentVUE to access your child's grades, check the instructions HERE so you can gain the access you need.
  • We anticipate and hope that 100% of our students and families will participate in this year’s conferences, which will be held virtually.
  • We look forward to talking with all families via Zoom on October 22nd.


LUNCH UPDATES for IN PERSON LEARNERS

Students will be permitted to purchase "extras" during lunch periods. Each student will have a MAXIMUM of ONE additional item they can purchase, in addition to the school lunch. (Extras consist of bags of chips, etc.) Please note that exact change must be given to pay, otherwise the remainder will be added to a student's lunch account. Example: If an item costs 80 cents, and a student pays $1, the extra 20 cents will not be physically handed back to the student but will go onto their lunch account.


BUS PICKUP/DROPOFF INFORMATION

Parents needing to access bus routing information can visit ParentVUE online OR can call the Transportation Office at 317-532-2820.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

**If your child is coming to school in person starting the week of October 19th, please be sure they bring a mask/face covering! This must be worn at ALL times, except when eating.

**If your child did virtual learning during first term and is returning to in person, please make sure your child brings ALL textbooks/workooks back to school with them.


The link below provides an overview of the EBT cards some parents will receive.

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

IMMUNIZATION COMPLIANCE

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The above chart shows the REQUIRED immunizations for students to have this school year, no later than October 19th. Please make sure your student is in compliance.

You can call our CIMS Clinic with any questions - 317-532-6807 - once school resumes.

Students who are not in compliance can be excluded from school after October 19th.

Please call the CIMS Clinic to let the nurse know whether your student has already received their immunizations, OR that you have scheduled an appointment for your child. Attendance, as you know, is incredibly important so please make sure your child has received the appropriate vaccines!

*Families whose children are still out of compliance will receive a phone message on MONDAY*

Digital Citizenship Week!

This coming week (October 19 - October 23) is National Digital Citizenship Week! This website includes resources for Family Engagement related to various Digital Citizenship topics: cyberbullying, online privacy/safety, homework & online learning, social media & devices, and more!

Parents/caregivers and students are also invited to check out more information HERE:

Overview

Digital Citizenship Week Themes

Covid-19 School Attendance - Parent/Caregiver Screener

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PICTURE DAY IS OCT. 29 & 30 for IN PERSON LEARNERS! All picture orders MUST be submitted online - we will not be using paper order forms.

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CLICK HERE to order school pictures - use code 51320QA

The district will share information in the coming weeks about school picture opportunities for virtual learners.

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ATHLETICS INFORMATION

ANY virtual or application day student coming to Creston for an athletic practice or tryout should plan to check in with Athletic Director, Mr. Apple, at Door 7. Athletes cannot enter CIMS until 4:10 PM each day, to allow our dismissal traffic to operate efficiently. Parents/caregivers may NOT drop off athletes any earlier than 4:10 PM.


ANY student wishing to participate in a winter sport MUST have a physical on file. If not, students may not try out.


Visit the CIMS Athletics Website for more information on winter sports schedules, coach contact information, and more!


BOYS BASKETBALL

Do you love basketball? Do you want to be part of a proud tradition? Are you in 7th or 8th grades? Do you have a physical on file and a Final Forms digital account created? If you answered Yes to ALL of these questions, then you will want to try out for our Boys Basketball Teams. Tryouts begin on Tuesday, October 20th after school. Any questions please contact Coach Kwiatkowski <mkwiatko1@warren.k12.in.us> or Coach Guthrie <fguthrie@warren.k12.in.us>.


CHEERLEADING

Interested in Winter Cheerleading? Google Forms were sent out to all 7th and 8th-grade students, either from your GLA or your CORE connect teacher. Students who fill out this form will receive an email over fall break with videos and information about winter cheerleading try-outs. So make sure you check your email over fall break. If you have any questions email either of the coaches, Ms. Dennison <sdenniso@warren.k12.in.us> or Ms. Gillam <kgillam@warren.k12.in.us>.

Try-outs for Gold Cohort will be on Tuesday, October 20th after school; meet at Ms. Dennison's room, Room 137, or Door 7 if you are a virtual/ application day student.

Try-outs for Black Cohort will be on Wednesday, October 21st after school; meet at Ms. Dennison's room, Room 137, or Door 7 if you are a virtual/ application day student.

Want to get updates from the CIMS Athletics Department sent to your phone? Join our Remind Group -- see below!

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