Southeastern Scene

Weekly Happenings at Southeastern Elementary

Principal's Postings

Welcome to the September 25, 2020, edition of Southeastern Scene.

Dear Southeastern Families:

We would like to take a moment to shine a light on all of the hard work our staff and teachers are putting into engaging lessons both in-person and virtually. They are putting their heart into every decision they make. It is so evident when walking the halls, listening to Zoom calls, and talking with staff members about the celebrations they are finding along the way on this journey. In the coming weeks, we will shift into Phase 3 of the HSE Operations Plan. This brings along great anticipation and excitement for families, staff and students. Please know the SES staff is working diligently to make this next transition as smooth as possible for our families. We challenge you to reach out to your child's teacher with an encouraging word... it truly makes all the difference!

Yours in Education,

Mrs. Chastain and Mrs. Monkul

Counselor's Corner

Many Hamiton Southeastern Schools families are struggling financially as we continue to navigate these unusual circumstances COVID 19 has brought upon us. If you would like to contribute to the assistance of SES families that are experiencing these unplanned and unexpected needs during Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays, please consider donating gift cards for groceries, basic needs and gas. Recommended stores are: Meijer, Wal Mart, and Kroger. Please put gift cards in an envelope marked Jen Smith, SES counselor. Please email Jen Smith at with any questions.

If you are a family in need of assistance, please look over the information below from the Good Samaritan Network.

Thanksgiving Assistance from Good Samaritan Network (GSN)

Thanksgiving Assistance Distribution

This year’s annual Thanksgiving Assistance for Hamilton County residents, which includes distribution of food boxes and baskets, will be held on November 21st from 9am-3pm.

Location: Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN. A “Holiday Assistance” application is required. Applications should be completed online ( as soon as possible, or contact the Good Samaritan Network office (317.842.2603). One application, completed annually, can be used for Thanksgiving Assistance and/or Christmas Assistance.

Thanksgiving Day FREE Meal - 3 Locations

A Thanksgiving Day sit-down meal is provided at various Hamilton County sites from 11am-2pm. Staging and venue locations include:

Noblesville - White River Christian Church, 11am-2pm

Sheridan – Sheridan Community Center, 11am-2pm

Fishers - St.Louis de Montfort, 11am-2pm

All locations include a FREE sit down meal without reservations. At the Noblesville and Sheridan locations carry out will also be available. All assistance is first-come-first served.

Jennifer A. Smith

SES Counselor

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, September 28th, Kdg-2nd grade families will receive an email prompting log-in to Skyward to complete two questions regarding vision screenings.
  • Friday, October 2nd, deadline to pay school fees posted to family Skyward Accounts.
  • Monday, October 5th, first day of Phase 3 and return to school full time for non-virtual students.
  • Friday, October 9th, deadline to order PTO spirit wear.
  • Monday, October 19th, through Friday, October 23th, fall break. No School.
  • Monday, November 2nd, school picture day (please see additional information below).

Red and Blue schedule

Below is the 50/50 Red and Blue schedule for the rest of September.
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HSE Operations Plan

Parents, please click this link to read the HSE Operation Plan for reopening.

Virtual Enrichment

Virtual students are being offered two enrichment sessions per day:

  • The first enrichment session will begin at 1:45 and is divided by grade level groups. K-2 or 2-4. Please choose the one you feel best fits your learner.
  • The second enrichment session will begin at 2:30 and is open to all grade levels.

Students can access these virtual sessions through the Library course on their Canvas dashboard. There they will find the button (see button image below) to take them to the Zoom links for each day.

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Cafeteria News

My name is Beth Verhoestra and I am the Cafeteria Manager at Southeastern Elementary. This is my 14th year with HSE Food Service. We are very excited to see all the students again! I wanted to take a moment and explain a bit about the HSE Breakfast/Lunch program.

  • HSE participates in the National School Lunch Program
  • Our breakfast and lunch menus meet all nutritional requirements:

Breakfast includes- meat/meat alternative, fruit, milk

Lunch includes- meat/meat alternative, grain, fruit, vegetable, milk

K-4 portion size for meat/meat alternative, fruit, vegetable is 4 oz

  • Due to the later start time for Elementary, we will not be serving breakfast at this time.
  • A lunch “Meal Deal” includes: choice of an entrée, fruit, vegetable, milk
  • Lunches (Meal Deal) will be free for ALL students until Dec. 31, 2020 or until funds run out.
  • Extra fruit, vegetable may be purchased by everyone

Extra entrée may be purchased by 4th graders.

  • Students will need lunch money in their accounts to purchase extras.
  • Gluten-Free lunch options are available. Contact me if your student needs GF lunches.

Please contact me if you have any questions/concerns: (317)594-4340 ext 2387

This next week will be week 2 of the elementary lunch menu (please see below).

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Dismissal Manager Effective Immediately

Dismissal Manager

Southeastern Elementary is utilizing Dismissal Manager again for daily dismissal changes. Each family received specific login credentials from Dismissal Manager (please look for email from Dismissal Manager). Please make sure that this information is current and up-to-date, because this is how we dismiss your students each day. If you do not have this information current, your child may not get home correctly. If you need to change your student's regular dismissal for that day, you will need to log in to your Dismissal Manager account and make the necessary changes by 2:00 p.m. A list will be generated before the end of the school day with all of the dismissal changes for that day. A link to Dismissal Manager can be found on the Southeastern Elementary website at the quick links section on the bottom right. You can also access Dismissal Manager by clicking this link.

Car Rider Arrival and Dismissal

Parents, in order to keep our students safe as they enter the building, the following procedures have been put into place:


  • Pull into SES parking lot on the right and form two lanes.
  • Once arriving at orange cones, merge into one lane.
  • Watch for staff member to motion you to pull forward, and then motion you to stop and put your car in park.
  • Watch for staff member to wave students in.
  • Students may only exit car onto the sidewalk. Students may NOT exit car on driver's side of the vehicle.
  • Parents will need to stay in the car. Staff will assist students out of their cars.
  • Students may enter the building at the 9:40 a.m. bell.


  • Pull into SES parking lot on the right and form two lanes.
  • Once arriving at orange cones, merge into one lane.
  • Watch for staff member to motion you to pull forward, and then motion you to stop and put your car in park.
  • Please place a piece of paper with your child/children's first and last names visible in the front windshield.
  • Students will enter the car from the sidewalk. Students may NOT enter the car on driver's side of vehicle.
  • Parents will need to stay in the car. Staff will assist students into their cars. Please do not get out of your vehicle. If your student needs assistance with seat belts, please pull forward to the parking lot
  • Students will be dismissed at 3:15 to the car rider area.

Please see car rider map below.

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Nurses Notes

Students are asked to stay home from school if any symptoms of illness are present. Please see below for at-home screening steps:

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School Picture Day

Southeastern Elementary school picture day is scheduled for Monday, November 2nd. Inter-State studios will be taking the pictures, and they are requesting online orders only this year (no order forms will be sent home). Online orders can be made at Please use order code: 51988XB

Creative Learning

Lost and Found

Items with no names in them are beginning to collect in our lost and found. Please write your child's first and last names in jackets, on lunch boxes and water bottles so that we can return them as quickly as possible. It is difficult for us to return them with no names.

Spirit Wear

PTO Spirit Wear is here! Place your order by clicking this link until Friday October 9. Orders will be available to pick up by the first week of November. Please see PTO newsletter link (below) for more information.

HSE Body Safety Parent Information Night

Each school year the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide provides education curriculum for students in our district on child abuse prevention. Parents may register for this zoom parent night by clicking this link. Please see below for more information.

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Front Office Procedures

Reporting Absences

Parents, please notify the front OFFICE in regards to absences and late arrivals. You can leave a message on our attendance line by calling (317) 594-4340. Please leave detailed information, including student's first and last names with spelling, teacher's name, grade, and reason for the absence or late arrival. If late arrival, please include approximate time student will be arriving.

Leaving early for appointment

If student needs to leave early for any reason, only family and individuals listed on the student's approved Skyward list can pick up the student. In the student's Skyward account, under the "Family" and "Emergency Contact" tabs, you may list people approved by you to pick up your student. Those individuals MUST show a valid driver's licence when picking up the student. When arriving, please ring the silver button to the immediate left of the glass door closest to the front office. We must limit the number of non-staff inside the building. Please wait inside the vestibule while we get your student for you.

Forgotten Items

If a student forgets an item at home and a parent needs to drop off that item after school has begun, that item may be dropped off in the front office vestibule. There is a table right inside the first set of doors on which you can place the item. Please have student's first and last names, and teacher's name, on the item and we will deliver it to the student.

SES Library Virtual Check Out Information

Curbside library pick-up services for SES library books will continue for virtual students only. Follow the steps below to help your students take advantage of our curbside hours.

  • Follow the steps in the video below to place holds for books.
  • You may place holds on up to 2 books at a time.
  • Only place holds for books that are “in.
  • Holds must be placed any time before noon the day prior to planned pick up.
  • Books will be available for pick up inside the vestibule doors until 4:00 p.m.
  • Return books to the "drop-off items" table when you come to pick up your new books.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Robinson.

317-594-4340 x-2394

Below is a link to a video that shows how to:

  • login to Destiny
  • Place a hold for curbside pick up

Please access video link here.

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts will have an outdoor slime party for anyone interested in joining scouts. Please click this link for more information.

Girl Scouts

If you have a student interested in participating in Girl Scouts, please click this link for more information.

PTO News

We have a wonderful PTO here at Southeastern Elementary.

Please check the latest PTO news by clicking this link.

Stay connected with Southeastern PTO


Instragram: @Southeastern PTO
Twitter: @Southeastern PTO


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HSE Report It!

HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! has no length limitations. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.

Please access Report It information here.

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