Renaissance Revival

Academics, Attitude, Action --- February 19, 2021

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

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Renaissance Is Committed to Providing Equitable Opportunities For All Students and Staff!

A Message From The Principal

Welcome Back! This has been a crazy snow filled week but the 2 days we were able to get students in the building went well. Friendly reminder that unless you have spoken directly with an administrator about your student remaining virtual they are expected to be attending 5 days a week in person either following an AM or PM schedule.


Students who have been approved to remain virtual will now be following an asynchronous schedule meaning they are able to access classroom work via Canvas/APEX anytime during the day. Teachers will let students know via Canvas when they will be available to assist. It is important that if your student has remained virtual they are logging on to their work daily.


I understand that there may be concerns regarding Covid but please note that are numbers are low enough and with us running two half day sessions we are able to keep students the required social distance from each other to remain safe. In addition, all students, staff, and persons entering the building are required to wear face coverings at all times. Again, we are taking as many steps as possible to ensure our student's and staff's safety.


If your students wakes up and is not feeling well we would ask that you keep them at home and contact the school. Self-screening daily will be essential to students being able to remain at school.


If you have questions regarding when your student should be attending or other questions regarding in person learning please do not hesitate to give the school a call at 317-532-2996.


Lastly, students attending in person should bring their Chromebooks to school daily. Again, in an attempt to create and keep a safe environment we are trying not to share devices.



Stay Safe, Stay Warm, and See You Monday!


AM Schedule


Period 1 9:00-10:15

Period 2 10:16-11:55


PM Schedule


Period 3 1:00-2:40

Period 4 2:41-3:55


If you have questions on whether or not your student is an AM or PM student please reach out directly to the school at 317-532-2996 or email our Guidance Counselor Ms. Nassar at jnassar@warren.k12.in.us.


As always thank you for allowing me to serve your students.

P-EBT Cards 3rd Round


The 3rd round of the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) will begin to be mailed out to your home on February 28, 2021 It is essential that you keep your card, as additional P-EBT assistance will be loaded back onto this same card. Again, PLEASE KEEP THIS CARD.


For additional questions or information, please feel free to call our Food Service Department at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389, or you can visit the Family and Social Services Administration website. If you should happen to move and need to complete a change of address form, please CLICK HERE. The assistance is only for students in grades K-12. Early Childhood and Adult Education does not qualify.


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Transition To Virtual Resources Webpage

To support our students and families, we have created a Transition to VIRTUAL resources webpage, https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/resources-for-transition-to-virtual. This page will be a centralized resource for information needed for a successful transition. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact your child’s school. School buildings will remain open and staffed during the VIRTUAL window.
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Support is Available


If you have other needs beyond what is being provided, you can access of the following resources:

  1. Contact your child’s counselor or administrator. All of our schools are open during normal school hours. 317-532-2996

  2. Share your request through our outreach hotline at 317-608-0545 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us.

  3. Visit our Moorhead Community Resource Center. Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 8:00 - 4:00 or Tuesday / Thursday - 8:00 - 8:00.

Parent & Caregiver Resource Site


Warren Township Family & Caregiver Resources is "live" and ready. We understand that parents and caregivers want to learn how to help their students be successful in school and these resources allow our parents and caregivers to have a "location" to visit where they can access tutorials/information on how to navigate digital tools used in our schools and to seek support.

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 --

Located at Moorhead. Access at 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.


  • We are expanding our technology help desk hours at Moorhead Community Resource Center! Our new hours will be Monday-Friday from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. K-4 VIRTUAL students with iPad issues should be brought here. Chromebooks can still be brought to any of the three Intermediate Middle Schools during school hours, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday,, or the Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period, Monday - Friday. If you cannot access the above times and locations for some reason, you can also submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ here.

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

Looking For Great Teachers

Do you know a teacher who might be a great fit for Warren Township schools? The Warren Township Teacher Recruitment Fair will be held virtually on Thursday, March 11, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Please share! REGISTER HERE!


The link to register is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/msd-warren-township-teacher-recruitment-fair-tickets-137829007271.

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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.

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.

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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ONLINE ENRICHMENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

The registration to enroll for the Purdue Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute’s (GER2I) Spring Super Saturday program held in February 2021 is now open! At these GER2I camps, students take challenging classes related to their area(s) of interest. We offer hands-on classes in a wide range of subjects, including STEM and the humanities, all designed to be one to two grade levels above traditional classroom content. These classes are taught by esteemed professors, graduate students, and teachers from Lafayette and surrounding areas.


GER2I's Virtual Super Saturday program provides learning experiences that explore advanced material and develop critical and creative thinking. We offer a caregiver-child format for children in PreK - 5th grades so caregivers can spend quality time and gain experience working with their children. This is required. The participation of caregivers of students in 6th - 12th grades is not required, but parents are invited to our parent interest sessions.


2021 virtual spring Super Saturday program will fall on February 6, 13, 20, 27 in 2021. REGISTER ONLINE at: https://cvent.me/2PdBln The registration fee per student is $145. All the students are eligible to enroll, with no prerequisites.


Please visit our Facebook or email Yao Yang at yang1707@purdue.edu for more information!