Indian Run Family Update

Indian Run Elementary | January 21, 2022

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Principal's Message

Hello Indian Run Families,

We hope you all had a wonderful week! We are always here to support so please reach out if you have any questions or need support in any way.

This week we'd like to share a neat family activity called a Family Temperature Check. The purpose of this activity is to practice empathy and compassion as a family. No pressure to join in but if you want, decide this week on a time and place to do a Family Temperature Check. Sit together as a family and eliminate any distractions. Ask each family member, “how are you feeling today?” Practice active listening skills as family members each take a turn to talk about how they are feeling. When someone shares a challenging feeling, instead of jumping in to provide advice, take time to listen and use empathic statements like:

  • “What has that been like for you?”

  • “I’m sorry you are going through this.”

  • “That sounds really hard for you.”

  • “It makes me feel ____ to hear that happened.”

  • “What do you need right now?”

To start, you can use a simple check-in system like, “How are you doing on a scale of 1-5 today?” As you get good at answering questions like that, you can continue to develop your emotional vocabulary and vulnerability as a family with more complex sharing! Just an idea :)

As always, we hope you have a great weekend!


Amber and Marty

Quote of the week:

In a world where you can choose to be anything, choose to be kind.

- Jennifer Dukes Lee

Indian Run Announcements


  • Yearbook order forms were sent home this week. The order deadline is January 28, 2022. The Yearbook cost is $18. You can also order online by going to

February 17 & 24: Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Please reach out to your child's teacher if you'd like to set up a February Parent Teacher Conference.
  • These conferences will remain virtual via Google Meet.

Mental Health Resource

  • One in five children has a significantly impairing mental disorder, yet less than half get the treatment they need. Half of mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% of mental illness presents by age 24. (NCH).
  • Christina and Ryan Day have partnered with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to create the Christina and Ryan Day Fund for Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Wellness. Check out the free resources here:

The Wire

Be sure to check out our latest episodes of The Wire.


  • January 28: 100th Day of School
  • January 28: Yearbook order forms due
  • February 11: Fair of Hearts Classroom Parties
  • February 17 & 24: Parent Teacher Conferences (Virtual)
  • February 18 & 21: No School

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District News

COVID-19 Data

The latest COVID-19 data for Dublin City Schools is posted at this link.

Board passes new COVID-19 protocol resolution

At a special meeting on Jan. 18, the Dublin City Schools Board of Education passed a resolution changing COVID-19 protocols. You can view the resolution at this link.

2022 Community Champion Award Nominations

This spring, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin City Schools are partnering to honor the best in volunteerism, giving back, and selflessness with the 2022 Community Champion Awards. Please take a moment to nominate deserving students and staff at this link.

DYA spring sports registration now open

DYA is now accepting registrations for spring sports. Visit our youth activities page for information and links to DYA and other local youth organizations.

The Dublin City Schools Zone Podcast

Join Supt. Dr. Marschhausen and his guests by downloading the DCS School Zone podcasts throughout the school year. K-12 Career Education Coordinator Kristy Venne joined Dr. Marschhausen to talk about the what the District does to help students find a career match while still in high school.

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If your child will be absent from school, please email our attendance line at You can also call our attendance line at 614.718.8776