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Eastridge's Weekly Update for Students and Caregivers

Week of September 4, 2020

Face Masks Required

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NWEA Testing

Next week marks the start of NWEA testing, an assessment your student will take two times this year in both reading and math. These assessments are adaptive reading and math computerized tests, which means the questions become simpler or more complex in response to how students respond. Administered in September and March, the assessments are designed to target students’ academic performance according to their current achievement level. These tests provides teachers with accurate, and actionable evidence to help target instruction for each student or groups of students regardless of how far above or below they are from their grade level.These tests determine students’ instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year to year in the areas of reading and math. We look forward to discussing student results with parents. Students (in-person and virtual) in MSD Warren Township in grade 1st - 8th will take these assessments sometime between September 8th - September 25th. All in person Kindergarten students will also be taking the test.

Virtual School

In an effort to support families and teachers, families need only contact their virtual teacher and their home school for support. If in doubt, contact your teacher and they will support your needs.

This week's virtual schedule:

Technology Updates and Reminders

If you have a technology or device need, please submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ support system by clicking on Technology under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info. Families can also use this process or contact their child’s school to request a WIFI hotspot. We will continue to provide device support at Moorhead Community Resource Center Monday - Friday from 11:00 - 1:00. We have identified about 600 students who have not returned their device from this past spring. Please bring your device to Moorhead or Eastridge as soon, as possible. Families will be billed for unreturned devices.

Eastridge Elementary PTA membership

If you would like to join Eastridge PTA this year, the membership is $7.

Your support means teacher appreciation gifts, bus driver appreciation gifts, school wide competitions to encourage school morale, virtual school events and monetary support for teachers and their classroom needs. You will receive a Warren community discount card. Our PTA has a goal of reaching 60 members by October 1st. When this happens, the school will receive a special surprise at recess.


Please visit our website to join virtually

http://eastridge-elementary-pta.square.site/

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS YEAR!

School Pictures

School pictures will be Wednesday, September 16, 2020. No money will be collected the day of pictures, all orders must be placed on-line. All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook, regardless if you purchase pictures or not. Virtual students will have pictures at a later date. When the virtual picture day is set we will inform all virtual parents.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Attendance

For the 2020-2021 school year, Warren Township has transitioned to a new student information system called Synergy allowing our parents and caregivers to have improved access to school information through the parent portal called ParentVUE. We are aware that at his time some students’ attendance records are reflecting students are absent, when in fact they were present. This is mostly the case for our students who are attending school VIRTUALLY on application days or in the VIRTUAL opinion full-time. We want to assure you that teachers are keeping accurate attendance records and that we are working to correct attendance records for all our students.


Health Forms

Immunization Record

In order for our schools to be in compliance with the state laws regarding immunizations, please make sure that your student(s) have their updated information on file with your school's nursing staff. All student vaccines must be on file and up to date by September 21, 2020 to avoid exclusion. Please make your school's nursing staff aware of any upcoming appointments for vaccines, or if there are any medical or religious objections to your student receiving his or her vaccines


Also, PLEASE inform your school's nurse of any chronic health conditions that the school should be made aware of, and that your student's medical emergency information is up to date.


Medical Emergency Forms

These forms came home the first day of school. It is very important to fill these out and return them to the school as soon as possible.

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 recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

CORE STUDENTS Week of September 4, 2020

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CORE STUDENTS Week of August 28, 2020

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CORE STUDENTS Week of August 21, 2020

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CORE STUDENTS Week of August 14, 2020

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Text Book Support

MSD Warren Township is a CEP district which allows ALL of our students to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost to our families. This does not, however, include Textbook Rental. If you qualify for and wish to receive Free 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 visiting us here at school.

ParentVue

Did you know you can view your child’s "Warren Password" on the ParentVUE Student Info tab. Click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see your child's passwords right after the bus info.

Covid Screening & Quarantine Information

Thank you for taking time each morning to screen your child before coming to school each day. Please continue to do so. Below are symptoms impacting consideration for exclusion from school:

● A fever of 100.0° F or greater

● Chills

● Cough

● Muscle or body aches

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● Headache

● Sore throat

● Congestion or runny nose

● Fatigue

● New loss of taste or smell

● Nausea or vomiting

● Diarrhea


Students and employees should be excluded from school if they test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit two or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 that are not otherwise explained based on ISDH / MCPHD guidance. If in doubt, please don't hesitate to call school at 317-532-3150 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.

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2020 Pesticide Notification Registry

The Indiana Pesticide Review Board has regulations that impact how school corporations may use pesticides on school grounds. MSD Warren Township follows these guidelines and we are inviting parents and guardians to join our Pesticide Notification Registry. By signing up for this registry, you will be notified via email at least 48 hours prior to a pesticide application at your child’s school, subject to certain exceptions. You will be invited to sign up for this notification each school year.


You will need to sign up for this notification every school year.

If you would like to participate, please complete the required form found at www.warren.k12.in.us.

Meet Team Related Arts

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Meet Team Exceptional Learners

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Roller Cave Skating Party

Thursday, Aug. 27th, 8pm

8734 East 21st Street

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Yearbook

From Lifetouch:

Thank you for contacting us. I do apologize for the inconvenience. At this time the yearbook for your school is still in production. I am very sorry about the delay! Due to lab closures caused by Covid-19 we definitely fell behind. We are producing all yearbooks in the order they were submitted to us. We expect to print and ship all submitted books within the next 6 weeks. However, depending on when your book was submitted you may see it sooner.

Stay Connected!

Please continue to monitor our website, mobile app, school newsletters, and our social media accounts for updated information. If you haven’t already done so, please consider following Eastridge on Twitter and/or Facebook…


Twitter: @eastridgeelemen

Facebook: http://eastridge.warren.k12.in.us/

School Webpage: https://eastridge.warren.k12.in.us/

Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.

OUR District VALUES

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Personal Learning Experiences

Equitable Access to Opportunities

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