Sunny Heighlights

February 19, 2021

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Principal's Message

Sunny Heights Families,


It has been a brief, but very eventful week. I appreciate the patience and understanding of our families as the inclement weather put our schools and families in a difficult position trying to balance safety and the need for learning to continue. I would also like to give a big shout out to our custodians, maintenance workers, and others that worked so hard to get our buildings cleared out and open for business!


We are quickly approaching very important assessment windows for 2021. All students will be taking the End of Year NWEA in February and March. All 3rd graders will be taking the IREAD-3 assessment the week of March 8th. The 3rd grade team is currently preparing for IREAD-3 and will be sharing more information soon.


Thank you and have a great weekend! Stay safe and warm!


Your Proud Principal,


Bart Lewis

#OURHeights

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Calendar of Events

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Roller Cave Skating Party ~ 2/23rd ~ link to purchase tickets is:

http://roller-cave.ticketleap.com/sunny-heights-sk8-party-tues-feb-23

Spring Break ~ 3/29th thru April 2nd *Note - only 1 week

Return to school from Spring Break ~ 4/5th

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Pandemic EBT update

Important P-EBT Update - FSSA has updated its estimated issuance date to February 28, 2021. For more information, visit https://www.warren.k12.in.us/article/388678?org=msd-of-warren-township, which includes links to FSSA P-EBT webpage and FAQs.
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High Ability Parent Recommendation Form for 2021-2022

Enclosed in this email is a the parent recommendation form link for the 2021-2022 school year. This form is for all of Warren Township elementary and IA/MS schools. The time frame this year will be from January 11th through March 26th.


The link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrpdXP-IgYzrT1ngG86hUbJ1KE39GzAaBDngMSdUF03-GHxA/viewform

1st grade Virtual Learners and High Ability Parent Information

It is time for families of our 1st grade VIRTUAL students to see what steps they should take if they would like for their child to be considered for Warren's High Ability Program in 2nd grade. To be considered, students must participate in NWEA and CogAT testing in person at designated times.

Information that you will need and who to contact with any questions is listed below in the letter.

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ParentVue Changes

As we prepare for receiving students back to in-person instruction and transitioning students to 100% virtual, you may see changes appear in your ParentVue (Synergy) and your student’s Canvas account. Some possible changes might be seeing a new teacher’s name appear on your student’s schedule or a new classroom dashboard tile in Canvas. Do not be alarmed by these changes. Once your student begins their new schedule on January 19th, you will see their accurate placement and correct teacher connections with Canvas and digital curriculum.

Student Success Handbook

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.

Sunny Heights PTA

Support our students, our families, and our school by joining the Sunny Heights PTA! Follow the PTA Enrollment link to join our PTA and get started making Sunny Heights even greater!!

Technology Help Desk Update

Beginning Monday, October 26th the Moorhead technology help desk will move to 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. The Technology team will keep the same hours for the help desk: Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 11am to 1pm.

ALL STUDENTS - 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 this 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.

BLACK AND GOLD VIRTUAL SCHEDULE

PBIS Weekly Focus @ Sunny Heights Elementary

This week our students are focusing on recognizing students that show EXCELLENCE throughout the day. Excellence is shown when students put forth their best effort in any situation, especially difficult or challenging situations. We want Sunny Heights to be a place where everyone is valued, respected, and strives for their own excellence.

Updated Lunch Menu

Here is the Updated Lunch Menu from Chartwell's. Starting Monday, students will get a choice of a hot or cold entree!

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.

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 INFORMATION

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Support Information

Here are two very important points of contact if you are in need of additional support.


Community Outreach Hotline: (317) 869-4308 or MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us

Learn at Home Hotline: (317) 608-0545

Chuck E. Cheese Resources

If you could use some ideas for Family Fun & Rewards, Chuck E. Cheese can help. Check out their website with some great ideas, activities, and other resources to help motivate kids!

Warren WiFi

***NEWS ALERT 3/25/2020***

Staying Connected During the Coronavirus Situation: Mobile providers have added options for internet connectivity through their phones. Find more info at these sites:

AT&T

Verizon

Sprint

T-Mobile

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Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.

SUNNY HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY


11149 Stonybrook Drive, Indianapolis 46229

Phone: 532-2900; Fax: 532-2938

School hours: 8:05 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.


www.warren.k12.in.us

http://sunnyheights.warren.k12.in.us/hom/

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