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GRASSY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL August 28, 2020

S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan

MSD Warren Township S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan: https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/20-21-s-a-f-e-reopening


PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF UPDATES ON PAGES 9 AND 10.

Student Masks

Last week, all students received a washable face mask at school We have extras should a child need another in the future. Remember, washing masks daily is important!


TIPS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO WEAR A FACE MASK:


  1. Talk about it - Empower them by sharing how wearing a face mask gets them involved in the fight against COVID-19. Remember, wearing a face mask helps to slow the spread of the virus!
  2. Make sure you are wearing a face mask, too - this will let your child know they are not alone and that you, too, are doing your part to slow the spread of the virus.
  3. Put a face mask on their favorite stuffed animal or toy - share photos of other kids wearing a mask. Showing kids like them or having their favorite toy wear a face mask will help to normalize this change.
  4. Remind them not to touch their masks - keeping hands away from their face will help prevent the transfer of germs from hard surfaces to their masks.
  5. Washing hands is key to slowing the spread - encourage your child to wash their hands before applying and removing their mask.

Special Reminders from Nurse Springer

Immunizations

In order for our school to be in compliance with the state laws regarding immunizations, please make sure that your student(s) have their updated information on file with Mrs. Springer. All student vaccines must be on file and up to date by September 21, 2020 to avoid exclusion. Letters were sent home with in-person students and mailed to the home for virtual students this week. Please make Mrs. Springer 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 Mrs. Springer 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.

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School District Publication / 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.
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VIRTUAL STUDENT UPDATES

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.


Virtual Instructional Guide and Weeks At-A-Glance

  • Black Cohort (A-K) Grades 2-6

    • Mondays and Wednesdays: Direct Instruction Day

    • Tuesday and Wednesdays: Application Day

  • Gold Cohort (L-Z ) Grades 2-6

    • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Direction Instruction Day

    • Monday and Wednesday: Application Day

  • Black Cohort and Gold Cohort Grades 2-6

    • Fridays: Academic Enrichment Days


Friday Academic Enrichment Days are designed to ensure there is more feedback and attention to student needs as well as creating increased opportunities for student and family support. Student experiences on Friday Academic Enrichment Day will include a playlist; however, will provide more opportunities for enrichment, reflection and targeted supports for students. Please visit MSD Warren’s Virtual Instructional Guide and Weeks At-A-Glance to learn more.


Teacher Experiences

  • Opportunities for feedback
  • One-on-one conferencing

  • Onboarding new students and families

  • Targeted small group

  • Communication to families and caregivers

  • Student & Family Support


Student Experiences

  • Personalized playlists
  • Application of knowledge
  • Skill building activities
  • Enrichment activities
  • Digital applications
  • Reflection & Feedback
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Staff Contact List

We encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher anytime! Please use this link from our school website to find email addresses and extensions. We want to partner with you!

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