Academics, Attitude, Action --- September 11, 2020
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."
"I never lose. I either WIN or Learn." Nelson Mandela
"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.
A Message From The Principal
I am excited about the progress students are making in their classes. We successfully started our 2nd rotation this past Tuesday and most students were added to their new courses. This session will run from September 8- October 2nd. Friendly reminder that if your student is logging in daily, checking email, and engaging in school work they have the potential of earning 18+ credits this school year.
I want to apologize for those unable to see students grades from first rotation. We are working closely with technology to remedy this problem. If you are in immediate need of your student's first rotation grades please reach out directly to your student's teacher or contact the front office.
Lastly, I am excited that we have been able to maintain our staff and students' safety within our building. This is largely due to students and staff abiding by the expectations put in place to ensure we all can be safe. Please continue to remind your student that to be in the building a mask must be worn covering BOTH their nose and mouth. Students should be practicing social distancing in the hallways, classrooms, and cafeteria. If your student is experiencing any symptoms potentially connected to COVID 19 we ask that you air on the side of safety and keep your student home. Notify the office immediately of your student's absence.
One last thing, Chromebooks should be brought to school daily. We are seeing a large number of student forgetting or refusing to bring their personal devices. Please note that if a student continuously forgets their Chromebook at home they may be denied use of one from the building.
As always thank you for allowing us to serve your student!
Have a wonderful weekend.
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.
Virtual Student Guidance
- Chromebook Issues? - Tech support is available at Moorhead Community Resource Center (Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm). Please also inform your virtual teacher so they are aware.
- CLICK HERE for the MSD Warren Township Virtual Instruction page.
- Make sure to check Canvas and your email daily for assignments and instructions.
- In need of a hotspot reach out to school at 317-532-2996.
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)
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.
Bullying Prevention Week September 14-18
Bullying Prevention Week activities and lessons will take place throughout the district on September 14th through the 18th. Look for social media information and additional prevention tips throughout the week.
For more information on preventing bullying, please visit stopbullying.gov.
#StopBullying #BullyingPrevention #WarrenWillBeBullyFree
Senior Guidance --FAFSA Information
Seniors, it is that time of the year to begin thinking about FAFSA. We have a great opportunity set up for you to learn about FAFSA and various types of financial aid available to help cover the cost of college
INvestEd will be doing a virtual presentation on Thursday, September 10, at 6pm, to seniors & families of Warren Central High School.
Click on the link below, you’ll be directed to the INvestEd Zoom Event Registration page. After you fill out the short registration form, you’ll be automatically approved and provided the specific Zoom link for the evening’s presentation.
College, College, College --Virtual College Fairs
Thinking about college? Here's your chance to hear firsthand from those-in-the-know at hundreds of colleges and universities nearby, across the country, and around the world.
There are 4 fall virtual fairs. Each fair is a free one-day event. Go to all four if you would like! Parents, you are invited to attend as well!.
- Sunday, Sept. 13 --> 12 - 8 p.m. ET
- Monday, Oct. 12 --> 1 - 9 p.m. ET
- Sunday, Oct. 18 --> 12 - 8 p.m. ET
- Sunday, Nov. 8 --> 2 - 10 p.m. ET
CLICK HERE for more information
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.
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.
Moorhead Community Resource Center---Opening Soon 8400 E. 10th Street
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. Look for information about the grand opening soon!
Food Pickup --8400 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219
We have added a Tuesday evening pick. If you choose that option, you will receive five breakfast and five lunch (Wednesday through Tuesday meals)
You may continue with Tuesday and Friday morning pick ups and still get the same meals (3 breakfast, 3 lunch on Tuesday and two breakfast, two lunch on Friday)
IF YOU SIGN UP FOR EVENING PICK UP YOU MAY NOT SIGN UP FOR MORNING PICK UP AND VICE VERSA
Please respond by 9pm Sunday using the link below so that we can have accurate counts for next week's meals.
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. .
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?
Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19?
Within the past 14 days, have you been near anyone who has been diagnosed with or experiencing the symptoms of 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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2020 CENSUS - DEADLINE APPROACHING
If you have not already filled out the 2020 Census, please do so by September 30th. Every person counted in the census means more money for programs to assist our school, students, and families.
- The census is important. From school boards to the U.S. House of Representatives, the census is used to distribute power – and resources – to the people. The 2020 Census will determine how much federal funding our community receives for education, healthcare, housing, transportation, emergency services, and more. Every person counted in the census means more money for programs that support MSD Warren Township, our students, and you – their families. The census supports all children, helping them meet challenging state academic standards and have a well-rounded education
- The census is safe. By federal law, individual responses to the census are confidential for 72 years and cannot be shared with anyone, including law enforcement, immigration, tax agencies, or even the President of the United States. Your information is private and cannot be used against you.
- The census is easy. Completing the census for your household should only take about ten minutes and is simpler than ever to do. Your household should have received a form by mail earlier this year, but if you’ve misplaced it don’t worry! You can still respond by calling (844) 330-2020 (English Version or (844) 468-2020 (Spanish Version) or online at my2020census.gov.
- The census’s deadline is approaching. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census was extended earlier this year until September 30, 2020. The date your household will reference when completing your census is April 1, 2020. Make sure you count everyone who was residing in your household on this date, including roommates, extended family, friends, and – of course – children!