The Patriot Press
Liberty Park Elementary School Newsletter
Friday, February 19th
Dear Liberty Park Families,
Just a reminder to all families that we are now sending devices home on a nightly basis with all students to provide additional educational technology access at home. iPads will continue to be monitored and updated as needed through the Warren Township Technology Office. Please be sure the following steps are taken each evening as you prepare your student for the next school day:
- Students should remain signed in to their Apple account
- iPad is fully charged (Chargers may remain at home and do not have to be returned to school each day)
- iPad & keyboard is cleaned on a daily basis and no food or drink near devices
- iPad & keyboard is placed in book bag each evening
Please continue to help remind your child(ren) the importance of bringing and wearing a mask correctly each day. Remember, washing masks regularly is important! Thank you for your continued support of our safe school measures.
We are celebrating National Kindness month by participating in a Citizenship challenge! Staff and students are looking to nominate and celebrate students who are demonstrating kindness to others! Check out our growing "Caught being Kind" display board below!
As always, I thank you for your continued support of Liberty Park Elementary! Take care, be safe, and have a great weekend!
Click here to access Warren Township's S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
1st graders demonstrating collaboration and critical thinking during a stem challenge to develop their penguin's igloo!
4th grader demonstrating her content knowledge and critical thinking during a Black History Month project!
3rd graders demonstrating collaboration and critical thinking as they investigate their STEM challenge about how nature has inspired inventions!
February is National Kindness Month ~ LP Citizenship Challenge
We are celebrating National Kindness month by participating in a Citizenship challenge! Staff and students are looking to nominate and celebrate students who are demonstrating kindness to others! Check out our growing "Caught being Kind" display board!
2021 Teacher Recruitment Fair
The link to register is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/msd-warren-township-teacher-recruitment-fair-tickets-137829007271.
Important P-EBT Update
FSSA has updated its estimated issuance date to February 28, 2021, so you may hear from families who are concerned when they don't receive cards this week as expected. Please share the updated estimated issuance date of Feb. 28, 2021 with families in this week's newsletter, and with staff who may be fielding questions. I've attached P-EBT flyers that reflect the new date in English and Spanish (***Note: The FSSA flyers direct families to contact their school with questions). 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.
Attention Virtual Families - 4th Quarter Material Pickup
Textbooks and materials that your student will need for the 4th quarter may be picked up beginning the week of February 22nd between the school hours of 8:30am - 3:00pm. We will meet you at our main entrance (Door 1) to bring your child’s items. Feel free to call us in advance at (317) 532-1850 and we will do our best to have your materials ready when you arrive.
Weather Delay Information
As we prepare for potential inclement weather this winter, an inclement weather delay and closing FAQ has been created to address this during the IN-PERSON, VIRTUAL, and HYBRID window. The FAQ can also be found on our website by clicking District Information under the Explore Tab.
Parent Recommendation Form for 21-22 High Ability
Warren Food Distribution Update
VIRTUAL Student Food Distribution
K-4 - 100% VIRTUAL families can pick up food on Tuesdays from either 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. or 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Moorhead Community Resource Center 8400 East 10th Street.
5-12 - 100% VIRTUAL families can pick up food on Tuesday from 8:00-9:30 a.m. or 4:00- 6:00 p.m. at Moorhead Community Resource Center located at 8400 East 10th Street. All hybrid in-person students will have the opportunity to pick up meals while in-person to take home for the following school day. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this opportunity!
Notes from Nurse Kelly
Vaccine clinics are being offered at the Indiana Immunization Coalition. If you or your child needs to be vaccinated they have open clinic hours on the following dates:
- February 11 from 7am to 7pm
- March 11 from 7am to 7pm
- April 8 from 7am to 7pm
- May 13 from 7am to 7pm
- NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED. There is no cost for vaccines, regardless if insured or uninsured. Vaccines that may be administered include: Tdap/Dtap, Hep A, Hep B, HIB, Polio, Flu, MMR, HPV, Meningitis, Pneumonia, Varicella, RotaVirus, Shingles. NO COVID VACCINES.
- Location: (10th and Shadeland) 6919 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN Suite C2. For questions please call or text 317-628-7116. ALL AGES WELCOME.
WINTER COATS: If your student needs a winter coat please contact Nurse Kelly. Warren Township has several new winter coats available to students who may need one. Call her at 317-532-1855 or email at email@example.com
COVID-19 SCREENING FOR PARENTS: Every morning before you send your child to school please check for signs of illness: Fever 100.0 or higher, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, new loss of taste or smell. Do not send your student to school if they are feeling ill. Please contact the front office or nurse Kelly at 317-532-1855 if you have any questions. Thank you.
MEDICATION REMINDER: All medication must be brought to school by a parent and signed into the clinic. Students are never to transport any medications in a backpack. This includes prescriptions, over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, cough drops, Motrin, etc.
Daily Screening Reminders:
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
● Muscle or body aches
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Sore throat
● New loss of taste or smell
● Nausea or vomiting
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 317-532-3900 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.
School Dismissal Manager
- Don't forget to check the School Dismissal Manager to ensure that your student(s) have the correct default dismissal setup for next week. If you need any assistance, please contact our front office at 317-532-1850. As a reminder, no changes to default dismissals are allowed after 2:00pm.
- You can login to adjust your child's dismissal options via your computer or the SDM smartphone app. Search "School Dismissal Manager" in your app store.
- Did you know that you can use SDM to report your child absent from school? Please mark your child as absent by 9am using the SDM app.
Mrs. Tapper, our school counselor, is available to support all of our Liberty Park students. A student may be referred to the school counselor by a parent/guardian, staff member or the student may refer themselves. Services provided by the school counselor through this referral process include individual and group counseling as well as informal check ins. Confidentiality is maintained at all times when meeting with the school counselor unless the child gives permission to share information or if the child says they are planning to hurt themselves, someone else or that someone has hurt them. It is the objective that all students will build healthy relationships and be successful at school. This occurs when students, families and the school are working together.
If you are interested in counseling services for your child, please click here for the link to complete the referral form for Mrs. Tapper. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Wifi Hot Spot
Parent VUE Portal
Synergy has a ParentVUE portal that parents can use to monitor students grades, attendance and discipline. Parents can view their students "Warren Password" on the ParentVUE Student Info tab. Parents can click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. They will see their students' passwords right below the bus information.
Need help creating your account?: Click here for assistance
Student iPad Safety & Repairs
We are excited to provide students with technology to enhance their learning experiences in the MSD of Warren Township. Each student K-4 is assigned an iPad for virtual and in-person classroom use. Students are responsible for the proper care and use of their device. Each device is covered by a district-sponsored insurance program for damage. This keeps charges for both intentional and accidental damages low. Both purposeful and accidental damage will be charged at a reduced rate.
Repair ~Family Charge
More than 3-The actual cost of repair or $50
How does the district ensure student safety with the use of student devices?
Warren Township employs a variety of methods to manage student devices including Internet filtering, and application restrictions. Internet Filtering software collects information about the sites that students access. Whether a use is off task or appropriate depends on the time of day, the student’s schedule, and the teacher’s instructions. If a student attempts to access an inappropriate site, a notification is generated and the filtering software blocks the viewing of that site. Students are also taught about appropriate use and care for their devices by their classroom teachers. Specific age-appropriate lessons have been created for use with all students.
Moorhead Community Resource Center Information
Student Success Handbook
If you haven’t already done so, please consider following Liberty Park:
School Webpage: https://libertypark.warren.k12.in.us/
Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.
Liberty Park Elementary
8425 E. Raymond Street
Indianapolis, IN 46239
Jason Brooks - Principal
Kathy Hench - Dean
Brooke Tapper - Counselor
317-532-1850 ext. 1892
Beverly Stephens –Secretary/Registrar
Donata Lux – Secretary/Treasurer
Kelly Woods – Nurse
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.