Ranger Bulletin: March 21, 2020
From The Principal
Thursday's announcement by Governor Eric Holcomb that Indiana schools would remain closed through the month of April has the district planning extended learning (eLearning) activities that will begin after Warren's scheduled spring break. Spring break is scheduled to occur the weeks of March 23 and March 30. In the meantime, MSD Warren Township will continue to distribute food to the community Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm, at 9 locations throughout the district. Food distribution will continue through the weeks of spring break, and Friday meals will include 3 lunches and 3 breakfast meals to assist families over the weekend.
Food distribution locations:
Warren Central High School
Pleasant Run Elementary
Creston, Raymond Park and Stonybrook Intermediate Middle Schools
Braeburn Village Apartments
Knoll Ridge Apartments
Washington Pointe Apartments
Shiloh Estates Mobile Home Park
Those with a significant need can call the District Community Outreach Hotline at 317-869-4308 and leave your information. Someone from the district will contact you as soon as possible. Please continue to monitor our website, district app, school newsletters, and our social media Twitter and Facebook accounts for updated information.
"Social distancing" is a term applied to certain actions that are taken by Public Health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease. Local, state and federal health officials are united in their call for social distancing to slow the spread of Coronavirus disease. While this practice is new to all of us, the concept of limiting interactions within the community is easy to understand, and its success will be greatest when everyone does their share. Though not at school, Rangers have the opportunity to demonstrate Civility, Order, Respect, and Excellence (CORE) through adherence to the call for social distancing in the weeks ahead. The sooner the risk of Coronavirus disease mitigates, the sooner Rangers can return to RP, and the world can return to some sense of normalcy!
Statement Regarding the Cancellation of Out-of-State Field Trips
Under guidance from the CDC, the decision to cancel out-of-state field trips for the remainder of the school year was made based on the rapidly evolving nature of the Coronavirus outbreak and with overall concern for the health and safety of our students and staff. In addition to the risk of exposure during the trip, student travelers could become unexpectedly subject to additional travel restrictions while away from home and the possibility of remaining quarantined after returning from the trip.
At Raymond Park, the following out-of-state trips are canceled:
- Washington DC (8th grade), March 18
- Chicago (7th grade), May 26
- Cincinnati (6th grade), May 15
- Louisville (5th grade), May 8
The timing of the decision was made to allow for the greatest amount of refund for families in relation to the scheduled departure of the trips. Working closely with the partnering touring company, Appian Tours, refund rates for canceled trips will be as follows:
- The Washington DC trip will be refunded in full, less the $50 non-refundable deposit used for unrecoverable expenses, by canceling more than 7 days in advance of the trip. The refund rate would have dropped to 50% if cancellation occurred within a week of the trip.
- The trips to Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville will be refunded in full, less the $25 non-refundable deposit that was used for unrecoverable expenses.
- A statement from Appian Tours is shared to provide greater explanation of the unrecoverable fees.
The refund process originally communicated for the Washington DC trip has been updated due to the closure of school, such that families may receive refund money in a more timely fashion. Refunds for all out-of-state trips will be issued by Appian Tours using the following process:
1. All Washington DC payments that were made by cash, check or credit card and credit card payments (older than 3 months) for the trips to Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville will be refunded with a check for the amount paid and to the person(s) who made payments. Payments made within the last three months via credit card toward the Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville trips will be refunded directly to the credit card used for payment.
2. The non-refundable fee ($50, Washington; $25 Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville) will come from the initial payment that was made at sign-up.
3. Refund checks will be mailed directly from Appian Tours to persons making payments.
4. Students that purchased trip insurance will receive a 100% refund for the canceled trip. Appian Tours will assist in the process of obtaining a portion of the refund coming from the insurance company.
Thank you for your understanding of the circumstances that contributed to the difficult decision to cancel the trips and to this change in the refund process to help families recover money sooner. Please contact me directly at 317.532.8904 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the trip. Please contact Appian Tours at email@example.com with questions regarding the refund process.
RPI&MS 5th -8th grade 19-20 Yearbooks on sale now!
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A basic paperback yearbook costs $20 and is only a $5 charge to add a hardcover!
Please see Mrs. Simala or Mr. Brooks with your yearbook questions.
Dr. John Kleine - Principal
Mrs. Jina Simmons - 5th Grade Level Administrator
Mr. Andrew McAulay - 5th Grade Counselor
Mrs. April Price - 6th Grade Level Administrator
Ms. Katie Piatt - 6th Grade Counselor
Mr. Bill Halpin - 7th Grade Level Administrator
Mrs. Iris Parrish -7th Grade Counselor
Dr. Leondra Radford - 8th Grade Level Administrator
Mrs. Adrienne Mathews - 8th Grade Counselor
Lisa Stewart - Nurse