Fox Hill Elementary Family Update

May 20th

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Mrs. Beard and Mrs. Pitock, Thank You for a Great Year!

Fox Hill Families

Thank you for a wonderful school year! Have a great summer!


Communication regarding next year will begin middle of July so be on the lookout! :)


Make sure to stay in the loop with all of the latest Washington Township info by checking your email or ParentSquare for updates or visiting the WT website @ https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/


Mrs. Beard

Principal

Lexia and Dreambox

Your student will have guaranteed access to Lexia and Dreambox through the end of June! These online platforms allow for individualized practice with reading and math skills!

Fox Hill enjoying the Final Spirit Week

Congrats to our 5th Graders!

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5th Grade Recognition

Virtual Learner Technology Return

Families,

On Friday, May 21st from 1-2, we will have our 2nd Technology and School Items return day! Please plan to visit Fox Hill during the designated time for the End of Year drop off. (If your child’s home school is not Fox Hill, please drop off your technology to your child’s home school on May 21st.)


Your student will need to return:

-Chromebook and charger

-Mifi (if applicable - select students received this from the school social worker)

-School items (possibly textbooks/chapter books - per your virtual teacher's directions)


Your student will receive:

-Ready for the next grade level summer learning packet


When dropping off your items, STAY IN YOUR CAR :) Please enter using the Hoover side of the Fox Hill entrance so that your driver's side is closest to the front curb of Fox Hill Elementary. Teachers will be curbside to collect your items. Continue to follow the traffic pattern as you move through the Fox Hill lane. Please have all items in your car ready to release to teachers for a quick drop off.


See you on Friday!

Much LOVE to our Retirees - Thank you for your time in Washington Township and at Fox Hill!

Residency Verification for Anticipated 1st - 9th Grade Families

The Metropolitan School District of Washington Township requires the parent or legal guardian of each student to provide valid residency verification within the boundaries of the MSD of Washington Township at the time of enrollment and when a child is returning to an MSDWT school for the upcoming school year and entering 1st through 9th grade.


If you have a child returning to a MSDWT school for the 2021-2022 school year who is entering 1st through 9th grade, you are required to provide residency verification that is current and valid for the upcoming school year.


There are two ways to provide the appropriate documentation to your child’s current school by the deadline:


Option #1

  • Visit the district website https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/registration/ and upload the appropriate documentation (see chart below)
  • Email the appropriate documentation to the contact person listed for your child's current school


Option #2

  • Visit your child’s current school in-person to provide the appropriate documentation to the front office


Documentation was due to your child’s current school by Friday April 16, 2021. If you have not provided it, please complete the residency verification as soon as possible.


Proof of residency must be in the name of the parent/legal guardian

(provide one document from each section A and B)


Section A

Current mortgage payment book/statement

Homeowner’s insurance statement

Current property tax statement

Warranty deed

Current and valid lease


Section B

Current utility bill

Current paycheck stub with name and address

Government document

Current bank statement

Current bill

Valid Indiana driver’s license or state identification with current address


Indiana Code:

The legal settlement of the student is in the attendance area of the school corporation where the student's parents reside. IC 20-26-11-2


The residence of a child is determined by the residence of his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s). This place of residence must be within the boundaries of the MSD of Washington Township for children to attend Washington Township Schools.


If you are residing with a Washington Township resident, all parties must complete a Residency Verification Affidavit Form. This form is available through the school social worker. The resident must provide one document from each section A and B. Additionally, the parent(s) or guardian(s) will need to provide two documents from section B with the current Washington Township address.

*These residency procedures do not apply to homeless families and their children, in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.


Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Opportunity for Reflection from our Social Emotional Learning Coach

As we get closer to closing out this school year, reflect on these 3 powerful questions…

  1. What's one thing you've learned about yourself?

  2. What's something you are grateful for?

  3. What are you looking forward to?

Document your reflections in this collaborative padlet HERE.

Washington Township Summer Programs

Did you know that Washington Township offers Summer Programs? Visit the website to learn about the opportunities available in our district for students this summer!

CLD - Center for Leadership - Imani Book Club Summer Sessions

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INDYPL Summer Reading

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Cub Scouts

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Asante Children's Theatre

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Indianapolis Community Tennis Program

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YMCA Soccer

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Community Learning Sites

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Indiana Dept of Ed Continuous Learning Challenges

IDOE Continuous Learning Challenges - Click Here

The Indiana Department of Education Spring Continuous Learning Challenges are now available! Click here!

2021 -2022 Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year opens February 11, 2021. Students must be at least five years old by August 1, 2021 to start kindergarten in August 2021. For details and instructions, please visit Student Registration and Enrollment.


If your child turns five years old after August 1, 2021 and on or before October 1, 2021 you may submit an appeal for your child to be considered for kindergarten enrollment. Please contact the Fox Hill front office if you have questions about early enrollment.


Parents listed on the student’s birth certificate or the student’s legal guardian must provide the following documents to enroll:

  • Certified birth certificate - other hospital records will not be accepted
  • Updated immunization records
  • Two proofs of residency - acceptable documents include:
    • Lease or proof of home ownership (mortgage, properly taxes, or home insurance) AND
    • Current utility bill
Fox Hill Kindergarten Information 2021 2022

Lunch Menu - January to May

Washington Township Child Nutrition Hiring!

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Bus Drivers Needed

Our valued bus drivers are the first face many of our students see during their school day, and often the last. We are looking for drivers who want to make a difference for our students and join our outstanding team!

If you or someone you know want to train with us, or are already fully licensed and qualified in the state of Indiana, please review the information and learn how to apply at this link: https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/2020/10/become-a-bus-driver-for-msdwt/

Thank you for helping us to promote this need to fill these important positions in our district.

From the Nurse....

  1. Parents/Caregivers are expected to assess students for COVID-19 symptoms before students come to school. STUDENTS SHOULD NOT report to school if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Report absences to the Fox Hill attendance line - 317-259-5230
  2. Morning and other daily medications should be given at home. Lunch medications, rescue inhalers and other critical medications will be given in the clinic during the school day.
  3. Students with COVID-19 symptoms at school, will be assessed by school nurse. Then if needed, students will safely and immediately be isolated in a designated area. Parent will be contacted and student MUST be picked up within 60 minutes.

Questions - Feel free to call Fox Hill 317-259-5371


**If your student is confirmed to have COVID-19, has symptoms of COVID-19, or is quarantining due be being a close contact of a positive COVID-19 person, please update the school.

Need Technical Assistance - Virtual Learners?

Virtual Learner Families - If you need technical assistance with your Chromebook, please complete the Virtual Learning Support Form or call (317) 254-5566 during support hours (M-F 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.). If leaving a voicemail message, be sure to leave a call back number and a member of our support team will be in touch.

We have a Multilingual Voicemail Line!

Families can use this to communicate information to the school; the interpreters check the language lines regularly.

Emergency situations should not be directed toward the language line.


Call 317-259-5446

  • Spanish: Press 1
  • Karenni: Press 2
  • Karen: Press 3
  • Arabic: Press 4
  • Swahili/French/Kinyarwanda: Press 5

In Need of the School Social Worker?

If you have needs in regard to your child being successful in school or access to community resources, please reach out to our Fox Hill Social Worker, Audrie Conner (aconner@msdwt.k12.in.us).

Focus on Equity

At Fox Hill, our focus on equity is a priority for us!


Please know that we will:

-Continue to prioritize Professional Development that focuses on Anti-racist teaching, Bias training, and Equitable practices.

-Continue to develop our Equity Team to include various perspectives.

-Continue to look at systems and programs with a common goal of creating opportunity and access for all.

-Continue to look at disproportionality as it relates to staffing, behavior, special services, and academics.


We are committed to the work and to positive change! We ask for your support as we continue to grow.

Stay Connected!

Our school hours are 8 AM - 4 PM. Essential visitors only. You must wear a mask when entering the school building. Social distancing is also mandatory.


District Websites:

Fox Hill Elementary
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  • Fox Hill Facebook Page