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Eastridge's Weekly Update for Students and Caregivers
Week of August 21, 2020
Face Masks Required
It has been a pleasure meeting all of our new Eastridge Students. We are off to an amazing start and we are excited to be back in the swing of learning.
As you know, we have been focusing on C.O.R.E. over the past two weeks. Throughout this week we have spent time talking with our students about procedures that we will be following to encourage our students to practice Civility, Order, Respect, and Excellence.
Our students were also given an opportunity to review the Student Success Handbook. This is also available for you to review at the Warren Township district website. All students received a printed copy of this handbook, additional copies are available upon request. I ask that you reinforce C.O.R.E. at home, as much as possible.
Please take some time to review the Student Success Handbook and to complete the receipt form acknowledging that you have reviewed the document. Please send this receipt form back to school with your child. As always, reach out to me if you have any questions.
Thank you for partnering with us in Warren Township for your child’s education.
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.
Social Emotional Learning
This month, our schoolwide theme is our school as a welcoming place where every student feels like he or she belongs. In our morning announcements we’ll be reminding students to welcome others and act and speak in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. In addition we’ll be reminding students of our school rules. (C.O.R.E. --> Civility, Order, Respect, and Excellence).
We’ll also begin teaching the Second Step program, which includes lessons that support these behaviors.
Support your child at home in welcoming others and acting and speaking in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. Please tell your child’s teacher if you have questions about specific ways you can help your child with these behaviors at home.
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how excited the Eastridge Elementary family is about the start of the school year and to share our process for emergency preparedness. In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.
We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions. Students will be required to wear a mask during drills.
Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.
Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well (masks will be required).
Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.
Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.
It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills is paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 450 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.
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.
Medical Emergency Forms
These forms came home the first day of school. It is very important to fill these out and return them to the school as soon as possible.
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.
CORE STUDENTS Week of August 21, 2020
CORE STUDENTS Week of August 14, 2020
Warren Early Childhood Center
The Warren Early Childhood Center is now enrolling children for both full day and half day preschool classes. ECC is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program and is rated a Level 4 center on Indiana’s Paths-to-Quality.
Our staff works diligently to provide a safe and nurturing environment so the social and emotional needs of children can be met. We also believe in learning through play. Play is an important component of healthy brain development. It assists with developing social skills, thinking skills, problem solving and self-confidence; all the skills necessary for children to learn both academically and about the world around them. ECC accepts CCDF and On My Way Pre-K vouchers. Please call Mary Crabtree in our front office to make an appointment to register, 317-869-4751.
Text Book Support
Health Heroes for In-Person Learning
Covid Screening & Quarantine Information
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
● Congestion or runny nose
● 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 317-532-3150 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.
2020 Pesticide Notification Registry
The Indiana Pesticide Review Board has regulations that impact how school corporations may use pesticides on school grounds. MSD Warren Township follows these guidelines and we are inviting parents and guardians to join our Pesticide Notification Registry. By signing up for this registry, you will be notified via email at least 48 hours prior to a pesticide application at your child’s school, subject to certain exceptions. You will be invited to sign up for this notification each school year.
You will need to sign up for this notification every school year.
If you would like to participate, please complete the required form found at www.warren.k12.in.us.
Meet Team Related Arts
Meet Team Exceptional Learners
Roller Cave Skating Party
Thursday, Aug. 27th, 8pm
8734 East 21st Street
Thank you for contacting us. I do apologize for the inconvenience. At this time the yearbook for your school is still in production. I am very sorry about the delay! Due to lab closures caused by Covid-19 we definitely fell behind. We are producing all yearbooks in the order they were submitted to us. We expect to print and ship all submitted books within the next 6 weeks. However, depending on when your book was submitted you may see it sooner.
Please continue to monitor our website, mobile app, school newsletters, and our social media accounts for updated information. If you haven’t already done so, please consider following Eastridge on Twitter and/or Facebook…
School Webpage: https://eastridge.warren.k12.in.us/
Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.