Eagle Elementary

Friday, September 3, 2021

Dear Eagle Families

We have been been busy learning and having fun for nearly five weeks now! We hope you all have a safe Labor Day weekend. We'll see you back on Tuesday, September 7.

Jog-a-thon (JAT) is September 22! We are excited for the return of this event on September 22nd. Our kick off event will be during grade level lunches on Wednesday, September 8 and students will be bringing home envelopes with additional information.

Have a great weekend!


School Pictures - September 8

PRE-ORDER FOR SCHOOL PHOTOS IS NOW OPEN! To order with a debit or credit card, please follow the link below. All pre-ordering will close after Wednesday, September 8, 2021. You do not need to turn in any receipt or form for an online order. Your student will be bringing home a paper form to pay by check or cash. Proof ordering will be available 4-6 weeks after the photo day.


COVID Policy for the 2021-22 school year:
Cripe Photography has instituted a "No Contact" policy for school photos. Our photographers will not be in contact with the students, therefore will not be fixing hair, collars or other clothing. Photographers will try their best to have the student fix what is needed.

If you have any questions or concerns please fill out our Customer Service Contact Form

Upcoming Events and Important Information

September 6 - Labor Day - No School

September 8 - School Picture Day; Jog A Thon Kick off at Lunch

September 9 - Camp Tecumseh 4th grade field trip

September 15 -Papa John's Dining Night, Use Code ISE004

September 22 - Jog-a-thon

October 5 - End of Quarter 1

October 11-15 - Fall Break

October 26 - Regular school day w/ Family/student conferences (PM)

October 27 - E-Day & Family/Student Conferences

November 11 - Veterans Day

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

December 17 - End of Quarter 2/Semester 1

December 20-31 - Winter Break

January 17 - MLK Jr Day - No School

February 21-25 - Mid Winter Break - No School


Governor Eric Holcomb’s executive order changes the quarantine requirements for those masked individuals considered close contacts to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. ZCS will continue to follow our district mask mandate, but effective immediately, anyone identified as a close contact in a masked setting is no longer required to quarantine (as long as the close contact is symptom-free).

Masked School Settings:

In settings, such as classrooms or on the school bus, where all students are wearing masks, close contacts who are within three feet of positive case will be notified to monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Those students will continue in school as long as no symptoms develop. If symptoms develop, students must isolate and obtain testing whether or not fully vaccinated.

Unmasked School Settings:

Close contacts within six feet of a positive case and in an unmasked setting (i.e. lunchroom, band) must quarantine with one of the below options.
1. Quarantine for 14 days (no test required).
2. Quarantine for seven days with negative test (PCR or rapid test done in lab) on days five, six or seven. Return on day eight if no symptoms develop.
*Unless fully vaccinated or previously ill with CoVID-19 within the previous three months and recovered, and without any symptoms.


ZCS will continue to follow established CoVID-19 protocols and mitigation strategies including:

  • Masks are mandatory in all district buildings and on school buses.
  • Families of students considered to be close contacts will still be notified.
  • Close contacts in unmasked situations must quarantine.
  • Close contacts in any setting must quarantine if showing COVID-19 symptoms.


Please keep your child(ren) home if:
1. Child (ren) are sick or showing symptoms of CoVID-19.
2. Anyone in the household is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, exhibiting CoVID-19 symptoms, or has tested positive.

Please continue to carefully monitor your child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms and do not send any child(ren) to school who show signs of sickness.

An Update from The Eagle PTO:

September 15 -Papa John's Dining Night, Use Code ISE004

Dining night fundraiser for our school at Papa John’s will be Wednesday September 15. What an easy way to earn money for our kiddos’ activities! Use the code ISE004 plus you can use other coupon codes, including those on the attached flyer. Thank you for participating.

We expect to disperse spirt wear orders out no later than September 10th (if not before). Items will be coming home with your student so be on the lookout! Thank you to everyone who ordered. This fundraiser made just over $1500 for our school!

The student directory will be available soon. The system may be down temporarily for the update. You will receive an email with login information when it is complete. If you originally chose not to be included in the directory when registering your child for school but have changed your mind, please email andreakpayne@sbcglobal.net.

The stamp contest winner will be announced soon, but in the meantime please start sending letters to your students! The first Eagle Express mail delivery will occur next Friday, September 10. This is a great time for parents or grandparents to send a letter to the school for your student or for your children to write a letter to a friend in a different class or even a previous years teacher. Addresses can be found here: https://eag.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=526412&type=d&pREC_ID=1066808

Kroger is generous with community donations to our school! Please sign up to have your Kroger card associated with our school; you only have to sign up once to have your shopping benefit Eagle Elementary.


Follow our PTO Facebook page for helpful information and reminders! Please sign up for the PTO Remind texts to stay in-the-know on events for your kiddos and our dining nights. Your participation makes it all work; thank you!


We will be welcoming instruction-based visitors/volunteers to our campus per the Eagle Start Guide. In addition to our background check requirements, guests to campus will also be required to complete a C-19 Waiver. Access to campus is subject to change. Note that at this time, we will not have lunchtime visitors or classroom party volunteers.


During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times.


During the school day, all volunteers are expected to sign in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee* for the full background check which will expire after 5 years. The link to apply for the full background check can be accessed on the Volunteers/BRAVO link on the ZCS main webpage. For more information, contact the Volunteer/BRAVO Coordinator.


The linked document is the Covid Volunteer Waiver, which is new this year. This form must be filled out by every guest who enters our building. This is NOT a one-time form as it must be filled out every time a guest visits our school. You may print and bring this to the office with you or complete a copy when you arrive.


See the link to learn more about local events:


GROW/ Child Care Options

GROW/Child Care Services

Eagle Rec

Bridge and Early Start Spanish are optional, fee based programs that “bridge” the time between the 7:50-8:00 arrival time for 1st-4th grade students, and the start of the instructional day for Kindergarten students, which is 8:50-9:00.

Before and After-School Care (BAC) is available for all Eagle students. Before school care begins at 6:45am and After school extends childcare from 2:30 to 6:00pm.

Eagle Rec offers fee based programs in a variety of interest areas, which typically start after school has already begun.

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