Stonybrook Red Storm Forecast
Week of: March 9, 2020
Dear Stonybrook Families,
This is a follow up from our February 28th school newsletter communication regarding the COVID-19, better known as Coronavirus Disease 2019. It is important for all of us to be aware and knowledgeable of what COVID-19 is and how it is spread. The following information was obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are learning more about it every day. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person who are either in close contact with one another or through respiratory droplets being shared from an infected person. It may be possible for a person to become infected if he/she touches a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touches their own mouth, nose, or eyes. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy.
Our current actions at this time include:
· Reviewing and updating our emergency operation plans
· Ensuring handwashing strategies include washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
· Utilizing hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
· Encouraging students and staff who are sick to remain home
· Monitoring student and staff attendance
· Enhancing our routine facility cleaning
· Increasing communications with school staff and our community through:
o School Newsletters
o District Website
o District App
o District Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)
We are continuing to work closely with the Marion County Department of Health, Indiana State Department of Health; and following guidance from the CDC to ensure we have the most updated information. A webpage has been created on our district website that will provide updated information from these three agencies as well as updated communication from the district. The webpage can be found under the Parent Tab or by visiting https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/covid-19-coronavirus-disease-2019.
Dr. Tim Hanson
Attention 8th grade!!
All 8th graders will visit Warren Central for the 8th grade showcase on April 7th from approximately 9:40am - 1:10pm. During this showcase the students will meet key leaders at WCHS, tour the building and circulate through rotations with Walker Career Center, the 9th Grade Cohort Team, Athletics, and Performing Arts. The students will also have the opportunity to eat lunch at WCHS.
Attention! 8th Grade Washington DC Field Trip
We are just one month away from our exciting trip to Washington, DC & Gettysburg, so it will be here before we know it!
When you registered on-line, there was a page that asked for all medical information, including dietary restrictions, emergency contacts, etc. If you did not fill out this page, we would like to ask you to log-in to your account to complete this information. Also, if you have had any recent changes to your child's health, please go in and update your form as well. The website is www.appiantours.com and once you Log On, click on My Account, and scroll to the bottom to edit the information. Sometimes the student name will be listed to the left under "Access Acct" - if that is the case, you will want to select your child's name before editing the participant information to make sure you are updating the correct account. If you need assistance for this process, please don't hesitate to call us at (317) 903-2959.
Warren Township Little League
Kick back and chill- CORE Award
Upcoming Township Events
March 12th: Warren Teacher Recruitment Fair, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
March 13th: Early Childhood Center Art Gala, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
School Safety & Security Reminders
Stonybrook IMS conducts safety drills with the support of Warren Police at various times of the day and throughout the year to ensure that students and staff are prepared for unexpected events that may arise during the school day.
- Periodic severe weather drills and lockdown drills, along with monthly fire drills, are conducted to ensure students and staff have time to practice the procedures associated with each situation.
- Periodic bus evacuation drills are conducted on campus to allow students to practice and prepare for bus emergencies. Periodic bus scans are conducted with the support of Warren Police to ensure that materials being brought on campus are school appropriate.
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7th Grade Field Trip
7th grade parents, if you are interested in having your child go on the 7th grade trip to Chicago this May, please register now by reserving a seat on the travel bus. THe total cost of the trip is 145 per student and 165 per parent. There is a 25 dollar registeration fee due upon signing your child up. The final payment for the trip has to be made by Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Register at www.appiantours.com School Tour ID : SIMSChicago2020 Trip Date : Friday, May 15, 2020
21st Century Scholars
Please visit the 21st Century Scholars website. Apply online @ www.scholars.in.gov or submit the application through your school counselor. Students must sign up before June 30th during their 8th grade year.
8th grade Counsleor: Michael James- firstname.lastname@example.org
7th grade Counselor: Melissa Nicholson- email@example.com
Creative Writing Camp
Butler University has a summer Creative Writing Camp for your students that love reading and writing. If you have any talented writers/readers or interested students, please suggest our one-of-a-kind camp, now in its 23rd year. We would love to have your students 3rd grade through 12th join us on our campus this June. Camp meets 9am-4pm Monday through Friday the weeks of June 17-21 or June 24-28 (campers can also come both weeks).
Details on camp attached and at the link below:
As the weather becomes increasingly colder, it is important to review our morning drop-off procedures.
- Students are not able to enter the building until 8:35 a.m. This is the earliest we can guarantee appropriate adult supervision.
- Students should NOT be dropped off prior to 8:35 a.m. each day; if they are, they will be standing in cold temperatures until staff supervision arrives and students are let in to the cafeteria.
Stonybrook IA & MS Yearbook
Pre-order a Yearbook now for only $25. This full color yearbook will include grades 5-8 for the 2019-20 school year. To order, you may pick up an order form from the Main Office or the Mediaplex. You may also order online at: ybpay.lifetouch.com ID Code: 12577920 All orders must be placed by March 20, 2020.
2019 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.
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YMCA Before and After School Care is at Stonybrook!!
The YMCA is currently hosting before and after day care at Stonybrook! Students can be dropped off as early as 6:30 AM and pick up at 6:00 PM.
If you are interested in the program, please contact Katy Yeoman, Program Director or go to the link below.
Now enrolling for YMCA Before and After School Care in your school! Register online today!
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
Youth Development – East
Stonybrook Refrigerator Information
ATTENDANCE LINE: 317-532-8800 EXT. 1
SCHOOL NURSE: 317-532-8806
SCHOOL HOURS: 8:55 AM - 3:55 PM
DISTRICT OFFICE: 317-869-4300
Principal: Mr. Jason Smith PH: 317-532-8804
Assistant Principal & 5th Gr. Dean: Mr. Chad Reedy PH: 317-532-8803
6th Gr.Dean: Mr. Josh Davis PH:317-532-8828
7th Gr. Dean: Mrs. Bianca Rivers PH: 317-532-8808
8th Gr. Dean: Ms. Becky True PH: 317-532-8805
5th Gr. Counselor: Ms. Kassie Roberts PH: 317-532-8880
6th Gr. Counselor: Ms. Toni Austin PH: 317-532-8845
7th Gr. Counselor: Mrs. Melissa Nicholson PH: 317-532-8800 X8811
8th Gr. Counselor: Mr. Michael James PH: 317-532-8800
Athletic Director: Mr. Jeff Cummings PH: 317-532-8826
Dates to Remember:
March 23rd - April 3rd: Spring Intersession
April 5th: School Resumes