The Patriot Press

Liberty Park Elementary School Newsletter

Friday, August 28th

Dear Liberty Park Families,


We are happy to announce our school newsletter now has the translation button option! When you open the newsletter, it is in the top right corner in a separate box. Just select the Translation pull down menu and select your language!


As we enter into September next week, I want to say just how proud I am of our students for their excellent job wearing masks, physically distancing, and washing their hands while at school! I am also equally as proud of our LP staff for all of their efforts and energy in these first few weeks of school.


As always, I thank you for your continued support of Liberty Park Elementary! Take care, be safe, and have a great weekend!


Your Principal,

Jason Brooks

Warren Township S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan

Click here to access Warren Township's S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year.

Message from Dr. Hanson (8/26/2020)

Meet a New Patriot!

~Ms. Schoettle - 1st Grade Virtual Teacher~


Hi, I'm Josie Schoettle. This is my first year teaching! I graduated from Ball State University. I was born and raised on the southside of Indianapolis. I have three older brothers, one dog, and two cats! I love to go hiking and travel!

Soaring Eagle Badge Winners!

Kindergarten - Ervin Hazelett

1st Grade - Lennix Rios

2nd Grade - Kadence Smoot

3rd Grade - Justin Walker

4th Grade - Benjamin Cruz

Labor Day ~ September 7th

Reminder: School is closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.

COVID Screening and Quarantine Information:

MSD Warren's S.A.F.E Reopening Plan provides a comprehensive framework within which students and staff can be safe. Our staff will continue to emphasize social distancing, hand washing/sanitizing, and face coverings with students. Parents are reminded that students exhibiting symptoms should be kept at home, and that the school response to positive cases will be consistent with Warren's Plan. Please don't hesitate to reach out to teachers, counselor, administrators with questions or concerns - We are in this together!


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
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


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 317-532-1850 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.

Boys & Girls Club

Boys and Girls Club will reopen the Club on Tuesday, September 8th. Registration open only to returning families and only 30 spots are available. Email rrouse@bgcindy.org by 8/31 at 10:00am with member name, grade, and teacher to be entered into lottery. Registration forms and payment due before member can attend (this will be communicated after lottery Monday.

Parent VUE Portal

Synergy has a ParentVUE portal that parents can use to monitor students grades, attendance and discipline. Parents can view their students "Warren Password" on the ParentVUE Student Info tab. Parents can click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. They will see their students' passwords right below the bus information.


Notes from Nurse Kelly

All vaccines need to be up to date. Nurse Kelly has sent out several notices to students who are not up to date. Please call the Health Dept to schedule those shots asap. Health Dept 317-221-7300. Warren Township's exclusion date for vaccine compliance is September 21st. Schools are required by law to exclude students who remain noncompliant after this date until they are fully vaccinated. Indiana Code IC 20-34-4-5. THIS INCLUDES VIRTUAL STUDENTS.


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.


Reminder: WE ARE A PEANUT FREE SCHOOL.

Student iPads and Chromebooks

Students who are physically present at Liberty Park for the 20-21 school year are asked to bring their devices back to school with them as soon as possible.


Items to be returned are:

  • iPad or Chromebook

  • Charging/Power Cord

  • Device Case


Students who are participating in virtual learning will keep their devices at home with them in order to support their learning. If students have not brought devices back to school yet, please do so next week! These devices are needed in the classroom for different learning activities. We appreciate your support in getting devices returned to school as soon as possible!

Technology Support ~ Virtual Families

Warren has added remote support for parents using its incident system (IncidentIQ). IncidentIQ offers parents a quick and simple way to submit help requests.

Categories include:

  • Broken device

  • Cannot connect to WiFi

  • Missing charger

  • New virtual student device request

  • Parent account or password issue

  • Student account or password issue

  • Request T-Mobile hotspot


Visit the Warren website or click here to open parent support. To open multiple tickets, please click the link (it will be provided again after a ticket is submitted). The "Go Back" button at the bottom of the screen will work. Clicking the back arrow on the browser will produce unexpected results. If you find yourself unable to get back to it, close the browser tab and open it in a new tab.


Virtual Families may also visit the Moorhead Community Resource Center weekdays from 11:00 - 1:00 if you need a device or your device needs repaired or replaced.

Virtual Students

Virtual Instructional Guide and Weeks At-A-Glance

We have heard from our parents that the VIRTUAL schedule can be confusing for our students. In response to this feedback, we are designating specific days to our Black and Gold Cohort students in grades K-6th grade. Starting on Monday, August 24, 2020, students will follow the schedule below. *On shortened school weeks, there will not be an Friday Academic Enrichment Friday.


  • Black Cohort (A-K)

    • Mondays and Wednesdays: Direct Instruction Day

    • Tuesday and Thursday: Application Day

  • Gold Cohort (L-Z )

    • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Direction Instruction Day

    • Monday and Wednesday: Application Day

  • Black Cohort and Gold Cohort

    • Fridays: Academic Enrichment Days


Friday Academic Enrichment Days are designed to ensure there is more feedback and attention to student needs as well as creating increased opportunities for student and family support. Student experiences on Friday Academic Enrichment Day will include a playlist; however, will provide more opportunities for enrichment, reflection and targeted supports for students. Please visit MSD Warren’s Virtual Instructional Guide and Weeks At-A-Glance to learn more.

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LP Dress Guidelines

Just a reminder that LP is a uniformly dressed school. Click this link below to download the current LP Dress Policy for the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact the office with any questions.

Warren Early Childhood Center has openings!

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.

School Dismissal Manager

LP uses School Dismissal Manager to report student absences and set up end of day transportation routines for students. You should have received an email last week with your personalized login information. Please remember to set your students dismissal option in the School Dismissal Manager via the smartphone app or website. If you need any assistance logging in or using the system please contact our front office staff.


Please click the link below for additional information:

https://libertypark.warren.k12.in.us/article/122744?org=liberty-park-elementary

Counselor's Corner

We want your child to be as successful as possible at school. Success in school is not just about reading and math. It is also about knowing how to learn and how to get along with others. We will be using the Second Step program in your child’s classroom to teach critical skills in these four areas.


1. Skills for Learning: Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how
to focus their attention, listen carefully, use self-talk to stay on task, and be
assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.

2. Empathy: Students learn to identify and understand their own and others’
feelings. Students also learn how to take another’s perspective and how to
show compassion.

3. Emotion Management: Students learn specific skills for calming down when
experiencing strong feelings, such as anxiety or anger.

4. Problem Solving: Students learn a process for solving problems with others in
a positive way. Your child will be learning a lot this year—and he or she will
need your help!


Throughout the year, your child will be bringing home Home Links that go with several of the Second Step lessons. Home Links are simple, fun activities for you and your child to complete together. They are a great way for you to understand what your child is learning and for your child to show you what he or she knows. Use your child's grade code to set up an account at secondstep.org.


Home Links Codes:
Kinder: SSPK FAMI LY70
Grade 1: SSP1 FAMI LY71
Grade 2: SSP2 FAMI LY72
Grade 3: SSP3 FAMI LY73
Grade 4: SSP4 FAMI LY74
Grade 5: SSP5 FAMI LY75


Please feel free to reach out if I can be of any assistance or support to your family!


Brooke Tapper - Counselor

btapper@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1850 ext. 1892

Attendance

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.


Stay Connected!

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 Liberty Park:

Twitter: @LibertyParkElem

Facebook: @LPPatriots

School Webpage: https://libertypark.warren.k12.in.us/

Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.

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COVID-19 District Webpage

In our continuing efforts to keep our Warren families informed, we have a dedicated COVID-19 - webpage that may be accessed at this link: https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/covid-19-coronavirus-disease-2019. We will continue to provide any updates through our digital app and this district website.

Contact Us

Liberty Park Elementary

8425 E. Raymond Street

Indianapolis, IN 46239

317-532-1850

https://libertypark.warren.k12.in.us/


Click here for LP Staff Contacts


Jason Brooks - Principal

jbrooks2@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1853


Kathy Hench - Dean

khench@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1854


Brooke Tapper - Counselor

btapper@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1850 ext. 1892


Beverly Stephens –Secretary/Registrar

bstephen@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1851


Donata Lux – Secretary/Treasurer

dlux@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1852


Kelly Woods – Nurse

kwoods1@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-1855

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.