Academics, Attitude, Action --- April 16, 2021
Renaissance Mission Statement
"Our mission is to help students identify and learn how to cope and overcome their academic and behavioral challenges in order to become productive and responsible members within Warren Township school population and community at large."
"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good people."
Martin Luther King Jr.
"Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."
Rep. John Lewis
CAP AND GOWN ORDER FORM
CLICK HERE to complete the cap and gown order form so the correct size is ordered. Please note that this form must be completed under the student's email. No outside Warren email will be accepted to fill out the order form.
A Message From The Principal
Thank you for your continued support. Students are getting closer and closer to the finish line. We will wrap up this rotation April 30th and enter into the last rotation May 3rd. Students should be accessing work daily and attending school regularly in order to complete their final credits of the school year.
Students grades 7-8th will begin ILEARN testing next week and a select number of high schoolers will be taking their Biology ILEARN. It is essential that they are at school on time to complete these state required assessments. Data gained from these assessments will help us to better support your students.
All Warren Township students were given the opportunity to participate in summer school classes at no cost. Information has gone out regarding how students in grades 7-8th can reserve their spots. Spots are filling fast so do not delay registering. The link has been provided below.
Seniors will need to order their cap and gown immediately. Graduation information has gone out and it has been determined that only students who have met ALL of the required graduation requirements will be able to participate in the graduation ceremony. Please ensure that students are checking their emails daily for updates on graduation and senior events. You may also reach out to our school counselor for more information.
Lastly, friendly reminder that all Warren Township school are still requiring students to wear face coverings while in the building and to wash/sanitize hands on a regular. Thank you for your help in keeping our students and staff safe.
Again, thank you for allowing us to serve your student.
Students are either following an AM or PM schedule and again expected to attend in person unless other arrangements have been made. If you have questions about your student's schedule do not hesitate to reach out directly to the school at 317-532-2996.
Period 1 9:00-10:15
Period 2 10:16-11:55
Period 3 1:00-2:40
Period 4 2:41-3:55
If you have questions on whether or not your student is an AM or PM student please reach out directly to the school at 317-532-2996 or email our Guidance Counselor Ms. Nassar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always thank you for allowing me to serve your students.
2021 SUMMER SCHOOL VIRTUAL COURSES (INDIANA ONLINE ACADEMY)
This year Warren Central High School will partner with Indiana Online Academy to provide students with additional course offerings.
- Current 10th and 11th-grade students who are planning to work ahead to earn credits in Government (grade 11), Economics (grade 11), U.S. History 1 and 2 (grade 10), or students who need to take PE and Health, will complete the coursework through Indiana Online Academy (IOA) with IOA instructors.
- These courses will be entirely virtual and will be conducted from June 7, 2021-July 18, 2021. Enrollment for these courses begins on April 5, 2021.
- Students who enroll in these courses will follow the timelines and guidance of the IOA program.
- Once a student successfully completes the course, the course will be added to the student’s transcript. These courses will be offered at no cost to current Warren Central High School students.
COVID-19 VACCINE--AGES 16 AND OLDER
Beginning Wednesday, March 31st, all Indiana residents 16 and above will be eligible for the COVID vaccine. Additionally, beginning Tuesday, April 6, the mask mandate becomes a mask advisory with a few exceptions. One of those exceptions is the school setting. Renaissance will maintain our mask requirement for students and staff as well as our social distancing and handwashing expectations for the remainder of the school year.
A Message From Our School Counselor
INDOT Hosting Hiring Fairs on Thursday, April 22
The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting hiring fairs at four locations across the state on Thursday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. INDOT is hiring for summer seasonal positions which run from April through October at a starting pay of $11.25 per hour. A valid high school diploma or equivalency or one (1) year of work experience is preferred, but not required.
INDOT is also hiring for full-time highway technicians and mechanics.
Hiring Fair Locations:
7105 S Brookville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46239
Registration is not required to attend the event. INDOT recruiters will be on hand to answer questions and provide more information on open positions and careers with INDOT.
To learn more, visit INDOTjobs.com. You can also text INDOT Careers to 468311 to receive additional job postings.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks are required and social distancing will be observed at INDOT hiring events.
There are 30 days left until the end of the school year. Students, please stay focused and get as much work done as you can. It's been a tough year, but you can do it!
Please see Ms. Nassar if you have questions about classes or credits.
Ivy Tech Visit
On Friday April 16th we will have another visit from Ivy Tech - seniors and juniors are encouraged to attend the presentation. Thank you to Ivy Tech for being such a great partner!
Deans Corner ...Message from Mr. Z
Dear Renaissance Family,
Please take a moment to make sure you have access to the Parent Portal on Synergy and that your contact information is correct. Many times we need to reach parents or guardians and through the course of a school year, contact information can change. It is also important that we have the correct names and information of any other relatives or friends that have permission to pick up your student. This will also ensure that you are receiving the attendance calls on a daily basis. Finally, please feel free to contact me at your convenience if you have any questions or concerns regarding your student.
“It is not light we need, but fire…not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” Frederick Douglass
Social Work Corner...Message From Ms. Dodson
Top 10 Stress Management Techniques for Students (by Elizabeth Scott – full article)
Most students experience significant amounts of stress, and this stress can take a significant toll on health, happiness, and grades. For example, a study by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that teens report stress levels similar to that of adults.
Common sources of student stress include:
Extracurricular activities Social challenges
Transitions (e.g., graduating, moving out, living independently) Relationships
Many students feel a sense of needing to relieve stress, but with all of the activities and responsibilities that fill a student’s schedule, it’s sometimes difficult to find the time to try new stress relievers to help dissipate that stress.
These options are relatively easy, quick, and relevant to a student’s life and types of stress.
Get Enough Sleep Practice Visualization
Exercise Regularly Take Calming Breaths
Practice Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Listen to Music
Get Organized Eat a Healthy Diet
Use Positive Thinking and Affirmations
Renaissance is always seeking to add more community resources and programs to promote, improve and increase social and emotional skills within our community.
We currently have in-house services in place for or students listed below as well as myself to assist wherever needed throughout the building. Healthy emotional and physical students can improve the learning environment and their experience.
Renaissance supportive services offered for 2020-2021;
Gallahue Community Hospital - Counseling School-Based service programs to assist with social and emotional challenges.
Future Promises Program - Teen parenting and casework services-Marion County Health Department. Ms. Sholar is also conducting virtual meeting with students as well.
The Indianapolis Urban League - College Readiness Program and other extracurricular activities offered.
Moorehead Community Resource Center – located 8400 E. 10 th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Support is Available
If you have other needs beyond what is being provided, you can access of the following resources:
Contact your child’s counselor or administrator. All of our schools are open during normal school hours. 317-532-2996
Share your request through our outreach hotline at 317-608-0545 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us.
Parent & Caregiver Resource Site
Warren Township Family & Caregiver Resources is "live" and ready. We understand that parents and caregivers want to learn how to help their students be successful in school and these resources allow our parents and caregivers to have a "location" to visit where they can access tutorials/information on how to navigate digital tools used in our schools and to seek support.
Student Success Handbook!
Warren Parents and Caregivers, here is the link to our Student Success Handbook. This handbook is updated every year to include information about how we keep students and staff safe at school, along with resources for families to access as well as information on district procedures and policies. This handbook is also shared with students. Please take a moment to review and complete this as acknowledgement that you have received the handbook. Please reach out if you have any questions.
District Covid-19 Data
MSD Warren Township COVID-19 data will be updated and shared each Friday on our district website which can be accessed HERE. Included in this data are the number of positive cases by school/facility as well as the total number of individuals (students and staff) who were required to isolate or quarantine. Individuals that are in isolation may or may not have COVID-19 and may or may not have been exposed within Warren schools/facilities. Isolation and quarantine are used to slow the spread of COVID-19.
**These numbers do not mean that a school or facility is unsafe for students and staff, rather that precautionary steps are being taken to protect all students and staff. We will continue to communicate with staff and families if they are identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case.
Tech Support --
Located at Moorhead. Access at door 11 at the rear of the building located near the playground. Please drive through the gate on the west side of the building and, after parking, enter door 11 for assistance.
- We are expanding our technology help desk hours at Moorhead Community Resource Center! Our new hours will be Monday-Friday from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. K-4 VIRTUAL students with iPad issues should be brought here. Chromebooks can still be brought to any of the three Intermediate Middle Schools during school hours, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday,, or the Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period, Monday - Friday. If you cannot access the above times and locations for some reason, you can also submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ here.
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2.) Go to google.com
3.) Go to manage accounts
4.) Go to manage accounts on this device
5.) Log-out of ANYTHING that is NOT your warren email account
6.) Now try to log-in by going to warren.instructure.com (Please do not attempt to log-in with clever)
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Need Help with Navigating Canvas....Check out the enclosed video!
The video below is a tutorial on how to access Canvas and to navigate it. Thank you to WCHS Math Teacher, Mrs. Julie Ritchie for this easy to understand video.
Please note: The video is an example from an Algebra 1 class. You may not be in this class or have this teacher, but it is will still help you with any of your classes.
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 recognition if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.
Free and Reduced Lunch/Textbook Rental Forms
If you qualify for and wish to receive Free/Reduced Textbook Rental this school year and you are not Directly Certified, you will need to complete an application either online at lunchapplication.com or by stopping by front office to pick up a paper come. .
Are you currently experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or at least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell?
Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19?
(3) Within the past 14 days, have you been in close contact (within 6 feet for more
than 15 minutes) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
New Student Information System-- Synergy
Warren is excited to announce that we have upgraded to a new student information system called Synergy. This means that our old parent portal, Tyler, will be going away. Instead, the parent portal will be upgraded to Synergy’s ParentVUE. ParentVUE is an online tool to help you monitor your student’s education. It allows you to update contact information and provides you with access to the latest information about your child’s attendance and scheduling. Our middle and high school families can view class assignments, report card grades, and course history with ParentVUE.
Once ParentVUE is available, parents who have a previous Tyler account will receive an email with instructions about setting up your new username and password. If you do not have a Tyler SIS account, please complete a registration form located on our parent portal webpage and return it to your school to begin the process of activating your account.
ParentVUE is a great way to stay connected with your student's school and track their academic progress. It also helps us stay in contact with you!
Chromebooks! Please Bring Your Device Daily!
In an attempt to keep students safe we are asking that students bring their individual devices from home to school daily. There will be no sharing of Chromebooks. Chromebooks will not be available in classrooms. Students will need to bring their devices, charging chords, and cases everyday to school.
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