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Fishers Elementary Newsletter August 13, 2021

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Car Rider Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Please click on the red bar link above for information regarding car rider drop off and pick up procedures!

COVID Update

Please remember to send your student to school healthy. If a student is ill and has any of the symptoms of Covid listed below, we encourage you to get your student tested using a PCR test, which is available via Fishers Health Department (COVID Vaccine | Fishers, IN - Official Website) or the Indiana Department of Health (ISDH - Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19 Testing Information). PCR tests are the most accurate and provide less risk of a false positive or negative result. A visit to your physician is also suggested if you feel this is not Covid-related, then a doctor's note would be needed for your student to return to school. Please do not send your child to school ill or while waiting for Covid test results.

Symptoms to monitor for:

Fever or chills


Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing


Muscle or body aches


New loss of taste or smell

Sore Throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Speech and Hearing Screenings 2021-2022

Many students will be participating in speech and hearing screenings during the first two weeks of school. Speech screenings will be completed for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students and you will be contacted if your child would benefit from speech therapy services in the school setting. If you are not contacted, you can assume your child passed his/her speech screenings for their developmental age level (see chart below for district wide norms).

HSE Speech Sound Development (English)



Appropriate articulation expected


3-3.5 years old

M/N, P/B, H, W, D, Vowels


4 years old

M/N, P/B, T/D, H, W, Vowels


4.5-5 years old

M/N, P/B, T/D, K/G, Y, Lateralization


5-6 years old

K/G, F/V, L, SH/CH, Lateralization

1st Grade

6-7 years old

L, SH/CH, TH, Lateralization

2nd Grade

7-8 years old

Fronted S/Z, R, Blends, Lateralization

3rd-4th Grade

8+ years old

Should appropriately articulate all sounds

Hearing screenings will be completed for Kindergarten, 1st, 4th, and any new students who move to the HSE school district. You will be notified if your child does not pass the screening. If they do not pass the initial hearing screening, the student will be re-screened in 2-3 weeks and a referral will be sent home at that time if hearing continues to be a concern.

Feel free to contact me via email (schafin@hse.k12.in.us) if you have any questions about your child’s speech or hearing abilities.

Shannon Chafin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child Find

If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.

· For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Brooks School Elementary School, 915-4250.

· For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child find

Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

Response to Instruction (RtI) is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s Child Find Process.

A note from our Nurse!

Clinic Wish List

Mrs. Nguyen in the clinic would love the following donations:

Boys' underwear sizes 5-9

Boys' sweatpants sizes 5-7

Girls' underwear sizes 4-6

Girls' leggings sizes 4-8

Extra Clothes

Please send a set of extra clothes in a plastic zip lock bag labeled with your child's name and put it in their backpacks. It is important that ALL students have an extra set of clothes in case of spills or accidents.


It is required to wear a mask on the bus. Please make sure your child has a mask every day for the bus ride. It is also requested that all students carry an extra mask in their backpacks. We are limited on extra masks to supply to the students.

Thank You!

Picture Day is Coming Soon!

Fall picture day is scheduled for Thursday, September 2. We are encouraging online ordering this year, however it’s not required. Your child will bring home information about photo packets, ordering, etc. next week. If you want to order before picture day, log on to mylifetouch.com and use the picture day ID/School ID: EVT7ZZD6H.

School Safety Week!

Next week, August 16th – 20th, will be school safety week at FES. Throughout the week, there will be a variety of things we do to help our students be aware of our safety procedures here at FES. This will include our first fire drill, a severe-weather drill, and a man-made drill. We will also have members of the Fishers Fire Department visit each class sometime during the week to do teach a safety lesson. More information from FFD is included below. In addition to these drills and lessons, each day in the morning announcements we will have a brief segment that goes over the things that we can all do here at school to keep each other safe. If you have questions about safety week, feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher, our assistant principal Mrs. Black, or our principal Mr. Behrman.

The Fishers Fire Department is excited to partner with Fishers Elementary to teach safety lessons between August 16, 2021 and August 20, 2021. The safety topics include:

· Kindergarten: Calling 911

· 1st grade: Wheels safety

· 2nd grade: Water/Ice safety

· 3rd grade: Smoke alarms and evacuation plans

· 4th grade: Helmet safety

Please check your child’s folder for more information about the safety lesson topic and objectives.

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To register for the Body Safety Parent Nights, please follow this link:

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Hours You Need to Know!

School start time for students is 7:40 am. Dismissal is at 2:10 pm.

The office and phone hours will be Monday - Friday from 7:10 am - 2:40 pm.

Connect with our PTO!

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Our annual MUMS are back and we have already sold almost $600 dollars worth - Take a look splurge a little - You are giving back to OUR school and making your home ready for the Fall! Final Day to place an order - 8/16

Calling all Room Parents - Be on the lookout for a Sign Up Genius coming out in the next two weeks to see who would like to be a part of your child's Holiday Parties and Parent Coordination to support your child's teacher.

Chipotle Dine to Donate for FES on August 11th - USE the PROMO CODE - YEBGT6W

Meet the Teacher Night - August 9th, If you did not receive your RED Spirit Shirt - COME ONE OUT! We have one waiting for you.

Thanks for your support!


Classroom Room Parents Needed!

Want to support your child's classroom and teacher this year?! We're looking for two Room Parents for each class to help build a partnership between the parents and teacher and coordinate the classroom's Winter and Valentine's parties (dates TBD). This is a great way to get involved at FES without a huge time commitment. Sign up today at the link below. Detailed instructions will be sent to Room Parents in the coming weeks.


Thank you for considering!

PTO Room Parent Coordinators

Laura Cole and Erin Sanborn



Student Handbook

Dear FES Parents and Guardians,

All HSE Schools student handbooks (K-12) are now online for easier access. The handbook for Fishers Elementary School can be found at this link: https://fes.hseschools.org/student/student-handbook.

We encourage you to review it at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the FES main office at 317-594-4160. Our staff is available to assist you. Have a great school year.

Robotics Club Coming Soon!

Third and Fourth Graders: Robotics Club is looking for you!

This is your opportunity to learn and grow in collaboration, problem solving and perseverance. We will plan to meet after school on Tuesdays beginning August 31st with tryouts scheduled for after school on Tuesday, August 24th. See the attached forms and turn them in no later than August 20th to Mrs. Ondrejack.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Ondrejack or email her at condrejack@hse.k12.in.us

Click Below for Robotics Club Information:


Mrs. Lance-School Counselor-Book a Meeting

If you would like to have a meeting with our school Counselor Mrs. Lance, please click on the above link to schedule an appointment!

Virtual Technology Assistance

If you need help with Virtual Technology, please click on the above link !

Help Fishers Elementary School PTO earn 4% back when you enroll your Kroger Plus Card in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.

Participation is EASY & FREE!

register your card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com.

Enter NPO # (XU337) or Select “Fishers Elementary School PTO” from list.


Community Insider

Please click on the following link to view activities and upcoming events within the district.


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