Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 22 - Friday, January 28, 2022

Important Dates Coming Up

  • TODAY, Friday, January 28, 4PM-7PM COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic for HSE Students and Families hosted by Fishers Health Department at 116th/Brooks School Road Vaccination Site
  • Monday, Jan. 31 - Friday, Feb. 4 - Fire Safety Lessons for Kindergarten - 2nd Grades
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1 - Best Buddies Meeting 8:15-8:35AM in the Cafe (postponed from last week)
  • Friday, February 18 - E-Learning Day - No in-person school. Log in to Canvas to attend.
  • Monday, Feb. 28 - Friday, March 4 - Riley Spirit Week! See the Flyer below and watch for more information on how to participate to support Riley Hospital!
Jan 28

Note From the Nurse - COVID Test Pending?

Thank you to everyone for assisting with enhanced precautions and responding when you are notified by the school when your child is impacted by contact tracing.

If you decide to test your child for COVID, it is extremely important that your child stay home from school until you receive the test results.

  • If you send a child with a pending COVID test to school, and that test comes back positive, we then must quarantine your child and any identified close contacts due to exposure within 48 hours.
  • A COVID test is recommended but not required for a student to return to school.

Thank you for understanding and keeping our community healthy.

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

January 31-February 4 is Week 3.There may be changes to the menu due to supply chain limitations. Thank you for your understanding.

Lunch Menu for January 31 - February 4 (Week 3)

Monday Cheese Pizza and corn

Tuesday – Pretzel with cheese, baked beans*

Wednesday – Chicken Nuggets and carrots*

Thursday – Waffles with turkey sausage*

Friday Cheeseburger and broccoli*

*Different from the posted District K-4 Menu


The PTO is looking for new members!

Are you interested in learning more about how to impact staff and students at Sand Creek?

Please email for more information.

Inclement Weather Information

If a Two Hour Delay is Called -
  • School will begin at 9:40 (2 hours later than usual)
  • AM Buses will pick students up 2 hours later than usual.
  • YMCA will be open at the normal time (6:30AM) for registered students.
  • Breakfast will not be served.
  • Lunch will be served at normal time.
  • Specials will be shortened.
  • Dismissal will be at the normal time and students will arrive home at the normal time.
If School is Closed -
  • Students will participate in E-Learning by logging into Canvas.
  • Attendance is based on logging in to Canvas.
  • Learning activities will be available on Canvas pages by 9:30AM.
  • Classroom teachers will communicate with families about communication and coordination specific to that day.
  • YMCA will not be provided at SCE site location.

This information is also posted on the SCE Website.

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This Week's Needs:

  • Shoe Boxes
  • Toilet and paper towel rolls
  • Bottles with Lids

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Congratulations to this week's Golden Globe winners - Mrs. Forbes 4th Grade!

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RAVE Reviews

Thank you to the families that have completed RAVE Reviews for SCE staff. Our staff and teachers THRIVE on compliments and positive praise just like our students. Have you observed an employee who goes above and beyond their job responsibilities/duties to make a difference? Leave them a RAVE Review by clicking below! It takes 2 mins to complete but makes a long lasting impact for an educator.

Link to HSE District Substitute Teacher Information Page

Social-Emotional Learning Lessons from This Week:

Kindergarten: Getting Focused - Empathy and Kindness - Why Kindness?
  • Students will be able to give an example of a kind act.
First Grade: Getting Focused - How Your Brain Works
  • Students will learn about the three parts of their brains that help them think and respond to stress
Second Grade: Getting Focused - Mindful Awareness
  • Students will compare mindful behavior and unmindful behavior and identify the parts of the brain responsible for controlling each type.
Third Grade: Getting Focused - Mindful Awareness
  • Students will compare mindful behavior and unmindful behavior and identify the parts of the brain responsible for controlling each type.
Fourth Grade: Getting Focused - How Your Brain Works
  • Students will learn about the three parts of their brains that help them think and respond to stress.

Would you like more information on Social Emotional Learning?

Visit the HSE District Sites to read more, or follow the links below:

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Thank you for Kleenex Donations! Please continue to send any donations to the front office. Thank you for considering!

Indiana Radon Poster Contest

We need your student’s help explaining science through art!

The 2022 Indiana Radon Poster Contest is here! This is a fun, educational, and potential prize-winning opportunity for our students.

Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is produced by naturally decaying uranium in the soil and can be drawn into homes through cracks in the foundation.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Approximately 1 in 3 homes tested have radon levels at or above the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L in Indiana.

In order to spread the message about radon’s health hazards, the American Lung Association is calling on Indiana students age 9-14 to create a radon poster that will increase public awareness of radon gas and encourage people to test their homes.

If you choose to participate, please send your posters to central office Attn: Bob Rice by March 4. I will collect all submissions and send them to the American Lung Association by the March 18 deadline.

Full Contest details and additional radon information is available on the contest website at:

HSE Report It!

HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff, and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! has no length limitations or the need to remember a short code. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.

Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates: Sports Registration Deadline is Jan 31

What will you play? Open registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field runs through January 31st at After the 31st, waitlists may form for certain sports in various divisions. Season information and program fees can be found here.

Program Scholarships
We want everyone to play. Mudsock Youth Athletics offers full and partial program scholarships to children who qualify for free or reduced lunch within the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Families must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For spring sports this is January 1st – 31st. For more information, please call 317-845-5582 or email

Take Our Pledge

Help us create a safe and positive environment for participants, parents, guardians, coaches and referees. When you register with us in 2022, you will sign the following agreement. We’ve pulled together resources so you can get started here.

Visit the Community Insider page linked below for all the details.