🌻Sunny Heighlights🌻

October 2, 2020

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Principal's Message

Greetings Sunny Heights Families,


The 1st Quarter of the school year has come to an end! I would like to thank everyone for the patience, flexibility, and outstanding effort to make this an AMAZING start despite all the challenges! We have spent the 1st Quarter connecting with students and building relationships with families that will lead to student success. I am very excited about the growth that I know our students will show this year.


Fall Break provides our students and staff an opportunity to rest and recharge. I hope everyone is able to enjoy the time with their loved ones. We have a lot of very important work to do the rest of the year. We look forward discussing that work when we meet and discuss your child's path to success during Parent Teacher Conferences on October 22.


I am so proud to have the privilege to be the principal of Sunny Heights Elementary!


As always, do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything.


Thank you for all that you do!



Bart Lewis

Principal, Sunny Heights Elementary

REMEMBER - FALL BREAK STARTS NEXT WEEK!!!

Mark your calendars - we start Fall Break on October 5th thru October 16th. We will see you on Monday, October 19th and enjoy your time off - rest, relax and refresh!!

HAVE YOU FILLED OUT THE 2020 CENSUS YET!!! Deadline has been extended until October 5, 2020.

As always, thank you for your help in pushing this out to our community! Our messaging remains the same: Complete your 2020 Census today at 2020census.gov. Further resources can be found by visiting www.countmeindy.com.

  • Have you filled out your #2020Census yet? If not, Indy could be missing out on up to $30,000 for each person who goes uncounted. This money goes towards programs like school lunches, housing assistance, healthcare, road repair, and more. Respond today at 2020census.gov.

  • From school boards to the U.S. House of Representatives, the #census is used to distribute power to the people. The deadline to respond to the #2020Census is coming up. Fill yours out today by visiting 2020census.gov. #CountMeINdy

  • #DYK: Despite rumors and misinformation, your individual #2020Census answers cannot be shared with ANYONE for 72 years - not law enforcement, immigration, or even the President of the United States. Respond today at 2020census.gov. #CountMeINdy

  • The deadline to respond to the #2020Census is coming up, so do it today at 2020census.gov or by calling (844) 330-2020. Remember, everyone counts in the #census, regardless of immigration status. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, YOU COUNT! #CountMeINdy

  • Decisions about Indy's future – and the dollars for it – come down to counting everyone in the #2020Census. It’s safe and easy to complete. Fill yours out today at 2020census.gov. #CountMeINdy

Calendar of Events

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Fall Intersession - NO SCHOOL - 10/5th thru 10/16th

Coat4Kids - 10/17th (info below)

Parent/Teacher Conferences - 10/22nd

Time change - fall back - November 1st

Staff Professional Day - elearning day - 11/3rd

PTA skating party - 11/12th - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Picture Re-Takes Day - 11/17th

Thanksgiving Break - 11/25th - 11/27th

COATS4KIDS

#Coats4Kids online registration is officially open! Join us and our friends at WTHR-TV and Classic Cleaners for our annual event held on Saturday, October 17 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Blue Ribbon Pavilion.

Due to the #covid19 pandemic, distribution will look a little different this year. If your child is in need of a winter coat this year, you must pre-register online and choose an appointment time to pick up a coat. #DoingTheMostGood #HoosiersHelpingHoosiers

For more information or to register online, please visit https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/indiana/events/2020-coats-for-kids-online-registration/

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.

ALL STUDENTS - 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 this 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.

PANDEMIC EBT CARDS

The following link provides an overview of the EBT cards some parents will receive.

https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/dfr-policy-changes-and-actions/pandemic-ebt/

BLACK AND GOLD VIRTUAL SCHEDULE

VIRTUAL STUDENTS

Virtual Grades:

  • All grades should be available on Oct 2nd.

  • 5-8 - Deans will supply virtual citizenship grades

  • No Grade (NG) can only be used for students that have been with the teacher less than 10 days when grades are due.

  • Students will not receive music, art, PE or STEM grades on this report card.

    • STEM was not offered for K-4 this quarter

    • Related Arts was not assessed this quarter.


****The ParentVue app or link is where family will find grade information. This ParentVue link is a “how to” for families to use ParentVue.


Conferences:

  • All conferences will be virtual.

    • Teachers will begin sharing their signups soon if they have not already done so.

    • Teachers will have a conference for every student they give a report card even if they are in a different class and setting.

    • Conferences will be held on October 22nd from 11am - 7PM.

    • All conferences are virtual or done via the phone.

    • Reports will not be printed. Parents need to use the ParentVue App.


Attendance App:

Please continue to work with you teacher as we are fine tuning the use of the attendance app and/or Canvas!

K-4

All virtual students are now required to login to Canvas to validate their attendance every day of school. This includes direct instruction days, application days, and academic enrichment days. Please help your student login and submit their attendance each day.

1. Open the app called “V attendance” on your student’s iPad. It is black with a gold check mark.

2. Click the red button that says “Log into Google” to sign into the student’s google account. This is the same email and password that students use to log into Clever. Not sure about what this login information is? Email me!

3. You should now be logged into Canvas. Click on the box that says “Period 1”. It is outlined in yellow.

4. It will come up with a question about whether or not your student is attending that day. Click yes.

5. Click submit. You did it!

You may also continue to login through the Canvas app if it has been working for you. Please reach out with any questions! Thanks!

PBIS Weekly Focus @ Sunny Heights Elementary

This week our students are focusing on recognizing students that show EXCELLENCE throughout the day. Excellence is shown when students put forth their best effort in any situation, especially difficult or challenging situations. We want Sunny Heights to be a place where everyone is valued, respected, and strives for their own excellence.

Employment Opportunity

Are looking for an opportunity to support Sunny Heights Elementary and be part of OUR team? We currently have openings for Instructional Assistants at our school. Please reach out to Mr. Lewis at (317)532-2900 if you are interested or if you have questions about this exciting opportunity!

Sunny Heights PTA

Support our students, our families, and our school by joining the Sunny Heights PTA! Follow the PTA Enrollment link to join our PTA and get started making Sunny Heights even greater!!

Updated Lunch Menu

Here is the Updated Lunch Menu from Chartwell's. Starting Monday, students will get a choice of a hot or cold entree!

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.

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 INFORMATION

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Support Information

Here are two very important points of contact if you are in need of additional support.


Community Outreach Hotline: (317) 869-4308 or MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us

Learn at Home Hotline: (317) 608-0545

Chuck E. Cheese Resources

If you could use some ideas for Family Fun & Rewards, Chuck E. Cheese can help. Check out their website with some great ideas, activities, and other resources to help motivate kids!

Warren WiFi

***NEWS ALERT 3/25/2020***

Staying Connected During the Coronavirus Situation: Mobile providers have added options for internet connectivity through their phones. Find more info at these sites:

AT&T

Verizon

Sprint

T-Mobile

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Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.

SUNNY HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY


11149 Stonybrook Drive, Indianapolis 46229

Phone: 532-2900; Fax: 532-2938

School hours: 8:05 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.


www.warren.k12.in.us

http://sunnyheights.warren.k12.in.us/hom/

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