Creston Community News

Week of November 1, 2020

Monday, November 2nd is a BLACK Cohort Day!

Tuesday, November 3rd is an eLearning day for ALL Students!

Families & Students -

Please remember that this TUESDAY, November 3rd, is a planned eLearning day for ALL STUDENTS. Creston's campus is used as a voting location. Students will complete their eLearning activities from HOME on November 3rd - the school will not be open for students on that day.


THIS WEEK:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday = BLACK COHORT DAYS

Tuesday = eLearning for ALL students

Thursday = GOLD COHORT DAY


*Application Day students AND fully virtual students - remember to take your attendance EACH DAY in Canvas for EVERY class!


Please scroll through the newsletter for important information on:

--Scheduled e-learning day on November 3rd (NO in person school that day)

--School Pictures for in person and virtual learners

--Upcoming Papa John's fundraiser

--Athletic Department News

--Links to your students' schedules for all grade levels/learning environments


FAMILY/CAREGIVER SURVEY

Families and Caregivers of Warren Township, students and teachers have completed the first quarter of school for the 2020-2021 school year. We would now like to look back and determine what went well, as well as look ahead to the rest of the school year and identify areas of growth. As a valued partner, we would like your input on how MSD Warren is doing with health and safety measures, communication, and family needs as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey via the link below. The survey window is open from October 19th through November 2nd.

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/msdwarren/familyfall2020


Familias y responsables, los estudiantes y los maestros han completado el primer

trimestre de clases del año escolar 2020-2021. Ahora nos gustaría mirar hacia atrás

y determinar qué salió bien, así como mirar hacia el resto del año escolar e

identificar áreas de crecimiento. Como socio valioso, nos gustaría saber su opinión

sobre cómo le está yendo el Distrito Escolar de Warren con las medidas de salud y

seguridad, la comunicación y las necesidades familiares a medida que continuamos

navegando en estos tiempos sin precedentes. Tómese unos minutos para

completar esta encuesta a través del enlace o código QR a continuación. La ventana

de la encuesta está abierta del 19 de octubre al 2 de noviembre.

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/msdwarren/familyfall2020


SCHOOL COUNSELOR DAILY OFFICE HOURS!

Students - did you know your grade-level counselor has DAILY virtual office hours? During these times, you can connect with your school counselor via Zoom on your application days or any day of the week if you are a virtual student!


CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION LETTERS - UPCOMING LESSONS

Please click THIS LINK to view parent/caregiver letters with information on upcoming lessons students will participate in related to preventing child abuse.


COMING SOON:

If you wish to change your child's learning environment for second semester (January through end of year), the window to request the change will open from November 13 - November 24. Any requests made after that date will not be accepted. Stay tuned to future newsletters for more details!

Please Complete our Family Survey by CLICKING HERE!

Thank you for taking a few moments to help us understand how we can grow and improve!

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E-Learning Day: November 3rd

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

**In person learners grades 5--8 can get a bag of food as they exit the building Monday afternoon (Nov. 2)! Food tables are set up near the bus doors and the main entrance in the hallways.**


On Tuesday, November 3rd, Warren Township will have a planned eLearning Day for our students across the district. On this day, your student will complete extended learning activities at home, designed by their teachers.


What is eLearning? How does it differ from Virtual Learning?


eLearning is defined as extended learning activities. Extended learning refers to activities that continue the instruction happening in the classroom; it is not the introduction of new concepts. This work is provided by teachers and it is aligned with district curriculum maps. eLearning differs from Virtual Learning in that students will not participate in direct instruction or small group instruction on Zoom on this day.


In preparation for this eLearning Day, I wanted to share information with families in advance. Depending on your grade level and learning model, there is unique information to be aware of for Tuesday, November 3rd.


If your student is:


  • IN-PERSON, 5th-8th grade, your student will receive their work from their teachers on Canvas for November 3rd.

  • VIRTUAL Kindergarten through 12th grade, your student will receive their work from their teachers on Canvas.


Activities assigned on Tuesday, November 3rd, will be due by Tuesday, November 10th. Submission of work will be used to verify your student’s attendance as PRESENT for November 3rd.


All work for the eLearning day will be uploaded to CANVAS by 8:55 AM on November 3rd. If your student needs support from their teacher on their assignments, eLearning support hours will be available from 9:00 PM - 12:00 PM. An email will be sent from your classroom teacher/team to parents sharing their phone number, email and other methods of communication available on November 3rd during eLearning support hours. *Moorhead Community Resource Center will be open from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM to support your device needs. The technology help desk is located on the north side of the building, door 11, near the playground.


eLearning Days may be used in the event of school closures due to inclement weather. This planned day allows us to ensure that we are employing practices that support the continuation of our students’ learning while providing support.


Creston looks forward to supporting our families with our first eLearning Day of the 2020-2021 school year. Please reach out with any questions.


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Queridos padres y tutores,


El martes 3 de noviembre, el Distrito Escolar de Warren tendrá un Día de aprendizaje electrónico planificado para nuestros estudiantes en todo el distrito. En este día, su estudiante completará actividades de aprendizaje extendido en casa, diseñadas por sus maestros.


¿Qué es eLearning? ¿En qué se diferencia del aprendizaje virtual?


eLearning se define como actividades de aprendizaje extendidas. El aprendizaje extendido se refiere a actividades que continúan la instrucción en el aula; no es la introducción de nuevos conceptos. Este trabajo lo proporcionan los maestros y está alineado con los planes de estudios del distrito. El eLearning se diferencia del aprendizaje virtual en que los estudiantes no participarán en la instrucción directa o en grupos pequeños en Zoom en este día.


En preparación para este Día de aprendizaje electrónico, quería compartir información con las familias con anticipación. Dependiendo de su nivel de grado y modelo de aprendizaje, hay información única a tener en cuenta para el martes 3 de noviembre.


Si su estudiante es:

  • EN PERSONA, 5. ° a 8. ° grado, su estudiante recibirá su trabajo de sus maestros en Canvas el 3 de noviembre.

  • Kindergarten VIRTUAL hasta el grado 12, su estudiante recibirá su trabajo de sus maestros en Canvas.


Las actividades asignadas el martes 3 de noviembre se entregarán el martes 10 de noviembre. La presentación del trabajo se utilizará para verificar la asistencia de su estudiante como PRESENTE para el 3 de noviembre.


Todo el trabajo del día de eLearning se cargará en CANVAS antes de las 8:55 a.m. del 3 de noviembre. Si su estudiante necesita el apoyo de su maestro en sus deberes, las horas de apoyo de eLearning estarán disponibles de 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. El maestro / equipo de su salón de clases enviará un correo electrónico a los padres compartiendo su número de teléfono, correo electrónico y otros métodos de comunicación disponibles el 3 de noviembre durante las horas de apoyo de eLearning. * El Centro de Recursos Comunitarios de Moorhead estará abierto de 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Para satisfacer las necesidades de su dispositivo. La mesa de ayuda tecnológica está ubicada en el lado norte del edificio, puerta 11, cerca del patio de recreo.


Los días de eLearning se pueden usar en caso de cierre de escuelas debido a las inclemencias del tiempo. Este día planificado nos permite asegurarnos de que estamos empleando prácticas que apoyan la continuación del aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes mientras brindan apoyo.


Creston Intermediate & Middle School espera poder apoyar a nuestras familias con nuestro primer día de aprendizaje electrónico del año escolar 2020-2021. Comuníquese con cualquier pregunta.

Covid-19 School Attendance - Parent/Caregiver Screener

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Picture Day for VIRTUAL ONLY students will happen on November 20th at The Moorhead Community Resource Center. Pictures will take place from 8AM to 3:45PM.

PICTURE DAY IS NOW NOVEMBER 23 & 24 for IN PERSON LEARNERS! All picture orders MUST be submitted online - we will not be using paper order forms.

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Minority Engineering Program of Indianapolis (MEPI): Accepting Student Applications!

MEPI’s concentrated programs provide a good foundation for minority students who plan to enter the field of Engineering or Information Technology.

We are currently accepting new applications for the 2020-2021 program year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will offer virtual programming this year. Our facilitators have been working diligently to create virtual programming that will continue to provide a hands-on experience led by facilitators. Our sessions will take place via a video conference with facilitators 10am-12noon on the second Saturday of each month from December to May. There will also be a mandatory virtual parent meeting in November and student recognition event in June.

We are accepting applications for students in grades 6-12. The application will require a recent transcript/report card, a paragraph on why your student is interested in MEPI and a recent headshot (photo). There is also a $35 program fee. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible. We encourage you to submit an application no later than Nov 5th. Once classes fill up we will no longer be able to accept any students due to classroom capacity.

New student applications are available here on our website. If you have any questions, please reach out to:
Elaina Paschal

Minority Engineering Program of Indianapolis

Office: 317.790.3500

ATHLETICS INFORMATION

ANY virtual or application day student coming to Creston for an athletic practice or tryout should plan to check in with Athletic Director, Mr. Apple, at Door 7. Athletes cannot enter CIMS until 4:10 PM each day, to allow our dismissal traffic to operate efficiently. Parents/caregivers may NOT drop off athletes any earlier than 4:10 PM.


ANY student wishing to participate in a winter sport MUST have a physical on file. If not, students may not try out.


Visit the CIMS Athletics Website for more information on winter sports schedules, coach contact information, and more!

Want to get updates from the CIMS Athletics Department sent to your phone? Join our Remind Group -- see below!

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