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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 8-11-17

Welcome to HRE!

The entire staff of Hoosier Road would like to welcome our new HRE families and welcome back our returning Rockets. We are grateful we have the opportunity to work with your wonderful children and we thank you for sending us the best and brightest students we could ever hope for. Thank you also for being such caring and supportive parents; our students and school thrive because of you. We look forward to another fantastic year here at HRE. Go Rockets!

Will Hurst


Upcoming Events

Please visit the HRE website to find all of our upcoming calendar events by clicking here.

Early Release on Mondays

Don't forget, all Hamilton Southeastern Schools will release students 20-minutes early each Monday beginning on August 14th for teacher professional development!

School Picture Day Thursday, August 17th

Photographers from Lifetouch Studios will be at Hoosier Road on Thursday, August 17th to take our annual school pictures! As always, pictures will be available for purchase. Even though purchasing photos is strictly optional, all students will be photographed and their photos will appear in the school yearbook. Flyers will be sent home next week!

What's Cooking?

The HRE cafe staff will begin serving breakfast on Monday, August 14th to all students who would like to buy breakfast at school. Hot and cold selections will be available. Student “lunch” accounts will be charged. For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.

The Launching Pad Café

Lunch Menu for the week of August 14th

Monday: Chicken Tenders with Green Beans

Tuesday: Cheese Omelet with Bacon and Tator Tots

Wednesday: Breaded Chicken Sandwich with Baked Beans

Thursday: Ravioli with Meat Sauce and Garlic Toast

Friday: Potato Crunch Fish Bites with Mac & Cheese

Please remember to check your student’s lunch account and make sure to replenish it if necessary. All lunch accounts with a negative balance of $20 or more will be sent to collections per HSE District policy. The cost per student breakfast is $1.25 and per student lunch is $2.60. When sending in lunch money please be sure to include the child’s first and last name, teacher name and student ID on the payment envelope.

Fresh fruit , veggies and milk are always offered with lunch.

PBJ, Turkey Sandwich, Chef Salad or Pizza Pack (Gogurt brand yogurt, cheese bread & marinara) will be offered daily as an alternative lunch choice.

No pork is served; we use turkey-based products.

Student Handbook

All Hamilton Southeastern Schools student handbooks are online for easier access. The handbook for Hoosier Road Elementary School can be found at this link.

Hoosier Road Elementary School Handbook 2017-2018

We encourage you to review it at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the Hoosier Road Elementary main office at 317-915-4240. Our staff is available to assist you. Have a great school year!

Note from the Office

Please remember to report absences as well as schedule lunch visits by calling 915-4240 between 8:15—9:00 AM the day of. Sorry, no advance lunch reservations can be handled. Lunch visits will begin after Labor Day.

When reporting an absence or late arrival, we will ask you for your child’s name, their teacher’s name and a brief reason for their absence. The direct line for our attendance is 317-915-4248. Even if you email the teacher, you MUST report the absence to the office! Thank you!

Transportation Changes

All students are considered bus riders unless we receive a permanent transportation change in the form of a written note from the parent. Permanent changes only require a one-time note per student.

Parents: We want to ensure that your child goes home each evening the way you prefer but we will not know what that is without a written note from you. Please send in a note each day that your child has a transportation change. If you need to call in a last minute change, please try to do so before 2 PM to avoid any confusion.

Thank you for helping us get every child home safely each and every day!

From the HRE Clinic

URGENT! Please complete the on-line health card which you will find in Skyward. It is critical that we have every student’s health information on file. Thank you!!

As a reminder, there is not a nurse on duty outside of normal school hours and all medications are kept secured in the nurse’s office. If your child participates in a before or after school sponsored activity and you would like for your student’s emergency medication to be made available, please notify the nurse in advance in order to make these arrangements. You may contact either Shawn Fleenor in the morning or Kelly Mullen in the afternoon. Both may be reached by phone at 915-4240.

Outdoor Recess

Even though fall is fast approaching, we will still experience many summer-like days! As a rule, if the temperature is less than 95 degrees Fahrenheit, students will go outside for their full recess. When the temperature is at or above 95 degrees Fahrenheit or the humidity is at or above 95%, recess time will be at the discretion of teachers or the principal who may choose to shorten the time outdoors or stay inside.

Teachers will use extreme caution while monitoring students at recess; students will be provided ample amounts of water before and during recess. All outdoor recess and activities will be canceled when temperatures soar to 100 degrees or higher. These temperatures are based on recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

If your child is prone to sunburn, please make sure to help them apply sunscreen at home each day before they come to school as it is not provided by teachers. Also, remember that kids love to run and play—so please make sure they are dressed appropriately for the weather including no flip flops which tend to fall off, break, cause stubbed toes or inhibit play!

HRE Guidelines for Driver Drop-off and Pick-up Line

Hoosier Road Elementary Guidelines for Driver Drop-off and Pick-Up Line

In an effort to insure the safety of our student body and staff, we ask all drivers to follow these guidelines when dropping off and picking up students:

  • Absolutely NO CELL PHONE USAGE in the car line. Full attention must be given while unloading and loading children.
  • DO NOT PULL AROUND OTHER VEHICLES in the car line, unless directed to do so by staff members. SINGLE FILE TRAFFIC ONLY while unloading and loading children.
  • Children should exit and enter vehicles from the PASSENGER SIDE ONLY. This insures students a safe path to the sidewalk. PARENTS SHOULD REMAIN IN THE VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES. Staff members will assist those students who need help exiting or entering a vehicle. For student safety, we DO NOT allow parents to park vehicles and walk up to receive children unless previously approved through school administration.
  • Common driver courtesy is required at all times.

Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe!

Will Hurst Principal, Hoosier Road Elementary

Volunteers and Lunch Visitors

Hoosier Road Elementary always has many opportunities for parents to become involved. Whether it’s through volunteering in the classroom or a PTO event, attending classroom activities or even eating lunch with your child, you must have a valid background check on file and view the anti-bullying training on-line. Background checks are valid for three years. Please allow up to 6 business days for checks to be completed. Please follow this link for complete directions:

We want you to be able to interact with our students but we also need to adhere to strict safety guidelines set forth by our school district. Look for an email from Safe Visitor Solutions which will issue a bar code unique to you. Please bring that bar code (on your phone or on paper) on your first visit to HRE so we may take your photo! Thank you for your compliance and for helping to keep all of our students safe.

Show Your School Spirit

Our PTO is currently accepting orders for Spirit Wear! Please click here to print your order fom. The order forms must be completed and returned to your child's teacher no later than September 5th, 2017!

Book Rental and iPad Fees

You will be receiving a skylert as soon as your child's book and IPad rental fees have been posted. Fees may be paid anytime, after they are posted, via EFunds or sending in a check made out to Hoosier Road Elementary. Be sure to put checks in a sealed envelope and include your student’s name, teacher’s name, and student ID.

iPad Distribution

Our staff has started distributing iPads to our students that have completed the online iPad Rental Agreement. The distribution process will continue through early next week. If your child will need to rent an iPad and you have not completed the agreement form, you will need to do so as soon as possible. Please follow the steps below to complete the Rental Agreement.

  • Login to skyward
  • Click the "online forms" tab on the left
  • Select "student"
  • The iPad Rental Agreement is step #3 on the right side of your screen
  • Complete the forms and click submit

For additional iPad information, please click here.

School Directory

We have had a number of parents wanting to find ways to schedule playdates, parties, etc. with their children’s classmates. HSE has made this possible with our Online School Directory. This service is only available for those families that choose to “OPT IN”.

You may select what information you would like other parents to see (such as address, phone numbers) for birthday invitations and the like. If you would like to “OPT IN” please follow the steps below:

  • Login to Skyward
  • Click on “MY ACCOUNT” tab in the upper right corner
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the School Directory section
  • Choose which information you would like to share
  • Click Save in the upper right corner

Please note that the only people that will have access to this, are the families at Hoosier Road Elementary. If you have older children at other schools, their information will only be shared with the families at their school. We hope this will help our students to be able to stay connected outside of school hours.

Cub Scouts Registration Night

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Fishers Fusion Dance Team Clinic

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