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GRASSY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL October 23, 2020

Panorama Parent Survey

Your feedback is very valuable to us. We want to work to best support your child and our extended learning community better. Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey to help us improve! The survey is open through November 2nd.

October 30th

At Grassy Creek, we do not dress up in costumes to celebrate Halloween. Although this year is a different in MANY ways, we will stick with this practice. Instead, next Friday, October 30th, will be a school spirit day: DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE SUPER HERO!


We invite students to wear their favorite super hero gear (no face paint/masks/wigs) next Friday. Be creative! We'll use our super powers to make next Friday another awesome day at The Creek!

eLearning Day 11/3/20

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 teacher designed extended learning activities at home.


In preparation for this eLearning Day, here is some general information for our families in advance.

  • Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will bring home their extended learning activities (hands-on, paper-based) on Friday, Oct. 30 for use on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd.

  • 3rd and 4th grade students will bring home their fully-charged iPads on Monday, Nov. 2 to be used on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Students will not bring home chargers. All devices must come back to school on Wednesday, Nov. 4. 3rd and 4th grade students will receive their eLearning activities on CANVAS from their teachers.

  • Our FULLY VIRTUAL students will receive their extended learning activities on CANVAS from their teachers.


WHAT ABOUT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH? All K-4 in-person students will be bringing home a breakfast and lunch meal on Monday, Nov. 2. Fully VIRTUAL students will have their AM and PM meal distribution at Moorhead Community Resource Center available to them as scheduled.

I DO NOT HAVE INTERNET AT MY HOUSE, HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? Internet hotspots are available for 3rd and 4th grade families will need support ensuring their students can log in to their student’s CANVAS. If you would like to check out a hotspot, please give us a call by Oct. 30.


WILL MY TEACHER BE ABLE TO HELP ME IF I GET STUCK? All teachers will be available to support our students and families from 9am - 12pm on that day. A communication will be shared with you from your student’s teacher with how you can reach them during those hours on that day.


Please click on the letters below for more details!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

WOW! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's virtual parent teacher conferences. We had many classes with 100% participation! If you missed your conference with your child's teacher it's not too late. Reach out to your teacher and we'll work out another time. We love sharing your child's progress and working closely with you, their biggest supporters!


YOU help make magic happen at The Creek...we appreciate you!

Staff Contact List

We encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher anytime! Please use this link from our school website to find email addresses and extensions. We want to partner with you!

Student Masks

All students received a washable face mask at school We have extras should a child need another in the future. Remember, washing masks daily is important!


TIPS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO WEAR A FACE MASK:

  1. Talk about it - Empower them by sharing how wearing a face mask gets them involved in the fight against COVID-19. Remember, wearing a face mask helps to slow the spread of the virus!
  2. Make sure you are wearing a face mask, too - this will let your child know they are not alone and that you, too, are doing your part to slow the spread of the virus.
  3. Put a face mask on their favorite stuffed animal or toy - share photos of other kids wearing a mask. Showing kids like them or having their favorite toy wear a face mask will help to normalize this change.
  4. Remind them not to touch their masks - keeping hands away from their face will help prevent the transfer of germs from hard surfaces to their masks.
  5. Washing hands is key to slowing the spread - encourage your child to wash their hands before applying and removing their mask.

Virtual Student Updates

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


Picture Day: In early November, virtual students will be given the opportunity to have their picture taken. The virtual support team is working on what this will look like for families. In order to plan effectively, we would like to gauge families with this survey: Virtual Learning Academy Picture Day Survey


Virtual Schedule for Quarter 2: click HERE for a virtual school schedule through Winter Break.


Technology Support: Beginning Monday, October 26th the Moorhead technology help desk will move to door 11 at the rear of the building located near the playground. Please drive through the gate on the west side of the building and, after parking, enter door 11 for assistance. The Technology team will keep the same hours for the help desk: Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 11am to 1pm.


Virtual Student Materials Pick-up for quarter 2 was on Thursday, October 22nd. If we missed you, please call the front office at 317-532-3100 to make arrangements for pick up.

Special Reminders from Nurse Springer

Immunizations

In order for our school to be in compliance with the state laws regarding immunizations, please make sure that your student(s) have their updated information on file with Mrs. Springer. Please make Mrs. Springer aware of any upcoming appointments for vaccines, or if there are any medical or religious objections to your student receiving his or her vaccines


Religious Exemptions for Immunizations--Yearly paperwork needs to be completed for students with a religious exemption for immunizations. Please complete the paperwork and return it to the clinic as soon as possible.


Food Allergies or Sensitivities--If your student has a food allergy/sensitivity, we need an updated note from the doctor stating the allergy every year. Reminder letters about food allergies were sent home with students on Wednesday. If you have not notified the clinic or teacher about a food allergy, please do so immediately. If your child does not eat a particular type of food for religious reasons, please send a parent note that is dated and signed informing us of this. Dietary will then be notified.


Also, PLEASE inform Mrs. Springer of any chronic health conditions that the school should be made aware of, and that your student's medical emergency information is up to date.

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School District Publication/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.
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