Creston Community News

DECEMBER 18, 2020

Thank you for your commitment to supporting our students this semester! We are more grateful than ever to partner with our CIMS families. We wish you a safe, happy holiday break!

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HELPFUL INFORMATION

Food Distribution

There will be additional distributions on Tuesday, December 22nd and Tuesday, December 29th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Moorhead, CRESTON, Raymond Park, Stonybrook, and WCHS. Multiple meals will be provided at each distribution and our winter break meals will have a special treat included.


Report Cards

Parents can access Quarter 2 report card grades through ParentVue.


Parent Technology Resources

Check out our Parent & Caregiver Resource page for resources and tutorials on Canvas, ParentVUE, and more must-haves to support your child's learning, all in one place!

**Visit our district website's transition to virtual learning page for more information and resources.**


Community Outreach Hotline

Our Moorhead Community Resource Center will remain open during the VIRTUAL window. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, you can either reach out to your child’s school or contact us through the outreach number, 317-608-0545 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us.


Address Changes

If your family has moved or is planning to move, please make sure to notify the school of any address changes. This helps us have updated information, and it will help ensure accurate transportation (bus) needs when school resumes in person. You can contact our Registrar, Mrs. Threasa Matheis, at tmatheis1@warren.k12.in.us or 317-532-6814 with any changes or updates.


--Mrs. Storm, CIMS Principal

SEMESTER 2 SCHEDULING INFORMATION

This is a reminder that all K-5 students will remain VIRTUAL through at least Friday, January 15th with a tentative IN-PERSON return on Tuesday, January 19th.

  • 5th graders who were previously in person learners will have Zoom classes every weekday from January 4th - 15th.
  • K-5 families will have the option to request that their student remain VIRTUAL for the remainder of the school year.
  • The request window will open on Wednesday, December 30th and will close on Friday, January 8th at 3 PM. This will be the last request window of this school year to make adjustments to your 5th grader's learning environment.

Students in grades 6 - 12 will remain 100% VIRTUAL until at least Friday, February 12th with a tentative IN-PERSON HYBRID return on Wednesday, February 17th.

  • Tuesday, February 16th is a scheduled district eLearning day.
  • Families with students in grades 6th, 7th, & 8th will have the option to request that their student remain VIRTUAL for the remainder of the school year. The request window for 6-8 students will open on Friday, January 15th and close on Friday, January 29th at 4 PM. This will be the last request window of this school year to make adjustments to your child's learning environment.


6th grade hybrid learners, and all students in grades 7 & 8 will attend Zoom virtual classes on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, & FRIDAY starting January 4th. TUESDAY & THURSDAY will be APPLICATION DAYS.


Students in Grades 5 & 6 who were already virtual before our schools closed in person instruction will maintain their Black/Gold schedule next semester; this is the same schedule they've been using all school year.


Our priority from the beginning of the school year has been to have safe access to our students and provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff. Due to our Marion County Data and our local district data, we believe that bringing in our K-5 students with an IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL option and keeping our 6-12 students VIRTUAL until February 17th continues to meet that priority. We know that consistency for our students and staff increases the overall experience and their success.


Questions related to scheduling can be directed to your child's grade-level counselor or grade-level administrator. All of our school staff will be on holiday break until January 4th.

HOLIDAY MUSIC CONCERTS!

THIS LINK will take you to the Warren Central Performing Arts website where you can find ALL the ensemble performances from EVERY middle school AND the high school groups! Band, Choir, and Orchestra from ALL the schools are located here! Enjoy!


Special THANK YOU to our music directors: Mrs. Boling, Mrs. Harris, & Mr. Peckham and to all students who participated in this year's performances!

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Thank you to all who attended our Holiday Drive Thru!

PLEASE READ: Grading Information

The 20-21 school year has been like no other students have faced before. In Warren, we have prioritized safety while providing students opportunities learning in ways we would never have envisioned just a year ago. The impact COVID19 has had on our students was undoubtedly unavoidable. Warren's teachers have responded to this challenge in an incredible way. Their limitless dedication to our students demonstrates their compassion and commitment toward our students.


Teachers and students alike have had to navigate the effective teaching and learning of instructional and application days in our schools. In an effort to be responsive to this unique circumstance students who have struggled to earn a passing grade for each class will continue to be supported in the following ways:


  • Tutoring/remediation opportunities will be available both virtually and in-person.

  • Schools will continue to reach out to parents/caregivers as they identify students who are struggling with academic achievement and/or social emotional needs.

  • Students who fail to earn a passing grade for a course will be given a “No Grade” (NG) on their report card in replacement of an “F.”


It is important to know that when a student receives a “NG” on their report card, it is a clear signal that additional learning is required to successfully complete the school year. A grade of “NG” will impact a student's participation in extracurriculars in the same way a failing grade does. It will be transcripted into the student's academic history that the student did not successfully complete the class. While students are accountable for their grades, we do not believe grades are the primary motivation for a student's success. It is our hope that a “NG” will communicate to students they did not meet the requirements of the class but recognize the extenuating circumstances that accompany learning during the COVID19 pandemic. A “NG” will factor into a student's end of year grade at the percentage received in the gradebook.


We have all been impacted by COVID19 in some way. This reporting option provides students an opportunity to recover and provides some relief from drastic consequences a failing grade would have on their future success and aspirations.

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