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GRASSY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL November 6, 2020

Learning Environment Transition

Warren Township schools are getting ready for the next transition! For those families wanting to transition their classroom environment from in-person to virtual or visa-versa, the window will be open from Nov 13 to Nov 24th @3PM.

This will be the last opportunity to change your classroom environment for the 20-21 school year. The decision families make will be for the entirety of 2nd semester (3rd and 4th quarters). It is important that families communicate their desired transition as soon as the window opens. It is recommended that families think through this decision carefully as it is a commitment that will be honored from both sides.


Stay tuned for the link...coming soon!

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!

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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: On November 20 from 8:00AM-3:45PM, virtual students will be given the opportunity to have their picture taken. Pictures will be taken at Moorhead Community Resources Center. The order form can be found below.


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.


Change of Clothes--If your child is in Kindergarten or 1st grade, please have a change of clothes in their backpacks at all times. We have more spills, accidents, and messy recesses at the younger grades so a change of clothes can be handy!


THE CLINIC IS ALWAYS TAKING DONATIONS FOR EXTRA CLOTHES FOR STUDENTS. WE ARE CURRENTLY IN NEED OF GENTLY USED BOYS PANTS IN SMALLER SIZES (5, 6, 7). THANK YOU!

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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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