The Raider Review

Shenandoah Elementary School August Newsletter

A Message from Dr. Kinsey

Greetings, SES Parents!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Shenandoah Elementary School. We look forward to a great year, and we are off to a strong start! As always, we make it our mission each year to provide a safe and supportive environment to promote the academic, social, and artistic development of each student and to develop a desire for lifelong learning. We are excited to get the kids back in school and hopefully back to a regular schedule. We are thrilled to add some wonderful new staff members to our team at SES. Please check out that section of this newsletter to learn more about our new Assistant Principal, Meghan Otto, and the rest of our new team members!

Our goal is to keep your children safe and provide a unique learning environment for them each day. We want you to be actively involved in your child’s education. Your support is essential to their success, and you can really assist our staff by making sure your kids are in attendance regularly and that you show a genuine interest in what they are learning in school. If school is important to you, it will be important to your child.

The entire staff of Shenandoah Elementary is dedicated to making this a positive and productive year that is full of valuable learning experiences. We look forward to working with you and your child.


Dr. Brent Kinsey


Shenandoah Elementary School

Re-Opening Plan

Click the link below to access the 2021-2022 Re-Opening Plan.

Masks on Bus Reminder

Per the CDC, it is required that all students wear a mask at all times while riding the bus to and from school. Please send your students to school with a mask every day.

August Breakfast & Lunch Menu

The menus are located at the bottom of this newsletter.

Nurses Notes

The State of Indiana requires certain vaccinations to be up to date in order for children to attend school. Please make sure that updated vaccine records are turned into the SES office asap. If you have a medical or religious exemption for your student, please contact school nurse at SES. If vaccinations are incomplete, you will be receiving a call from the school nurse in the coming weeks. Thank you for helping to keep our students healthy!
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Important COVID-19 protocols and information can be found in Shenandoah’s 2021-2022 Re-Opening Plan. A link to the plan is above, or it can be found on the Shenandoah School website ( under Reopen Plan tab in upper right corner of page. Please notify office immediately if your child has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone who has to ensure correct return to school date.

Reporting Absences

Parents, please notify the front office in regards to absences and late arrivals. You can leave a message on our attendance line by calling (765)354-6636. Please leave detailed information, including student's first and last names with spelling, teacher's name, grade, and the reason for the absence or late arrival. If late arrival, please include approximate time student will be arriving.

Car Rider Procedures


  • All children must enter your vehicle from the passenger side of your vehicle.
  • Do not pass other cars, even if your child loads your vehicle before the students in the car ahead of you.
  • Remain in your vehicle.


  • The yellow school-issued car rider card must be shown at the Car Rider Check-In.
  • If your child is still in a car seat and/or cannot buckle without your assistance, please carefully pull past Cone 1 to help your child before exiting the parking lot.

Welcome New Staff Members!

Other Staff Changes

  • Mrs. Mingle is now a Kindergarten Teacher. She was previously the Pre-K Teacher.
  • Mrs. Tipmore is now a 3rd Grade Teacher. She was previously teaching 1st Grade.
  • Mrs. Denton is our new school counselor! This position is new at SES this year, and she will be introducing herself to classrooms over the next two weeks. Mrs. Denton was previously an instructional assistant.
  • Mrs. Frost is our new treasurer. She was previously the secretary.


Come join us for our first PTO meeting of the 2021-2022 school year! If you are interested in becoming a PTO member please click on this link. Become a PTO Member If you have any questions please contact us at

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Picture Day

SES Picture Day is September 21, 2021!