Lowell Lantern

August 14, 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Lowell Families!


Our first full week of school for the 2020-2021 year is complete! I am so proud of our students for adjusting to the new procedures!! Students have done well adhering to safety protocols and adjusting to some of our construction restraints. I appreciate their efforts in working together to make our school environment safe and could not be more proud of their hard work and positive attitudes! It's just been a joy having our Lowell students back in the building! It brightens our days!!


I also want to thank our parents for being so supportive of our new procedures, and I appreciate your patience and understanding of our safety protocols and policies! Your good examples are reflective in your children's positive choices! Thank you for being good role models for our students!


Thank you for taking time each morning to screen your child before coming to school each day. Please continue to do so. Below are symptoms impacting consideration for exclusion from school:

● A fever of 100.0° F or greater

● Chills

● Cough

● Muscle or body aches

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● Headache

● Sore throat

● Congestion or runny nose

● Fatigue

● New loss of taste or smell

● Nausea or vomiting

● Diarrhea


Students and employees should be excluded from school if they test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit two or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 that are not otherwise explained based on ISDH / MCPHD guidance. If in doubt, please don't hesitate to call school at 317-532-3900 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.


As always, thank you for your support of Lowell School! Take care. Be safe and have a great weekend!


Mrs. Griffin

FREE FLU VACCINES FOR LOWELL STUDENTS

Warren Township Schools and Health Heroes, Inc are offering FREE flu vaccines for children attending Lowell Elementary. These vaccines will be given at a clinic set up inside our school on August 26th at 11:00am. If your child has not already been immunized against the flu for 2020-2021, we encourage you to have your child immunized at our upcoming clinic. Please know that these flu vaccines are of no cost to MSD Warren Township or your family -- regardless of whether or not your child has health insurance coverage. Even if you have insurance coverage, your insurance company will not be billed and you will not be charged any deductible or co-pay.


If you decide to have your child immunized agains the flu at our upcoming clinic, please complete the Vaccine Consent Form that your child brought home from school earlier this week. Please make sure you complete and sign the entire form. If the form is not filled out completely, Health Heroes will not vaccinate your child. Please complete the form and return it to school as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Nurse Deb at

532-3905.

Are You in Need of Textbook Rental Assistance? Please Read The Information Below

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PARENT VUE STUDENT INFORMATION TAB

Parents ~


You can view your child's "Warren Password" on the ParentVUE Student Info tab.


Click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see your child's' passwords right after the bus info.

BACKPACK GIVEAWAY ~~ SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 ~~ 10:30AM - 12:30PM


Warren Township Schools in conjunction with IPS and community partners will be hosting a backpack giveaway this Saturday, August 15 starting at 10:30 am and ending at 12:30pm.


The event will take place at 4160 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis. Prairie Farms Dairy will be giving away gallons of milk to families in attendance.


Book bags and supplies are on a first come first serve basis.

Student Devices -- Please Return Student Devices ASAP

Students who will be physically present at Lowell for the 20-21 school year are asked to bring their devices back to school with them as soon as possible. Items to be returned are:


  • iPad or Chromebook
  • Charging/Power Cord
  • Device Case


Students who will be participating in virtual learning will keep their devices at home with them in order to support their learning. If students have not brought devices back to school yet, please do so next week! These devices are needed in the classroom for different learning activities. We appreciate your support in getting devices returned to school as soon as possible!

CAR RIDER INFORMATION

Our car rider line has changed locations! The car rider drop-off and pick-up line is now on the SOUTH SIDE (Raymond Street) of the building. DO NOT ENTER OFF OF HUNTER ROAD. All car riders will enter the line off of Raymond Street. There is a circular drive that cars will follow around to the sidewalk. Pull your car to the end of the sidewalk, place your car in park, and wait for staff to signal that students may be released from cars. DO NOT RELEASE STUDENTS UNTIL STAFF IS OUTSIDE AND INDICATES THAT STUDENTS MAY BE RELEASED FROM VEHICLE. WE WILL BEGIN TO RELEASE STUDENTS AT 7:55AM. STUDENTS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN EXITING THE VEHICLE. PARENTS ARE TO REMAIN IN CARS AT ALL TIMES AND CANNOT EXIT THE VEHICLE TO WALK STUDENTS INTO THE BUILDING.


Students will only be released on the sidewalk side/passenger side of the vehicle. Please make sure your child is sitting on that side of your vehicle. When the sidewalk is cleared of students, cars will be released by staff to exit back out onto Raymond Street. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE YOUR CAR UNTIL STAFF INDICATES IT IS SAFE TO MOVE. DO NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR RIDER LINE TO MANUVEUR YOUR CAR AROUND OTHER CARS. STAY IN LINE AND FOLLOW THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU SO WE CAN EXIT SAFELY. When the next row of cars are lined up along the sidewalk and are stopped and in park, staff will release the next group of students into the building.


OUR PRIORITY IS TO KEEP STUDENTS AND STAFF SAFE! PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES AND TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE LOWELL STAFF. WE APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION.


Please make sure your child has backpack/supplies ready and that good-byes are said before it's time to exit the car. We will not have time to retrieve items or have prolonged good-byes in the morning. We appreciate your help with this!!


Review the map below to see the entry/exit location and the path for the car rider line. We appreciate your patience as we all learn this new system.

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MSD WARREN TOWNSHIP S.A.F.E. REOPENING PLAN

You may download our 20-21 Reopening Plan on our S.A.F.E. Reopening Webpage.

https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/20-21-s-a-f-e-reopening

Covid Screening & Quarantine Information

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School Supply List

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Lowell Construction Updates

The renovation at Lowell is going strong!! We are excited to see the progress!

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