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Week of July 17, 2020

Every Day, Every Child, Whatever It Takes

At Lakeside Elementary our mission is to connect tradition with innovation, in a safe and caring environment, that provides exceptional learning experiences and fosters meaningful relationships for ALL Warren students, families and employees.

Principal Message 7/17/20

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

Hello Lakeside Families!

I hope all of you have been enjoying your summer! As we approach the start of the 2020-2021 school year, I want to provide you with some important information.

On Wednesday, our school board approved our S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan and adjusted our school calendar. MSD of Warren Township's S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan and new school calendar are available to download on our website and newsletter. The new date for student’s first day of school is Thursday, August 6th. Due to our new start date, summer food distribution will continue next week on Tuesday and Friday from 11-1 pm.

We are still offering instructional options in either the physical or virtual school setting. Please know that this coming Monday, July 20th is the LAST day to register for virtual school. To register for virtual learning, please contact us at 317-608-0545 or Again, if you are looking to enroll your student in our Virtual School, it is important that you call 317-608-0545 to officially enroll your student by the end of the day, Monday.

Starting Monday, July 20th our office is open to accept new registrations by appointment only. Please contact us at 317-532-2850 if you have registration/enrollment needs. Remember, only students new to Warren Township need to register. Families can also register online.

As always, I thank you for your continued support of Lakeside Elementary! Take care and have a great weekend!

Mrs. Smith

Virtual Learning Option

Both new and returning students have the option to select virtual instruction for the 20-21 school year. To register for virtual instruction, families can indicate their interest by:

Someone will return your call/email to get more information. We are asking that all families interested in registering virtually do so no later than Monday, July 20th. If you register for virtual instruction after that date, you will be placed on a waitlist.

Click here to learn additional information about virtual instruction:

2020-2021 Elementary School Supply List K-4

  • ● 1 bottle of white, liquid glue

    ● 2 large, pink erasers

    ● 2 big glue sticks or 4 small glue sticks

    ● 1 box of tissue

    ● 2 boxes of crayons

    ● 1 box of markers or colored pencils

    ● 24, #2 pencils

    ● 4 black dry-erase markers

    ● 1 pair of safety scissors

    ● 1 small school box or zipper pouch for school supplies

    ● 2,two-pocket folders

    ● 2 wide-ruled notebooks

    ● 1 ruler (inches and centimeters)

    ● 2 highlighters

    ● 1 pack of 3x5 index cards (white)

    ● A backpack (no wheels)

    ● 1 pair of headphones

  • Classroom Donations Appreciated (ziplock bags (quarts or gallon), additional pencils, boxes of tissues, dry erase markers).

2020-2021 Lista de Útiles de la escuela primaria

  • 1 botella de pegamento líquido blanco

  • 2 gomas de borrar grandes y rosas

  • 2 barras de pegamento grandes o 4 barras de pegamento pequeños

  • 1 caja de pañuelos/tisú

  • 2 cajas de crayones

  • 1 caja de marcadores o lápices de colores

  • 24 lápices n° 2

  • 4 marcadores negros en seco para pizarón

  • 1 par de tijeras sin punta

  • 1 caja escolar pequeña o bolsa con cremallera para útiles escolares

  • 2 carpetas de dos bolsillos

  • 2 cuadernos de regla ancha

  • 1 regla (pulgadas y centímetros)

  • 2 rotuladores fluorescente

  • 1 paquete de tarjetas de índice (ficha guía) 3x5 blanca

  • Una mochila (sin ruedas)

  • 1 par de auriculares

Donaciones de aula apreciadas (bolsas con cierre (cuartos o galones), lápices adicionales, cajas de pañuelos, marcadores de borrado en seco).

A Message from Dr. Hanson

July 15, 2020

Good Afternoon Warren Students, Families, and Staff,

This is Dr. Tim Hanson, Superintendent of Schools for MSD Warren Township.

Today marks the 125th day that we have not been able to see our students and staff in person. In that time, we have been working relentlessly to create a reopening plan that provides both access to our students and provides a safe environment for our students and staff. We have been in consistent collaboration with local and state health officials to make the decision to reopen our Warren classrooms. As of Monday, July 13th, our Marion County Public Health Department and the Indiana State Department of Health have both provided school districts the authority to reopen.

Each week, I have been sharing that we will be offering an IN-PERSON learning model and a VIRTUAL learning model for our Warren students. After much collaboration with our Warren community, school board, and staff, we will be reopening the 2020-21 school year as follows:

Preschool will offer 3 and 5 day IN-PERSON classes. Classes can be either full day or half day.

Kindergarten - 5th Grade will be in a 5 day IN-PERSON model with an option for a 5 day VIRTUAL model. Students in the VIRTUAL model will be held to the same expectations and requirements of the IN-PERSON model.

Students in 6th - 12th grade will operate on an ALTERNATING DAY schedule. Students will be assigned to a cohort that will follow either a Black schedule or a Gold schedule. 6th-12th grade students will have both an IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL experience.

For example, students on the Black Schedule in week 1 will be IN-PERSON 3 days a week and VIRTUAL 2 days a week. In week 2 of the Black Schedule, students will be VIRTUAL 3 days a week and IN-PERSON 2 days week. The Gold Schedule will run the opposite. This model will allow us to decrease our student capacity by at least 50% and will allow us to better physically distance throughout the school. It will also provide us the opportunity to make sure our students have access to breakfast and lunch on a consistent basis. This schedule will not be altered for our employees. They will continue to work 5 days a week.

As part of our reopening plan, I will be asking the board tonight to approve a modified 2020-21 school calendar that will adjust the start date from July 29 to August 6. By moving this date back, we are able to:

  • Continue monitoring the Marion County COVID-19 cases and hopefully see a decrease in the number of new cases due to the July 9th Mask Mandate.

  • Provide our staff additional time to prepare for the new ALTERNATING DAY schedule.

  • Ensure that all of our safety measures are in place with signage, sanitation stations, and other precautionary measures.

By adjusting the calendar, I am recommending that we use 5 days from our 2 week spring break and moving our last day of school from Thursday, May 27 to Friday, May 28th.

Our school board meeting will be live streamed this evening and can be viewed at Comments or questions can be directed to myself, our school board president or our school board secretary.

I believe that is critically important to have our students back in our care and I know that the plan being put forth will not please everyone. We will continue to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our students and staff while ensuring the safety of everyone.

I thank you for your continued investment in Warren students and schools.

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1st Day of School

The 1st day of school for the 2020-2021 school year is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th.

Stay Connected!

Please continue to monitor our website, mobile app, school newsletters, and our social media accounts for updated information. If you haven’t already done so, please consider following Lakeside on Twitter and/or Facebook…

Twitter: @Lakeside_Lions

Facebook: @LakesideLionsDen

School Webpage:

Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.

Year Books

Lakeside families, if you have purchased a Lakeside yearbook for your student and was not able to pick it up during our distribution days we will pass them out to students the first day back to school. If your student is attending Warren's virtual school or you would like to purchase a year book please call the office and we can arrange a pick up time.


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Equitable Access to Opportunities

Strong and Supportive Relationships

Warren App!

Lakeside Families, stay informed with the latest Learn at Home information, staff contacts, social media access, and news updates. It’s everything Warren Township, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: or iPhone:

Principal Message 4/17/2020


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 recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.