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Eastridge's Weekly Update for Students and Caregivers

Week of October 23, 2020

Important Dates

October 30th - Kona Ice Day

November 3rd - eLearning Day (students will learn from home)

November 5th - Papa John's Fundraiser Night

November 9th - Healthy Smiles visits Eastridge

Panorama Parent Survey

Your feedback is very valuable to us. We want to work to best support your child and our extended learning community better. Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey to help us improve! The survey is open through November 2nd.

Title 1 Presentation

Title 1 is a federally funded program that provides support for students and groups of students who are at risk of not mastering Indiana Academic Standards. In Warren Township, all elementary schools and middle schools are Title 1 served schools.

Eastridge Caregivers,

We had an amazing week back from Fall Break! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's virtual parent teacher conferences. We had many classes with 100% participation! If you missed your conference with your child's teacher it's not too late. Reach out to your teacher and we'll work out another time. We love sharing your child's progress and working closely with you, their biggest supporters!


YOU help make magic happen...we appreciate you!


Mrs. Johnson

October 30th

At Eastridge, we do not dress up in costumes to celebrate Halloween. Although this year is a different in MANY ways, we will stick with this practice. Instead, next Friday, October 30th, will be a school spirit day: DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE SUPER HERO!


We invite students to wear their favorite super hero gear (no face paint/masks/wigs) next Friday. Be creative! We'll use our super powers to make next Friday another awesome day!

November 3 - eLearning Day

On Tuesday, November 3rd, Warren Township will have a planned eLearning Day for our students across the district. On this day, your student will complete teacher designed extended learning activities at home.


In preparation for this eLearning Day, here is some general information for our families in advance.

  • Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will bring home their extended learning activities (hands-on, paper-based) on Friday, Oct. 30 for use on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd.

  • 3rd and 4th grade students will bring home their fully-charged iPads on Monday, Nov. 2 to be used on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Students will not bring home chargers. All devices must come back to school on Wednesday, Nov. 4. 3rd and 4th grade students will receive their eLearning activities on CANVAS from their teachers.

  • Our FULLY VIRTUAL students will receive their extended learning activities on CANVAS from their teachers.


WHAT ABOUT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH? All K-4 in-person students will be bringing home a breakfast and lunch meal on Monday, Nov. 2. Fully VIRTUAL students will have their AM and PM meal distribution at Moorhead Community Resource Center available to them as scheduled.

I DO NOT HAVE INTERNET AT MY HOUSE, HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? Internet hotspots are available for 3rd and 4th grade families will need support ensuring their students can log in to their student’s CANVAS. If you would like to check out a hotspot, please give us a call by Oct. 30.


WILL MY TEACHER BE ABLE TO HELP ME IF I GET STUCK? All teachers will be available to support our students and families from 9am - 12pm on that day. A communication will be shared with you from your student’s teacher with how you can reach them during those hours on that day.


Please click on the letters below for more details!


Parent / Caregiver eLearning Letter (Spanish)


Parent / Caregiver eLearning Letter

Virtual Students Update

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: In early November, virtual students will be given the opportunity to have their picture taken. The virtual support team is working on what this will look like for families. In order to plan effectively, we would like to gauge families with this survey: Virtual Learning Academy Picture Day Survey


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.

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CORE STUDENTS Week of October 23, 2020

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JOIN THE EASTRIDGE PTA

Our Eastridge PTA provides so much support for students, families, and staff. Please consider joining the PTA! It does not mean you must volunteer for events; however, joining the PTA allows you to advocate for your child and others.


For every membership bought, you will receive a discount card that provides great deals to businesses on the eastside. So your membership could be free with the great deals you get.

Please visit our website to join virtually

http://eastridge-elementary-pta.square.site/

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS YEAR!

Covid Screening & Quarantine Information

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 317-532-3150 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.

Attendance

For the 2020-2021 school year, Warren Township has transitioned to a new student information system called Synergy allowing our parents and caregivers to have improved access to school information through the parent portal called ParentVUE. We are aware that at his time some students’ attendance records are reflecting students are absent, when in fact they were present. This is mostly the case for our students who are attending school VIRTUALLY on application days or in the VIRTUAL opinion full-time. We want to assure you that teachers are keeping accurate attendance records and that we are working to correct attendance records for all our students.


Click the buttons below for helpful information!

Updated S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan See Page 9 & 10

This document has been updated to reflect the latest guidance from the health department.

Virtual Learning Hub

Instructional Guide and Weeks At-A-Glance

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 Eastridge on Twitter and/or Facebook…


Twitter: @eastridgeelemen

Facebook: http://eastridge.warren.k12.in.us/

School Webpage: https://eastridge.warren.k12.in.us/

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

#WarrenWill

Warren’s 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.


MSD Warren will graduate students who exhibit the skills and dispositions of the Journey of a Graduate.


Citizenship - Contributing to our community in a meaningful way

Collaboration - Working with others to achieve better results

Communication - Expressing ideas through listening, discussion, and awareness of impact

Content Knowledge - Developing a strong foundation to support future learning opportunities

Critical Thinking - Engaging in analysis and reasoning to arrive at a conclusion

Resilience - Using skills and strategies to thrive, adapt and overcome challenging situations


MSD Warren Values...Academic Excellence, Commitment to Community, Respect for Diversity, Personal Learning Experiences, Equitable Access to Opportunities, Strong and Supportive Relationships

Eastridge Elementary School

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.