Southeastern Scene

Weekly Happenings at Southeastern Elementary

Principal's Postings

Welcome to the Jan. 29, 2021, edition of Southeastern Scene.


Dear Southeastern Families:


Now that the holiday season has come and gone, many students are thrilled to have received new gizmos, gadgets and technology tools. Phones, tablets, and other devices that access the internet can be amazing tools to promote learning. Unfortunately, they can also present challenges for children and their peers. Below we have provided some information about some apps, and social media sites that parents need to be especially aware of.


It has come to our attention that many of our Explorers have been demonstrating unsafe and irresponsible digital citizenship. As parents ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to stay on top of the dangers of social media. We hope that you find this information useful as you monitor your child's online activity and help them make choices that are safe and respectful for themselves and others.


Apps/websites that you need to be monitoring if your Explorers are using them. They have the ability to encourage risky behavior:


1. Omegle - This is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously. This is currently a topic of conversation with many of our 4th graders.

2. Tinder – This app lets your kid “like” people who are as close as 1 mile from their location. If the other person “likes” your child back then they’ll be able to chat and give their location. This app is known for “hook ups."

3. Ask.fm – This is a question and answer social site that allows people to ask and answer anonymously (the bullying possibilities are endless).

4. SnapChat – The app that supposedly allows users to send a photo that will disappear “forever” after 30 seconds. The problem is that it’s easy to take a screenshot, which makes that statement ridiculously untrue.

5. Burn Note – Similar to SnapChat, this app’s number one priority is privacy, which kids are drawn to, but makes bullying, sexting, etc. easier to participate in.

6. Kik Messenger – This messenger app is simple and often fun to use, with meme-making features and the ability to add videos and images to chats. However, it’s also full of random sexspammers.

7. WhatsApp – Recently purchased by Facebook. This app allows users to chat, send messages, send photos, join groups, etc.

8. Slingshot - Kids love this app because in order for you to view a video or photo another user sends, you have to send them one as well. Your kid can easily be found by random people on this app.

9. Chatroulette – A website that matches you randomly with another user so that you can video chat with them. Parents should keep all their children off the site because it’s much too dangerous. It’s a predator’s paradise.


There will always be a new “it” app that your child may want to download. It’s extremely important to teach them about making good decisions and the consequences that come with making bad ones. Just because they might be “anonymous” on said social network doesn’t excuse them from being a good person who is respectful of others.


If you are interested in having more control over the amount of time, or specific hours that your child has access the internet or social media, you may be interested in looking at the website http://ourpact.com/. This is a terrific site that has an app, as well as other tools and suggestions to help parents have more involvement/input into their child’s online activities. This app also has a feature that allows parents to disable the wifi access on the device at certain times or remotely, at will. This tool is especially valuable, as many children participate in social media activities or gaming long into the night while their parents are asleep.


Yours in education,


Mrs. Chastain, Mrs. Monkul and Mrs. Smith

Counselor's Corner

Body Safety Presentations

Each school year, all students in grades K-12 must receive education on child abuse prevention per Indiana code 20-19-3-11. As a community, we must think of childhood sexual abuse as a preventable disease. Collaboration between educators, parents and guardians, child advocates, the medical community, law enforcement and our communities-at-large can proactively protect our children before abuse ever happens. The Indiana Center for the Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide (ICPYAS, formerly Chaucie’s Place) will be providing virtual presentations for our students, the week of March 15th. The ICPYAS body safety curriculum, Child Lures/Teen Lures Prevention, Think First &Stay Safe, will be presented to our students, providing relevant, balanced and proven prevention strategies to families and children, increases awareness and knowledge of how to recognize, interrupt, stop and prevent these crimes.


There are online resources for you to view. A parent video can be found at www.indianaprevention.org and then selecting the “Our Programs” tab at the top right hand of the page. Parent Guides will be distributed to students the week of the presentation. These will be a great resource for facilitating conversations at home. You can also call the ICPYAS office at 317-759-8008 with any specific programming questions not answered in the online parent resources. If you would like to opt your child out of this presentation, please stop by the SES office to fill out the opt out form.


Virtual Lunch with Jen Smith

Our school counselor, Jen Smith, will be holding a virtual lunch time once a week for our virtual students. Please see the day and time that has been assigned to your student's grade level below. This is not enrichment or a lesson, just an opportunity for our virtual students to "socialize" with their grade level peers. They will be able to use the same Zoom link (below) each week. Some days and times have changed.


Please access zoom link here.

4th Grade - Mondays - 11:00

3rd Grade - Tuesdays - 1:30

2nd Grade - Wednesdays - 1:00

1st Grade - Thursdays - 12:15

KDG - Fridays - 11:45

Important Upcoming Dates


  • Friday, January 29nd, eLearning Friday. No in-person instruction.
  • Tuesday, February 2nd, Interstate school picture retakes (please see more information below).
  • Thursday, February 4th, Explorer Day. Wear your school colors and show your Explorer pride.
  • Friday, February 5th, eLearning Friday. No in-person instruction.
  • Thursday, February 11th, 6:30 p.m., PTO meeting.
  • Friday, February 12th, eLearning Friday. No in-person instruction.
  • Monday, February 15th, President's Day, no school.
  • Tuesday, February 16th, Flex Day. No school unless needed to make up cancellation.
  • Friday, February 19th, eLearning Friday. No in-person instruction.
  • Thursday, February 25th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, PTO Dine to Donate at Ohana Donuts and Ice Cream (please see additional information below).
  • Friday, February 26th, eLearning Friday. No in-person instruction.

Nurses Notes

Students are asked to stay home from school if any symptoms of illness are present. Please see below for at-home screening steps:
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Picture Retakes

Southeastern Elementary School picture retake day for students who missed school pictures on Nov. 2nd is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd (please note new date change due to eLearning Fridays). Inter-State studios will be taking the pictures, and they are requesting online orders only (no order forms will be sent home). Online orders can be made at Inter-State.com/order. Please use order code: 52117JA. You can also click this link to place an order.

Dismissal Manager

Reminder, Southeastern Elementary is utilizing Dismissal Manager for daily dismissal changes. Each family received specific login credentials from Dismissal Manager. Please make sure that this information is current and up-to-date, because this is how we dismiss your students each day. If you do not have this information current, your child may not get home correctly. If you need to change your student's regular dismissal for that day, you will need to log in to your Dismissal Manager account and make the necessary changes by 2:00 p.m. A list will be generated before the end of the school day with all of the dismissal changes for that day. A link to Dismissal Manager can be found on the Southeastern Elementary website at the quick links section on the bottom right. You can also access Dismissal Manager by clicking here. Questions? Please contact the front office at 317-594-4340.

Cafeteria News


For the remainder of the year all breakfast and lunch Meal Deals will be Free.

Due to the later start time, elementary schools will not be serving breakfast.

For the lunch Meal Deal, students must pick a fruit and a vegetable, an entree, and 1 milk is included but optional.


Next week is week 3 (menu below)

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Operations Plan

Please click this link for answers to your questions regarding operations, schedules, mitigation, facility modifications and transportation.


Please see information below from the Fishers Health Department regarding steps to take following potential exposure.

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Creative Learning

PTO Dine To Donate

Join us Thursday, February 25th, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Ohana for a dine to donate to support the Southeastern Elementary PTO. Grab your donuts Thursday night for a sweet start to e-learning the next day.


  • 15% of all sales between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. will be donated to the PTO.
  • If you are unable to come between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., you can still order online during that time period and your order will be added to the donation.
  • Order online at http://ohanaindy.square.site. You can schedule to pickup at a different time, or later date, but order must be placed between the hours of 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for it to count.
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Front Office Procedure Reminders

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 (317) 594-4340. Please leave detailed information, including student's first and last names with spelling, teacher's name, grade, and reason for the absence or late arrival. If late arrival, please include approximate time student will be arriving.


Leaving early for appointment

If student needs to leave early for any reason, only family and individuals listed on the student's approved Skyward list can pick up the student. In the student's Skyward account, under the "Family" and Emergency Contact" tabs, you may list people approved by you to pick up your student. Those individuals MUST show a valid driver's licence when picking up the student. When arriving, please ring the silver button to the immediate left of the glass door closest to the front office. Please wait inside the vestibule while we get your student for you.

Lost and Found

Parents, please check picture below for any lost and found items that might belong to your family. Please put first and last names in coats, hats, gloves, masks and water bottles.
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Library Book Park-N-Pick Up

Library book pick-up services for SES library books will continue for virtual learners. Follow the steps below to help your students take advantage of continuing to have access to our school library books.


Watch this video link and follow the steps to place holds for books. (This process applies to all students)


You may place holds on up to 3 books at a time.


  • Only place holds for books that are “in.
  • To guarantee that your books will be ready the next day, the holds must be placed any time before noon the day prior to planned pick up.
  • Books will be available for pick up inside the vestibule doors from 8:40 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Please return books to the "drop-off items" table when you come to pick up your new books.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Robinson. jlrobinson@hse.k12.in.us

PTO News

Please check the latest PTO news by clicking this link.


Stay connected with Southeastern PTO


Email: SoutheasternElemPTO@gmail.com

Instragram: @Southeastern PTO
Twitter: @Southeastern PTO

Community Insider

Please click on this link to view activities and upcoming events within the district.

SafeVisitor

Anyone wanting to spend time in the school or chaperone a field trip must have a SafeVisitor ID badge. If you have not yet completed the background check, please click below to get started.

Safe Visitor

Please access the safe visitor approval process here.

HSE Report It!

HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! has no length limitations. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.
HSE Report It

Please access HSE Report It information here.

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