Charger Connection

September 24th, 2021

Fishers Junior High Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Monday Sept. 27th
  • Girls Golf 4:45 @ Riverside/FCJH (A)
  • Cross Country 5:00 vs. Westfield (H)
  • Volleyball 5:30 vs. Carmel (H)
  • Play Rehearsal 4-6 (LGI)

Tuesday Sept. 28th

  • Tennis 5:00 vs. Noblesville West (H)
  • Volleyball 5:30 @ Westfield (A)
  • Writing Club 4-4:45 (Library)
  • Play rehearsal 4-6 (LGI)

Wednesday Sept. 29th

  • 7th Football 5:30 @ FCJH (A)
  • 8th Football 5:30 vs. FCJH (H)
  • Play rehearsal 4-6 (LGI)

Thursday Sept. 30th

  • Cross Country -County Meet (A)
  • Tennis 5:00 @ Noblesville East (A)
  • Volleyball 5:30 vs. Zionsville West (H)
  • K-pop 4-4:45 (C108)
  • Play Rehearsal 4-6

Saturday Oct. 2nd

  • Volleyball County Tournament (A)

IMPORTANT e-Learning INFORMATION

HSE eLearning Resource

eLearning Friday

What is an eLearning day?

An eLearning day is an IDOE-approved instructional day that can be used to make up instructional time using technology. HSE Schools will be utilizing an eLearning day as a makeup day for inclement weather, valid school closure event, or for days earmarked for staff professional development. An official eLearning date will be declared for attendance purposes; however, students will have a ‘window’ of dates to complete their assignments.

What does an eLearning day look like for students on an eLearning Friday?

Students will receive online instructional content provided by their teachers. These lessons will be interactive and relate to the curriculum for the specific class. On an eLearning Friday, students will not have access to their teachers as they will be involved in professional development throughout the day. Students may email teachers and teachers can respond as they are able. Teachers will have eLearning content posted to Canvas no later than 9:00 a.m. of an eLearning day. For grades PK-4, eLearning will be communicated in the eLearning section of the teacher’s Canvas course. For grades 5-12, eLearning will be communicated via the announcement section in Canvas.

As a general guideline, eLearning assignments/activities should take between 20-30 minutes per class/content area. At the PK-4 level where assignments/activities blend across multiple content areas, the teacher will communicate about how long the assignment/activity should take to complete.

How many eLearning days can occur?

An eLearning day will occur for the make-up of an inclement weather day, valid school closure event, or for days earmarked for staff professional development. According to the IDOE, there is no limit on the number of eLearning days a school district can have. HSE will strive to keep the number of consecutive eLearning Days in consideration, yet student safety will always be most important when determining school closures.

When will an eLearning assignment be due for an E-learning Friday?

For an eLearning Friday, eLearning assignments will be due by the end of the school day Monday for grades PK-4 and the next time the class meets for grades 5-12. For our schools on block schedule that may be Monday or Tuesday.

Will the eLearning work be taken for a grade?

Teachers will have discretion to determine if an eLearning assignment will count for a grade or not.

What if students have questions about their assignments?

On an eLearning Friday, teachers will not be available during the day; however, students may reach out to teachers via email, and teachers may respond if they are able prior to school the following Monday.

What if the student does not have their device at home? What if the student does not have access to the internet?

Students may complete eLearning assignments on any device available to them and use any internet connection available to them (friend’s house, library, etc.). Because it is known when the eLearning Fridays will occur, students should make sure to have their technology with them.

How does my student log into Canvas?

Canvas resources for students, including log in information, can be found here.

How will attendance be taken?

Attendance will be taken by students logging into Canvas on the eLearning day.

If you have further questions regarding the eLearning day(s), we encourage you to speak with your teachers.
Big picture

K-pop Donates to Hear Indiana

K-pop is a FJH club led by Mrs. Watson. They meet once a week to celebrate the art and culture of Korea, and to use their voices to support all Asian communities. On September 20th, South Korean boy band BTS, spoke at the United Nations sustainability event to promote 2030 U.N. goals. BTS also unveiled their music video for its current hit single "Permission to Dance". The video uses sign language in the choreography. This inspired K-pop members to donate to Hear Indiana. Hear Indiana helps provide services to ensure equal opportunities to children with hearing loss regardless of their communicative ability or financial status. See below the thank you note K-pop received from Hear Indiana. Thank you, Mrs. Watson and the K-pop club for living our mission of possessing the academic and social skills necessary to be a responsible citizen and life-long learner in a rapidly changing, diverse world!
Big picture

Note from the Nurse

Please make sure you are sending a water bottle to school with your student every day. The drinking fountains are turned off. The only access students have to water is the water refill stations. Please help keep your student hydrated.

Next Week is SPIRIT WEEK

Big picture

Note from the Office

We have a collection of glasses, retainers, and other personal items in the office. If your child is missing an item please have them stop by the front office. Thanks!

October 4th-8th

Fishers Junior High is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair! The fair will be available online and during school hours, Oct. 4th-8th. Please see our Scholastic Book Fair homepage for more information! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/fjh

Ms. Schaefer's FACS Class

Big picture
Students in FACS started their cooking labs this week! This week we learned how to use a microwave and how a microwave actually works. Students then demonstrated their knowledge by making Monkey Bread in class on Wednesday Sept. 22nd. Each group successfully made Monkey Bread with their lab groups by following along with the recipe and utilizing their knowledge from the demonstration the day before. Great job, FACS Chargers!
Big picture

Book Rental

In compliance with Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation policy, book rental needs to be collected at the beginning of each school year.


Email statements were sent out September 3, 2021.


To view statements in Skyward Family Access:

Click on Skyward Family Access

(https://sis.hse.k12.in.us/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsEAplus/seplog01.w)

Enter your User ID and Password

Click on “Fee Management” under General Information

Your student’s invoice amount will be listed under “Unpaid Balances”.


Ways to pay for your student's book rental this year:

Personal checks

Money Orders

Cash

eFunds


Personal checks should be made payable to FJH and can be mailed or sent with your student to school. Be sure to specify on your check /envelope that the payment is for book rental. Include student’s name, I.D. #, and grade in the memo line of check. Payment needs to be directed to the Bookstore/Treasurer.


Note: If you choose to pay by credit card you MUST utilize eFunds.

On-line payments with Mastercard, Visa, or Discover Payment may be made online via the Efunds tab on the FJH website. Be sure to select Student Course Fees.

(https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/55481)


Payments will be posted in Skyward within 10 business days.

***PAYMENT DUE DATE*** October 1, 2021


Prompt payment is appreciated.

Should you have any questions or do not have internet access and need a copy of your fee statement, please contact me at 317-594-4150, extension 5715 or ctucker@hse.k12.in.us


Thank You,

Candis Tucker - Treasurer Fishers Junior High School

Message from the PTO

Volunteer Opportunity

Please consider donating your time by signing up for a shift (or two!) in concessions. The indoor or outdoor concessions are open for home football and volleyball games throughout the fall season as a way to provide a welcoming environment and snacks for our community. It also serves as the PTO's main source of income for supporting the teachers, staff, and students during the school year. No experience necessary! Your student may work alongside you if they are 12 years or older. Here's the link to view the available spots and to sign up: https://signup.com/go/oSbhdJM


Thank you!

Thank you to everyone that has contributed to Stock the Pantry!!! It's not too late to donate. Please see the link below to purchase items for the wonderful staff at FJH.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Mudsock Youth Athletics

Recreational Basketball Registration Remains Open: Play with us this winter! Registration for boys and girls interested in skill development and building a love for the game is open at myathletics.com. Offered to kindergarteners through 8th grade. Information and registration can be found here.

Already registered for boys recreational basketball? Learn dates for the free Mudsock Boys Basketball Rec Clinic (registered athletes in grades 2nd-5th), rec evaluations (grades 2nd-8th), and drafts here. This page will continue to be updated as specific times are finalized.

Please note, team assignments for athletes registered for girls recreational basketball will be announced at the end of October.

*High school intramural basketball information will be released at the end of November.

HSE Community Insider

Looking for local events? Check out HSE’s Community Insider (CI). The CI is a resource for both HSE families and community partners. It not only provides a space to post information about events, camps, and other educational programs. It also offers the opportunity to find upcoming activities in and around Hamilton County.