Creston Community News

JANUARY 1, 2021

REMEMBER: School resumes VIRTUALLY for all students the week of January 4th. Please read below for important scheduling details!


CIMS Families -

Happy 2021 to you and your family! I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. As we launch second semester, it's important for us to share helpful information related to your child's school schedule. Please read the message below carefully - note that all classes resume the week of January 4th VIRTUALLY. Your child should check their Warren email by Monday morning to be prepared for the week ahead!

5th grade learners who were in person before Thanksgiving will have Zoom virtual classes every weekday.

  • 5th graders who were previously in person learners will have Zoom classes every weekday from January 4th - 15th, with a tentative return to in person learning on January 19th.
  • During virtual learning, attendance will be taken by teachers based on student participation in Zoom classes.
  • K-5 families will have the option to adjust their student's learning environment - whether you wish to request fully virtual or fully in person - to take effect January 19th. You only need to fill out the form if you are requesting a change.
  • The request window opened on Wednesday, December 30th and will close on Friday, January 8th at 3 PM. This will be the last request window of this school year to make adjustments to your 5th grader's learning environment. You can CLICK HERE to access the form to request a change!

6th grade hybrid learners (who previously attended school every other day in person), and ALL students in grades 7 & 8 will attend Zoom virtual classes on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, & FRIDAY starting January 4th. TUESDAY & THURSDAY will be APPLICATION DAYS.

  • Students in grades 6 - 12 will remain 100% VIRTUAL until at least Friday, February 12th with a tentative IN-PERSON HYBRID return on Wednesday, February 17th.
  • During virtual learning, attendance will be taken by teachers based on student participation in Zoom classes.
  • Tuesday, February 16th is a scheduled district eLearning day.
  • Families who have students who are 100% virtual will continue that way on February 17th, unless you request a learning environment change (see below).
  • Families with students in grades 6, 7, and 8 will have the option to request that their student remain VIRTUAL or return IN PERSON / HYBRID (every other day in person) for the remainder of the school year. You only need to fill out the form if you are requesting a change to your child's learning environment. The request window for 6-8 students will open on Friday, January 15th and close on Friday, January 29th at 3 PM. This will be the last request window of this school year to make adjustments to your child's learning environment.
  • NOTE: Tuesday and Thursday application days - all teachers will have office hours during which students can visit with them via Zoom as needed. Teachers will share their office hours with students via Canvas and via email.

Students in Grades 5 & 6 who were already virtual before our schools closed in person instruction will maintain their Black/Gold schedule this semester; this is the same schedule they've been using all school year.

ALL Students can check their Canvas courses to access teachers' Zoom links by Monday morning (January 4, 2021).

7th and 8th graders can also access Zoom spreadsheets (shared via email by grade-level administrators). Below are video links to help students if needed.

Questions related to scheduling can be directed to your child's grade-level counselor or grade-level administrator.

CLICK HERE to access the CIMS Staff Directory

You can find contact information for all Creston staff members here!

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Food Distribution

Food Distrubtion will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Moorhead Community Resource Center, Warren Central High School, Creston, Raymond Park, and Stonybrook Intermediate Middle Schools.

Report Cards

Parents can access Quarter 2 report card grades through ParentVue.

Parent Technology Resources

Check out our Parent & Caregiver Resource page for resources and tutorials on Canvas, ParentVUE, and more must-haves to support your child's learning, all in one place!

**Visit our district website's transition to virtual learning page for more information and resources.**

Community Outreach Hotline

Our Moorhead Community Resource Center will remain open during the VIRTUAL window. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, you can either reach out to your child’s school or contact us through the outreach number, 317-608-0545 or email at

Address Changes

If your family has moved or is planning to move, please make sure to notify the school of any address changes. This helps us have updated information, and it will help ensure accurate transportation (bus) needs when school resumes in person. You can contact our Registrar, Mrs. Threasa Matheis, at or 317-532-6814 with any changes or updates.

Semester 2 Calendar - Grades 6, 7, 8

The schedule below applies to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. 5th grade students will return January 19th in person unless they are 100% Virtual. All 5th & 6th graders who are 100% virtual will maintain their black/gold schedule by last name for all of semester 2.
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Important Information: WIDA Testing

WIDA testing will begin on January 11, 2020 for all identified English Learner students. 5th grade students will begin testing on their return to in-person instruction during the week of January 18th. Parents of 6th - 12th grade students will be contacted to arrange a date and time for your child to be tested. You can bring your child to school on their designated testing date or your school can arrange transportation. Please complete this form if your child will require transportation. Please note that if your child will be using bus transportation, they will remain at school for the entire day. If you have questions, please contact:

Ms. Coffin:

Mr. Thompson:


Las pruebas de WIDA comenzarán el 11 de enero de 2020 para todos los estudiantes aprendices de inglés. Los estudiantes de 5.º grado comenzarán a tomar las pruebas cuando regresen a la instrucción en persona durante la semana del 18 de enero. Se contactará a los padres de los estudiantes de 6.º a 12.º grado para acordar una fecha y hora para que su hijo sea evaluado. Puede traer a su hijo a la escuela en la fecha designada para el examen o su escuela puede organizar el transporte. Complete este formulario si su hijo necesita transporte. Tenga en cuenta que si su hijo va a utilizar el transporte en autobús, permanecerá en la escuela durante todo el día. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con:

Ms. Coffin:

Mr. Thompson:


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Any Student coming into school for Athletics or Extra-Curricular Activities must follow the procedures below:

Students - ask yourself the following questions BEFORE you leave home to report to school for any athletic or extra-curricular event, practice, or game. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should stay home and notify your coach/sponsor. If you answer NO to all of the questions, you can enter the building between 4:00 - 4:15 PM. Please contact your coach or sponsor with specific questions!

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Please note that in order to follow guidance from the Marion County Public Health Department, we will be limiting spectators at all upcoming athletic events to PARENTS and GUARDIANS of our current student athletes ONLY. Only up to TWO (2) parents/guardians of the athletes participating will be permitted into each athletic event. We cannot safely accommodate younger siblings, Creston students who are not athletes, extended family, or friends. We appreciate your understanding of this.

Want to get updates from the CIMS Athletics Department sent to your phone? Join our Remind Group -- see below!

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