Lowell Lantern

April 30, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Lowell Families,


We have had a great week at Lowell! Our kindergarten students are having fun with the ABC Countdown. Airplanes, Bubbles, Chalk, Dance Parties, and more....the fun never ends!! We would like to give a big shout out to our 3rd and 4th graders for their hard work and great effort with the ILEARN Assessment this week! We are proud of their efforts!!


Our 4th graders will finish up their ILEARN assessments on Monday. We also have several students who will need to do make-up assessments next week due to absences. It is important that students are in attendance and on time to school every day so that we can complete their testing.


MSD Warren Township will continue to offer a virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment is limited to a select number of students, and an application is required. Families who wish to participate are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To learn more about our 2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program and how to apply, click here.


Also, as the spring weather arrives and many are being vaccinated, we must remember that we are not clear of the COVID-19 risk. It is VERY important that if your child is sick, has multiple symptoms, or is a close contact of someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 that you do not send them to school. If in doubt as to whether your child should be at school, please call the front office at 317-532-3900. We will put you in contact with our school nurse who can advise you on next steps.


We continue to follow the Warren S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan which you can find on the district website (www.warren.k12.in.us). Students and staff are still required to wear masks at all times in the building.


If you are interested in your child attending summer school, see information below about registration. There is limited space available so register now if you are interested in your child(ren) attending.


As always, please let us know if you need anything! Thank you for your support of Lowell! Take care and be safe!


Your Principal,

Mrs. Griffin

Staff Appreciation Week

The week of May 3 - 7 is Staff Appreciation Week! The staff of Lowell Elementary have remained resilient, dedicated, and unwavering in their efforts to support students and families this year, no matter the challenges! Feel free to show your appreciation to your child's teacher(s) this week with a kind note or other show of gratitude!

Skating Party -- Thursday, May 6

Join the fun at our last Skating Party of the year at Roller Cave on Thursday, May 6 from

6:30pm - 8:30pm. Parents/Caregivers are required to remain at the skating party with their students. No drop offs allowed.


Online ticket sales are available at the following link:

roller-cave.ticketleap.com/lowell-may-8th-skate-party/

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2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program

MSD of Warren Township will continue to offer a virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment in the 2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program is limited to a select number of students, and an application is required. Families who wish to participate are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


To learn more about our 2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program and how to apply, click here.

ILEARN ASSESSMSENT ~~ IN-PERSON STUDENTS

Most of our students have completed ILEARN Assessments this week. Our 4th graders will finish up on Monday.


We do have some students who will need to make up some assessments due to absences. We will continue make-ups next week.


Daily attendance and on-time arrival are very important in order for students to complete these assessments.


We do want to send out a big thank you to our 3rd and 4th graders for their hard work and effort in taking the ILEARN Assessments! We are proud of their efforts!!


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Griffin at 317-532-3901.

Raymond Park Preview Night for 4th Graders

Hello Warren Township's 4th Grade Community!


My name is Bill Halpin and I'm currently the 8th Grade Dean at Raymond Park. In about 4 weeks I will be sending my current students to the high school and begin my transition to 5th Grade. I will be your child's Dean of Students all four years they are at Raymond Park.


Hybrid and Virtual Caregivers, you and your current 4th grader are invited to Raymond Park's Preview Night on Monday May 10th.


Click Here for your Invitation to Raymond Park's Preview night for incoming 5th Graders.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Current 4th Graders and only ONE CAREGIVER may attend. We are doing this so we can safely maintain social distance. (sorry no siblings or extra family members)


6:00-6:30 PM Student Last Names A-K


6:45-7:15 PM Student Last Names L-Z


If you have any questions, please let me know by responding to this email or calling me at: 317-532-8900 x8982

KINDERGARTEN CAMP for INCOMING 2021-2022 KINDERGARTENERS

Incoming 2021-2022 Kindergarteners are invited to attend Kindergarten Camp at Lowell on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Parents/Caregivers can choose between two sessions: 9:30am or 12:30pm. Parents are required to stay with children during Kindergarten Camp. Registration is required. Please see the flyer below for registration information.
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Warren Summer Learning Program

Monday, June 7 - Friday, June 18 from 8:30am - 12:00pm


Spots are filling quickly! 1st and 6th grade are currently at capacity and closed for enrollment. All other grade levels have limited spots available! To reserve your spot, click here!


Students will engage in Reading, Math, and Enrichment Activities. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation will be provided. Space is limited, so please act now to secure your child's spot.

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Now Enrolling NEW students for 2021-2022

If your child currently attends a Warren Township school, you do not need to complete online enrollment. Current students who live within Warren Township boundaries will be registered automatically for the next school year. For more information, click here.

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get hooked on scouting and join scouts today

Link for more info joinscoutsIN.org
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SONNY DAY SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE FOR 2021-2022

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COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE

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Mother's Day Oil Change ~~ Saturday, May 8, 2021

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Asante Art Institute FREE performing arts opportunity for youth ages 6-12

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FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP ~ Grades K - 8 ~ May 17 - 21

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Cumberland Trails Day ~ June 5

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HAPPY HOLLOW CHILDREN'S CAMP

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Reactivating an iPad to Receive Updates ~~ How to Video

In order to help with some of the recurring app issues some students are experiencing with their iPads, we are sharing this quick how-to-video. This reset will put the iPad into the JAMF management system and allow us to ensure there are fewer issues. After resetting the iPad, you MUST go back into Settings on the iPad and add the student's Apple ID. The Apple ID is the student's email and password. If you have any issues, you can contact technology via the helpdesk or the Moorhead Chromedesk.


Parents: Reactivating an iPad to Receive Updates - YouTube

MOORHEAD COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER


Moorhead Community Resource Center (MCRC) is now open and ready to provide services and supports to our Warren Family! We are so excited to have this fabulous center in Warren Township and look forward to serving our Warren Families! You may access the MCRC webpage here: https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/moorhead-community-resource-center--2



Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm & Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm

Main Line: (317) 532-3854

Outreach Line: (317) 608-0545

Email: MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us

Address: 8400 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

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FROYO FRIDAY DURING LUNCH

Students will be able to purchase a FROYO (frozen yogurt) treat for $1.00 during their lunch period.


FROYO will be available for purchase at lunch every Friday.

School Menus

Click on the link below to access school breakfast & lunch menus.


https://warren.nutrislice.com/

Lowell Construction Updates

Exciting week at Lowell ~~ Cafeteria & Gym are open! 2nd graders moved into their newly renovated classrooms! Love all these changes!

Registration for Baseball & Softball Now Open

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Invest In Warren April Newsletter

Don't miss the "Invest in Warren" April Newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest District news!


Linked here is our district newsletter for the month of April. It can also be found on our website by clicking on Newsroom under the Explore Tab.

Food Distribution Information

Now that our students are returning to school, we will be making a couple adjustments to our food distribution schedule. Virtual and Hybrid families can pick up food on Tuesdays from either 8:00 - 9:30 AM or 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Moorhead Community Resource Center located at 8400 East 10th Street.
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WARREN FOOD SERVICE POSITIONS AVAILABLE. APPLY TODAY!

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Parent VUE Portal

Synergy has a ParentVUE portal that parents can use to monitor students grades, attendance and discipline. Parents can view their students "Warren Password" on the ParentVUE Student Info tab. Parents can click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. They will see their students' passwords right below the bus information.


Need help creating your account?: Click here for assistance

SCREENING REMINDERS

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SCREEN YOUR CHILDREN FOR SYMPTOMS EACH MORNING PRIOR TO SENDING THEM TO SCHOOL. IF IN DOUBT, PLEASE CALL THE FRONT OFFICE AT 317-532-3900.


IN ADDITION IF YOUR CHILD IS SYMPTOMATIC OR ILL AND NEEDS TO REMAIN AT HOME, PLEASE CALL THE FRONT OFFICE TO REPORT HIS/HER ABSENCE AND SYMPTOMS.


IF A PERSON OR FAMILY MEMBER IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS BEEN TESTED FOR COVID AND IS AWAITING RESULTS, YOUR CHILD SHOULD REMAIN AT HOME UNTIL THOSE RESULTS ARE KNOWN. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO COMMUNICATE THIS.

TECH SUPPORT

To increase our tech support for students and families, we are expanding our technology help desk hours at Moorhead Community Resource Center.


Starting next week, hours will be M-F from 7:30 - 8:30 AM and 11:00 - 1:00 PM. K-4 VIRTUAL students with iPad issues should be brought here.


Chromebooks can still be brought to any of the three Intermediate Middle Schools during school hours, 9:00 - 4:00, Monday - Friday or the Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period, Monday - Friday.


If for some reason you are not able to access the above times and locations, you can also submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ by clicking on Technology Tab under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info.

Wifi Hotspot

If your household is in need of a hotspot to support virtual learning, please complete the request form below. Once completed, Hotspots will be available to pickup at school. We will contact you when pick-up is available. If you need assistance with completing the request form, please call our front office at 317-532-3900.
Wifi Hotspot Request

Click here to request a Wifi Hotspot

ARE YOU IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL SUPPORT?

If you have other needs beyond what is being provided, you can access the following resources:

  1. Contact your child’s counselor or administrator. All of our schools are open during normal school hours.

  2. Share your request through our district outreach hotline at 317-608-0545 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us.

  3. Visit our Moorhead Community Resource Center ~~~ Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 8:00 - 4:00 or Tuesday / Thursday - 8:00 - 8:00.

LOWELL ELEMENTARY COUNSELING SERVICES PARENT/GUARDIAN REFERRAL FORM

Mrs. Hand, our school counselor, is available to support all of our Lowell students. A student may be referred to the school counselor by a parent/guardian, staff member or the student may refer themselves.


If you are interested in counseling services for your child, please click on the link below and complete the referral form for Mrs. Hand. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhMbp6BSh7ti1I6Nc6ar3-LjYr-cqbFUzhxIesLZmRXiqa3w/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0


Mrs. Hand has also created her own website where families can access information and resources. Please visit her website at the link below.


https://sites.google.com/warren.k12.in.us/lowell-school-counselor/home

PLEASE JOIN THE LOWELL PTA

Our Lowell 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 click on this link to become a member.

https://indiana-congress-of-parents-and-teachers.square.site/

VIRTUAL STUDENTS AND PARENTS/CAREGIVERS




Please read the important information below for those studehts enrolled in the virtual learning academy.

MATERIAL PICK-UP FOR VIRTUAL LEARNERS

Parents/Caregivers of students who are participating in the Virtual Learning Academy should plan to pick up materials for their students if they have not already done so. There are materials that students who enrolled in the virtual learning academy for the second semester will need.


Materials that your student will need for the 3rd quarter may continue to be picked up during normal school hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm. If other times are needed, please call the front office at 317-532-3900 to make an appointment.

Virtual Student Schedules for Quarter 3

Click on the following link to access schedules for Grades K -1 ~~ Quarter 3 At-A-Glance


Click on the following link to access schedules for Grades 2 - 6 ~~ Quarter 3 At-A-Glance

Are You a Virtual Student Who is Having Technology Issues?


The technology help desk is located at Moorhead Community Resource Center. Please drive through the gate on the west side of the building and enter through door 11 located at the rear of the building near the playground.


To increase our tech support for students and families, we are expanding our technology help desk hours at Moorhead Community Resource Center.Starting the week of February 15, hours will be M-F from 7:30 - 8:30 AM and 11:00 - 1:00 PM. K-4 VIRTUAL students with iPad issues should be brought here.


Chromebooks can still be brought to any of the three Intermediate Middle Schools during school hours, 9:00 - 4:00, Monday - Friday or the Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period, Monday - Friday.


If for some reason you are not able to access the above times and locations, you can also submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ by clicking on Technology Tab under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info.

AMAZON SMILE

Did you know that Amazon donates money to approved charities and the Lowell PTA was just approved as a charity?


If you use Amazon or have an Amazon Prime Account, money may be donated to Lowell with NO extra charge to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.


Please see the flyers below for easy ways to donate to Lowell. Share with your friends and family!

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BOX TOPS ARE GOING DIGITAL!

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SELF-SCREENINGS

Thank you for taking time each morning to screen your child before coming to school each day. 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 317-532-3900 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.

MSD WARREN TOWNSHIP S.A.F.E. REOPENING PLAN

Please refer to the 2020-2021 MSD WARREN TOWNSHIP S.A.F.E. REOPENING PLAN regarding our safety procedures and guidelines. The plan can also be found on our school and district websites.

Covid Screening & Quarantine Information

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CAR RIDER INFORMATION

Our car rider line has changed locations! The car rider drop-off and pick-up line is now on the SOUTH SIDE (Raymond Street) of the building. DO NOT ENTER OFF OF HUNTER ROAD. All car riders will enter the line off of Raymond Street. There is a circular drive that cars will follow around to the sidewalk. Pull your car to the end of the sidewalk, place your car in park, and wait for staff to signal that students may be released from cars. DO NOT RELEASE STUDENTS UNTIL STAFF IS OUTSIDE AND INDICATES THAT STUDENTS MAY BE RELEASED FROM VEHICLE. WE WILL BEGIN TO RELEASE STUDENTS AT 7:55AM. STUDENTS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN EXITING THE VEHICLE. PARENTS ARE TO REMAIN IN CARS AT ALL TIMES AND CANNOT EXIT THE VEHICLE TO WALK STUDENTS INTO THE BUILDING.


Students will only be released on the sidewalk side/passenger side of the vehicle. Please make sure your child is sitting on that side of your vehicle. When the sidewalk is cleared of students, cars will be released by staff to exit back out onto Raymond Street. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE YOUR CAR UNTIL STAFF INDICATES IT IS SAFE TO MOVE. DO NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR RIDER LINE TO MANUVEUR YOUR CAR AROUND OTHER CARS. STAY IN LINE AND FOLLOW THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU SO WE CAN EXIT SAFELY. When the next row of cars are lined up along the sidewalk and are stopped and in park, staff will release the next group of students into the building.


OUR PRIORITY IS TO KEEP STUDENTS AND STAFF SAFE! PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES AND TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE LOWELL STAFF. WE APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION.


Please make sure your child has backpack/supplies ready and that good-byes are said before it's time to exit the car. We will not have time to retrieve items or have prolonged good-byes in the morning. We appreciate your help with this!!


Review the map below to see the entry/exit location and the path for the car rider line. We appreciate your patience as we all learn this new system.

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SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS

Please remember that our Lowell Campus is a smoke-free campus. There is no smoking allowed anywhere on Lowell grounds. This includes smoking in your cars while on the Lowell Campus. Please refrain from smoking on school grounds if you are picking your child up or dropping your child off at school. We appreciate your support with this policy!


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School District Publication/News Media Use

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STUDENT SUCCESS HANDBOOK

Click on the link below to access the 2020-2021 Student Success Handbook.


Student Success Handbook 2020-2021

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