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Eastridge Elementary School July 17, 2020
Weekly Update 7.17.20
Greetings Eastridge Families,
This is Mrs. Johnson, your proud principal with a weekly update. There will be 5 points to cover.
MSD of Warren Township's S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan is available to download on our website.
Student's first day of school is now Thursday, August 6th. The new calendar can be found on our website. Due to our new start date, summer food distribution will continue next week on Tuesday and Friday from 11-1pm.
Monday, July 20th is the last day to register for virtual school. To register for virtual learning, please contact us at 317-608-0545 or email@example.com
Starting Monday, July 20th our office is open to accept new registrations by appointment only from 9:00AM - 2PM. Please contact us at 317.532.3150 if you have registration/enrollment needs.
Remember, only students new to Warren Township need to register. Families can also register online. If you have online registration questions, please call 317.608.0545.
Take care and have a great weekend!
Both new and returning students have the option to select virtual instruction for the 20-21 school year. To register for virtual instruction, families can indicate their interest by:
contacting us at 317-608-0545 OR
emailing us at WarrenRegistration@warren.k12.in.us OR
completing this virtual enrollment form
Someone will return your call/email to get more information. We are asking that all families interested in registering virtually do so no later than Monday, July 20th. If you register for virtual instruction after that date, you will be placed on a waitlist.
2020-2021 School Supply List K-4th grade / 2020-2021 Lista de Útiles de la escuela primaria
All students in grades K-4 in a Warren Twp elementary will be asked the bring the following:
1 bottle of white, liquid glue
2 large, pink erasers
2 big glue sticks or 4 small glue sticks
1 box of tissue
2 boxes of crayons
1 box of markers or colored pencils
24, #2 pencils
4 black dry-erase markers
1 pair of safety scissors
1 small school box or zipper pouch for school supplies
2 wide-ruled notebooks
1 ruler (inches and centimeters)
1 pack of 3x5 index cards (white)
A backpack (no wheels)
1 pair of headphones
1 botella de pegamento líquido blanco
2 gomas de borrar grandes y rosas
2 barras de pegamento grandes o 4 barras de pegamento pequeños
1 caja de pañuelos/tisú
2 cajas de crayones
1 caja de marcadores o lápices de colores
24 lápices n° 2
4 marcadores negros en seco para pizarón
1 par de tijeras sin punta
1 caja escolar pequeña o bolsa con cremallera para útiles escolares
2 carpetas de dos bolsillos
2 cuadernos de regla ancha
1 regla (pulgadas y centímetros)
2 rotuladores fluorescente
1 paquete de tarjetas de índice (ficha guía) 3x5 blanca
Una mochila (sin ruedas)
1 par de auriculares
Donaciones de aula apreciadas (bolsas con cierre (cuartos o galones), lápices adicionales, cajas de pañuelos, marcadores de borrado en seco).
A Message from Dr. Hanson
July 15, 2020
Good Afternoon Warren Students, Families, and Staff,
This is Dr. Tim Hanson, Superintendent of Schools for MSD Warren Township.
Today marks the 125th day that we have not been able to see our students and staff in person. In that time, we have been working relentlessly to create a reopening plan that provides both access to our students and provides a safe environment for our students and staff. We have been in consistent collaboration with local and state health officials to make the decision to reopen our Warren classrooms. As of Monday, July 13th, our Marion County Public Health Department and the Indiana State Department of Health have both provided school districts the authority to reopen.
Each week, I have been sharing that we will be offering an IN-PERSON learning model and a VIRTUAL learning model for our Warren students. After much collaboration with our Warren community, school board, and staff, we will be reopening the 2020-21 school year as follows:
Preschool will offer 3 and 5 day IN-PERSON classes. Classes can be either full day or half day.
Kindergarten - 5th Grade will be in a 5 day IN-PERSON model with an option for a 5 day VIRTUAL model. Students in the VIRTUAL model will be held to the same expectations and requirements of the IN-PERSON model.
Students in 6th - 12th grade will operate on an ALTERNATING DAY schedule. Students will be assigned to a cohort that will follow either a Black schedule or a Gold schedule. 6th-12th grade students will have both an IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL experience.
For example, students on the Black Schedule in week 1 will be IN-PERSON 3 days a week and VIRTUAL 2 days a week. In week 2 of the Black Schedule, students will be VIRTUAL 3 days a week and IN-PERSON 2 days week. The Gold Schedule will run the opposite. This model will allow us to decrease our student capacity by at least 50% and will allow us to better physically distance throughout the school. It will also provide us the opportunity to make sure our students have access to breakfast and lunch on a consistent basis. This schedule will not be altered for our employees. They will continue to work 5 days a week.
As part of our reopening plan, I will be asking the board tonight to approve a modified 2020-21 school calendar that will adjust the start date from July 29 to August 6. By moving this date back, we are able to:
Continue monitoring the Marion County COVID-19 cases and hopefully see a decrease in the number of new cases due to the July 9th Mask Mandate.
Provide our staff additional time to prepare for the new ALTERNATING DAY schedule.
Ensure that all of our safety measures are in place with signage, sanitation stations, and other precautionary measures.
By adjusting the calendar, I am recommending that we use 5 days from our 2 week spring break and moving our last day of school from Thursday, May 27 to Friday, May 28th.
Our school board meeting will be live streamed this evening and can be viewed at vimeo.com/msdwarrentownship. Comments or questions can be directed to myself, our school board president or our school board secretary.
I believe that is critically important to have our students back in our care and I know that the plan being put forth will not please everyone. We will continue to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our students and staff while ensuring the safety of everyone.
I thank you for your continued investment in Warren students and schools.
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…
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School Webpage: https://eastridge.warren.k12.in.us/
Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.