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Hello Lakeside Parents and Guardians,
Starting Tuesday, September 8th, all grade 1st - 8th (KG In-Person) students will be engaged in NWEA testing. NWEA is an assessment that provides our teachers, students, and families with a snapshot of a student’s academic progress. Both IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL students will participate in NWEA. Please look for more information from your child’s teacher and school. During the month of September, your child will take a NWEA MAP Growth test on their iPad. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students. MAP Growth tests are unique, and it adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level. Results from these assessments will be shared with parents once testing is complete. If you have questions about this test or want to know specific dates your child will be taking these assessments please reach out to your child's teacher.
To provide information to our Warren employees and families, our COVID-19 data will be updated and shared each Friday on our district website under the COVID-19 tab. Data for August was posted today. Included in this data are the number of positive cases by school/facility as well as the total number of individuals (students and staff) who were required to isolate or quarantine. Individuals that are in isolation may or may not have COVID-19 and may or may not have been exposed within Warren schools/facilities. Isolation and quarantine are used to slow the spread of COVID-19. These numbers do not mean that a school or facility is unsafe for students and staff, rather that precautionary steps are being taken to protect all students and staff. We will continue to communicate with staff and families if they are identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case.
I want to say thank you to our parents for partnering with us to help keep our classrooms safe. Our parents have done a great job of communicating with us and keeping their kids at home when they are not feeling well. We know attendance is a critical part of a student's success, but the health and safety of everyone is our top priority. Please continue to communicate with Lakeside if your son or daughter is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or has been tested for COVID-19. In either situation, please keep your child at home.
Our breakfast and lunch distribution for all VIRTUAL students will continue to be Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:00 - 9:30 at Moorhead Community Resource Center. Also, we have added Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:00 as an additional distribution time. I would also like to remind our 6-12 students that we are offering a take-home meal for your VIRTUAL Application Day.
Reminder: If you have a tech or device need, please submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ support system by clicking on Technology under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info. Families can also use this process or contact their child’s school to request a WIFI hotspot. We will continue to provide device support at Moorhead Community Resource Center Monday - Friday from 11:00 - 1:00. We have identified about 600 students who have not returned their device from this past spring. Please bring your device to Moorhead or your child’s school. Families will be billed for unreturned devices.
As always, I thank you for your continued support of Lakeside Elementary! Take care, be safe, and have a great weekend!
Message from Dr. Hanson (9/2/2020)
Click here to read a message from Dr. Hanson: https://lakeside.warren.k12.in.us/article/299676?org=lakeside-elementary
COVID Screening and Quarantine Information:
MSD Warren's S.A.F.E Reopening Plan provides a comprehensive framework within which students and staff can be safe. Our staff will continue to emphasize social distancing, hand washing/sanitizing, and face coverings with students. Parents are reminded that students exhibiting symptoms should be kept at home, and that the school response to positive cases will be consistent with Warren's Plan. Please don't hesitate to reach out to teachers, counselor, administrators with questions or concerns - We are in this together!
Thank you for taking time each morning to screen your child before coming to school each day. Please continue to do so. Below are symptoms impacting consideration for exclusion from school:
- A fever of 100.0° F or greater
- Muscle or body aches
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- New loss of taste or smell
- Nausea or vomiting
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 317-532-1850 for some guidance. We appreciate your support in doing this important screening step each day before sending students to school.
Lakeside Dress Guidelines
Just a reminder that Lakeside is a uniformly dressed school. Click this link below to download the current Lakeside Dress Policy for the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact the office with any questions.
Student Devices -- Please Return Student Devices
Students who will be physically present at Lakeside for the 20-21 school year are asked to bring their devices back to school with them as soon as possible. Items to be returned are:
- iPad or Chromebook
- Charging/Power Cord
- Device Case with keyboards
Students who will be participating in virtual learning will keep their devices at home with them in order to support their learning. If students have not brought devices back to school yet, please do so next week! These devices are needed in the classroom for different learning activities. We appreciate your support in getting devices returned to school as soon as possible!
Virtual Newsletter Information - Week of Aug 31st
In an effort to support families and teachers, families need only contact their virtual teacher and their home school for support. If in doubt, contact your teacher and they will support your needs.
For the week of Labor Day, the teacher will send you the alternate schedule.
Please ensure your family can log into Canvas. Canvas is the only way that building administrators can inform families when the teacher is out.Students can log into Canvas using their google email and password. If you don’t have it, please ask your teacher today.
How To Log Into Canvas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-5sWZODhY8&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=CanvasLMS
Virtual 1st-6th students are being given the opportunity to engage in NWEA testing between September 14th - September 25th. Below are a few parent resources that will come in handy:
NWEA Remote Testing Guidance for Parents/Caregivers - https://docs.google.com/document/d/167qNVHRPwMG0lnL3-fCiHWid0bwTUUyTaDtVP1uTQdg/edit
NWEA Remote Testing Guidance for Parents/Caregivers (Parent Facing) SPANISH - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zfDYSyTdLXEfkbgrK8iF6MEzxrjz2kJekMdAOoFPuro/edit
NWEA Accommodation Guidance (Parent Facing) - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y6RacXQUNmWOv_TYe8SA3CuU4aip08emlzI5VRxTj0Y/edit
NWEA VIRTUAL Accomm Parent/Caregiver Guidance (SPANISH) - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FUHC29uzUbNko-AMJupGao4sfP614xTat3Hm9i4wu04/edit
Directions for Administering the NWEA Practice Assessment on the iPad; September 2020 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U5sdU6fg4NDKGyqP5QvRnVtG2TQ8APEW01jtWrucFjg/edit
Please reach out with questions. We are here to help.
If you are having tech issues, please contact the help desk.
On a typical week, Kindergarten and First Grade are half day (AM or PM), while Grades 2-6 attend full days twice a week.
Students will participate in Academic Enrichment Day each Friday.
The week of Labor Day is not a typical week.
Please be on-time for each meeting and log-in with your first and last name. Also, please follow the teacher’s expectations for camera-use.
Please read your virtual emails as the teacher will keep you informed of the schedule and important details.
Please attend all Zoom meetings throughout the day.
Our breakfast and lunch distribution for all VIRTUAL students will continue to be Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:00 - 9:30 at Moorhead Community Resource Center. Also, we have added Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:00 as an additional distribution time. I would also like to remind our 6-12 students that we are offering a take home meal for your VIRTUAL Application Day.
VIRTUAL Students and Parents/Caregivers!
Don’t forget that we will continue to distribute breakfast and lunches for all VIRTUAL students on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8 AM-9:30 AM at Moorhead Community Resource Center. We have also added a Tuesday distribution time in the evening from 4:30-6:30PM.
Thank you for continuing to use Moorhead Community Resource Center to support your device needs. Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday, from 11-1 PM. **Your technology needs can also be supported through submitting a helpdesk ticket through IncidentIQ Support System. If you are in need of a WiFi Hotspot, you can use IncidentIQ Support System to make the request or you can contact your homeschool.
Warren has added remote support for parents using its incident system (IncidentIQ). IncidentIQ offers parents a quick and simple way to submit help requests.
Cannot connect to WiFi
New virtual student device request
Parent account or password issue
Student account or password issue
Request T-Mobile hotspot
Visit the Warren website or click here to open parent support. To open multiple tickets, please click the link (it will be provided again after a ticket is submitted). The "Go Back" button at the bottom of the screen will work. Clicking the back arrow on the browser will produce unexpected results. If you find yourself unable to get back to it, close the browser tab and open it in a new tab.
For the 2020-2021 school year, Warren Township has transitioned to a new student information system called Synergy allowing our parents and caregivers to have improved access to school information through the parent portal called ParentVUE. We are aware that at his time some students’ attendance records are reflecting students are absent, when in fact they were present. This is mostly the case for our students who are attending school VIRTUALLY on application days or in the VIRTUAL opinion full-time. We want to assure you that teachers are keeping accurate attendance records and that we are working to correct attendance records for all our students.
A Note from Nurse Wolf
All vaccines need to be up to date. Nurse Wolf has and will continue to send out several notices to students who are not up to date. Please call the Health Dept to schedule those shots asap. Health Dept 317-221-7300.
In order for our schools to be in compliance with the state laws regarding immunizations, please make sure that your student(s) have their updated information on file with your school's nursing staff. All student vaccines must be on file and up to date by September 21, 2020, to avoid exclusion. Please make your school's nursing staff aware of any upcoming appointments for vaccines, or if there are any medical or religious objections to your student receiving his or her vaccines
Also, PLEASE inform your school's nurse of any chronic health conditions that the school should be made aware of, and that your student's medical emergency information is up to date.
MEDICAL EMERGENCY FORMS. These forms came home the first day of school. It is very important to fill these out and return them to the school as soon as possible.
Warren Early Childhood Center
The Warren Early Childhood Center is now enrolling children for both full-day and half-day preschool classes. ECC is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program and is rated a Level 4 center on Indiana’s Paths-to-Quality.
Our staff works diligently to provide a safe and nurturing environment so the social and emotional needs of children can be met. We also believe in learning through play. Play is an important component of healthy brain development. It assists with developing social skills, thinking skills, problem-solving, and self-confidence; all the skills necessary for children to learn both academically and about the world around them. ECC accepts CCDF and On My Way Pre-K vouchers. Please call Mary Crabtree in our front office to make an appointment to register, 317-869-4751.
COVID Screening and Quarantine Information:
Buses/Cars Unload 7:55am 8:05am School Begins
3:05 School Ends 3:10 Buses Depart
Students will not be released from vehicles or school buses
before the a.m. start time. Students must remain in their
vehicle until a Lakeside staff member signals their release.
When a student arrives late, an adult needs to escort
the child to the front door to be buzzed in (no drop-offs). Students only will come to the front office where they will receive a late pass before going to class.
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 Lakeside on Twitter and/or Facebook…
School Webpage: https://lakeside.warren.k12.in.us/
Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.
CAR RIDERS/DAYCARE Student Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures
We ask that our parents follow these guidelines to ensure that every student has a safe arrival and dismissal:
All students will be required to be dropped off and picked up through the car rider line to maintain safety standards. Parking at the front and East end of the building and walking children to and from the entrances will not be allowed. We want to prevent children and adults walking through the path of cars or buses on the property at any time.
Staff members will be present outside beginning at 7:55 a.m. each morning for student drop-off. Please do not release your children until a staff member signals the beginning of our process. Students will not be counted tardy until 8:05 a.m. Our afternoon pick-up procedures will begin at 3:00 p.m. If you are in a hurry, you are encouraged to be at or near the front of the line. We will implement our dismissal procedures as quickly and safely as possible for all.
Thank you very much for your support with helping ensure Lakeside maintains safety as our priority during our student entrance and dismissal each day!
DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR CAR RIDER SIGN IN THE FRONT OFFICE!!
SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE
The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.