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9/4/2020

Every Day, Every Child, Whatever It Takes

Lakeside Elementary is where everyone is valued and respected. Our mission is to connect tradition with innovation, provide exceptional learning experiences, foster meaningful relationships, inspire a passion for learning in a student-centered, safe and caring environment for all students, families, and employees.

Mrs. Smith’s Snapchat…

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.


Virtual Families:


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!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Smith

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PICTURE DAY

School pictures will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020. No money will be collected the day of pictures, all orders must be placed on-line. All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook, regardless if you purchase pictures or not. All students need to wear school uniforms for this day. Virtual students will have pictures at a later date. When the virtual picture day is set we will inform all virtual parents.
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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
  • 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 317-532-1850 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 Information

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.


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.

Categories include:

  • Broken device

  • Cannot connect to WiFi

  • Missing charger

  • 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.

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Attendance

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.


Immunization Reminder:


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.

Tip from Tech

Your student's password can now be found on ParentVUE Student Info tab. Look for "Warren Password". Parents can click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see it right after the bus information.

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:

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School Hours

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.

Attendance Calls

Attendance: 532-2850 Parents, please call by 9:00 am each day to report an absence. Please leave the name and room number of your child, your name and the reason for the absence. Please send a note/doctor’s note back to school with your child.

Stay Connected!

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…


Twitter: @Lakeside_Lions

Facebook: @LakesideLionsDen

School Webpage: https://lakeside.warren.k12.in.us/

Warren Township App: The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store.

OUR VALUES

Respect for Diversity

Academic Excellence

Commitment to Community

Personal Learning Experiences

Equitable Access to Opportunities

Strong and Supportive Relationships

Year Books

Lakeside families, if you have purchased a Lakeside yearbook for your student and was not able to pick it up during our distribution days we will pass them out to students the first few days back to school. If your student is attending Warren's virtual school or you would like to purchase a yearbook please call the office and we can arrange a pick-up time.

Warren App!

Lakeside Families, stay informed with the latest Learn at Home information, staff contacts, social media access, and news updates. It’s everything Warren Township, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2Fp2N3T or iPhone: https://apple.co/2quwRR9.

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.