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September 11, 2020

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Principal's Message

Greetings Sunny Heights Families,


It was a short, but very productive week at Sunny Heights this week! Students have begun NWEA testing and will continue through next week. We are excited to see where are students are at so we can meet them there and help them ALL grow this year! The next few weeks will be very busy as we continue through the second half of our 1st quarter. A lot of important information regarding next week is in this week's newsletter, including information about changing student learning options, picture day, employment opportunities, and more!


As always, do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything.


Thank you for all that you do!


Your proud principal,


Bart Lewis

Request to Change Learning Option

The purpose of the Learning Option Change Request Form is to allow families to request a change from fully virtual to traditional in-person learning OR from traditional in-person to fully virtual learning IF YOU DESIRE A CHANGE complete the Learning Option Change Request Form.

  • The request window opens on Friday, September 11 and closes on Monday, September 21 at 3 p.m. No request will be accepted after the window closes.

  • Families who wish to request a change should submit one form per child. *If families have a student in another building, they will receive a Learning Option Change Request form and information directly from each studentÔÇÖs school.

  • This form should only be completed by those who want to change their learning option. *If you do not want to change your current learning option, please do not fill out the form.

  • A valid parent or caregiver email address is required to submit a Learning Option Change Request form. This email address will be used to send a request confirmation and other important information. Please check and double check that the correct email is entered and be sure to check your inbox daily. (***This should not be a student email or an @warren.k12.in.us).

  • Please note: At the beginning of the school year, students in grades K-8 were asked to make a 9-week commitment to their chosen learning option. Grades 9-12 were asked to make an 18-week commitment and therefore will receive learning option change request information at a later time.

BULLYING PREVENTION WEEK: Sept. 14th - 18th

Look for a flyer coming home on Monday regarding Warren Township's "Bullying Prevention Week" next week. In addition to the Second Step social emotional learning curriculum that all K-8 students participate in, Second Step Bullying Prevention curriculum to support citizenship and communication for students and adults alike has been added. There is an activation key for your child's grade level to get more information about what your child is learning in this program. You can report bullying directly to the child's school. Thank you for helping us keep our school a safe and respectful place where everyone can learn!
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STUDENT PICTURE DAY IS Monday, Sept. 14th!!

Below is the flyer from Interstate Studio with the information regarding our upcoming picture day for our in-person students. Forms will not be going home, so please use the information below to make your choice for your child's pictures. Our Sunny Heights virtual students will have an opportunity in the future to have their pictures taken!
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ALL STUDENTS - 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 this time some studentsÔÇÖ 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.

VIRTUAL STUDENTS

Virtual Instructional Guide and Weeks At-A-Glance

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.

PBIS Weekly Focus @ Sunny Heights Elementary

This week our students are focusing on recognizing students that show RESPECT throughout the day. Respect is shown through acts that promote or share a genuine concern for the thoughts, possessions, and others in general. We want Sunny Heights to be a place where everyone is valued and respected!

Calendar of Events

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

School Picture Day - 9/14th

Fall Intersession - NO SCHOOL - 10/5th thru 10/16th

Parent/Teacher Conferences - 10/22nd

Staff Professional Day - elearning day - 11/3rd

Thanksgiving Break - 11/25th - 11/27th

Employment Opportunity

Are looking for an opportunity to support Sunny Heights Elementary and be part of OUR team? We currently have openings for Instructional Assistants at our school. Please reach out to Mr. Lewis at (317)532-2900 if you are interested or if you have questions about this exciting opportunity!

Immunization Reminder - Clinic News

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.


We would like to welcome our new school nurse, Amber Eyerman to Sunny Heights Elementary. We are very excited to have her join our Sunny Heights and Warren Team!


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.

Sunny Heights PTA

Support our students, our families, and our school by joining the Sunny Heights PTA! Follow the PTA Enrollment link to join our PTA and get started making Sunny Heights even greater!!

Updated Lunch Menu

Here is the Updated Lunch Menu from Chartwell's. Starting Monday, students will get a choice of a hot or cold entree!

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 recognition if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 INFORMATION

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Indianapolis Public Library Survey

We have been asked to help out the Indianapolis Public Library and their strategic planning process. This survey is open for everyone ÔÇô not just people who use the library! ThereÔÇÖs a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card as an incentive! The survey is due on Sept. 12 and can be found at bit.ly/indypl2020survey

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Support Information

Here are two very important points of contact if you are in need of additional support.


Community Outreach Hotline: (317) 869-4308 or MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us

Learn at Home Hotline: (317) 608-0545

Chuck E. Cheese Resources

If you could use some ideas for Family Fun & Rewards, Chuck E. Cheese can help. Check out their website with some great ideas, activities, and other resources to help motivate kids!

Warren WiFi

***NEWS ALERT 3/25/2020***

Staying Connected During the Coronavirus Situation: Mobile providers have added options for internet connectivity through their phones. Find more info at these sites:

AT&T

Verizon

Sprint

T-Mobile

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Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.

SUNNY HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY


11149 Stonybrook Drive, Indianapolis 46229

Phone: 532-2900; Fax: 532-2938

School hours: 8:05 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.


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