September 11, 2020
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,
Request to Change Learning Option
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 student’s 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
STUDENT PICTURE DAY IS Monday, Sept. 14th!!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
PBIS Weekly Focus @ Sunny Heights Elementary
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
School District Publications/News Media Use
IMPORTANT: COVID-19 INFORMATION
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 – not just people who use the library! There’s 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
Community Outreach Hotline: (317) 869-4308 or MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us
Learn at Home Hotline: (317) 608-0545
Chuck E. Cheese Resources
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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