The Nugget

GRASSY CREEK ELEMENTARY February 12, 2021

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Staff Contact List

We encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher anytime! Please use this link from our school website to find email addresses and extensions. We want to partner with you!

MSD Warren Township Inclement Weather Guidance

Please see the township website with updated guidance regarding school delays and cancellations due to poor weather.

eLearning and Student iPads

This is a friendly reminder that there is no school on Monday for students and Tuesday is an eLearning day for staff professional development purposes. Students will access their classwork via Canvas/Seesaw and can reach out to their teacher for additional support. We look forward to seeing students back on Wednesday.


In preparation for Tuesday, student devices & chargers are being sent home with all students today. Moving forward, devices will be sent home on a nightly basis with all students, providing additional technology access at home. As we prepare for devices to go home on a nightly basis, we need your help in making this transition is successful. Please be sure the following steps are taken each evening as you prepare your student for the next school day:

- Students should remain signed in to their Apple account

- iPad & keyboard is cleaned on a daily basis

- iPad is fully charged

- iPad & keyboard are placed in book bag each evening


We appreciate your support and help in preparing your student for success. As always, please reach out to your teacher for additional questions.

MSD Warren Twp S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan

As we return to in-person learning, please review our S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan for guidance. PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO NEW UPDATES ON PAGE 10 (see image below).

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P-EBT Card

All Warren Township Schools will participate and provide the necessary data to the Division of Family Resources for the 3rd round of the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT). \

FSSA has updated its estimated issuance date to February 28, 2021. I've attached P-EBT flyers that reflect the new English and Spanish (***Note: The FSSA flyers direct families to contact their school with questions). For more information, visit https://www.warren.k12.in.us/article/388678?org=msd-of-warren-township, which includes links to the FSSA P-EBT webpage and FAQs.


It is essential that you keep your card, as additional P-EBT assistance will be loaded back onto this same card. Again, PLEASE KEEP THIS CARD. For additional questions or information, please feel free to call our Food Service Department at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389, or you can visit https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/dfr-policy-changes-and-actions/pandemic-ebt/.


If you should happen to move and need to complete a change of address form, please visit the following link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ur-ZIQmkE0wxBi0WTPYjbJ_x7DdGCFIvwlvRHlpyNNUN1pDMjdWOE1EQ1o5QTJQTkNJTFY0UVlCUi4u

Bus Safety Reminders  Students are not permitted to run after the bus for any reason. If your child leaves an item on the bus, he or she will retrieve it the next day. If your child misses the bus, they should return home and notify you immediately.  Feel free to call our front office if you need additional assistance. Thanks in advance for assisting your child’s bus driver with keeping every child safe.

BUS SAFETY REMINDERS


Students are not permitted to run after the bus for any reason. If your child leaves an item on the bus, he or she will retrieve it the next day. If your child misses the bus, they should return home and notify you immediately. Feel free to call our front office if you need additional assistance. Thanks in advance for assisting your child’s bus driver with keeping every child safe.


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WIDA Testing

WIDA testing has begun for all identified English Learner students. If your child’s learning environment is virtual, you will be contacted to arrange a date for testing. You can bring your child to school on their designated testing date or your school can arrange transportation. Please complete this form if your child will require transportation. Please note that if your child will be using bus transportation, they will remain at school for the entire day. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Kristi Hill at khill5@warren.k12.in.us.
Parent Recommendation Form - 2021-22 High Ability

Parents may refer their child for high ability consideration for the 2021-2022 school year. Complete this form to do so. The window is open through March 26th to collect the recommendations. A recommendation does not guarantee placement.

Tech Support

We are expanding our technology help desk hours at Moorhead Community Resource Center! Our new hours will be Monday-Friday from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. K-4 VIRTUAL students with iPad issues should be brought here. Chromebooks can still be brought to any of the three Intermediate Middle Schools during school hours, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday,, or the Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period, Monday - Friday. If you cannot access the above times and locations for some reason, you can also submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ here.


If you are in need of a Hotspot please use the link below to make your request.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B02rXd5tSfr8mIgpI_--EPObW7lA7MOzEwI47JMqIRQ/edit


If you are in need of Parent Tech Support please use the link below.
https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/parent-tech-info


Moorhead technology help desk is located at door 11 at the rear of the building near the playground. Please drive through the gate on the west side of the building and, after parking, enter door 11 for assistance.
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Help for Virtual Learning

If you have any technology needs, you can access one of the following supports:

  • Technology Help Desk at Moorhead Community Resource Center from 11:00 - 1:00, Monday - Friday. iPad concerns should be directed here.

  • Submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ by clicking on Technology under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info.


If you have any academic needs, you can access the following supports:

  • Contact your child's teacher(s) for support.

  • Contact your child's school counselor or administrator.

Mrs. Forey, counselor - kforey@warren.k12.in.us or 317-532-3100 x3123

Ms. Hardin, dean - mhardin@warren.k12.in.us or 317-532-3102

Mrs. Merchant, principal - cmerchan@warren.k12.in.us or 317-532-3101


If you have other needs beyond what is being provided, you can access of the following resources:

  • Contact your child’s counselor or administrator. All of our schools are open during normal school hours. Grassy Creek's office line is 317-532-3100.

  • Share your request through our outreach hotline at 317-608-0545 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us.

  • Visit our Moorhead Community Resource Center. Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 8:00 - 4:00 or Tuesday / Thursday - 8:00 - 8:00.

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Moorhead Community Resource Center

The Moorhead Community Resource Center (MCRC) will remain open during the VIRTUAL window and is committed to providing Warren Township families and students with programs and services in a safe, non-judgmental environment where families feel welcome and supported.


Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Main Line: (317) 532-3854


Address: 8400 E 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219


Services

  • Support for Homeless Students and Families
  • Housing and Utility Support
  • Foster Care Support
  • Food & Clothing Pantry Services through Sonny Day
  • Nutritional Education
  • Mental Health Counseling for Individuals and Families
  • Registration Assistance for Health Insurance
  • Substance Abuse Education and Support Groups
  • Healthy Relationships Education
  • Latino Support Services
  • Mentoring Services
  • Employment Services
  • Tutoring Services


For more information about the Moorhead Community Resource Center, click here. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, please reach out to your child's home school or contact us through the Community Outreach hotline at 317-608-0545.

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