Creston Community News

Week of October 25, 2020

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26th is a BLACK COHORT DAY!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION from the PRINCIPAL

We had an awesome first week back after fall break! Thank you to our staff for your great preparation, our families for connecting with CIMS teachers during conferences, and students for returning to school with a positive attitude!


Please scroll through the newsletter for important information on:

--Scheduled e-learning day on November 3rd (NO in person school that day)

--School Pictures for in person and virtual learners

--Athletic Department News

--Links to your students' schedules for all grade levels/learning environments


SCHOOL COUNSELOR DAILY OFFICE HOURS!

Students - did you know your grade-level counselor has DAILY virtual office hours? During these times, you can connect with your school counselor via Zoom on your application days or any day of the week if you are a virtual student!





FAMILY/CAREGIVER SURVEY

Families and Caregivers of Warren Township, students and teachers have completed the first quarter of school for the 2020-2021 school year. We would now like to look back and determine what went well, as well as look ahead to the rest of the school year and identify areas of growth. As a valued partner, we would like your input on how MSD Warren is doing with health and safety measures, communication, and family needs as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey via the link below. The survey window is open from October 19th through November 2nd.

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/msdwarren/familyfall2020


LUNCH UPDATES for IN PERSON LEARNERS

Students will be permitted to purchase "extras" during lunch periods. Each student will have a MAXIMUM of ONE additional item they can purchase, in addition to the school lunch. (Extras consist of bags of chips, etc.) Please note that exact change must be given to pay, otherwise the remainder will be added to a student's lunch account. Example: If an item costs 80 cents, and a student pays $1, the extra 20 cents will not be physically handed back to the student but will go onto their lunch account.


ALTERNATING DAY STUDENTS - BREAKFAST/LUNCH BAG

Remember - your student can pick up a bag of food to help with breakfast/lunch on the days they have application days at home! Students can stop by the tables set up in the afternoon near the bus door and the main entrance. This applies to all in person learners in grades 6, 7, and 8!

E-Learning Day: November 3rd

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


On Tuesday, November 3rd, Warren Township will have a planned eLearning Day for our students across the district. On this day, your student will complete extended learning activities at home, designed by their teachers.


What is eLearning? How does it differ from Virtual Learning?


eLearning is defined as extended learning activities. Extended learning refers to activities that continue the instruction happening in the classroom; it is not the introduction of new concepts. This work is provided by teachers and it is aligned with district curriculum maps. eLearning differs from Virtual Learning in that students will not participate in direct instruction or small group instruction on Zoom on this day.


In preparation for this eLearning Day, I wanted to share information with families in advance. Depending on your grade level and learning model, there is unique information to be aware of for Tuesday, November 3rd.


If your student is:


  • IN-PERSON, 5th-8th grade, your student will receive their work from their teachers on Canvas for November 3rd.

  • VIRTUAL Kindergarten through 12th grade, your student will receive their work from their teachers on Canvas.


Activities assigned on Tuesday, November 3rd, will be due by Tuesday, November 10th. Submission of work will be used to verify your student’s attendance as PRESENT for November 3rd.


All work for the eLearning day will be uploaded to CANVAS by 8:55 AM on November 3rd. If your student needs support from their teacher on their assignments, eLearning support hours will be available from 9:00 PM - 12:00 PM. An email will be sent from your classroom teacher/team to parents sharing their phone number, email and other methods of communication available on November 3rd during eLearning support hours. *Moorhead Community Resource Center will be open from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM to support your device needs. The technology help desk is located on the north side of the building, door 11, near the playground.


eLearning Days may be used in the event of school closures due to inclement weather. This planned day allows us to ensure that we are employing practices that support the continuation of our students’ learning while providing support.


Creston looks forward to supporting our families with our first eLearning Day of the 2020-2021 school year. Please reach out with any questions.


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Queridos padres y tutores,


El martes 3 de noviembre, el Distrito Escolar de Warren tendrá un Día de aprendizaje electrónico planificado para nuestros estudiantes en todo el distrito. En este día, su estudiante completará actividades de aprendizaje extendido en casa, diseñadas por sus maestros.


¿Qué es eLearning? ¿En qué se diferencia del aprendizaje virtual?


eLearning se define como actividades de aprendizaje extendidas. El aprendizaje extendido se refiere a actividades que continúan la instrucción en el aula; no es la introducción de nuevos conceptos. Este trabajo lo proporcionan los maestros y está alineado con los planes de estudios del distrito. El eLearning se diferencia del aprendizaje virtual en que los estudiantes no participarán en la instrucción directa o en grupos pequeños en Zoom en este día.


En preparación para este Día de aprendizaje electrónico, quería compartir información con las familias con anticipación. Dependiendo de su nivel de grado y modelo de aprendizaje, hay información única a tener en cuenta para el martes 3 de noviembre.


Si su estudiante es:

  • EN PERSONA, 5. ° a 8. ° grado, su estudiante recibirá su trabajo de sus maestros en Canvas el 3 de noviembre.

  • Kindergarten VIRTUAL hasta el grado 12, su estudiante recibirá su trabajo de sus maestros en Canvas.


Las actividades asignadas el martes 3 de noviembre se entregarán el martes 10 de noviembre. La presentación del trabajo se utilizará para verificar la asistencia de su estudiante como PRESENTE para el 3 de noviembre.


Todo el trabajo del día de eLearning se cargará en CANVAS antes de las 8:55 a.m. del 3 de noviembre. Si su estudiante necesita el apoyo de su maestro en sus deberes, las horas de apoyo de eLearning estarán disponibles de 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. El maestro / equipo de su salón de clases enviará un correo electrónico a los padres compartiendo su número de teléfono, correo electrónico y otros métodos de comunicación disponibles el 3 de noviembre durante las horas de apoyo de eLearning. * El Centro de Recursos Comunitarios de Moorhead estará abierto de 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Para satisfacer las necesidades de su dispositivo. La mesa de ayuda tecnológica está ubicada en el lado norte del edificio, puerta 11, cerca del patio de recreo.


Los días de eLearning se pueden usar en caso de cierre de escuelas debido a las inclemencias del tiempo. Este día planificado nos permite asegurarnos de que estamos empleando prácticas que apoyan la continuación del aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes mientras brindan apoyo.


Creston Intermediate & Middle School espera poder apoyar a nuestras familias con nuestro primer día de aprendizaje electrónico del año escolar 2020-2021. Comuníquese con cualquier pregunta.

IMMUNIZATION COMPLIANCE

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The above chart shows the REQUIRED immunizations for students to have this school year, so please make sure your student is in compliance.

You can call our CIMS Clinic with any questions - 317-532-6807.

Students who are not in compliance will be excluded from school after next week.

Please call the CIMS Clinic to let the nurse know whether your student has already received their immunizations, OR that you have scheduled an appointment for your child. Attendance, as you know, is incredibly important so please make sure your child has received the appropriate vaccines!

Digital Citizenship Week!

Last week was National Digital Citizenship Week! This website includes resources for Family Engagement related to various Digital Citizenship topics: cyberbullying, online privacy/safety, homework & online learning, social media & devices, and more!

Parents/caregivers and students are also invited to check out more information HERE:

Overview

Digital Citizenship Week Themes

Covid-19 School Attendance - Parent/Caregiver Screener

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Picture Day for Virtual Learners is Nov. 20: CLICK HERE

Picture Day for Virtual Learners will NOT be held at Creston. Select the button above to fill out a form to get more information!

PICTURE DAY IS NOW NOVEMBER 23 & 24 for IN PERSON LEARNERS! All picture orders MUST be submitted online - we will not be using paper order forms.

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ATHLETICS INFORMATION

ANY virtual or application day student coming to Creston for an athletic practice or tryout should plan to check in with Athletic Director, Mr. Apple, at Door 7. Athletes cannot enter CIMS until 4:10 PM each day, to allow our dismissal traffic to operate efficiently. Parents/caregivers may NOT drop off athletes any earlier than 4:10 PM.


ANY student wishing to participate in a winter sport MUST have a physical on file. If not, students may not try out.


Visit the CIMS Athletics Website for more information on winter sports schedules, coach contact information, and more!

Want to get updates from the CIMS Athletics Department sent to your phone? Join our Remind Group -- see below!

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