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Eastridge's Weekly Update for Students and Caregivers

Week of December 18, 2020

Virtual Learning

Eastridge Elementary Learning Option Request Link will open December 30, 2020 at 8 AM and close January 4, 2021 at 3 PM.

Important Dates

December 18th

  • Report Cards posted to ParentVue

December 21st - January 1st

  • Winter Break

January 4th

  • School Reconvenes Virtually

January 4th

  • Textbook Pick-up for Q3

January 19th

  • In-person learning reconvenes

District Website - Parent Resources for Virtual Learning

Click Here to check out the updated district webpage for lots of great information and resources about this transition to virtual learning.

Principal's Message

Hello Eastridge Elementary Families,

We are wrapping up this semester and like many, we are ready to say farewell to 2020 and welcome to 2021! As we close out this semester, we have a lot of thanks to share!

We want to thank our parents for your support and care this 1st semester of school! We appreciate all that you do!

Thank you to our students for being resilient and for staying focused. We are so proud of you. Be proud of your efforts, your adjustments and adapting to circumstances and scenarios that are new to all of us!

Thank you to our Eastridge staff for their commitment! We have seen some phenomenal teaching over the semester-both virtually and in-person.

Please be safe and enjoy a well-deserved and much needed Winter Break!

Mrs. Johnson

Second Semester Learning Option Change Requests

Learning Option Change Requests Forms for students in grades K-5th grade will be available for families on Dec. 30. Each K - 5th grade school will have a link on their home school webpage where families can communicate their desire for next semester. If you are an traditional IN-PERSON family or a fully VIRTUAL family this is your opportunity to let us know how you would like to end the school year.

For example, if you would like your student to return to traditional IN-PERSON instruction for the remainder of the school year, you would fill out the Learning Option Change Request Form and select “traditional IN-PERSON”. If you are a traditional IN-PERSON family who would like to move to fully VIRTUAL for the remainder of the school year, you would select “fully VIRTUAL”.

Families considering remaining/moving too fully VIRTUAL for the remainder of the school year, should be aware of four factors:

  1. Indiana schools are required by state and federal legislation to administer assessments, such as WIDA, ILEARN, IREAD, and IAM. These statewide assessments may not be given to students remotely, they must be taken in-person at school. Your student will be required to attend school on designated days to take their assessments. 2021 Assessment Window Dates.

  2. Second semester placements for K-5th graders will begin January 19th. Students in the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) will receive a schedule from their VIRTUAL teacher(s). Choosing to move to the VLA for the remainder of the 20-21 means you are agreeing that your student will follow the schedule provided by your teacher(s) and will log into Zoom for instruction provided by teachers each day during the scheduled times.

  3. When the Learning Option Change Request window closes, staffing changes will be made to support the high volume of requests. Due to these staffing changes, it is possible that your student may be assigned to a new Virtual teacher for the second semester.

  4. This is the last window to request a learning option change. There will not be another opportunity to communicate a change. Students will finish the school year in this option.

Learning Option Change Request Forms for students in grades K-5th will open Dec. 30 and close Jan. 8th, 2021, at 3PM. Second semester schedules will start Jan. 19, 2021.


Los formularios de solicitud de cambio de opción de aprendizaje para los estudiantes en los grados K-5º estarán disponibles para las familias el 30 de diciembre. Cada escuela K - 5º grado tendrá un enlace en la página web de su escuela local donde las familias pueden comunicar su deseo para el próximo semestre. Si usted es una familia tradicional EN PERSONA o una familia completamente VIRTUAL, esta es su oportunidad de hacernos saber cómo le gustaría terminar el año escolar.

Por ejemplo, si desea que su estudiante regrese a la instrucción tradicional EN PERSONA durante el resto del año escolar, debe completar el Formulario de solicitud de cambio de opción de aprendizaje y seleccionar “tradicional EN PERSONA”. Si usted es una familia tradicional EN PERSONA que le gustaría mudarse a completamente VIRTUAL durante el resto del año escolar, seleccionaría “completamente VIRTUAL”.

Las familias que estén considerando permanecer / mudarse completamente VIRTUAL durante el resto del año escolar, deben tener en cuenta cuatro factores:

  1. Las escuelas de Indiana están obligadas por la legislación estatal y federal a administrar evaluaciones, como WIDA, ILEARN, IREAD e IAM. Estas evaluaciones estatales no se pueden dar a los estudiantes de forma remota, deben tomarse en persona en la escuela. Se requerirá que su estudiante asista a la escuela en los días designados para tomar sus evaluaciones. 2021 Período de Evaluaciones.

  2. Las colocaciones del segundo semestre para los estudiantes de K-5to grado comenzarán el 19 de enero. Los estudiantes de la Academia Virtual de Aprendizaje (VLA) recibirán un horario de sus maestros VIRTUALES. La elección de mudarse al VLA por el resto del 20-21 significa que acepta que su estudiante seguirá el horario proporcionado por su maestro (s) e iniciará sesión en Zoom para recibir instrucción proporcionada por los maestros cada día durante los horarios programados.

  3. Cuando se cierre el período de “Solicitud de cambio de opción de aprendizaje”, se realizarán cambios de personal para respaldar el gran volumen de solicitudes. Debido a estos cambios de personal, es posible que su estudiante sea asignado a un nuevo maestro virtual para el segundo semestre.

  4. Este es el último período para solicitar un cambio de opción de aprendizaje. No habrá otra oportunidad para comunicar un cambio. Los estudiantes terminarán el año escolar en esta opción.

Los formularios de solicitud de cambio de opción de aprendizaje para estudiantes en los grados K-5 se abrirán el 30 de diciembre y cerrarán el 8 de enero de 2021 a las 3 p.m. Los horarios del segundo semestre comenzarán el 19 de enero de 2021.

A Note from the School Counselor...

Hello Caregivers,

I want to give a friendly reminder about our food distribution that will take place this

Friday 12/18, Tuesday 12/22, and Tuesday 12/29 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at:

  • Moorhead Community Resource Center
  • Warren Central High School
  • Creston
  • Raymond Park
  • Stonybrook Intermediate Middle Schools

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times I want to remind you that Warren Township continues to offer FREE Training Programs

  • Commercial Drivers License (CDL)-4 week program
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)-10 week program
  • Heating, Ventalzation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)-12 week program
  • Welding-14 week program
  • Paraprofessional/Teacher's Assistant-14 week program

If you are interested in any of these programs please visit their website at adulteducation.warren.k12.in.us or call 317-532-3000 Ext 3006; or reach out to me and I can get you connected to the training program.

Thank You,

Koyauna Jones, School Counselor


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Our Eastridge PTA provides so much support for students, families, and staff. Please consider joining the PTA! It does not mean you must volunteer for events; however, joining the PTA allows you to advocate for your child and others.

For every membership bought, you will receive a discount card that provides great deals to businesses on the eastside. So your membership could be free with the great deals you get.

Please visit our website to join virtually



Click the buttons below for helpful information!

Important Communication

Please take some time to review this information. On November 30th ALL Warren Township schools will move to virtual learning. This information is for students who are currently receiving in-person instruction.

Comunicación importante

Tómese su tiempo para revisar esta información. El 30 de noviembre TODAS las escuelas Warren Twonship pasarán al aprendizaje virtual. Esta información es para estudiantes que actualmente están recibiendo aprendizaje en persona.

Virtual Schedule

Click here to find your child's learning schedule by grade level.

Helpful Tips and Links for Virtual Learning

Trouble Shooting Tips to help with Virtual Learning.

Title 1 Presentation

Title 1 is a federally funded program that provides support for students and groups of students who are at risk of not mastering Indiana Academic Standards. In Warren Township, all elementary schools and middle schools are Title 1 served schools.

Updated S.A.F.E. Reopening Plan See Page 9 & 10

This document has been updated to reflect the latest guidance from the health department.

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 Eastridge on Twitter and/or Facebook…

Twitter: @eastridgeelemen

Facebook: http://eastridge.warren.k12.in.us/

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

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


Warren’s mission is to connect tradition with innovation, in a safe and caring environment, that provides exceptional learning experiences and fosters meaningful relationships for ALL Warren students, families and employees.

MSD Warren will graduate students who exhibit the skills and dispositions of the Journey of a Graduate.

Citizenship - Contributing to our community in a meaningful way

Collaboration - Working with others to achieve better results

Communication - Expressing ideas through listening, discussion, and awareness of impact

Content Knowledge - Developing a strong foundation to support future learning opportunities

Critical Thinking - Engaging in analysis and reasoning to arrive at a conclusion

Resilience - Using skills and strategies to thrive, adapt and overcome challenging situations

MSD Warren Values...Academic Excellence, Commitment to Community, Respect for Diversity, Personal Learning Experiences, Equitable Access to Opportunities, Strong and Supportive Relationships

Eastridge Elementary School

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.