Southeastern Scene

Weekly Happenings at Southeastern Elementary

Principal's Postings

Welcome to the September 4, 2020, edition of Southeastern Scene.

Dear Southeastern Families:

As we transition to our 50/50 Inclusive Hybrid Model, we have so many fun things to share with you as we prepare for next week. Much of this week's message is going to be shared through videos. Please take time to enjoy each short video as a family.

Please access this link with your students for a video tutorial of Southeastern Elementary and some of the safety protocols in place for this academic year.

Please watch these important safety and mitigation videos with your students here.

To our virtual friends, I look forward to seeing you during morning announcements and our enrichment lessons.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Yours in education,

Mrs. Chastain and Mrs. Monkul

Counselor's Corner

Snack Attack Program returns

SES is pleased to announce the return of the Snack Attack program for those students in need. This program, supported by the Fishers Youth Assistance Program, is designed to provide students a little extra nourishment for the weekend until they can receive a hot meal at school on Monday.

Here's how the program works. Your student will pick up a small sack of food to be taken home over the weekend. The sack is filled with individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, pop tarts, peanut butter/crackers, Goldfish crackers, etc. The type of snacks will vary each week. Please let us know if your child has a peanut allergy as he/she will receive a special bag of peanut-free snacks.

There is no cost to you or the school. If you are interested in having your student participate in FYAP's Snack Attack or have questions, please contact SES School Counselor Jen Smith at The Snack Attack program will start as soon as we return for face to face instruction.

One-on-One Counselor meeting

If you would like for your student to meet with Mrs. Smith, please sign up for an individual appointment via the Calendly link here.

SEL Zones of Reflection

Last week our SEL enrichment activity was a review of the Zones of Regulation and an introduction to strategies that can be used to help us move through the zones.

The Zones of Regulation uses four colors to help children self-identify how they’re feeling and categorize it based on color. It also helps children better understand their emotions, sensory needs, and thinking patterns. Please access the attachment below for a worksheet you can use with your child(ren) at home.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, September 7th, Labor Day, No School.
  • Tuesday, September 8th, first day of 50/50 in class instruction. Please see Phase 2 schedule below. Virtual students start at 9:00 a.m.; in-class students begin at 9:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 9th, PTO Fall Flower Fundraiser order deadline.
  • Friday, September 11th, deadline to pay for PTO kindergarten t-shirts (please see more information below in PTO Newsletter).
  • Wednesday, September 23rd, PTO Fall Flower Fundraiser contact free pick up.
  • Friday, October 2nd, deadline to pay school fees posted to family Skyward Accounts (please see additional information below).

Virtual Enrichment

Beginning Tuesday, September 8th, virtual students will be offered two enrichment sessions per day:

  • The first enrichment session will begin at 1:45 and is divided by grade level groups. K-2 or 2-4. Please choose the one you feel best fits your learner.
  • The second enrichment session will begin at 2:30 and is open to all grade levels.

Students can access these virtual sessions through the Library course on their Canvas dashboard. There they will find the button (see button image below) to take them to the Zoom links for each day.

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First day in class instruction items needed

Students are required to wear a mask while in the building. Each day, all students coming into the building will need to bring their own water bottle, individual hand sanitizer, and an extra mask. Your child's teacher will let them know if they need to bring a supply box with them. Please label mask, water bottle, and hand sanitizer with student's first and last names.


Parents, please click this link to access video information about bus transportation for your family.

Arrival and Dismissal

In order to keep our students safe as they enter the building, the following procedures have been put into place:


  • Pull into SES parking lot on the right and form two lanes.
  • Once arriving at orange cones, merge into one lane.
  • Watch for staff member to motion you to pull forward, and then motion you to stop and put your car in park.
  • Watch for staff member to wave students in.
  • Students may only exit car onto the sidewalk. Students may NOT exit car on driver's side of the vehicle.
  • Parents will need to stay in the car. Staff will assist students out of their cars.
  • Students may enter the building at the 9:40 a.m. bell.


  • Pull into SES parking lot on the right and form two lanes.
  • Once arriving at orange cones, merge into one lane.
  • Watch for staff member to motion you to pull forward, and then motion you to stop and put your car in park.
  • Please place a piece of paper with your child/children's first and last names visible in the front windshield.
  • Students will enter the car from the sidewalk. Students may NOT enter the car on driver's side of vehicle.
  • Parents will need to stay in the car. Staff will assist students into their cars.
  • Students will be dismissed at 3:15 to the car rider area.

For the first week of school, please email your child(ren)'s teacher and let them know if your student will be a car rider, bus rider, or using alternate bus to attend after school day care.

Please see car rider map below.

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Front Office Procedures

Reporting Absences

Parents, please notify the front OFFICE in regards to absences and late arrivals. You can leave a message on our attendance line by calling (317) 594-4340. Please leave detailed information, including student's first and last names with spelling, teacher's name, grade, and reason for the absence or late arrival. If late arrival, please include approximate time student will be arriving.

Leaving early for appointment

If student needs to leave early for any reason, only family and individuals listed on the student's approved Skyward list can pick up the student. In the student's Skyward account, under the "Family" and "Emergency Contact" tabs, you may list people approved by you to pick up your student. Those individuals MUST show a valid driver's licence when picking up the student. When arriving, please ring the silver button to the immediate left of the glass door closest to the front office. We must limit the number of non-staff inside the building. Please wait inside the vestibule while we get your student for you.

Forgotten Items

If a student forgets an item at home and a parent needs to drop off that item after school has begun, that item may be dropped off in the front office vestibule. There is a table right inside the first set of doors on which you can place the item. Please have student's first and last names, and teacher's name, on the item and we will deliver it to the student.

Dismissal Manager

Southeastern Elementary will again utilize Dismissal Manager for daily dismissal changes. Each family will receive specific login credentials from Dismissal Manager (please watch email for this information. It will not come from Southeastern Elementary, but from Dismissal Manager). If you need to change your student's regular dismissal for that day, you will need to log in to your Dismissal Manager account and make the necessary changes. A list will be generated before the end of the school day with all of the dismissal changes for that day. Dismissal Manager will be available after bus information posts to Skyward accounts next week. For the first week of school, please email your child(ren)'s teacher and let them know if your student will be a car rider, bus rider, or using alternate bus to attend after school day care.

School Fees

Student course fees have been posted and are available for viewing on Skyward Family Access under the Fee Management tab. Fees are due 10/02/2020.

Fees can be paid through eFunds via this link or you can send check or cash in an envelope marked with the student's name to the SES Office. If using eFunds, you will need to enter in the correct amount as eFunds does not pre-populate school fees.

If you have any questions or need to set up payment arrangements, please contact Stephanie Jones at

or call 317.594.4340.

Nurses Notes

If your child is joining us in person and has a chronic medical condition that we would need to be aware of, please provide a physician’s statement to Nurse Linda Brown as soon as possible at It is also recommended that students have a change of clothes in their backpacks to accomodate any health needs.

Also, students are asked to stay home from school if any symptoms of illness are present. Please see below for at-home screening steps:

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Phase 2 Virtual Schedule

Phase 2 schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 8th. Please see the schedule below for the week 1 and week 2 red and blue group on-site days. Questions? Please call the front office at 317-594-4340.
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HSE Operations Plan

Parents, please click this link to read the HSE Operation Plan for reopening. Questions about mitigating spread and facility modifications can be found on pages 27 through 36.

Lunchroom information


Below is the lunch menu for the first two weeks of school. The first day of school will be Week 1, Day 2. Two hot lunch entree choices are available each day. Alternative daily choices will be a turkey & cheese roll-up or a cheese roll-up. Students buying a lunch will receive a fruit, vegetable and milk with their entree.

Students will need to tell their teachers in the morning of each day what their lunch choices will be for that day.

Cafeteria lunch will be available to all students, both in-person and virtual. Student Breakfast Meal Deal is $1.25 and Lunch Meal Deal is $2.80. A Gluten free option is also available. Please contact cafeteria Manager Beth Verhoestra at if interested.


There are several options available for families to use when making a payment to their student’s lunch account.

- Online, pre-payments (efunds)

- Cash (please put in envelope with students first and last name)

- Check

When sending check it is extremely important to have the student name and ID number written on the check memo line and/or the envelope. This will ensure the funds are placed on the correct account.

In addition, we have an online payment system for families to use to make pre-payments on student’s accounts. This system is EFunds and a link directly to their site is below. Please remember payments made using the online system must be made prior to midnight in order to be available the next day. EFunds is available now to make payments. Please access this link for EFunds.

Food Allergy Concerns: Contact Cafeteria Manager Beth Verhoestra at for more info.

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SES Library Virtual Check Out Information

Curbside library pick-up services for SES library books will continue for virtual students only. Follow the steps below to help your students take advantage of our curbside hours and enjoy some of our beautiful books during virtual instruction!

  • Make sure a parent or adult will be able to come to curbside hours.
  • Follow the steps in the video below to place holds for books.
  • You may place holds on up to 2 books at a time.
  • Only place holds for books that are “in.
  • Holds must be placed anytime before noon on Monday of each week for pick up on Tuesday.
  • Books will be available for pick up inside the vestibule doors until 4:00 p.m.
  • Return books during Tuesday curbside hours when you are finished with them.
  • If you have any questions at all please contact Mrs. Robinson.

317-594-4340 x-2394

Below is a link to a video that shows how to

  • login to Destiny
  • Place a hold for curbside pick up

Please access video link here.


Congratulations to Southeastern Elementary teachers Ally Stein, Laura Hiett, Katie Norton and Tricia Powell for being nominated for the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation's Professional Honor Roll through the Thank an Educator Program!

PTO Kindergarten T-shirts

Please see the PTO newsletter below regarding information about kindergarten t-shirts.

School Supplies

If you are still in need of school supplies, supply lists for the 2020/2021 school year are available on our website and can be found by clicking this link.

Girl Scouts

If you have a student interested in participating in Girl Scouts, please click this link for more information.

PTO News

We have a wonderful PTO here at Southeastern Elementary.

Please check the latest PTO news by clicking this link.

Stay connected with Southeastern PTO


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Twitter: @Southeastern PTO


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HSE Report It!

HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! has no length limitations. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.

Please access Report It information here.

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