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Week 1

Our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.

Principal's Desk

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We are so excited about the opportunity to help your student grow both academically and socially this year. If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff members.


As we start the year, it's important to remember that the foundation we build now will have a big impact on our success this year. We expect all students to follow CORE (Civility, Order, Respect, and Excellence) at all times, every day. Teachers will be modeling appropriate CORE behaviors and helping students practice these behaviors as well.


Eastridge is a place where educators have an unwavering belief in the ability of all of our students and universal belief that every child we serve has the capacity to learn at high levels when taught the way they learn best and with time to learn.


Looking forward to a fantastic year!


Mrs. Johnson

Announcements

Back to School Night

Thursday, Aug. 9th, 5:30-7:30pm

10930 East 10th Street

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Picture Day

Picture Day will be August 27th,2018. Students are able to " dress up" for pictures. We will be sending home flyers with info on how to purchase pictures within the next few weeks.

Warren Township Homefest 2018

Home Fest will be Friday, September 7th, 2018! There will be vendors, games,food trucks, a health & wellness extravaganza and a Fun Run! Warren Central will host Lawrence Central for Friday Night Football as well.There will be more information sent home in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

School Policy

Attendance Policy

The student is to be at school every day unless he/she has a legal excuse for not attending. The MSD of Warren Township’s School Board policy contains a complete list of legal excuses, which include illness, medical appointments, death in the family and participation in certain non-school activities. Failure on the part of the Parent/guardian(s) to report an absence will result in the absence being classified as unexcused. Students with a substantiated PS (present but suspended) code on their attendance cards will not be eligible for Perfect Attendance awards. Indiana law provides as follows: It is unlawful for a parent/guardian to fail to ensure that his child attends school as required under compulsory attendance statutes (IC 20-33-2-27); It is unlawful for a parent/guardian to fail, neglect or refuse to send his/her child to a public school for a full term as required under our compulsory attendance statutes unless the child is being provided with instruction equivalent to that given in public schools (IC 20-33-2-28); It is unlawful for a parent/guardian to fail or refuse to produce a certificate of the incapacity of a child, signed by an Indiana physician or by an individual holding a license to practice osteopathy or chiropractic in Indiana or by a Christian Science practitioner who resides in Indiana and is listed in the Christian Science Journal, and within six (6) days after it is demanded, where the parent/guardian does not send the child to school because of that child’s illness or physical or mental capacity (IC 20-33-2-18). Parents/Guardians requesting medical homebound services must complete a medical homebound instruction application and meet all requirements. It is unlawful for a person having the care of a dependent, whether assumed voluntarily or because of a legal obligation, to knowingly or intentionally deprive the dependent of education as required by law (IC 35-46-1-4). A child is generally required to attend school until the date on which he reaches the age of eighteen. An exception to this is students aged 16-18 in which exit interview requirements must be met. If the parent/guardian or other person having the care of a dependent under the age of eighteen is charged and convicted of any of the offenses outlined above, it could result in imprisonment for a term of six months to four years and a fine of up to $10,000.00. 43 1. Excessive absences whether they be excused or unexcused may result in one or more of the following actions: Parent/guardian conferences, warning letters, legal notice and a demand for a physician’s note, or the filing of charges. Charges may include one or more of the following: a. Educational Neglect b. Failure to Ensure c. Status Offense (Truancy) 2. Five (5) days of absences is considered excessive. School officials may be in contact with parents/guardians to communicate attendance concerns. 3. Attendance shall be taken twice during each full student instructional day, once in the morning session and once in the afternoon session. A student in attendance during any part of the day shall be counted as one-half (1/2). A student in attendance for the entire day shall be counted as one (1). 511 IAC 1-3-2 For the student’s educational benefit, it is expected that all missed work will be made up. Credit will be given for completed work made up during “unexcused” absences. The amount of time allowed for work to be made up will be left up to the discretion of the building principal. Participation in extracurricular activities during the day(s) of the absence(s) (and the weekend if the unexcused absence is on Friday) will be prohibited.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures (Car Riders)

In an effort to keep all students safe during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up please follow these simple steps:


Morning:


  • Drop off at door 13 located off German Church
  • Please stay in the drop-off line
  • Wait for assistance before allowing your child out of the car
  • When exiting the parking lot remember to turn right
  • If you would like to walk your child to class please park in the back parking lot and walk around to the front of the building. You must sign in the office before proceeding to the classroom.



Afternoon:


  • Pick-up at door 13 located off German Church
  • Please stay in the pick-up line
  • Staff will call for your child to exit the building
  • When exiting the parking lot please turn right

2018-2019 Late Starts

All late start school days will begin one hour later than normal this year, which includes bus pickup times. On these days, students will enter the car rider line( door 13) at 9:40am and the bus rider (door 1 at 9:40am). We appreciate your flexibility with these monthly teacher days as we work together with our teachers to better equip them to meet the needs of your students. Students will not be allowed to enter the building before this time, unless they are in the YMCA.
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Joining out PTA is simple and has many perks. Stop by the front office or send in $7.00 with your child in an envelop labeled PTA. In return you will receive a discount card which can be used around the community and free admission to all Eastridge PTA sponsored events.


If you would like to become a member of our PTA board please call the office and express your interest. We are looking for a few great parents!

Community Resources

Sonny Day Community Center

The Sonny Day Community Center is an outreach project of the Warren Township Council of PTAs. We provide both perishable and non-perishable food items, toiletries, cleaning products, school supplies and gently used clothing to MSD Warren families who are experiencing a need. The August schedule for Sonny Day is as follows:


Saturday, August 11th 9-11AM

Thursday, August 23rd 6-7:30PM

Free Softball Skills practice

Registration for fall ball is now open at www.warrenll.com. Registration is not required to participate. Fall Ball begins around Labor Day. Please call Coach Green if you have any questions at 317-376-5149. There will be Free softball skills practice for ages 8 and up starting July 24th and will continue until fall teams are selected.

Websites

A Note from the Dean

Hello! My name is Noel Wilson, and I am the new Dean of Student Services at Eastridge Elementary. While I am new to Eastridge, I have worked in MSD of Warren Township for 12 years. My most recent placement was as interim principal at Brookview Elementary. My background is in Special Education where I enjoyed 19 years as a teacher, teaching all grades K-12, as well as alternative education. When I am not focused on all of the great things going on at school, I enjoy spending time with my six kids, my husband and our grandson, travelling and making memories. I am excited to be at Eastridge this year and to have the opportunity to get to know all of our students and their families. I look forward to a fabulous 18-19 school year.