Fox Hill Elementary Family Update
Week of July 25th
Mrs. Beard and Mrs. Pitcock Welcome You!!
Welcome Fox Hill Families!
Welcome Fox Hill Families to the 2022-2023 school year!
Our first student school day is Thursday, August 4th!
Remember - NEW SCHOOL HOURS for 2022-2023!!!
School Doors open at 7:30 AM. Students are tardy after 7:50 AM. School dismisses at 2:35 PM.
Each week, I will send this weekly newsletter with reminders and updates of things going on at Fox Hill. (Next week's letter will be jam-packed with information!) This newsletter will be sent through ParentSquare - via the email address you provided to the school or you can access it through the Parent Square app.
Fox Hill Elementary will be starting our renovation this year! Because of this, some practices and procedures will be different than years' past. Please stay in the loop by reading updates in this newsletter!
Kindergarten Orientation - August 2nd, 3:45 - 5:00pm
We are getting excited for the start of the 2022-2023 school year!
All Kindergarten Families (Parents and Kindergarten Students) - Please join us on Tuesday, August 2 for our Kindergarten Orientation 3:45- 5pm. Parents and Kindergarten students will tour our school, visit the kindergarten classrooms, meet the kindergarten teachers, hop on a school bus, and learn what it is like to be a student at Fox Hill! Directly following the Kindergarten Orientation, we will have our Ice Cream Social. Kindergarten families may stay for Ice Cream Social to see a bit more of the school and connect with some of our district and community partners. (Kindergarten Teachers will not be present during Ice Cream Social)
***Feel free to take your student's school supplies to his or her classroom during the Kindergarten Orientation!
Ice Cream Social - August 2nd - 5:00-6:30pm
Families - Please join us on Tuesday, August 2nd for our Ice Cream Social from 5:00 - 6:30pm. This will be the time for you and your child to meet your teacher before our first student day on Thursday, Aug. 4. There will also be an opportunity for you to tour our school, meet other Fox Hill staff, check in with the front office and transportation dept., as well as connect with our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and some of our school partners. We look forward to you joining us for this fun event!
***Feel free to take your student's school supplies to his or her classroom on Ice Cream Social Night!
*Kindergarten families who are interested in staying for Ice Cream Social are welcome to attend! *Remember Kindergarten Orientation with Kindergarten Teachers is directly before Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 2nd 3:45-5:00pm
School Supply List
School Supply Lists are also available on the school website! https://fh.msdwt.k12.in.us/
*If you want to bring school supplies before the first day of school, feel free to bring school supplies on the night of Kindergarten Orientation/Ice Cream Social or during the day 9-12 or 1-3 on Wednesday, August 3rd.
Will Your Child Be a Car Rider Each Day?
Please click here and complete if your child will be permanent car rider at dismissal each day. We will hand out car tags to permanent car riders to help dismiss students.
Skyward Family Access - Stay in the Loop!
You may have received a back to school letter from the district regarding your Skyward Family Access. This is an online system where your child's information is kept. If you have never logged into Skyward, the back to school letter should indicate your password. If you have logged in before and changed your password, but you have forgotten it, you can select "forgot my password" and you will be send directions, to the email address you have on file, on how to reset it.
Log into your Skyward Family Access at the start of the year to:
-Complete Data Clean Up
-See busing information
-Make sure your phone number and email address are updated to ensure you receive school and district communication.
If you have questions or issues with Skyward, please email email@example.com.
If you need further support with logging in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Fox Hill Elementary.
From the Child Nutrition Team!
Child Nutrition has been very busy over the summer planning for a new and exciting school year. Things will be a little different this year as we put some new and old procedures in place so we can nourish your students as efficiently as possible.
Washington Township’s Child Nutrition Department operates under the USDA federally funded National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs to provide nutritious and appealing meals for students. A benefit of these programs is the ability to provide free or reduced-price meals and textbook assistance to families who are eligible according to the federal income guidelines. Since the emergency pandemic funding has NOT been extended for the 2022-2023 school year, meals will be charged based on the student’s approved eligibility.
If you need assistance covering the cost of school meals, a meal benefit application will need to be completed and approved. If you were notified that your student was ‘directly certified” prior to the start of school you do not need to complete an application for assistance.
Meal Prices for the 2022-2023 School Year:
Student Breakfast Prices: $1.50 (reduced $0.00)
Student Lunch Prices: Elementary $ 2.50 (reduced $0.40); Secondary $2.65 (reduced $0.40)
Milk Only (regardless of eligibility): $0.50
Need Meal Assistance and Other Educational Benefits Such as Textbooks?
Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who qualify. A new application must be completed every school year beginning July 20, 2022, unless you are otherwise notified that your student has been pre-approved through Direct Certification. Only one (1) Free or Reduced Meal application is required per family. Incomplete applications cannot be approved, so please fill out all required information. If your family chooses to apply, there are four ways to do so:
Complete an application online for quick processing: Go to http://café.msdwt.k12.in.us. Results in 48 hours.
Print a paper application and instructions: Go online to www.msdwt.k12.in.us, click Child Nutrition/Fork & Knife Icon, click Download Meal Application in English or Spanish and print to complete.
Pick up a paper application and instructions at any school or the H. Dean Evans Community & Education Center.
Call the Child Nutrition office at 317-205-3332, extension 77209 and request that one be mailed to you.
All completed paper applications can be returned to any school office, cafeteria or mailed to the H. Dean Evans Community & Education Center, Attention: Child Nutrition, Free and Reduced, 8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Applications can be faxed to 317-205-3385. You will be notified by phone, mail or email of your student’s status within 10 working days of being processed. For questions regarding status, please call your school.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household gross income.
HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated, including parents, children and grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD GROSS INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes. This includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income. Other determining factors include being a recipient of SNAP (Food Stamps), TANF, FDPIR or Medicaid. All case numbers will be verified before processing. Foster children are eligible for free meals regardless of household income but must complete an application for processing.
FROM THE NURSE
Life-Threatening Allergies – If your child has a life-threatening allergy or serious medical condition, you MUST report this to the nurse and meet with the nurse prior to your child starting school. You can call the office to schedule your appt with the nurse at 319-259-5371.
Medication – A parent or guardian must fill out a permission form for prescription (blue) and/or non-prescription (yellow) medication to be administered at school. All medication must be stored in the clinic and children MAY NOT transport medicine to and from school. It must be brought into the school by an adult.
AYS (At Your School) - Before and After Care
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