Renaissance Revival

Academics, Attitude, Action --- March 19, 2021

Renaissance Mission Statement

"Our mission is to help students identify and learn how to cope and overcome their academic and behavioral challenges in order to become productive and responsible members within Warren Township school population and community at large."

Inspiration


"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good people."

Martin Luther King Jr.


"Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."

Rep. John Lewis

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A Message From The Principal

Greetings,


Friendly reminder that this rotation is scheduled to end March 26th. When we return from Spring Break there will be two more rotations where students have the potential to earn 2 credits per rotation. I want to encourage students to continue to work.


Also, for those students who want to get caught up or even get ahead summer school registration is currently open. Please check in with Mrs. Nassar to determine the best classes to sign up for.


Last fall we asked our parents and caregivers to complete a survey to provide a baseline of our work within our Invest in Warren Strategic Plan. Starting Monday, March 15th, we will be asking our parents and caregivers to complete a follow up survey. These results will provide us with data and information to measure our success and identify areas for improvement. Links to the survey will be shared through each school’s newsletter.


As you may recall, when we delayed the start of the 20-21 school year due to COVID, we had to shorten our Spring Break from two weeks to one. Spring Break is scheduled for March 29th - April 2nd. School will resume on Monday, April 5th.


Students are either following an AM or PM schedule and again expected to attend in person unless other arrangements have been made. If you have questions about your student's schedule do not hesitate to reach out directly to the school at 317-532-2996.


Stay Well!


AM Schedule


Period 1 9:00-10:15

Period 2 10:16-11:55


PM Schedule


Period 3 1:00-2:40

Period 4 2:41-3:55


If you have questions on whether or not your student is an AM or PM student please reach out directly to the school at 317-532-2996 or email our Guidance Counselor Ms. Nassar at jnassar@warren.k12.in.us.


As always thank you for allowing me to serve your students.

Parent and Caregiver Survey....We Want To Hear From YOU!

One of our Invest in Warren Strategic Plan focus areas is Investing in Relationships with our families and the community. In an effort to cultivate these relationships, we are creating opportunities to hear from our valued partners, you! The Warren Family and Caregiver Survey for second semester is now available and can be accessed at the following link, bit.ly/WarrenSurvey2021. The survey will remain open through March 29th. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

District Newsletter

Linked here is our district newsletter for the month of March. It can also be found on our website by clicking on the district website Newsroom under the Explore Tab.

Summer School Registration Is Open


Registration for 9-12 summer school opened this past week. The link for registration can be found here and in the Warren Central High School Newsletter. 1st through 8th grade summer school registration will be shared after Spring Break. There is no cost for summer school and transportation will be provided. If you have questions, please contact your child’s school.

A Message From Our School Counselor

Summer School Info

Students should sign up for in person summer school ASAP. When we get your registration form, Ms. Nassar will sign you up for the classes you need. Students who will begin 9th grade are able to take PE classes. Summer school starts on June 7th and will go until June 20th.

Summer School Registration


Virtual Workshops - Post-high school preparation

Warren's Gear up program is offering a variety of virtual workshops for Juniors. These workshops include Scholarship Find, SAT and ASVAB preparation, Social Emotional workshops, money management and more. Students should check Canvas for the announcement with the details.


Summer Jobs at Indy Parks

Indy Parks is hiring! Students who are interested in a summer job can find more information at the Indy Parks website. Students who are 16 and older may apply. Please check Canvas for the flyer and more detailed information about application requirements.

Deans Corner ...Message from Mr. Z

Hello Renaissance Family,

As we look for ways to increase our students’ exposure to new and positive experiences, I wanted to pass along several different links to leadership programs throughout the city. If you have any other questions regarding these or similar programs, please do not hesitate to contact me.


https://bhpsite.org/learn/youth-leadership-programs/


https://indymca.org/programs-and-activities/program_category/leadership/


https://uwci.org/youth-leadership-united-asmaa-mahoui/


https://cldinc.org/


Have a great and safe weekend!!


“You only die once, but you live every day”


Slayberty

Social Work Corner...Message From Ms. Dodson

From the Desk of the Social Worker…


Here at the Renaissance we have a diverse group of women represented by staff and students.


As this month is known for Women’s History, this week we recognize International Women's Day globally as a holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence against women. Other significance for this day is: Civil awareness day; Women and girls day; Anti-sexism day; Anti-Discrimination Day.


Community Resources:


Renaissance supportive services offered for 2020-2021;

Moorhead Community Resource Center located 8400 E. 10th Street.

Gallahue Community Hospital - Counseling School-Based service programs to assist with social and emotional challenges.


Future Promises Program - Teen parenting and casework services-Marion County Health Department. Ms. Sholar is also conducting virtual meetings with students as well.


The Indianapolis Urban League - College Readiness Program and other extracurricular activities offered.


Renaissance is always seeking to add more community resources and programs to promote, improve and increase social and emotional skills within our community.

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Support is Available


If you have other needs beyond what is being provided, you can access of the following resources:

  1. Contact your child’s counselor or administrator. All of our schools are open during normal school hours. 317-532-2996

  2. Share your request through our outreach hotline at 317-608-0545 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us.

  3. Visit our Moorhead Community Resource Center. Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 8:00 - 4:00 or Tuesday / Thursday - 8:00 - 8:00.

Parent & Caregiver Resource Site


Warren Township Family & Caregiver Resources is "live" and ready. We understand that parents and caregivers want to learn how to help their students be successful in school and these resources allow our parents and caregivers to have a "location" to visit where they can access tutorials/information on how to navigate digital tools used in our schools and to seek support.

Student Success Handbook!

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Warren Parents and Caregivers, here is the link to our Student Success Handbook. This handbook is updated every year to include information about how we keep students and staff safe at school, along with resources for families to access as well as information on district procedures and policies. This handbook is also shared with students. Please take a moment to review and complete this as acknowledgement that you have received the handbook. Please reach out if you have any questions.

District Covid-19 Data


MSD Warren Township COVID-19 data will be updated and shared each Friday on our district website which can be accessed HERE. Included in this data are the number of positive cases by school/facility as well as the total number of individuals (students and staff) who were required to isolate or quarantine. Individuals that are in isolation may or may not have COVID-19 and may or may not have been exposed within Warren schools/facilities. Isolation and quarantine are used to slow the spread of COVID-19.


**These numbers do not mean that a school or facility is unsafe for students and staff, rather that precautionary steps are being taken to protect all students and staff. We will continue to communicate with staff and families if they are identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case.

Tech Support --

Located at Moorhead. Access at door 11 at the rear of the building located near the playground. Please drive through the gate on the west side of the building and, after parking, enter door 11 for assistance.


  • We are expanding our technology help desk hours at Moorhead Community Resource Center! Our new hours will be Monday-Friday from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. K-4 VIRTUAL students with iPad issues should be brought here. Chromebooks can still be brought to any of the three Intermediate Middle Schools during school hours, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday,, or the Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period, Monday - Friday. If you cannot access the above times and locations for some reason, you can also submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ here.

ParentVue

Parents can view their students "Warren Password" on the ParentVUE Student Info tab. Parents can click on Student Info and then scroll to the bottom of the page. They will see their students' passwords right after the bus info.

Canvas/Synergy Help!


1.) Take a deep breath

2.) Go to google.com

3.) Go to manage accounts

4.) Go to manage accounts on this device

5.) Log-out of ANYTHING that is NOT your warren email account

6.) Now try to log-in by going to warren.instructure.com (Please do not attempt to log-in with clever)


Still blocked?!?!

1.) Clear cookies and cache

Need Help with Navigating Canvas....Check out the enclosed video!


The video below is a tutorial on how to access Canvas and to navigate it. Thank you to WCHS Math Teacher, Mrs. Julie Ritchie for this easy to understand video.


Please note: The video is an example from an Algebra 1 class. You may not be in this class or have this teacher, but it is will still help you with any of your classes.


CANVAS TUTORIAL

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School District Publications/News Media Use





The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognition if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

Free and Reduced Lunch/Textbook Rental Forms


If you qualify for and wish to receive Free/Reduced Textbook Rental this school year and you are not Directly Certified, you will need to complete an application either online at lunchapplication.com or by stopping by front office to pick up a paper come. .

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Self-Screening

We are asking that each student "self-screens" daily. The following questions should be asked and answered daily. If a student answers "YES" to any of these questions we would ask that they stay at home and notify the school immediately.



  1. Are you currently experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or at least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell?

  2. Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19?

  3. (3) Within the past 14 days, have you been in close contact (within 6 feet for more

    than 15 minutes) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

New Student Information System-- Synergy

Warren is excited to announce that we have upgraded to a new student information system called Synergy. This means that our old parent portal, Tyler, will be going away. Instead, the parent portal will be upgraded to Synergy’s ParentVUE. ParentVUE is an online tool to help you monitor your student’s education. It allows you to update contact information and provides you with access to the latest information about your child’s attendance and scheduling. Our middle and high school families can view class assignments, report card grades, and course history with ParentVUE.


Once ParentVUE is available, parents who have a previous Tyler account will receive an email with instructions about setting up your new username and password. If you do not have a Tyler SIS account, please complete a registration form located on our parent portal webpage and return it to your school to begin the process of activating your account.


ParentVUE is a great way to stay connected with your student's school and track their academic progress. It also helps us stay in contact with you!

Chromebooks! Please Bring Your Device Daily!

In an attempt to keep students safe we are asking that students bring their individual devices from home to school daily. There will be no sharing of Chromebooks. Chromebooks will not be available in classrooms. Students will need to bring their devices, charging chords, and cases everyday to school.

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