Academics, Attitude, Action --- December 11, 2020
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."
"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
A Message From The Principal
We have one week left until we head into the winter break. This last week we encourage students to focus on completing and submitting all assignments. This is the 4th academic rotation and if your student has completed the minimum courses assigned this semester they should have earned at least 8 credits. Last day for accepting assignments will be at the discretion of individual teachers. If you are unsure of where your student stands in any particular course do not hesitate to reach out directly to the classroom teacher via phone or email. Remember you can also follow your student's course progress by signing on to all Canvas courses as an observer.
The last day of school for all Renaissance students will be Friday, December 18th. Return date for all students will be January 4th. This return date will be virtual for all students. The scheduled return to in-person learning is tentatively January 19th. Please pay close attention to mailings and calls as this will be our main means of communicating and updating you on school re-opening decisions.
As always thank you for allowing me to serve you and your students!
Transition To Virtual Resources Webpage
Support is Available
If you have any technology needs, you can access one of the following supports:
Technology Help Desk at Moorhead Community Resource Center from 10:00 - 2:00, Monday - Friday. iPad concerns should be directed here.
All three Intermediate Middle Schools during school hours.
Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period.
Submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ by clicking on Technology under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info..
If you have any academic needs, you can access the following supports:
Contact your child's teacher(s) for support. Teacher contact information is available on each school’s website under the Explore Tab, then select STAFF.
Reach out Directly to Ms. Nassar, Renaissance's Guidance Counselor
Visit our district website's transition to virtual learning page for more information and resources.
If you have other needs beyond what is being provided, you can access of the following resources:
Contact your child’s counselor or administrator. All of our schools are open during normal school hours. 317-532-2996
Share your request through our outreach hotline at 317-608-0545 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us.
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.
This provides an overview of the EBT cards some parents will receive.
Student Success Handbook!
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 --
Beginning Monday, October 26th the Moorhead technology help desk will move to 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.
- The Technology team will keep the same hours for the help desk: Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 11am to 1pm.
- Make sure to check Canvas and your email daily for assignments and instructions.
- In need of a hotspot reach out to school at 317-532-2996.
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)
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.
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.
In order for our schools to be in compliance with the state laws regarding immunizations, please make sure that your student(s) have their updated information on file with your school's nursing staff.
Students attending in person must have updated immunization records on file to attend or have communicated to nurse or administration that an appointment has been scheduled. All virtual students vaccines must be on file and up to date by January 4, 2021, to avoid exclusion.
Please make your school's nursing staff aware of any upcoming appointments for vaccines, or if there are any medical or religious objections to your student receiving his or her vaccines
Also, PLEASE inform your school's nurse of any chronic health conditions that the school should be made aware of, and that your student's medical emergency information is up to date.
Moorhead Community Resource Center--- Now Open!
Warren is excited to expand our community outreach and support with the opening of the Moorhead Community Center. This location will be a hub of resources for our families, including access to Sonny Day Outreach programming for food, toiletries and clothing, along with partnerships with other community support agencies. Feel free to stop in and see what great resources are available for you and your family.
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. .
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?
Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19?
(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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