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June 3rd COVID-19 Superintendent Update
June 3rd COVID-19 Superintendent Update
MSD Warren Township
Wednesday, June 03, 2020

June 3, 2020

Good Afternoon Warren Students, Families, and Staff, 

I would like to take a moment to express my support for those who are affected by the recent events in our community and nationally. As a district, we will continue to create a culture of diversity, equity and belonging for our students, schools and community. 

Congratulations to all of our students for finishing the 2019-20 school year strong, especially our senior class of 2020! Our virtual graduation commencement will be held on Saturday, June 13th at 7 PM. More details, including the link will be shared next week. Mr. Shepler and the graduation committee finalized plans for an in person recognition to be held at the Warren Performing Arts Center on June 16th, 17th, and 18th. See our Graduation Page on the high school website for more information. 

Families with school age children will be receiving a Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer or P-EBT Card in the mail from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA). Since MSD Warren Township is a Community Eligibility Provision district where all students receive free breakfast and lunch, all families will receive this benefit card and do not need to apply formally. Families will receive one benefit card per eligible child. Please note that the cards may arrive at different times. If you have questions regarding this benefit, please contact the Division of Family Resources at 800-403-0864. 

We are making registration for the 20-21 school year more accessible and available for families. If you are currently enrolled in a Warren school, your information will be transferred to the next grade level and you do not need to re-register. For new families, we are currently accepting registrations for all grades for next school year. Online registration details can be found on our website by selecting Registration under the Explore tab. Additionally, we will be offering centralized on site registration and for families to update their information at select locations from 9am - 5pm Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer as outlined below:

Warren Central High School - June 16th & 23rd, July 7th & 14th

Stonybrook Intermediate/Middle School - June 18th & July 9th 

Liberty Park Elementary - June 25th & July 16th 

Please note, students of any grade level or school can be registered for the 20-21 school year at these locations.  You can contact our hotline at 317-608-0545 with online registration needs. 

Our food outreach will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 locations from 11AM - 1PM. Brookview Elementary will be replacing Renaissance starting Tuesday, June 9th.  Wednesdays will continue to be 5:30 - 7 at Lakeside Elementary and Moorhead located at 8400 East Tenth Street. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, please call or email our hotline at 317-869-4308 or MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us

COVID-19 drive thru testing is being offered at WCHS. The testing site will be accessible on the south side of the high school campus off of 16th street. Testing will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6AM - 2PM. Testing is free and registration is required. You can register onsite or online at MarionHealth.org/INDYCOVID

Please stay connected by visiting our website, downloading our mobile app, viewing our district social media twitter and facebook accounts for updated information.

Thank you for your ongoing support for MSD Warren Township schools and students.

Dr. Tim Hanson, Superintendent of Schools for MSD Warren Township                  

Additional Information: 

The Ransburg YMCA and other greater Indianapolis YMCA locations are now offering child care, ages 5-12, for essential worker families. For more information, you can visit www.indyymca.org or call 317-484-9622.

Please remember that all schools will be distributing student's personal items, including end of year reports cards, and collecting textbooks and library books via a drive through service the first week of June. If you have personal items at your child's school you want to retreive, please complete this survey at (bit.ly/endofyearpickup) to assist us. 

Early in June, we will be mailing grade level summer learning packets to all students in grades K-8. These packets will focus on essential math and reading skills as well as social emotional skills. Students will receive an incentive for completing their packet upon returning it to school in the Fall.

Online registration for Preschool and Kindergarten for the 20-21 school year is now available on our website under the Explore Tab. If you are a current Warren Early Childhood Center parent and will be attending a Warren Elementary School, please call our hotline number at 317-608-0545 and we will assist in getting your information moved over. If you have a new Preschool or Kindergarten student attending Warren, please use the online registration process. We are also accepting out of district applications at this time. More information is located on our district website.  Please view the following video for more information on our outstanding Preschool and Kindergarten programs. https://youtu.be/Lx7ttYQgh3A

If you are in need of a student device or having issues with a device, you can either contact your school's principal, contact our elearning hotline at 317-608-0545. or you can take your device to our help desk at Walker Career Center, door 70. The help desk is available Monday - Friday 11 AM - 1PM. 

Just a reminder that students who are currently in Kindergarten through 11th grade will be allowed to use their district assigned device over the summer. If you do not need the device or will not be attending a Warren school next year, you can turn your device in during materials pick the first week of June or Monday - Friday from 11:00 - 1:00 at the Walker Career Center, Door 70. When turning in your device, you need to include the iPad or Chromebook, the charger, chrome book plastic shell, and carrying case. Seniors will receive more information on their device turn in process from their cohort team. 

The Census Questionnaire plays an important role in determining funding for our schools, hospitals, roads and other resources for our community. Please complete your census online at 2020Census.gov.