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June 10th COVID-19 Superintendent Update
June 10th COVID-19 Superintendent Update
MSD Warren Township
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020

Good Afternoon Warren Students, Families, and Staff, 

Our district re-entry task force continues to research guidance and work with our local agencies to prepare for school opening in July. At this time, we are planning for both an in person and online model for grades K-12. We have created a parent / caregiver survey to help guide our plan. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by visiting bit.ly/OPENSURVEY2021. It is my goal to provide our opening plan by the end of June. 

Our Class of 2020 virtual graduation ceremony is planned for Saturday, June 13 at 7 PM. The link for the ceremony is warrencentral-hs.stageclip.com . Our in person diploma ceremonies are being held June 16, 17, 18. Please visit the high school graduation page for specific times. 

Warren seventh and eighth grade students can still apply for the 21st Century Scholars program until June 30th.  21st Century Scholars is the state‚Äôs early college promise program that provides up to four years of undergraduate tuition and fees for eligible students at Indiana colleges and universities. For more information, please contact your school principal or visit learnmoreindiana.org/scholars/enroll

K-8 students and families can expect to begin receiving their summer learning packets next week. 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.

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 

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 from 11-1 at 11 locations. Brookview Elementary replaced 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 6 AM - 2 PM. 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:

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. 

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.

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 - 1 PM. 

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. 

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