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September 2, 2020 Superintendent 20/21 Update
September 2, 2020 Superintendent 20/21 Update
MSD Warren Township
Wednesday, September 02, 2020

September 2, 2020 

Good Afternoon Warren Students, Families, and Staff, 

Due to the great work of our students, families, and staff, we have made it to September! Keep up the great work of wearing your masks, adhering to physical distancing, and keeping your hands clean. 

Starting Tuesday, September 8th, all grade 1st - 8th  students will be engaged in NWEA testing. NWEA is an assessment that provides our teachers, students and families with a snapshot of a student’s academic progress. Both IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL students will participate in NWEA. Please look for more information from your child’s teacher and school. 

To provide information  to our Warren employees and families, our COVID-19 data will be updated and shared each Friday on our district website under the COVID-19 tab.  Data for August was posted today. 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.  

I want to again thank our inCREdible staff for their great work and to our families for your continued support in Warren schools and students.  I hope you have a great rest of your week.

I want to say thank you to our parents for partnering with us to help keep our classrooms safe. Our parents have done a great job of communicating with us and keeping their kids at home when they are not feeling well. We know attendance is a critical part of a student's success, but the safety of everyone is our top priority. Please continue to communicate with your child’s school if your son or daughter is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or has been tested for COVID-19. In either situation, please keep your child at home. 

Our breakfast and lunch distribution for all VIRTUAL students will continue to be Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:00 - 9:30 at Moorhead Community Resource Center. Also, we have added Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:00 as an additional distribution time. I would also like to remind our 6-12 students that we are offering a take home meal for your VIRTUAL Application Day. 

Reminder: If you have a tech or device need, please submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ support system by clicking on Technology under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info. Families can also use this process or contact their child’s school to request a WIFI hotspot.  We will continue to provide device support at Moorhead Community Resource Center Monday - Friday from 11:00 - 1:00.  We have identified about 600 students who have not returned their device from this past spring. Please bring your device to Moorhead or your child’s school. Families will be billed for unreturned devices. 

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