January 20, 2021 Superintendent 20/21 Update

January 20, 2021

Good afternoon Warren Students, Families, and Staff, 

It was great to have our K-5 IN-PERSON students back in our classrooms this week. We will continue to implement our safety precautions on our busses, in our classrooms and in our schools to maintain a safe learning environment for students and staff. 

A reminder for our families with students in 6th - 8th grade, the learning model request window is now open to request a change for the remainder of the school year. The request form can be found on each school’s website. Based on projected data and information, our 6th - 12th students will remain on a HYBRID schedule for the remainder of the school year and we will continue to have a K-12 VIRTUAL option for the remainder of the year. 

I would like to remind our students and families that attendance may look different depending on your model. That being said, attendance is an expectation and a critical indicator of a student's success in school. If a student is going to be absent from IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL, please make sure you contact your child’s school. 

Food distributions will remain on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM for K-12 VIRTUAL students. These will be held at Raymond Park Intermediate Middle School, Warren Central High School, and Moorhead Community Resource Center. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, you can call our outreach hotline at 317-608-0545 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us with your request. 

Starting this week the Technology Help Desk Hours will return to 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Moorhead Community Resource Center.  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 - 4:00, Monday - Friday or the Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period, Monday - Friday.  If for some reason you are not able to access the above times and locations, you can submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ  by clicking on Technology Tab under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info

Linked here is our Invest In Warren newsletter and it can be found on our website by clicking Newsroom under the Explore Tab. In this month’s newsletter, we are asking our K-12 families and staff as well as our high school students to participate in an Equity and Inclusion Survey. The purpose of this survey is to hear from our community on how we can continue to build an equitable system for our students and outcomes. The survey link is bit.ly/WarrenEquitySurvey. It is also in the newsletter  and on our websites. 

Stay Safe Warren.

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