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June 17th COVID-19 Superintendent Update
June 17th COVID-19 Superintendent Update
MSD Warren Township
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

Good Afternoon Warren Students, Families, and Staff, 

To honor George Floyd and to shed light on a dark place of social injustice in our society, MSD Warren Township, along with all Marion County districts, will turn on our football stadium lights on Friday, June 19th from 10:14 PM until 10:22:46. June 19th also known as Juneteenth, represents the anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  George Floyd was born on October 14th, which signifies the turn on time.The lights will be illuminated for 8 minutes and 46 seconds which signifies the length of time Officer Chauvin had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck. 

I want our community to know that I am committed to doing what I can to lead and serve to eradicate racism in our schools and community. 

At this time, our planning for the 2020-21 school year is 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. The survey will close on Friday, June 19th. It is my goal to provide our opening plan by the end of June. 

By now, K-8 students and families should have received their summer learning packets. These packets will focus on essential math and reading skills as well as social emotional skills for their 2019-20 grade level. Students will receive an incentive for completing their packet upon returning it to school in the Fall. If you have not received your packet, please contact our hotline at 317-608-0545 and a packet will be provided. 

New families to Warren or families who need to update their information for the 2020-21 school year can visit any of our upcoming onsite registration locations. Our next registration site available tomorrow, June 18th at Stonybrook Intermediate Middle School from 9 AM - 5 PM. Students of any grade level or school can be registered at this location. You can contact our hotline at 317-608-0545 with registration needs. 

Our food outreach will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-1 at 11 locations. 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

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 investment of MSD Warren Township students and schools. 

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


Additional information:              

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

Warren seventh and eighth grade students can still apply for the 21st Century Scholars program until June 30th.  21st Century Scholars is the state’s 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

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

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.