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Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

March 18, 2020 MSD Warren Township Food Outreach One Pager (Food Pantry Information)

IDOE Frequently Asked Questions

March 9, 2020 Marion County Health Department Letter

Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Parent Letter

Marion County Department of Health Website - FAQS

Indiana State Department of Health Website

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Website

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel

DISTRICT LETTER, SCHOOL NEWSLETTER, AND WEBSITE COMMUNICATION - MARCH 18, 2020 - MSd Warren Township Food OUtreach 

MSD Warren Township and Chartwells are committed to providing meals to all school age children for each day our schools are closed, including spring intersession break. Additionally, on Fridays of each week, supplementary food items will be available to help support our families over the weekend.

Meals can be picked up between 11:00 – 1:00, Monday – Friday at the following DISTRICT locations. Please use the main entrance at each of these locations.

Creston Intermediate Middle School – 10925 E Prospect St, 46239

Pleasant Run Elementary School – 1800 N Franklin Road, 46219

Raymond Park Intermediate Middle School – 8575 E Raymond Street, 46239

Stonybrook Intermediate Middle School – 11300 Stonybrook Drive, 46229

Warren Central High School – 9500 E 16th Street, 46229

Meals can also be picked up between 11:00 – 1:00, Monday – Friday at the following COMMUNITY satellite locations. Yellow district school busses will be used to distribute food at these locations.

Braeburn Village Apartments – 2170 Braeburn E Drive, 46219

Knoll Ridge Apartments – 11415 Knollridge Ln, 46229

Shiloh Estates Mobile Home Park – 7441 Chinook Cir, 46219

Washington Pointe Apartments – 625 Bellhaven Place, 46229

If you are not able to participate at the above locations and have a significant need for food or other support, you can contact our MSD Warren Township Community Outreach Hotline,

1-317-869-4308 and leave a message with your information. This line will be monitored Monday – Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM and someone from MSD Warren Township will contact you as soon as possible. 

district and Marion County health department letter - 

march 9, 2020

March 9, 2020 

Dear Warren Staff, Families and Caregivers,

This letter is an update of our continued COVID-19 monitoring. On the other side is a letter from Dr. Virginia Caine, Director and Chief Medical Officer from the Marion County Public Health Department. Her letter addresses items that we have previously communicated and provides a hotline number that can be accessed to answer additional questions. We will continue to provide accurate and updated information as it becomes available.

Our district leaders are proactively preparing response plans for a variety of scenarios. As part of this preparation, we anticipate the use of extended learning or eLearning lessons and experiences for our students and schools that could be potentially impacted by COVID-19. If needed, both online and offline eLearning lessons will be shared with students. Please visit our eLearning webpage for more information: https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/elearning-parent-caregiver-information

Spring break is right around the corner for us in MSD Warren Township (March 21 – April 5). As a district, we are requesting that all staff and families traveling during spring break to a Level 2 or Level 3 state or country follow the CDC guidance of self-quarantine and self-report to school and district leaders. In accordance with CDC guidelines, those who choose to travel to states or countries with a CDC level 3 travel advisory for coronavirus must self-quarantine for 14 days. Travelers should also note that the possibility exists that a state or country experiencing an outbreak could suspend travel in or out and could result in travelers being stranded. This guidance in detail is linked to our district COVID-19 resource webpage.

We will continue to work closely with the Marion County Department of Health, Indiana State Department of Health; and following guidance from the CDC to ensure we have the most updated information. A webpage has been created on our district website that will provide updated information from these three agencies as well as updated communication from the district. The webpage can be found under the Parent Tab or by visiting https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/covid-19-coronavirus-disease-2019.

Respectfully,

Dr. Tim Hanson

Superintendent

District Letter, School Newsletter, and Website Communication - March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020

Dear Warren Families and Caregivers,

This letter is a follow up from our February 28th school newsletter communication regarding the COVID-19, better known as Coronavirus Disease 2019. It is important for all of us to be aware and knowledgeable of what COVID-19 is and how it is spread. The following information was obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are learning more about it every day. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person who are either in close contact with one another or through respiratory droplets being shared from an infected person. It may be possible for a person to become infected if he/she touches a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touches their own mouth, nose, or eyes. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy. 

Our current actions at this time include: 

  • Reviewing and updating our emergency operation plans
  • Ensuring handwashing strategies include washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Utilizing hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Encouraging students and staff who are sick to remain home
  • Monitoring student and staff attendance
  • Enhancing our routine facility cleaning
  • Increasing communications with school staff and our community through
    • School Newsletters
    • District Website
    • District App
    • District Social Media (facebook and twitter)

We are continuing to work closely with the Marion County Department of Health, Indiana State Department of Health; and following guidance from the CDC to ensure we have the most updated information. A webpage has been created on our district website that will provide updated information from these three agencies as well as updated communication from the district. The webpage can be found under the Parent Tab or by visiting https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/covid-19-coronavirus-disease-2019.

Respectfully,

Dr. Tim Hanson

Superintendent

DISTRICT SCHOOL NEWSLETTER AND WEBSITE COMMUNICATION - FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. While the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers this to be a serious public health threat, based on current information, the immediate health risk to the general American public is considered low at this time. That said, we will continue to take proactive preparedness measures as more cases are likely to be identified in the United States.

Our school district is working closely with state and local health departments to review and update emergency preparation plans in the event of a pandemic. Our Operations Department continues to work diligently to ensure a cleanly environment for both students and staff. In the event of a confirmed case in the MSD of Warren Township, appropriate measures would be taken with the guidance of the health department.

It is important to have correct information about the Coronavirus.

Click here to access CDC information on the virus.

At this time, the MSD Warren Township will monitor students using normal school procedures to assess symptoms. Patients with confirmed 2019-nCoV infection have reported mild to severe respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. We continue to encourage all students and staff to practice good heath hygiene to prevent the spread of any illness, including viruses. These steps include:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Stay home when you are sick – fever free for 24 hours without use of medication

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces