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MIS News April 24th, 2020

MIS Spirit Week INfo

#thankfulThursday

The office staff would like your help in recognizing our staff. Please take a few moments and use the link below to provide some encouragement to those folks that are making a major difference in your child's future. These comments can be anonymous, or you can provide your name. The office staff will use the provided comments every Thursday for our #thankfulThursday movement. The attached form can be completed, as little or often as you like, throughout the entire school year. We appreciate your support in growing the culture of gratitude that already exists at MIS!!

A positive comment already submitted:

"Thanks to Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. (Katie) Smith who both wished my son a happy birthday during Google Hangouts last week. One class even sang happy birthday to him. It was a big surprise to him especially since didn’t get to celebrate much this year being quarantined."

End of year/lockers, etc

The honest answer is we don't know... However, we do know that we made plans early for medicine and medical necessities and other items were considered non-essential. Until the Governor's stay at home order is lifted, this will remain the plan.

It appears schools are in phase 2 of the Governor's plans to re-open the state, and we have yet to enter phase 1of this plan.

We promise this is not how we wanted to end our school year, and we have been brainstorming ideas to get items back to students along with many other things. However, until the Governor makes the decision to lift the stay at home order regarding schools and gives us our limitations (number of people that can be near each other, etc.), we are spinning our wheels to share plans for such an event. Once we have the details we need and a have a plan, we promise we will push it out to parents via this newsletter, email, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, teacher Remind....

E-Learning Schedule

*All schedules are subject to changes in response to recommendations from the Indiana Department of Education

To make scheduling less confusing, Related Arts teachers are assigning all work on Monday with a due date of Friday. Students may work on these assignments at any time during the week.

Food Service Meal Kits/Additional Food Pick-Up

For the time being, this service will continue on Mondays. Please see the flyer below for more information on this opportunity for GC families.

Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry will have a distribution on April 25, 10:00 AM to Noon, at the Fortville Christian Church, 9450 North 200 West, Fortville. This will be a drive thru event. Please stay in your car. Organizers are asking that no one lines up before 9:00 AM;

The Greenfield Elks Lodge, 820 S. State St., will distribute meals of hot dogs and chips on April 25th from 11am-1pm (or when food runs out). There is no charge for this drive through event.

6th Grade Virtual Variety Show

Attention 6th grade families, if your child is interested in participating in the 2020 Virtual Variety Show, please see the attached flyer for information. Email Mrs. Blasdel at jblasdel@gcsc.k12.in.us with any questions. Let's see some talent!

CURRENT 6TH GRADE STUDENT MUSIC INFORMATION

Attention 6th Grade Students and Parents!

Your student is eligible to sign up for Orchestra at G-C Junior High School for Fall 2020. Seventh Graders will have the opportunity to take beginning Orchestra class and learn violin, viola, cello, or bass, and their journey can continue into 8th Grade and High School.

Don’t delay, this is your only chance to join this program as a 7th grader. Watch the Orchestra Recruitment Video Here.

Sign Up for Orchestra by May 10 via this Google Form. Review the info sheet for more details or visit our G-C Orchestra Website.

2020-21 Cheerleading Information

2020-21 spell bowl team information

LIbrary News

This week Mrs. Elsbury, MIS Librarian, will start new book discussions with her library students. She will be hosting “Wednesday Wonderings” and “Friday Findings”. If your child would like to join, please have them reach out to Mrs. Elsbury at melsbury@gcsc.k12.in.us for details.

Tech Support

If you need tech support for your child's device, please send an email to support@gcsc.k12.in.us stating the student's name, school, and tech issue. The tech department will respond by Google Meet, email, phone, or possibly appointment, if the issue cannot be fixed remotely.

WIFI Access: The tech department has made WIFI available in the south parking lots at both MIS and Eden. A password is not needed should you need to make use of this.

Social Worker Information/Supports

Camp Invention

Do your kids need something to look forward to this summer? Camp Invention is coming to J.B. Stephens Elementary on July 13-17! Watch this Camp Invention 2020 video to get a preview of what students will experience. The National Inventors Hall of Fame also compiled this At Home STEM Activity Guide for families.

We now have $100 scholarships available to help families send their children to camp! A huge thanks goes out to our community partners: Hancock Health, Duke Energy and Greenfield-Central School Foundation. Complete this Camp Invention Scholarship Form to receive scholarship support. (If we have to cancel or change camp dates, full refunds will be issued to parents.)

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Leliaert at lleliaert@gcsc.k12.in.us or Krista Steeno at ksteeno@gcsc.k12.in.us

Hancock County Public Library: Wifi and eBooks

  • WiFi: the Hancock County Public Library has extended their Wifi into the parking lot of the library here in Greenfield. Feel free to use this service as you social distance.
  • Students have a digital library card and can access all of our online resources at https://hcplibrary.org/.
  • Click on the Online Resources, Reference and Research, Teens, and Kids tabs to see everything available.
  • Librarians are available Monday - Friday on our instant message chat from 12-5 p.m. to answer your questions.

Cancelled MIS Events

  • Onsite learning through the end of the 2019-20 school year
  • Standardized testing: IREAD, ILEARN and IAM (local assessments such as NWEA and weekly tests will be decided later)
  • Any onsite events or field trips at Maxwell until the building reopens
  • Any PTO Sponsored Event until the Governor's Travel Ban is Lifted

School Assistance Request

If you need assistance or have a concern, please contact your child's teacher, our school social worker, the assistant principal or the principal. Phone calls to MIS are not currently being answered. Please use the link below for staff email addresses or utilize your teacher's messaging system.

AskRose Homework Help

This may be an even more important resource in light of our current situation. Trained Rose-Hulman tutors provide free help to students in math and science. This support is available Sunday-Thursday, 7pm to 10pm (877-Ask-Rose), and they have now added the hours of 12pm-3pm to accommodate e-learning needs.

Current 5th Grade Student Music Information

Choir: Please click here to sign up for 6th grade choir. Signing up now is important so that we can start building class schedules for next year.

Band: Mrs. Basso has created the list of interested students. We will work on rescheduling the instrument testing once things return to "normal".

Digital Citizenship

With learning taking place from home, students may be more likely to spend additional non-educational time on their electronic devices. We are providing parents and guardians with a few useful tips in regards to internet and social media safety.

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Office: Mr. Whitaker & Mrs. Welch

4th Grade: Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Herron & Mrs. Tilley

5th Grade: Mr. Berrier, Mr. Gilman, & Mrs. Wayne

6th Grade: Mrs. AndersonMrs. Blasdel, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Proper, Miss StriflerMrs. Warner & Miss Wiseman

Related Arts: Mrs. BassoMrs. Beuoy, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. HackerMrs. Reynolds & Miss Stewart

Literacy Coaches: Ms. Solchik & Ms. Stanfill

Math Coach: Mrs. Leliaert

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