MIS News July 30th 2021

You will receive an email from the office each Friday afternoon/evening that will provide you with the latest information/news regarding MIS. You should also receive correspondence from your child's teachers each Friday or Monday with classroom/grade level updates.

First Week of school

We had an awesome first two days of school. The students and staff hit the ground running, and we accomplished much. As with anything new, there were a few bumps in the road. However, today things ran much more smoothly than yesterday, and we are hopeful that trend continues. We appreciate the flexibility the students showed throughout the first two days as we all adjusted to a new related arts schedule and bussing model.

Open House/Meet the Teacher Nights: Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend. We had a great turnout, and I know this helps students feel more comfortable on the first day.


A few summers ago, we had a large group of staff members meet on several occasions to discuss our old "Behavior Card." The goal was to find a way to make this a more positive communication tool for our parents and students. Each Friday, you will have the opportunity to review and sign your child's "Character Card." This card was created as a scaled feedback tool to provide you with, not only the traditional information you have always received, but also a glimpse into the positive choices and leadership that your child is displaying throughout his/her day.

Knowing this, the office staff is requesting your help. We would like to share with our staff regular, positive feedback from a variety of sources. 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!!

school pictures

Picture Day will be held on August 18th. Each student will have his/her picture taken on this day to be included in the yearbook whether you plan to purchase a picture package or not. A picture packet will be sent home with your child in the near future. However, if you would prefer to order online, click below and use the ID code: EVTCDRBRR

textbook rental payment

We would like to remind you that book rental payment is now due. If you are on deferred payment, then the due date will be September 10th this year. If you did not pay during online registration and chose not to pay during open house, please feel free to send payment with your child on Monday.

COVID UPDATE (7/29/21)


If your child would like to try-out for the spell bowl team, please click on the link below. Included are important dates and the try-out spelling list. If you have specific questions after reviewing the document, please reach out to Mrs. Tilley, Spell Bowl Coach, at atilley@gcsc.k12.in.us.

Maxwell Pick-up/Drop-off

- Doors open at 7:35am for Drop-off

- Pick up - 2:10pm Dismissal

Again this year, you will enter the drive west of the football field off of 500 North (BLUE LINE on picture below). The drop-off point will be located at the northeast doors (Gym). You will loop around and exit onto 500 North. If it is a possibility, we would encourage as many of you to head west on 500 North to eliminate some of the congestion on State Road 9.

Our south parking (ORANGE/RED) lot is for busses only between 7:20-7:55am and 1:35-2:25pm as busses stage there. At any other time of the day, this is used for parent parking. The east lot (aqua) can be used if you need to enter the building during drop-off or pick-up times.

The drive on the far north of our property is for bus traffic only. There should be no parent traffic on this drive at any time.

To best ensure your child makes it to the classroom on time, and safely, please remember the following rules in car line:

School dismissal manager

For your convenience, Maxwell Intermediate School announces that we will be utilizing an on-line dismissal management system again this fall called School Dismissal Manager (SDM). It is dependable, easy-to-use, and can be updated by parents and guardians from the convenience of your smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Through the on-line dismissal management system, you can:

• Report student absences and late arrivals

• Schedule early departures from school

• Schedule after-school activities such as scouting, clubs, and enrichment classes, etc.

• Make transportation changes as late as 1:15 PM on the current day … and so much more!

We will begin using SDM for dismissal on Thursday, July 29, 2021. You will receive a welcome email. The email from SDM will contain important instructions and your personal login credentials. Once you receive your credentials, please use them to log into the School Dismissal system so that you can begin to familiarize yourself with it and set up your child’s default dismissal and routine. Please note, the system has been defaulted to what you selected during registration (bus/car rider). If you have not registered, it will default to bus rider.

Please contact the front office at 317-326-3121 if you have any questions or problems setting up your child’s default dismissal or making daily changes.

Medical Information

For the latest information on immunizations and requirements for medicine drop-off, please check the GC Health Services Link. Mrs. Parsons, our Health Assistant, will be present at each of the open houses if you would need to drop medication off in the clinic.

2021-22 Greenfield-Central Breakfast/lunch reminder


If you have an interest in one of the open officer positions or would like to learn more about helping out with the PTO, please contact Mrs. Evans, PTO President, at Samantha-e@att.net.

2021-22 PTO Fundraiser:

Parents and families—this year’s main fundraising event will be the Maxwell Intermediate Fun Run!

During the program, families will gather donations for every LAP your student RUNS (35 cap) on the Maxwell Intermediate Fun Run Day which will happen on August 26th. Students will also experience an amazing character theme called SPORTS CITY WORLDWIDE!

Donations will go to the PTO to help offset the cost of field trip transportation, mini grants for teachers and so much more and can be given throughout the entire experience. There is no pressure to give, but we invite you to help our school by getting donations from family and friends and entering them on MYBOOSTER.COM.

Key dates to remember:



  • DONATING STARTS - August 9th
  • Fundraiser Kick Off - August 16th
  • Event Day - August 26th

Thanks so much for your support!



August 18th: School Pictures

August 26th: MIS PTO Fun Run Event

September 6th:  Labor Day - No School

information useful throughout the year


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