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The Weston Weekly September 11, 2020

Today is the last day of our Mum Sale!

Meal Opportunity for ALL GC Students

The Department of Food Services has been approved for a nationwide USDA waiver to extend FREE meal benefits to all students in our school corporation. All students can purchase one breakfast and one lunch per day FREE OF CHARGE! Please click on the link below for more information. 

GC Employment Opportunity

Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation is in need of Instructional Assistants. All applicants must apply online to be considered:https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/

  • Masks ~ All students are required to wear a mask upon entering the building. The district provided a cloth mask to every student. Please ensure your child is prepared for school daily with a clean mask. We are entering allergy and flu season and want to keep our students, staff and families healthy. We appreciate your continued support and diligence.
  • School Dismissal Manager ~ Please login using the email information sent to you to set your child's default PM transportation. This is important information for us to have on a daily basis. Link - https://www.schooldismissalmanager.com/
  • 2019-2020 Yearbooks for sale. We have extra yearbooks for sale from last year. The cost is $17.00

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, October 29 and Wednesday, November 4 ~ Please look for information from your classroom teacher in the near future. Families will have the option of meeting virtually or on-sight. Should you wish to come to Weston for your conference, please see the following guidelines:

  • Enter at Door 1Enter at Door 1
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entering
  • Must have and wear a mask
  • Only two adults present; no siblings
  • Sit 6 feet apart
  • Appt. will last no longer than 15 minutes.
  • Table and chairs will be sanitized between conferences

Mum Pick-Up is Saturday, Sept. 26 Noon-2:00PM

Next PTO Meeting is November 11, 2020 ~ A Google Meet code will be shared closer to time to attend virtually.

Hancock County Promise

Dear parents of 2033 Graduates,

Today, should have been your child’s field trip to IUPUI as part of the Hancock County Promise. We are so sorry we had to cancel this year’s field trip. However, your child can still be a Hancock County Promise kid!! Many of you have signed up your child already, if you haven’t yet please go to hancockcountypromise.org TODAY!! Video instructions on how to register can be found at http://youtu.be/rrvNfofNzsw.

Please remember, the Hancock County Promise GIVES you FREE MONEY for your child!!! Yes, that is correct FREE MONEY for your child!!! I know, you are thinking there is a catch....NO!!! There is NO catch!! If you sign-up, you get a FREE CollegeChoice 529 direct account for your child and we will deposit $25 of free money into the account!!! Also, according to the September 10, 2020 Greenfield Daily Reporter article linked HERE if you open an account or have an existing account and make a contribution during the month of September you could win $5000!!!!

You can find more information about the Hancock County Promise at hancockcountypromise.org.

If you have more questions you can contact Hancock County Chairperson, Scott Shipley at 317-485-3100 or scott.shipley@mvcsc.k12.in.us.

News From The Clinic

Water bottle donations ~ The clinic would appreciate water bottle donations. These are used for students that do not have a reusable bottle during the day. Water fountains remained closed due to COVID guidelines.

If you have any clinic related questions, concerns or need to submit a doctor's statement regarding your students medical absence please email Mrs Potter.

Medication ~ Please remember that if your student requires medication administration at school have your doctor fill out the appropriate form. Do not forget to fill out and sign the parent section too. A parent or guardian will need to bring in the paperwork with the students medication to the clinic to sign it in. Students can not self carry medication. If you need a medication form sent home with your student please call the school at 317-462-1492 or email Mrs Potter at spotter@gcsc.k12.in.us

Vaccination Clinic ~ Below you will find the flyer for an upcoming vaccination clinic. All students must be up to date on their vaccines by October 1, 2020.

Social Work Corner ~ Mrs. Miller

2nd Annual Community Coat Drive ~ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 AT 11 AM – 2 PM. The Apostolic Pentecostal Church, along with Steak n' Shake of Greenfield, will be hosting a free coat give-away on 9-19-20, 11am-2pm. Winter coats, sizes infant to adult, along with hats and gloves, will be available. Look for the APCGI tent set up in front of Steak n' Shake on State Rd. 9.

Second Step lessons will begin in all classrooms next week. This is a year long program in which students will learn important skills related to being a successful student, caring about others, emotion management, and problem solving. Homelinks will be sent home following some of the lessons as an opportunity for parents and children to work together on the skills being taught. Second Step is made possible via a grant awarded by the Greenfield-Central School Foundation.

The Greenfield community is very generous in providing resources for families in need. If you find yourself in need of clothing, shoes, community assistance, counseling resources, food support, or other, please contact me. My email address is temiller@gcsc.k12.in.us All requests will be kept confidential.

Food Support Resources ~

Vineyard Community Church at Mt. Comfort. 1672 North 600 West Greenfield, IN 46140 phone: 317-894-3280

  • Sun., 9/20 -- 12:30-2:30pm
  • Wed., 10/7 -- 12:30-2:30pm
  • Sun., 10/18 -- 12:30-2:30pm

Please click on the link below to access numerous food support resources in our local area.

Rise Above It, sponsored by healthy365, is Hancock County’s annual emotional health and wellness event. This year, it will be held virtually on the evenings of Sept. 21-24. Adults and teens will have the opportunity to listen to two presentations each evening on a variety of emotional wellness topics. The schedule is listed here:http://www.behealthy365.org/riseaboveit/

Monday Sept. 21st @ 6:30 Depression – Presented by Brad Dobson LMHC, LCAC and Lani Jones PsyD, HSPP Clinical Psychologist from Providence Behavioral Health

@ 7:30 Addiction – Kevin Minnick, MS LMHC LCAC, Chair for Regional Coordinators/Facilitators in US and Canada SMART Recovery

Tuesday Sept. 22nd @ 6:30 Anxiety – Presented by Jennifer Luchtefeld LCSW from Hancock Counseling and Psychiatric Services

7:30 Smoking/Vaping – Presented by Brandee Bastin Tobacco Free Coordinator from Hancock Health/healthy365 and Sergeant Christine Rapp School Resource/D.A.R.E. Officer, Hancock County Sheriff's Department

Wednesday Sept. 23rd @ 6:30 Anger Management – Presented by Kevin Knott LCSW from Hancock Counseling and Psychiatric Services

7:30 Food & Mood – Presented by Cheryl Jones MA RD Extension Educator, Health & Human Sciences from Purdue Extension – Hancock County

Thursday Sept. 24th @ 6:30 Grief & Loss – Presented by Katherine Murray Supportive Services Coordinator from Hancock Health

7:30 Social Media – Presented by Cathie Bledsoe from Internet Crimes Against Children Youth Educator, Indiana State Police

COVID 19 Testing Sites:

There are 4 COVID 19 testing sites in Hancock County (Information from the Greenfield Daily Reporter) --

*Indiana National Guard Armory, 410 Apple St., Greenfield

OptumServe Health Services offers free nasal swab testing to anyone. Patients schedule appointments at Ihi.care/covidtesting Test results are typically back within 4-5 days. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for the tests, but if patients have health insurance, it will be billed for the test;

*Hancock Immediate Care, 124 W. Muskegon Drive, Greenfield

*Gateway Immediate Care, 6189 W. John L. Modglin Dr., Greenfield

Nasal swab testing is available at both centers. Patients have to reserve a spot at hancockregionalhospital.org Tests are administered in the patient’s vehicle. Patients with COVID 19 symptoms will get their test results within 1-2 hours, while tests for those without symptoms will get results within 3-5 days. Without insurance, the tests at the immediate care centers cost $150;

*First Care, 1317 N. State St., Greenfield

Referrals are not required for COVID 19 tests at this urgent care center. Patients can schedule appointments at firstcareclinics.com When scheduling online, patients can upload photos of their ID and health insurance card to expedite the check-in process. The clinic is booking out three days in advance due to the high demand for the tests. Walk-ins are also accepted, but are limited to how many they can accept due to the demand. The nasal swab test is administered at the patient’s vehicle and results normally come back in about 15 minutes. Base cost for the test is about $140. For those without health insurance, the clinic can help patients apply for assistance through the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Calendar and Menus

Breakfast & Lunch Menus ~ Please click below to access our menus.

Community Involvement

Learning to cope with life's challenges & stress. See below for more information.

Strike Out Drugs family event. See flyer below.

YMCA

YMCA ~ We will still offer YMCA after school care at Weston. Please visit the link below to register your student and read more information regarding the program.

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