**A list of current community services available can be found in the OPPORTUNITIES AROUND MIS, GC, AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY section of today's newsletter.
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1. #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 few positive comments already submitted:
"Thank you Mrs. Anderson for writing my son a personalized letter! That was such a thoughtful idea and he really liked it. You have also gone above and beyond by helping him through technology issues and your availability to help through email and through his Hangouts is top notch!"
"Mrs. Chance has done a great job keeping everyone in the 5th grade on track and smiling! Even though our "normal" has changed, Mrs. Chance continues to help everyone around her with a positive attitude."
2. E-Learning Schedule:
*All schedules are subject to changes in response to recommendations from the Indiana Department of Education
Blue (Related Arts) Days and Gold (Non-Related Arts Days) are represented by the appropriate color on this calendar. Please be sure to check in Google Classroom for Related Arts class assignments on Blue Days.
3. Food Service Meal Kits: For the time being, this service will continue on Mondays. Please see the flyer below for more information on this opportunity for GC families.
4. Attention Greenfield-Central Parents - FINAL Medicine Pick-Up Opportunity
If your student has medication stored in a Greenfield-Central school clinic, we are providing you with one final opportunity to collect it for home use. See below for details.
Who? Any GC student who has medication stored in a school clinic.
What? Medication Pick Up Details
When? Wednesday, April 15th, from 11am-1pm
Where? Greenfield-Central High School, Door 37 (east gym door under WRGF sign)
How? Complete the Medication Pick Up Google Form no later than 12pm on Tuesday, April 14th. Photo ID is required to collect medication. This will be curbside pickup only. Please remain in your vehicle and pull forward when it is your turn to speak with a staff member. When your vehicle arrives at Door 37, a staff member will greet you, get your student’s name, check your photo ID, and return with your student’s medication.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, but the Google Form must be completed to pick up medication.
Medication not picked up during this predetermined time period will be discarded via the corporation’s routine disposal process as medications are not stored in buildings when students and staff are not present.
5. Tech Support: If you need tech support for your child's device, please send an email to email@example.com 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.
6. Social Worker Information/Supports:
7. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Krista Steeno at email@example.com
8. 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.
9. 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
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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".
13. 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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