July 22, 2021
Good Afternoon Warren Students, Families, and Staff,
We have a few important announcements for the week July 22, 2021.
The first day of school for students is Wednesday, July 28th. (2021-2022 School Calendar) Bus stop information is available in our parent portal, ParentVUE. Upon logging in, select the student you would like to view. If you have more than one student you may change your selection at the top of the page using the drop down arrow located next to the first student's name. Next, select "Student Info" in the left hand column. Bus stop information will be listed under "Other Data." If you do not have access to ParentVUE yet, please contact your school for assistance. Additionally, our bus drivers will be contacting families early next week to share this information.
At last night’s school board meeting, our board approved recommended safety protocols to start the 21-22 school year. Within these protocols is the requirement for students, staff, and visitors to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, while on the school bus and inside of our Warren schools. Mask use flexibility may be implemented in the classroom when students are able to social distance at 3 feet and are seated facing the same direction. Other safety protocols can be found on our District website, warren.k12.in.us, and will be communicated through school newsletters.
Without the ability to identify vaccinated students and staff at this time, we believe that this provides the safest way to start the 21-22 school year. Because COVID is ever changing, we will review and re-evaluate our data and safety protocols at each monthly school board meeting. Significant changes to these protocols will be communicated to students, staff, and families in multiple ways.
Warren Township will continue to offer a virtual/online program for K-12 students in the 21-22 school year. Our K-4 virtual program will be offered at Hawthorne Elementary, and our 5-12 virtual/online program will be offered at our Warren Online Academy. Any family interested in attending virtually may find additional information, including the application process on our District webpage by clicking on the Virtual / Online Learning Tab on the main page.
Just a reminder that Moorhead Community Resource Center will be hosting a fun-filled back-to-school event today, Thursday, July 22nd from 5pm to 7pm for Warren students and families. In addition to school supplies being provided , there will be several exciting activities including games, a furniture raffle and shoes for students. We ask that students be present to receive supplies and clothing items. These items will be shared on a first come first serve basis.
Please visit our website to access previous messages that include information about student devices, registration, information about the 21-22 school year.
Thank you for your continued investment in Warren students and schools and I look forward to seeing everyone next week!
Dr. Tim Hanson, Superintendent of Schools for MSD Warren Township