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Warsaw Community Schools are moving to same-day eLearning Days for the 2018-2019 school year.  This means that if school is cancelled, eLearning assignments will be posted on the day of the cancellation as opposed to assignments being posted on a Saturday.  Please refer to the frequently asked questions below for more details about eLearning Days for the 2018-2019 school year.


Q - What is the general plan for eLearning Days for the 2018-2019 school year?

A - If we have a cancellation day in the first grading period, we will hold a make-up Saturday just like last year. Starting in the second grading period, we will do same-day eLearning Days on the day of the cancellation.

Q - When will lessons be posted on a same-day eLearning Day?
A - If the cancellation was called by 6:00 a.m. or the previous night, the lessons should be posted by 9:00 a.m. If WCS started with a two-hour delay that turned into a cancellation, lessons should be posted by 11:00 a.m.

Q - Where can students/parents find eLearning Day lessons?
A - Lessons will be posted on the individual school web pages at http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us

Q - When is the work due for each learning day?
A - eLearning Day assignments are due three school days after the eLearning Day at 11:59 p.m. For example, if the eLearning Day occurs on a Friday, students will need to turn in assignments by 11:59 p.m. on following Wednesday evening.

Q - Can iPads go home in grades K-4? How will teachers know to send them home?
A - Permission slips have been created that the parent will sign once to provide consent for the iPad to come home all year for eLearning Days. If weather reports indicate that approaching weather creates a possibility for a cancellation the following day, WCS will send out an email to all staff alerting of the possibility of an eLearning Day.

Q - How many eLearning Days can we have in a row?
A - The maximum number of eLearning Days we will have in a row is three (3). If we have three days in a row, the work will be due three school days from the date of the eLearning Day. For example, if we miss a Wednesday, Thursday, and a Friday, the assignments will be due at 11:59p.m. on the following Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, respectively.

Q - If an eLearning day occurs on a secondary block day, do students only do periods according to the block day or all seven? Do lessons need to be current with what is being taught in class? What about elementary specials? How long do eLearning assignments need to be?
A - The Indiana Department of Education believes that the learning for an eLearning day should reflect what would have taken place in the classroom if school was in session that day. Therefore, the same schedule will be followed as the day that is being missed. Students would have assignments in the classes they would have attended and in the elementary, will only complete assignments for specials they would have attended. All lessons should reflect content that would have been covered that day in both scope and length.

Q - Will schools be open before and after school to help those students without Internet access?
A - Yes. One computer lab or the media center should be staffed and open in each school before/after school for one hour on each of the three school days following an eLearning Day. Students can also visit businesses with free Internet access, the public library, and our wireless bubble extends outside all of our school buildings. Finally, WCS has some mobile Internet hotspots that can be checked out from the school media center.
Warsaw Community Schools will host a job fair on Nov. 10, at the Warsaw Community High School Performing Arts Center, located at 1 Tiger Lane, Warsaw. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
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Warsaw Community Schools’ middle school band, choir and orchestra departments will present their Veterans Day concerts from 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Lakeview Middle School gymnasium. The concerts will feature the Edgewood Middle School and Lakeview Middle School advanced bands, combined choirs and intermezzo orchestras.

The bands are under the direction of Joseph Peloza. The Edgewood choirs are directed by Dan Beam and the Lakeview choirs are under the direction of Jennifer Cooksey. The orchestra is under the direction of Heather Brannock. The concerts are free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

The middle school band, choirs and orchestra would like to cordially invite all veterans and their families to attend these concerts in their honor.
Dr. Shu-Chun 'Ginger' Tseng was recently honored at the IFLTA 50th Annual Fall Conference on Nov. 3, as the 2018 Teacher of the Year at the Secondary Level of Chinese Language. Dr. Tseng represented the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Indiana in the selection of the 2018 Indiana Foreign Teacher of the Year.

Chinese Language Teachers Association of Indiana is a constituent organization of Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association and also a regional organization of Chinese Language Teacher Association in the United States. The goals of CLTA-IN are to form a nonprofit professional association of all persons in Indiana interested in Chinese language and culture teaching at K-12 to post-secondary levels; to promote actively the learning and teaching of Chinese at K-12 to post-secondary levels; to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas in the fields of Chinese language learning and culture.

Congratulations to Dr. Tseng for this impressive achievement! 

Warsaw Community Schools will present parents with an opportunity to learn more about the effects of raising children during a digital age. The film, titled “Screenagers” is directed by Delaney Rutson, M.D. The movie will be followed by a special panel hosted by WCS staff to further equip parents and discuss important points from the film. The event will take place 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Warsaw Performing Arts Center located at 1 Tiger Lane, Warsaw, Indiana.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.

Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with insights from authors, psychologists and brain scientists, the film reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

Topics discussed in the film include: How do personal digital devices affect school life; how does social media affect our relationships; how does screen use affect children’s development; and how vulnerable are we to video game addiction and depictions of violence.

Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people tell us that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time. Please note, seventh grade students will watch the film in class at both Edgewood Middle School and Lakeview Middle School. 

The movie will include Spanish subtilties to accomodate Spanish speaking parents and students during both the public and classroom showings of the film.

For more information or to register to attend this free event, visit https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-tri-kappa-9570. The event is free to attend and was made possible by Tri Kappa. 

WCS will provide students with an opportunity to receive flu vaccinations for no cost in school through a partnership with Healthy Schools, powered by CareDox. Flu shot clinics will take place on Nov. 8-9.

Flu shots will take place on Nov. 8 at the following locations: Gateway, Leesburg, Jefferson, Eisenhower, WCHS and Lincoln. Nov. 9 locations will include: Harrison, Madison, Claypool, Washington, Edgewood and Lakeview.

Sign up online by visiting register.warsawflu.com.

For more information, view the attached flyer or speak with your school's nurse: ENGLISH_SPANISH_Warsaw_bts-flu-flyer.pdf

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