The 2017-2018 school year is off to a great start. I’d like to thank all our parents and staff who have made this possible. Our enrollment is almost the same as last year (441). This year we have four sections of kindergarten and first grade with two sections of fifth grade. All other grades have three sections.
ISTEP: We hope to have school wide ISTEP results from the 2016-2017 school year soon. Individual student reports will be mailed to parents. We continue to get mixed messages from the DOE on a release date.
Acuity Testing Replaced: This has been replaced by Exact Path. This will give us an opportunity to pre and post-test students for growth. Teachers are challenging students by setting individual learning goals.
Transportation (Buses): If your child is experiencing problems on the bus contact your child’s driver and discuss the problem with him/her. Most all problems can be resolved by working with your child’s bus driver. If you need further assistance concerning safety or drop off/pick up locations the transportation office (258-9565) can assist you.
Attendance: Regular school attendance is crucial to your child’s learning and achievement. Indiana schools are expected to maintain a 96% attendance rate in order to meet state and federal mandates. After four unexcused absences parents may be referred to Child Protective Services for truancy. Please read carefully the section on attendance in your child’s planner, pgs. 19-20. Please be sure to verify your child’s absence (pg 20). Absences are unexcused if not verified. Thank you.
Lunch/Recess Times: Lunch/Recess times are: Grades K/1: 10:45-11:40 a.m., Grades 2/3: 11:40-12:30 p.m. and Grades 4/5: 12:30-1:20 p.m. Lunch/Recess periods are a combined fifty minutes (Kindergarten is fifty-five) in length. If you plan to visit for lunch please contact your child’s teacher in advance to get the correct time for the lunch period. We enjoy visitors. Thank you.
Crossing Guard: Students who walk or ride their bikes to school will find Mr. Wolf on duty from 8:15 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. in the morning and from 3:05 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the afternoon. All students are encouraged to cross Beech Road when Mr. Wolf is on duty.
AM Drop Off: Our back door, south end of the building, locks at 8:40 a.m. Students are tardy after 8:40 a.m. and will need to report to the front entrance to enter school. Please be respectful of others behind you in line when dropping off your child. Many of our parents have other morning stops too. Be safe!
New Staff Members: New staff members this year are Kaza Green, Kindergarten Teacher, Anna Carroll, First Grade, Bob Wentroble, fourth grade and Marissa Reinholtz, Universal Substitute.
I would again like to thank everyone for a smooth start to a new school year. Moran Elementary School is dedicated to serving its students and families. Please do not hesitate to call or stop by if we can be of service.
Frank Anglin, Ed.S.