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Marshall Enews 10/2/20

Posted on: October 5, 2020

Marshall Elementary Weekly E-News

October 2, 2020


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The mission of Marshall Elementary is to work as a community to achieve higher levels of thinking and learning by empowering every learner everyday.


School News and Information

Happy Friday!  We hope you have had a great week.  Please note that our Parent/Teacher Conferences are moving to November 10 and 12 because of the reopening date of October 20th.  

TSD Information

The Talawanda Board of Education met via a ZOOM meeting (the meeting was also made available to the public on the district youtube channel) on September 29, 2020 to further discuss educational options for students in Talawanda School District. The board has voted in support of a plan that will bring Talawanda students back to school with a face-to-face option 5 days per week, while also offering parents the option to continue online if they so wish.  October 14, 15, 16 students will work independently, so that TSD staff may prepare for students to return on October 20, 2020.


Please use the link below to make your selection regarding TSD Learning Options.  Please complete the form for each student in your household.  Forms are due on Monday October 5, 2020 at noon.


In addition, our Marshall Plan was emailed to families earlier this week.  

TSD Pandemic Plan

Talawanda School District School Reopening Guidelines 2020-21 School Year

Marshall Virtual Book Fair

We will be holding our annual Scholastic Book Fair Virtually this year. Check out this flyer.

Please visit the link below from October 12 to 25 to order.



FLUency School Health Program

Mrs. Fangman, TSD Nurse shared the following information.

I am excited to let you know this great news! I applied for this and we were selected. This year Talawanda School District has been selected to participate in the FLUency School Health Program. The mission of the program is to prevent the spread of illness during cold and flu season at schools. The program works by providing our Elementary school families and staff with free award-winning Kinsa thermometers, our teachers free disinfectants, and our nurses with a private dashboard to see what's going around the school community (if parents choose to share anonymously).


The goal is to help stop illnesses before they even have the chance to spread. Families have the option to anonymously log and track symptoms and receive real-time, personalized guidance so they're able to make more informed decisions about when to take their child to the doctor and when to keep them home from school. You will also be able to monitor the anonymous health trends of your school community so you can react appropriately and encourage preventive health measures to keep healthy students well.


To learn more about the FLUency program, what we'll be receiving, and program timelines, please watch the short informational video here.


Please use this attachment to order your thermometer.  

YMCA Before and After School Care

The YMCA is currently working on developing a plan to get the Y BASE (Before and After School Enrichment) Programs back up and running at the Talawanda elementary schools (Bogan, Marshall, Kramer.) We will be opening our programs based on registration and need. Please register using the link below! Thank you!


Questions?  Please contact Jennifer Achterman at:

ChromeBook Help

We are starting to get reports of Web Cameras not functioning in Zoom. When we have checked the devices they had updates pending or just needed a reboot. Closing the Lid does not reboot the Chromebook. You must click on the Time area in the lower right corner, then click the power button to turn off the Chromebook. Once the Chromebook restarts the Web Camera has been restored. 

Marshall Media Center

We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Scherzinger will offer curbside book pick up.  Please use this link  to check out our Marshall Elementary Media Center site.  

Friendly Reminder

This is a friendly reminder as we navigate online instruction.  During Zoom sessions, please make sure that you and/or your family is using appropriate language.  Elementary students shouldn't hear curse words or language that is not appropriate for our young learners.  We understand that this is a new environment for all, please try and help all of our learners.

Free and Reduced Lunch Information

You can now apply online for Free & Reduced lunch.  Free and Reduced applications are linked in Final Forms.  You simply create an account and apply!  You can also find the link on the Talawanda website under Departments/Food Service.  Even though we are not face to face, it's important that you apply.  Contact the Marshall Office at 513-273-3600  if you need assistance with your application.  We can provide a computer and walk you through step by step if needed.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications and Instructions


Has your situation changed?  Please be sure to apply.  Families may also be eligible for additional support at home.  Apply today.  


Fall Food Program

Every Monday evening, families may come to one of our sites to pick up 5 breakfasts & 5 lunches.  An adult must be present.  The federal government has provided us with a waiver.  The great news is we will be able to continue to provide 5 days of meals on each Monday.   Thank you to all the staff that are working hard on preparing, packing, delivering, and supporting our students.


Locations and Times


Questions or needs?  Please email TSD Health & Wellness Coordinator at:


TSD Remote Learning Site

Welcome Back to the 2020-2021 school year!  If you haven't had an opportunity to become familiar with the TSD Remote Learning Sites, please review the information now.


If you are in need of a hotspot for online learning, please contact Mr. Hinton at 


Remote Learning Schedules


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade


Final Forms

If you haven't completed your school forms...please do so as soon as possible.


Also if you haven’t paid your Chromebook/iPad insurance fee, you may do so in the Marshall Office Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM  to 3:00 PM or through the EZPay system on the Talawanda Website. 

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Chad Hinton




October 12 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM

October 14-16 - No Live Learning Sessions

October 19 - Fall Break- No School

November 3 - Teacher Professional Day- No School

November 10 - Conferences via Zoom

November 12 - Conferences via Zoom

November 25-27- Thanksgiving Break

December 21 - January 1- Winter Break

January 18 - MLK Day- No School

February 12 - Teacher Professional Day- No School

February 15 - President’s Day- No School

Mary 15 - Teacher Work Day - No School

March 16 - Conferences

March 18 - Conferences

March 22 - 26 - Spring Break - No School

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