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Marshall Enews 10/9/20

Posted on: October 9, 2020

Marshall Elementary Weekly E-News

October 9, 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!  Thank you to everyone who completed the decision form that was sent from the district.  We have been sorting the information and making plans to accommodate the decisions that were made.  We know that these decisions were very personal for each family.  The Talawanda School Board set two priorities: parent choice and that Talawanda teachers would provide instruction for both face to face students and remote learning students.  Because of this, changes will need to be made.  This means that, based on your family's decision, your child may have a new teacher assigned to them.   Therefore, everyone will receive a class placement letter which will come via email early next week.  Change is certainly a part of everyday life and over the past year we have experienced more changes than normal.  With every change we keep moving forward and look for the positive.    


Speaking of change.  Since we are changing gears at the end of 9 weeks and this may mean changes in teachers for students, the Talawanda School District has decided to switch the Elementary Reporting Periods from Trimesters to Quarters.  This means that the report card will be available on Progressbook at the end of next week.  Given the short turnaround time and that we did not have many formal assessments of student learning, teachers will be reporting on the amount of work that has been completed by each student.  Students have been provided with feedback on their learning throughout this first quarter.  The new quarter will begin on October 20, 2020.  

TSD Pandemic Plan

Talawanda School District School Reopening Guidelines 2020-21 School Year

From Mrs. Macechko, Health and Wellness Coordinator


Hike A Thon Virtual Challenge Flyer


PAX Tools

Please use this link for a free PAX Tools virtual workshop.

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

In order to receive a FREE thermometer you need to register.  This is for all elementary students (both in person and face to face).  If you are face to face and don’t have one this is a great way to get one especially since you need to be taking temperatures everyday before school.  


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:

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.  

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 15 - Materials Drop Off - See Separate Email

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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