INDIANOLA INFORMER
INDIANOLA INFORMAL K-8 PTO NEWSLETTER
Prepare Today
Following these steps today, will lead to a smooth day of online learning tomorrow:

  • Charge your student's Chromebook
  • Login to Chromebook using student number followed by @columbus.k12.oh.us example: 2020202@columbus.k12.oh.us password is birthday mm-dd-yyyy This brief video may help tinyurl.com/indyclever
  • Login to Clever using same username and password
  • Check student email (Outlook) and join Google Classrooms (if applicable)
  • Review teacher orientation slides
  • Have supplies nearby (pencil, notebooks, etc as provided in pick-up bags)

Remember, classes meet online at 9 AM tomorrow, September 8 (8:50 for Middle School)
Support for Indianola Families
Our staff and teachers have worked hard to create a meaningful start to online learning for your children. Please reach out if you need any support. Tricia Porostosky, Indianola Family Ambassador will host Zoom office hours from 8:30-11AM this week (details below) to help answer any questions you have and listen to your concerns. You can also email her at tporostosky@columbus.k12.oh.us
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Family Office Hours
Families who have questions or need support regarding an online program or other need can join Family Ambassador, Tricia Porostosky, on Zoom Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30-11 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 957 5446 4804
Passcode: Helpful
Technology Resources
An adult or student will need to log attendance daily (or throughout the day for middle school) and students will interact and submit work through Google Classroom. This document includes links to information and videos that will help as well as links to the Indianola school website, school supply list and phone numbers for tech support.
Community Resources
The district's Office of Engagement has worked with many community partners to provide support for families. Updates are released on a weekly basis and previous engagement videos can be found on the district website as well as shorter mini advice sessions.
Learning Extension Centers
Learning Extension Centers provide safe spaces for students to work on online learning with the support of trained community leaders. Locations include community centers and churches in neighborhoods across the city. Contact Family Ambassador, Tricia Porostosky tporostosky@columbus.k12.oh.us , School Counselors Tiffany Alexander talexander4@columbus.k12.oh.us Danette Graham dgraham8621@columbus.k12.oh.us or school social worker Donna Benke dbenke@columbus.k12.oh.us for more information.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Nationwide Children's Hospital
A Mobile Care Center will be at select Columbus City School locations T,W,R 8:00AM – 3:00PM (*Please call to confirm as updated info was not available)
Cap4Kids
Cap4Kids provides resources for families in the areas of meals, housing, utilities and mental health
Meals
District’s Fuel Up sites
Library Homework Help Chat
Columbus Metropolitan Library provides learning resources for families and homework help chat M-F 9-4. You can also sign up for a free library card to access ebooks.
Social Emotional Learning and Support
Nationwide Children's Hospital provides these resources and discussion ideas to support students' mental health.
Our District’s school counselors and social workers have pulled together supportive
online resources to help parents navigate these uncertain times, including answers to some very common questions:
▪ How do I talk to my child about fears they may have about COVID-19?
▪ How do I encourage resilience during this and other difficult times?
▪ How do I motivate my child to learn at home?
Links to the CCS school counseling websites with great information for all grade levels and ages can be found here.
CBUS Village
A listing of resources and information for families available in many languages, scroll down on site to find link
Transit Arts
TRANSIT ARTS is offering Zoom programs for ages 12-21. Please check out our videos on Vimeo or YouTube for workshops and special activities for different age groups. Be sure to subscribe so you can get updates.
Columbus Recreation and Parks
Find videos for staying active at home or check their Twitter or Facebook accounts for ideas