FREE ACCESS: BSD hosting eLearning Days amid coronavirus concerns
Bloomfield School District has opted to host eLearning Days starting Friday, following concerns around the coronavirus pandemic.
Superintendent Jeff Gibboney shared a letter he sent to parents, explaining the reason for the eLearning Days.
"Thank you for your support as we work through these unprecedented times," Gibboney wrote in a letter to parents and guardians.
"The safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority. This evening, March 12, 2020, we were notified of individuals that may have been exposed to others displaying symptoms of the COVID-19 virus. At this time there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19. We believe the safest course of action is to close all BSD schools and conduct eLearning days beginning Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 20, 2020. We believe these efforts will help to minimize exposure and allow time for our facilities and buses to undergo deep cleaning."
Extra-curriculars will also be put on hold for the time being, aside from the boys regional basketball contest, which the IHSAA has placed its own restrictions on.
"In addition to school, all practices and extra-curricular activities, with the exception of IHSAA state contests, are canceled beginning Friday, March 13 through Saturday, March 28. The need to add additional days/weeks of closure may be forthcoming as we continue to work with the Indiana Department of Health, Greene County Health Department and Indiana Department of Education," Gibboney wrote.
He directed parents and guardians to the school's website, www.bsd.k12.in.us, for further details.