FREE ACCESS: Greene County schools to close as precaution against COVID-19
As announced by the Linton-Stockton School Corporation (LSSC), five Greene County school districts will close from Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3 to keep students safe amid the recent COVID-19 case confirmations in Indiana.
LSSC announced the news via a press release issued March 13.
“The safety and security of our students and staff are of critical importance to us,” the release states. “We believe the safest course of action is for all LSSC schools to close March 16 through April 3, 2020. This time frame encompasses our regularly scheduled spring break March 23 - 27. In addition to the schools, all athletic practices, competitions and extra-curricular activities, with the exception of IHSAA state contests, are canceled. The need to add additional days/weeks of closure will be evaluated as we continue to work through this unprecedented time in our country.”
Reached by telephone, school officials at Eastern Greene and MSD Shakamak confirmed their participation and the Bloomfield School District and White River Valley School District issued separate press releases to announce the news.
Bloomfield School District
March 16 - April 3 All schools closed.
March 16 - March 20 E - Learning days.
March 30 - April 3 E - Learning days.
All practices and extra-curricular activities are canceled through April 3. If your student has left medication in the Nurse’s station and it is needed please contact Nurse Renee via email or by phone at (812) 384-2402.
We are currently working on a plan to provide meals for families during our extended closure. Details of the plan will be shared as soon as possible. Additional information and further updates will be shared with families using the district’s communication platforms.
Eastern Greene Schools
March 16 - April 3 All schools closed.
Eastern Greene schools will utilize at home learning experiences via online and hard copy materials. Students were sent home with needed books and materials. Teachers gave instructions to their students about how they would be learning in case we did not come back from spring break.
Meals will be available starting Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3. If you want meals for your students, you must call the central office by 3 p.m. on Thursday March 19 to reserve meals. The number to the central office is 812-825-5722.
Please remember to check the corporation website, corporation Facebook page, or the front entrances to our buildings as there are more details about the closure plan that we want you to see. God bless, and take care.
March 16 - April 3 All schools closed
March 16 - March 20 E - Learning days. Grab & go lunches available at front entry of high school 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Also available through home delivery by calling 812-847-6024 ext. 4006 by 9 a.m. Meals for Friday will be distributed with the Thursday meal.
March 23 - March 27 Spring break
March 30 - April 3 E - Learning days. Grab & go lunches available at front entry of high school 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Also available through home delivery by calling 812-847-6024 ext. 4006 by 9 a.m. Meals for Friday will be distributed with the Thursday meal.
LSSC has a limited number of hotspots available for families to borrow if no internet access is available in the home. If interested in a hotspot, call 812-847-6020 and the technology department will provide details.
If, during the closure, a student Chromebook no longer functions, the student or parent may bring the Chromebok to the front entrance of the high school for a replacement between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
March 16 - April 3 All schools closed. Shakamak will have e-Learning or take-home packets for the week before and the week after spring break. No e-Learning on the week of spring break.
MSD Shakamak will update their website regularly.
White River Valley Schools
March 16 - March 19 Extended E-Learning days
March 20 - March 30 Regularly scheduled spring break
March 31 - April 3: Extended E-Learning days
(Any E-Learning problems/questions should be directed to the building principals.)
Teachers will post assignments by 9 a.m. and be available for students from 9 a.m. to noon each E-Learning day for questions via email or Google Classroom.
There will be no athletic practices or extra-curricular events at any level at any time, beginning March 16. This will minimize exposure and allow time to have all buildings and buses deep cleaned.
All new information will be available at the WRV district website at www.wrv.k12.in.us, posted on the front doors of all WRVSD schools and communicated through both Harmony email and School Messenger. Plans are in place to offer a bagged lunch at each of the schools from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at a designated entrance on E-Learning days. Students will not be allowed to enter the school. (A student can go to any of our three buildings to get a lunch.)