2019-2020 Action Plan

April 3, 2020

Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Education made announcements yesterday that will affect our school operations for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Key announcements included: 

  • All K-12 schools will deliver remote instruction for the remainder of 2019-2020 School Year – Schools must complete 160 total instructional days.
  • Requirements for Grade 12 Seniors: Under this approved flexibility, a school corporation may issue an Indiana diploma to a student who: 
  1. Has met all of the course and credit requirements for the specific diploma designation based on a combination of high school credits earned prior to and the courses in which a student was enrolled as of March 19, 2020, when the Governor issued the statewide school closure order; and 
  2. Meets any virtual or remote learning participation requirements established by the governing body of the local school corporation in response to the statewide school closure order issued by the Governor; and 
  3. Meets any additional graduation requirements established by the governing body of the local school corporation pursuant to IC 20-32-4-1.5(3) prior to the school closure order issued by the Governor

 

Due to these announcements, Greater Clark County Schools will take the following actions: 

Week by Week Information: 

Go here for a visual calendar: 2019-2020 Revised Calendar (COVID-19) 

 

April 6, 2020-April 10, 2020 will be eLearning Days for Greater Clark County Schools. Students will complete their assignments at home. Teachers will be available consistently online from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and will be checking messages intermittently until 2:30 p.m. each day. If you are having trouble contacting a teacher, please email your child’s teacher or principal. Teachers will work with students electronically to give assistance and make accommodations for individual needs.

 

April 13, 2020-April 17, 2020 will be Closed Days for Greater Clark County Schools. We will use the flexibility granted by Governor Holcomb for these days. Students may continue to work on submitting assignments from the previous week, but no new work will be assigned. Teachers will be available via email to answer questions. 

 

April 20, 2020-April 24, 2020 will be eLearning Days for Greater Clark County Schools. Students will complete their assignments at home. Teachers will be available consistently online from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and will be checking messages intermittently until 2:30 p.m. each day. If you are having trouble contacting a teacher, please email your child’s teacher or principal. Teachers will work with students electronically to give assistance and make accommodations for individual needs.

 

April 27, 2020-April 30, 2020 will be Closed Days for Greater Clark County Schools. We will use the flexibility granted by Governor Holcomb for these days. Students may continue to work on submitting assignments from the previous week, but no new work will be assigned. Teachers will be available via email to answer questions. 

 

May 1, 2020 will be an eLearning Day for Greater Clark County Schools. Students will complete their assignments at home. Teachers will be available consistently online from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and will be checking messages intermittently until 2:30 p.m. each day. If you are having trouble contacting a teacher, please email your child’s teacher or principal. Teachers will work with students electronically to give assistance and make accommodations for individual needs. NOTE: May 1 was previously a Closed Day. 

 

May 4, 2020-May 8, 2020 will be eLearning Days for Greater Clark County Schools. Students will complete their assignments at home. Teachers will be available consistently online from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and will be checking messages intermittently until 2:30 p.m. each day. If you are having trouble contacting a teacher, please email your child’s teacher or principal. Teachers will work with students electronically to give assistance and make accommodations for individual needs. 

 

May 11, 2020-May 15, 2020 will be eLearning Days for Greater Clark County Schools. Students will complete their assignments at home. Teachers will be available consistently online from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and will be checking messages intermittently until 2:30 p.m. each day. If you are having trouble contacting a teacher, please email your child’s teacher or principal. Teachers will work with students electronically to give assistance and make accommodations for individual needs. May 15, 2020 will be the last student day of the 2019-2020 school year. Grades will be finalized in PowerSchool for students on May 25, 2020.

 

Food Service Plan 

Until May 15, 2020, Greater Clark County Schools and our partners at Aramark are providing free grab & go meals for all children 18 years and under during the district closure.  We will continue next week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Children will receive two breakfast and two lunch meals on Mondays and Wednesdays. Children will receive one breakfast and one lunch on Fridays. 

Locations for pick-up are Spring Hill Elementary, The Mark Fetter Center, Bob Hedge Park, New Washington Middle/High School, Parkwood Elementary and Pleasant Ridge Elementary. To ensure safety and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, meals will be served in a drive-thru fashion.  Families will need to remain in their vehicles as they drive up to pick up meals.  

A food service plan for after May 15, 2020, will be announced at a later date. 

 

Washington D.C. Trip Refunds for 8th Grade Students

Our administration team is in constant communication with the tour company. They are communicating with their trip vendors to process refunds. Our middle school principals are being updated. As soon as they know the refund procedures, the middle school principals will be in contact with you. 

 

School Activities, Proms, and Graduations, etc.

All school activities, including spring sports, will be canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. 

Unfortunately, this means all high school proms and elementary and middle school grade level promotion ceremonies are canceled. We realize those milestone events are special for all staff and students involved so those decisions are not made lightly. With the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 situation, continuing to push these events further into the unknown future will prove to be a continuation of the emotional and logistical stress of this season. 

Decisions about high school graduation ceremonies will be based upon the executive orders for social distancing. Graduation ceremonies are still tentatively set for June 12th and 13th. GCCS is committed to recognizing seniors should the COVID-19 social distancing orders force us to cancel in June.  

Community group use of school buildings and facilities will remain canceled until further notice. 

Communities in Schools will not be providing childcare services for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

Student Access to Pick Up Belongings: 

The Health Offices will be contacting you directly to arrange a medication pick up process if your child still has medication left in the school buildings. 

In addition, we will work with schools to create a plan for students to come to the school buildings to pick up personal belongings, return textbooks, and take care of other necessary tasks. The timeline for this will depend on executive orders about social distancing. This will not occur until after the Indiana stay at home order has been lifted. 

 

Other Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 eLearning/School Closure 

We continue to field the same types of questions during this time of eLearning and school closure. We have created a Frequently Asked Questions document and plan to update it to send out weekly with new information as we receive guidance from Governor Holcomb, the Indiana Department of Education, and the Clark County Health Department. Find the FAQ document by clicking here

 

Additional Decisions: 

Greater Clark County Schools officials will be following the guidance and executive orders given by Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Education. Please continue to monitor email and social media for further information. 

 

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