Action Plan

March 13, 2020

With the most recent announcements from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Indiana State Department of Health about the pandemic status of the spread of COVID-19, Greater Clark County Schools will be moving to a combination of  eLearning and waiver days in an effort to stop the spread and exposure through social distancing. 

While we do not have active cases in our school community, social distancing measures are taken to restrict when and where people can gather to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases. Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings and canceling events. 

Week by Week Information: 

March 16, 2020 through March 20, 2020 will be eLearning Days for Greater Clark County Schools. Students will complete their assignments at home. School buildings will be closed to students and non-essential staff. Essential staff status will be communicated by supervisors. eLearning allows our staff and students to complete the third quarter of the school year. 

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.

Food service for students will be available Monday – Friday during this week via a drive-thru pick-up service at Parkwood Elementary School, New Washington Middle/High School, Pleasant Ridge Elementary School, and The Mark Fetter Center in Jeffersonville, and Bob Hedge Park in Jeffersonville from  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

March 23, 2020 – March 27, 2020 will be Spring Break as planned. No food service is available during this week. 

March 30, 2020 – April 3, 2020 will be Closed Days for Greater Clark County Schools. We will use the flexibility granted by Governor Holcomb for these days. 

Food service for students will be available Monday – Friday during this week via a drive-thru pick-up service at Parkwood Elementary School, New Washington Middle/High School, Pleasant Ridge Elementary School, and The Mark Fetter Center in Jeffersonville, and Bob Hedge Park in Jeffersonville from  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

General Information: 

Parents/guardians with scheduled meetings at schools will be contacted to reschedule those appointments. It’s possible these meetings may still occur over the phone. 

All activities will be canceled, including community group use of school buildings from 4:00 p.m. on March 13 until Monday, April 6. This includes the SAT and ACT assessments scheduled to happen on GCCS campuses on March 14, 2020 and April 4, 2020. The College Board will communicate individually with parents and students. 

In order to follow CDC recommendations on social distancing and in accordance with the district’s decision to temporarily close schools, Communities In Schools will not be providing childcare services for the entire three-week period. Communities in Schools will not be providing childcare services from March 16, 2020 – April 3, 2020. 

Future Decisions: 

Greater Clark County Schools officials will be closely monitoring the unfolding pandemic situation and make decisions going forward that balances our mission of educating students with the hardships placed on our families during this unprecedented time. 

Decisions about the week of April 6, 2020 – April 10, 2020 will be published no later than Thursday, April 2, 2020. Please continue to monitor email and social media for information.

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