SWSC Update

SWSC Update
Posted on 03/16/2020

Southwest School Corporation COVID-19 Plan of Action

With the COVID-19 situation continuing to unfold, the SWSC wants to ensure our students, staff and community is our priority. We continue to monitor all information regarding COVID-19 provided by the federal, state and local health departments, along with the Indiana Department of Education and the Governor’s office. We are taking all necessary actions advised by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County or surrounding areas.

SWSC has developed the following plan of action in the event conditions warrant should an outbreak occur within our school community and community at-large. Our plan of action is based on the following resources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov; Indiana Department of Health www.in.gov/isdh; Indiana Department of Education https://www.doe.in.gov/; Sullivan County Health Department.

Current Status:

·       All schools will conduct eLearning March 16-19. Teachers and technical support will be available via email during scheduled office hours. Please see attachment regarding eLearning.

·       Spring Break: Friday, March 20 -Friday, March 27

·       Extended Spring Break: March 20-April 3. SWSC will apply the state waiver to the additional five days of Spring Break. Schools are not required to make-up days waived by the state.

·       Pending updates from local, state and federal officials, school will resume Monday, April 6.

Effective Immediately:

·       All non-essential extra and co-curricular activities are suspended until further notice.

·       All playgrounds and outdoor athletic facilities are closed.

·       All SWSC buildings will be closed

·       All field trips are canceled through May 1, 2020

·       All community activities requiring the use of school facilities are canceled through May 1, 2020

Should a person(s) test positive for COVID-19 within the school(s):

Seek guidance from IDOE, local and state health officials regarding a complete school closure for a period of 14 days.

If closure is recommended:

·       All extra-curricular activities during closure would cease

·       Employ the use of eLearning days and/or waiver days for any school days that occur within the 14-day period

·       Students without internet access will receive assignment packets

·       A meal plan will be developed for those who qualify for CEP or free/reduced lunch

·       SWSC maintains up-to-date guidance from CDC as to when and how school(s) will reopen

Individuals Who Travel Outside of the U.S. or High-Risk Areas:

Individuals (students and staff) who travel outside of the U.S. or high-risk areas within the U.S. are encouraged to follow the CDC guidelines and recommendations regarding self-quarantine and/or social distancing upon their return.

For more information, visit: https://www.swest.k12.in.us/district_services/health_services/coronavirus_information

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