Updated Covid Plan

Updated Covid Plan
Posted on 12/01/2020

SWSC  COVID PLAN PER COLOR CODE

BASED ON THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS

UPDATED 11-17-20

BLUE: Minimal Community Spread

 Schools operate all grades in person taking all proper precautions including maximizing social distancing, focus on hand hygiene, masks.

Limit activities where social distancing is not feasible.

 Southwest School Corporation will operate on the following schedule:

o   K-5 = In-Person Learning – Monday through Friday

o   6-12 = In-Person Learning – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

Online/E-Learning - Wednesday

Extra-curricular activities to follow state and local event gathering guidelines with social distancing and masks except when doing strenuous activity.

Limit spectators in accordance with state and local guidelines

YELLOW: Moderate Community Spread

Schools may continue all grades in person but should be vigilant in taking all precautions including maximizing social distancing, focus on hand hygiene and masks.

Southwest School Corporation will operate on the following schedule:

o   K-5 = In-Person Learning – Monday through Friday

o   6-12 = In-Person Learning – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

Online/E-Learning - Wednesday

No assemblies or activities if social distancing is not feasible.

Extra-curricular activities to follow state and local event gathering guidelines with social distancing and masks except when doing strenuous activity.

Limit spectators in accordance with state and local guidelines.

ORANGE - Moderate to High Community Spread

Schools may continue in-person instruction especially in grades K-8, but decisions should be made in consultation with local health department and include consideration of ability to maintain social distancing, enforce hand hygiene, and wearing of masks.

No assemblies or large group activities

 Southwest School Corporation will operate on the following schedule:

o   K-5 = In-Person Learning – Monday through Friday

o   6-12 = In-Person Learning – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

Online/E-Learning - Wednesday

 No assemblies or large group activities.

If the school environment sees a significant increase in positive cases and/or home isolated or quarantine staff or students the corporation could move to an alternate or virtual schedule in grades K-12.  This could be school specific or district wide.   If this becomes necessary information will be sent to parents and guardians outlining the changes.

 Extra-curricular activities to follow state and local event gathering guidelines with social distancing and masks except when doing strenuous activity.

Limit spectators in accordance with state and local guidelines.

Wearing a mask at all times is required.  Athletic competitors may remove mask during active competition.  While on the bench or not in the game, athletes should socially distance and wear masks.

 Red - High Community Spread

 Schools may continue in-person instruction, especially in grades K-8, but decisions should be made in consultation with local health officials and include consideration of ability to maintain social distancing, enforce hand hygiene, and wearing of masks.

Schools may consider hybrid instruction for high school students in consultation with local health officials.

Southwest School Corporation will operate on the following schedule:

o   K-5 = In-Person Learning – Monday through Friday

o   6-12 = In-Person Learning – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

Online/E-Learning – Wednesday

 No assemblies or large group activities.

If the school environment sees a significant increase in positive cases and/or home isolated or quarantine staff or students the corporation could move to an alternate or virtual schedule in grades K-12. This could be school specific or district wide. If this becomes necessary information will be sent to parents and guardians outlining the changes.

Extra-curricular activities to follow state and local event gathering guidelines with social distancing and masks except when doing strenuous activity.

Limit spectators in accordance with state and local guidelines.

Wearing a mask at all times is required.  Athletic competitors may remove mask during active competition.  While on the bench or not in the game, athletes should socially distance and wear masks.

Sullivan High School, Sullivan Middle/Elementary School and Carlisle Elementary/Middle School:

 Red: Athletic teams only. No cheer or dance or band. Up to 2 tickets per player for parents/guardians only. Board Approved 11-18-20

Changing a County’s Color Code Status 

  • A county must meet the metrics/score of a less restrictive category for the two consecutive weeks before being allowed to move to that category. 
  • A county will be moved to a more restrictive category whenever the county’s metric/score rises to a higher category.
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