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COVID 19 Memo April 2020

COVID 19 Memo April 2020
Posted on 04/07/2020
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Students, parents and staff of the Edinburgh Community School Corporation, 


On Thursday, April 2, 2020 Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic all “K-12 schools in Indiana shall provide instruction via remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Schools shall not conduct in-person instruction for the remainder of the School Year, and school buildings shall remain closed…” 


He went on the say that “Schools must continue to provide instruction via remote learning until they complete either:

  • One-hundred sixty (160) instructional days or 

  • At least twenty (20) additional days of remote learning between the date of this Executive Order and the end of the school year.” 

 

Based upon this information, the Edinburgh Community Schools will continue providing eLearning on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Tuesday, May 19, 2020. To complete twenty (20) days of remote learning, we will begin our count on Friday, April 3 and our remaining calendar will be as follows:

April 7-8-9 – eLearning

April 14-15-16 – eLearning

April 21-22-23 – eLearning

April 28-29-30 – eLearning

May 5-6-7 – eLearning

May 12-13-14 – eLearning

May 19 – eLearning


Completing this calendar will allow our Seniors who were on track to graduate as of March 19, 2020 and who have completed their eLearning sessions through May 19, 2020 to earn their diplomas and for all students, grades K-11, to successfully complete the 2019-20 School Year and advance to the next grade for the 2020-2021 School Year. 


Both East Side Elementary School and Edinburgh Community Middle/High School buildings will be closed until Governor Holcomb gives the public an “all clear.”  


Our food service department intends to continue making grab-n-go meals available through May 19 at East Side Elementary School, assuming we have sufficient food-packaging materials and staffing. Special recognition needs to be given to those food service staff members who are continuing to go above and beyond the call of duty to prepare and distribute food to our students.  


This virus has required our Edinburgh Community Schools’ students, parents, teachers, administrators and support staff to approach the teaching-learning process in an entirely different way. I know we miss our spring field trips, extra- and co-curricular activities, spending time with our friends and colleagues, and have concerns about our having to postpone (not cancel) prom and (possibly) postpone graduation. I have been very impressed with the positive approach that everyone has shown during this difficult situation.


As I mentioned in my previous memo, maintain a regular routine, watch your diet, exercise and keep a positive attitude. There will be an end to the disruption caused by this virus.  I am optimistic that we will return as students and staff next fall for the 2020 – 2021 School Year.  










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