COVID-19 (Coronavirus Info)

April 2, 2020 - 7:20 p.m.

Pike Family,

Today was hard. We learned that our buildings will be closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year at the same time you did. Although we know that it is the right decision, and that we can stop the spread and save lives by staying home, it doesn't mean that this isn't really sad and a lot to process for all of us.

There are many things happening very quickly, which means that there are some requests we cannot responsibly grant and some questions, that as much as we would like to, we cannot answer right now. Sadly, that includes decisions regarding graduation and details regarding when we will be able to safely allow access to our schools. We know that this uncertainty is difficult, but during this crisis, circumstances are truly outside of our control.

Please know that we are completely committed to serving our families and doing what is best for our students at all times. We will continue to do everything we can to provide support and meet the needs of our students, staff members and their families. Keeping our students and staff safe is our highest priority and will be at the center of everything we do.

We will follow our remote learning schedule for April and continue to provide updates and share any additional information we may have after Spring Break.

We know this is not ideal and understand your frustrations. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you need assistance, we encourage you to call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave a message.

Please continue to do everything you can to take care, be well, and look for the light in these challenging times. ❤️
 

March 29, 2020 - 6:40 p.m.

Pike Family,
 
Please click on the link below to view a video message from Dr. Flora:
 
3.27.2020 Superintendent's Message
 
It is officially spring break for all of our students and staff members. We encourage your family to take as much time as you can to unplug, recharge, and enjoy each other.
 
Next Week:
 

  • All of our students and staff members will be on spring break. 
  • Curbside meal pick up will be available at College Park Elementary School, Guion Creek Elementary School, Eastbrook Elementary School, Deer Run Elementary School, and the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31st.
  • On Thursday, April 2nd, we will be visiting the Abington, Colonial Square, Falcon Creek, La Joya, Scarborough Lakes, Springhill, Three Fountains & Mayfield Green, and Whispering Pines apartment communities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to distribute free meals to anyone 18 and under.
  • Our Pike Red Zone Food Pantry, which is located at the Pike Freshman Center, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday (3/30), Wednesday (4/1), and Friday, (4/3).

 
After Break:
 
Our first day of remote learning following spring break will be Wednesday, April 8th. We will operate on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday student learning schedule throughout the month of April. We will share additional information about our plans to provide support for students who need offline remote learning opportunities due to unreliable access to a device or internet following break.

April Remote Learning Calendar

We encourage you to call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave a message if you need assistance.
 
Please take care, be well, and know that we are grateful for the opportunity to serve you.
 
Always,
#PikeProud
 

March 26, 2020 - 5:30 p.m.

Pike Family,

Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and support. As of tomorrow, all of our schools will officially be on spring break. If you can, please take time to rest, recharge, and unplug. 

Tomorrow – Friday, March 27th:

•    Our Pike Red Zone Food Pantry, which is located at the Pike Freshman Center, will be open from 11 to 2 p.m. 
•    Curbside meal pick-up will be available at Eagle Creek Elementary School, New Augusta South, and Snacks Crossing Elementary School from 11 to 2 p.m.

Next Week:

•    All of our students and staff members will be on spring break. 
•    Curbside meal pick up will be available at College Park Elementary School, Guion Creek Elementary School, Eastbrook Elementary School, Deer Run Elementary School, and the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31st. Thursday’s schedule will be announced on Monday.
•    Our Pike Red Zone Food Pantry, which is located at the Pike Freshman Center, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday (3/30), Wednesday (4/1), and Friday, (4/3).

After Break:

Our first day of remote learning following spring break will be Wednesday, April 8th. We will operate on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday student learning schedule throughout the month of April. We will share additional information about our plans to provide support for students who need remote learning opportunities outside of Canvas due to unreliable access to a device or internet following break.

April Remote Learning Calendar

Mark your calendar:

Dr. Flora will be hosting a Facebook Live Chat on Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m. Please join us if you are able.

Please don’t forget that we are here for you. Call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave a message if you need assistance.

March 25, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.

Pike Family,

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 26th, thanks to special support from Chartwells and members of our Transportation, Facilities, and Security Departments, we will be visiting the Abington, Colonial Square, Falcon Creek, La Joya, Scarborough Lakes, Springhill, Three Fountains & Mayfield Green, and Whispering Pines apartment communities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to distribute free meals to anyone 18 and under.

It will be the last official learning day prior to spring break for our traditional calendar students. If your child does not have reliable access to a device or the internet, we will communicate information about packet availability, as well as our remote learning schedule this week.

The Pike Red Zone Food Pantry, which is located at our Pike Freshman Center, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 27th.

Next week:

  • All of our students and staff members will be on spring break. 
  • Curbside meal pick up will be available at College Park Elementary School, Guion Creek Elementary School, Eastbrook Elementary School, Deer Run Elementary School, and the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31st, and Thursday, April 2nd.
  • Our Pike Red Zone Food Pantry, which is located at the Pike Freshman Center, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday (3/30), Wednesday (4/1), and Friday, (4/3).

 

March 24, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.

Pike Family,

The Pike Red Zone Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25th, at the Pike Freshman Center.

This Thursday will be the last official learning day prior to spring break for our traditional calendar students. If your child does not have reliable access to a device or the internet, we will communicate information about packet availability, as well as our remote learning schedule later this week.

Next week, all of our students and staff members will be on spring break. Curbside meal pick up will be available at College Park Elementary School, Guion Creek Elementary School, Eastbrook Elementary School, Deer Run Elementary School, and the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31st and Thursday, April 2nd.

Our Pike Red Zone Food Pantry, which is located at the Pike Freshman Center, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday (3/30), Wednesday (4/1), and Friday, (4/3).

If you need assistance, please call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave a message.
 

March 23, 2020 - 3:35 p.m.

Pike Family,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24th, curbside meal pick up will be available at College Park Elementary School, Guion Creek Elementary School, Eastbrook Elementary School, Deer Run Elementary School, and the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child will receive 5 days of breakfast and lunch. 

Our Red Zone Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25th and Friday, March 27th at the Pike Freshman Center.

Today, Governor Holcomb declared a statewide stay at home order, which will go in to effect March 25th and is scheduled to stay in place until at least April 7th in an attempt to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Additional information regarding the order may be found at: https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/

Mayor Hogsett also upgraded the travel advisory for Marion County to “warning,” the highest level allowed under state law, restricting travel except for emergency situations and essential functions. http://hhcorp.org/hhc/index.php/newsroom/2020-news-releases/731-joint-release-mayor-joe-hogsett-marion-county-public-health-department-issue-new-stay-at-home-orders-for-all-residents

As a reminder, our balanced calendar schools, Eagle Creek, Fishback, and New Augusta North & South are currently on spring break. Our traditional calendar students will be engaged in digital or remote learning through Thursday. Their first day of spring break will be Friday, March 27th. We will share our plans for digital and remote learning after spring break in the near future.

Please remember that we are here for you. If you need assistance please call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave a message.
 

March 20, 2020 - 4:55 p.m.

Pike Family,

This week was hard. We would like to thank you for your patience, your flexibility, and your support as we all took the first steps in what will be a long and change-filled process of figuring out how to care for ourselves and one another. It is normal to feel worried, uncertain, and even scared right now. Please do not add to any anxiety you may be feeling by expecting yourself or your new routine to be perfect. Right now, it is important to prioritize our physical and mental health and overall well-being. Part of that is knowing that just doing our best, no matter what that might be or look like, is more than enough.

Learning:

Our balanced calendar schools, Eagle Creek, Fishback, and New Augusta North and South, are now on spring break. 

Our traditional calendar schools will participate in eLearning Monday through Thursday of next week. Their first day of spring break will be Friday, March 27th. 

We will send out information about our eLearning and remote learning schedule going forward prior to April 6th.

As a reminder:

On Tuesday, March 24th, curbside meal pick up will be available at College Park Elementary School, Guion Creek Elementary School, Eastbrook Elementary School, Deer Run Elementary School, and the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child will receive 5 days of breakfast and lunch. 

Our Pike Red Zone Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday (3/23), Wednesday (3/25), and Friday (3/27) of next week as well.

Additional resources for assistance:

http://www.211.org/services/covid19

United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund.  They will help with bills, rent and food.  Call 1.866.211.9966 and provide zip code and will be given a list of local agencies to provide assistance.

https://www.indyhunger.org/

https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

We will not send out a daily update this weekend unless there is something new to report. 

Please take care, stay well, and call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave a message if you need assistance.

We encourage you to practice social distancing and to take some time to relax, recharge, and unplug this weekend if you are able.
 

March 19, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.

Pike Family,

Today, Governor Holcomb announced that all Indiana schools would remain closed until at least May 1st. Although we know this is not ideal, please rest assured that we are diligently planning and preparing to provide our students with the best learning experiences possible, and to continue to provide our families with meal service support throughout the duration of this closure. We will continue to provide frequent updates and encourage you to call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave a message if you need assistance.   
 
We completed our first day of eLearning today and look forward to day two tomorrow. Students who attend our balanced calendar schools, Eagle Creek Elementary School, Fishback Creek Public Academy, and New Augusta North and South will have eLearning experiences today and tomorrow. They will observe their regularly scheduled spring break and resume their eLearning or remote learning experiences on Monday, April 6th. 
 
Students who attend our traditional calendar schools will have eLearning or remote learning experiences today through March 26th. They will begin spring break on March 27th and resume eLearning or remote learning on April 6th. 
 
The Governor has also requested that all testing be canceled for this school year. 
 
We will share additional information for our plans for April 6th and beyond in the near future.
 
As a reminder:
 
Our Red Zone Food Pantry will be open and sack lunches will be available for curbside pick-up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., tomorrow, Friday, March 20th at the Pike Freshman Center.
 
Your child’s teachers will be available to answer questions via email or Canvas from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. on regularly scheduled school days up until your child’s spring break.
 
If your child has forgotten their password, the following support will be available beginning Wednesday. 
 
1. Call 317-387-2525 and press 1 for students
2.  Leave a message with your name, ID number, and a return phone number
 
If you requested a learning packet because your child does not have reliable access to a device or the internet, but were unable to pick it up, it will be mailed to you and should arrive by Monday.
 
Additional resources for assistance:
 
http://www.211.org/services/covid19
 
United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund.  They will help with bills, rent and food.  Call 1.866.211.9966 and provide zip code and will be given a list of local agencies to provide assistance.
 
Next week:
On Tuesday, March 24th, curbside meal pick up will be available at College Park Elementary School, Guion Creek Elementary School, Eastbrook Elementary School, Deer Run Elementary School, and the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child will receive 5 days of breakfast and lunch. 
 
Our Pike Red Zone Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday (3/23), Wednesday (3/25), and Friday (3/27) of next week as well.
 
We are truly blessed to serve such an amazing community and thank everyone for their continued patience and support. This is not easy for anyone. Please remember that our counselors and social workers are available to provide support and connect you to resources. Call (317) 387-2222 and leave a message if you need assistance.

March 18, 2020 - 8:45 p.m.

Pike Family,

Our Red Zone Food Pantry will be open and sack lunches will be available for curbside pick-up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th and Friday, March 20th.

ELearning will begin on Thursday, March 19th. Your child’s teachers will be available to answer questions via email or Canvas from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. from Thursday up until the first scheduled day of your child’s spring break.

If your child has forgotten their password, the following support will be available: 

1.            Call 317-387-2525 and press 1 for students
2.            Leave a message with your name, ID number, and a return phone number

If you requested a learning packet because your child does not have reliable access to a device or the internet, but were unable to pick it up, it will be mailed to you and should arrive by Monday.

Staying Informed:

The Governor will be providing an update to the COVID-19 efforts at 1:00 PM tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th. 

There will be a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall meeting at 2:00 PM http://www.indianapolisrecorder.com/recorder_headlines/article_0658f24e-693d-11ea-abca-037705dbff79.html

Additional Resources for Assistance:

http://www.211.org/services/covid19

United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund.  They will help with bills, rent and food.  Call 1.866.211.9966 and provide zip code and will be given a list of local agencies to provide assistance.

Looking Ahead:

On Tuesday, March 24th, curbside meal pick up will be available at Guion Creek Elementary School, Eastbrook Elementary School, Deer Run Elementary School, and the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child will receive 5 days of breakfast and lunch. 

Our Pike Red Zone Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday (3/23), Wednesday (3/25), and Friday (3/27) of next week as well.

Please take care, stay well, and call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave a message if you need assistance.
 

March 17, 2020 - 5:25 p.m.

Pike Family,

As a reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18th, we will have curbside meal distribution at all Pike elementary schools, middle schools, and the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child will receive five days of breakfast and lunch. In addition, if you notified your child’s teacher or school that you did not have reliable access to a device or the internet, your child’s remote learning packet will also be available for pick up during this time frame. Children who are enrolled at the Nathaniel Jones Early Learning Center can pick up meals at Eastbrook Elementary. PPA students may visit the PFC. Gleaners back packs will also be available at each elementary school.
 
Our Red Zone Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Thursday, March 19th.
 
ELearning will begin on Thursday, March 19th. Your child’s teachers will be available to answer questions via email or Canvas from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. from Thursday up until the first scheduled day of your child’s spring break.
 
If your child has forgotten their password, the following support will be available beginning Wednesday. 
 
1. Call 317-387-2525 and press 1 for students
2. Leave a message with your name, ID number, and a return phone number
 
Looking Ahead:
 
On Tuesday, March 24th, curbside meal pick up will be available at Guion Creek Elementary School, Eastbrook Elementary School, Deer Run Elementary School, and the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child will receive 5 days of breakfast and lunch. 
 
Our Pike Red Zone Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday (3/23), Wednesday (3/25), and Friday (3/27) of next week.
 
Please take care, stay well, and call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave a message if you need assistance.
 

March 16, 2020 - 6:35 p.m.

Pike Family,

Today, national, state, and local leaders shared sobering news and advised much more extensive recommendations, which will impact all of our lives greatly. The most important consideration remains the health and safety of our students, our staff, and their families. For that reason, we are reassessing our plans on a daily and hourly basis. 

We will continue our food service operations as follows: 

Out of concern for the health of our families and our staff members food distribution will be handled via a curbside, drive through process. 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th, sack lunches will be available for pick up at the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This week and next week, our Red Zone Food Pantry will be open to all Pike families at the same location Monday thru Thursday from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18th, packet pick up and meal services will be available at the Freshman Center and all Pike elementary and middle schools from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child will be provided with five meals. Children who are enrolled at the Nathaniel Jones Early Learning Center can pick up meals at Eastbrook Elementary. PPA students may visit the PFC. Gleaners back packs will also be available at each elementary school.

If your child will not have reliable access to a device or internet service, please be sure to notify their teacher or school prior to 10 a.m. tomorrow so we can prepare a remote learning packet for them.

Although we had hoped to be able to allow our orchestra and band students into our buildings for a brief window on Wednesday to pick up their instruments, that is no longer feasible.  

ELearning will begin on Thursday, March 19th. Your child’s teachers will be available to answer questions via email or Canvas from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. from Thursday up until the first scheduled day of your child’s spring break.

If your child has forgotten their password, the following support will be available beginning Wednesday. 

1.            Call 317-387-2525 and press 1 for students
2.            Leave a message with your name, ID number, and a return phone number

Our counselors and social workers are available to provide support. If you need assistance, please call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave a message.
 

March 15, 2020 - 6:15 p.m.

If you are feeling overwhelmed right now, that is completely understandable. In uncertain times, the last thing anyone needs is more stress. 

One of the best learning related things a child can do, now or ever, is read. Did you know that our students have free access to our collection of ebooks and audiobooks via a free app called Sora? You can get the app, visit the website www.soraapp.com, or access Sora through Pike Clever.

Check out Sora on Pike Clever or at www.soraapp.com

If you do not have reliable access to a device or the internet, we will be sharing information about a free book distribution next week.

Our teachers are hard at work planning learning experiences and our librarians are compiling a list of safe sites and resources for our students, which we will share. In the meantime, encourage your child to read, relax, and don’t feel like you need to add curriculum developer to your list of responsibilities. We are here for you.

Take care of yourself and call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave message if you need support.

As a reminder, our current plans are as follows:

Monday, March 16th  –  11 AM -2 PM Sack lunches and Red Zone Food Pantry Open outside Pike Freshman Center

Tuesday, March 17th – 11 AM – 2 PM Sack lunches and Red Zone Food Pantry Open outside Pike Freshman Center

Wednesday, March 18th – 11 AM – 2 PM Packet pick up and meal services will be available at the Freshman Center and all Pike elementary and middle schools. 
Each child will be provided with five meals. The Pike Food Pantry will also be open to families during this time. 
Children who are enrolled at the Nathaniel Jones Early Learning Center can pick up meals at Eastbrook Elementary. PPA students may visit the PFC.

Thursday, March 19th – eLearning Begins

March 14, 2020 - 2:15 p.m. 

We have received several incredibly kind messages from people wanting to help our students and families. We are so grateful to our community for their outpouring of generosity and support.

Our Pike Red Zone Food Pantry provides food and supplies to Pike families throughout the year. They were able to provide food and necessary supplies to 27 families on Friday and will continue to do so in the coming days. The easiest way to help our Red Zone Food Pantry support our community at this time is to provide a monetary donation.

The Pike Township Educational Foundation is accepting donations via their website at https://pike-ef.org/. Please type Food Pantry in the comment section to earmark your donation.

Our counselors and social workers are available to talk and provide information regarding community resources. We encourage Pike families in need of support to call our hotline at (317) 387-2222 and leave a message.

As always, we are #PikeProud to serve our amazing community.

March 13, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.

Pike Families,

Based on how things stand as of right now, these are our plans. Please know that any and all of this could be subject to change as a result of guidance from the state or national level.

Sack lunch pick up will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pike Freshman Center on Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th. In order to give our staff ample time to prepare quality eLearning lessons, we will use waiver days for Monday – Wednesday, with eLearning beginning on Thursday, March 19th. During our scheduled eLearning Days, which will run from Thursday through the start of your child’s scheduled Spring Break, teachers will be available online for eLearning office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Students may submit questions via email or Canvas. Digital resources can be found on our website.

If your child will not have reliable access to a device or the internet, please be sure to let their teacher or school know prior to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17th and we will prepare a learning packet for them.

On Wednesday, March 18th, packet pick up and meal services will be available at the Freshman Center and all Pike elementary and middle schools from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child will be provided with five meals. The Pike Food Pantry will also be open to families during this time. Children who are enrolled at the Nathaniel Jones Early Learning Center can pick up meals at Eastbrook Elementary. Meal services will also be available the week of March 23rd and we will share those details next week.

We have set up an information hotline for families at (317) 387-2222. We encourage you to call for updates if you are unable to access our website and request support if needed. 

We know that this closure is challenging and appreciate your patience as we work to develop and adapt plans in order to best serve our students and support all of our families.

March 12, 2020 - 8:30 p.m.

Pike Family,

As you know, based on guidance from the state and local health departments, our schools will be closed beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 13th. This includes Loving Care and our Nathaniel Jones Early Learning Center. Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and community.

Sack lunches and access to the Pike Red Zone Food Pantry will be available outside of the Pike Freshman Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. A hotline has been set up for our families at (317) 387-2222. 

If your child has medication in the nurse’s offices that you will need, please plan to pick it up during normal school hours tomorrow, Friday, March 13th.

Throughout the course of this closure, which is expected to continue through April 5th, we will utilize eLearning. This will help ensure learning is not disrupted during regularly scheduled school attendance days. If your child will not have reliable access to the internet and/or a digital device, please notify your child’s teacher via Canvas or email as soon as possible, or contact your child’s school no later than 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17th, and we will ensure that a learning packet is prepared for them.

We anticipate that eLearning will begin early next week. Please continue to monitor our website for updates.
 

March 12, 2020
 
Public School Districts of Marion County Staff & Families,
 
Under the direction of Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) and in collaboration with Mayor Hogsett’s office, the public school districts of Marion County will be closed March 13 - April 5, 2020 due to Coronavirus and in an overabundance of caution.   
 
After closely monitoring the situation, consulting medical experts, and giving careful consideration to what is best for our students, staff, and the communities we serve, the determination has been made to close all public school districts in Marion County effective tomorrow, Friday, March 13. 
 
Contingency plans will be put in place to ensure that meals and uninterrupted learning experiences will be available for our students.   Details and local decisions regarding meals and continued learning will be shared in the coming days by each school district.  
 
You will receive direct communication from your district soon that will include additional information regarding what to expect, detailed logistics, and where to find important updates.    
 
Although we know that this may cause challenges for our families, it is essential for us to prioritize health and safety by implementing our pandemic plans and doing everything we can to support our communities throughout this quickly evolving health emergency. 
 
The measure to close schools is being implemented by MCPHD to slow the spread of the virus by social isolation and distancing.  For this reason, it is not encouraged that staff and students go out into public spaces frequently or large gatherings during the closure time.  
 
All public school districts in Marion County will remain in close collaboration with MCPHD and appropriate health authorities during this closure.  We encourage staff and families to remain engaged by visiting www.MarionHealth.org and www.CDC.gov/COVID-19 .
 
If you have questions or concerns regarding the Coronavirus, please call the MCPHD Coronavirus Call Center at 317-221-5500 or contact your primary care physician.  
 
Public School Districts of Marion County Superintendents,
Dr. Paul Kaiser, Beech Grove City Schools
Dr. Matt Prusiecki, MSD of Decatur Township
Dr. Bruce Hibbard, Franklin Township Community School Corporation
Mrs. Aleesia Johnson, Indianapolis Public Schools
Dr. Shawn A. Smith, MSD of Lawrence Township
Mr. Patrick W. Mapes, Perry Township Schools
Dr. Flora Reichanadter, MSD of Pike Township 
Dr. Kyle Trebley, School Town of Speedway
Dr. Tim Hanson, MSD of Warren Township
Dr. Nikki Woodson, MSD of Washington Township 
Dr. Jeff Butts, MSD of Wayne Township


12 de marzo del 2020

Personal y Familias de Distritos de Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Marion,

Bajo la dirección del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Marion (MCPHD) y en colaboración con la oficina del alcalde Hogsett, los distritos escolares públicos del Condado de Marion estarán cerrados del 13 de marzo al 5 de abril del 2020 debido a Coronavirus y en exceso de precaución. Alentamos a la comunidad a ver la conferencia de prensa a las 5 de la tarde celebrada por MCPHD y la oficina del alcalde.  
Después de monitorear de cerca la situación, consultar a expertos médicos y considerar cuidadosamente lo que es mejor para nuestros estudiantes, el personal y las comunidades a las que servimos, se tomó la determinación de cerrar todos los distritos escolares públicos en el Condado de Marion a partir de mañana, viernes, 13 de marzo. 

Se implementarán planes de contingencia para garantizar que las comidas y las experiencias de aprendizaje ininterrumpido estarán disponibles para nuestros estudiantes. Los detalles y las decisiones locales con respecto a las comidas y el aprendizaje continuo serán compartidos en los próximos días por cada distrito escolar. 

Pronto recibirá una comunicación directa de su distrito que incluirá información adicional sobre qué esperar, logística detallada y dónde encontrar actualizaciones importantes.    

Aunque sabemos que esto puede causar desafíos para nuestras familias, es esencial para nosotros priorizar la salud y la seguridad al implementar nuestros planes de pandemia y hacer todo lo posible para apoyar a nuestras comunidades durante esta emergencia de salud en evolución rápida. 

La medida para cerrar las escuelas está siendo implementada por MCPHD para frenar la propagación del virus mediante el aislamiento social y el distanciamiento. Por esta razón, no se recomienda que el personal y los estudiantes salgan a espacios públicos con frecuencia o a grandes reuniones durante el tiempo de cierre.  
Todos los distritos escolares públicos en el Condado de Marion permanecerán en estrecha colaboración con MCPHD y las autoridades sanitarias correspondientes durante este cierre. Alentamos al personal y a las familias a mantenerse comprometidos visitando la página web www.MarionHealth.org y www.CDC.gov/COVID-19.

Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes con respecto al Coronavirus, llame al Centro de llamadas de Coronavirus de MCPHD al 317-221-5500 o comuníquese con su médico de atención primaria.  

Superintendentes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Marion,
Dr. Paul Kaiser, Escuelas de la Ciudad de Beech Grove
Sra. Aleesia Johnson, Escuelas Públicas de Indianapolis
Dr. Bruce Hibbard, Corporación Escolar del Municipio de Franklin
Dr. Matt Prusiecki, MSD del Municipio de Decatur
Dr. Shawn A. Smith, MSD del Municipio de Lawrence
Dr. Flora Reichanadter, MSD del Municipio de Pike 
Dr. Tim Hanson, MSD del Municipio de Warren
Dr. Nikki Woodson, MSD del Municipio de Washington 
Dr. Jeff Butts, MSD del Municipio de Wayne
Sr. Patrick W. Mapes, Escuelas del Municipio de Perry
Dr. Kyle Trebley, Escuelas de Speedway

 

March 6, 2020

Although there has only been one presumptive positive case of the coronavirus identified in Indiana at this time, we understand more are likely and are monitoring the situation closely. In the event that we become aware of an identified case within our school community, we will notify the staff, students, and families from the affected school(s). In the meantime, we will continue to work with and follow the guidance of local and national experts.

  • Our pandemic plan will be implemented immediately should become necessary.
  • In the event of school closures and/or cancelations, we will ensure that learning is not disrupted by conducting Digital Learning Days.
  • We will share any important news or updates via all of our communication channels (email, social media, website).

Please follow the CDC recommendations below to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

You may also visit the CDC’s website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for additional information.