Schools planning for August 5 start
Students in one school corporation have been officially informed by letter when they will return to school.
Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp. Superintendent Andrew Jackson told parents in a letter Friday, June 12, the first day of school will be Wednesday, Aug. 5.
“While it will certainly be different, we are excited to welcome all of our students back for face-to-face instruction,” Jackson said in the letter.
South Dearborn Community School Corp. Website also lists Aug. 5 as the first day of school.
“We are working on our re-entry document and plan as well,” said Superintendent Eric Lows in an email.
“There is currently no plan to alter our corporation calendar that was adopted during the winter months. Having said that, it may be subject to change pending legislation or government orders regarding a shutdown.”
Lawrenceburg Community School Corp. is meeting to come up with plans to reopen school.
Its website lists Aug. 5 as the first student day, and the first e-learning day is set for Wednesday, Aug. 19.
Superintendent Karl Galey said at the school board’s Tuesday, June 9, meeting a plan for restarting extracurricular activities should be released soon, while the rest of the plans will come later.
In the Sunman-Dearborn corporation, there will be changes in the calendar approved earlier this year but “not so drastic as to interfere with previously planned vacations during planned breaks.”
Jackson wrote there will be a “full-time online option for students and parents.”
The attendance policy will be changed to allow extended absences for students who test COVID-19 positive, exhibit symptoms, or have been exposed to someone who is tests positive or exhibit symptoms.
Students will not be permitted back to school until they are symptom-free for 72 hours, and students may be asked to self-quarantine for up to 14 calendar days.
He also wrote plans, including the school calendar, may change at any time.