Although Randolph County’s schools are all abiding by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s executive order to close all school buildings for instruction until May 1, there are still plenty of local decisions being made by local educators.
For example, every school still has its own plan for E-learning and the use of up to 20 instructional waiver days granted by Gov. Holcomb to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Every school in Randolph County is currently on previously planned Spring Break.
At Randolph Eastern, Supt. Aaron Black said Union City’s schools will stay on the original plan until April 13 and will generate an updated plan on or about March 30.
“The situation is very fluid and to make plans just to change and confuse you all at this point does not make sense to us,” Black noted in his message to school patrons.
Union City schools will have E-learning on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. There will be no school the remainder of the week. E-learning will also take place on Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7. There will be no school the remainder of the week, including Good Friday on April 9.
There is no plan as of yet for April 13 at beyond.
“We ask that our patrons continue to refer back to our social media and website for important information,” Black has announced.
Similarly, at Randolph Central the plan for the two weeks from March 30 until April 13 remains the same. But E-learning days for Winchester Community students will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for the two week period. Waiver days (no school) will be used on the two Wednesdays with a waiver day on Friday, March 28. There is also no school on Good Friday, April 10.
The plan for the period between April 13 and May 1 will be announced after spring break.
Monroe Central and Randolph Southern have school E-learning plans that extend until May 1.
Following spring break, Monroe Central will have E-Learning days on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until May 1, except for Good Friday.
Randolph Southern has e-learning days scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday on the week of March 30-April 3, with waiver days used on Monday and Thursday. The following week, April 6-10, there will be e-learning days on Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9. Waiver days will be used on Monday and Wednesday and there is no school on Good Friday, April 10.
Following Spring Break, students at Union School Corp. will have E-learning days on Monday, April 6, Wednesday, April 8 and Friday, April 10. Union administrators will be meeting early next week to complete a long-term plan and will communicate that plan as it is ready.
All of these schedules are tentative and subject to change.
At all schools, students without access to the internet will be provided with learning packets.
The Indiana Department of Education will be sending out new guidelines and information pertaining to seniors and graduation requirements. This information will be relayed to parents from the district upon receiving it.