Over the last three years, Carrier, whose residential headquarters are based on the west side of Indianapolis, has donated $45,000 to the Area 31 Career Center located at Ben Davis Julie Tucker is in the midst of helping 23 high school students learn a piece by composer William Held called “Lullaby,” bar by bar, line by line.
Student Spotlight These McClelland Elementary students listen as instructional coach Melody Boyd explains how to access various tools in Google Meets in preparation for a writing assignment. • Berkeley Heights Public Schools : closing Tuesday, March 10 after a parent of a student tested positive for coronavirus.
• Haddonfield Public Schools : closing on Monday, March 16 so staff can prepare for the possibility of “virtual classrooms and at-home learning,” the district’s superintendent said. • Jersey City Public Schools : closing at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 to initiate plans and coordinate with staff for satellite learning options.
• Sandhurst School District: closing early on Thursday, March 12 to plan for any possible closures in response to coronavirus. • Monmouth University: cancelling all classes (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) for the remainder of the week, with spring break beginning as scheduled on Saturday, March 14.
A student contacted university health services to report flu-like symptoms and was transported to Monmouth Medical Center for further evaluation. • Para mus Public Schools : closing Wednesday, March 11 to receive needed comprehensive training in remote instruction.
• Red Bank Regional School District: closing Tuesday, March 10 for cleaning after the sibling of a student tested positive for coronavirus. • Rowan University: lengthening its spring break a week, so staffers can develop plans to teach courses remotely if coronavirus prompts a closure.
• Stevens Institute of Technology: cancelling classes on Tuesday, March 10 in preparation to bring all courses online through Canvas. • Warren Hills Regional School District: closing Wednesday, March 11 to develop coronavirus preparedness plans.
Eric Holcomb said Thursday he would leave the decision whether to close to local districts. The governor also told schools to plan for broader closures, including moves to e-learning and remote classrooms.
A spokesperson for Holcomb's office said the decision was made with Indiana Department of Education and with input from school superintendents. “The goal is to provide flexibility as districts may have individual needs,” said Rachel Hoffman, Holcomb's press secretary.
Instar will keep a running list how districts in the metro area are handling the closures. Families in Zionsville who need meal assistance can fill out a confidential form on the district’s website.
For students and families in Lebanon who are in need of meal assistance, they can pick up “grab and go” kits of five breakfasts and five lunches for students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 16 and Monday, March 23 at Hattie B. Stokes Elementary. The district also has an clearing help desk to provide technology support to students from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days and for families to request printed learning materials.
Teachers will be available between 9 a’m and 3 p.m. to answer questions via email and all work assigned during this e-learning period will be due when students return to school. Carmel Clay Schools will close through spring break with the plan to return to in-person classes on April 13.
Families are encouraged to test their devices for connectivity and make sure students can log in to their Canvas account. Families who need a device can fill out this form or contact their child’s school.
Families are asked to stay in their vehicles and the food will be delivered directly to them by district staff. Pick up is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 and Monday, March 23 at the Hamilton Heights Middle School parking lot, Atlanta Public Library, Walnut Grove Community Building, Straw town Sale Barn and Hidden Bay Clubhouse.
Families in need of technology assistance can contact the district’s help desk at 317-594-4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Families who requested food assistance during the closure can pick it up from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 16 at Promise Road, Winkle Creek or Noblesville High School.
Families can pick them up from 11 a’m to 1 p.m. at the Sheridan High School gym lobby, Old Trailers parking lot and the drive west of the water tower. Families are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher with questions, but the school offices will be open to provide assistance.
Westfield Washington Schools will close through spring break and Monday, March 16 is a waiver day with no instructional time for students. Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 2 are waiver days with no instruction for students.
Students will receive an email on March 16 with more details about the logistics of e-learning. No clubs or athletic teams will meet during the closure and school lunches already ordered will be refunded.
In a video message, Superintendent Harold Olin said the district is still deciding its plan for after spring break and if e-learning and/or waiver days will be used. Vernon Community Schools will close its buildings and do some e-learning days once spring break is over.
Technology support for e-learning will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the closure, and families can call 317-482-4112 or email email@example.com. Southern Hancock County Schools closed on March 12 and will return to in-person classes April 6, after spring break.
Due to privacy law, the district couldn’t share more information about those students, Superintendent Lisa Anti wrote in a letter to parents. Avon Schools Superintendent Maggie Horseman said the precautionary measure is being taken as officials are working to determine how far the web of contact extends from these students.
The district will use e-learning days, where students receive instruction online, as much as possible and will make learning packets available to families without internet access, Horseman said. North West Hendricks Schools will be closed from March 13 to April 6.
There will be a drive-thru pick up for five breakfast and five lunch meal kits at Trimmest High School March 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The district is doing “at home learning” from March 16-20, ahead of spring break.
Spring break will take place as scheduled, from March 23 to April 3. The district’s food and clothing pantry will be open its regular hours March 19 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Harris Academy.
Danville Community Schools will be closed from March 16 through the district’s spring break. Families that don’t have access to a device or internet can request paper learning materials to email or phone to their child’s school by 4 p.m. March 17.
If requested, the materials must be picked up March 19, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the school’s front office. Food packages with breakfasts and lunches for the week of e-learning can be picked up at Danville Community High School.
Plainfield Community Schools will be closed from March 13 through spring break, with students scheduled to return April 6. Beginning March 16, the QuakerBrake Food Truck will make daily sack lunch deliveries to numerous neighborhoods throughout Plainfield.
To-go meals will be available for Mill Creek students at Cascade High School March 16-20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Center Grove Community Schools will use waivers from the state to close its buildings and have non-instructional days from March 16-18.
Families in need of food were able to pick it up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at Sugar Grove Elementary. Any leftover food was delivered to the Impact Center at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood.
Greenwood Community Schools closed March 13 due to concern about COVID-19. Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United Schools will doe Learning from March 16-20, when spring break starts.
The district said it will continue to monitor the situation and share any decisions made about returning to school on April 6 after spring break. The district will have drive-thru food distribution for families in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, outside the middle/high school cafeteria.
Those who need meals should complete an online survey sent to families via email or call food services at 317-878-2106. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hog sett has asked all schools in the county to close by Monday, he announced at a news conference Thursday.
During e-learning days, free meals will be available to Decatur Township students at all buildings from 11 a.m. to noon. The closure includes all events, trips and practices set to occur between March 13 and April 5.
Lawrence TownshipSchools are closed through April 5, at the recommendation of the Marion County Public Health Department. Families needing access to offline instructional materials for the week will be able to pick up paper packets at that time.
To-go lunches will be available weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon March 16 to April 3 anyone who is 18 years old or younger, regardless of where they attend school. Pike TownshipSchools will utilize e-learning throughout the closure to help ensure learning is not disrupted during regularly scheduled school attendance days.
For families without reliable access to the internet and/or a digital device, parents need to notify their child’s teacher or school by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17. In a letter sent out to parents, Superintendent Jeff Butts said the district was preparing for a more extended closure, if necessary.
“Although we hope to return to school on April 6, the ever-changing circumstances will determine our ability to reopen,” he said. Meals will not be served during the district’s regularly scheduled two week spring break.
Food service workers also packaged more “grab and go” style meals, which will be available for pickup from seven schools across the district and a mobile food service bus with stops planned at two apartment complexes. Superintendent Alessia Johnson said last week that she considers feeding kids “an essential service” that the district provides.
Food packets are also available for daily pickup at each school starting March 16, from 10 am. Remote learning will begin on March 16, and all school activities between now and April 13 are postponed until further notice.
Park Tudor closed March 12 and students will not return until April 13, after spring break. Park Tudor officials told families that while no one in their school community is being treated for the illness, a parent of a student was recently in proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and two additional members of the school community may have been in close contact with another individual who has tested positive.
If the district decides to extend the closure, that decision will be made March 27. Penman wrote that the district’s technology department will be available for assistance with e-learning and directed families to Eminence Christian Church Food Pantry for resources and needs.
Families should reach out to their classroom teacher via phone or email during regular school hours with questions or call the helpline from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 765-342-6641, extension 8040. Families can pick up five days of breakfast and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon and 5:30 to 6 p.m. March 16 at three locations: Brooklyn STEM Academy, Paragon Elementary and Martinsville High School.
The district also distributed food packages to families in need from 11 to 11:30 a.m. March 16. Mooresville Consolidated Schools closed March 16 and will re-open no earlier than April 6, after spring break and doe Learning.
Students in kindergarten to sixth grade who don’t have access to a device can call the Mooresville Schools Education Center at 317-831-0950 to request printed activities. The district is preparing to utilize e-learning from March 30to April 4, if necessary, but a decision has not been made.
Southwestern Consolidated Schools will conduct e-learning Days March 16-19, before starting the district’s regularly-scheduled spring break. Bus drivers will deliver breakfast and lunch to students who regularly ride their routes.
Shelbyville Central Schools will close March 16 and use four of the state’s waiver days. If the district needs to stay closed past spring break, it will do so with a combination of e-learning and waiver days.
Free grab-and-go meals will be provided for anyone under the age of 18 from all schools, except the Golden Bear Preschool.