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    Washington Community Schools was notified the USDA has provided schools with COVID-19 relief funds for school meals. These funds will allow ALL students in grades 7th-12th to receive school meals (breakfast and lunch) free of charge, no matter their economic status. This program has been extended until June 30th, 2021. Students in K-6th Grade will continue to receive free school meals with no change. 

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10/24/2020

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9/24/2020

Governor Holcomb moves state to Stage 5 of the Back on Track Indiana plan. Mask mandate extended until at least October 17th. 

 

8/27/2020

The district has received a few questions following yesterday’s press conference held by Gov. Holcomb and Dr. Box during which time both Daviess and Martin County were identified as a hotspot for COVID-19.

 

Washington Community Schools is in daily contact with the Daviess County Health Department.  This pattern of communication will continue throughout the pandemic.  Following yesterday’s press conference, the Department of Health verified that the district numbers do not warrant a change from the current “green” status.

 Here are the facts as of yesterday afternoon:

  • Washington Community Schools has two students and one staff member currently under quarantine due to a positive test for the virus.

  • Washington Community Schools has a small number of students/staff who are currently working virtually from home because they were in close contact with someone who tested positive, many of these occurred outside of the school setting.

  • The Daviess County Health Department does not routinely recommend testing for asymptomatic people in an effort to conserve tests for those who actually need to be tested because they are sick.

  • The Daviess County Health Department does not believe that the current number of students and staff within Washington Community Schools justify making any changes to current operations.

 As of today, the protocol for close contacts is as follows:

  • The Daviess County Health Department will only notify those students who have had direct close contact with a confirmed positive person. HIPPA and FERPA federal laws do not permit the disclosure of specific names of staff or students.

  •  A close contact is someone who has been within 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes with or without a mask to the confirmed positive person.

  • The Health Department, along with your school, will conduct contact tracing. After the initial notification by the Health Department to those who are found to be a close contact, the school, and/or the Daviess County Health Department will follow up with additional information.

  • If your child was not a close contact, you will not be notified, and you and your child will not need to isolate.

Please be reminded to keep your children at home if they are ill and wear masks when visiting public locations.  The district appreciates the patience, cooperation, and understanding as we navigate the current situation.

 

 

8/25/2020

Indiana State Department of Health- new guidance for schools. 

 

8/14/2020

The Daviess County Health Department wishes to convey the following message to the families of children in area schools:

The Daviess County Health Department will only notify those students who have had direct close contact with a confirmed positive person. HIPPA and FERPA federal laws do not permit the disclosure of specific names of staff or students.

A close contact is someone who has been within 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes with or without a mask to the confirmed positive person.

The Health Department along with your school will conduct the contact tracing. After the initial notification by the Health Department to those who are found to be a close contact, the school and/or the Daviess County Health Department with follow up with additional information.

If your child was not a close contact, you will not be notified and you and your child will not need to isolate.

 

7/30/2020

Governor Holcomb Stage 4.5 Extended to August 27th

 

7/24/2020

Governor Eric Holcomb Face Covering Mandate

 

7/17/2020

Governor Announces Indiana to Remain in Current Stage of Back on Track

 

7/1/2020

Governor Holcomb Announces Modifications to State's Back on Track Plan.

 

6/26/2020

Click HERE for a message from Superintendent Dr. Dan Roach concerning Back to School Plans for the upcoming school year. 

 

6/18/2020

Click HERE for an important message from Washington HS Principal Mr. Steve Peterson regarding Prom and Commencement.

 

5/27/2020

Families with children who receive free or reduced-cost lunches at school qualify for a new Pandemic EBT program. 

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program provides temporary funding to address emergency food needs for families affected by the pandemic.

No application is necessary for eligible families to receive P-EBT benefits. A card will be automatically mailed to you.

 

5/1/2020

Governor Holcomb's Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana. Back on Track Indiana

 

4/20/2020

Governor Holcomb extends Stay at Home Order until May 1st.

 

4/16/2020

Please read this message from Washington HS Principal Steve Peterson concerning Prom and Commencement.

Prom and Commencement Announcement

 

4/9/2020 

In response to COVID-19,  AT&T Access is offering two months of free internet service for new customers who order Access by April 30, 2020 and meet eligibility requirements. Households with at least one resident who participates in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), and households participating in the National School Lunch Program/Head Start, may qualify.

FREE Installation, no commitment, no deposit.

To apply, click HERE to visit the AT&T Access website 

 

4/2/2020

Indiana Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer McCormick has announced that eLearning will continue for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Washington Community Schools administration is working to develop a plan that will be announced within the next week or so. 

IHSAA announces all Spring Sports have been canceled.

Governor Holcomb's #INthistogether Campaign Social Distancing and Flattening the Curve in Indiana.

 

3/31/2020

Washington Schools will be handing out school meals tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1st from noon to one while supplies last. The same procedures apply.

 

3/26/2020

Washington Schools will again have school meals available for children 18 years of age and younger on Tuesday, March 31st, from 4-5 pm. at the Lena Dunn gym and the JH gym. Please see the instructions below.

School Meal Instructions and Procedures.

 

3/25/2020

The Washington Times-Herald has created a new Daviess County COVID-19 website with information and resources to help keep our community during this difficult time.

 

3/23/2020 12:15 am

Governor Eric Holcomb Orders Hoosiers to Stay at Home in Order to Combat COVID-19.

Indiana Stay at Home Order FAQ

In order to comply with this order, the Washington Community Schools Central office is closed.

 

3/23/2020 10:00 am

Washington Schools has implemented the following eLearning plan for March 23rd - April 30th. Please understand this plan may change as new circumstances arise and will be updated as needed. 

 

March 23rd-27th is Spring Break, and we will be using waivers for the week of March 30th-April 3rd, with no eLearning on those days.

Beginning the week of April 6th, Washington Schools has planned for three eLearning Days per week, Tuesday-Thursday. Teachers will be preparing lessons and participating in professional development on Mondays and Fridays.

Lessons will be posted on each eLearning Day by 9:00 am, and teachers will be available for questions from 9-11 am and 1-3 pm on eLearning Days.

Click HERE for a printable calendar.

 

3/20/2020

New Wave Communications free Hot Spot and internet options. 

 

3/19/2020 2:30 pm

Washington Community School’s Sodexo Food Service Department will be distributing FREE school meals on March 24th in an effort to support our community during the school closure. ALL children 18 years old and under are eligible. Per state and federal guidelines, children must be present to receive the meals.

Tuesday, March 24th, 4-5 pm

Lena Dunn gym-enter via Wycoff 

JH gym-enter via Walnut St. 

A package of 5 Breakfast and Lunch meals will be distributed, one per child. Please stay in your car, and someone will come to your window for delivery. There will be a designated place for walk-ups. If walking, please practice social distancing. Washington police will direct traffic as needed. 

It is the district’s intent to extend this weekly service during the school closure. Please keep in mind services are dependent upon delivery schedules by our suppliers. 

 

3/19/2020 2:10 pm

Governor Eric Holcomb has announced that all Indiana schools will be closed through May 1st. 

As a reminder, WCS will be on Spring Break from March 23rd-27 and will use Waivers to close from March 30th-April 3rd. Information regarding our educational plan for the week beginning April 6th will be announced within the coming weeks. 

All Indiana State Assessments for this academic year have been canceled. 

Governor Holcomb's Press Release

Dr. Jennifer McCormick's Parent letter (English) (Spanish)

 

3/17/2020

School Meal Distribution Updates 3/13/2020-3/17/2020

 

3/13/2020

Washington Community Schools School Closing Parent Letter

Daviess County Health Department Press Release 

 

3/12/2020

Daviess County Health Department Travel Press Release

 

3/10/2020

Washington Schools is monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 and has been working closely with local public health officials to plan and prepare for the possibility of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) within our community.  

The CDC recommends everyday preventive measures to control the spread of COVID-19. These include:  

         - Staying home when sick and avoiding close contact with sick people

         - Frequent, proper handwashing using soap and water for at least 20 sec. or an alcohol base hand sanitizer

         - Avoiding touching your mouth, nose, or eyes with unwashed hands

         - Practicing respiratory etiquette (e.g, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or upper sleeve

         - Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces using usual cleaning /disinfection products according to the product label

 

Washington Community Schools Coronavirus Response Plan

Statement from the Daviess County Health Department 

Indiana State Department of Health Parent letter (English) (Spanish)

Talking to Children about the Coronavirus: A Parents Resource

 

 

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To view in Spanish click HERE

 

 





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