School Closing/ Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

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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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