South Madison Community Schools

Coronavirus COVID-19

Information Center

The requirements found in Governor Holcomb's Executive Order 21-15 along with the requirements found in the SMCSC Re-Entry Plan will be implemented in all buildings

SMCSC Weekly COVID-19 Data

School specific data will be updated on 8/12/21

Operation Level Week of 8/2/21

The operation level for the first week of school will be determined on 7/29/21

Standard Operating Protocols

Any interaction with the general public poses an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected.

  • Students and staff will be required to follow the guidance from the Indiana Department of Health.

  • Schools will maximize instructional space to support social distancing as much as possible.

  • School cafeterias will maximize available space to support social distancing as much as possible

  • Schools will employ enhanced cleaning procedures with additional hand sanitizer stations available.

  • Playgrounds will be frequently sanitized.

  • School buses will be sanitized prior to students boarding.

  • Students will be given assigned seats in classrooms, school buses, and when possible in the cafeteria.

  • Schools will identify a separate space to treat COVID-19 symptomatic students.

  • Water fountains will be frequently sanitized and modified to allow for bottle refilling.

  • Visitors and guest access will be restricted during the school day.

  • Perfect attendance incentives will be discontinued.

  • Virtual options will be available for any students in grades PK-12 who do not wish to return to school due to health-related reasons.

SMCSC COVID Operation Plan

As we conduct in-person instruction it would be irresponsible not to recognize the need for increased attention to be paid to the health and safety of our school community. The district has developed an operation plan based on guidance from the CDC, Indiana Department of Education, and the Indiana and Madison County Health Departments.

The complete district re-entry plan can be found here: The SMCSC COVID Operation Plan for the 2021-22 school year will be released in mid-July.

The individual schools have developed and implemented specific procedures that comply with our district operation plan.

Virtual Education Option

In July 2021, parents with students who do not want to attend in-person classes will be given the option to request virtual instruction. The virtual option is a semester-long commitment. Additional information on elementary virtual education. Additional information on secondary virtual education.