South Madison Community Schools

Coronavirus COVID-19

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The State of Indiana has closed all schools for the rest of the school year.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to monitor and adjust to this fluid situation with COVID-19. Protecting the health of our students, faculty, staff, and the entire community is a priority for us while we balance the importance of educating our students during these extended eLearning days. Information will be updated on this web page as it becomes available.

Updates:

Closure:

On April 2nd, 2020, Governor Holcomb and State Superintendent of Public Instruction McCormick announced that all Indiana schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year, but all schools are required to continue to provide instruction. Schools must provide 160 days of instruction to complete the 2019-2020 school year. SMCSC has 23 days of instruction remaining to meet this requirement.

This announcement will result in SMCSC re-evaluating the educational plan for the remainder of the school year. As information becomes available and decisions are made, more information will be provided.

Two important updates regarding this announcement:

Students in 12th grade that were on track to graduate prior to the school shutdown and are enrolled in the courses required for graduation will graduate with the class of 2020. More information will be provided directly to 12th-grade students in the near future.

All students in grade K-11 will continue to earn their grades and/or high school credits through eLearning for the remainder of the school year.

We are aware that there are many unanswered questions at this time, and we will work toward resolving those questions and providing updates as more information becomes available.

Meal Service:

The next meal service pick up: Tuesday April 7th - 1:00 to 2:00 PM

SMCSC families can receive FREE breakfasts and lunches for any child in the household, ages 0-18. Each elementary will have a once per week pickup window in which families can drive through and receive a meal bag for each child that includes 5 lunches and 5 breakfasts. For more information click here.

Virtual FASFA Filing:

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is encouraging all students to file the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the approaching April 15, 2020 deadline. As part of the state’s annual Cash for College campaign, the Commission is joining with INvestED Indiana to host a virtual FAFSA Frenzy event on Saturday, April 4. More information can be found here.

State Assessments:

All state assessments have been cancelled for this spring. State assessments include IREAD3, ISTEP+, ILEARN, IAM, ISPROUT, & WIDA. More information from the department of education can be found here.

Mental Health Resources:

Social-Emotional Learning and Mental Health Resources can be found here.

Additional Learning Resources:

The district would like to provide parents, guardians, and caregivers with a list of FREE resources t use to engage your children beyond their school days. More Information can be found here.

Non-Resident Student Applications:

Non-Resident Student Applications for the 2020-21 school year are being accepted until April 24th. During the time of closure, applications need to be mailed to the district office: 203 South Heritage Way, Pendleton IN 46064. More information regarding the application process for Non-Resident Students can be found here.

Communication:

If you need to communicate with a specific staff member, an email will be the best method during this closure. Staff email addresses can be found in the staff directory on each school’s web page.

Technical Support:

For technical support contact elearningday@smcsc.com.