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July 7, 2020
Re-Entry MSDWC Community Letter #2 (Joint Statement from Superintendents)

We are excited to begin the 2020-2021 school year!  There are enhanced preparations due to the current COVID-19 situation which is ever-changing.  The linked letter below begins to provide specific information about some of the safety protocol that is being developed for the new school year.  We want to thank the Wabash County Health Department for all of their extra work during these challenging times and collaborating with us.

Joint Statement from the Wabash County Superintendents 
 


June 11, 2020
Re-entry Community Letter

Last Friday the Indiana Department of Education released a guidance document titled IN-CLASS (Indiana’s Considerations for Learning and Safe Schools) to consider re-entry of schools for the 2020-2021 school year.  The IDOE then presented a webinar on Tuesday.  Yesterday, the MSDWC COVID-19 Pandemic Re-entry Task Force team met to review the IDOE’s guidance and work on MSDWC’s Re-entry Plan.

With the guidance of the document, I am pleased to announce that the task force consisting of administrators, directors, teachers, and parents is working on the re-entry plan that recommends going back to school in person with safety precautions.  The many details will be vetted over the next few weeks and then the full plan presented to the Wabash County Health Department for approval. After that approval, the tentative timeline is to take the recommendation to the MSDWC School Board at its July 14 meeting.

As we continue to discuss and work out the details of the plan, I ask that you provide any questions, comments, and/or concerns about our schools opening up as originally planned on August 11, 2020.  Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you prefer to speak to me in person, please call 260-563-8050, option 7 which is the Central Office extension. If I am not available, please leave a message and I will return your call. Our ultimate goal is to see everyone back in our schools on August 11 with safety precautions. Again, there are many details that I will not be able to comment on at this time, but do want to hear any questions, comments, and/or concerns dealing with our schools opening up in person.

Health officials say that pandemic virus outbreaks can happen in waves. District and school leadership will continue to monitor the situation, and provide you with the most vital and up-to-date information.  

We are looking forward to once again serving our students in person.  

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