To: Students, Parents, Staff, School – Community Members Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Su: 2021 Fall Return to Education
With the release of the fall school guidance by the Indiana Department of Health, earlier this week, a great deal of speculation and conjecture has taken place across our school – community. In many instances, at least with what has been brought to my desk, this has brought a great deal of unnecessary fear, as well as inaccurate detail.
The school board, myself, and the building administrators are focused on providing a return to education in the fall that provides what we had come to appreciate as a normal learning environment. In fact, let me further state, that this has been the focus since late winter and early spring.
Additional guidance from the Indiana Department of Health, dated June 8, 2021, states that “After July 1, 2021 local school boards will be responsible for implementing whatever measures and restrictions deemed necessary and prudent to address the impact and spread of COVID-19 for their buildings, facilities, and grounds, including transportation.” This is an important guidance, which in my view aligns to the desire for our return mentioned above.
Let me build upon this just a bit, the school corporation has no intention of separating students based on whether or not they have been vaccinated. This has never been discussed, nor considered, and quite frankly, from my point of view, would be a major distraction and hinderance to our ability to educate the children.
Now, with the above taken into account, it is important that everyone consider the fact that there are individuals in our school – community who view the situation vastly different from one another. We must respect the right of the individual to hold their view as they deem appropriate, without disparaging them. We are all in this together, with the same “End–In–Mind” of caring for our children, while ensuring they receive a “Best of the Best” educational experience.
With the above stated, it is our intent to share the recommendations being provided from the Indiana Department of Health and CDC in order to allow the individual family to have the necessary information while they make their decisions. In conjunction, individuals and families, who wish to wear a mask while on a campus, or in one of our facilities, have every right to choose this option. The school corporation will respect and honor this individual right.
Finally, while no formal discussion is planned, by the board, until sometime in July, each individual has indicated to me their support of the information contained in this document. Further, as we have done since the pandemic began, we are monitoring the information provided and will continue to ensure our school – community has access to it.
June 2021 Board Meeting Schedule
June 8, 2021
To: All Interested Individuals Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Su: June 2021 Board Meeting Schedule
The Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Trustees will not conduct their regular monthly meeting on June 14, 2021. A special session will be scheduled at a later date and time.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you. Kevin
School Corporation Insurance Review
June 3, 2021
To: Interested Insurance Providers Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Su: School Corporation Insurance Review
Covington Community School Corporation is in the process of considering options for our property, casualty, fixed assets, cybersecurity, and other similar aspects of our operations, insurance coverage. Insurance providers interested in being considered as our carrier would be expected to provide coverage equal to, or beyond the current levels and areas covered.
If interested, please contact the school corporation office to schedule a time for further discussion.
SFSP free lunch to youth in Indiana
The SFSP free lunch to youth in Indiana is being offered again. The Covington Community School Corporation will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) June I through July 2.
Anyone 18 years of age and younger is welcome to have a meal.
The options are: #1: Those students who are enrolled in Summer School at the Elementary, Middle or High Schools.
#2: Those students who are attending the Park Program through Community Action.
#3: Grab & Go Meals- The parents who wish to pick-up 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for their child at the Middle School Door #4 on 6th Street. Pick-up will be from 5:00-5:30 on Mondays. Contact the school cafeteria at 765-793-5615 between 9:30-10:30 Monday-Friday, to get on the list for meals.
Each student can only receive one breakfast and one lunch each day Monday-Friday. Any questions please call 765-793-5615.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
CES Honor Roll – 4th Nine Weeks
COVINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2020/2021 HONOR ROLL 4th NINE WEEKS
Distinguished Honor Roll (All A’s) 1st – William Birge, Liam Bostrom, Bostyn Collins, Ethan Crippin, Mason Drollinger, Jaylee Duncan, Milli Ferguson, Blayden Flynn, Raegan Freeman, Ryanna Green, David Grissom, Aubrey Hoaks, River Holt, Grant Hunt, Eli Kemp, Cruz Kempen, Elayna Kirts, Ian Krout, Connor Laughland, Leah Martin, Quinn Martin, Belle Paddock, Max Paddock, Lorelei Pearman, Addyson Phelps, Lydia Powell, Kenneth Pritchard, Addison Schanlaub, Adylee Shoaf, Ella Tolley, Brady Vogel, Lane Walters, Nathan Wampler, Oliver White, Cash Wolf, Coraline Worley Grade