10th Grade – Jackson Frieze, Dane Gerling, Halle Grady, Duncan Keller, Lauryn Kempen, Jackson Kindell, Isabella Lynch, Kaleb Parkhurst, Luke Stewart, Micah Stonecipher, Allison Swaney, Elli Williamson, Ethan Wise, Ethan Witwer, Wyatt Woodrow
11th Grade – Andrew Boyd, Mackenzie Cope, Amber Cruser, Faith Daniels, Neil Ellmore, Grace Glidewell, Alex Hicks, Emily Holycross, Sierra Krepton, Chloe Martin, Mason McPherson-Duprey, Peyt Shumaker, Jack Stewart, Amiyah Williams, Katie Woodrow
12th Grade – Kiersten Anderson, Alex Black, Kaleb Carwile, Morgan Dexter, Katelyn Duncan, Brydan Gaskill, Sydney Gonzalez, Jeanette Hernandez-Sanchez, Emily Jean, John Kiger, Jesee Lawson, Rico Mandolini, Kole McLellan, Kaden Orr, Logan Pinkerton, Lillian Ramirez, Isabel Seldomridge, Sarah Smaltz, Aubrey Stonecipher
January 2021 School Board Meeting Information
To: Students, Parents, Staff, and School – Community Members; Media Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Re: January 2021 School Board Meeting Information
The Covington Community School Corporation School Board met for their monthly meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021. The meeting was conducted in alignment with social distancing guidelines.
At the annual organizational meeting Mr. Doug Hunter was selected to serve as board president for Mr. Jason Beck was selected as board vice – president and Mr. Kevin Cates as board secretary.
In other organizational business, the board approved Ms. Vicki Jones as school corporation treasurer and Ms. Jennifer Linville as extra– curricular treasurer. The law firm of Henthorn, Harris, and Weliever was approved to continue as legal counsel for Covington Community School Corporation.
During the business portion of the agenda the board:
• During the finance committee agenda
o Selected Mr. Doug Hunter as president of the finance board.
o Selected Mr. Kevin Cates as secretary of the finance board.
o Reviewed the investment policy.
o Received its’ annual financial analysis.
o Was informed that no new investments had been made during 2020.
• Agreed to maintain the current level of board compensation for 2021 – $1,000 annually.
• Received an update on the start of the second semester from elementary school principal Ms. Michelle Beck.
• Approved the following hires:
o Brooke Ahrens, CMS Instructional Aide
o Cathy Busik, CHS Interim English Instructor
o Cindie Holliday, Interim SEL Coordinator
o Susan Smaltz, CHS Pep Club Co – Sponsor
o Trevor Dickerson, CHS Pep Club Co – Sponsor
o Steve Pierce, Assistant Baseball Coach
o Bradley Slider, Volunteer Junior Varsity Baseball Coach
o Matt Gerling, Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach
o Luke Taylor, Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach
o Meghan Hall, Junior Varsity Softball Coach
o Aliah Larsen, Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach
o Keddy Sowers, Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach
o Judy Hegg, Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach
o Jamie Hughes, WRSSC Blind and Low Vision Teacher (.2 Role)
• Learned that the analysis and negotiations for the award of transportation contracts has entered final stages.
• Approved a resolution for the continued monthly transfer of funds from the Education to Operations Fund, maintaining the same level as in 2020.
• Approved a recommendation from the school corporation calendar committee in adopting the 2022 – 2023 school calendar.
o The calendar follows the same format as in use in 2020 – 2021 and that which has been adopted for 2021 – 2022.
• Approved Ms. Beck’s recommendation to accept two out – of – district students.
• Authorized the acceptance of a $5,000 donation from the Western Indiana Community Foundation for the use of Covington Elementary School in providing for needs of students.
o Board President Doug Hunter expressed appreciation, on behalf of the board and the school corporation, to Mr. Dale White and the foundation for their continued support of the community’s children.
• Reviewed its’ intent to conduct a working session board meeting, in the near future, with a focus on providing a collaborative opportunity for stakeholders of the school corporation to participate in identifying go – forward opportunities for improvement.
• Received public comment on the meeting format, the school corporation property and casualty insurance process, and the identification of the school corporation legal counsel.
The next scheduled meeting of the board of trustees is set for Monday, February 8, 2021. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thank you for your support of our children and of the Covington School – Community.
Kevin R. Smith Superintendent
CMS Honor Roll – 2nd Quarter
Covington Middle School Honor Roll – 2nd Quarter 6th Grade – Distinguished Aaron Asbury Reagan Bealer Beau Bishop Gavin Guthrie Allie Hunt Gabrielle Lewis Connor Maertens Dylan McLain Emma Poll Brooke Rottmann Nathanael Webster Chloe Whittington Adaline Winn Andrew Wright
6th Grade – Honor Roll Lillian Cook Naomi DeRosier Jasmine Hernandez Alainee Hoaks Claire Jacobs Ridley Keele Creux Rieman Kaden Smith Ava Stein Zachary Stump
Covington Middle School Honor Roll – 2nd Quarter 7th Grade – Distinguished Jalyn Allen Rhyane Beck Lydia Bennett Asher Cadman Maya Clemence Andrea Estes Makiah Glidewell Lucas Hauck Luke Holycross Clyde Keller Keira Smith Gwyndelyn Story
7th Grade – Honor Roll Cadence Clausen Bayleigh Daniels Seth Ellmore Julianna Girdler Landon Herzog Kyven Hill Tyler Kindell Jayleigh LaGue Glennys McGurk Amelia Nix Kailey Pettit Kynley Powell Hope Smaltz Benjamine Stewart Aleksander VanDorn Emberlee Whitaker
Covington Middle School Honor Roll – 2nd Quarter 8th Grade – Distinguished Savannah Bishop Kennedie Cadman Sydni Crain Kyla Culotti Brookelyn DeZarn Landon Hardy Haley Holycross Summer Krepton Haley Nichols Addison Streuer Kelly Yang
8th Grade – Honor Roll Peyton Brown Westin Coffing Erica Critser Josef Goeppner Jaxon Keller Angel Krout Eleeanna Lawson Leland Pickett Bleron Saliji Carson Schaeffer Austin Stein Alexandra Sutherlin Emma Wade
CMS Honor Roll – 1st Semester
Covington Middle School Honor Roll – 1st Semester 6th Grade – Distinguished Reagan Bealer Beau Bishop Allie Hunt Gabrielle Lewis Connor Maertens Dylan McLain Emma Poll Brooke Rottmann Ava Stein Nathanael Webster Chloe Whittington Andrew Wright
6th Grade – Honor Roll Aaron Asbury Breanna Batley Lillian Cook Naomi DeRosier Gavin Guthrie Jasmine Hernandez Alainee Hoaks Claire Jacobs Ridley Keele Creux Rieman Kaden Smith Zachary Stump Adaline Winn Deven Wise Grace Young
Covington Middle School Honor Roll – 1st Semester 7th Grade – Distinguished Jalyn Allen Rhyane Beck Lydia Bennett Asher Cadman Andrea Estes Makiah Glidewell Lucas Hauck Luke Holycross Clyde Keller Gwyndelyn Story
7th Grade – Honor Roll Cadence Clausen Maya Clemence Bayleigh Daniels Amber Drummond Seth Ellmore Julianna Girdler Landon Herzog Kyven Hill Jayleigh LaGue Glennys McGurk Amelia Nix Kailey Pettit Kynley Powell Hannah Shank Hope Smaltz Keira Smith Benjamine Stewart Aleksander VanDorn
Covington Middle School Honor Roll – 1st Semester 8th Grade – Distinguished Savannah Bishop Kennedie Cadman Sydni Crain Landon Hardy Haley Holycross Summer Krepton Haley Nichols Addison Streuer Kelly Yang
8th Grade – Honor Roll Peyton Brown Bennett Christoff Westin Coffing Erica Critser Kyla Culotti Brookelyn DeZarn Josef Goeppner Joel Holycross Jaxon Keller Angel Krout Eleeanna Lawson Cian Moore Leland Pickett Bleron Saliji Carson Schaeffer Austin Stein Alexandra Sutherlin Maxwell Waddell Emma Wade
School Board Meeting Agenda for January 11, 2021
Executive Session Board Meeting
The Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Trustees will have an Executive Session Board Meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021, beginning at 5:30 p.m., prior to the regularly scheduled session. The meeting will occur at the CCSC Conference Room, located at 601 Market Street, Covington, Indiana 47932 for the following:
I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)(3) School Safety and Security Plans and Implementation
I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)(6)(B) Employee, student, or contractor status
Board Member Oath – of – Office Administered prior to the Board – of – Finance and Regular Session Board Meeting
Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Finance Meeting
The Covington Community School Corporation Board – of – Finance will meet in regular session on Monday, January 11, 2021, beginning at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Covington High School Multi – Purpose Room, located at 1017 6th Street, Covington, Indiana 47932.
Call Meeting to Order
Board – of – Finance Officer Selection
a. Selection of Board – of – Finance President
b. Selection of Board – of – Finance Secretary
Board – of – Finance Investment Report Review
Board – of – Finance Overall Investment Policy Review
School Corporation Financial Review
a. 20-19-7-4 (Fiscal Indicators)
Regular Session Board Meeting
The Covington Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, January 11, 2021, beginning at 6:40pm. The meeting will be held at the Covington High School Multi – Purpose Room, located at 1017 6th Street, Covington, Indiana 47932.
Call Meeting to Order
a. Verify Members in Attendance and Establish a Quorum
b. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
2021 School Board Organization of Officers
a. Selection of Board President
b. Selection of Board Vice – President
c. Selection of Board Secretary
2021 Board Member Compensation
Assignment of Treasurer
Assignment of Extra – Curricular Treasurer
Designation of CCSC legal counsel
Approval of Agenda
a. Rigor – Relevance – Relationships
i. Best Practices
Consent and Approvals
a. Review and Approve Minutes
b. Review and Approval of Claim Dockets
c. Consideration of Human Resources
i. New Hires
iv. Professional Leave
d. Review and Approval of Travel Requests
i. Field Trips
ii. Staff Development
District Project and Business Updates
c. Curriculum (Technology)
d. Buildings and Grounds
i. Bus Bid Status
i. Education Fund Transfer To Operations Fund Resolution
ii. 2022 – 2023 Proposed School Calendar
c. Curriculum (Technology)
d. Buildings and Grounds
Superintendent Report Out
Dates – of – Interest
a. Spring ADM Count Day – February 1, 2021
b. Superintendent Open Office Hours – February 1, 2021
c. Girls Basketball Sectional – February 2, 5, 6, 2021
d. February Board Meeting – February 8, 2021
e. Flex Day 1 – February 12, 2021
f. President’s Day/No School – February 15, 2021
g. Superintendent Advisory Council – To Be Determined
h. Flex Days 2, 3 – March 18, 19, 2021
i. Spring Break – March 22 – 26, 2021
CCSC: Second Semester Protocol Adjustments
January 4, 2021
To: Staff, Students, Parents, School – Community Members Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Su: Second Semester Protocol Adjustments
With the start of the second semester upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to provide information related to the school corporation reentry protocol. Taking into account data, both quantitative and qualitative, collected throughout the first semester, adjustments made to health guidance by the CDC, Indiana State Department of Health, the Fountain/Warren County Health Department, and the input from our school – community, modifications have been made to our protocol.
Rest assured, the changes in our reentry protocol have been made only after conducting a due diligence into the collected data, as well as through much discussion and consideration.
If at any time you would like to discuss an item related to our protocol, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for the continued support of our children and school – community.
Kevin ——————————————————————————————————————– Reentry Protocol Modifications
Student temperature checks will be conducted on a random basis, when entering a school corporation facility, beginning January 6, 2021. a. Data collected throughout the first semester, as well as input from the county chief health officer, supports moving from a 100% check to the random review as students enter a school corporation facility.
Staff member temperature and health screens will continue to be conducted daily at the time a facility is entered. a. An updated screening checklist has been provided for use.
An editorial change has been made in order to allow for a more efficient flow when reviewing the return to instruction document. a. This includes a reference to the first day of the second semester, January 6, 2021.
A reminder has been added for parents who would like to better understand the instructional options offered to our students.
Due to a problem with the IHSAA Return To Play link provided in the document, it has been deleted.
An additional link to the new CDC quarantine release guidance has been placed in the sidebar portion of the document.
Items that are no longer relevant, such as back – to – school planning, have been deleted.
An effort to align the reentry document with the second semester of the school year has been made.
Student assemblies of no greater than 25 individuals are allowed. a. Adjustments may be made to this number, subject to the status of the COVID impact to the school, county, and/or region at a given point and time.
Close exposure quarantine release protocol has been modified in accordance with the recent CDC and state department of health guidance.
A process for the utilization of the critical infrastructure worker designation has been identified and inserted into the reentry protocol. a. This process will be utilized as deemed appropriate, in particular when the continuation of effective instruction and operations may be at risk.
The food services serving process will be adjusted, where deemed appropriate, for the second semester. a. For the high and middle schools, this will mean a return to the regular serving line, with limitations being placed on the self – serve process, during lunch. b. The elementary school will continue forward with the serving processes utilized during the first semester due to spacing restrictions.
Additional equipment has been opened for use, during recess, at the elementary school.
CCSC: Returning to In-Person Instruction
January 4, 2021
To: Staff, Students, Parents, School – Community Members Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Su: Returning to In – Person Instruction
We are excited to have students and staff back for the first day of the second semester on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
In order to help us prepare for the return of students and staff, we need your assistance as follows:
If you, or a family member have had COVID-19 symptoms, or been diagnosed with the virus, from the period of December 25 – January 4 please contact our nursing staff prior to Wednesday.
You may reach a nurse by phoning 765.793.4877, Extension 7, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your assistance.
Thank you. Kevin
December 2020 School Board Meeting Information
To: Students, Parents, Staff, and School – Community Members; Media Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Re: December 2020 School Board Meeting Information
The Covington Community School Corporation School Board met for their monthly meeting on Monday, December 14, 2020. The meeting was conducted in alignment with social distancing guidelines.
Scott Steftenagel, of the Steftenagel Group, provided the board with an update on the status of the classroom renovation project currently underway, while reviewing a proposal for the second phase of classroom enhancements. Steftenagel pointed out that a total of nine (9) classrooms have been completed, as of the date of the meeting, with five (5) at the elementary school and four (4) at the high school included in the first semester work. Further, it was noted during the presentation that the third round of classroom renovation is set to occur in earnest during the upcoming winter break. The board also learned that the placement of new windows is set to begin during the break.
The proposal made during the meeting for the second phase of renovations involves the middle school classrooms. The board will utilize the information presented to consider the proposal during a future meeting.
Prior to adjourning, Doug Hunter, school board vice – president, presented board president Carolyn Lloyd with a plaque in appreciation of her 40 years of service to the school corporation.
During the business portion of the agenda the board:
• Approved the following hires: o Guadalupe Batley, Speech and Language Instructor o Craig Sowers (ECA), Community Relations
• Accepted the following resignations: o Lacy Pasquale Speech and Language Instructor o Rachel Cotten, CHS English Instructor o Scott Heatherton, CMS Instructional Aide o Garrett Reynolds, Middle School Wrestling Coach
• Received an update on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to school operations.
• Received the following project updates: o The fencing replacement project, at the elementary school, has been completed.
• Approved Mr. McCormick’s request to launch an on – line ticketing program (Go Fan) for utilization with corporation extra– curricular events. o The tentative launch of the program is scheduled for the spring of 2021.
• Approved the payment of any unplanned expenses, during the final two weeks of the budget year, as deemed necessary by school corporation treasurer, Vicki Jones.
• Learned that the corporation’s property and casualty insurance premium is increasing by approximately 15.9%
• Approved a proposal to provide non – certified staff salary increases, including the award of stipends, effective with the December 18, 2020 payroll.
• Approved a proposal to provide salary increases for the Wabash River Special Services staff, in alignment with recently awarded increases for the school corporation’s certified and non – certified staff.
• Approved a proposal to provide salary increases, and / or stipends, for CCSC administrators.
• Learned that the recently submitted bus bids are undergoing analysis, with a decision on the awarding of routes to occur early in 2021.
• Was informed the first payroll in 2021 will be scheduled for Monday, January 4 due to January 1 falling on the New Year’s Holiday.
• Learned the school corporation has been awarded an additional $10,000 as a component of the CARES Act funding.
• Was informed the next ADM count is to occur on February 1, 2021. o The school corporation enrollment has dropped by an additional six (6) students since the fall count.
• Informed the public of interest being received, around filling an open board seat, from three (3) community members.
• Received public comments from patrons in attendance, with topics including: o The status of filling the open board member seat. o The loss of a recent staff member to another industry. o Board agenda items. o Rumors regarding the status of the superintendent’s contract.
The next scheduled meeting of the board of trustees is set for Monday, January 11, 2021. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thank you for your support of our children and of the Covington School – Community.
Kevin R. Smith Superintendent
4-H Projects – Fountain County Information
Pick your project – Fountain County Mini 4-H Mini 4-H Membership Mini 4-H is open to students in Grades 1-2. Fountain County Mini 4-H Program Fee is $5. The $5 fee can be paid online at time of enrollment or paid to the Fountain County Extension Office.
Pick your project – Fountain County 4-H 4-H is open to students in grades 3-12. Indiana 4-H Program Fee is $15. Fountain County 4-H Program Fee is $5. The $20 fee can be paid online at time of enrollment or paid to the Fountain County Extension office. Youth will not be denied membership based on the inability to pay.