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
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.
CHS Honor Roll – 2nd Semester
COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL – 2nd SEMESTER DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL 9 th Grade – Zoey Anderson, Lauren Bealer, Danielle Berger, Trinity Cope, Tyra Hammer, Marlet Hernandez-Sanchez, Hailey Hoaks, Emma Holycross, Brian Karrfalt, Levin Marcinko, Davison McCarty, Aiden Miller, Briel Richardson, Alexandria Scarlett, Nicket Shah, Shea Springer, Rosemary Stump
11 th Grade – Andrew Boyd, Amber Cruser, Neil Ellmore, Grace Glidewell, Alex Hicks, Therin Holland, Emily Holycross, Hannah Hunter, Sierra Krepton, Holly Linville, Chloe Martin, Mason McPherson-Duprey, Nolan Potter, Kayleigh Ragsdale, Peyt Shumaker, Jack Stewart, Savion Waddell, Elizabeth Walters, Katie Woodrow
12 th Grade – Benton Berger, Alex Black, Kaleb Carwile, Brydan Gaskill, Brandon Glover, Asa Hohenstein, Jacob Holycross, Emily Jean, Jesee Lawson, Rico Mandolini, Isaiah McCarty, Makayla Norwell, William Royce, Sarah Smaltz
Thank you! – Tyler Scott
May 27, 2021
To: Students, Parents, and School – Community Members Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Su: Tyler Scott
After serving as a special education instructor for the past one and a half years, Tyler Scott has resigned his position in order to pursue new opportunities. Tyler was also our cross – country coach.
Coach Scott’s future is bright indeed and on behalf of our students, staff, and school – community I wish him much success.
May God Bless Tyler Scott always with His Love, Grace, and Guidance. Kevin
Thank you! – Shaun Busick
May 18, 2021
To: Students, Parents, and School – Community Members Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Su: Shaun Busick
Having accepted another opportunity, Shaun Busick has resigned his position as a high school instructor and varsity boys basketball coach. Coach Busick has joined the instructional staff at Traders Point Christian, where he will also serve asbasketball coach.
Shaun’s focused commitment on serving our children this year provided a positive impact for many. His leadership experience served us well during a difficult period.
May God Bless Shaun Busick always with His Love, Grace, and Guidance. Kevin
Thank you! – Tyler Campbell
May 18, 2021
To: Students, Parents, and School – Community Members Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Su: Tyler Campbell
Determining that now is the time to pursue another opportunity, Tyler Campbell has resigned as a high school instructor and varsity football coach.
Coach Campbell has a brilliant future, one that I am confident will be filled with much success. I appreciate the leadership and work he put in this year on behalf of our students.
May God Bless Tyler Campbell always with His Love, Grace, and Guidance. Kevin
Thank you! – Dave Allen
May 18, 2021
To: Students, Parents, and School – Community Members Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Su: Dave Allen
Determining that now is the time to reduce his work schedule, Mr. Dave Allen has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year. Dave has served our high school students for the past four years as an instructional aide.
Mr. Allen’s focused commitment to serve the individual child is evident through the pride he has emulated with each step of success the students have experienced. The love and care he has brought to them during his time as a member of our 1CT team is a model for all to follow.
I appreciate all Dave has represented and the legacy he has helped to create within the classroom.
May God Bless Dave Allen always with His Love, Grace, and Guidance. Kevin
Retirement – Donette Lake
May 18, 2021
To: Students, Parents, and School – Community Members Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Su: Donette Lake
After serving our children and staff as a member of the food services team for the past 26 years, Ms. Donette Lake has announced her retirement.
Donette’s work and efforts during her time as a member of the 1CT family are very much appreciated.
May God Bless Donette always with His Love, Grace, and Guidance. Kevin
Retirement – Lori Foley
May 18, 2021
To: Students, Parents, and School – Community Members Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Su: Lori Foley
Ms. Lori Foley has announced her retirement, at the end of the current school year, after faithfully serving our children and staff for many years. During the past two years, Ms. Foley has served as the supervisor of our food services program.
When it comes to her work ethic, there is no equal. Through a servant heart, Ms. Foley has worked tirelessly to ensure that the needs of all – the children and staff – have been met. This has earned her the respect and love of everyone involved with the 1CT family.
May God Bless Lori always with His Love, Grace, and Guidance.