To: Staff, Parents, Students, School – Community Members Fr: Kevin Smith Su: COVID – 19 Impact Update
Earlier today, Indiana Governor Eric
Holcomb directed all schools to close until May 1, 2020 in an effort to assist
with the flattening of the curve of the COVID – 19 pandemic. The governor
indicated this date could be extended subject to our success in
containing the virus.
With the governor’s direction in
mind, CCSC schools will extend our E -Learning instruction
protocol through May 1, 2020. The instructional schedule for the
period of April 14 – May 1 will be announced during the week of March 30, 2020.
The extension of the school closing
period has created the need to adjust additional event schedules:
1. The 2020 CHS Prom, as well
as all After – Prom activities, are indefinitely postponed.
2. The CES kindergarten round
up and screening have been indefinitely postponed.
3. The Champions Together
event scheduled for April 18 has been cancelled.
4. A reminder that all extra –
curricular, including athletic, activities remain suspended until further
A decision on graduation will be
made at a later date.
Note: Dr. Jennifer McCormick, and
Governor Holcomb have both expressed their commitment to ensure seniors around
Indiana receive course credits, allowing them to earn their diploma.
There will be more to come on this topic.
During his press conference the
governor also announced that he has cancelled all state assessments for this
school year. This cancellation includes IREAD – 3, ILEARN, ISTEP, I AM,
WIDA, and ISPROUT testing.
I want to thank the governor, Dr.
McCormick, Dr. Box, and their leadership team for considering our children and
educators in a proactive and caring manner. During a crisis we all need
leadership. We need decisions to be made. We need
communication. Since the beginning of the COVID – 19 pandemic we have been
fortunate to receive this leadership from our government, health officials,
medical professionals, and the state’s educational leaders. I appreciate
the leadership they have provided on behalf of our children, educators,
parents, and the citizens of Indiana.
If so inclined, please continue to
keep those on the front lines in thoughts and prayers. Each time I
consider the sacrifices those in the health, medical, and service industries
are making in an effort to protect each of us, my heart beats with tremendous
pride. Thank you to all involved in this fight.
I want to wish everyone a wonderful
spring break. Have fun with your loved ones and I expect you to fill each
house with laughter.