Hello Trojans! I know many of you have been awaiting information regarding our Virtual Learning days in October prior to Fall Break. I am excited to share with you plans we feel will be beneficial to the learning environment for our students. Below in this document are the details that will pertain to all students in the district in regards to the schedule for our Virtual Instruction days that will take place on October 11th and 12th. Due to changes in state requirements, we have had to adjust the way in which we provide virtual instruction.
Covington Elementary School Our Elementary Trojans will be participating in Virtual Learning Days with the assistance of their teachers. The Covington Elementary teachers and students will connect through Google -Meet each day. The school day will begin at 8:00 am. Students should be signed in and ready to interact with teachers at this time. Each day, virtual instruction will end at 10:30 am, but teachers will still be available to respond to questions from their students during the afternoon hours. Attendance will be taken both of these days to track student participation. Students that have no access to the internet will need to contact their child’s teacher by the end of the day on Thursday Oct. 6th to make arrangements for the following week.
Covington Middle & High School Students of the middle and high schools will follow a bell schedule, much like they would do on a daily basis. Teachers will create Google or Zoom meetings for each period each day based upon the clock schedule below.
Period 1 > 8:00-8:20 Period 2 > 8:23-8:43 Period 3 > 8:46-9:06 Period 4 > 9:09-9:29 Period 5 > 9:32-9:52 Period 6 > 9:55-10:15 Period 7 > 10:18-10:38 Period 8 > 10:40-11:00
Students will interact with teachers, receive instruction, and complete assignments each day during these class periods. Teachers will also be available via email on Tuesday, Oct. 11th from 12:00 –3:00 and on Thursday, October 12th from 11:00 – 12:30, to answer questions that students may have on assignments. Attendance will be taken each day to track student participation. All work is due no later than Monday, October 17 by 8:00 a.m. unless a teacher sets a different due date requiring a longer work time. Students not completing an assignment by October 18 or by the teacher set due date for certain classes will receive a 0 on the assignment.
Key Information ● Technology assistance will be provided from 8:00 am -3:00 pm both days. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with technology needs or questions. ● The Middle School library will be open from 8:00 am-11:30 am each day if a student needs a location to complete school work. No transportation will be provided. ● Breakfast (8:30 – 9:00) and/or lunch (11:30 – 12:00) will be served for students working in the Middle School library. Students must leave right after lunch.
Covington Community Schools hopes this change in instructional delivery during these two days provides what we believe is one of the highest qualities of education in Indiana. Rather than simply providing every student with homework packets, we feel that providing direct interaction and instruction is the best means by which to deliver virtual instruction. Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s respective school.
7th Grade – Honor Roll Aaron Asbury Breanna Batley Beau Bishop Thomas Britt Lillian Cook Whitney Fairchild Gavin Guthrie Bryson Jeffrey Creux Rieman Amara Siddens Ava Stein Zachary Stump Nathanael Webster Andrew Wright Grace Young
8th Grade – Distinguished Jalyn Allen Lydia Bennett Asher Cadman Cadence Clausen Maya Clemence Bayleigh Daniels Amber Drummond Andrea Estes Lucas Hauck Remi Holt Luke Holycross Clyde Keller Kynlynn Lowry Glennys McGurk Paxton Rudisel
8th Grade – Honor Roll Rhyane Beck Seth Ellmore Julianna Girdler Makiah Glidewell Landon Herzog Halen McBride Sydney McCullough Kailey Pettit Kynley Powell Kendall Shumaker Hope Smaltz Keira Smith Gwyndelyn Story Ashlynn Vedder
CHS Graduation – Free Live Stream
“CLASS OF 2022” Covington High School will be live streaming the Saturday, May 28th, 2022 student graduation. The event will be free. Viewers will not need a subscription to NFHS (broadcasting network). Live streaming will begin at 5:50pm with the graduation ceremony beginning at 6:00pm.
COVINGTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS RESIDENTIAL TIF POSITION STATEMENT
COVINGTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION WAS PRESENTED WITH A RESIDENTIAL TIF PROPOSAL FROM THE CITY OF COVINGTON. PER INDIANA STATUTE, A SCHOOL CORPORATION MUST APPROVE A RESIDENTIAL TIF BEFORE IT CAN BE ENACTED. CCSC SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES VOTED AND REJECTED THE PROPOSAL. WHILE CCSC AND ITS BOARD FULLY SUPPORTS GROWTH IN THE COVINGTON COMMUNITY, IT CANNOT SUPPORT INITIATIVES THAT COME AT THE EXPENSE OF THE STUDENTS AND STAFF OF CCSC. LISTED ARE SOME OF THE STEPS AND CONSIDERATIONS THE CCSC BOARD CONSIDERED IN MAKING THEIR DECISION:
• THERE IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION THE SCHOOLS ARE FUNDED SOLELY FROM THE STATE. WHILE SCHOOLS DO RECEIVE A PORTION OF THEIR FUNDING FROM THE STATE, IT ALSO RECEIVES A LARGE AMOUNT OF FUNDING FROM LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES, WHICH WOULD BE IMPACTED BY A RESIDENTIAL TIF.
• CCSC CONSULTED WITH MULTIPLE FINANCIAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERTS AS TO THE THEORETICAL IMPACTS OF A RESIDENTIAL TIF UPON THE SCHOOL CORPORATION. EVERYONE INDICATED IT WOULD RESULT IN A LOSS OR REDUCTION OF FUNDING TO THE SCHOOLS.
• CCSC ALSO CONSULTED WITH A NUMBER OF SCHOOL CORPORATIONS OF SIMILAR SIZE TO CCSC THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED THE EFFECTS OF A RESIDENTIAL TIF. ALL INDICATED THAT IT DID IN FACT RESULT IN A LOSS OF FUNDING.
• CCSC FULLY UNDERSTANDS THAT HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS POTENTIALLY INCREASE STUDENT ENROLLMENT AND ULTIMATELY INCREASED FUNDING WHICH CCSC FULLY SUPPORTS. HOWEVER, INCREASED STUDENT ENROLLMENT ALSO COMES WITH ADDED EXPENSES. IF A RESIDENTIAL TIF IS PASSED, THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF WAYS FOR SCHOOLS TO RECOUP LOST OR REDUCED FUNDING TO SIMPLY COMPLETE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS.
AGAIN, CCSC AND THE BOARD FULLY ENDORSES COMMUNITY GROWTH AND INCREASED SCHOOL ENROLLMENT. IT, HOWEVER MUST ALWAYS CONSIDER AND MAKE DECISIONS THAT ARE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF PROVIDING THE BEST EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE STUDENTS OF CCSC.
CES Honor Roll – 3rd Nine Weeks
COVINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2021/2022 HONOR ROLL 3rd NINE WEEKS
Distinguished Honor Roll (All A’s) 2nd Grade – Abraham Al-Mansour, Liam Bostrom, Raegan Freeman, David Grissom, Aubrey Hoaks, Emerson Holley, Grant Hunt, Cruz Kempen, Elayna Kirts, Aysen Kovacs, Ian Krout, Quinn Martin, Lorelei Pearman, Addy Phelps, Addison, Schanlaub, Ella Tolley, Brady Vogel, Oliver White