Starting Monday, Crothersville Community School Corp. students in grades 7 through 12 will only be at school for one day.
The rest of the time will be spent at home doing eLearning.
The schedule change is the result of the COVID-19 status for Jackson County changing to orange on Wednesday, according to a letter sent to students, parents and staff by Superintendent Terry Goodin on Friday and posted on the Crothersville Junior-Senior High School Facebook page.
Grades 7, 8 and 12 will be at school Tuesday, while grades 9, 10 and 11 will go to school Thursday. For the other days of the week, all six of those grades will finish up any bookwork and/or Google Classroom learning at home.
Students may not come both days. Buses will run their normal schedule.
Edgenuity online learning will begin Oct. 26. Staff members will be available digitally to students and parents in their rooms daily as contracted. Exceptions will include training on Edgenuity and short staff meetings.
If a student takes classes at Crothersville and Austin high schools or through C4 in Columbus, there will be no change to his or her daily schedule starting Monday. Students will continue to travel to those places because those counties are not at the orange level. Transportation will continue as normal, too.
For preschool through sixth grade, those receiving in-person instruction will have no change to their schedule.
All teachers and staff members will be in the building as contracted, and social distancing among students and staff will continue.
Other rules include no fans at extracurricular activities (essential personnel only) and no large gatherings (eliminating non-sanctioned extracurricular school activities).
Other information will be released as issues and changes in infection levels are made known to school officials, Goodin said.
“In this COVID-19 environment, fluidity is the only option,” he said. “We ask for your patience as conditions evolve and we make changes to adapt.”
The schedule is a week-by-week plan based on the orange level as designated by the Indiana State Department of Health, Goodin said.
“If Jackson County goes to a higher infection level red, we will respond appropriately,” he said. “If Jackson County is designated in a lower infection level, such as yellow or blue, we will respond appropriately.”