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COVID-19: How Nettle Creek Schools are responding

Dear Tiger Families:

In light of the recent announcement from Governor Holcomb, Nettle Creek Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th. The schedule will be:

• March 16-20 will be eLearning Days.

• March 23-24 will be eLearning Days.

• March 25-27 and March 30-April 3 is Spring Break.

• For April 6-10, we will utilize part of the waiver days that Governor Holcomb provided.

After the end of school today all school campuses will be closed to students and non-essential employees until Monday, April 13. School is scheduled to resume on April 13th.

• All evening events have been canceled or postponed throughout the duration of school being closed. Information about individual events being rescheduled will be sent out by building principals, the AD, or club/team sponsors.

• There will be no athletic events or activities while school is not in session. These activities will commence once school resumes. Students will not be allowed on campus once school closes today and until April 13th.

• Students in grades 6-12 are bringing their Chromebooks home.

• We are working on a plan so that students in grades 3-4-5 will also be bringing home a device. Students in grades K-1-2 will bring learning activities that can be completed at home.

• During eLearning Days, teachers will be available via email.

• Please understand that this is a new experience for everyone. There will be bumps along the way, and we will work through them TOGETHER.

• We are working with Chartwells to provide grab and go lunch for students during the eLearning Days. More information about this will be coming soon.

• If you have medication at the school and need to get it picked up, you may do that up until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, March 16. If this time doesn’t work, please contact our nurse, Katie Bymaster, to set up a time.

Teachers and administrators will be available while school is not in session. The best method of contacting them will be by email. You can also call each building, but you will have to leave a voice message. (Hagerstown Jr.-Sr. HS- 765-489-4511; Hagerstown Elementary School 765-489-4555). Messages will be checked regularly throughout the day and calls will be returned as soon as possible. This is a very fluid situation with circumstances changing quickly. We will keep you posted as the situation dictates.

Go Tigers!

Dr. Kyle G. Barrentine
Superintendent

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