March 14, 2020 at 2:17 p.m.

Flat Rock-Hawcreek schools move to e-learning after break

By From Shawn Price-

After gathering information and meeting with state and local officials, FRHC administration has determined that our best course of action is to follow the most recent recommendations from the Indiana State Department of Health and Governor Holcomb’s Covid-19 Community Task Force which focuses on continued promotion of social isolation.

Our goal is to keep students staff and community members safe during this time of uncertainty.

This will best be accomplished by limiting all students daily face to face interactions. Upon completion of Spring Break the FRHC campus will remain closed to students on Monday March 23rd and Tuesday March 24th as teachers prepare for extended e-learning days.

Students will receive instruction from home through our e-learning platform from Wednesday March 25th to Sunday April 5th. Administration will then assess any new COVID-19 developments and determine the best course of action from that point on. Use of these e-learning days will also require us to cancel all spring athletic practices and events until we return to the building on April 6th.

Please keep in mind that this situation is changing by the day and modifications may be needed. If new guidance emerges we will communicate any changes just as soon as we can.

Additional information will be provided on our district home page by Wednesday March 18th. This information will include a plan for iPad distribution for those that do not currently have access to their devices. You will also be able to find links to helpful information about Covid-19 including travel updates and hygiene recommendations.

At Flat Rock-Hawcreek the safety and security of our students is top priority and we need your help. Please explain to your children the importance of keeping our school and community safe and remind them that to date we have had no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Bartholomew County and these steps are being taken as a precaution.