Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Information Page

Updated 3.31.2020
 
Parents, staff, students and community - this page has been set up to provide information on the school district during the time of this Covid-19 pandemic.  Please feel free to email me questions or additional information to be added to this page.  You can email me at tc.chappelear@iclsd.org.  I am currently splitting time between working in my office and from home during the stay at home order recently issued.  This language allows individuals to leave their homes for the purpose of continuing to support “work to provide education through alternative means,” as suggested by the governor on March 12. However, whenever possible, any work that can be done by a teacher or staff member from home should be done from home. If a teacher or staff member must report to school for purposes of the activities mentioned above, he or she should strictly adhere to social distancing recommendations and other instructions from the Ohio Department of Health for reducing the spread of disease.
 
We are still providing meals for students under the age of 18.  These can be picked up at the high school by using the back entrance to the cafeteria and also at the middle school by using the cafetorium entrance.  We are also delivering meals to the apartments on Two RidgeRoad. Additionally, we have partnered with the Bay 6 Brown Bag project in Mingo to provide meals for kids.  Please contact us if you are in need of food at the same numbers and/or email listed above.  
 
Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton extended the building closures with schools set to return on May 1, 2020.  We will continue to comply with the General Assembly’s intent that schools “continue to find ways to keep students actively engaged in learning opportunities for the remainder of the school year." As you know, we are doing this through suggest practice which can be found on our parents page at www.iclsd.org/parents.aspx.  
 
We are not very confident that a typical graduation ceremony will be held on May 31 as scheduled for our class of 2020.  While we are in weekly discussions about various ways we can recognize this year's seniors, we think it is wise to wait a couple of weeks before making a firm decision on these items.  The Covid-19 pandemic has been a very fluid situation and we would want to wait a bit before we decide what to do.  We have been discussing some options and we will do something to recognize you.  We appreciate your patience and understanding on this issue during this difficult time.  
 
On this page, we have a section below with upcoming events and the status of these events.  If you would like me to add an event and its status please email me the information and I will post it. 
 
Stay Safe, 
 
T.C. 
 



Continue General Assembly’s intent that schools “continue to find ways to keep students actively engaged in learning opportunities for the remainder of the school year.


We are not very confident that a typical graduation ceremony will be held on May 31 as scheduled for our class of 2020.  While we are in weekly discussions about various ways we can recognize this year's seniors, we think it is wise to wait a couple of weeks before making a firm decision on these items.  The Covid-19 pandemic has been a very fluid situation and we would want to wait a bit before we decide what to do. We have been discussing some options and we will do something to recognize you.  We appreciate your patience and understanding on this issue during this difficult time. 






ICLSD Events Status Due to Coronavirus

EVENT DATE STATUS
Spelling Bee 3/14/2020  Postponed
 Groundbreaking 3/25/2020  Postponed 
 IC Reverse Raffle 3/21/2020  Postponed 
 All Athletic Events/Practices Ongoing  Cancelled 
 BOE Meeting 3/19/2020  As Scheduled 
ICHS Spring Musical 4/16 - 4/18 Cancelled
April Board of Education Meeting 4/16/2020 As Scheduled
Indian Creek Band Concert 4/19/2020 To Be Determined
ICHS Prom 4/25/2020 Postponed
ACT Recognition Breakfast 4/30/2020 Postponed
Indian Creek Scholar's Banquet 5/3/2020 Postponed
Captain Nick Houck Ceremony 5/5/2020 Cancelled
8th Grade DC Field Trip 5/18 - 5/20 Postponed
May Board of Education Meeting 5/21/2020 As Scheduled
Senior Awards Banquet 5/27/2020 To Be Determined
Graduation Practice 5/28/2020 To Be Determined
ICHS Graduation 5/31/2020 To Be Determined

Links from Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19)Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Ohio's Schools and Districts

COVID-19 Prevention Flyer

Student Meal Information

We are currently providing lunch and tomorrow's breakfast for any persons under the age of 18 regardless of district enrollment.  The meals are currently available from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Monday thru Friday at Indian Creek High School and Indian Creek Middle School.  We are also delivering meals to Ridgewood Place Apartements on Two Ridge Road. 
 
We recently have partnered with the Bay 6 Brown Bag Diner project.  Meals are available Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More information on Bay 6 is available .  HERE
 

Scholarship Info for ICHS Seniors

Any parents who might need help with scholarship forms or transcripts (or any general questions) are welcome to email Mr. Maul at jim.maul@iclsd.org.  

Counseling Services

For students who were receiving school-based counseling services through Trinity Behavioral Medicine or The Village Network - see the information below:
 
Trinity Behavior Medicine 
Students who were receiving counseling services through Trinity Behavioral Medicine can continue those services during this shutdown. Please call 740.632.2259 for an appointment. They are able to accommodate face-to-face appointments and Telemedicine.
 
The Village Network 
Students who were receiving services through The Village Network can continue by contacting the Steubenville office at 740-284-1977. In addition, anyone interested in initiating services can also contact the office to schedule an appointment. The Village Network is able to provide face to face sessions at both the office and Edison High School. Teletherapy sessions are also available if needed.
 

Legislature passes legislation addressing COVID-19

The General Assembly today passed House Bill (HB) 197 in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to sign the bill into law, which will take immediate effect upon his signature. Our three organizations are holding a free, video webinar on Friday, March 27, at 4 p.m. to discuss the bill and answer questions. We will provide details shortly. In the meantime, click here to read a synopsis of the bill, and click here to read the bill's fiscal note. 

The bill makes the following education-related changes:
• eliminates state and federal testing for the 2019-2020 school year;
• prohibits the issuance of report cards for the 2019-2020 school year and provides a one-year safe harbor from sanctions related to the report card;
• freezes EdChoice eligibility at the 2019-2020 list of 517 buildings;
• permits students and their school-aged siblings who attended or would have attended a building on the 2019-2020 eligibility list to receive a voucher;
• waives the third-grade reading guarantee retention requirement;
• permits schools to grant high school diplomas to students on track to graduate and for whom the principal determines that the student has successfully completed the curriculum;
• permits schools not to conduct evaluations of district employees, including teachers, administrators or superintendents, for the 2019-2020 school year if determined impractical or impossible;
• prohibits the use of 2019-2020 value-added data for the purpose of teacher evaluations;
• permits certain state-licensed individuals to provide services electronically or via telehealth communication to students with special needs;
• delays all licensure deadlines so that expiring licenses must be renewed no later than 90 days after the emergency period ends or Dec. 1, 2020, whichever is sooner;
• sets April 28 as the final day of voting for the March 17 primary election and prohibits in-person voting for that election;
• authorizes the tax commissioner to extend school district income tax filing and payment deadlines for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency declaration;
• permits boards of education to use electronic communication for in-person meetings and hearings during the emergency period but not later than Dec. 1, 2020;
• permits the state director of agriculture to exempt school districts from registering as a food processing establishment overseen by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and from paying registration fees;
• permits the issuance of one-year, nonrenewable, provisional educator licenses provided certain conditions are met;
• permits schools to make up through distance learning any number of days or hours necessary to meet minimum instructional hour requirements.

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