Delaware Community School Corporation (DCSC) schools will be closed beginning March 16 through at least April 3, said DCSC Superintendent Reece Mann in his letter.
Additionally, there will be no e-learning at DCSC schools for that duration, Mann said. However, in order to encourage students to read more, students will be bringing home books and Chromebooks.
“Based upon the information we have today, it is time to take responsible action in an effort to prevent the spread of illness,” Mann said.
During that time period, he said buildings will be closed for deep cleaning and all athletic and extracurricular events and practices will be canceled.
Principals and teachers will need to check their emails periodically, he said. The DCSC central office will remain open and its staff will answer phone calls.
The following schools will be affected by this closure:
- Albany Elementary School
- Eaton Elementary School
- Royerton Elementary School
- Delta Middle School
- Delta High School
Between 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16, parents can pick up their children’s medications, which are securely stored by school nurses at the schools.
Parents are advised to ring the buzzer at the main entrance of the school building and explain why the purpose of their visit, after which the school nurse will bring them the necessary medicines.
On Friday, Students in grades K-8 will be bringing home library books and students in grades 6-12 will be bringing home Chromebooks.
Following the closure:
Mann said DCSC’s plan is for school to be back in session April 6. In case the corporation needs to cancel additional days of school, it will begin conducting e-learning days — where students don’t come to school but do have required school assignments to complete at home.
If e-learning days are implemented, teachers will be available via email from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to assist students in completing assignments.
While middle and high schools students will access assignments on Canvas, DCSC will work with parents of elementary students to distribute learning packets.