SWP Board meets tonight at 7 PM in the Corporation Office. Public may attend. Masks and distancing required. Meeting will be live streamed on Facebook if the internet is up and running again.
Rosedale Elementary will be released at 9:50 AM today due to a power outage. Montezuma Elementary and RPHS will remain in session and run a full day. All schools internet is down and some phone lines may not work. Please be patient. Thanks.
Fri., Jan. 8, 2021 COVID Update: @Montezuma: 0 staff cases, 1 staff quar, 0 student cases, 15 students quar; @Rosedale: 0 staff cases, 1 student case, 1 staff quar, 12 students quar; @RPHS: 1 staff case, 2 student cases, 2 staff quar, 16 students quar.
In-person learning resumes tomorrow - Monday, January 4, 2021! If your student is symptomatic of COVID or under quarantine due to a positive test or close contact, please keep her/him at home. Call the school to report the absence and follow all directives of your doctors.
Happy New Year from Southwest Parke Schools! We look forward to seeing everyone back in the classroom on Monday, January 4, 2021! Please wear your mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands. See you on Monday for in-person learning!
Announcement from Southwest Parke: Athletics will resume on Monday, December 21, 2020. Please see the attached document for further details.
From the Corporation Nurse: Parents/guardians and students: I hope you all have a Happy and Healthy Holiday break! If you student becomes ill and is tested for Covid over break, please send me an email to let me know. Even though we will not be in session, I will still be in contact with our local health department and will still be tracking any Covid cases we may have in our corporation. Please send me an email with the date your student first started having symptoms, what day they were tested, and then results once you get those back. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you have received a letter from me regarding your student needing immunizations, please try to get those completed during the break. The State of Indiana still requires that our students meet immunization requirements or they can be excluded from school. We have had enough student absences so I would like to avoid anyone having to be missing school because of immunizations. If you don’t remember what your student might need, please email me and I will let you know. This includes all Virtual students. Thank you for your help! Nurse Marla
There have been some who have expressed concern about this cancellation of activities and its negative impact on the boys basketball team being able to participate in the Wabash Valley Classic Tournament. The IHSAA governs student athletics and participation. The IHSAA makes it clear that students have to be "fit" to participate in game play, and they define fitness as having completed 10 practices prior to game play. Our high school boys basketball team is currently under quarantine. The team would not have enough practices available to them once they come off of their current quarantine to participate in the Wabash Valley Classic as it is. I know this is not what anyone wants to hear, but it is true and tremendously unfortunate.
Food distribution tomorrow. Montezuma Elementary 11A-12P. Rosedale Elementary 11A-12P. Mecca School 11:30A-12P. Lyford Firehouse 11:30A-12P. Bridgeton General Store 11:30A-12P. Let us know you need meals by completing the form on Food Service site or calling the school.
All Southwest Parke schools will operate on an e-learning schedule Thursday, December 17 and Friday, December 18. Food will be distributed. No sports/ECA's December 17 through December 27. Practices resume December 28. More details to come in a School Messenger call later.
12/11/2020 COVID Update: @Montezuma: 0 staff/student cases; 1 staff quar, 16 students quar. @Rosedale: 1 staff case, 0 student cases, 6 staff quar, 31 students quar. @RPHS: 2 staff cases, 7 student cases, 3 staff quar, 54 students quar. We will be IN-PERSON next week!
12/9/2020 COVID Update: @ Montezuma: Staff quarantine: 3, Student quarantine: 16. @ Rosedale: Staff quarantine: 7, Student quarantine: 25. @RPHS: Staff quarantine: 3, Student quarantine: 37. Total staff: 13 (8% of total staff). Total students: 78 (8% of total students).
12/9/2020: The ISDH dashboard has been and Parke County is still RED. Please be diligent in wearing a mask, keeping your distance, and washing your hands. We need you to be healthy, so our schools can stay open!
SWP Board meets Wednesday, December 9 at 7 PM at RPHS Cafeteria. Prior to the meeting (at 6:30 PM) we will host a reception honoring Penny Cox for 40 Years of Board Service! Public is invited. Masks and social distancing are required.
Fri., Dec. 4, 2020 COVID UPDATE: @Montezuma: 0 staff cases, 0 student cases, 2 staff members quar, 6 students quar. @Rosedale: 1 staff case, 1 student case, 6 staff members quar, 34 students quar. @RPHS: 0 staff cases, 3 student cases, 3 staff members quar, 20 students quar.
The ISDH dashboard was updated today and Parke County is still RED. We will continue to operate in-person learning as long as we have staff to do so. We will follow the Governor's mandate regarding extra-curricular activities. Wear a mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands!
All Southwest Parke Schools will be OPEN tomorrow - Monday, November 30 - for in-person learning. Can we open when the county is RED? Yes! See the ISDH guidance document. A School Messenger call will go out later this afternoon addressing our return. Stay healthy!
Our stated intent has been to return to in-person learning on Monday, November 30, 2020. You will receive a School Messenger call and social media notifications if that status will change. Please see the ISDH Guidance document for school operations in a RED county. Stay safe!
Parke County has gone RED on today's ISDH COVID update. Please take all precautions to keep students and families healthy. Wear a mask. Limit gathering sizes. Practice distancing. Wash you hands. Have a SAFE and HEALTHY THANKSGIVING!
Fri., Nov. 20, 2020 COVID Update: Montezuma=2 staff positive, 2 staff quar, 2 students positive, 5 students quar; Rosedale=0 staff positive, 9 staff quar, 5 students positive, 61 students quar; RPHS=1 staff positive, 5 staff quar, 3 students positive, 25 students quar.