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.
MEAL TIMES TOMORROW-Thurs., Nov. 19. @Montezuma - 11 AM-12 PM; @Rosedale-11 AM-12 PM; @Mecca-11:30 AM-12 PM; @Lyford-11:30 AM-12 PM; @Bridgeton-11:30 AM-12 PM. If you signed up, please show up to receive them! Wear a mask, keep distance, and wash your hands! Stay safe!
Details regarding our e-learning schedule and food distribution may be found in the attached letter.
Beginning Monday, November 16, 2020, and continuing through Tuesday, November 24, 2020, all Southwest Parke schools will operate on an E-learning schedule. During this e-learning period, all extracurricular events are suspended. Students will return to in-person learning after the Thanksgiving break on Monday, November 30
Friday, November 13, 2020 COVID Update: At Montezuma: Staff cases: 2; Staff quarantined: 6; Student cases: 2; Students quarantined: 46. At Rosedale: Staff cases: 1; Staff quarantined: 10; Student cases: 3; Student quarantined: 63. At RPHS: Staff cases: 2; Staff quarantined: 7; Student cases: 2; Student quarantined: 27.
Rosedale Elementary will be hosting a Book Fair November 16th - November 20th. If your child is unable to attend you may purchase online from Scholastic.com/fair(find our school). Classes will be assigned a time to attend.
The Southwest Parke School Board will meet Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 7 PM in the Corporation Office.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL: If you or anyone in your immediate family - including your student - is being tested for COVID, please keep your student and other family members home until test results are known. We have had several students return to school while test results are pending, and then we have had to send them back home because of a positive test result. Because of this contact, we have to quarantine other students and staff members. Please be diligent. Do your part. If test results are pending, please stay home!