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!
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.
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!
Return to In-Person Learning Dates for Those Quarantined at Each School. Rosedale - All but 2nd grade return Tuesday, Nov. 10. 2nd Grade returns Thursday, Nov. 19 (new date). RPHS - All return Thursday, Nov. 12. Montezuma 6th Grade returns Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Friday, November 6, 2020 COVID Update: At Riverton Parke High School, there is 1 staff case, there are 0 student cases, 6 staff members are quarantined, and 4 students are quarantined.
Friday, November 6, 2020 COVID Update: At Rosedale Elementary School, there is 1 staff case, there are 3 students cases, 16 staff members are quarantined, and 124 students are quarantined.
Friday, November 6 COVID Update: At Montezuma Elementary School, there are 0 staff cases, 1 student case, 7 staff members are quarantined, and 42 students are quarantined.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING MONTEZUMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 6TH GRADE STUDENTS: Attention Montezuma Elementary School parents and guardians: Montezuma Elementary School 6th grade students will be on e-learning starting tomorrow - Friday, November 6, and continuing through Monday, November 16. Montezuma Elementary School 6th grade students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, November 17. Again, this e-learning period is only for 6th grade students. The change in operations is due to the high number of staff members who are required to quarantine due to exposure to people who are symptomatic of COVID. As staff members end their quarantine periods and return to school, in-person learning will resume. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unusual time.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT RE: ROSEDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Rosedale Elementary School will operate on an e-learning schedule Friday, November 6 and Monday, November 9. On Tuesday, November 10, all students - with the exception of 2nd grade - will return to in-person learning. Second (2nd) grade students will continue on e-learning through Friday, November 13. Second (2nd) grade students will return to in-person learning on Monday, November 16. If something should change regarding this e-learning period, parents will be notified. The change in operations is necessary due to the number of staff members who are currently under quarantine. As staff members end their quarantine periods and return to school, in-person learning will resume. Thank you for your patience and support during this unusual time.
NOTICE - CHANGE OF DATE FOR NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING: The regular monthly meeting of the Southwest Parke Board of School Trustees scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 2020 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in order to accommodate the Veteran's Day holiday.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2020 COVID update: At Riverton Parke High School, there is 1 staff case, there are 0 student cases, 11 staff members are quarantined, and 10 students are quarantined.
Fri. Oct. 30, 2020 COVID update: At Rosedale Elementary School, there are 0 staff cases, 3 student cases, 11 staff members are quarantined, and 115 students are quarantined.
Fri. Oct. 30, 2020 COVID update: At Montezuma Elementary School, there are 0 staff or student cases, 2 staff members are quarantined, and 2 students are quarantined.
Montezuma Elementary School parents and guardians: At this time, Montezuma is NOT seeing similar issues. As such, Montezuma WILL CONTINUE to operate with all students attending in-person. If something should change, you will be notified by the school.
Riverton Parke parents/guardians: Starting tomorrow and continuing through Wed., Nov. 11, all RPHS students will be on an e-learning schedule. Students return to in-person learning on Thurs., Nov. 12. This is due to staffing issues related to COVID positive tests & quarantines.
Rosedale Elementary School parents/guardians: All 5th & 6th grade students will be on an e-learning schedule through Mon., Nov. 9. Students will return to in-person learning on Tues., Nov. 10. This is due to staffing issues related to COVID positive tests and quarantines.
Fri., Oct. 23, 2020 COVID Update: Montezuma-0 staff/student cases, 2 staff quarantined, 5 students quarantined; Rosedale-0 staff/student cases, 1 staff quarantined, 6 students quarantined; RPHS-0 staff cases, 1 student case, 0 staff quarantined, 19 students quarantined.
All Southwest Parke schools will return to in-person learning tomorrow - Thursday, October 22, 2020. Parke County remains in "orange" status due to COVID cases, but current trends are favorable for a return to in-person learning. Mask up, maintain distance, and wash your hands!
Food distribution will be Monday, October 19th as follows: Montezuma Elementary - 11 AM to 12 PM; Mecca Old School - 11 AM to 11:30 AM; Rosedale Elementary - 11 AM to 12 PM; Lyford Firehouse - 11 AM to 11:30 AM; and, Bridgeton General Store - 11 AM to 11:30 AM.
All SWP schools will operate on e-learning Monday, Oct. 19, Tuesday, Oct. 20, and Wednesday, Oct. 21. We still have high quarantine numbers. Parke Co. is under "orange" status due to COVID case increase. Health Department has strongly recommended e-learning to slow the spread.
COVID cases are increasing in Parke County and we have moved to Orange Status on the dashboard. Keep wearing masks, practicing distancing, and practicing hand cleansing. We need you to keep up your efforts up even while on this fall break! Be safe!!
Thursday, Oct. 8 COVID Update: Montezuma=0 staff/student cases/quarantines; Rosedale=1 staff case, 0 student cases, 56 students quarantined due to exposure; RPHS=1 staff case, 2 student cases, 6 staff members quarantined due to exposure, 95 students quarantined due to exposure.
SWP School Board will meet Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 PM at the Corp Office to discuss the terms of the tentative agreement of the teachers collectively bargained agreement. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/950050/Southwest_Parke_CBA_2020-2021.pdf
Oct. 2, 2020 COVID Update: Montezuma=0 staff/student cases, 1 student out symptomatic; Rosedale=0 staff/student cases, 5 students quarantined due to exposure; RPHS=2 staff cases, 0 student cases, 6 staff members quarantined due to exposure, 8 students quarantined due to exposure.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF ONLINE STUDENTS: We have a large number of students who are not completing and turning in assignments. Please check your student work and progress. We want them to turn things in and be successful. We need your help to make this happen!
Sept. 25, 2020 COVID Update: Montezuma=0 staff/student cases, 0 quarantines; Rosedale=0 staff/student cases, 1 student quarantined due to exposure; RPHS=1 staff case, 0 student cases, 1 staff precautionary quarantine, 2 students quarantined due to exposure or pending test results
September 18, 2020 Illness Update: Montezuma=0 staff/student cases, 0 quarantines; Rosedale=0 staff/student cases, 7 students quarantined due to exposure; RPHS=0 staff/student cases, 1 staff quarantined due exposure, 6 students quarantined due to exposure or tests pending.
If you should receive a call from the local or state health department regarding close contacts, quarantine, or daily health, please answer the call and respond to the questions asked. This information is really useful in helping fight community spread of COVID.
Please continue to check your student for symptoms every day. If your student is symptomatic, please keep your student at home. Call the school and report the illness and absence. Call your healthcare provider and follow their directives.
Friday, September 11, 2020 COVID Update: Montezuma - 0 student/staff cases, 0 students/ staff quarantined; Rosedale - 0 student/staff cases, 0 staff quarantined, 12 students quarantined; RPHS - 0 student/staff cases, 1 staff quarantined, 5 students quarantined.
September 4, 2020 - Dr. Harrison has posted a video update regarding COVID cases in our corporation. He also provides information about the Labor Day holiday. You may see the video here: https://www.facebook.com/swparke/videos/354039288964748/
All Southwest Parke Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay schedule today - Thursday, September 3, 2020 - due to dense fog and the dense fog advisory in effect. Be safe!
August 28, 2020 - Dr. Harrison released a video update today about COVID and masks and such. You may see it at this link: https://www.facebook.com/swparke/videos/1242106046141149/
We are on track to start face-to-face instruction on Monday, August 24. We look forward to seeing you again!
Statement of Southwest Parke Community School Corporation Regarding COVID and the Move to E-Learning until August 24, 2020 On Thursday, August 6, 2020, all staff members reported to work at Southwest Parke. Masks were required and social distancing was encouraged. On Sunday, August 9, 2020, two staff members at Riverton Parke presented with symptoms (fever, chills, aches, etc.) and sought testing for COVID. The same day, they notified the corporation and were placed on quarantine. On Sunday, August 9, 2020, a student at Riverton Parke presented with symptoms. The same day, the parent notified the school corporation and indicated testing would occur on Monday, August 10, 2020. The student and the student’s family were placed on quarantine. As of this morning, the school was notified of positive test results on those under quarantine. The school corporation contacted the local health department. The local health department identified other individuals within the school who should be quarantined due to potential close contact. Those individuals were immediately notified and themselves quarantined. In each of these cases, symptoms presented on Sunday, August 9, 2020, and those involved contacted the school immediately. The move to e-learning until Monday, August 24, 2020 allows additional time for contact tracing and notification. It also allows time for deep cleaning of all facilities and buses to help reduce the risk of COVID transmission. We appreciate the staff of the Parke County Health Department and their assistance in this matter.
**Urgent Information** - Tuesday, August 11, 2020 All students will be dismissed from school today at 1 PM. There will be no after school care provided. All Southwest Parke schools will operate on an e-learning schedule for the rest of this week and all of next week. Students will return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, August 24th. We are moving to this e-learning schedule due to COVID cases and suspected COVID cases that are presenting at this time within our students and staff. We are working with our local health department and neighboring health departments to ensure that contract tracing can be accomplished. During this schedule change, I encourage you to keep practicing social distancing, keep washing your hands, and keep wearing masks in order to reduce possible spread of the virus. Please know our number one priority is the health and safety of our students. We will continue to monitor this situation and provide you with updates on a regular basis.
Welcome back to school! There have been many questions about masks in schools. Here's a link to the Governor's Executive Order: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Executive%20Order%2020-37%20Face%20Covering%20Requirement.pdf
The Governor has announced all students in grades 3 through 12 will be required to wear masks in schools effective July 27, 2020. Masks are highly recommended for students in grades K through 2. All faculty and staff will be required to wear a mask in schools. More info to come.
Information regarding the SWP Virtual Academy has been updated. Here it is: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/811452/SWP_Virtual_Academy__updated_7.22.20_.pdf
Another FAQ: Will the school notify parents if there is a positive case in a classroom? Per my dialogue with the Parke County Health Department this morning, they will receive information regarding positive cases from physicians. The health department is then responsible for all pertinent notifications and contact tracing for COVID cases.
UPDATED (July 16) GRADUATION 2020 UPDATE Due to the recent announcement made by the Governor extending stage 4.5 for an additional two weeks, we will continue to limit the number of attendees to the 2020 graduation to follow current state guidelines. Each graduate received four tickets via mail to share with family/friends. Tickets will be required to attend the ceremony. If for some reason a graduate will not be attending graduation, please notify Mr. Kersey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Cleghorn (email@example.com). When: July 18, 2020 at 10:00am Where: Frank Ciolli Field/Riverton Parke Jr./Sr.High School Football Field (weather permitting - rain out location will be in the gymnasium) Attendees are welcome to use the home side bleachers or bring chairs to spread out on the sides of the bleachers and track. Remember that social distancing guidelines will be followed and we ask attendees to do the same. Masks are welcome, but not required. Please continue to be understanding and patient during this unprecedented time. Graduates: Please report to the school at 8:30am. Guests: Gates open at 9:00am.
Parents/guardians: We need your input regarding the reopening of schools. After you have read and thoughtfully considered our plan for reopening schools, please complete the survey found here: https://forms.gle/Pn4qWrjbo2ckFh5w8
The Southwest Parke Online Academy may be a good option for some of our students who have concerns about COVID-19. Information may be found here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/793087/SWP_Online_Academy.pdf
The Southwest Parke Plan for Reopening Schools can be found here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/793086/Southwest_Parke_Plan_for_Reopening_Schools_in_August_2020.pdf
There have been questions about work permits. Per the Dept of Labor, student work permits are still suspended at this time. No permit is needed to go to work. If your employer has questions, have them contact the Dept of Labor.
Information Regarding Student Supplies and Fees for 2020-2020 https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/755318/Information_Regarding_School_Supplies_and_Fees_for_2020-2021.pdf
The Southwest Parke Board of Trustees will hear and consider action on the Internet Safety Policy as part of the Responsible Use Policy at the June 10, 2020 meeting at 7 PM meeting at the Corp Office. Comments can be emailed to the superintendent by 6 PM on meeting day.
Parents/Guardians: We are planning for next year and need your input. Please complete the following survey by Monday, June 8. Your input is greatly appreciated. Here's the link: https://forms.gle/5Dd46hVAJiZVQTtm7
Southwest Parke Corporation Offices begin summer hours next week. Hours are 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Mondays through Thursdays. Hours are 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Fridays. Please call ahead before visiting to ensure your need can be met. Have a great day!!
Thursday, May 21 is the last food distribution day. Get your food at Montezuma and Rosedale 11 AM to Noon. No bus delivery off site. Thursday, May 21 is also the last day of school. E-learning lessons need to be completed and submitted. Thanks for all you hard work! Stay healthy!
SWP Board meets tonight at 7 PM. CDC and state guidelines regarding distancing are in effect and will be enforced. There is very little room available for the public. Please watch the live feed on the corporation Facebook page. Email public comments to the superintendent.
SWP Board will meet Wednesday, May 13 at 7 PM in the Corp Office. Social Distancing and CDC rules for gatherings will be in effect. The public may view the meeting on the corp Facebook page. Questions or comments may be submitted in writing to the Superintendent via email.
A document that details our April and May e-learning days and our food distribution days has been placed on the school website. Here's the link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/660510/April_and_May_E_Learning_Days_and_Food_Distribution_Info.pdf
A video update has been posted to Facebook and Twitter. Please use the following link to view the post: https://www.facebook.com/swparke/videos/593449914591354/
SWP Board will meet tonight at 7 PM in the Corporation Office. Social Distancing will be practiced. CDC rules for gatherings will be in effect (10 or less). We will attempt to live stream the public portion of the meeting on our Facebook page. Stay safe, friends!!
We want to feed people! We need the most accurate data we can get. Please fill out the form again to help us prepare! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6N3DGjpk-X1E2TOaEIzvoRzVJZCE8iVI8sRkD2p7IhdYI-w/viewform
Today the Governor announced that we will complete the school year via e-learning or remote learning. The admin team will get info from the DOE in the next day or so. We will share Continuous Learning Plan ASAP. Please hold all questions at this time. Give us a few days. Thanks!!
As of 3:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020, the Southwest Parke Community School Corporation and all of its schools will be closed for Spring Break. Limited administrative functions (telephone and email) will return Monday, March 30, 2020. Thank you for honoring our break time!
Please see the memo from the Indiana Department of Education regarding the cancellation of Spring 2020 state assessments. Find it here: https://5il.co/dyh2.
Welcome to our E-Learning Day for Wednesday, March 18! Teachers are available from 8:10 AM until 2:50 PM via email. Don't hesitate to reach out to them if you have questions. Wash your hands and stay healthy, friends!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope the luck of the Irish finds us all today. Today is an E-Learning Day. Teachers are available from 8:10 AM until 2:50 PM to address any concerns you may have. Have a great day!
Reminder: All outstanding textbook rental/fees for 2019-2020 need to be paid in full. Payments can be hand delivered or sent to the Central Administrative Office at 4851 S Coxville Rd, Montezuma, IN 47862. You can also pay at your student's school or online via Harmony. Thanks!
Coronavirus has been getting much media attention. SWP takes seriously our responsibility to keep students safe and healthy. We follow the CDC and State Health Department guidelines for cleaning and have been stressing the importance of good hygiene. Stay safe, friends!
We WILL NOT have computer lab time tomorrow - Friday, February 14. Parents, please DO NOT send your student out in the morning for a bus. No buses will not run. Stay home and be inside where it is warm. We will create time for students to complete assignments next week at school.
Tomorrow - Friday, February 14 - is a professional development day for teachers. Students will have another e-learning day. This one has been in the planning stages for several months, and everything is ready to launch as planned. By now we should be pros at e-learning!
Southwest Parke schools will conduct an E-Learning day today - Thursday, February 13th. Students will complete lessons using online applications instead of traveling to the school buildings. Buses won’t run. Schools will all be closed. But the learning will continue! Be safe!!
Please note there are new immunization requirements that have been posted for the 2020-21 school year. You can find them on our website under Parent Resources or by going to https://5il.co/curi
We are planning now for our February 14 E-Learning day! If you need computer lab access on that day, you will need to sign up now. Sign up sheets are being sent home and must be returned to school by Wednesday, February 5. Questions? Ask your teachers or building principals.
Reminder for RP Seniors: FAFSA Night is tomorrow (Jan. 21st) from 3:30pm - 7:00pm at the Parke County Learning Center (519 North Lincoln Road, Rockville IN)
School will be in session on our flex days: Monday, February 17 (make up day for November 12 weather closure); Thursday, March 19 (make up day for November 19 Red for Ed closure); Friday, March 20 (make up day for December 16 weather closure). Please update your calendars!
All Southwest Parke Schools are closed Tuesday, November 12 due weather related road conditions and such. Be safe today!
Southwest Parke Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay schedule Tuesday, November 12. Please be safe when traveling to school!
Please be advised that tonight the School Board will meet in Executive Session. An Executive Session is not a meeting open to the public.
The Southwest Parke Community School Corporation has issued an important statement that may be read on our school website under the "News" section. Thank you for taking the time to read it today.
The Southwest Parke School Board will meet in Special Session Thursday, October 3 at 7 PM to discuss the tentative contract with the Southwest Parke Education Association. The tentative contract may be viewed in the News section of the school website.
The Southwest Parke school board will meet tonight at 7 PM at the Corporation Office. The board will conduct hearings related to the 2020 budget and will conduct its regular meeting for September.
Current Cafeteria Participation rates: Montezuma - Breakfast 63%, Lunch 78%. Good job! Rosedale - Breakfast 42%, Lunch 61%. Let’s increase these! Riverton Parke - Breakfast 18%, Lunch 55%. Let’s increase these! Thanks for supporting our school cafeterias!
Time to eat!! Every student in Montezuma Elementary and Rosedale Elementary can eat breakfast and lunch for free! We need your help to increase and maintain participation so these programs can continue. Help us increase participation at Rosedale and Riverton Parke!
The Notice to Taxpayers for the 2020 Budget is available online at www.budgetnotices.in.gov or by calling 888-739-9826.
We have sold out of the chromebooks. Please check our website (www.swparke.k12.in.us) to keep up-to-date with what is happening in our corporation.
This is a reminder that we are selling our old Chromebooks for $25 from the corporation office. The sale will end September 6, 2019. If you would like to purchase a chromebook, please visit the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. before September 6th.