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.