School Closing Press Release
The Frontier School Corporation teaching staff has been working very diligently to provide students with the best Distance Learning opportunity possible. Teachers and Principals have worked over Spring Break to develop a platform for Distance Learning that is helpful for students and parents. Additionally, our technology staff has expanded Wi-Fi capabilities so students and parents without internet capability can drive to our parking lot to be able to get an internet signal.
Governor Holcomb and State Superintendent of Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick announced earlier today that schools will not be allowed to hold in person instruction through the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year. As both Governor Holcomb and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. McCormick have announced earlier, all schools in Indiana have been granted twenty (20) waiver days. The expectation for schools is to provide twenty (20) Distance Learning Days between Thursday, March 19, 2020 and the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school calendar.
Frontier School Corporation already released to the Frontier School Corporation community that outlined an additional twelve (12) days of remote learning from Tuesday, April 7, 2020 through Friday, May 1, 2020. Frontier School Corporation will be releasing a schedule of eight (8) additional remote learning days after Friday, May 1, 2020 to obtain the needed twenty (20) days of remote instruction for the 2019-2020 school year.
Additionally, after reviewing the executive order in regards to graduation requirements signed by Governor Holcomb and Dr. McCormick included:
“Meets any virtual or remote learning participation requirements established by the governing body of the local school corporation in response to the statewide school closure order established by the Governor”
Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School seniors will be required to successfully complete the twenty (20) Distance Learning days to qualify for graduation.
In closing, the administration and faculty of Frontier School Corporation miss our daily interaction with our students. We continue to pray for the health of students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, our hearts go out to the high school students who may not have the opportunity for a senior prom. Also, to all spring athletes who have trained and looked forward to competing on the field or track this spring. COVID-19 is a cruel reality that continues to inflict pain and suffering for everyone.
In terms of Graduation, the administration of Frontier School Corporation will continue to pursue options to make a Graduation ceremony a reality for students and their families. This ceremony may have to occur virtually or by other means yet to be determined.
Again, as educators who entered our profession with the goal of positively impacting the lives young people. All teachers, administration, instructional assistants, secretaries, custodial staff, cafeteria staff, and bus drivers continue to offer support for our students. Our hope is through remote learning to continue to connect virtually with our children and young adults.
All questions should be directed to Dan Sichting: Email: [email protected]