COVID Exposure Statement

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Frontier School Corporation was contacted at 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 9, 2020 about a student testing positive for COVID-19.  The student was tested on Saturday, August 8, 2020 after a relative tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, August 7, 2020.  The student’s test results on Saturday, August 8, 2020 were positive for COVID-19.  The student was without symptoms on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and Friday, August 7, 2020 and was only tested out of caution.  The student was in attendance for in-person learning on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and Friday, August 7, 2020.  

Students are seated at lunch in their class co-hort.  As a result, no other students from classrooms or grade levels are impacted.  Recess occurs as a grade level cohort.  However, after the students are released from the lunch room and report to the playground any recess contact is less that fifteen (15) minutes.  Recess is conducted by grade cohorts, so no other grade levels are impacted by recess.

The classroom in which the student attended is conducting Remote Learning for Monday, August 10, 2020.  The classroom was cleaned on Friday, August 7, 2020.  The classroom will be cleaned again at the conclusion of Monday, August 10, 2020.   The classroom will be empty for seventy-two (72) hours before it is occupied.  All surfaces within the classroom were wiped down on Friday, August 7, 2020 and again on Monday, August 10, 2020.

Contact tracing has to take place with the student and family.  Social media is being used by some parents to speculate on the safety of their son or daughter.  Please understand questions were asked last evening to determine the students at-risk and those parents were contacted via School Messenger who were in the same classroom.  If you were not contacted, your son or daughter is not at-risk.  

The student has no siblings that attend Frontier School Corporation.  The student does not ride a bus.  As a result, this COVID-19 exposure had no impact on the students of Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School.

Frontier School Corporation will work with the White County Health Department to identify protocols for impacted students moving forward.   The Center for Disease Control defines a close contact as within six (6) feet for fifteen (15) minutes or longer.  Impacted students will receive contact from the Frontier Elementary Administration or Mrs. Amanda Wheeldon, School Nurse.  Additionally, contact tracers from the State of Indiana will be reaching out to parents whose son or daughter was determined to have contact with the identified student.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Frontier School Corporation Superintendent’s Office at 219-984-5009, Ext. #3023.  Questions or concerns may be emailed to [email protected]

Back to School Press Release

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The 2020-2021 school year will begin at Frontier School Corporation on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 8:15 am at Frontier Elementary and 8:05 am at Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School.  Returning student registration opened online on July 6, 2020.  Returning student registration can be accessed from the Frontier School Corporation website at  New families to Frontier School Corporation are asked to contact Frontier Elementary at 219-984-5438 or Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School at 219-984-5437 to set up an appointment for registration.  Appointment times and dates are:

Monday, July 27, 2020-3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 28, 2020-12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Returning families experiencing problems with the online registration are encouraged to contact the following for assistance:

Frontier Elementary

Mrs. Kim Musgrave- [email protected]

Mrs. Nancy Sullivan- [email protected]

Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School

Mrs. Kathy Bassett- [email protected]

Mrs. Amy Turner- [email protected]

Office personnel at both buildings will not return to the office for availability until Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8:00 am.  So, please don’t feel offended if you do not get a return email until after this date.

Frontier School Corporation released the 2020-2021 Re-Entry Plan on Thursday, July 2, 2020.  The plan can be found on the Frontier School Corporation website at  The Re-Entry plan will be formally approved by the Frontier School Corporation School Board on Monday, July 27, 2020 and is subject to amendments or changes.  The Re-Entry plan can be accessed by clicking on the red box that says “2020-2021 School Reopening Plan” on the home page of the website.

Frontier School Corporation is offering an in-person option and a virtual option for students during the 2020-2021 school year.  Students interested in the virtual option should contact Mr. Jeff Hettinger at Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School or Mrs. Carmen Bordner at Frontier Elementary School.

Parents can utilize EZ School Pay to pay for textbooks or put lunch money into your son or daughter’s account.  You can access EZ School Pay from the Frontier School Corporation website under the link for Parents and Students.  A small fee will be charged for use of EZ School Pay.   Parents can choose to pay fees and lunch money by check or cash also.

Textbook rental fees are encouraged to be paid prior to the first day of classes.  Parents in need of financial assistance can fill out the necessary paperwork for financial relief for textbook rental.  

Chromebooks will be distributed to students in grades 3-12 during the first week of school.  IPADS will be distributed to students in grades K-2 during the first week of school.  Chromebooks and IPADS will be sent home with students for the 2020-2021 school year.  Parents are encouraged to consider purchasing a service plan at a nominal fee to pay for one breakage of the IPAD or Chromebook.  If the insurance is not purchased, parents and students will be liable for any damages incurred.   

School supply lists and Application for Assistance (Free/Reduced meals and textbooks) is available on the Frontier School Corporation website at

Any parent seeking to enroll their child as a transfer tuition student must make arrangements prior to registering at the respective schools.  Transfer tuition forms are available at each building and the school corporation office at 126 E. Main Street in Chalmers, Indiana.  The Frontier School Corporation office can be reached at 219-984-5009.

Virtual Open Houses will be held at Frontier Elementary and Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School for the 2020-2021 school  year.  Some classes may hold small group meetings with parents and students outside prior to the start of school.

Parent/Teacher Conferences for Frontier School Corporation will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  Students will not report to school on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  Students will participate in Remote or Distance Learning for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Frontier School Corporation will have a week long Fall Break from Monday, October 19, 2020 through Friday, October 23, 2020.  School will be dismissed for Fall Break at 3:00 pm at Frontier Elementary School and 3:10 pm at Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School on Friday, October 16, 2020.  School will resume at the conclusion of Fall Break on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:15 am at Frontier Elementary and 8:05 am at Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School.  It should be noted the school calendar is subject to changes due to COVID-19.

School bus routes remain the same for the 2020-2021 school year.  The following are bus drivers and routes:

Cindy Beckhoff-Bus #2  North of Chalmers, Rangeline Road, and east of Rangeline Road

Lynorra Blissit-Bus #1    East of Brookston, South and East of Brookston

April Hall-Bus #9  South and West of Brookston

Mike Keith-Bus #8-North and West of Chalmers

Open Currently Driver Unknown-Bus #5-North of Brookston, East of Brookston along Highway 18

Jerry Snyder-Bus #14-South and East of Brookston, Springboro Road south of Highway 18

Offices at Frontier Elementary School and Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School remain closed until Thursday, July 23, 2020.  Offices at both schools will reopen on Thursday, July 23, 2020.  The Frontier Elementary School office phone number is 219-984-5438.  The Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School office phone number is 219-984-5437.  New students should contact the office of the school of attendance to schedule a time for enrollment.

Important 2020-2021 Frontier School Corporation dates:

Monday, September 7, 2020-Labor Day (No School)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020-Parent/Teacher Conferences (Remote Learning Day)

Monday, October 19, 2020 to Friday, October 23, 2020-Fall Break (No School)

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020-Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 through Tuesday, January 5, 2021-Holiday Break (No School)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021-Records Day (No School)

Friday, February 12, 2021-Snow Make-Up Day

Monday, February 15, 2021-Great American’s Day (No School)

Monday, March 22, 2021 through Friday, March 26, 2021-Spring Break (No School)

Friday, April 2, 2021-Snow Make-Up Day  

Monday, April 5, 2021-Snow Make-Up Date

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 –Records Day (No School) Snow Make-Up Date

Thursday, May 27, 2021-Friday, May 28, 2021-Snow Make-Up Dates

*2020-2021 School Calendar is subject to change as a result of COVID-19 Issues

Important Information:

2020-2021 Lunch Prices

Frontier Elementary




Extra Main Dish-$1.60




Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School




Extra Main Dish-$1.85




French Fries/Potato Wedges-$0.75


2020-2021 Textbook Rental Prices

Frontier Elementary


Grade 1-$185.85

Grade 2-$174.30

Grade 3-$176.20

Grade 4-$175.90

Grade 5-$190.60

Grade 6-$187.95

Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School

Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School parents and students will be billed for book rental in the fall as rental amounts are dependent upon the courses chosen for study by students.

7th Grade Orientation is July 29

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Wednesday, July 29th
4:00-4:45 or 5:00-5:45

Due to Covid-19 we were unable to hold our annual 7th grade orientation day and evening meeting.
We know that moving to a new school building may cause some nerves, so we are hoping to relieve that. We will have a short parent/student meeting in hopes to calm those nerves and answer any questions you may have. This evening will give your child the opportunity to see the jr high hallway and find their classrooms. The Jr.-Sr. High is under construction getting a new HVAC system, so touring the building will be limited.

In order to comply with the CDC regulations, we will be having two separate meeting sessions and
will divide the grade into two groups (masks are strongly recommended to be worn). We ask that only 1 parent attend with their child to keep the numbers down. Our two sessions will be from 4:00-4:45 and 5:00-5:45 and you can sign up for whichever time slot fits your needs. However we will cap the groups at 27 students each. Please email Mrs. Bassett at [email protected] to sign up for a time.

Meeting Agenda
Mrs. Layton: Handbook and Attendance
Mrs. Bassett: Schedule and Lunchroom Procedures
Mrs. Turner: Locker Practice (Lockers will not be used until further
notice due to Covid-19, but we wanted to give the students the
opportunity to practice.)

When you arrive, please enter through the west doors on the south end of the building. This is the
entrance to the junior high wing of the school. Students and their parent will then be divided into three groups. The groups will rotate between Mrs. Layton, Mrs. Bassett, and Mrs. Turner every 15 minutes. Think about what extracurricular activities your child may want to be involved in. Frontier Jr. High offers many sports and clubs for our students to get involved in and be a big part of our school.