7 Helpful Online Learning Sites for Kids

This entry was posted in News on by .

http://pbskids.org/ This is a great site for kids of all ages featuring all of your kids favorite characters from PBS!

http://www.rhcbooks.com/ -Featuring Books, Activities, Games and more all surrounding your favorite Characters from Random House Books! This is a great way to make books come alive for little ones!

www.starfall.com -This is a great website for learning to read. Starfall takes your kids all the way from ABC’s to Learning to Read! There are some fun games and more that surround Phonics, Sounds and putting sounds together in words! This is great for preschoolers learning to read!

www.scholastic.com/kids/books/the-magic-school-bus/ -There are tons of Great Videos and Games about the Environment & Science. This is a great website for older children who want to learn about weather, geography and more.

www.highlightskids.com -This site has games, books, crafts and of course Hidden Pictures.

http://www.abcya.com/ -This is another great learning site for kids. There is everything from Counting Games, to Graphing, Patterns and more. Great for learning early math skills. 

www.Kids.nationalgeographic.com  This is a great site for exploring our world and learning all you can about the Ocean, Animals, Geography and more! There is a TON of information on this site and also some great videos, Puzzles and quizzes!

Reading At Home Increases Student Achievement

This entry was posted in News on by .

Frontier builds in time for students to read at school each day, but research shows that this may not be enough. Students who read at home in addition to reading at school tend to have higher test scores. Here are some ways to incorporate reading at home!

*Read the cereal box each morning

*Find a reading website or app that your child enjoys

*Look up information about a favorite subject on the computer

*Take regular trips to the library

*Start a book club with friends

*Model reading by reading in front of and to your children

October 19, 2020 COVID-19 Exposure

This entry was posted in News on by .

Frontier School Corporation was notified on Sunday, October 18, 2020 that a student who was in attendance at Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School for the period of Monday, October 12, 2020 through Wednesday, October 14, 2020 had tested positive for COVID-19.  The student didn’t have any symptoms until Thursday, October 15, 2020 and was not in attendance at Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School on Thursday, October 15, 2020 and Friday, October 16, 2020.

Per Center for Disease Control protocols, Frontier School Corporation had to contact trace any individuals having contact with the student defined as sustained contact for fifteen minutes or more on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and Wednesday, October 14, 2020 or the forty-eight hours preceding the development of symptoms for the student testing positive for COVID-19.

Frontier School Corporation conducted the contact tracing on Sunday, October 18, 2020 and Monday, October 19, 2020.  Eighteen (18) students and one (1) staff member were ruled to be close contacts and instructed to self-quarantine for fourteen days from the time of the contact period.  Unfortunately, four students identified as a close contact were Cross Country team members, Football team members, and Cheerleaders and won’t be able to participate in IHSAA tournament action this week.

At this point, all students and staff deemed as contacts and per CDC guidelines are recommended to self-quarantine have been contacted by Frontier School Corporation.  If your student has not been contacted he or she was not deemed to be a close contact.

It should be noted the COVID-19 exposure resulting in the positive test occurred at a non-school related event.

Frontier School Corporation will use the remainder of Fall Break to clean and sanitize the classrooms impacted by the COVID-19 exposure.

For more information contact Dan Sichting at [email protected]

COVID Exposure Statement

This entry was posted in News on by .

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]