Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Information Page

Updated 5.19.2020
 
Hello Creek Nation. This is Dr. Chappelear with a letter to our students, parents and community. Feel free to email me at tc.chappelear@iclsd.org. As always, I am proud and gradeful to serve as the superintendent of the Indian Creek School District. 

Friday, May 22, 2020 is the last day for students for this school year. It has been a pretty strange ending to a school year - hopefully the beginning of next year is a lot more normal.
 
We don't know yet what the beginning of next year will look like. We are planning for 3 different scenarios: 1) opening up face to face with considerations, 2) opening up with students attending on alternating days, and/or 3) starting with remote instruction.  
 
In order to prepare for all 3 of these scenarios, we are forming a Distance Learning Cadre comprised of teachers and administrators. This cadre will be charged with building the capacity of our district to deliver remote instruction.
 
We will also be offering a full slate of summer classes available for free and taught online by some of our teachers. We want to offer this as a way to get a head start on the 2020-2021 school year. These classes will begin on July 1 and run right up to the start of school on August 19, 2020. More on that coming soon.
 
 We wish everyone a safe summer. Continue to check back here for updates. Please call or email me if you have any questions. Thanks and take care.
 
Stay Safe, 
 
T.C. 

ICLSD Events Status Due to Coronavirus

EVENT DATE STATUS
May Board of Education Meeting 5/21/2020 As Scheduled
Senior Awards Banquet 5/27/2020 Will be available online
ICHS Graduation 5/19/20 & 5/20/20 Single Family In-Person
IC Foundation Reverse Raffle June 13, 2020 Facebook Live

Links from Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19)Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Ohio's Schools and Districts

COVID-19 Prevention Flyer

Student Meal Information

We are currently providing lunch and tomorrow's breakfast for any persons under the age of 18 regardless of district enrollment.  The meals are currently available from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Monday thru Friday at Indian Creek High School and Indian Creek Middle School.  We are also delivering meals to Ridgewood Place Apartements on Two Ridge Road. 
 
We recently have partnered with the Bay 6 Brown Bag Diner project.  Meals are available Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More information on Bay 6 is available .  HERE
 

Scholarship Info for ICHS Seniors

Any parents who might need help with scholarship forms or transcripts (or any general questions) are welcome to email Mr. Maul at jim.maul@iclsd.org.  

Hotlines for Students and Parents

Hotlines
The following hotlines may be helpful for students in crisis while not attending school due to COVID-19.
 
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453

Disaster Distress Helpline – SAMHSA
(800) 985-5990

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
(310) 855-4673

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
(800) 843-5678

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

National Parent Helpline
(855) 427-2736

National Runaway Safeline
(800) 786-2929
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255

Poison Control 
(800) 222-1222

Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
(800) 656-4673

Counseling Services

For students who were receiving school-based counseling services through Trinity Behavioral Medicine or The Village Network - see the information below:
 
Trinity Behavior Medicine 
Students who were receiving counseling services through Trinity Behavioral Medicine can continue those services during this shutdown. Please call 740.632.2259 for an appointment. They are able to accommodate face-to-face appointments and Telemedicine.
 
The Village Network 
Students who were receiving services through The Village Network can continue by contacting the Steubenville office at 740-284-1977. In addition, anyone interested in initiating services can also contact the office to schedule an appointment. The Village Network is able to provide face to face sessions at both the office and Edison High School. Teletherapy sessions are also available if needed.
 

Legislature passes legislation addressing COVID-19

The General Assembly today passed House Bill (HB) 197 in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to sign the bill into law, which will take immediate effect upon his signature. Our three organizations are holding a free, video webinar on Friday, March 27, at 4 p.m. to discuss the bill and answer questions. We will provide details shortly. In the meantime, click here to read a synopsis of the bill, and click here to read the bill's fiscal note. 

The bill makes the following education-related changes:
• eliminates state and federal testing for the 2019-2020 school year;
• prohibits the issuance of report cards for the 2019-2020 school year and provides a one-year safe harbor from sanctions related to the report card;
• freezes EdChoice eligibility at the 2019-2020 list of 517 buildings;
• permits students and their school-aged siblings who attended or would have attended a building on the 2019-2020 eligibility list to receive a voucher;
• waives the third-grade reading guarantee retention requirement;
• permits schools to grant high school diplomas to students on track to graduate and for whom the principal determines that the student has successfully completed the curriculum;
• permits schools not to conduct evaluations of district employees, including teachers, administrators or superintendents, for the 2019-2020 school year if determined impractical or impossible;
• prohibits the use of 2019-2020 value-added data for the purpose of teacher evaluations;
• permits certain state-licensed individuals to provide services electronically or via telehealth communication to students with special needs;
• delays all licensure deadlines so that expiring licenses must be renewed no later than 90 days after the emergency period ends or Dec. 1, 2020, whichever is sooner;
• sets April 28 as the final day of voting for the March 17 primary election and prohibits in-person voting for that election;
• authorizes the tax commissioner to extend school district income tax filing and payment deadlines for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency declaration;
• permits boards of education to use electronic communication for in-person meetings and hearings during the emergency period but not later than Dec. 1, 2020;
• permits the state director of agriculture to exempt school districts from registering as a food processing establishment overseen by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and from paying registration fees;
• permits the issuance of one-year, nonrenewable, provisional educator licenses provided certain conditions are met;
• permits schools to make up through distance learning any number of days or hours necessary to meet minimum instructional hour requirements.

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