Vigo County School Corporation has a plan in place to teach students while schools are closed

The Vigo County School Corporation has begun figuring out a plan to continue teaching students - despite not being in the classroom.

Posted: Mar 23, 2020 4:51 PM
Updated: Mar 25, 2020 8:18 AM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The Vigo County School Corporation has begun figuring out a plan to continue teaching students - despite not being in the classroom.

On Monday, Superintendent Dr. Robert Haworth held a press conference to discuss their plans.

Starting on April 6, the school corporation will start remote learning...and that is going to look different for different grades.

For kindergarten, through 8th graders, it will be using the packets that were sent home with them before this all started.

For high schoolers, it will look more like online classes. 

Teachers will also have designated office hours for students and parents to be able to reach them. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from noon until 3 p.m. teachers will be able to be reached and every Tuesday night from 6:30 until 8 p.m.

The corporation asks parents to update their contact information on Skyward so they can be contacted. 

Corporation leaders said it's important for students to continue to learn during this time out of school.

"Education needs to continue. I cannot guarantee that all the standards that we would typically cover will be covered in the process that we're now engaged in, but our commitment is to provide engaging opportunities," Superintendent Rob Haworth said. "Because the school year is going to continue. We are going to give grades, and we are going to graduate seniors"

Right now, they have prepared to be back to school as normal on May 1. But they are also prepared to extend their remote learning until the last planned day of school if needed.

Meanwhile, the corporation, working with the health department will continue to provide grab-and-go meals for students at all of their current locations.

They will be implementing a new delivery method for students that will announce sometime next week.

They are also going to be updating the map where you can get these meals, here. 

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