COVID-19

Thank you for visiting our COVID-19 closure page. You will find important information about the school closure. Please check back often.

What is COVID-19?

A respiratory illness that is spread from person to person. The most common symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing and fatigue (a few other less common symptoms include sore throat, headache, nausea, vomiting, and congestion). Symptoms can range from mild to severe and appear 2–14 days after your exposure.

Stay-At-Home Order

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, Governor Eric Holcomob has placed at "Stay at Home" order for all of Indiana until April 7, 2020. Please see links below for FAQs on the Stay at Home Order, as well as more information from the Decatur County Department of Health's Facebook page.

Informational Links

How-To videos

Please see our how-to videos below for iPad assistance.

Remote Learning Schedule

As we begin remote learning, it is important you know which days are previously scheduled no-school days, which days are student blended learning days, and which days we are off. Please see below and mark your calendar accordingly.
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April 2020
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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13th 14th 15th 16th 17th
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STUDENT BLENDED LEARNING DAYS
WAIVED INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS - No School
PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED 'NO SCHOOL' DAYS (Good Friday, Memorial Day)

    Blended Learning

    During the state-mandated closure, Decatur County Community Schools will utilize blended learning. Students in grades 3–12 use Canvas regularly on their iPads and Chromebooks and are familiar with their Canvas usernames and passwords. K–2 students regularly use SeeSaw for the same purpose and help will be available to all.

    Blended learning will consist of lessons and assignments streamed to students in a primarily online venue (paper copies will be available under extreme circumstances and special education needs with prior approval from DCCS). Students without home internet access: we've listed locations below at which you can connect to the internet and download their lessons and assignments.

    We will take attendance daily and based upon a student’s login to Canvas (3–12) or Seesaw comment (K–2).

    While we encourage students to stay on top of their daily assignments, we also understand that this may not always be possible. Teachers and families should work together to support the learning of the student. If your student is unable to complete their assignments due to lack of internet access or other extenuating circumstances, please be sure to reach out to your student’s teacher, and we will proceed with support on an individual basis.

    LINKS

    Internet Access Locations

    • DCCS has reconfigured WiFi access at South Decatur High School. There is WiFi capability in the parking lot in front of the school (streaming from rooms 203 and 209). These locations are also intended to be used from inside cars.

    Lessons for Students

    We will place lessons for students on Canvas as well as Google Drive with Canvas being the preferred medium for assignment submission. K–2 students will be using Seesaw.

    We are instructing students to email their teachers with any issues, questions, or concerns about assignments and/or grades. Our teachers will be available via email during office hours on blended learning days from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and other times at the teacher’s discretion to communicate with students.

    A Teacher Directory is Available at These Links:

    Devices

    Student Devices
    Student devices that were not picked up from school on Monday, March 23, are now at DCCS Central Office. Please call (812) 663-4595 to make arrangements for pickup.

    Broken Devices or Technology Problems
    Students (or parents) with a broken device need to send an email and somebody from the technology team will follow-up with them.

    Building-Specific Issues
    For any building-specific issues, please email the appropriate technology staff and we will make arrangements to resolve your issue. In your email please include your name, issue, and phone number where we can contact you.