Gov. Eric Holcomb has mandated all schools remain closed for the rest of the school year to help slow the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. All ACSC buildings are closed. We will resume our e-Learning schedule for students on Wednesday, April 8 following Spring Break (March 23-April 3). Be sure to check this page often for updates.
COVID-19/Coronavirus FAQs: ACSC COVID-19/Coronavirus Information
NOTICE FROM ACSC (March 9, 2020)
March 9, 2020. This morning we were notified by the Hendricks County Health Department that a second student is displaying symptoms of COVID-19/Coronavirus.
The Hendricks County Health Department and ACSC are working closely to determine the web of individuals who may have had direct contact with the two students. That web has grown very large.
While the CDC indicates that exposure to someone with COVID-19/Coronavirus is only an issue if the individual is already symptomatic (which the students were not last week), we believe the most prudent course is to close all Avon Schools through Friday, March 20, 2020. This will minimize any exposure in large groups and will allow plenty of time to have all buildings and buses cleaned.
In addition to school, all practices and extra-curricular activities are canceled. E-Learning days will be used through Friday, March 20. Avon Community School Corporation uses Schoology http://avon.schoology.com to deliver learning materials during extended school closures. We understand some families may not have access to the Internet to retrieve the online learning materials. If that is your situation, we ask that parents complete a form (available at www.avon-schools.org/parents) requesting a packet of learning materials for their child. Only families requesting materials will have a packet prepared.
Rest assured our custodians had already stepped up our cleaning last week, using EPA-approved cleaners. Hendricks Regional Health, our health care partners, confirmed that ACSC uses the same anti-viral cleaners that they use for viral disinfecting at the hospital.
Some may wonder about food service. We know some of our families rely heavily on breakfast and lunch service in our schools. ACSC’s Food Service Department is working on “to go” options for students who need food during the closure. Cold food packages will be available to all ACSC families. Packages will include ten breakfast and lunch meals. Food packages will be available at the following parking lots: Cedar Elementary and Avon Middle School North. Pick up times will be Tuesday, March 10th, from 10am – 12pm. Packages will also be available at the ACSC Administration Building on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30 a.m. through March 13th. Parents are asked to sign in with name, student name(s), and building and will be limited to only one package per school age student.
We recognize that there are many questions you may have. We will provide updated information on our website www.avon-schools.org/parents.
PRESS CONFERENCE (March 9, 2020)
NOTICE FROM ACSC (March 8, 2020)
On Sunday, March 8th at 10:25 p.m. Avon Community School Corporation was notified by the Hendricks County Health Department that a student from Hickory Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19/Coronavirus. The law directs us to keep student medical information confidential.
The Health Department received the positive test result late Sunday evening and shared it with us immediately. Because this information just became available, we believe it is prudent to exercise our option to have an e-Learning day on Monday, March 9th for the entire school district.
Although it is not required, the State Health Commissioner and Hendricks County Health Department have recommended that Hickory Elementary School be closed for two weeks through Friday, March 20th. It is our intent to provide our Hickory students with ongoing learning opportunities, which may include e-learning and other experiences. Hickory students and staff will be able to return on Monday, April 6th, following Spring Break.
We appreciate the guidance and collaboration provided by the Indiana Department of Health, the Hendricks County Health Department and the Indiana Department of Education.
Questions should be directed to the Hendricks County Health Department at 317-745-9222.
- The Hendricks County Health Department encourages all of us to seek information from only the most reliable sources such as the Indiana State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. Click here or call 317-745-9222.
- Hendricks Regional Health information about COVID-19 can be found here.
- Sign up to recieve information directly from the Indiana State Department of Health.
- Town of Avon COVID-19/Coronavirus information page is located here.
- Hendricks County Food Pantry List can be found here.
- Family Promise of Hendricks County COVID-19 Resources
- Family Promise of Hendricks County COVID-19 Economic Survival Guide
The United Way has set up a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. If you or a family you know needs assistance of any kind (non-medical), please call 2-1-1 or 1-866-211-9966. Simply share your zip code and they will give you a list of agencies in the area that will assist with bills, rent, food, etc. This is nationwide, so feel free to share with family/friends outside of Indiana.
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