• Return to School 2020-2021

  • Report COVID+ Test
  • District Status
  • Academics
  • Health & Wellness
  • Cleaning Procedures
  • Food & Nutrition Services
  • Transportation
  • Extra-Curricular/Athletics

2ND SEMESTER: 2020-2021

  • In July, we shared precautions and restrictions put in place for the 1st semester of the 2020-21 school year to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. At that time, we shared plans to re-evaluate and determine by December 1st the plans for the 2nd semester. Based on guidance from state and local health officials and the metrics we are monitoring daily, we have determined it is necessary to leave those protocols in place for the 2nd semester: 

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    • No field trips will be planned for 2nd semester. 
    • No in-person presentations from outside groups for 2nd semester.
    • No all-school events, family nights, and school performances will be planned for 2nd semester. Events can continue virtually.
    • No volunteers for 2nd semester in classrooms.

    MIDDLE SCHOOLS

    • No field trips will be planned for 2nd semester. 
    • No in-person presentations from outside groups for 2nd semester.
    • No all-school events or family nights will be planned for 2nd semester. Events can continue virtually.
    • No volunteers for 2nd semester in classrooms.
    • Athletics/ECA events will follow practices outlined by middle schools for 2nd semester with spectator attendance based on the county metrics put in place by the Indiana Department of Health:
      • Yellow = Spectators not to exceed 25% capacity of venue or previously indicated venue capacity limits
      • Orange = Each participant allowed 4 tickets (spectators), not to exceed 25% of venue or previously indicated venue capacity limits
      • Red = Each participant allowed 2 tickets (spectators), not to exceed 25% of venue or previously indicated venue capacity limits

    HIGH SCHOOL

    • No volunteers for 2nd semester.
    • No in-person presentations from outside groups for 2nd semester.
    • No all-school events or family nights will be planned for 2nd semester. Events can continue virtually. (NOTE: Prom and Graduation will be decided later in the semester.)
    • No field trips will be planned for 2nd semester for courses.  Trips for ECA competitions are subject to approval.  Overnight and/or out-of-state field trips will not be approved unless part of the state ECA/athletic state tournaments/competitions. 
    • Athletics/ECA events will follow practices outlined by CGHS for 2nd semester with spectator attendance based on the county metrics put in place by the Indiana Department of Health:
      • Yellow = Spectators not to exceed 25% capacity of venue or previously indicated venue capacity limits
      • Orange = Each participant allowed 4 tickets (spectators), not to exceed 25% of venue or previously indicated venue capacity limits
      • Red = Each participant allowed 2 tickets (spectators), not to exceed 25% of venue or previously indicated venue capacity limits

    DAILY HEALTH CHECKS

    As a reminder, students and staff should continue to perform a Daily Health Screening (www.centergrove.k12.in.us/HealthCheck) each morning before coming to school. Do not come to school if you have any of the following:

    • Temperature 100.00 or higher
    • Any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 48 hours: Sore throat; new, uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing; diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; new onset of severe headache, especially with a fever; new loss of taste or smell
    • If you have been identified as a close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer in a day) with someone with a diagnosis of COVID-19 within the past 14 days
    • If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 10 days
    • If are you awaiting test results from a COVID-19 test

    We thank you for your continued cooperation and support as we continue to work to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community and keep our schools open.


    DISTRICT STATUS INFORMATION
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    SOCIAL DISTANCING & FACE COVERINGS

    Center Grove is implementing social distancing and face covering requirements in all schools, buildings, and school buses during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    • Each student and staff member will be provided two (2) reusable cloth face masks at the beginning of the school year.
    • Classroom teachers who are providing instruction in the front of a classroom of students will also be provided with a reusable face shield.
      • Face shields will only be used when providing instruction from a safe distance.
    • Use of face coverings will be enforced through discipline processes already in place.


    WHY REQUIRE FACE COVERINGS
    Social distancing of three to six feet is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings for ages 2+ are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC when social distancing is not possible. 

    • Per the Centers for Disease Control, individuals who are within close contact of someone with confirmed COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days following exposure.
    • By requiring face coverings when social distancing is not possible, CGCSC aims to limit potential COVID-19 exposure to students and staff.
    • Unless ALL students in the classroom can social distance (6’ or more), we will require face coverings (K-12).  Teachers may remove their face covering or wear a face shield when providing whole-class instruction from a distance over 6’.


    WHEN FACE COVERINGS WILL BE REQUIRED*
    Face coverings are required any time students or staff members cannot socially distance.

    Some examples are:

    • On school buses 
    • While in lunch lines until seated at the lunch table
    • While changing rooms / during passing periods
    • In the school clinics
    • In classrooms, when social distancing is not possible
    • During partner or collaborative work

    CLASSROOMS

    • Furniture will be spaced out to allow as much distance as possible between student seats.
      • Seats will face in the same direction wherever possible.
    • Elementary and middle school students will remain in the same groups as much as possible to limit exposure to others. 
    • Unless ALL students in the classroom can social distance (6 feet or more), we will require face coverings (K-12).  
    • Teachers may remove their face covering or wear a face shield when providing whole-class instruction from a distance over 6 feet.


    CAFETERIAS

    • Students will wear masks entering and leaving the school cafeterias.
    • Elementary and middle school classes will eat together and will sit in assigned seats. 
    • High school students will be asked to sit at the same table each lunch period.


    PASSING PERIODS

    • Each school is working to develop plans to limit interaction during passing periods. Those plans will be shared in the coming weeks.


    SCHOOL BUSES (see also TRANSPORTATION)
    Staff and students will be required to wear face coverings on school buses at all times. 

    • Students who do not have a face covering will not be allowed to board the bus.
    • Students will receive a bus ticket (per school handbooks) if they remove their face covering while on the bus. 
    • Students will be assigned seats.
    • Bus capacity for middle and high school routes will be around 52 students.
    • Bus capacity for elementary school routes will be around 60-65 students.


    EXCEPTIONS
    We understand that some students with disabilities will have needs that pose an exception to our district requirement for face coverings. These exceptions should be discussed in a case conference.

    * Note: Revision 7/29/20 to align requirements with updated guidance


    ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES

    • Hand sanitizer: All teachers will be provided with hand sanitizer for their classrooms.
      • Hand sanitizing stations will be strategically placed throughout the schools/buildings to be readily available to students and staff, particularly after arriving just off of the school bus and near cafeterias.
    • Water Fountains: Water fountains will not be available.
      • Water bottle filling stations are being installed.
      • Students are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles to school.
    • Visitors/Public Access:
      • No visitors to schools.
      • No guests for lunch.
      • No volunteers during the school day.
      • No guest speakers/clinicians, except if part of our adopted curriculum (e.g., Health Ed Pros).
      • Outside vendors and contractors will be required to follow all social distancing guidelines and wear face coverings when distancing is not possible.
      • Contractors will report any cases of COVID 19 among any of their on-site employees.
    • Events/Assemblies: 
      • For the first semester, elementary and middle schools will not hold events. A decision on the second semester will be made by December 1st.
      • CGHS will follow gathering limitations recommended by CDC, State of Indiana, and state and county health departments.
      • See Extra-curricular / Athletics section regarding guidelines pertaining to MS/HS activities.

    Click here to view the Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard.


CGCSC District & School Return to School Plans: 2020-21

  • CGCSC will be closely following CDC, IDOE, ISDH, and Johnson County Health Department recommendations. Restrictions may change as guidance changes. Any updates will be reflected below with a note regarding the change. Individual school plans will be released upon approval and linked below. 

  • CGCSC
  • CGHS
  • CGMSC
  • CGMSN
  • CGES
  • MGES
  • NGES
  • PGES
  • SGES
  • WGES
  • ECA/Athletics Spring Events