EHSC COVID-19 REPORTING UPDATES

In an effort to provide transparency, this document will contain current information about the number of student and staff in close contact quarantine and the number of students and staff in positive COVID-19 isolation at Eastern Howard School Corporation. The document will be updated once a week on Friday.

Eastern Howard Fall COVID Update

Below you will find updated documents approved at our July school board meeting. Additional guidance documents from the Indiana State Department of Health are available as well.

Eastern Howard School Corporation has created the following plan to implement safeguards ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. This plan is pursuant to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-26 which outlines Indiana’s response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. EHSC’s plan has been developed based on recommendations from local and federal health agencies. The plan is subject to change as more guidance is forthcoming. Any EHSC employee with a concern regarding the safety of the workplace should discuss it immediately with their supervisor or the superintendent. Thank you, and stay safe!

You can download the plan here: Safe & Healthy Work Environment Plan .pdf

Coronavirus Information and Eastern Howard Schools (Updated 5/4/20)

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Governor Holcomb announced a five-stage plan to get the state “back on track” by July 4, 2020. He did state that schools and school property remain closed through June 30th and he will address in the next few weeks the issues regarding re-opening schools in the future. This means that no students will be in the buildings and on campus (outside of the item drop-off and pick-up dates scheduled for later this month). Teachers will continue online learning on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through Wednesday, May 20th.

You can read the full letter from Dr. Richie below:

May 4 Update — Dr Richie.pdf

Coronavirus Information and Eastern Howard Schools (Updated 04/09/20)

Comet Families,

Please refer to the updated information below this announcement about eLearning and and the current plans for Eastern Howard instruction. At this time we would like to share an update with you once more.

Please refer to all of the documentation below. The letter from Dr. Richie has been updated along with schedules for the remainder of the school year.

Coronavirus Information and Eastern Howard Schools (Updated 04/03/20)

Comet Families,

Please refer to the information below this announcement about eLearning and and the current plans for Eastern Howard instruction. At this time we would like to share an update with you once more.

On Thursday, April 2, Governor Holcomb announced that Indiana schools will be closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. It’s a shock to be faced with such an abrupt end to the school year. We know you have many questions, and we are working to get answers to them. This news does not change the plans for the April calendar. We will be looking at the May calendar early next week as to how we can meet the 160-day instructional requirements.

You can read the entirety of the letter from Dr. Richie below. As always, please check back often for updates, and stay home safe with our families.

Comet Update April 3.pdf

Coronavirus Information and Eastern Howard Schools (Updated 03/27/20)

Comet Families,

Starting Monday, March 30th, Spring Break will begin for all of our students and instructional staff. There will be no eLearning taking place at this time. I do want to emphasize how important it is for our students to complete their previous eLearning assignments before we start the next eLearning session on April 21st

Governor Holcomb has put into place an executive order for Hoosiers to stay home in the fight against COVID-19 from March 25th to April 7th. Howard County is currently under an orange travel advisory. This means essential travel only for all of us. 

As a result of the above, the following changes have been made.

  • Only designated personnel will have access to any of the school buildings.
  • All entrances will be secured and locked.
  • Except for designated personnel, all Eastern staff members will remain home, and when appropriate, perform expected duties from home.

Eastern Howard Schools join Governor Holcomb in asking everyone to stay home unless you absolutely must be out for something essential. Let’s join in this effort so we may try to get back to normal activities as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Dr. Richie